The Parasite Snakes have snake-like 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 millennium ago, the Parasite Snakes were made by Lyric the Last Ancient to help with his plans to destroy the earth's lifeforms and conquer it. When Lyric was imprisoned before fulfilling plans, the Parasite Snakes were shut down. However, Lyric left some of them behind as a contingency plan so those that found them would set him free to learn the Parasite Snakes' secrets. They were eventually found by Dr. Eggman who made them a part of his army, but after Lyric was freed, he reactivated and/or reclaimed his Parasite Snakes.
The Parasite Snakes are not as common as the Swordsman Troopers, but still one of the more common enemies. They are first encountered in Lyric's Tomb. In gameplay, the Parasite Snakes always appear in groups by emerging from small holes in the walls or ground.
In gameplay, Parasite Snakes attack by jabbing their target with their head. However, they are extremely weak, being defeated with one or two hits. What makes them dangerous is that they can reanimate Commando Husks, creating stronger and tougher enemies. When spotting one, the Parasite Snakes will head towards a Commando Husk and crawl into it, which will activate the Commando Husk a second afterwards. 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.
Basically, the Parasite Snakes are mindless and silent drones unwaveringly loyal to Lyric the Last Ancient, having been programmed to obey his every command. Their loyalty is only superficial however, as the Parasite Snakes are just soulless machines adhering to their programing, meaning their allegiance can easily shift when someone else takes control of them.
Powers and abilities
While not physically strong, the Parasite Snakes has the ability to reboot deactivated robots by inhabiting them.
- The Parasite Snakes' name was not revealed in the final version of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. However, their name is listed in an unused biography for the game.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved on 6 March 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 SONIC BOOM. Characters: Lyric the Last Ancient. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved on 25 July 2014. “As seen in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, Lyric is the last of his kind from an ancient civilization who lived a millennium ago. His race was devoted to peacefully controlling the world’s resources. Driven mad by power, Lyric turned on his fellow Ancients and took control of the resources. Building an army of robots programmed to obey his every command, the deadly snake-like villain set out to destroy everything organic and create a world of twisted metal and robots. However, just before he could successfully take over, he was attacked by the last surviving Ancients and imprisoned forever. With his army shut down and his plans ruined, he waited in prison plotting his revenge. Years passed and Lyric began to give up hope. That is, until Sonic comes across him. Now with his army rebooted, and his plans in place, the only thing stopping Lyric from total victory is Sonic and his friends.”
- ↑ Big Red Button Entertainment (21 November 2014). Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Nintendo Wii U. Sega. Area/Level: Abandoned Research Facility. "Dr. Eggman: Eggman. Dr. Eggman. But you can call me Dr. 'the guy who set you free so you can give me the secrets of your technology so I can be even more powerful than I already...' you know what? Just call me 'boss.' / Lyric: Who do you think made these robots and left them for you to find, you pathetic waste of carbon!"