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Electron is a member of the Imperial Guard, a multi-ethnic group of super-powered alien beings who act as enforcers of the laws of the Shi'ar Empire. He was amongst the first of the Imperial Guard encountered by the X-Men who sought to rescue the Princess Lilandra from her insane brother, D‘Ken. Following the orders of their emperor, the Guard clashed with the X-Men and were on the verge of winning when the band of interstellar pirates known as the Starjammers arrived to turn the tide of battle in the X-Men's favor. He would again face the X-Men during a trial by combat in order to decide the fate of Jean Grey who had been corrupted by the Phoenix Force and was now regarded as a galactic threat.
Later, after the formerly-exiled Deathbird had usurped the Shi'ar throne from her sister, Lilandra, Electron was amongst those Imperial Guard members who clashed with the British team of heroes known as Excalibur and the Starjammers over the fate of the then-bearer of the Phoenix Force, the alternate future daughter Jean Grey and Cyclops, Rachel Summers.
During the war between the Shi'ar and Kree Empires, Electron was one of a small contingent of Guardsmen that were dispatched by Empress Lilandra to retrieve both the famous Nega-Bands of the Kree warrior Captain Mar-Vell as well as the powerful device known as the Omni-Wave-Projector. During this time, Electron faced off various members of the Avengers, who were trying to calm down both sides of the war to prevent Earth from being caught in the cross-fire. The war came to a halt with the detonation of the Nega-Bomb (which killed 90% of the Kree population) and the assassination of the Kree ruler Supreme Intelligence.
When the Empress Lilandra learned of the many Earth heroes that had sacrificed their lives to stop the psionic being Onslaught, she dispatched eight members of the Imperial Guard, including Electron, to protect Earth. While on Earth, the Guard uncovered a plot by a militant Kree faction to simulate a radical political activist group in revenge for Earth's involvement in the Kree/Shi'ar war. In reality, the group created a "nega-reactor", similar to the bomb that was used on the Kree. However, this plot was stopped by the Guard, but not before the reactor was used by the Kree's leader, the Supreme Intelligence, to re-incorporate itself after being presumably killed at the end of the war.
Returning to the Shi’ar after his mission on Earth, Electron was present when Vulcan attacked the Empire and dethroned Lilandra. Despite heavy casualties in the Imperial Guard, Electron was one of the survivors and now serves the new Emperor, Vulcan.
Electron has the power to manipulate electromagnetic fields, a power that he uses to move metallic objects and create force fields. He can fly via magnetic levitation, and channel his powers into concussive force blasts
Electron was created by Chris Claremont
and Dave Cockrum
in 1977 and first appeared in X-Men