Parasites are living creatures that spread the Corruption virus through different means. They appear to be based off a variety of different animals, i.e., the arachnia variation appears to be based on a scorpion. It’s interesting to note that there are technically Parasites inside all of the Corrupted. Below is a list of the different types of corrupted Parasites:

  • Egg- Even Parasite eggs are infectious and can spread the virus as the creature bonds with its host after it hatches.
  • Larva- The first stage of a Parasite’s life. These small mounds of slithering organic material have often been compared to slugs and maggots. They evolve depending on their environment into certain other species, i.e., a larva that hatches underwater may evolve into a pygo.
  • Leviathan- The most commonly seen variation. Leviathans are said to also be the spines of the Corrupted.
  • Python- A purely black-venom-based creature. They are slick, black, sticky, and mostly featureless.
  • Aranae- A spider-like creature. Aranae parasites utilize their sharp legs and mandibles to burrow into a victim’s skin. They’re most commonly seen attached to the back of someone’s neck.
  • Pygo- A fish-like Parasite. As the appearance suggests, these are strictly aquatic beasts. They swim at alarming speeds when on the prowl for someone or something to infect. A gel-like substance functions as a “see-through body.”
  • Arachnia- A scorpion-like Parasite. Arachnia parasites thrive in desert regions, using their stretchable tail to sting other living creatures.
  • Anguilla- Another aquatic Parasite, anguillas appear to be giant eels. They too have “see-through” bodies and can measure from 20-26 feet long.
  • Phantom- A relatively new variation, phantoms appear to be humanoid parasites with limited self-awareness. The more self-aware the Phantom is, the more dangerous it becomes; there have been reports of fully functioning Phantoms that stand up straight and even blend into crowds of people.
  • Baleon- The rarest Parasite of all. These behemoths are based on whales. They can measure up to 75 feet long.
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