|“Technology can improve our lives, but so can people. And if we focus on one at the expense of the other, that's when the balance is off.”|
|— Cyrus Borg in "The Titanium Ninja"|
Dr. Cyrus Borg is the head of Borg Industries. He built Borg Tower and commencing a more advanced future. During the Nindroid crisis, Borg was threatened by the Overlord's consciousness and corrupted into a semi-mechanical entity, which the Overlord took possession of for some time. Borg was later saved by the ninja, who used some of his technology in the ensuing chaos. Following the supposed demise of Zane, Borg commemorated the fallen ninja and began to realize that technology wasn't the answer for Ninjago's problems.
Over the years, Borg remained a loyal ally of the ninja and witnessed such events as the Second Serpentine War and Morro's struggle with the ninja. During this time, Borg produced several vehicles for the ninja to use against Morro and his cursed allies. After the Time Twins returned to Ninjago, they captured Cyrus Borg and forced him to build an apparatus capable of traveling through time. Though Borg succeeded, the ninja ultimately thwarted the Twins' plans, though Master Wu was lost as a result.
When Prime Empire was a hit, Cyrus Borg found out that players have been trapped in the game and helped the ninja enter Prime Empire.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early life
- 1.2 After the Final Battle
- 1.3 Rebooted
- 1.4 Tournament of Elements
- 1.5 Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
- 1.6 Possession
- 1.7 The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko (non-canon)
- 1.8 Prior to Skybound
- 1.9 The Hands of Time
- 1.10 After Season 9
- 1.11 March of the Oni
- 1.12 Prime Empire
- 2 Appearance
- 3 LEGO.com descriptions
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Appearances
- 5.1 Sets
- 5.2 LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- 5.2.1 Season 3: Rebooted
- 5.2.2 Season 4: Tournament of Elements
- 5.2.3 Season 5: Possession
- 5.2.4 Season 6: Skybound
- 5.2.5 Tall Tales
- 5.2.6 Season 7: The Hands of Time
- 5.2.7 Season 8: Sons of Garmadon
- 5.2.8 Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu
- 5.2.9 Season 10: March of the Oni
- 5.2.10 Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu
- 5.2.11 Prime Empire Original Shorts
- 5.2.12 Season 12: Prime Empire
- 5.2.13 Season 13: Master of the Mountain
- 5.3 Books
- 5.4 Video Games
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Cyrus Borg was born without the ability to move his legs, leading him to use a wheelchair.
After the Final Battle
Cyrus took the opportunity to use the destruction of Ninjago City as a way to rebuild this city as a technological marvel known as "New Ninjago City." He founded Borg Industries and built Borg Tower over the site of the destroyed Garmatron as a symbol of defiance towards evil.
At some point after this, Borg switched to using a mechanical spider-like device instead of a wheelchair. He also built P.I.X.A.L. during this time.
A few weeks before the visit of the ninja, Borg discovered a virus that turned out to be the Digital Overlord inside the master computer. Knowing he could not stop the evil on his own, he created the Techno Blades and Techno robes for the four ninja.
Cyrus summoned the ninja, minus Lloyd, to Borg Tower. There, Cyrus consoled Zane on the loss of his father, another brilliant inventor he admired, and he discreetly gave the ninja the Techno Blades inside a statue of himself. The Digital Overlord found out about this, however, and fit Cyrus with cybernetic parts that turned him into the Overlord's slave. Cyrus' walker then became the Digital Overlord's primary conveyance.
Cyrus' transport continues to serve as the Overlord's "body," while Cyrus himself appears limp and unresponsive.
With New Ninjago City without power, Cyrus was freed from the control of the Overlord. A few days after the blackout, a crew of engineers stumbled across Cyrus's body in the Borg Tower assembly line and removed the headpiece that had previously been installed to revive him. Once back in his old wheelchair, the inventor hurried back to his office and was dismayed to find both the hard drive containing the Digital Overlord and the recently captured Master Wu missing.
Upon the ninjas' return to the city, Cyrus welcomed them back, after assuring the other inhabitants who had not left that the ninja team was there to help. Much to his surprise, his assistant P.I.X.A.L. was with them, powered by half of Zane's power core. He then rushed her back to Borg Tower where he was able to use her energy to get his mainframe up and running again.
P.I.X.A.L. informed her creator that while she felt indebted to him, she also felt a powerful connection to Zane. Cyrus assured her that she didn't belong to anyone and that if she desired to go with Zane, then that was her choice. He was then startled as his scanners detected Nindroids in close proximity, and confused by their absence. P.I.X.A.L. realized what he had not; the Nindroids were underground beneath the building.
After explaining the ninja could reboot the system in the Digiverse, he sent the ninja off. Later, he was attacked by his artificial limbs and was captured, leaving Nya and P.I.X.A.L. to defend the ninja.
Re-assimilated back into the OverBorg, Borg freely began building a rocket for Pythor and the Nindroids to use to retrieve the Golden Weapons.
