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Biological, but unnaturally created humans, ranging from "[[OrganicTechnology biological robot]]" to "[[CloningBlues clone]]".

Anime sometimes uses the term "android" for them, in a way different than the West. Ironically, this is closer to the original meaning, which according to the dictionary, is "An automaton that is [[CreatingLife created]] from biological materials and resembles a human" (Often in these cases, the term "Bioroid" may be used to classify them separately from the contemporary definition of Android).

The important thing is that Artificial Humans look like humans, they move like them, etc. Some may be bullet proof, but you wouldn't be able to tell from touch. Sometimes the only physical indicator is eye-color, which may be red, yellow or purple, or an unusual skin/hair pigment. Not always, though, and given the range of [[TechnicolorEyes eye]] and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]] in anime, it's not a perfect indicator.

Artificial Humans often have [[TheSpock cognitive traits typical of a robot]], such as [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical skill]] and a [[PhotographicMemory perfect memory]] on the positive side, and [[CreativeSterility uncreativity]] and [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma excessive literal-mindedness]] on the negative side. Many of them also have the same kind of loyalty to their creators that robots tend to be programmed for -- although AIIsACrapshoot in the case of the Artificial Human just as it is when it comes to the electronic version of artificial intelligence.

But many of them have more in common with humans emotionally than robots. They are often outsiders, so their emotional states are often in the [[CloningBlues "angst" category]], which leads to bonding with the kind-hearted hero(ine) or KillAllHumans. If in a society that fully accepts them, there is usually no emotional difference.

Like robots outside anime, it doesn't matter what they're created for, they'll usually have increased strength, speed, and other powers. See SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids.

Note that the very first use of the word "robot" in fiction, the eponymous "robots" from Karel Capek's ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'' (for ''Rossum's Universal Robots''), were actually Artificial Humans and not the clanking metal humanoids we now associate with that term. Actual clanking metal humanoids do go back to the Greek myth of Talos and Hephaestus' ''automatons'' in the 5th century BCE, but that's [[{{Robot}} another trope.]]

Just like most artificial humanoid characters, Artificial Humans tend to BecomeARealBoy over the course of the plot. MechanicalEvolution is often invoked in their origins.

See also CreatingLife, {{Robot}}, and SpaceshipGirl. Compare RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Contrast ForgotHeWasARobot.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Most of the [[spoiler: Mibu Clan]] in ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'', with the exclusion of [[spoiler: Kyo himself]].
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', there are a few examples. Mayuri's "daughter", Nemu. Then there are the modsouls. And there are some fan theories that Ururu and Jinta are artificial people as well.
* It is harder to find people who ''weren't'' artificially created in the ''{{Blame}}'' [[TheVerse 'verse]].
* Some types of "androids" such as Mahoro from ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' or Ifurita from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' seem rather biological in nature.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has Cell, who couldn't be called a human by any means, was a manufactured organism engineered by Dr. Gero by taking genes from each of the Z fighters.
** A straighter example would be the 8-20 series of Artificial Humans Gero created/developed before Cell. However, #17, #18 and #20 (who was Gero himself) were cyborgs.
** That's right, #17 and #18 were normal human twins until Gero messed with them. That's why #18 and Krillin could have a kid so easily. It's not obvious in the English dub because the Japanese word meaning "artificial human", used for both Gero's robots and Gero's cyborgs, was translated as "Android", giving the false impression that #17 and #18 were robots like #16 and #19. Vegeta even has a line in the dub where he says that #18 moves fast "for someone who's made of metal".
*** Note that #20 (Gero) isn't a cyborg in the same sense of #17 and #18. #20 is actually a entirely robotic construct, the same type as #19, except with Gero's brain in a jar... in #20's head.
* ''BakuretsuTenshi'': [[spoiler:Jo and Marion were designed by the rival syndicate to be the "ultimate battle angels".]]
* ''KeyTheMetalIdol'' claimed to be an android, although her exact nature isn't revealed until much later.
* Ryoko from ''TenchiMuyo'' was grown from a test-tube by Washuu.
** As is OVA Kagato being he was the hermaphrodite clone of Naja Akara, Washuu's best friend, that took over a Ryoko prototype and split off his female half.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[spoiler: Rei Ayanami and Kaworu Nagisa]] are human/Angel clones, and the Evangelions qualify at some level, as they have [[spoiler:biological bodies similar to huge human organisms (actually copied from Adam, but Angels/Apostles in ''Evangelion'' are basically what humans would be if they rejected their "humanity"), a human soul, and are literally called "jinzouningen", meaning "artificial humans"]].
* [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent The homunculi]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Their creation method differs between the manga/''Brotherhood'' and [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], with the manga's being made from scratch and the 2003 anime's being closer to a Frankenstein's monster.
** Also, the [[spoiler:Philosopher's Stone-infused dummies]]. Although, since they [[spoiler:contain Philosopher's Stones, they might technically count as a type of homunculus anyway]].
* Noah from ''SoulEater''. He was the 3rd Big Bad until it was found out that it was the Book of Eibon's Table of Contents that created Noah
* [[spoiler:Fate Testarossa]], the Wolkenritter, [[spoiler:Erio Mondial]], the members of the Numbers (including [[spoiler:Subaru and Ginga]]), [[spoiler:Vivio]], [[spoiler:Jail Scaglietti]], [[spoiler:Zest Grangaitz]] and all familiars from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Notable in that they're all three kinds; clones, living programs, ''and'' cyborgs.
** Not to forget the ''Unison Devices'' Reinforce Eins, Reinforce Zwei and Agito and the ''Reactor'' Lily-Strosek, all of them are living human-shaped weapons with human minds.
** The Mariage from ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' are robotic-like zombie soldiers, who are born from corpses of their victims. They were activated by Ixpellia, though she's BlessedWithSuck with this ability she cannot even control by her will.
* Yuki in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' fits here, though what exactly she is is obscured by her TechnoBabble explanation. [[spoiler:As do Ryouko Asakura and Kimidori Emiri.]]
** Perhaps we can use the ''Hyperion'' novel referenced in the series as a guide and deduce that Yuki is a cybrid, an artificial intelligence with a humanoid body.
** In the 9th novel, yet another Artificial Human -- one in direct opposition to Yuki -- is introduced in the form of [[spoiler:Kuyou Suou]].
* Annapuma and Unipuma from ''DominionTankPolice'' are called androids. However, Uni is the original, and Anna was actually cloned from her, suggesting a biological origin.
* Despite their name, Bioroids in ''{{Appleseed}}'' are actually genetically modified human clones. They are identical to humans except for reduced capabilities to feel strong emotions and the lack of their cells ability to freely perform cell division. As a result they require regular injections to regenerate cells and lack the capacity to reproduce. Which is a good idea, as they are far more numerous than regular humans in Olympus. However Hitomi and Yoshi seem to be at least in a romantic relationship, though it's unclear if it is also sexual.
