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Static (Virgil Hawkins)
- Voiced By: Phil LaMarr
- Adorkable: Is a Fanboy of comics, superheroes, zombie movies, and video games, and heavily interested in the sciences.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Virgil can be grating to Sharon.
- Ascended Fanboy: It's often mentioned how much of a huge fan he was of superheroes before the start of the series (particularly the likes of Superman and the Green Lantern). Once he gains powers of his own, he ends up working alongside the members of the Justice League and earns the respect of all of them. By the time of the Batman Beyond era, he's established as one of the Earth's greatest heroes.
- 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 Grandpa: In the time travel related episode of Justice League Unlimited, Virgil is still as great a hero as before. He credits modern medicine in his time. "65's the new 30."
- Badass Longcoat: A spiffy black and blue one.
- 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).
- Brainy Brunette: An honor student.
- Catch Phrase: "I put a shock to your system!"
- Character Development: Over the series, Virgil matures into a proper superhero. On a more personal level, Virgil eventually comes to grips with his mother's death.
- Chick Magnet: Virgil's superhero identity has given him a number of fangirls finding him very attractive.
- Cool Loser: Smart, good looking, fun to be around, and all around nice guy. Too bad many of his peers deem him a loser, especially in the time he didn't have his powers.
- Costume Evolution: In later seasons, Static trades in his white t-shirt with black Chest Insignia for a sleeveless black tee with a yellow insignia, which he wears without the jacket in warm weather. He also ditches his yellow goggles for blue-tinted Cool Shades.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Static's main color scheme is black with dark blue, but he is a definite good guy.
- 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: Virgil is an African-American superhero with the power to generate electricity.
- 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.
- Immune to Mind Control: The titular main character is immune to mind control whether induced by a psychic, or by mechanical means. It apparently has something to do with the Electro-Magnetic field he produces.
- Ironic Nickname: 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. Which due to Sinestro, was briefly a Broken Pedestal.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Like making a living being's aura visible, summoning pipes from below ground or picking up radio signals, or an emergency power source for a Green Lantern ring.
- Lightning Glare: When he's either really charged up or really mad, his eyes glow with electricity.
- Magnetism Manipulation: His secondary power besides Shock and Awe. Hollywood Magnetism is in full effect, as he uses this power to fly and manipulate objects that actual electromagnetism wouldn't normally be able to.
- Missing Mom: His mother was killed in a riot. Several episodes highlight how major this is to him.
- Momma's Boy: He deeply loved his mother and her death took him a long time to finally accept.
- 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. According to series creator Dwayne McDuffie, he's also named after Virgil D. Hawkins, who desegregated the University of Florida's Law School.
- Nice Guy: A laid-back, kind person who stands up for others.
- 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". He also gets sent back to the night of the Dakota Riots in Flashback, and meets his mother on the night she died.
- Took a Level in Badass: Canonically becomes one of the most powerful heroes as a mature adult.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He can't get wet while he's charged up, otherwise he'll "short out." Allegedly, his powers don't work on wood and rubber, but this is portrayed very inconsistently.
- Would Hit a Girl: He once was willing to murder one when she was indirectly responsible for Daisy getting hurt.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Static's near Spider-Man levels when it comes to taunting opponents.
- Voiced by: Michele Morgan
- Cool Big Sis: Despite how easily they annoy each other, Sharon does want to be seen as this.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Matching black hair and eyes.
- Daddy's Girl: Sharon is very close to her father.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her main hairstyle throughout the entire series.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Loud and annoying, but has a caring and sweet heart.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She's yet to learn that her brother is Static, even after her dad revealed that he's known all along. In a previous episode, she's figured it out until she was "proven" wrong.
- Morality Pet: Adam made a full reform because of Sharon's influence.
- Official Couple: With Adam aka Rubberband Man.
- Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
- Adult Fear: When he finds out that his son has been fighting dangerous criminals in secret.
- Dad the Veteran: It is heavily implied that he was a Marine earlier in life.
- Fanboy: As a kid, Robert was a big admirer of the superhero Soul Power and bought the hero's comic book. He greatly regretted the day his mother made him throw them away.
- Fantastic Racism: Downplayed; he assumes that all of the Bang Babies are thugs and criminals, largely because the Big Bang was caused by a gang war. He loses this attitude over time as he notices all of the good that Static and Rubberband Man do in the city.
- Good Parents: Robert is a caring father to his kids.
- Nice Guy: An all around great person: Devoted husband (later boyfriend), loving father, and is dedicated to helping other kids.
- Overprotective Dad: At times.
- Parental Substitute: Acts as a positive father figure to Virgil's best friend, Richie.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: He had figured out his son was a superhero a while ago.
- Voiced by: Michele Morgan (uncredited, "Tantrum"); Alfre Woodard ("Flashback")
- All-Loving Heroine: She was dedicated to helping people.
- Death by Adaptation: Her comics counterpart is alive and well.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: While alive, Jean knew what made her kids tick and was able to use that to help them through their problems.
