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25th May '16 9:59:20 AM erforce
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-->--''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'', [[EncyclopediaExposita flavor text]] for the spell "ChainLightning"

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-->--''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic -->-- ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'', [[EncyclopediaExposita flavor text]] for the spell "ChainLightning"



* Sith Lords in ''Franchise/StarWars'', most notably, Emperor Palpatine. As he is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the TropeCodifier.

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* Sith Lords Of the Three Storms in ''Franchise/StarWars'', most notably, Emperor Palpatine. As he ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Lightning is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably impressive. His body is crackling with electricity that he can shoot from his hands. He's the TropeCodifier. last Storm to be defeated.
* Since the two fried in an electric chair, the ghosts of Scoleri brothers in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' return to haunt the judge that send them to it as a pair of electrically-charged ghosts.
* ''Film/{{Prison}}'' revolves around an electrically charged ghost who wants revenge.



* M. Bison in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie has these vibes. [[AGodAmI FOR I BEHELD SATAN AS HE FELL FROM HEAVEN...]][[LargeHam LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIING!!!]]
* ''Film/{{Prison}}'' revolves around an electrically charged ghost who wants revenge.



* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Of the Three Storms, Lightning is the most impressive. His body is crackling with electricity that he can shoot from his hands. He's the last Storm to be defeated.

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* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Of Sith Lords in ''Franchise/StarWars'', most notably Emperor Palpatine, have the Three Storms, Lightning ability to use Force to attack and torture people with lightning. As he is arguably the most impressive. His body is crackling with electricity that he can shoot from his hands. He's famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the last Storm to be defeated.TropeCodifier.
* M. Bison in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie has these vibes. [[AGodAmI FOR I BEHELD SATAN AS HE FELL FROM HEAVEN...]] [[LargeHam LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIING!!!]]
24th May '16 8:00:05 AM Willbyr
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* Subverted with Ryuubi Gentoku from IkkiTousen. She's normally a sweet and kind girl who would rather read a book than throw a punch. The only time she's ever psychotic is when she's under the control of her dragon spirit.

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* Subverted with Ryuubi Gentoku from IkkiTousen.''Manga/IkkiTousen''. She's normally a sweet and kind girl who would rather read a book than throw a punch. The only time she's ever psychotic is when she's under the control of her dragon spirit.
20th May '16 2:37:24 AM Waddle
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Compare PyroManiac, RideTheLightning.

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Compare PyroManiac, RideTheLightning.
RideTheLightning. Not to confound with EvilElectro, though those having FreakyElectronicMusic as their musical theme tend to have electric powers.
16th May '16 3:21:44 AM Faberlich
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* The Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him...he doesn't take it well.

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* The Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him...he doesn't take it well.



* Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' is completely obsessed with Spider-Man, since he believes that he and Spidey are best friends, despite Spidey only saving him once. Granted, his personality just makes this [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds all the more tragic when he realizes the truth.]]
15th May '16 11:13:51 AM nombretomado
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* {{Magneto}}. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor When he's a bad guy]], his electromagnetic powers do have a tendency to mess with his brain chemistry. Unlike most examples, though, he's more of an {{Ubermensch}} with a [[AGodAmI god complex]] than your usual twitchy lightning-throwing psychopath.

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* {{Magneto}}.ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor When he's a bad guy]], his electromagnetic powers do have a tendency to mess with his brain chemistry. Unlike most examples, though, he's more of an {{Ubermensch}} with a [[AGodAmI god complex]] than your usual twitchy lightning-throwing psychopath.
13th May '16 12:11:15 PM Manny20444
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** The Electro of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon even further exemplifies this trope, essentially running around in a panic and discharging voltage uncontrollably. Before the accident he seemed like a decent guy, and right after it, although he was rude and snappish, he wasn't villainous so much as panicking and [[PowerIncontinence accidentally shocking things]]. But after encountering Spider-Man and being threatened by cops, he immediately became the spastic crazed type.

