As far as I can see, you can be an Uplift as background, and Ultimate as faction. This raises some questions: 1)Is this correct? Are Ultimates all about Human superiority, or Human+Human Uplifts+Human AI superiority? 2)If uplifts can become Ultimates, should there be a Remade version of the uplift morphs? Or is the fact that they are uplifts already placing them closer to the Remade than to the Splicer? 3)How does that affect the image of Ultimates? The promise that they would accept anyone who internalises their ideals and strives for personal excellency? Would that potentially make them a potential alternative of Mercurials? A movement that promises equality and commonality - where all members of trans-humanity can struggle toward a common goal? Personally, I think this could be a cool angle to explore. Ultimates already give a bit of an "fascist cult of personality" vibe, along with their "ruthless, immaculate warrior-monks" image. Adding a little extra something to make them seem even more morally ambivalent and post-human feels proper. But is it intended? Is it canon?
Mon, 2013-09-30 04:19#1