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Zechs wrote:17. Cyborg Superman (149 points - 4 first place slots)
A crewmember of the space shuttle Excalibur, Hank Henshaw was converted by a freak radiation accident into a being of pure energy. Horrified by what he had become, Henshaw beamed his consciousness into Superman's Kryptonian birthing matrix that brought the Man of Steel to Earth, and used it to leave the solar system.
While in space Henshaw's irrational hatred of Superman grew. Eventually his consciousness was able to mold the alloys and residue Kryptonian DNA into a mockery of a body commonly called the Cyborg Superman.
During the Death of Superman storyline, Hank came back as one of the four people who claimed they were the real Superman back from the dead. Having everyone fooled, he gained their trust only to betray them all and ruin the image and legend of Superman for everyone. With the help of Mongul, they destroyed Coast City, which was the main cause for Hal Jordon going crazy. When all is said and done is he defeated and that is the end of Hank Henshaw, or is it?
Hank later began to lead the Manhunters and spent a lot of time and effort battling the Green Lantern Corps, before joining forces with the Anti-Monitor and his Sinestro Corps. It is here we discover that Hank Henshaw's one wish is to die, as the Anti-Monitor promised to grant Hank's wish of death once their goal is reached.
Henshaw was positioned to watch over the construction of the new War World. As the Sinestro Corps approach Earth, their primary target, Sinestro orders Hank to deal with the Justice League and control the Anti-Monitor's landing zone personally. He attacks the Justice League, along with his army of Manhunters, they appear to be victorious before Superman arrives and battles his cyborg counterpart. Using the power of the yellow rings, Henshaw is able to push Superman back but is beaten senseless once Supergirl and Power Girl arrive to aid their cousin. Henshaw is thrown into Superman-Prime who is in the middle of a battle with the rest of Earth's heroes. After landing on top of Prime, Henshaw states "He almost did it."
Henshaw gets back into the action and continues to fight Green Lanterns and the heroes of Earth. He mocks the Green Lanterns for their lack of skills saying that since they are able to use lethal force they should use it. In the middle of the battle Henshaw lit Hawkman's wings on fire but the fire is quickly put out by John Stewart. Henshaw was caught in the explosion when War World exploded. He survived and was rescued by his Manhunters.
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