Chain Lightning was a Metahuman woman with multiple personality disorder who has the power to absorb and dispel electricity in the form of lightning bolts. As such, she can cause the Marvel Family to revert to their non-powered forms if she attacks them with enough of a charge. Her first encounter with the Marvel family was with Mary Marvel. Mary eventually defeated Chain Lightning and she was taken away by the police.


  • Electrokinesis: Chain Lightning has the ability to absorb, generate and project volumes of electrical energy of an extremely high voltage. She also has the ability to transform into living energy. In that form she can transmit herself through powerlines.
  • Electromagnetism: As an application of Electrokinesis, Chain Lightning can also generate an electro-magnetic field.
  • Due to the Marvel Family receiving their powers via a lightning bot, Chain Lightning is able to replicate this reverting them back to normal.


  • This version of Chain Lightning, including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. However the ending of Convergence retroactively prevented that collapse, saving all the alternate realities, though in an "evolved" form. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
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This character is or was primarily an enemy of Captain Marvel, the Wizard Shazam, or any of the extended members of the Marvel Family. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Marvel Family Villains."