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The Titular Hero


Static (Virgil Ovid Hawkins)
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

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.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the comic, both of Virgil's parents are alive, though he doesn't see his dad much. In the show, his mom was killed during a gang riot, which has given Virgil a massive traumatic aversion to guns and gangs.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comic, Virgil was at the site of the Big Bang intending to shoot Hotstreak in retaliation for a beating he received at school, only to back out due to pangs of conscience. In the show, he has no interest in getting revenge, has a strict aversion to gangs, and is only at the Big Bang because he was forced to be. The show also significantly tones down Virgil's more anti-heroic traits from the comics, making him friendlier and less selfish.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Virgil can be grating to Sharon. For instance, while she is shown to be a pretty bad cook, Virgil is overly insulting about her lack of ability.
  • 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 and a member of the Justice League.
  • Badass Bookworm: While not as 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 an actual power.
  • Badass Longcoat: A spiffy black and blue one with yellow lining.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally pretty jovial when fighting (not to Spider-Man extents but still). But do not hurt his friends and family or he'll teach you this lesson the hard way.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's an honor roll student heavily interested in the sciences that's heavily into comics, superheroes, zombie movies, and video games and occasionally gets bullied around (especially pre-series).
  • Brainy Brunette: An honor student from his introduction, and thinks fast on his feet in combat situations.
  • Character Catch Phrase: "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.
  • Costume Evolution: In later seasons, Static trades in his white t-shirt with black Chest Insignia for a sleeveless black tee with a golden 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. He's not quite as overall insulting, but commentary about their combat prowess, or lack thereof, and for repeat offenders how they always lose happens a lot. Fellow superheroes can come in for their share, as when Toyman and Superman both hit Dakota.
    Static: Are all supervillains like this, or do you just attract the really weird ones?
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Something he and Batman have in common, given that both have at least one parent who was 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.
    Virgil: Sharon. My middle name is never to be spoken. You know this.
  • Future Badass: Future 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.
  • Immune to Mind Control: He is immune to mind control whether induced by a psychic, or by mechanical means. It apparently has something to do with the Electromagnetic 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Static is an obvious reference to his electric powers, but static is also slang for causing trouble or being defiant. Adopting the name represents a shift from a normal kid who tries to avoid trouble to a hero who actively seeks it out.
  • 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 (set during the Batman Beyond era), Virgil is still as great a hero as before. He credits modern medicine in his time. "65's the new 30."
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Any time Static stops with the jokes and begin to threaten to kill his enemies, you know he's truly enraged.
  • 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: Though rather than simply electricity, Static manipulates electromagnetism. He commonly dips into Lightning Can Do Anything, which makes sense, considering it is one of the four fundamental forces. With enough control and creativity, there isn't much the electromagnetic force can't do.
  • Shout-Out: His superhero codename is taken from James Brown's 1989 hit "Static".
  • 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 from a time-traveling device, 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, he eventually becomes one of the most powerful and respected heroes as a mature adult.
  • Wake Up, Go to School & Save the World: A must since he's a 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 inconsistently. Justified even without DC physics, since enough energy can overwhelm rubber, wood, and even water in real life, and Static packs enough power to recharge the Justice League Watchtower by himself. Static notes this explicitly when fighting Rubberband Man for the first time, but simply can't generate a big enough charge to do lasting harm to him without tiring out.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Downplayed. Robert isn't particularly demanding, but he's the only parent Virgil has left and Virgil lives in constant fear of disappointing him. Part of the reason he never tells Robert that he's Static is that he doesn't want to admit that he was at the Big Bang.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He once was willing to murder one when she was indirectly responsible for Daisy getting hurt. After getting a What the Hell, Hero? from Rubberband Man, he finally snaps out of it.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Static's near Spider-Man levels when it comes to taunting opponents.

Static's Family

    Robert Hawkins 

Robert Hawkins
Appearances: Static Shock

The father of Virgil and his older sister, Sharon, who's a widower and a social worker who runs the Freeman Community Center, of which he's the head counselor. 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.

  • Adaptational Job Change: In the original comics, Robert is a physician. In this version, he's a social worker.
  • 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 a 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, and also because Static is originally the only person openly using his powers for good. 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 that his wife was a paramedic and his first girlfriend (after his wife died) was a police officer.
  • History with Celebrity: He mentored a young Shaquille O'Neal at a basketball camp when the latter was Virgil's age and it's shown that Shaq still thinks highly of "Mr. H" when he visits Dakota for a press junket. He also played with In-Universe football player Rashid "The Rocket" Randall in college and they're still friends in the present.
  • Nice Guy: An all-around great person: Devoted husband (later boyfriend), loving father, and is dedicated to helping other kids.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as a positive father figure to Virgil's best friend, Richie. He calls out his racist father on the fact that he has a great son he was missing out on. Furthermore, when finding out Virgil and Richie were Static and Gear, he treats Richie no differently than Virgil in his worries of their secret dangerous lives.
  • 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 

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

The late wife of Robert Hawkins and mother of Sharon and Virgil. Jean's 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, even if it meant putting her own life at risk.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: After being rescued by Virgil when he time travels to see her, he warned that she would get hurt if she went back into danger. It's heavily implied that she realizes what he's trying to tell her, but she goes back into the field anyway because she can't just stand by and watch people in need.
  • Composite Character: She worked in the medical field, a trait shared with Robert in the comics, though they had different jobs (Jean was a paramedic, while Robert was a doctor in the comics).
  • Death by Adaptation: Unlike the series version, her comics counterpart is alive and well. According to series writer Christopher Simmons: "This was done partly out of a desire to focus on a strong, complex relationship between an African-American father and son."
  • 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, who's upset he essentially grew up without her.
  • 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 does alter the timeline. On the night of her death, she kept telling her co-workers how proud she was of her son and that he was her superhero.

    Sharon Hawkins 

Sharon Hawkins
Voiced by: Michele Morgan
Appearances: Static Shock

Virgil's older sister and the daughter/oldest child of Robert and Jean—Sharon's a college student but is still living at home with her brother and their dad. Aside from attending college, Sharon does a lot of community service in her free time, such as volunteering at the local hospital and counselling young people at the Freeman Community Center, where her dad, Robert, works. After Jean passed away, Sharon took it upon herself to act as the woman of the house, such as cooking meals and doling out chores between her and her brother. While Sharon and Virgil do argue frequently (such as over Virgil not doing his share of the housework and Virgil dissing Sharon's cooking), it's clear that the siblings do love and care about each other.

  • Cool Big Sis: Despite how easily they annoy each other, Sharon does want to be seen as this.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Matching black hair and eyes.
  • Daddy's Girl: Sharon is very close to her father.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her main hairstyle throughout the entire series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Loud and annoying, but has a caring and sweet heart.
  • Lethal Chef: Virgil hates her cooking.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's yet to learn that her brother is Static, even after her dad revealed that he's known all along. In a previous episode, she's figured it out until she was "proven" wrong.
  • Morality Pet: Adam and at least 2 other delinquents made a full reform because of Sharon's influence.
  • Official Couple: With Adam aka Rubberband Man.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Very much so-loud, feisty and sassy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Sharon knows that Adam's a good person but makes it clear to him that if he wants to be with her, he has to change his ways (like getting a handle on his more negative qualities—i.e., his temper).

    Trina Jessup 

Officer Trina Jessup
Voiced by: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Appearances: Static Shock

A police officer and Robert's girlfriend who is introduced in Season 2.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Trina is clearly African-American, but she has a lighter skin tone than the Hawkins'. She also has red hair and green eyes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Trina only appeared in two episodes of Season 2 and doesn't make an appearance in the third and fourth seasons. Since no one makes any mention of what happened to her, it's probably safe to assume that she and Robert are no longer dating.
  • Hero Antagonist: Trina's first appearance has her pursue Virgil because she thought he may have stolen something, with her suspicion only growing after he ran away from her and her partner. Things get better, though.
  • Second Love: She's the first woman Robert dated since his wife, Jean, died—but given her Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, it's hard to tell if she qualifies.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She is a redhead with green eyes, and is the first woman that Robert started dating since his wife's death.

Static's Friends


Gear (Richard Osgood "Richie" Foley)
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.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Richie Foley is based on Rick Stone from the comics. The Rebirth of the Cool miniseries (which came out around the time season 2 originally aired), acknowledged this by having his friends start calling him Richie, and both Milestone Forever and Static: Season One would officially canonize Richie as his name.
  • 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. It's unclear whether the visor is actually transparent or his face is shown for the benefit of the viewing audience.
  • Composite Character: He's the result of taking aspects of Rick Stone and Frieda Goren from the comics and combining them. Gear is also a loose adaptation from of Hardware, another Milestone superhero.
  • 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.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main character of the series who becomes the superhero partner of Static in the final two seasons.
  • Distressed Dude: Prone to getting kidnapped a lot, even after becoming Gear.
  • Food as Bribe: Accidentally revealed AJ's whereabouts once when 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. This is a loose reference to the comic character he was based on, who is confirmed to be gay outright.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: He initially has a dim view of his super-intelligence, due to it not being as flashy as Static's electric powers. His first outing as a superhero quickly demonstrates that his brainpower and tech are just as effective at fighting the bad guys when properly utilized. In situations where more than just straight-up fighting are required, he's even more useful to have around.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fixit: In the later seasons, the plot often requires him to operate or tamper with some sort of machinery that he only has a short time (often seconds) to acquaint himself with. He always manages to pull through thanks to his smarts.
  • 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.
  • Superpowers For A Day: Before becoming Gear, he operates as an artificial Bang Baby with gravity powers named Push. The source of his powers winds up being a villainous Bang Baby, however, and Richie turning on him leads to him losing his powers until his own natural ones develop.
  • 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 he realized his superpower was super intelligence. However, he soon embraced his power and, when briefly losing his gift in the series finale, was utterly despairing at being without it. He even has a Big "NO!" moment upon discovery of the news.

    Frieda Goren 

Frieda Goren
Voiced by: Danica McKellar
Appearances: Static Shock

One of Static's friends.

  • Ambiguously Jewish: A few scenes and her last name are the only real hints we get, though in "Frozen Out" she's seen celebrating Hanukkah with her family. In the comics, she's very explicitly Jewish.
  • Decomposite Character: In the comics, she was Virgil's Secret-Keeper and primary love interest (they even eventually got married and had kids). 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 

Daisy Watkins
Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Appearances: Static Shock

Another one of Static's friends who eventually becomes his girlfriend.

  • Ascended Extra: In the comics she was a background character who briefly dates Virgil. In the show, she replaces Frieda as his primary 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 (a school for gifted children).
  • Damsel in Distress: 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 

Rubberband Man (Adam Evans)
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.

