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Synthetic (シンセティック, Shinsetikku), also known as Mil-Spec Child (ミルスペック・チャイルド, Mirusupekku Chairudo), Designed Soldier (デザインド・ソルジャー, Dezaindo Sorujā), Advanced (アドヴァンスド, Adovansudo) among other names, is a type of humanoid soldier featured in Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT.[1]

Description[]

Synthetics were soldiers created with synthetic genes via genetic and molecular engineering, and were designed to be immune from Innocent Cloud's biological weapon that was highly lethal to unvaccinated humans. Although a vaccine was developed specifically against the said weapon, vaccination was still not widely available, hence synthetics took over the combat role as strikers against Innocent Cloud and EXMATA.[1]

As artificially created soldiers, synthetic strikers were conditioned to rely on and take orders from human field commanders. They were not trained to become officers due to human's mistrust of their created beings, and as a result they were prone to disorder in the absence of commander.[2] They were also conditioned to be forbidden from pointing their armaments towards human beings, a trait that was exploited by humanoid type EXMATA, who could potentially carry out a pre-emptive strike on synthetic strikers while they were still hesitating.[3]

Each synthetic was implanted with a soul chip (ソウルチップ, Souruchippu) inside their brains, which would record information on the host synthetic's brain activity and endocrine system status. By uploading the information to a remote storage regularly, these chips served as part of a backup system; should a synthetic suffer serious wounds, including those that would normally be fatal to human beings, they could be rejuvenated by recreating lost body parts from molecular printers based on the latest updated information on storage. However, such rejuvenation were not without problems, as a synthetic might suffer from memory loss and emotional instability due to desynchronization, and there were rumors of past incidents where strong electromagnetic pulse from EXMATA could damage soul chip's record, causing the host synthetic to regenerate into an entirely different person afterwards. Synthetics could no longer be "revived" if the host soul chip was damaged or destroyed, and despite their resilience from battle wounds, synthetics were not immune from aging, as their telomere could not be tinkered with.[4][5][6]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 序章 蒼き魔眼の少女: 第1話 "永い眠りの後に", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
  2. 第1章 孤島攻略作戦: 第3話 "亜人兵士", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
  3. 第1章 孤島攻略作戦: 第6話 "強化人間兵士", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
  4. 第2章 荒野を彷徨いて: 第8話 "狂乱索餌", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
  5. 第3章 氷原の檻: 第2話 "塔の街", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
  6. 第4章 密林の奥に眠るもの: 第1話 "密林の世界", Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
Characters Bunny1 ElishkaYuzukiHu-rinNara
Forge5 YvetteNicholaHeroiseAdelaide
Clock404 AelnesseCorvaWilma
Brownie9 AverilConstanceGrace
Suicide7 NaomiRolaLisaEners
Secret Mia
Others DeadMasterChariotHilkeSumina Amano
Collaboration DAWN FALL: EmpressDead MasterStrength
RWBY: Ruby RoseWeiss SchneeBlake BelladonnaYang Xiao Long
86: Shinei NouzenVladilena MilizéTheoto Rikka
Terminology Innocent CloudList of ArmamentsSynthetic
Related Media Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT EPISODE: STRIKERS
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