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|A "cyborg" is loosely and deliberately defined here as a being with both "biological or organic" parts and "artificial or synthetic" parts, regardless of either source being "natural" or a "fabrication". This definition is not perfect and requires some "common sense" to be applied. For instance, the definition would seem to allow humans with a prosthesis to be considered "cyborgs" but this seems inappropriate (see Category:Fictional amputees). Furthermore, distinction between primarily robotic organism or primarily organic organism being is not made, neither is a beings' life-dependency on either organics or synthetics to function properly is made, nor is distinction made between a being whose intelligence and/or sentience is organic-based or synthetic-based. The differences between the two frequently becomes more "philosophical" than "physical", as are often the case with fictional cyborgs when dealing with the boundary between "human" and "machine".|
This category is for fictional characters who are cyborgs created via emerging disciplines, such as: bioroids, biomechatronics, bioships, hybrots, plantoids, and replicants.
Examples of quintessential cyborgs would be:
- Motoko Kusanagi from the Ghost in the Shell series, a cyborg with a functional synthetic-central nervous system encased in synthetic gynoid-construct.
- The Terminator (T-800) from the Terminator series, cyborg-model with a microprocessor-controlled, fully armored, hyperalloy combat chassis encased in living organic human tissue.
- Reapers from the Mass Effect series, an advanced Type-III "machine race" of synthetic-organic sapient starships that harvest and assimilate sentient life forms in a repeating cycle of purges.
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