Again something that is very illogical to me... or just totally not covered in core book, although this is something very obvious.
"Endocrine Control: This augmentation modifies the morph’s endocrine system, giving the character fine control over their hormone output. This allows the character to completely control their appetite and emotions and to regulate pain. They receive a +30 modifier against the effects of hunger, fear, and any forms of emotional manipulation, such as the Drive Emotion sleight. This augmentation also allows character to lie with perfect conviction and to completely fool all methods of lie detection that do not rely on the target’s neural output; apply a +20 modifier to Deception Tests. It also allows the character to remain awake for 48 hours without penalty, but after this time the character begins experiencing normal fatigue. Finally, the ability to regulate pain reception allows the character to ignore the –10 modifier from 1 wound"
My questions is: how the hell all Synthmorphs don't have same bonuses by default? Of course not vs hunger, but vs "fear, and any forms of emotional manipulation". Synthethics do not have to worry about something such trivial as endocrine system or adreanline or any other brain chemical reactions that impact biomorphs emotions, behaviour or facial expression. Emotional Manipulation of robotic shell? Even with ego, there is no chemistry there, nothing. Even our (human) anger is dicated by chemical reactions in our body. Same with fear, excitment, nervous, sexual desires and many other things- it's all impacted by body chemistry.
Also "This augmentation also allows character to lie with perfect conviction and to completely fool all methods of lie detection that do not rely on the target’s neural output; apply a +20 modifier to Deception Tests".
Will someone please explain to me how you detect if Synthethic morph lies or not by same standards? Synths do not have any face ticks, muscle movement, they (again) do not have any chemical reactions that would appear effects on their facial expression. They don't sweat, lick their mouths, do not swallow, do not have any mouth movement at all, they don't need to blink (they don't even need anything that looks like bio eyes). Hell, that is also becasue most Synths DO NOT HAVE FACE AT ALL by bio standards.... They don't even have mouth... Even with Mask you do not have any chemical reactions in your body at all.
So please tell me why Synthmorphs do not have all those same bonuses? How can you tell that Synth lies? Hell, Synthethic morphs have cybernetic/mechanical vocal cords/speakers so they can even turn off their "human speech" and simple start talking with robotic voice. Good luck now with "reading" their voice and face. Body language? I doubt Synth has any discomfort from standing in one position or locking all his joints. He does not have to worry about any muscles or body discomfort.