Michael Vey is a 15 year old born in Pasadena, California, though he has moved around a lot since then, landing in Meridian, Idaho for a while, but since having to flee, and is currently traveling around the world with the rest of the Electroclan, attempting to avoid/defeat the Elgen. His best friend is Ostin Liss, who is also part of the Electroclan. He is an only child and he has Tourette's Syndrome. Michael is the leader of the Electroclan. His ultimate goal is to defeat Hatch and hopefully go back to a somewhat normal life with his friends and mom. In Storm of Lightning, he got Litchenburg Figures (lightning scars/trees) from surging strongly during a fight with a Mexican gang who wanted to cut and then rob him. Also him and Taylor have dating since the end of The Prisoner of Cell 25. In fall of Hades, he and Taylor break up, but eventually get back together. In the 6th book he got struck by lightning, and no one knows what happened to him.