List of fictional cyborgs
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This list is for fictional cyborgs.
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- 1 Literature
- 2 Comics and Manga
- 3 Movies (including television movies)
- 4 Television series
- 5 Video games
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- In Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Man That Was Used Up", the narrator visits a heroic General at his home, and discovers that most of his body has been destroyed in a war and replaced by a collection of prostheses, so that his body must be assembled piece by piece.
- In the story The Ablest Man in the World (1879), by Edward Page Mitchell, a computer (said to be inspired by 'Babbage's calculating machine', presumably the real-life difference engine designed by Charles Babbage) is inserted into a man's head, turning him into a genius.
- The Tin Woodman from L. Frank Baum's Oz books (at least before he became entirely metal).
- Gaston Leroux, the author of The Phantom of the Opera, wrote a 1923 story titled La poupée sanglante – La machine à assassiner (translated as The Machine to Kill in the English edition) in which the brain of a guillotined murderer is inserted into a "clockwork man".
- The Clockwork Man (1923), a novel by E.V. (Edwin Vincent ) Odle. Human in the future have clockwork devices implanted inside their head, which allow them to travel through time and space.
- "The Machine Man of Ardathia" by George Henry Weiss (published under the name Francis Flagg, a pseudonym for Weiss), which appeared in the November 1927 issue of Amazing Stories, featured a time-traveling descendant of humanity from 28,000 years in the future, who lived inside of a transparent cylinder filled with machinery that had been integrated into his body, and who commented that among his people each embryo is placed inside such a cylinder and "the various tubes and mechanical devices are introduced into the body by our mechanics and become an integral part of it."
- The Mi-go aliens in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, first appearing in the story "The Whisperer in Darkness" (1931), can transport humans from Earth to Pluto (and beyond) and back again by removing the subject's brain and placing it into a "brain cylinder", which can be attached to external devices to allow it to see, hear, and speak.
- Deirdre, a famous dancer who was burned nearly completely and whose brain was placed in a faceless but beautiful mechanical body, in C. L. Moore's short story of 1944, "No Woman Born". Collected in "The Best of C. L. Moore" in 1975
- Jonas the (star) sailor in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun novels. His near light speed ship had been gone so long that on its return to Urth, there were no space port facilities any more, and it crashed. Other crew members patched him up from available parts. (However, he started out as fully robotic, and was repaired with human parts, rather than the more usual reverse).
- Molly Millions, Henry Dorsett Case, and Peter Riviera all have some sort of cybernetic augmentation in William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy.
- Professor Jameson, a cyborg pulp hero by Neil R. Jones, and his allies and benefactors, the Zoromes.
- Marge Piercy's He, She and It presents a rather feminist view on the cyborg issue with Yod who, however, is provided with some male attributes.
- Anne McCaffrey wrote short stories and novels known as The Ship Series (1961–) where otherwise crippled humans live on as the brains of starships and large space stations.
- The genetically engineered and prosthetics-ready warriors of the planet Sauron in the CoDominium series of short stories and novels initiated by Jerry Pournelle and also written by guest authors.
- In Martin Caidin's novel, Cyborg, a test pilot named Steve Austin is rebuilt after a horrendous crash, given new "bionic" limbs, and becomes a superspy. Followed by several sequel novels and also adapted as the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
- Caidin's retelling of the Buck Rogers story, Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future, has Rogers being partially rebuilt as a cyborg after his hibernation, and includes a reference to Steve Austin.
- Angus Thermopyle, The Gap Cycle.
- Haberman and Scanners from Scanners Live in Vain by Cordwainer Smith.
- The Comprise, a computer-mediated hive mind which has taken over Earth, in the novel Vacuum Flowers by Michael Swanwick.
- Rat Things in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. They are attack-programmed guard dogs whose long hairless tails make them look less like dogs and more like rats. They are powered by nuclear engines that will fatally over-heat if they stop. Technology invented by Mr. Ng and, evidently, made exclusively for the defense of the franchise Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong.
- In William C. Dietz's Legion of the Damned the Legion is made up of a combination of humans and heavily armed cyborgs (human brains in mecha forms).
- Kage Baker has written a series of novels about The Company in which orphans from various eras (who fit certain physical requirements) are recruited by a time-traveling corporation, augmented and turned into immortal cyborgs, and trained to rescue valuable artifacts from history.
- Shrike in Dan Simmons novel series Hyperion.
