Cyborg-Victor Stone

Cyborg

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez

1st appearance: DC Comics Presents #26, October 1980

Alias: Vic, Victor Stone, Cyberion, Cyborg 2.0, Man Machine, Stone, Cyberion Technis, Omegadrome, Planet Cyberion, Corky

Team Affiliations: Justice League, Teen Titans

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: Variable              Weight: Variable

Eyes: Brown                    Hair: Black

Relatives:  Silas (Father), Unnamed mother

Powers: He has a high IQ (around 170) and cybernetic body parts which grant him superhuman strength, speed, endurance, and durability. Victor can also interface with other forms of technology such as computers. Over time he has been further enhanced to include a self repairing system which caters to both his cybernetics and his biological components.

Biography

As a child Victor was subject to his scientist parents experiments which made him a genius level intellect. Wanting an identity for himself however he excelled in sports and took to gang violence to have his own identity. On the day which changed his life forever he visited his parents at star labs and their experiment went terribly wrong killing his mother and leaving him mutilated. To save him his father had to replace his damaged body parts with cybernetics. He finds his return to society troubled as he cant fit in, gets booted from school and sports and is rejected by his girlfriend because of his new mostly metallic body. When he thwarts the plans of his former gang friends attack on the U.N he finds his calling as a superhero.

He then joins the Teen Titans where he finds acceptance and grand adventures, he also befriends Bumblebee and Vox. On one such adventure he was absorbed by the omegadrome and became part of a techno-organic consciousness. When teammate Nightwing cloned his original body he was returned to his normal self but retained all of his newly gained powers. With life as a normal man within grasp once again he left the team.

He returns to active Teen Titans duty as a mentor o a new crop of young Superheroes and saved all their lives when Dr. Light attacked. he then traveled into outer space during Infinite Crisis. This left him severely damaged and it took months for him to be fully rebuilt at Titans Tower. He then is given co-leader status next to Robin and Batman and Superman suggest eh would make a good member of the Justice League. He then forms the ill fated Titans East which leaves him again severely wounded. He is placed in a hover chair while he rebuilds and becomes friends with new member Static. Victor fights off a host of newly Cyborg beings created in his likeness.

After Blackest Night he joins a new Justice League and saves the titans from the villain Holocaust. Victor later ships Static off to Cadmus when he is powerless.

New 52

In the reboot Victor is a high School football star highly sought after by just about every college in the United States. Despite his fame however his very busy scientist father, Silas has never been to one of his games. They have a strained relationship [Justice League (2011) #1]. Visiting his father at Star Labs they get into an argument while another scientist works on a “mother box”. As things get heated between the two the “Mother Box” explodes with energy killing the scientist and severely burning Victor all over his body [Justice League (2011) #2]. His father desperate to save his son carries him into “the red room” which houses alien and advanced technology from all across the globe. Despite Victor’s protest his father makes him into a cybernetic being. With the Mother Box energies within him he gains access to the vast repository of information in the “New Gods” library allowing him to uncover Darkseid’s true plans [Justice League (2011) #3]. Upon seeing what had been done to him he panics and flees. He joins with Batman, Wonder woman, Aquaman and Superman in battling the minions of Apokalips and he alone manages to save the day by using a boomtube.

With his transformation his football career was now over and he spent more time with his father who was more fascinated with his transformation than reconciling their differences. On a mission to the valley of souls he learns that as a Cyborg he walks the line between life and death. During the “Throne of Atlantis” he refuses an upgrade that would allow him to operate underwater by sacrificing his remaining Lung. To Victor this would have meant further sacrifice of his humanity [Justice League (2011) #15]. He is forced to accept the upgrade to save his teammates when they are captured [Justice League (2011) #16]. During “Trinity War” it is Victor who alerts the team about Shazam arriving in Khandaq allowing Batman to form a team to intercept him [Justice League (2011) #22]. When the Crime Syndicate of America show up his armor is peeled away and joins with a sentient Virus now calling itself Grid [Justice League (2011) #23]. Taken in by his father he is given new cybernetic parts he requested in hopes of ending the “Forever evil” siege of Earth [Justice League (2011) #27].


 

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About Ryn Fraser

Caribbean born college teacher with a degree in Philosophy, founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Wikipedia, Comicvine, Independent comics, IGN, Gamespot, and Islandstage.net. View all posts by Ryn Fraser

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