* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people didn't know that Static was based on a Comic Book Series.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Inverted, WordOfGod confirmed he is gay.
** However,[[http://forums.delphiforums.com/Milestone/messages?msg=425.232]] [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=226749&page=5 Dwayne McDuffie has said]] that he hinted at this fact through Richie's [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday overly-enthusiastic statements to the contrary]].
* {{Anvilicious}}: To the point where it distracts from the plot in some episodes.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Hotstreak and Ebon.
* EarWorm: The theme tune, plus Nails's theme.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rubberband Man
** Richie counts too. He was so popular with fans that he was promoted to a superhero in the third season; show creator Dwayne McDuffie once said that Richie's popularity alone was what got them a fourth season of the show.
* HarsherInHindsight: In one episode, Adam insists on using fireworks for his concert despite the warnings of his crew on using them on a small stage, and when the fireworks go off, they end up setting the place on fire. That became a whole lot harsher when the Rhode Island nightclub "The Station" got set on fire in February 2003 during a Great White concert(and killed at least 100 people) due to a combination of polyurethane insulation and the band's use of pyrotechnics on a smaller then normal stage.
** Hawkgirl hitting John's head in "A League of Their Own". Especially when you know what happens in "Starcrossed".
* HilariousInHindsight: Static, in one episode early in the first season, does research on Replay from the 'TV Trivia' website. [[TVTropes Fast forward to today...]]
** Also, at the time of that episode's airing, NeilPatrickHarris was a perfect choice for that role - a washed up child star who was only known for one role. Then, a few years later, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' came along and shot him back into the spotlight.
** In an episode where Static worked with Batman, he noticed Robin was absent and asked where he was. Bruce answered ''With the [[TeenTitans Titans]]. You might meet them someday.'' While the DCAU never made a TeenTitans cartoon, they were at least right that Static would join them in the comics several years later.
* HoYay: Virgil/Richie. Need we mention the infamous ending to the "Wet N' Wild" episode?
** Specs and Trapper, too.
** Don't forget that episode that had Static and Hotstreak spent handcuffed to each other. Well, more like FoeYay
* IAmNotShazam: He's just "Static", not "Static Shock". It's gotten so bad, even the '''''comics''''' have made that mistake!
* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt4A9Qg1bn4#t=101 Behbehbehbehbehbehbeh...]] [[StupidStatementDanceMix THIS CAN'T WAIT A MONTH!]]
* MinorityShowGhetto: While it was one of the highest rated cartoons on KidsWB when it aired, it could not secure enough merchandising deals to keep it alive. It comes into this trope because the show's contemporaries (XMenEvolution, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond) didn't suffer the same problems.
* {{Narm}}: In the episode with the bullied kid who brings a gun to school, at one point the gun goes off. It's angled up in the air at the time, yet somehow Richie ends up getting shot in the leg.
** Then Richie's reaction to getting shot is something like "It hurts! It really hurts! [[ThisIsReality It's not like on TV]]!"
* NarmCharm
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Of the NFL theme in "Linked".
* UncannyValley: The villain Ferret.
* WhatAnIdiot: In one episode, Virgil's sister suspects that he is Static. The problem? She ''blurts out his identity at every given opportunity '''in public''''' while cheering him on from the sidelines. Admittedly, people were running and screaming, trying to get away from the destruction of the fight, so they may not have noticed. Still a stupid thing to do, though.
** In a VerySpecialEpisode about gun violence, when Jimmy decided to lower his gun, his bullies decided to tackle him on the ground, setting the gun off, and hitting Richie. Another FacePalm worthy moment is when Jimmy pulled a gun earlier, they asked what it is.