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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': At the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic with synthetic skin that looks nigh-indistinguishable from a real hand. It's only exposed as a cybernetic when it gets shot by blaster fire in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and is a sign that despite everything Luke's keeping his humanity. By contrast, the prosthetic arm Anakin gets in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' after Count Dooku severs his real arm is brass and obviously robotic, the only thing concealing it being a thick leather gauntlet rather than any synth-skin. [[spoiler:This sets up his eventual fall to the Dark Side as Darth Vader, during which he loses the rest of his limbs and [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport is confined to a life-support armor.]]]] Much later when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' rolls around Luke's cybernetic hand is completely skinless and skeletal, symbolizing that, while he hasn't become ''evil'', he's certainly given up being the good hero in favor of {{Death Seek|er}}ing self-loathing.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': At the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic with synthetic skin that looks nigh-indistinguishable from a real hand. It's only exposed as a cybernetic when it gets shot by blaster fire in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and is a sign that despite everything Luke's keeping his humanity. By contrast, the prosthetic arm Anakin gets in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' after Count Dooku severs his real arm is brass and obviously robotic, the only thing concealing it being a thick leather gauntlet rather than any synth-skin. [[spoiler:This sets up his eventual fall to the Dark Side as Darth Vader, during which he loses the rest of his limbs and [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport is confined to a life-support armor.]]]] Much later when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' rolls around Luke's cybernetic hand is completely skinless and skeletal, symbolizing that, while he hasn't become ''evil'', he's certainly given up being the good hero in favor of {{Death Seek|er}}ing self-loathing. [[spoiler:When he decides to be the good hero [[BigDamnHeroes one]] [[HeroicSacrifice final]] [[DyingMomentOfAwesome time]], he's sporting a brown leather glove to hide the skeletal hand]].


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': High Commander Ravus Nox Fleuret of the Niflheim Empire has had his left arm replaced by a metallic prosthetic that looks like the gauntlet of a TinTyrant's armour suit. ''[[DownloadableContent Episode Ignis]]'' reveals that [[spoiler:he was present during the false-treaty betrayal in Insomnia. When King Regis was killed, Ravus picked up the [[McGuffin Ring of the Lucii]] and slipped it onto his finger, believing that he was [[TheChosenOne the one destined to cleanse the Starscourge]]. The Ring, carrying the souls of past Kings of Lucis, deemed him unworthy of Lucian power and [[BodyHorror incinerated his arm]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': High Commander Ravus Nox Fleuret of the Niflheim Empire has had his left arm replaced by a metallic prosthetic that looks like the gauntlet of a TinTyrant's armour suit. ''[[Anime/KingsglaiveFinalFantasyXV Kingsglaive]]'' and ''[[DownloadableContent Episode Ignis]]'' reveals reveal that [[spoiler:he was present during the false-treaty betrayal in Insomnia. When King Regis was killed, Ravus picked up the [[McGuffin Ring of the Lucii]] and slipped it onto his finger, believing that he was [[TheChosenOne the one destined to cleanse the Starscourge]]. The Ring, carrying the souls of past Kings of Lucis, deemed him unworthy of Lucian power and [[BodyHorror incinerated his arm]].]]

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has a variation with two of the main characters. Former police officer Jet Black has a mechanical right arm, while [[spoiler:ex-assassin Spike Spiegel has a fake eye]]. For the former, it symbolizes his willingness to confront danger and his humility; he could have had the arm reconstructed, but goes with the prosthetic to remind himself to watch himself better. For [[spoiler: Spike]], the prosthetic is a symbol of how he's not fully cut off from his past and is something of a RetiredMonster.


