This experiment wasn’t based on anything in particular, and Junko just wanted to make something that looked aesthetically pleasing, yet was still creepy and despairing. Eventually, she settled on making the next subject a new organ: a cloak made of her own skin, completely live tissue, and able to move like a limb would. The cloak would also be covered in reflective crystals, just to add an aesthetic to the experiment.
First, the cloning machine was used to grow a large amount of extra skin tissue, which would become Kiriko’s “cloak”. Then, multitudes of small bones were created, which would become part of the thin limbs that would move and support the cloak. Eventually we sewed the skin into the shape of a cloak, and had used the tiny bones, along with nerve and muscle tissue, to create the limbs and distribute them throughout the skin cloak. There was still open parts in the skin that we would eventually attach to her.
By this point , we began the resurrection process and repaired the damaged organs so we would be able to attach the cloak and have the skin fuse with it. We then stitched the new skin to the shoulders, and attached the support limbs to the bones and nerves on the shoulders. Now that the cloak was a part of Kiriko, we now had to make it crystalline. We injected chemicals that altered the genes of the skin cells in the “cloak”. Instead of hair, the follicles grow crystals. The crystals themselves are made of chitin and calcium. The chemicals seemed to have altered a few groups of cells around her body as well, since the crystals have grown in random spots all around her regular skin as well. Junko decided that the cloak wasn’t enough, and decided to inject smaller doses of the chemicals into her scalp as well. Her scalp still grows hair, but it has a different chemical compound and is semi-translucent and shimmery, reflecting multiple colors at once.
An unintended effect of the mutating chemicals, her skin changed color, from the greenish hue that resurrection causes, to a brighter blueish color. Her eyes didn’t react to the chemicals well, and they constantly leak blood, and a mysterious blue substance, which we later identified as mutated de-oxygenated blood.The Dangan Ronpa Lab au future foundation are made by me, pommefrite-official (pommefrite-official), birb-noises, mintflavouredtentacles, KnackMaster77, hufflepoofing, and Skydendrin. (The mods of the lab au blog)
Despite knowing that Tomohiko would probably show aggression towards us, Junko wanted to do what was possibly the worst idea: make the subject virtually indestructible. The name of the modifications is misleading, as there are no animalistic alterations that were performed on the experiment, and the title of “Nemean Lion” is just a comparison to a nearly unkillable creature from Greek myth.
We began the procedure for resurrection, replacing and repairing the damaged organs and vital organs. The only difference was that, all the new tissue contains proteins that make the cell walls indestructible, and heat- resistant. The cells themselves were now indestructible to molecular damage, but now we had to make the subject’s skin completely impenetrable to physical harm. This was more complicated than expected. There were a multitude of trials done with various chemicals, in an attempt to get the results we wanted, but none of them were successful, and left the skin heavily damaged, so we had to start from scratch; instead of altering the existing skin, we had to create new skin with the cloning machine. Instead of solely chemical alterations, this gave us the opportunity to genetically alter the skin exactly the way we wanted to. Eventually, we were able to create skin tissue that had layers of an extremely tough protein underneath the dermis and a slightly less tough, but more versatile material on the skin’s surface.
Removing the existing skin was more simple than expected. The failed chemical tests had made it so damaged that it peeled off with just a few incisions. Attaching the new skin proved to be much more difficult. We meticulously attached the new skin to the subject’s body. The skin was so tough that a diamond scalpel was used to cut the pieces. We had to postpone much of the ongoing processes of the resurrection as well since we had to wait for the skin to heal back up into a singular piece without being sewn together because the needles we had couldn’t pierce it. Luckily, there was no reason to worry about infections while the experiment had no skin, due to the cells being indestructible from the first parts of the process.
