Cyborg (sometimes "Cy") is the half-cybernetic half-man, chief technological expert and one of the five founding members of the Teen Titans.
- 1 History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Fighting Style and Team Synergy
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Quotes
- 10 References
- When I was an athlete, when I was human, I loved pushing my limits. Getting stronger, faster, better, just by trying harder than I ever had before. My coaches would always tell me to give a hundred and ten percent. And I always did.
Cyborg was a promising strong teenage athlete named Victor Stone, before an accident killed his mother and injured him so severely that his father replaced the damaged body parts with cybernetics to keep his son alive. But since these mechanical parts were not inconspicuous, he was shunned by his home environment and his friends, which frustrated him greatly. This caused him to have resentment and hatred for his father.
One night, wanting to get away from his father, Cyborg took to the streets wearing a hoodie to cover his cybernetic parts, where he ran into the new arrivals Robin and Beast Boy fighting a rather violent alien girl, who was actually a fugitive from a prisoner transport. Soon, Cyborg joined by the mystery girl Raven, the youngsters teamed up to defeat the girl's alien captors and formed a permanent team to combat villainy. Cyborg constructed the Titans Tower and its systems from a Gordanian landing ship, and the team moved into its new headquarters. From that point on, Cyborg served as the team's chief technician, constructing their primary vehicles such as the T-Car and T-Ship.
In "Final Exam",
In "Divide and Conquer", Cyborg fought Cinderblock with the rest of his teammates. He used a maneuver called "The Sonic Boom" alongside Robin to stop Cinderblock from escaping. However, when their plan failed both started an argument which resulted in Cyborg quitting the team. Later during a battle against Plasmus, Cyborg came on time to save Robin from falling into a tub of acid. The two fought alongside each other and defeated Plasmus. Cyborg was invited back into the team at the end.
In "Forces of Nature",
In "The Sum of His Parts",
In "Deep Six",
In "Mad Mod",
In "Car Trouble", Cyborg loves his T Car
In "How Long is Forever?",
In "Only Human",
In "Fear Itself", Cyborg throws up after eating the living candy
In "Date with Destiny",
In "Titan Rising",
In "Winner Take All",
The Titans exposed and foiled his scheme to utilize a new superweapon called the Ion Amplifier, but in the process, Cyborg unknowingly had the construction plans for his cybernetics copied by Blood, who used them to build new superweapons.
In "Wavelength", Cyborg discovers that his cybernetics was being used by Brother Blood to employ a gigantic sonic cannon from an undersea base. Outraged, Cyborg declared a personal vendetta on Blood and confronted him personally. However, Blood's martial arts skills got the better of him, and he won only with Bumblebee's assistance, who was at that time infiltrating the H.I.V.E. with the help of Aqualad.
In "The Beast Within",
In "Can I Keep Him?",
In the "Titans East" duology, In order to hunt down Blood and other supervillains more efficiently, Cyborg helped Bumblebee and Aqualad establish and outfit an Eastern branch of the Titans, with Speedy and Más y Menos joining the ranks. Soon, they were attacked by Blood and an army of modeled robots, but apparently, Cyborg managed to repel them all. Met with a proposal to remain and become the leader of the Titans East, Cyborg decided to stay with his new team.
As it turned out, however, Blood had managed to capture and brainwash the Titans East into becoming his students, and also initiated his own transformation into a cyborg. Upon discovery, Cyborg barely managed to call his old teammates for help, before being captured by Brother Blood who planned to take him apart to see what makes him resist his control. Soon the Teen Titans came to save their friend in time and gives Cyborg the lead. As Blood was about to convert the Titans East into cyborgs saying they would be incapable of breaking free from his control. the Titans intervened and fought the Titans East, (who were not upgraded yet) with Cyborg (who told them to go easy on the Titans East) taking on Aqualad. In the end, Blood overpowered them all and confronted Cyborg, demanding to know what had enabled to resist his psychic brainwashing. In his frustration, Blood linked his mind too closely with Cyborg's, who exerted his own willpower and not only managed to defeat Blood by breaking his cybernetics, but also to psychically restore the damage inflicted to him during the fight. Afterward, Cyborg found he could not renounce his commitment to his old teammates, so he quit the Titans East, although he remains at a good personal standing with them.