* ''Franchise/StarWars'': At the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic with synthetic skin that looks nigh-indistinguishable from a real hand. It's only exposed as a cybernetic when it gets shot by blaster fire in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and is a sign that despite everything Luke's keeping his humanity. By contrast, the prosthetic arm Anakin gets in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' after Count Dooku severs his real arm is brass and obviously robotic, the only thing concealing it being a thick leather gauntlet rather than any synth-skin. [[spoiler:This sets up his eventual fall to the Dark Side as Darth Vader, during which he loses the rest of his limbs and [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport is confined to a life-support armor.]]]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': At the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic with synthetic skin that looks nigh-indistinguishable from a real hand. It's only exposed as a cybernetic when it gets shot by blaster fire in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and is a sign that despite everything Luke's keeping his humanity. By contrast, the prosthetic arm Anakin gets in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' after Count Dooku severs his real arm is brass and obviously robotic, the only thing concealing it being a thick leather gauntlet rather than any synth-skin. [[spoiler:This sets up his eventual fall to the Dark Side as Darth Vader, during which he loses the rest of his limbs and [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport is confined to a life-support armor.]]]]]]]] Much later when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' rolls around Luke's cybernetic hand is completely skinless and skeletal, symbolizing that, while he hasn't become ''evil'', he's certainly given up being the good hero in favor of {{Death Seek|er}}ing self-loathing.


** Gobber, who frequently serves as a comic relief character, has lost both an arm and a leg to the ''same'' dragon. He jokes about this sometimes.

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** Gobber, who frequently serves as a comic relief character, has lost both an arm and a leg to the ''same'' dragon. He jokes about this sometimes.uses a peg leg and has interchangeable attachments for his prosthetic arm.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' franchise, artificial limbs are a recurring element among the vikings of the Barbaric Archipelago. Due to a harsh environment, savage dragons and even savager vikings, loss of limb is rather commonplace. The protagonist of the series Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III loses his left leg after [[spoiler:defending his village from a tyrannical queen dragon the Red Death]]. Not only does his prosthetic leg match the prosthetic tail fin he built for Toothless (making them even), but it can be seen as a badge of honor for defending his people and wears it proudly. The EvilCounterpart to this can be seen in the antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' Drago Bludvist. He lost his arm at a young age seeing his whole village destroyed by dragons. He manages to hide the stump with a false arm, and is generally a bastard. RuleOfSymbolism takes this a step further, as while Hiccup is missing a leg and deals with dragons with a gentle hand, Drago is missing his arm and deals with dragons by crushing them beneath his heel (literally in Hookfang's case).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' franchise, artificial limbs are a recurring element among the vikings of the Barbaric Archipelago. Due to a harsh environment, savage dragons and even savager vikings, loss of limb is rather commonplace. commonplace.
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The protagonist of the series Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III loses his left leg after [[spoiler:defending his village from a tyrannical queen and evil dragon called the Red Death]]. Not only does his prosthetic leg match the prosthetic tail fin he built for Toothless (making them even), but it can be seen as a badge of honor for defending his people and wears it proudly. proudly.
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The EvilCounterpart to this can be seen in the antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' Drago Bludvist. He lost his arm at a young age seeing his whole village destroyed by dragons. He manages to hide the stump with a false arm, and is generally a bastard. bastard.
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RuleOfSymbolism takes this a step further, as while Hiccup is missing a leg and deals with dragons with a gentle hand, Drago is missing his arm and deals with dragons by crushing them beneath his heel (literally in Hookfang's case).case).
** Gobber, who frequently serves as a comic relief character, has lost both an arm and a leg to the ''same'' dragon. He jokes about this sometimes.


* {{Deuteragonist}} Imperator Furiosa in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' possesses a make-shift DieselPunk left arm that she is more than capable of functioning without. This is in contrast to TheAntagonist Immortal Joe, a DarkLordOnLifeSupport kept alive through a breathing apparatus designed to look like a menacing skull mask that gives him VaderBreath.

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* {{Deuteragonist}} Imperator Furiosa in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' possesses a make-shift DieselPunk left arm that she is more than capable of functioning without. This is in contrast to TheAntagonist Immortal Immortan Joe, a DarkLordOnLifeSupport kept alive through a breathing apparatus designed to look like a menacing skull mask that gives him VaderBreath.


** And then ther's Commissar Yarrick, a human with a prosthetic arm and PowerfulPincer... a prosthetic arm he ripped from the corpse of the ork who'd just chopped off his arm. He also has a human-made laser-shooting bionic eye, which he obtained after learning the ors thought he could kill with a glance.

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** And then ther's there's Commissar Yarrick, a human with a prosthetic arm and PowerfulPincer... a prosthetic arm he ripped from the corpse of the ork Ork who'd just chopped off his arm. He also has a human-made laser-shooting bionic eye, which he obtained after learning the ors Orks thought he could kill with a glance.


