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Vitruvian Cipher

By Illmad
Maybe not that original, but I still thought it to be a good idea and wanted to do it.

Cipher has had some major development personality-wise since Infractus Fatality. He's still an enigma, and still avoid violence, although is somewhat less focused on being fair.
He's also a bit more angsty/depressed than before, but hides that well with his lack of a face.

The 'Vitruvian man' illustration belongs to Da Vinci.

I should also note that Cipher's kind doesn't have genitals. Even if they'd be able to reproduce, there's no way their children would have the same abilities as them.
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airbournevirus's avatar
orignalty is secondary to put ity out there with your own spin on it, which ya did. I got a machine man character by name of cipher as well, though he started human.
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My Cipher is a direct fusion between organic and machine (not like a cyborg, but more like his flesh merged into the metal itself) I'm considering having him start out as an alien not at all resembling a human shape just as a funky twist. It fits with the lore as well.
airbournevirus's avatar
Have you seen The Virus (1999)?

could be a good muse for ya.
Illmad's avatar
That movie scared the living fucks out of me when I watched it back then.
And no, it's nothing like that. Cipher belongs to a society of beings of different races where each individual is born with a mysterious power to locally rewrite the laws of physics. Their bodies are not immortal though, so they developed a way to merge their flesh with metal into a new type of matter. They took the quasi-combo of metal and flesh, that is the regular cyborg, and took it one step further and created a whole new type of body that carried no trace of the individual's previous state of being.
These beings live in different societies, and which form they end up taking depends on which society they end up joining. Cipher, if I make him an alien, would have been placed in a society primarily created by human members, so their form would be very human looking.
airbournevirus's avatar
that'd make sense. so his form was circumstantial based upon his place in society opposed to pre-set and being placed into a social role based on te pre-set form. like the concept.