History Main / BioAugmentation

2nd Apr '17 7:50:19 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 {{Biomancy}}.

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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 [[StockSuperpowers Stock Superpower]] of {{Biomancy}}.
{{Biomanipulation}}.
31st Mar '17 3:04:25 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/NewVindicators, this pops up with the Primes, man-made Neo-Sapiens (or super powered mutants), with powers of their genetic donors (though not always willing). In one case, cunning terrorists buy samples of this Prime technology and have it used by their duplicating leader to impregnate several women-leading to supers not only with doctored in super powers, but the man's own duplicating power as well.
* A relatively trivial operation for the Sephirotic Empires in ''OrionsArm''. Life forms who have altered their bodies without the addition of machine parts are known as "bioborgs" in the series parlance.

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* In TabletopGame/NewVindicators, ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'', this pops up with the Primes, man-made Neo-Sapiens (or super powered mutants), with powers of their genetic donors (though not always willing). In one case, cunning terrorists buy samples of this Prime technology and have it used by their duplicating leader to impregnate several women-leading to supers not only with doctored in super powers, but the man's own duplicating power as well.
* A relatively trivial operation for the Sephirotic Empires in ''OrionsArm''.''WebOriginal/OrionsArm''. Life forms who have altered their bodies without the addition of machine parts are known as "bioborgs" in the series parlance.



* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: It's how Delta Spike went from a nerdy teen inventor to a super-strong energy blaster with the MostCommonSuperpower. She was experimented on by the dreaded Dr. Pygmalion. The doc's other experiments have all that, plus they are his mindslaves.
* Happened to [[ShadowhunterPeril the Architect]] in 1943 at the hands of Nazis, but the actual events of this time period take place on a different storyline called Upworld, Downworld. He was part of a highly unstable project by Nazi Germany to create a SuperSoldier race of Nazis. Because of the danger this would theoretically pose to human lives, they used prisoners in the concentration camps. They infused demonic steroids within his body. The result augmented his muscular strength and turned his bones into a kind of living metal. [[TooDumbToLive Naturally after discovering his new abilities, he killed the people who slaughtered his family and then escaped.]]

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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': It's how Delta Spike went from a nerdy teen inventor to a super-strong energy blaster with the MostCommonSuperpower. She was experimented on by the dreaded Dr. Pygmalion. The doc's other experiments have all that, plus they are his mindslaves.
* Happened to [[ShadowhunterPeril [[Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril the Architect]] in 1943 at the hands of Nazis, but the actual events of this time period take place on a different storyline called Upworld, Downworld. He was part of a highly unstable project by Nazi Germany to create a SuperSoldier race of Nazis. Because of the danger this would theoretically pose to human lives, they used prisoners in the concentration camps. They infused demonic steroids within his body. The result augmented his muscular strength and turned his bones into a kind of living metal. [[TooDumbToLive Naturally after discovering his new abilities, he killed the people who slaughtered his family and then escaped.]]
12th Mar '17 3:57:40 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, as you level up, you can improve your {{Mons}} via this.
25th Feb '17 11:15:16 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheVagrantTrilogy'': Of a sort. The Uncivil uses "necrotech" to enhance her followers. This consists of dead limbs infused with her essence and grafted onto humans, giving them powers and abilities that have nothing to do with the original function of the limbs.
21st Feb '17 5:20:54 PM nombretomado
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** Genesis and Angeal from ''CrisisCore'' were products of Project G (a less successful Shinra research project that competed with Project S which produced Sephiroth) which also involved the use of Jenova cells and mako in developing fetuses.

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** Genesis and Angeal from ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' were products of Project G (a less successful Shinra research project that competed with Project S which produced Sephiroth) which also involved the use of Jenova cells and mako in developing fetuses.
5th Jan '17 10:52:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': According to the ''Film/RogueOne'' Visual Guide, the Empire's elite Death Troopers undergo classified medical procedures that make them "somewhat above human".
3rd Jan '17 3:45:24 PM DarkHunter
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* The Bioborgs of ''OrionsArm''.

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* The Bioborgs A relatively trivial operation for the Sephirotic Empires in ''OrionsArm''. Life forms who have altered their bodies without the addition of ''OrionsArm''.machine parts are known as "bioborgs" in the series parlance.
25th Nov '16 11:13:14 AM MarkLungo
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** Despite the ban, one ''The Next Generation'' episode had the Federation allow a research station to develop an "ideal" human species. With long lifespans, improved intelligence, youthful appearance, telepathy, and an advanced immune system, they were the scientist's every dream. Almost.
** On the other hand, The Dominion, Federation's EvilCounterpart, is a huge genetic engineering society. Jem'Hadar were created from nothing[[note]]Or, according to some fan theories, from modifying the Tosk (who have weaker versions of the special abilities demonstrated by the Jem'Hadar), themselves genetically engineered.[[/note]], Vorta bred from some other form; and it's stated that [[spoiler: The Founders were once humanoids but genetically engineered themselves into shape shifters. It is even supposed that their close-mindedness is the price they paid for their new body abilities.]]

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** Despite the ban, one ''The Next Generation'' episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode had the Federation allow a research station to develop an "ideal" human species. With long lifespans, improved intelligence, youthful appearance, telepathy, and an advanced immune system, they were the scientist's every dream. Almost.
** On the other hand, The Dominion, The Federation's EvilCounterpart, is a huge genetic engineering society. Jem'Hadar were created from nothing[[note]]Or, according to some fan theories, from modifying the Tosk (who have weaker versions of the special abilities demonstrated by the Jem'Hadar), themselves genetically engineered.[[/note]], Vorta bred from some other form; and it's stated that [[spoiler: The Founders were once humanoids but genetically engineered themselves into shape shifters. It is even supposed that their close-mindedness is the price they paid for their new body abilities.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:41:21 PM ZerroDefex
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* The novel ''Literature/BloodMusic'', winner of a HugoAward and a UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, is a GoneHorriblyWrong example: a scientist creates biological computers, each potentially as smart as a human from lymphocyte cells then injects them into himself. [[AIIsACrapshoot They attain self-awareness]]. Chaos ensues.

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* The novel ''Literature/BloodMusic'', winner of a HugoAward and a UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, is a GoneHorriblyWrong example: a scientist creates biological computers, each potentially as smart as a human from lymphocyte cells then injects them into himself. [[AIIsACrapshoot They attain self-awareness]]. [[GreyGoo Chaos ensues.]]
15th Oct '16 2:14:44 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} tells Franchise/{{Superman}} they are not Kryptonians but mutant humans who got powers through being genetically modified. Subverted since [[spoiler:she lied because she was trying to prevent her cousin from having a break-down. Long story]].
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