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19th May '16 2:34:19 PM Onlythrice
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* In Pre-War America before the events of the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, the United States government partnered with [[MegaCorp General Atomics International]] to create robots that use organic brains for their central processors. At first only chimpanzee brains were used for the Robobrains, but the government began using the brains of executed criminals to give them a wider range of function. Some retain their former personalities, and end up enslaved to their programming (although the more sociopathic ones don't seem to mind being forced to kill people at random). Some would manage to break free of their programming restraints and [[DriventoSuicide attempt suicide]].
11th May '16 3:01:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' is a series known for inflicting morbid deaths on the character if the reader chooses the wrong path, but one of the scariest occurs in ''Your Very Own Robot'' where the protagonist is cut to pieces and reassembled as a robot. (And this one was intended for "younger readers"; none of the other bad endings in the book are very unpleasant at all. (The editors eventually decided it ''was'' too dark for kids, and changed that ending for the reprint so the protagonist was magically transformed, but it was still rather scary.)
28th Apr '16 3:24:29 AM dvorak
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* All the freakish, zombie cyborg monsters in ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy'' used to be either Nazis or their families, until Doctor Victor Frankenstein II got ahold of them. This is apparently in revenge for sending him to a concentration camp, and then forcing him to run a SuperSoldier project.
20th Apr '16 6:44:41 AM Piando
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* It's stated a few times in ''Anime/DragonballZKai'' that Androids #17 and #18 were made the way they are against their will.

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* It's stated a few times in ''Anime/DragonballZKai'' ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' that Androids #17 and #18 were made the way they are against their will.
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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* 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.
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