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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: This episode has an extremely high body count among major characters, as seen in the KilledOffForReal trope below.

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* CharacterDeath: Jamillah Olsen, Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson, Nurse Allen and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: This episode has an extremely high body count among major characters, as seen in the KilledOffForReal trope below.characters.



* KilledOffForReal: Jamillah Olsen, Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson, Nurse Allen and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.

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* AndYourLittleDogToo: In a direct contrast to his previous behaviour of [[EvenEvilHasStandards leaving Khalil's mother be back in season 2]], Tobias threatens Nurse Allen by [[KilledOffscreen having already murdered his father]] and threatening the life of his mother. By the end of the episode, he's also killed Allen himself.


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* SacrificialLion: Jamillah is killed in the episode's prologue, and is the first of [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies many]] to die in the episode.


* BigDamnVillains: Lala, Devonte and a bunch of his men save Henderson, Two-Bits and the rest of the resistance from being overrun by the Markovians.



* EveryoneHasStandards: While Brandon might NotBeInThisForYourRevolution, his friendship with Jennifer is enough for him to help Jefferson bust her out.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: While Brandon might NotBeInThisForYourRevolution, is NotInThisForYourRevolution, his friendship with Jennifer is enough for him to help Jefferson bust her out.



* MotiveRant: Gravedigger explains his motivations to an imprisoned Jennifer, as he wants to establish a metahuman nation on markovian soil.

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* MotiveRant: Gravedigger explains his motivations to an imprisoned Jennifer, as he wants to establish a metahuman nation on markovian Markovian soil.



* NotQuiteDead: Gravedigger somehow survives the explosion of the safehouse unscathed.

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* NotQuiteDead: Gravedigger somehow survives the explosion of the safehouse Pit unscathed.


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* VillainousRescue: Lala, Devonte and a bunch of his other men save Henderson, Two-Bits and the rest of the resistance from being overrun by the Markovians.


* BadassBoast: Gambi response to Major Grey and a whole bunch of heavily armed ASA agents busting into his hideout is not being concerned, but instead ''thanking'' Grey that she brought along everyone who knows the Pierce family's secret so he can kill them all, which he does.



* BeamOWar: Brandon and Jennifer combined their powers into one powerful stream of energy, which Gravedigger counters with EyeBeams.
* BerserkButton: Gravedigger reacts very poorly to Jennifer mocking his goals. Jennifer in turn gets pissed when Gravedigger disrespects Martin Luther King.
* BigDamnVillains: Lala, Devonte and a bunch of his men save Henderson, Two-Bits and the rest of the resistance from being overrun by the Markovians.



* BroughtDownToNormal: Lynn succeeds in shooting Gravedigger with the anti-serum, which enables Jefferson to knock him out. It isn't clear whether this is permanent or not.



* DefiantCaptive: Jennifer is not impressed with any of Gravedigger's goals and dares him to let her out so she can kick his ass.



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Henderson saves Black Lightning from being shot by a bunch of Markovians, which ends in his own death.



* EveryoneHasStandards: While Brandon might NotBeInThisForYourRevolution, his friendship with Jennifer is enough for him to help Jefferson bust her out.



* GodzillaThreshold: Finding out that the ASA intends to nuke Freeland is enough to convince Lala and the 100 to join the EnemyMine against the Markovians after all.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Finding out that the ASA intends to nuke Freeland is enough to convince Lala and the 100 to join the EnemyMine against the Markovians after all.Lady Eve informs him.



* HeroicSecondWind: T.C. gets one after the ASA's countermeasures overwhelmed him.

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* HeroicSecondWind: HeroicSecondWind:
** Khalil is on the losing end against Painkiller at first, before finding his footing and winning.
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T.C. gets one after the ASA's countermeasures overwhelmed him.



* KilledOffForReal: Jamillah Olsen, Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.

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* KilledOffForReal: Jamillah Olsen, Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson Henderson, Nurse Allen and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.appearances.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Jefferson retreats from his first battle with Gravedigger.



* MotiveRant: Gravedigger explains his motivations to an imprisoned Jennifer, as he wants to establish a metahuman nation on markovian soil.



