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15th May '18 10:31:20 PM Prometheus117
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** Mercury's legs are cybernetic from the knees down. How he lost his original legs has yet to be revealed.

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** Mercury's legs are cybernetic from the knees down. How he lost his original legs has yet to be revealed.revealed, [[spoiler:although his origins episode with Cinder and Emerald heavily suggest he had them removed and replaced after he killed his own abusive father, since his legs were shown to be incredibly bloody and he could barely stand on them]].
14th May '18 4:52:36 AM jormis29
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-->-- '''Showbread''', "Dead By Dawn"

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-->-- '''Showbread''', '''Music/{{Showbread}}''', "Dead By Dawn"
4th May '18 2:48:58 PM KYCubbie
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* British sci-fi comics love this one

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* British sci-fi comics love this oneone.



* Alexei Maresiev, Soviet WWII ace pilot. Lost his lower legs in the war, replaced them with prostheses, and continued flying and fighting. Became a very decorated serviceman. A well-known Soviet novel, ''Story of a Real Man'', was based on his biography. Maresiev's endeavor was inspired by a similar but lesser-known story of Alexander Prokofiev-Seversky, the Russian WWI one-legged ace pilot (who would leave Russia during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober and become more famous in United States as the founder of Republic Aviation, indirectly responsible for such airplanes as the P-47 and A-10).

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* Alexei Maresiev, Soviet WWII ace pilot. Lost his lower legs in the war, replaced them with prostheses, and continued flying and fighting. Became a very decorated serviceman. A well-known Soviet novel, ''Story of a Real Man'', was based on his biography. Maresiev's endeavor was inspired by a similar but lesser-known story of Alexander Prokofiev-Seversky, the Russian WWI one-legged ace pilot (who would leave Russia during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober and become more famous in the United States as the founder of Republic Aviation, indirectly responsible for such airplanes as the P-47 and A-10).
23rd Apr '18 5:09:55 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': One of Balurga's hands got bitten off by one of the gang's war beasts when she was proving herself worthy of joining them. They replaced it by a clawed ArmCannon.
17th Apr '18 1:09:49 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheSignOfFourSherlockHolmesGreatestCase'', Jonathan Small has a wooden leg which he is adept at [[ArmedLegs using as a weapon]].
11th Apr '18 9:06:10 PM sgamer82
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* Steffi from ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' has a robotic leg due to an injury she suffered in early childhood [[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet jumping in front of a bullet aimed at her dad.]]]]

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* Steffi from ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' has a robotic leg due to an injury she suffered in early childhood [[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet jumping in front of a bullet aimed at her dad.]]]]]]]] Her counterpart in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'', Pop Blitz, also has a mechanical leg that either transforms into a magical construct or simply changes to a pink color when she's in her magical girl form.
28th Mar '18 7:16:40 AM Smeagol17
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Artificial limbs will often grant [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]], frequently overlooking the fact that even if your ''arm'' has the strength to lift a tanker truck, doing so would very probably crush your spine [[RequiredSecondaryPowers unless it were similarly reinforced.]] Or, the arm will bend, but follow the path of least resistance, and simply rip itself out of the shoulder joint.

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Artificial limbs will often grant [[ArtificialLimbsAreStronger grant]] [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]], frequently overlooking the fact that even if your ''arm'' has the strength to lift a tanker truck, doing so would very probably crush your spine [[RequiredSecondaryPowers unless it were similarly reinforced.]] Or, the arm will bend, but follow the path of least resistance, and simply rip itself out of the shoulder joint.
28th Mar '18 7:16:12 AM Smeagol17
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* ArtificialLimbsAreStronger -- They grant SuperStrengh

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* ArtificialLimbsAreStronger -- They grant SuperStrenghSuperStrength.
28th Mar '18 7:15:54 AM Smeagol17
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* ArtificialLimbsAreStronger -- They grant SuperStrengh
27th Feb '18 4:57:55 PM Occidensill
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* Royal Air Force pilot Douglas Bader lost both legs in an ill-advised bit of stunt-flying a year or two before UsefulNotes/WW2 broke out. He fought his way out of an invalidity discharge and proved himself capable of being a fighter pilot, knocking down several Germans in the Battle of Britain. Captured in 1942 he made a series of escape attempts, despite the obvious handicap, and was eventually sent to the special camp for persistent escapers, Colditz. He still begged for a place on the emergency escape glider prisoners built secretly in 1945....
* And for SteamPunk lovers, may we humbly present UsefulNotes/GotzVonBerlichingen, who had a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist strangely]] [[Manga/{{Berserk}} familiar]] prosthetic hand.

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\n* Needed by people in real life, of course, due to various types of traumatic injuries, illnesses, and congenital conditions.
* Royal Air Force pilot Douglas Bader lost both legs in an ill-advised bit of stunt-flying a year or two before UsefulNotes/WW2 broke out. He fought his way out of an invalidity discharge and proved himself capable of being a fighter pilot, knocking down several Germans in the Battle of Britain. Captured in 1942 he made a series of escape attempts, despite the obvious handicap, and was eventually sent to the special camp for persistent escapers, Colditz. He still begged for a place on the emergency escape glider prisoners built secretly in 1945....
1945.
* And for SteamPunk lovers, may we humbly present UsefulNotes/GotzVonBerlichingen, a German knight in the 1500s who had lost a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist strangely]] [[Manga/{{Berserk}} familiar]] prosthetic hand.hand at 24 but with a articulating prosthesis continued to fight in several wars over a 47 year career.



* Similar to the above, the Finnish cartoonist and politician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisa_Leka Kaisa Leka]] had her lower legs replaced with prostethics due to a deformity that caused her severe pain when walking. She seems remarkably unfazed by the loss of her organic feet.

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* Similar to the above, the Finnish cartoonist and politician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisa_Leka Kaisa Leka]] had her lower legs replaced with prostethics due to a deformity that caused her severe pain when walking. She seems remarkably unfazed by the loss of her organic feet.



* Creator/RobertDowneyJr once visited a young boy born with an underdeveloped arm in order to present him with a red-and-gold ''Film/IronMan''-themed prosthesis. Because he's awesome, that's why.

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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr once visited a young boy born with an underdeveloped arm in order to present him with a red-and-gold ''Film/IronMan''-themed prosthesis. Because he's awesome, that's why.
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