Technomimicry – The ability to become a machine and/or turn organic beings into machines. The ability of an organic being to merge with a robot. The ability of a robot to possess humans and effectively make them into robot servitors. A cyborg is part machine and part human. Technomimicry goes beyond cyborgization and is the transformation of the human into a robot or robot servitor. Also, the ability to turn a robot into a human although this is much less common than turning a human into a robot.
The Maschinenmensch of the film Metropolis (1927) is the archetype of this sort of a character.
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Metropolis: Maria’s Transformation (1927)
Box (Marvel) is animated by a human that phases/merges with the robot body. The human essentially becomes a robot (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V2 #2).
Computo (DC) can possess humans and to some extent make them computer like (DC Who’s Who V1 #5).
Kilg%re (DC) is an electro mechanic organic lifeform that can possess humans and make them robot like (Who’s Who in the DC Universe #10).
In Earth X #0, Machine Man (Marvel) in the Earth X continuity is a man turned into a robot by the Watcher.
The Magus (DC) can more or less turn organic beings into a machine (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V2 #8).
The line between robot and human was crossed a lot during DC’s Silver Age (Green Lantern V1 #36, Jimmy Olsen V1 #70, Jimmy Olsen V1 #130, Metal Men V1 #22, Adventure Comics V1 #237, Action Comics V1 #225).
The Construct (DC) yet another DC robot that can possess humans!
In Tom Strong #2 (American Best Comic’s), the reader is exposed to the Modular Man who has chosen to upload his consciousness into self-replicating modules instead of the internet mostly because the internet didn’t exist when he died.
Metal Men – The Atomic Legion (Dark Horse)
Spartan (Wildstorm) in WildCATs Adventures Sourcebook.
Ilia is turned into an artificial being by V’ger entry in Who’s Who in Star Trek #1 (DC).
Korby Roger is turned into an android entry in Who’s Who in Star Trek #1 (DC).
Amazo (DC) is an android who becomes human in Hourman #6.
A man turns into a machine in “Half-Man-Half Machine” – Tales of the Unexpected #98 (DC).
An alien becomes a robot in “I Became a Human Robot” – Fantasy Masterpieces V1 #1 (Marvel).
Khoon (Marvel) is turned into a machine in Silver Surfer V3 #69.
The Mecha-Nerds have been turned into robots in Astro City #48 (Vertigo).
Vivian Vision (Marvel) is an android who has been turned into a human in Champions #14.
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