* ExecutiveMeddling: Apparently, this is why he didn't appear outside of comics for a long time (and why there was a FountainOfExpies). However, when the makers of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' looked into it, they couldn't find out ''why'' exactly it was that way, thus finally him allowing to appear in outside media. He's since cameoed as a member of the Justice League in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', too.
* FountainOfExpies: Ever noticed how it seems like there are an awful lot of African-American superheroes with electricity powers? That's because most of them are either directly related to Black Lightning (his daughter Lightning) or are CaptainErsatz versions of him ([[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Black Vulcan]], [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Soul Power]]) or deliberate [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] (ComicBook/{{Static}}, [[{{ComicBook/Irredeemable}} Volt]]). An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' even featured [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the Superfriends, making the character Juice (the Black Vulcan equivalent) an Expy of an Expy.
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