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General Information
Real name: Leslie Willis
First Appearance: Action Comics #835 (March, 2006)
Created by: Gail Simone
John Byrne
Portrayed by: Lori Petty (Voice)
Maria Canals Barrera (Voice)
Anna Mae Routledge
Brit Morgan
Jessie Graff



Leslie Willis was a shock jock. Going by the DJ name Leslie, her show was dedicated to bashing upon Superman every night, claiming that Superman was only saving people in the name of grandstanding and showing off. She also showed a disdain for fellow broadcaster Billy Batson. Her career as a shock jock was cut short when the owner of the station, Miguel, decided to turn the station into a country station. Miguel was also quite pleased that she was fired because his wife was saved by Superman.

Life as A Villian[]

She was born with the gift of controlling electricity. Enraged at the loss of her job, she went to the top of the station where she was struck by lightning. However, she absorbed a large amount of energy from the lightning bolt, changing her appearance to a chalk-white skin with blue hair. With that change, she decided that she would now take her revenge out on Superman.

One of Livewire's attempts at controlling the airwaves of Metropolis occurred while Iris and Jai West, children of The Flash, were in town on a scavenger hunt. The twins, with the help of their father and Superman, managed to defeat her. Shortly thereafter, she attacked Metropolis anew, only to be quickly defeated by a quick-thinking Supergirl.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Electrokinesis: Livewire has the ability to absorb, generate and project volumes of electrical energy of an extremely high voltage. She also has the ability to transform into living energy. In that form she can transmit herself through powerlines.
  • Magnetokinesis: As an application of Electrokinesis, Livewire can also generate an electro-magnetic field.


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  • Her stored electricity will short circuit and at least partially dissipate if she gets wet.

In Other Media[]

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See Also[]


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  • Livewire appeared on Superman: The Animated Series before making the transition to the comic book medium.