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24th Apr '18 7:43:20 AM Smeagol17
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Often they are made BornOfMagic. A non-living vessel is magically imbued with life and consciousness. Depictions vary whether the homunculus requires magic to continue functioning after being made. Within the fantasy setting, a homunculus generally acts as a magician's assistant (a.k.a {{Familiar}}), spy, messenger, or even assassin. They are sometimes, but not always, capable of speech. If created correctly, they are loyal to a fault when it comes to their master.

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Often they are made BornOfMagic. A non-living vessel is magically imbued with life and consciousness. Depictions vary whether the homunculus requires magic to continue functioning after being made. Within the fantasy setting, a homunculus generally acts as a magician's assistant (a.k.a {{Familiar}}), spy, messenger, or even assassin. They are sometimes, but not always, capable of speech. If created correctly, they are loyal to a fault when it comes to their master.
16th Apr '18 3:26:52 AM jormis29
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* ''My Lovely Daughter'', by Game Changer Studios, tells the tale of an alchemist that must create and raise homunculi... Then murder them and use their souls as part of a ritual to resurrect his dead daughter.

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* ''My Lovely Daughter'', ''VideoGame/MyLovelyDaughter'', by Game Changer Studios, tells the tale of an alchemist that must create and raise homunculi... Then murder them and use their souls as part of a ritual to resurrect his dead daughter.
8th Mar '18 11:38:48 AM Sachiko
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* ''My Lovely Daughter'', by Game Changer Studios, tells the tale of an alchemist that must create and raise homunculi... Then murder them and use their souls as part of a ritual to resurrect his dead daughter.
3rd Feb '18 7:49:38 PM Discar
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* In Mary Shelley's original novel [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the Frankenstein's monster]] had more than a few elements of a homunculus.
The exact procedure of its creation is left deliberately murky, though Victor made at least one reference to visits to bonehouses specifically to gather materials to create his creature. So while his creature wasn't made entirely out of corpses, they were still a vital part of the process. Specifically the dissecting room and the slaughter-house are said to furnish Victor with many of his materials, and he also dabbles in "the unhallowed damps of the grave." The implication is that the monster is formed at least partly out of human and animal remains, not merely "filth." The animal remains may serve as the explanation of the monster's size: it could even be speculated that it was a set of pig bones that gave him his extra foot of height.

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* In Mary Shelley's original novel [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the Frankenstein's monster]] had more than a few elements of a homunculus.
homunculus. The exact procedure of its creation is left deliberately murky, though Victor made at least one reference to visits to bonehouses specifically to gather materials to create his creature. So while his creature wasn't made entirely out of corpses, they were still a vital part of the process. Specifically the dissecting room and the slaughter-house are said to furnish Victor with many of his materials, and he also dabbles in "the unhallowed damps of the grave." The implication is that the monster is formed at least partly out of human and animal remains, not merely "filth." The animal remains may serve as the explanation of the monster's size: it could even be speculated that it was a set of pig bones that gave him his extra foot of height.
15th Jan '18 2:29:08 AM Mukademaoh
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* Mad monk Inasa from ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' created several Homunculi using Western Sorcery and alchemy during his research for the ultimate buddhist weapon. Kuin, Kirio's companion, is his masterpiece and powerful enough to fight with a 2000-years old Youkai like Tora. The Homunculi's creation involved using [[EyeOfTheNewt horse semen and intestines simmered in a cauldron]] and their appearence is wildly different, as they include two humanoid creatures vaguely similar to Kuin, a maid whose body is made of flowing water and a {{golem}}. [[spoiler: He also tried to make artificial people enpowered with superior houriki since birth but failed.]]
21st Dec '17 1:49:40 AM Shadowgazer
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* In Mary Shelley's original novel [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the Frankenstein's monster]] was explicitly a homunculus created out of "filth" (i.e. dung and sperm), rather than corpses of the dead.
** Not quite true. Victor made at least one reference to visits to bonehouses specifically to gather materials to create his creature. While his creature wasn't made entirely out of corpses, they were still a vital part of the process.
** Specifically the dissecting room and the slaughter-house are said to furnish Victor with many of his materials, and he also dabbles in "the unhallowed damps of the grave." The implication is that the monster is formed at least partly out of human and animal remains, not merely "filth."
** Indeed, true; the animal remains serve as the explanation of the monster's size. I believe it was a set of pig bones that gave him his extra foot of height.

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* In Mary Shelley's original novel [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the Frankenstein's monster]] was explicitly a homunculus created out of "filth" (i.e. dung and sperm), rather had more than corpses a few elements of the dead.
** Not quite true.
a homunculus.
The exact procedure of its creation is left deliberately murky, though
Victor made at least one reference to visits to bonehouses specifically to gather materials to create his creature. While So while his creature wasn't made entirely out of corpses, they were still a vital part of the process.
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process. Specifically the dissecting room and the slaughter-house are said to furnish Victor with many of his materials, and he also dabbles in "the unhallowed damps of the grave." The implication is that the monster is formed at least partly out of human and animal remains, not merely "filth."
** Indeed, true; the
" The animal remains may serve as the explanation of the monster's size. I believe size: it could even be speculated that it was a set of pig bones that gave him his extra foot of height.



* Technically, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (and [[SpearCounterpart Rowdyruff Boys]]), as artificially-created superhumans, would be this.

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* Technically, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (and [[SpearCounterpart Rowdyruff Boys]]), as artificially-created superhumans, with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Chemical X]] as their base, would be this.
7th Dec '17 3:47:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': After Haazheel Thorne's demise, the heroes are visited by a clone that the wicked sorcerer had created of himself to manage the Black Moon prayers (and is also far less evil-minded than him so he would be easier to control). He's basically just there to serve as MrExposition about Haazheel's final plan before he melts into a puddle because there's no more magic energy to sustain him.
6th Sep '17 5:07:36 PM Jokubas
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* They appear in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny''.
** This is an especially interesting case. [[spoiler: In it, Homunculus is infact a djinn-like being, who is [[SealedEvilInACan contained in the philosopher's stone]]. The process of "creation" infact only releases him]].

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* They appear A Homunculus features as a major character in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny''.
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''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny''. This is an especially interesting case. case, as Homunculus is, in fact, [[spoiler: In it, Homunculus is infact a djinn-like being, being who is [[SealedEvilInACan contained in the philosopher's stone]]. The process of "creation" infact "creation", in fact, only releases him]].
2nd Sep '17 3:18:47 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'':
** The fey use remote-controlled bodies they call homunculi to interact with the world. The bodies only last for a few months at the most, but the fey can always make more. They also melt on death so that no one can dissect them for their secrets.
** During the war with Domina, America fields a small number of clones among the regular troops. The fey immediately identify them as homunculi, though the clones are not remote controlled, and are perfect copies of a specific soldier in both body and mind. They are also not expected to last more than a week or two. [[spoiler:Only one survives the war, and the fey give him treatments to bring him up to a normal human lifespan. It later turns out the entire project was a ploy by Silk to gain bodies for her HiveMind; she switched out the sample once she was sure that the equipment was up to spec, and ended up with ten thousand mind linked clones]].
** [[spoiler:The changelings, supposedly kidnapping victims, are in fact just more homunculi built by the fey, though they are built to have normal human lifespans. WordOfGod is that they are all perfect specimens of humanity, so they will actually live longer than average]].
31st Aug '17 3:50:04 AM Doug86
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* They appear in ''ShadowOfDestiny''.

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* They appear in ''ShadowOfDestiny''.''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny''.
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