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3rd Dec '16 3:52:46 PM Nopperabo
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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'', the Virtual Adepts are the tradition who tend the Sphere of Correspondence (space, essentially) and largely adopt the aesthetics and rhetoric of the cyberpunk movement.


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* The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' is fond of this trope.
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In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'', the Virtual Adepts are the tradition who tend the Sphere of Correspondence (space, essentially) and largely adopt the aesthetics and rhetoric of the cyberpunk movement.

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** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has many of these elements, such as a bleak setting, corporate conspiracies, and ominous cities.

27th Nov '16 10:24:23 AM gunslingerofgilead
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' occasionally dabbles in the genre, despite otherwise landing firmly in the trappings of the SpaceOpera. Most notable is Omega, the WretchedHive space station from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', which drew ''heavy'' inspiration from ''Film/BladeRunner'' visually. Noveria in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' and the Silversun Strip in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' also have strong CyberPunk influence; Noveria is a laissez-faire charter planet owned by a shady MegaCorp who lease out labs to other corporations so they can perform [[PlayingWithSyringes questionable scientific experiments]], while the Silversun Strip is a [[http://www.handytips.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mass-Effect-3-Citadel-DLC-review-02-Silversun-Strip.jpg neon-drenched]] entertainment hub with connections to organized crime.
23rd Nov '16 6:14:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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If the work dates from TheEighties, there's a good chance that there will be a theme of [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld East Asian economic dominance]], with the evil corporations being sinister ''zaibatsu'' (possibly [[DiabolicalMastermind masterminded]] behind the scenes by {{yakuza}}) and Asian-sounding brand-names liberally scattered around. Examples from the TurnOfTheMillennium and [[TheNewTens beyond]] are likely to swap Japan out for {{China|TakesOverTheWorld}}.

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If the work dates from TheEighties, there's a good chance that there will be a theme of [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld East Asian economic dominance]], with the evil corporations being sinister ''zaibatsu'' (possibly [[DiabolicalMastermind masterminded]] [[TheManBehindTheMan behind the scenes scenes]] by {{yakuza}}) and Asian-sounding brand-names liberally scattered around. Examples from the TurnOfTheMillennium and [[TheNewTens beyond]] are likely to swap Japan out for {{China|TakesOverTheWorld}}.
17th Nov '16 4:22:26 PM tricksterson
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* Linda Nagata's ''The Red'' trilogy about a cyborg soldier, his squad and the AI of the title [[AIIsACrapshoot whose motives and intentions are shrouded in mystery]]
18th Oct '16 10:15:05 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Michael Gibson's Literature/{{Technomancer}} series is an UrbanFantasy series about how the Earth has been taken over demons and humanity has been rebuilt into a cyberpunk future with humanity at the bottom of the corporate food chain.

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* Michael Gibson's Literature/{{Technomancer}} ''Literature/{{Technomancer}}'' series is an UrbanFantasy series about how the Earth has been taken over demons and humanity has been rebuilt into a cyberpunk future with humanity at the bottom of the corporate food chain.



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* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' is a GrayAndGrayMorality time-travel story where the cyberpunk future is the BadFuture the villains are trying to avert and the heroine is trying to save.
* ''Series/DarkAngel'' is about a genetically engineered courier in a dystopian future.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' is about a memory-erasing brothel and the individuals who live inside and work there.
18th Oct '16 10:13:30 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Michael Gibson's Literature/{{Technomancer}} series is an UrbanFantasy series about how the Earth has been taken over demons and humanity has been rebuilt into a cyberpunk future with humanity at the bottom of the corporate food chain.
19th Sep '16 3:17:44 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In general, ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' tends to be on the PostCyberpunk end of the spectrum. ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' is closest to Cyberpunk, thanks to being written by the writer of ''[[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Lain]]''. There's a secret government conspiracy, monitoring everything and conducting dark experiments; the heroes are young streetwise punks who befriend what are, ''essentially'', rouge AIs. They end up subverting the government conspiracy, and stopping more dangerous AIs. Philosophical questions about life arise. Granted, as it's part of a Mons children's series, on the whole it's not as grim as other examples here, but by the same coin, it's pretty heavy for a "shonen" series (and is sometimes criticized for being ''so'' different in tone than its stable-mates).

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* In general, ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' tends to be on the PostCyberpunk end of the spectrum. ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' is closest to Cyberpunk, thanks to being written by the writer of ''[[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Lain]]''. There's a secret government conspiracy, monitoring everything and conducting dark experiments; the heroes are young streetwise punks who befriend what are, ''essentially'', rouge rogue AIs. They end up subverting the government conspiracy, and stopping more dangerous AIs. Philosophical questions about life arise. Granted, as it's part of a Mons children's series, on the whole it's not as grim as other examples here, but by the same coin, it's pretty heavy for a "shonen" series (and is sometimes criticized for being ''so'' different in tone than its stable-mates).



* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov's]] novel ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' anticipates the dystopian urban decay, and the bland foods made from yeast. As seen in one scene in Lije's home it's a luxury to eat actual chicken with your family, let a lone eat it in the comfort of your own home.

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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov's]] novel ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' anticipates the dystopian urban decay, and the bland foods made from yeast. As seen in one scene in Lije's home it's a luxury to eat actual chicken with your family, let a lone alone eat it in the comfort of your own home.
2nd Sep '16 9:18:45 AM erforce
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* The Neo-Tokyo level in ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplitters TimeSplitters 2]]''.

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* The Neo-Tokyo level in ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplitters TimeSplitters 2]]''.''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2''.
1st Sep '16 10:04:01 PM WickedIcon
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** Frankly, anything directed by Creator/NeillBlomkamp falls into this genre to some extent or another. ''Film/DistrictNine'' is probably the farthest from it, and its aesthetic is still roughly in line with the genre.
21st Aug '16 12:23:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''EclipsePhase'' straddles the line between CyberPunk and {{Transhumanism}}. On the one hand, many people do wind up with a totally different understanding of culture, life, and even humanity, and on the other, there are even more trying to keep the old forms of government and commerce alive... often as a means to control others. Also, from the outside, the more transhuman beings usually appear horrifying and incomprehensible.

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* ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' straddles the line between CyberPunk and {{Transhumanism}}. On the one hand, many people do wind up with a totally different understanding of culture, life, and even humanity, and on the other, there are even more trying to keep the old forms of government and commerce alive... often as a means to control others. Also, from the outside, the more transhuman beings usually appear horrifying and incomprehensible.
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