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->'''Ripley:''' You never said anything about an android being on board, why not?
->'''Burke:''' ''(shrugging)'' It... never occurred to me. Standard practice, we always have a synthetic on board.
->'''Bishop:''' I prefer the term "artificial person" myself.
-->-- ''Films/{{Aliens}}''

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

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 like white. Not always, though, and given the range of [[TechnicolorEyes eye]] and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]] in anime, it's not a perfect indicator.

Speaking of Anime, sometimes they use the term "android" for Artificial Humans, which makes the use of the word different from that of 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". Some anime might also use the term "Bioroid" to distinguish them from the mechanical version. Note that the very first use of the word "robot" in fiction[[note]]The eponymous "robots" from Karel Capek's ''Theatre/{{RUR}}''[[/note]] were actually Artificial Humans as well.

Artificial Humans often have cognitive traits similar to TheSpock, such as [[GoodWithNumbers mathematical skill]] and a [[PhotographicMemory perfect memory]] on the positive side, they may be [[TheStoic unemotional]] and on the negative side they may suffer from [[CreativeSterility uncreativity]] and [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma excessive literal-mindedness]]. Being organic, however, allows some Artificial Humans to have some emotional similarity to humans, often in [[CloningBlues angst]] that leads to bonding with the kind-hearted hero(ine) or KillAllHumans.

Just like most artificial humanoid characters, Artificial Humans tend to BecomeARealBoy over the course of the plot. If the Artificial Human is created with plant-based technology, it may be a type of PlantPerson.

