History WesternAnimation / StaticShock

15th Apr '16 1:43:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* DreadlockRasta: Virgil, of course.
9th Apr '16 11:47:12 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: In the series finale, Ebon and Hot Streak, in all their quarreling, create a new Big Bang explosion which [[{{Repower}} gives them and Virgil and Ritchie's powers back.]] [[spoiler: However, in the case of Ebon and Hotstreak, it [[GoneHorriblyRight works too well]] as the two fighting so close to the explosion causes their powers to meld together, ultimately [[FusionDance fusing the two]] into a big fiery, shadow EldritchAbomination. The monster catches and tries to eat Gear but, Static is able to free him. Then the monster's stomach turns into a suction vortex. Before they can get sucked in, Static is able to throw an oil tank into the portal and blow the beast up.]]
27th Feb '16 7:46:33 AM NekoHybrid
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* GilliganCut:When Robert thought of a different solution for Virgil's money problems.
--> '''Virgil''': "Work study"? ... wait a sec! Are you talking about... a JOB!? (cut to him working the register at a fast food joint) Welcome to Burger Fool, where we're a fool for our customers.
26th Feb '16 5:15:48 PM NekoHybrid
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* WhatTheHellHero: When Daisy gets hospitalized, Static goes on a furious rampage, roughing up punks more violently than usual when interrogating where Puff is. Rubberbandman was the one who stops him and calls him out on his methods as well as pointing out that Static's showboating was what got Daisy hurt due to negligence, so he was just as much to blame as Puff is.
23rd Feb '16 9:08:59 PM ATP2555
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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: Out of four seasons, the only one that's entirely accurate with the villains Static fights is Season 2 which has, in sequence, Kangor, Hotstreak, Puff and Ebon (all recurring, knowingly bad foes). The others are inconsistent in showing villains for different reasons:
** Season 1: Rubberband Man was only an antagonist for one episode, and even then, he just wanted credit for the beats that were stolen from him (he'd never resort to rob jewelry stores to get his way), while Dwayne attacks Static by himself instead of being persuaded by his {{jerkass}} stepbrother Aron.
** Seasons 3 and 4: One of the foes shown is legitimately evil, but he isn't a Static foe: that's Professor Menace, Soul Power's nemesis in "Blast from the Past", who [[spoiler:only used his technology to ''appear'' younger.]]

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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: Out of the four seasons, seasons' opening, the only one that's entirely accurate with the villains Static fights is Season 2 which has, in sequence, Kangor, Hotstreak, Puff and Ebon (all recurring, knowingly bad foes). The others are inconsistent in showing villains for different reasons:
** Season 1: Rubberband Man was only an antagonist for one episode, and even then, he just wanted credit for the beats that were stolen from him (he'd never resort to rob robbing jewelry stores to get his way), while Dwayne attacks Static by himself instead of being persuaded by his {{jerkass}} stepbrother Aron.
Aaron. It would have been more accurate to use Shiv and Carmen Dillo instead of Rubberband Man and Dwayne, respectively.
** Seasons 3 and 4: One of The first villain that appears is the foes shown Heavyman, who is legitimately evil, but he isn't only a Static foe: that's one-time villain. Professor Menace, Menace also appears, despite the fact that he is Soul Power's nemesis in "Blast from the Past", who [[spoiler:only used his technology to ''appear'' younger.]]]]
*** One of Brainiac's(Justice League villain) bots appears in the opening of the former.



* BerserkButton: Do not mention guns to Virgil, or bring up his mother. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs His mother was killed by gunfire during gang riots.]]

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* BerserkButton: Do not mention guns to Virgil, or bring up his mother. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs His mother was killed by gunfire during gang the Dakota riots.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Frieda, especially in comparison to her role in the comic series. She starts the show as Virgil's primary love interest, and is actually the first "civilian" to speak to Static, but after Daisy is introduced, she quickly becomes superfluous to both the plot of the show and the relationships between the characters.

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* DemotedToExtra: Frieda, especially in comparison to her role in the comic series. She starts the show as Virgil's primary love interest, and is actually the first "civilian" civilian to speak to Static, but after Daisy is introduced, she quickly becomes superfluous to both the plot of the show and the relationships between the characters.



** In "The Big Leagues", Static uses it to beat Joker after [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the Joker's own joybuzzer did not work on him]].

