Real Name: Randall Darby
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Paralyzer can generate powerful fields of bio-electromagnetic energy from his body. He also cybernetic claws in lieu of his hands and feet of unknown origin, and can channel his electrical energy through them into shock bolts or high-voltage fields of electromagnetic energy.
Randall Darby was discovered and recruited by Magneto to become one of his Mutant Force lackeys. Originally taking the code-name Shocker, Darby changes it to Paralyzer when the Mutant Force became the Resistants.
The Resistant's protest against the United States' Mutant Registration Act was cut short by a clash with John Walker, who was the current Captain America. Later, the Resistants reverts back to their Mutant Force identities and costumes. Their next clash is with the New Warriors.
Paralyzer later battles Spider-Man, subduing him with a lucky blow. Spiderman later teams up with several members of the Midnight Sons who were investigating the activities of a more demonic Spidey-duplicate. While pursuing this creature, the heroes discover and stop the Paralyzer's plan to recreate Zzzax.
After the Sentinels destroy Genosha, Paralyzer, again called the Shocker, helps Toad and other mutants create a statue of Genosha's former ruler Magneto. Unus becomes the leader of the group.
Shocker is seen during a meeting of Unus' people, after Unus himself was swallowed by Freakshow, one of the other mutants on the island. Their group was not sure if they would take Unus back if, in fact, he had survived. He does return, prompting Shocker and the others into attacking him in order to prove he still had the skills.
Shocker loses his powers during the M-Day and the energies that he used to control were then drawn to The Collective.
First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #343
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Captain America (1968)
#343 Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993)
- 'Slippery People'#346
- 'Red Twilight'
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