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* EvilutionaryBiologist: The setting doesn't feature ''very'' many mad scientists. However, genetic engineering is quite advanced, and some of its practitioners do slip into a tendency to do things just because they ''can.''


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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Genetic engineering is ''quite'' advanced in the setting, and some of its products are a little worrying, verging on {{Genetic Abomination}}s.

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* ArtificialCannibalism: One of the weird subcultures that have sprung up is "Clonabilism", in which people eat cultured protein cloned from themselves. The frontispeice of Toxic Memes shows a man cheerfully eating a duplicate of his own head, which looks equally cheerful.

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* ChummyCommies: The infosocialist opposition in Europe and India are mostly firmly democratic socialist in orientation, seeing freedom of information as a path to greater human prosperity. In Europe, they tend to be mostly disaffected college students, but India has a serious infosocialist party who have a shot at winning an election and shaking the world order.

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* IndustrializedMercury: Mercury is the Solar System's capital of antimatter production (used for catalyzing fusion drives).

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* ImmortalRuler: The Kazakhstani dictator [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Zarubayev]] hogs all transhumanist tech available in his country to cling to life indefinitely through {{Cyborg}} modifications, as well as to [[CrushingThePopulace Crush the Populace]] through mind-manipulation.

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* KaleidoscopeHair: As a bit of, ah, background color, cosmetic nanotechnology allows characters to change hair color on whim and even to use their hair as a video display.


* Chupacabra: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the ''Toxic Memes'' supplement) recreates famous [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptozoological species]] by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their chupacabra (covered in more detail in ''Bio-Tech 2100'') has been a small-scale success.

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* Chupacabra: {{Chupacabra}}: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the ''Toxic Memes'' supplement) recreates famous [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptozoological species]] by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their chupacabra (covered in more detail in ''Bio-Tech 2100'') has been a small-scale success.

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the ''Toxic Memes'' supplement) recreates famous [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptozoological species]] by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their Bigfoot has been their biggest success, although there are hints that there may be a terrible problem with the trick.


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* Chupacabra: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the ''Toxic Memes'' supplement) recreates famous [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptozoological species]] by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their chupacabra (covered in more detail in ''Bio-Tech 2100'') has been a small-scale success.


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* StockNessMonster: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the ''Toxic Memes'' supplement) recreates famous [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptozoological species]] by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their Nessie (covered in more detail in ''Bio-Tech 2100'') isn't doing so well, but is an ongoing project; they may create further monsters for other lakes (some of which may be more hospitable for the purpose).

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* SmartAnimalInconvenientInstincts: {{Uplifted animal}}s in the setting are sometimes prone to reverting to pre-sapient instincts. One vignette features a K10 postcanine who forms a criminal gang of other uplifted dogs; the owners of his followers insist their dogs can't be held responsible because they were just instinctively deferring to a strong alpha.


* SchoolForcedUsTogether: The supplement [[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG37-6706 Personnel Files 5]] offers an example PC group built round this trope. The English language school in the free city of Königsberg-Kaliningrad is small enough that a small group of teens of somewhat varying ages and backgrounds are obliged to hang out together, potentially pushing them into KidDetective and similar plots; they include an apparent fashion victim who's actually fascinated by the ''theory'' of pop culture, a photography geek, a policeman's son/wannabe detective, a nervous slightly younger kid with an excellent robot dog sidekick, and a slightly arrogant leader type.

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* SchoolForcedUsTogether: The supplement [[http://www.''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG37-6706 Personnel Files 5]] 5]]'' offers an example PC group built round this trope. The English language school in the free city of Königsberg-Kaliningrad is small enough that a small group of teens of somewhat varying ages and backgrounds are obliged to hang out together, potentially pushing them into KidDetective and similar plots; they include an apparent fashion victim who's actually fascinated by the ''theory'' of pop culture, a photography geek, a policeman's son/wannabe detective, a nervous slightly younger kid with an excellent robot dog sidekick, and a slightly arrogant leader type.


* SchoolForcedUsTogether: The supplement [[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG37-6706 Personnel Files 5]] offers an example PC group built round this trope. The English language school in the free city of Königsberg-Kaliningrad is small enough that a small group of teens of somewhat varying ages and backgrounds are obliged to hang out together, potentially pushing them into KidDetective and similar plots; they include an apparent fashion victim who's actually fascinated by the ''theory'' of pop culture, a photography geek, a policeman's son/wannabe detective, a nervous slightly younger kid with an excellent robot dog sidekick, and a slightly arrogant leader type.



* SuperSoldier: Those nations that can afford them prefer to use cybershells with SAIs, but there are also combat bioroids like the "preban" Felicias and a few biomods that human soldiers can take.

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* SuperSoldier: Those nations that can afford them prefer to use cybershells with SAIs, [=LAIs=] or [=SAIs=] installed, but there are also combat bioroids like the "preban" Felicias and a few biomods that human soldiers can take.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Cosmetic nanotechnology permits hair that not only varies in color at whim, but which acts as a video display. Because why not?

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* {{Cyberpunk}}: Significant parts of the world fit this genre, as less-advanced areas of the world are exploited by corporations. In these areas, tech is less unified and all-encompassing, with both obsolete equipment and cutting-edge FlawedPrototype equipment on the market, and technology is even more likely to be a tool of oppression than it is in the Fifth Wave due to horrible gaps between haves and have-nots.


* MemeticsInFiction: Memetics is a mature science by the 22nd century, [[spoiler: Peru is working on a meme they believe can make the TSA culturally invincible.]]

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* MemeticsInFiction: Memetics is a mature science by the 22nd century, [[spoiler: appearing in many places in the setting. [[spoiler:For example, Peru is working on a meme they believe can make the TSA culturally invincible.]]invincible]].

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* MemeticsInFiction: Memetics is a mature science by the 22nd century, [[spoiler: Peru is working on a meme they believe can make the TSA culturally invincible.]]

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