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Mr. Orr and Project M

Cyborg’s Adversaries

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 History


Not much is known about the mysterious Mr. Orr, and that’s probably exactly the way he likes it. Mr. Orr runs a black-ops government organization that specializes in military intelligence and combat enhancements. To that end, Mr. Orr created Project M, an experimental program using Cyborg’s technology to create cybernetically enhanced super-soldiers.

The project resulted in the creations of the artificially created life force known as Equus, as well as a group of cybernetically enhanced Wildebeest creatures. Cyborg’s childhood friend Ron Evers became a test subject as well and was fused with a frame of enforced molybdenum steel and special polymers, much like Cyborg. The implants could also be controlled by Mr. Orr, should a subject start to disobey orders.

Mr. Orr gets right to the point in
DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #3 [2008].

Evers became a unwilling killing machine and was sent overseas for a series of field tests in the Middle East. After witnessing the atrocities of war, Ron returned to the United States and attempted to resign his commission with Project M. Mr. Orr rejected Ron’s resignation, leaving the embittered soldier to seek revenge against the the people who made him a cyborg. After destroying several S.T.A.R. Labs facilities that sponsored Project M, Evers attacked Sarah Charles and her fiancee, DeShaun, for their role as scientists in the project. Ron’s aggressions were halted by Cyborg and the Teen Titans.

In the wake of this attack, Mr. Orr pulled in Victor Stone from 10 years in the future! This future Victor – known as Cyborg 2.0 – was convinced to help Orr in an effort to preserve his own timeline. To stop Cyborg from exposing the secrets of Project M, Orr organized a team he dubbed the “Cyborg Revenge Squad.” Led by Cyborg 2.0, this group was comprised of Cyborgirl, Magenta, Gizmo II, Girder, Shrapnel and The Thinker – a team specially designed to take down Cyborg.

The Cyborg Revenge Squad tried to prevent Victor Stone from exposing Mr. Orr’s Project M – and that meant executing The Phantom Limbs, who were living proof of the program. But Cyborg defeated the Revenge Squad and saved The Phantom Limbs by initiating a backdoor program left by his father. This program made any cybernetics derived from Silas Stone’s work compatible only with Victor’s DNA. Sarah Charles and DeShaun also resigned from the project, setting back’s Orr’s developments substantially. This put an end to Project M – at least for now.

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 The Cyborg Revenge Squad


The mysterious mercenary known as Mr. Orr would stop at nothing to protect his black ops program known as Project M – which used Cyborg’s technology to create cybernetically enhanced super-soldiers. The project was in jeopardy when cyber-soldier Ron Evers went rogue and attacked S.T.A.R. Labs, who he blamed for his transformation.

In the wake of this attack, Mr. Orr pulled in Victor Stone from 10 years in the future! This future Victor – known as Cyborg 2.0 – was convinced to help Orr in an effort to preserve his own timeline. To stop Cyborg from exposing the secrets of Project M, Orr organized a team he dubbed the “Cyborg Revenge Squad.” Led by Cyborg 2.0, this group was comprised of Cyborgirl, Magenta, Gizmo II, Girder, Shrapnel and The Thinker – a team specially designed to take down Cyborg.

The Cyborg Revenge Squad tried to prevent Victor Stone from exposing Mr. Orr’s Project M – and that meant executing The Phantom Limbs, who were living proof of the program. But Cyborg defeated the Revenge Squad and saved The Phantom Limbs by initiating a backdoor program left by his father. This program made any cybernetics derived from Silas Stone’s work compatible only with Victor’s DNA. Sarah Charles and DeShaun also resigned from the project, setting back’s Orr’s developments substantially. This put an end to Project M – at least for now.

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Essential Reading


DC Special: Cyborg #1-6 (mini-series) [2008]: Cyborg attends the wedding of Sarah Charles and her fiancee, DeShaun. The event is shattered by the arrival of Vic’s former friend, Ron Evers Having been transformed into a Cyborg-like killing machine, Evers sought revenge on S.T.A.R. Labs for its role in Project M, an experimental super-soldier program using Cyborg’s technology. After preventing Evers attack with the help of his Titans allies, Cyborg encounters the Phantom Limbs, a group of cybernetically enhanced soldiers. Meanwhile, Mr. Orr gathers together The Cyborg Revenge Squad, a group specially formulated to take down Cyborg. The Cyborg Revenge Squad tries to prevent Victor Stone from exposing Mr. Orr’s Project M – and that means executing the Phantom Limbs, who were living proof of the program. But Cyborg defeats the Revenge Squad and saves The Phantom Limbs by initiating a backdoor program left by his father. This also puts an end to Project M. In an effort to insure that his technology would not be used for killing, Vic also replaces the Phantom Limbs’ deadly weapons with ordinary prosthetics. Unknown to Victor, the Phantom Limb soldier known as Blend used his adaptive camouflage to evade capture. Blend uses his cybernetic stealth to make contact with Ron Evers. With Blend’s surviving tech, this may not be the end of The Phantom Limbs or Project M. Ron Evers revealed alive and saved through Cyborg technology in issue #2-3. First appearance of The Phantom Limbs in issue #5. First appearance of Gizmo II in issue #5. First appearance of Cyborg Revenge Squad in issue #5. Marriage of Sarah Charles and DeShaun in issue #6.



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