Cyborgization

Cyborgization – Superpowers gained by replacing organic human parts with machine parts that are more powerful than their organic counterparts.

This is not the same as turning a person into a robot or vice versa which is technomimicry.

The foremost cyborg in the DC universe is simplistically named Cyborg (DC Who’s Who V1 #5).

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Tharok (DC) is perhaps the only cyborg who doesn’t just have a brain implant but a brain that is half computer (DC Who’s Who V1 #23).

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The foremost cyborg in the Marvel universe is Deathlok (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #3).

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The Eternal Brain (Marvel) in All-New OHOTMU A to Z #4).

 

 

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Edison Rex (MonkeyBrain) in Edison Rex V1.

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Why should just humans have all the cyborg fun? The following are some cyborg animals in comic books.

Todd McFarland created a cyborg gorilla (Cy-Gor #6).

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Turok fights raptors who have had their intelligence upgraded with cyborg technology in Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2 (Valiant).

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The military has used cyborg technology to turn a dog, cat and rabbit into killing machines in WE3 (Vertigo).

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A Mechanized Animal is an animal that has cybernetic enhancements including but not limited to armor plating (World of Warcraft Monster Guide).

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Jax has cyborg arms (Mortal Kombat 9, 2011, Prima Guide).

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Kano has several cyborg enhancements including a laser eye (Mortal Kombat 9, 2011, Prima Guide).

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Overkill is the premier cyborg villain in the Wildstorm universe (Youngblood Battlezone #2).

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Cyborg Hand – Spyman #1

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Cyrax – Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Prima Guide

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Dalek – First Doctor Sourcebook

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KGBeast – All-Star Batman V2 #3 (DC)

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Neela Seethi – Valiant Universe Handbook 2016 Edition #1 (2016)

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Atomic Man (GI Joe) – Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1 (IDW)

 

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