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** In "The Big Leagues", Static uses it to beat Joker after [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the Joker's latter's own joybuzzer joy buzzer did not work on him]].



* FiveTokenBand: ''Any'' team is bound to be from different ethnicities or backgrounds. Pretty much the nature of the universe. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since urban areas tend to be pretty diverse.

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* FiveTokenBand: ''Any'' team faction is bound to be from different ethnicities or backgrounds. Pretty much the nature of the universe. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since urban areas tend to be pretty diverse.



* IdiotBall: Static during "Bent Out Of Shape", while he does get suspicious of it, does not instantly recognize the obviusly purple and rubbery trash can as Rubberband Man, despite being on the lookout for him and knowing he can do stuff like this, until he starts talking.

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* IdiotBall: Static during "Bent Out Of Shape", while he does get suspicious of it, does not instantly recognize the obviusly obviously purple and rubbery trash can as Rubberband Man, despite being on the lookout for him and knowing he can do stuff like this, until he starts talking.talking after a dog starts biting him.



* InverseLawOfComplexityToPower: The average {{villain of the week}} has a narrower power, while Static himself has [[ShockAndAwe lightning powers]] with {{lightning can do anything}} in full force. Two recurring villains have [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] powers.

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* InverseLawOfComplexityToPower: The average {{villain of the week}} has a narrower power, while Static himself has [[ShockAndAwe lightning electrical powers]] with {{lightning can do anything}} in full force. Two recurring villains have [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] powers.



** Static himself does it a lot, especially early on. He even uses his powers to grab his keys in the opening credits!

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** Static himself does it a lot, especially early on. He even uses his powers to grab his keys and change in the opening credits!



* PersonalityPowers: Hotstreak has anger issues; Boom is loud and obnoxious. Surprisingly rare in the series, though; most Bang Babies' powers don't mirror their personalities.

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* PersonalityPowers: Hotstreak has anger issues; issues, Shiv is sadistic, Boom is loud and obnoxious. Surprisingly rare in the series, though; most Bang Babies' powers don't mirror their personalities.



* PsychopathicManchild: Shiv. The only time we see him acting solo, he decides to rob a toy store, for every kind of obvious reasons.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Shiv. The only time we see him acting solo, solo is when he decides to rob a toy store, for every kind of obvious reasons.



* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in "Flashback". Static, Gear, and Timezone travels back in time to save Static's mom. While Static does met her, he ultimately fails to save her. When Static returns to the present, he learns from his father that on that fateful night, [[spoiler:all his mom talked to her coworkers was about was how proud she was of her son and he was a superhero. Meanwhile, Timezone returns to the night of the Big Bang to ensure that she never received her powers due to the fact that it was too dangerous.]]

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in "Flashback". Static, Gear, and Timezone travels back in time to save Static's mom. While Static does met meet her, he ultimately fails to save her. When Static returns to the present, he learns from his father that on that fateful night, [[spoiler:all his mom talked to her coworkers was about was how proud she was of her son and he was a superhero. Meanwhile, Timezone returns to the night of the Big Bang to ensure that she never received her powers due to the fact that it was too dangerous.]]



* ScaryBlackMan: Ebon plays this astoundingly straight: deep voice, and his name means "black" (because [[JustifiedTrope he has control]] [[LivingShadow over shadows]]). He usually [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance appears pitch-black]] (except for a grey vest, glowing eyes, and a light purple glow around the edges, as if facing away from a faint light).

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* ScaryBlackMan: Ebon plays this astoundingly straight: deep voice, and his name means "black" (because [[JustifiedTrope he has control]] [[LivingShadow over shadows]]). He usually [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance appears pitch-black]] (except pitch-black]], except for a grey vest, glowing eyes, and a light purple glow around the edges, as if facing away from a faint light).light).



** Although there is the implication later that the Bang Baby juice causes some of the monster behavior. [[spoiler:Both Aqua Maria and Talon seemed much nicer after they were depowered.]]

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** Although there is the implication later that the Bang Baby juice causes some of the monster aggressive behavior. [[spoiler:Both Aqua Maria and Talon seemed much nicer after they were depowered.]]
26th Jan '16 5:41:11 PM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear: Virgil's father, after discovering Virgil and Richie's secret identities, and realizing that they've been fighting dangerous superpowered criminals since the Big Bang incident. He manages to get over it, if only slightly.

