Top 20 Black Superheroes

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No. 3: Cyborg (Victor Stone) – DC Comics

Cyborg was introduced during the popular Marv Wolfman and George Perez era of The New Teen Titans (1980-1985). Victor Stone became Cyborg after a science experiment his parents were conducting went awry and killed his mother. Cyborg debuted in DC Comics Presents #26 (1980). Victor was initially angry after being rebuilt using an experimental process by his father, Dr. Silas Stone. Victor found a way to channel his anger by joining the New Teen Titans. Prior to the DC’s New 52 revamp in 2011, Cyborg was primarily a member of various iterations of Teen Titans and New Titans. After the New 52 launched, Cyborg was made a founding member of the Justice League.

Victor’s body is covered in a highly durable metallic substance. He has increased strength, speed and technopathy (the ability to communicate with machines). Victor can also emit sonic blasts from his hand. When Cyborg’s origin was tweaked when the New 52 started, he gained the ability to teleport thanks to alien technology known as a Mother Box. Cyborg has appeared in various cartoons and television shows including The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, Smallville, Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! Cyborg made brief cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and co-starred in Justice League.

First Appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)

Powers: Increased strength, speed, durability, technopathy and sonic blasts. He can teleport courtesy of a Mother Box.

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Written by Mo Walker

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