Ranmaru Rei wrote:
Lord Frieza wrote:This is me just being nit picky but #17 and #18 are not cyborgs. The only true Cyborg out of the lot is Gero. Accoring to the guide books they, along with #8, are organic in nature. So I've begun calling them Bioborgs, humans upgraded with enhanced organic parts.
Err… cyborg means cybernetic organism. In other words, organism with cybernetics. #17 and #18 are definitely cyborgs. They are still organisms and they have some cybernetic enhancements.
Ok let me show you. This was given to my by TheDevilsCorpse, one of the modiraters and comes from the guide books.
Biotechnological-type Artificial Humans
01 ~ Artificial Human No. 8
A human-based artificial human developed early on by Doctor Gero. "Hacchan" is the pet name that Goku gave him. He has no big special features outside of his superhuman strength and strong build. He has a timid and gentle personality. Though he won't fight when he himself is in danger, once he's angered he unleashes his true power. All artificial humans after No. 8 were built for the purpose of defeating Goku.
02 ~ Artificial Human No. 18
A female type, rare among artificial humans. Judging her by her appearance will backfire severely. Being human-based, she has the ability to mother children. Though she wields less power than her twin brother No. 17, she is still enough of a warrior to overwhelm Super Saiyan Vegeta.
03 ~ Artificial Human No. 17
A cool-headed artificial human who enjoys battles as if they were games. As the twin brother of No. 18, he places more importance on power. Like No. 18, he is fundamentally human-based and only his organic matter has been restructured. The few mechanical parts that are used were for his emergency deactivation controller and self-destruction device. If the emergency deactivation controller is used on the powerful No. 17 and No. 18, they become unable to move their bodies.
As infinite models, No. 17 and No. 18's energy is limitless. Even if they discharge barriers or energy bullets, it isn't depleted.
So they are not Cyborgs athe their inhancements are purly organic in nature. A bomb and a control unit dont make you a cyborg as they do not replace or ehnace any part of your body, they just make you a slave.
I think this answers some of your questions to. Like the others its only the bomb with in him thats mechanical. The filler creators likely were not privey to this informastion when they showed his inner workings, hell they give #8 a creator other then Gero becuse at the time Gero didn't exist.
Edit as I class them....
Android: Robot built in the shape of a person - #19, #16, #14, #15, Possibly #13
Cybrog: Human Upgraded with mechanical parts - #20
Bioborg: Humans with upgraded organic parts - #8, #17, #18, Possibly #13
Biot: Biological Robot - Cell.
Olympian wrote:Gero is a former human as well, tho. They`re essentially the same thing except Gero went further in replacing flesh for cibernetic parts.
Sorry missed your post on the first run.
I have to say no their very different. Gero is a true Cybrog as he had replaced and inhanced everything bar his braing with machins. #17 and #18 only have organic upgradeds and the only machins in their bodies were put their to enslave them Putting a bomb and a control device in someones head dose not make them a cybrog. Cyborg applies to an organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology that relies on some sort of feedback. Since both devices do not fall into this catagory they are not cyborgs.