- Heroic Lineage: As Robert put it, she had a stubborn streak like her kids, and also shares a strong desire to help others.
- Nice Girl: A great mother, loving wife, would help anyone, and an overall good person.
- Posthumous Character: Her death serves to fuel a lot of angst for Virgil.
- So Proud of You: "Flashback" has Virgil going back in time in an attempt to prevent Jean's death and revealing to her his superhero life. He doesn't prevent her death, but alters the timeline a bit: She kept telling her co-workers how proud she was of her son and that he was her superhero.
Gear (Richie Foley)
- 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.
- 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: Even before he develops his powers, he's pretty handy with the tech, inventing Static's flying disk, his Zap Caps, and a bunch of other tools. When he gets his powers, he goes from mechanical whizz to full blown Super 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.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: This was the creators' way of implying he was gay. It went no further than this.
- I Just Want to Be Special: A couple of early episodes focus on his jealousy towards Static and his powers. By the time he gets over it, he's got powers of his own.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Anyone familiar with the series by now knows that he eventually becomes a Bang Baby and becomes Static's sidekick. The 3rd opening even has scenes of him as Gear, even though it doesn't actually happen until two or three episodes into the season.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Unlike Virgil, he stays this way until the 3rd Season, where he develops a delayed mutation and becomes Gear.
- 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.
- Straight Gay: Let's face it, you wouldn't know he was without both Word of God confirming it along with his "Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?" moments.
- Super Intelligence: Got this power, manifesting as Gadgeteer Genius.
- Technopath: As Gear, he employed a variety of high-tech devices and weapons, including:
- Back-Pack, a robot unit usable as a probe and portable computer assistance system.
- Jet-Blades, vectored thruster-equipped jet boots, from modified roller blades.
- Jet-Board, a hoverboard.
- A sensor and neural interface control helmet.
- Zap Caps, Mark I, grenade-like explosive balls
- Zap Caps, Mark II, grenade-like balls with metal bands for restraining purposes.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Danica McKellar
- Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Rubberband Man (Adam Evans)
- Voiced By: Kadeem Hardison
- Adaptational Heroism: Comic book Rubberband Man was just a thug. This one has a legitimate Freudian Excuse when introduced, and ends up pulling a Heel–Face Turn.
- Adaptation Name Change: His real name in the comics is Karmon Stringer.
- Anti-Villain: Before his Heel–Face Turn. He was pissed when a record company stole his song, and settled for getting some cash from producer, only for the guy to lock him in a safe with no air. In his second appearance, he tried to live a normal life as a rapper, only for Static to accidentally expose him.
- The Atoner: After his Heel–Face Turn, he makes genuine effort to atone for his crimes by helping the cops.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Ebon's Cain.
- Chronic Villainy: At first; after being a supervillain in his first episode, he tries to return to a honest life as a rapper in his civilian identity, but an accident causes his first concert to go wrong and Static exposes him, forcing him to return to villainy. Fortunately, he eventually is allowed to reform.
- Costume Evolution: Just like Static, he gets a sleeker, darker-colored costume in the third season. He also loses the "helmet" he always wore, giving him more of a Mr. Fantastic type of look.
- Heel–Face Turn: Starts out as a rapper trying to get revenge on his old record company. Eventually evolves into a true hero.
- "L" Is for "Dyslexia": He is functionally illiterate because of it, and therefore never reads his reviews, fan mail, or even restaurant menus. It is the subject of a surprisingly plot-important Very Special Episode, which unfortunately gets some of its facts wrong.note
- 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.
- Official Couple: With Sharon Hawkins.
- Rubber Man: His power.
- Secret Identity Identity: In his second appearance, he has discarded his Adam Evans identity to live as a rapper known as Stringer. He goes back to his normal identity after his reform.
She-Bang (Shenice Vale)
- 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 Shenice 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.
- Leitmotif: She's So Fly.
- Sassy Black Woman: Her normal self in her She-Bang persona and civilian one after The Men in Black weren't after her family anymore. Though her friends were a little surprised by her sudden attitude change, and not in a good way.
- 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: What she was supposed to be, before her "parents" had a change of heart.
- Super Strength: One of her main abilities.
Ebon (Ivan Evans)
- 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: By virtue of being the leader of most Gang Baby criminals.
- 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.
- Catch Phrase:"He-ro"
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Is smart enough to realize that he's seen Richie in the same area as Static too many times for it to be a coincidence and captures him to try and force Static out multiple times. Is also smart enough to notice the visual similarities between Static and Virgil and captures Virgil, though the latter time Static and Gear manage to fool him by changing security camera footage.
- Dark Is Evil: His power literally is to turn into a Living Shadow, and he is a gang leader trying to take advantage on Gang Babies to accumulate power.
- Diabolical Mastermind: Relative to the other villains.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": He hates being called "Ivan".
- Evil Counterpart: Ebon is this to Adam in episodes where they both feature. Ebon is his brother, and while their powers are very different they tend to use them in similar ways (Ebon, for example, often stretches himself using shadows in a way that mirrors Adam's rubber powers).
