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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Proctor finds first hand that Black Lightning is Jefferson. Naturally, Gambi kills him.

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Proctor finds first hand out first-hand that Black Lightning is Jefferson. Naturally, Gambi kills him.


* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Killing an unarmed man, even one as loathsome as Proctor, would be a bit much for heroes like the Pierce family. Gambi, however, already considers himself a monster, and has ''no'' problem shooting him and disposing of the body.



* BookEnds: The season ends as it began with a voice-over narration from Jennifer.

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The season ends as it began with a voice-over narration from Jennifer.



* YouHaveFailedMe: Proctor ''wants'' to pull this on Tobias for failing to bring him Black Lightning alive. Unfortunately, Tobias is much too smart for him.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Proctor ''wants'' to pull this on Tobias for failing to bring him Black Lightning alive. Unfortunately, Tobias is much too smart for him.him.
* YouMonster: Gambi calls Proctor a monster. When Proctor says that's rich coming from him, Gambi agrees - and shoots him dead.

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* EasilyForgiven: In the previous episode, Jefferson wasn't happy when he finds out Lynn was working on a "cure" for his and their daughters' powers (even if it's their own choice to take it). But it's mostly forgotten.

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* BullyingADragon: Proctor being openly snide and racist about his deadly metahuman experiments in front of three black metahumans that are the results of said experiments. Even they seem a bit stunned at how stupid it is before electrocuting him.

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** And this plays over a scene of Jefferson and the girls on a morning run, framed up very similarly to their morning run in the first episode.


* ThatManIsDead: Gambi tries to get Jennifer to see that Khalil is no longer the same person she fell in love with.

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* ThatManIsDead: Gambi tries to get Jennifer to see that Khalil is no longer the same person she fell in love with. It's unclear whether or not Jennifer is convinced.


* ActionBomb: Tobias has Lala stuffed with detcord and deliberately found by the ASA. Once inside, Lala detonates himself and the blast is the beginning of the attack on the ASA.



* BittersweetEnding: Proctor is dead, and the full extent of his illegal experiments are exposed to the world. But Tobias is still at large and is now the undisputed head of Freeland's underworld.

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* BittersweetEnding: Proctor is dead, and the full extent of his illegal experiments are exposed to the world. But Tobias is still at large and is now the undisputed head of Freeland's underworld. He also has the contents of whatever is contained in Proctor's top-secret suitcase.


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* DisappointedInYou: Khalil apologizes to Tobias for killing Black Lightning. Tobias is a bit disappointed...at Khalil apologizing when he's now Painkiller. Black Lightning's "death" just means Tobias will have to take down Proctor a little earlier than planned.

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* {{Cyborg}}: Jennifer wonders if Tobias's crew are metahumans like the Pierce's, Gambi explains they're something else. They got their powers through implants and other means. Tobias uses a serum that [[LongLived slows his aging]] and makes him [[StrongerWithAge stronger over time]]- he's now as strong as 3 men. Syonide has carbon-fibre implanted under her skin, while Painkiller (Khalil) has a liquid metal spine that produces neurotoxins that he can shoot out in darts.


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* DealWithTheDevil: Proctor is delighted to find out that the Pierces's abilities have become hereditary and offers to work with them, they get to use their DNA to stabilize the four survivors and Proctor will let them live once the government starts flooding the project with money. Naturally no one takes him up on this.


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* MamaBear: Turns out Lynn hunted with her father. She puts that experience to use by blasting an attacking agent with a shotgun.


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* RayGun: Gambis said the ASA will be bringing weapons capable of taking down Thunder. Some of the agents that attacked had energy rifles that shot out a beam that immobilized and depowered Thunder.

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->"''They call us heroes, but the real heroes are you, the people who, despite the everyday struggles of life, continue to find hope, meaning, and purpose in what can be a challenging world. We've been given a gift, a blessing from God, and we intend to use it to protect this city and its people."''
--> -- Jennifer Pierce


* WhamEpisode: Martin Proctor's illegal experiment is revealed to all the world.

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* WhamEpisode: Martin Proctor's illegal experiment is revealed to all the world.world.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Proctor ''wants'' to pull this on Tobias for failing to bring him Black Lightning alive. Unfortunately, Tobias is much too smart for him.


* Karmicdeath: Proctor gets killed by Gambi, a former member of the ASA.

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* Karmicdeath: KarmicDeath: Proctor gets killed by Gambi, a former member of the ASA.

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* Karmicdeath: Proctor gets killed by Gambi, a former member of the ASA.


* RogueAgent: Gambi determines from Proctor's lack of calling for reinforcements that his entire operation in Freeland has been without authorization.
* TheStarscream: Tobias completely cuts ties with the ASA, storming their command center in order to wipe them out.
* StupidEvil: Proctor's insistence that the ASA go full commando on Gambi's hideout naturally draws attention and the police soon get involved and the agents are promptly arrested.
* TakeThat: Proctor, a blatantly racist and corrupt government official, says "[[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Make America Great Again]]" twice in this episode.



* StupidEvil: Proctor's insistence that the ASA go full commando on Gambi's hideout naturally draws attention and the police soon get involved and the agents are promptly arrested.


* GenerationXerox: Flashbacks revealed that in his youth Jefferson was much like his daughters and his dad, Alvin was much like the way he is now -- stern, but affectionate and honestly invested into seeing that his son has a bright future ahead of him.

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* GenerationXerox: Flashbacks revealed that in his youth youth, Jefferson was much like his daughters and his dad, Alvin was much like the way he is now -- stern, but affectionate and honestly invested into seeing that his son has a bright future ahead of him.


* DeathBySecretIdentity: Proctor finds first hand that Black Lighting is Jefferson. Naturally, Gambi kills him.

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Proctor finds first hand that Black Lighting Lightning is Jefferson. Naturally, Gambi kills him.

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