  • Adaptation Name Change: His real name in the comics is Karmon Stringer.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's notably more formidable than his comics counterpart, who was beaten in his first fight with Static just by Static making an insulting joke and doesn't fare much better in his second encounter when he teams up with Static's other enemies Prometheus, the Swarm, the Sinister Botanist, Jump and Dr. Kilgore.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He first appears in the fifth episode, when his comics counterpart didn't appear until the 33rd issue of Static.
  • 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.
  • "Angry Black Man" Stereotype: Started out as this, possibly built/encouraged under the negative influence of his older brother Ivan/Ebon and made him easy to be vulnerable and manipulated to commit crimes initially. He mellowed out as the show went along.
  • 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 a genuine effort to atone for his crimes by helping the cops.
  • Beyond Redemption: Subverted, in his debut appearance, Rubberband Man's brushing off Static's attempts to reason with him caused the latter to completely lose sympathy for him as shown in a couple of the later episodes and initially doubtful of his actual Heel–Face Turn. As noted in Fire-Forged Friends, it takes a while for Static to completely forgive him for his flaws, have whatever bias he has against him planted since their very first confrontation lingering inside to dissipate and wholly accept him as one of the good guys.
  • Breakout Character: He was meant to be a one-off villain like he was in the comics, he was so sympathetic that he's allowed to reform and becomes a recurring ally to Static. His popularity on the show allowed this incarnation of Rubberband Man to be transplanted into the comics in Static: Shadows of Dakota.
  • 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 an 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.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In one scene in his first episode, he demonstrates the ability to disguise himself as a woman. He never does this again in the series, instead disguising himself as inanimate objects which have the color scheme of his suit.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first fight with Static, he has the upper hand, but refuses to land a finishing blow and acknowledges that Static is not his enemy. This shows how he is more principled than most of Static's enemies, and not beyond the redemption that he eventually achieves.
  • Fatal Flaw: His temper is what made him an antagonist in the first place. He eventually 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 wary about the risk of him going back to villainy following perceiving him as Beyond Redemption for initially ignoring his reasoning in his debut appearance (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 to 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.
  • Hates Reading: Rubberband Man disdains reading, but this turns out to be a posture; he's dyslexic and embarrassed about his poor reading skills.
  • 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, 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 
  • Man of Kryptonite: Back when he was a villain, he was this to Static as his rubber body was immune to electricity. Static can still hurt him if he puts a lot of energy in his attack, but it quickly drains him.
  • 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.
  • Mythology Gag: His rapper name Stringer was his original name in the comics.
  • Never Learned to Read: Downplayed; he did learn to read, but his severe dyslexia makes it so difficult that he almost never does voluntarily.
  • Official Couple: With Sharon Hawkins.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Not in the series itself, but in the opening. The first season's intro features a scene of Adam robbing a store. However, he never committed random burglaries like that during his time as a villain.
  • Reformed Criminal: After his second appearance, he turns over a new leaf and becomes a superhero.
  • Retired Badass: Following Dr. Todd's mass-distribution of the cure in the air, it's likely Adam was one of those affected, therefore it's possible after forever losing his superpowers, Adam hung his tights for good and officially retired his ex-supervillain/superhero identity as Rubberband Man and focus on his current job and original goal prior to the Big Bang in the music industry.
  • Rubber Man: His power.
  • Scary Black Man: He started out as this, even when he puts the fear in the music producer and his contracted singer who stolen his work.
  • 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. Afterwards, it's public knowledge that Adam Evans the rapper and Rubberband Man the superhero are the same guy.
  • Shout-Out: Presumably named after The Spinners song of the same name.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Following his Heel–Face Turn, he's less moody after he Took a Level in Kindness and control his Hair-Trigger Temper and when on good terms with Static, he playfully uses his stretching powers when proposing to high-five Static following apprehending Ebon and his gang.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Following his Heel–Face Turn, he is able to listen to reason, reflect back on his past misdeeds and gradually loses his Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He usually just changes his clothes but has been able to change to look like a woman.


She-Bang (Shenice Vale)
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 as a daughter and adopted her as such.
  • Artificial Family Member: Was artificially created by a scientist couple who ended loving her as an actual daughter.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In her last appearance, she returned to Dakota after the people who wanted her were gone and is now free to have a normal life. She joined Virgil and Richie at school and in crimefighting, the final shot even being of her seemingly becoming their third team member. However, she is never seen or mentioned again afterwards.
  • Leitmotif: She's So Fly
  • Our Phlebotinum Child: Her parents made her in a lab for a super soldier program. However they fell in love with her as their own daughter, and escape the facility together.
  • 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 perceive 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 capture 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 an expert 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.



Voiced by: Carl Lumbly
Appearances: Static Shock

A superhero from Ghana, whom Static meets while his family are on vacation there. He is the latest in a long line to bear the title. He wields the powers of the golden spider of Kwaku Anansi, granting him the ability to cast illusions and walk on walls.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He takes his name from Anansi, the trickster spider from West African folklore.
  • Breakout Character: A fan-favorite during the show's original run, Anansi is one of the few show-original characters to make the jump into the comics with a special one-shot teaming him up with Static once again.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Despite his two powers, he's mostly a physical fighter and relies on martial arts when in direct confrontations.
  • Legacy Character: Not the first to bear the title, as there have been several heroes with the name before him.
  • Master of Illusion: Able to cast extremely realistic illusions to misdirect his opponents.
  • Signature Headgear: Wears a black wide brimmed flat topped sleek looking hat as part of his superhero outfit. Combined with his mask and the rest of his uniform it is vaugely reminicent of Zoro.
  • Sneaky Spider: Uses mostly misdirection in fights via his illusion powers. Of course, this was because his folkloric namesake Anansi was known for this as well.
  • The Unreveal: We never see him in civilian clothes or even learn his real name.
  • Wall Crawl: A secondary power allows him to stick on walls and ceilings. It came in handy, as he can stick on the underside of Static's disk while Static is flying.

The Bang Babies

The Meta-Breed

Core Members


Ebon (Ivan Evans)
Voiced by: Gary Sturgis
Appearances: Static Shock

The leader of 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: 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: The closest the series has to one, by virtue of being the leader of most Bang Baby criminals.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Ebon styles himself a "collector" of meta-humans, gathering disenfranchised but powered-youths under his banner; it's clear he'd like to think of himself as a Magneto-esque super villain, but in reality, Ebon is little more than a petty gangster manipulating and pressuring scared and lonely kids, and his "Meta-Breed" is ultimately just another street gang. This is best evidenced by the fact that most of the time we see them, Ebon and his cronies are squatting in abandoned subway tunnels and warehouses, and subsisting on junk food.
  • 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 perceive him as a criminal and they only have one another.
  • Breakout Villain: Originally exclusive to the show, Ebon became one of the show's most popular villians, and would eventually jump to the comics in Static: Shadows of Dakota; one of the few original villians from the show to do so.
  • Broken Pedestal: To his brother, Rubberband Man. In "Bad Stretch", Adam had hope that there was a chance for his brother to reform, but once he learns Ebon tried to frame him so he would be forced to join his gang, Adam finally sees his brother for what he really is and decides to bring him to justice.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Rubberband Man's Abel.
  • Canon Foreigner: Ebon was created for the show; he didn't originate from the comics. He would eventually migrate over to the comics in Static: Shadows of Dakota in 2023.
  • 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.
  • Character Catch Phrase: He tends to emphasize each syllable in "hero" when talking or referring to Static ("He-Ro").
  • Control Freak: His Fatal Flaw. He's the leader of his gang, but more for the fact that he can control them than 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 shortly after). In the finale, he tried forcing Theresa (even calling her 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 where he kidnapped her from the hospital and proclaimed that nobody quits his gang. When Hotstreak attempts to take off with the gas for himself so that he can usurp Ebon as the leader, the two fight and set off the gas, causing them to overdose and fuse together into a two-headed creature with both of their powers.
  • The Corrupter: For any Bang Baby he takes under his wing into becoming a fellow supervillain. He was also an Anti-Role Model for his brother Adam, trying to peer pressure him into his street gang, encouraging him to develop his Hair-Trigger Temper and it's possible Ebon may play an indirect part in negatively influencing Adam to start out as a supervillain by taking his revenge on a music producer who stole his work with an attempt on the hack's life to a point of being beyond reasoning at first. Even Adam called him out that following his advise has gotten him into trouble in past.
  • Dark Is Evil: His power literally is to turn into a Living Shadow, and he is a gang leader trying to take advantage of Bang Babies to accumulate power.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Relative to the other villains.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He hates being called "Ivan".
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: In addition to hiring blacks like himself, he's also recruited an Asian (Shiv), Hispanics (Talon, Aquamaria), and whites (Hotstreak, Ferret).
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: In spite of everything, Adam still cares about him and hopes Ebon will one day reform like he did. Sadly, that never happens.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Played with. While Ebon does hold some familial regard for his younger brother he isn't above using him like he would anyone else.
  • 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).
  • Faux Affably Evil: Ebon will, at times, maintain an air of good manners, but it is all an act to win people over to his side.
  • For the Evulz: Some of his plots descend into this, such as trying to manipulate the Night Breed into blocking out the sun, and when sent into the past, he tries to create a larger Big Bang in the middle of a gang war.
  • 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.
  • Nightmare Hands: Can launch his arms to pull people into his shadow portals.
  • 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 (Rubberband Man) older brother and was a gang member before graduating to superpowered crime boss who becomes a Living Shadow.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Considering that he's the older brother of Adam (Rubberband Man), it's no surprise that he resembles him in his depowered state.
  • Super Mob Boss: Originally just some minor, ordinary gangbanger before the Big Bang happened, Ebon recruited other mutated criminals like himself and used their new powers to put himself at the top of Dakota City's underworld.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: In Blast From The Past, after he is accidentally sent into the past, Ebon steals a tanker truck full of the same chemical that triggered the Big Bang and attempts to set it off in the middle of a gang war. He describes it as a "Bigger Bang" that would create an even larger number of metahuman criminals.
  • 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 and/or more comedic.
  • Weakened by the Light: While normal daylight and mundane lights don't bother him at all, large amounts of concentrated light hurt him a lot.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Considering that his main enemy manipulates electromagnetism, he goes down in seconds whenever electric lights can be found.


Talon (Teresa)
Voiced by: Tia Texada
Appearances: Static Shock

A teenage girl, Talon is a metahuman whose exposure to the Big Bang transformed her into a human/bird hybrid, 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 Man: Part girl, part bird.
  • Canon Foreigner: Another creation of the show.
  • Canon Immigrant: She is added to the comics in Static: Season One in issue 5.
  • Co-Dragons: With Shiv. She's always present in episodes that involve the Meta-Breed.
  • Feathered Fiend: Part of the reason she joins Ebon is that 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 in the series finale.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It turns out she just really wants to be a regular human again, while also wishing to leave her life of crime behind.
  • 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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one of these to Ebon in the series finale after her Heel–Face Turn.
    Talon: You're scared. You were nothing before the Big Bang, and that's what you're gonna be again. Nothing!
  • 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.
  • Super-Scream: She can emit sonic waves from her mouth.