In "Episode 257-494",
In "The Quest",
In "Cyborg the Barbarian", Cyborg was ripped 5,000 years into the past by a witch's spell and met a barbarian princess called Sarasim. Although he felt uncomfortable without proper technology (especially since his systems require periodic recharges) and he did not feel at home, he and Sarasim slowly fell in love. Subsequently, he learned that his competitor Krall was responsible for bringing him here, and he and Sarasim prepared to face him in battle. Before he could aid Sarasim in fighting Krall, Raven managed to pull him back into the present, but Cyborg was comforted when Raven told him that Sarasim had succeeded in defeating Krall.
In "Employee of the Month",
In "The Prophecy",
In "Overdrive", Cyborg attempted to upgrade himself by installing a super-processor chip called Maximum-7 (or Max-7) into his cybernetic brain. Initially, it did work for his benefit, boosting his physical and mental processing speed well beyond his former capacities. But when the Titans first engaged Billy Numerous and were unable to catch him, a frustrated and obsessive Cyborg began shutting down his human personality in order to increase the Max-7's efficiency, which had the detrimental effect of making him more and more a robot, and eventually, this conflict between human and cybernetic nature led to a short-circuit which nearly killed him. The other Titans managed to remove the chip before this could happen, and now, Cyborg restored to his true self, devised a successful plan which brought down Numerous for good.
In "Mother Mae-Eye",
In "The End" trilogy,
in "For Real", Cyborg told the Titans East to look after Jump City
In "Hide and Seek",
In "Revved Up",
In "Calling All Titans!",
In "Titans Together",
In "Things Change",
Teen Titans Go!
In the comic series based on the TV show, Cyborg meets a young teaching volunteer by the name of Sarah Simms. Despite several rocky times they have since formed a very close romance.
- This is Cyborg. I'm either in the gym, playing Game Station, or kicking bad guy butt.
- ―Cyborg's answering machine[src]
Cyborg is a very outgoing, cool, and fun-loving character who likes to enjoy life, especially since he found friends who consider him a person, not a freak. He is upbeat, smart, funny, and cheerful, but serious and heroic when he needs to be. He likes to enjoy playing video games, tinkering with technological gizmos and eating. He also tends to be stubborn at times and has had some serious arguments with Robin in the past, but he does make a capable second-in-command in Robin's absence. He also frequently bickers with Beast Boy, mostly about the latter's culinary taste and habit of misplacing all manners of personal items, though the two entertain a close friendship.
Cyborg often plays the protective big brother role of the team, getting quite serious when they are upset and does whatever he can to make them feel better. He is never hesitant to put Beast Boy in his place when he thinks the younger Titan is being inconsiderate of Raven's or Starfire's feelings. Likewise, Raven and Starfire also do the same for Cyborg, evident in "Car Trouble" and "Deception".
Much like the other Titans, Cyborg does not take betrayal lightly. He hates losing battles, especially to seemingly insignificant opponents. Their first defeat from Terra made him extremely angry with himself, because he had a chance to take a shot but didn't. He has been known to display emotions of anger (which he often takes out on his friends), frustration, and becoming depressed.
What emotions Cyborg feels, he feels deeply and passionately, but he also has a mature head on his shoulders at times, shown partly in how quick he is to forgive Terra after her sacrifice.
One facet of personal vulnerability is Cyborg's great personal pride in his inventions and constructions. For this reason, he tends to foster an immense dislike for anyone abusing his technology for selfish reasons, especially Gizmo and Brother Blood, and to be overprotective of his most personal projects, like the T-Car.
He also possesses a tremendous appetite, and he will consume any edibles within his reach when hungry. His favorite food is barbecue and he also especially enjoys other meat, milkshakes, pizza, and waffles. The only food he would not voluntarily touch is Starfire's cooking and tofu (especially since Beast Boy goes to great lengths to try and make him eat it) although he once mistakenly ate the alien meat substitute.
As revealed in "Troq", Cyborg has a personal dislike for bigots as shown when he became disgusted with Val-Yor when he found out what he had really been calling Starfire to the point where he felt the need to tell the others what "Troq" really means..
