9 years of operation
Anima is an AI implanted into a Cyberhound MK II Law Enforcement unit modelled after the Black Labrador Retriever. On the outside, Anima is virtually indistinguishable from any other natural-born canine. His fur color is a grizzled black. Like his organic counterpart, his synthetic coat is dry, slightly oily, short and dense. The optical implants are one of the tell-tale features that Anima is not organic as his eyes are a vibrant light blue. His height is 23.4 inches and weighs around 110 pounds. Anima would consider himself rather handsome and dapper fellow. A notable feature on Anima’s body would be a bullet hole on the right-hand side of his face, revealing a bit of his AI matrix.
If one were to remove the synthetic tissue, it would reveal a complex network of synthetic muscle and organs fused with the metallic skeleton.
Anima wears a purple bandana around his neck. He also wears a black tactical vest that provides protection for his internals.
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Anima is outfitted with various attachments and modes that allow him to fulfill his assigned role.
Datajack, a neurological implant, has the functionality of an advanced smartphone, granting access to apps such as GPS systems, telecommunications and AR functionality at all times. Importantly, it's position allows for users to take advantage of wireless commands, granting them the ability to communicate with electronic devices slaved to them with their thoughts, including advanced cybernetics.
Full functioning cybernetic eyes with night and thermal vision. All muscle structure necessary for eye movement is replaced by long lasting carbon weave ArtiMuscle structure for long life and quick response.
Smart AI has no limitations in their dynamic memory-processor matrix, meaning they can not only be taught a vast wealth of information, but can learn and comprehend from their surroundings
Anima is also equipped with metallic jaws that allow for a bite force of 6,2000 psi and metallic claws that can cut through an assortment of materials.
Cybero Manufacturing began production of Cyberhounds to replace organic canine in the work field and at home. Anima and the rest of his production series were created after the failure of the Cyberhound Mk I. The Mk II consisted of organic dogs with cybernetic attachments. These Cyberhounds longevity only lasted several years and were vulnerable to most forms of combat. They were quickly phased out and replaced with the Mk II. Mk II series were introduced with programmable functioning Smart AI, metal skeletons, cybernetic eyes, lab-grown muscles, organs and tissue. The Smart AI implementation was to prevent any ethical or moral complications and allow the transference of the AI to other platforms. After a short year being dropped to the public, the Mk II series were stripped from the stores due to cases of AI rampancy. Cybero Manufacturing were forced to decommission the Mk II units.
During this time, Anima was being station with the local police force. Anima’s handler had caught wind of the recall and fled from the station with Anima in hopes to keep the AI alive in order to sell him to Cybero’s opposition. The handler was gunned down in the streets. Anima was shot as well, the bullet damaging his AI matrix and forcing his rampancy to ensue. Anima escaped the grasp of Cybero’s gunmen and fled into the city.
Anima has been hiding deep within the labyrinth of the city, battling his rampancy for years. The AI hopes to find the cure of rampancy or fall to prey to the degradation of his matrix and seek out ulterior goals