Mzzttexxal is one of a race of parasitic energy beings from an unknown world who need to possess humanoid host bodies in order to survive. Arriving on Earth eons ago, her people found no suitable hosts as humanity had yet to evolve, so they somehow stored themselves in carved metal figurines and entered a state of hibernation to await discovery when a suitable life form had evolved. Eventually, Mzzttexxal's figurine was discovered in Peru and worshiped as an idol, changing hands many times over the years until it came into the possession of private detective Jonni Thunder, who inadvertently awakened Mzzttexxal.
The energy creature, which Jonni came to call her 'Thunderbolt', bonded with Jonni, who at first believed her to be a part of herself since she initially exercised a degree of control over it and for the Thunderbolt to be active, Jonni needed to be unconscious. The Thunderbolt quickly managed to free itself from Jonni's control though, and turned on her, repeatedly attacking both Jonni and her boyfriend, Sylvester Pemberton, the superhero known as Skyman. The Thunderbolt attacked Skyman and his allies in Infinity, Inc. several times, also employing the Psycho-Pirate to test them, before eventually using Skyman as a host form for her lover, Zzlrrrzzzm and attempting to begin their conquest of Earth. The two Thunderbolts were defeated when Infinity, Inc. member Brainwave tricked them into re-entering their metal figurines, which Infinity, Inc. then buried inside a mountain.
Can manipulate electrical and electromagnetic energy
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.
- 13 Appearances of Mzzttexxal (New Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Mzzttexxal (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Mzzttexxal (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Mzzttexxal (New Earth)