Not quite the Spider-Man villain

Electro is an Autobot from the Generation 2 portion of the Generation 1 continuity.

Turbocharged and livin' large, Electro defends the streets. That is, when he's not racing through them at excessive speeds that leave behind the tell-tale treadmarks of a vehicle equipped with posi-traction. This feature, combined with dual racing cams and a nitro-injected fuel supply, gives this Laser Rod the confidence he needs to never back out of a race. Electro doesn't back down from a fight either, using an armor-slashing light saber to battle his Decepticon foes.

Japanese name: Effectro (e-fe-ku-to-ro, エフェクトロ)


Marvel Comics continuity

Japanese G2 Manga

Sucks to be Electro right about now.

(The Japanese Generation 2 story pages and mini-manga followed the continuity of the animated series, as opposed to the Marvel US Generation 2 comics, which followed the continuity of the Marvel comic series.)

(Additionally, Electro appeared to have a much different personality in Japan than what was protrayed in his US bio. In the manga he is a well-spoken, often times overly-wordy, warrior. He is still rather brave and careless at times, however.)

During the great Generation 2 battles, Electro was teamed-up with his Laser Rod partner, Volt, and worked closely with Optimus Prime as his most trusted warriors. Going face-to-face with Megatron, Electro at one point got taken hostage and had to be rescued by Volt. Megatron later took him prisoner back to Decepticon headquarters, admiring his skills in battle. Megatron attempted to turn him to the side of the Decepticons, but Electro refused. He was quickly rescued by Jetfire.


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