After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the first two books (Agatha H. and the Airship City, Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess). I am enjoying reading through these, and my question relates to the subject of constructs described in the books, but also shown in the webcomic outside of the books.
Initially the characters Punch and Judy (aka Adam and Lilith Clay), both Frankenstein style constructs and foster parents of the main character Agatha are sterile. Interior to the story they are killed by Von Pinn, then brought back by super-spark/genius Gilgamesh. After this they have at least one child.
In the Frankenstein narrative, the scientist is terrified of creating a race of super-beings. The "monster" asks for a wife, but the scientist makes then destroys it. Both the monster and the scientist see the creature as something of its own species, though constructed of "human parts". The knowledge of inheritance or DNA was unknown in the 1818 - era when Shelley wrote her work, so the original Frankenstein cannot speak to it. The subtitle of Frankenstein is "modern Prometheus" - and according to myth Prometheus was the titan who made mankind for Zeus, and gave them fire. This is a second suggestion that Frankenstein was viewed as capable of procreation.
Is the offspring/born-child of these particular constructs
- Completely normally human
- Completely construct
- Something else
It is conceived and born of constructs that clearly have super-human capabilities.