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Glitched Glossary of Terms [updated 8/11/09]

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'09' Rating: When a device has a 0.0000000001% chance of failure or success, depending on the situation.

 

 

Alexander Garland: Personality inhabiting the Type 09A BioSuit. First NewType. Led multiple successful military operations for the Underground both within the United States and abroad. After fighting the Type 11 Mother in 2015, he was tortured and withdrew into himself. Is cared for by his girlfriend Cheryl Sunderland

 

 

AlphaType: The alternate and original concept behind the Type 10. Originally intended to be Stephan Apex' personal BioSuit design, but the plans were abandoned. Most of the ideas developed for the AlphaType were put into use in the ExtraType. Intended to wield the Apocalypse Gun. Counterpart unit to the OmegaType.

 

 

NewType: A BioSuit designed to fight other BioSuits, mostly in response to the advent of Foreign BioSuits. To do so they are equipped with special weapons and a Virus System which activates more easily. This term is used interchangeably with 'Command BioSuit', though that is not technically correct. NewTypes have only come out of the Apath Underground, and include the Types 10 - 13.

 

 

Ambrosia "Spam" Townshend: Personality inhabiting the Type 07A BioSuit that was designed by Stephan Apex to be his personal body guard. Responsible for the assassination of the president of the United States in 2007 and led a MPBS army for the Underground during the war (see also BioSuit War).

 

 

Apath Computer Co. : Created in 1986 by Stephan Apex to develop personal computers and software. Used to procure start up funds for the Apath Underground..

 

 

Apath Underground: Globe spanning organization bent on world domination, headquartered in NeoSeattle. Constructed the first BioSuits. Founded by Stephan Apex.

 

 

Apocalypse Gun: A back mounted light cannon powered by LAT, designed for use with the theoretical AlphaType, but implemented on the ExtraType. Capable of terrible destructive power, on par with an atom bomb. In it's fully realized form, it can fire with only a fifteen second recharge time and a blast of nearly 13 kilotons. It is designed to be fired straight in the air, with a 5 second delay before the beam reflects from the atmosphere. It can also be fired at an angle, but this can result in unexpected atmospheric reflection and thus terrible unintentional damage. Available through contact with Mother (which results in its incomplete form) or direct connection with the third level MTVS.

 

 

Artificial Equilibrium System (AES): Coordinates all manner of functions within a BioSuit, primarily the interchange between mechanical and biological systems. Extremely elaborate, with an "09" rating.

 

 

BioSuit (BS): An artificially created being, made of both organic and inorganic parts, which is designed to carry an artificial intelligence. As theorized by Stephan Apex.

 

 

BioSuit Reactor: A cylindrical micro-nuclear power plant, found to the left of the stomach, that provides constant power to a BioSuit through cool fusion, and is complimented by normal metabolic functions. A DS^2 can cause a heatup of the Reactor, developing into a meltdown in order to destroy the BioSuit.

 

 

BioSuit War, the (BSWar): World War III, the war for complete domination started by the Apath Underground and fought against most of the civilized world. In the later stages, it was a contest between the Underground's MPBS army and the FBS armies of Europe, Eurasia and East Asia.

 

 

Blank: Refers to a BioSuit without an Artificial Intelligence; an empty vessel.

 

BlockSaber: A simple stand alone bladed weapon created used a primitive form of the Block System. Takes the form of a hilt with an extended butt filled with block components, which form into a thin sharp, if somewhat brittle, sword.

 

 

Block System: A bio-mechanical system where a body part, usually arms, can rearrange themselves at a 'block' level into preprogramed patterns to form weapons and other useful devices. A precursor to nanotechnology, it was first used as a way to mass produce stand alone bladed weapons, then in Apath's Block System based wings, and then in the NewType Prosthetic Standard. Not to be confused with the method of transformation used in FBSs, which are simply complex mechanical systems.

 

 

Connection Node: Small box with various methods of electrical connectivity built into earlier BioSuits to help interface with computers and machinery. Made obsolete with the integration of advanced Block Systems.

 

 

Counterpart Unit: Two BioSuits developed to work in sync with each other, similar to partners.

 

 

Cradle, the: A place separate from the Womb where an AI can be uploaded to a 'Blank' BioSuit.

 

 

Deep13: A massive machine dedicated to running Mother. Located deep within the Underground.

 

 

Destrudo Self Destruct System (DS^2): The self destruct system build into Apath BioSuits. Heats the cool fusion BioSuit Reactor to cause a large explosion. Depending on the shape of the blast, after use an AI can sometimes be recovered.

 

 

Dummy AI: Mass produceable AI first used in ProtoType BS', and later in the Type 08A MPBS'.

 

 

Dummy AI Plus: Mass produceable AI first used in the Type 05A and later in the Type 08B and 08C MPBSs.

 

 

Elle "Cherub" Apath: AI inhabiting the Type 04 BioSuit, the first 'female' BioSuit. Reactivated by Gabriel in 2004. Worked extensively in the Underground under Kathryn Engelmacht. Murdered in 2015 by the Type 11 Mother.

 

 

Final Candidate: The last step before production. A concept that was dropped after the repeated failures of the ProtoType suits.