It seems that the protein layer below the dermis is a intense gold color, and it makes the veins appear golden from the outside. A similar effect happened to the irises and hair, which are slightly gold-tinted. Odd markings also formed around the eyes. It was during these observations, that Junko decided to give the modifications their somewhat unfitting title. Once the resurrection process was finished, some extra things were done before Tomohiko woke up. The nails were replaced with claws that are made of the same near-indestructible protein, and the canines were replaced with fangs (Note: the fangs are not made of any indestructible materials.The Dangan Ronpa Lab au future foundation are made by me, pommefrite-official (pommefrite-official), birb-noises, mintflavouredtentacles, KnackMaster77, hufflepoofing, and Skydendrin. (The mods of the lab au blog)
While the first experiments solely composed of biological restoration and alteration, this experiment was a test to see how a human could be transformed into part machine. Junko didn’t want to simply make the experiment into a plain robot, so she did a bit of planning on how to make the experiment more unique… and despairing. Before we started the resurrection process or did any surgery, we had to assemble the large robotic piece that would support the subject’s upper body. While Junko wanted to personally create the entire piece and install it close the ceiling of the computer room, we eventually got assistance from a member of class 77 who was also helping create the executions for the Mutual Killing.
Once the piece was done we started working on Aiko’s corpse, we started up the regular procedures for resurrection, but replaced the injured organs and vital organs -except for the brain- with semi-robotic ones, which all have a thin, conductive, mechanical film embedded into their membranes. The bones have also been modified, and are coated in steel to strengthen them. This was a bit tricky to perform on the the hands, so steel plates have been implanted over the back of her hands instead.
The final internal modification was the addition of special electrical nerves, as we later needed to connect them to external wires and the support machine. First, we amputated the subjects legs, and removed the nerves and altered them to be thin, metallic and wire-like. We then connected them to the brain, having them wrap around it, and had them string all the way down to the subject’s upper arm, and then connected them with wires, which are on metal plating on the her upper arms.
We also used the special wire-nerves to install 2 robotic optical sensors under her normal eyes. They were connected through 2 cavities carved in the cheekbones, where the optic pieces were installed. There was some difficulty figuring out how Aiko would be attached and supported by the mechanical base and we decided we would completely replace the skin near the hips with layered metal plates, along with making the lower spine and hips almost completely metal, and welding those with the support base.
A tube was also connected to the lower back, so the subject’s body can dispose of biological wastes. However she still has to eat in order to get nutrition. Right before we were complete, we injected the neurotransmitters that jump-start brain function. We also injected conductive chemicals into Aiko’s brain, a long with nanotech that would help the brain and wire-nerves with connecting with and controlling the mechanical base. Because of the mechanical additions in the brain, we used more electric shocks on it than the previous experiments.The Dangan Ronpa Lab au future foundation are made by me, pommefrite-official (pommefrite-official), birb-noises, mintflavouredtentacles, KnackMaster77, hufflepoofing, and Skydendrin. (The mods of the lab au blog)
Since Kotomi’s resurrection proved that we had correctly determined which of the tests on Soshun had brought him back, Junko decided that the next experiment-and the rest of them from now on- would be more mutated and altered than the first ones. Junko randomly decided to transform Ryota into some sort of obscure mer-creature, eventually settling on, of all things; a sea snail.
The first thing we had to figure out was how to create the lower body and shell for the experiment. We figured out how to create the organic mass needed to assemble this experiment by splicing the subject’s human DNA with that of a sea snail, and then growing the skin, muscles, veins, etc, needed to construct the giant semi-artificial snail foot. Along with that, we used the machine for the shell as well, and were able to create the shell, -mostly composed of calcium carbonate, along with keratin- in one piece. After a ridiculous amount of time, we were successfully able to sewed together the pieces of the snail parts, and were ready to start on the actual subject. First off, we did the first steps of the resurrection process, but altered his lungs instead of making them normal human lungs, since we would be connecting them to gills in the future.
Once it came time to put the parts together, Junko chopped off his legs with glee, and eventually we connected the organs, muscle, veins, and nerves with the new lower body. We continued to add more to the subject along with continuing the regular resurrection process, such as adding two feathery, leaf-like gills to the subject’s face. The gills connect to the lungs, which were previously modified for this purpose. As we kept adding more reactants to alter the DNA and body chemistry of the experiment, we noticed that the skin had turned a bluer tone and secretes a thin layer of slime. There was an odd malformation of the ears, which we then altered to work and hear properly underwater. The eyes also changed, and his eyelids became incredibly dark and weak, drooping heavily, which is most likely a unexpected mutation or side effect caused by the DNA alterations.