- Hannes Suessi from David Brin's Uplift novels is transformed into a cyborg by the time he re-appears in Infinity's Shore
- Catherine Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire prominently features cyborgs called "Jagernauts", who are empaths or even telepaths, who serve as elite fighter pilots. Many prominent members of the Ruby Dynasty ruling the Skolian Empire are jagernauts.
- Linda Nagy, a.k.a. Ellen Troy, who has wetware in her brain, spines in her fingers (for linking with computers) and an antenna that lets her shut down machine remotely from the Venus Prime series by Arthur C. Clarke and Paul Preuss
- Jessamyn 'Krokodil' Bonney, protagonist of Kim Newman's Demon Download series was extensively augmented by Dr. Simon Threadneedle, also a cyborg.
- The main protagonist of Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, Linh Cinder, is a cyborg.
- Xris Cyborg, the leader of Mag Force 7 in a series of the same name by Margaret Weis, was "borg'ed" after severe line-of-duty injuries as a galactic Federal (police) agent.
Comics and Manga
- Metallo (1959)
- 8 Man (1963)
- The Brain - DC Comics (1964)
- Cyborgs 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, and 009 from Cyborg 009 (1964)
- Robotman - (DC Comics character, debuted in 1963.)
- Cyborg from Teen Titans comic book series (1980)
- Tetsuo Shima from Akira (1982)
- Fugitoid from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (1984)
- Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed series (1985)
- Nuke from Daredevil series (1986)
- Android 17, Android 18, Dr. Gero/Android 20, and Cell from Dragon Ball Z (1989)
- Coldblood from Marvel Comics Presents (1989)
- Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell (1989)
- Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
- Cable from X-Men series (1990)
- Heatwave from Cyberforce (1992)
- Cy-Gor from Spawn series (1993)
- The Dark Legion introduced in Archie Comics' Knuckles the Echidna comic series and featured in Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe, and its Dark Egg Legion expansion.
- Omega Red from X-Men series (1992)
- Overtkill from Spawn series (1993)
- Alita from the Gunnm/Gunnm:Last Order series (1990–present)
- Toadborg from Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars series
- Alexander Anderson from Hellsing (1997–present)
- Verminator X from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures series
- Franky from One Piece series (2004)
- Jack Marlin from Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Lucia von Bardas from Secret War
- Donald Ferguson from Brit (comics) and Invincible (comics)
- The Major, Heinkel Wolfe from Hellsing
- Bartholomew Kuma from One Piece
- Tony Stark from Iron Man, after the Extremis procedure.
- Kimiko Ross from webcomic Dresden Codak.
- The Egg Army featured in Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog properties, replacing the Dark Legion and Dark Egg Legion following a continuity reboot.
- Genos from One-Punch Man.
Movies (including television movies)
- Dr. Julius No from James Bond film Dr. No (1962)
- Garth and the two Tracers from the future, from the film Cyborg 2087 (1966)
- Steve Austin from Six Million Dollar Man TV movie (1973) and TV series (1973 to 1978)
- Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the Star Wars series (1977)
- Gigan from the Godzilla franchise
- Katsura Mafune from the movie Terror of Mechagodzilla
- Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars series (1980)
- Overdog from Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
- T-800 from the film The Terminator (1984)
- Mandroid from Eliminators (1986)
- Paco Queruak from Vendetta dal futuro (1986)
- Samantha Pringle / BB from Deadly Friend (1986)
- Mr Igoe from Innerspace (1987)
- Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed (1988)
- Pearl Prophet from Cyborg (1989)
- RoboCop from the RoboCop series
- Biff Tannen (Biff Tannen's grandson) From Back to the Future 2 (1989)
- Circuitry Man from Circuitry Man film (1990)
- Phillip from Cyborg Cop film (1993)
- RoboCop 2/Cain from the RoboCop series
- Austin from American Cyborg: Steel Warrior
- Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact (and series Star Trek: Voyager)
- Casella "Cash" Reese from Cyborg 2 and Cyborg 3
- Cyborg Mark in Hong Kong Stephen Chow's comedy Sixty Million Dollar Man
- Elgar in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
- John Brown/Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget film (1999)
- Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget film (1999)
- *Lt. Parker Barnes from the film Virtuosity (1995)
- T-800 and the T-1000 from the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- Casshan in Casshan: Robot Hunter(1993–94)
- Mecha-King Ghidorah From the Godzilla Series
- Luc Deveraux / GR44 (Universal Soldier, 1992)
- Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell (1995 film) (1995)
- Batou from Ghost in the Shell (1995 film) (1995)
- Dr. Arlis Loveless from Wild Wild West (1999)
- John Silver from Treasure Planet (2002)
- Jason Voorhees from Jason X (2002)
- Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed (2004)
- General Grievous from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the Star Wars series (2002)
- T-850 and the T-X from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
- Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
- Marcus Wright from Terminator Salvation (2009)
- Isaac from Cyborg Soldier (2008)
- Tony Stark from Iron Man (2008)
- Roboduff from Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time
- Tima from Metropolis (2001 film) (2001)
- Frankenstein from Death Race 2050
- Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim
- Playtborg, an alternate version of Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, and cyborg versions of other animal secret agents introduced in a later episode of the series.
