Quote1 No, not that!... Electro. Yeah... I'm Electro! Quote2
-- Electro src

Max Dillon was an electrician. While attempting to repair broken lab equipment at Empire State University, there is a freak accident, where Max is severely electrocuted.

Max survives the experience, but as a side effect, his body now constantly emits electrical energy. After being rushed to the Emergency Room, he is given a suit to protect those around him from the electricity coming from him.

In a fit of blind rage, Max escapes from the hospital and attempts to buy a cup of coffee. When he is unable to drink it, due to the electricity from his mouth, he lets out an angered scream. He inadvertently causes a small power surge, and destroys cell phones and laptops in the area. He quickly apologizes and runs off, ashamed and scared.

Seeing Max running from the coffee shop and believing him to be a thug, Spider-Man gives chase and attacks him. Max, confused and angry, repeatedly tells him to leave him alone, before being forced to fight back. After a short bout, Max escapes. He tries to go back to his apartment, but is approached by the police. Max finally snaps and runs back to Connors' lab, where he tries to force him to make a cure.

Spider-Man arrives again and attempts to apologize for attacking him earlier, but Max attacks him. In the midst of battle, Max dubs himself "Electro". After a lengthy fight, Spider-Man knocks Electro into a swimming pool, which causes him to temporarily "short-circuit".

Electro is committed to the Ravencroft Institute were he is treated by Dr. Ashley Kafka. There, he befriends "Doctor Octopus".

Electro was later recruited into the Sinister Six, led by Doc Ock. Electro remained a member for the entire duration of the team, before they were defeated.

He is currently being held in an insane asylum, insisting his name is Electro, and that he doesn't know anyone named Max Dillon.


Seemingly those of Maxwell Dillon (Earth-616)#Powers.


Seemingly those of Maxwell Dillon (Earth-616)#Abilities.

  • Although Max continued to hope for a cure, he eventually started calling himself Electro rather than Max. Greg Weisman has said this was because he was attempting to keep the identities separate in his own mind.[1]
  • Electro appears In The Spectacular Spider-Man (voiced by Crispin Freeman), first appearing in the second episode "Interactions".

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