This article is for the New Earth version of the character, for the Earth-S version see Chain Lightning (Earth-S)
Chain Lightning
General Information
Real name: Amy
First Appearance: Power of Shazam #14
(April, 1996)
Created by: Jerry Ordway
Gil Kane
Affiliations: Secret Society of Super Villains
Abilities: Absorbs electrical current
Portrayed by: None


First appearing as a one-shot villain in World's Finest Comics #272 (1981), Chain Lightning is a metahuman who has the power to absorb and dispel electricity in the form of lightning bolts. As such, she can cause the Marvels to revert to their non-powered forms if she attacks them with enough of a charge. When re-introduced in the Power of Shazam! series in the 1990s, Chain Lightning was depicted as a teenage girl with multiple personality disorder , whose four personalities (her "actual" persona of Amy, the embittered Amber, her inner child, and her id) fuel her powers. Chain's Amy personality has an unrequited crush on Captain Marvel Jr., after he saved her (and "the others") from committing suicide.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Electrokinesis: She absorbs electrical current but cannot control it without artificial help.


  • Dissociative Identity Disorder: Multiple Personalities.



  • Bodysuit containing containment circuitry.