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16th Jan '18 1:09:58 AM Cryoclaste
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* Deandra The New Girl from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' has a robotic left arm from Episode 14 onward. And yes, ''FullmetalAlchemist'' has been referenced a hundred gazillion times by the fans (and twice by the InUniverse characters) because of it.

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* Deandra The New Girl from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' has a robotic left arm from Episode 14 onward. And yes, ''FullmetalAlchemist'' ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has been referenced a hundred gazillion times by the fans (and twice by the InUniverse characters) because of it.
3rd Jan '18 1:22:20 PM pocketlint60
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** Burlok Damminson, Guildmaster of the Dwarven Engineers Guild in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', lost his arm in a failed experiment when he was a beardling and replaced it with a SteamPunk [[PowerFist power claw]] of his own invention.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar, those [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Kharadron duradin]] who have lost a limb can get it replaced with a custom made [[{{Magitek}} aether-powered]] SteamPunk augmetic.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
*** "Augmetic" limbs are very common in the setting. Curiously for such an otherwise over-the-top setting, in ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' it's explained that human bionics don't impart superhuman strength, exactly because it would tear the user apart. It's not entirely impossible, though - but the money needed for that kind of expert gear could buy you a much more effective suit of PoweredArmor. Also, considering the partially poor understanding of technology, implants may work somewhere between phantastically (cortex implants from several thousand years ago that grant Franchise/{{Dune}} Mentat-like intelligence), operational (bionic limbs for average soldiers that ''mostly'' work as they should, as long as the Tech-priests observe the necessary rites) and clumsy (bionic eyes that produce grainy and black/white pictures). Finally, there are servitors, lobotomized humans or animals stuffed full with bionics to serve essentially as robots. Notable examples include:
*** The Space Marines think nothing of using replacement limbs. Most notably the Iron Hands chapter, who are often seen sporting several bionic limbs and favor them over flesh and blood. This belief leads the Iron Hands marines to replace their right hand with a mechanical one upon initiation via religious ceremony.
*** Tech-priests believe that becoming more mechanical brings them closer to the Omnissiah, and thus voluntary replacements are not just accepted, but essentially mandatory to be able to function in society at all.
*** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] doctors, known as Painboyz, are born with instinctive knowledge of the Ork anatomy, so they are always experimenting. The most famous, Mad Doc Grotsnik, gave several Orks ''exploding heads'' and regularly cuts off his own limbs and replaces them with 'cybork' parts or 'donations' from customers out cold on the slab.
*** While many Chaos Space Marines welcome mutations as gifts from the Chaos Gods, Traitor Marines of the Iron Warriors prefer to remove the offending limb and replace it with bionics.

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** Burlok Damminson, Guildmaster of the Dwarven Engineers Guild in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', lost his arm in a failed experiment when he was a beardling and replaced it with a SteamPunk [[PowerFist power claw]] of his own invention.
invention. Later editions added his son, Grimm Burlokkson, who has a [[PoweredArmor strength-enhancing armored gauntlet instead.]]
** Astragoth Ironhand is a bizarre example. [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwarfs]] are incapable of casting spells, but the [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Dwarfs]] can, at a price. Their limbs [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]] over time. Astragoth compensates for this by grafting a mechanical body ( [[{{Magitek}} that's powered by daemonic sorcery]] ) onto his useless, petrified limbs. He technically still ''has'' his old body parts, making this a hybrid of ArtificialLimbs and PoweredArmor.
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In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar, those [[SkyPirate Kharadron]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Kharadron duradin]] who have lost a limb can get it replaced with a custom made [[{{Magitek}} aether-powered]] SteamPunk augmetic.
** * ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
*** ** "Augmetic" limbs are very common in the setting. Curiously for such an otherwise over-the-top setting, in ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' it's explained that human bionics don't impart superhuman strength, exactly because it would tear the user apart. It's not entirely impossible, though - but the money needed for that kind of expert gear could buy you a much more effective suit of PoweredArmor. Also, considering the partially poor understanding of technology, implants may work somewhere between phantastically (cortex implants from several thousand years ago that grant Franchise/{{Dune}} Mentat-like intelligence), operational (bionic limbs for average soldiers that ''mostly'' work as they should, as long as the Tech-priests observe the necessary rites) and clumsy (bionic eyes that produce grainy and black/white pictures). Finally, there are servitors, lobotomized humans or animals stuffed full with bionics to serve essentially as robots. Notable examples include:
*** ** The Space Marines think nothing of using replacement limbs. Most notably the Iron Hands chapter, who are often seen sporting several bionic limbs and favor them over flesh and blood. This belief leads the Iron Hands marines to replace their right hand with a mechanical one upon initiation via religious ceremony.
*** ** Tech-priests believe that becoming more mechanical brings them closer to the Omnissiah, and thus voluntary replacements are not just accepted, but essentially mandatory to be able to function in society at all.
*** ** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] doctors, known as Painboyz, are born with instinctive knowledge of the Ork anatomy, so they are always experimenting. The most famous, Mad Doc Grotsnik, gave several Orks ''exploding heads'' and regularly cuts off his own limbs and replaces them with 'cybork' parts or 'donations' from customers out cold on the slab.
*** ** While many Chaos Space Marines welcome mutations as gifts from the Chaos Gods, Traitor Marines of the Iron Warriors prefer to remove the offending limb and replace it with bionics.
19th Dec '17 7:40:56 AM paperjamrachel
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* Shiro from ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has a robotic arm that he acquired during his time as a prisoner of the Galra.
16th Dec '17 4:30:05 PM nombretomado
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* It's safe to say that every character in ''ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace'' has these or are complete cyborgs by the time the story starts.

