History YMMV / BlackLightning

16th Jan '18 10:19:28 PM Discar
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!! Comic Books



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Before even debuting. DC originally tried to make their first headlining black superhero a character named Black Bomber, who was a white racist and described as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all" by comics historian Don Markstein. After his character was [[AWorldwidePunomenon scrapped]], Tony Isabella (who also wrote for ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, the resident black superhero at Creator/MarvelComics) was asked to salvage the design.
!! TV Series

* {{Anvilicious}}: The police brutality message is delivered with all the subtlety of a mallet to the temple.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Jefferson going ImplacableMan and attacking the motel where his daughters are being held hostage.
* {{Narm}}: The local gang being called The 100 often results in lines that sound like people just really hate [[Series/{{The 100}} another CW show]].
* WhatAnIdiot: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.
** Part of this could be due to the fact that Jefferson for the most part is a person who likes to give the people of his community the benefit of the doubt (no matter how far it seems they’ve fallen) also with the police still on their way there wasn’t much Jefferson could do at the moment without risking the lives of his daughters and student body.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Before even debuting. DC originally tried to make their first headlining black superhero a character named Black Bomber, who was a white racist and described as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all" by comics historian Don Markstein. After his character was [[AWorldwidePunomenon scrapped]], Tony Isabella (who also wrote for ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, the resident black superhero at Creator/MarvelComics) was asked to salvage the design.
!! TV Series

* {{Anvilicious}}: The police brutality message is delivered with all the subtlety of a mallet to the temple.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Jefferson going ImplacableMan and attacking the motel where his daughters are being held hostage.
* {{Narm}}: The local gang being called The 100 often results in lines that sound like people just really hate [[Series/{{The 100}} another CW show]].
* WhatAnIdiot: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.
** Part of this could be due to the fact that Jefferson for the most part is a person who likes to give the people of his community the benefit of the doubt (no matter how far it seems they’ve fallen) also with the police still on their way there wasn’t much Jefferson could do at the moment without risking the lives of his daughters and student body.
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16th Jan '18 9:17:00 PM TroperBeDoper
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The police brutality message is delivered with all the subtlety of a mallet to the temple.
16th Jan '18 8:04:38 PM Pren
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* {{Narm}}: The local gang being called The 100 often results in lines that sound like people just really hate [[Series/{{The 100}} another CW show]].
16th Jan '18 7:53:32 PM Spiderkaine
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* WhatAnIdiot: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.

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* WhatAnIdiot: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.later.
** Part of this could be due to the fact that Jefferson for the most part is a person who likes to give the people of his community the benefit of the doubt (no matter how far it seems they’ve fallen) also with the police still on their way there wasn’t much Jefferson could do at the moment without risking the lives of his daughters and student body.
16th Jan '18 7:20:18 PM Eagal
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* TooDumbToLive: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.

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* TooDumbToLive: WhatAnIdiot: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.
16th Jan '18 7:18:40 PM dclark
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Jefferson going ImplacableMan and attacking the motel where his daughters are being held hostage.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Jefferson going ImplacableMan and attacking the motel where his daughters are being held hostage.hostage.
* TooDumbToLive: A man accosts Jefferson's daughter outside the school. When she rebuffs him he gets aggressive. Her older sister steps in to protect her, and the man gets more aggressive, to the point where he's about to pull a gun ([[AdultFear in front of the school]]) before Jefferson stops him by grabbing the gun before he can fully draw it. Jefferson talks him into leaving, the man drops one last threatening remark, and Jefferson just... does nothing, apparently. To recap, this is man is currently on parole from prison. He's assaulted both of Jefferson's daughters (one of whom is a minor) and drawn a gun he almost ''certainly'' should not have on the grounds of a school, with a crowd of children not twenty feet away, and his last words as the altercation ends are a threat that he'll come back. You'd think this would merit an urgent call to the police and a major warrant for the guy's arrest. Jefferson is content to have a chat with the man's cousin (who ''also'' pulls a gun on him!) and apparently never tells the police anything more than this. [[SarcasmMode Shockingly]], he's kidnapping Jefferson's daughters at gunpoint 15 minutes later.
16th Jan '18 7:09:14 PM Eagal
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* AssPull: Creator/JuddWinick's first issue of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders The Outsiders]]'' introduces us to Black Lightning's daughter Anissa, who ends up becoming the heroine Thunder. [[RememberTheNewGuy His 20-something year old daughter whom had never been seen or mentioned in any prior series featuring Black Lightning, despite his wife being a fairly prominent figure in many stories]]. Creator/GeoffJohns then took this even further in his [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] run by introducing us to ''another'' previously-unseen daughter, Jennifer.

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Creator/JuddWinick's first issue of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders The Outsiders]]'' introduces us to Black Lightning's daughter Anissa, who ends up becoming the heroine Thunder. [[RememberTheNewGuy His 20-something year old daughter whom had never been seen or mentioned in any prior series featuring Black Lightning, despite his wife being a fairly prominent figure in many stories]]. Creator/GeoffJohns then took this even further in his [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] run by introducing us to ''another'' previously-unseen daughter, Jennifer.
16th Jan '18 7:07:00 PM Eagal
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!! TV SeriesSeries

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Jefferson going ImplacableMan and attacking the motel where his daughters are being held hostage.
16th Jan '18 7:06:10 PM Eagal
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!! TV Series
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The very first clip for the show shows Jefferson and his family being harassed and racially profiled by Police Officers for no other reason then their skin color.

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!! TV Series
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The very first clip for the show shows Jefferson and his family being harassed and racially profiled by Police Officers for no other reason then their skin color.
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13th Jan '18 6:34:44 PM Spiderkaine
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!! Comic Books



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Before even debuting. DC originally tried to make their first headlining black superhero a character named Black Bomber, who was a white racist and described as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all" by comics historian Don Markstein. After his character was [[AWorldwidePunomenon scrapped]], Tony Isabella (who also wrote for ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, the resident black superhero at Creator/MarvelComics) was asked to salvage the design.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Before even debuting. DC originally tried to make their first headlining black superhero a character named Black Bomber, who was a white racist and described as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all" by comics historian Don Markstein. After his character was [[AWorldwidePunomenon scrapped]], Tony Isabella (who also wrote for ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, the resident black superhero at Creator/MarvelComics) was asked to salvage the design.design.
!! TV Series
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The very first clip for the show shows Jefferson and his family being harassed and racially profiled by Police Officers for no other reason then their skin color.
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