Neotenics are transhumans modified to retain a child-like form. They are smaller, more agile, inquisitive, and less resource-depleting, making them ideal for habitat living and spacecraft. Some people find neotenic sleeves distasteful, especially when employed in certain media and sex work capacities.
Implants: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack
Aptitude Maximum: 20 (SOM), 30 (all else)
Wound Threshold: 6
Advantages: +5 COO, +5 INT, +5 REF, +5 to one aptitude of the player’s choice; neotenics count as a small target (–10 modifier to hit in combat)
Disadvantages: Social Stigma (Neotenic) trait
CP Cost: 25
Credit Cost: Expensive
Psychscaper: These are illegal in some biocon habs, just like like it’s illegal for adults to sleeve into minor-aged morphs and vice versa.
Violet Perdido: I understand the sex aspect weirds some people out, but it’s fairly easy to get a neotenic that is neuter—in fact, it’s the most common morph to get in neuter form.
Stitch: I don’t need to be sleeved in a neotenic to be reminded that I’m still a kid at heart.