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  • Splicers (?) I noticed they recycled the Ryan figure for some of the Splicers (this seen in Olympus Heights). . . .
  • "Splicers" is the first episode of the second season of Batman Beyond. It depicts the trouble Gotham faces when a new fad arrives in the form of "Splicing." After a scientist, Dr. Abel Cuvier introduces a system of combining animal DNA with human DNA; it becomes a trend amongst the people of Gotham. However, D.A. Sam Young works to outlaw the practice and is marked for death by Cuvier. Now Batman must deal with people enhanced with animal capabilities
  • The next morning, Terry is scared out of bed by his brother Matt wearing a wolfman mask and gloves. As Terry chases his brother out of his room, the latter tries asking his mother if he can get spliced. His request is refused. Terry tries jokingly referring to Mary's tattoo from her "wild years", to which she insists is very different from "having antlers stuck on your head". Matt further teases Terry by saying that he's already a donkey. He is spared retaliation as Terry is late for school.
  • Splicers are the most common enemies in the first two installments of the BioShock series, and in the DLC of its third. The remnants of Rapture's human population, they are the result of ADAM use during the violent conflict of the Rapture Civil War. In this war, and the chaotic days that followed, the Splicers apparently murdered most of the sane population of the city. Due to abusive ADAM consumption, their bodies and minds have been deformed beyond repair (though some of their physical deformities can be attributed to war scars or Dr. J.S. Steinman's plastic surgery). They have become dependent on the substance, both mentally and physically. Many of them still wear Masquerade Ball masks, perhaps, as Atlas suggested, out of shame at how ADAM has deformed their bodies. Although the term Sp
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  • The next morning, Terry is scared out of bed by his brother Matt wearing a wolfman mask and gloves. As Terry chases his brother out of his room, the latter tries asking his mother if he can get spliced. His request is refused. Terry tries jokingly referring to Mary's tattoo from her "wild years", to which she insists is very different from "having antlers stuck on your head". Matt further teases Terry by saying that he's already a donkey. He is spared retaliation as Terry is late for school. On a vertical train, a newscast shows that D.A. Sam Young is working to stop the practice of splicing as it causes an increase in aggressive behavior. As if to drive the point home, a teenager that has been spliced with ram DNA smashes the television screen. Another teen who has been spliced with snake DNA then joins him. They stir up some trouble, proclaiming that splicing is the future, but Terry fights them, earning applause from the bystanders. As security comes in, the spliced teens promise that all will be spliced and they run off, causing trouble along the way. Looking to investigate, Terry takes Dana to the Chimera Institute. While she is shown the possibilities, Terry notices that the two teenagers that he faced earlier have arrived, demanding to see Cuvier. In his lab, Cuvier decides that he won't allow his practice to die and sends his thugs to kill Young. Batman watches the scene from high above using the Batsuit's cloaking, but Tigress detects him by smell and they capture him. Batman wakes up a bit later to find himself shackled to a metal ring, with Cuvier injecting something into him. Cuvier explains that Batman has been spliced with some DNA that he saved especially for him and that splicing will "literally change the world". Batman breaks his bonds and attacks Cuvier, but becomes woozy because of the effects of the DNA in his system as his splicing starts to take effect. Though Cuvier attacks him with his claws, Batman manages to fly out of the lab before heading in the direction of Sam's house to save him. Out at Sam's house, Barbara tells Sam he should relax but he is determined to put Cuvier out of commission. The three spliced thugs arrive and attack. Barbara is able to fight off Tigress but she and Sam are soon captured. Fortunately, Batman arrives and attacks the thugs. Strangely, he says nothing, and the only sounds to come out of him are growls. He violently attacks the thugs and starts foaming at the mouth. The spliced trio leave, thinking the out-of-control Batman will finish their mission. Realizing that he's becoming too great a danger to Sam and Barbara, Batman snaps out of his rage and leaves the house in a hurry. At the Batcave, Bruce has just finished making an antidote for splicing when he gets a call from Barbara who tries to warn him of Terry's condition. However, Bruce becomes distracted when he notices Ace growling, signaling trouble. Terry arrives now greatly resembling the Man-Bat. Ace attacks him and is hurled away. Terry then attacks Bruce who only manages to escape thanks to Ace's intervention. After escaping, Bruce hits him with a dart filled with the cure for splicing. When Terry awakens, his suit is badly damaged, and he learns that Cuvier spliced him with an overdose of vampire bat serum and that Sam survived the attack. Now that Cuvier has committed an act of aggression he's wanted by the law but has gone into hiding. Bruce deduces that Cuvier will be much more dangerous now and they need to stop him. He then notices that Terry still has one of Cuvier's claws stuck in his suit from the fight at the lab. This isn't necessarily of any use to Bruce or Terry, but Ace just might be able use it to find him. Using the claw to keep Cuvier's scent, Batman (with his suit repaired) has Ace track the evil doctor to a taxidermy facility. Once again, Tigress detects his smell and the thugs attack. Batman fights them, while Cuvier injects himself with several doses of DNA. After a short fight, Batman manages to cure his attackers and heads out to face Cuvier. However, when Batman reaches him, he discovers that Cuvier has further mutated himself into what he claims to be a “true chimera”, that is, a mix of several animals. Cuvier's new mutated form proves to be a formidable opponent but Batman grabs several more tubes of DNA and injects them into his enemy. Cuvier mutates even further into a giant creature that no longer resembles any living being. Now even stronger, he captures Batman and prepares to eat him, but Ace intervenes. Unfortunately, Ace is also captured by the creature but Batman manages to save him. Afterward, the creature hits a power cable and ignites some gasoline. Batman and Ace escape, and Cuvier is presumably killed by the ensuing explosion. Later, Barbara thanks Terry for his help, but advises that he give up being Batman, which he still refuses. He says that though the rewards are small, sometimes they are worthwhile, as he pets Ace, who finally shows some affection for Terry.
  • Splicers (?) I noticed they recycled the Ryan figure for some of the Splicers (this seen in Olympus Heights). . . .
  • "Splicers" is the first episode of the second season of Batman Beyond. It depicts the trouble Gotham faces when a new fad arrives in the form of "Splicing." After a scientist, Dr. Abel Cuvier introduces a system of combining animal DNA with human DNA; it becomes a trend amongst the people of Gotham. However, D.A. Sam Young works to outlaw the practice and is marked for death by Cuvier. Now Batman must deal with people enhanced with animal capabilities
  • Splicers are the most common enemies in the first two installments of the BioShock series, and in the DLC of its third. The remnants of Rapture's human population, they are the result of ADAM use during the violent conflict of the Rapture Civil War. In this war, and the chaotic days that followed, the Splicers apparently murdered most of the sane population of the city. Due to abusive ADAM consumption, their bodies and minds have been deformed beyond repair (though some of their physical deformities can be attributed to war scars or Dr. J.S. Steinman's plastic surgery). They have become dependent on the substance, both mentally and physically. Many of them still wear Masquerade Ball masks, perhaps, as Atlas suggested, out of shame at how ADAM has deformed their bodies. Although the term Splicer can be applied to anyone who has altered their genetic structure with ADAM, it has since become the term used only to describe those who have become addicted to the substance, and have lost their sanity and became physically deformed from the addiction. In BioShock, Splicers wander the corridors and the tunnels of Rapture, searching for ADAM, usually in the form of Little Sisters, which often puts them at odds with their Big Daddy protectors. Splicers tend to wear very little armor (if any), but they have advanced physical strength and tend to be extremely aggressive in contrast to the calmer Big Daddies. They will sometimes work in groups, use Plasmids and sometimes even play dead to ambush their prey.
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