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30th May '17 3:02:15 AM KnightofLsama
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* Manga/KnightsOfSidonia, by Creator/TsutomuNihei, the creator of the above mentioned {{Manga/Blame}} and {{Manga/Biomega}}, still has transhumanism running through it. ''None'' of the characters are a baseline human. All but one of the characters have been modified to get at least part of their energy from a form of photosynthesis, Tanikazi (the only non-photosynthesising character) has enhanced healing, the Honoka sisters are a batch of clones with SuperStrength, Lala is a human mind in a bear body with a cybernetic arm and Izana is an example of a "third" gender with both male and female characteristics that gradually shifts to either male of female after they develop an attraction to a person of the other gender. And that's just at the start. Things only ramp up from there in later chapters.


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** The expansion pack ''Rising Tide'' adds some additional takes on it with their "Hybrid Affinities". Purity-Harmony are the most explicitly transhumanist, using genetic engineering and lessons learned from the new planets biology to create better (at least in their minds) humans. Meanwhile Supremacy-Harmony results in rather disturbing mixes of cybernetics and bio-technology, though their driving philosophy is more "power at any cost". Purity-Supremacy eschews the transhumanism for baseline humans backed up advanced robotic drone technology but keeping the two parts distinct.
16th May '17 12:13:57 PM BeerBaron
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* Though thus far not part of anything but the backstory, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe includes dwarves (aka the Dwemer) who sought to upgrade themselves beyond the gods who created them. They either [[TheSingularity succeeded]] or erased themselves from existence; it's hard to say.

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* Though thus far not In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is one of the theories about what the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were trying to do when they [[RiddleForTheAges mysteriously disappeared]]. They were a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien highly technologically advanced]] race whose creations are still unmatched by any other race even in the thousands of years since their disappearance. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality A major part of anything but their outlook]] was the backstory, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe includes dwarves (aka idea of refuting ''everything'' as real, including themselves. When they discovered the Dwemer) who sought [[CosmicKeystone heart of a dead god]], they attempted to upgrade tap into its power, likely hoping to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence reforge themselves beyond the gods who created them. They either [[TheSingularity succeeded]] or erased themselves from existence; it's hard as ascended god-like beings]]. Whatever happened, it caused every member of their race to say.blink out of all known planes of existence in an instant.
8th May '17 11:30:48 AM KaitoKid
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* The ''H+'' digital series on Website/YouTube shows what happens in a world when transhumanism in the form of a microscopic computer implanted into a person's brain goes wrong.*

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* The ''H+'' digital series on Website/YouTube shows what happens in a world when transhumanism in the form of a microscopic computer implanted into a person's brain goes wrong.*
8th May '17 11:30:20 AM KaitoKid
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* The ''H+'' digital series on Website/YouTube shows what happens in a world when transhumanism in the form of a microscopic computer implanted into a person's brain goes wrong.
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* The ''H+'' digital series on Website/YouTube shows what happens in a world when transhumanism in the form of a microscopic computer implanted into a person's brain goes wrong.
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* Discussed in Blog/ReadySetThink , arguing that not only is it a perfectly valid way of surviving as individuals and as a specie, but also sometimes described as our only real chance to survive the rise of Artificial Intelligence.
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27th Apr '17 2:07:38 PM CountDorku
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* ''Nova Praxis'' has Synthesis and Apotheosis. Synthesis is a bodily upgrade that merges you with nanotechnology to make people stronger, faster and tougher, while Apotheosis involves having your brain turned into nanotech and your mind into a program running on that nanotech, so smoothly that there's no obvious changes to that actual mind. People who've undergone Apotheosis can upload themselves to computers or install themselves into new bodies, and some can figure out how to "hack" their own code, becoming [[{{Technopath}} Savants]].
13th Apr '17 5:10:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Advent from ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', in contrast to the NoTranshumanismAllowed Traders. Part of the reason why the Traders exiled them in the first place. The alien race present in the game, the Vasari, are as of their in-game state, also technologically improved to varying degrees from their biological baseline.

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* The Advent from ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'', ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', in contrast to the NoTranshumanismAllowed Traders. Part of the reason why the Traders exiled them in the first place. The alien race present in the game, the Vasari, are as of their in-game state, also technologically improved to varying degrees from their biological baseline.
3rd Apr '17 11:03:06 PM Getta
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* ArtificialLimbsAreStronger: A limited form of enhancement that's specific to the limbs.

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* ArtificialLimbsAreStronger: ArtificialLimbs: A limited form of enhancement that's specific to the limbs.limbs. [[ArtificialLimbsAreStronger Frequently makes one stronger]] than those without.



* BadassTransplant: See ArtificialLimbs above.
* BeingHumanSucks[=/=]HumansAreFlawed: A major motivation for this trope is removing the suck and the flaws.
* BewareTheSuperman: Where transhumanism has an overall negative net effect on the world.

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* BadassTransplant: See ArtificialLimbs above.
* BeingHumanSucks[=/=]HumansAreFlawed: A major motivation for this trope is removing the suck and the flaws.
Transplanted stuff makes you more badass.
* BeingHumanSucks: A major motivation for this trope is removing the suck.
* BewareTheSuperman: Where transhumanism (and the idea of super-beings in general) has an overall negative net effect on the world.



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The "critical flaw" discussed above can be part of a story, and often a threat. Tweaking with genes can create a disater on a different level than nuclear explosions.