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


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* 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.
%%* Maico in ''Anime/AndroidAnnouncerMaico2010''.
* In ''Manga/AnimalLand'', [[spoiler: Human shaped Chimeras are artificial humans that are capable of BodyHorror transformations.]]
* Despite their name, Bioroids in ''Manga/{{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 Thirds of ''Anime/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.]]
* 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.
* In ''Manga/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.]]
* Eve from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is a eleven-year old girl, but also a genetically-engineered bioweapon made using nanotechnology.
* 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.
* It is harder to find people who ''weren't'' artificially created in the ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' [[TheVerse 'verse]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The Bounts in the anime's FillerArc are artificially created humans who were accidentally made during a botched Shinigami experiment. The Bount gained immortality by feasting on human souls.
* The Arume in ''Manga/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.
* The Sexaroids of ''Anime/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.
* ''Anime/BurstAngel'': [[spoiler:Jo and Marion were designed by the rival syndicate to be the "ultimate battle angels".]]
%%* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' - The Persocoms
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'' you have the second Exorcists, [[spoiler: brains of dead exorcists transplanted into artificial bodies]] which include [[spoiler: Yu Kanda and Alma Karma]]
* The manga ''Doll'' is about artificial humans called, of course, dolls, which are hardwearing and very expensive, usually used for service positions.
* Annapuma and Unipuma from ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'' are called androids. However, Uni is the original, and Anna was actually cloned from her, suggesting a biological origin.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Cell, who couldn't be called a human by any means, is a manufactured organism engineered by Dr. Gero by taking genes from Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Frieza and King Cold (with the dub claiming genes from more characters were also used).
** A straighter example would be the series of Artificial Humans Gero created/developed before Cell. However, #17 and #18 were normal human twins until Gero messed with them (hence why #18 and Krillin have a kid later on), while #20 (Gero himself) is an entirely robotic construct, except with Gero's {{brain in a jar}} in its head, making those three {{cyborg}}s.
*** #17 and #18's cyborg status isn't 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 (and #8 all the way back in the original ''Manga/DragonBall''). Vegeta even has a line in the dub where he says that #18 moves fast "for someone who's made of metal".
* Some types of "androids" such as Ifurita from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' seem rather biological in nature.
* Juno of ''Anime/ElementHunters'' is one. The real only way to tell is her stating herself to be one though.
* Hikaru in ''Anime/Figure17TsubasaAndHikaru'', who is accidentally created from a PoweredArmor "Figure" after protecting Tsubasa in a battle. Hikaru becomes Tsubasa's artificial twin sister.
* Fran Madaraki, Veronica, Gavrill, and most of Fran's household staff in ''Manga/FrankenFran'' are all creations of the FrankensteinsMonster variety. Fran even has bolts in her head.
* [[spoiler:Akise]] of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' 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.
* [[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]].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Yuki Nagato is one, called a "Humanoid Interface", though the precise details are somewhat obscured by copious amounts of {{Technobabble}}. The series itself references the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' in relation to Yuki, suggesting that she is something like a cybrid (human body, alien intelligence). It seems that the non-corporeal alien Data Overmind (and later, the Canopy Dominion) created fully biological human bodies to house data-entities in order to interact with humans. Whether the data-entities that control these bodies are minds created by the Overmind or are extensions of its own intellect is rather unclear, as the series goes back and forth on exactly how much autonomy the Interfaces have.
* Twice in ''Manga/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.
* Touko of ''LightNovel/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".]]
* ''Anime/KeyTheMetalIdol'' claimed to be an android, although her exact nature isn't revealed until much later.
* [[spoiler:Nui Harime]] in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is an artificial Life Fiber/human hybrid grown using the Primordial Life Fiber as a womb.
* [[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.
* Snow is a rare magically created variant in ''Manga/{{MAR}}''. Only in the anime though.
* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', [[spoiler:Mikumo]] is revealed to be a clone of [[spoiler:the Star Singer]]'s genetic remains, as an experiment to [[spoiler:recreate a modern [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]]]].
* ''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 Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'', [[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 the manga ''Minimum'', [[spoiler: the main [[LittlePeople tiny girl]], as well as the main antagonist, turn out be data people.]]
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', 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]].
* The "Humaritt" Lila from ''Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics'' is created in a laboratory and possesses superhuman abilities. Her responses are often [[EmotionlessGirl rather robotic]] at first, but she gets better.
* 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.
** It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Black Zetsu had only tricked Madara into thinking so; the Zetsus are actually humans who were mutated by the Shinju a millennium ago]].
* ''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 in ''Evangelion'' are basically what humans would be if they rejected their "humanity"), a human soul, and are literally called "jinzouningen", meaning "artificial humans"]].
* The Pacifista from ''Manga/OnePiece'', giant robots built [[RobotMe in the likeliness of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma]], and made from human corpses.
* Melfina from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' is a "bio-android", and also the SpaceshipGirl for the titular ship.
* The titular ''Manga/PlantDolls'' are living dolls.
* 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.
* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Mewtwo is even more of an artificial human, 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.
* ''Manga/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]].
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' revolves around dolls which act nearly human other than size.
* Most of the [[spoiler: Mibu Clan]] in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', with the exclusion of [[spoiler: Kyo himself]].
* [[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.
* Primula from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' is an artificial life form, of the magic variety.
* Noah from ''Manga/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.
* ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' 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.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** Ryoko 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.
* In the world of ''Anime/TimeOfEve'', 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.
* In LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool There are so-called "improved magikan" genetically modified by DesignerBaby that are created within the so-called "series" and have phenomenal magical powers, health and appearance thanks to SuperpowerfulGenetics combined with a lack of personal freedom and a limited lifespan due to imperfections in their genes. In subsequent volumes, clones of especially prominent mages also appear, which are nonetheless disabled in the literal sense because of even more unstable genes. Reflections on the nature of the family ties of such people and the fact that even an artificially created person does not deserve to be the weak-willed slave of his creators are an important part of the series.
** This is also used by the author for TakeThatAudience in one of the arcs, when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Mamoru Kudo has so weak and sad physical health because his parents, aka donors of genetic material, were brothers and sisters, what makes him a victim of his parents' technical BrotherSisterIncest. This does not work well for his relatives, when they learn about the nuances of his birth and illness.]]
** One of the main intrigues of the series is that [[spoiler: the biological sister of the protagonist, Miyuki Shiba, was created as a perfect improved magikan, so although she is his real sibling, their genes are enough different (How much is never said, but it is implied that in the half-sibling area, considering also the removal of all "harmful" genes.) so that [[RoyalInbreeding their]] [[BrotherSisterIncest couple]] will not be dangerous to their offspring and the head of the clan announces the engagement of Miyuki with her brother. After it becomes known, the whole second half of the series is devoted to how Miyuki and her brother Tatsuya will try to understand their feelings for each other and the apparent immorality of their new status of "lovers".]]
* 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.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s [[spoiler: Vash, Knives, Tessla, Chronica, Domina, and all the other plants]] are genetically modified alien creatures with some astonishingly human characteristics.
* 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.
* The last guardians of the Pyramid in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', namely Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond [[spoiler: and Emerald]]. The Platina Company is also apparently working on building the Ultimate Fighter.
* 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.

