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Titular Hero

    Static (Virgil Hawkins) 
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Voiced by: Phil La Marr

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: He 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 Jon Stewart 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 very intelligent as his best friend 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 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.
  • Catchphrase: "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: In a shoutout to the original (Black Lightning), Virgil was this to Milestone Comics before DC acquired them. Static seems to be capable of doing a fair bit more tricks with his electric powers though.
  • 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.
  • Hurting Hero: He gets hit with this from time to time. Particularly when an episode puts some focus on his mother.
  • I Am Not Shazam: The name's Static, not Static Shock (his show's title only).
  • 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.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: When his father gets abducted in "Kidnapped". Some of the Bang Babies Static interrogated were actually a bit frightened with how unnaturally aggressive he was being.
  • 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 (though it was bioelectric), 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.
  • Old Superhero: 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."
  • 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.
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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.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After learning the truth about Static and Gear, he desperately wants them to give up fighting crime for their own safety, but admits that it would be wrong to stop them and that it's their responsibility to choose what they do with their powers. He also originally insists that they tell Sharon the truth about their secret identities, but later backs down from this when it becomes apparent that she isn't really ready to learn the truth yet.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He admits that deep down he might have always known about Static's true identity, even before the events of "Kidnapped" confirm it for him.

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

She is the 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.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: After being rescued by Virgil and warned that she would get hurt if she went back into danger, she went anyway because she knew people needed her help.
  • 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.


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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.
  • Armored Closet Gay: According to Word of God he is gay and ridiculously overcompensating.
  • 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.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: The process it takes for Rubberband Man and Static to go from antagonists to friends is done pretty gradually. When Adam is released from prison in “Bad Stretch” (his third appearance in the show), Virgil is still weary about the risk of him going back to villainy (though part of this is aggravated by Virgil’s annoyance with how Rubberband Man is upstaging Static in the press). Even after Adam proves himself to be on the side of good permanently, they are still shown too be on shaky ground throughout his next appearance (“Consequences”), as Rubberband Man frequently calls Static out on focusing more on showing off for the public instead of fighting bad guys in a direct and efficient manner. After this that the animosity between the two seems to dissipate, to the point where Virgil comforts Adam over his dyslexia in “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”.
  • 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.
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    She-Bang (Shenice Vale) 
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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 actual personality, shown whenever she is in her She-Bang identity and later her civilian identity when her parents are no longer threatened. Her friends don't take what they percieve as a sudden shift in personality very well.
  • Send in the Clones: What the company that was after her intended to do if Static and Gear hadn't rescued her.
  • Shrinking Violet: Her initial persona in her civilian identity. This was done to hide her identity from the Men in Black who wanted to get her and her family.
  • 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

Recurring

Foes that have been fought more than once.

    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: Toward his younger brother, Adam aka Rubberband Man. However, it's a dark twist since he believes he can only protect his brother by having him back in Ebon's gang again, which includes trying to frame Adam for a crime in order to convince him that people will always percieve him as a criminal and only have one another.
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase: He tends to emphasize each syllable in "hero" when talking or referring to Static (He-Ro).
  • Control Freak: He's the leader of his gang, but more for the fact that he can control them then any mutual relationship with his fellow Bang Babies. It was the main catalyst for Static and his becoming arch-enemies when Static refused to join him and attacked both him and D-struct when the latter refused to follow him further. He tried to get his brother Adam to be in his gang through a Frame-Up scheme when Adam wanted nothing to do with being a criminal. When Madelyn briefly joined the Meta-Breed, both Ebon and she butted heads on who will lead them (Which ended up with him overpowered though Madelyn was knocked out by Static not shortly after), and in the finale he tried forced Talon back into his gang when most of the Bang Babies were depowered and she just wanted to go back to being a normal human to the point he kidnapped her from the hospital and proclaimed that nobody quits his gang.
  • 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 of 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: Ebon only cares about being the top dog and will do whatever it takes. Even his affection toward his younger brother is twisted to have him at his side, which involves framing him and trying to stop him from going straight.
  • 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: He's Adam's older brother (Rubberband Man) and was a crime member before graduating to superpowered crime boss who becomes a Living Shadow.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: He's generally the most dangerous and evil of the Meta-Breed in the series, while his henchmen are either sympathetic or more comedic.
  • Weakened by the Light: While normal daylight and mundane lights don't bother him at all, large amounts of concentrated life hurt him alot.
  • 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 Dye-Job: He was red hair with yellow streaks instead of being blond.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The comic Hotstreak was a racist, this Hotstreak isn't. One of his gang members in the first episode was shown to be black.
  • 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. Most 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.
  • The Starscream: He betrays Ebon in the finale, stealing the last can of bang-baby gas for himself so that only he can have powers and be the guy in charge. Ebon finds him before he can set it off and they get into a fight over it.
  • 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: Why is she bitter? Turns out she doesn't want her powers and it's implied that she also wants to go straight. She gets her wish to be a normal human again at the series finale.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Turns out she really wants to be human and desires not to return to that life. It's implied to be the same with her life of crime.
  • 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.
  • Spicy Latina: While it's not explicitly said, her accent, name, and her human appearance heavily hint she has Latin heritage and she has a bit of a temper. Though said temper is the result of her mutation and she is happy to be human again.