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.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Big fan of The Joker and later works under him.
  • Canon Immigrant: Like Ebon and Talon, Shiv was originally made for the show, but would make his comic debut in Static: Season One.
  • Co-Dragons: With Talon. He always shown at Ebon's side.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Constantly cracks jokes that he thinks are hilarious but are extremely terrible because he's not very bright. Even Ebon and Talon find them annoying.
  • Harmless Villain: Throughout the entire series, Shiv never does any damage to Static. In fights involving the Meta-Breed, he is usually the first to go down.
  • Laughably Evil: He's hilarious to watch because he's completely nuts.
  • Number Two for Brains: He's the closest thing Ebon has to a second in command, and he's an absolute idiot.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Unlike Ebon and Talon, we never learn what his real name is.
  • Practically Joker: He's Ax-Crazy, has an association with the color purple and even states he is a fan of the Clown Prince of Crime himself when they meet during a crossover.
  • Slasher Smile: Most of the time, it's his only expression.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Has the ability to form all kinds of solid weapons out of Hard Light.

Additional Members


Hotstreak (Francis Stone)
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.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: During the first two episodes, he's shown trying to hit on Freida. However, she's turned away by how rude and ill-tempered he is.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, Hotstreak's firepower is easily depleted and Static beats him without much effort. In the show, he's a full-blown pyrokinetic and one of the most powerful Bang Babies in town.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He has red hair with yellow streaks instead of being blond.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, his real name is Martin Scaponi rather than Francis Stone and his nickname is "Biz Money B" rather than "F-Stop".
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the comics, he was notably burly with bangs prior to becoming a metahuman, and afterward, he gains his iconic appearance.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The comic Hotstreak was very openly racistnote , which added another layer of enmity between him and Virgil. Nothing indicates this version of Hotstreak feels the same, and one of his gang members in the first episode is black.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Hotstreak's main power was Super-Speed and his body created fire as a side effect from the friction, so if he was immobilized, he couldn't make flames. Here, he's simply pyrokinetic.
  • Arch-Enemy: One of Static's two archenemies along with Ebon. Their feud is very personal due to Hotstreak bullying Virgil prior to them obtaining their powers.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Hotstreak provides the trope image, having spiky red hair with yellow streaks and an ill-temper, and appropriately is a pyrokinetic metahuman.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In the first episode, you would be forgiven for assuming that Francis' beating of Virgil and rivalry with Wade are due to racism like his comic counterpart, only to reveal later on that one of his three gang members is black and the other one of ambiguous skin tone. Also, Wade himself isn't portrayed in a positive light as nearly everyone in the school knows that those he would defend from other gangs are to be expected to owe him.
  • The Bully: And Virgil was one of his favorite targets.
  • Co-Dragons: When fighting with the Meta-Breed, he is this, along with Shiv and Talon. There are some instances where he replaces Shiv.
  • 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".
  • Dragon with an Agenda: In the finale, he attempts to keep the last can of bang baby gas for himself.
  • 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.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He's a far cry from the comics as Hotstreak doesn't give a crap about the race or gender of anyone who is an ally or an enemy.
  • Fiery Redhead: His hair even has blond streaks to mimic his powers.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for F-Stop to get riled up.
  • Hot-Blooded: No kidding. Pun aside, he's got an awful temper.
  • In-Series Nickname: Besides his supervillain name, he's also known as "F-Stop" by his schoolmates.
  • 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.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He possesses a significant muscular build, and is able to throw Virgil around like a ragdoll.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Virgil in the first episode.
  • 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.
  • Ret-Canon: The 2020s reboot of the Milestone universe has his real name changed to Francis Stone to match his DCAU counterpart rather than go by his original civilian name of Martin Scaponi.
  • 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, which sets it off and causes them to merge into a two-headed monster made of shadow and fire.
  • Starter Villain Stays: He's the first serious threat that Static ever faces, and becomes a recurring enemy for him from there on, acting either alone, as part of the Meta-Breed, or alongside another Bang Baby.
  • We Will Meet Again: Just after his beatdown on Virgil in episode 1, he remarks that the latter will be seeing more of him again. He's more right than he realizes.
  • 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.

    Carmen Dillo 

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

A criminal who was mutated into a humanoid armadillo which grants him 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.
  • Remember the New Guy?: When he is first introduced into the series, Static addresses him in a way that it's clear this isn't the first time they've met.


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, increased kicking power and jump higher then normal.

  • Brought Down to Normal: The first to be cured in the series finale, ironically right when he had Static at his mercy.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he does work with the Joker when he comes around to Dakota, he's the only Bang Baby who fully comprehends how dangerous the Joker potentially is to them and finds the gassing of Ferret with Joker Venom to be beyond the pale.
  • 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.
  • In a Single Bound: He can jump really high thanks to his power.
  • Leitmotif: Is usually accompanied by what sounds like tribal music.
  • 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.
  • Never Bareheaded: Always seen in a blue beanie.
  • Only Sane Man: He is one of the few Bang Babies in "The Big Leagues" to understand that the Joker is not someone to be trifled with, telling Ferret and Hot Streak not to challenge him. Sadly, Ferret didn't heed his warning.
  • Remember the New Guy?: From both production order ("Static Shaq") and broadcast order ("The Big Leagues"), Kangorr's debut shows him just as part of a group of other metahumans, acting like he's someone that the audience should already know.


Voiced by: Chick Vennera
Appearances: Static Shock

A wimpy crook with the power of...super-smelling?

  • Butt-Monkey: He isn't very lucky, being taken down by Shaquille O'Neal, 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 "The Big Leagues", he utterly refuses knowing how dangerous Joker is and wants nothing to do with him. He's proven right when Joker laughing gases him for his refusal.
  • Gonk: His mutation gives him a deformed rodent-like snout and large teeth.
  • Harmless Villain: He's no real threat to Static or anyone else, seeing how, other than his animalistic agility, his only power is sniffing. He even gets easily defeated by Shaquille O'Neal, a regular human, with little difficulty.
  • 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.
  • Sissy Villain: In his appearances, he's shown to be scared of fighting. He only fights when he's forced to.
  • Villainous Glutton: He is often obsessed with eating food.

    Madelyn Spaulding 

Madelyn Spaulding
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.

  • 0% Approval Rating: She was disliked so much that nobody in Dakota Union High School signed her petition to vote for her as School Council President.
  • 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 lightning 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 underappreciated 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.
  • Freudian Excuse: During her Motive Rant in her first episode, it's revealed that she's never had any friends and was constantly ignored as a kid, which is why she's so determined to be popular and appreciated. All things considered, though, it was probably her horrible attitude that kept her friendless in the first place.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Madelyn was originally just an unpopular girl at Dakota High who was ignored and dismissed because of her controlling, micromanaging nature. Then the Big Bang hit and she gained the power to control people's minds. She brought almost the entire student body under her command and nearly defeated Static. It's especially apparent because unlike most of the metahumans in the city, who were gassed during a gang war, she was instead out doing a school project and just so happened to be struck by the Quantum Vapors as they flooded the neighborhood.
  • Lack of Empathy: The only person's feelings she cares about are her own.
  • Jerkass: Madelyn is a self-entitled person who feels the world owes her whatever she desires.
  • Her Own Worst Enemy: She has something of a Freudian Excuse, in that she's an intelligent and hard-working girl who's been ignored and friendless for her entire life. But she fails to see the reason she's been ignored by her peers is because of her stuck up and controlling attitude. That no one wants to be friends with her because of her ego and how she carries herself as superior to her classmates.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The electrocution that fried her mind control powers also conveniently removed all knowledge of Static's secret identity from her mind, along with almost everything else that happened that evening.
  • Mind over Matter: In her second appearance. She can move quite heavy things with her mind, and multiple smaller things.
  • Mind Rape: Invaded Virgil's mind while he was asleep in order to gloat about how she knew his secret identity.
  • Moral Myopia: She sees herself as the victim when her fight with Static causes her to lose her mind control powers, even though Static stopped her from turning people into her mind-controlled thralls.
  • Mundane Utility: Upon learning that she has the ability to compel people to do whatever she commands, she immediately starts using her powers a student council election.
  • Never My Fault: In her second appearance, she reasons that everyone was mean to her before she got her powers, so how could she be expected not to misuse them?
  • 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. Justified in that Static's duel with her in that first appearance led to her brain (presumably the source of her mental gifts) being zapped with electricity, which likely changed its structure enough to give her a new power.
  • People Puppets: She could control people with her mind. Those under her control end up acting like mindless zombies.
  • Personality Powers: In her first appearance; a Control Freak who ended up with Mind Control powers.
  • 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 looks 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.
  • Tempting Fate: Calling herself a "force of nature" during her last fight with Static while a lightning storm is going on around them. Static uses his know how of positive and negative charges to use said lightning storm to knock her out of the air, mocking her for using the title and not even realizing how she was defeated.
  • The Unfettered: As Madelyn faces more opposition to get what she wants, she proves there is nothing she won't do. In her second appearance, she is even worse, breaking the Meta Breed out of prison to get revenge on Static.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In her first appearance; Static refusing to obey her when she is controlling everyone else is what causes her to snap.
  • Wasted Beauty: Madelyn is a beautiful young woman but her bossy attitude, arrogance, and disregard for others feelings make her too unlikable.


Aquamaria (Maria)

Voiced by: Erika Velez (1st appearance), Yeni Alvarez (2nd appearance)
Appearances: Static Shock

A Bang Baby that was turned into living water as well as granted the ability to control it. She has sided with both Ebon and Hotstreak in both of her appearances.

  • Adaptational Villainy: She was a Blood Syndicate member and one of the more heroic ones. On the show, she's a villain.
  • Art Evolution: Looked like a blue blob in her first appearance, the second gave her more distinct features so she could emote better.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The first of the Bang Babies to be cured through an experimental process, an episode before the series finale.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: By her second appearance, she willingly undergoes experimentation to become human again with reason that she wants to see her mother and sister again. With some help from Static, she's returned to normal. The episode being a foreshadowing for the finale of the series.
  • Making a Splash: As well as being living water, she can likewise control it.
  • Man of Kryptonite: She and Static are this to each other depending on who can hit who first. If she gets Static wet, he shorts out, but if he zaps her, her body will conduct the electricity.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In her first appearance, Aqua Maria spoke with a Spanish accent and would say some Spanish words. In her second appearance, she loses this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: An unintentional example. Thanks to Hotstreak's interference, the experiment to turn her normal just ramped up her powers allowing her to now merge with larger bodies of water when she could initially only use the water that was forming from her body. Needless to say, she's a lot more dangerous, able to flood streets and buildings in an instant and nearly defeats Static and Gear in their final confrontation.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Hotstreak in her second appearance. It doesn't last when he ruins the first attempt to return her to normal.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Revealed to be wearing a school swimsuit after being reverted to normal. Probably the reason why she gained aqua powers in the first place.
  • Water Is Womanly: She can become water and control it, and goes from a bubbly girl to a femme fatale look.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite having a very powerful ability, she was taken down pretty easily in her first appearance. Rubberband Man first uses his body to hold her until she was practically smothered. When Static fights her again later in the episode, he manages to defeat her by running a current through her body. She's a bit more dangerous in her second appearance when Hotstreak ruins the experiment to turn her to normal and the side effect granted her the ability to merge with larger bodies of water. To which she nearly flooded Dakota City in revenge against Hotstreak and Static.


