City of Heroes The NanitesThe NanitesCity of Heroes The Nanites by ~CaptFox
It is hard describe them accurately. Technically they are molecule sized machines that have gained sentience. They were originally created to alter people to change them into easily controlled super slaves. But they gained sentience and realized how wrong that plan was. Since then they have spread and settled in as a separate entity. They evolved beyond being just machines and straddle the border between digital and real world. They can (and do) move thru the digital (cyber) world easily.
Personality: They are not one mind so much as a hive or group mind as there are several distinct personalities present. They are best described as a mix of Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, John Wayne, Indiana Jones, Benny Hill and the 3 Stooges! They are interested in everything and anything. They cannot help themselves but try and improve things. Shown an object they will study it and come up with several dozen ways to improve it! From each person they improve they learn something. F