Characters / Static Shock
aka: DCAU Static Shock

A list of characters in the DC Animated Universe animated series Static Shock.
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Titular Hero

    Static (Virgil Hawkins) 
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Voiced By: Phil LaMarr

A high school student in Dakota City. As a result of accidental exposure to an experimental mutagen in an event known as the Big Bang, he gained the ability to control and manipulate electromagnetism, and uses these powers to become a superhero named "Static." Countless others who were also exposed also gained a wide variety of mutations and abilities, and Static spends much of his time dealing with these "Bang Babies", many of whom use their abilities in selfish, harmful, and even criminal ways.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: Virgil was happy that his father was dating Trina, since it made him happy.
  • 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.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: A must since he is superhero and high school teenager.
  • 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.

Family

    Robert Hawkins 
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Appearances: Static Shock

A social worker who runs the Freeman Community Center as head counselor. He is a widower and the single father of two teenagers—Virgil and Sharon. He dislikes gangs and the destructive attitudes of most Bang Babies, and his work at the community center is motivated by a desire to counteract their bad influence on young people.
  • Adult Fear: When he finds out that his son has been fighting dangerous criminals in secret.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Robert is a kind and thoughtful person with seemingly endless patience. But, he's not afraid to stand up to Bang Babies or call out Richie's father on his racism. Plus, he's almost scary when he does start yelling.
  • Big Fun: Downplayed. Robert is fairly serious man with a big gut, but he's one of the nicest and caring characters in the show.
  • 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.
  • Has a Type: Robert might have a thing for women who work in a civil servant job, given his wife was a paramedic and his girlfriend is a police officer.
  • Nice Guy: An all around great person: Devoted husband (later boyfriend), loving father, and is dedicated to helping other kids.
  • Overprotective Dad: At times, such as worrying about Virgil's increasing mysterious behavior (which is from his superhero business) to freaking out when Sharon told him that Rubberband Man was at their house.
  • 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.

    Jean Hawkins 
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Voiced by: Michele Morgan (uncredited, "Tantrum"); Alfre Woodard ("Flashback")
Appearances: Static Shock

She is late wife of Robert Hawkins, and mother of Sharon and Virgil. Jean is frequently mentioned throughout the series. Jean was a paramedic and died from stray gunfire during the Dakota Riots.
  • 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.
  • Missing Mom: Jean was shot and killed while on her job as a paramedic during a city wide riot. Several episodes highlight how her death deeply affected her son.
  • 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.

    Sharon Hawkins 
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Voiced by: Michele Morgan
Appearances: Static Shock

Virgil's older sister. Sharon attends college, but she still lives at home. She volunteers at a hospital, and counsels young people at the Freeman Community Center. Although deep down, she and her younger brother do love each other in a brother-sister way; they frequently argue, challenge, and tease each other, mainly about things such as the household chores, his studying, and her cooking (which is usually barely edible).

    Officer Trina Jessup 
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Voiced by: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Appearances: Static Shock

A police officer and Robert's girlfriend who is introduced in season 2.

Friends

    Gear (Richie Foley) 
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Voiced By: Jason Marsden
Appearances: Static Shock

Virgil's best friend and confidant. At first, he merely provides support for his friend, making gadgets for him and helping to cover for Virgil to protect his secret identity. In the third season, it is revealed Richie's passive exposure to the Bang Gas gave him enhanced intelligence, which enabled him to easily invent rocket-powered boots and "Backpack", a highly intelligent multipurpose device worn on the back capable of surveillance and other semi-independent activity. With this equipment, he adopted the superhero identity "Gear" and becomes Static's full-time partner in crime-fighting.
  • 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.

    Frieda Goren 
Voiced by: Danica McKellar
Appearances: Static Shock

One of Static's friends.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: A few scenes and her last name are then only hints we get. In the comics, she's very explicitly Jewish.
  • Decomposite Character: In the comics she was Virgil's Secret Keeper and primary love interest. Those traits are instead given to Richie and Daisy respectively.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's part of the main cast in the comics. In the show, she's a minor character.
  • Dude Magnet: The only guy at Dakota High who hasn't shown at least some interest in her is Richie.

