|“||I need to know are we the good guys.||„|
|~ Cyborg questioning Superman's regime.|
Victor Stone, also known as Cyborg, is a twisted alternate version of the heroic main-universe Cyborg and a major antagonist of the Injustice series.
He is one of many superheroes who have joined Superman's Regime and, along with Nightwing, is shown to be one of the more fanatically dedicated members due to the presumable loss of his friends who were also involved in the Joker's Metropolis nuclear bombing, Starfire and Beast Boy.
He was voiced by Khary Payton, who also voiced Doomsday in the same franchise.
Victor 'Vic' Stone was a polar opposite from his father. While Silas Stone was a very proficient scientist at S.T.A.R Labs, his son was equally proficient in athletics, being the best football player in his college team. However, when Darkseid of Apokolips would commence his invasion on Earth, Vic would be seriously injured during the chaos.
In a last ditch effort, Silas used unknown technology (a Mother Box from the Fourth World) to save Vic's life, thus giving him a cybernetic support system and built-in computer. Upon learning of Apokolips' existence, Vic joins the rest of the Justice League in the fight to push back Darkseid. As they were successful, Cyborg would go on to become one of their most faithful members.
Cyborg answers Batman's priority call to all Justice League members, asking about the identity of the woman who was kidnapped by theJoker. He is not present when Metropolis is destroyed.
Cyborg next appears in the Watchtower to answer Wonder Woman's summons, and after hearing of the Kent's kidnapping and listening to her passionate speech about Superman's current actions in the face of his tragedies, he is the first to step forward and agree to help, saying, "He's Superman. This world would have been destroyed ten times over without him. We owe him this and far more. Let's go fight for him." He then sets the teleporter for Central City to go find the Flash's Rogues and the location of Mirror Master. Cyborg himself battles Captain Boomerang while demanding Mirror Master's location. When they learn the villain's location at the villain's bar World's End, Cyborg waits outside with the other heroes while Wonder Woman and Flash go inside to get Mirror Master.
Cyborg is next seen calling flyers from the League to save a Japanese fleet from an attack from Atlanteans in the southern seas. He gives them coordinates and a plan of action. Cyborg appears alongside Superman and Wonder Woman as they return Two-Face to Arkham Asylum and ready to take the other patients when they are confronted by Batman and Nightwing.
Cyborg is silent during the Bat-Family's arguing, only confirming to Wonder Woman he has control over Arkham's security after she asks. She then orders him to open the killer Zsasz's cell door, which Cyborg does, and Zsasz disappears moments later thanks to the Flash, who zips him off to what Superman calls a secure facility far away from Gotham. Cyborg opens Mad Hatter's next after Wonder Woman's order and he vanishes as well.
The Riddler begins to say a riddle after witnessing this but Cyborg tells him, "No. You don't get to play your sick games anymore." He begins to move towards his cell door but Batman warns him to stop. When Cyborg refuses, he is suddenly shocked internally and collapses, only managing to gasp out, "V...Virus..." Though Wonder Woman pleads with Batman to stop, he does not and Cyborg lies on the floor, sparking for several seconds until Victor's former Titan partner Nightwing deactivates the virus and asks everyone to calm down.
As Cyborg recovers, he is still in shock over the fact a virus breached his systems, having just up-dated his firewalls when he notices the date signature on it. Enraged, he charges towards Batman, shouting, "You freak! You uploaded this virus the first week you met me!"
Before anything can happen, Green Arrow announces his presence with a warning arrow at Cyborg's feet. Cyborg is silent as Harley Quinn announces her takeover of the Asylum and freeing of the inmates and is not seen as Solomon Grundy rises out of the floor.
Cyborg is revealed to have been attacked by several inmates alongside Green Arrow, who is faring slightly better than him, though later Cyborg manages to gain the upper hand and begins easily dispatching the escaped psychotics with his superior strength and sonic cannon. Cyborg is last seen mournfully watching Batman carry the body of Nightwing out of the Asylum.
Cyborg looks through the crater of rumble and informing Wonder Woman on Flash's rescue of civilians when he is dismayed to find Green Lantern, unconscious and badly beaten. He informs Wonder Woman of GL's status and when asked if he can see his attacker, he responds he can't see anything because of the smoke. Cyborg's scanners quickly pick up something approaching him at fast speeds and he prepares his sonic cannon, preparing to bring whatever it is "Down hard."
Cyborg is eager to see his target so he can fire but his target gets to him first and is revealed to be Black Adam as he tears off Cyborg's left hand. Cyborg only has time for a single shocked and angered glare before Black Adam knocks him out with a single punch.
