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:''For the version of this process before the [[Super Genesis Wave]], see [[Legionization]].''
'''Cyberization''', also know as '''Legionization''', is the process of removing part(s) of a [[Mobian]]'s organic body and replacing them with cybernetic implants. It was derived from [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Dr. Robotnik]]'s early experiments with creating cyborg warriors, which led to the creation of [[Monkey Khan]]. The process, in the case of unwilling recipients, is accompanied by brainwashing, rendering victims emotionless and obedient. Mobians who undergo cyberization become members of one of the [[Egg Army]] chapters around [[Mobius (Archie)|Mobius]].
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[[File:SU 84 raw.jpg|thumb|200px|The [[Egg Boss]]es are well-known subjects of Cyberization.]]
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'''Cyberization'''<ref name="SSSM9">[[Archie Sonic Super Special Magazine Issue 9|''Sonic Super Special Magazine'' #9]]</ref> is a subject that appears in the ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comic series and its spin-offs published by [[Archie Comics]]. It is a process where [[mobian]]s are turned into cyborgs for the [[Egg Army]] in order to serve as foot soldiers to the [[Eggman Empire (Archie)|Eggman Empire]]. The effects of the process are not always noticeable, but can evidently be beneficial.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The process was first utilized by the [[Eggman Empire (Archie)|Eggman Empire]] some point after the [[Xorda]]'s [[Xorda Attack on Mobius|attack on Mobius]] as an alternative means of enslavement, since the [[Bem]] made it impossible for [[Doctor Eggman (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Dr. Eggman]] to [[roboticized|roboticize]] Mobians. However, it differs from Roboticization in that it is often willingly undergone by various individuals who have pledged loyalty to Eggman. Even in these cases, however, a certain amount of loyalty has been ensured by the installation of explosives in the cybernetic implants of the Legionnaires that Eggman can activate at any time by remote or voice command. According to the [[Iron Queen]], these explosives are implanted in such a way as to make them incredibly difficult-if not impossible-to remove. The term "legionization" was adopted after the remnants of the Dark Legion joined the Eggman Empire, as did the use of robes and the term "[[Grandmaster]]" for [[Sub-Boss]]es.
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Cyberization differs from [[Roboticization (Archie)|Roboticization]] in that it is often willingly undergone by various individuals who have pledged loyalty to [[Doctor Eggman (Archie)|Eggman]]. While its intention is inherently sinister, Cyberization does have some benefits. One such recipients of this process was [[Egg Boss]] [[Cassia the Pronghorn|Cassia]], whose physical condition was stabilized as a result.<ref name="StH279s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 279|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #279]], "Hidden Costs Part Three"</ref> Egg Bosses [[Thunderbolt the Chinchilla|Thunderbolt]] and [[Axel the Water Buffalo|Axel]] also benefited, the former gaining the ability to fire electrical blasts and the latter gaining weaponry.<ref name="SSSM9"/><ref name="StH265">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 265|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #265]], "Control Part Two: Unleashed!"</ref>
   
While its intention is overall sinister, cyberization may have some benefits, as evidenced by members of the [[Great Desert Dark Egg Legion]]. In particular, [[Beauregard Rabbot]] claimed that the process had repaired his "bum knee", and [[Matilda the Armadillo]] was equipped with arms that gave her vastly increased strength. The [[Iron Dominion]] started using the process of cyberization upon their arrival in [[New Megaopolis]] in 3237. Microchips were also provided to the local Dark Egg Legion designed to de-activate the bombs placed in their cybernetics, but also render them completely susceptible to the Iron Queen's [[Magitek]]. After they successfully occupied [[New Mobotropolis]] the Iron Dominion began rounding up citizens and forced them to undergo the process of cyberization. Legionized Mobians were subsequently dispatched to regional Dark Egg Legion chapters abroad.
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In order to ensure continued loyalty among his Cyberized subjects, Eggman had built a fail-safe within their cybernetics which can completely paralyze their bodies upon activation. In this state, they are still conscious, but unable to move the slightest. Eggman will then have them stored away for as long as he chooses.<ref name="SU84">[[Archie Sonic Universe Issue 84|''Sonic Universe'' #84]], "Eggman's Dozen Part Two: Power Meeting"</ref>
   