    Edwin Alva 

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.

  • Abled in the Adaptation: Edwin Alva, Sr. in the comics wore glasses, while this incarnation does not.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Of Norman Osborn. Both are powerful businessmen who are ruthless and corrupt as well as having a not so good relationship with their sons.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn/Hazy-Feel Turn After Static helps revive his son, Alva permanently drops his vendetta with Static. Despite that his personality hasn't change much so it's hard to gage if he's truly reformed or not.
  • Lack of Empathy: The only thing he ever showed remorse for was treating his son like dirt.
  • Meaningful Name: His name evokes Thomas Alva Edison, another wealthy scientist and industrialist with an unscrupulous streak.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When his son, in a effort to gain his approval, is turned into a statue, he feels ashamed about his poor treatment towards him pushed him too far and inadvertently caused it.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, he was originally the archfoe of fellow Milestone hero Hardware.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His comics counterpart ultimately gave his life to save a bunch of people from being crushed to death during Milestone Comics' Long Hot Summer Crisis Crossover. This version of the character remains alive to the end.

    Specs and Trapper 

Specs and Trapper (Spectral & Speedtrap)
Specs (Left) and Trapper (Right)
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 Versus Evil: By the third appearance, they're pretty much against Edwin after he discovered they were using his resources for their own ends rather than finding a way to de-petrify his son, firing them not long after their last failure against Static. They also turn on Tarmack when they don't pay him for the fusion engine.
  • 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.
  • Insufferable Genius: That's putting it mildly. They're constantly looking down on people on the grounds that they're (supposedly) smarter.
  • Jerkass: Right off the bat, they're shown to be very unpleasant and talk down to Virgil, Daisy, and fellow students Duncan and Henry to establish their seniority over them. This is before their villainous nature is shown.


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.

  • Berserk Button: Does not react kindly to puns about her "odor".
  • 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 is 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.
  • Ret-Canon: Her incarnation in the 2020s reboot of the Milestone continuity takes more after her interpretation here than how she was in the original Milestone comics.


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.



Appearances: Static Shock

A supervillain from Ghana and the arch-enemy of Anansi. He is a man with a cat-themed motif and the power of super-strength.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: A big cat that seems like a leopard, given the color of his outfit.
  • Arch-Enemy: He is the main adversary of Anansi.
  • The Brute: He has some agility and is a fairly smart person (targeting Anansi's spider totem to weaken him in his second appearance), but mostly relies on brute strength.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's not really certain if he's a man in a cat-like suit or someone who has a mutation, since the show never really dwells on his backstory.
  • Put Down Your Gun and Step Away: A variant in his first appearance, in which he has planted bombs in a local dam; hoping to drain it to locate a rumored underground city for gold, though naturally this would take innocent lives as well. When Anansi confronted him with his illusions, Osebo threatened to press the detonator if he didn't back off. Anansi complied, but Static arrives and gets the detonator away from him, allowing Anansi to grab it.


    Dwayne McCall 

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.

  • Big Brother Worship: While a downplayed version, all Dwayne really wanted was to spend time with his step-brother Aron, wanting them to actually be brothers, but Aron just saw him as a nuisance. This all goes away when he finds out Aron has just been using him.
  • Children Are Innocent: How Aron manages to manipulate him for most of the episode. Tellingly, after Static has a brutal fight with one of his creations, his dialogue indicates that he genuinely believed that they were just playing.
  • The Fettered: Even from the beginning Aron isn't able to goad him into doing anything that he knows is blatantly wrong, and has to trick him into thinking that the crimes they're committing are somehow justified. By the end of the episode, Dwayne realizes that his step-brother had been tricking him, and opts to wait until he knows for himself what is and isn't right.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He wasn't really evil but did commit a few crimes under Aron's prompting. After Static shows that Aron doesn't care for him, he stops listening to Aron and stops the crimes altogether.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower/The Power of Creation: His powers allow him to make virtually anything he wishes: Food, toys, characters, anything.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Because he believes his creations are invincible, they are completely unaffected by electricity.
  • 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 than 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 

Aron Price

Voiced by: R.J Knoll
Appearances: Static Shock

Dwayne's older step-sibling recently released from juvie 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 puts up with him for his own ends and threatens Dwayne if he starts questioning him.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Virgil puts him on the receiving end of one of these. Virgil even threatened him that he better confess to his crimes to the cops less he deals with him again.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Upon seeing Aron has returned from Juvie Hall, Virgil decides to welcome him back. Aron's response is to coldly shut his locker without acknowledging Virgil. If nothing, it does tell the audience he's a rather cold and anti-social character.
  • Jerkass: Considering his treatment of Dwayne, the way he downright ignored Virgil's attempts to be friendly with him, and the fact that he spent some time in juvie prior to his episode.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Dwayne's want to hang with him for his own benefit and has him make creations to rob banks and stores.
  • Non-Action Guy: 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Always shown with a scowl on his face and rarely smiles.


Replay (Johnny Morrow)

Appearances: Static Shock

A former child TV star named Johnny Morrow, his show was canceled 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.

  • Attention Whore: Implied to be the case with him and why he's angry at his show's cancellation. He ends up defeated when he sees himself on a TV monitor, distracting him long enough for Static to punch the Static clone into him, painfully re-merging his power back into Johnny and knocking him out.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Subverted. While he managed to make a clone of Static, taking off the mask just had the area around the eyes as TV static, keeping him from knowing Static's identity. Seems he could only duplicate what he sees, not the full initial product.
  • 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.
  • Evil Redhead: Has ginger hair and a nasty personality to match.
  • 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 an in-universe TV show called "Johnny on the Spot" when he was younger, but it was canceled. He apparently never sought to just continue his career and grew bitter into his 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 create 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: He makes an appearance in "Power Outage" among most of the others trying to regain their powers.
  • Fat Bastard: A complete and utter jackass who's very fat to boot.
  • 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.


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 Quantum Vapor to become the villain Omnifarious, which granted him a variety of temporary powers when he pops one of the bulbs on his belt, albeit one at a time. An overdose of the Quantum Vapor turned him to stone, resulting in his father focusing on finding a way to return him to normal.

  • Adaptational Badass: His comics counterpart never gets superpowers and remains a normal human being.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He becomes a supervillain as a result of lashing out at how poorly his father treated him, when his comics counterpart was more well-adjusted and didn't take it personally when his father chose Curtis Metcalf as his successor over him or his sister Sabrina.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Edwin Jr. in the comics willingly worked for Curtis Metcalf when he seized control over his father's company after his father's death. This incarnation becomes a straight-up villain.
  • Age Lift: He is depicted here as a teenager when his comics counterpart was an adult.
  • Composite Character: His resentment over not getting his father's respect comes from his comic counterpart's sister Sabrina, who was Adapted Out.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Threatened to blackmail Static with his secret identity after figuring it out himself, but is ultimately Taken for Granite. Subverted when he's returned to normal, and whether he remembers or not, doesn't do anything with it.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Eventually he got sick of his father's criticisms and insults to him and decided to get back at him by targeting his supply shipments.
  • Expy: Of Harry Osborn. Both are the sons of rich, powerful businessmen, and their paternal relationships are not very good, and both even adopt a villainous identity for a time.
  • Freudian Excuse: The only reason he became a bad guy was because he resented his father for not caring about him.
  • Hypocrite: He wants to teach his father a lesson but his first attack put the crew of the ship carrying supplies for his father's company in danger and he was more then willing to let them drown just because they worked for his father despite not being malicious and just doing their jobs. Static calls him out for it.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He's the son of a very powerful businessman, but is very emotionally insecure and lacks self-esteem.
  • Superpower Lottery: Can deliberately invoke this by releasing Quantum Vapor vials on his bracelets, which give him a random superpower. He busts all of them which leads to him turning to stone.
  • 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.


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 than perfection from him. Say the least, this stresses him out something fierce.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Attacked one of his teachers when she gave him a 99 on a test due to a typographical error.
  • HULK MASH!-Up/Hulking Out: Turns completely purple, grows large and becomes a major brute when he gets angry.
  • Obliviously Evil: Had no idea he was a Bang Baby due to complete amnesia of his transformations.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Virgil mentions 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 anger manifesting.
  • 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.



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 two 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.

  • The Cameo: In "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets," we see a flashback to Madelyn Spaulding interviewing him as a part of a school project about the homeless on the night the Quantum Vapors were released, explaining how they both received their powers.
  • Cane Fu: Moves around with a cane and uses it to attack Richie in the climax of his episode. Even supercharging it with his power.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Essentially he's a G-Rated version of a drug pusher, just substituting superpowers 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 a bit, but since this is an elderly man...
  • Evil Old Folks: One of older Bang Babies and certainly not nice. He's not that skilled but he did manage to knock out Static by absorbing his power and used that to attack Richie, breaking the statues Richie used for cover.
  • I Control My Minions Through...: ...Giving out temporary power to them and making them addicted to it. Long as they do as he asks, he'll keep recharging their power.
  • 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 hesitates and starts to come to his aid but notices he's trying to shock him with the power he stole from Static. This, however, backfires as one of the vines give way and causes him to fall.
  • Magical Homeless Person: He gains the power to give others powers, but only for a short time. He forces them to commit crimes for him in exchange for powers.
  • Power Parasite: In addition to granting powers, he reveals he can steal them when he temporarily drains Static.
  • 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 and they'll serve him just to keep them.

    Run & Jump 

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.

  • Adapted Out: In the comics, they formed a trio with a third member named Burn, who is left out here.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Run and Jump's respective powers in the comics were telekinesis and telepathy, while here they instead have the respective powers of super speed and teleportation.
  • Co-Dragons: They serve this for Ragtag.
  • Irony: Run is quite fat.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We never learn their true names, only the names Ragtag calls them.
  • Race Lift: Jump is black, when he was Caucasian in the comics.
  • Super-Speed: Run's main power which allows him to move fast.
  • Teleportation: Jump's main power which allows him to teleport to short distances.


