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Cyborg

Updated on June 22, 2014

Most heroes have some sort of tragic tale in their origin story, that is very much the case for Victor Stone who is better known as the hero Cyborg. He was a highly skilled quarterback who was largely underappreciated in the eyes of his scientist father Silas Stone and Elinore. Both of whom worked for S.T.A.R. Labs and eventually used him as a test subject for various intelligence enhancement projects. Eventually, after being essentially a lab rat, he visits his parents at their work where they are experimenting this time in dimensional travel and it goes horribly wrong when a massive gelatinous monster crosses over through an experimental portal and kills Elinore. The creature then turns it's attention over to Victor and severely mutilates him right before Silas was able to send the creature back through the portal. Silas is forced to act rashly in order to save his son and he outfits him with experimental prosthetic limps of his own design. Upon waking up and seeing his new, cybernetic self, Victor was horrified and wished to die rather then walk around like the monster that he now viewed himself to be. Eventually he adjusts through physical therapy to control his implants with suitable skill. He is also at first fearful for how the public would react to his appearance but eventually, the good heart that he has, he uses his implants to help those that are in need. In the newer versions of the comics he even is one of the founding members of the Justice League.

It was reported a few months back that Broadway actor Ray Fisher had been cast in the role of Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg for the upcoming blockbuster film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is a bit surprising to see him a part of the film, but more then anything it seems as if Dawn of Justice is truly the beginning of the Justice League as all of these heroes begin to realize there are others like them out there. With S.T.A.R. Labs being mentioned already in Man of Steel it also makes Cyborg's entrance a little more easier as it will be a familiar thing to audiences and I am also sure that S.T.A.R. Labs will be a key component to the primary storyline of the film. In the newer comics and how Cyborg is a founding member of the Justice League it makes even more sense for him to be in the Dawn of Justice. It seems more and more likely that at the end of the film the Justice League will be on its way to being created.

In the films, I doubt he will get a solo film, much like Aquaman won't. On his own, he doesn't have enough interesting story to tell but alongside the likes of Superman, Flash, and Batman he really shines. It isn't a knock on the character, but it is simply the truth. He never truly had a nemesis and featured prominently as a member of an ensemble group, whether it be the Justice League or the Teen Titans. I am sure that they will also play up the fact that at first the general public will view him as a monster for his new look. At first, Victor Stone will be on the top of the city thanks to his arm and his skills on the football field, and then he will have moment of hubris and humility when all of that comes crashing down and people naturally turn against him. However, he still has the innate ability to do what is right, which will endear him to heroes like Superman and Batman. Even further down the line he will be the most patriotic hero of them all as he will constantly try to do right by his people.

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