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Sarah Charles

Cyborg’s Girlfriend

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 History


Cyber Dating

When Victor Stone had his cyborg parts successfully replaced with plastic, he underwent recuperative physical therapy under the direction of Dr. Sarah Charles. Sarah was tough on Vic, but the two were immediately and undeniably attracted to each other.

This attraction soon blossomed into a full-blown romance. Sarah Charles also continued to work at S.T.A.R. Labs, but as a scientist rather than a physical therapist.

Sarah Simms meets Sarah Charles in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #19 [1986].


Soon, Dr. Sarah Charles received a job offer to work in S.T.A.R. Labs’ West Coast branch. This would put a major strain on her relationship with Vic. Regardless, she took the job as she and Vic continued a long-distance relationship.

After his body was nearly destroyed in a conflict with the Wildebeest Society, Victor Stone was rebuilt as a mindless Cyborg by Russian scientists. Eventually, A group of technological aliens came to Earth and tried to fuse Cyborg’s soul with theirs. These beings, called the Technis, transformed Cyborg into Cyberion. Sarah continued to be supportive during the whole ordeal but was devastated when Vic left earth with the Technis.

ABOVE: Sarah’s impending move to San Francisco puts a strain on her relationship 
with Vic – as seen in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #45 [1988].
BELOW: Vic Stone – as Cyberion – is reunited with Sarah Charles in NEW TITANS #128 [1995].

Relationship Reboots

Later, Vic returned to earth with his soul restored in a new, golden robotic body made up of the battlesuit, the Omegadrome. Vic hoped to renew his relationship with Sarah, but she had begun a new relationship with a fellow scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs – a gregarious man named DeShaun. As much as Victor Stone wanted to dislike DeShaun, Sarah’s new boyfriend was nothing less than charming. Sarah Charles and DeShaun were able to provide assistance to the Titans on several cases.

DeShaun was later recruited by the mysterious Mr. Orr to work on Project M – an experimental super-soldier program using Cyborg’s technology. The project was a morally questionable initiative that resulted in the creation of several cybernetically enhanced killing machines, including Victor Stone’s former friend, Ron Evers.

Sarah with her new boyfriend, DeShaun, in TITANS #7 [1999].

DeShaun eventually proposed to Sarah and the two lovers planned to wed. But on their wedding day, DeShaun and Sarah were attacked by a Cyborg-like Ron Evers, who sought revenge for DeShaun’s role in Project M. Ron’s aggressions were halted by Cyborg and the Teen Titans.

Cyborg eventually defeated Orr and his mercenary allies 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.

DeShaun and Sarah resumed their wedding plans, with Victor Stone standing as DeShaun’s best man.

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Essential Reading


Tales of the Teen Titans #56-58 [1985]: The Fearsome Five, without Dr. Light, invade S.T.A.R. Labs and take Neutron and Jinx to be their new teammates; Cyborg’s refit is completed, but his body rejects the parts; The Fearsome Five are defeated; Cyborg is brought back to health and meets Dr. Sarah Charles; Jericho is made a full-fledged Titan. First appearances of Sarah Charles. First appearance of Jinx. Jinx and Neutron join the Fearsome Five.
New Teen Titans (second series) #19 [1986]: As Cyborg recovers at S.T.A.R. Labs, Sarah Simms meets Sarah Charles.
New Teen Titans (second series) #41-42 [1988]: Dr. Sarah Charles is offered a job as the head of S.T.A.R. Labs’ West Coast medical facilities.
New Titans #94-96 [1993]: Red Star travels to his homeland of Russia with Sarah Charles in an attempt to restore Cyborg. He learns his father Konstantin is alive and building an army of Meta-Men as part of a plot to assassinate President Yeltsin and blame it on the American government. Red Star tries to prevent Cyborg, under control of government radicals, from assassinating Boris Yeltsin.
Titans #7 [1999]: Sarah Charles reappears, with new boyfriend DeShaun.
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.



Sources for this entry: The Official Teen Titans Index [published by ICG in 1985], supplemented by titanstower.com


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