    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. His power allows him to turn his hands into any type of weaponry he chooses.


     Carmen Dillo 
Voiced by: Matt Ballard, Jason Marsden (Uncredited)
Appearances: ''Static Shock'

A criminal who was mutated into an humanoid armadillo which grants him of of their abilities as well. He makes recurring appearances in the show though is treated more as an annoyance then a threat.


  • Animorphism: The gas turned him into a walking armadillo though he doesn't seem bothered by the change.
  • Butt-Monkey: Usually treated like a joke though, unlike Ferret, he can legitimately fight.
  • The Nose Knows: As with Ferret, he had super senses.
  • Pinball Projectile: Can roll himself up like a ball and bounce around his surroundings.
  • Punny Name: His name is pretty much a take on armadillo. Quite a coincidence the gas would turn him into one.

    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.


  • Abusive Dad: He's emotionally abusive and outright called his son worthless. He does feel heavy regret for alienating him though.
  • 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.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Due to being (indirectly) responsible for the Big Bang event that turned numerous people into superhuman mutants. Having said that, he is only the antagonist in couple of episodes while Ebon is the actual Big Bad of the show by virtue of being Static's Arch-Enemy.
  • Lack of Empathy: The only thing he ever showed remorse for was treating his son like dirt.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the comics, he was originally the archfoe of fellow Milestone hero Hardware.

    Omnifarious (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.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He's the son of a very powerful businessman, but is very emotionally insecure and lacks self-esteem.
  • Taken for Granite: He turned to stone after overdosing on Quantum Vapor. Though much later in the series, he's revived and turned back to normal.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He only ever wanted his dad to respect him.

     Spectral & Speedtrap (Specs and Trapper) 
Voiced by: Specs: Patton Oswalt, Trapper: Michael Rosenbaum
Appearances: Static Shock

Two men that were under the employ of Edwin Alva and former seniors at the Vanmoor Institute.


  • Evil Duo: In all appearances, they're usually working together.
  • Evil vs. Evil: By the third appearance, they're pretty much against Edwin after he discovered they were using his resources for their own ends rather then finding a way to de-petrify his son.
  • Eye Beams: Spectral gains this when in his next appearance he gains a visor that allows him to fire laser blasts.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Specs is a glasses wearer and not at all a nice person.
  • Jerkass: Right from the off, they're shown to be very unpleasant and talk down to Virgil, Daisy and fellow student Duncan and Henry to establish their seniority over them.
  • Time Stands Still: Speedtrap gains this when invents gloves that can allow him to freeze whatever he manages to trap within his field

    Puff 
Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks
Appearances: Static Shock

A female Bang Baby with the power to breathe various (usually corrosive) gases. Usually seen along with Onyx and uses their powers for bounty hunting.


  • Deadly Gas: Her main power, allowing her to turn most of her body into a vapor like being which grants her flight as well as gases that and melt through surfaces.
  • Evil Duo: Rarely seen without Onyx.
  • Fog Feet: Usually whenever she takes flight, her lower body becomes a smokey tail.
  • The Leader: During the Justice League crossover, she was the leader of a group dubbed "The Meta-Men". It was short-lived when the League showed up to aid Static. She also the one who usually makes the plans between Onyx and herself.
  • Race Lift: Instead of being a white blonde-haired Hispanic like in the comic book counterpart, she is African-American.

    Onyx 
Appearances: Static Shock

Puff's partner in crime, he's a purple giant with super-strength.


  • The Brute: Acts as the muscle of the duo.
  • Dumb Muscle: As quoted by Puff herself: "The pretty ones are never bright".
  • Evil Duo: Rarely seen without Puff.
  • Expy: He is based on Coil, Puff's partner-in-crime in the comics.

