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15th Aug '17 6:33:13 AM jormis29
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* In C.L. Moore's novella ''No Woman Born'', the deceased starlet Deirdre is brought back to life in a robotic body. Her builder, Maltzer, regrets doing so and is convinced she will eventually lose her humanity. Deirdre, however, is thrilled to be alive again and ignores his exclamations of worry. It's only when [[spoiler:he threatens suicide]] that she admits she ''does'' have doubts about her retaining her humanity, and her voice turns just a little more metallic in the final line.

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* In C.L. Moore's Creator/CLMoore's novella ''No Woman Born'', the deceased starlet Deirdre is brought back to life in a robotic body. Her builder, Maltzer, regrets doing so and is convinced she will eventually lose her humanity. Deirdre, however, is thrilled to be alive again and ignores his exclamations of worry. It's only when [[spoiler:he threatens suicide]] that she admits she ''does'' have doubts about her retaining her humanity, and her voice turns just a little more metallic in the final line.
4th Aug '17 3:01:25 PM TrustBen
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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' the Observers don't look cybernetic, but some of their physical and mental abilities are granted or enhanced by an implant in their brain. Over time, it takes over the areas of the brain that govern emotion. Though interacting with people who do have emotion can still create it in them, it seems to be a slow and limited process, and they don't like to admit it.

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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' the ''Series/{{Fringe}}'':
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Observers don't look cybernetic, but some of their physical and mental abilities are granted or enhanced by an implant in their brain. Over time, it takes over the areas of the brain that govern emotion. Though interacting with people who do have emotion can still create it in them, it seems to be a slow and limited process, and they don't like to admit it.


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** In Season 5, when the Observers have become the Invaders and rule Earth in a BadFuture, Peter kills one of them and steals his brain implant in order to level the playing field and avenge his and Olivia's daughter. The transplant leads to catastrophic changes in his personality.
4th Aug '17 2:02:02 PM Psyclone
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*** The ''Hong Kong'' campaign discusses this trope with two characters: Ten-Armed Ambrose had most of his body replaced by cybernetics to save his life and now runs a Street Doc clinic using machinery he's more or less permanently rigged into. He's on the verge of crossing the threshold and engages in a lot of social activity to keep his humanity in check. Meanwhile, Racter is a [[{{Transhumanism}} Transhumanist]] who has made it his life's mission to study the Essence Limit and is of the firm belief that it can be overcome, [[spoiler:a belief anchored in his own body being cybernetic from the waist down and having been implanted with some extremely experimental and volatile mind-affecting implants without them affecting him mentally. Racter attributes being able to go past the limit to the fact that he's a clinical sociopath, and thus also believes that they are the next step in human evolution.]]

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*** The ''Hong Kong'' campaign discusses this trope with two characters: Ten-Armed Ambrose had most of his body replaced by cybernetics to save his life and now runs a Street Doc clinic using machinery he's more or less permanently rigged into. He's on the verge of crossing the threshold and engages in a lot of social activity to keep his humanity in check. Meanwhile, Racter is a [[{{Transhumanism}} Transhumanist]] who has made it his life's mission to study the Essence Limit and is of the firm belief that it can be overcome, [[spoiler:a belief anchored in his own body being cybernetic from the waist down and having been implanted with some extremely experimental and volatile mind-affecting implants without them affecting him mentally. Racter attributes being able to go past the limit to the fact that he's a clinical sociopath, and thus also believes that they people like him are the next step in human evolution.]]
3rd Aug '17 1:43:48 PM njein123
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get Shadow Lady, a WhatIf [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[{{Cyborg}} brainwashed cyborg minion]] by Shadaloo. Before she was [[UnwillingRoboticization forcibly roboticized]], Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn. In retaliation, she was kidnapped, cyborgized, and experimented on for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's right-hand henchwoman. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified Charlie Nash), who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to her programming so she [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remains fully obedient]] to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul her formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it experienced no emotion apart from being a killing machine and serving as M. Bison's right-hand]]; and in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, and serves as nothing but a weapon against Interpol. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this is built-in to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series. Shadow Lady shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler: It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady, a WhatIf [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[{{Cyborg}} brainwashed cyborg minion]] by Shadaloo. Before she was [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized]], roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn. In turn, and in retaliation, she was Shadaloo kidnapped, cyborgized, and experimented on and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's right-hand henchwoman. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash), Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to her Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so she the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remains remain fully obedient]] obedient and loyal to Shadaloo at all times, Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially becoming making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul her Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine machine]] and serving as M. Bison's right-hand]]; and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away]] away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this is built-in was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series. Shadow Lady series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler: It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. In [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
23rd Jul '17 10:22:13 AM ZeoSpark16
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** [[spoiler:He later proves her wrong, by giving up his life in defence of Afro during the battle with his clone/cyborg father (who might be another example of this trope).]]

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** [[spoiler:He later proves her wrong, by giving up his life in defence defense of Afro during the battle with his clone/cyborg father (who might be another example of this trope).]]



