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Electro (Marvel)(03 - Max Dillon)
Real Name: Maxwell Dillon
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Powers:
Dillon is a living electrical capacitor, powered by the micro-fine rhythmic muscle contractions that normally regulate body temperature. He can generate electrostatic energy at a rate of about 1,000 volts per minute and store up to 1,000,000 volts allowing him to emit lightning arcs from his fingertips at speeds of up to 1,100 feet per second, achieving a maximum distance of about 100 feet. In addition, he can override electrically powered devices and manipulate them mentally, travel along conductive surfaces (such as power lines) at speeds as fast as 140 mph, create electrostatic "bridges" to travel varying distances and disrupt Spider-Man's ability to cling to walls. When fully charged, however, Electro becomes extremely sensitive to anything that can "short circuit" his abilities, particularly water.

Bio:
Maxwell Dillon has been one of Spider-Man's most frequent and enduring adversaries, often fighting alongside some of the more powerful masterminds in the web-head's rogues gallery, rather than creating intricate plots of his own. Raised by his overprotective mother, after his father abandoned them, Max had ambitions of being an electrical engineer. However, after being convinced by his mother that he was not smart enough to pursue such a career, Max instead reluctantly took a job as a lineman for an electric company. While repairing a power line still connected to its spool, Max was struck by lightning. Instead of being killed, the freak accident caused a mutagenic change in his nervous system, allowing him to generate and control vast amounts of electricity. After creating a colorful costume, Max turned to a life of crime as Electro.

At the beginning of Electro's criminal career, J.Jonah Jameson began a smear campaign in the Daily Bugle proclaiming Electro to actually be an alter-ego for Spider-man. Intent on proving the publisher wrong, Spider-man faced Electro and was nearly killed by merely touching him. Using a fire hose, however, the web-slinger was able to defeat Electro. Sometime later in another attempt to deface Spider-man's reputation, Jameson secured Electro's supercharged services to battle the web-slinger on national television. Before an audience of millions, Spider-Man stood triumphant once more. Dillon was humiliated.
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After a string of embarrassing defeats, decided to test his strength in numbers as a member of the Sinister Six, alongside Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman, Mysterio and the Vulture. Drawing numbers, the plan was for each villain to face Spider-man in a different location that drew upon their respective talents one by one until one of them was victorious. However, they were eventually defeated and imprisoned.

In an attempt to win himself the glory and respect that had alluded him so frequently, Dillon tried to devise a master plan to control New York City's power supply. However, he was once again defeated by Spider-man and convinced to quit his criminal career...if only temporarily. He resurfaced as a member of the next incarnation of the Sinister Six, with Hobgoblin replacing the deceased Kraven the Hunter. Doctor Octopus betrayed the group and they were subsequently disbanded.

Electro was also a member of Mysterio's Sinister Seven, created to combat Spider-Man's insane, homicidal clone, Kaine. However, Kaine disappeared and with no further need to keep the group together, it was disbanded and Dillon returned to his self imposed exile

He was once again brought out of retirement by the Rose, who offered Dillon the chance at an experimental procedure to greatly enhance his abilities in exchange for his services as an underworld enforcer. Dillon and agreed, sensing the opportunity to rise above his past failures. After undergoing the procedure and dispatching several members of the True Believers, an offshoot of the Hand at the request of the Rose, Dillon returned to his original plan of taking over the New York City power supply. Once again defeated by Spider-Man, who had donned an insulated suit, a frustrated Dillon threw himself into the Hudson River, apparently killing himself.
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However, Dillon survived as he reappeared as part of the next series of subsequent incarnations of the Sinister Six, each of which were either defeated or disbanded due to internal conflicts. The most recent incarnation, the Sinister Twelve, gathered by the Green Goblin as part of a larger plan to enable his escape from prison and destroy Spider-Man. They were defeated with the help of the combined efforts of Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Yellowjacket and the Fantastic Four.
Electro was hired by Brainchild to free Karl Lykos from the Raft, a maximum-security prison designed to hold super-villains. Electro initiated a prison break the likes of which had never been seen, releasing scores of criminals. However, his actions also brought together a number of the world's most powerful heroes to contain the disaster including: Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, Matt Murdock, Sentry and Spider-Man, many of whom were trapped in the Raft when the power was shut off. With the exception of Daredevil (and Sentry at first), this impromptu gathering of heroes reunited shortly after the prison break to form a new Avengers team. Dillon tried to escape with his girlfriend, a waitress in Boston, but was captured by the new Avengers, the very team he inadvertently helped create.

