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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin
Ben Franklin in 1752.jpg
First appearance A Lesson in Electricity
In-story stats
Known ability Electrical absorption
Alias Mrs. Silence Dogood
Nickname Ben
Age 84 (at time of death)
Date of birth January 17, 1706
Place of birth Boston, MA
Date of marriage 1730
Date of death April 17, 1790
Home Philadelphia, PA;
New York, NY;
London, England
Residence The Franklins' home
Occupation President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania
Significant other Deborah Read (deceased)
Child William Franklin (deceased)
Siblings James Franklin (older brother, deceased)

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of modern day America.

Character History

Graphic Novel:Petrified Lightning

Caitlin tells Peter that people believe that anyone who is anyone was Irish, including Benjamin Franklin.

Graphic Novel:A Lesson in Electricity

In 1752, Benjamin is sleeping when he is awoken early by his wife, complaining about the bells he had set up to inform him when lightning was in the area. Excited, he quickly awakens his son William. Later, Benjamin and William go out in a storm with a kite to perform an experiment that will show that lightning obeyed the principles of conservation of charge. Though the kite's metal-blended string is insulated with silk, it gets wet with rainwater. Benjamin is electrocuted and absorbs a normally fatal amount of electricity. To remove the dangerous charge in his body, Benjamin pets his cat Tiger, who is safely insulated beneath a coat of fur.

Heroes Evolutions

The repository page at contains information about Franklin, including biographical dates, his historical contributions, and his scientific experiments. The page also expounds on why Franklin is considered a hero to the world.

Evolved Human Abilities

According to Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Franklin told him that during his initial kite experiment, he absorbed enough electricity to kill a normal man from the lightning bolt that struck the kite and traveled down the wet string. He also claimed that afterwards, he released the stored energy by touching his cat.


  • In reality, Benjamin Franklin is the great great great great great great grandfather of Jack Coleman.

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See Also

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Benjamin Franklin for fan-created theories and other speculation.

Franklin-Related Graphic Novel Characters edit

Mr. BradyBenjamin FranklinDeborah FranklinWilliam FranklinJoseph Priestley

See Also: A Lesson in ElectricityGraphic Novel CharactersOther Characters