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** The Electro of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon even further exemplifies this trope, essentially running around in a panic and discharging voltage uncontrollably. Before the accident he seemed like a decent guy, cocky Jerkass, and right after it, although he was rude and snappish, he wasn't villainous so much as panicking and [[PowerIncontinence accidentally shocking things]]. But after encountering Spider-Man and being threatened by cops, he immediately became the spastic crazed type.
30th Apr '16 8:02:57 AM rafi
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* The Electro of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' is very psychotic, unhinged, and paranoid, unlike his original [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] counterpart where he was just your basic thug with electricity powers.
** When he first appears in the Kingpin's employ, he's rather even-heeled, but being humiliated by Spider-Man so many times started to get to him. He can still be rational, until [[BerserkButton Spidey shows up]]. Then he fits this trope to a T.
** The Electro of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon even further exemplifies this trope, essentially running around in a panic and discharging voltage uncontrollably. Before the accident he seemed like a decent guy, and right after it, although he was rude and snappish, he wasn't villainous so much as panicking and [[PowerIncontinence accidentally shocking things]]. But after encountering Spider-Man and being threatened by cops, he immediately became the spastic crazed type.
** In the [=PlayStation=] game ''Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro'', the antagonist is hit with a jolt of power due to a mystical artifact, and becomes so strong that he is able to harness massive amounts of lightning. The final battle is held on top of a large industrial building, with Electro feeding off a power generator and smacking the hell out of the player until the generator is disabled.
** Later mainstream Electro sat on the electric chair to get his power back. By then he's stabilized mentally as well and is a very downplayed version of this trope, if an example at all.
** The Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him...he doesn't take it well.
** Mainstream Electro went crazy after [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Spider-Man (actually Doc Ock in his body, at that time)]] experimented on him. He can no longer control his powers (to the point of accidentally frying his ally/lover) and has frequent nightmares of Spider-Man torturing him.

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\n* The ComicBook/SpiderMan's villain, Electro of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' is very psychotic, unhinged, and paranoid, unlike his original [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] counterpart where he was just your basic thug with electricity powers.
** When he first appears in the Kingpin's employ, he's rather even-heeled, but being humiliated by Spider-Man so many times started to get to him. He can still be rational, until [[BerserkButton Spidey shows up]]. Then he fits this trope to a T.
** The Electro of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon even further exemplifies this trope, essentially running around in a panic and discharging voltage uncontrollably. Before the accident he seemed like a decent guy, and right after it, although he was rude and snappish, he wasn't villainous so much as panicking and [[PowerIncontinence accidentally shocking things]]. But after encountering Spider-Man and being threatened by cops, he immediately became the spastic crazed type.
** In the [=PlayStation=] game ''Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro'', the antagonist is hit with a jolt of power due to a mystical artifact, and becomes so strong that he is able to harness massive amounts of lightning. The final battle is held on top of a large industrial building, with Electro feeding off a power generator and smacking the hell out of the player until the generator is disabled.
** Later mainstream Electro sat on the electric chair to get his power back. By then he's stabilized mentally as well and
normally is a very downplayed version of this trope, if an example at all.
** The Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but
trope. But he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him...he doesn't take it well.
** Mainstream Electro
went crazy after [[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Spider-Man (actually Doc Ock in his Peter body, at that time)]] time) experimented on him. He can no longer control his powers (to the point of accidentally frying his ally/lover) and has frequent nightmares of Spider-Man torturing him.




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* The Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him...he doesn't take it well.



* In the [=PlayStation=] game ''Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro'', the antagonist is hit with a jolt of power due to a mystical artifact, and becomes so strong that he is able to harness massive amounts of lightning. The final battle is held on top of a large industrial building, with Electro feeding off a power generator and smacking the hell out of the player until the generator is disabled.






* Maxie Zeus is a minor Franchise/{{Batman}} villain who thinks he is the Greek god Zeus, best remembered in the comics for running into a tree and falling unconscious while escaping Arkham Asylum in ''Knightfall''. He was revamped in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' as a CorruptCorporateExecutive--who still believes he's Zeus and demands worship--who builds a giant aircraft with a private army and outfits himself with a suit that shoots lightning bolts.
** In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', he's portrayed as a man with messianic delusions and an obsession with electroshocks and coprophilia - since electroshocks cause him to lose control of his bowels.



* Shrapnel from the ''{{Transformers}}'' series, who [[VerbalTic repeats the last word of every sentence]] and is generally insane, insane.
** For that matter, Megatron/Galvatron in ''TransformersCybertron''. He can shoot lightning from his hands, like Shrapnel. Or a Sith Lord.

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* Shrapnel Parodied in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter goes mad with power after he finds out he can shock people by rubbing his feet on the carpet.
* Electronique, a villain
from the ''{{Transformers}}'' series, who [[VerbalTic repeats the last word one episode of every sentence]] and is generally insane, insane.
** For that matter, Megatron/Galvatron in ''TransformersCybertron''. He can shoot lightning from his hands, like Shrapnel. Or a Sith Lord.
''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.



