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 Storm of Lightning him an Taylor break up. They eventually get back together and tell each other they'll never leave each other ever again.