After Pythor got word from Cryptor that the ninja were aboard the Arcturus rocket, the OverBorg accompanied the Anacondrai and several Nindroids to Borg Tower to capture the ninja's allies who were aiding them. The company arrived at Borg's office and though it appeared deserted, the OverBorg discovered Wu, Garmadon, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. hiding on scaffolding outside the office window. Using his laser eye, the OverBorg began to cut the wires holding the scaffolding, though the heroes were able to escape in a Hover-Copter.
Following his return to Ninjago, Borg was reverted to his normal self, as the Overlord—now the Golden Master—said he was no longer needed. Later on, he told the ninja about a shrinking pill that will reduce the size of the Golden Master. When Zane sacrificed himself to destroy the Golden Master, Borg spoke at the memorial dedicated to the heroic Nindroid, where he dubbed him "the Titanium Ninja" for his heroism.
Cyrus was present to watch Lloyd run a training course to try and obtain a replica of the Golden Armor within Borg Tower.
Borg broadcasted a radio warning about the Anacondrai's attacks, which was heard by Pythor and inspired him to help the ninja.
Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
When Ronin reactivated the Nindroids, Borg asked the ninja to create a diversion while he went around setting up force fields. Nya later contacted him to ask about using the forcefield for the rest of the Nindroids, but Borg instead told the ninja to destroy the power source.
After Morro obtained the Realm Crystal to unleash the Preeminent, Wu sold his tea shop to pay Borg to create some artillery against the ghost army. The inventor eagerly accepted the challenge and created the Ghost Cycle, the Ghost Taker GT, and an upgraded version of Ice Mech. Unfortunately, he lost track of time and thus could only create Kai a headband and had nothing for Lloyd, even doubting he'd come back. He then met the ninja at Steep Wisdom where he presented them with their new vehicles, noting how much they had all changed.
The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko (non-canon)
Prior to Skybound
At some point, Cyrus created an interactive kiosk system around Ninjago City, known as Infovision. He also created an interactive display utilizing his own appearance, which would communicate with his Nindroid Sentries at the Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold if needed. Both of these inventions would eventually be used for evil when Nadakhan utilized them for his own goals in an alternate timeline.
Prior to The Hatching
The Vermillion put Cyrus in the golden sarcophagus, and after it's been open, Kai was surprised to find out Krux kidnapped him. Eventually, Acronix kidnapped him again.
Now located in the Vermillion Dorm of Doom, Cyrus was forced to build the Iron Doom's apparatus but claims he can't due to the unusable metal and tools. However, Krux caught on to his lie, and after Machia motivated him, he agreed to build it.
Cyrus claimed he finished making the apparatus. He tried to sabotage it, but Machia took him with them to find the Pause Time Blade.
When Zane got a signal, he realizes it's Cyrus and stated he needs to save him. When they got there in disguises, he showed them the Iron Doom.
Later, when he was trying to figure out the code to disable it, Zane figured it out. However, Acronix used the Pause Time Blade on them and the ninja had to catch them.
There is nothing the team can do but wait for Kai, Nya, and Wu's return. Eventually, they start to notice the city has no technology and that Zane has gone back to his original state. When technology returned, Cyrus was ecstatic his BorgWatch came back.
After Season 9
During Emperor Garmadon's rule over the city, Borg Tower was used as his headquarters, meaning Cyrus Borg was either expelled or arrested by Sons of Garmadon. After the city's liberation, Cyrus Borg assists in restoring the city to its normal state.
Cyrus was seen next to the Police Commissioner while they wait for Cole, Zane, and P.I.X.A.L., who arrive late for the unveiling of the rebuilt Destiny's Bounty. Later on, when the dark mist started coming out from the Realm Crystal, a guard attempts to wheel Cyrus to safety.
It was shown that he was petrified and frozen in Ninjago City when Lloyd and Garmadon stumble upon him. Garmadon would not let Lloyd help him, saying that the only way he could be helped was if the Realm Crystal was destroyed.
When the Oni were banished from Ninjago City, the darkness fades away, freeing those frozen, including Cyrus. He is later seen up at the monastery, watching the Ninja place their hands on a new mural.
The ninja and P.I.X.A.L. visit Cyrus, who had been studying the Prime Empire cabinet that Jay went through before discovering that Prime Empire have separate worlds in it, with the latter and over 800 other players trapped inside it. When the Mechanic, Ultra Violet, Soto, and many other escaped Kryptarium inmates infiltrate the building to reclaim the cabinet, Cyrus shuts down the elevators and activates his security system while silently mocking Milton Dyer's security system, telling the ninja not to interfere and to concentrate on the game. Once they arrived, the ninja try their best to keep them away from Cole while Cyrus stayed back before Cole managed to reach Level 13, and Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Cole, and Nya head in while Zane and P.I.X.A.L. stayed behind. As they prepare to leave, one convict blocks his path, but Zane forces him aside before they head for the elevator to reach his private helicopter.