Boom (Byron)

Appearances: Static Shock

A boy who recently lost his parents and was forced to live on the streets with his sister. The Big Bang granted him the powers of causing massive sound waves via a stereo in his chest which he uses to commit heists.

  • Big Brother Bully: To Miranda whenever she expresses her displeasure in robbing people. Eventually reaches it zenith during an attack on a basketball game when she refuses to aid him further.
  • Cain and Abel: Eventually how his relationship with Miranda devolves with him being the Cain.
  • The Cameo: Shows up among the Bang Babies trying to regain their powers in "Power Outage".
  • I Lied: During their final heist of the episode, he promised Miranda he wouldn't hurt anyone in his robbery. Naturally he doesn't hold to that and when called out for it, he claims that it's the other guy's fault for not doing as he asked.
  • Loud of War: His power manifests as a stereo on his chest with which he fires out sound waves.
  • Make Some Noise: He can fire sonic blasts from a stereo-like opening in his chest.
  • The Nicknamer: He's the one who comes up with the names for him and Miranda.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He initially justifies his robberies as a means for he and his sister to survive and help their sickly grandmother. While that may or may not have been the case at the start, it becomes obvious he let the power go to his head and now just likes doing it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both his parents are recently deceased when we meet him and Miranda.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His sister claims that he hasn't acted like his old self since the Big Bang.


Mirage (Miranda)

Voiced by: Gavin Turek
Appearances: Static Shock

Byron's sister, likewise orphaned due to the death of their parents. The Big Bang event granted her the power to make very realistic illusions.

  • Cain and Abel: Eventually how her relationship with Byron devolves with her being the Abel.
  • Department of Child Disservices: With Byron stopped and her grandmother too sickly to take care of her, she's taken into Child Services. Though she was OK with it, preferring that to stealing to survive.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After putting up with Byron's bullying, she eventually has enough of robbing people and aids Static in stopping him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Originally was on board with robbing to survive but didn't want to hurt people if she could help it. Slowly she becomes disillusioned with continuing to do so and wants to stop. Once she realizes Byron wouldn't after he went back on his word on not to harming people during a basketball game, she turns against him and aids Static in stopping him.
  • Master of Illusion: Her main power which allows her to make illusions from anything she sees.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her parents are recently deceased when we meet her and Byron.
  • Power Floats: Can somehow manage to float.



Voiced by: Tone Lōc
Appearances: Static Shock

A brutish looking teen who gains thick skin and super strength from the Bang Baby event. He briefly teamed with Kangorr and Ferret to become "The Ruffpack" and apparently had a few offscreen run ins with Static. After his latest foiling, he decides to take the fight directly to him and find out Static's identity to get rid of him once and for all.

  • The Brute: All about raw strength and can easily rip doors apart with little effort.
  • Large and in Charge: A rather large and chubby individual, towering over his compatriots easily.
  • The Leader: Of "The Ruffpack" in "Static Shaq".
  • Punny Name: His name is a homonym for "hide", which fits rather will with his power of having thick skin.
  • Super-Toughness: His power manifests as thick skin as well as trunk like arms allowing him to take hard impacts.


Permafrost (Maureen Connors)
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.

  • 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.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Hearing the phrase "You have to come with me now," and generally being spoken to in a harsh, uncaring tone is enough to trigger massive outbursts of her powers. It turns out that the social worker who intended to take her away after her mother's death said that phrase, and Permafrost now associates it with the worst moment of her life.
    • She also has a deep hatred of Christmas, as her mother died on Christmas Eve; it's also a time of year when families get together, and seeing them happy and warm makes her feel even worse.
  • Broken Bird: Her Dark and Troubled Past mentioned below caused Permafrost to develop a lot of emotional problems.
  • Commonality Connection: Virgil was able to connect with Permafrost by revealing that he lost his mother too.
  • 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.
  • Emotional Powers: Permafrost's cryokinetic abilities are directly tied to her emotional state. The more upset and scared she gets, the more dangerous and cold her blizzards and snowstorms are; even just feeling lonely is enough to have her inadvertently spread ice around her. Conversely, when she's calm and in a safe environment, her abilities fade away.
  • Expy: She is more or less a female Mr. Freeze, except unlike the latter, she more or less gets her Happy Ending.
  • Forced Transformation: Exposure to the Big Bang left her with blue skin and pure white hair, which further ostracized her from the rest of the world. Notably, once she's in the safe environment of the local church and decides to get help, her hair darkens and her skin takes on a more human shade, suggesting that there's a psychological link between her stress and her transformed state.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Maureen was a homeless, mentally ill teenager who virtually everyone ignored... and then she was hit with gas during the Big Bang, and became one of the most powerful and dangerous metahumans Dakota had ever seen. It's subverted in that Permafrost doesn't want to be a villain and isn't, for the most part, intentionally causing harm; she's just extremely unbalanced and lashes out at the world with abilities that she can't control.
  • Hearing Voices: She suffers from schizophrenia, and suffers the extremely common symptom of having auditory hallucinations. Notably, this is how she got her codename: "The voices in the dark... they... call me something... Permafrost..."
  • An Ice Person: As her name suggest, she controls ice.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: After being abused by her stepfather and losing her mother to an unspecified illness, Maureen became convinced that no one cares about her, a situation not helped by being homeless and therefore ignored by almost everyone. Deep down, all she wants is to have someone love her again.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Her hair turned white after being exposed to the Big Bang.
  • Magical Homeless Person: She is a young homeless girl who gained the power to generate ice and manipulate extreme cold. Her fear and mental issues make it difficult to control her powers. Part of the Aesop of her solo episode is for Static to understand that she isn't purposely trying to hurt people and just needs compassion and help. He connects her a local church's homeless program.
  • 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.
  • Mundane Utility: Played for Drama when Static discovers the underground sewer system where Permafrost and other homeless people have been living. A mother with children offers to show the hero where Permafrost stays, and he discovers that she's used her ice powers to generate a bedroom and furniture for herself. Fridge Horror kicks in when you realize that the bedroom is likely a recreation of the one from her childhood home.
  • Shown Their Work: The writers pull out all the stops to depict her as genuinely having schizophrenia: she hears voices, has a hard time distinguishing reality from fantasy, and has a stilted, broken tone when she tries to speak.
  • Tragic Ice Character: A homeless child who hears voices, she's also a Bang Baby who unleashes bitter blizzards whenever her emotional anguish and loneliness become too much for her.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A photo of her and her mother (with the stepfather ripped out) is the only memento she has of happier times. Permafrost goes on the offensive for the first time when Static takes it to get more info on her.
  • Tragic Villain: Her mother's death, followed by her Power Incontinence and life on the streets, sent her over the edge.
  • 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.
  • Wicked Stepfather: Another reason she ran away was thanks to one of these that ended up abandoning her literally right before her mom died.
  • 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.

    Royce Axelrod 

Royce Axelrod

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Appearances: Static Shock
—"I can see the yearbook now. Royce Axelrod, most likely to be sent upstate."
Another of the students that attends Virgil's high school who likewise engages in petty theft. While taking the subway, he noticed an important official carrying a briefcase. Thinking money was inside, he quickly nicked it before the official could stop him. Opening the case he finds out some of the Quantum Vapor inside and later willingly infects himself.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When he realizes what the vials were, he willingly inhaled some of the gas hoping to get a superpower like Francis. But, as his friend Frankie pointed out, the gas also creates "Freaks." Unfortunately, Royce lost the Superpower Lottery and the gas mutated him into a disfigured and hulking brute that didn't seem to have much control over himself.
  • Body Horror: The gas mutates him horribly, making him look nearly disfigured.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His relationship to the Quantum Vapor is treated very similar to drugs - he says that "Just smelling the juice" made him stronger and more powerful, and his Superpower Meltdown later in the episode has some similarities to a drug overdose.
  • Jerkass: Another in a long line at the school, and one of many. He nearly starts a fight with Virgil just because he bumped into him despite Virgil apologizing. He's only stopped when he sees a security guard nearby glaring daggers at him. Likewise he blows off his friend Frankie when the gas made him a bit taller.


Replikon (Marvin Roper)

Voiced by: Coolio
Appearances: Static Shock

A man who has ties with Rubberband Man as he was a former record store clerk who, along with Adam, tried to break into the music business. However his singing skills weren't up to snuff. After the Big Bang event, he was given the power to be able to transform into anyone and sets out to do so to ruin Adam's rising career as a rap star.

  • Evil Former Friend: For Adam, his former record store co-worker.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Thinks himself a good singer but many often cite otherwise, much to his chagrin.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Designed just like his VA, Coolio.
  • Power Copying: If he changes into a person with powers, it allowed him to take on their powers as well.
  • Shapeshifting: What his main power is, allowing him to turn into any person he sees.
  • Spot the Imposter: While he can replicate any human person, the ability comes off like a literal mirror image of his targets. Meaning if said target has a feature on one side (Like say a mole on the right cheek), it'll come off on the opposite side (The left cheek). Which is what caused him to be thwarted.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Despite having split long before becoming Bang Babies due to Marvin's lack of talent compared to Adam's earnest efforts, Marvin's own unscrupulous ambitions to get into the music industry out of entitlement even is he has to do it illegally may have rub on Adam along with/exacerbated by Adam's brother's negative influence to start out as a supervillain who's at first beyond listening to get his revenge on a music producer who stolen his work and made it his own. The only major difference is Marvin as Adam describes him to Static "all talk, but no walk," while Adam puts genuine effort in his own music work which gave him a good reason for his initial Roaring Rampage of Revenge that was more justified and sympathetic (as given how passionate, talented and hard-working he is towards his music, no wonder he had it out for those who stole it after all the effort he put into it) compared to Marvin's unearned self-entitlement and Evil Plan in his own one-shot debut episode.

    Nick Connor 

Nick Connor

Voiced by: Mikey Kelley
Appearances: Static Shock

A student at Virgil's high school and one of the numerous bullies though a normal one. He especially loved picking on one, Jimmy Osgood.

  • The Bully: A realistic take on one unlike like more superpowered ones in the show. He's completely normal with a loathsome personality. He apparently taken this role over from F-Stop who was originally this for Virgil's high school prior to becoming Hotstreak.
  • Hate Sink: He bullies Jimmy for no good reason.
  • Jerkass: Just picks on Jimmy for no reason just because. Even when Frieda told him to knock it off, he didn't listen and it almost cost him his life.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Despite just being a regular teenager without superpowers, he stands out as the antagonist of one of the show's darkest episodes.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After the incident, he and his friends are suspended from school and forced to do community service as punishment. If Virgil's statement is to be believed, the entire school will forever blame him for the incident and he isn't likely going to gain back whatever reputation he had before, but in Virgil's words, he got off easy.
  • Lower-Class Lout: His thuggish and greasy-looking appearance and being The Bully makes him come off as one.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Jimmy confronts him with a gun, he realizes he went too far in his bullying and pleads for his life.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has this reaction when Jimmy pulls his father's gun on him.

