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The Engineer
Angela Spica , aka The Engineer (DC), is a living marvel of nano-technology.

Power/Ability to:

Be made of shapeshiting nanomachines.

"When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence."
―SHODAN, System Shock 2

The ability to be made of shapeshifting nanomachines. The physiology version of Nanite Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Nanite Physiology


Users are made of intelligent adaptive nanomachines they can manipulate in any way they see fit.

This allows them to morph into any kind of devices, reconstruct/replicate themselves, adapt to threats and hostile environments, perform advanced analysis, take control of technological structures, and assimilate surrounding materials to upload structural information and produce more nanomachines.




  • Users may lose track of their humanity, gradually becoming entirely machine.
  • Users may be vulnerable to high elemental conditions, though countermeasures are possible.

Known Users

  • Cyborg Superman (DC Comics)
  • The Engineer (Stormwatch)
  • Zero/One (Marvel)
  • Omega Sentinel (Marvel)
  • SHODAN (System Shock series)
  • Brainiac (DC); advanced versions
  • Human-Form Replicators (Stargate SG-1)
  • Asurans (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Fleet of Fog (Arpeggio of Blue Steel): Mental Model
  • Upgrade (Ben 10)
  • Hive Queen (Ben 10: Alien Swarm)
  • Nanomech (Ben 10)
  • T-1000 Terminator Model (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)


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