Supergirl: Everything You Need To Know About Cyborg Superman The CW"s TV show Supergirl has presented its own version of Cyborg Superman - but there"s a whole lot of DC Comics history behind the character.Bạn đang xem: Cyborg anh kiệt là ai

Supergirl và Cyborg Superman From starting his fictional life as a Marvel knock-off to lớn being used as the lynchpin khổng lồ launch several major plot initiatives at DC Comics, the character that would go on to lớn be called Cyborg Superman is arguably one of the most interesting in comics. If you’re a fan of the CW’s Supergirl, then you might know the name Hank Henshaw as being an alias of the Martian Manhunter - that is, until recently when the real Hank Henshaw returned as a version of the comics villain Cyborg Superman.quý khách hàng sẽ xem: Cyborg siêu nhân là ai

Comic fans know the former astronaut actually has one of the deeper histories of any character in the DC universe. Created in 1990, the character has transformed from a forgettable one off character khổng lồ being a formidable antagonist for a large portion of the DCU. Here are 16 Things You Need To Know About Hank “Cyborg Superman” Henshaw.

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Supergirl Hank Henshaw Glowing Eyes In the Superboy comics of the 1990s, Cadmus was a genetics lab that created a clone of Superman by combining his DNA with Lex Luthor’s. While operating in a morally grey area, the team at Cadmus were generally considered the good guys. The second season of Supergirl, however, has introduced Cadmus as an anti-alien terrorist organization run by Lillian Luthor, Lex’s mother. On the show, Cadmus has been responsible for putting alien guns in the hands of criminals và creating not one, but two Metallos. During the episode “The Darkest Place”, Lillian baits Supergirl inlớn coming to lớn a Cadmus facility by kidnapping Mon-El. The alien survivor of Krypton’s sister planet Daxom had been captured by who he thought was Jon J’onzz, but was actually Hank Henshaw - sort of.

In the television series" canon, Hank Henshaw was a DEO agent left for dead on a mission with Kara Danver’s adopted father Jeremiah (played by Lois & Clark’s Superman Dean Cain.) The Martian Manhunter would go on lớn assume Henshaw’s identity and role as a DEO field agent. While Henshaw’s target for revenge in the comics was Superman, on television his sights are set on Supergirl và Martian Manhunter for both being aliens to Earth & stealing his life. This version of Henshaw was saved by Cadmus scientists who upgraded hlặng using cybernetics to lớn make hyên ổn as svào as Superman, but his origin has little lớn vì chưng with the original Hank Henshaw và has yet lớn display any of his signature abilities, lượt thích technopathy.

15 He’s Inspired By Marvel Characters

Fantastic Four Marvel Universe There"s Still Hope While Hank isn’t a direct copy of Reed Richards, he và his fellow astronauts introduced in The Adventures of Superman tale “The Limits of Power” are DC’s answer khổng lồ what would happen if the Fantastic Four had been created in their universe. Hank, his wife and two other astronauts are exposed to radiation from a solar flare while aboard a shuttle mission for LexCorp. At first Hank believed they could save his friends who had been transformed into lớn beings of rocks & radiation respectively. Hank was the only astronaut unaffected except for his hair turning trắng, a side effect of Reed Richards exposure to lớn Cosmic Rays as well. The DC answer lớn Ben Grimm would go on khổng lồ commit suicide by MRI, while its iteration of the Human Torch would burn himself out in the sun. Hank was able to save his wife Terri before she “disappeared” into lớn another dimension. Henshaw’s body toàn thân was ravaged by radiation poisoning, but his mind was able lớn live on in a computer, much lượt thích the Marvel character Wonder Man. From there, much lượt thích a less-đáng yêu version of Chappie, he set about building a makeshift robot body from Lexcorp tech.

Cyborg Superman In 1993, DC Comics" editorial board decided khổng lồ tap inkhổng lồ the zeitgeist of the stylized comic books wave started at Marvel. DC announced they were going lớn replace both Batman & Superman with new, "cooler" versions of the characters. The move was intended to be a meta-critical statement on how the DC characters were different from the popular characters of the day, but it also created a sales boom that would affect the industry for decades khổng lồ come. Henshaw was reintroduced to DC continuity after the "Death of Superman" in a storyline dubbed "Reign of the Supermen," in which four new Supermen appear.

