The Cassie Combat Assistant Artificial Intelligence became truly one with her Marines when she got the chance to control Marine powered armor. Rather than being a mere purveyor of battlefield information, she learned how each of her power armored Marines thought and moved so she could best enhance them. Tactical use of suit thrusters, hard-mounted weapon systems, and electronic warfare systems augmented every move of her Marines. Such partnerships became truly synergistic in every way as Cassie’s individual shards acclimated to “their” individual Marine. It did not take long for her shards to become so customized to each Marine that they were less effective when working with any other Marine. The future of cybernetic warfare was built by those partnerships.