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Victor Stone is Cyborg, a founding member of the Teen Titans who uses his robot body to fight crime.

Orangins

Cyborg has given multiple different possible "orangins" <sic> for how he gained his powers.'

Story 1

Cyborg once claimed that he was the sole survivor of a dying planet. His parents sent him off in a rocket that landed in a small farm town on Earth, where he was raised by two old farmers. Cyborg learned that, due to Earth's yellow sun, he was imbued with superpowers that modern humans did not have. Using these powers to fight for good, he became "Cyborg".

Despite Cyborg telling this story himself, Robin pointed out that the story was untrue and just a parody of another hero's origin story.[7]

Story 2

In another version of Cyborg's past, Cyborg and Beast Boy didn't meet each other until they were both on a US battleship with one another. They admitted that they didn't like each other at first, but decided to become best friends anyway. They then played volleyball shirtless, like in the movie Top Gun.

When Robin later destroyed the embodiment of Cyborg and Beast Boy's friendship, the two tried to recreate this moment but failed to spark their same friendship. It wasn't until the two bounded over junk food while fighting Cinderblock that they formed a new friendship.[8]

Story 3

In a version of the Teen Titans' collective origin story, Victor Stone was a young, powerless athlete when he first met the hero Robin. Robin was forming his own super-team in Jump City and was inviting heroes to audition. Victor wanted to audition but was ignored by Robin, who didn't see him as an applicable crimefighter. Eventually, after Victor pestered him enough, Robin allowed him to try out anyway.

Victor before his accident

At the auditions, Robin analyzed each of the heroes' speed, combat skills, and teamwork skills. Victor, as well as Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy were determined to be unfit superheroes, making Robin lose his composure around them, and kicked them out of Titans Tower. Robin then announced that the Teen Titans would be comprised of himself, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy, and Bumblebee. However, Robin had proven he was an unfit leader in the other teenagers eyes, and they voted to kick him off his own team, replacing him with Kid Flash as their leader.[9]

Robin reconnected with the other four teenagers he kicked out of the auditions and, feeling a sense of comradery having all been rejected from the team, decided to form a team themselves. Robin's Titans challenged Kid Flash's Titans to a competition - winners keeps Titans Tower, losers leave Jump City for good; they agreed.

The first part of the competition was a combat challenge to defeat a highly-advanced, deadly combat android. During the fight, Robin convinced Victor to fight the robot without any powers, causing Victor to become seriously injured. Robin's Titans rushed their teammate to the hospital and, two hours later, returned with their newest member: Cyborg. With his new robot body, Cyborg immediately destroyed the combat robot, winning the round for Robin's Titans.

When Cyborg and the other Titans appeared to be doomed to lose, they abandoned the competition and barricaded themselves in Titans Tower. However, Kid Flash was too quick and snuck inside before hem. Though Robin admitted he should probably accept defeat and concede the tower to the speedster like a gentleman, he instead bashed Kid Flash's knee in with his battle staff and threw him out the window. Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy, and Bumblebee, having been kicked out of Jump City, decided to form their own team on the east coast.

Robin's Titans became the sole protectors of Jump City, officially calling themselves the Teen Titans.[10]

Story 4

In an alternate story of their origin, Victor Stone was a young athlete and son of scientist Silas Stone. At some point, an alien monster invaded Silas' laboratory and destroyed half of Victor's body, with his organic parts being replaced by cybernetic parts.[11]

Robin recounted that he decided to form the Teen Titans when, after going solo, he wanted a collection of his own sidekicks that he would called "teammates" to be polite. He went on a website that collected information on the world's superheroes and villains and began assembling his team.

When looking for someone to be the "muscle" of the team, Robin came upon Cyborg and went to visit the hero in Detroit. Cyborg, having been recently disfigured in the accident before meeting Robin, was heartbroken that his athletic career was over, but Robin offered him the oppurtunity to do some real good as a member of his super team. Though Cyborg thought he meant the Justice League, Robin clarified he meant a new super team, to which Cyborg disappointedly agreed anyway.

After Robin contacted three other possible members, they all came together to stop a robbery in Jump City, officially forming the Teen Titans.

Though each of the members liked this version of the story, they didn't think anyone would ever believe it was true.[12]

Teen Titans Movie

After the success of their movie, the Teen Titans basked in their 15 minutes of fame until, 20 minutes later, they discovered they had become has-beens. Darkseid refused to fight them, having seen their movie and disliked their humor, Baloon Man got an inflated head about his role in the movie and thought he outgrew the stars, and the H.I.V.E. Five refused to associate with the Titans to preserve their own reputation.

Though the Titans went into a temporary depression from their crashing fame, Cyborg was invited to join the Justice League and star in their movie. Shortly after filming it though, Cyborg accidentally destroyed their headquarters and was fired, having to return to the Teen Titans.

The Titans, having not given up on filmmaking, sought other jobs in the industry. Cyborg found a niche as lighting equipment on sets. However, the Titans became disillusioned with behind-the-scenes work as well and, upon declaring their return to the "real world", they discovered they were actually in a comic book the whole time, having been trapped by Control Freak. Eventually, they returned to the status quo.[13]

Powers

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Missing Eye
  • Nyctophobia: Cyborg is afraid of the dark. He developed the fear as a child after summoning Scary Terri by saying her name three times in a bathroom mirror.[17]


Transportation


  • Cyborg's birthday is on June 29th.[18]
  • Cyborg and Jinx are dating.[19]

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Footnotes


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