* NotQuiteDead: Gravedigger somehow survives the explosion of the safehouse unscathed.
* NotWorthKilling: Jefferson points this out to Khalil in regards to Odell, saying that he should rot in prison.
* NukeEm: What Odell wants to do to Freeland.
* RedemptionRejection: Lynn tries to appeal to Commander Williams, in pointing out that he is a metahuman too. He doesn't take it, which ends in his death.
* {{Revenge}}: Tobias kills Nurse Allen, as well as his father. He spares his mother, however.



* SpottingTheThread: Gravedigger quickly realizes that Jennifer is Jefferson's daughter.
* ThickerThanWater: Jefferson tries to convince Gravedigger to stand down due to their blood relation. It doesn't work, as he barely even believes him.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Painkiller doesn't take Khalil seriously, which ends badly for him.



* WhamShot: One of the attendees at the congressional hearing deactivates a holographic disguise and reveals himself to be a still-alive Gravedigger.

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* WhamShot: One of the attendees at the congressional hearing deactivates a holographic disguise and reveals himself to be a still-alive Gravedigger.Gravedigger.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Henderson hates being in the forest.
* WildCard: Eve rats out Gambi to the ASA, but turns on them once it is clear that they want to nuke Freeland.


* SelfDestructMechanism: Odell triggers on in the Pit in order to DestroyTheEvidence of his crimes.

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* SelfDestructMechanism: Odell triggers on one in the Pit in order to DestroyTheEvidence of his crimes.


* HeKnowsTooMuch: Commander Williams' orders to destroy all sensitive information in Freeland includes killing Dr. Jace and Lynn, with him succeeding in the former.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Commander Williams' Williams's orders to destroy all sensitive information in Freeland includes killing Dr. Jace and Lynn, with him succeeding in the former.


* DeadlineNews: Jamillah Olsen is gunned down by a Markovian soldier while reporting on their invasion.



* NeonSignHideout: Averted, then the aversion is {{Lampshaded}}.
-->It doesn't look like much.
-->It's ''not supposed to''.

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* NeonSignHideout: Averted, Averted with the surface entrance to the Pit, then the aversion is {{Lampshaded}}.
-->It -->'''Henderson''': It doesn't look like much.
-->It's -->'''Gambi''': It's ''not supposed to''.



* TrashTheSet: Gambi's tailor shop looks to be a total loss, Sanctum included. Ditto the Pit.

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* TrashTheSet: Gambi's tailor shop looks to be a total loss, Sanctum included. Ditto the Pit.Pit, which Odell blows up.


* GodzillaThreshold: Finding out that the ASA intend to nuke Freeland is enough to convince Lala and the 100 to join the EnemyMine against the Markovians after all.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Finding out that the ASA intend intends to nuke Freeland is enough to convince Lala and the 100 to join the EnemyMine against the Markovians after all.

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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: This episode has an extremely high body count among major characters, as seen in the KilledOffForReal trope below.


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* UncertainDoom: Lady Eve is [[HistoryRepeats once again]] severely injured in a shoot-out. That said, if she ''does'' die again, Lazarus Prime could just yet again resurrect her.


* KilledOffForReal: Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.

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* KilledOffForReal: Jamillah Olsen, Commander Williams, Major Grey, Bill Henderson and Dr. Jace, from all appearances.


* LukeYouAreMyFather: Jefferson informs Gravedigger that they're related.

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* LukeYouAreMyFather: Jefferson informs Gravedigger that they're related. Gravedigger doesn't care.



* ShoutOut: Odell's password to destroy the safe house is "Rosebud." The end of ''Film/CitizenKane'' shows the namesake sled [[KillItWithFire going up in flames]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Odell's password to destroy the safe house is "Rosebud." The end of ''Film/CitizenKane'' shows the namesake sled [[KillItWithFire going up in flames]].flames]].
** Gravedigger tells Lynn that she [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar should have gone for the head.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: When Jefferson asks Lynn what happened to Commander Williams, all she can offer is "I don't want to talk about it."

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* HeroicSecondWind: T.C. gets one after the ASA's countermeasures overwhelmed him.


* BackForTheFinale: Commander Williams returns for the first time since his defeat by Black Lightning.

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* BackForTheFinale: Commander Williams returns for the first time since [[Recap/BlackLightning2018S3E8TheBattleOfFranklinTerrace his defeat by Black Lightning.Lightning]].

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* UselessSpleen: Invoked by Khalil after shooting Odell.

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