* Conner Kent alias ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'', in the picture above, [[spoiler:is a clone created by the Cadmus organisation in secret, as they knew that at some point, Superman would either die or otherwise become incapacitated in his current role. He's technically not a perfect clone, however; they had to splice in some Lex Luthor DNA to stabilize him, making him... slightly different in powers and personality.]] Oh, and [[BerserkButton don't call him Superboy.]]
* The first ComicBook/PostCrisis version of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' known as "Matrix". She is an artificial life-form called the "protoplasmic matrix", that Lex Luthor of the Pocket Universe has used to create her, who resembled his true love, the deceased Lana Lang. Lex had also patterned her physiology to resemble Superman's, whom he had seen by using one of his many inventions to look into the mainstream DC Universe.
* 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. In the comics themselves, it's clear that most of them are not, since it's still pretty expensive and time-consuming to specially breed clones for the job.
* The Genetic Infantrymen from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='s=] ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' series.
* WonderWoman was a "perfect woman" created from clay by her "mother", Hippolyta.
* The [[UsefulNotes/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.
** In ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'', Vision creates three other synthezoids -- Virginia, Viv, and Vin -- using brain patterns from [[spoiler:Scarlet Witch]].
* 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 ''ComicBook/GiveMeLiberty'', and are very convincing copies of real people.
* ComicBook/{{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, a.k.a. 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]]
* One ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story had several civilians secretly kidnapped and replaced with plant-based copies. The doppelgängers were sufficiently human-like to give false testimony as [[ClearMyName part of a frame-up,]] and evaporate into mist when cornered.
** The heroic Atomicus appeared to be one of these, being generated mysteriously within the core of a nuclear reactor.
* The artificial humans ([[FantasticSlur "arties"]]) of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' were specifically built to serve as soldiers in wartime but were afforded full personhood rights in the courts. They are still discriminated against both for being unnatural (true) and for being prone to violence (debated).
* In the comics, [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]] is an Artificial [[HumanAliens Eternal]] created to destroyer {{Main/Thanos}}. Because of his magical origin, can double as a {{Golem}}.

* The [[SelfInsert SI]] from the ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheNewMath'' counts as this after [[spoiler:he gets a new form from a mad scientist in the Nanoha multiverse.]]
* Ashley from ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'', who was presumably created from biological materials and rapidly grown in a tank. She even has the atypical eye color and coldness to go with it.
* [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Yui]] gets an artificial body created by RECT in ''[[FanFic/IWillNotBow Blazing Generations]], allowing her to have a normal life in the real world. [[spoiler:Luna later gains a new body through that same process]].

[[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 ''Film/BicentennialMan'', the lead turns himself from a true robot to this.
* The whole point and plot of ''Film/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}}''.
** Walter in Film/AlienCovenant. He is meant to be a similar model to David, thus they're both played by Creator/MichaelFassbender.
* 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...
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': Victor proclaims to Igor that they will create a man after their own image. The process involves stitching together dead body parts and reanimating the corpse with lightning.
* In ''Film/{{Morgan}}'', the company that created Morgan is doing research on nanotech-altered DNA, with Morgan being the most successful product of her series. [[spoiler:It's just too bad that an earlier product turned out to be better at being human than she did.]]

