Cyborgs are humans who have cybernetic enhancements,or even human brains on robotic bodies,which grant them enhanced physical attributes.

Overview

A cyborg is defined as a biological entity who has bionic components somewhere in their body. They are indistinguishable from humans, except when their skin is damaged and it is visible that they are enhanced cybernetically.

History

Earth-1

Laura shooting a blast of energy at Wild Dog.

At some point, Dr. Laura Washington artificially augmented herself using technology stolen from Van Horn Industries. In late 2016, Laura was tracked by Team Arrow to a warehouse, where she tried to fight against the heroes, but lost.[1]

In the 64th century, a group of criminals called Techno-wizards outfitted their bodies with futuristic nanotechnology which provided them with a range of abilities and turned them into cyborgs.[2][3][4]

Earth-38

John Corben as Metallo.

In 2005, when Hank Henshaw was presumed dead and J'onn J'onzz took his place as the director of the D.E.O., Project Cadmus turned Hank into a cyborg, giving him enhanced physical attributes that surpasses that of Supergirl's, although it is unknown if he is physically more powerful than Superman, as Superman has been exposed to Earth's yellow sun far longer than Kara has, and thus, his powers are far more potent than hers. Cadmus also cybernetically enhanced Jeremiah Danvers (against his will) and several men they nicknamed "Metallo".[5][6][7]

Earth-TUD5

Khalil's spinal implant.

In 2018, after Khalil Payne was shot during a shootout and became paraplegic, the A.S.A. implanted a makeshift metal spinal cord, giving him the ability to walk again and transforming him into a cyborg, giving him enhanced physical attributes.[8]

Earth-Prime

Lena threatens Kara with pain.

After the crisis, events from both Earths 1, 38 and TUD5 were merged into Earth-Prime.[9] In an alternative reality created by Mxyzptlk in 2020, Lena Luthor suffered an accident that left her gravely injured. Her mother used Cadmus' resources to transform her into a Metallo, but this was reversed when Mxyzptlk regained his powers.[10]

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Enhanced strength: Due to their cybernetic enhancements; cyborgs are much stronger than normal humans and kryptonians.[5]
  • Enhanced speed: Due to their cybernetic enhancements; cyborgs are able to move much faster than normal humans.
  • Enhanced durability: Due to their cybernetic enhancements; cyborgs are able to take far more damage than normal humans.
  • Enhanced stamina: Due to their cybernetic enhancements; cyborgs are able to exert themselves for long periods of time without becoming fatigued, far longer damage than normal humans.
  • Energy projection: Some of Cyborgs like Metallo, Laura Washington and Hank Henshaw manage to unleash blasts of energy from their body parts.[1][5][11]

Weaknesses

  • Physical trauma: Despite their physically enhanced attributes, cyborgs are not invincible; as they can be weakened by an amount of physical trauma.

Known Cyborgs


Appearances

Supergirl


Arrow

Season 5

Season 6

The Flash

Season 3

Season 4

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Season 5

Black Lightning


Comics

Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant

Novels

References

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