Cyborg is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez. He first appears in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26. Take a look below for 25 more interesting and bizarre facts about cyborg.
1. He was originally a member of the Teen Titans, but was later established as a founding member of the Justice League in DC’s 2011 reboot of its comic book titles and subsequently in the 2016 relaunch of its continuity.
2. Cyborg is connected to every computer on Earth, which includes the Bat-computer. He’s even tapped into the Arkham’s security system.
3. One day, when Victor Stone visited his parents at S.T.A.R. Labs, a parademon from a different dimension came through a portal and killed Victor’s mother. The creature then attacked Victor and almost killed him before his father managed to force the creature back through the portal. To save his son, Victor’s father used new technology that he created, Victor survived and became Cyborg.
4. The Grid was a huge part of Cyborg. It was artificial intelligence that lived inside of the cybernetics of Cyborg’s robotic body. The Grid gave and stored all of Cyborg’s data. During Forever Evil, Atomica helped the Grid detach himself from Cyborg. The Grid later joined Atomica and the Crime Syndicate and became a new villain on Earth 3.
5. After seeing how people reacted to his new body, Cyborg felt ashamed and ran away to Hell’s Kitchen. While there, he met Raven who invited him to join the Teen Titans.
6. Cyborg can interface with computers. Built into his body armor were an infrared eye, computer generators, sound amplifiers, and special programming adapters that allowed him to interface with other body extensions.
7. Batman uploaded a virus on Cyborg the week they met.
8. Cyborg has an ability called Technomorphing, which allows him to physically assimilate other pieces of technology onto himself, as well as freely alternate his cybernetic body at will.
9. New 52 Cyborg has the ability to teleport. He also has genius level intellect and durability.
10. He has the ability to create Hush-Tubes. Hush-Tubes allow him to travel through the universe while undetected. Not even Superman can detect Hush-Tubes.
11. Cyborg once trapped Jericho inside his cybernetic eye and turned him into a digital file.
12. Although Cyborg’s body was repaired by a team of Russian scientists after the missile crash that he had been in, his mind was not. However, his mind was eventually restored by an alien race of computer intelligences called the Technis.
13. Large portions of Victor Stone’s body have been replaced by advanced mechanical parts, granting him superhuman strength, speed, stamina and flight.
14. Cyborg has tinkered over time with his cybernetic parts, enhancing his functions and abilities to levels beyond those set by his father.
15. One features that sets Cyborg apart from the mass production version built by Project M is a self repair system. The self repair system is able to flawlessly repair the mechanical parts of his body, no matter how worn out they are, and even improve the health of the still biological parts to an unknown degree.
16. As part of the events of the Throne of Atlantis Aquaman crossover, Cyborg’s lungs were replaced by cybernetic lungs that allow him to breathe underwater.
17. After a run in with alternate universe invaders calling themselves the Techbreakers, Cyborg’s systems had undergone a complete systems overhaul, causing a new operating system to come online and restore him to life. His damaged circuitry was also reintegrated into his ruined flesh, turning him into a full techno organic being.
18. In the Flashpoint event, Cyborg becomes America’s greatest superhero, a role that is held by Superman in DC’s standard timeline.
19. In the Titans Tomorrow storyline, a future version of Victor Stone called Cyborg 2.0 is a member of Titans East. He is shown as having similar plating as the animated Cyborg from the Teen Titans cartoon.
20. An alternate version of Cyborg appears as part of the Justice League of Earth 23 in the Dc Multiverse.
21. He appears as the third Robotman as part of Superman’s Justice League. Robotman is now completely liquid metal as he was petrified by the nuclear blast.
22. During Dark Nights: Metal, he’s captured by the alternate Batmen of the Dark Multiverse, who attempt to hack him in order to learn the secrets of his teammates.
23. During the events of Blackest Night, Cyborg joins Starfire, Beast Boy and several other heroes to form an emergency team to fight off the army of dead Titans who have been reanimated as Black Lanterns.
24. He briefly appears in Justice League: Generation Lost, where he’s shown helping Wonder Woman and Starfire search for Maxwell Lord after his resurrection.
25. Cyborg mentored the new incarnations of the Teen Titans, which consist mainly of sidekicks, most of whom have taken over the identities of former members.