Built to survive forever, but they can be defeated.Physical Description:
They have a human brain, stripped of emotion and sensation, housed in a metal shell, stamped with teh Cybus Corporation logo.
Culture: These alternate Cybermen were created as an "upgrade" to humanity and the ultimate move into cyberspace, allowing the brain to survive in an ageless steel body. The Cybermen refer to themselves as "Human.2" and "delete" all those deemed incompatible with the upgrade. They can electrocute humans with a touch.
These Cybermen were created by John Lumic, a terminally ill and insane genius whose Cybus Industries corporation has advanced humanity considerably. To find a way to survive, he perfected a method to sustain the human brain indefinitely in a cradle of chemicals, bonding the synaptic impulses to a metal exoskeleton. The origin of the "handle bars" is also seen here, being part of a high-tech communications device called an EarPod. Also created by Lumic, the EarPods link most of the population, allowing information to be directly downloaded into their heads.
Lumic formed a front organisation called International Electromatics to abduct homeless people and convert them into Cybermen. A resistance group known as the Preachers set itself up in opposition without knowing the reason for the disappearances.
After assassinating the President of Great Britain who had rejected his plans, Lumic sent out a signal through the EarPods, taking mental control of London and marching thousands to be cyber-converted. Eventually, Lumic himself was also transformed into a superior model of Cyberman: the parallel Cyber-Controller.Rulers/Governing Body:
They are controlled by the Head of Cybus Corporation, as they are all linked together via an internal communication system.
Currency: British Stirling Pounds/American Dollars/Euros, as they are ll about Earth profit.