ELECTRIC EVE

Real Name: Eve (last name unknown)

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Morlock
former prostitute, student

Group Membership: Chicago Morlocks (Angel Dust, Cell (deceased), Litterbug, Postman, Shatter, Trader (deceased))

Affiliations: former Ricky (deceased)

Enemies: Ricky (deceased), Dr. Metellus (deceased),  the Police, Sentinels, Slater

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown
formerly Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: Morlocks I#1 (June 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Electrical generation. Eve could generate small bursts, or enough energy to kill a man and short circuit computer systems. However, she could not fully control her power, and often shorted out her own neural synapses, leaving Eve unconscious or dazed for a few moments.

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 140 lbs.

History: (Morlocks I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The young woman who would become Electric Eve was hooked on heroin while still in school, sold into prostitution by her "boyfriend" Ricky, and kicked out of her home by her parents. Her mutant powers manifested "on the job", and she accidentally electrocuted her John. Eve fled, and eventually joined the Postman's Morlocks. Her experiences had left her cold, cynical and bitter towards everyone else.

(Morlocks I#1) - Electric Eve was one of the Morlocks sent to raid a convenience store for food. On their way back "home" Eve and the others encountered the young mutant Cell, whose powers had just surfaced, and protected him from the police. Eve's powers briefly incapacitated her during the battle. Later, she coldly informed Cell they hadn't fought to save him, but to protect their turf. When Postman introduced her as a "Runaway", Eve wryly remarked "Runaway? I like the sugar coating." Postman then revealed that each Morlock was going to fulfill a "last wish", before disappearing into the tunnels forever.

(Morlocks I#2) - Eve and Angel Dust fought, leading to an incident in which Angel Dust believed she had seriously harmed Shatter (it was a pre-existing injury). When Trader confronted her, Eve said she was just trying to "toughen" Angel up. Once Shatter's wish to be reunited with his dog, Hank, was fulfilled, it was Eve's turn. She claimed her ex-boyfriend had stolen her her grandmother's diamond ring, and she wanted it back. After the Morlocks took out Ricky's guards, Eve confronted him alone, let out all of her rage at his cruelty, then powered up and stepped into his hot tub, blowing out all the lights in the building, frying Ricky and nearly frying herself as well. As Trader helped her out of the water, Eve told Trader that revenge wasn't hollow, he'd enjoy it as much as she did. Postman was furious at being made an accessory to murder, but there was no time to argue as the Sentinels attacked, blasting Shatter's arm off.

(Morlocks I#3) - The Morlocks fled back to their tunnels, where Postman proceeded to chastise Eve for her actions. Eve reminded him he'd given no "conditions" on the last request. Trader stood up for Eve, telling Postman he had a similar wish, to get the guy who outted him as a mutant. Just then the police arrived, and one cop fired at Eve, but Trader jumped between them and took the fatal bullet for her. Enraged, Eve let loose with all she had, electrocuting several cops, and her rage only grew as they attacked Angel Dust and the wounded Shatter, so she fried those cops as well. After Postman, in a fit of rage, erased the remaining policemen's minds, Eve went over to Trader's body. Remorseful, she stated that they would do things Postman's way from now on. After accompanying the Morlocks on Postman's wish to see his comatose wife, Eve went with the others to fulfill Angel's last wish, to see her parents again. Angel was saddened by the fact they could only spend seven minutes above ground before the Sentinels sensed them, and Eve hugged her in an attempt to comfort her, and stated she wished there was something she could do. Litterbug responded that there was; they could take out Sentinal Command. Eve commented that Litterbug seemed to know a lot about Sentinels, and he stated he'd helped build them.

(Morlocks I#4) - Eve and Angel attacked Litterbug, blaming him for all their misery, but a healed Shatter stopped them, saying they all needed to work together, like family. The plan was set into motion, and Eve captured a Sentinal by overriding it's system with her power, while the others snuck aboard and re-programmed it. They used the Sentinal as a "Trojan Horse" to get into the Sentinal base, then burst out. In the ensuing battle, Eve fried the main controls, and all the connected Sentinels with it. As Eve and the others fled, Cell stayed behind and sacrificed himself to make sure Dr. Metellus would never harm anyone again. Eve hot-wired a van to get the group out of Chicago, but Angel refused to go; like Cell, she was tired of running, and wanted to be with her family as long as she could. As the van left Chicago, Eve asked Postman if there were any other others out there "like us." Postman said he hoped not.

Comments: Created by Geoff Johns, Shawn Martinborough and Gregory Wright.

Electric Eve started out as a cold, bitter woman, but Trader's sacrifice on her behalf made her realize that there was still good out there, and towards the end she became fairly selfless herself. Eve and Trader would have made a good couple, in my opinion, if Trader hadn't died.

I don't know for a certainty that Eve was her real name; that's what Ricky knew her by, but it might just have been a "professional name"

"Note that the Morlock limited series has a dubious spot in Marvel continuity, given that it's depiction of  a government-run Sentinel agency eliminating mutants has more in common with Days of Future Past than any present day Marvel-616 continuity"-Prime-Ed-ternel

I personally don't see this as any more out of the norm than the whole Operation:Zero Tolerance campaign-Snood

It fits now with Postman, Angel Dust and other Chicago Morlocks appearing in current books (New Avengers, X-Men: 198 Files).
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Darc_Light

Clarifications:

This character, Electric Eve, has no known connections to


Ricky

A foul-mouthed, unscrupulous pimp and drug dealer. He got the young Eve hooked on heroin and claimed he loved her while selling her as a prostitute. She stepped into his hot tub fully charged and fried the turkey as he reached for a gun. He was apparently quite a successful criminal, with a high-rise apartment, hired thugs and numerous prostitutes.

 - Morlocks I#2 (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 


images:
Morlocks I#1, p12,
Morlocks I#2, p5, pan 1
Morlocks I#2, p16, pan 2


Morlocks#2-4 (July-September, 2002) - Geoff Johns (writer), Shawn Martinbrough (artist)


Last updated: 05/18/14

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