* 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.
* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' has the skin-spies, a "weapon race" who were created with OrganicTechnology and magic to act as perfect spies and assassins. Their faces are made of "fingers" that can rearrange themselves to imitate any face. They're also superhumanly fast and strong.
* 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 Literature/{{Foundation}} series.
* ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' has bioroids, biologically manufactured androids. They're bright blue to keep them out of the uncanny valley.
* Terrence Cee (and his sister/wife Janine) in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'' 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, called the Remote. 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 ''[[Literature/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 from ''Literature/TimeRiders'' - robots created in the future that are almost exactly like humans. 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. They also have an incredibly powerful supercomputer hooked up to it. Aside from being seven feet tall and laden with more muscles than is strictly fair, they go from completely bald (after 'birth') to having fairly ordinary dark hair and grey eyes. 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 inflections like sarcasm, and they find it confusing and problematic to make decisions.
** The first we meet, a male, is frequently described as 'an ox of a man', and before being named Bob; Maddy wanted to name him after Arnold Schwarzenegger for a reason.
** The second, a female called Becks, is much more slender, but muscled like a gymnast. 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 capitalizes on at more than one point) human woman.
** In ''City of Shadows'', [[spoiler:Liam, Maddy and Sal later discover that they are more advanced support units, capable of feeling emotions but far less physically strong.]]
* 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://stepheneshort.com/other/library/_fiction/_Science%20Fiction%20&%20Fantasy/Miller,Walter%20M/Miller,%20Walter%20M%20-%20Conditionally%20Human.pdf The original story]] 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 ''Literature/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.
* Beautiful Maria and Ubu Roy from ''Literature/AngelStation'' have DNA that was made from scratch by their "father" to give them their [[{{Main/Transhuman}} significant traits]], like Maria's [[{{Main/Technopath}} extraordinary navigation skills]] and Roy's [[Main/MultiArmedAndDangerous four muscular arms]].
* The Tleilaxu in the [[Franchise/{{Dune}} Dune universe]] have this as their hat, including the gholas and Face Dancers.
** Bijaz - ''Literature/DuneMessiah''
** Duncan Idaho - ''Dune Messiah'', ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' and ''Literature/HereticsOfDune''
** Miles Teg - ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune''
** Futars aren't Tleilaxu in origin but definitely employ this trope.
* The Colonial Defense Forces in ''Literature/OldMansWar'' transfer the consciousnesses of elderly humans into brand new SuperSoldier bodies, giving them a new lease on life in strong, healthy, enhanced bodies, and [[DealWithTheDevil all they have to do]] is volunteer to be CanonFodder in an interstellar ForeverWar. The Special Forces, known as the "Ghost Brigades", are revealed to be [[spoiler: what happens when you create the SuperSoldier but don't put a human consciousness in them.]] The ethical implications of the process face particular scrutiny in the sequel, ''The Ghost Brigades''.
* League [=GIs=] in the ''Literature/CassandraKresnov'' books, including the protagonist, straddle the line between this and RidiculouslyHumanRobots. They use artificial materials with equivalents to blood, muscles, bone, internal organs, the works, though their brains are computer-like enough that they can hack electronic devices wirelessly. They were created as {{Super Soldier}}s, but rank-and-file [=GIs=] aren't very smart (meaning that fully human Federation soldiers often won with ambush tactics), and when they made a smarter one, Sandy, she decided to run for it when the war was winding down rather than stay and be ''retired''.
* The Presger Ambassadors from ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'', which [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen the Presger]] created to communicate with humanity after having learned, through trial and error, how to pull humans apart and put them back together again. Though they look human at first glance, their internals and especially their psychology are anything but, and most humans tend to give them a wide berth as a result.
* In ''Literature/ThePrideOfParahumans'' the titular beings are produced by printing [[PettingZooPeople transgenic]] stem cells over a titanium alloy skeleton.
* The automatons in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' are vat-grown humans made with heavy helping of {{magitek}}, with psychological programming to make them perfect assassins and absolutely loyal to Irena, their creator. Apart from that, they're pretty much indistinguishable from regular members of the Order.
* One of the primary work forces in the SpaceOpera setting ''Literature/LucifersStar'' is bioroids, who are very similar to Replicants. Bioroids are loathed because they're A.I. based organisms and there is FantasticRacism against them. Notably, one of the main characters, Isla, is a Bioroid living in disguise as a human after escaping her SerialKiller master. One of the plots in the book is how Bioroid status begins to change once BrainUploading becomes possible.
* ''Literature/TheStoneSky'', the final book in the ''Broken Earth Trilogy'', reveals that [[spoiler:the original stone eaters were created by Syl Anagist to help create a new power source.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The most advanced models of Cylons on ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' 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/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': 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 artificial 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'' two-parter "The Rebel Flesh" / "The Almost People" features a very real version of this. They are doppelgängers ("gangers" for short) of the originals created from "programmable matter" that can take any form. The originals are connected to the gangers and, usually, the gangers revert to the matter's base form upon disconnecting. However, this time a solar storm [[FrankensteinsMonster strikes the lab's power station and galvanizes them into independent life-forms]].
** 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''.
* All of the Hosts in ''{{Series/Westworld}}'' are manufactured humans and animals who are mass-produced to populate the theme park ''Westworld''. While they are more advanced than the older models, they move and act smoothly unlike the robotic Wild Bill android, they are still limited in their behavior (they can't harm any living thing, even flies, and are limited to their scripts like an NPC). The one of the main sources of conflict in the show is them outgrowing their scripts as they are made to be more and more human. When one Host finds a photograph he starts to realize that his entire life and world is a lie and goes mad because of it. [[Theatre/TheTempest "Hell is empty and the devils are here"]], indeed.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QykKSkt_KZ0 Escape of the Witch, Salmhofer]] by Music/{{mothy}} has the titular character being an artificial being.