    Daisy Watkins 
Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Appearances: Static Shock

Another one of Static's friends.
  • Ascended Extra: In the comics she was a background character who briefly dates Virgil. In the show, she's his principal Love Interest.
  • Brainy Brunette: Even more so than Virgil. Prior to transferring to Dakota High, she was one of the top students at Vanmoor Institute for gifted students.
  • Distressed Damsel: Occasionally, most notably in the Superman: The Animated Series crossover episode.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Downplayed; she likes Virgil just fine, but she's a full-blown fangirl over Static.
  • Second Love: Downplayed. It's more like "second crush", but Virgil started being romantically interested in Daisy, with his crush on Frieda disappearing altogether.

    Rubberband Man (Adam Evans) 
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Voiced By: Kadeem Hardison
Appearances: Static Shock

A meta-human whose body structure consists of shapeable rubber. He is the younger brother of Static's archenemy, Ebon. Rubber-Band Man first appears a tragic villain when he goes after an opportunistic record producer who stole one of his songs. He subsequently breaks out of prison but decides not to pursue a criminal career, however; he begins dating Virgil's sister Sharon, and although he initially clashes with Static, he reforms and becomes one of his allies in crime-fighting.
  • 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.
  • Character Development: His time as a superhero allows Adam to work through his anger management problems.
  • Chick Magnet: His status as a superhero has given him a horde of fangirls, much to Sharon's chagrin.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A passing line from Ebon reveals that Adam was in his brother's gang before turning to music. And then his work got stolen.
  • Fatal Flaw: His temper is what made him an antagonist in the first place. He works it out.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was only an antagonist on his first appearance because a sleazy record man stole his song.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Starts out as a rapper trying to get revenge on his old record company. Eventually evolves into a true hero.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Adam starts off as a villain, he's quite bad-tempered, and initially treats Static with contempt. But, he proves to truly be a good person and gets better with Sharon's help.
  • "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.
  • Reformed Criminal: After his second appearance, he turns over a new leaf and becomes a superhero.
  • 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) 
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Voiced by: Rosslyn Talor-Jordan
Appearances: Static Shock

She-Bang, whose real name is Shanice Vale, is a girl with superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, and endurance. Although she seems like a meta-human she actually was not exposed to the gas; she is really a science project made by her parents, Jonathon and Dolores, who made her chromosome by chromosome. They fell in love with her and went into hiding from a group of people who want to clone her, so she had to act like a shy, normal person till she moved to Dakota trying to blend in with the other Bang-Babies. When all the people who were after her were captured, she and her parents moved back to Dakota.
  • 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.

Antagonists

    Ebon (Ivan Evans) 
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Voiced By: Gary Sturgis
Appearances: Static Shock

The head of a large group of Bang Babies called "The Meta-Breed" and the series' main villain. Ebon is an unusually powerful and strong meta-human; a living shadow and inter-dimensional portal able to hide within, control and manipulate pure darkness and shadows, as well as transport others to various locations of his choice.
  • 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 Bang 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"
  • Dark Is Evil: His power literally is to turn into a Living Shadow, and he is a gang leader trying to take advantage on Bang 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 and he has visible cornrows 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) 
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Voiced By: Danny Cooksey
Appearances: Static Shock

Hotstreak (Francis Stone/F-Stop) was one of the gang members at the docks when the Big Bang occurred. After being exposed to the gas, Francis Stone became Hotstreak. His powers added to his hotheadedness by giving him the ability to create and shoot blasts of fire.
  • 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.

    Talon (Teresa) 
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Voiced by: Tia Texada
Appearances: Static Shock

A teenage girl, Talon is a metahuman whose exposure to the Big Bang transformed her into a humanoid avian bird, a fact which she was really bitter about throughout the series. As a metahuman, Talon had claw-like digits on her hands and talon-like digits on her feet; she was covered in yellow feathers, but retained her red hair color. The most notable attribute of her transformation was a set of feathered patagia extending from her scapula to her forearms which enabled her to fly by flapping her arms. As an offensive aspect bestowed upon her by her exposure to the Big Bang, Talon could emit incredibly strong, large, visible lavender-colored hypersonic shrieks from her mouth and vocal cords
  • Beast Girl: Part girl, part bird.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Doesn't wear any due to the shape of her feet after transformation.
  • Feathered Fiend: Part of the reason she joins the Ebon is because her bird form is quite shocking to the rest of Dakota.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Certainly resembles the concept behind the mythical bird-woman-monsters.
  • 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.