** Also, Athena seems perfectly capable of governing Olympus with a very strong fist and by intimidating the human politicans into compliance. [[NobleTopEnforcer Nike]] is really the only bioroid who shows limited emotions, but that makes her appear even much more dangerous and intimidating.
* The Sexaroids of ''BubblegumCrisis'' were a rather distinct {{homage}} to the replicants of ''Film/BladeRunner'', complete with a "what is human?" {{Aesop}} for Priss, who notably hated Boomers before meeting Sylvie.
* Similarly, the Thirds of ''ArmitageIII'' seem to have been heavily inspired by replicants. They appear indistinguishable from humans and, on the emotional scale, are actually ''more'' emotional than many humans [[spoiler: due to having been created for the purpose of motherhood.]]
* ''RozenMaiden'' revolves around dolls which act nearly human other than size.
* [[spoiler:Lain Iwakura]] in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' [[spoiler:was created to hold a piece of software in her neural system.]]
** More accurately she ''is'' [[spoiler:a piece of software that had a body built around it. Or, well, that's not quite true either. It seems that she's something that has been in the Wired since its birth, and possibly existed before it in some other form. Her human body is artificial, though.]]
*** Or possibly she's just [[spoiler:the collective soul/memory/(un)conscious of mankind]]. Or she could be [[spoiler:god]]. Given that this is ''Serial Experiments Lain'', it's difficult/impossible to tell.
* The main character and several members of the supporting case of ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' are androids who are oddly biological in some ways (they must eat and sleep and are basically human in personality) and definitely mechanical in others (getting struck by lightning doesn't seriously hurt Alpha, just requires that her skin be re-coated). The rather leisurely plot of the series spends a lot of time focusing on the nature of these androids.
* Melfina from ''OutlawStar'' is a "bio-android", and also the SpaceshipGirl for the titular ship.
* ''TriGun'''s [[spoiler: Vash, Knives, Tessla, Chronica, Domina, and all the other plants]] are genetically modified alien creatures with some astonishingly human characteristics.
* The "Humaritt" Lila from ''NajicaBlitzTactics'' is created in a laboratory and possesses superhuman abilities. Her responses are often [[EmotionlessGirl rather robotic]] at first, but she gets better.
* Snow is a rare magically created variant in MÄR. Only in the anime though.
* The Arume in ''BlueDrop'' create synthetic children that are seemingly their exact copies - aside from the tendency to explode. Originally used to battle the earth forces, they are later applied to fend off the remnants of the Arume's rather nasty biological weaponry.
* Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' was never intended to be human, but the girl grown in the tube next to him was a clone of one of the scientists' deceased daughter.
** Mewtwo himself in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', since Blaine spliced some of his own DNA with Mew's to create him.
* [[spoiler:Edel]] from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' was created by [[spoiler:Drosselmeyer]] to influence the path of the story. She's typically called a puppet, probably in reference to the ballets ''Nutcracker'' and ''Coppelia'', but although she's strange none of the characters seem to realize this until TheReveal. Uzura, [[spoiler:who was made from the wooden remains of Edel,]] also counts.
* In ''{{Gundam 00}}'', it is heavily hinted that the Innovators, along with [[spoiler:Tieria Erde and Nena Trinity]] may be like this due to their innate ability to interact with the supercomputer VEDA.
** Hinted no more in season 2 and outright confirmed in TheMovie where [[spoiler:Tieria himself]] confirms that Innovades are basically a VirtualGhost uploaded into organic hardware. If the hardware in question suffers fatal damage, they simply BodySurf [[BodyBackupDrive back into Veda]] and optionally create themselves a new body - or just stay uploaded and play DeusEstMachina [[spoiler:as Tieria did between the series finale and the movie]].
* Touko of ''Literature/KaraNoKyoukai'' created a number of perfect copies of herself (physically and mentally) using her skill as a ''dollmaker''. She uses them as backup copies of herself, in the sense of "it doesn't matter if I die because my other bodies will live on and do what I would've done." She doesn't seem to care which one is the original or whether its still alive.
** [[spoiler: As usual - with Kinoko Nasu that is - the 'truth' is more complex. Touko achieved a level of sophistry in "copying" herself, that the copy is no longer distinguishable from the original hence it ceases to be a copy and Touko can no longer tell which self is really "her".]]
* Twice in ''HellTeacherNube'':
** One morning, [[IdiotHero Hiroshi]] wakes up to find himself naked and miniaturized to the size of a mouse. When he gets [[{{Tsundere}} Kyoko]] to help and she takes him back to school, [[TomatoInTheMirror he meets]] ''[[TomatoInTheMirror himself]]''! Turns out the class decided to experiment with homunculi using the real Hiroshi as a sample, but the tiny result ended up [[CloningBlues inheriting the original's memories and personality]]. In the end, [[RomanticInterest Kyoko]] takes pity on the [[HeroicBSOD devastated]] mini-Hiroshi and creates a homunculus of her own. The two of them go off into the wilderness to make a life for themselves.
** Away on an expedition, Nube is caught in a landslide and ends up trapped underground. After several days, realizing no one is coming to rescue him, and slowly going insane from lack of human contact, he breaks the ultimate taboo: he gathers human remains found in the cave, and enchants them back to life --creating a golem-like girl who likewise latches onto him. It doesn't end well, and is a [[DownerEnding surprisingly somber plot]] in an otherwise comedy manga.
* Ennis from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculus]] created from the cells of the BigBad Szilard and an unspecified, unwilling female donor. The LightNovels introduce more homunculi, most notably PsychopathicManchild Christopher Shouldered.
* All of the ruling [[TheBeautifulElite Elites]] of ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' are [[LegoGenetics artificially created]] and their [[BioAugmentation hyper-evolved]] brains are the only organic human components they have left of their constructed bodies. They look and sound human, exhibit very little human emotion and look down on humans.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Fate Averruncus appears to be one. Evangeline (the "[[RedBaron Doll Master]]") claimed that he moved like a construct, and Fate himself has claimed that he was "made". Not to mention that his real name is [[spoiler: Tertium, Latin for "[[YouAreNumberSix The Third]]."]]
** Chachamaru eventually takes a step up from average RobotGirl after having a near-emotional-breakdown on whether on not she had a soul, or if her existence was simply a collection of data. [[spoiler:However, it's proved shortly thereafter that she does, possibly qualifying her for this trope.]]
** And let's not forget that [[spoiler: the majority of the inhabitants of the Magical World are actually sentient illusions.]]
* In the world of ''EveNoJikan'', all androids must have a holographic halo otherwise they'd be indistinguishable from humans [[spoiler: the lone exception is a bodyguard]]; the titular coffeehouse is the only place where they can turn it off and "relax", and it's revealed can drink coffee, cry, enjoy music, fall in love, and generally behave like RidiculouslyHumanRobots. Oh, and they're ThreeLawsCompliant.
* Maico in ''AndroidAnnouncerMaico2010''.
* Hikaru in ''{{Figure17}}'', who is accidentally created from a PoweredArmor "Figure" after protecting Tsubasa in a battle. Hikaru becomes Tsubasa's artificial twin sister.