Cyborg is seen on the Watchtower telling Superman that a distress signal is coming from Metropolis, a recording of the same two words: "I'm alive." Superman decides to investigate, much to the rest of League's hesitance due to their recent actions having upset several powerful people. Cyborg agrees, pointing out that Metropolis is the perfect place to attack the Man of Steel without causing major collateral damage. Cyborg offers to accompany Superman down into the city, but can't due to the high levels of radiation threatening what is left of his organic body. He instead chooses to monitor Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern as they enter the city and alert them to any trouble.
Cyborg is last seen among the gathered League members to listen to Luthor, the one broadcasting the signal, as he requests to join them. Cyborg is seen towards the end of the chapter, listening to Luthor's explanation and learning of Hawkgirl's kidnapping and sudden, strange return.
When the Parademons begin their invasion, Cyborg recognizes the Boom Tubes they're using and informs the rest of the Justice League when he discovers they're invading all over the world. Cyborg then goes to the invaded city of Moscow and defends a group a people from the Parademons, while exclaiming that he needs backup.
Cyborg is on the Watchtower along with Green Lantern and Robin when the Watchtower picks up an approaching object. Realizing it is coming in too fast, he orders Hal and Damian to brace themselves as the object pierces the Watchtower's hull. After Hal seals the breached walls, Cyborg is dumbfounded to realize it was a motorbike that rammed through the Watchtower. Cyborg is among the rest of the Justice League as Luthor presents the enhancement pill and explains its use to them.
Cyborg is among the small gathering of League members who learn of Batman's kidnapping and replacement of Hawkgirl with Martian Manhunter. Cyborg asks where Shiera is and Superman responds that Batman still has her. Superman then decides that they must strike preemptively before Batman and has Cyborg broadcast to all devices all over the world so they can reveal Batman's identity to the world.
During this however, the Watchtower's entire system goes offline, with Cyborg realizing Batman has somehow shut it down remotely. Superman insists that they still reveal Batman's identity before he has a chance to utilize another contingency plan. Cyborg insists there is no way with the Watchtower completely offline but after Damian points out that he's a living computer, Cyborg shares a look with Luthor and the two simply place Bruce Wayne's identity on the internet.
After Superman is satisfied with this, he begins working with Wonder Woman to force the Watchtower to land on Earth. Cyborg urges them to go easy, as he wants to repair it as soon as possible to get it back in space after he figures out how Batman took the tower out.
Cyborg oversees repairs on the Watchtower when he witnesses the real Hawkgirl returning, contacting Wonder Woman seconds later. Superman contacts Cyborg, who is still repairing the downed Watchtower, to request medical evacuation for a badly wounded Wonder Woman. Cyborg sends Flash before asking if he needs backup, which Superman denies.
Cyborg is among the gathered Justice League before the U.N. as Superman announces his intentions to hunt Batman before unveiling his new army.
Cyborg is among the mourners at Oliver Queen's funeral, silently paying his respects before leaving.
Cyborg is aboard the Watchtower high over Earth. After Kilowog arrives with a strike team of Green Lanterns to apprehend Superman for trial on Oa, the Man of Steel contacts Cyborg, who confirms he has them in his sights before Superman gives him the ok to take the shot. Cyborg then fires a massive beam from the bottom of the Watchtower straight down on the Green Lanterns.
After the beam has stopped firing, Cyborg contacts Superman, asking for confirmation for the Green Lanterns being down. Unfortunately, the Watchtower's beam weapon proved useless as the Green Lanterns were completely unharmed and attacked Superman, Shazam and Hawkgirl, with Cyborg unable to help them.
Seven months later, Cyborg is on the Watchtower, declaring a priority alert to all members of the Justice League when he spots something crashing down on Earth. Though Robin urges him to contact Superman, Cyborg tells him he's on Theymiscra and not responding. When Robin suggests the Watchtower's orbital weapon, Cyborg says the object is moving too fast to be hit.
Cyborg then messages Flash to head to Chicago where the impact is taking place, saying there will be wounded. Cyborg begins a countdown to impact but Sinestro intervenes at the last second.
Cyborg is among the gathered Regime forces outside the Hall of Justice, observing the sky turn green in the opening attack of the war between the Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps. When the Flash asks him what's happening, Cyborg says that the Watchtower cameras are showing a massive blast but he can't see any of their people including Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Sinestro or Superman. Cyborg then attempts to contact Superman, and when the Man of Steel finally responds, Cyborg learns over a quarter of the Sinestro Corps were wiped out by the planet Green Lantern Mogo.
Superman then has Cyborg give the order to their forces to pull back into the upper atmosphere so that the Green Lanterns can't use such an attack on them again. Cyborg complies, but soon after the Hall of Justice is attacked by the Gotham resistance. Cyborg uses his arm cannon to defend himself and Luthor from the super-powered GCPD forces, but Lex soon tells him to retreat to the Watchtower using the teleporter, saying he's too important to get captured.
