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17th Sep '16 2:51:34 PM Winter
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Alaya-Vijnana system, a BrainMachineInterface implant that takes the form of protrusions from the spine called "whiskers." The surgical procedure is painful and dangerous, at least in the crude form used by ruthless mercenary groups on cast-off children. The prevailing "pure humanity" ideology of Earth opposes even basic prosthetics, so A-V users face significant prejudice.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Alaya-Vijnana system, a BrainMachineInterface BrainComputerInterface implant that takes the form of protrusions from the spine called "whiskers." The surgical procedure is painful and dangerous, at least in the crude form used by ruthless mercenary groups on cast-off children. The prevailing "pure humanity" ideology of Earth opposes even basic prosthetics, so A-V users face significant prejudice.
13th Sep '16 11:28:02 PM PaulA
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* In Orson Scott Card's "[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow]]" series, a rogue scientist alters the DNA of 24 fertilized eggs to create superhumans, with a possible goal of replacing humanity. They're highly intelligent from an impossibly young age; the only downside is that they [[spoiler:grow so large their bodies can't take the stress and they die by the age of 20]]. The experiment's only survivor is [[spoiler:Bean]], and he does his best to keep his children from inheriting it.

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* In Orson Scott Card's "[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow]]" ''Literature/EndersShadow'' series, a rogue scientist alters the DNA of 24 fertilized eggs to create superhumans, with a possible goal of replacing humanity. They're highly intelligent from an impossibly young age; the only downside is that they [[spoiler:grow so large their bodies can't take the stress and they die by the age of 20]]. The experiment's only survivor is [[spoiler:Bean]], and he does his best to keep his children from inheriting it.
10th Sep '16 2:11:58 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/Babel17'', exotic, alien-looking "cosmetisurgery" is popular with spacecraft crews. Tails and feathers are common, but variety is the key, and some of the changes are quite disturbing. Those who aren't part of the Transport culture find it very distasteful.
30th Aug '16 7:17:00 AM Winter
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** The Universal Century has Cyber-Newtypes from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' on. Using a combination of surgery, drugs, and mental conditioning, ordinary humans can be given the reaction times and psychic abilities of newtypes. The downside is sharp drop in mental stability, especially in the earlier examples.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Alaya-Vijnana system, a BrainMachineInterface implant that takes the form of protrusions from the spine called "whiskers." The surgical procedure is painful and dangerous, at least in the crude form used by ruthless mercenary groups on cast-off children. The prevailing "pure humanity" ideology of Earth opposes even basic prosthetics, so A-V users face significant prejudice.


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* The Abh of ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' were genetically engineered to be humans suited for life in deep space and marked with blue hair. Landers (normal humans) who become Abh (typically through military service or acquiring a noble rank) have their offspring engineered to share these traits. One world experimented with genetic modifications for longevity, but later joined a star nation that severely disapproves of any human modification.
13th Aug '16 1:36:29 PM nombretomado
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** Also from ''DirgeOfCerberus'', the Deepground soldiers and Tsviets were results of various bioweapon experiments.

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** Also from ''DirgeOfCerberus'', ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', the Deepground soldiers and Tsviets were results of various bioweapon experiments.
12th Aug '16 11:03:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'':
** The SPARTAN-II supersoldiers, at 14, underwent a laundry list of enhancements that made them physically and mentally superior to all other humans--those that survived the process, that is. Even so, [[{{Asexuality}} damage]] remains in that they lack interest (and, through implication, ability) in sex.
** The list of enhancements to SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] is even longer, especially Gamma Company after their instructor, a SPARTAN-II, got tired of watching his students from previous companies get slaughtered in suicide missions and decided to add a few illegal enhancements to make them highly resistant to pain.
** The SPARTAN-[=IVs=] have somewhat less extensive augmentations, due to being modified as adults, but they can still do things like breathe methane for an hour.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'':
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The SPARTAN-II Spartan-II supersoldiers, at 14, underwent a laundry list of enhancements that made them physically and mentally superior to all other humans--those that survived the process, that is. Even so, [[{{Asexuality}} damage]] remains in that they lack interest (and, through implication, ability) in sex.
** The list of enhancements to SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] Spartan-[=IIIs=] is even longer, especially Gamma Company after their instructor, a SPARTAN-II, Spartan-II, got tired of watching his students from previous companies get slaughtered in suicide missions and decided to add a few illegal enhancements to make them highly resistant to pain.
** The SPARTAN-[=IVs=] Spartan-[=IVs=] have somewhat less extensive augmentations, due to being modified as adults, but they can still do things like breathe methane for an hour.hour.
** The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] had this as standard for ''everyone'', with them receiving new mutations as they advanced in age and rank. The best mutations went to the Prometheans, the most elite of the Forerunner Warrior-Servants.
11th Aug '16 11:25:38 PM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga books:

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga books:
29th Jul '16 8:30:52 PM Doug86
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* This is the [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of the planet Prometheus in GeorgeRRMartin's "Thousand Worlds" short stories. Through genetic engineering, the Prometheans are bigger, stronger, faster, and mentally they are always "three steps ahead", to quote a Promethean character from "Nightflyers". It's theorized that they live longer than non-augmented humans as well.

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* This is the [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of the planet Prometheus in GeorgeRRMartin's Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's "Thousand Worlds" short stories. Through genetic engineering, the Prometheans are bigger, stronger, faster, and mentally they are always "three steps ahead", to quote a Promethean character from "Nightflyers". It's theorized that they live longer than non-augmented humans as well.
21st Jul '16 3:52:30 PM RazorSmile
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* The Grafters from Daniel O'Malley's ''[[Literature/TheRook Chequy Files]]'' books are masters of fleshcrafting.
21st Jul '16 3:35:21 PM RazorSmile
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Can be combined with {{Cyborg}}ing for even more body mod fun. Certain types of FunctionalMagic may accomplish the same thing but many or most of them are better listed under MixAndMatchCreature or HybridMonster, and of those remaining, should be looked at with ClarkesThirdLaw in mind. Is a newer trope than cyborging because GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke (and shares some but not all examples with it). Also see OrganicTechnology, LegoGenetics, MagicGenetics, SuperpowerfulGenetics, MixAndMatchCritters, ArtMajorBiology, DesignerBabies, BioPunk, and its SuperTrope, {{Transhuman}}. Can overlap with the StockSuperpower of {{Biomanipulation}}.

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Can be combined with {{Cyborg}}ing for even more body mod fun. Certain types of FunctionalMagic may accomplish the same thing but many or most of them are better listed under MixAndMatchCreature or HybridMonster, and of those remaining, should be looked at with ClarkesThirdLaw in mind. Is a newer trope than cyborging because GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke (and shares some but not all examples with it). Also see OrganicTechnology, LegoGenetics, MagicGenetics, SuperpowerfulGenetics, MixAndMatchCritters, ArtMajorBiology, DesignerBabies, BioPunk, and its SuperTrope, {{Transhuman}}. Can overlap with the StockSuperpower of {{Biomanipulation}}.
{{Biomancy}}.
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