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22nd Apr '18 12:47:14 AM Totema
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A {{Subtrope}} of EmergencyTransformation. Compare with RobotMe, UnwillingRobotisation, and VirtualGhost. Compare and contrast DarkLordOnLifeSupport, when a villain becomes ''weaker'' due to dependence on some external technology or host to sustain them. The fantasy counterpart is CameBackStrong. If the cybernetics are obvious and enhance the evilness of a character's appearance, it's a case of RedRightHand. When the one doing the rebuilding is sadistic enough, it may involve VaderBreath. If the injuries are too extensive or the technology not far enough advanced, may result in ManInTheMachine. A ''nasty'' variant is when a bad guy takes a NotQuiteDead hero and has him ReforgedIntoAMinion.

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A {{Subtrope}} of EmergencyTransformation. Compare with RobotMe, UnwillingRobotisation, UnwillingRoboticisation, and VirtualGhost. Compare and contrast DarkLordOnLifeSupport, when a villain becomes ''weaker'' due to dependence on some external technology or host to sustain them. The fantasy counterpart is CameBackStrong. If the cybernetics are obvious and enhance the evilness of a character's appearance, it's a case of RedRightHand. When the one doing the rebuilding is sadistic enough, it may involve VaderBreath. If the injuries are too extensive or the technology not far enough advanced, may result in ManInTheMachine. A ''nasty'' variant is when a bad guy takes a NotQuiteDead hero and has him ReforgedIntoAMinion.
22nd Apr '18 12:46:59 AM Totema
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A {{Subtrope}} of EmergencyTransformation. Compare with RobotMe and VirtualGhost. Compare and contrast DarkLordOnLifeSupport, when a villain becomes ''weaker'' due to dependence on some external technology or host to sustain them. The fantasy counterpart is CameBackStrong. If the cybernetics are obvious and enhance the evilness of a character's appearance, it's a case of RedRightHand. When the one doing the rebuilding is sadistic enough, it may involve VaderBreath. If the injuries are too extensive or the technology not far enough advanced, may result in ManInTheMachine. A ''nasty'' variant is when a bad guy takes a NotQuiteDead hero and has him ReforgedIntoAMinion.

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A {{Subtrope}} of EmergencyTransformation. Compare with RobotMe RobotMe, UnwillingRobotisation, and VirtualGhost. Compare and contrast DarkLordOnLifeSupport, when a villain becomes ''weaker'' due to dependence on some external technology or host to sustain them. The fantasy counterpart is CameBackStrong. If the cybernetics are obvious and enhance the evilness of a character's appearance, it's a case of RedRightHand. When the one doing the rebuilding is sadistic enough, it may involve VaderBreath. If the injuries are too extensive or the technology not far enough advanced, may result in ManInTheMachine. A ''nasty'' variant is when a bad guy takes a NotQuiteDead hero and has him ReforgedIntoAMinion.
13th Mar '18 4:03:14 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Betty's lower-body was crushed by a pillar, so it had to be reconstructed, making her a {{Cyborg}}.
4th Feb '18 9:25:48 AM gb00393
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* A non-cybernetic example happens to [[spoiler:Ser Gregor Clegane]] in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Though [[spoiler:victorious in his duel with Oberyn Martell, he was incapacitated by the manticore venom which tipped Oberyn's spear, and only an unknown process performed by Qyburn was able to save him]]. The process has left [[spoiler:Gregor]] with bluish pale skin and red eyes, but has not diminished his strength or deadliness, in fact it seems to have enhanced it. [[spoiler:When his face is finally shown in the finale of Season 6, we see it is stuck in a listless expression and a lot of it is ''still rotting off''.]]

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* A non-cybernetic example happens to [[spoiler:Ser Gregor Clegane]] in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Though [[spoiler:victorious in his duel with Oberyn Martell, he was incapacitated by the manticore venom which tipped Oberyn's spear, and only an unknown process performed by Qyburn was able to save him]]. The process has left [[spoiler:Gregor]] with bluish pale skin and red eyes, but has not diminished his strength or deadliness, in fact it seems to have enhanced it. [[spoiler:When his face is finally shown in the finale of Season 6, we see it is stuck in a listless expression and a lot of it is ''still rotting off''.]]]] His VaderBreath, FrankensteinsMonster-like behavior and concealing armor make him very close to a medieval fantasy version of the trope.
25th Jan '18 11:52:13 PM lillolillo
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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} villain Reactron went turned into an armored, Golden-Kryptonite-powered cyborg after getting beaten by Supergirl.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Bizarro Luthor gets stomped by a monster. SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} assures that it does not matter since he can simply remake Lex.
--->'''Bizarro:''' We will just make another Lex like I made him the first time.
17th Oct '17 4:03:14 PM bitemytail
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* [[BigBad Mr. X]] in ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 3''.

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%% * [[BigBad Mr. X]] in ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 3''.
15th Oct '17 5:28:07 AM Saveelich
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* Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} from the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.

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* Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} from the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}.
3rd Oct '17 1:09:24 PM Sark0TAG
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* The third ''Robot City'' novel, "Cyborg", used this with a teenager named Jeff Leong, whose body was mangled in a crash-landing to the point that the city's robots had no choice but to put his brain in a modified robot shell, with his body [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] for reintegration later. It worked, but he ran off out of shock before tests could be completed. Along the way, Jeff slowly becomes DrunkWithPower from his new abilities, and starts thinking the other humans on the planet should be like him. [[spoiler: It turns out that later due to the robots' incomplete knowledge of human anatomy, Jeff wasn't given the proper brain chemicals to stay sane after the transplant. After said brain is returned to Jeff's body, he goes back to normal.]]
3rd Oct '17 1:08:25 PM Sark0TAG
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11th Sep '17 3:42:12 PM WillyFourEyes
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* An interesting take on it is Stroheim from the second part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. He first appears to be a villain, proves to be a NobleDemon, performs a HeroicSacrifice in an attempt to destroy Santana, then returns later as a cyborg... just in time to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
** And then gets chopped in half by Cars, only to come back AGAIN even more cyborged up in time for the grand finale. Best Nazi character EVER!
* [[spoiler: Jeremiah Gottwald]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has pulled this one twice now. Technically the second time was just the completed version. He awakened prematurely the first time, and his cybernetic upgrades were not yet finished.

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* An interesting take on it is Stroheim from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency the second part part]] of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. He first appears to be a villain, proves to be a NobleDemon, performs a HeroicSacrifice in an attempt to destroy Santana, then returns later as a cyborg... just in time to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
** And then gets chopped in half by Cars, only to come back AGAIN ''again'' even more cyborged up in time for the grand finale. Best Nazi character EVER!
* [[spoiler: Jeremiah Gottwald]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has pulled this one twice now.twice. Technically the second time was just the completed version. He awakened prematurely the first time, and his cybernetic upgrades were not yet finished.



* While not actually involving cybernetics, the necromantic Golgari guild of [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic]]'s Ravnica setting is apparently quite casual about reanimating and 'improving' their dead with plant life, as illustrated on cards like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=88986 Vigor Mortis.]]

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* While not actually involving cybernetics, the necromantic Golgari guild of [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic]]'s ''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic]]''[='=]s Ravnica setting is apparently quite casual about reanimating and 'improving' their dead with plant life, as illustrated on cards like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=88986 Vigor Mortis.]]
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