- A.R.C.1 from Cybornetics (2012)
- Max Da Costa from Elysium (2013)
- Metalbeard, a robotic pirate and a Master Builder in The Lego Movie (2014)
- Ava from The Machine (2013)
- Alex Murphy from RoboCop (2014)
- Briareos Hecatonchires, from Appleseed XIII (2011-2012), Appleseed: Alpha (2014)
- Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the Star Wars series (2016)
- Victor Stone from Justice League (2017)
- Steve Austin from The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
- Jaime Sommers from The Bionic Woman (1976)
- Dynomutt, Dog Wonder from Scooby-Doo & Dynomutt Hour (1976)
- Count Blocken from Mazinger Z (1972)
- Casshan from Casshan (1973)
- The Borg from the Star Trek series
- Doc Terror from The Centurions
- Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget series (1983)
- Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Hacker from The Centurions
- Trap-Jaw from Masters of the Universe
- Sgt. Eve Edison from "Mann & Machine"
- Jiban from Kidou Keiji Jiban
- Quintessons from Transformers
- Man-E-Faces from He-Man
- X-Ray from Rambo: The Force of Freedom
- Shinya Takeda from Dennou Keisatsu Cybercop (TV series 1988-1989)]
- Thirty/Thirty the cyborg equine from Bravestarr (TV series, 1987)
- Astronema from Power Rangers in Space
- Dr.Gero from Dragon Ball Z
- Android 17 and 18 from Dragon Ball Z
- Gadget Boy from Gadget Boy & Heather
- Haxx from Extreme Dinosaurs
- Taurus Bulba from Darkwing Duck (1991)
- Mr. Freeze from The New Batman Adventures
- Richard Nixon from Futurama (1999)
- Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon, its associated comic series, and Sonic Underground.
- Bunnie Rabbot from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon and comic series.
- Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager
- Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop
- The various Evangelion units from Neon Genesis Evangelion have the appearance of humanoid mechas but are actually cyborgs.
- Toadborg from Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars
- Mukuro from YuYu Hakusho is a demon with robotic parts.
- Steerminator from Darkwing Duck
- Targetman from Doug
- Adam from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000)
- Alan Gabriel from The Big O (2002)
- Avery Bullock from American Dad!
- Bob Oblong from The Oblongs (2001)
- Bizarro Debbie and Bizarro Marco from Sealab 2021 (2002)
- Brother Blood from Teen Titans (2005)
- Cash from Ben 10: Alien Force
- Chief Wiggum' from The Simpsons episode "Future-Drama"
- The Cyborganizer from The Simpsons
- Cyberface from Saturday Night Live
- Daleks from Doctor Who series (2005–present)
- Dillon, Tenaya 7, and others from Power Rangers RPM (2009)
- Eddie and Lou from The Simpsons episode "Future-Drama"
- Gemini from Kim Possible
- Macker, the Safecracker from Totally Spies! (2001)
- Mechanikat from Krypto the Superdog (2005)
- Irkens (because of the PAK fused to their spines) from Invader Zim (2001)
- Agent Z from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)
- Emperor Zurg from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)
- Tecna of Zenith from Winx Club is half-android in some versions.
- Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
- Curt Connors from The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
- General Grievous from Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
- Hannibal McFist from Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
- Henrietta, Triela,Rico, Claes, Angelica, Elsa de Sica, and Elizaveta from Gunslinger Girl
- Heloise from Jimmy Two-Shoes
- Jeremiah Gottwald from Code Geass
- The Jokerz from Justice League Unlimited
- Jonas Venture Junior from The Venture Bros.
- Kraab from Ben 10
- Master Billy Quizboy from The Venture Bros.
