Hero of the Month: Cyborg

Cyborg

Our hero of the month may not be at the front of the line in the DC world, but we are going to see a lot more of him soon.

Victor Stone, or more commonly known as Cyborg, earn this spot for the upcoming role in the Justice League movie releasing in November.

We have covered previous DC heroes, like Batman and Wonder Woman, but none like this one. This DC comics hero is truly in a league of his own.

Brief History

Victor Stone made his first appearance in DC Comics Present #26. He was visiting his parents at STAR laboratories where he ended up being gravely hurt. His father saved his life by implanting untested cybernetics into his son and thus Cyborg was created.

He played a big role in the formation of the Teen Titans and was a mainstay for the group over the years. After Flashpoint 52, Cyborg became one of the seven founding members of the Justice League

The Trinity Wars story arc was one of the most pivotal ones in his character development. Here we see him revolting against the Justice League, only to find out he was taken over by Grid and the Crime Syndicate.

Positives

Over the years, Cyborg has proved to be useful thanks to his intellect and the cybernetics he obtained. The real strength of this hero is the battle he fights on a daily basis. One for his own humanity over the mechanic parts. We think this helps give him a deeper connection to those around him.

Negatives

While his appearance may look impressive and seem to offer him a leg up on the villains, the cybernetic enhancements have their drawbacks. At this this makes the character a liability to the group he is running with. If you don’t believe us, keep reading.

Cyborg VilainBest Villain

We took our time researching some of the villains Cy has tangled with and the one called Grid landed in the top spot. From the moment he hacked into Cyborg, he proved to be his greatest nemesis and was a match for him early on.

Overall

Cyborg is an interesting character on a few levels but he lacks a certain connection that can bring in the common fans. We only hope the less than stellar CGI from Justice League does not ruin what has the chance to be a decent addition.

Let us know what are your thoughts on Cyborg.

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