Known as Victor "Vic" Stone, Cyborg was used by his parents as a test subject for various intelligence enhancement projects. While the treatments did work, it wasn't easy for Victor as he struggled for independence by rebelling against his parents. A member of many teams (Justice League, Teen Titans, S.T.A.R. Labs), Victor has truly taken on the mantle of Cyborg. We will see Cyborg portrayed by Ray Fisher in the upcoming [DC](tag:932255) Cinematic Universe.
In this article, we will explore five lesser known but unexpected facts about Cyborg. With his new status as founding member of the Justice League in the New 52, we can be sure that we will be seeing more of him!
1. He may be a Cyborg, but he still has powers
While he does have powers such as additional strength, stamina, speed, flight and x-ray vision, he also has some really cool technological powers that set him apart from our average heroes.
As seen in Justice League: War, he can interface with almost any computer or piece of technology. This allows him to access data from almost anywhere. We even saw it allow him to save the world. Even better, as the world relies on technology, there are cameras and microphones everywhere. This in turn means that he has eyes and ears everywhere.
He also has the ability to make enhancements to his body, granting him additional powers as needed. In the comics, it's referred to as "assimilation" and we even get a glimpse of it in Justice League: War.
2. He's that old?
For some, Cyborg is a newer character that hit the mainstream over the last few years. For those who don't know, Cyborg first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980). Best known as a member of the Teen Titans, he's now a founding member of the Justice League as of the 2011 New 52 universe reboot.
3. He is a true leader
In the New 52, his origins were changed. Rather than being experimented on by his parents, he was established as a high school football player who gets mad with his dad when his dad misses what he considers to be the most important game of his life.
Due to his football background, I believe he was helpful in forming a great Justice League. Batman definitely took charge, but when Batman wasn't around Cyborg really lead the charge, demonstrating that he is a true leader!
4. We have seen a live-action Cyborg before
First appearing in Smallville's 15th episode of Season 5, we observed a live-action Cyborg (played by Lee Thompson Young) deal with his insecurities and take on somewhat of a minor role in their Justice League.
Our next live-action Cyborg will be in the DC Extended Cinematic Universe, played by Ray Fisher.
5. He's insecure, but puts that aside when needed. He's a role model
A common theme that writers like to explore with Cyborg is his insecurity. As we know today, media has an impact on our fashion styles, our market choices, and more importantly on our personal opinions about our own look and style. Cyborg is no different, as media and the world around him have made him feel insecure.
Cyborg has been a role model for self-reflection and self-acceptance. This was even shown in the above comic. Cyborg has shown us on multiple occasions that we can overcome our issues and do amazing things!
Cyborg has been explored in so many ways, but I loved learning about his origins and the impact that he made in regard to self-reflection and self-acceptance.
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