* Music/{{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".

* Myth/CelticMythology: Blodeuedd, the woman created from flowers to be the wife of Lleu Llaw in [[Literature/{{Mabinogion}} Medieval Welsh]] mythology.
* Myth/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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* As part of the game’s recurring ScienceFantasy themes, ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''[='=]s core world of Golarion has an artificial race called androids who are created by technological rather than magical means. Their mysterious origins lie in a gigantic spaceship that crashed into the planet about 8000 years ago, carrying with it a number of high-tech forges in which new androids are created (androids, as an artificial race, are not born, but rather built and “activated” as adults). Not much is know of their pre-crash history, save that they had been created as laborers by an advanced race on another world until they won their right to be treated as people by their creators.
** Biologically, they resemble pale humans with a metallic sheen to their eyes, circuitry-tattoos all over their bodies and a pale, almost translucent nanite-infused liquid serving as blood. They have actual organs and tissues rather than being made up of mechanical components, although their “flesh” is technically made up of polymers and oil serving the same purpose as human tissues. They have trouble processing emotions, either others’ or their own, and get a natural penalty to their Charisma together with a resistance to fear and emotion effects; but depending on their stats, they do have the capability to be as empathetic as a normal human. Similarly, their cerebral abilities aren’t set in stone, despite getting a natural bonus to their Intelligence. They possess sex drives, but cannot biologically reproduce. They age mentally and eventually “die”, but their bodies merely look more “timeworn” rather than going all wrinkly. It has been stated that their skeletons “probably look freaky compared to a human’s”.
** Perhaps the most interesting part is that they have as much of a soul as any other mortal in the setting, meaning when they die, their souls are judged the same as any other mortal’s in the afterlife. This ties into their unique form of reincarnation -- when android dies, her soul departs for the afterlife while the nanites in her now-former body go into overdrive and restore it to a pristine, physically young state, at which point a new soul enters it and starts life as a new being. This raises some interesting questions in Golarion’s fantasy setting, where construct creatures normally do not possess either souls or full sentience (or at least don’t gain them without supernatural means).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** There have been passing mention of a few advanced models of [[RobotMaid servitor]] where they are fully biological, rather than the typical cyborg with any personality and higher functions wiped away with invasive cybernetics. There's also at least one case of an Adeptus Mechanicus adept deliberately seeking to ''become'' one.
** The Dark Eldar keep their numbers high (natural reproduction carrying the risk of Slaanesh eating their souls) via vast numbers of artificially-grown Eldar, known as Vatborn. Those who came about the natural way are known as Trueborn, and lord over the others despite there being no real difference in biology.
** The SpaceMarines keep brain-dead humans in vats to keep growing the geneseed that gives them their superhuman abilities. Even with a theoretical upper limit of 1,000 Space Marines per Chapter and each body growing two geneseeds, they still need to harvest geneseed from their fallen brothers to keep up with the ForeverWar.
* [[TabletopGame/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.
* TabletopGame/EclipsePhase's Pod morphs -- short for "pod people", are assembled out of vat-grown limbs and organs and equipped with a computer brain. 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 ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace''.
** Guidelines for designing your own bioroids - and infinite other forms of [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke gengineered]] life - reappear in ''GURPS: Bio Tech''.
* In ''TabletopGame/DamnationDecade'', Chairman Dao Hong of the Prosperity Sphere is mass-producing a CloneArmy with a device called the Glorious Reproduction Engine. The templates for his clones are usually master martial artists he had kidnapped to participate in his [[NotJustATournament private martial arts tournament]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[spoiler: Sylvari]] in ''VideoGame/{{GuildWars2}}'' and its novels [[spoiler: were created by the forest dragon to serve as his minions]].
* 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 ''[[VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series is rife with artificial humans, the best example of this being the Newmans, starting with Nei in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' (described as a result of combining human and biomonster DNA), continuing with Rika in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', and eventually becoming an entire race in ''VideoGame/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. ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' also introduced yet another race of artificial humans called [[BeastMan Beasts]].
* [[spoiler:Safiya]] in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer'' is [[spoiler:a splinter of a very, very old Red Wizard's personality]]
