|“||Ha! They call me mad! They call me insane! They're right!||„|
|“||Don't call me Sparky!||„|
Elmo Sputterspark, better known as Megavolt, is a major recurring antagonist in the animated series Darkwing Duck. He is an insane rat with the ability to control electricity and (canonically) the first villain Darkwing Duck ever faced, later returning to menace him on various occasions.
Elmo Sputterspark was a very intelligent high-school student. He had made a science project on static electricity, a wool carpet treadmill, to find a way to get clean and cheap electricity. But all went wrong when a bully sabotaged his invention by taping him to the treadmill, setting it on high and leaving him on it, making it electrocute Elmo and explode after that. The accident turned him into a living battery, able to absorb and control electricity at will. Thus, he decided to take revenge on those who bullied him and never understood his ideals. However, the accident severely damaged his brain, making him forgetting what he was set up to do. Elmo then became Megavolt, and turned to a life of crime.
Megavolt usually has memory loss due to the accident, which makes him forget things easily. He also became crazy, believing light bulbs are alive and setting to free them from their "slavery". He found out about Darkwing Duck's secret identity, but because of his memory loss, Darkwing feels unthreatened by him. Most of his plans are totally nonsensical, such as using a giant magnet to steal metal so that he can build an even bigger magnet.
According to Darkwing Duck, Megavolt has been sent to the electric chair - twice.
Comic Book Capers
Stressed to Kill
Just Us Justice Ducks Part 1
Just Us Justice Ducks Part 2
Revolution of the Household Appliances
Inherit the Wimp
Up, Up and Awry
Life, The Negaverse, and Everything
Time and Punishment
The Frequency Fiends
His real name is revealed as Elmo Sputterspark, a very intelligent student and an old classmate of Drake Mallard (aka Darkwing Duck) in high school who was frequently and relentlessly bullied by Hamm Strings.
- Megavolt appears in the comic book, Crisis on Infinite Darkwings. He was in the prison cafeteria, eating with Bushroot and Quackerjack when he heard that the alternate Darkwings were attacking. Darkwing then went to him to retrieve the tronsplitter to defeat Negapaddywhack, which Megavolt had in his cell.
- Megavolt is likely a parody of the Spider-Man villain Electro.