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31st Jan '16 3:21:19 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]]
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]]
27th Jan '16 11:32:35 PM M84
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* In ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', Kai was the victim of this in the pilot after his doomed attack against His Shadow's flagship. His Shadow stabbed Kai to death and had his body converted into a Divine Assassin as a "punishment beyond death" and absorbed his memories for good measure. Kai was decarbonized (a process that removed all organic material in his body and replaced it with inorganic material), had cybernetic implants installed, and given unnatural "life" via protoblood. The result was a nigh indestructible killing machine wholly loyal to His Shadow with only an outward resemblance to the heroic Brunnen-G Kai was in life bereft of his willpower and memories. An unlikely chain of events and a chance encounter with the Divine Predecessor holding his memories restores Kai's willpower.
27th Jan '16 10:38:52 AM Willbyr
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** Baron Ashura may have subverted the trope in other versions, though: Even he/she was still converted to a cyborg unwillingly, in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' he requests Dr. Hell [[spoiler:making him/her in a part of his latest Mechanical Beast to fight Mazinkaiser hand-to-hand]]. And in ''ShinMazingerZero'' he/she [[spoiler:wanted being turned into part of another {{Robeast}} with the same purpose.]]
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** Baron Ashura may have subverted the trope in other versions, though: Even he/she was still converted to a cyborg unwillingly, in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' he requests Dr. Hell [[spoiler:making him/her in a part of his latest Mechanical Beast to fight Mazinkaiser hand-to-hand]]. And in ''ShinMazingerZero'' ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' he/she [[spoiler:wanted being turned into part of another {{Robeast}} with the same purpose.]]
13th Jan '16 10:44:14 AM roothorick
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Not quite exactly true.
* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]] Subverted for the protagonists of both games who also have cybernetic implants, as they get the luxury of cryonic stasis to heal after surgery.
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]] Subverted for ]] ** The protagonist of the protagonists of both games who also have cybernetic implants, as they get second game is an odd situation. He was never given a chance to object, and how he feels about his new body post-op is never addressed. An interesting narrative decision, given that the luxury of cryonic stasis two big players in the plot repeatedly try to heal after surgery.persuade him in one direction or the other.
14th Dec '15 5:58:19 AM Nohbody
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* ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'''s Big Daddies are described in game as being the internal organs of a subject grafted into a large diving suit. Most Big Daddies are criminals, political dissidents, and other undesirables, although a handful of volunteers exist.
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* ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'''s The Big Daddies of ''VideoGame/BioShock'' are described in game as being the internal organs of a subject grafted into a large diving suit. Most Big Daddies are criminals, political dissidents, and other undesirables, although a handful of volunteers exist.
13th Oct '15 9:44:31 AM Sark0TAG
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]] Subverted for the protagonists of both games who also have cybernetic implants, but get the luxury of cryonic stasis to heal after surgery.
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]] Subverted for the protagonists of both games who also have cybernetic implants, but as they get the luxury of cryonic stasis to heal after surgery.
3rd Oct '15 2:41:27 PM Sark0TAG
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]]
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* Used in ''{{System Shock}}'' and ''{{System Shock 2}}'', forming most of SHODAN's army. Notable examples include [[spoiler:the Cortex Reaver (a spiderlike mech that takes corpses and [[WetwareCPU uses their brains as CPUs]] but don't bother removing the rest of the body), and Cyborg Midwives (former nurses who have their entire bodies south of their collarbone replaced with machinery and their faces ripped off).]]]] Subverted for the protagonists of both games who also have cybernetic implants, but get the luxury of cryonic stasis to heal after surgery.
3rd Oct '15 2:39:51 PM Sark0TAG
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1st Oct '15 3:21:43 PM ragnarok235
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* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', this is the ultimate fate of the people of Earth if a Supremacy colony manages to pull off the Emancipation victory, as their forces invade and begin forcibly upgrading the planet's population into {{Cyborg}}s. According the victory's flavour text, some humans try (and fail) to resist. [[FridgeHorror Implied to be]] {{Inverted|Trope}} if a [[NoTranshumanismAllowed Purity]] colony's invades a Supremacy colony's city, in which case it's Unwilling ''[[BodyHorror De-]]''[[BroughtDownToNormal Roboticisation]], as the augmented citizens either in best-case get a mental transfer into a cloned body (which, while painless, will still likely bring about psychological damage like lost aspirations, perceived violation of the soul or the sudden removal of an extended lifespan) or [[NightmareFuel absolute worst-case]], [[TheyWouldCutYouUp being tied down to the table and having their enhancements forcibly removed through very painful and intrusive surgery]].
30th Sep '15 4:19:23 PM nombretomado
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* Both DC and Marvel in their main universes have plots where large numbers of ordinary humans were (themselves unknowingly) roboticised, to serve as sleeper weapons against superhumans. In the Marvel case, it was part of Bastion's plan to get rid of all mutants (at the time in the 90's when most non-mutant heroes were thought to have died in the battle against {{Onslaught}}). In the DC case, it was the OMAC project (one of the preludes to InfiniteCrisis).
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* Both DC and Marvel in their main universes have plots where large numbers of ordinary humans were (themselves unknowingly) roboticised, to serve as sleeper weapons against superhumans. In the Marvel case, it was part of Bastion's plan to get rid of all mutants (at the time in the 90's when most non-mutant heroes were thought to have died in the battle against {{Onslaught}}). ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}). In the DC case, it was the OMAC project (one of the preludes to InfiniteCrisis).ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis).
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