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28th Apr '16 8:23:42 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', False Assassin's Noble Phantasm is a prosthetic arm which grants her the ability to grasp spiritual bodies from a distance.
25th Apr '16 1:28:59 PM Demovere
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* Yoshimitsu from ''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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* Yoshimitsu from ''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.them (and in a few of his moves, he visibly grabs and moves the replacement's wrist with his good hand). 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).
15th Apr '16 3:46:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheForeverWar''. Mandella loses an arm and thinks he's getting a prosthesis. He's unaware of the technological advances that have been made over the hundreds of years that have elapsed due to time dilation. Turns out they're actually growing him a new flesh-and-blood arm.

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* ''TheForeverWar''.''Literature/TheForeverWar''. Mandella loses an arm and thinks he's getting a prosthesis. He's unaware of the technological advances that have been made over the hundreds of years that have elapsed due to time dilation. Turns out they're actually growing him a new flesh-and-blood arm.



* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', the protagonist Dr. Charles Neumann accidentally crushes one of his legs in an industrial accident. Being an engineer, he designs a better replacement. Then he realizes he wants his legs to match...

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* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', ''Literature/MachineMan'', the protagonist Dr. Charles Neumann accidentally crushes one of his legs in an industrial accident. Being an engineer, he designs a better replacement. Then he realizes he wants his legs to match...
15th Apr '16 12:32:47 AM west8777
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** Lord English has his own golden peg-leg, which is inspired by [[spoiler:his younger self's use of one of Equius's spare robot legs, which somehow works as it's supposed to even though he simply sticks it onto his self-inflicted wound without any further procedures]].

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** Lord English has his own golden peg-leg, which is inspired by [[spoiler:his younger self's use of one of Equius's Dirk's spare robot legs, which somehow works as it's supposed to even though he simply sticks it onto his self-inflicted wound without any further procedures]].
14th Apr '16 8:44:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** Which was apparently the inspiration for ''DoctorStrangelove'' and his rebellious black-clad hand.
2nd Apr '16 10:37:36 AM ZuTheSkunk
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See also BrainComputerInterface for characters getting "jacks" implanted to connect to computers via cable (or even LAN!), and SwissArmyAppendage for characters who hot-swap their Artificial Limbs. Often a result of the WeCanRebuildHim style of EmergencyTransformation. If the limb is awesome enough, it might be a BadassTransplant, and is usually an example of FashionableAsymmetry. Often can result in LimbSensationFascination when someone explores their new limb. An alternative is CloningBodyParts, where the missing organ is simply replaced with a cloned copy.

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See also BrainComputerInterface for characters getting "jacks" implanted to connect to computers via cable (or even LAN!), and SwissArmyAppendage for characters who hot-swap their Artificial Limbs. Often a result of the WeCanRebuildHim style of EmergencyTransformation. If the limb is awesome enough, it might be a BadassTransplant, and is usually an example of FashionableAsymmetry. Often can result in LimbSensationFascination when someone explores their new limb. An alternative is CloningBodyParts, where the missing organ is simply replaced with a cloned copy.
copy. See ProstheticLimbReveal for instances where a character is suddenly revealed to have an artificial limb or two despite not looking like they'd have any.
25th Mar '16 10:16:34 PM DarkMask
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* Pilots of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' universe have metal legs to replace their normal ones. For years fans have created fan theories as to their purpose, ranging from helping the pilots deal with extreme G-Force to being augmented for field work. Years later, [[WordOfGod creator Miyamoto]] finally confirmed the ''real'' reason the Star Fox team have metal legs, it was so the PettingZooPeople would appear more human to the player. That, and they [[RuleOfCool looked cool]].
20th Mar '16 9:54:45 AM Kadorhal
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* As a result of a human transmutation experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' 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 1 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.
** There's also [[spoiler:Lan Fan, who gets an automail limb to replace the one she [[LifeOrLimbDecision cut off so she and Ling Yao could escape from Bradley]], and recuperates in six months]], also her automail has a blade on it. The dangers of engaging in strenuous activity (such as combat) with automail before your body has fully adapted to it is demonstrated by [[spoiler:Lan Fan bleeding from the attachment point and almost having her automail arm ripped out of its socket.]]

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* As a result of a human transmutation experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' 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 1 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.
** There's also [[spoiler:Lan Fan, who gets an automail limb to replace the one she [[LifeOrLimbDecision cut off so she and Ling Yao could escape from Bradley]], and recuperates in six months]], also her automail months]]; since she's not an alchemist who saw the Gate like Ed, hers has a blade on it.[[BladeBelowTheShoulder permanently-attached blade]]. The dangers of engaging in strenuous activity (such as combat) with automail before your body has fully adapted to it is demonstrated by [[spoiler:Lan Fan bleeding from the attachment point and almost having her automail arm ripped out of its socket.]]



** Peter Stillman in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' [[spoiler:ends up being a subversion. He ''claims'' to have lost a leg to a bomb he failed to disable, which went up in a church and killed some nearby kids - but in reality he panicked and fled mid-difusal. He made up the story about losing a leg to the bomb because he couldn't bear to face the real victims of that bomb.]]