    Tamara Lawrence 

Tamara Lawrence

Voiced by: Ariyan Johnson (Human), Dee Bradley Baker (Monster)
Appearances: Static Shock

A Bang Baby with the ability to turn herself into a hulking monster. She had hoped to use the ability to frame her ex-boyfriend, Marcus, after he broke up with her.

  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair in her civilian form.
  • The Cameo: Shows up in "Power Outage" trying to regain her powers with other like-minded Bang Babies. Strangely, she's still in her monster form.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of Tantrum, as she is capable of changing back to her human form. Unlike Tantrum, however, her monster form is not triggered by emotion.
  • Evil is Petty: Pretty much everything she does is purely to get back at Marcus for breaking up with her.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: A plot point even in her episode as Static initially mistook her ex-boyfriend, Marcus, for her since the voice sounded deep enough to be male.
  • Frame-Up: Since Marcus already had kind of a bad reputation (largely due to being hot-tempered), Tamara was hoping to use her powers to frame him for various crimes.
  • Hulking Out: Her powers allow her to turn into a hulking monstrous form, though, unlike Tantrum, she keeps her skin color and can control her sense of self.
  • Never My Fault: Blames Marcus for her transformation because after the breakup, she had went looking for him and ended up near where the Big Bang happened.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Throughout most of the episode, Static keeps thinking that the monster is Marcus since he seems to disappear when the monster shows up and even fits the make of him. Eventually, it turns out she was just timing him being out of sight to do damage in her monster form. Even Static is surprised the monster is just some slender-looking girl when not using her powers.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Loud noises. Turns out that gaining the monster form increased her senses including hearing. Static defeats her by binding her to the park carousel and using the organ pipe to deafen her.


Starburst (Brandon)

Voiced by: David Faustino
Appearances: Static Shock

A villain who likewise can control electricity, though in his case, he isn't empowered, rather built technology to replicate Static's powers.

  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Initially, as Static's first few encounters with him had Starburst handily defeat Static in a match of power.
  • Expy: Loosely based of Prometheus, a fellow electrokenetic villain from the comics who could drain Static's power. But unlike Starburst, Prometheus was a Bang Baby, while Starburst required a powered suit and a special device to do the same.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was an assistant to Bernie Rast and had hoped the intern job would get his foot in the door of the entertainment industry. But Bernie always kept belittling him, never even calling him by his real name (Bradley) and never even read the screenplay he had given him, forcing Brandon to turn to crime just to get the funds to produce his movie.
  • Mirror Match: Likewise wields electrical energy and can even amplify it to overcome Static.
  • Power Parasite: Eventually revealed that he had implanted a device on Static's mic for the reality show he was in to feed off his electrical energy and send it to a suit Starburst had on him to allow him to both amplify and wield electricity. Once Gear managed to figure this out, the mic was destroyed and Starburst was easy pickings.
  • Shock and Awe: As stated, he can likewise wield electricity.


Heavyman (Dr. Koenig)

Voiced by: Ron Perlman
Appearances: Static Shock

A scientist and fellow associate of Jonathan and Dolores Vale (She-Bang's parents) who used to work together. One experiment involved trying find a way for living cells to absorb energy more efficiently by bypassing the metabolic process. Despite the project's failure, he kept working on it and tested it on himself, granting him the power to absorb material to become denser and stronger. However it came at a "hunger" to keep doing so and he now seeks a cure and forced Jonathan and Dolores to help him find it by threatening their lives.

  • Bad Vibrations: When he's first introduced he's heavy enough to do this while still at the size of an average adult man.
  • Energy Absorption: His experiment was an attempt in this, specifically in a way to supplant metabolic processes, but its shortcomings deconstruct it. He doesn't have the requisite homeostatic processes for absorbing matter and energy that humans normally have for eating like feeling full and expelling waste, so as a side effect he's constantly craving more and getting denser with every feeding.
  • Evil is Petty: When his attempt to cure himself fails, he decides to kill the two people he was forcing to help him anyways. Also, the collars he put on them were on a timer and designed to inject them with poison. She-Bang calls him sick.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During his fight with Static, he absorbs too much material that it puts too much density into his body, causing him to become so heavy he crashes through the parking lot Static and he were fighting in till he hits the bottom floor, unable to move. Before that he ruined his attempts to cure himself because he became impervious to any attempt to introduce a cure into his body as well as too heavy for the equipment to hold him.
  • Hollywood Density: Heavy enough to leave footprints in concrete, eventually needing a crawler-transporter (massive platforms meant to transport rocket shuttles) to be moved. In a realistic scenario, the Heavyman would've been unable to move long before getting to this point, even if each increase in density theoretically increased his strength.
  • Horror Hunger: He can't resist the urge to absorb more no matter how often he tries and hopes to find a remedy for it.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: He had tested the absorbing experiment on himself despite knowing that it had failed initially and was unstable.
  • Required Secondary Powers: His experiment to enable his body to absorb matter without normal metabolic processes was a success. However, he failed to consider that not also giving his body a way of regulating the matter he absorbs would have disastrous consequences.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Because he's too heavy to stand up straight.
  • Super-Toughness: The experiment he did on himself granted him some very thick skin, which gets thicker with everything he consumes; an eighteen-wheeler hitting him at full speed is a minor inconvenience. It also works against him however, as the same thick skin makes injecting a cure nigh-impossible, and eventually he becomes so dense and heavy that he can't move under his own power.
  • Vader Breath: His breathing is subtly heavy because he's so dense it's hard for him to breathe.
  • You Have Failed Me: Threatens this to Jonathan and Dolores via collars that'll inject poison in them if they don't find a cure for his condition. Despite trying, the procedure fails because the doctor's skin is too tough (despite them turning the power to max and leaving it on at his insistence) and he leaves them to die via the collar when they reach a certain time. Luckily Gear was able to hack them and get them off at the last minute.

    Professor Menace 

Professor Menace (Dennis)

Voiced by: Terence Stamp
Appearances: Static Shock

An old foe of Dakota former superhero Soul Power. Initially thought to have been lost in his last fight with Soul Power in the '60s. He suddenly resurfaces in the 2000s intending on finishing his weather machine plan and take over the city.

  • Arch-Enemy: He is the personal foe of Soul Power and Sparky.
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits: The opening credits depict him facing off against Gear. Gear doesn't even appear in the only episode Professor Menace is featured in.
  • Evil Brit: Though it's never explained why he seems to live in Dakota.
  • Evil Old Folks: Once the hologram around his was dispelled, it's revealed he had pretty much aged naturally and was an old man.
  • Eye Beams: Has a device that allows him to fire this.
  • Glamour: Looks like a young man despite hailing from the '60s much to the confusion of Soul Power and Sparky. Eventually it's revealed it's a hologram covering him and he's just as old as Soul Power.
  • Living with the Villain: While it's not entirely clear if he figured out Soul Power's identity, they've been living at the same retirement home without the latter actually knowing it.
  • Mad Scientist: Naturally with his main goal to use a weather machine to take over the city.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Not him directly, but his robots are immune to electricity and can drain Static and Soul Power of their energy if they grab them.
  • Never Found the Body: Initially, Soul Power thought he died in a roof collapse from their last fight. He claimed to have survived by cryo-freezing himself and, once thawed, just laid low for a long while, but it turns out, he didn't even cryo-froze himself, just survived, laid low, and used holograms to make himself look like he's still in his prime.
  • Shout-Out: His name is an obvious reference to Dennis the Menace.

    The Night Breed 
A group of Bang Babies who not only gained powers but an aversion to sunlight, forcing them to stay underground during the daytime hours. They team with Ebon in the hopes of finding a way to blanket Dakota in darkness so they can come above full time.

In General

  • Adaptational Achilles Heel: The weakness to sunlight that the members share is not present in the comics.
  • Adaptational Name Change: The Night Breed is essentially the show's version of the Blood Syndicate led by Ebon. The standards set by WB would have made a direct adaptation of the Syndicate prohibitively difficult, so the show's writers opted to combine them with original characters instead.
  • Adapted Out: They are the show's incarnation of the Blood Syndicate, but do not include Wise Son, Masquerade, Boogieman, DMZ, Dogg, Kwai, Third Rail, Oro, Bad Betty, Bubbasaur, Harm, Mistress Murder or Templo as members.note 
  • Blessed with Suck: While they gain powers, they can't go out in the sunlight lest it turns them to ash.
  • Cool Shades: If they do have to go above ground during the daylight hours, they wears shades to protect themselves.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Night Breed are more or less this continuity's interpretation of the Blood Syndicate, but only appear for one episode when the Blood Syndicate had their own comic and regularly made crossovers with the other Milestone titles.
  • Magical Homeless Person: They all became homeless when their powers came with extreme light sensitivity, forcing them to live underground.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They're not vampires obviously but sunlight being deadly to them and the gold eye do give off that motif to them. Heck two of their powers (walking through walls and using shadow like energy to mess with people's minds) are very vampire like.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: What separates them from most Bang Babies as they have gold eyes. Though it ended up scaring people when they tried to find help.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Rather "This is Something We Go To Do Ourselves" which is what they tell Static and Gear when the two offer to help them find a cure for their condition.

Nightingale (Gail)

Appearances: Static Shock

A young girl who has the powers of Dark Matter generation.

  • Canon Foreigner: She has no equivalent in the original Milestone comics.
  • Mind Screw: Slightly, when she hit Static with the Dark Matter energy, it severely disoriented him till he bumped into a light pole. Good thing too because he was out in the street at the time and nearly got run over by a truck.
  • Our Dark Matter Is Mysterious: Seriously it seems her Dark Matter can do pretty much anything from disorientation and teleportation. It was also the key component for Ebon's plan as he had Tech study her powers to make a machine that could disperse it in larger quantities.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the group, she's the one who doesn't want to cause any trouble and knew Ebon was bad news from the start. Eventually she even teams up with Static and Gear to help the others.


Voiced by: Dawnn Lewis
Appearances: Static Shock

A girl who's powers turned her skin into the properties of a brick. She's also Gail's close friend.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Brickhouse in the comics was essentially a female version of Fantastic Four's Ben Grimm. This incarnation of the character is more conventionally attractive.
  • Brawn Hilda: The tallest and most muscular of the group.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was somewhat with Ebon's plan though was conflicted in following him or staying true to Gail. She ultimately chooses the latter and fights against Ebon in the end.
  • Super-Toughness: Having skin made of bricks naturally has it likewise becomes pretty tough.


