Monday, April 4, 2016

C is for…Cyborg

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Cyborg is another character I found through my children. I watched the 2003 Teen Titans series with my older daughter when she was a small fry. The theme song is forever stuck in my head. We still have a lot of them on disk and break them out when we need a pick-me-up.

The show was a lot of fun for both of us, and part of what I appreciated about it was the complete lack of darkness and angst. Sure, the heroes fought (bad guys and each other), but they didn't delve into the deep, dark recesses of the soul. Even Raven, the resident grump, was much lighter than similar characters on other shows. 

Cyborg especially had some serious joie-de-vivre on this show. He loved being a Teen Titan and took friendship seriously, but knew how to have a good time. He and Beast Boy bonded over pizza and videogames, but he took the female characters at face value, too. I always felt like Cyborg would be a good friend to have. 

And who could forget his Boo-yah!



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This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'll be writing about superheroes I love all month. You can check out other bloggers and see their creative takes on the challenge here.

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14 comments:

  1. Reading this, I'm beginning to think I had my kids 25 years too early!

    Keith Channing A-Zing from http://keithkreates.com

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    1. Cartoons have definitely improved in the last 25 years.

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  2. I have not seen Teen Titans - sounds like it's a lot of fun :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  3. I've never seen Teen Titans, sounds interesting. I think it's great that you have a show that both you and your daughter enjoyed watching together.

    Cheers - Ellen | http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/c-is-for-catamaran-nancy-drew.html

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  4. Funny the cartoons we end up loving because of our kids. Love it!

    Happy April 4th!

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    1. Kids bring all kinds of new things into our lives for sure.

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  5. I've never heard of this one before. Who wouldn't like a guy who loves pizza?

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  6. My kids watched this show, but I can't say that I did. I did end up watching a lot of cartoons with them when they were younger though.
    Discarded Darlings

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    1. There are plenty of things my kids watch that I just can't share with them. But this one, I like.

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  7. How fun! I'll have to see about streaming it from somewhere (sadly, not on Netflix...)

    @dSavannahCreate from
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  8. Love Cyborg! Looking forward to seeing him in the next Justice League movie.

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!
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