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Nanites play a vital role in the android life cycle.

A nanite is a type of microscopic, nanotechnological device capable of reproducing or achieving many effects of nature or magic, from diseases to weapons to new forms of life.[1] Many nanites are programmable,[2] and some large groups of nanites are capable of a form of autonomous intelligence.[3][4]

Nanites are instrumental in every stage of an android's life: nanites assemble androids in foundries,[5] serve a function in android bodies similar to the blood of organic creatures,[6][7][8][9] power androids' ability to achieve superhuman feats through nanite surges,[10][8][9] and rejuvenate their bodies after their souls vacate them.[11][12] Nanites are even part of androids that become incorporeal undead, becoming a sort of phantom form of the living android's nanite system.[13]

Nanites can be repelled through magnetic fields.[14]

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Types

Harmful nanites might cause infestations, such as fractal etch and soldier's peace.[1] However, benign nanites that retain their original programming are capable of bringing great benefits. For instance, harvest nanites enhance crop production and eliminate pests and diseases, medical nanites enter host bodies to exterminate invasive organisms, crafter nanites build objects and potentially shape flesh.[15]

Applications

Due to being programmable microscopic machines, nanites can accomplish many tasks that are otherwise impossible without magic, such as mapping a creature's brain functions[19] or automatically healing or repairing flesh and machine alike.[20]

Medicine

Biofilter[21] and thoracic nanite chamber[22]
Nanite-powered organ augmentation.
Biolock
Disease-removing sanitizing nanites prevent contamination.[23]
Clonepod
Capable of cloning a creature from its biological material.[2]
Cortex gun
Cranial injection device for enhancing nanites.[2]
Cyberart
Implanted tattoo that can glow or move.[24]
Nanite hypogun
Injects a canister of beneficial nanites capable of healing or resurrection.[25]
Rebirthing chamber
Optimizes and rejuvenates an intact mortal humanoid, and restores youth and life to the living or deceased.[26]


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Weapons

See also: Weapon
Dart gun
Uses nanites to deliver drugs, pharmaceuticals, poisons, or potions.[27]
Death ray
Streams destructive nanites at range through a beam.[27]
Inferno pistol
Consumes nanites to propel a blob of superheated material.[28]
Mindrender
Streams memory-suppressing nanites at range through a beam.[29]
Id rifle
Fires solid barbs of nanites that can override a target's free will.[30]


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Bloodline

See also: Bloodline

An android sorcerer, or a sorcerer descended from a person infected with nanites, might be able to incorporate nanites in their practice of arcane magic, treating them as other sorcerers would treat a supernatural bloodline.[31]

On Golarion

The nanites that remain from the Rain of Stars are often found in canisters, which are designed to work with many of the Androffan devices scattered across Numeria. Such canisters have integrated power supplies that activate the nanites when used.[25]

On distant worlds

Autonomous nanite swarms are among the many forms of life in Liavara's rings.[32]

Related constructs

References

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