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Maokun



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:21 pm Reply with quote
TheAncientOne wrote:
Maokun wrote:
Wait, were the girls in Gunslinger Girl actually androids? I seem to recall one of them having some sort of "augmentation" but other than that it was all psychological conditioning what made them ruthless and efficient killers.

The article said cyborgs, not androids. There is a substantial difference between the two.


Yeah, that was a slip of mind there. As far as I know they are not cyborgs either. Don't know if it was later revealed in the manga?
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zensunni



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:10 pm Reply with quote
Maokun wrote:
TheAncientOne wrote:
Maokun wrote:
Wait, were the girls in Gunslinger Girl actually androids? I seem to recall one of them having some sort of "augmentation" but other than that it was all psychological conditioning what made them ruthless and efficient killers.

The article said cyborgs, not androids. There is a substantial difference between the two.


Yeah, that was a slip of mind there. As far as I know they are not cyborgs either. Don't know if it was later revealed in the manga?

They are totally cyborgs. This is from a plot synopsis:
spoiler[...young girls who have experienced traumatic and near-death experiences fitted with cybernetic implants as agents. The implants, which consist of synthesized muscles and carbon fiber frames, result in heightened strength and reflexes as well as high resilience to damage and pain. ]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:18 pm Reply with quote
zensunni wrote:
They are totally cyborgs. This is from a plot synopsis:
spoiler[...young girls who have experienced traumatic and near-death experiences fitted with cybernetic implants as agents. The implants, which consist of synthesized muscles and carbon fiber frames, result in heightened strength and reflexes as well as high resilience to damage and pain. ]


Yeah, they're not externally obvious cyborgs (with metal parts sticking out and everything), but they're cyborgs. That's basically the explanation for why they're such great killers... also, IIRC, the cybernization procedure only works on young girls.

Unlike in "Girl May Kill" where you have a 15-year-old drawn like a 10-year-old, with no special powers, who totally kicks ass. >_> Kind of like in "Kick-Ass," actually. Then again, I guess Young Goku in Dragon Ball doesn't look buff enough to beat up giant tough dudes either, but the DB world obviously isn't supposed to be realistic...
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