Though reluctant, Cyborg complies, but right as he is about to teleport, he senses someone has hacked into the League's communication systems and informs Lex. Luthor orders Cyborg to shut the comms down but Cyborg refuses, saying their forces will be blind in the midst of the war. Cyborg tells Lex not to worry and he will trace the person who's hacked them. Cyborg then teleports to the Watchtower, ignoring Lex's orders to shut the communications down.
From the safety of the Watchtower Cyborg continues to search for the person who has hacked the Justice League's communications, saying to himself, "I know you're there." as his mechanical eye transmits and receives data. He manages to hack through several proxy servers before finally learning of someone named "Oracle". When Lex arrives via the teleporter, Cyborg tells him he will have Oracle's location soon, only to be confronted by an armed Commissioner Gordon with Luthor unconscious at his feet.
Gordon demands Cyborg stop the trace, and Cyborg attempts to call his bluff, saying he wouldn't fire a weapon inside a space station, though Gordon does fire a single shot into the mechanical side of Cyborg's face, the bullet leaving a small dent. Cyborg still refuses to believe Gordon would kill him, and after Gordon warns him not to do anything stupid, Cyborg tells him, "I don't have to anything. I just have to wait."
During their short conversation, Cyborg has scanned Gordon's vitals and upon seeing the cancer in his lungs and how weak the Commissioner appears, he concludes, "You're dying, aren't you?" A weakening Gordon drops his gun, and Cyborg tells him it's over and that he will have Oracle's location soon. Cyborg tells Gordon he's out of time before apologizing and asking if there's anything he can do for him.
Refusing to surrender so easily, Gordon charges at Cyborg, who forms his arm into a cannon and blasts Gordon back, but fails to wound him due to Gordon's increased durability. Gordon punches Cyborg, knocking him down, and then tears off the mechanical half of his face. This act knocks a shocked Cyborg out and stops the trace on Oracle's location.
Cyborg, still unconscious and damaged, is in the custody of Renee Montoya and Harvey Bullock.
Cyborg was held in Insurgency captivity within the Tower of Fate. When the Regime came to rescue the captives, the Insurgents moved Victor and the other captives to their new base in the House of Mystery.
The Insurgency debated holding onto the prisoners, some seeing them as a liability, but the Regime continued to hunt for their team members back. Though Hal Jordan almost successfully rescued Cyborg, the fight was ended when the dimension of Hell began to interfere with the hero's dimension, cutting off Hal's connection to his power ring. The Flash hurriedly brought all the heroes he could inside either the House of Secrets or the House of Mystery for protection, finally freeing Cyborg and returning him to the Regime
Cyborg was knocked out by Renee Montoya when she challenged Superman to a fight at the Washington Monument. However, Montoya succumbed to overdosing on super pills. Afterwards, the Flash and Cyborg tried to talk to Robin about the incident, the boy having been used as bait by Montoya, but Damian refused their friendship, seeing them both as broken as he was.
Afterwards, Cyborg watched as the Insurgency, having teamed up with the Gods of Olympus and the Amazons of Paradise Island, tricked Wonder Woman into evoking one-on-one combat between herself and Superman. When this combat failed due to interference from Sinestro, Cyborg participated in the war against the Amazons. The gods relented and gave Superman 24 hours to regroup.
However, before departing, the gods demanded Wonder Woman join their side on Zeus' orders. Refusing to give up their teammate, the Flash struck back the gods, initiating another conflict. Cyborg remained on the sidelines, focusing on healing Superman's broken arm to get him back in the fight. The fighting escalated to the point that Zeus came down from Olympus and threatened to kill Billy Batson if Superman didn't disband his Regime. Superman complied for the sake of Billy's life and told his team members to go back to their original cities until further notice.
After Themyscira was almost drowned by Poseidon, Cyborg reconvened with members of the Regime in Atlantis to formulate their plan before returning to Themyscira to depose the old gods. Cyborg detected that the United Nations had launched nukes on their location in an effort to end the conflict, but Wonder Woman and Superman successfully negated them in time. Highfather arrived, thanks to a conversation with Batman, and deescalated the conflict with the old gods peacefully.
Later, at the end of the year, Luke McDunnagh, the son of Plastic Man was thrown into the Regime's maximum security prison at the bottom of a trench for protesting against Superman. Plastic Man contacted the Regime to get his son back, but negotiations fell through. O'Brien decided he needed to break his son out of prison instead and used his powers to secretly impersonate the Flash for information about the prison. Cyborg, not knowing any better, accidentally divulged all the schematics of the prison to Plastic Man, thinking he was Barry. By the time Cyborg realized his mistake, Plastic Man had freed all the prisoners.