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* AdultFear: Virgil's father, after discovering AdaptationalHeroism:
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Virgil and Richie's secret identities, and realizing that they've been fighting dangerous superpowered criminals since in the Big Bang incident. He manages original comics purchased a gun to get over it, if shoot Biz Money B, the original Hotstreak, but only slightly.threw it away because he wasn't a killer. In the pilot proper, someone hands him a gun and he throws it away as soon as he realizes what it is.
** Francis, the CanonForeigner substitute for Biz Money, is not a hardcore racist, just a {{Jerkass}}.



* AdultFear:
** The pilot is rife with this. First, Virgil's beaten up at school by Francis, and a local gang offers him protection. Virgil wants to refuse because his dad made him promise not to join a gang, but the gang leader asks, "Can your father protect you?" Virgil has to think about it for a while and doesn't give a definite refusal.
** To cap that off, Virgil reluctantly goes to a gang showdown, and is ''handed a gun''. [[DoesNotLikeGuns Virgil]] quickly disposes of it, but he doesn't avoid the Big Bang that ensues.
** The Big Bang itself: an accident that releases mutagen to a bunch of children rioting in the streets. Quite a few get BlessedWithSuck, like Time Zone and Talon, and others get used for their powers like Dwayne. It's a small wonder that Alva Industries tried to cover up their involvement, since it would be a PR nightmare.
** Alva's son Edwin Sr., in an attempt to be a WellDoneSonGuy that diverges into CallingTheOldManOut, gets turned into a statue while using Alva Industry products. Alva Sr. is wracked with guilt over this and stops focusing on Static to try and bring his son to normal.
** Virgil's father, after discovering Virgil and Richie's secret identities, and realizing that they've been fighting dangerous superpowered criminals since the Big Bang incident. He manages to get over it, if only slightly.



* AnAesop: One episode focuses around a character who's being bullied, and brings a gun to school to defend himself. After the episode ends (with Gear being shot and wounded in the leg). After the episode ends, Virgil narrates a PSA about gun safety, especially with regards to not bringing them to school. The kicker? It begins with the aforementioned bullied kid being led out of the school gym (where the climactic scene took place) in handcuffs by police.

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* AnAesop: One episode episode, "Jimmy" focuses around a character who's being bullied, and brings a gun to school to defend himself. After the episode ends (with Gear being shot and wounded in the leg). After the episode ends, Virgil narrates a PSA about gun safety, especially with regards to not bringing them to school. The kicker? It begins with the aforementioned bullied kid being led out of the school gym (where the climactic scene took place) in handcuffs by police.


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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Sharon and Virgil occasionally have these moments, like when she cheers for him having temporarily become convinced that he's Static, and when he attacks the Leopard for knocking her down in the Anansi episodes.


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* BerserkButton: Do not mention guns to Virgil, or bring up his mother. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs His mother was killed by gunfire during gang riots.]]


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* PetTheDog: Hotstreak in "No Man's An Island" [[spoiler: at first seems to abandon Static to the mercy of Alva's guards; he returns, however, takes Alva as a hostage to get the guards to stand down, and then offers his powers to restore Alva Jr.]]
13th Jan '16 12:50:28 PM Greenygal
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* MorphicReonance: Strangely, while Rubberband Man can shapeshift to impersonate ''people'' no problem, whenever he becomes an ''object'' he maintains his standard costume's extremely conspicuous purple pattern.

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* MorphicReonance: MorphicResonance: Strangely, while Rubberband Man can shapeshift to impersonate ''people'' no problem, whenever he becomes an ''object'' he maintains his standard costume's extremely conspicuous purple pattern.
1st Jan '16 6:56:45 AM Animeking1108
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* DeathByAdaptation: Virgil's mother was still alive in the comics.
30th Dec '15 6:38:47 PM RaustBD
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* MorphicReonance: Strangely, while Rubberband Man can shapeshift to impersonate ''people'' no problem, whenever he becomes an ''object'' he maintains his standard costume's extremely conspicuous purple pattern.
30th Dec '15 3:16:36 PM RaustBD
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* IdiotBall: Static during "Bent Out Of Shape", while he does get suspicious of it, does not instantly recognize the obviusly purple and rubbery trash can as Rubberband Man, despite being on the lookout for him and knowing he can do stuff like this, until he starts talking.
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