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Megavolt

Elmo Sputterspark, better known as Megavolt, is a fictional character, a super-villain from the animated television series Darkwing Duck.

He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.

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Character

Background

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Young Megavolt being Bullied

When bully Ham String and Preena Lott sabotaged his science fair project on static electricity, young Elmo Sputterspark gained the ability to absorb and project electrical currents, and to grant nearby electrically powered objects a form of sentience. He wanted to call himself "Megawatt", but the band playing at the dance had already adopted that name. Clash Reunion Sputterspark's transformation gave him virtually unlimited power. However, it also fried several portions of his brain, leaving Megavolt a peculiar sort; he believes that light bulbs, toasters and anything else powered by electricity have been "enslaved" by Mankind and need rescuing, which explains why he is usually seen leaving the crime scene with bags full of flashlights, toasters and ovens instead of money. Inside Binkie's Brain He's also become romantically interested in electrical devices, having declared his love to a lightbulb Comic Book Capers, gone on date with a billboard (with a picture of a woman on it), Inversionary Tactics and made heart-eyes at the empty Gizmosuit. Dangerous Currency, Part 1 In Clash Reunion Megavolt returned for revenge against Ham and Preena.

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Testing his powers.

Megavolt was a member of the Fearsome Five Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 1 and occasionally teamed up with Quackerjack as a duo. Stressed to Kill He twice partnered up with Darkwing Duck on a case out of self-interest. Negaduck The Frequency Fiends In "Life, the Negaverse and Everything", his Negaverse counterpart appears to be the leader of the Friendly Four. In one episode "Up, Up and Awry", Darkwing Duck defeats Megavolt by turning his own powers against him - he literally charges and changes Megavolt into a super magnet. This is a recurring problem to Megavolt; he may be one of the strongest mutants in St. Canard, he also is subject to his own powers. It's happened several times that others have used his powers without his consent, often hurting him in the process. A Revolution in Home Appliances Watts the Problem! The Duck Knight Returns, Part 3 Despite being rather dimwitted and absentminded at times, Megavolt is one of Darkwing Duck's more dangerous adversaries in terms of the sheer amount of power he possesses - Darkwing himself uses Megavolt as an example of what a supervillain is. Planet of the Capes Darkwing himself even considered him his arch-enemy, The Frequency Fiends although he has also referred to Quackerjack and Ammonia Pine as his nemeses. Darkwing also mentions having sent him to the electric chair twice, Duck Blind implying both that Megavolt has previously committed at least two murders, and was electrocuted but survived due to the nature of his powers.

Personality

The accident granted Megavolt the most sought-after ability in St. Canard, but the price was equal to the merchandise. Every single brain-cell was super charged, costing him his short-term memory and common sense. This is evident by his campaign to liberate the enslaved lightbulbs. In the beginning Megavolt seems to be a sarcastic and clever enemy, but he loses many of these qualities after Negaduck becomes his new leader.

Fiction

Cartoon

Duck Blind Negaduck Comic Book Capers Upon spotting from afar the flashy show Darkwing is giving for his fanclub, Ammonia Pine notes that it looks like Megavolt's holding a block party. Cleanliness Is Next to Badliness Megavolt is among the villains Darkwing dreams up during a period of low crime. In the dream, he is defeated by a giant Morgana Macawber. Ghoul of My Dreams Up, Up and Awry Adopt-a-Con Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 1 Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 2 Life, the Negaverse and Everything A Revolution in Home Appliances Darkwing Doubloon Dead Duck While trying to teach Comet Guy to be a villain, Darkwing brings up Megavolt as a prime example of what he should strive to be like. Planet of the Capes Twitching Channels Stressed to Kill Time and Punishment Inside Binkie's Brain Whirled History While Negaduck and Dr. Slug have a rivalry over who's Public Enemy Number One, Megavolt steadily holds spot Number Three. The Quiverwing Quack Jail Bird Inherit the Wimp The Frequency Fiends Clash Reunion

Disney Comics comics

Just Us Justice Ducks Part One Just Us Justice Ducks Part Two

Disney Adventures comics

Megavolt puts money together with Moliarty, Tuskerninni, Steelbeak, Liquidator, Quackerjack, and Bushroot to watch the Miss Corn Fritters Pageant on pay-per-view. Their session is temporarily disrupted by Darkwing Duck, who suspects that they are involved in the abduction of Fluffy. However, Darkwing also meant to watch the pageant and readily agrees to pay ten bucks to get to watch along. Some hours later, the pageant finishes and everyone gets back to business, which for the villains means attacking Darkwing Duck. Megavolt tries to zap Darkwing but misses. After his colleagues fail to take down Launchpad, he goes after him. Before he can fry him, though, a sponge holding Liquidator lands in his neck and causes him to short-circuit. Darkwing calls the cops on them and they are all hauled off to jail, even though they had nothing to do with Fluffy's disappearance. The Kitty Kat Kaper In order to break the influence of the gambleholic toxin on Darkwing, Launchpad tries various lies in the hopes one of the scenarios will restore the crimefighter's focus. "Megavolt just escaped and he's flying over the city in a giant toaster oven!" is one of the lies that don't work. Feeling Flushed Watts the Problem! Because Megavolt is one of the many clients of the villain costume designer who refuse to pay him properly for his work, he includes his outfit among his super-starch-powered costume army. Vogue's Gallery Inversionary Tactics Fluffy's Reign of Terror! The Family Way

Disney Afternoon comics

Kitchen Clean-Up Batteries Not Included Club Mud: The Last Resort Megavolt Pulls a Switch

Boom! Studios comics

The Duck Knight Returns, Part 1 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 2 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 3 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 4 Crisis on Infinite Darkwings, Part 4 Dangerous Currency, Part 1 Dangerous Currency, Part 2 Dangerous Currency, Part 3

Joe Books comics

The Duck Knight Returns, Part 1 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 2 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 3 The Duck Knight Returns, Part 4 Crisis on Infinite Darkwings, Part 4

Video games

Darkwing Duck/Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck

Notes

  • Megavolt's power resembles to a Spider-Man villain, Electro.

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