As the new Eel, Lavell first ran afoul of Power Man and Iron Fist when he attempted to free the Maggia boss known as Hammerhead from police captivity. Later, he was hired by the criminal Nightshade and assited her in her attempt to rob the people attending a New York City society event. This time the Eel was defeated by Iron Fist and the former criminals Stiletto and Discus, whom Nightshade had tried to force to help her.
Electrostatic Energy Generation: Eel possesses the ability to bodily generate electrostatic energy which he can release or harness for a number of effects. It's unknown how many electricity can generate per minute. Eel can mentally control the amount of electricity he discharges, anywhere from a single volt to his full 10,000,000 volt charge at once.
Eel can employ his electrostatic energy in a number of ways:
Lighting Bolt Projection: The simplest manifestation is the emission of a lightning-like electric arc from his fingertips, which can propagate through air or other conducting mediums. This discharge, whose total voltage can be regulated within certain limits, travels at the speed of lightning, about 150,000 feet per second. The course of the electrostatic bolt, like lightning, does not always follow a straight line since it may be influenced by conducting substances like metal or other electrical fields.
Insulation: The Eel's costume is heavily insulated in order to protect him from the electricity it generates.
Greasy Coating: The Eel's costume exudes a grease-like substance which makes it extremely difficult for opponents to get and maintain a firm grip on him.
Electrical Generation: The Eel's costume contains devices capable of generating large quantities of electricity, enough to stun or even kill a human being. He may utilize the electrical energy he generates for a variety of effects:
Electrical Blasts - The Eel can fire bolts of electricity from his hands.
Electrification - The Eel may electrify the outer surface of his costume with enough current to shock anyone who touches him into unconsciousness. This is direct current, so anyone grabbing him will be unable to release their grip.
Light Aura - The Eel may generate a glowing electrical aura around his costume capable of illuminating his immediate area.
Radar Sense - The Eel may generate an electrical field around his costume that functions like a radar sense, allowing him to automatically detect the presence of anyone within his immediate area.