Name: Jamison Cartwright
Voltaire was a hero in 1984 who single handedly save the city of Los Angeles from the Devastators. His powers were over light. He could create solid light that could support a building from collapse or shoot a solid light beam to penetrate the strongest of armors. He could fly via light and even survive in space.
He was sued by the city of Los Angeles for 4.5 million dollars after he saved the city from the Devastators. The city won. He couldn't pay the damages and was put in jail. He served 3 months and then hanged himselfin a motel in San Fernando.