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Livewire is a former victim of the Branchwater Security meta-human trafficking ring. She is now a member of the Outsiders.


Personality

Livewire considers herself the "latest model" of electric meta-humans. She also takes any chance to make a joke by making what someone said sound like an innuendo.[3]

Physical appearance

Livewire is a slim young woman with chalk-white skin, blue eyes and cyan-blue hair styled in an undercut. She wears a strapless indigo dye leotard with black edges and skintight pants with a black pattern, slightly below the waistline which leave her obliques exposed. She also dons a matching skintight cloth above and below her elbows, fingerless cycling gloves and boots.[3]

History

Early history

Under unknown circumstances, Livewire was sentenced to Belle Reve Penitentiary. While en route to prison, her transportation was intercepted by Branchwater Security. Like every other victim of this meta-human trafficking ring, Livewire was abducted and then enslaved via an injection of Mad Hatter's nano-tech.[3]

2018

 
Detroit
September 25, 22:56 EDT

Along with Shade and Mist, Livewire was sent to infiltrate STAR Labs' Detroit facility and steal a Reach device.[3]

 
Detroit
September 26, 00:56 EDT

Nightwing's team tracked Livewire and her accomplices down in an empty warehouse, as they were getting ready to make their escape. She sparred with Black Lightning, who managed to knock her onto the ground with a physical attack and then shorted out her brain.[3]

A few days after being liberated from meta-human traffickers, Livewire and Mist joined the Meta-Human Youth Center.[5]

 
Taos
November 16, 20:20 MST

Livewire despondently attended the Center's welcoming session. She looked even less pleased after Eduardo Dorado Sr. told the meta-teen audience that they had the option to turn off their powers with inhibitor collar mainly used on meta-criminals.

 
Taos
November 17, 07:07 MST

During a session with Mist, Wendy Jones, Celia Windward and their counselor Eduardo Jr., Livewire was outspokenly unconvinced of the benefits of wearing a collar.

Afterwards, in a training session supervised by Eduardo Sr., Livewire scoffed at the idea of needing practice to control her powers as she considered herself and Mist too experienced for training. Her overconfidence rubbed on Wendy, who got a little carried away using her aerokinesis and created a cyclone which ensnared Mist in her vaporous form. Livewire used her powers to stop Wendy and was about to attack again for hurting Mist. Wendy slammed Livewire against the wall and then began sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, causing everyone else to fall to the ground, gasping for air. Eduardo Jr. managed to teleport them both outside the Center to save everyone.

Later in another counselling session, Livewire and Mist walked away with a visible look of resentment towards Wendy.[6]

 
Taos
November 22, post-13:59 MST

At the Harvest Festival carnival, Livewire had fun riding bumper cars with Mist, and later she treated both of them with some cotton candy. After sunset, Livewire and every other meta-teens were gassed unconscious by Onslaught, who intended to abduct them. Livewire was snatched by Tommy Terror but the Outsiders rescued her.[7]

 
Taos
December 07, 20:52 MST

Livewire, Mist and Wendy saw Aquaman and other teen heroes fighting Reach War Bugs on Eduardo's tablet.[8]

Powers and abilities

Appearances

Background information

  • Livewire is Leslie Willis, a shock jock turned electrokinetic supervillain. She was introduced for Superman: The Animated Series.
  • This is her third animated appearance. After Superman: The Animated Series and other DCAU shows, she had a cameo in Teen Titans Go!.

References

  1. Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (July 2, 2019). "Leverage". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 15. DC Universe.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2021-07-26). Question #24433. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 David, Peter (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (January 18, 2019). "Triptych". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 8. DC Universe.
  4. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (November 11, 2021). "Artemis Through the Looking-Glass". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 06. HBO Max.
  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (January 18, 2019). "Home Fires". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 9. DC Universe.
  6. Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (July 2, 2019). "Leverage". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 15. DC Universe.
  7. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (July 2, 2019). "Illusion of Control". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 16. DC Universe.
  8. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (July 9, 2019). "First Impression". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 17. DC Universe.
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