Finally, Junko wanted to do a few extra disfigurements on Ryota before the resurrection process was finished, so we also changed his hands, making them prong-like and webbed. We also ended up removing his entire mandible, and removed his remaining teeth, then added two large horn-like teeth over his canines used to be, and two more to the back of his upper jaw. The fangs are slightly venomous and can cause temporary paralysis,so the subject was given chemicals that give him immunities to his own poisons. The tongue was replaced with three tongue-like tentacles, so the subject can eat despite the lack of lower jaw.The Dangan Ronpa Lab au future foundation are made by me, pommefrite-official (pommefrite-official), birb-noises, mintflavouredtentacles, KnackMaster77, hufflepoofing, and Skydendrin. (The mods of the lab au blog)
Before we started doing anything crazy with the remaining Council Members, we tested the process of resurrection on Kotomi to ensure that we would be able to do it on everyone, and that the procedure we created was in fact, what brought back Soshun.
First off, we added the same chemicals that destroy decomposing bacteria and enzymes; that we pinpointed as the starting point for the process. removed the bullet that killed her, and repaired the damaged brain tissue with newly grown tissue. We made some sort of minor error in this process, which we would realize later on once she woke up; as an amnesiac. After we added new tissues to her vital organs, and the final enzymes and chemicals of the process, we were about done with what was, hopefully, the correct procedure.
Once we had injected the neurotransmitters into her brain, and electrically shocked it to start her brain function and memory, Junko quickly decided to do a few extra modifications before Kotomi woke up. (By this point, Kotomi had a pulse and was confirmed alive.) She attached 3 large wires to the base of Kotomi’s spine. The larger, middle wire is a regular conductive wire, while the 2 smaller ones wrapped around it actually have nerves and muscle tissue strung through them, to create a tail- like appendage for potential future experiment on the subject. Since we’ve got the wire attached to her spine, we’ve given Kotomi a variety of elemental abilities. First, we’ve added a special muscle at the base of her tail. The muscle not only allows easier control, but is full of electrolytes, giving it immense electrical capability.
The next element we added was fire. The other two experiments with fire capability can breathe it, while Kotomi has pyrokinetic abilities in her right hand. To give her these abilities, chemicals that increased the heat resistance of her cells and enzymes were injected. Then, special heat-creating enzymes were added to her right hand, and a chemical that causes the hand to secrete a flammable substance on command. The fire capabilities give her hand an unnatural orangeish color. The third element we added was ice, to her left hand. This was a tricky part to figure out. We injected chemical that do basically the opposite of what the fire chemicals do. The cells and enzymes in her left hand are extremely cold resistant. Because of this, we were able to inject liquid nitrogen into the hand. The cold temperature didn’t give Kotomi any sort of frostbite, but it did turn her hand a pale blue.
Now that there are three more elemental links in the lab (subjects 40, 46 and 49), Junko decided to once again add on to Kotomi’s abilities. First off, we added the poison link. Instead of a mass of spines, she has claws that contain a deadly toxin. The antivenom to the poison was added to her own cells, so she is immune to the toxins. The muscles and bone around the nails were also modified so the claws are also retractable. Next was the water link. Since she already has ice and fire, we decided to add the hydro-kinetic ability to both hands. Chemicals added to the wrists give the tissues in those areas the same water-attracting properties as Kurosaki’s cells, and can create steam and ice spikes when combined with her fire and ice powers. The final addition was the sound link. The additions for the sound link were easy since they were on the face and neck, not interfering with the existing elements. The left eye was gouged out and replaced with a auditory sensor that “sees" objects based on how sounds bounce off of them, similar to echolocation. A piece was placed on the neck and interconnected with the vocal cords. It is similar to a speaker, and allows the voice a greater range of volume and frequency.The Dangan Ronpa Lab au future foundation are made by me, pommefrite-official (pommefrite-official), birb-noises, mintflavouredtentacles, KnackMaster77, hufflepoofing, and Skydendrin. (The mods of the lab au blog)