Firstly, Cyrus Borg was seen wearing a formal blue-gray jacket over his black turtleneck sweater. When the Overlord made him into the OverBorg, he was not seen with his jacket, but in place, robotic pieces on the right side of his body. He is always in his wheelchair or in the artificial limbs. Starting from the fourth season, Cyrus has a gray suit and black sweater, jet black hair usually combed over to one side and crow's feet around his eyes which have gray glasses, while sitting in just a regular wheelchair, but now his right arm is robotic because of his OverBorg's form.
A skilled and imaginative inventor, Cyrus Borg saw the damage done to Ninjago City by the battle with the Overlord as an opportunity. He rebuilt the place as New Ninjago City, packed with high technology upgrades, and built the Borg Industries complex right on the site of the Overlord’s defeat.
Borg’s successes have been many, but his few failures have been spectacular as well (the electronic papercut carving set, the electric bath mat, the nuclear toothbrush, the turbo-jet powered, sub-orbital golf cart, etc.).
“When I make a mistake, I make a big one!” he has been known to say.
Rebooted (2017 Museum gallery)
A skilled and imaginative inventor, Cyrus Borg saw the damage done to NINJAGO City by the battle with the Overlord as an opportunity. He rebuilt the place as New NINJAGO City, packed with high-technology upgrades, and built the Borg Industries complex right on the site of the Overlord’s defeat. Borg’s successes have been many, but his few failures have been spectacular as well (the electronic papercut carving set, the electric bath mat, the nuclear toothbrush, the turbo-jet powered, sub-orbital golf cart, etc.). “When I make a mistake, I make a big one!” he has been known to say.
Cyrus Borg is a reclusive inventor and the founder of Borg Industries. Unable to use his legs, Borg invented both a hover chair and a chair fitted with mechanical spider legs to enable himself to move freely. One of Borg’s most ambitious projects was the Digiverse, a virtual reality designed for gaming. Players could be scanned into the Digiverse and then use their imaginations to create anything they might need. After NINJAGO City was heavily damaged in the final battle between Lloyd and the Overlord, Borg oversaw its rebuilding as the high-tech New NINJAGO City.
- Main article: Cyrus Borg (Relationships)
- His name is a play on the word "cyborg," befitting his expertise in robotics and his temporary cyberization at the hands of the Overlord. He humorously acknowledges this in-series, commenting that his career path was set the moment his parents named him.
- Before meeting him, Jay revered Cyrus and described him as a "super genius reclusive savant" and "Inventor of the hover car and everything else cool in this world".
- In "The Surge", before he was possessed, his right hand kept switching between black and yellow. Therefore it is unknown whether he was a cyborg before his possession.
- He is the first character to be human but have cyborg body parts, followed by Wu, the Mechanic, Iron Baron, Daddy No Legs, and Arkade.
- Story-wise, Cyrus is disabled so the Digital Overlord would be able to possess him.
- Regarding his design:
- His legs use a similar build to the one of Spy Clops from the LEGO Agents 2008 line, which was later reused for Daddy No Legs and Cezar from the LEGO Nexo Knights line.
- He uses the face design of the Driver character from LEGO's Dino theme.
- Despite having been in the show since Season 3: Rebooted and appearing in most seasons, his "casual attire" (including his normal face with glasses) has never been made into a physical Minifigure. He currently is one of the characters who hasn't had a Minifigure created for the longest time.
- In Season 10 (including his appearances in the Monastery Mural), he has different hair and smaller glasses. He uses his original hairpiece and glasses in Season 12. However, his glasses are silver, not brown as in previous seasons.
- His usual hairstyle is common in Ninjago, appearing on other characters at various points such as Noble and one of The Royal Blacksmiths members, but it does not exist in physical LEGO form, as it is an altered version of a hair piece used on Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In Season 10, he has the set-accurate version of this hair. See more information at Hair § Notes.
- He created security droids (or reprogrammed some of the Nindroid army) to protect the fake Golden Armor after the Golden Master was defeated. Lloyd defeated them while testing them in "The Invitation."
- Sometime after this, Borg recreated or modified the functions of the Nindroids to use them as security droids in Hiroshi's Labyrinth, changing their black outfits to white. He created a new general who resembles Cryptor.
- He shares his first name with Cyrus, a Ghost Warrior. This is the first time two characters in the series share a name.
- However, the ghost Cyrus' name is never mentioned in the series, only in sets.
- He despises robot dogs and claims that they are for amateurs until his security systems weren't able to stop the Mechanic and the Kryptarium inmates.
- According to his voice actor Lee Tockar, Dr. Borg speaks with "a slight northern London accent with a hint of silly thrown in for good measure."
- Main article: Cyrus Borg/Gallery
- "The Surge"
- Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3
- "Public Enemy Number One"
- "The Hatching"