Does really just the biogenetics department have such a bad track record while the Ebb users can do no wrong?
Where are they, the Dark Lament equivalents to the artificial lifeforms reproducing uncontrollably, to the soul-eating rotting killer cyborgs, or the psychotic blind dog monsters?
We went looking for them:
Some Soul Cage formulae contain a hidden error which under certain circumstances can cause a reversal of the calculation’s effects. Instead of opening the mind of the target, allowing the Ebb user to enter it, it unlocks the Ebb users own mind allowing the original target entry.
In game terms, the error manifests whenever a double is rolled during calculating the defective Soul Cage ability. Learning the defecitive version of the ability might be simple bad luck on the part of an Ebb user, or it might be an actual disadvantage with associated points cost (e.g., a rankless General Disadvantage for 5 points).