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18th Feb '17 1:38:20 AM Veanne
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* In ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', when [=EBE1=] first crashed on Earth (in the Forties), they amputated his arm and replaced it with one made of the metal from his ship, which he retains in present-day storyline.
14th Feb '17 5:30:13 PM Dracis
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** This wouldn't be a proper pirate movie series without at least one wooden leg. It shows up in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', attached to Barbossa. Kind of appropriate, since he's the most stereotypical (yarr!) pirate of the bunch.

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** This wouldn't be a proper pirate movie series without at least one wooden leg. It shows up in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', attached to Barbossa. Kind of appropriate, since he's the most stereotypical (yarr!) pirate of the bunch. He can also remove it to access the bottle of rum hidden inside. (Jack is quite jealous of that particular feature.)
10th Feb '17 10:50:23 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', protagonist JC Denton is an aversion, his limbs are all human, and his augmentations consist of nano-scale robots that have merged with his physical body on the cellular level, creating the first true fusion of man and machine. Denton's brother Paul, Walter Simons and Robert Page are similarly augmented. However, traditional mechanical implants are around (though on their way to obsolesence, much to the dismay of the people who opted for them), most prominently in UNATCO agents Anna Nevarre and Gunther Hermann. [[spoiler: Conveniently, both Nevarre and Hermann are installed with a killphrase which, when said, causes them to violently explode.]]
** Fan-made prequel and GameMod ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' features these, as nanoaugmentation is still on the drawing boards. In terms of gameplay, they still function like nano augs in the original game, except augs like the leg prothesis make a whirring sound when used.
* Adam Jensen, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' gets both of his arms replaced with advanced prosthetics, and most of his body is "enhanced" with cybernetic implants, after surviving an attack on a corporate research facility by a group of anti-bionics extremists. All the augments are present from the beginning of the game but Adam must learn to use them by earning experience and spending "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_(process) Praxis]] Points", the player is able to unlock various enhancements, including [[BladeBelowTheShoulder retractable blades]], Super Jumping Skills, Pheromones and [[InvisibilityCloak Optical Camouflage]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', the protagonist JC Denton is an aversion, aversion -- his limbs are all human, and his augmentations consist of nano-scale robots that have merged with his physical body on the cellular level, creating the first true fusion of man and machine. Denton's brother Paul, Walter Simons and Robert Page are similarly augmented. However, traditional mechanical implants are around (though on their way to obsolesence, much to the dismay of the people who opted for them), most prominently in UNATCO agents Anna Nevarre and Gunther Hermann. [[spoiler: Conveniently, both Nevarre and Hermann are installed with a killphrase which, when said, causes them to violently explode.]]
** Fan-made prequel and GameMod ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' features these, as nanoaugmentation is still on the drawing boards. In terms of gameplay, they still function like nano augs in the original game, except augs like the leg prothesis prosthesis make a whirring sound when used.
* Adam Jensen, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' gets both of his arms replaced with advanced prosthetics, and most of his body is "enhanced" with cybernetic implants, after surviving an attack on a corporate research facility by a group of anti-bionics extremists. All the augments are present from the beginning of the game but Adam must learn to use them by earning experience and spending "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_(process) Praxis]] Points", Points". This allows the player is able to unlock various enhancements, including [[BladeBelowTheShoulder retractable blades]], Super Jumping Skills, Pheromones super jumping skills, pheromones and [[InvisibilityCloak Optical Camouflage]].



** Artificial arms are the rage in 2027, it seems - Jensen's boss, David Sarif and Tong Si Hung, Shanghai bartender/mafioso, sport them too.
** They are handled in a slightly more realistic way, especially regarding the super-strength aspect. While Jensen can punch through walls, and do some serious damage with his prosthetics, its not as over-the-top as some other examples. Also, if you look at his chest when he's shirtless, (best seen in the Missing Link DLC) you can see there's a support bar crossing his torso under his skin, linking both arms together, to prevent them tearing out. Plus every other person that has augmentations has to take a specialized drug daily to prevent their bodies rejecting the augs.
* Can happen to the PC in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Old World Blues; albeit with your brain, heart and spine and replaced with Tesla coils, an artificial heart/filter and a synthetic spine. How you are able to function with your brain missing (and have a conversation with it) are never explained, though it is all but stated that all the Think Tank have no idea what they're doing anymore and haven't done for over a century and a half. The whole point of the DLC is to get your brain back which was misplaced by the Think Tank.
* Space Siege: you play security officer ''Seth Reynolds'' you have the option during the game to upgrade yourself with cybernetic upgrades. This also enables the option to use heavier weapons. [[spoiler:In the end you have the option to go with the ship AI ‘’Pilot’’ and turn all into cyborgs or to kill the AI]]

