"When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence."
― SHODAN, System Shock 2

The power to transform into or have a physical body made of shapeshifting nanomachines. Not to be confused with Nanite Mimicry. Opposite of Biomechatronitology.

Also Called

  • Microbot Physiology
  • Nanite Physiology
  • Nano Shifting
  • Nanomachine Physiology
  • Nanorobot Physiology
  • Techmorphing 
  • Technological Shapeshifting

Capabilities

User is made up of or can transform their body completely into intelligent adaptive nanomachines they can manipulate in any way they see fit.

This allows them to morph into any form of technology (devices, vehicles, etc), reconstruct/replicate themselves, adapt to threats and hostile environments, perform advanced analysis, take control of technological structures, and assimilate surrounding materials to upload structural information and produce more nanomachines.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Depending on purpose, the user's nanomachines may have limited transformative uses.
  • User may be weak against electricity and magnetism.
  • User may lose track of their humanity, gradually becoming entirely machine.
  • User may be vulnerable to high elemental conditions, though countermeasures are possible.

Known Users

  • Fleet of Fog (Arpeggio of Blue Steel): Mental Model
  • Galvanic Mechamorphs (Ben 10)
  • Upgrade (Ben 10)
  • Hive Queen (Ben 10: Alien Swarm)
  • Nanomech (Ben 10)
  • Brainiac (DC Comics); advanced versions
  • Cyborg (DC Comics)
  • Cyborg Superman (DC Comics)
  • Metallo (DC Comics)
  • Dynomutt (Dynomutt, Dog Wonder)
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex)
  • E.V.O./Exponentially Variegated Organism (Generator Rex)
  • Parul Kurinji/Zero/One (Marvel Comics)
  • Karima Shapandar/Omega Sentinel (Marvel Comics)
  • The Walrider (Outlast)
  • The Engineer (Stormwatch)
  • Human-Form Replicators (Stargate SG-1)
  • Asurans (Stargate Atlantis)
  • S.H.O.D.A.N. (System Shock series)
  • Nanobot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
  • T-1000 Terminator Model (Terminator)
  • T-3000 Terminator Model (Terminator)
  • T-5000 Terminator Model (Terminator)
  • T-X Terminator Model (Terminator)
  • Galvatron (Transformers 4: Age of Extinction)
  • Stinger (Transformers 4: Age of Extinction)

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