- Badass Creed: John recites the Green Lantern oath, which impresses onlookers.Gear: Whoa. We really need an oath.
- Batman Gambit: Sinestro baited John by pretending to be a distressed astronaut in a distant location. As expected, after John arrived, he summoned his power battery for a recharge as a precaution. Once the battery was in view, Sinestro revealed himself, stole the battery, and fled. While Sinestro was wreaking havoc disguised as John, the real John drained much of his remaining power just getting back to Earth and was left too weak to face him alone.
- Broken Pedestal: As a black superhero, Virgil really looked up to John as a role model. Seeing him apparently committing crimes completely destroyed his faith in him.
- Crossover: With Justice League.
- Deus Exit Machina: The rest of the Justice League was already away when Sinestro's phony distress call was picked up by the Watchtower.
- Easily Condemned: Static is quick to believe Green Lantern is committing crimes and doesn't hesitate in having him be arrested.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: Virgil's faith in John is restored once he learns Sinestro framed John.
Recap / Static Shock S 4 E 4 Fallen Hero