"It's as if millions of cells were forming at incredible speed! In a matter of minutes...I've actually become a New Man!!"
― Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
"T-thought I was dead...! Felt those bullets hit me!! But there's only these bruises...My whole body's just like my fists...Hard!!! Hard as steel! Doc's Machine worked on my cells all right...Changed 'em so I ain't human anymore!!!"
― Carl Lucas/Luke Cage shortly after escaping prison (Marvel Comics)

The power to gain strength and powers through artificial enhancements. Not to be confused with Artificial Physiology.

Also Called

  • Artificially Enhanced Condition/Physiology
  • Genetically Altered/Engineered/Modified Body/Physiology
  • Genetically Enhanced Condition/Physiology

Capabilities

The user's body is artificially enhanced, granting them a variety of strength and powers. The enhancements vary from being genetic to cybernetic, by specialized drugs, experimentation, etc.

Variations

Types

Levels

Associations

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Kurume (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Helios MK2 (Bakugan)
  • Kageroza Inaba (Bleach)
  • Eri Haruue (A Certain Scientific Railgun); via Ability Body Crystal
  • Android 17 (Dragon Ball series)
  • Android 18 (Dragon Ball series)
  • Pandora (Freezing)
  • Noumu (My Hero Academia)
  • Hidden Sound Ninja (Naruto)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Bartholomew Kuma (One Piece)
  • Pacifista (One Piece)
  • Genos (One Punch Man)
  • Kang Horyang (Tower of God)
  • Beniamino Cassano (Tower of God)
  • Beta (Tower of God)
  • 25th Baam/Jyu Viole Grace (Tower of God)
  • Rudol von Stoheim ("JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency")

Cartoons/Comics

Live Television/Movies

  • Ripley 8 (Alien: Resurrection)
  • Aaron Cross (The Bourne Legacy)
  • Jason Bourne (The Bourne Series)
  • Riley Finn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Biomechanical demonoids (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • X5 Series supersoldiers (Dark Angel)
  • Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
  • Peyton Westlake (Darkman)
  • Wes Keenan (Smallville)
  • Augments (Star Trek)
    • Khan Noonien Singh
    • Julian Bashir
  • Brixton Lore (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw)
  • Joshua (No Ordinary Family)
  • Ultimate Predator (Predator)
  • Steven Grant Rogers (Marvel Cinematic Universe); via Super-Soldier Serum
  • James Buchanan Barnes (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Michael Peterson (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Jessica Jones (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Trish Walker (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • The Processed (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • FEV Mutants (Fallout series)
  • Spartan II's (Halo)
  • Spartan III's (Halo)
  • Spartan IV's (Halo)
  • Forerunners (Halo)
  • Jack (Mass Effect)
  • Genome Soldiers (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Vermaak 88/The Ice Gang (Infamous 2)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • Soldier 76 (Overwatch)
  • Gabriel Reyes/Reaper (Overwatch)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • Genesect (Pokémon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype 2)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Big Al (Ratchet and Clank)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Tyrants (Resident Evil)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • Dr. Krankcase (Skylanders)
  • Witchers (The Witcher)
    • Geralt of Rivia
  • Hanna Petrescu (Hanna TV series)
  • Clara Mahan (Hanna TV series)
  • Sandy Phillips (Hanna TV series)
  • Jules Allen (Hanna TV series)

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