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Cyborg Superman
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Debut As Hank Henshaw:
Adventures of Superman #465
(April 1990)
As Cyborg Superman:
Adventures of Superman #500
(June 1993)
Created by Dan Jurgens
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AKA Hank Henshaw
Classification Originally Human; now Kryptonian Cyborg (body constructed from Superman's DNA)
Affiliation Sinestro Corps

Cyborg Superman, also known as Hank Henshaw, is an evil supervillain who resembles a cybernetic version of Superman. He has all of Superman's powers as well as the ability to control and manipulate all forms of machinery and technology.

After a failed attempt to turn Earth into a new Warworld, he escaped into space, piggybacking on Doomsday's body in a microchip he planted there while the creature was "dead". After that, he briefly took over Apokolips before being overthrown yet again. (Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey)

Most recently, he has become the leader of the Manhunters and an important member of the Sinestro Corps. He now wishes to die. (Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War)

Powers and Abilities

All Kryptonian powers:

Immortality: Cyborg Superman is also immortal, being able to live no matter what happens to his physical body.

Solar Energy Absorption: Technically, this is the main source of Henshaw's powers. Because Henshaw's powers are greatly due to exposure to Earth's yellow sun, his powers have been affected by extreme absorptions of solar power, whether voluntary or involuntary. Electronic Consciousness: Since he is, at the core, an energy being, Henshaw is extremely difficult to permanently destroy, as he can transfer his electronic consciousness into any nearby machine. The maximum distance range of this transfer is unknown, although Henshaw was able to somehow transmit his mind from the 'Cyborg Superman' body on Earth to the tracking device attached to Doomsday, who was on Apokolips, following Reign of the Supermen.

Cyborg Kryptonian Physiology: Thanks to his interactions with Superman's birthing matrix, the Cyborg possesses knowledge of both Superman's Kryptonian genetic code and Kryptonian technology. This information allows the Henshaw to construct bodies with organic portions that are genetically identical to Superman and mechanical components built from Kryptonian alloys. Using Superman's genetic code gives the Cyborg access to all of Superman's powers, including super strength, speed, invulnerability and senses.

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