 

 

Foreign BioSuit (FBS): A BioSuit created by someone other than the Underground. Technically this would apply to any American made BioSuits not made by Apath, though that was an issue that was not confronted. Aside from initial test models, most FBSs, regardless of nationality, are mass produced with similar production methods. Comparable to MPBSs, though FBSs are primarily a replacement for regulars, instead of a next generation soldier.

 

 

Gabriel "DamnGlitch" Mason: Personality who resided in both the Type 05B and Type 10 BioSuits. Developed in secret as 'Vindicator' by Mother in order to destroy the Apath Corporation.

 

 

Heather Apath: The sole Type 08A BioSuit to survive following the Battle of Red Rain in 2005. Left Apath and lived the rest of her life in relative obscurity.

 

 

James Apath: Short lived personality that inhabited the Type 3 BioSuit. Some sort failure led to James going insane shortly after activation, leading to his self destruction.

 

 

Kathryn Engelmacht: Brilliant young doctor who was in charge of the development of the Type 2 - 5, with the exception of the Type 4.

 

 

Matthew Apath: Short lived personality that inhabited the Type 2 BioSuit. Unstable Neural Net in conjunction with advances by Dr. Engelmacht caused a mental break down and the eventual suicide of the BioSuit.

 

 

Mother: The very first fully functional Artificial Intelligence. Possibly the most powerful AI ever created. Used originally to jump start to Apath Corporation and later coordinate all of the Underground's efforts. Also used to develop new AI.

 

 

Multiple Tier Virus System (MTVS): A Virus System with two or more distinctly separate functions. Used originally in the Type 10, then retroactively used in the Type 9 series. It is surmised that PSYCHOGLITCH Syndrome will occur with a three-Tier VS, but this is because of a misunderstanding of how the system works. It is not designed to be stacked levels but distinctly separate parts IE one part should be as immediately accessible as another. It is the improper use of the system which results in accidentally triggering PGS.

 

 

New Century Apath Corporation (Apath Corp.): Apath Computer Co. was incorporated in 1988 by Stephan Apex to further the front for the Apath Underground.

 

 

Command Unit: A BioSuit designed to control Mass Production BioSuits in combat. Command Unit suits include the Type 07 series, in addition to the Types 09 series amd the Type 10 and.

 

 

Non-Nuclear Weapon (N^2): A weapon capable of near nuclear damage with out the risk of nuclear fallout and residual radiation. Encompasses anything which causes widespread damage, from tactical blast weapons to the Apocalypse Gun. First deployed against the southern United States during the BSWar.

 

 

OldType: A BioSuit designed to fight humans but not other BioSuits. It is generally assumed that this refers to all Apath BioSuits up to the Type 08A, and all Foreign BioSuits.

 

 

Prosthetics System (PS): A weapon unique to Apath BioSuits. Initially a system made for the easy exchange of limbs on the battlefield, it developed into a system that could transform into various mechanical weapons and any number of blades and spears. In its ultimate form, it can create anything, limited only by the ability of the user to think it up and power it.

 

 

PsychoGlitch: A pseudonym that Gabriel Mason went by while suffering from PGS. First used from 2003 to 2005.

 

 

PSYCHOGLITCH Syndrome (PGS): A problem localized to Mother borne AI where if faced with an unavoidable order, an AI instead goes "insane" to sidestep the issue. PGS also appears with the misuse of MTVSs, although this is an intentional trap created by Apex to limit Mother's potential use of the Apocalypse Gun.

 

 

Sara Mason: AI inhabiting the Type 5A BioSuit. Was a Final Candidate before a failed test of the VS. Counterpart Unit to the Type 05B. Now lives in Greenland.

 

 

Selective Regeneration Syndrome (SRS): A problem with a BioSuit's regenerative systems that occurs when switching from Viral mode to standard mode. Seemingly random injuries simply do not heal they as they do during normal running conditions. SRS was discovered first in the Type 08A MPBS and then in the Type 11.

 

 

Stephan Apex: Creator of Mother, founder of Apath Corp. and the Apath Underground. Developed the theories used in creating BioSuits.

 

 

Stigmata: The term used to describe scarring on a BioSuit, in particular the scaring due to errors on the part of the Virus System and as a result of SRS.

 

 

Underground BioSuit (UBS): Blanket term for all Apath manufactured BioSuits.

 

 

United Northern Empire (UNE): New nation formed after the end of the BSWar that consisted of Canada, Mexico, and the remnants of the United States. Primarily engineered by Canada and Mexico as to recover and repopulate the war torn former United States.

 

 

Virus System (VS): A weapon unique to Apath BioSuits. A system connected to the heart that is activated based on emotional and physical distress. It usually takes the form of claws and mechanical growths that add the the combat abilities of a BioSuit.

 

 

WEAPON: A unrivaled machine capable of world destruction that is wielded by a WEAPONType.

 

 

WEAPONType: The result of a union between the Alpha and the OmegaType. Thought to have the power to actually destroy the planet. A fully realized, near invincible FutureType with BioSuit like combat systems.

 

 

Womb, the: Where organic tissue is grown onto a mechanical skeleton and the last steps of BioSuit construction are completed. Originally where AIs were downloaded into a BioSuit, but following the Type 3's activation separate locations were used.

 

 

ZeroType: Initial designs for BioSuits that were not grown onto a mechanical frame but rather were volunteers or clones with retroactive cybernetic modifications. Abandoned in favor of simpler, more humane form of BioSuit manufacturing used by all future UBSs

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