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Cybersix is an Argentinian Comic Book written by Carlos Trillo and drawn by Carlos Meglia, first published in 1993. In addition to the original 6-volume Spanish version, the series has been fully translated into French (separated into 12 volumes) and Italian (as 45 volumes). Unfortunately an English version never saw the light of day, but a wonderfully adapted 13-episode animation did.The story centres around Cybersix, the sixth of five-thousand artificial humans in the "Cyber" series created by Dr von Reichter. Von Reichter destroyed 4999 Cybers due to their tendency towards disobedience, and doesn't intend to let his last one get away. Cybersix hides herself in Meridiana city, hunting her creator's other monsters in order to survive and trying to blend into society under the alias Adrian Seidelman, a male school teacher.The original graphic novels are all quite rare to find in print, though ebooks of the Spanish and French versions are available from EBOOKEE. An English fan-translation of the French is available as well, though it was worked on by two different translators.
Animated Adaptation: Various aspects of the show were changed from the comics; Detective Enrique is an Expy of Do, but became a friendly and honest cop instead of a corrupt patrolman, the Monsters of the Week were mostly original creations added by the show's writers, and of course all the sex, nudity, and blood were removed.
Artificial Human: Dr von Reichter's domain. He created genetic experiments to be his servants, and destroyed the Cyber series when they showed a tendency for disobedience. He also created the Types, the Techno series, who blend into human society, and the Fixed Ideas, who serve him with their brute strength. His age is also handwaved as him making himself new bodies in the years after the war as the current one grew too old.
Art Shift: During the Yashimoto arc, there are several pages drawn in different comic styles while he's knocked out. Cybersix battling Reichter's goons in the style of the McDucks takes the cake, though.
Informed Attractiveness: The art style of the books is pretty harsh, but we are told that Lori is the most attractive of the human characters. Cybersix is the said to be the Fairest of Them All, and it's a little easier to believe.
Rebecca Limon is also referred to as being irresistible, despite her gritty depiction.
Insistent Terminology: Cybersix constantly refers to herself as a monster, and corrects Lucas when he calls her a genetic experiment or anything nicer.
Lampshade Hanging: At one point, Cybersix wonders how Adrian's clothes manage to hide her breasts, and remarks that they're getting larger.
Last of Her Kind: Out of 5000 Cybers, Cybersix is the only one who managed to survive.
Ripped from the Headlines: According to the introduction to the comic, the idea for doing a story about the tortured life of an escaped genetic experiment was inspired by the Elsa and Mario Rios incident that made headlines in the mid-80s.
Secret Project Refugee Family: Cybersix and Data 7, even though they aren't the same species. Cybersix even thinks of Data 7 as her biological brother because he was once a Cyber.
Self-Disposing Villain: Discussed in the first chapter when Lucas stops her from killing a hostile Techno, only to have the Techno throw himself off a building while trying to attack her.