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Trivia / Static Shock

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  • Actor Allusion: Neil Patrick Harris as a washed up child actor.
  • Creator Backlash: Subverted. Corey Burton once stated that he was initially upset about Brainiac's portrayal in "A League of Their Own" upon reading the script because he felt that Brainiac's characterization didn't fit him, but he accepted the change when he realized upon the recording session that the characterization was appropriate for Static Shock because the show wasn't meant to be as serious as Justice League.
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  • Image Source: Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance depicts Hotstreak.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Seemed to be slipping into this: There was no DVD release, and syndicated repeats haven't been seen since Disney XD pulled it off their schedule. This was finally subverted when the first three seasons were relased on DVD via the Warner Archive.
  • Out of Order: The episode "Consequences" was produced for Season 2, but didn't air on Kids' WB! until Season 3, which is why the episode has the original art style of the first two seasons, Static dons his original uniform, Richie does not appear as Gear, and Daisy has her old look.
  • Playing Against Type:
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  • Real Life Writes the Plot: More like Real Life Does the Voice Acting for the Mexican Spanish dub: To this date, it's the only non-Looney Tunes series from the Warner Bros. animation division to have been dubbed in Mexico (along with ¡Mucha Lucha!) rather than Venezuela due to internal policies regarding Latin American voice acting and a nationwide strike against then Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez in the 2000s. It also caused the side effect for Batman to be voiced in Mexican Spanish for the first time, when Batman (at least his DCAU incarnation) is always dubbed in Venezuelan Spanish, at least until Injustice: Gods Among Us came out.
  • Talking to Himself: Phil LaMarr does this whenever Static and Green Lantern appear together. This was especially the case in "Fallen Hero".
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, they wanted Static to team-up with Black Lightning. But rights complications got in the way — hence the Expy Soul Power instead.
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    • They wanted Wonder Woman to show up, but the legal issues surrounding her character interfered.note 
    • A Licensed Game based on the cartoon was planned to be released in 2002, but was cancelled for unknown reasons.
  • Word of Gay: According to Dwayne McDuffie, Richie is gay. McDuffie said that he hinted at this fact through Richie's overly-enthusiastic statements to the contrary. Honestly a pity, if Dwanye had just lived into the 2010s, he wouldn't have had to make it an implied trope.


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