Parasite Dog

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Personal statistics
Name Unknown
Status Deceased
Species Parasite (dog)
Characteristics
Eye Brown
Hair Brown, Black, White (Fur)
Series statistics
Anime debut Episode 1
Manga debut Chapter 1
Seiyuu Velo Takeda
English Voice Ty Mahany
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Parasite Dog is the first parasite Shinichi and Migi encounter. This is the only known parasite to have an animal as its host.

Appearance

In the anime, he has the appearance of a small dog with brown, black, and white fur. He has short legs and is wearing a sweater that says "I love animals". Around his neck is a red collar with the leash still attached, though the end of it is bitten or torn off. In the manga, the dog is much larger and has a more wild and dirty look.

Personality

Like many other parasites, he was distrustful of Shinichi and Migi and was quick to try and kill them. Migi stated that due to where he matured, he was less intelligent than a human parasite would be and left himself defenseless while battling.

Plot

In the manga, the host is first seen late one night barking at a parasite, while it was still in its worm-like state.

Parasite Dog killed

Later, this parasite is then seen cannibalizing another dog, when he is approached by Shinichi and Migi. He makes note of Migi's position in his host and says they both must be dissatisfied as failures. He begins emanating bloodlust, causing Migi tell Shinichi to flee. To follow them, he then morphs his head into a pair of wings and takes flight. After the dog catches up, Migi quickly engages him in combat. Though he initially dodges multiple attacks, Migi eventually strikes and is able to remove his heart. This causes the parasite to fall to the ground, shrivel up, and die.

Abilities & Powers

Being a parasite, he can shapeshift from the head up and and harden his cells for offensive or defensive purposes, as well as detect other parasite signals and automatically emit his own. He can also maximize the host body's physical potential and disregard pain. He is the only parasite seen to form wings and give himself the ability of flight.

Weaknesses

Like all parasites, he requires a host body with functioning organs to survive, and would die if he were separated from the body or it was destroyed. Fire can cause his parasite cells to "freak out", making him lose control. He is also susceptible to poisons or caustic chemicals, which would either kill parasite cells on contact or make his host body fail.

As an animal parasite, he has less access to resources than a human parasite would. Migi also states that his wings created a blind spot and decreased his ability to see, which allowed Migi to kill him.

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