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25th Sep '16 4:28:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' from the OldWorldOfDarkness included Iteration X, "mages" who could do impossible things with cybernetics and robotics. Besides generally being cyborgs themselves, they frequently made use of [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} HIT Marks]] against their enemies. Occasionally other science-focused mages, even in the Traditions, also created cyborgs. The degree to which [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Ate Your Soul]] varied with the amount of replacement and the manner in which your storyteller enforced the Resonance and Paradox rules. As a nice nod to reality, people with any kind of cybernetic enhancements have to get a [[RequiredSecondaryPowers full-body reinforcement]].

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' from the OldWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness included Iteration X, "mages" who could do impossible things with cybernetics and robotics. Besides generally being cyborgs themselves, they frequently made use of [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} HIT Marks]] against their enemies. Occasionally other science-focused mages, even in the Traditions, also created cyborgs. The degree to which [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Ate Your Soul]] varied with the amount of replacement and the manner in which your storyteller enforced the Resonance and Paradox rules. As a nice nod to reality, people with any kind of cybernetic enhancements have to get a [[RequiredSecondaryPowers full-body reinforcement]].
21st Sep '16 2:27:14 PM WakefulPigeon
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** Also includes several Animal Borgs (such as Pandaborg and Chihuahuaborg) in the [[Recap/PhineasAndFerbTalesFromTheResistance episode sequel]].
18th Sep '16 1:28:08 PM nombretomado
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* ArchieComics' short-lived comic based on the MANTECH toy franchise was based around this trope, with heroic cyborgs fighting evil robots. The three dying heroes were made into cyborgs to save their lives, their whole bodies being replaced with boxy robotic bits, gaining superpowers in the process. Aquatech hates what has happened to him, Solartech accepts it as a necessity, and Lasertech loves it.
* [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie Comics']] ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' has [[PunnyName Bunnie Rabbot]] (now Bunnie D'Coolette), a Mobian that got partly roboticized leaving her with two robotic limbs. She eventually gets these parts upgraded, meaning the process could never be undone. As shown by ''[[{{Spinoff}} Sonic Universe's]]'' "30 Years Later" storyline, her and Antoine's children, Jacque and Belle D'Coolette, have [[LamarckWasRight inherited]] this trait. In the same series we have The Dark Legion, whose MachineWorship lifestyle dictates that ''all'' their members become this. Trademarks include one robotic dreadlock and a chip implanted into their brain ''at birth'' that allows them to [[EasyAmnesia wipe their own memory]], in case of capture or defection. Particularly disturbing as it has been revealed that instead of executing prisoners, they forcibly "Legionize" them into cyborg soldiers in public.

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* ArchieComics' Franchise/ArchieComics' short-lived comic based on the MANTECH toy franchise was based around this trope, with heroic cyborgs fighting evil robots. The three dying heroes were made into cyborgs to save their lives, their whole bodies being replaced with boxy robotic bits, gaining superpowers in the process. Aquatech hates what has happened to him, Solartech accepts it as a necessity, and Lasertech loves it.
* [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie Comics']] Franchise/ArchieComics' ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' has [[PunnyName Bunnie Rabbot]] (now Bunnie D'Coolette), a Mobian that got partly roboticized leaving her with two robotic limbs. She eventually gets these parts upgraded, meaning the process could never be undone. As shown by ''[[{{Spinoff}} Sonic Universe's]]'' "30 Years Later" storyline, her and Antoine's children, Jacque and Belle D'Coolette, have [[LamarckWasRight inherited]] this trait. In the same series we have The Dark Legion, whose MachineWorship lifestyle dictates that ''all'' their members become this. Trademarks include one robotic dreadlock and a chip implanted into their brain ''at birth'' that allows them to [[EasyAmnesia wipe their own memory]], in case of capture or defection. Particularly disturbing as it has been revealed that instead of executing prisoners, they forcibly "Legionize" them into cyborg soldiers in public.
6th Sep '16 1:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''FadingSuns'' [[TabletopGames setting]] similarly has the option to outfit characters with cybernetic parts. What makes it interesting is that the available enhancements run the full technological spectrum, from simple metal and ceramic limb replacements, to synthetic flesh, to nanobots.

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* The ''FadingSuns'' ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'' [[TabletopGames setting]] similarly has the option to outfit characters with cybernetic parts. What makes it interesting is that the available enhancements run the full technological spectrum, from simple metal and ceramic limb replacements, to synthetic flesh, to nanobots.



