After a gang-war causes a toxic chemical spill, all of the people in the surrounding area who came in contact with the fumes began to mutate. Virgil Hawkins, a teenage on-looker was one of those people. He gained an ability which enables him to control electricity. However, many of the people who gained special powers decided to use them for evil intentions. Now, Virgil must learn to control his powers in order to stop the crime spree the evil mutants are setting upon the city.