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January 11, 2012, 12:57 am

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Oscar the Uplifted Octopus


*All that I am saying is, it does not count as murder if it is an Uplited porpoise.*

Oscar, in a drunken bar argument.

Oscar is one of the first Uplifted aquatic animals ever created through the science of genetic engineering. However, it also created some... unwelcome problems within his personality. Oscar harbors an intense loathing for non-Octopus forms of life, and is extremely bigoted. He curses constantly, will usually attempt to solve any problem with violence (if he can get away with it), and will generally attempt to use underhanded means to win at any game he plays. His voice is created by a cybernetic voice synthesizer- unfortunately, as it was one of the first experimental models, it does not translate tone or inflection, making Oscar's obscenity-filled rants sound like Stephen Hawking with Tourrettes Syndrome. He generally works with a transhuman named D'Acre as a smuggler or scavenging stations that were abandoned after the TITAN conflict.

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January 11, 2012, 0:57
Update: Fixed a spelling error.
January 11, 2012, 8:10
Sounds like an interesting setting, and genetic engeneering is very likely to get a complex creature right on the first go. Many octopi are solitary predators/scavengers, so it is understandable if any uplifted species do not turn out very sociable. Tough someone has to have him teached some cursewords.... Any more on that setting?
January 11, 2012, 15:49
Doh! I wanted to say "wrong", not right. So hard thinking about the one I wrote the opposite... If the genengineers wanted a social cephalopod, they might have been better off with a cuttlefish.
January 11, 2012, 16:38
I based it off of Eclipse Phase, where one of the possible character species is an Uplifted animal that has been created using genetic engineering with human-level intelligence. This was one of my character ideas.
Voted Cheka Man
January 11, 2012, 12:51

What kind of Octopus is he? A blue ringed one with a deadly bite?

January 11, 2012, 16:55
You know, I hadn't really thought about that. I'd really only thought of the basic idea behind him.
Voted axlerowes
January 21, 2012, 19:43

This sounds fun, I could stand to hear a little more about him

Voted valadaar
November 21, 2013, 21:17
Not bad, though as Axle said, I would enjoy more :)
Voted Gossamer
November 22, 2013, 15:27
Short, but it's such a weird idea that it deserves an extra .5. I had to read it like 3 times before I got that he was an octopus though.
Voted Murometz
October 15, 2014, 17:10
Obscenity-spewing, misanthropic, and violent Octopus. Yes, please! More!
October 15, 2014, 18:18
This guy would fit right into the Guardians of the Galaxy world

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