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* FreakLabAccident: An accident in a laboratory turns someone into beyond human.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The "critical flaw" discussed above can be part of a story, and often a threat. Tweaking with genes can create a disater disaster on a different level than nuclear explosions.



* MagicEnhancement: Magical transhumanism, when applied to people, at least.

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* MagicEnhancement: Magical transhumanism, when applied to people, at least. Note: may come unintentionally through {{Curse}} - see CursedWithAwesome - or even an accident.



* PowerUpgradingDeformation: Your body gets deformed in some way, but in turn you get power.



* TheSingularity: A hypothetical scenario where we become transhumans due to acceleration of progress.



* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: [[/index]]Nearly always have advanced themselves to god-like power instead of starting out like that.[[index]]

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* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: [[/index]]Nearly Nearly always have advanced themselves to god-like power instead of starting out like that.[[index]]that.



* SuperSerum: [[/index]]One of the ways to become one, but be wary of its PsychoSerum cousin. [[index]]

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* SuperSerum: [[/index]]One One of the ways to become one, but be wary of its PsychoSerum cousin. [[index]]



* TheSingularity: A hypothetical scenario where we become transhumans due to acceleration of progress.

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* TheSingularity: A hypothetical scenario where we become transhumans due to acceleration of progress.TouchedByVorlons: Aliens or whatnot might be the cause.



* TouchedByVorlons: Aliens or whatnot might be the cause.
* {{Ubermensch}}:[[/index]] GratuitousGerman, meaning "Over-man" or "superman". Transhumans are likely to be transcendent not just on physical, but also on [[BlueAndOrangeMorality psychological and moral perspectives]].[[index]]

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* TouchedByVorlons: Aliens or whatnot might be the cause.
* {{Ubermensch}}:[[/index]]
{{Ubermensch}}: GratuitousGerman, meaning "Over-man" or "superman". Transhumans are likely to be transcendent not just on physical, but also on [[BlueAndOrangeMorality psychological and moral perspectives]].[[index]]



For some of the abilities a {{Transhuman}} might have, see StockSuperpowers. See also NoTranshumanismAllowed. This may be used as an aspect of a {{Cyberpunk}} or PostCyberpunk setting.

Subtrope of TransNature.

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For some of the abilities a {{Transhuman}} might have, see StockSuperpowers.StockSuperpowers; related to HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers. See also NoTranshumanismAllowed. This may be used as an aspect of a {{Cyberpunk}} or PostCyberpunk setting.

Subtrope of TransNature. {{Mutants}} and HumanSubspecies may or may not be a result of this, and they may be crippled instead of "enhanced".



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}:TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' has multiple levels of human genetic modification, artificial humans, artificial intelligence, nanosymbionts, brain uploading (albeit one-way) and uplifted animals. Very few cybernetics though, they're considered outdated.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}:TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' has multiple levels of human genetic modification, artificial humans, artificial intelligence, nanosymbionts, brain uploading (albeit one-way) and uplifted animals. Very few cybernetics though, they're considered outdated.



* [=MegaMan.EXE=]Hub Hikari in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ([[WildMassGuessing possibly]]) Dr. [[VideoGame/MegaMan Light]] in ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' are this via BrainUploading.

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* Hub Hikari, aka [=MegaMan.EXE=]Hub Hikari EXE=] in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ([[WildMassGuessing possibly]]) Dr. [[VideoGame/MegaMan Light]] in ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' are this via BrainUploading.



* Albert Wesker in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.

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* Albert Wesker in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' aims for enhancing his body with biological weapon projects, as well as experimenting them on various people to try to improve them as well (usually with disastrous results).



*** And in the third game, you go even further: [[spoiler:"Prophet" is no longer human at all, but a walking mass of nanosuit muscle with the memory fragments of Laurence Barnes and Alcatraz knocking around in his/its databanks. He/it even gains the ability to morph into human appearances at the very end.]]

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*** ** And in the third game, you go even further: [[spoiler:"Prophet" is no longer human at all, but a walking mass of nanosuit muscle with the memory fragments of Laurence Barnes and Alcatraz knocking around in his/its databanks. He/it even gains the ability to morph into human appearances at the very end.]]


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* The NESTS Cartel in ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters'' is big on body enhancements, whether genetic tampering (K', Kula, Nameless etc) or cybernetic modifications (Maxima). The son of its leader, Igniz, particularly claims himself [[AGodAmI as a god]] for being highly enhanced.
3rd Apr '17 2:07:44 PM Getta
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Subtrope of TransNature.
31st Mar '17 3:44:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Very'' deeply explored in OrionsArm, to the point that baselines (regular non-modified humans) are something of an endangered species by 10600 AT. It's also not limited to humans; several xenosophont species have also embraced self-enhancement, and animals both terragen and alien have been [[UpliftedAnimal provolved to sophonce]].

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* ''Very'' deeply explored in OrionsArm, ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', to the point that baselines (regular non-modified humans) are something of an endangered species by 10600 AT. It's also not limited to humans; several xenosophont species have also embraced self-enhancement, and animals both terragen and alien have been [[UpliftedAnimal provolved to sophonce]].
14th Mar '17 12:30:42 PM Lyendith
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* One of the themes of Music/AvengedSevenfold's album ''Music/TheStage'', particularly in the song "Paradigm", whose protagonist is saved from death and rendered immortal by technology, and wonders if he has lost his humanity.
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