Megavolt, civilian name Elmo Sputterspark, is a mutant who possesses the power of electrokinesis.
He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
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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. 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. He's also become romantically interested in electrical devices, having declared his love to a lightbulb , gone on date with a billboard (with a picture of a woman on it), made heart-eyes at the empty Gizmosuit, and was too preoccupied with a centerfold of the hadron collider to bother to escape. As a villain, Megavolt has procured himself two hideouts, one an apartment in the bad part of town, the other the Lighthouse at Beaker's Point.
Megavolt was a member of the Fearsome Five and occasionally teamed up with Quackerjack as a duo. He twice partnered up with Darkwing Duck on a case out of self-interest. 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. 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. Darkwing himself even considered him his arch-enemy, although he has also referred to Quackerjack and Ammonia Pine as his nemeses. Darkwing also mentions having sent him to the electric chair twice, implying both that Megavolt has previously committed at least two murders, and was electrocuted but survived due to the nature of his powers.
"They called me mad. They called me insane! They were right."
Megavolt can best be described as eccentric. He's loud, forgetful, clumsy, absent minded at times, constantly trying to achieve his goal to free all the enslaved light bulbs, and isn't too shy about his insanity. 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, as he once discovered who darkwing was but simply forgot later the same episode and he even forgot who he was. The incident also seemed to have make him think inanimate objects are living, breathing creatures, namely light bulbs. He also seems to be a skilled inventor as he has invented many ground breaking weapons like The Electro Gun, The Electrolizer, A machine that granted him the ability to give inanimate objects life, and the Tronsplitter to name few. That being said though, He's almost completely reliant on his powers to win a fight, and when said abilities are unavailable (via short-circuiting, being out of 'juice', or getting his powers stolen by Negaduck) he's becomes unwilling to fight. An example of this being in Jail Bird, when he found out he couldn't zap Negaduck (cause he stole his powers) he panicked and immediately ran to darkwing in hope's of getting his abilities back, though In many cases when he's short-circuits this usually means the fight is won as he usually just gives up or is too weak to fight. Despite being Darkwing's Arch Enemy he seems to hold a level of respect for him as he's perfectly fine with helping Darkwing if the situation calls for it, as he has teamed up with Darkwing more times than any other villain in the show (though he usually had his own motive), he once spared Darkwing's life because "he didn't have the heart for it", he felt genuinely hurt when Darkwing betrayed their truce to tie him to a chair, he was overjoyed to see darkwing in the human world, and even hugged and congratulated him when Darkwing had overcome his insecurities. In the earlier run of the show Megavolt seems to be a sarcastic, clever enemy with a bit of wit to him, but these traits slowly dwindle out when Negaduck becomes the primary antagonist of the series
Ammonia Pine notes that it looks like Megavolt's holding a block party. 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. 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. While Negaduck and Dr. Slug have a rivalry over who's Public Enemy Number One, Megavolt steadily holds a spot at Number Three.Upon spotting from afar the flashy show Darkwing is giving for his fanclub,
Disney Comics comics
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. 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. 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.
The Disney Afternoon comics
Boom! Studios comics
Joe Books comics
- Megavolt's power resembles to a Spider-Man villain, Electro.
- He was the first villain Darkwing ever faced off
- He in total has the most appearance in the show than any other villain