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First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #9

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Issue Appearances:
Amazing Spider-Man Digital (2009)
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (2009)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Classic (2007)
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
Avengers: The Children's Crusade - Young Avengers (2011)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avenging Spider-Man (2012)
Black Panther (2005)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America Corps (2011)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Civil War: War Crimes (2007)
Code of Honor (1997)
Daredevil (1964)
Daredevil, l`Homme sans peur! (1979)
Dark Reign Files (2009)
Defenders (2001)
Der Unglaubliche Hulk Comic-Taschenbuch (1980)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne (1974)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Zweitauflage (1987)
Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
Falcon (1983)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four Adventures (2005)
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving! (2007)
Free Comic Book Day 2011 (Spider-Man) (2011)
Ghost Rider Poster Magazine (1992)
Glenn Fabry Sketchbook (2013)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
Invincible Iron Man (2008)
King-Size Spider-Man Summer Special (2008)
L'étonnant Spider-Man (1969)
Marvel 1985 (2008)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Age Spider-Man (2004)
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (1965)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Deluxe - Civil War (2010)
Marvel Deluxe - Tomos Unicos (2009)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Heroes (2009)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Holiday Spectacular Magazine (2009)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
Marvel Legends (2007)
Marvel Masterworks (1987)
Marvel Super Hero Island Adventures (1999)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Zombies Return (2009)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Marvels Companion (2014)
Mary Jane (2004)
New Avengers (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2004 (2004)
Omega the Unknown (1976)
Paradise X: Xen (2002)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
Scholastic Spider-Man Encyclopedia (2006)
Secret Wars II (1985)
Shame Itself (2012)
She-Hulk (2004)
She-Hulk (2005)
Spider-Girl (1998)
Spider-Man (1990)
Spider-Man (2000)
Spider-Man (2007)
Spider-Man - Der Avenger (2012)
Spider-Man - Gratis Comic Tag (2012)
Spider-Man and Power Pack (2007)
Spider-Man Classics (1993)
Spider-Man Collectible Series (2006)
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2006)
Spider-Man Special: Black and Blue and Read All Over (2006)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man Unlimited (2004)
Spider-Man: Chapter One (1998)
Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995)
Spider-Man: Get Kraven (2002)
Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
Spider-Man: House of M (2005)
Spider-Man: Reign (2007)
Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995)
Spider-Man: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (2011)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man (2006)
Superior Spider-Man (2013)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man (Public Service/Educational Series, Canada) (1990)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Skating on Thin Ice (1993)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
The Avengers (1963)
The Avengers (1973)
The Complete Spider-Man (1990)
The Defenders (1972)
The Hood (2002)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Punisher (2014)
The Savage Dragon (1993)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2003)
The Ultimates (2002)
The Vault of Michael Allred (2006)
Underworld (2006)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995)
Vengeance (2011)
Web of Spider-Man (2009)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999)
What If? (1977)
What If? Spider-Man: House of M (2010)
What If...? (1989)
Wolverine (1988)
X-Force (1991)
X-Men (1991)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
Young Allies (2010)
Young Avengers (2005)

Video Game Appearances:
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)

Group Affiliation(s):
Defenders of Evil
Emissaries of Evil
Frightful Four (Marvel)
Sinister Seven (Marvel)
Sinister Six (Marvel)(01 - Doctor Octopus's Team)
Sinister Syndicate
Sinister Twelve
Superior Six

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