ELECTRO
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-8107) human mutate

Occupation: Criminal;
    former head of Electro, Inc., game designer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Blastaar, Blue Hero, the Fly, Klaw, Scorpion, Video-Man

Enemies: G.P. Doole, Spider-Friends (Firestar/Angelica Jones, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Spider-Man/Peter Parker), "Flash" Thompson

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Master of Electricity Itself," "Sparky"

Base of Operations: An underground lair beneath a park in New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Video-Man" (October 24, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Electro possessed the same abilities as his Earth-616 counterpart and, as such, could generate massive amounts of electricity.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Video-Man" (fb)) -  At one point, the man who would become Electro was a game designer and developed the Video-Man video game and characters, as well as founding Electro, Inc., a video game company. He gained the ability to generate massive amounts of electricity through unrevealed means before then turning to crime.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Video-Man") - Electro was watching "Flash" Thompson through a Video-Man arcade screen and was deeply annoyed by Thompson's bragging, remarking that if he wasn't so busy, he'd have Video-Man put Thompson in his place. He then shot an electrical blast to his computer and asked it for an update on his plot.

After Video-Man machines were delivered to millionaire G.P. Doole, the currency exchange and the Ft. Richards Army base, Electro promised to unleash his greatest creation: Video-Man himself, which Electro created as an electrical entity all its own. Waiting until after a local arcade closed, Electro ordered his new creation to strike. When Video-Man blasted "Flash" Thompson on Electro's orders, the jock's electron particles were transferred into Electro's computer before the Video-Man arcade machine blew up. Electro then proceeded to torture "Flash" by dumping him into the video game Pongo, with the added rule that once the computer scored a hundred points, "Flash" would "really lose…his life" as the game would shut off after reaching the aforementioned score (see comments).

With Thompson out of the way, Electro directed Video-Man to break into the physics lab at Empire State University and steal a newly-minted space alloy. Later, with Thompson still in the video game, Electro recharged himself and, refreshed, he decided to speed up Thompson's game. While the heroic Firestar was investigating the Army base and Iceman at the currency exchange following the Spider-Friends' crime computer providing a list of potential Electro targets, Electro ordered Video-Man to strike at the heroes. When Iceman was zapped by Video-Man and transported into a video game as well, Electro gloated at the screen. With Iceman trapped, Electro ordered Video-Man to take the gold from the exchange then ordered his creation to attack the Army base and steal a load of copper. When Firestar was captured by Video-Man and teleported to the same game as Iceman, Electro gloated again as he ordered Video-Man to complete his mission and steal silver bullion from the millionaire. As Spider-Man witnessed his friends Firestar and Iceman trapped in an Asteroids-like game, Electro spied on the wall-crawler via a Video-Man game screen. Seeing a wrecked room, Electro then blew up the machine and mocked Spider-Man’s apparent demise, unaware Spider-Man had not died. He then threatened to turn off all the games that held Iceman, Firestar and Thompson when he got bored.

When Video-Man returned with the stolen loot, Electro boasted that he would be able to steal all the electricity in the world. He then turned his attention to Firestar and Iceman, transporting them to a racing game. He ordered them to win the race in thirty seconds or else he'd turn off the power and when the heroes subsequently won, Electro congratulated them on winning. He then went over to Thompson's game and increased the speed again. When he soon after noticed Iceman and Firestar had escaped their screen, Electro cursed them as fools, mentioning that he would have been generous and kept them around for hours but due to their behavior, he was now dumping them into Meteors of Doom. He described the game as the screen filled with meteors and spaceships and he told the heroes when the counter reached zero from 180, the game would turn itself off.

With the materials Video-Man had stolen, Electro soon created a massive super conductor and began to drain the city's power. When Spider-Man broke into the lair, Electro flung electric bolts at the hero. He was soon tricked into firing just as Video-Man also fired and the blasts destroyed the lair.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Attack of the Arachnoid" (fb) - BTS) -  Electro was later imprisoned.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "Attack of the Arachnoid") - Electro was seen inside a specially constructed cell at Riker's Island, sharing a cellblock with the Fly, Blastaar, the Scorpion and for a brief time, Spider-Man. He remained in his cell as Spider-Man and the Scorpion broke free of theirs.

Comments: Created by Christy Marx and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

His stats are based on his Earth-616 version.

He was voiced by Allan Melvin. The Pongo video game seems to be Earth 8107's version of Pong.

Interesting how Electro started out with a basic blue & yellow costume but his second appearance shows him in his classic Ditko green & yellow costume. --Proto-Man

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Electro has no known connections to:


Blastaar

Identical to his Earth-616 counterpart, Earth-8107's Blastaar was apparently an extradimensional conqueror and, after being apprehended, he was kept inside a specially constructed cell inside Riker's Island prison.







--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Attack of the Arachnoid"


G.P. Doole

A millionaire who lived in a penthouse, G.P. Doole had the world's largest collection of arcade games. He accepted a Video-Man arcade game into his home but wasn't present when the Video-Man creature later emerged from the machine, attacked Spider-Man and stole Doole's silver.

--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Video-Man" - BTS


The Fly

Identical to his Earth-616 counterpart, Earth-8107's costumed crook, the Fly, was apparently apprehended and placed inside a specially constructed cell inside Riker's Island prison, where he was allowed to retain his wings and costume.





--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Attack of the Arachnoid"


Klaw

Identical to his Earth-616 counterpart, Earth-8107's Klaw was apparently apprehended and placed inside a specially constructed cell inside Riker's Island prison.





--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Attack of the Arachnoid"


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Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
cartoon episode, "Video-Man" (Electro emerging from computer screen (main image), headshot, standing akimbo & charging up images)
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Attack of the Arachnoid" (Electro in prison with recent costume, Blastaar, Fly & Klaw)


Appearances:
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
cartoon episode, "Video-Man" (October 24, 1981) - Christy Marx (writer), Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Schaffer, Don Shepard, Hank Tucker, Warren Tufts (storyboards), Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Tom Tholen, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bob Foster (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Arthur Vitello (animation directors)
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "Attack of the Arachnoid" (October 8, 1983) - Michael Reaves (writer), Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Schaffer, Don Shepard, Hank Tucker, Warren Tufts (storyboards), Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Tom Tholen, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bob Foster (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Arthur Vitello (animation directors)


First Posted: 02/09/2021
Last updated: 02/09/2021

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