* Primula from ''{{Shuffle}}'' is an artificial life form, of the magic variety.
* Juno of ElementHunters is one. The real only way to tell is her stating herself to be one though.
* [[spoiler:Akise]] of ''MiraiNikki'' turns out to be one. Luckily he manages to prove his existence as an entity by doing something of his own free will. Even [[{{God}} Deus Ex Machina]] acknowledges it, and he's the one that made him.
* In ''BirdyTheMighty'' [[spoiler: it was revealed that the Federation used [[HumanAlien Altirran]] DNA to [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bioengineer]] SuperSoldiers to their [[SpaceMarines military]] and [[SpacePolice law enforcement]] divisions. One of the ones used for law enforcement is the title character herself.]]
* Fran Madaraki, Veronica, Gavrill, and most of Fran's household staff in ''FrankenFran'' are all creations of the FrankensteinsMonster variety. Fran even has bolts in her head.
* In ''OsamuTezukasMetropolis'', [[spoiler: Tima states "I'm an artificial human"]] after being shot by Rock and [[spoiler: Noticing that the bruise she got was not blood or flesh, but her "inner skeleton"]].
* In ''DGrayMan'' you have the second Exorcists, [[spoiler: brains of dead exorcists transplanted into artificial bodies]] which include [[spoiler: Yu Kanda and Alma Karma]]
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' - The Persocoms
* The Neogenics from the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime, who are specifically designed to be Witchblade bearers. They age rapidly, which means Maria is basically a 5 year old girl with the body of a teenager.
* Pinoko from ''Manga/BlackJack'' is a special variation: She was ''supposed'' to be born as a normal human being (the [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins Identical Twin]] to an unnamed other girl, to be exact), but a bad case of the medical condition "Fetus in Fetu" occured during their mother's pregnancy, and Pinoko's organs (including her entire, ''working'' nervous system) ended up within her sister's body. After managing to plea Black Jack for help [[PsychicPowers telepathically]], he removed the cyst containing her from her twin's body and built an artificial body for Pinoko, effectively making her a "full" person.
* The last guardians of the Pyramid in ''{{Yaiba}}'', namely Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond [[spoiler: and Emerald]]. The Platina Company is also apparently working on building the Ultimate Fighter.
* ''RosarioToVampire'' revealed [[spoiler:Outer Moka]] to be a partial example. [[spoiler:She's a "fake personality" created to care for the sealed Inner Moka, but is also noted to be possibly the most lifelike one ever created, and was probably derived from her mother's personality]].
* In ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'', everyone could technically be considered Artificial Humans to some degree, as society under the SD System no longer uses natural birth and all children are developed in {{Uterine Replicator}}s. Within the context of the setting, however, [[spoiler:Physis]] and [[spoiler:Keith]] are especially noteworthy: rather than being concieved using an egg and sperm from pre-selected parents, they were engineered completely artificially by the Mother Computers and grown nearly to physical maturity in PeopleJars - [[spoiler:Physis]], deemed a failed prototype, was decanted fairly young and thereafter rescued by Soldier Blue, but [[spoiler:Keith]] didn't come out of the jar until the age of fourteen.
* The Pacifista from ''OnePiece'', giant robots built [[RobotMe in the likeliness of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma]], and made from human corpses.
* In ''Manga/AnimalLand'', [[spoiler: Human shaped Chimeras are artificial humans that are capable of BodyHorror transformations.]]
* ''LightNovel/KamisamaNoInaiNichiyoubi'' has [[spoiler:Kiriko Zubreska]], who was created from the body parts of five different people who had asked a witch to grant them a child.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:Zetsu]] and his various clones are the results of a failed experiment by [[spoiler:Madara using Hashirama's [=DNA=] and the Juubi's sealed body]]. They are sapient but completely subservient to their creator.
* The manga ''Doll'' is about artificial humans called, of course, dolls, which are hardwearing and very expensive, usually used for service positions.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Longshot from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' is an [[AnotherDimension other-dimensional]] variant. Created by the alien Spineless Ones to serve in the [[RefugeeFromTVLand entertainments that define their world]].
* Judge Dredd, both Judge Ricos and all of Dredd's clones, in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. In the spin-off audio dramas from Creator/BigFinish, it's mentioned that much of Justice Department is made up of clones. Also, there's Mean Machine Angel, a cyborg nutcase with an emotion dial on his forehead.
* The Genetic Infantrymen from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='s=] ''RogueTrooper'' series.
* WonderWoman was a "perfect woman" created from clay by her "mother", Hippolyta.
* The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Human Torch, android hero of WWII, is visually indistinguishable from a human being.
** Aside from bursting into flame when exposed to oxygen-rich air?
** The Vision's body is a [[TemporalParadox temporal duplicate]] of the android Human Torch's body, with some modifications and a different personality. Whatever those modifications were, the Vision is usually depicted as having a lot more inorganic bits than the Torch does.
* Adam Warren's ''{{ComicBook/Livewires}}'' are a team of ridiculously human [[InsistentTerminology mecha]] who will be very cross with you if you call them robots. Seeing as they're derived from Life Model Decoys, it makes sense that they are so physically and emotionally human. Subverted in that they can and do hack their own neurology whenever human feelings and failings get in the way of doing their job.
* Several appear in ''GiveMeLiberty'', and are very convincing copies of real people.
* {{Cybersix}} and the rest of the ''Cyber'' series, the ''Techno'' series, and the FrankensteinsMonster-like ''Fixed Ideas'', with the Cybers looking the most human, being virtually undetectable as not human, and the Technos a close second.
* [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], Cable's AlternateUniverseCounterpart, was a living weapon grown from the DNA of Scott Summers and Jean Grey and artificially aged to his late teenage years.
* ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch was originally this; one comic story explained that she was created by Hilda and Zelda by accident. Later comics retconned this to follow the TV show, where she has parents.
* Laura Kinney, AKA ComicBook/{{X-23}}, is an engineered clone of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, created by duplicating Logan's X chromosome due to damage to the Y chromosome in the sample recovered from Weapon X. As a result, Laura is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis parthenogenetic]].[[note]]According to some sources, her genetics were engineered even further due to donor material used to stabilize the constructed zygote provided by her creator, Dr. Sarah Kinney.[[/note]]
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[[folder:Films - Live Action]]
* ''Film/BladeRunner'', of course, and its novel precursor ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'' And the novel continuations.
** Although said artificial humans are never actually referred to as "replicants" in the original novel. Dick's characters refer to them as "andys" instead.
* In ''BicentennialMan'', the lead turns himself from a true robot to this.
* The whole point and plot of ''AIArtificialIntelligence'' is the heartbreak of David having the full emotions of a human while not being loved as such.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'': Synthetic people figure prominently in all the movies.
