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Argon reveals to Artemis that there had been once a human- fairy battle fought at the Fowl Estate. Artemis then trades the information with his sketches on curing Dr. J Argons's hip problem. They travel on a "stick" and arrives there. The two "kidnappers" then state that they demand that the present-day Opal be set free, or they will shoot the younger Opal, possibly causing nuclear fission, as explained by Artemis and Foaly.
This causes panic due to their indecision of letting present-day Opal free. They finally decide to contain her in a nuclear reactor so as to contain the nuclear fission. However, after present-day Opal is placed in the nuclear reactor and the younger Opal is killed, Opal's entity generated massive energy. Opal manipulates the nuclear energy in the reactor to do her bidding, revealing that she had planned the entire thing.
Opal escapes and zooms towards Fowl Manor. At the same time, Artemis and Holly, who, due to a slip from one of the kidnappers, realize that they were at Fowl manor, rush to the estate immediately.
However, Opal reaches Fowl Manor first and unlocks the first lock, which releases the Berserkers from the ground. They rise from the ground to possess Juliet, Myles, Beckett and all the animals. They then attempt possession of Artemis, Butler, and Holly. Holly, upon realizing this, fires a blast from her Neutrino at Artemis and Butler to prevent them from being posssessed.
Opal, realizing that they are immune to possession, orders Artemis and Co. Holly, after using her magic to heal Artemis, Butler and herself, collapses. This leaves the gang defenseless against the Berserkers. Out of nowhere, the ground below Artemis, Butler and Holly splits, swallowing them.
Opal then shrieks a defiant "NO! Mulch brings Artemis and Co. This temporarily angers Artemis. The Key was Opal Magic , while there were two locks.
The first, which had already been open, releases the Berserkers. Its purpose was to protect the fairy world from the humans should their existence ever be discovered. The second lock was more sinister. It harnesses the power of the Earth God, Danu , to kill all humans on Earth. Artemis and gang then realised that Opal intends to open the second lock, so as to inherit the new Earth.
Artemis and gang then agreed to split up. Artemis, Holly and Butler would try to retrieve all of their weapons in Fowl Estate before the Berserkers did, while Mulch would try to get the remaining weapons. After much zing and fight from both sides, Artemis, emerges with their weapons, from various locations around the Fowl Estate but Butler has been knocked out during the firefight.
Artemis then requests to be left alone to reflect while Holly, suspecting Artemis of having a plan to save them, demands to know it. He convincingly lies to Holly that he has no plan.
He retreats to a room to ponder, while writing his last will and testament, uses a bio- tech bug to relay to Foaly that he requires two things. Foaly, upon receiving the message, doubts if he trusts Artemis. Foaly still sends the required materials to Artemis, but also, in the process, hints Holly that Artemis is formulating a suicidal master plan. Holly, intrepreting from the items whch had arrived from Foaly, confronts Artemis and tries to stop him with a sedative seal.
However, Artemis had predicted that Holly would use a sedative seal and counteracts it by injecting himself with adrenaline. He holds Holly hand with a sedative pad in his palms, drugging Holly. While drifting between consciousness and unconsciousness, Holly is relayed the information so as to give Artemis a fighting chance at being revived. Your mind is able to recall facts, names, and concepts just when you need them.
You are able to sprinkle your conversation with witty remarks and poignant anecdotes. Your experiences seem more vivid. When you listen to music you perceive layers of structure and a kind of musical logic to which you were previously oblivious; this gives you great joy.
Instead of spending four hours each day watching television, you may now prefer to play the saxophone in a jazz band and to have fun working on your first novel. Bostrom: The portrait he paints is an ideal, to which transhumanism aspires, with the current state of science, however, not immediately achievable.
The cult of perfection, though, that it epitomizes, finds its expression in the modern culture, particularly in young adult fiction. It has been pointed out that the immensely popular Twilight series , under the guise 1 In this article, I do not wish to use transhumanism and posthumanism interchangeably, although their areas of interest largely overlap.
