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.
Michael's powers consist of him being able to electrocute objects and people by contact or if they are connected with something that that can be conducted, like metal. He can also cause electrical surges that can destroy electrical equipment and stun people, similar to Zeus' powers. Michael is not only immune to electricity, but he is able to absorb it as well, which makes him even more powerful. Michael can produce a powerful shockwave after absorbing sufficient electricity, and temporarily became telepathic once there was enough electricity between himself and Taylor in Book 1: Prisoner of Cell 25 , the 2nd book, and the 4th book. According to Hatch, Michael is the most powerful Glow alive so far. During the 2nd book, Rise of the Elgen, Michael becomes magnetic, giving him the ability to move magnetic objects with his mind, but nothing that is heavier than himself, like a car. Attempts to move anything heavier than himself result in him getting pulled towards the object. He can use this magnetism to deflect bullets. Additionally, he can levitate objects to a certain extent. He also discovers the ability to produce balls of lightning which he can throw, somewhat similar to Zeus' ability to "throw" electricity. In Book 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon, while escaping the Taiwanese Starxource Plant, he learns he can concentrate his electricity in one place, and like Bryan, melt through solid objects, but in a different manner. In the sixth instalment, Michael paralyzes Cassy, very nearly killing her, after she requested that he attempt to absorb her power of Neural Paralysis. Also in Book 6, Michael disappears after redirecting and amplifying the power of a lightning bolt to destroy Elgen forces on Hades in a manner reminiscent of a nuclear weapon. It is unknown whether or not he survived the ensuing blast.
Character Traits: Courageous, Cunning, Witty, Loyal, Smart, and Extraordinary.