Max Levin was tried and found guilty of a series of murders and was sentenced to death by electric chair. On the night of his execution there was a storm and as the chair was turned on a blot of lighning struck the building and sent 300,000 volts through his body. The chair pretty much exploded and sent Max flying across the room. His body was scorched and smoking and the extreme heat had melted the metal restraints around his chest, wrists and ankles. He found that he could control the release of electricity from these points in a variety of ways. He created his costume out of his prison overalls and insulating rubber to prevent him from shocking himself.
Suffering defeats at the hands of Mighty Man and Blaze, Volt was the first to take up Deep Freeze’s offer of teaming up. He’s also the very violent glue that keeps Nature’s Wrath together, seeing far more value in being a team then running around solo again.