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has these in the Alchemicals sourcebook. Any Alchemical with an Obvious charm qualifies, as well as many that don't.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has these in the Alchemicals sourcebook. Any Alchemical with an Obvious charm qualifies, as well as many that don't.
4th Sep '16 3:51:51 PM nombretomado
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** The first PC ''AliensVsPredator'' FPS gave us the Xenoborg. Yes, Weyland-Yutani thought putting armor and a lethal laser weapon system on a Xenomorph was a good idea. Yes, the things go berserk and start killing people.

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** The first PC ''AliensVsPredator'' ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' FPS gave us the Xenoborg. Yes, Weyland-Yutani thought putting armor and a lethal laser weapon system on a Xenomorph was a good idea. Yes, the things go berserk and start killing people.
15th Aug '16 5:26:35 PM htuttle
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** Androids are recruits in ''XCOMApocalypse''
** In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyWithin'' the XCom troopers can have their limbs cut off and replaced with massive robotic arms and legs. However they can remove the massive limbs are swap them out with normal sized limbs for when they are milling around the base.

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** Androids are recruits in ''XCOMApocalypse''
''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse''
** In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyWithin'' the XCom X-COM troopers can have their limbs cut off and replaced with massive robotic arms and legs. However they can remove the massive limbs are swap them out with normal sized limbs for when they are milling around the base.
15th Aug '16 4:55:53 PM htuttle
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we got Shadow Lady, a non-canon variation of Chun-Li, turned into a cyborg by Shadow, who is another non-canon variation of a Street Fighter character, this time ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'''s Charlie. She looks like Chun-Li, but she ends up shooting missiles from her back, thrusting forward with a drill, and one of her super attacks is a energy blast.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we got Shadow Lady, a non-canon variation of Chun-Li, turned into a cyborg by Shadow, who is another non-canon variation of a Street Fighter character, this time ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'''s Charlie. She looks like Chun-Li, but she ends up shooting missiles [[ButtCannon from her back, back]], thrusting forward [[ThisIsADrill with a drill, drill]], and one of her super attacks is a an [[HandBlast energy blast.]]
15th Aug '16 4:53:52 PM htuttle
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* ''{{XCOM}}'': the Floater in both versions of the game falls in into this catagory-his core organs have been removed and replaced with a cybernetic life support system including a flight unit (in either antigravity or jetpack flavors, depending on version). The Lobsterman in Terror From The Deep either qualifies or is a combat android with some [[OrganicTechnology organic]] [[WetwareCPU components]].
** In XCOM: Enemy Within the XCom troopers can have their limbs cut off and replaced with massive robotic arms and legs. However they can remove the massive limbs are swap them out with normal sized limbs for when they are milling around the base.

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Floater in both versions ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' of the game falls in into this catagory-his core organs have been removed and replaced with a cybernetic life support system including a flight unit (in either antigravity or jetpack flavors, depending on version). version).
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The Lobsterman in and Triscene from ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From The Deep either qualifies or is a from the Deep]]'' are combat android androids with some [[OrganicTechnology organic]] [[WetwareCPU components]].
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** Androids are recruits in ''XCOMApocalypse''
** In XCOM: Enemy Within ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyWithin'' the XCom troopers can have their limbs cut off and replaced with massive robotic arms and legs. However they can remove the massive limbs are swap them out with normal sized limbs for when they are milling around the base.
14th Aug '16 5:02:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NewHorizon'' has the Prometheans.

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* ''NewHorizon'' ''TabletopGame/NewHorizon'' has the Prometheans.
7th Aug '16 6:33:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[DeadLands Dead Lands: Hell On Earth]]'' subverts, inverts, reverts, and blipverts the trope. Basically, in the universe it's impossible to make enough room in a human body to insert any relevant cybernetics. However, there is plenty of room in an undead body since the undead don't need any bits other than the brain anyway. This has the added advantage that with a bit of MadScience jiggery-pokery you can run the machine parts on the spiritual energies used to create the undead.

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* ''[[DeadLands ''[[TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} Dead Lands: Hell On Earth]]'' subverts, inverts, reverts, and blipverts the trope. Basically, in the universe it's impossible to make enough room in a human body to insert any relevant cybernetics. However, there is plenty of room in an undead body since the undead don't need any bits other than the brain anyway. This has the added advantage that with a bit of MadScience jiggery-pokery you can run the machine parts on the spiritual energies used to create the undead.
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