- What's gotten into you, man
- ―Cyborg to Beast Boy[src]
Beast Boy is Cyborg's best friend. He is never hesitant to put Beast Boy in his place, especially if he feels that the younger hero is being rude or inconsiderate. This is particularly true in interactions with Raven, where he tries his best to include her, but Cyborg is still considerate of Raven's feelings and preference for peace and quiet. Yet, he is just as often seen at his friend's side causing mischief with him. Despite Cyborg's love of meat, and Beast Boy's love of tofu, the two remain close friends. Cyborg and Beast Boy have a lot in common, including a fondness for breakfast food, playing video games, watching movies, and playing practical jokes on each other. Throughout the series, Cyborg is shown to have a tough-love relationship with Beast Boy. The two are close, but Cyborg feels the need to keep Beast Boy in line and maybe instill a little more consideration and maturity in him.
However, he can be surprised when Beast Boy adopts a more serious persona as shown when he took note of the latter's behavior when reuniting with the Doom Patrol. He was even more surprised Beast Boy went with them to defeat their old enemies. This likely showed him Beast Boy merely puts up an act, as he had no problem with Beast Boy's leadership when fighting the Brotherhood of Evil.
Despite this, Cyborg can sometimes show his immature side with Beast Boy as they also enjoy playing their favorite game they made up "Stankball".
Raven and Cyborg have a fairly stable and healthy relationship. They had very few episodes dedicated to mostly the two of them, but this is likely because the two of them have always been fairly close and comfortable around each other. Cyborg, despite being the Titan most similar to Beast Boy, is more mature than he is and is more considerate of Raven's preferences. Raven, for her part, reciprocates this, as she is more patient with Cyborg than she is with Beast Boy.
Cyborg often looks out for Raven, making sure that Beast Boy does not go over the top to annoy her or hurt her feelings. In "Nevermore", Cyborg is especially serious with Beast Boy, reminding him that he shouldn't be messing with her, following the prior night's events, and made sure he went to apologize. Even though he tried to get Raven to play Stank Ball with him and Beast Boy, she clearly stated she doesn't want to play, which made Beast Boy angry. He called her creepy, with Raven still listening, and told him to leave her be, knowing she wanted to be alone.
In the Teen Titans Go! comics, Cyborg, on Christmas, bought Raven an antique bookcase he knew what she wanted, causing Raven to become uncharacteristically elated and showing an appreciation for her tastes and hobbies.
When they first met, Raven felt as if she did not fit in, but Cyborg reassures her that she fits in just fine. Even though they fight occasionally, they maintain a healthy friendship.
Despite sometimes being a bit inconsiderate of Cyborg's feelings, Raven never intends to hurt him emotionally. This is evident in "Car Trouble", where she initially dismissed 's dismay over his stolen T-Car by telling him "Calm down, it's just a car." which made him rather angry. However, she ultimately realizes it's her fault, and goes to comfort him and help him get his car back. Although Cyborg was forced to destroy it, Raven goes as far as to help him rebuild it, further proving their close friendship.
When Cyborg is the only one left with Raven in "Fear Itself", he likely knew she was afraid, and tried to reassure her that they'll get through the ordeal. being the last Titan to disappear that night may further hint at his big brother role to Raven, being protective of her when she wanted to save Starfire when there was no possible way to.
Cyborg is shown to often be more understanding of Raven than the other Titans, as he respects her desires to be alone but still tries to include her when he can. Raven, in turn, seems to accept as he is without question and accepts his enthusiasm for his hobbies, even if she does not share it.
Cyborg makes Raven smile more than anyone else in the series. Her biggest smiles, at least, two episodes centering around Cyborg's troubles.
- I've got the sonic if you got the boom
- ―Cyborg to Robin[src]
It is obvious that Cyborg's laid-back nature and Robin's serious demeanor sometimes clash on missions. Cyborg doesn't like people telling him what to do and is often annoyed by Robin's leadership position.
Cyborg and Robin arguing, In "Titans East", Cyborg says he is staying with the Titans East because he "finally has a team of [his] own; [he is] finally a man now," suggesting that he coveted Robin's leadership position. He has clashed with Robin on a few occasions which resulted in quitting the Teen Titans more than once. Despite their differences, they are close friends with a mildly competitive relationship. They even invented a move together called the Sonic Boom. Cyborg is also well aware of Robin's true feelings for Starfire and tends to tease Robin about them but also shows much support for them and he was very happy when they finally confessed their feelings and had their first true kiss and said "Well, it's about time".
