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28th Nov '16 9:02:48 AM KingNilbog
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*** Actually, Voidtech may qualify as an [[{{Inverted}} Inversion]] of this trope. Normal Alchemical Exalted are {{Steampunk}} {{Magitek}} androids who can be callous, but are almost never truly ''evil''. The ones corrupted by [[TheCorruption Voidtech]], on the other hand, skew towards BaodyHorror OrganicTechnology, which leads them straight into the MoralEventHorizon.

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*** Actually, Voidtech may qualify as an [[{{Inverted}} Inversion]] of this trope. Normal Alchemical Exalted are {{Steampunk}} {{Magitek}} androids who can be callous, but are almost never truly ''evil''. The ones corrupted by [[TheCorruption Voidtech]], on the other hand, skew towards BaodyHorror BodyHorror OrganicTechnology, which leads them straight into the MoralEventHorizon.
28th Nov '16 9:02:07 AM KingNilbog
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*** Actually, Voidtech may qualify as an [[{{Inverted}} Inversion]] of this trope. Normal Alchemical Exalted are {{Steampunk}} {{Magitek}} androids who can be callous, but are almost never truly ''evil''. The ones corrupted by [[TheCorruption Voidtech]], on the other hand, skew towards BaodyHorror OrganicTechnology, which leads them straight into the MoralEventHorizon.
14th Nov '16 10:01:45 PM Ratmaster999
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*** A variant version of the "roborats" uses the portion of their brain connected to their whiskers, and the rat's natural tendency to move along a surface they can feel with them. Much like a person running their hand along the wall in the dark. This method allows for an essentially remote-controlled rat by tricking them into something they would do naturally.
3rd Nov '16 2:35:53 AM CountDorku
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** Averted with the Iron Warriors. While they do use a lot of cybernetics, and they are ruthless bastards, the lack of soul is more due to [[ShellShockedVeteran decades of brutal and unrelenting siege warfare]]; the cybernetics are just their way of pragmatically dealing with problems like "does not have legs" or "[[RedRightHand right hand has mutated into tentacle and cannot hold a boltgun]]".
26th Oct '16 6:44:57 AM Zaptech
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->No glands, replaced by tech. No digestive system, replaced by tech. ''No soul...''replaced by tech.

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->No ->''No glands, replaced by tech. No digestive system, replaced by tech. ''No soul...''replaced by tech.''
26th Oct '16 6:44:45 AM Zaptech
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->''"If you are going to munchkin out in cyberpunk you have to cyber yourself up to the maximum... Some games try to penalize this with the half-hearted penalty of "losing your humanity", a concept that is in no cyberpunk literature and just exists as a feeble attempt to prevent munchkinism."''
-->-- '''The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming'''

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->''"If you are going to munchkin out in cyberpunk you have to cyber yourself up to the maximum... Some games try to penalize this with the half-hearted penalty of "losing your humanity", a concept that is in no cyberpunk literature and just exists as a feeble attempt to prevent munchkinism."''
->No glands, replaced by tech. No digestive system, replaced by tech. ''No soul...''replaced by tech.
-->-- '''The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming'''
'''Dr. Mordin Solus''', on the Collectors, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
14th Oct '16 11:09:36 PM Sammettik
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** Project Skins defies the trope. Most of those converted by the Project retain their original personalities and opinions and morality. In fact, Ashe is an extremely vocal believer that Cybernetics DON'T eat the soul.



* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has the Project Skins, which seem to be a case of defying the trope. Most of those converted by the Project retain their original personalities and opinions and morality. In fact, in the latest wave, Ashe is an extremely vocal believer that Cybernetics DON'T eat the soul.
14th Oct '16 11:07:16 PM Sammettik
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* Now that you mention it, the roboticized animals in the early ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games can fall under this.
** In the games the animals were just cheap power sources, it was the cartoon adaption that had them made cyborgs as hamster wheels didn't make sense.



* The Beetleworx enemies in EpicMickey are often made by converting toons into robotic slaves, including Captain Hook and members of his crew, though the process is reversible by filling the four conversion machines with paint.

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* The Beetleworx enemies in EpicMickey ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' are often made by converting toons into robotic slaves, including Captain Hook and members of his crew, though the process is reversible by filling the four conversion machines with paint.



* In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', [[spoiler:Haltmann's daughter dies after an accident with Star Dream, the mother computer of Haltmann's company and a wish-granting machine. He decides to dedicate the rest of his life to the company's prosperity and improving Star Dream. He wishes for his daughter to come back, but she comes back without a soul, so Haltmann shuts down Star Dream and decides to conquer planets, becoming uncaring and killing off native inhabitants for profit. When Kirby comes and defeats him, he activates Star Dream, only for it to malfunction and merge his mind with itself. It gains sentience and decides ro destroy all organic life as per ita interpretation of Haltmann's desires, and decides deleting his soul and absorbing his mind is necessary to do so.]]
* VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends has the Project Skins, which seem to be a case of defying the trope. Most of those converted by the Project retain their original personalities and opinions and morality. In fact, in the latest wave, Ashe is an extremely vocal believer that Cybernetics DON'T eat the soul.

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* In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', [[spoiler:Haltmann's daughter dies after an accident with Star Dream, the mother computer of Haltmann's company and a wish-granting machine. He decides to dedicate the rest of his life to the company's prosperity and improving Star Dream. He wishes for his daughter to come back, but she comes back without a soul, so Haltmann shuts down Star Dream and decides to conquer planets, becoming uncaring and killing off native inhabitants for profit. When Kirby comes and defeats him, he activates Star Dream, only for it to malfunction and merge his mind with itself. It gains sentience and decides ro to destroy all organic life as per ita interpretation of Haltmann's desires, and decides deleting his soul and absorbing his mind is necessary to do so.]]
* VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has the Project Skins, which seem to be a case of defying the trope. Most of those converted by the Project retain their original personalities and opinions and morality. In fact, in the latest wave, Ashe is an extremely vocal believer that Cybernetics DON'T eat the soul.
13th Oct '16 12:55:11 PM foxmccloud4387
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* ''Film/IronMan'': Subverted by Tony Stark. When he's completely flesh and blood, he's an arrogant playboy genius with no consideration for the consequences of his work. It's not until he has to place the miniature arc reactor in his chest that his more noble nature emerges.

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* ''Film/IronMan'': Subverted Inverted by Tony Stark. When he's completely flesh and blood, he's an arrogant playboy genius with no consideration for the consequences of his work. It's not until he has to place the miniature arc reactor in his chest that his more noble nature emerges.
7th Oct '16 5:29:20 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' works from ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' on give this trope the finger. While AxeCrazy and robotic-acting cyborgs both do exist, the former are recognizably garden-variety sociopaths rather than it being a result of being a cyborg and the latter had their personalities chop-jobbed by the sociopaths. Both are the result of having been raised by a lunatic. They are comfortably outnumbered by sane, well-adjusted cyborgs who were also raised by that same lunatic, to the point one wonders if cybernetics don't actually make you ''more'' sane. In fact, the aforementioned sociopath actually has the ''least'' amount of cybernetics.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' works from ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' on give this trope the finger. While AxeCrazy and robotic-acting cyborgs both do exist, the former are recognizably garden-variety sociopaths rather than it being a result of being a cyborg and the latter had their personalities chop-jobbed by the sociopaths. Both are the result of having been raised by a lunatic. They are comfortably outnumbered by sane, well-adjusted cyborgs who were also raised by that same lunatic, to the point one wonders if cybernetics don't actually make you ''more'' sane. In fact, one of the aforementioned sociopath sociopaths actually has the ''least'' amount of cybernetics.
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