    Shiv 
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Voiced by: Brian Tochi
Appearances: Static Shock

Getting his 'nom-de-crime' from a shiv (a kind of bladed weapon), Shiv is the immature jokester of the Meta-Breed.

    Edwin Alva, Sr. 
Voiced by: Kerrigan Mahan
Appearances: Static Shock

Head of Alva Industries, which created the Quantum Vapor that resulted in the Big Bang.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: It's his fault the Big Bang happened and he does everything he can to cover that fact up.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: After realizing how horribly he treated his son, he puts aside even his vendetta toward Static to focus on finding a way to return his son to normal.
  • Lack of Empathy: The only thing he ever showed remorse for was treating his son like dirt.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His son only wanted his dad to respect him.

    Edwin Alva, Jr. 
Voiced by: Matt Ballard, Jason Marsden (uncredited)
Appearances: Static Shock

Edwin Alva's son, who tried to earn his father's respect by using the Quantum Vapor to become the villain Omnifarious. An overdose of the Quantum Vapor turned him to stone, resulting in his father focusing on finding a way to return him to normal.
  • Freudian Excuse: The only reason he became a bad guy was because he resented his father for not caring about him.
  • Taken for Granite: He turned to stone after overdosing on Quantum Vapor.

    Puff 
Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks
Appearances: Static Shock

A female Bang Baby with the power to breathe various (usually corrosive) gases.
  • Race Lift: Instead of being a white blonde-haired Hispanic like in the comic book counterpart, she is African-American.

    Onyx 
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Appearances: Static Shock

Puff's partner in crime, he's a purple giant with super-strength.
  • Expy: He is based on Coil, Puff's partner-in-crime in the comics.

    Kangorr 
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Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Appearances: Static Shock

Kangorr is an original character to the animated series who has never appeared in the comic books. Kangorr's real name is never mentioned, and much of his backstory is never brought up in the series—-which puts Kangorr across as just another juvenile delinquent gangbanger, but with some common sense, making him into one of the more formidable Bang-Babies in the series. Kangorr was another of the victims of the Bang Baby gas incident at the docks.
  • 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.

    Ferret 
Voiced by: Chick Vennera
Appearances: Static Shock

A wimpy crook with the power of... super-smelling?
  • Butt-Monkey: He isn't very lucky, being tortured by the Joker in "The Big Leagues" and one of the first Bang Babies cured of their powers in the show's Grand Finale.
  • Gonk: His mutation gives him a deformed rodent-like snout and large teeth.
  • Villainous Glutton: He is often obsessed with eating food.

    Permafrost (Maureen Connors) 
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Voiced by: Hynden Walch
Appearances: Static Shock

Following her mother's death, Maureen Conner became homeless, and developed psychiatric problems from the sheer rejection and loneliness. After the Big Bang, her hair turned white and her skin light blue, and she became an incredibly strong cryokinetic, able to create manipulate and control frost, sleet, flurries, snow and ice, and create massive blizzards, hailstorms, and snowstorms.
  • 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 Dark and Troubled Past mentioned below caused Permafrost to develop a lot of emotional problems.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: 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.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Not helping matters is that she's also been Hearing Voices, something which as Reverend Anderson points out is very common among the homeless, which is Truth in Television.
  • Not So Different: Virgil was able to connect with Permafrost by revealing that he lost his mother too.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She clearly has no strategy in fighting due to her mental illness and young age, but in terms of raw power she's one of the stronger bang babies, trashing a mall in minutes and besting Static twice.
  • Wicked Stepfather: Another reason she ran away was thanks to one of these that ended up abandoning her.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She can cause an untold amounts of damage with her ice powers. But, she doesn't do it on purpose. She is just a scared, mentally damaged girl who lost her family all too soon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Justified. Her hair turned white after being exposed by the Big Bang.

    Madelyn Spaulding 
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Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks
Appearances: Static Shock

Once attending Dakota Union High School, Madelyn Spaulding was a self-centered and controlling girl. The Big Bang gave her telepathy and mind-control powers; but after Static electrocuted her into a coma, she later wakes up and her powers are replaced by telekinesis and levitation.
  • Academic Alpha Bitch: She tries to be. Madelyn's not very well liked because of her prissy attitude.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Her ethnicity is difficult to discern.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): DCAU Static Shock

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