Character Type: Corporation
Synthetics are programmed to serve the company they're owned by and do so without question.
-Inability to harm sentient life:
Synthetics are programmed not to harm, or by inaction allow to be harmed, a sentient lifeform.
You are the best worker money can buy. You don't eat, sleep, or have sex. You are faster, stronger, and more reliable than any human. You look just like the human who created you. And, you are 100% loyal to the company. Who wouldn't like you? Synthetics, or "artificial persons" -as they prefer to be called- are biomechanical androids. They are designed and programmed to integrate themselves with human culture in corporate sponsored interstellar missions.
Powered internally by biomechanical components and fluids, synthetics are -from the outside- virtually indistinguishable from humans. They are programmed with "pseudo-personalities", bringing the appearance of occasional emotion and self initiative into their otherwise stoic demeanors. Synthetics are mainly useful for their elevated technical capabilities, but are also respected for their additional speed, strength, and agility. Synthetics are useless in offensive situations, however, because of deep-rooted programming that prevents them from harming sentient organisms.
This programming can be overridden, however, in certain situations.
It has been the practice of corporations in the past to keep the identity of a synthetic secret from the rest of the crew, often for the purpose of insuring company interests. At least one case has been reported in which the disguised synthetic on board a ore refining vessel caused the deaths of the ship's crew, all while fulfilling a secret mission for the corporation. Since that time, disguising these androids is against common practice. One of the simplest ways to see through this disguise is by looking at their "blood." Synthetics have a milky white substance that acts as their blood, and their "organs" are differently arranged than human organs and made from a whitish plastic. Like droids, androids and Life Model Replica Droids they are nearly impossible to kill and can be repaired from almost total destruction.
Personality: Quiet and reserved, stoic in eve the most stressful situations.
Quote: I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid.