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31st Jan '16 6:51:21 PM GrammarNavi
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* Mr. Sellars in TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels is a moderate version; he implanted computer hardware into his own body in order to allow him to connect to the [[MetaVerse Net]] without his captors noticing; by the time of the main story he's practically half computer. Treated fairly realistically in that it doesn't make him any stronger; quite the opposite, in fact.
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* Mr. Sellars in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels is a moderate version; he implanted computer hardware into his own body in order to allow him to connect to the [[MetaVerse Net]] without his captors noticing; by the time of the main story he's practically half computer. Treated fairly realistically in that it doesn't make him any stronger; quite the opposite, in fact.
31st Jan '16 5:35:51 PM Pseudoname
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* Several of the hunter in ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' are cyborgs. The most notable is Torvald, who was ripped apart by a monster until nothing is left from the original but the head, left arm, and a chunk of a torso. His new parts come with a personal forcefield, a jetpack, and a pair of mortar cannons. Markov is a lesser example with only a mechanical eye, as well as Kala who has several cybernetic implants to allow her to utilize the abilities of the monsters, as well as to keep her immune system from failing.
23rd Jan '16 8:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* Also from WarrenEllis, the Engineer from ComicBook/TheAuthority and Wildstorm StormWatch
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* Also from WarrenEllis, Creator/WarrenEllis, the Engineer from ComicBook/TheAuthority and Wildstorm StormWatch{{ComicBook/Stormwatch}}.
7th Jan '16 4:57:43 AM XenMon2
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* Cyborgs are common enemies in ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', being created by resurrection chambers that have been re-purposed by SHODAN. The player himself becomes one as his reward for removing SHODAN's MoralityCore, and gets turned into a massive spider-like 'borg if you game over.
2nd Jan '16 10:47:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'', by Austin Grossman, the heroine Fatale agrees to have her legs - and right arm - replaced after an accident. The scientists have to modify most of the rest of her body in order to make those parts work. After the experiment she weighs hundreds of pounds because of all of her cybernetic parts. The corporation that funded her reconstruction promptly vanishes, leaving her to pay for the regiment of antibiotics necessary to prevent infection caused by her new parts.
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* In ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'', ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'', by Austin Grossman, the heroine Fatale agrees to have her legs - and right arm - replaced after an accident. The scientists have to modify most of the rest of her body in order to make those parts work. After the experiment she weighs hundreds of pounds because of all of her cybernetic parts. The corporation that funded her reconstruction promptly vanishes, leaving her to pay for the regiment of antibiotics necessary to prevent infection caused by her new parts.
1st Jan '16 10:01:47 PM nombretomado
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* Non-humanoid example: The Rat Things in ''SnowCrash'' are basically cyborg dogs.
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* Non-humanoid example: The Rat Things in ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' are basically cyborg dogs.
25th Dec '15 11:25:28 PM Mavado
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' have Dr. Gero's creations, which are all under the blanket term "androids." However, two of the main four (Nos. 17 and 18; #16 is an android, as is, apparently, #8) in ''Dragon Ball Z'' are cyborgs, and it is implied that many of the previous ones were cyborgs as well. It is not revealed exactly how they were modified, only that it was enough for them to forget their previous lives. Eventually, Dr. Gero transplants his brain in a robotic body, becoming a cyborg as well. This is something of a case of LostInTranslation, as the original word would be closer to "ArtificialHuman" (thus it includes Cell who is wholly organic). [[note]]In the French version of the manga they are called Cyborgs, which makes sense for #17 and #18, but it makes less sense for #16 who is explicitly artificial.[[/note]]
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' have Dr. Gero's creations, which are all under the blanket term "androids." However, two of the main four (Nos. 17 and 18; #16 is an android, as is, apparently, #8) in ''Dragon Ball Z'' are cyborgs, and it is implied that many of the previous ones were cyborgs as well. It is not revealed exactly how they were modified, only that it was enough for them to forget their previous lives. Eventually, Dr. Gero transplants his brain in a robotic body, becoming a cyborg as well. This is something of a case of LostInTranslation, as the original word would be closer to "ArtificialHuman" (thus it includes Cell who is wholly organic). [[note]]In the French version & Swedish versions of the manga they are called Cyborgs, which makes sense for #17 and #18, but it makes less sense for #16 who is explicitly artificial.[[/note]]
12th Dec '15 4:26:29 PM nombretomado
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* Just like in the rest of ''Franchise/StarWars'', the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' really likes the ArtificialLimbs trope. It's not usually explicitly mentioned whether or not they make people stronger, and the [[FantasticRacism prejudice against cyborgs]] is lessened when they have convincing synthetic flesh covering them, but [[XWingSeries Ton Phanan]] feels that his [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Ate His Future]]. Interestingly, though he's mentioned as having synthflesh on his limbs, which are once seen to be twitching eerily when malfunctioning, there's none on his face.
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* Just like in the rest of ''Franchise/StarWars'', the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' really likes the ArtificialLimbs trope. It's not usually explicitly mentioned whether or not they make people stronger, and the [[FantasticRacism prejudice against cyborgs]] is lessened when they have convincing synthetic flesh covering them, but [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Ton Phanan]] feels that his [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Ate His Future]]. Interestingly, though he's mentioned as having synthflesh on his limbs, which are once seen to be twitching eerily when malfunctioning, there's none on his face.
28th Nov '15 4:09:17 PM nombretomado
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*** Comicbook/WarMachine got turned into a Cyborg around the time of the Comicbook/CivilWar storyline, but after the whole SecretInvasion storyline was able to get his [[BrainUploading brain uploaded]] into a cloned body, [[StatusQuoIsGod turning him back to normal]].
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*** Comicbook/WarMachine got turned into a Cyborg around the time of the Comicbook/CivilWar storyline, but after the whole SecretInvasion ComicBook/SecretInvasion storyline was able to get his [[BrainUploading brain uploaded]] into a cloned body, [[StatusQuoIsGod turning him back to normal]].
15th Nov '15 11:22:34 AM nombretomado
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** RomSpaceknight. Though he [[HeroicSacrifice volunteered to be made a cyborg]], he loathed it and longed to end his war with the Dire Wraiths and regain his humanity. Eventually, [[spoiler:he did! Good for him!]] ** {{Wolverine}}'s adamantium-bonded skeleton may count (which would also include Sabertooth and Bullseye). He definitely counted prior to having his admantium removed, because his claws were explicitly cybernetic implants in mechanical housings. They were later {{retcon}}ned into being a natural part of his skeletal structure, extended and retracted through muscular action.
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** RomSpaceknight.ComicBook/RomSpaceknight. Though he [[HeroicSacrifice volunteered to be made a cyborg]], he loathed it and longed to end his war with the Dire Wraiths and regain his humanity. Eventually, [[spoiler:he did! Good for him!]] ** {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s adamantium-bonded skeleton may count (which would also include Sabertooth and Bullseye). He definitely counted prior to having his admantium removed, because his claws were explicitly cybernetic implants in mechanical housings. They were later {{retcon}}ned into being a natural part of his skeletal structure, extended and retracted through muscular action.
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