Battles Of The Week: Cyborg vs Grid (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “FOREVER HEROES”

Cyborg convinces Dr. Magnus to re-activate the damaged Metal Men. The objective is to take on Grid who has taken over the Internet. Grid a sentient virus implanted in Cyborg that became alive and separated from Cyborg, forming a new cybernetic being.

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. During the battle, Cyborg takes on Grid in a battle that warps reality!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

IN THE “FOREVER EVIL” EVENT, CYBORG BATTLES GRID IN A BATTLE THAT WARPS REALITY!
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants near Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. On the left side is Cyborg and on the right side is Grid.

Let’s look at the stats.

CYBORG – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Mind Control.
  • Missing Eye.
GRID – PRIME EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: INVENTOR
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Limitation.
  • No Physical Body.
  • Restricted Senses.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERBOY VS SUPERBOY-PRIME (HERO VS VILLAIN).

VISIT THE CYBORG APPRECIATION PAGE.

THE FIGHT

Cyborg, Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men attack Grid near Happy Harbor. Grid retaliates with the Secret Society. After the death of Mercury, the battle is on between Cyborg and Grid.

The battle to decide who is the true cyborg!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Cyborg and Grid in a stalemate with their sonic cannons. After an explosion, Grid connects to Cyborg’s forehead and sends him into the digital dimension.

CYBORG ENERGY MANIPULATION – EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 1 DAMAGE PT.
GRID ENERGY MANIPULATION + REALITY WARPING – EXPLOSION ATTACKS = 6 DAMAGE PTS + 8 DAMAGE PTS – 5 DAMAGE PTS = 9 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following pages, Cyborg lands a reality-warping attack by destroying Grid’s digital body. Grid recovers and lands three reality-warping attacks by scratching and destroying Cyborg’s digital body..

CYBORG REALITY-WARPING – REGENERATION ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS – 3 DAMAGE PTS = 5 DAMAGE PTS.
GRID REALITY-WARPING ATTACKS x 3 = 24 DAMAGE PTS.




The battle kicks into high gear when Grid turns Cyborg into his human form with reality-warping attacks. Accepting his human form, Cyborg deals Grid with one final reality-warping attack, disconnecting Grid by leaving it in the dark. Then, Grid goes offline.

GRID REALITY-WARPING + INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 11 DAMAGE PTS.
CYBORG REALITY-WARPING + BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACKS = 8 DAMAGE PTS + 6 DAMAGE PTS = 14 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


CYBORG’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-71 DAMAGE PTS.

-(71 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -152142.857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

GRID’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-17 DAMAGE PTS.

-(17 DAMAGE PTS * 1200*10^15 bytes * 7,500,000 J/day * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J * 10^12 bytes) = -36428.5714286 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

OUTCOME: CYBORG WINS BY DIGITAL SHUTDOWN

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CYBORG IN COMICS

‘DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26, titled “Where Nightmares Begin”, marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. Robin arrives on the scene of a terrorist siege at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before Robin can act, his future teammates Cyborg, Raven and Starfire appear to him in a vision at Titans Tower. At the end of the issue, it is revealed Raven gave Robin a vision of the future.

The issue was created by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman.

DC Comics Presents' (1980) #26, titled "Where Nightmares Begin", marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity.
DC Comics Presents’ (1980) #26 marks the first appearance of Cyborg in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: BLACK PANTHER VS IRON FIST. MAY 18TH.


SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.
Victor Stone (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
Grid (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 26 in DC Database.

DC Day Series: During ‘Forever Evil’, The Metal Men Give Their All And Take On Grid

DC DAY

DURING ‘FOREVER EVIL’, THE METAL MEN TAKE ON GRID
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Men take on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

CYBORG SETS A TRAP FOR GRID

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg sets a trap for Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg recruits the Metal Men in order to battle Grid.

At his base, Grid is in communications with the Crime Syndicate. They have found out that Lex Luthor and his rebels have freed the Crime Syndicate’s prisoner from the Justice League Satellite.

Grid notices Cyborg has taken over his communications. Cyborg says Grid is wondering how he survived. To which Grid responds, Cyborg was built a new body and he knows where Cyborg is.

Cyborg sets the trap since he is counting on his team and asks Grid to “come and get me.”1 Grid accepts the challenge.

THE METAL MEN CAN’T BE DETECTED BY GRID, SINCE THEY ARE OFFLINE

Grid seeks Cyborg in an empty street near Happy Harbor. When Grid says Cyborg is hiding, Cyborg appears and says he is not. Grid then states he thought he was rid of Cyborg as he attacks Cyborg with a blast. As Cyborg evades the attack, he notes Grid can’t see the Metal Men. At that moment, Iron attacks Grid with a wrecking ball. The battle is on.

Grid gets wrecked through buildings and houses. Lead is directing the attack and asks Dr. Magnus for orders. He tells Lead and Iron to keep hitting Grid. Grid recovers and says he has identified Dr. Magnus’ voice. Iron responds with a direct attack by slamming Grid through a car.

 

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, the Metal Man take on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

As Grid recovers again, Mercury appears. Since Mercury “is the only metal that’s liquid at room temperature”, he attempts to enter Grid’s gears and melt them.2 The attack fails and Grid incinerates Mercury.

Grid notes the androids are inferior and that they feel. He identifies the source of their feelings to their responsometer and removes Mercury’s responsometer. At that moment, Grid summons the Secret Society.

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Grid incinerates Mercury and removes his responsometer. AP Photo/DC Comics

‘FOREVER EVIL’

It is now Cyborg and the Metal Men against Grid and the Secret Society. While the Metal Men take on the Secret Society of Super-Villains, Cyborg takes on Grid.

Forward on the action, it is evident that the real objective of ‘Forever Evil’ is to free the Justice League. As new enemies arrive, Cyborg orders the Metal Men to keep fighting why he goes “to save the Justice League.”3

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #29, Cyborg takes on Grid. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 29 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #29.
  2. Justice League #29.
  3. Justice League #29.

DC Day: Superman vs Black Adam

In 'Action Comics' (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831, Superman battles Black Adam. Photo/DC Comics
Look! The Daily Planet logo with the Earth globe at the center.

DAILY PLANET EXCLUSIVE

Today, we talk about a battle of epic proportions! The Man of Steel has faced overwhelming foes over his superhero life. Let’s take a look and examine a battle that is sure to rock the Earth and crack the moon! I am talking about a battle royale between Superman and Black Adam. Can the Last Son of Krypton defeat the former Champion of the Egyptian gods?

DATABASE FILES

In 'Action Comics #831' (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Action Comics #831‘ (2005), Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. A battle ensues.

In 'Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho.
In ‘Action Comics (2005) #831, Superman confronts Black Adam over his protection of the villain Doctor Psycho. Photo/DC Comics

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Their energy projection is dependable with Superman holding an edge.

It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments.
It appears that the Man of Steel and Black Adam are evenly matched in the strength, speed, and endurance departments. Photo/DC Comics

In the fight, Superman’s vulnerability to magic does not seem to be put in display. Black Adam holds back due to a simple misunderstanding between the two.

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Black Adam turns his back. Superman relinquishes the attack!

Superman is not holding back. He attacks with "a punch that would have split the moon in half."
Superman is not holding back. He attacks with “a punch that would have split the moon in half.” Photo/DC Comics

In the end, Doctor Psycho removes his hold over the citizens of Metropolis. Black Adam promises to punish Doctor Psycho. Superman reveals his knowledge of Black Adam’s formation of the Secret Society of Super-Villains and promises to watch over them.

Visit ‘Action Comics #831‘ at DC Database.

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