Birnbacher: 95 In the following pages, posthumanism will be understood as an umbrella term for many concepts that arise in connection with the technological and scientific advancements e. It entails the general question of what it means to be human as posed by Francis Fukuyama in his seminal Our Posthuman Future, More: 21, Waters: 50 of gothic fantasy of a vegetarian vampire, sells this particular philosophy, which emerges from an almost obsessive focus on human health and ability enhancement, together with the pursuit of immortality, that characterizes the present-day developed societies.
Cherjovsky The novels targeted at young audiences undertake serious considerations of the current issues, like government surveillance The Hunger Games, , social control Divergent, , bioengineering Maximum Ride, , etc. Among these, a unique place is held by an eight-volume bestselling cycle, Artemis Fowl.
It was written in the years by an Irish author Eoin Colfer In contradistinction to the usually neo-Victorian, dystopic, cyber- or steampunk conventions adopted by the mainstream juvenile literature, he attempted an unlikely marriage of a folk tale with science fiction.
He reworks Irish leprechauns, i. To protect their secrets, they hide in underground cities of Haven and Atlantis, closely monitoring every move of men on the surface. Their world, together with their secrets, however, is threatened with being exposed by a twelve-year-old child prodigy, Artemis Fowl.
Through kidnapping, extortion, deception and theft, one by one he obtains fairy secrets, growing in the process beyond — even extraordinary — human being. What naturally could develop into a coming-of-age cycle, swerves into the direction of a transformation, calling into question human nature and individual identity in the age of the morphological freedom 2, mind uploads, bioengineering and hybronauts3.
Necessarily, then, it inscribes itself very well in the posthumanistic debate about the validity of the experiments on the human body, the boundaries of the natural, and the effects of the above on the future of humanity.
In the following parts of this article I wish to discuss the elements of the cycle that are specifically expressive of posthuman questions. To this end, I would like to focus on three major areas that the books foreground. More and Vita-More: 93 3 According to Laura Beloff, individuals enmeshed in one network with their environment, with the help of wearable technological enhancements.
In the case of cyborgization, we talk about implants e. Beloff: , Hayles: , More and Vita-More: morphological freedom, advocated by the proponents of transhumanism. This part of the analysis will address the intrusion of modern science and technology into the human body, and their consequences for individual identity. The second area concerns the search for immortality, tied to the dissociation of consciousness and the body, the concept of an upload and the problem of gender. In the third part focus would be put on the psychological makeup of the posthuman, with particular attention to the protean multiplex personality.
As a result, it will be seen how juvenile fiction responds to the concerns of the Age of Technology. Logically, the prosthesis should be customized and answer particular needs, and it can be upgraded together with the appearance of technological novelties. In fact, in such a view, gender — understood as determined by physical features of a human, becomes quite irrelevant. The human body would change with the changes in the identity, as it is expressive of the particular goals, targeted by the mind.
On one hand, the author seems to uphold the opinion that the body should not be tampered with. Numerous protective measures in the book are based on the physical coding: retina scan, voice recognition, DNA swabs, etc.
The finger is later reattached, but the action is seen as reprievable. A prominent example of those who went too far in their quest for transhuman perfection are Briar Cudgeon, an LEP officer, and Opal Koboi, a genius pixie inventor. Cudgeon, embittered by professional conflict, sought the cognitive enhancement through the use of drugs. Cudgeon was left with a forehead like melted tar, plus a droopy eye.
Ugly and demoted, not a great combination. She has her pointy ears operated upon to give them human shape. What is more, she implants in her brain a human pituitary gland to provoke the secretion of the growth hormone. Colfer She even goes as far as extracting substances from various animals to enhance her magic.
Colfer a: , All these attempts in the end cost her her sanity Colfer 36 and her magic powers, which is especially well visible in the fourth book of the cycle, Opal Deception Colfer On the other hand, the changes in identity must necessarily be reflected in the alterations of at least some parts of the body.
