Silas Stone is a character appearing in the comics that are published by DC Comics. He is the father of Cyborg and the creator of Titans Tower. Silas Stone first appeared in DC Comics Presents #26 and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
|First appearance||DC Comics Presents #26 (Oct. 1980)|
|Created by||Marv Wolfman
|Team affiliations||S.T.A.R. Labs
Fictional character biographyEdit
Silas Stone is a scientist who formerly worked at S.T.A.R. Labs and is the father of Victor Stone. Blaming himself for the accident that damaged 90% of his son's body during his high school days, Silas Stone had to turn his son into a cyborg which led to Victor Stone taking the name Cyborg. As Victor blamed his father for the accident, Silas attempted to heal his son's hatred of him by helping to build Titans Tower for the Teen Titans.
While on his deathbed after years of failing to make it up to his son due to him dying from radiation poisoning caused by a monster the Teen Titans were fighting, Silas finally reconciled with Cyborg as he passes away.
In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, Silas Stone is a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs Super-Human Study building in Detroit studying a mysterious box when he is informed of the arrival of his son Victor. While Silas was annoyed that Victor showed up at his place of work, Victor talks to him about the scholarships that he received. Silas states that he doesn't need a scholarship as he is already paying for his school which leads to the two of them arguing about it. When the box in the Justice League's possession and the box at S.T.A.R. Labs activate, Parademons come out and Victor is torn apart. Silas cradles his son's damaged body and vows not to lose him like he lost his wife. With help from some co-workers, Silas takes his son to a secured room while telling him to hang in there. Following Victor's brief cardiac arrest while his body is being outfitted with experimental technology, Silas starts hearing Cyborg quote the binary code indicating that his repaired body is now online. When Victor comes out of the room in his Cyborg body, he defends his father from the invading Parademons.
During the "Forever Evil" storyline, Batman and Catwoman arrive at S.T.A.R. Labs' Detroit Branch carrying Cyborg's body. Upon bring it to Silas Stone and T.O. Morrow, they inform him that his cybernetic support system was ripped off him by Grid when the Crime Syndicate of America arrived. After explaining how he and Catwoman evaded being trapped inside Firestorm where the rest of the Justice League and the Justice League of America became trapped, Batman tells Silas to save Victor.
In other mediaEdit
- Silas Stone is alluded to in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians episode "The Seeds of Doom." Martin Stein tells Ronnie Raymond about Cyborg's history where he included that Victor Stone's dad saved him from an accident.
- An alternate reality version of Silas Stone appears in Justice League: Gods and Monsters, voiced by Carl Lumbly. This version is a member of Project Fair Play alongside John Henry Irons, Karen Beecher, Kimiyo Hoshi, Michael Holt, Pat Dugan, Professor Hamilton, Ray Palmer, Stephen Shin, T.O. Morrow, Thaddeus Sivana, Victor Fries, and Will Magnus. Superman enlisted him to unlock the seemingly-missing data from the Kryptonian spaceship that he arrived in. Later that night, Silas was attacked by a Metal Man secretly sent by Will Magnus that was in the form of Superman. The Metal Man burned Silas Stone and his son Victor alive.
- Silas Stone appears in the films set in the DC Extended Universe portrayed by Joe Morton.
- Stone first appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He is shown experimenting on his son Victor to create Cyborg.
- Stone again appears in Justice League. He was among the scientists that were captured by Steppenwolf due to him having come in contact with the Mother Box. While Batman and Wonder Woman were fighting Steppenwolf, Flash rescued Silas Stone and the surviving scientists.
- DC Comics Presents #26. DC Comics.
- New Teen Titans #7. DC Comics.
- Justice League Vol. 2 #2. DC Comics.
- Justice League Vol. 2 #3. DC Comics.
- Justice League Vol. 3 #4. DC Comics.
- Forever Evil #2. DC Comics.
- Forever Evil #3. DC Comics.
- Burlingame, Russ (March 25, 2016). "Batman v Superman Reveals Who Plays Cyborg's Dad". comicbook.com. Retrieved April 3, 2016.