After Superman’s apparent death at the hands of Doomsday, four replacement Supermen came out of the woodwork; they included John Henry Irons, an architect who had been saved by Superman and wanted to honor his memory as Steel; Superboy, a clone of Superman with tactile telekinesis; the Last Son of Krypton, a reprogrammed artificial intelligence given physical form by the robots of the Fortress of Solitude; và finally Cyborg Superman, a half-kryptonian, half-robot Superman replacement claiming to be the original Clark Kent, rebuilt. It would later be revealed that the Cyborg was actually Hank Henshaw having returned lớn Earth to lớn seek revenge against Superman, only lớn find hyên ổn dead at Doomsday’s hands. Henshaw built a new body using Kal-el’s birthing matrix comprised of enough kryptonian materials to lớn convince skeptics in the DC universe that he was the “real” Superman.

Cyborg Superman Holding a nguồn Ring While Cyborg Superman can certainly mimic Superman’s powers, Henshaw’s actual abilities are quite a bit stronger than the Man of Steel"s. Hank can transfer his consciousness into lớn any technology. Throughout his career of Superman-obsessed villainy, Henshaw has upgraded his form by interacting with different alien tech lượt thích the Kryptonian birthing matrix, the 4th Dimension powering Source Wall, and a post-Marvel-Kirby-created WarWorld. Henshaw would become obsessed with creating a Warworld of his own.

In the Youtube video clip The Death and Return of Superman, screenwriter Max Landis recounts the events of the massive sầu comics event in a Drunk History style. While Max tells the story of "The Death of Superman", actors played out some of the most memorable storylines in comics history. Landis includes Hank Henshaw’s entire origin story featuring former Good Son Elijah Wood as Cyborg Superman and adult film star Misti Dawn as his wife Terri. Other cameos included Mandy Moore as Lois Lane, Daredevil’s Elden Henson as Doomsday và even Sitháng Pegg as Landis’ own father, legendary director John Landis. This year Wood would reunite with the writer/director for his first TV series, an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently for BBC America.While Landis would go on lớn surmise in the short that "The Death & Return of Superman" may have been what destroyed Superman’s popularity for several years, Landis would eventually write multiple Superman comics including a crossover between Superman and the Joker và Superman: American Alien, a comic that explored Clark Kent’s awkward adolescence.

11 I Destroyed Coast City và All I Got was this Lousy Parallax

The Eradicator was a device programmed by one of Superman’s ancestors khổng lồ protect Kryptonian culture. The artifact created Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, & would have sầu continued lớn make Earth inlớn a new Krypton had it not been for Superman’s intervention. In an attempt to lớn recreate the perfect Kryptonian, it tried lớn take over Clark’s mind. Once he came to lớn his senses, Clark threw the Eradicator into lớn the sun at the same moment Hank Henshaw’s Excalibur mission was bombarded with radiation.

With the assistance of Mongul, Cyborg Superman attacked Coast City in an effort to frame The Eradicator, now in the physical form of The Last Son of Krypton, for its destruction, lớn convert it inkhổng lồ an Engine City for his new WarWorld, và we would eventually learn where Henshaw had lived with his wife Terri. While this act revealed hlặng for the true villain of "The Reign of the Supermen" arc, it also mix off the Green Lantern tale Emerald Twilight as Coast City was the home page of Hal Jordan. Jordan began lớn lose his mind và attempted to lớn use his ring khổng lồ recreate the west coast metropolis. When the Guardians called hyên ổn bachồng to lớn OA for his abuse of power, Jordan killed the majority of the Green Lantern Corps và became Parallax. This would phối up Cyborg Superman khổng lồ be not just a Superman villain, but a foil for many Green Lantern stories lớn come.

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In the 1990’s, the House of Mouse didn’t own Marvel and the publisher was much more open khổng lồ intercompany crossovers. During this era of unencumbered comic book cooperation, Peter Parker would take a freelance assignment working with Clark Kent, the Azrael version of Batman would kill bad guys with the Punisher, và Cyborg Superman found his way into the universe that actually inspired his own creation in the comic Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances. After coming khổng lồ the Marvel Universe, Henshaw would destroy a planet that had been saved by the Silver Surfer from the hunger of Galactus. Kicking off the DC Vs. Marvel sự kiện, Cyborg Superman throws down with Silver Surfer until Hal Jordan catches up to lớn Cyborg Superman. Though interference from the Silver Surfer prevents Hal from getting his revenge, Parallax discovers that by combining powers with the Surfer he can rebuild the recently destroyed planet. This sets hyên ổn on a course with the Silver Surfer lớn resurrect Coast City. Hank Henshaw would escape, but with a new interest in Galactus. All while new Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gets taken in by Thanos. Green Lanterns are apparently terrible judges of character.