** Doomfist, a mercenary/ terrorist whose primary weapon is the massive gauntlet that he wears over his right arm; both his arms are themselves quite intimidating prosthetics. Doomfist is one of the few confirmed antagonists in the game, and his gauntlet is twice as large as his left arm, decked out with spiked knuckles, and features a prominent set of horns on the shoulder.

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** Doomfist, a mercenary/ terrorist [=mercenary/terrorist=] whose primary weapon is the massive gauntlet that he wears over his right arm; both his arms are themselves quite intimidating prosthetics. Doomfist is one of the few confirmed antagonists in the game, and his gauntlet is twice as large as his left arm, decked out with spiked knuckles, and features a prominent set of horns on the shoulder.


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** Symmetra's [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture sleek, white]] cybernetic arm was given to her by Vishkar, an organization that secretly commits atrocities with the goal of establishing [[OrderIsNotGood order]].


* In the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic. This can be compared to Anakin's replacement arm after it was severed by Count Dooku, [[spoiler:and later when ''all four'' of his limbs where replaced in his transformation into Darth Vader himself]].

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': At the end of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand with his lightsaber, and Luke replaces it with a prosthetic. This can be compared to Anakin's replacement prosthetic with synthetic skin that looks nigh-indistinguishable from a real hand. It's only exposed as a cybernetic when it gets shot by blaster fire in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and is a sign that despite everything Luke's keeping his humanity. By contrast, the prosthetic arm Anakin gets in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' after it was severed by Count Dooku, [[spoiler:and later when ''all four'' Dooku severs his real arm is brass and obviously robotic, the only thing concealing it being a thick leather gauntlet rather than any synth-skin. [[spoiler:This sets up his eventual fall to the Dark Side as Darth Vader, during which he loses the rest of his limbs where replaced in his transformation into Darth Vader himself]].and [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport is confined to a life-support armor.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': High Commander Ravus Nox Fleuret of the Niflheim Empire has had his left arm replaced by a metallic prosthetic that looks like the gauntlet of a TinTyrant's armour suit. ''[[DownloadableContent Episode Ignis]]'' reveals that [[spoiler:he was present during the false-treaty betrayal in Insomnia. When King Regis was killed, Ravus picked up the [[McGuffin Ring of the Lucii]] and slipped it onto his finger, believing that he was [[TheChosenOne the one destined to cleanse the Starscourge]]. The Ring, carrying the souls of past Kings of Lucis, deemed him unworthy of Lucian power and [[BodyHorror incinerated his arm]].]]


Heroic-types usually try to make their arms and legs look similar to their original ones. If they could not put artificial skin of some kind on it, they at least try to make it look as unrobotic and nonthreatening as possible. Bad guys on the other hand try to make their robot arms and legs as bulky and and obvious as possible, showing it off to show that they will [=NOT=] be a victim again, not unlike how one would brandish a gun in their belt to intimidate. At times they could even see their ''non''-robotic components as a weakness, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul losing more and more of their humanity as they replace their bodies with soulless tech.]] And some really nasty types have artificial limbs with [[ArmCannon permanently-installed weaponry]].

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Heroic-types usually try to make their arms and legs look similar to their original ones. If they could not put artificial skin of some kind on it, they at least try to make it look as unrobotic and nonthreatening as possible. Bad guys on the other hand try to make their robot arms and legs as bulky and and obvious as possible, showing it off to show that they will [=NOT=] be a victim again, not unlike how one would brandish a gun in their belt to intimidate. At times they could even see their ''non''-robotic components as a weakness, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul losing more and more of their humanity as they replace their bodies with soulless tech.]] And some really nasty types have artificial limbs with [[ArmCannon permanently-installed weaponry]].


