"Oh, wait. I don't have a Spider-Sense. That was probably this 20,000 volts."
― Virgil Hawkins/Static Shock (Static Shock 1: Rebirth of the Cool)

The ability to sense the presence of electromagnetism in one's vicinity. Sub-power to Electromagnetism Manipulation. Variation of Detection.


User can sense the presence of electromagnetism and possibly gain detailed understanding about the energy they are sensing, including the amount/size of energy they are sensing and whether it is hidden.




  • May be dependent on natural senses.
  • User may need to concentrate to determine the location of a specific form of Electrical sources.
  • May be limited to certain types of Electricity.

Known Users

  • Virgil Hawkins/Static (Milestone/DCAU/DC Comics)
  • Black Lightning (DC Comics/Young Justice)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Polaris (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Dillon/Electro (Marvel Comics)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)


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