** ''Film/{{Alien}}'': [[spoiler:Science Officer Ash]] is a crew-mate who is revealed to be an android.
** ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Bishop. "I prefer the term 'artificial person', myself."
** ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'': Bishop reappears. [[spoiler:Bishop II]] is a subversion.
** ''Film/AlienResurrection'': [[spoiler:Analee Call]] is a crew-mate who is revealed to be an android. Likewise in ''Resurrection'', Ripley herself is a [[CloningBlues clone]], and the film balances DeathIsCheap by making sure she CameBackWrong.
** David in the {{prequel}} ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
* The RobotKid of ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' has an almost completely organic human body grown in a test tube, with only the electronic brain making him different from a human.
* The title character of ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
* The title character in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* Boba Fett and the clone army of ''Franchise/StarWars'' are all artificial clones of Jango Fett.
* The upcoming CrisisCrossover movie between Series/KamenRiderDouble and Series/KamenRiderOOO will feature an artificial human who is apparently a cell-medal-based clone of Oda Nobunaga, who was responsible for the unification of Japan in the late 16th century.
* In Film/{{Transformers}} Decepticons utilize Facsimile which created from humans the Decepticons kidnapped, they are used to fulfill the Decepticons needs which involve them infiltrating human society. When they die they disintegrate into green goo.
* In ''Film/{{Impostor}}'', the Centauri can create manufactured humans with an atom bomb built into them which will explode if they're exposed to an appropriate trigger.
* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080010/ Test pilota Pirxa]], a Polish-Soviet movie based on a short story The Inquest from ''Literature/{{Tales Of Pirx The Pilot}}'' is about the robots who are intended to replace humans in space. It does not go as planned...
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Robots in Karel Capek's ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'' [[UnbuiltTrope were actually]] Artificial Humans, [[LostInImitation not mechanical beings]].
* In David Wingrove's Literature/ChungKuo, the [=GenSyn=] corporation makes brutish animal-men, as well as attractive female servants.
* The title character of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' is treated as such, even though she ''is'' human, just genetically engineered and grown in an artificial womb. [[TheMentor Boss]] even chided her for thinking she was anything other than human in his first appearance.
* In the Discworld book ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', the Lady [=LeJean=] is one, created directly from raw atoms by the Auditors. At one point, many many Auditors create and "pilot" one, but at the end when she decides [[spoiler:to kill herself]] she is surprised to find out [[spoiler:she has a soul that survives her death.]]
* Rei Toei from Creator/WilliamGibson's cyberpunk novel ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'' is a sentient artificial intelligence whose "body" is a hologram.
* The [=DADO=]s from ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', who act as the bad guy's personal army from Book 7 on.
* Several characters in Bernard Werber's novels and short stories are androids or part of an artificial-life simulation software but don't know it. In fact, some of his works suggest that ''all'' of the characters and even [[spoiler:all of humankind, the gods, and the whole known universe]] might unwittingly be part of a giant software and/or experiment. Yup, Werber is a fan of Philip K. Dick.
* ''SecondApocalypse'' features artificial humans of the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soulless (literally)]], PsychoForHire type.
* FrankensteinsMonster is one of the most classic and well known examples. While it is stressed at certain points through the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' novel that the monster is an entirely unique species, he certainly has a human intelligence and personality.
* The androids owned by TheProtagonist in ''Fondly Fahrenheit''.
* R. Daneel Olivaw, Dors Venabili and some other humanoid robots in Creator/IsaacAsimov's Robot and {{Foundation}} series.
* ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' has biroids, biologically manufactured androids. They're bright blue to keep them out of the uncanny valley.
* Terrence Cee (and his sister/wife Janine) in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' is one of these; he suffers some identity problems because he was genetically engineered from a careful selection of genes by a secret military project. But as Ethan points out, we're all a mishmash of our ancestors' genes, and everyone in his society is born from replicators (and donated eggs) anyway. So Terrence is completely normal - well, except that [[spoiler: he's telepathic]].
* In Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/DyingEarth'', T'Sain and T'Sais are some kind of magically created human being.
* The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''Interference'' introduces a whole society of these. See, when one of them dies, a new copy is created based on what those who knew them remember about them. (Side-effects include [[CreativeSterility infertility]].) This seems to be a surprisingly accurate process, as when one of the Doctor's companions gets lost and ends up joining them, he's still vaguely recognizable several iterations later, so the Doctor puts him back to the way he was before he got lost. He handles it quite well... for a while. Eventually, LossOfIdentity-based {{angst}}, HeroicBSOD, and referring to himself as "it" ensues. He's also quite [[LivingForeverIsAwesome disappointed to discover he's not even immortal.]] Indeed, he's basically unchanged except for the fact his dreams are excessively normal and he has a new knack for anagrams and crossword puzzles, and is entirely indistinguishable from a normal human.
* The ''MagicTheGathering'' books feature these as good (The Metathran), and bad (Phyrexian Sleeper Agents). The Sleepers had a more frightening creation process, by far. And the scariest bit about the Sleepers is some ''don't even know they are agents.'' One particular Sleeper from ''[[BlackAndGreyMorality Time]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Streams]]'' basically tested the characters and us in the matter of just to what measure a nonhuman is, being portrayed alongside Karn, future main character, and in the end, Karn (a silver golem) was more human than many of the human (or human-looking) characters.
* In a short story about a man who decides to create an artificial human, he brings his creation to the city leader. The leader commends his effort but points out the flaws, such as lack of aging and the skin's inability to tan. He then shows the inventor an old video of a young boy and a group of old scientists. He reveals that they are the last true humans. He is that boy, the first artificial human. Unlike the flawed creation, he can do all the things real humans can. Realizing that everyone he knows, including himself, is an artificial human, the protagonist is shocked. The leader then proceeds to wipe his memory of the meeting, so that he can continue living in blissful ignorance.
* The wizard protagonist of Creator/JorgeLuisBorges's "The Circular Ruins" manages with the help of the fire god to create an artificial human. In the end [[spoiler:it turns out he's an illusion as well]].
* The misnamed "androids" of Creator/RobertSilverberg's ''Tower of Glass''. They're visually distinguished from "normal humans" (whom they call "womb-born", and themselves "vat-born") by red skin and lack of body hair.
* In ''[[ForgottenRealms Azure Bonds]]'', [[spoiler:Alias]] is revealed to be this, and spends the rest of the novel doubting she has a soul and feeling guilty that her friends have risked their lives to help a soulless automaton. Her friends, of course, think this is ridiculous, since she obviously has a soul; [[AuraVision one of them can even ''see'' it]]. She feels better at the end.
* "Androids" in ''Literature/ATaleOfTimeCity'' are artificially-created people. They are made of flesh and bone, but are engineered. As a result, they're somewhat more pale than regular humans and they [[TheSpock feel emotions less strongly.]] However, Elio, the android character, is still personable in his weird way, and even bonds with the protagonist over [[FanOfThePast their shared love of movies.]]