It is revealed that Cyborg is Robin's second-in-command.
- I didn't know you before, so to me - you are normal.
- ―Starfire to Cyborg[src]
Starfire and Cyborg are incredibly close. Their relationship is much like an older brother and younger sister, and he is really protective over her. They hardly ever get angry at each other, however, in "Final Exam", Cyborg does lose his temper and hurt Starfire. Despite this, the two have remained extremely close throughout the series.
Cyborg had helped Starfire greatly in "How Long is Forever?" when she was pushed forward in time. Even after so many years, Cyborg cared deeply for Starfire's well-being. In the series, Cyborg seems to act like the big brother to Starfire, and Starfire looks up to him.
The two often like to lift weights together, and despite countless times having witnessed Starfire's impressive strength, is still shocked when she is able to lift heavier weights than he is with relative ease. They are the strongest in the team physically, as their physical prowess far outmatches Robin's, Raven's, and even Beast Boy's.
Cyborg and Starfire have a practically mirrored personality, both being cheerful yet considerate of others' feelings, and they seemed to get along well from the very beginning.
In the episode, "Troq", Cyborg was the first one to learn the meaning of the word Val-Yor had been calling Starfire, (Troq, which is a slur for literally "nothing"). Because he initially misinterpreted Starfire's explanation that it meant nothing, he went to call her that, which hurt her deeply. But after learning that it literally meant nothing, went to comfort her. Being half-robot, knows exactly what it is like to be mistreated just for how you look, and completely empathized with her. He then told Robin, who was equally outraged.
Cyborg also makes note of Starfire's close relationship with Robin, and in "Stranded", he even teased Robin, calling Starfire his girlfriend. And when Starfire and Robin had their first real kiss in the final movie-episode of the series, Trouble in Tokyo, he voiced his approval, saying, "Well, it's about time."
Powers and Abilities
- Just a natural part of being unnatural.
- Cybernetic/Robotic Exoskeleton: A large part of Cyborg's human body was replaced with cybernetic implants encased in titanium plating. His brain has been sufficiently altered as to be immune to Brother Blood's psychic powers. This resistance to mind control does have limits though, as he was unable to resist Mother Mae-Eye's spell. He possess most normal human functions though, such as needing sleep, food, and has been shown being able to get sick. However, he does exhibit machine-like traits, such as needing an appropriate power source to keep his body running. The cybernetics bestow with the following abilities:
- Superhuman strength and endurance. He once demonstrated that he was strong enough to pick up a whole building and swing it like a bat. is known as a level 10 hero and the highest is 10. He is incredibly durable to harm, and resistant to adverse conditions like extreme heat, cold, and sea pressure.
- High-end sensor, communications, and computational technology.
- Producing several different tools (a saw, a welding torch, a flashlight, etc.) from his arms. His fingers also have various optics and audio tools inside them.
- Cyborg's inbuilt offensive capabilities include his trademark Sonic Cannon (one in each arm), smaller sonic blasters located in his feet, two sets of missile launchers (one in each shoulder) and a couple of missiles in his chest..
- He is capable of detaching both arms from his body, either attached to a cable as a grappling hook, or launched as flying projectiles. He is able to remotely control them once detached, making them useful for reconnaissance and surveillance.
- At one point, he installed a super-processor chip called the Maximum-7 to further increase his abilities, but an overload forced Robin to remove it.
- Genius Intellect: Cyborg is an expert in the fields of mechanical engineering, robotics, physics and computer science. In addition to maintaining his own cybernetic systems, Cyborg is in charge of the technology within Titan's Tower, such as their security, analytic and electrical systems. He also invented his own specialized vehicle, which he dubbed the "T-car".
- Leadership: At times, especially when Robin is absent, Cyborg has demonstrated excellent leadership and tactical capabilities, which came especially handy in the formation of Titans East. He holds charisma, and an enormous amount of willpower.
- Expert Combatant: Cyborg is a highly skilled fighter. Spike noted him for having a "decent left hook," which he felt he needed to warn Atlas about.
- Expert Swordsmanship Skills: When was trapped 5,000 years in the past, he was shown to have remarkable swordsman skills as a warrior during the battle with Krall.