* ''VideoGame/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 [[{{Anime/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]]''. KOS-MOS and T-ELOS appear in the game as well.
*** And as it later turns out, [[spoiler:Haken is one, too]].
* 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''Franchise/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 ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and are clones of [[spoiler:Big Boss]].
* [[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]]''.]]
* ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'''s Abe no Yasuaki was created by his teacher [[UsefulNotes/{{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 ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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.
** As we find out in ''VideoGame/MegamanZX'' however, "Original Human" is a rather loose term, as long before then, both humanity and Reploids had been modified to the point that the differences between the two were pretty much superficial.
* 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]]), [[AxCrazy Nu-13]] [[spoiler:and their genetic template Saya]] count among them.
* The Androsynth in ''VideoGame/StarControl'' were created as a ServantRace. As such, they were [[OneGenderRace all male]] without the ability to reproduce. Eventually, they [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled]] ''en masse'', took over all the space stations in Earth's orbit, retrofitted them for flight and battle, developed the [[FasterThanLightTravel hyperdrive]], and escaped. Decades later, they were conquered by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za and chose to be BattleThralls in order to avenge their [[HumansByAnyOtherName Earthling]] creators. Simultaneously, they worked to figure out how to propagate their race, which [[spoiler:ends up wiping out the whole race when they stumble on an EldritchAbomination]].
* In ''{{VideoGame/Nefarious}}'', the (experimental) Princess Farrah Day was designed to be a perfect princess.
* This is Bio-Beta's goal in ''VideoGame/TheDesolateHope''. He wants to recreate a new, better humanity since he's convinced that they were all wiped out (he's stuck in an abandoned station lightyears from Earth with no way to contact humanity, so there's no way to see if he's right or not). Unfortunately, he only has two tissue samples to work with so his work isn't really advancing that much. Now, where did that sample 217 get off too...
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureThe7thStandUser'' has [[spoiler:the characters from parts 1 and 2; they are all dead, but have been given bodies (courtesy of Berlin), life (courtesy of Alicia), and memories (courtesy of Steel).]]
* All the enemies you fight in ''VideoGame/GunbladeNYLAMachineguns'' consist of this.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Mewtwo was created by a scientist who genetically engineered a clone of Mew.
** Porygon is living computer data created by Silph Co.. Its evolutions of [=Porygon2=] and Porygon-Z are essentially a software update and a third-party mod.
** Grimer and Muk are said to have been created from a polluted stream by x-rays from the moon.
** Some of Voltorb's Pokédex entries claim it was made when a Poké Ball was exposed to an energy pulse.
** Baltoy and Claydol are said to be figures created by an ancient civilisation, which later came to life via mystical rays.
** Castform was created by Hoenn's Weather Institute to help forecast the weather. Despite that, Castform can have a gender and is capable of breeding.
** Deoxys is an alien virus which, upon contact with a laser beam/Earth's atmosphere, caused it to mutate into a humanoid shape.
** Like Grimer and Muk, Trubbish and Garbodor are said to have been accidentally made when industrial waste and garbage reacted to one another.
** Golett and Golurk are the oldest Pokémon known to have been deliberately made by humans, created by spirits inhabiting artificial constructs to defend villages.
** Genesect was created by cybernetically enhancing a prehistoric Bug Pokémon.
** Magearna is a five-hundred year old robot created by a human of extraordinary genius. They also created its [[HeartDrive Soul-Heart]] by gathering the life energy of other Pokémon.
** Type: Null is a synthetic Pokémon designed to synthesize the strengths of several Pokémon as a weapon against [[EldritchAbomination Ultra Beasts]], allowing it to adapt to any situation. In addition, its appearance [[MixAndMatchCritters resembles a hybrid with several body parts from other creatures attached to it]]. It has a harness on its head that restrains it so it wouldn't go berserk, but it will deliberately break this harness once it trusts its trainer to evolve into Silvally.
* In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Generation 3 Synths are basically the Replicants of Blade Runner, being physically indistinguishable from normal humans save for a Synth Component that only drops when they die. Even some of the Gen 3s themselves [[TomatoInTheMirror aren't aware that they're synths]].
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
* Morphs, the [[FacelessMooks limitless forces of Nergal's army]] in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7.]] Most are implied to be identical soldiers lacking individuality or personality, while some can be crafted as unique people or to resemble individuals; their common trait is jet-black hair and golden eyes. They are crafted from the [[LifeForce quintessence]] of large numbers of lives lost in war or tragedy and serve as the henchmen and bosses of the latter half of the game.

