Cinderblock is a villainous character and - mostly by circumstance - an enemy of the Teen Titans.
The exact origin and nature of the entity called Cinderblock is unknown, but he has served several villains, usually Slade, as an obedient muscle man and enforcer for tasks which just require brute force. He made his debut in the first episode of the series, "Divide and Conquer", when he broke Plasmus out of prison on Slade's orders. In the later stages of his 'master plan', Slade sent Cinderblock to fight Robin and gave him a tracking device containing the location of Slade's base. Cinderblock lost to Robin on purpose so that Robin could locate Slade's base with the tracking device. This was so that Slade could turn Robin over to his side.
Later, Cinderblock was sent to attack a quarry outside of Jump City in order to serve as a distraction for Robin and Starfire. After a long and arduous fight, he was finally taken down, only to emerge again as one-third of Ternion during Slade's attempt to use Terra to control the city.
After Slade's apparent death, Ternion presumably separated. Cinderblock later escaped, attacked a number of guards and fought against the Titans, until the combined forces of Beast Boy, Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven managed to subdue him.
Cinderblock eventually resurfaced as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil, teaming up with Johnny Rancid to capture Más y Menos, but succeeding in capturing only Menos. Cinderblock was instrumental in Beast Boy's plan to infiltrate the Brotherhood of Evil's secret base by having Jericho take over his body. He participated in the subsequent all-out fight against the assembled Titans, but he was defeated. It was not known if he was frozen or not.
Cinderblock is not an extremely complicated character. He is capable of some degree of sentient thought, will and memory, and has showed a susceptibility to Jericho's possession abilities. Though he is physically capable of articulated speech, he seems intellectually incapable of doing so. At the most basic level, Cinderblock is a petty thug, sent to do his master's bidding whenever extreme force is necessary.
Powers and abilities
Cinderblock is shown as a gigantic monster of living concrete who is of limited intelligence but considerable physical force. He possesses tremendous physical strength and endurance as well as extreme durability, granting him resilience to vast amounts of physical force and energy attacks. Again due to his body being made entirely out of concrete he poses either near or completely endless stamina as he was never shown to be exhausted.
On an interesting note, it always takes tremendous effort for the Teen Titans to subjugate Cinderblock, especially seen in the episode "Haunted". Although Robin defeats him single-handedly in "Apprentice - Part 1", Cinderblock lost on purpose, being part of Slade's plan. In the episode Divide and Conquer, he is defeated single-handedly by Cyborg.
Cinderblock also apparently has impressive digging abilities, as he is seen entering the scene by digging himself out of concrete ground twice in the series.
New Teen Titans shorts
- "Mayhem at First Sight" (Cameo)
Teen Titans Go!
- "Magic & Misdirection" (Cameo)
- "When Chibis Attack" (Cameo)
- "The Fearsome Five" (Cameo)
- "Biography of a Beast Boy/Cyborg's Story" (Flashback)
Video game appearances
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- Cinderblock is an original character exclusively created for the show. However, he has since made his mainstream comic appearance in (Volume 2) #17.
- Cinderblock appears as a boss character in the Teen Titans video game and is an unlockable playable character in the Master of Games Battle Mode.
- Cinderblock gets his name from the material he is made out of. Also he has some shapes on his body that resemble an actual cinderblock.
- Cinderblock never speaks in the series, but in "Titans Together", he is shown talking while being possessed by Jericho.
- He is the fourth boss in the Battle Blitz game.