- Bilingualism: Cyborg speaks his native English and learned to speak Tamaranean from Starfire while he was using the Maximum-7 chip.
Titans Tower Merge
When in great danger, Cyborg is actually able to merge his entity fully with Titans Tower, and draw upon its massive energy reserves. When he connects to it, a sonic beam cannon comes out of his shoulder and can obliterate a landscape. An example of this is when Slade attacked the tower with Trigon's army, he merged and was able to destroy the entire army in seconds (Although a new one rose from the earth in seconds as well). When he merged with Titans Tower, he had a cannon on his left shoulder and his hands. He also seems to have several small weapons in his chest and shoulders. This caused the lights in the tower to shut down.
This ability has its own cons though. His entire power cell and the whole power of Titans' Tower is only just enough to make one blast. This is why he only uses it in desperation, and it is much like an ultimate form, much like Beast Boy's Werebeast form and Raven's white form.
Fighting Style and Team Synergy
In battle, Cyborg mainly occupies the role of mid-range artillery, very similarly to Starfire, however he trades her speed and maneuverability for more raw firepower and better support capabilities. When fighting villains, Cyborg tends to hang back (usually alongside Starfire) and blast them repeatedly with his Sonic Cannon. Because he can’t fly, he is more limited in the angles of attack he can use at a distance, however he makes up for this with his array missiles. He can fire clusters of missiles very rapidly, and they have homing capabilities, making them effective fast, evasive enemies. When push comes to shove, Cyborg is shown many times to be more than capable of slugging it out at close-range, with even the largest and toughest of enemies. In close-range, he employs a highly aggressive, brawler fighting style, always getting in his opponent’s face and utilizing his powerful punches and grapples to pummel them into submission. When dealing with particularly troublesome opponents, Cyborg will use his immense strength to grab large objects, or even entire buildings and use them to smash his enemies, dealing immense damage to them. Along with Starfire, Cyborg is perhaps the most durable of the Titans, and is capable of tanking most attacks with minimal damage, though as shown in Titans East - Part 2, he is vulnerable to slashing damage powerful enough to slice off his mechanical limbs. Cyborg is shown to be extremely intelligent and tactical, second only to Robin in those regards, and serves as his second in command. He is shown many times using his intelligence to deceive and outsmart his enemies, even when they are far stronger than him, such as Brother Blood in Deception and Titans East - Part 1.
As support, Cyborg is a vital asset to his team, thanks to his intelligence and countless inventions. He almost single-handedly designs, builds and maintains the Titans Tower, and it’s security systems, giving his team a comfortable and safe environment where they can relax and rest when not on missions. The Tower itself also comes with many utilities, such as a gym, an infirmary, and a large TV with video game consoles, which all help to help to keep the team in top physical and mental condition. He also cooks many of the Titan’s meals, ensuring that they are healthy and their spirits are kept up with his delicious meals. Whereas Raven and Starfire help to maintain the emotional wellbeing of the team, it is Cyborg who maintains the physical and mental wellbeing of his team. His T-Car and T-Sub are also built and driven by him, so he is the one responsible for getting the Titans to where they need to go when a crisis emerges. When on the field, Cyborg has some useful skills to aid his team, mostly stemming from his technology. He comes equipped with trackers and sensors that allow him to detect things that Beast Boy or Raven would not be able to.
Episodes focusing on Cyborg are highlighted in bold.
- Divide and Conquer
- Final Exam
- Forces of Nature
- The Sum of His Parts
- Deep Six
- Mad Mod
- Car Trouble
- Apprentice - Part 1
- Apprentice - Part 2
- How Long is Forever?
- Every Dog Has His Day
- Only Human
- Fear Itself
- Date With Destiny
- Titan Rising
- Winner Take All
- Aftershock - Part 1
- Aftershock - Part 2
- The Beast Within
- Can I Keep Him?
- Bunny Raven... or ...How to Make A Titananimal Disappear
- Titans East - Part 1
- Titans East - Part 2
- Episode 257-494
- The Quest
- Cyborg the Barbarian
- Employee of the Month
- The Prophecy
- Mother Mae-Eye
- The End - Part 1
- The End - Part 2
- The End - Part 3
- Homecoming - Part 1
- Homecoming - Part 2
- Trust (no lines)
- For Real
- Revved Up
- Calling All Titans!
