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9th Sep '16 8:27:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several races of ''{{Talislanta}}'' use plant-based technologies, including the barge-forts of the Green Aeriads (with live viridia trees for masts) and the d'oko lily plants used as houses by the Green Men.
* This is one of approximately 9000 options for HumongousMecha in one ''{{Mekton}}'' expansion.

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* Several races of ''{{Talislanta}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}'' use plant-based technologies, including the barge-forts of the Green Aeriads (with live viridia trees for masts) and the d'oko lily plants used as houses by the Green Men.
* This is one of approximately 9000 options for HumongousMecha in one ''{{Mekton}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mekton}}'' expansion.
8th Sep '16 8:04:01 PM PaulA
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* Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''[[Literature/ThePlaneteers The Double Minds]]'' is set on Ganymede, where electricity was never discovered. Light bulbs are powered by fluorescent bacteria and cars have muscles instead of motors. Unlike most examples of OrganicTechnology, the story clearly states that Ganymedian gadgets are a poor substitute for electric-powered technology. A bit of an UnbuiltTrope, considered that it was written in 1937.

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* Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''[[Literature/ThePlaneteers The Double Minds]]'' "Literature/TheDoubleMinds" is set on Ganymede, where electricity was never discovered. Light bulbs are powered by fluorescent bacteria and cars have muscles instead of motors. Unlike most examples of OrganicTechnology, the story clearly states that Ganymedian gadgets are a poor substitute for electric-powered technology. A bit of an UnbuiltTrope, considered that it was written in 1937.
26th Aug '16 9:28:04 AM ReaderAt2046
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** Interestingly, it's specifically noted that Amnion biotech is ''much'' less efficient than human technology, even though individual pieces are more advanced. It's for this reason that they haven't tried to assimilate humanity into their hivemind: they know that if it comes to a straight-up war they could not match our production capacity.
22nd Aug '16 1:53:15 PM anti7
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22nd Aug '16 1:53:13 PM anti7
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** An entire Group of Interest from the Russian branch, [[http://scpfoundation.ru/system:page-tags/tag/%D0%9C%D1%8F%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%BA "Meat Circus"]]
19th Aug '16 6:11:33 AM Sharlee
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** Full eusociality isn't a prerequisite for this, either: paper wasps don't have queens or castes, yet their nests can be every bit as complex as beehives.
* Spiderwebs, cocoons, and pretty much anything else that arthropods build from silk.
13th Aug '16 5:15:01 PM htuttle
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* The hostile aliens in the ''{{X-COM}}'' series of games have always used varying degrees of bio-tech, such as purpose-build foot soldiers - but ''X-COM: Apocalypse'' took this trope to the natural conclusion, with alien ships and buildings being fully organic. You actually get to see (and blow up) the facility where they grow their ships (among other vital constructs)...
** Also, the Bio-Drone from ''Terror From the Deep''. It's [[BrainInAJar vat of humans' brains]] on anti-grav unit, with vocal cords attached to a sonic gun.

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* The hostile aliens in the ''{{X-COM}}'' ''[[{{VideoGame/XCom}} X-COM}]]'' series of games have always used varying degrees of bio-tech, such as purpose-build foot soldiers - but ''X-COM: Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' took this trope to the natural conclusion, with alien ships and buildings being fully organic. You actually get to see (and blow up) the facility where they grow their ships (among other vital constructs)...
** Also, the Bio-Drone from ''Terror From ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror from the Deep''.Deep]]''. It's [[BrainInAJar vat of humans' brains]] on anti-grav unit, with vocal cords attached to a sonic gun.
8th Aug '16 5:36:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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30th Jul '16 12:59:12 PM nombretomado
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* In DavidWeber and Linda Evans' series ''HellsGate'' the Arcanans use [[{{Magitek}} magical genetic engineering]] to create dragons, griffins, unicorns and big mean homing hummingbirds.

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* In DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber and Linda Evans' series ''HellsGate'' ''Literature/HellsGate'' the Arcanans use [[{{Magitek}} magical genetic engineering]] to create dragons, griffins, unicorns and big mean homing hummingbirds.
25th Jul '16 8:05:02 PM Willbyr
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* The eponymous ''[[{{Guyver}} Bio-Booster Armor Guyver]]''.

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* The eponymous ''[[{{Guyver}} ''[[Manga/{{Guyver}} Bio-Booster Armor Guyver]]''.



* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' has the Androids, which range variously from wholly mechanical (like #16 and 19), {{Cyborg}}s (such as #17, #18 and #20 a.k.a [[GreaterScopeVillain Dr. Gero]] himself) and...[[BigBad Cell]] (#21), who is purely organic and, unlike the other ones, has the ability to actually permanently increase his strength through [[TheAssimilator absorbing other humans and his fellow Androids]]. He's also essentially [[MixAndMatchCritter the culmination of the various DNA of every fighter in the series]] [[SuperPowerLottery with their most advantageous traits]] at his disposal.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Androids, which range variously from wholly mechanical (like #16 and 19), {{Cyborg}}s (such as #17, #18 and #20 a.k.a [[GreaterScopeVillain Dr. Gero]] himself) and...[[BigBad Cell]] (#21), who is purely organic and, unlike the other ones, has the ability to actually permanently increase his strength through [[TheAssimilator absorbing other humans and his fellow Androids]]. He's also essentially [[MixAndMatchCritter the culmination of the various DNA of every fighter in the series]] [[SuperPowerLottery with their most advantageous traits]] at his disposal.
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