Dr. Ouelet: We cling to memories as if they define us, but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us.
Aramaki: [in Japanese] Don't send a rabbit to kill a fox.
Major: Everyone around me seems to fit. They seem connected to something, I am... not.
Major: My name is Major Mira Killian, and I give my consent.
Major: Maybe next time you can design me better.
Aramaki: [in Japanese] You are more than just a weapon. You have a soul... a ghost. When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then will we find peace.
Major: [narrating] My mind is human. My body is manufactured. I'm the first of my kind, but... I won't be the last. We cling to memories as if they define us. But what we do defines us. My ghost survived to remind the next of us... that humanity is our virtue. I know who I am... and what I'm here to do.
Aramaki: [in Japanese] Major. Engage targets... You're authorized.
Batou: ...what's the difference, fantasy, reality, dreams, memories. It's all the same, just noise.
Opening Title Card: In the future, the line between human and machine is disappearing. Advancements in the technology allow humans to enhance themselves with cybernetic parts.
Opening Title Card: Hanka robotics, funded by the government, is developing a military operative that will blur the line even further. By transplanting a human brain into a fully synthetic body, they will combine the strongest attributes of human and robot.
Major: This is Major. I'm on site.
Kuze: Collaborate with Hanka Robotics and be destroyed.
Dr. Osmund: I'm human. I'm flawed. But I embrace change... and enhancement. Now there's nothing I can't do. Nothing. Nothing I can't know. Nothing I can't be. I want you to listen to something.
[recording of girl singing plays]
Dr. Osmund: My four-year-old daughter. The time it took her to sing that lullaby, she learned to speak fluent French.
Dr. Ouelet: Hello Mira. I'm Dr. Ouelet. Do you remember anything about the attack?
Major: What happened? I was... I was drowning. There's water.
Dr. Ouelet: That's right. You were on a boat. A refugee boat. It was sunk by terrorists.
Major: Why can't I feel my body?
Dr. Ouelet: Mira, your body was damaged. We couldn't save it. Only your brain survived. We made you a new body. A synthetic shell. But your mind, your soul, your "ghost," it's still in there.
Cutter: [to Dr. Ouelet] You download all the data on the terrorist, and then I order you to terminate.
Cutter: Will it work?
Dr. Ouelet: Absolutely. She's a miracle. A machine can't lead, it can only follow orders. A machine can't imagine or care or intuit. But as a human mind in a cybernetic frame, Mira can do all those things, and more.
Cutter: The first of her kind. She will join Section 9 as soon as she is operational.
Dr. Ouelet: Please, don't do that. You're reducing a complex human to a machine.
Cutter: I don't think of her as a machine. She's a weapon. And the future of my company.
Dr. Ouelet: You're not invulnerable. I can repair your body, but I can't protect your mind.
Major: Why not? You can see all my thoughts, so... you should be able to secure them.
Dr. Ouelet: Try and understand your importance, Mira. You're what everyone will become one day.
Major: You don't know how alone that makes me feel.
Major: The Harbor. My parents. The way they died. Did that happen?
Dr. Ouelet: No. We gave you false memories. Cutter wanted to motivate you to fight terrorists. I didn't approve. It was cruel, but my work, it was important, and... you were born. You were so beautiful.
Major: Nothing I have is real.
Kuze: [Removing a piece of Major's face] What a beauty you are.
Aramaki: [in Japanese] I answer to the Prime Minister, not Hanka.
Togusa: [to Ishikawa] Something's different. What'd you get?
Ladriya: Why you always think he's always out there enhancing?
Togusa: Because he is.
Ishikawa: [lifts shirt to reveal a scar] Cyber-mech liver. Been saving up for a while. Now it's last call every night.
Togusa: You got enhanced so you can drink more?
Ladriya: Embrace enhancements, Togusa. We wouldn't be here without it.
Togusa: I'm all human... and happy, thanks.
Skinny Man: I'm looking at her and I'm thinking, "You want me to pay for violin, too?" Don't get me wrong... I love that kid to pieces. I do. She's amazing. But when she practices that thing, it is painful, right? Why not piano? I mean, it's the same price, you know?
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
Kuze: I have been born more than once, so I have more than one name.
Major: The truth is, I wasn't built to dance.