9 The Thing Can Read Henshaw Like a Book

Henshaw partners briefly with the Fantastic Four in order to lớn get access to lớn Galactus’ power, while assisting them in getting to Superman. The writer & editors made sure lớn include an exchange about the shared origin story of the Fantastic Four & the crew of the Excalibur. As The Thing & The Cyborg load a shuttle for the trip across the universe, Henshaw mentions that it’s “ironic we’re partnering.” And recounts his experience with his wife & fellow crew members. Ben Grimilimet responds, “Sad to lớn see what happens when a kid gets traumatized during potty training.” Do you smell that smoke? It’s not the Human Torch.

After the events of DC’s mega-crossover Final Night, Superman was left searching for a way to lớn restart his powers after the eclipse of the sun drained hlặng of abilities. During his quest, Superman gained energy based powers. Through some very convoluted retconning, Hank Henshaw ended up in a clay statue that would fall into the hands of Superman villain Toyman. In a thin cài đặt, Toyman made a device for Cyborg Superman to use based on Electric Superman’s new abilities. Due to a malfunction, instead of splitting Clark’s atoms & disintegrating them at far ends of the galaxy, it split hlặng inlớn two distinct Supermen, Superman Red và Superman Blue. The former of the two would eventually capture Henshaw và imprison hlặng at the Fortress of Solitude.

The two Supermen represented different aspects of Clark’s personality, with one being more thoughtful và the other being brash. As the two acted independently of each other they both decided they wanted to lớn be rid of the other and not find a way to lớn become one Superman again. Both loved Lois Lane, but kind of forgot that maybe she was in love with one Clark Kent và her thoughts actually counted. She rightfully kicks them lớn curb of their bachelor pad in Antarctica. The story devolves into a bizarre love triangle / stand off with Maxima and Obsession. Ultimately, readers are given an apology for what they’ve witnessed by the return of the original Superman, powers intact, because comics.

7 Henshaw Sided with the Terminators Against Humanity

In another example of comic book intercompany cooperation, Dark Horse and DC Comics decided that Skynet was no longer worried about John Connor as much as a farm boy named Clark Kent when they crossed over for the series Superman Vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future. Much lượt thích Data was fascinated by the Borg and its queen in Star Trek: First Contact, so too was Cyborg Superman compelled toward Skynet. While Superman fought Skynet in the future with an aged Steel & John Connor, Cyborg Superman made a khuyến mãi with the artificial intelligence & uploaded information on how lớn defeat the Man of Steel khổng lồ the Terminators’ systems. After Superman & Steel defeat Skynet, Superman must face a combined Cyborg Superman và Terminatrix. Unlike the movie, however, the Terminatrix isn’t a người nickname; they actually Điện thoại tư vấn the T-X that in the comic. After Superman proved he could defeat them individually, Henshaw physically merged with the T-X. The union wouldn’t last, as Lex Luthor introduces a virus based on the Terminators AI architecture into their merged systems. The series ends with Luthor holding on to lớn the tech so that he could one day take control of Skynet. The destruction of Coast City forever linked Cyborg Superman khổng lồ the Green Lantern mythos. While he faced off against Hal Jordan as Parallax several times, the blood feud was renewed in the pages of Geoff John’s Green Lantern in 2006. When the newly reformed Green Lantern Corps is called to lớn a sector of space long banned by the Guardians (who give them their powers), they discover the Manhunters, the original androids the Guardians created to police space, holding many long thought dead Green Lanterns.

The Manhunters were now under the control of their new Grandmaster, Cyborg Superman. Henshaw had interfaced with the Manhunter homeworld, the artificial planet Biot, and continued using it lớn build an army in a quest khổng lồ destroy all life on Earth. While rescuing their comrades, The Green Lantern Corps would successfully destroy Biot, along with Hank’s toàn thân, but with limited knowledge of Hank’s ability lớn transfer his psybịt, they ignorantly took his head with them baông chồng to Oa. Silly Lanterns, always the bringers of their own doom.

5 Cyborg Superman is a Sinestro Corps Reservist

After the Sinestro Corps steals his head during an attaông xã, Cyborg Superman would get pulled further into the Green Lantern lore when he was granted not one Qwardian Power Ring, but ten of them. During the events of Infinite Crisis, the Anti-Monitor convinces Henshaw to lớn serve sầu hyên with the promise of death. With power ring constructs & his own Superman cấp độ strength, it takes not just Clark Kent, but Supergirl và Power Girl to lớn stop Henshaw. During the final assault, Henshaw is sealed in with the explosion that would destroy Anti-Monitor by the Green Lantern Corps. Thinking he will at last find peace in death, he thanks the Green Lanterns, only khổng lồ have sầu fate cruelly revive sầu him at the hands of the Manhunters.