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: The protagonists who have prosthetic replacements have limbs that are made with advanced Atlesian technology which function like their missing limbs and also incorporate their style of fighting to ensure they can still function as Huntsmen. General Ironwood uses clothing to completely hide the prosthetic part of his his body, even when it means wearing one hand gloved and one hand ungloved, and he only uses his prosthetic arm in battle against the Grimm where its great physical strength allows him to fight without weapons. [[spoiler:The Volume 3 finale sees both Yang and Cinder lose an arm which is replaced in Volume 4 by General Ironwood and Salem respectively. Yang chooses to paint her prosthetic in her signature colour scheme (yellow with black accents), incorporating it into her asymmetrical fashion style and therefore displaying it openly. Cinder hides her prosthetic behind an overlong sleeve which allows her to use her new arm as a surprise attack: her new limb is a Grimm arm which is capable of stretching well beyond its normal range. It also enables her to easily steal the power of other Maidens by absorbing it as her victim dies in agony.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The protagonists who have prosthetic replacements have limbs that are made with advanced Atlesian technology which function like their missing limbs and also incorporate their style of fighting to ensure they can still function as Huntsmen. General Ironwood uses clothing to completely hide the prosthetic part of his his body, even when it means wearing one hand gloved and one hand ungloved, and he only uses his prosthetic arm in battle against the Grimm where its great physical strength allows him to fight without weapons. [[spoiler:The Volume 3 finale sees both Yang and Cinder lose an arm which is replaced in Volume 4 by General Ironwood and Salem respectively. Yang chooses to paint her prosthetic in her signature colour scheme (yellow with black accents), incorporating it into her asymmetrical fashion style and therefore displaying it openly. Cinder hides her prosthetic behind an overlong sleeve which allows her to use her new arm as a surprise attack: her new limb is a Grimm arm which is capable of stretching well beyond its normal range. It also enables her to easily steal the power of other Maidens by absorbing it as her victim dies in agony.]]


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: The protagonists who have prosthetic replacements have limbs that are made with advanced Atlesian technology which function like their missing limbs and also incorporate their style of fighting to ensure they can still function as Huntsmen. General Ironwood uses clothing to completely hide the prosthetic part of his his body, even when it means wearing one hand gloved and one hand ungloved. [[spoiler:The Volume 3 finale sees both Yang and Cinder lose an arm which is replaced in Volume 4 by General Ironwood and Salem respectively. Yang chooses to paint her prosthetic in her signature colour scheme (yellow with black accents), incorporating it into her asymmetrical fashion style and therefore displaying it openly. Cinder hides her prosthetic behind an overlong sleeve which allows her to use her new arm as a surprise attack: her new limb is a Grimm arm which is capable of stretching well behind its normal range. It also enables her to easily steal the power of other Maidens by absorbing it as her victim dies in agony.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: The protagonists who have prosthetic replacements have limbs that are made with advanced Atlesian technology which function like their missing limbs and also incorporate their style of fighting to ensure they can still function as Huntsmen. General Ironwood uses clothing to completely hide the prosthetic part of his his body, even when it means wearing one hand gloved and one hand ungloved.ungloved, and he only uses his prosthetic arm in battle against the Grimm where its great physical strength allows him to fight without weapons. [[spoiler:The Volume 3 finale sees both Yang and Cinder lose an arm which is replaced in Volume 4 by General Ironwood and Salem respectively. Yang chooses to paint her prosthetic in her signature colour scheme (yellow with black accents), incorporating it into her asymmetrical fashion style and therefore displaying it openly. Cinder hides her prosthetic behind an overlong sleeve which allows her to use her new arm as a surprise attack: her new limb is a Grimm arm which is capable of stretching well behind beyond its normal range. It also enables her to easily steal the power of other Maidens by absorbing it as her victim dies in agony.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: The protagonists who have prosthetic replacements have limbs that are made with advanced Atlesian technology which function like their missing limbs and also incorporate their style of fighting to ensure they can still function as Huntsmen. General Ironwood uses clothing to completely hide the prosthetic part of his his body, even when it means wearing one hand gloved and one hand ungloved. [[spoiler:The Volume 3 finale sees both Yang and Cinder lose an arm which is replaced in Volume 4 by General Ironwood and Salem respectively. Yang chooses to paint her prosthetic in her signature colour scheme (yellow with black accents), incorporating it into her asymmetrical fashion style and therefore displaying it openly. Cinder hides her prosthetic behind an overlong sleeve which allows her to use her new arm as a surprise attack: her new limb is a Grimm arm which is capable of stretching well behind its normal range. It also enables her to easily steal the power of other Maidens by absorbing it as her victim dies in agony.]]
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