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* It's safe to say that every character in ''ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace'' ''Fanfic/ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace'' has these or are complete cyborgs by the time the story starts.
7th Dec '17 3:10:10 PM jayharrison
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** [[spoiler:Spike]]'s replacement eye. The flashback where we see him actually get his eye definitely implies it's much more then glass. [[spoiler: He's lying naked on a lab table surrounded by machines and men in lab coats, with needle-like claws holding his eyelid open.]]

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** [[spoiler:Spike]]'s replacement eye. The flashback where we see him actually get his eye definitely implies it's much more then than glass. [[spoiler: He's lying naked on a lab table surrounded by machines and men in lab coats, with needle-like claws holding his eyelid open.]]



* As a result of a human transmutation experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (pictured above) lost a leg and an arm. His childhood friend Winry was able to manufacture him "[[SteamPunk automail]]" replacements. Notably, the attachments of nerves and muscles is actually mentioned, and mentioned to be extremely painful, taking years to recuperate (it took Ed, as a child, only one year, in defiance of his mechanic's 3-year prediction). Also, the automail frequently breaks under sufficient strain - Winry occasionally asks Ed if he breaks his limbs on purpose just to annoy her.

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* As a result of a human transmutation experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (pictured above) lost a leg and an arm.lost, literally, AnArmAndALeg. His childhood friend Winry was able to manufacture him "[[SteamPunk automail]]" replacements. Notably, the attachments of nerves and muscles is actually mentioned, and mentioned to be extremely painful, taking years to recuperate (it took Ed, as a child, only one year, in defiance of his mechanic's 3-year prediction). Also, the automail frequently breaks under sufficient strain - Winry occasionally asks Ed if he breaks his limbs on purpose just to annoy her.



* Lt Dan from ForrestGump

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* Lt Lieutenant Dan from ForrestGump''Film/ForrestGump''


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* UK-based company [[https://youtu.be/NIci1LxBvaY produced a prosthetic arm]] based on Adam Jensen's bionic arm from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''.
3rd Dec '17 9:45:58 PM shinykittie
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* Jinx has a robotic arm in the stinger of ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack.''
3rd Dec '17 12:28:23 PM Gamermaster
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** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' reveals that the gauntlets that [[GodEmperor Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht]] always wore were actually crude prosthetic arms to replace the ones [[AnArmAndALeg she lost at an early childhood]]. She manipulated them through [[PeoplePuppets self-targeted body control]].

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** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' reveals that the gauntlets that [[GodEmperor Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht]] always wore were actually crude prosthetic arms to replace the ones [[AnArmAndALeg she lost at an in early childhood]]. She manipulated them through [[PeoplePuppets self-targeted body control]].
22nd Nov '17 12:32:45 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'''s co-host Wiz has a cyborg arm that suffers from glitches, such as "accidentally" punching Boomstick.

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* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'''s co-host Wiz has a cyborg arm that suffers from glitches, such as "accidentally" punching Boomstick. The reason for having his arm was revealed in "Shredder vs. Silver Samurai", where Boomstick cut off his real arm while playing with a tachyon table saw.
11th Nov '17 3:34:27 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Anime/CombattlerV'': Hyoma Aoi -TheHero of the FiveManBand- got replacement arms after TheDragon Garuda [[spoiler:shot his original arms off.]] Unlike from other examples of this trope, they did not grant him super-strength and they did not work perfectly at all. Several times they stopped working momentarily in ''very'' inopportune moments (such like when he was driving his car or fighting in his HumongousMecha).

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* ''Anime/CombattlerV'': Hyoma Aoi -TheHero -- TheHero of the FiveManBand- FiveManBand -- got replacement arms after TheDragon Garuda [[spoiler:shot his original arms off.]] Unlike from other examples of this trope, they did not grant him super-strength and they did not work perfectly at all. Several times they stopped working momentarily in ''very'' inopportune moments (such like when he was driving his car or fighting in his HumongousMecha).



* Subverted in ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission''. Minor villain Bridget has a prosthetic arm that LOOKS real, but it turns out it's just camouflaged to look like a real one, while underneath it's a similiar to modern day prosthetic arm with a lot of grip power. Just before she is killed, its replaced by a much more advanced model.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission''. Minor villain Bridget has a prosthetic arm that LOOKS real, but it turns out it's just camouflaged to look like a real one, while underneath it's a similiar similar to modern day a modern-day prosthetic arm with a lot of grip power. Just before she is killed, its it's replaced by a much more advanced model.



