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Feeling Down? Well, if You're in the UK That Makes Sense: It's The UK Mental Wellbeing Ranking Has Fallen! One Nations Misery Is Another One Nations Happiness, Right?  Let's face it, life here in the UK isn't always sunshine and beer gardens. A recent study ranked us second to last in terms of mental wellbeing—ahhh! But before you book a one-way ticket to Benedorm, there's more to this. . .  The Telegraph points to a few possible culprits we could blame for these collective blues. One big finger points to the internet and social media  with its constant barrage of negativity and unrealistic portrayals of perfection. It aided the economic woes that put retail mostly online, providing many thriving towns into empty building projects and charity shop high streets! That's before we even get into culture wars, and wokism. It looks like we're turning into a  digitised national echo chamber, teeming with  screen addicts, who, on average, now spend less time making

Cyborg: Victor Stone.

The Cybernetic Outcast: A Symbol for the Futurist

Victor Stone, the Cyborg, is basically the internet on legs. Science and technology incarnate, the symbol of what we are becoming. He's MI5, GCHQ, Mossad, the CIA, MI6 and every other secret service, because he could take anything he likes from any of them. This digital world is his to command. 

Cybord comic art

In the Justice League Films and the Snyder cut, we see Cyborg struggle adapting to his cybernetic enhancements and find a way to use them for the greater good. He is a great example of the estranged outcast, self-ostracised or the proverbial lone wolf. In the Film, he begins to make bonds with Flash and Wonder woman somewhat but not so much with Batman or Superman. However, like the man of Steel and Lantern, he can fly, but he can weaponise his cybernetic body, such as his arm into a gun, for example. His command of technology is his own unique perk. 

Cyborg from justice league the movie

In Teen Titans Go!, the series by Marv Wolfman and George Perez,  Cyborg is quite funny, to say the very least! He's an animated singing and dancing, crime-fighting comedian, who loves pie! Totally different to the movie, as expected. I've watched hours of this show with our little ones, for me it's all about the caricatures, especially of Batman and Gordon, but I do like Beast Boy and Cyborg. 

Teen Titans Go! CYBORG

During the war with Darkseid, Cyborg and the rest of the Justice League, fought bravely. Victor Stone was holding his own, then smash! I was quite surprised, I thought he was going to die! He took a nasty hit. The incident was also in the corresponding Justice League: War animated movie. I am glad he was added to the league, he works well. Cyborg has become increasingly more popular over the last decade; he also appeared in the animated Justice League movies as well as the Doom Patrol show. 

His tragic back story in the comic books and cinema are slightly different. A horrible accident leaves him profoundly worse for wear and disabled. His life, however in the comic books, is saved by his father's proficiency with advanced technology, yes: his dad built the Cyborg. 

Cyborg from the Doom Patrol series

The movies implementation of an advanced technological mother box from the planet Apokolypse was a better backstory. Super alien self-aware tech merged with Stone, making him a  trans-human symbiote. Both transformations resulted with him receiving great technological abilities. It holds little to no believability to say these super human cybernetics were crafted by a single human. 

The comic book Cyborg

Speaking of performance, Cyborg has always played an important role in the portrayal of disabled people in comics. His stories of adaptation and overcoming obstacles resonated with many readers who may also have a disability or face other challenges in their lives. 

He is an outstanding black superhero, and I'm sure DC will continue their diversity with characters. Cyborg is awesome, a walking plot device, a marvel to watch; he's like the son of Robocop and the Terminator, such a magnificent character. 


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