For some unknown reason Hotwire believed that Aric had killed someone named Kenny (possibly Ken Clarkson), and now he wanted revenge. Apparently he wanted to be a hero and participated in some experiments, which gave him his electrical powers .
Skills & abilities:
Electrical powers allowing him flight and electrical discharges.
X-O Manowar (vol. 1) #57 (1996)
Country of origin:
1: X-O Manowar (vol. 1) #58