People used to say, a genius and a mad man are easily indistinguishable. There are plenty of mad scientist around, but if you are to look for a perfect balance of both, then "Lightning" is the one.
"Lightning" was struck by lightning a long time ago and miraculously, he survived. Not only was he still alive, he became obsessed with it, indulging in all kinds of electrically charged experiments. Eventually, he managed to harness this technology to a whole new level never before heard of.
Convinced that electricity is the most sopisticated natural energy to ever exist, he genetically re-modelled his body to be able to withstand the strongest of electrical flow. Yet, it was still not enough for him. He wanted not just for himself, but for all of mankind to experience the marvelous feel of electrical current coursing through their body.
For Lightning, he believed that electricity has the capability to raise a person's intellectual ability, enlightening them even!