Colfer b: Artemis himself, as he grows from a calculating rationalist to a globally- responsible, empathic man, earns a few body modifications. For instance, in The Lost Colony, where Artemis and his friend Holly Short of the LEP travel through a time-tunnel, first his fingers are switched, then he swaps an eye with Holly, and finally he steals some of the fairy magic, which grants him limited healing and regeneration powers.
He also gains three years during the travel: in his own time he has to pose as a seventeen-year-old. Colfer Consequently, it would seem that some kind of enhancement would be necessary, when passing to the posthuman stage.
She loved flying, but not enough to have an LEP surgeon sew a few implants into her cerebellum. Colfer a: 25 It has to be underlined that the powers that are usually attributed to the fairy folk are here mostly a result of advanced technology.
Thus, Holly can fly thanks to the attached wings and can make herself invisible using cam foil. Colfer does promote the vision of a posthuman being as at least hybronautic, if not cyborgized.
The characters in the novels are often fitted with detachable devices, like the body sensors, an iris cam, eyeglasses with anti-shield filter or a gun in a prosthetic finger, but it does not change who they are. From the presentation of Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniac dwarf, it is clear that mechanization of the body may be sometimes desirable e.
However, in dwarves this mechanization appeared as a result of natural evolution and it is an integral part of their bodies. Perhaps the ultimate tampering with the body as an image of self would be cloning. Even in the fairy world, creating a double through genetic engineering is imperfect and allows only for the construction of a soulless shell, which vital functions have to be assisted and maintained.
Colfer However, when he inhabited the cloned body, it turned out that he lost his memories. Since they were explicitly stated to form his identity Colfer b: , Colfer , it can be concluded that such a modification would necessarily entail at least a partial loss of identity, and should not be sought.
Encountering such an extensive picture of the malleability of the physical sphere in juvenile fiction, rather than only hard speculative fiction, shows the degree to which the phenomenon has permeated our consciousness. Such a view entails further consequences: although personal identity remains under the influence of the body, in common opinion the latter has ceased to define such basic elements of psychological frame as gender.
The choice of fifty one gender options offered nowadays by Facebook Hebernick and Baldwin, is only a part of the phenomenon. It signals a necessary transcendence of any — also gender — limitations, in the search of the wholeness of experience. The perfect harmony, the legacy of Enlightenment thought, resurfaces nowadays as homeostasis, which in the posthuman world involves also the equilibrium between yin and yang.
Hughes: , Vita-More: By far the best example of androgyny in the books is Artemis himself. His intriguing name draws attention from the start, as it clearly evokes the female goddess of wisdom from the Greek mythology.
The boy tries to explain that he inherited the name after his father, and that it puts him in the position of a hunter. Colfer b: However, this explanation is not very convincing. Colfer Attaining the status of a mythical hero — if not a god — Artemis is able to retain the integrity of self even in separation from the body.
During his time travels he resists disintegration of his identity, returning with only minor changes. As could be seen from the above discussion, body enhancement may result in the development of dangerous psychosis Opal, Cudgeon.
When Butler in The Eternity Code wakes up from his cryogenic sleep, he finds himself fifteen years older and with implants in his chest prominently Kevlar. Colfer However, it is not only about bodily changes. The transformation in connection with embracing the posthumanist notions, and the conscious search for self upgrade, is invariably tied to psychological disturbances.
Now I think I know too much. This new knowledge, these compulsions are taking me over. The beginnings of a personality split and the resulting unease are an important part of the narrative beginning with The Arctic Incident. Though he was human, the fairy rules of magic held a certain sway over him. He was forced to chew motion-sickness tablets before entering a dwelling uninvited, and when the moon was full Artemis could often be found in the library, listening to music at maximum volume to drown out the voices in his head.
The great commune of magical creatures. The fairies had powerful race memories and they surfaced like tidal wave of raw emotion, bringing migraines with them. She is infected with Spelltropy, and later on possessed by Opal Koboi, both of which can result in her death.
It turns out that human frame is not suited to containing fairy magic. Dypess of the Atlantis Brainology Clinic.