Francine Frye is a female comic supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.
She decided to target the theatre performance of actor Melanie Daniels who she had intended to ransom for payment though came to find no one was paying for her release. Frye then decided to switch it to posting online asking people to put in money to kill Melanie where she received a large number of offers. Before she could do so, Melanie was saved by Mary Jane Watson who distracted the female Electro long enough for a water tank nearby to be broken thus splashing Francine with water and leading to her capture. She was taken in by the police where during transport the prison vehicle was attacked by a group of female supervillains who recruited Francine into their criminal venture. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #25) She was offered a place in Janice Lincoln's new Sinister Syndicate that sought to promote the actions for female supervillains. However, Francine had no desire to join the team until Janice told them that their target was Boomerang with Frye wanting to get revenge against her former teammate for betraying her. This led to the Syndicate attacking the site of the relaunched F.E.A.S.T. where Boomerang was in attendance. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #26)
Personality and attributes
Francine was a big fan of the soap opera Secret Hospital that starred Mary Jane Watson until she had to step down from the role due to personal matters leading to her being replaced by Melanie Daniels. This sparked Frye hating Daniels who she found to be a bad actor and a poor replacement for Watson. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #25)
Powers and abilities
- Francine Frye was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos where she made her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v3 #2 (July, 2014).
- The character later adopted the name of Electro in Amazing Spider-Man v4 #17 (October, 2016).
In other media
- Amazing Spider-Man v3:
- Amazing Spider-Man v4:
- Amazing Spider-Man v5: