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Electron possesses the normal strength of a Shi'ar male, thus allowing him to lift over two tons in weight.
Electron also possesses the ability to generate an electromagnetic charge within his body. Electron can then release this charge as either electrical energy to shock his opponents or power electrical devices, or as magnetic force that can manipulate metals or generate defensive magnetic fields.
Electron is a member of the Imperial Guard, a multi-ethnic group of super-powered alien beings who act as enforcers of the laws of the Shi'ar Empire. He was amongst the first of the Imperial Guard encountered by the team of superhuman mutant adventurers known as the X-Men who sought to rescue the Princess-Majestrix Lilandra from her insane brother, then-Majestor D'ken. Following the orders of their emperor, the Guard clashed with the X-Men and were on the verge of winning when the band of interstellar freebooters known as the Starjammers arrived to turn the tide of battle in the X-Men's favor.
Later, after the formerly-exiled Deathbird had usurped the Shi'ar throne from her sister, Lilandra, Electron was amongst those Imperial Guard members who clashed with the British team of costumed adventurers known as Excalibur and the team of interstellar freebooters known as the Starjammers over the fate of the then-bearer of the cosmic Phoenix Force, the alternate future daughter of the X-Man Jean Grey named Rachel Summers.
During the war between the Shi'ar and Kree Empires, Electron was one of a small contingent of Guardsmen that were dispatched by then-Empress Lilandra to retrieve both the famous Nega-Bands of the Kree warrior Captain Mar-vell as well as the powerful device known as the Omni-Wave-Projector. These devices were needed to create the Nega-Bomb - the weapon that ended the war by killing 90% of the Kree population.
When the Empress Lilandra learned of the many Earth heroes that had sacrificed their lives to stop the malevolent psionic being named Onslaught, she dispatched eight members of the Imperial Guard, including Electron, to protect Earth. While on Earth, the Guard uncovered a plot by a militant Kree faction to simulate a radical political activist group in revenge for Earth's involvement in the Kree/Shi'ar war. In reality, the group created a "nega-reactor", similar to the bomb that was used on the Kree. However, this plot was stopped by the Guard, but not before the reactor was used by the Kree's leader, the Supreme Intelligence, to re-incorporate itself after being presumably killed at the end of the war.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #107
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All-New X-Men (2013)
#23 Avengers (2013)
- 'The Trial of Jean Grey Part 3'#24
- 'The Trial of Jean Grey Part 5'
#23 Avengers Strike File (1994)
- '...To the Very End'
Avengers West Coast (1989)
#80 Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 2: Turn of the Sentry'
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)
Imperial Guard (1997)
#1 JLA/Avengers (2003)
- 'Imperious Wrecks'#2
- 'Up From The Depths'#3
- 'A Mad God Awakens!'
#1 Marvel Now! Previews (2016)
- 'A Journey Into Mystery'
#24 Quasar (1989)
- 'This World & The Next'
#33 Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard (2010)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 10: Spatial Deliveries'
#10 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Samaritan, Part 4'
#347 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 19 Empire's End'
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'H-J: From Hangman to Juggernaut'
#6 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Human Torch to Ka-Zar'
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#107 War of Kings (2009)
- 'Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!'#138
- 'The Rise And Fall Of The Shi'ar Empire Chapter Six Vulcan's Progress (Redux)'#485
- 'The End of All That Is'
#1 Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
- 'The Head That Wears The Crown'
X-Men Spotlight On...Starjammers (1990)
#2 X-Men: Emperor Vulcan (2007)
- 'Phalkon Quest pt 2'
X-Men: Empire's End (1997)
X-Men: Kingbreaker (2009)
#3 X-Men: The End: Book 3: Men & X-Men (2006)
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 3'#4
- 'Kingbreaker: Chapter 4'
- 'The Grand Alliance'#2
- 'Closing The Ring'
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