- Max Tennyson from Ben 10
- Bannakaffalatta from Doctor Who
- Max Capricorn from Doctor Who
- Morticon from Power Rangers Mystic Force
- Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
- Jaime Sommers from the 2007 re-imagining of Bionic Woman.
- Cameron Phillips and the T-888 in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
- Blackarachnia from the Transformers: Animated TV series
- Manny Armstrong from Ben 10: Alien Force
- Mr. Kat from Kid vs. Kat
- Gatling from World of Quest (2008–present)
- Grooor from Ōban Star-Racers
- RoboCable from RoboCop: Prime Directives
- Pickles from Futurama
- Sebastian Saga from Totally Spies!
- S.O.P.H.I.E, Power Rangers S.P.D.
- Stan Smith from American Dad!
- Mad March, an undead cyborg assassin from Alice the miniseries.
- The Rat King Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Dr. X from Action Man
- Cyborg Alpha (Kaitou), Beta (Harry), Gamma (Ray), Delta (Hizuru Asuka) and Epsilon (Shun Kazami) from Towa no Quon.
- Kiera Cameron from Continuum (2012–present)
- Adam Davenport from Lab Rats
- Lieutenant Commander Airiam from Star Trek: Discovery
- Badgerclops from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
- Baron Von Steamer from Big Hero 6: The Series
- Barry Dylan from Archer
- Ben and Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10 episode Ben Again and Again (2018)
- Commander Forge Ferrus from Max Steel (2013-2016)
- Conway Stern from Archer
- Bob from Lab Rats: Bionic Island
- Bree Davenport from Lab Rats
- Black Heron from DuckTales
- Blitz Borgs from NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed
- Chase Davenport from Lab Rats
- Colonel Leland Bishop/Silas/C.I.L.A.S. from Transformers Prime, a human connected to a deceased Decepticon body.
- Cybear from Ben 10
- The Cybergs from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Cyborg Raccoon from Robot Chicken
- Daniel from Lab Rats: Bionic Island
- Darth Maul from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who is shown to have survived his apparent demise at the end of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and is shown with multiple sets of mechanical legs.
- Delaney Pilar from Pandora
- Della Duck' from DuckTales (2017 TV series)
- Dutch from Archer
- Evil Cyborg Julian from Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
- Dr. Blowhole from The Penguins of Madagascar (2010) (Has only a cyborg-type right eye)
- Gary Goodspeed from Final Space
- General Rubbish from Major Lazer
- Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10 (2016 TV series) episode Ben Again and Again (2018)
- Iron Baron from Masters of Spinjitzu
- Liborg from Axe Cop
- Kate from Lab Rats: Bionic Island
- Katya Kazanova from Archer
- Kraven the Hunter from Spider-Man
- Leo Dooley from Lab Rats
- Maahox' from Voltron Force
- Major Lazer from Major Lazer
- Manchine from Kroll Show
- Megahertz from Mighty Med
- Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons episode Mr. Lisa's Opus
- Mr. Fischoeder from Bob's Burgers episode Sliding Bobs
- Pickles from Futurama
- Professor Paradox from Ben 10: Omniverse
- Ray Gillette from Archer
- Robo Dino from SuperMansion
- Robo-Stache from Bob's Burgers
- S-1 from Lab Rats
- Scar Man from Teen Titans Go!
- Sebastian from Lab Rats
- Shiro from Voltron: Legendary Defender
- Spin from Lab Rats
- Sudden Death from NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed
- Tiger Claw from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series)
- Wells 2.0 from The Flash
- Vandata from The Venture Bros.
- Verminator Rex from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series)
- Victor Krane from Lab Rats
- Vrak from Power Rangers Megaforce
- Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed XIII
- Genos from One Punch Man
- ECO 35-2 from Rise of the Robots
- Brad Fang from Contra: Hard Corps
- Captain Tobias Bruckner from Turok: Evolution
- Cap'n Hands from Loaded
- Experimental Cyber Soldier Program, or Direct Neural Interface, which may cause the death of the test subjects, from Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
- F.U.B. from Loaded
- Cyber Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue
- Dr. Crygor from the WarioWare, Inc. games
- Bryan Fury from the Tekken games
- Doctor N. Gin from the Crash Bandicoot games
- The Electrocutioner from Batman
- Fulgore from the Killer Instinct series
- The Grox are a race of cyborg carnivores creatures, that rule most of the Galaxy in Spore and the main antagonists.
