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Leslie Willis was a popular, yet controversial shock jock who enjoyed tormenting Superman during her broadcasts. In celebration of her 3rd anniversary working at the radio station, she hosted a rock concert despite the fact that a severe thunderstorm was set to occur. When the man of steel arrived to help the police end the event a bolt of lightning struck the stage and spread through him as he tried to save Willis, who was shocked anyways when the bolt spread through a wire she stepped on. As a result, she gained blue hair, ghostly white skin and electrical powers. Blaming Superman for the accident, she took the name "Livewire" upon discovering her powers and has since become an adversary of the "Man of Steel".