My version- a circus performer named Violet Campbell was performing her act when lightning stuck the tent. It was no ordinary tempest, the evil Dr. Rads was trying to perfect a radiation storm to purge the city. The bizarre bolt stuck Violet as she clung to the central pole of the Big Top, electroplating her arm and part of her face with steel. She can now gather and emit lightning blasts and wears a special costume to help conduct and store the large amounts energy she generates. She now calls herself Voltess.