The man who would come to be known only as "General Electric", was once the leader of a kamikaze squadron, in World War II. The sole survivor of an attack against Allied forces, General Electric was operated on by Japanese surgeons, who replaced what was left of his shattered skull with state-of-the-art electronics. Since the war's end, the workings of General Electric phenomenal electronic "brain" has been used as a teaching showcase for Japanese surgeons. As new innovations in electronic technology became available, regular upgrades were made to General Electric's brain, expanding his intellect. Kept as a virtual prisoner in a military hospital, General Electric spent a great deal of his time, in therapy, building animatronic "dolls", he called "Werblings."
Approached by a visiting American surgeon, General Electric became extremely agitated, then openly hostile. Military police were called in to subdue General Electric, who leaped through a window, escaping the facility. As great resources and time had been invested in the creation of General Electric's amazingly unique "brain", guards were ordered not to fire upon him, as he fled, for fear of damaging his invaluable head.
General Electric made contact with former Axis agents, and set a plan into motion, utilizing the Werblings, to destroy Washington, D.C. General Electric held fast to the notion that, as the Japanese and Germans were forced to watch their own proud cities fall to ruin at the hands of Allied forces, the time had come for Americans to suffer the same fate. Though the Sandman was quick to oppose General Electric's mad revenge gambit, he was quickly subdued by the General's Axis associates. Only the timely intervention of the Sandman's aides, Brute and Glob, saved the nation's capitol. General Electric was killed in the conflict, when Glob blew the Sandman's hypersonic whistle, at a high enough frequency, to shatter General Electric's electronic "brain".