[[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 Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}, [[spoiler:Aozaki Touko]] from ''LightNovel/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. The specifics are a little complex: 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/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' 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]].
* In ''{{VisualNovel/Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'', the potential love interests are all dolls that have been magically brought to life.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', the Prototypes are vat-grown clone women with enhanced intelligence and a HiveMind. The BigBad is one of them, and the protagonists begin to suspect that one of their own, [[spoiler:Chigara]], is another. [[spoiler:They’re right.]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{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".
* The Orrotta in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' have bodies constructed using a lost art that were brought to life with the insertion of their soul gems.
* 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.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Since 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.]]
* Some of the constructs from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are very human in appearance and mentality such as Punch and Judy, who raised Agatha, though Punch was initially [[TheSpeechless not able to speak]] [[spoiler:Gil patched him up to fix that while bringing the two back from the dead]].
* 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 ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'' is a "mechanical human" created by Hell to serve as a bodyguard and caretaker for Damian.
* ''Webcomic/APTComic'' has [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Inferno.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{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.
* ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' has at least several - Mium and Ila are all but confirmed to be (really the only question is what type).
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', this is what [[spoiler:Oasis really is. She is actually an artificially intelligent super computer, controlling a replaceable RemoteBody cloned from a spellcaster]].
* CommanderBadass and the rest of the super soldiers from the nondescript spacefuture in ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' are eventually revealed to be these, literally created by the military to be badasses. Unfortunately for them, that means the military can modify them as they see fit, and it's left the Commander with serious hangups. Canadian Guy is revealed to be one too, namely [[spoiler:he's an unsanctioned regional variant clone of the Commander.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/MissionCodeHighSchool'': [=CAV=]s, the mooks in the series, are AI programs brought into the real world, [[spoiler:and so is the CDU when he makes a body based off Spike Hypothesis one of the heroes]].
* Belphoebe of the ''Literature/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.
** Two of the members of the Crusader Cadets (a KidHero team for teens who aren't mutants, set up by [[BigApplesauce the DA's office of New York City]] in a desperate bid to maintain ''some'' semblance of sanity in the superhuman community), Aurora and Rubber Boy, were originally members of the Designer Heroes, a team of genetically-engineered SuperSoldier heroes created in a lab and trained in TheSpartanWay. The experiment wasn't a notable success: while they were indeed superpowered, those two are only survivors of the eight team original team members after a near-TotalPartyKill wiped them out.
* ''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.]]
* ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' has an adorable (if a bit [[InnocentProdigy spockish]] [[SpockSpeak at times]]) artificial 'filly'', Goodnight.
* Naturally, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' lampooned ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s inconsistency regarding the series' {{Artificial Humans}} being termed "Androids":
-->'''Cell''': ...Cyborgs 17 and 18.\\
'''Piccolo''': We call them Androids.\\
'''Cell''': Well, good for you. You're wrong.
** Later, when Cell tries to absorb Android 16:
-->'''Cell:''' What're you made of, pure metal!?\\
'''Android 16:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Affirmative. I am ''ANDROID'' 16. ]]
'''Cell:''' Oh... errors have been made.
* WebOriginal/{{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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Some ''Franchise/{{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 {{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 ''WesternAnimation/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 when he found her, assimilating his DNA in a pretty ''Beast Wars''-like fashion and 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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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 ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', in which Rodimus Prime, Arcee and Ultra Magnus had their minds transferred into synthetic human bodies (by Cobra Commander no less). 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 ''WesternAnimation/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....]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' 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 ''WesternAnimation/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.]]
* [[spoiler:Kitty Ko]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''.