Voiced by: Freddy Rodriguez
Appearances: Static Shock

A nerdy boy who, like Gear, was granted super intelligence.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like Gear, he uses his intelligence to make devices for his benefit.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: Talks in this matter since he's the smart one of the group.
  • The Smart Guy: Spearheads the development of the Dark Matter machine.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He is loosely based on the Blood Syndicate's original leader Tech-9, who was killed off in the comic's fourth issue and was subsequently impersonated by Masquerade.


Voiced by: Freddy Rodriguez
Appearances: Static Shock

A teenage boy who has the power to phase through walls.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In addition to gaining a weakness to sunlight, Fade loses his ability to levitate and travel through time from the comics.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Has a very short fuse and it doesn't take much start a fight with him.
  • Intangibility: His main power which allows him to walk through non-organic objects.
  • Jerkass: Of the group, he's the one that was completely on board with Ebon's plan and followed him fully. He also antagonized Nightingale if she questioned or did something against his orders.
  • Race Lift: Fade is Black in the comics, white in the show.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He and fellow Blood Syndicate member Flashback were brother and sister in the comics, while Nina Crocker/Timezone, who is loosely based on Flashback, has no indication of being related to him.

    Doctor Odium 

Doctor Odium

Appearances: Static Shock

A scientist that researched A.I. and Robotics. After he was denied further funding for his studies, he set out on his own and perfected his nanites so as to seek revenge against the National Biotech Authority (aka the NBA, yes they're both one and the same) for shunning him.

  • Actually a Doombot: Through most of the episode, Static and the Hoop Squad thought the man they kept talking to was him. It turns out it was a nanite duplicate acting in his stead. The real one was in cryo-sleep.
  • Mad Scientist: Yet another one, though more looking for revenge that his genius wasn't recognized than any world conquest.
  • Nanomachines: His main field of studies and uses them to commit his crimes.
  • Mirror Character: With Gear, he sees a lot of similarities between the two.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tries this with Gear when he has him as his captive. Naturally, Gear isn't having any of it.


Speedwarp (Eddie Felson)

Appearances: Static Shock

A teenager with a genius intellect but a huge ego to boot. He creates a gauntlet that allows him to enter into Hypertime which slows down time around him but allows him and anything he chooses to move at normal speed.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has a rather unhealthy interest in Daisy Watkins, which made her uncomfortable even before he was revealed to be a supervillain.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Deconstruction. Eddie Felson met Daisy Watkins at science summer camp. He developed a crush on her because she was the only person at the camp that was kind to him. However, his crush on her becomes an unhealthy obsession, with him stalking her and stealing luxury items to give to her. What made it worse was it was implied from Daisy's reaction to seeing him again and from the way she talked about him is that she did not like him even as a friend and whatever kindness she ever showed him was out of pity.
  • Blackmail: He manages to find out Static and Gear's identities and threatens to go public with him if they don't stop coming after him. Luckily the events of the episode prevent him from spilling it.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Rather defeat in his case; he finds out Virgil and Richie's identities quite easily (pulling off Richie's helmet and just deducing Virgil being Static since the two hang out a lot). But his defeat had him trapped in slow motion. So even if he could reveal it, his slowed-down speech would make that impossible.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Really should've heeded Static's warning not to touch his belt since it works on the same principle as his gauntlet. By doing so, it causes the two frequencies that were keeping the two in Hypertime to clash and Eddie got the full brunt of it. The end result malfunctioned his gauntlet and caused him now to move in slow motion.
  • Insufferable Genius: His intellect is matched only by his ego.
  • Invincible Villain: Pretty much. Static and Gear can't hit him since he can move too fast while in Hypertime and easily defeat them before they know what's happening. Even when Gear makes a belt from the same technology for Static to fight him in Hypertime, it's a one time use and only allows Static to enter Hypertime while Eddie can still use his speed while in Hypertime. It's only due to Eddie touching Static's belt that thwarts him because it shorts out Eddie's gauntlet and the feedback traps Eddie in slow motion.
  • Meaningful Name: He initially lives up to the name Speedwarp, though this later on turns out to no longer be the case after he grabs the belt from Static.
  • Mutually Unequal Relation: Implied. Eddie Felson met Daisy Watkins at science summer camp. She was the only person at the camp that was kind to him, so he developed a crush on her, which turned into an unhealthy obsession, with him stalking her and stealing luxury items to give to her. However, Daisy's reaction to meeting him again calls into question whether she was ever kind. While she does not hate him, Daisy was not happy to see Eddie again, and unhappy when she mentions she thinks she's seeing him again because he has a crush on her. And this was before she knew he was stalking her and stealing items to give to her. It should be noted that when Eddie revealed his powers to Daisy and mentions that she was the only one in camp that was kind to him, she did not deny that. However, it's possible she was only nice to him out of pity. Either way, it shows that Daisy does not truly like Eddie, and was glad he was defeated and out of her life for good.
  • Red Baron: "Weird Eddie" to Virgil, Richie, and Daisy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Has a massive ego on him and not afraid to let everyone know it.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Toward Daisy who notes he was likewise like this when they were in a summer camp together.
  • Super-Speed: One of the two features of the gauntlet allows him to move at super-speed while in Hypertime.
  • Time Stands Still: One of the two features of gauntlet allows him to go into Hypertime which causes pretty much everything to slow down.



Voiced by: John DiMaggio
Appearances: Static Shock

A mercenary thug who was changed into a charcoal looking being who could heat up to dangerous degrees.

  • Adaptational Late Appearance: His comics counterpart first appeared in the second issue of Static, while this incarnation doesn't show up until the fourth season episode "Where the Rubber Meets the Road".
  • Adaptational Ugliness: He is considerably more monstrous-looking than how he was depicted in the comics.
  • Dumb Muscle: Not the brightest person in the world.
  • Greed: Solely motivated by money and more than willing to work with whoever can pay him the most.
  • Psycho for Hire: Specs and Trapper employ him to steal an engine from Alva for them. Though he turns on them when he finds out Alva put a reward out for its return. Only to more than willingly try to join in on the duo's plan to ransom the engine back. Though the pair quickly turn on him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water. Rubberband Man manages to knock him off a pier as he's getting away with the engine and into the ocean. The water cooled off his heating power and immobilized him.


Chainlink (Troy)

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Appearances: Static Shock

A Bang Baby who was actually in ground zero during the Big Bang incident with his friend Dule. Both of them gained the power to form metal tentacles on their back due to climbing the fence when the gas hit them, though Dule could hide his since he didn't get too much of the gas. However, where Dule moved on with his life since the events, Troy continued his criminal ways using his powers and sets his sight on Dule upon finding that he's gone pro in football.

  • Blessed with Suck: He's significantly more powerful than Dule due to more prolonged exposure to the Big Bang. However, as a result, he can't retract his tentacles like Dule can, meaning that a normal life was out of his grasp.
  • Blackmail: Forces this on Dule when he finds out he's become a football star but hides his powers, threatening to expose him if he doesn't pay him half his earnings to keep him quiet.
  • Combat Tentacles: His powers manifest as metal tentacles on his back.
  • Entitled Bastard: Feels that Dule owes him because they were once friends. But it's obvious he's just jealous that Dule managed to work his way up in the world while he never bothered to do so and remained a lowly criminal. And keep in mind, Dule did so without using his powers at all.
  • Made of Iron: Got a scoreboard dropped on him and managed to pull himself out of it, battered but surprisingly not wounded. It did stun him enough for the protagonists to finally subdue him.
  • No-Sell: Can actually take Static's electrical attacks with no ill will to himself making it difficult to battle him. It took Dule's football team along with Dule himself, Gear, and Static working together to finally stop him.


Omnara (Dr. Karen Roberts)

Voiced by: Wendie Malick
Appearances: Static Shock

A former employee of Alva's who he fires when her research is no longer needed. Angered, she sought revenge against him and used Static to do so.

  • Blackmail: Her program she made for Alva managed to discover Static's identity and report back to her (ironically not long after she was fired and Alva had left her lab). So she hired Puff and Onyx to kidnap his father to get him to comply with her demands and get the equipment needed for her scheme.
  • Death by Secret Identity: She discovers Static and Gear's identity but is defeated by having her mind overloaded with data that she's left a vegetable.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: At the start of her episode, she had used a worm virus on Gear's jet boots to go out of control. Gear would modify and use said worm on her helmet she was using to sap data into her brain, causing her to overload.
  • Irony: She was put in charge of making a program to find Static for Alva so he could cure his son. However not only was Static captured in an earlier episode for that purpose, but he has also willingly helped (with assistance from, of all people, Hotstreak) to bring his son back to normal. So by then her program was useless but had managed to find Static long after things had been settled.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: Her own data sucking machine is used against her and causing too much data for her brain to take, ultimately rendering her comatose.
  • Revenge: Her main motivation, wanting to get back at Alva for firing her. Though the thing was he initially was just shutting down the program and was set to move her to another project. She was the one who didn't want to quit.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: After Static does her dirty work and gets the machines needed, she reneges on her end of the deal by ignoring his demand to free his father and continuing on with her experiment. Bad idea; Static uses his electrical power to float his father through the energy bars of his prison.

    Ebon-Streak (Unmarked Spoilers) 


Appearances: Static Shock

A result of Ebon and Hotstreak fusing into a giant two-headed monster made of fire and darkness. It was created when both Bang Babies fought over the remaining gas and released it, causing them to overdose.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A giant two-headed golem made of shadow and fire.
  • Final Boss: It is the last bang-baby, as well as the last enemy faced by Static in the series.
  • Fusion Dance: Since Ebon and Hotstreak absorbed so much of the bang baby gas, they have merged into this fearsome creature.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Ebon and Hotstreak succeed in getting their powers back but as a result of accidentally overdosing while fighting on top of each other, they instead merge into this creature.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A giant creature with two heads and a body made of fire and shadow.
  • Multiple Head Case: It has two heads since it used to be two individual people.




Voiced by: Omar Gooding
Appearances: Static Shock

A gang leader who's friends with Virgil and defends him from Francis "F-Stop" Stone.

  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in the first episode but he's the reason Virgil gains his powers and becomes Static as he recruits him to his gang for 100% protection from F-Stop's bullying (despite Virgil's unwillingness) and has him meet up with them to put an end to F-Stop that results in the Big Bang happening.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He never appears again in the series. It's unknown what kind of metahuman he turned into, or how he feels about Static.


D-Struct (Derek Barnett)

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
Appearances: Static Shock

One of the students 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.

  • Adaptation Name Change: His real name in the comics was Damon Briggs.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the original comics, D-Struct could switch back and forth between his human form and his Bang Baby form without issue. Here, he's permanently stuck in his energy form.
  • Energy Beings: Turned into a hulking form of pure energy.
  • Forced Transformation: Unlike most, he doesn't like the power he was given and didn't wish to hurt anyone. He only joined Ebon out of a fear that he couldn't live in a regular society anymore and it 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 the patients that allowed them to find a cure for the Bang Babies and likely the first one turned back to normal.

