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* SpecialEffectFailure: The CGI muzzle flashes on the gang members' guns not only look fake, but the lack of smoke and dust from both firing the gun and them hitting their targets makes it seem like the bullets vanish into the ether right after being fired.


* BloodlessCarnage: Despite over a dozen gangsters shooting at each other from about 20 feet away from each other, not a single one even gets grazed, let alone hit. The only injury is an innocent bystander, but that happens after the main gunfight is over.



* DeathOfAChild: The young son of Jefferson's colleague Marcel Payton gets fatally shot in the shootout between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel. And after [[TraumaCongaLine Child Protective Services took away his 3 other kids, too]].

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* DeathOfAChild: The young son of Jefferson's colleague Marcel Payton gets fatally shot in the shootout between the The 100 and the Kobra Cartel. And after [[TraumaCongaLine Child Protective Services took away his 3 other kids, too]].


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* DullSurprise: Marcel Payton's other kids barely react to their sibling being shot.


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* IdiotBall: Marcel Payton is driving with his kids when he happens upon the shootout. Instead of high-tailing it the other way and calling the police immediately, he stays and watches, which gets one of his kids shot and the other three taken away from him by the CPS. Likewise, despite an ambulance having gotten to the scene long before, Payton waits for Anissa and Darius to show up before calling for help.


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* SpecialEffectFailure: The CGI muzzle flashes on the gang members' guns not only look fake, but the lack of smoke and dust from both firing the gun and them hitting their targets makes it seem like the bullets vanish into the ether right after being fired.


* {{Hypocrite}}: Jefferson confronts Lynn over always accusing him of being addicted to his powers, when she just traded Green Light to metahuman power serums. She immediately deflects and [[NeverMyFault tries to blame him for it]].

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Jefferson confronts Lynn over always accusing him of being addicted to his powers, when she just traded Green Light to metahuman power serums. She immediately deflects and [[NeverMyFault tries to blame him for it]].



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: During the shootout between The 100 and the Kobra Cartel, not only do none of the thugs actually manage to hit each other, but they don't even damage ''the cars everyone is hiding behind''.



* PowerIncontinence: It becomes very clear that Lynn doesn't have any experience with the powers she uses (this time it's Wendy's [[BlowYouAway wind powers]]. She only just barely manages to distract the thugh who tried to shoot Jennifer and gets wounded herself for her troubles. Her two daughters later try to convince her to stay off the streets.

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* PowerIncontinence: It becomes very clear that Lynn doesn't have any experience with the powers she uses (this time it's Wendy's [[BlowYouAway wind powers]]. She only just barely manages to distract the thugh thug who tried to shoot Jennifer and gets wounded herself for her troubles. Her two daughters later try to convince her to stay off the streets.

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** Both Anissa and Jennifer try to get Lynn to stop trying to be a hero with her Meta Booster powers because she's going to just get in the way and get herself killed... when both of the girls themselves have been in the exact opposite position with Jefferson and Lynn herself being the ones trying to talk them down when they first started trying to be superheroes.


* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Anissa as Blackbird has Lala and Destiny brought before her and forces a treaty between them that protects a stretch of land (called the Blackbird zone) where Freelands unhoused can safely spend their nights, under the threat of killing them otherwise.

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Anissa as Blackbird has Lala and Destiny brought before her and forces a treaty between them that protects a stretch of land (called the Blackbird zone) where Freelands unhoused Freeland's homeless can safely spend their nights, under the threat of killing them otherwise.



* DeathOfAChild: The young son of Jefferson's colleague Marcel Payton get's fatally shot in the shootout between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel. And after [[TraumaCongaLine Child Protective Services took away his 3 other kids, too]].

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* DeathOfAChild: The young son of Jefferson's colleague Marcel Payton get's gets fatally shot in the shootout between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel. And after [[TraumaCongaLine Child Protective Services took away his 3 other kids, too]].



* NeverBeAHero: Anissa and Jennifer tell Lynn to "stay in her lane" and stop trying to fight crime alongside them, since she's just an amateur relying on temporary, borrowed powers and not an experienced, highly trained superhero like they are, and that she will only be a liability in battle.



* WhatTheHellHero: Gambi berates Jefferson for still using his powers without his suit and his general attitude, but Jefferson is having none of it, ignoring his warnings and beating another criminal to a pulp afterwards (this time the thug who shot Mr. Payton's son).

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* WhatTheHellHero: Gambi berates Jefferson for still using his powers without his suit and his general attitude, reckless, self-destructive behavior recently, but Jefferson is having none of it, ignoring his warnings and beating another criminal to a pulp afterwards (this time it. He ignores Gambi's warnings, tracks down the thug who shot Mr. Payton's son).son, beats him to a pulp, and breaks his leg, still without wearing his suit.

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The war between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel rages on. Meanwhile, Lynn continues to be concerned about Jefferson. Lastly, Jennifer's curiosity is piqued by a new boy at school
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Anissa as Blackbird has Lala and Destiny brought before her and forces a treaty between them that protects a stretch of land (called the Blackbird zone) where Freelands unhoused can safely spend their nights, under the threat of killing them otherwise.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Lady Eve's underboss Destiny can handle herself in a gunfight pretty well.
* CapeBusters: Chief Lopez upgrades her entire police force with next-generation DEG weapons against metahumans.
* CutHimselfShaving: Lynn's excuse on how she got her head injury after going out on the streets again. Jefferson obviously doesn't buy it.
* DeathOfAChild: The young son of Jefferson's colleague Marcel Payton get's fatally shot in the shootout between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel. And after [[TraumaCongaLine Child Protective Services took away his 3 other kids, too]].
* TheDreaded: When Lightning arrives on the scene of a shootout between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel, all gangster (save for one) immediately put their weapons down and make a run for it.
* FriendlessBackground: Lynn realizes in another of her therapy sessions that she doesn't have any friends and hobbies.
* HealingFactor: Jennifer's powers have developed one. When she gets hit by a large piece of glass after an explosion, she flies up into the atmosphere, absorbs the energy and heals up immediately.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Jefferson confronts Lynn over always accusing him of being addicted to his powers, when she just traded Green Light to metahuman power serums. She immediately deflects and [[NeverMyFault tries to blame him for it]].
* IncompatibleOrientation: Anissa's new co-worker, Dr. Darius Morgan, hits on her, but since she is gay, she quickly shuts him down. He takes it pretty well, though.
* TheMole: Gambi apparently accepts Lauren's job offer as a means to get information on the DEG weapons they are producing.
* NoSell: Tobias Whale had his skin insulated, making him immune to Jefferson's powers.
* PowerIncontinence: It becomes very clear that Lynn doesn't have any experience with the powers she uses (this time it's Wendy's [[BlowYouAway wind powers]]. She only just barely manages to distract the thugh who tried to shoot Jennifer and gets wounded herself for her troubles. Her two daughters later try to convince her to stay off the streets.
* SkywardScream: In the middle of the night, after having another nightmare about Henderson's death, Jefferson sneaks out to do one of these, accompanied by using his powers. Due to him still not wearing his suit, [[RealityEnsues this results in him knocking himself out]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Gambi berates Jefferson for still using his powers without his suit and his general attitude, but Jefferson is having none of it, ignoring his warnings and beating another criminal to a pulp afterwards (this time the thug who shot Mr. Payton's son).

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