- Titans Together
- Things Change
- "Utility Player"
- "Stream of Consciences"
- "Turn Back the Clock"
- "Cyborg the Lifeguard"
- "Taped Before a Live Studio Audience""
- "Red X Unmasked"
- "Gamma Rays and You"
- "Titans in Love"
- "Titanimal Kingdom"
- "Kidz Korner 4 Kidz"
- "Groundhog Minute"
- "Lightning Round"
- "Mayhem at First Sight"
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- Cyborg's origin is far more gruesome in the original DC Comics: An alien blob killed his mother and dissolved the parts of his body that the machines currently replace, which were grafted on by his father.
- Cyborg's civilian name from the DC Comics, Victor Stone, and the name of his voice actor, Khary Payton, were combined in "Episode 257-494" to the name Doctor Victor Payton, the guest of a talk show in that episode. Coincidentally, this is also the name of the voice actor's father.
- The name "Victor" might also come from the character "Victor Frankenstein" from the novel "Frankenstein".
- His alter-ego Stone's name is derived from his DC Comics last name.
- In most of his appearances, Cyborg's eyes are gray and have no pupils. But, in close-up screenshots of , his eyes are dark blue and do have pupils.
- Cyborg is revealed to have had a little crush on Jinx.
- Since Cyborg drives the T-Car, it is reasonable to assume he is at least 16 years old.
- Cyborg's strength varies; he struggles to lift a 500 pound weight, but he can lift a building weighing a ton. This may be because after his first battle with Atlas, he learned that he can circumvent his limits that he thought he had, being part machine.
- Cyborg loves meat, but he hates tofu. Yet, he ate the Source at the end of "Employee of the Month".
- Cyborg considers heroes like Robot Man something of a prototype of himself. They allowed for the development of the cybernetics that saved his life.
- In the episode "Overdrive", he learned to speak Tamaranian.
- Height 6`.
- Cyborg has 35 weak spots.
- He and Starfire are the only Titans that Slade never taunted.
- In The New 52 Comics, Cyborg is a founding member of the Justice League, he became a member of the Teen Titans for a while sometime after the League was founded.
- In the DC Animated Original Movie Universe, he was a founding member of the League, and was only a temporary member of the Titans.
- Unlike Beast Boy and Robin, Cyborg is the only male whose soul color is different in the episode "Switched" (white) than in the theme (azure).
- Okay, I'm only gonna say this once. Boo-yah! - Go!.
- Say, tool boy, while you're at it, why don't you shut off his big fat mouth? - Only Human.
- He may have a better car, but I'm a better driver. - Car Trouble.
- I always thought I was missing something, something I needed to become a man. My own tower, my own team. So Brother Blood was able to teach me one thing: I'm not missing a thing. - Titans East - Part 2.
- My name is Stone, and it looks like you need to find yourselves a new table. - Deception.
- Um, unless they tickle people to death here, I think you can chill. - Betrothed.
- I got enough juice for one shot, and that's all it's gonna take. I don't miss. - Cyborg the Barbarian.
- Oh yeah! Another good morning, another great day to be alive! - Overdrive.
- I am just like you, but it's not your arm that makes us the same; it's the stuff connected to it. - The Sum of His Parts.
- Xenothium?! You powered that suit with Xenothium?! Are you crazy?! That stuff is dangerous, and unstable! Tell me you weren't stupid enough to go messing with it! - X.
- I know you don't like it up here, but that's where Kole is. And we'll be there too. - Kole.
- Lesson number one! Never throw me down a hole unless you make sure I stay there! - Titans Together.
- At least she listens. I just kinda tune you out. - Nevermore
- Give me my foot so I can kick your butt! - Can I Keep Him?
- Let's go, unless you want to stay here goofing around with your girlfriend. - Stranded.
- Well it's about time!. - Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo.
- When there's trouble, you know what to do - CALL CYBORG! He can shoot a rocket from his shoe - CYBORG! `CAUSE HE'S CYBORG! To the tune of something like that, oh yeah! Na na na na, big fluffy cat! That's right...! - Cyborg, singing his own version of the Teen Titans theme song, Titans East - Part 1