A schoolboy who was almost killed when he was knocked out by a massive electrical shock claims to have developed a superpower.
Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, was walking home after school when he lent briefly against the lamppost that was live from a faulty wire, and was blasted across the pavement.
His power to attract metal mirrors that of Magneto’s – a villain from Marvel comics.
Nikolai said: ‘I can do things I couldn’t do before but I don’t have a lot of control over it. Even when I do not want to do it, I still attract things. Once I even attracted a glass – it just moved towards me.’
He added that he has now decided instead of a fireman he wants to be a superhero when he is older.
Nikolai even claims that he seems to be able to share his power and can influence others so that other people turn into live magnets as well.