In JJBA: Stardust Crusaders, there was a two-parter with a falcon stand-user, called Pet Shop, as the antagonist. The character kinda intrigued me, so I decided to steal it while Araki wasn't watching.
I made some changes... which led to a problem:
As of now, Horus is a genetically "uplifted" falcon, and the user of the "Ace of Clover". In other words,
- he possesses intelligence and personality nearly indistinguishable from that of humans', obviously capable of speech as well.
- He can also fly just as good as, if not better than, ordinary falcons.
- All whilst being able to aim and fire 1-6 bolts of nanomachines.
That's a tall order for bird-brains to fill. And I'm not entirely sure how he could pull it off. On the outside, Horus looks just like a normal brown falcon, so how can he have so much computing capacity?
Just to be clear, I didn't specify tech level because, at this state in the setting, anything is doable (that doesn't outright violate the laws of physics), but I wanted a solution that doesn't have strings attached and is self-contained (like is in the bird itself).
But if you really want to know, there are two important things, the first are quantum supercomputers that can be used to simulate entire living beings, the second is advanced nanotechnology, allowing nanocomposite materials, enzyme-like nanomachines, and microbots (150 micrometers in length) to be precisely constructed from the molecular level.