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8th Feb '16 5:22:12 PM MarkLungo
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* And for SteamPunk lovers, may we humbly present GotzVonBerlichingen, who had a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist strangely]] [[Manga/{{Berserk}} familiar]] prosthetic hand.
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* And for SteamPunk lovers, may we humbly present GotzVonBerlichingen, UsefulNotes/GotzVonBerlichingen, who had a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist strangely]] [[Manga/{{Berserk}} familiar]] prosthetic hand.

8th Feb '16 5:20:40 PM MarkLungo
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** Although the aforementioned hand's microcannon is reassuringly fictional in medieval history, the hand itself is more real than you might expect. Although the author of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' claims the resemblance to be purely coincidental, a German mercenary named GotzVonBerlichingen had a very similar prosthetic hand ''[[SchizoTech 500 years ago.]]'' Really.
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** Although the aforementioned hand's microcannon is reassuringly fictional in medieval history, the hand itself is more real than you might expect. Although the author of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' claims the resemblance to be purely coincidental, a German mercenary named GotzVonBerlichingen UsefulNotes/GotzVonBerlichingen had a very similar prosthetic hand ''[[SchizoTech 500 years ago.]]'' Really.
6th Feb '16 12:55:09 PM drbreakfast
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* It's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' that [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General Ironwood]] has one. He wears a white glove on his right hand, and mentions at one point that his arm is acting up. His military specializes in robotic engineering. When he fights, he [[spoiler: uses his arm similar to a BladeBrake, and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]].]] Given how the high-ranking characters are themed around the ''Wizard of Oz'', his partly metal body is an allusion to the Tin Man.
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* It's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' that [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General Ironwood]] ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': ** Mercury's legs are cybernetic from the knees down. How he lost his original legs has one. He wears a white glove on yet to be revealed. ** James Ironwood takes this trope to an extreme: his right hand, arm, right leg, and mentions at one point that a good chunk of the right side of his arm is acting up. His military specializes in robotic engineering. When he fights, he [[spoiler: uses his arm similar to a BladeBrake, and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]].]] Given how ''torso'' are cybernetic. Like Mercury, no word at the high-ranking characters are themed around the ''Wizard of Oz'', his partly metal body is an allusion moment on what led to the Tin Man.this.
1st Feb '16 3:07:57 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* It's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' that [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General Ironwood]] has one. He wears a white glove on his right hand, and mentions at one point that his arm is acting up. His military specializes in robotic engineering. When he fights, he [[spoiler: uses his arm similar to a BladeBrake, and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]].]] Given how the high-ranking characters are themed around the ''Wizard of Oz'', his partly metal body is an allusion to the Tin Man.
17th Jan '16 10:10:44 AM G02
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** ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' continues the tradition with one of the protagonists, Rhys. His right arm is completely synthetic, as is his left eye. [[spoiler: He has to tear them out and have them replaced by the end do to an AI copy of Jack inhabiting them.]] His SitcomArchNemesis, Vasquez has a barely noticeable cybernetic pinky finger as a parody of this trope and a [[Yubitsume hint to his criminal ties]].
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** ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' continues the tradition with one of the protagonists, Rhys. His right arm is completely synthetic, as is his left eye. [[spoiler: He has to tear them out and have them replaced by the end do to an AI copy of Jack inhabiting them.]] His SitcomArchNemesis, SitcomArchNemesis Vasquez has a barely noticeable cybernetic pinky finger as a parody of this trope and a [[Yubitsume [[{{Yubitsume}} hint to his criminal ties]].
17th Jan '16 10:10:03 AM G02
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** ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' continues the tradition with one of the protagonists, Rhys. His right arm is completely synthetic, as is his left eye.
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** ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' continues the tradition with one of the protagonists, Rhys. His right arm is completely synthetic, as is his left eye. [[spoiler: He has to tear them out and have them replaced by the end do to an AI copy of Jack inhabiting them.]] His SitcomArchNemesis, Vasquez has a barely noticeable cybernetic pinky finger as a parody of this trope and a [[Yubitsume hint to his criminal ties]].
16th Jan '16 10:33:47 PM nombretomado
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* One ''TheFarSide'' comic showed a salty old sailor pointing to his peg leg and saying "Well, that ain't a bad story, but lemme tell ya about the time I lost ''this!''" The guy he's talking to, by the way, has a wooden peg ''[[UpToEleven for a head]]''.
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* One ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic showed a salty old sailor pointing to his peg leg and saying "Well, that ain't a bad story, but lemme tell ya about the time I lost ''this!''" The guy he's talking to, by the way, has a wooden peg ''[[UpToEleven for a head]]''.
13th Jan '16 5:36:39 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' it's not uncommon for veteran [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Slammers]] to have prosthetics. However, they are markedly inferior to the original parts and periodically need to be recalibrated by an external computer (a problem if living on a low-tech planet), so soldiers with prosthetics either retire or are reassigned to desk jobs.
5th Jan '16 8:49:28 AM Masterweaver
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* Shows up in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' of all places. The season five finale involved time travel which created alternate futures, the very first of which had one of the core cast shown with a metal replacement wing.
4th Jan '16 4:38:42 PM nombretomado
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* Yoshimitsu from ''SoulCalibur'' is a bizarre case, as he lives in the late 16th century. His missing arm is replaced by a strange wooden contraption, which still serves him well enough to sword fight with the best of them. His 20th-century counterpart from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' may or may not have a mechanical arm; it's hard to tell in most of his costumes (PROTIP: one hand is usually spinning at the wrist).
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* Yoshimitsu from ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' is a bizarre case, as he lives in the late 16th century. His missing arm is replaced by a strange wooden contraption, which still serves him well enough to sword fight with the best of them. His 20th-century counterpart from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' may or may not have a mechanical arm; it's hard to tell in most of his costumes (PROTIP: one hand is usually spinning at the wrist).
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