- Hung Lo, Lo Wang's evil brother from Shadow Warrior: Twin Dragon
- Jake, from Night Slashers
- Jax, Kano, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke and Cyber Sub-Zero from the Mortal Kombat games
- Lopers from Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- The Marathon Trilogy's protagonist
- M. Blaster from The Combatribes
- Martha from The Combatribes
- Matthew Kane from Quake 4
- The Strogg from the Quake series are a warlike cybernetic race. The Strogg systematically replace their ranks with prisoners of war, "stroggified" and assimilated through the modification of their bodies with mechanical weaponry and prosthetics. The games Quake II (1997) and Quake 4 (2005) feature Strogg cyborg enemies in many shapes and variations.
- Samus Aran from Metroid
- Symbionts from Supreme Commander
- Plant Contra from Neo Contra
- Raiden & Gray Fox from the Metal Gear Solid games
- R.A.X. Coswell, a kickboxing cyborg from Eternal Champions and Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side
- Super Soldiers Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- Spartans from the Halo games receive extensive physical augmentations, including ceramic plated bones in order to resist the stresses of using their MJOLNIR powered armor that can lethally injure unaugmented humans with a wrong move.
- Barret from Final Fantasy VII
- Nathan Spencer From the Bionic Commando series
- The Masked Man from Mother 3
- Yoshimitsu from the Tekken and Soulcalibur series
- Necrons, a race from the Warhammer 40,000 universe, are led by what seem to be intelligent machine organisms. The Obliterators of the Chaos faction fuse their weapons and armor directly into their flesh.
- Commander Shepard, the protagonist of Mass Effect, is extensively implanted with cybernetics in an effort to bring him/her (Shepard's gender is chosen by the player; as such, there is no canon gender) back from the dead.
- Gar'Skuther, the villain of Spore Creatures
- Maxima, a character from The King of Fighters series.
- Biological Engineering Project 154, the protagonist of the Thing Thing Series.
- The Combine from Half-Life 2 base the core of their fighting forces on synths, cyborgs made from members of various previously enslaved species. Whenever they subjugate a world, the dominant species of the planet is turned into cyborgs, giving the Combine an army that can be deployed in any kind of planetary environment; the most prominent ones seen are Dropships, Gunships, Striders and Hunters. With Earth as their newest acquisition, an unknown number of humans (mainly dissidents and Civil Protection volunteers) have been cybernetically enhanced into Overwatch Soldiers. Dissidents unsuitable for conversion are instead turned into Stalkers, heavily dismembered torsos with crude metallic limb replacements. Overwatch Elites are implied to have received more augmentations than ordinary Soldiers and various content cut from the game's final version includes even more radical designs such as humans fused into bulky, biomechanical powered armor.
- Vesper, Ruprecht, Berle, and Shigeo of the Ten Wise Men from Star Ocean: The Second Story.
- Adam Jensen, Gunther Herrman, Anna Navarre, Jaron Namir, Lawrence Barrett, Yelena Fedorova and several other characters in Deus Ex and its prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, are augmented with cybernetics.
- Starkiller From The Star Wars Series.
- Iji, the titular character from the indie game Iji.
- Many of the enemies, along with the protagonist from System Shock and its sequel, System Shock 2.
- Amber Torrelson, one of the four player characters in Project Eden, is a cyborg Urban Protection Agent; her body has been rebuilt within a giant robotic frame after sustaining fatal injuries in a train accident.
- Rex a cybordog from Fallout: New Vegas
- Sergeant Rex "Power" Colt the protagonist from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Cyborg, Cyborg Reaper and Cyborg Commando,cyborg soldiers developed by Brotherhood of Nod in Command and Conquer 2 and its expansion pack Firestorm, who later went rogue with the renegade Nod AI CABAL (Computer Assisted Biologically Augmented Lifeform) ro fulfill its world domination. All of these cyborgs are superior to their human counterparts, and the strongest of them, the Cyborg Commando, can even defeat a Mammoth Mk.2 superheavy walker in a one-on-one showdown.
- Awakened, Tiberium troopers and Enlightened, cyborg infantry from Command and Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath utilized by Nod subfaction Marked of Kane, which, led by CABAL's reincarnation LEGION, bears a striking resemblance to CABAL's army in the previous war. Awakened serve as Marked of Kane's basic infantry, tiberium troopers as close range anti-infantry/anti-structure support and Enlightened as elite anti-ground troopers.
- Genji from the game Overwatch.
- Cyberdemon, a boss in the Doom game franchise
- CATS, The Main antagonist from the game Zero Wing