** Additionally, there have been several occasions where it's been a problem how much a metal limb conducts heat. While in Briggs, Ed almost suffered major frostbite, while Buccanneer has his made from a less conductive metal and uses the exhaust from the motor in his to keep it warm. Ed also has the opposite problem in deserts, when the metal in his automail limbs gets uncomfortably hot.

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** Additionally, there have been several occasions where it's been a problem how much a metal limb conducts heat. While in Briggs, Ed almost suffered major frostbite, while Buccanneer Buccaneer has his made from a less conductive metal and uses the exhaust from the motor in his to keep it warm. Ed also has the opposite problem in deserts, when the metal in his automail limbs gets uncomfortably hot.



** [[spoiler: Bartholomew Kuma, who's also a cyborg, albeit much more advanced, and ]]Crocodile who has a hook for a right hand (which is covering a poisonous hook undernearth that; and if ''that's'' broken, a knife pops up to replace it). And lastly Movie 10 villain Shiki, who cut off his legs to escape from prison and replaced them with swords!

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** [[spoiler: Bartholomew Kuma, who's also a cyborg, albeit much more advanced, and ]]Crocodile who has a hook for a right hand (which is covering a poisonous hook undernearth underneath that; and if ''that's'' broken, a knife pops up to replace it). And lastly Movie 10 villain Shiki, who cut off his legs to escape from prison and replaced them with swords!



** [[Characters/XMenTheOriginalTeam Angel]] has his naturally-occuring wings amputated and replaced with razor-edged metallic wings that can shoot blades. As the procedure is [[spoiler:done by an evil mad scientist]], there are some [[FaceHeelTurn side effects]].

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** [[Characters/XMenTheOriginalTeam Angel]] has his naturally-occuring naturally-occurring wings amputated and replaced with razor-edged metallic wings that can shoot blades. As the procedure is [[spoiler:done by an evil mad scientist]], there are some [[FaceHeelTurn side effects]].



* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', [[spoiler:the now-paraplegeic speedster, Pronto, resorts to this in order to regain his super speed.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', [[spoiler:the now-paraplegeic now-paraplegic speedster, Pronto, resorts to this in order to regain his super speed.]]



* As Agent ComicBook/{{Venom}}, Flash Thompson could use the symbiote to replace his missing legs, amputated while protecting his squad in Iraq. He doesn't use this in public, though. During the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' era, Doc Ock-in-Peter Parker's body gave him prosthetic legs and took the symbiote for his own - Flash dumped the legs and took back the symbiote. A later mission in ''ComicBook/VenomSpaceKnight'' forced Flash to don cybernetic legs as the symbiote would get detected.

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* As Agent ComicBook/{{Venom}}, Flash Thompson could use the symbiote to replace his missing legs, amputated while protecting his squad in Iraq. He doesn't use this in public, though. During the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' era, Doc Ock-in-Peter Parker's body Ock-in-Peter-Parker's-body gave him prosthetic legs and took the symbiote for his own - Flash dumped the legs and took back the symbiote. A later mission in ''ComicBook/VenomSpaceKnight'' forced Flash to don cybernetic legs as the symbiote would get detected.



** Touji also has an arm and a leg prosthetics to replace his missing limbs.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During the Angel War Touji lose an arm and a leg. They were replaced with prosthetic limbs. They were pretty good but they did not quite looked like the real appendages, and they did not grant him enhanced physical abilities.

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** Touji also has an arm and a leg prosthetics to replace his missing limbs.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During the Angel War Touji lose loses an arm and a leg. They were replaced with prosthetic limbs. They were pretty good but they did not quite looked like the real appendages, and they did not grant him enhanced physical abilities.



* Silver from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', who has an artifical leg and arm ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[ElectronicEyes eye]]). Although his leg seems to give him problems at times [[spoiler:(especially after Jim stabs it)]], his arm has [[SwissArmyAppendage a lot of things in it]], including a cutlass, a gun, several different tools for cooking, and part of an ArmCannon (with the other part being stored in his leg).

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* Silver from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', who has an artifical artificial leg and arm ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[ElectronicEyes eye]]). Although his leg seems to give him problems at times [[spoiler:(especially after Jim stabs it)]], his arm has [[SwissArmyAppendage a lot of things in it]], including a cutlass, a gun, several different tools for cooking, and part of an ArmCannon (with the other part being stored in his leg).



* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', as starting off as a Lord Nelson Expy, loses an arm and eye over the series. After an EyepatchOfPower she gets an artifical eye and arm. Rare in this society because the normal techniques used to regrow limbs doesn't work on her. She has a pulser in the arm and the aiming camera in her eye...

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', as starting off as a Lord Nelson Expy, loses an arm and eye over the series. After an EyepatchOfPower she gets an artifical artificial eye and arm. Rare in this society because the normal techniques used to regrow limbs doesn't work on her. She has a pulser in the arm and the aiming camera in her eye...
9th Nov '17 11:59:17 PM iroanxi
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* Lagann of ''Fanfic/HowToDrillYourWayThroughYourProblems'' creates one, complete with drill-fingertips, before deciding 'screw this' and regrowing a new arm. It is as amazing as it sounds.
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