- 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.
- Living Shadow: His mutation literally turned him into one.
- Obviously Evil: Shadow-based powers, deep echoing voice and a gang leader. Yeah, definitely not a good guy.
- Personality Powers: A deceptive, manipulative gang leader trying to expand his influence over Dakota, who ended up with shadow-based powers.
- Scary Black Man: In addition to being literally made of shadow after his mutation, it's revealed in the finale that he indeed was black as a regular human. However, given the fact that he and Adam are brothers it should have been obvious.
- 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.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Considering that his main enemy manipulates electromagnetism, he goes down in seconds whenever electric lights can be found.
Hotstreak (Francis Stone)
- Voiced By: Danny Cooksey
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, his real name is Martin Scaponi and his nickname is "Biz Money B".
- Adaptation Personality Change: The comic Hotstreak was a racist, this Hotstreak isn't.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He was red hair with yellow streaks instead of being blond.
- The Bully: And Virgil was one of his favorite targets.
- Didn't Think This Through: In one episode, he and Static are trapped on an island together. Static proposes an Enemy Mine, but Hotstreak is more interested in fighting it out until Static points out to him that his fire powers wouldn't stand a chance against Static's electrical powers on account of them being surrounded by water.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": He does not like being referred to as "Francis".
- Evil Is Petty: Well, he started out as a school bully, so this is to be expected. Mot memorably, he once wrecked a cinema because he had just seen a bad movie.
- Evil Redhead: Also has blond highlights to keep with his fire motif.
- Fiery Redhead: His hair even has blond streaks to mimic his powers.
- Hot-Blooded: No kidding. Pun aside, he's got an awful temper.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He helps Static out when they're chained together and even helps de-petrify Alva Jr., but it never even puts a dent in his villainous persona. In fact, he's arguably worse in both of his subsequent appearances.
- Personality Powers: Hotstreak has anger issues, so it's only fitting that he got fire powers.
- Playing with Fire: He becomes pyrokinetic after surviving the Big Bang.
- Starter Villain: He's the first serious threat that Static ever faces. He even beats Static in their first battle because Virgil is still afraid of him. Once he gets past the mental block, Static is able to beat him on a pretty regular basis.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: For unknown reasons, he was in a hospital for two years as a kid, and gets nervous when he's in one.
- Wreathed in Flames: He eventually learned how to fly by surrounding himself with a flaming aura.
- Voiced by: Tia Texada
- Beast Girl: Part girl, part bird.
- Feathered Fiend: Part of the reason she joins the Ebon is because her bird form is quite shocking to the rest of Dakota.
- Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the series, after losing her powers.
- Hidden Depths: She appears to be bitter all the time. It's because of becoming a freak.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Having spent the entire series angry over her bird-like appearance, Talon is more than happy to lose her powers to look like her old self.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Until she loses her powers in the finale. Though Ebon still prefers to call her Talon when he tries to force her back into his gang.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: She can emit sonic waves from her mouth.
- Voiced by: Brian Tochi
- Ax-Crazy: Big fan of The Joker.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Unlike Ebon and Talon, we never learn what his real name is.
- Green Lantern Ring / Swiss-Army Superpower: Has the ability to form all kinds of solid weapons out of Hard Light.
- Slasher Smile: Most of the time, it's his only expression.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shiv's hair is purple—it's implied that it's dyed.
- Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks
- Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
- Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
- Canon Foreigner: He's a bit villain created for the show. Naturally, this also means he rarely appears and we know next to nothing about him.
- Extremity Extremist: Fights only with his feet. Justified, as that's where all his superpowers are.
- Misplaced Accent: Kangorr speaks with a Jamaican accent, although there's nothing to suggest that he's from Jamaica. However, it should be noted that the only thing known about his past is that he went to Juvie with Ebon and the rest.
- Nice Hat: A blue beanie.
- Voiced by: Chick Vennera
Permafrost (Maureen Connors)
- Voiced by: Hynden Walch
- 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. It's even said by a fellow homeless person that she's not a bad person, she's just got a lot of mental problems.
- Broken Bird: Her stepfather left her and her mother literally just moments before her mother died when she was just a little kid...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.
- Fingerless Gloves: A blue pair.
- An Ice Person: As her name suggest, she controls ice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Justified. Her hair turned white after being exposed by the Big Bang.
- 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.
- Control Freak: The whole point of her character. In her first appearance, developing mind control abilities caused her to go insane and try to control everyone into obeying her, eventually leading to her snapping when Static still won't. In her second appearance, she spent most of the episode trying to take the group's control away from Ebon.
- 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: The only person's feelings she cares about are her own.
- Mind over Matter: In her second appearance.
- 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.
- Personality Powers: In her first appearance; a Control Freak who ended up with Mind Control powers.
- 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: In her first appearance; Static refusing to obey her when she is controlling everyone else is what causes her to snap.