* The 'support units' in Alex Scarrow's ''Timeriders'' series. They are grown from cloned tissue, deliberately given the appropriate genetic makeup for up to 700% human strength, superior speed and reflexes ... and a brain the size of a walnut. To be fair, they also have an incredibly powerful supercomputer hooked up to it. The first we meet, a male, is frequently described as 'an ox of a man', and Maddy wanted to name him after Arnold Schwarznegger for a reason. The second, a female called Becks, it much more slender, but muscled like a gymnast. Aside from being seven feet tall and laden with more muscles than is strictly fair, the pair go from completely bald (after 'birth') to having fairly ordinary dark hair and grey eyes. In fact, aside from her robotic coldness, quiet demeanour, and artificial speech pattern, you be forgiven for thinking that Becks was (an unnaturally beautiful, which she capitalises on at more than one point) human woman. They are flesh-and-bone rather than metal simply because it is better at learning and better at repairing itself on the field (flesh heals better than steel, at any rate). There are only two problems; they can't easily gauge emotional inflexions like sarcasm, and they find it confusing and problematic to make a decision. [[spoiler: the main three characters are later revealed to be more emotional, spontaneous and intuitive, but weaker, versions of the same.]]
* Walter M. Miller's novella ''Conditionally Human'' is about this. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture people are organized into eugenic classes. Class C, not allowed to have children at all, is a niche market for the "neutroids" -- genetically modified chimpanzees who look like human children. But they are legally pets. They are bought and sold, stored in kennels and quite frequently euthanized. [[http://www.rulit.net/books/dark-benediction-read-239932-55.html The original story (scroll down)]] is not for the squeamish.
* In ''[[Literature/DivineBloodNovels Divine Blood]]'' the [[http://fav.me/d5i5dpb Gods]] and [[http://fav.me/d5hf18t Demons]] each use include artificial people as a normal sort of reproduction. The Gods call these homonculi and the Demons don't have a specific word for it considering it just another way of being born. Despite the fact that Demons care less about the origin, there are more homonculi Gods than there are Demons. [[http://fav.me/d5gsakd Humans]] have recently looked into cloning, but the first known clone died at six years old after a long history of medical problems. Cloning people has been banned until the reasons behind this have been determined.
* From ''JackBlank'', Lorem Ipsum was created as one, though it's not immediately apparent when interacting with her. She says that Smart was trying to make an entire army of people like her so he wouldn't have to rely on hiring outside mercenaries to fill his Peacemaker ranks. He stopped after she proved too disobedient for him. Lorem's no more disobedient than the BrattyTeenageDaughter, but Smart is a very controlling man.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The most advanced models of Cylons on ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' are biologically human to the point that they can mate with humans and produce offspring, and can only be readily identified as non-human by exposing them to certain exotic types of radiation. Some of them even [[TomatoInTheMirror fool themselves]].
* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' reveals that realistic humanoid (but not biological) Cylons could have existed 50 years ago (the accidental prototype was a ReplacementGoldfish for a scientist's daughter), but their creators ultimately chose the "toaster" design because the realistic androids were too [[UncannyValley unsettling]].
** They later change their minds ...
* Mack Hartford of ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', built by AdventurerArchaeologist Andrew Hartford to be the son he never could get. What this says about Hartford is up to the viewer.
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' has the "In Vitros" or "Tanks": genetically designed clones grown in PeopleJars as forced laborers. Naturally, a Tank is made part of [[TheSquad the main cast]]. Conflict ensues, until they [[ThePowerOfFriendship learn to work together]]. Another [[OldSoldier older and wiser]] Tank is later assigned as their commander, changing up the group dynamic further.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' plays with this trope on a number of occasions. Played straight, the Scarrens have "bioloids" that they mostly use as EvilTwin duplicates. Sikozu is also revealed to be a kind of bioloid.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy's sister Dawn started out "life" as the Key to all dimensions, but was given a human form based on the Summers gene template and inserted into Buffy's family so that Buffy would protect the Key without question. A fake life-history was created for her and magically inserted into reality to facilitate this.
* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Cameron is the most realistic Terminator ever made, capable of crying, eating and even occasional humor. Though often called a RobotGirl, she'll point out that she's a cyborg; living flesh over a metal endoskeleton. Calling her a "very scary robot" [[DeathGlare has been known to bother her...]]
* Data from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is one of these who strives to BecomeARealBoy. He has real hair that grows and needs shaving, his body mimics human breathing patterns, his positronic brain can get "drunk" from the same intoxicating particles as everyone else's. Data is ''so'' physically humanlike, in fact, that he can be considered an artifical life-form as much as he can be considered an android.
** He always seeks to understand humanity but there are some episodes where becoming fully human tempts him (''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'') and other episodes where he considers his unique being to have added to the substance of the universe (see "Measure of a Man")
* The Vorta and Jem'Hadar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. No, they are not Artificial Humans, just Artificial Humanoids. Keeping that distinction in mind, they completely fit the trope: from their fanatical loyalty to their creators, to their utter lack of aesthetic sense.
* The replicators in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' create fully human clones of Shepherd's team using nanites. Eventually, the subset of replicators who wish to ascend decide that creating human bodies is their only way to do so.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "The Rebel Flesh" and "The Almost People" featured a very real version of this. They are clones of the originals created by a jelly-like substance.
** The spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' has regular character Luke, who was biotechnologically created in the show's first episode by an invading alien race who wanted to use him as a lab rat to study human biology.
* TheSixties British sci-fi serial ''Series/AForAndromeda''. The title character is a beautiful EmotionlessGirl created by a MasterComputer according to a design transmitted from another galaxy.
* Cleo takes the place of Blodeuwedd, who is this, in ''Series/MythQuest''
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QykKSkt_KZ0 Escape of the Witch, Salmhofer]] by {{mothy}} has the titular character being an artificial being.

* {{Radiohead}}'s "Fake Plastic Trees" appears to be about a fake plastic girl:
-->''She looks like the real thing''
-->''She tastes like the real thing''
-->''My fake plastic love''

* The song "Coin Operated Boy" by The Dresden Dolls:
-->''Made of plastic and elastic''
-->''He is rugged and long-lasting''
-->''Who could ever ever ask for more?''

* The Mr. Bungle songs "Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy" and "None of Them Knew They Were Robots".
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* CelticMythology: Blodeuedd, the woman created from flowers to be the wife of Lleu Llaw in [[{{Mabinogion}} Medieval Welsh]] mythology.
* ClassicalMythology:
** A Greek myth tells the story of Pygmalion, a man who shunned real-life women but craved that his beautiful sculpture of one would come to life. He loved it so much that he prayed to Venus/Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, to grant him that wish. After he kissed the ivory-carved statue's lips, Venus worked her magic and it came to life. This is seen as a literal "Breath of Life".
** Pandora in Greek myth was a sculpture that the Gods made and brought to life.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Despite being a fantasy setting, {{Pathfinder}}’s core world of Golarion has a artificially-made race called androids who were created by technological rather than magical means. Their mysterious origins lie in the gigantic spaceship that crashed into the planet about 8000 years ago. Roughly resembling humans, they possess a metallic sheen to their eyes, have circuitry-tattoos all over their body, and their nanite-infused red blood is watery and almost translucent; despite this, they are (as far as anyone knows) entirely biological, internal organs and all. They do have trouble processing the emotions of others as well as their own, and get a natural penalty to their Charisma; but depending on their stats, they do have the capability to be as empathetic as a normal human. Similarly, nor are their cerebral abilities set in stone, despite getting a natural bonus to their Intelligence.
