These are the common misconceptions surrounding the Cybersix series. Like any other series, Cybersix is no exception, so here is a list of the most popular misconceptions, anyone is welcome to add to this list.

Common misconception: an erroneous belief that is held by many people.


Cybersix is gender-fluid/transgender

This is a common and favourite misconception that Cybersix is gender-fluid or transgender, that she identifies as a male, or shifts or simultaneously identifies as both a female and male. The animated series is ambiguous as to why Cybersix would cross-dress and leaves it open to interpretation, which is why the series was cancelled in Italy, and the voice-actress herself, Cathy Weseluck, believed it to be so as well. But despite this ambiguity, the comics are pretty straightforward and explains this; as a young child Cybersix was running away from Von Reichter when she came across the deceased body of a young boy named Adrian Seidelman, she adopts his identity in order to live a normal life in the city as well as to keep hidden away from Von Reichter. Many commentors have said that the animated series was very LGBT-friendly, however, another commentor has once suggested to keep away from the comic book series because it was very homophobic and is not as friendly as they thought it would be.

Cybersix is a robot/android/cyborg

Cybersix, and thus the Cyber Series, are described as being "genetically-engineered" super-soldiers, they have great strength and acrobatic abilities, because of this Cybersix believes she isn't human but is more machine than anything else. This has confused a great number of people even up to this day, but it is certain that Cybersix is a human and not a robot, android, or a cyborg (a combination of a human and machine). The Cyber Series were created from the egg of a female human acrobat with the DNA of Von Reichter so as to birth and raise a whole generation of soldiers with natural superb agilities, perhaps the largest and only biological difference between the Cybers and humans is that the Cybers (like all of Von Reichter's creations) were created with a dependence to Sustenance/Substance, a mysterious life-sustaining green liquid.

Animated series

The series is hand-drawn

Many fans still believe the animated series was animated using the tedious-yet-reputable method of hand-drawing it, since the series looks gorgeous even by today's standard, however the series was animated using the computer animated method. This is a great example of using this method right, it does not look like the notorious flash animation that we know of today. Using a computer to animate the series meant the animators had greater flexibility and freedom, they were able to re-use animated sequences and change the backgrounds, to changing colours of a given scene afterwards (this could be seen on the TMS comparison video)[1].

Each episode had cost 1 million dollars

It is still sometimes believed that the animated series was so expensive to produce that each episode had cost 1 million CAD to make, the source of this misconception may be even older than Fundock's website on which he repeats this statement[2]. However, the earliest source confirms that this simply isn't true, each episode had cost 360,000 USD to create, making the entire series cost 5 million USD[3].

There was never a home release before Discotek (2014)

Before Discotek/Eastern Star licenced Cybersix to DVD and released it in 2014, many people believed the only way to watch the series was through online sources. Of course there were people who knew of the French DVDs, but little knew of the various VHS tapes releases, and probably even thought these were illegal or unofficial bootlegs, but the official Telecom website indicates they were aware of these home releases in France and Canada[4]. Even after Discotek's release, we'll sometimes still see the odd "first ever home release of Cybersix".

Fox Kids edit

There is extensive coverage of the Cybersix Fox Kids edit[5][6], however we're at their mercy as there's no other way to tell for sure of what the edit consisted of. One (or a few) erroneous statements lead us to believe the opening theme song, Deep in My Heart, was cut down from 61 seconds down to 15 or 10 seconds, had sped up warped vocals, and consisted of a single verse. But since finding the opening theme song on the RetroJunk website, we see this is all not so[7]. Perhaps a faulty memory since the episodes only aired once (mostly), or a lapse in judgment after seeing a butchered form of the much anticipated Cybersix series finally aired in the US caused this.

Live-action series

There were 5 or 11 episodes

Some online sources will say there were 5 or 11 episode of the live-action series, the numbers sometimes vary. Since we have no way of actually seeing the series for ourselves sometimes these misconceptions persist, but reliable sources have consistently stated there are 8 episodes[8]

Comic series

The series ends without a conclusion or is open-ended

The ending most people are familiar with is where Cybersix cries in the rain and later sits sadly on a rooftop overlooking the city after her newly born son had been kidnapped, while Lucas is still lost in the jungle, their fates forever left unknown. However, this is the ending for the French volumes, which ended in 1998. The series continued to be published after this in Italy until 1999, ending on the 45th issue "The Final Challenge" where Cybersix is eventually reunited with her son and Lucas, and also obtains the recipe for sustenance while Von Reichter and José finally decide to give up on Meridiana and of their hunt for Cybersix, leaving the city once and for all. Due to the availability of the 12 French volumes as opposed to the 45 Italian monthly issues, this may have been the reason many thought the series ended inconclusively.


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