Wow. I think helmsman!Gamzee is basically the “YOU CROSSED THE STREEEEAAAAMMMS” of body horror in this fandom. :D
I think it is.
hmm, so. IDEAS!
obviously you *could* do a bloodswap or powerswap; but then there’s also the chucklevoodoos thing you mentioned (Makaras being made into living weapons…) Which… both works and doesn’t, in a weird way, in that chucklevoodoos are a mind control power primarily. So if you were going to psychically enslave someone with that trait, you’d want…
…someone with a stronger version of the same trait, I imagine, to do it?
Bring on the dark Makaracest.
You could alternately go with: horrorterror powers » chucklevoodoos (enabling a Peixes to be in charge, or maybe a very AU Rose); or the technology confers an immunity for the person or people running it -
Maybe close connections with death confer an immunity to chucklevoodoos - you can’t fear death when you’re beyond it, right? - and a Megido is holding his chains.
whoops I like that too much especially with the Handmaid
(… just throwing random ideas at the wall here, anyone who wants feel free to join in.)
…ok but what if he’s not the helm: he’s the guns. why power only one part of your ship with terrifying body horror, amirite? wire up some indigos to amplification tech like you use for your psionics, suddenly you’re wielding weapons of mass psych destruction. (which is really handy, because then you can seize the enemy resources
and eat the bodies!)