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** Peter Stillman in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' [[spoiler:ends has an artificial leg, after his original one was blown off when he failed to defuse a bomb in a church. [[spoiler:Though he ends up being a subversion. He ''claims'' to have lost a leg to a bomb he failed to disable, which went up in a church and killed some nearby kids - but in reality In reality, he panicked and fled mid-difusal. He made up the story about losing a leg to mid-defusal, leaving the bomb to detonate and kill some nearby kids. He faked having failed to defuse the bomb and lost a limb from the resulting explosion to garner sympathy because he couldn't bear to face the families of the real victims of that bomb.victims.]]



** Well, there is the fact that the each suit is insanely expensive.

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** Well, there is In the fact that expanded universe, Captain Ponder, Eddie Underwood and an officer overseeing the each suit is insanely expensive.SPARTAN-III Alpha Company's augmentation procedure named De Guzman also have robotic limbs. Ponder and Eddie have artificial arms like Kat, while De Guzman has a synthetic left leg.



* Lieutenant Commander Catherine-B320, Captain Ponder, Eddie Underwood and an officer overseeing The SPARTAN-III Alpha Company's Augmentation procedure named De Guzman in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe have robotic limbs, with Kat, Ponder and Eddie having artificial arms, while De Guzman has a synthetic left leg.



* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Bao-Dur has an artificial arm he designed and built himself. He tries to joke about it, but turns out it's a "souvenir" from the horrors of Malachor V. It has the ability to disable force fields, but somehow restricts the kinds of armor he can wear.
** In the first game, Darth Malak lost his mandible courtesy of a duel with Revan, requiring the use of an artificial ''jaw'' and vocabulator.

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', Bao-Dur has an artificial arm he designed and built himself. He tries to joke about it, but turns out it's a "souvenir" from the horrors of Malachor V. It has the ability to disable force fields, but somehow restricts the kinds of armor he can wear.
** In [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the first game, game]], Darth Malak lost his mandible courtesy of a duel with Revan, requiring the use of an artificial ''jaw'' and vocabulator.



* {{Starcraft}}: When General Warfield has to have his right arm amputated after being poisoned by Hydralisk, he returns with a sweet mechanical prosthetic that [[ArmCannon changes into a cannon.]]

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* {{Starcraft}}: VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}: When General Warfield has to have his right arm amputated after being poisoned by a Hydralisk, he returns with a sweet mechanical prosthetic that [[ArmCannon changes into a cannon.]]
19th Mar '16 8:16:29 PM SSJMagus
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** And now [[spoiler: Naruto also sports an artificial right hand, having lost it during his final duel with Sasuke. Like Obito, his hand is made of cloned cells from the First Hokage]].

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** And now [[spoiler: Naruto also sports an artificial right hand, having lost it during his final duel with Sasuke. Like Obito, his hand is made of cloned cells from the First Hokage]]. [[spoiler:Sasuke]] on the other hand opted not to get one after [[spoiler:losing his own left hand during that duel. He does however have ways of generating a temporary replacement as needed, such as a partial Susanoo via his Sharingan or a metal arm via the Asura Path of his Rinnegan]].



** [[spoiler:During the TimeSkip, Aokiji lost half his leg during his duel with Akainu. Thankfully, due to his devil fruit powers, he now has an ice prosthetic to replace it.]]

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** [[spoiler:During the TimeSkip, Aokiji lost half his leg during his duel with Akainu. Thankfully, due to his devil fruit powers, he now has an ice prosthetic to replace it. And if the prosthetic is broken he can just instantly make another one.]]
19th Mar '16 8:09:29 PM SSJMagus
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** There's also [[spoiler:Lan Fan, who gets an automail limb to replace the one she [[LifeOrLimbDecision cut off so she and Ling Yao could escape from Bradley]], and recuperates in six months]], also her automail has a blade on it.
** Paninya and [[ChainsawGood Buccanneer]] also have automails.

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** There's also [[spoiler:Lan Fan, who gets an automail limb to replace the one she [[LifeOrLimbDecision cut off so she and Ling Yao could escape from Bradley]], and recuperates in six months]], also her automail has a blade on it.
it. The dangers of engaging in strenuous activity (such as combat) with automail before your body has fully adapted to it is demonstrated by [[spoiler:Lan Fan bleeding from the attachment point and almost having her automail arm ripped out of its socket.]]
** Paninya and [[ChainsawGood Buccanneer]] Buccaneer]] also have automails.automail limbs with built-in weapons. Paninya's legs have a blade and a short-barrel ''cannon'' in them, while Buccaneer has two different automails that he can switch between for his right arm. His standard one is a combined chainsaw and jaw clamp, while his backup limb has actual fingers allowing it to be used in non-combat roles but also has razor-sharp claws and a much stronger grip than biological hand.



* Andrew Waltfeld shows up in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' with a fully functional prosthetic arm. [[ArmCannon Which conceals a shotgun.]]

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* Andrew Waltfeld shows up in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' with a fully functional prosthetic arm. [[ArmCannon Which conceals a shotgun.]]]] ''How'' exactly it's able to function with sufficient dexterity to pilot mobile suits and aircraft yet also be hollow so as to fit a a shotgun underneath it is never explained.
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