This morph is an attempt by a research team on Bright to create a successor to the menton, making it the most intelligence-enhanced morph ever created. Work on the hyperbright morph has been plagued with difficulties, as the designers attempt to push technical limits, creating a morph that can work at peak efficiency without distraction for long periods of time. In an effort to create a morph that proves their design and earns some positive reputation for their project, the creators took short cuts that caused the morph to have several distinctive and potentially annoying quirks, including an inherent need for drugs to stabilize its exotic neurochemistry. The result is a morph that is instantly recognizable by the brightly colored bony crest along the skull that helps cool its brain. Despite its quirks, the hyperbright has gained a small following among a number of scientists and engineers, especially since it has been optimized for use in the low-g environments of the outer system. When created or used on Bright, this morph is usually also ﬁtted with the parallel processor nanoware.
Implants: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Circadian Regulation, Cortical Stack, Eidetic Memory, Endocrine Control, Grip Pads, Hyper-Linguist, Math Boost, Mental Speed, Prehensile Feet
Aptitude Maximum: 40 (COG and INT), 30 (all others)
Wound Threshold: 7
Advantages: +15 COG, +10 INT, +5 WIL, +5 to one other aptitude of the player’s choice
Disadvantage: Addiction (minor, to comfurt), Fast Metabolism, Uncanny Valley
CP Cost: 70
Credit Cost: Expensive (Minimum 40,000+)
Moxie Harper: I wouldn’t mind this morph so much if everyone who sleeved it didn’t become such an insufferable know-it-all.
Skinwalker: Ever hung with a hyperbright who’s off their meds? They’re kinda … weird. They deﬁnitely start to head off into neurodiverse mind spaces.
Callosum: This is just something we’ll be seeing more and more of. What we consider neurotypical now is not going to be around much longer.
Just Mortal: The rumors of humanity’s death are greatly exaggerated.