To be honest, even the upkeep on non-retractable epidermis layers can be pretty annoying sometimes.
JEDCØP: JEDCØP is confused. How could Tachelock transform into a human female?
Tachelock: Full biomechanical retrofit. It was all the rage at the time.
Tachelock: Mechanical alt modes were out and organic were in.
Tachelock: Suddenly everyone was turning into lions, badgers, lumberjacks, chartered accountants… it was a whole thing.
Tachelock: I’m just thankful it was only a fad.
Tachelock: The upkeep on the retractable epidermis layers was a real pain.
Tachelock: And man, you did not want to see me transform.
Tachelock: That was some real nightmare fuel, right there.