** {{Word of God}} has revealed a bit more about them. While they might possess a sex drive, androids cannot biologically reproduce. They age mentally and eventually “die”, but their bodies merely look more “timeworn” than going all wrinkly. It has been stated that their skeletons “probably look freaky compared to a human’s”. Yet perhaps most interestingly is that they have as much of a soul as any other human in the setting, meaning when they die, their souls are judged as equally as any other mortal in the afterlife. This raises some interesting questions in Golarion’s fantasy setting, where construct creatures normally do not possess neither souls, nor full sentience (or at least don’t gain them without supernatural means).
* {{Mortasheen}} plays with this with the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/lester.htm Lester]]. These creatures were designed by the monstrous citizens of {{Mortasheen}} city to be able to perfectly mimic and infiltrate humans to monitor their natural behavior and harvest them for "research". Unfortunately, they weren't very good at making convincing humans, and it landed so far in the UncannyValley that, though the monsters thought it looked like a normal human, the humans were too freaked out for it to be of any use at infiltration. So, now it's only used for infiltrating monsters.
** Playing this straighter is the Shade player race, who are sillicon-based solar-powered constructs made for labor, which happen to look like ShadowPeople . Shades who move up in the ranks tend to trade in for something more... organic.
* A few advanced servitors are like this in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and there's at least one case of an Adeptus Mechanicus adept deliberately seeking to ''become'' one.
** The Adeptus Mechnicus ''worship'' technology - if they can replace their bodies with tech, they will - Magos Geard Bure from the {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} series is basically a brain and a central nervous system encased in a metal body. They love MundaneUtility - Bure has no legs, just antigrav projectors. Another one, Dark Magos Deltrian from the NightLords series is a metal skeleton with a preserved brain. The most revered and ancient Tech Priests can actually replace their physical bodies entirely by transferring their consciousness to artificial crystals. [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/1/1c/Techpriest2.JPG A typical techpriest.]]
* [[PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]] are born of alchemical rituals designed to create life from corpses. [[CameBackWrong It... doesn't exactly work right]]; a new consciousness is born inside the body, powered by the very force the moves the universe. Said force makes humans batshit crazy through continued exposure, which means Prometheans have to stick to their own kind. Since they were born of an imperfect alchemical ritual, though, [[ToBecomeHuman they always have the means to finish the transmutation...]]
** And from the same universe, we have the fetches of ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', fake humans made by TheFairFolk to cover up their abductions. They're usually made from whatever stray garbage seems appropriate and a piece of the abductee's soul. Many of them, though not all, believe themselves to be the person they're meant to replace, but always seem to lack at least one feature (positive or negative) that went into the character of their template. Occasionally they are complete psychos.
* EclipsePhase's Pod morphs -- short for "pod people", since they are assembled out of vat-grown limbs and organs and equipped with a computer brain.
** Actually, all biomorphs (except flats and splicers) probably qualify as Artificial Humans, given that they are all gene-designed by various groups and grown in artificial wombs.
* The bioroids - "biological androids" - in ''{{GURPS}} TranshumanSpace''.
** Guidelines for designing your own bioroids - and infinite other forms of [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke gengineered]] life - reappear in ''GURPS: Bio Tech''.
* Alchemical {{Exalted}} serve as this, being humans made from clay, brass and Magical Material, and who require food and drink to function properly (but cannot starve), although sufficient Charm implants can give them form more reminiscent of conventional {{Robot}}s, and they eventually turn into HumongousMecha and then [[GeniusLoci cities]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Realians from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' TV and game series. In addition, Ziggy is a Cyborg relic from the past.
** Additionally, KOS-MOS and particularly Telos, since she was built from [[spoiler: the preserved body of Mary Magdelene. Yes, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic that Mary]].]]
** [[spoiler:Rubedo, Albedo, Nigredo, and Citrine]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' videogame series are all variant clones of their creator, [[spoiler: Dr. Dmitri Yuriev]]. There were others created that collectively formed a sort of "hive mind", but [[spoiler: they were all destroyed during the Miltia Incident.]]
* Interestingly ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' reveals that the very first [[FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]] protagonist [[spoiler: started life as a Manikin (a being born artificially from living crystal infused with the memories of the very first Cid, via a Lufenian memory-passing ritual)]]. The [[spoiler: Gods Chaos and Cosmos were created in a similar manner]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', the heroes find out that they - the whole humanity, actually - are not humans. Original humans died out 10.000 years ago (well, humanity's fate in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' is ambiguous at best), and what looked like humanity are actually [[spoiler:[[HumanResources replacement parts]] made by [[AIisaCrapshoot Deus]]]].
** In a more traditional way, [[spoiler: Ramsus Kahran]] is a clone of [[spoiler: Emperor Cain]]. He has some issues with it...
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has [[spoiler: Sophie,]] who looks quite human, but is actually [[spoiler: a RidiculouslyHumanRobot created to destroy Lambda, the game's BigBad.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has a plot that centers around replicas (basically clones created by magic), and a few important characters are eventually [[TheReveal revealed]] to be replicas. [[spoiler: Namely, Ion, Sync, and the protagonist himself, Luke.]]
* The ''PhantasyStar'' series is rife with artificial humans, the best example of this being the Newmans, starting with Nei in ''Phantasy Star II'' (described as a result of combining human and biomonster DNA), continuing with Rika in ''Phantasy Star IV'', and eventually becoming an entire race in ''PhantasyStarOnline''. The series also has various androids and cyborgs, such as Wren, Mieu, and Demi in the original series, and a race of humanoid robots called [=CASTs=] introduced in PSO. ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' also introduced yet another race of artificial humans called [[BeastMan Beasts]].
* [[spoiler:Safiya]] in ''NeverwinterNights2'' Mask of the Betrayer is [[spoiler:a splinter of a very, very old Red Wizard's personality]]
* ''SuikodenIII'' reveals that [[PolarOppositeTwins Luc and Sasarai]] were cloned from the Harmonian leader, Hikusaak to serve as vessels for collecting [[MacGuffin true runes]]. [[EvilTwin Luc]] uses this knowledge to MindScrew [[CainAndAbel his brother]] and take his True Rune with the intent to [[WellIntentionedExtremist blow up the continent to stop fate]].
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', the [[WarForFunAndProfit Shadow-Mirror]] employs troops of android {{mooks}} called the W-Series. The W-Numbers are a particular group of W-Series built to follow this trope, with female protagonist Lamia "W17" Loveless being a cyborg, who is apparently half and half. Her brain contains several computers, and parts of her limbs, sometimes entire limbs, are mechanical. She is made to [[TheMole infiltrate military organizations]], and [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot looks and acts so human, nearly no one can tell the difference]]. As well, she also has some form of super-strength and durability, but it isn't particularly important.
