Cyborg, as the name implies, is a half-man, half-machine superhero. Although he has been around in some form or another since the 1980s, he has never been an all-star character. Back in 2012, DC rebooted their comic book line and decided that Cyborg would now be a main player on level with Superman and Batman. He was even made a member of the Justice League, despite only being affiliated with the Titans brand since day one.
Admittedly, Cyborg is a character that makes perfect sense for the 21st century. He has a global Internet connection 24/7, can hack into secure databases, and has any number of weapons at his disposal.
However, where Marvel launched Norman Osborn into a top-tier villain by having him end the Secret Invasion with a single gunshot, Cyborg has just been inexplicably thrust upon us without earning it. Fans have cried foul of DC for using him to meet their race quota or to have a unique character to relate to a young audience (he's a walking computer, kids!). Additionally, he has never had a set personality. He's been the trusted friend, angry black guy, mindless computer, and unsure hero. Where we can easily define Green Lantern as the cocky, fearless pilot, Batman as the brooding guy who always wins, and Superman as the big blue Boy Scout, nobody really knows Cyborg even 30 years later. It will be interesting to see what version of him appears, for the first time, on screen.
|Oh. The angry one.|