* [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Bartolomew Kuma]] aka PX-0's fate]] in ''Manga/OnePiece'', though downplayed since this was a completely intended end result of the process used(He was fine, albeit TheStoic, up until his brain was replaced).

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* [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice Bartolomew Kuma]] aka PX-0's fate]] in ''Manga/OnePiece'', though downplayed since this was a completely intended end result of the process used(He used (he was fine, albeit TheStoic, up until his brain was replaced).
22nd Jul '17 12:07:03 PM Materioptikon
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* The Guardians of the Universe got tired of the little issues that kept popping up with the Green Lantern Corps, and decided to "improve" upon them by inventing the Alpha Lanterns, elite volunteers converted into cyborgs via Manhunter tech. The big problem was that the connection to the Book of Oa the conversion hardwired into the volunteers turned them into puppets. The Guardians were so happy they could get what they thought was a Lantern's flexibility with a Manhunter's zeal blinded them to the fact they were less than either due to their willpower being deadened by the programming. And that was before they were shown, ''forcefully'', that they weren't the only ones who could control said puppets...
** Then it got worse when Henshaw above found about the Alphas. He was tired of living, and realized the conversion process was similar to his own experience. So he decided to study them, commencing mass production to study the process, in hopes of eventually reversing his own state back to normal human.
17th Jul '17 12:46:17 PM Psyclone
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*** The ''Hong Kong'' campaign discusses this trope with two characters: Ten-Armed Ambrose had most of his body replaced by cybernetics to save his life and now runs a Street Doc clinic using machinery he's more or less permanently rigged into. He's on the verge of crossing the threshold and engages in a lot of social activity to keep his humanity in check. Meanwhile, Racter is a [[{{Transhumanism}} Transhumanist]] who has made it his life's mission to study the Essence Limit and is of the firm belief that it can be overcome, [[spoiler:a belief anchored in his own body being cybernetic from the waist down and having been implanted with some extremely experimental and volatile mind-affecting implants without them affecting him mentally.]]

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*** The ''Hong Kong'' campaign discusses this trope with two characters: Ten-Armed Ambrose had most of his body replaced by cybernetics to save his life and now runs a Street Doc clinic using machinery he's more or less permanently rigged into. He's on the verge of crossing the threshold and engages in a lot of social activity to keep his humanity in check. Meanwhile, Racter is a [[{{Transhumanism}} Transhumanist]] who has made it his life's mission to study the Essence Limit and is of the firm belief that it can be overcome, [[spoiler:a belief anchored in his own body being cybernetic from the waist down and having been implanted with some extremely experimental and volatile mind-affecting implants without them affecting him mentally. Racter attributes being able to go past the limit to the fact that he's a clinical sociopath, and thus also believes that they are the next step in human evolution.]]
12th Jul '17 11:31:45 AM njein123
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get Shadow Lady, a WhatIf [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[{{Cyborg}} brainwashed cyborg minion]] by Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn. In retaliation, she was kidnapped, cyborgized, and experimented on for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's right-hand henchwoman. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified Charlie Nash), who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to her programming so she [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remains fully obedient]] to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul her formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it experienced no emotion apart from being a killing machine and serving as M. Bison's right-hand]]; and in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, and serves as nothing but a weapon against Interpol. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this is built-in to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series. Shadow Lady shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler: It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get Shadow Lady, a WhatIf [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[{{Cyborg}} brainwashed cyborg minion]] by Shadaloo. Before she was [[UnwillingRoboticization forcibly roboticized, roboticized]], Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn. In retaliation, she was kidnapped, cyborgized, and experimented on for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's right-hand henchwoman. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified Charlie Nash), who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to her programming so she [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remains fully obedient]] to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul her formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it experienced no emotion apart from being a killing machine and serving as M. Bison's right-hand]]; and in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, and serves as nothing but a weapon against Interpol. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this is built-in to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series. Shadow Lady shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler: It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
12th Jul '17 11:30:11 AM njein123
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get Shadow Lady, a WhatIf [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[{{Cyborg}} brainwashed cyborg minion]] by Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn. In retaliation, she was kidnapped, cyborgized, and experimented on for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's right-hand henchwoman. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified Charlie Nash), who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to her programming so she [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remains fully obedient]] to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul her formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it experienced no emotion apart from being a killing machine and serving as M. Bison's right-hand]]; and in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, and serves as nothing but a weapon against Interpol. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this is built-in to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series. Shadow Lady shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler: It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
10th Jul '17 6:12:03 PM eroock
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->''No glands, replaced by tech. No digestive system, replaced by tech. ''No soul...'' replaced by tech.''
-->-- '''Dr. Mordin Solus''', on the Collectors, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

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->''No ->''"No glands, replaced by tech. No digestive system, replaced by tech. ''No soul...'' replaced by tech.''
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-->-- '''Dr. Mordin Solus''', Solus''' on the Collectors, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
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