** Not so: one event in Advance puts her in harm's way when she's struck by [[{{Daimos}} Kazuya Ryuuzaki]] and [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domom Kasshu]] and simply shrugs it off. Both men, who're exceptional martial artists, state they hit her vitals, which would outright kill a person.
** The homunculi of the BigBad Duminuss in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' are this, each artificially created to be used as its minions.
** The Machinery Children in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'' and the Database in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW''.
** Lamia {{expy}} Aschen Brodel in ''[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' (original and ACF version), [[spoiler:the protagonist Rudy is an android/artificial human made from technology similar to that of the Metal Demons. He is a "Holmcross", given the alchemy refs, is clearly a transliteration for "Homunculus".]]
** The other games had their share of Artificial Humans too. ''VideoGame/WildArms3'' had [[spoiler:Jet, who was similar to the first game's example, only he was created to test the theory of Filgaia as a lifeform]], and ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' and ''[[VideoGame/WildArms4 4]]'' had Cyborgs in the characters of Kanon and Balgaine.
* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'', Prof. Layton reveals that [[spoiler:all of St. Mystere's citizens are robots programed to give puzzles to find a guardian for Flora, the late baron's daughter.]]
* [[TheRival Shadow]] from the SonicTheHedgehog games is stated several times to be the "ultimate life form" and was engineered (at least in part) from alien DNA. He's more of an artificial [[FunnyAnimal hedgehog]], though...
* [[spoiler:Solid Snake, Liquid Snake, Solidus, and the Genome soldiers]] in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' and are clones of [[spoiler:Big Boss]].
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the creature Belome was capable of making clones of your party in your second encounter with him.
* [[spoiler:Kalas and his brother]] in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''. Guillo in ''Orgins'' is more of a {{Golem}}.
* A.B.A. in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', a homunculus.
* In ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'', [[spoiler: The first three antagonists ([[AndCallHimGeorge Debilitas]], [[AxCrazy Daniella]] and [[EvilUncle Riccardo]], and even Fiona's ''father'' are all Artificial Humans created by the BigBad. The latter two are his ''[[CloningBlues Clones]]''.]]
* ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'''s Abe no Yasuaki was created by his teacher [[{{Onmyodo}} Abe no Seimei]] to assist the main character (his {{Expy}} Abe no Yasutsugu from ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2'' has the same origins). In the manga version, Yasuaki occasionally explains just how, [[MagiBabble because he wasn't born from a woman, he is "incomplete"]] [[OurSoulsAreDifferent and doesn't possess a heart]] [[TheStoic or emotions]], even after [[CharacterDevelopment certain events that proved otherwise]]; of course, there's always the main character to help with such cases...
* In the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games, Organization XIII member Vexen builds several Replicas; humanoid "puppets" made for various purposes. Two recurring traits among said Replicas are the ability to drain power from other people, and a tendency towards [[BetaTestBaddie feeling incomplete or "borrowed"]].
* [[spoiler:Quote]] in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', sort of.
* In ''{{Albion}}'', NED's primary means of communication is using an android body to interact with his crew. He even has an entire army of them prepared to slaughter everyone on board should they rebel.
* [[spoiler:The Observers and Trackers]] from ''InfiniteSpace'' are [[spoiler:created by the Overlords to watch the progress of humankind in fulfilling their role to stabilize the universe]]. Five characters are identified as them throughout the game [[spoiler:(Yuri, Kira, Valantin, Taranis, and Bogd)]], although given the story, there are probably more of them.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': [[spoiler:The Denton 'brothers' are revealed to be completely artificially engineered.]]
* In the ''MegaManLegends'' games, it's revealed that [[spoiler:all the humans you see in the game are Artificial Humans made by the main character's creator, and the main character himself is either an Artificial Human or a RidiculouslyHumanRobot created by the leader of the original humans]]. Then the game stops being serious and gets nice and zany again for the post-credits ending.
* In ''VideoGame/NieR'', as revealed quite late, it turns out that [[spoiler: Nier and almost every other human(except [[Really700YearsOld Emil]] and [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot the Twins]]) are Replicants, clones of people who were made into Gestalts intended to serve as their vessels after the purification of the world. Unfortunately for the plan, they developed minds of their own.]]
* The Demi-Gods (Both the guardian generals and the civilian ones) from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' are all descended from these, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual extras and concept art.]]
* ''VideoGame/BladeRunner'', like the film, features synthetic humans known as Replicants, which are only distinguishable from humans psychologically.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' occasionally features some of these. Examples include a good amount of the the characters of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' and all of the Junkyard survivors save for Sera and Angel in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'', Dr. Zero creates three cyborgs who are specifically made to hunt Cody down, scrap his Robopon, and kill him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': The various Murakumo units, of which [[TheWoobie Lambda-11]], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mu-12]] ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Noel Vermillion]]), and [[AxCrazy Nu-13]] count among them.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Several characters from the Einzbern family in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''Literature/FateZero'' are homunculi created through magecraft. However, homunculi in this setting have traits in common with DesignerBabies.
** Also in the {{Nasuverse}}, [[spoiler:Aozaki Touko]] from ''Literature/KaraNoKyoukai'' is NighInvulnerable because of this. [[spoiler:[[BodyBackupDrive Whenever her current "container" dies, a prepared backup is activated]].]]
** Arcueid in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is an artificial [[strike:human]] True Ancestor, created for the purpose of killing Demon Lords and Dead Apostles. She doesn't get all angsty because she doesn't seem to possess [[AngstWhatAngst that]] emotion.
*** Wasn't Arcuied only "created" to hunt Dead Apostles in the sense that she was carefully raised from birth to be a killing machine, rather than actually created as an artificial being? Now her Dead Apostle "sister" Altrouge on the other hand...
**** It's kinda tricky. True Ancestors as a whole were created by Gaia (and corrupted by Brunestead, the Type of the Crimson Moon) as an Artificial Type (A planet's Ultimate One) in response to humanity, and probably aren't even born naturally. It seems that Arcueid was "created" to hunt Demon Lords in both senses; she was trained to do so, without any other unnecessary education, but it also seems that the True Ancestors guided her creation, causing her to be a perfect vessel for the Crimson Moon, something that the original Crimson Moon couldn't even manage himself.
** Finally, also in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Heaven's Feel scenario, [[spoiler:Shirou is reduced to this in the True ending]].
** Almost all the Servants [[spoiler: with the notable exception of Saber]] are basically Artificial Themselves, created by taking a copy of their minds and putting it in a body created by the Holy Grail. And then there's [[spoiler: false]] Assassin, who is an Artificial Servant, created in the form of a Hero that never actually existed in the world of VisualNovel/FateStayNight.