* Sparky from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' is a subversion of this trope- although he starts out as a destruction-happy monster, he is rehabilitated and put to constructive ends, such as powering an abandoned lighthouse.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[FallenAngel Nightmare Moon]] zapped three [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]] when they tried to apprehend her. Her non-corrupted form [[DarkIsNotEvil Princess Luna]] also has power over lightning, but she only uses it for [[DramaticThunder dramatic effect]].
* Although usually pretty lowkey, Unagi from ''SushiPack'' has a tendency to [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide lean toward megalomania]] when overdosing on electricity.
* Shrapnel from the ''{{Transformers}}'' series, who [[VerbalTic repeats the last word of every sentence]] and is generally insane, insane.
** For that matter, Megatron/Galvatron in ''TransformersCybertron''. He can shoot lightning from his hands, like Shrapnel. Or a Sith Lord.
* ''Westernanimation/UncleCrocsBlock'': The "Fraidy Cat" segments feature a cat whose [[CatsHaveNineLives nine lives]] come back to haunt him as ghosts. Fraidy's final (and current) life is personified as Cloud Nine, a sinister storm cloud who's fond of ejecting lightning strikes and always chases down Fraidy to zap him to death.
* The Electro of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' is very psychotic, unhinged, and paranoid, unlike his original [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] counterpart where he was just your basic thug with electricity powers.
** The Electro of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon even further exemplifies this trope, essentially running around in a panic and discharging voltage uncontrollably. Before the accident he seemed like a decent guy, and right after it, although he was rude and snappish, he wasn't villainous so much as panicking and [[PowerIncontinence accidentally shocking things]]. But after encountering Spider-Man and being threatened by cops, he immediately became the spastic crazed type.
* Livewire (pictured) from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. She has electrical powers and isn't very sane.



* Pictured above is Live Wire from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' version of Electro, who went psycho after an accident that gave him near-uncontrollable electric powers. He's given more detail down in Comic Books.
** Having Creator/CrispinFreeman as his voice actor doesn't help much, as Freeman had previously voiced [[Anime/TheBigO Alan Gabriel]], [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Albedo]], [[Manga/{{Bastard}} Dark Schneider]] and [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]].
*** Ditto for Electro from the 2003 CG series; he only lasted two episodes, though, because Spidey killed him by shorting a capacitor with Electro inside.
* Electronique, a villain from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* Maxie Zeus is a minor Franchise/{{Batman}} villain who thinks he is the Greek god Zeus, best remembered in the comics for running into a tree and falling unconscious while escaping Arkham Asylum in ''Knightfall''. He was revamped in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' as a CorruptCorporateExecutive--who still believes he's Zeus and demands worship--who builds a giant aircraft with a private army and outfits himself with a suit that shoots lightning bolts.
** In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', he's portrayed as a man with messianic delusions and an obsession with electroshocks and coprophilia - since electroshocks cause him to lose control of his bowels.
* Although usually pretty lowkey, Unagi from ''SushiPack'' has a tendency to [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide lean toward megalomania]] when overdosing on electricity.
* From ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' we have Stormy, a witch with [[ThemeNaming powers based on lightning]], who is the most unstable villain of the whole series.



* Sparky from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' is a subversion of this trope- although he starts out as a destruction-happy monster, he is rehabilitated and put to constructive ends, such as powering an abandoned lighthouse.

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* Sparky from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' From ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' we have Stormy, a witch with [[ThemeNaming powers based on lightning]], who is a subversion the most unstable villain of this trope- although he starts out as a destruction-happy monster, he is rehabilitated and put to constructive ends, such as powering an abandoned lighthouse.the whole series.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[FallenAngel Nightmare Moon]] zapped three [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]] when they tried to apprehend her. Her non-corrupted form [[DarkIsNotEvil Princess Luna]] also has power over lightning, but she only uses it for [[DramaticThunder dramatic effect]].
* Parodied in one episode of WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, when Peter goes mad with power after he finds out he can shock people by rubbing his feet on the carpet.
* ''Westernanimation/UncleCrocsBlock'': The "Fraidy Cat" segments feature a cat whose [[CatsHaveNineLives nine lives]] come back to haunt him as ghosts. Fraidy's final (and current) life is personified as Cloud Nine, a sinister storm cloud who's fond of ejecting lightning strikes and always chases down Fraidy to zap him to death.
9th Apr '16 1:41:58 AM Tron80
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Shinji uses lightning attacks and is a manipulative, psychotic jerkass.
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21st Mar '16 1:30:46 PM Gamermaster
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** Fate's adopted son Erio used to be like this, until Fate basically [[CoolDownHug hugged the crazy out of him]].
20th Mar '16 2:16:12 PM TheTropper
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* Both used and subverted in ''Manga/GashBell'' -- Gash is about as gentle as you can imagine but his twin brother Zeon is extremely violent and vengeful (and is shown using ElectricTorture in the manga).

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* Both used and subverted in ''Manga/GashBell'' -- ''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash is about as gentle as you can imagine but his twin brother Zeon is extremely violent and vengeful (and is shown using ElectricTorture in the manga).
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