Human Electric Chair
Place of Birth
Avengers Academy #1 (2010)
Black with a white streak
Potentially the most powerful new recruit at Avengers Academy, Striker feels he is ready for field combat and worthy of being in the spotlight. He was coached from a young age by his mother that if he didn’t have fame, he was nobody, and she got him a few acting roles with the help of his manager, Rick. Striker’s abilities manifested when Rick tried to molest him, and that was the start of his new path in life. Soon Norman Osborn noticed him and gave him everything he wanted until Osborn was incarcerated for his psychopathic tendencies, leaving Striker with few options.
Striker tried to demonstrate the full scope of his abilities by attacking Speedball during a training session, but the experienced New Warrior showed him the error of his ways. Later, he was part of the trio who accessed secret files on all the trainees, and Striker relayed the news to his teammates how they weren't chosen because they were the best or the brightest or the most talented. He was chosen, along with the rest, because his instructor's were afraid he may use his powers in the same way his tormentor, Osborn, did – for evil.
Constantly seeking media attention, Striker had the chance to prove he was deserving of it during an outing with Henry Pym and the rest of the recruits. Whirlwind ambushed the group but was quickly subdued, and Striker finally got himself on the news. Although he could have been seriously hurt, Striker wasn't surprised to learn his mother secretly set the entire confrontation up to kick-start his fame.