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Opening Biography of Designate: Voltage. . .



Code Name: Voltage
Real Name:
Ethan Jeffery Kingsely
Occupation: Student-Adventurer
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record

Place of Birth: ...
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Alexander Kingsely (father, Deceased), Elizabeth Kingsely (mother)

Height: 6'
Weight: 195 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green, Blue-ish power effect when powers are in use
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Racial/Ethnic Background: Caucasian-American
Distinguishing Features: Earring in left ear
First Appearance:
Ultimate X-Men #1


Powers/Skills: Absorption of ambient electromagnetic energy recycled through his body and into two seperate abilities; electrical generation/manipulation and flight. Plays the Guitar.


History Born to a Navy SEAL Lietuenant Alex and Mother, Elizabeth, Ethan's first 2 years were spent largely under the care of his mother, as his Father was constantly away from home, due to his career. However, he tried to spend as much time with his family as he could, especially with Ethan. Unfortunately, when Ethan was only 2 and a half years old, they recieved word that Alexander had been killed on a mission, buying time for the rest of his team. The sudden death crushed their family, and Elizabeth began to take to drinking and having one night stands. Finally, deciding to run off to California with one of her new boyfriends, dumping Ethan in an orphanage. Ethan was quickly adopted, but failed to adapt to his new home and after a certain incident involving law papers and a flush toilet, Ethan was quickly handed off to another family. He spent the majority of his life in and out of foster homes, his social skills almost non-existant, although his academics were outstanding. He tended to throw himself into various hobbies, that kept him mostly out of the house, while also seeming to almost purposely sabotage his life in foster families, for seemingly no reason. Once he graduated from High school, he left his foster family at the time and took a job as a mechanic, while entering Arizona State University. While working, one day, he accidently touched the wrong wires, and shocked himself, jumpstarting his powers and causing an explosion of energy that ripped apart the garage. Luckily, no one was hurt, but he was fired, and upon finding out his mutancy, he was expelled from ASU. With nowhere else to go, he was approached by Professor Charles Xavier to attend his school and graciously accepted.


Personality: Volt is usually rather morbid, as far as personalities go. He's very low on Self-Confidence and often views himself as nothing but a nuisance. He tends to stick to himself and keeps a pessimistic view of the world. When he does socialize, he tends to be quick to make cracks at things or people. Seems to Almost Subconsciously Sabotage things for himself, whenever he seems to start to fit in somewhere or get close to someone, pushing everything away. His greatest hope is to have a place to belong and be wanted, however his greatest fear is to finally get that, only to lose it. Hence, psychologically, he stops the first from ever happening in an attempt to stop the second from also happening. He gets irritated when forced in situations where he has to be social with people, due to his lack of skill at it. He completely enjoys his solitude, whenever he can find it, especially when it involves his poster collection. Overall, he just finds himself too stubborn to give in to things and pretty much goes out of his way to find things to push himself at, so that he won't have to deal with others.