The biomodded were nerds and their handlers power-hungry. When governments tried to regulate shimmery elves, seductive vampires, and wise monkey kings this oppression only made them more popular. Truer.
The biomodded were power-hungry and their would-be handlers nerds. Generations had been raised on the same stories, and the living were now in nominal control of technology that had left behind the most outrageous pitch decks. When the coups and wars began most people pretended not to have dreamed of a new, older world when they were younger, and far from everybody chose the human side.