Angry that the Manhunters cost hlặng his death, he deactivated the entire robotic race và returned to Earth khổng lồ bear witness to lớn the "Blackest Night". Desperate for death, Henshaw confronts Nekron, lord of the Blachồng Lanterns, who informs hyên ổn that he is of no interest khổng lồ the Blaông chồng Lanterns as he has no heart. A further dejected Henshaw returns khổng lồ the Manhunters và space, only to be redirected to Oa to find the answer of how he can die from Ganthet.

After Smallville wrapped its 10 season run on the CW, fans were already prepared for more than five sầu minutes of Tom Welling inspired Superman in the suit. Emboldened by the success of Dark Horse’s Buffy Season 8 and beyond, DC launched Smallville Season 11. Picking up with Clark’s adventures as a new Superman, the series was also part of a digital first initiative sầu at DC Comics, with issues hitting DC digital subscriptions & apps first.

While many characters from Superman"s mythos appeared on Smallville during the show’s decade spanning run, one character that had gone unused was Cyborg Superman. The first arc of the comic brought Hank Henshaw inlớn focus as the pilot of a LexCorp shuttle putting an anti-alien defense platkhung inlớn space. In this iteration of the character, the weapon detonates in the shuttle causing a radiation leak. Superman rescued the crew while Henshaw piloted the shuttle away. Hank’s consciousness would get transferred inkhổng lồ a Lexcorp robot after he suffered severe radiation burns và developing locked in syndrome. Unsure who to blame for his condition he lashes out và attacks Lex Luthor và Superman, though it is revealed that the entire incident was just an excuse khổng lồ cover Superman in a traceable radiation. In true Smallville fashion, Henshaw would ultimately come to lớn his senses after Clark reasons hyên down; proving you can take the melodramatic comic book soap opera off tv, but you can’t take the melodramatic soap opera out of comic books.

3 Cyborg Superman Starred in One of the Few Good Superman Games

As the comics boomed in the ‘90’s, so too did the video clip game consoles war. The rivalry between the Sega Genesis và Super Nintenbởi had created the opportunity for a multitude of comic-inspired adaptations. While Superman had been a staple of consoles since the Atari 2600, The Death & Return of Superman was Superman’s first outing for the 16 bit generation. Released a year after the Reign of the Supermen storyline, the Blizzard và Sunsoft developed game allows you to lớn play a streamlined version of the story. The game used a side scrolling brawler format in the vein of popular licensed arcade games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Turtles in Time and the ultra-popular six player X-Men based on the unused cartoon pilot "Pryde of the X-Men."

While the Nintenbởi 64 Superman is widely considered the worst game of all time, critical reception of The Death & Return of Superman was actually pretty mixed, Nintenbởi Power & a pre-Gamestop Game Informer rated it favorably, while EGM gave it an “eh” with 5.25 stars out of 10. Its faithful adaptation of "The Death of Superman" is pleasing for comics fans, as you can both play as và ultimately fight against Cyborg Superman.

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Hank Henshaw would show up again in several other DC based games over the years. The highlights being an oddly adorable Lego Cyborg Superman in Lego Batman 3 and his most recent appearance as an alternative skin for Superman in the Nether Realms produced Injustice: God"s Amuốn Us.

When DC relaunched their entire lineup with the New 52, they attempted to lớn capitalize on the sự kiện by bring characters from sub imprints lượt thích Wildstorm & Vertigo into the larger DCU. In the New 52 version of Team 7, Hank was reintroduced as Dr. Henshaw, a robotics geneticist at the Advanced Prosthetic Retìm kiếm Center. In a convoluted & misguided new origin, Hank"s body was destroyed when Spartan is reactivated. Henshaw"s body merges with other victims to become a massive sầu creature Team 7 must face.

1 He’s Going to lớn Be A Janitor

After the success of Justice LeagueTeen Titans, Warner Brothers greenlit an animated adaptation of the Legion of Superheroes. Lasting for two seasons on the Kid’s WB, the show starred a “young Superman” leading a team of teen heroes in the 31st century. In the episode “Message in a Bottle”, the team tracks Superman to the Fortress of Solitude. Upon entering the Fortress the Legionnaires discover the potential future of Hank Henshaw: Kal-el has kept Cyborg Superman at the fortress as a caretaker. The robot helps the Legionnaires piece together Superman’s location in the bottled thành phố of Kandor where he is trapped in a pitched battle with Imperiex and his forces. In a brief exchange with the teen superheroes, Cyborg Superman goes so far as lớn Hotline Superman his master, bringing the character whose obsession with being better than Last Son of Krypton full circle.Chulặng mục: NHÂN VẬT