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20th May '17 4:56:18 PM Dravencour
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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has Cyrax and Sektor, who debuted in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''. Highly trained assassins of a Chinese guild, they are subjected to a cybernization process that strips them of their humanity and free will but allows them to retain their skills and knowledge while also beefing up their physical abilities. Cyrax was [[UnwillingRoboticization not willing]] but Sektor believed this was the evolution of the clan. In the original canon, Smoke is also subjected to the procedure but in the new canon started by ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[spoiler:Sub-Zero VI]] takes his place.

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has Cyrax and Sektor, who debuted in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''. Highly trained assassins of a Chinese guild, the Lin Kuei, they are subjected to a cybernization process that strips them of their humanity and free will but allows them to retain their skills and knowledge while also beefing up their physical abilities. Cyrax was [[UnwillingRoboticization not willing]] but Sektor believed this was the evolution of the clan. In the original canon, Smoke is also subjected to the procedure but in the new canon started by ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[spoiler:Sub-Zero VI]] takes his place.
20th May '17 4:52:29 PM Dravencour
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Common things used in cybernetics include the RestrainingBolt, the ArmCannon and ArtificialLimbs. On the highest level of tech we have {{Nanomachines}} infusing biological beings. Just be careful not to overdo it, if you're in a setting where CyberneticsEatYourSoul or where they're treated as {{Power Upgrading Deformation}}s. Often cybernetics is [[WeCanRebuildHim used as an excuse]] to bring someone BackFromTheDead, even if the brain has been dead a while. One can certainly expect some questions about WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, and an attempt to take over or “replace” mundane humanity is not out of the question. Of course, it's also possible most cyborgs be {{Pro Human Transhuman}}s.

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Common things used in cybernetics include the RestrainingBolt, the ArmCannon and ArtificialLimbs. On the highest level of tech we have {{Nanomachines}} infusing biological beings. Just be careful not to overdo it, if you're in a setting where CyberneticsEatYourSoul or where they're treated as {{Power Upgrading Deformation}}s. Often cybernetics is [[WeCanRebuildHim used as an excuse]] to bring someone BackFromTheDead, even if the brain has been dead a while. One can certainly expect some questions about WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, and an attempt to take over or “replace” mundane humanity is not out of the question. Of course, it's also possible for most cyborgs to be {{Pro Human Transhuman}}s.
16th May '17 2:18:24 PM Owlorange1995
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* The MedevialStasis setting of Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda suprisingly has a few examples.

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* The MedevialStasis MedievalStasis setting of Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda suprisingly has a few examples.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' introduces the Blight Ganons. They are a mixture of Malice, the malevolent matter produced by [[EldritchAbominationCalamity Ganon]], and random bits and pieces of {{Magitek}}. Although Malice sustains the monsters, they primarily rely on the energy blades and laser beams provided by the tech to fight. Once Link interrupts Ganon's reincarnation, he too manifests as a mishmash of flesh and technology.]]

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' introduces the Blight Ganons. They are a mixture of Malice, the malevolent matter produced by [[EldritchAbominationCalamity [[EldritchAbomination Calamity Ganon]], and random bits and pieces of {{Magitek}}. Although Malice sustains the monsters, they primarily rely on the energy blades and laser beams provided by the tech to fight. Once [[spoiler:Once Link interrupts Ganon's reincarnation, he too manifests as a mishmash of flesh and technology.]]
16th May '17 2:15:51 PM Owlorange1995
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* The MedevialStasis setting of Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda suprisingly has a few examples.
** In the remake of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Goht has a large organic eye inside an otherwise robot body.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' features [[TheFairFolk Bryne]], who has his left arm replaced with a mechanical limb that that sports WolverineClaws and doubles as a gappling hook
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' introduces the Blight Ganons. They are a mixture of Malice, the malevolent matter produced by [[EldritchAbominationCalamity Ganon]], and random bits and pieces of {{Magitek}}. Although Malice sustains the monsters, they primarily rely on the energy blades and laser beams provided by the tech to fight. Once Link interrupts Ganon's reincarnation, he too manifests as a mishmash of flesh and technology.]]
1st May '17 9:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Transformers}} Transformers Generation 1]]'' episode ''Autobot Spike'' has Spike's mind being transferred to a mechanical body while his human body underwent risky surgery. Also, nearly every Transformer from the Beast era, which were the opposites of the typical cyborg, being robots who had living tissue grafted onto them.
** [[MadScientist Doctor Arkeville]] in ''[[{{Transformers}} Transformers Generation 1]]'' too. At first he has ''just'' a mechanical right hand as well as the upper part of his skull. In the episode ''Countdown to Extinction'', after he attempts to double cross Starscream in Cybertron he gets inconscious due to an electric discharge and [[spoiler:awakens with half of his body cyborgized and strapped to a mechanical wheelchair]]
** Also seen in the technorganic Blackarachnia, [[spoiler:Waspinator]] and [[spoiler:Sari Sumdac]] in ''TransformersAnimated''.
** As well as all the Headmaster, Powermaster, and Triggermaster characters in both the cartoon and comic books, as the Transformers themselves were now partly organic, but the human or Nebulan character they'd bonded to underwent extensive cybernetic implants as part of the bonding process.

