Living Lightning (Marvel)
Real Name: Miguel Santos
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Flies, has superhuman speed, creates and manipulates electrical currents.
Miguel's father, Carlos, was a member of an extremist group called the Legion of the Living Lightning. In a misguided attempt by the Legion to gain control of the Hulk, Carlos was killed. Hoping to salvage his father's name, Miguel broke into the Legion's headquarters to learn more about their work. While exploring, Miguel unwittingly turned on one of the Legion's machines and was transformed into a being of living energy.
Initially, a confused Miguel clashed with the West Coast Avengers and was apparently killed during the conflict. Later, he turned up alive and under the control of a villain, Doctor Demonicus. After a brief, unwilling foray into crime, Miguel joined the Avengers. While he occasionally serves with the team, Miguel gave up active membership to concentrate on his studies.
Miguel recently joined Captain America's Secret Avengers as one of twenty new members who opposed the Superhuman Registration Act. He worked with the team out of a series of safe-houses set up by Nick Fury. He was part of the final battle between the two main sides. After Captain America surrendered to the authorities, Living Lightning became an Initiative Recruit, joining the Texas Rangers. He appeared on the cover of Avengers: The Initiative issue #1.
First Appearance: Avengers West Coast (1989) #63
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Alpha Flight (1983)
#1 Avengers Forever (1998)
- 'Once an Avenger...'#3
- 'Once an Avenger...Part 3: Fata Morgana'#14
- 'Hi, Honey... I'm Hooooome!'#27
- 'New Order'#38
- 'Above and Beyond'#47
- 'In the Heart of Battle'#48
- 'War Plan "A"'#50
- 'Book of Revelations'#52
- 'Counter Attack'#53
- 'The Last Castle'#55
- 'The Last Farewell'
#4 Avengers Strike File (1994)
- 'Running Out of Time'#5
- 'Past Imperfect... Future Tense!'
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
#4 Avengers West Coast (1989)
- 'When Gods Go Mad... Even Heroes Can Die!'
Annual 08 Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
- 'If Volcanic Winter Comes...'#63
- 'When Lives the Lightning'#70
- 'The Pacific Overlords, Part One: The Big One!'#71
- 'The Pacific Overlords, Part Two: Pax Demonicus'#72
- 'The Pacific Overlords, Part Three: Chaos and Chrysanthemums'#73
- 'The Pacific Overlords, Part Four: Demonica Rising'#74
- 'The Pacific Overlords, Part Five: Operation Overlords'#75
- 'Hostages to Fortune'#76
- 'Infamous Monsters of Hollywood!, Part One: Make Way For the Night Shift!'#77
- 'Infamous Monsters of Hollywood!, Part Two: Hooray For Hollyweird!'#78
- 'Infamous Monsters of Hollywood!, Part Three: There's No Business Like...'#79
- 'Infamous Monsters of Hollywood!, Part Four: Fade Out'#80
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 2: Turn of the Sentry'#82
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 16 Shi'ar Hatred!'#84
- 'Along Came a Spider...'#85
- 'Death Has Eight Legs'#86
- 'Webs of Fear and Sorrow'#87
- 'Peace Dividend'#88
- 'The Second Cold War'#89
- 'Ultron Unbound!!!'#90
- 'Death Valley Daze'#92
- 'When Goliaths Clash !!!!'#96
- 'Many Are Called'#100#102
- 'The Avengers West Coast Are Finished!'
#2 Avengers/JLA (2003)
- 'Hero Moment'#19
- 'V-S Day'
#4 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Captain America (2013)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: Front Line (2006)
#11 Darkhawk (1991)
- 'Embedded: Part Eleven'
Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992)
#3 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'No Place Like it On Earth'
#367 Force Works (1994)
- 'By Reed... Betrayed!'#368
- 'Day of the Dark Side!'#369
- 'With Malice Toward All!'#370
- 'Forever Evil'
#8 G.L.A. (2005)
- 'Tidings of Comfort and Joy'#10
#2 Hulk (2008)
- 'Dismembership Drive'#4
- 'Countdown to a Miscount'
#55 Infinity Crusade (1993)
- 'Mayan Rule, Part III: Kukulcan'
#1 Infinity War (1992)
- 'The Damned'#4
- 'Mortal Sins'#5
- 'Holy War!'
#1 Iron Man (1968)
- 'Chthonic Maneuvers'#2
- 'Ethereal Revisionism'#3
- 'Nefarious Rhapsodies'#4
- 'Mortiferous Artifice'#5
- 'The Animus Engagement'
Los Nuevos Vengadores (1987)
Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
#41 Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
- 'The Dark Doppelgangers Descend'
#1 Marvels Companion (2014)
- 'The Cure'
TPB Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Marvels Companion'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2005 (2005)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
#2 Quasar (1989)
- 'How I Won the War, Part 2: Dead Soldiers'
#33 Scarlet Spider (2012)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 10: Spatial Deliveries'#38
- 'Whose War Is this Anyway?'#39
- 'To Be or Not To Be'
#7 Scarlet Witch (1994)
- 'The Second Master Part One'#8
- 'The Second Master Part Two'#9
- 'The Second Master Part Three'
#1 Tales of the Marvels: Blockbuster (1995)
- 'Dark Designs'#2
- 'The Clutch of Madness!'#3
- 'Scarlet in Battle!'#4
- 'The Witch is Mine!'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#537 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The War at Home, Part 6 of 7'
#345 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 5 Storm Gatherings'#347
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 19 Empire's End'#400
- 'History Repeats Itself'#501
- 'Chaos, Part Two of Four'#502
- 'Chaos, Part Three of Four'#503
- 'Chaos, Part Four of Four'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Order (2002)
#5 Thor (1966)
- 'Blinded By Science'
#445 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 7: The War and the Warrior!'#446
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 14: Now Strikes the Starforce!'#464
- 'Blessed Obedience'
#104 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 1 of 3: Infinity Crusader'#106
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 3 of 3: Judgement Day'
What If? Avengers Disassembled (2006)
#1 What If...? (1989)
- 'What if the Scarlet Witch Hadn't Acted Alone?'
#55 Wonder Man (1991)
- 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation Galactic Storm?'#56
- 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation Galactic Storm? Part Two'
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 11 Death Adrift'#9
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 18 Big Decisions'#12
- 'Angkor... and Anger'#15
- 'Shadow of the Infinite'#16
- 'The Ashes Fall'
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