    Kangorr 
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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. His main power turned his feet larger then normal and allowed him to cause shockwaves when he stomps the floor and jump higher then normal.


  • 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.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: Not too big but where his main power lies and he can do some serious damage with it.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Joker tries to recruit him in in "The Big Leagues", he utterly refuses knowing how dangerous Joker is and wants nothing to do with him. He's proven right when Joker laugh gases him for his refusal.
  • Gonk: His mutation gives him a deformed rodent-like snout and large teeth.
  • The Nose Knows: His only real power. One of the only times it proved useful was when it prevented Static from sneaking up on him.
  • Villainous Glutton: He is often obsessed with eating food.

    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.
  • Didn't See That Coming: In their second fight, she battles Virgil in a junkyard during a lighting storm, thinking she could easily dodge his attack since she was in the air. However Virgil uses his power to put a positive charge around the area around her, resulting in her being hit dead on by a bolt from the storm due to a negative charge and knocked out. Virgil even lampshades that for someone so smart, she should've seen that coming.
  • 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.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: In her second appearance she gains an utterly gaudy looking outfit that looked like it's hastily sewn together and completed with gloves and a mini-skirt.
  • 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.

One Shot Villains

Foes that were only seen in one episode (barring cameos).

     Dwayne McCall 
Voiced by: Blayn Barbosa
Appearances: Static Shock

One of the younger Bang Babies, Dwayne was affected by the gas and gained the power of matter conversion, allowing him to create virtually anything, from vehicles to characters from his favorite comic and shows. Something that his step-brother takes notice of.


  • The Power of Creation: His powers allow him to make virtually anything he wishes: Food, toys, characters, anything.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He's just a young kid wanting to hang out with his aloof step-sibling. But Aron's actions are less then ideal and eventually, with some help from Static, Dwayne realizes this and stops listening to him.
  • Superpower Lottery: Kid really was one of the luckier Bang Babies within the show as his powers nearly did defeat Static until he realized Aron was manipulating him. In more malicious hands, this would make him unstoppable. Thankfully Dwayne was a good egg and didn't want to hurt anyone.

     Aron Price 
Voiced by: R.J Knoll
Appearances: Static Shock

Dwayne's older step-sibling recently released from juvive due to thieving. Doesn't much care for him and perpetually angry. When he finds out that Dwayne's a Bang Baby, he decides to manipulate him for his own benefit.


  • Big Brother Bully: Constantly keeps referring to Dwayne as his step-sibling and, before finding out his had powers, wanted nothing to do with him. Even after discovering his powers, he just putting up with him for his own ends and threatens Dwayne if he starts questioning him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Dwayne's want to hang with him for his own benefit and has him make creations to rob banks and stores.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Always shown with a scowl on his face and rarely smiles.
  • Squishy Wizard: No powers, just a regular human. Once Static convinced Dwayne not to listen to him, he tried feebly to punch Static only to instantly be zapped and pinned to a wall for the police to collect.

     Replay (Johnny Morrow) 
Appearances: Static Shock

A former child TV star named Johnny Morrow, his show was cancelled and he grew bitter as a result. When the Big Bang happened he was affected and gained the powers of duplication, allowing him to make clones of himself as well as Static when his powers interacted with Static's electricity.


  • Engineered Public Confession: During his final confrontation with Static in the TV studio, Richie managed to sneak inside, takes control of one of the cameras, and film the fight as well as Johnny gloating to Static about framing him, broadcasting it to the police outside.
  • Frame-Up: After he finds out he accidentally made a clone of Static, he uses said clone to commit robberies and make Static look like a criminal.
  • Former Child Star: Used to have a in-universe TV show called "Johnny on the Spot" when he was younger, but ended up cancelled. He apparently never sought to just continue his career and grew bitter into this teenage years.
  • It's Personal: Toward the TV studio that cancelled him with his endgame being to use the Static clone to destroy it. He even says as much when planning the attack.
  • Me's a Crowd: His main power, he can make and control clones of himself.

     Slipstream (Heavy-C) 
Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Appearances: Static Shock

A bullying teenager known as Heavy-C. He finds out one day he can control wind and, like most Bang Babies, uses them for selfish means.