* All furniture in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is supposed to be some variant of this, [[spoiler:although with Shannon, Kanon and Genji, this turns out not to be the case]]. In fact, the person who created the term "furniture" in-universe was [[spoiler: Yasu, the original personality of Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice (III), who sees [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] as less than human due to his/her mutilated sexual organs and inability to have sex as a result.]]
* Tanya, the android love interest from ''VisualNovel/BionicHeart'' has a metal skeleton, but she has artificial organs identical to a human’s. They don’t function, however. But Tanya does have a working human brain that is the [[AmnesiacDissonance cause of her memories]].
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[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* In ''{{Artifice}}'', android soldier Deacon looks and for the most part acts completely human (even though he rejects the term) and, in the opening scene, two security guards debate whether he deserves the title of being called an "Artificial Person".
* Stephanie Rossum is the tall, blonde, adorable RobotGirl in ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda''. She's got a Farrah Fawcett hairdo and she loves pudding and books with pictures of kittens. Stephanie also smokes cigarettes, which she can light with her finger.
* Since [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Momo]] got her new chassis, she's gone from an animesque [[LivingToys doll-like robot]] to being effectively an Artificial Person. In [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2009 this comic]], she's human-looking enough for Padma to mistake her for Marten's little sister, and she now has a job as a library assistant. And even the non-human-looking [=AnthroPCs=] seem to have sexual and emotional urges and a sense of humour, so they're not very robot-like.
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000409 the robots are brought to "life" in very Frankensteinian manner.]]
* Phillippe in the ''Webcomic/SpareKeysForStrangeDoors'' story "Kill the Romance" is a magically-created one of these.
* Flux, a creation of Macseth in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. He is one of the three Lord's than govern the Tower in Zahard's stead.
* Tentadora from ''{{Zoophobia}}'' is a "mechanical human" created by Hell to serve as a bodyguard and caretaker for Damian.
* APTComic has [[SonicTheHedgehog Inferno.]]
* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4541 fembots can fit this type]].
* A significant number of categories of Constructs in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are Artificial Humans. Revived humans, patchworked-repaired revived humans, Frankenstein-like constructs, bio-modded humans, partially mechanized humans, monster-fied humans (like Jagermonsters) all are categorized under the mainstay [[MadScientist Spark]] creation class of "Construct". There are other categories (like nonhuman animals with human-level intelligence like Krosp) as well.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Belphoebe of the ''WhateleyUniverse''. A cloned body based on Jobe's secret drow transform serum. A mental copy of Belphegor is (accidentally) imprinted onto the body, and it wakes up. It's adapting quite nicely so far.
* ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAdventuringAvatars''
** Imca is not natural, but rather artificially created, and while mostly squishy and quite like a normal gijinka, even if she is synthetic, does have some electrical bits in her head.
** Mina, a protosapien clone, is created in an artificial womb as a supersoldier. Her cybernetics inside her are [[OrganicTechnology biomechanical]] which grows alongside her body.
* [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/ FutureTimeline.net]] predicts these being created by [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/21stcentury/2050-2059.htm#synthetic-human-beings 2056]].
* In ''WebAnimation/PhoenixWrightDevilsAttorney'', this is the case with [[spoiler: Judy Prava]], having been created by [[spoiler: Vulcanus]] in an attempt to disrupt the peace between angle and demons. [[spoiler: She]] is none too happy about this when [[spoiler: she]] finds out, though it ''does'' end up helping Phoenix in the trial by getting a [[spoiler: void]] verdict, due to [[spoiler: the prosecutor technically being too young to prosecute.]]
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* Some ''{{Transformers}}'' late in the original line made use of Pretender technology, which involved fleshy outer shells. Those with human shells, therefore, could shrink down and blend in with humans. This skips the BecomeARealBoy step, though, as Transformers are MechanicalLifeforms, and thus start off sentient and sapient.
** the characters in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', who took the Pretender technology one step further to become {{Hollywood Cyborg}}s. Even before the line between "tech" and "organic" became blurred in the series, the creators emphasized that the robots' pseudo-organic "beast modes" were "fully functional"... take that as you will.
** In ''TransformersAnimated'', [[spoiler:it turns out that Sari was a protoform, which is what a Transformer is before it has scanned anything for the first time. She scanned Isaac Sumdac, basically making him her Dad.]]
* Cyber 6 in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}''; she sleeps, daydreams, eats, and for the most part doesn't even have any great trouble in socializing.
* Synergy of ''{{Jem}}'' is a super-computer type of this.
* Cobra "synthoids" in ''GIJoe'' could perfectly mimic real people and were key to several episodes where a FakedRipVanWinkle or BodySnatcher plot was in effect. They were apparently organic in nature, being constructed of a grey goopy matter called "Pseudoplasm" which they would terrifyingly revert back into by ''melting'' if killed or self-destructed.
** The Synthoid technology was also put into use in an episode of ''{{Transformers}}'', in which Rodimus Prime, Arcee and Ultra Magnus had their minds transferred into synthetic human bodies. Luckily for the MoralGuardians, these came with automatic underwear.
* There are three examples of this in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** Aelita was thought to be one of these (specifically, an AI) for two seasons, until it was revealed that she was, in fact, human, not to mention the daughter of the supercomputer's creator.
** XANA uses "Specters" in his attacks all the time, whether polymorphic (shape-shifting) or not. They are easily synthesized using the supercomputer, and usually look like one of the heroes or someone close to them. They're generally mindless, and can be used to coerce, trick, or attack the heroes.
** These clones can also be utilized by the heroes themselves. Only two have been cloned this way:[[TheSmartGuy Jérémie]] and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy William]]. Jérémie's clone substituted for the original while he worked on several programs for Lyoko. Clone!William replaced his real world counterpart for several months while the real one was trapped in Lyoko. Unfortunately, while these clones were pretty much benign and harmless (unless possessed by XANA, which both have been), they have drastically different personalities than their originals: Jérémie's clone is a bold womanizer, while William's clone is profoundly naive and stupid.
* [[spoiler:Eric]] in ''KimPossible'' is such a realistic drone that everyone expects him to be human until the RoboticReveal. [[MadeOfPlasticine And he is killed by a bite from a rodent....]]
* ''The PowerpuffGirls'' were created by Professor Utonium with "Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice" mixed into a vat; when he accidentally spilled in [[strike:a can of Whoopass]] Chemical X.
** Similarly, The [[EvilCounterpart Rowdyruff]] [[SpearCounterpart Boys]], by Mojo Jojo, only with "Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails", again, with the Chemical X.
* The Supertrooper project of [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]. [[PhlebotinumRebel It didn't end well]]...
* The Cadmus Superheroes from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Red Tornado and his siblings, Red Torpedo, Red Inferno, and Red Volcano. Red Torpedo and Red Inferno forgot they were androids, leading to their destruction in the line of hero work. Red Tornado was subsequently programmed to remember he was an android, but he eventually begins to develop human emotions such as caring for others anyways.
** Not to mention Superboy, a clone of superman [[spoiler: combined with Lex Luthor DNA]] to replace him if the need ever arises. Also [[spoiler: Red Arrow is a clone.]]
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