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episode ''Autobot Spike'' "Autobot Spike" has Spike's mind being transferred to a mechanical body while his human body underwent risky surgery. Also, nearly every Transformer from the Beast era, which were the opposites of the typical cyborg, being robots who had living tissue grafted onto them.
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[[MadScientist Doctor Arkeville]] in ''[[{{Transformers}} Transformers Generation 1]]'' too.Arkeville]]. At first he has ''just'' a mechanical right hand as well as the upper part of his skull. In the episode ''Countdown to Extinction'', after he attempts to double cross Starscream in Cybertron he gets inconscious due to an electric discharge and [[spoiler:awakens with half of his body cyborgized and strapped to a mechanical wheelchair]]
** Also seen Nearly every Transformer from the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast era]], which were the opposites of the typical cyborg, being robots who had living tissue grafted onto them.
** Seen
in the technorganic Blackarachnia, [[spoiler:Waspinator]] and [[spoiler:Sari Sumdac]] in ''TransformersAnimated''.
''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
** As well as all the The Headmaster, Powermaster, and Triggermaster characters in both the cartoon and comic books, as the Transformers themselves were now partly organic, but the human or Nebulan character they'd bonded to underwent extensive cybernetic implants as part of the bonding process.
29th Apr '17 11:17:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' by TimothyZahn feature as their protagonists members of the elite Cobra guerrilla commandos, who receive surgically-implanted skeletal laminations (to make their bones effectively unbreakable), servomotors (to give them superhuman strength), hidden weapons (two small antipersonnel lasers in their fingers, one anti-armor laser in the calf and foot of one leg, an "arc thrower" that shoots an electric current down the ionized trail of one of the finger lasers to fry electronics, sonic projectors, and an emergency self-destruct mechanism), optical and auditory enhancements, a tiny supercomputer to control it all (as well as giving them pre-programmed combat reflexes), and a tiny fusion power plant to power all that. Quite an impressive load-out, especially considering they can still pass for normal civilians, which is necessary because they work in sabotage and subversion in cities captured by their enemies. After the war is over, they find it difficult to re-assimilate into regular civilian life, and most go on to move to a group of new colony planets where they prove themselves equally adept at surviving the ridiculously dangerous local fauna. It should be noted that the Trofts (the enemies in the war) actually believe the Cobras to be unkillable. They're just that good.

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* ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' by TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn feature as their protagonists members of the elite Cobra guerrilla commandos, who receive surgically-implanted skeletal laminations (to make their bones effectively unbreakable), servomotors (to give them superhuman strength), hidden weapons (two small antipersonnel lasers in their fingers, one anti-armor laser in the calf and foot of one leg, an "arc thrower" that shoots an electric current down the ionized trail of one of the finger lasers to fry electronics, sonic projectors, and an emergency self-destruct mechanism), optical and auditory enhancements, a tiny supercomputer to control it all (as well as giving them pre-programmed combat reflexes), and a tiny fusion power plant to power all that. Quite an impressive load-out, especially considering they can still pass for normal civilians, which is necessary because they work in sabotage and subversion in cities captured by their enemies. After the war is over, they find it difficult to re-assimilate into regular civilian life, and most go on to move to a group of new colony planets where they prove themselves equally adept at surviving the ridiculously dangerous local fauna. It should be noted that the Trofts (the enemies in the war) actually believe the Cobras to be unkillable. They're just that good.
29th Apr '17 10:46:57 AM nombretomado
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* Bashaban, the PLMC (Partial Liquid Metal Cyborg) and {{Expy}} of the Titanium Titan in ElTigre, in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''.

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* Bashaban, the PLMC (Partial Liquid Metal Cyborg) and {{Expy}} of the Titanium Titan in ElTigre, ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''.
26th Apr '17 6:45:49 AM Blazer
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** This comes up in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' as Goku decides to recruit 17 and 18 for the Tournament of Power. The Supreme Kai worries that being machines would disqualify them, but Goku counters that they're still humans with incredible power. Beerus just covers his ears and pretends not to hear it.
16th Apr '17 2:41:22 PM nombretomado
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*** The Literature/SpaceWolves make use of animals such as ravens and giant wolves, partly cyborged for better results.

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*** The Literature/SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] make use of animals such as ravens and giant wolves, partly cyborged for better results.
11th Apr '17 9:55:25 AM SAMAS
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' splits them into several classifications: Cybernetics are basically mechanical prosthetics (which come in fully mechanical or organic Bio-Systems), while Bionics actually augment the user to combat-capable levels, and include weapons. Cyborgs come in three levels: Minor cybernetic/bionic enhancements, Partial Conversion (all limbs and some torso reinforcement) and Full Conversion (Entire body except for the brain and spinal column).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' splits them into several classifications: Cybernetics are basically basic mechanical prosthetics (which and implants(which come in fully mechanical or organic Bio-Systems), [[OrganicTechnology Bio-Systems]]), while Bionics actually augment the user to combat-capable levels, and include weapons. Cyborgs come in three levels: Minor cybernetic/bionic enhancements, Partial Conversion (all limbs and some torso reinforcement) and Full Conversion (Entire body except for the brain and spinal column).
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