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Characters: DCAU-Static Shock
A list of characters in the DCAU animated series Static Shock.
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Virgil Hawkins/Static

Voiced By: Phil LaMarr

  • Adorkable: Is a Fanboy of comics, superheroes, zombie movies, and video games, and heavily interested in the sciences.
  • Badass Bookworm: While not being of genius intellect like Richie, Virgil's very good with science to the point where he was accepted into a school for gifted students and has a good understanding of how his electromagnetic powers work. He's also good at school as implied in "Tantrum" where he got the second highest grade (a 95) with the only grade higher than him getting a 99 (and didn't get the full 100 due to a single contraction).
    • In fact, it's implied that Static was the smarter of the two before Richie developed Super Intelligence as his power.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Do not hurt his friends or he'll teach you this lesson the hard way.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's an honor roll student that's heavily into Comic Books/Superheroes and occasionally gets bullied around (especially pre-series).
  • Catch Phrase: "I put a shock to your system!"
  • Cool Loser
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much like Spider-Man.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Something he and Batman have in common, given that their parents were both killed by gunfire.
  • Electric Black Guy
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Ovid
  • Future Badass: Virgil turns out to not only be a member of the Justice League, but is called one of the greatest heroes on Earth by not just Batman, but two Batmen.
  • Genre Savvy: Virgil and Richie are into comic books and live in the DCAU.
  • Ironic Superhero Name: Static, ostensibly, refers to static electricity. It can also mean something fixed or stationary, lacking movement or vitality, or showing little change. Virgil is none of those things, in either the comics or TV series.
  • Jumped at the Call: He was very quick to find a costume and get out into the city to clean it up.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: When he meets Green Lantern John Stewart, his hero on multiple levels.
  • Lightning Glare: When he's either really charged up or really mad, his eyes glow with electricity.
  • Missing Mom: His mother was killed in a riot. Several episodes highlight how major this is to him.
  • Mundane Utility: Does it a lot, especially early on. He even uses his powers to grab his keys in the opening credits!
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He's named after two Roman poets, Virgil and Ovid.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Was this, until the Big Bang gave him (and a bunch of other people) superpowers.
  • Shock and Awe: There's a reason he provides the Trope Picture.
  • Sky Surfing: Usually on a flying disk, or even on a garbage can lid or manhole cover.
    • And he's even learned how to surf on power lines.
  • Time Travel: Got warped into Batman Beyond thanks to a surging jolt of energy, and must save his future self in "Future Shock."
  • Took a Level in Badass: Canonically becomes one of the most powerful heroes as a mature adult.
  • Would Hit a Girl
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Static's near Spider-Man levels when it comes to taunting opponents.

Richard "Richie" Foley/Gear

Voiced By: Jason Marsden

  • Adorkable: Is a Fanboy of comics, superheroes, zombie movies, and video games, and heavily interested in the sciences.
  • Big Eater: This ends up catching up to him. The Batman Beyond crossover shows that he eventually becomes overweight, though given Static's comment, this might not be the case.
  • Clark Kenting: His helmet has a transparent visor that we can see right though, yet no one recognizes him.
  • Contagious Powers: Possibly due to Virgil not changing his clothes from the previous night and being hit by the Bang Baby gas, Richie, who came into close contact with him the very next day likely inhaled the residue of the gas from Virgil's clothing and slowly developed powers of his own.
  • Cool Loser
  • Deadpan Snarker: Engages in witty banter with Virgil a lot.
  • Distressed Dude: Prone to getting kidnapped a lot, even after becoming Gear.
  • Food As Bribe: Accidentally revealed AJ's whereabouts once bribed with a burger with grilled onions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He initially thought his power was rather lame: "How am I supposed to fight supervillains, think them into submission? All I can be is your Mega-Mechanic." Which turns out to be a great way to fight supervillains.
  • Genre Savvy
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: This was the creators' way of implying he was gay. It went no further than this.
  • Ordinary High-School Student
  • Rollerblade Good: Invents rocket skates that can fly.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the first person Virgil tells about his powers and serves as his confidant for two seasons.
  • Super Intelligence: Got this power, manifesting as Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Technopath
  • Token White: The only white member of the principal cast
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Richie felt this way when they first realized he was getting smarter.

