Sunday, 20 December 2015

The "New" Teen Titans ... Part Eleven The Coming of The Cyborg

Last Time I wrote about Victor Stone, a boy  GENIUS who had turned his back on his parents choice of future to pursue his own path in life.

Finding Sport to be his true vocation, Victor soon became an all round athlete. Tipped for greatness as a future Olympian, Victor's life was great.

However, on a visit to his parents Laboratory at STAR Labs, he arrived as his parents were in the middle of an experiment which opened an inter-dimensional portal into the unknown, The portal allowed a monstrous entity to emerge. It killed Victor's Mother, Elinore and then attacked Victor. Its touch was like acid, and its touch started to burn and erode Victor's body.  Victor's father Silas was able to shut down the Portal causing the Entity to be pulled back into its own dimension. This both sealed the Portal and caused most of the laboratory to be destroyed in the process.
The Accident at STAR Labs

Silas Stone was left with the realisation that his Wife was Dead and his Son was near death too. Victor was still alive, but most of his body had been destroyed in the attack, along with their research in Inter-Dimensional affairs, Silas had also been working for the US Army developing a Cybernetic Suit of Armour and prosthetic enhancements to help injured soldiers. Silas knew that even if his son did survive, the chances of him ever being able to to walk let alone function as a normal person was impossible.

Using his own designs and much untested procedures, Silas spent the next few weeks slowly rebuilding his son.

Grafting Metal and plastic to parts of Victor's body, Silas began to slowly replace the damaged and destroyed parts of Victor.

Half of Victor's Face was gone, as was both his legs and his arms.  Were possible Silas tried to keep as much of Victor's body as was before, but this proved difficult..... but at least his son would live.

When Victor first awoke from his coma, he was horrified at his new appearance. He felt like he was a Monster and his Father was no better than a modern day Dr Frankenstein.
Victor sees his new face for the First Time in the Mirror

Although originally wanting to die after the discovery of  that  most of his body and part of his face have been replaced with metallic implants, he eventually adjusts to the changes and learns to control his implants.

As he got Stronger and more confident with his new body Victor began to realise that again his relationship with his Father was based on just one thing..... Research. And he had become nothing more than a Test Subject and Laboratory Project of  DR Silas Stone. 

In anger Victor walked away from his Father and further testing of his new body, Silas pleaded with Victor that he was unsure that the Prosthetics and implants would not start to reject and fail. But Victor did not care. It was time for him to find his place in the world.

At first Victor tried to go back to his old University  life, But now  with his enhanced body he could no longer compete fairly in any Sport. Also he found he was now academically below the standards expected at the University and therefore could not justify staying on to continue his studies on his scholarship.

Although Victor could hide most of his "new" body beneath his clothing his facial Implants made it difficult to blend in. He found he was now shunned by strangers and by many who he considered friends. Even his long Time Girl Friend found she could not coup with the "new" look Victor Stone.
The New Look made Victor Feel like a FREAK 

Victor's Life was now one of a recluse. He had no future in his mind. His Career in Sport was now a dream, he hated and blamed his father for what happened, his Mother was dead and at times he wished he too had died.

At his lowest ebb is when Raven appeared asking for his help in Defeating Triggon.  He accepted the challenge and found that as a result his life changed too. He now found a purpose for his life, a place where his looks were never questioned. Whilst the World saw him as CYBORG to the other Titans he was Victor (Vic) Stone, Friend and Team Mate.

Next Time a look at the combined force that was The "NEW" Teen Titans.

Until Then Enjoy !

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The New Teen Titans Part Ten The Meet Victor Stone

The Final Member of the Original Line Up of the "New" Teen Titans was Victor Stone. All through his life Victor had felt like he was more than an experiment than a person.

Victor was born to  Silas and Elinore Stone, both of whom were very accomplished scientists. From infancy Victor was treated more life his parents science project than their son. Yes his parents loved him, but whilst Victor long to be outside playing with the other children, he spent his time studying and being studied.

At a young age Victor had a higher than average IQ, this was caused by the nurture or his parents along with experiments conducted by them to increase human intelligence.

A Young Victor Stone with his parents

As Victor Grew he started to buck against his learning regime, and for a time started to hang out with some unsavoury characters of a similar age. After he became involved in petty crime his mother realised that her and her husband had in some way caused Victor to rebel.

Victor's father dismissed this but with reluctantly  agreed that Victor should be allowed to go to public school and allowed to follow his dream. Deep down Silas believed that Victor would see sense and would return to the path and future he had carved for his son in  the world of science and exploration.

Now allowed to follow his own path Victor found that his true future lay in sport. He found that along with his expanded intellect he was good at any sport he tried his Hand At. However, although he was more intelligent than his peers in the beginning, he neglected his studies and concentrated solely on Sports. This meant than is above IQ age soon turned into an average IQ compared to his other classmates.
A Young Teen Victor Stone,  a champion but not in the eyes of his parents.

Victor won nearly all the sporting titles and awards open to him. He received much praise from everyone around him..... except his Father who felt that Victor was wasting both his time and his life continuing  in this pastime. Victors mother was supportive, but had to agree with her husband that Victor was wasting his potential on marking Sport his future career.
A Young Adult Victor Stone winning  everything except the endorsement of his Parents.

Although he began to distance himself from his parents and their lives, he would make the effort to visit with them. As their lives revolved around work and research this usually meant meeting with them at their place of work   STAR Labs.

On a visit to see them Victor's life would be changed forever.

Next Time The End of one Life and a Start of a New One for Victor Stone.

Until Then ENJOY !