Cyborg had his hands full picking up the pieces of Plastic Man's massive prison break; Cyborg organized the recapturing of criminals all across the world. Cyborg also provided support when Doomsday returned to Earth and ambushed Superman.
Later, Cyborg fought Hawkman when the Thanagarian arrived on Earth to forcibly collect his wife. Hawkman knocked Cyborg out, leading to other heroes needing to get involved.
After that, Cyborg organized the Regime to mobilize on the multiple recruitment centers attacked by the Rogues. Cyborg unfortunately had to break the news to Superman that Lex Luthor had stopped production on super pills due to dwindling resources. As the case developed, Cyborg also tracked the Superman impostor.
Cyborg continued with spearheading the operation to recapture all the prisoners that had broken out of the Regime's prison. He also was put in charge of the "reconditioning" campaign to deliver supervillains to Lex Luthor for brainwashing. In addition to these missions, Cyborg also tracked the growing Joker Clan movement in Gotham City until Superman went there and vaporized them all.
Batman, Batgirl, and Batwoman broke into the Hall of Justice with an EMP and attempted to kidnap Cyborg for information about the massacre of the Joker Clan. Though Superman arrived to capture them, they were saved just in time when Hawkman arrived with a Kryptonite mace. Hawkman was murdered by Superman, but the Insurgency escaped with Cyborg as their prisoner.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Cyborg first appears alongside fellow Titan Raven torturing a captured Deathstroke. Cyborg mentions that Deathstroke has been offered "amnesty" by Superman and that he would be wise to take it, also noting that if Cyborg were in charge he would not show the same leniency. Cyborg also reveals that most of the Titans (such as Starfire and Beast Boy) died when Metropolis was nuked, and though Deathstroke was uninvolved, Cyborg is content to punish him anyway due to his being "on the wrong side of the law". Green Lantern steps in and after beating Raven demands answers from Cyborg, who refuses to give them to him. Cyborg attacks Green Lantern and is defeated as well.
Regime Cyborg reappears in regular Cyborg's chapter, hacking into his neural network to make him freeze. Regular Cyborg is able to turn the tables though and break free. He then defeats Regime Cyborg in a fight. Regime Cyborg is later among the Regime forces fighting in Gotham City and is later shown to be among those imprisoned.
He is shown in a prequel chapter on attacking Batman and Damian (when he was Robin) from reaching Superman, but was defeated by Batman.
In the present during Brainiac’s invasion, many people have no choice to have Superman released in time for this crisis, with the remaining Regime including Supergirl attempt to free Damian, Cyborg and Superman, until Batman himself also have no choice to release Superman.
He and Cyborg are tasked to reactivate Brother Eye from Brainiac’s control, with a little interference by Poison Ivy and Brainiac’s own cyborg, Cyborg’s evil doppelgänger known as Grid, while also rescue Harley Quinn from Ivy’s control.
If Absolute Power ending occurs, it will set the comic event known as Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe, where Cyborg finally realize what he’s been doing for Superman and defect to a reawakened Insurgency led by the a new Batman who is none other than Damian, allied with He-Man’s army against both Superman and Skeletor.
Due to the presumable lost of his friends Starfire and Beast Boy, Regime Cyborg was shown to be much more brutal, callous, and militant than his counterpart, being fine with torturing Deathstroke simply because he "was on the wrong side of the law", though also possibly to get some payback on him for his previous transgressions against the Titans. Cyborg's mentioning that most of the other Titans died in Metropolis suggests that that was his reason for embracing Superman's Regime. Regime Cyborg was shown to be contemptuous of his counterpart, who he believed was "playing for the wrong team".
Unfortunately, at time of the betrayal of Shazam (who was executed by Superman and happens to be a child in an adult body) and The Flash, along with Hal Jordan’s surrender, Cyborg starting to doubt if he’s in the wrong team or not, as he felt something uncomfortable of Superman recruiting the villains into his ranks like Sinestro, Black Adam, Bane, .etc, even threatening or/and murdering innocent bystanders who witnessed how tyrannical the Kryptonian has become. On the other hand, Victor shows that he is still pretty ruthless in his own right as he purposely made insenstive remarks about Brainiac killing Green Arrow and Black Carnary to spite Harley. That said, his anger towards her is justified given her role in Metropolis's destruction.
- Despite mentioning Starfire as one of the victims of the Joker's nuclear bomb, Starfire is actually alive at the events of Injustice after she along with the other Titans were sent by the Regime Superman in the Phantom Zone.
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