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** Artificial arms are the rage in 2027, it seems - -- Jensen's boss, boss David Sarif and Tong Si Hung, a Shanghai bartender/mafioso, sport them too.
** They are handled in a slightly more realistic way, especially regarding the super-strength aspect. While Jensen can punch through walls, walls and do some serious damage with his prosthetics, its not as over-the-top as some other examples. Also, if you look at his chest when he's shirtless, (best seen in the Missing Link DLC) you can see there's a support bar crossing his torso under his skin, linking both arms together, to prevent them tearing out. Plus every other person that has augmentations has to take a specialized drug daily to prevent their bodies rejecting the augs.
* Can happen to the PC in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC Old World Blues; albeit with your brain, heart and spine and replaced with Tesla coils, an artificial heart/filter and a synthetic spine. How you are able to function with your brain missing (and have a conversation with it) are is never explained, though it is all but stated that all the Think Tank have no idea what they're doing anymore and haven't done for over a century and a half. The whole point of the DLC is to get your brain back which was misplaced by the Think Tank.
* Space Siege: ''VideoGame/SpaceSiege'': As you play security officer ''Seth Reynolds'' Seth Reynolds, you have the option during the game to upgrade yourself with cybernetic upgrades.cybernetics. This also enables the option to use heavier weapons. [[spoiler:In the end you have the option to go with the ship AI ‘’Pilot’’ and turn all into cyborgs or to kill the AI]]
10th Feb '17 10:41:30 AM Theriocephalus
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* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/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.

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* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' of all places. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 The season five finale finale]] involved time travel which created alternate futures, timelines, the very first of which had Rainbow Dash, one of the core cast cast, shown with a metal replacement wing.
30th Jan '17 4:45:55 PM Vir
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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.

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* Shows up in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/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.
30th Jan '17 4:45:45 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', there have been three alternate versions of Finn to have an artificial arm. In the episode "Finn the Human", when Finn is teleported to an alternate timeline where [[BigBad the Lich]] never existed he can replace his arm with a sword. [[spoiler: As of [[WhamEpisode the season six premiere]], Finn's arm is torn off in the main timeline, necessitating one of these.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', there have been three alternate versions of Finn to have an artificial arm. In the episode "Finn the Human", when Finn is teleported to an alternate timeline where [[BigBad the Lich]] never existed he can replace his arm with a sword. [[spoiler: As of [[WhamEpisode the season six premiere]], Finn's arm is torn off in the main timeline, necessitating one of these.]]these. When it grows back and is later torn off again in the season 7 finale, he gets another.
16th Jan '17 9:01:06 AM luord
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* [[TheDragon Gazelle]]'s legs, from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', are what you get when combining a pair of normal prosthetic legs and AbsurdlySharpBlade.
16th Jan '17 2:02:31 AM TrueBlue170
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Both Anakin and Luke lose limbs to lightsaber injuries, showing off their NotSoDifferent natures. Star Wars tech being what it is, they have replacements within 10 minutes of screen time. However, Anakin's replacement hand is very obviously artificial, while Luke's is ''very'' close to looking and acting like the real thing, in a rare example where the series averts CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Both Anakin and Luke lose limbs to lightsaber injuries, showing off their NotSoDifferent natures. Star Wars tech being what it is, they have replacements within 10 minutes of screen time. However, Anakin's replacement hand is very obviously artificial, while Luke's is ''very'' close to looking and acting like the real thing, in a rare example where the series averts CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel. By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', however, the synthetic flesh on Luke's hand has worn off over the years, leaving the metal that was underneath completely exposed.
11th Jan '17 5:33:03 AM Elfkaiser
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** Beatrix's limbs are all artificial, the most noticeable being her giant prosthetic syringe-arm the Incistyx Injector. Due to the terminal illness she was born with, her original limbs didn't grow and develop fully. As such, they had to be replaced.
31st Dec '16 10:35:58 AM nombretomado
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* Being fairly TropeOverdosed, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has their own. [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Half-golems]] are humans with replacement limbs crafted from iron, clay, or stone (or someone else's flesh...). [[{{Eberron}} Warforged limbs]] are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. There are ''hundreds'' of grafts available for various editions, including demonic claws and ''skeleton hands on fire''.

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* Being fairly TropeOverdosed, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has their own. [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Half-golems]] are humans with replacement limbs crafted from iron, clay, or stone (or someone else's flesh...). [[{{Eberron}} [[TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} Warforged limbs]] are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. There are ''hundreds'' of grafts available for various editions, including demonic claws and ''skeleton hands on fire''.
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