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* GainaxEnding: The final scene has Lala mysteriously coming BackFromTheDead, and face to face with...[=LaWanda=], ''also'' BackFromTheDead. She apparently transforms into a sand-like substance, enters his body, and becomes a tattoo on his chest.

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* GainaxEnding: The final scene has Lala mysteriously coming BackFromTheDead, and face to face with... [=LaWanda=], ''also'' BackFromTheDead. She apparently transforms into a sand-like substance, enters his body, and becomes a tattoo on his chest.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gambi gets permission from Lady Eve to kill Joey Toledo, so Tobias will stop getting too big for his britches and go back into the shadows like he's suppose. It backfires in a big way, -- as Tobias sees this as TheLastStraw in Lady Eve's mistreatment of him. So he arranges his men to kill Lady Eve ... with electric guns making it seem like Black Lightning killed her. And since she's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, it means Black Lightning has gone from being the people's savior to just another thug in record time.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gambi gets permission from Lady Eve to kill Joey Toledo, so Tobias will stop getting too big for his britches and go back into the shadows like he's suppose. supposed to. It backfires in a big way, way -- as Tobias sees this as TheLastStraw in Lady Eve's mistreatment of him. So he arranges his men to kill Lady Eve ...Eve... with electric guns making it seem like Black Lightning killed her. And since she's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, it means Black Lightning has gone from being the people's savior to just another thug in record time.


* FrameUp: Tobias and Tori have Lady Eve assassinated by men carrying electrical-discharge rifles so her death will be blamed on Black Lightning and the Council won't come after him.

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* FrameUp: Tobias and Tori have Lady Eve assassinated by men carrying electrical-discharge rifles so her death will be blamed on Black Lightning and the Council Shadow Board won't come after him.


* EnemyCivilWar: Tobias and Lady Eve. Ultimately, Tobias (narrowly) wins, but [[PyrrhicVictory at the cost of his sister's life.]]

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* EnemyCivilWar: Tobias and Lady Eve. Ultimately, Tobias (narrowly) wins, but [[PyrrhicVictory [[PyrrhicVillainy at the cost of his sister's life.]]

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* EnemyCivilWar: Tobias and Lady Eve. Ultimately, Tobias (narrowly) wins, but [[PyrrhicVictory at the cost of his sister's life.]]

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* LightningGun: The assassins of Lady Eve have access to some very advanced technology. They had lightning guns that could shoot pulsed bolts and lightning streams. The guns were also powerful enough to reduce Lady Eve to little more than a skeleton for the police to find.
* MinoredInAssKicking: Lady Eve and Gambi show that they're more than just the "brains of the outfit". Both turn out to be extremely dangerous in a fight, Gambi wipes out Joey Toledo's bodyguards before finishing Joey off himself. Meanwhile Lady Eve breaks the neck of one assassin with his own lightning gun, before she zaps another. Too bad for her, there was a 3rd assassin hidden in a coffin.

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* SpottingTheThread: Jennifer realizes there's some issue between Jefferson and Anissa by noting minor changes in their behavior and clearly doesn't believe their denials.

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** Assuming it's not some sort of dream or illusion. It's [[GainaxEnding not really clear]] from the episode.

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** We also learn that Mr. Poe was KilledOffscreen.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gambi gets permission from Lady Eve to kill Joey Toledo, so Tobias will stop getting too big for his britches and go back into the shadows like he's suppose. It backfires in a big way, -- as Tobias sees this as TheLastStraw in Lady Eve's mistreatment of her. So he arranges his men to kill Lady Eve ... with electric guns making it seem like Black Lightning killed her. And since she's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, it means Black Lightning has gone from being the people's savior to just another thug in record time.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gambi gets permission from Lady Eve to kill Joey Toledo, so Tobias will stop getting too big for his britches and go back into the shadows like he's suppose. It backfires in a big way, -- as Tobias sees this as TheLastStraw in Lady Eve's mistreatment of her.him. So he arranges his men to kill Lady Eve ... with electric guns making it seem like Black Lightning killed her. And since she's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, it means Black Lightning has gone from being the people's savior to just another thug in record time.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gambi gets permission from Lady Eve to kill Joey Toledo, so Tobias will stop getting too big for his britches and go back into the shadows like he's suppose. It backfires in a big way, -- as Tobias sees this as TheLastStraw in Lady Eve's mistreatment of her. So he arranges his men to kill Lady Eve ... with electric guns making it seem like Black Lightning killed her. And since she's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, it means Black Lightning has gone from being the people's savior to just another thug in record time.

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* AdultFear: Both Lynn and Jefferson are afraid of what might happen to Anissa if she chooses to be a superheroine. In the end this is what gets Lynn to convince Jefferson to train her and to ask Gambi to make her a proper and more protective costume; she knows Anissa [[ChronicHeroSyndrome is too stubborn to not go out, whatever the risk to herself]], so Lynn's going to do her best to make sure her daughter has what she needs to survive.

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* BeingGoodSucks: Neither Lynn nor Jefferson pull any punches in telling Anissa what the personal cost of being a superhero will be if she goes down that path.

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* GenreShift: The ending suddenly introduces outright magic into what had been a largely science fiction setting.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Tobias realizes that Green Light is too dangerous to be on the streets if for no other reason than too many users are ending up dead and dead customers aren't repeat customers.

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