The show revolved around a group of
young people with superpowers who are members of an American
think tank and fight crime. Members included head scientist and
fast talker Dr. Billy Hayes, who worked at the Humanidyne
Institute and had no powers but led this team:
Fellow scientist 7'4" Dr. Elvin "El"
Lincoln, who hates basketball and sought a way to become normal
height and developed a way to shrink to 7" for 14 minutes
once/hour by injecting himself with a growth serum and tapping a
nerve center in his neck.
John "Johnny B" Bukowski, a rock
musician who gained freak electrical powers when he was caught
in an accident with a set of amplifiers. He uncontrollably
absorbed electricity and could fire it as lightning bolts or
channel it into super-speed, but water caused him to short
circuit, burning him with potentially fatal results and forcing
him to retire as a musician.
Gloria "Glo" Dinallo, A 17 year old
street delinquent, whose father was supposedly an alien, who
could move anything she could see with her mind via telekinesis
and was romantically interested in Johnny.
Arnold Biefneiter, aka The Iceman, a
cyrogenically frozen worker from 1937 who was brought back to
life and had the power to radiate extreme cold as well as an
obsession with Amelia Earhart and a love of frozen candy bars.
The Misfits were aided by Billy's
long-suffering supervisor Stetmeyer, Gloria's truancy officer
Jane Miller, and obnoxious Humanidyne secretary Miss Nance.