The Parasite Snake is an enemy that appears in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. They are a model of Destruction Troops created by Lyric the Last Ancient, with the dangerous ability to reboot Commando Husks.
The Parasite Snakes have limbless strings for bodies, composed of grey threats held together by brown metal binds. They have a yellow eye with a slit-like pupil for a head, four collapsible lids for eyelids, and an appendage on the tip of their tail resembling a rattlesnake's.
Over a thousand years ago, the Parasite Snakes were created by Lyric the Last Ancient to aid him in his schemes to destroy the earth. When Lyric was imprisoned before he could carry out his plans, the Parasite Snakes were abandoned, though Lyric left some of them behind so those that found them could set him free to learn the Parasite Snakes' secrets. Dr. Eggman eventually found the Parasite Snakes and made them a part of his army, but after Lyric was freed, he soon reactivated and/or reclaimed all his Parasite Snakes.
The Parasite Snakes are not as common as the Swordsman Troopers, but still one of the more frequently met enemies in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. They are first encountered in Lyric's Tomb. In gameplay, the Parasite Snakes always appear in groups and can be found emerging from small holes in the walls or the ground.
In battle, Parasite Snakes attack by jabbing their target with their head. However, they are extremely weak and can be defeated with one or two attacks. What makes them dangerous is that they can activate Commando Husks, thereby creating stronger and tougher enemies. Once they spot a Commando Husk, the Parasite Snakes will head towards it and crawl into it. After that, it will only be a second before the Commando Husk comes online. To prevent this, the player can either destroy the Commando Husks or the Parasite Snakes before they reach it. When a Parasite Snake is defeated, it releases a single Ring.
After Team Sonic defeated Lyric, all the Parasite Snakes were subsequently scrapped.
Powers and abilities
While not physically strong, the Parasite Snakes has the ability to reboot deactivated robots by infesting them.
- The Parasite Snakes' name were not revealed in the final version of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. However, their name is listed in an unused biography for the game.