    Sean Foley 

Sean Foley

Voiced by: Dan Lauria
Appearances: Static Shock

The father of Richie. He's an Irish-American man with a prejudiced attitude towards African-Americans, leading to friction with his son who's best friends with Virgil.

  • Angry White Man: In his debut episode, Sean disparages Black culture, especially rap music, for corrupting the youth and destroying everything that men like him built up. He gets better though.
  • Former Bigot: After getting called out for his racism, especially since it drove Richie to run away and end up in serious danger, Sean warms up to Virgil and even takes him and Richie to a comic convention. He's later shown attending the memorial service for Virgil's mother and an interfaith service at the church the Hawkins go to.
  • Heel Realization: Richie running away from home due to his bigotry coupled with the very thorough chewing out he gets from Robert Hawkins later forces him to realize just how badly his racism has impacted his relationship with his son.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A more subtle example but after Richie runs away and Robert Hawkins calls him out on his bigotry, Sean becomes ashamed of what he has done.
  • Oireland: Averted—Sean is of Irish descent but doesn't display any of the stereotypical behaviors in the episode he debuts in. The only hints are his first and last names both being Irish, and later a direct statement that Richie's family on his father's side originally comes from Ireland.
  • Parental Neglect: Sean never bothered to know Richie, even admitting that he doesn't even know about his other friends and hobbies. Robert Hawkins later calls him out on this, pointing out how Sean's racism is why he never connected with his son. As Sean is later shown taking Richie and Virgil to a comic convention, it seems he has started to make an effort to connect with his son in addition to working past his racism.
  • Racist Grandma: Rather racist dad, but he has a change of heart.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After getting chewed out for his bigotry and helping to save the boys, Sean apologizes to Richie and the two make up. He also takes him and Virgil to a comic convention.
  • Workaholic: He tends to spent long hours working.

    Jimmy Osgood 

Jimmy Osgood

Appearances: Static Shock

A troubled kid that suffers from constant bullying. Eventually, he reaches his breaking point and decides to do something about it... via a gun.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Jimmy is incredibly introverted, very uncoordinated and can spend long periods being nonverbal. Specifically, Virgil points out that when he made Halloween decorations - which he turns out to be very gifted at - he didn't talk to anyone for a whole week.
    Virgil: It was like he operated in his own world, you know?
  • Berserker Tears: Cries as he points a gun at Nick and threatens to shoot him.
  • School Bullying Is Harmless: Heavily heavily subverted as his episode shows the consequences bullying can have on people. Jimmy already had low self-esteem and didn't hang out much with others. Just as he was improving Nick and his cronies kept messing with him, culminating in him getting stuffed in a locker. The poor kid finally snapped and nearly shot Nick with his father's gun. Richie manages to talk him down, but ends up accidentally shot when Nick's friends tackled him and caused the gun to discharge.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, along with showing the effects on what bullying can do to a young kid. The episode ends with him needing psychological help and sent to juvie despite him not killing or intentionally hurting anyone, since he still carried a gun into a public building.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: After Richie is accidentally shot and Static finally manages to find him, Jimmy's in this position.


Nails (Allie Langford)

Voiced by: T'Keyah Keymáh
Appearances: Static Shock

Another student at Virgil's school who had a late reaction the Quantum Vapor. Her power manifesting itself grey skin which allowed her toughness and razor-like claws that she could shoot out. Unlike most, she didn't want the power and sought to find a way to return to normal via two online friends who claimed they knew of a way to cure her.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Turns grey-skinned when her power manifests.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her fingernails grow out once the power kicks in; she can even fire them from her fingers.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: While she's just a scared girl afraid of what happens to her, she should've known that Static, a local hero of his own city who only fights malicious Bang Babies, wasn't the enemy and was trying to help her. So much so that he even tracked her to Gotham. Yet was willing to listen to her online "friends" who later turn out to be Harley and Poison Ivy, two of Gotham's most notorious criminals.
  • In the Hood: Wears one when we first meet her.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Once she found out that Harley and Ivy had tricked her, she was near dead set on killing the pair. Static and Batman prevent her from doing so.
  • The Runaway: Ran away from home to Gotham hoping her "friends" could cure her. Static tracks her down hoping to help and convince her to come back.
  • Skin-Tone Disguise: She uses makeup to hide her silver skin until she gains enough control over her powers to deactivate them.
  • Super-Toughness: Once her powers started manifesting, it gave her tough skin, showcased when a basketball backboard fell off its hinge and right onto her. But broke on impact much to her, Virgil and Richie's surprise.

    Bernie Rast 

Bernie Rast

Appearances: Static Shock

A sleazy television (and later music) producer of Dakota who makes a reality show based on Static and Gear. The duo since then seems to keep running into him on occasion.

  • Accidental Misnaming: Kept calling his assistant Brandon, "Bradley" much to the latter's annoyance. Even when Brandon is exposed as Starburst, he still kept doing it.
  • Bad Boss:
    • Not the best guy to be working with, as Static and Gear learn the hard way. His assistant Brandon was trying to get his foot in the door of entertainment and hoped that Bernie would help, but the man didn't even read his screenplay and constantly kept belittling to the point where Brandon turned to crime in the hopes of just producing the movie himself.
    • Lil Romeo (his animated rendition) has virtually no respect for him, even when he kept trying to schmooze the young rapper to work for him.
    • Frieda and Daisy certainly came to not like him when trying to do their music video for Lil Romeo.
    • When he tried to hide while promoting an upcoming singer named Candide, she instantly fired him due to this act and learning about his true nature from Virgil, Richie, and Daisy.
  • Jerkass: He's an entertainment executive, of course he is.
  • Karma Houdini: Got away scot-free in his first appearance despite being the indirect cause of the villain in his debut episode and even got the show he wanted (though Static declines to do any more episode appearances after that). His third appearance at least finally doles him some when Candide fired him after hearing Virgil, Richie, and Daisy's experience in working with him, plus his failure to mention that Dakota had Metahumans running around when Hotstreak and Aquamaria raid her fan signing event.


Timezone (Nina Crocker)

Appearances: Static Shock

A girl who was hit by the Quantum Vapors while riding her bike near the Big Bang event. Her powers eventually manifest after a long delay allowing her to travel backward through time. She seeks out Static and Gear in the hopes of helping her control her power, though likewise gets the attention of Ebon.

  • Adaptation Name Change: She is loosely based on Blood Syndicate member Flashback, whose real name was Sara Quinones. Her codename is changed to Timezone, but she is strangely referred to as Flashback in the credits.
  • Adaptational Badass: Flashback could only go back three seconds in time, while Timezone can go back in time even further than that, going back to the events of the Big Bang that created the Bang Babies.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Ultimately decided her power was too dangerous and went back in time to prevent herself from being near the Big Bang event, thus not gaining powers and living her life as a normal girl.
  • No Man Should Have This Power: The conclusion she comes to at the end of her episode, especially considering Ebon targeted her in the first place for them.
  • Ret-Gone: Ultimately after getting Static and Gear back to the present, she goes back to the day of the Big Bang event and steals her bike to prevent her past self from riding near where the explosion, thus preventing her from getting her powers. Though of course, in the process, erasing her present self from history.
  • Sixth Ranger: She joined on as Static and Gear's partner for a bit before deciding her power was too much of a danger to keep and Retgone-d herself.
  • Time Master: Her power which allows her rewind and goes forward in time. Initially, she couldn't control it, but Gear makes her a belt that allows her to do so manually. Unfortunately, he also made a ''remote'' for the belt.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Flashback and Fade in the comics were brother and sister, but there is no indication that Nina Crocker is related to this continuity's Fade.

    Soul Power & Sparky 

Soul Power & Sparky (Morris Grant & Philip Rollins)

Voiced by: Soul Power: Brock Peters, Sparky: Rodney Saulsberry
Appearances: Static Shock

A former superhero and his sidekick that used to operate in the '60s. When their old foe, Professor Menace, suddenly resurfaces, they come out of retirement for one last adventure and team with Static to take him down.

  • Clothes Make the Superman: Sparky's powers come from his costume.
  • Cool Car: Soul Power has the Soulmobile, a '60s convertible that's themed after his costume.
  • Electric Black Guy:
    • Soul Power is a metahuman who got his powers (or had them activated) in an electric accident at a power plant.
    • Sparky admired Soul Power and eventually went Ascended Fanboy by building gear to generate similar powers and becoming Soul Power's sidekick. In the in-universe current day, he's an executive at a company that, among other things, handles electricity.
  • Electric Slide: Soul Power surfs across power lines with his electric powers, his version of Static's flying disc. Static tries it out himself, and finds it pretty fun.
  • Expy: Soul Power is one for Black Lightning. In fact, the initial plan was to use Black Lightning but legal matters wouldn't allow them to.
  • Generation Xerox: Soul Power is an electrically-powered hero like Static, while Sparky is an inventor who later joined him as a crime-fighting partner, like Gear.
  • Good Old Ways: Soul Power still kinda sticks to older conventions from his decade despite it being modern day. Though it does come in handy for tracking down Professor Menace.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Soul Power in the '60s was quite a handsome looking dude back then.
  • The Last Dance: They go back into superhero-ing to settle things with Professor Menace. Once they do, they officially declare they're retired for good.
  • Le Parkour: Instead of using his powers to fly around on a disk or trash can lid, Soul Power would actually surf along power lines and is shown teaching this to Virgil in one scene.
  • Old Superhero: Being heroes from the '60s, it's not surprising that by the time of the present day of the series, they're both senior citizens.
  • Shock and Awe: Both use electrical powers. Soul Power has it as his main power set that he got from an accident at a power plant. While Sparky gets by using a suit that allows him to generate it.

    Doctor Todd 

Doctor Todd

Voiced by: Ed Begley Jr.
The Doctor responsible leading the research team for the Bang Baby Cure.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When his research lab is attacked by The Meta-Breed, Ebon downright threatened Dr. Todd's life, but also showed symptoms of the cure working on him. Dr. Todd notices this and bravely tells him that he can do whatever he wants to him since the cure will work anyways. It wasn't until they threatened his unconcious partner does he give in to their demands.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: While doing an interview, he was asked if it was unethical to spread the cure to all of Dakota without the infected Bang Baby victim's consent. While he does agree with the sentiment, and also the fact there are those who have used their powers for good, there were simply too many known cases to risk that factor, let alone unknown ones as well. For his part, he directly apologizes to Static and Gear for doing this without their knowledge and, while they are clearly hurt by it and took time calming down, do come to understand and remain respectful to him.

Alternative Title(s): DCAU Static Shock