Personal Info:
Real Name: Ivan Kronov
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Captain America Comics Vol.1 #78 (1954) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Red Skull II
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Russia
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Stan Lee and John Romita
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Electrical Generation and Control: Electro is in essence a living dynamo capable of carrying a nearly lethal electrical charge in his body for up to 24 hours before needing to recharge. Electro can channel this electricity through his body. At least in one case, Electro was brought back to life by being recharged.
Ivan Kronov was a loyal communist agent during the days of the Cold War. He was the subject of a military experiment to create a warrior who could eliminate Captain America and Bucky. By 1954 the project was a complete success and Kronov was transformed into the electricity powered super-agent known as Electro. Electro was then smuggled into New York City where he was to attack Captain America and Bucky when they made their public appearance in a parade that was taking place that day.
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