Shenice Vale /She-Bang

Voiced by: Rosslyn Talor-Jordan

  • Artificial Human: She was made in a lab as the perfect Super Soldier, but the scientists who made her grew to care for Shhenice and adopted her.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In her last appearance she returned to Dakota and joined Virgil and Richie. She is never seen after that.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Her normal self in her She-Bang persona and civilian one after The Men in Black wern't after her family any more.
  • Send in the Clones: What the company that was after her intended to do if Static and Gear hadn't rescued her.
  • Shrinking Violet: What she pretended to be in her civilian identity before the people trying to capture her family were finally brought to justice.
  • Smug Super: Her normal personality has minor shades of this, though in later appearances it turns more into general pushiness.
  • Super Reflexes: Her other main ability. She moves like a gymnast across the rooftops of Dakota.
  • Super Soldier
  • Super Strength: One of her main abilities.

Adam Evans/Rubberband Man

Voiced By: Kadeem Hardison

  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Ebon's Cain.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ebon is this to him, as Ebon's his big brother.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Starts out as a rapper trying to get revenge on his old record company. Eventually evolves into a true hero.
  • Mundane Utility: Quite awesomely figures out how to use his stretching powers to overcome some of his dyslexia. This is done in other ways, as well.
  • Rubber Man


Ivan Evans/Ebon

Voiced By: Gary Sturgis

  • Arch-Enemy: Arguably the closest of any of the villains in the series to being Static's. The DCAU wiki explicitly states this in his article.
  • Big Bad
  • Big Brother Instinct: Ebon wants to look out for his younger brother Adam, but his definition of protection is for him to join up with his gang of metahuman criminals. Unfortunately, Adam isn't looking to go bad again.
  • Casting a Shadow: His powers allow him to slide along solid surfaces, extend his body to great lengths, and even open portals to different locations.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Relative to the other villains.
  • Do Not Call Me Ivan
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Ivan was just some nobody desperate to break into big crime. Then the Big Bang happened and he became Ebon, one Static's most reoccurring foes and the closest to being his Arch-Enemy.
    • Talon even points this out in the finale after a cure is found and he loses his powers. He doesn't want to be a nobody again.
  • Genre Savvy: He's smart enough to realize he's seen Richie around Static far too many times for it to be normal, and goes after him to find out where Static is. Another time, he finds out Richie is commonly with Virgil and suspects him of being Static, which he is. Ebon captures Virgil and waits for him to try and save himself, but is tricked in the end by bogus camera feeds.
  • Living Shadow
  • Obviously Evil
  • Scary Black Man
  • Weakened by the Light: Though he can come outside in the day and be just fine, focused beams of light are what really hurt him.

Francis Stone/Hotstreak

'''Voiced By: Danny Cooksey



Permafrost/Maureen Conners

'''Voiced by Hynden Walch

  • An Ice Person
  • Anti-Villain: Permafrost isn't really a villain, just a mentally scarred, confused young girl. And while not perfectly innocent, she isn't psychotically evil.
  • Broken Bird: Her stepfather left her mother just moments before she died when she was only a little girl....and that's not even adding the Big Bang into the equation.
  • Cooldown Hug: Static pulls one off to calm her down. Not only does it work, but her skin actually changes color from blue to her old tone.

Madelyn Spaulding

'''Voiced by Kimberly Brooks

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: She tries to be. Madelyn's not very well liked because of her prissy attitude.
  • And Your Little Dog Too: "Get that superhero, and his little tape too!"
  • Brought Down to Normal: For a while. She thought she lost her powers permanently until she discovered she could move things with her mind.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She's one of the few Bang Babies who didn't make an appearance during the series finale.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She goes on a rampage all to gain the title of student council president, but also gives off a rant about how she's very under appreciated despite all her hard work.
  • Easy Amnesia: She lost some of her memories after losing her powers the first time, including Virgil's secret identity.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Mind Rape: Invaded Virgil's mind while he was asleep in order to gloat about how she knew his secret identity.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: She originally had mind control and mind reading abilities in her first appearance. In her second appearance her powers had evolved into telekinesis.
  • Puppetmaster: She could control people with her mind. Those under her control end up acting like mindless zombies.
  • Psychic Powers: Mind control, mind reading, and telekinesis. However, while she could read Static's mind, she couldn't control it due to his electrical abilities.
  • The Starscream: After she broke out Ebon and the rest of the gang from jail, Madelyn attempted to be this.
  • Super OCD: She's a perfectionist.
  • Villainous Breakdown

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