Character » Paralyzer appears in 55 issues.

    A mutant recruited by Magneto.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Paralyzer last edited by stunninggirl99 on 05/31/23 01:01PM View full history

    Brief History

    Paralyzer was recruited by Magneto alongside four other mutants which included Burner, Slither, Peeper and Lifter. Magneto and Captain America responded to a newspaper ad that stated a mutant needed sensitive persons or agencies equipped to help provide a home environment and care. Both men met a man that had possessed a tiny, minute mutant he called Mister One inside his wrist watch. Magneto attempted to steal this mutant because it possessed great mental abilities but came into conflict with Mister Two who was Mister One's bigger protector. Magneto returned back to his base and told his mutant band his plan to steal the tiny mutant and called it Operation Grab. Paralyzer and the rest of his fellow mutants attacked Mister Two and Captain America when they were outside the SHIELD medical facility. Paralyzer displayed his mutant abilities when he grabbed Mister Two and unleashed a powerful, electric current that laid out his foe. Paralyzer and the rest of the group retreated when SHIELD members appear but it allowed Magneto the diversion he needed to steal Mister One from the SHIELD medical lab. Paralyzer would engage with Captain America and Mister Two when they infiltrated Magneto's lair. Mister One activated a bomb where Paralyzer and the rest of Magneto's mutant squad had disappeared after the explosion.


    Paralyzer was created by Jack Kirby in 1977 and first appeared in Captain America Annual # 4.

    Powers & Abilities

    Paralyzer has two pincer claws and is capable of unleashing a powerful, electric current when he grabs his enemies or shoots a paralyzing blast for range attacks that can stun an opponent. Paralyzer claims he has mastery over electricity and displayed that talent when he resurrected the living dynamo named Zzzax to become his slave. His claws are strong enough to tear flesh, bones and other materials like wood and soft metals. 

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