Boy, 12, turns into real-life Magneto after surviving deadly electric shock
Having superpowers can be attractive.
Russian schoolboy Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, was returning home from school one day when he stopped and leaned against a lamp post.
He didn't realise there was a faulty wire — until it was too late.
Upon contact, the 12-year-old was dealt a massive electric shock that blasted him across the pavement, the New York Post reported.
Nikolai recalled: "When I came round, I felt groggy but managed to get home and told my mum what had happened.
"When I woke up the next day and got out of bed, I found some coins that had been lying on the mattress stuck to my body."
Nikolai's magnetic powers have drawn similarities to the Marvel character Magneto, who controls magnetic fields.
"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," Nikolai said.
"Once I even attracted a glass — it just moved towards me."
The uncanny power is shaping a brand new career path for the boy: Nikolai now wants to be a superhero instead of a fireman when he grows older.
In school, his superpowers have made him popular with classmates who ask for on-the-spot demonstration of his new-found abilities.
Nickolai even claims that he is able to share his superpowers with others — and turn them into living magnets as well.
Sources: Metro, New York Post, Mirror Online