  • Blow You Away: His main power which allows him to control wind and makes things like tornadoes. He was actually one of the few difficult foes for Static since Slipstream's power could short out his electricity.
  • The Bully: Was one before he even got his powers. Going up to others in restaurants, shoving them aside and taking their food.
  • The Cameo: Makes an appearance in "Power Outage" among most of the others trying to regain their powers.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: One of the few Bang Babies to don a costume and looks like he just grabbed whatever he could and slapped it together, his outfit consisting of a wool rug for a cape, a visor and some hub caps for armor that he put a design on the front of.
  • Shout-Out: His main voice along with his bulky design are one to Fat Albert.
  • Villainous Glutton: He loves to eat and a lot of his heists usually involved robbing food joints.

     Tantrum (Thomas Kim) 
Voiced by: John Cho
Appearances: Static Shock

A fellow student at Virgil's school as well as an honor one. He unknowingly became a Bang Baby and become a hulking monster whenever he becomes overly stressed or angry.


  • Abusive Parents: Said to have an overly strict father who demanded nothing less then perfection from him. Say the least, this stresses him out something fierce.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Attacked one of his teacher when she gave him a 99 on a test due to a typographical error.
  • Hulking Out: Turns completely purple, grows large and becomes a major brute when he gets angry.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Virgil mention near the end of his episode that Thomas wasn't even aware he had powers nor that he became a monster as well, meaning Tantrum was essentially his stress and angry made manifest.
  • Victory by Endurance: Virgil manages to beat him by letting him wear himself out from chasing and attacking him as Static as even with all his strength, there's only so much stamina Tantrum has before he reaches his limit.

     Ragtag 
Voiced by: Richard Libertini
Appearances: Static Shock

An elderly homeless man who was exposed to the gas. He found that he could temporarily bestow powers to others. Knowing that those who weren't affected by the gas would like powers of their own, he recruited to teens he dubbed "Run" and "Jump" and made them addicted to the powers to the point they would be willing to serve him to keep the powers. Richie temporarily joined him for a bit as well under the name "Push" (Since he was given the power to make force fields) until he realized his intentions.


  • Badass Grandpa: Slightly, he's not that skilled but he did manage to knocked out Static by absorbing his power and used that to attack Richie, breaking the statues Richie used for cover.
  • Cane Fu: Moves around with a cane and uses it to attack Richie in the climax of his episode. Even super charging it with his power.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Essentially he's a G-Rated version of a drug pusher, just substituting super powers for drugs.
  • Disney Villain Death: "Defeat" in this case, he falls off the roof of the building they're on and into a dumpster. A younger person could probably shrug it after after a bit, but since this is a elderly man...
  • Evil Old Folks: One of older Bang Babies and certainly not nice.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: After going over the edge of the building they were on. He barely manages to cling to the vines growing on the side and begs Richie for help. Richie hesitate and starts to comes to his aid but notices he's trying to shock him with the power he stole from Static. This however backfires as one the vines give way and causes him to fall.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Neither Static nor Richie really fight him, he just goes over the side of a building while trying to swing at Richie, managing to briefly cling to the ledge via some vines before they give way and send him plummeting.
  • Super Empowering: Can grant powers to others though it'll eventually fade over time. Since most of his targets are teens, it doesn't take much to get them addicted to the powers that they'll serve him just to keep them.

     Run & Jump 
Voiced by: Run: Philip Tanzini, Jump: Kenny Blank
Appearances: Static Shock

Two teens under Ragtag's employ who granted the two powers and continue to work for him to keep them. Run was granted super speed while Jump can teleport.


    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expy: She is more or less a female Mr. Freeze, except unlike the latter, she more or less gets her Happy Ending.
  • 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.
  • Tragic Villain: Her mother's death, followed by her Power Incontinence and life on the streets, sent her over the edge.
  • 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.

Others

Those that are either citizens or non-malicious Bang Babies.

     D-Struct (Derek Barnett) 
Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Appearances: ''Static Shock'

One of the student at Virgil's school and a star athlete as well. However the gas eventually caused him to mutate into a pure energy being that can fire out energy shots. Ebon tried to recruit him into his gang, but Static noted he didn't have the heart to be evil and helped him get away from Ebon.


  • Baleful Polymorph: Unlike most, he doesn't like the power he was given but didn't wish to hurt anyone. Only joining Ebon out of a fear that he couldn't live in regular society anymore and was the only option left to him. Static convinces him otherwise and he's last seen getting treatment. It can be surmised at the end of the series, he was one of patients that allowed them to find a cure for the Bang Babies and likely the first one turned back to normal.
  • Energy Being: Turned into a hulking form of pure energy.

Alternative Title(s): DCAU Static Shock

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