Edit: I was wrong, Kilgore is not a cyborg. At the time of the original post, I had not unlocked any of Kilgore’s dossiers. After reading some of them, it is pretty clear that he and the other units are supposed to be robots.
Thank you, @FXLizMk, for bringing that up.
I was going by Kilgore’s Xbox Store page description, which does not go into as much detail.
The original post, with its mostly incorrect speculation, is below.
Kilgore’s description on his store page refers to him as a cyborg. He came from a whole line of cyborgs that were made during something called the CCIX program. This is interesting. As we know, Fulgore is basically a robot clone of Eagle, not a cyborg. He’s a full machine with programming modeled after a human’s brain. But Kilgore is actually an organic being? As a cyborg, he must be part organic, or at least have organic origins, otherwise he would be a robot like Fulgore. It’s most likely that Kilgore was a human before, but who knows he might have been a gorilla.
But one specific line of that description is confusing.
“But one cyborg–nicknamed Kilgore–became self aware, and started rewriting his own software to account for his deficiency in hardware. Saved from the scrapheap, this special unit has been brought out of retirement to enforce Aria’s will…and Kilgore obeys.”
So, Kilgore is a nickname? It’s not his real name? (If he even has one.) And it says that Kilgore became self aware. Either Kilgore’s self awareness was taken from him when he became a cyborg, or he never had it to begin with. Then it says he “started rewriting his own software to account for his deficiency in hardware.” So he is run by software, and not a brain? Either his old organic brain was replaced with programming, or he has a brain that is mostly robotic.
And then it says that Kilgore was “saved from the scrapheap.” This is disturbing. So Utratech mass murdered these living cyborgs because they did not function as well as Ultratech wanted? They used to be some type of organic being before this, and they are still alive after they become cyborgs. (Otherwise they would be robots.) But this isn’t that surprising, Ultratech did a lot of evil things besides that.
A very uninteresting possibility is that he’s just a robot, and the word cyborg was used for some reason. If that is the case, the part of his description that I quoted would make total sense without any more explanation. But he and the others were called cyborgs, so it is confirmed that they are not robots.
So what do you people think of this? I really hope we learn of Kilgore’s pre-cyborg backstory, that could be really interesting. Is any of it revealed in his dossiers? I have not unlocked any of them, but if you did, please share the information that they hold.