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Real Identity: Leslie Willis
Affiliation(s): Legion of Doom
Appearances (STAS): Livewire and Double Dose
Appearances (TNBA): Girls' Nite Out
Appearances (JL/U): Hereafter Part One, Dead Reckoning and the Great Brain Robbery
Powers: Can control large amounts of electrical energy
Voiced By: Lori Petty and Maria Canals
Leslie Willis was once a radio shock jock that ran an over the top program named the Livewire show. She hated Superman because of her own personal experience of coming up in the world with nothing. She viewed Superman as someone who got everything handed down to him. Willis conducted a rally at the third anniversary at the Metropolis Centennial Park. Willis ignored the police's warnings about the coming electric storm. Willis was electrocuted through Superman who acted as a conduit.
Willis suffered skin discoloration but soon discovered she was permanently changed into a being of living electricity. She took the name Livewire and became fixated on killing Superman. She held the city ransom at the hydroelectric dam for a chance to kill him but was knocked out by the nearby water reserves.
To hold onto her powers, Livewire only needs a small charge and has an unlimited array of electrical manipulation. She can fire lightning bolts from her hands and most of her body as an electrical field. She can even travel through powerlines as pure energy.
Livewire soon escaped from Stryker's Prison, not yet fully equipped to handle metahuman prisoners. She soon realized fighting Superman alone was impossible. She recruited Parasite. She envisioned a plan to attack a power plant. Parasite would drain Superman just enough for Livewire to kill him. The plan failed because Parasite became too greedy for power and wanted both Superman and Livewire. Superman set off the facility's sprinkler system and fried Parasite.
She was being transferred to GothCorp against her will for a promising cure. The transfer was botched and Livewire escaped. She soon joined up with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy and started a crime spree. The trio was defeated by Batgirl and Supergirl.
Livewire joined with four other supervillains in a plot to kill Superman. She later joined in on the rampage through Metropolis only to be outsmarted by the Flash. Livewire later joined Grodd's Legion of Doom.