Though Roboticization was later made possible once again as a result of [[Operation: Clean Sweep]], only half the planet's population was left vulnerable to the process, and thus cyberization continued to be employed as a process of enslavement.
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==History==
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:''Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where [[Legionization|Cyberization's original timeline]] ended.''
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Cyberization was introduced as the means by which [[Doctor Eggman (Archie)|Dr. Eggman]] augmented his [[Egg Army]]'s [[Egg Boss]]es and soldiers.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The cyberization process is reminiscent of the assimilation process used by the Borg in Star Trek, particularly the forcible implanting of cybernetics into a living person. This similarity is possibly intentional, given the comics' penchant for making references to other science-fiction franchises. However, it is notable that the cyberized individuals retain their individual will, with the exceptions of [[Lien-Da]]'s brief domination of her chapter using the altered microchip and the various brainwashed Legionnaires.
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*The cyberization process is reminiscent of the assimilation process used by the [[Wikipedia:Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]] in the ''[[Wikipedia:Star Trek|Star Trek]]'' franchise, particularly the forcible implanting of cybernetics into a living person. This similarity is possibly intentional, given the comics' penchant for making references to other science-fiction franchises.
*The term legionization gets its name from the Dark Legion, but Robotnik had employed the process prior to them joining the Eggman Empire. A notable example of this appears to have been [[Kage Von Stryker]] of the [[Dingo Regime]].
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*The replacement of the term "Legionization" with "Cyberization" most likely occurred due to the former term's association with the [[Dark Legion]] concept created by [[Ken Penders]].
*The replacement of the term "Legionization" with "Cyberization" most likely occured due to the former term's association with the [[Dark Legion]] concept created by [[Ken Penders]].
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==References==
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==External links==
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*{{ME link|Cyberization}}
 
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The Egg Bosses are well-known subjects of Cyberization.

Cyberization[1] is a subject that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a process where mobians are turned into cyborgs for the Egg Army in order to serve as foot soldiers to the Eggman Empire. The effects of the process are not always noticeable, but can evidently be beneficial.

DescriptionEdit

Cyberization differs from Roboticization in that it is often willingly undergone by various individuals who have pledged loyalty to Eggman. While its intention is inherently sinister, Cyberization does have some benefits. One such recipients of this process was Egg Boss Cassia, whose physical condition was stabilized as a result.[2] Egg Bosses Thunderbolt and Axel also benefited, the former gaining the ability to fire electrical blasts and the latter gaining weaponry.[1][3]

In order to ensure continued loyalty among his Cyberized subjects, Eggman had built a fail-safe within their cybernetics which can completely paralyze their bodies upon activation. In this state, they are still conscious, but unable to move the slightest. Eggman will then have them stored away for as long as he chooses.[4]

HistoryEdit

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Cyberization's original timeline ended.

Cyberization was introduced as the means by which Dr. Eggman augmented his Egg Army's Egg Bosses and soldiers.

TriviaEdit

  • The cyberization process is reminiscent of the assimilation process used by the Borg in the Star Trek franchise, particularly the forcible implanting of cybernetics into a living person. This similarity is possibly intentional, given the comics' penchant for making references to other science-fiction franchises.
  • The replacement of the term "Legionization" with "Cyberization" most likely occurred due to the former term's association with the Dark Legion concept created by Ken Penders.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Super Special Magazine #9
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #279, "Hidden Costs Part Three"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #265, "Control Part Two: Unleashed!"
  4. Sonic Universe #84, "Eggman's Dozen Part Two: Power Meeting"

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