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HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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Feb 1st 2019 at 10:40:28 AM

...who else does Black lightning have as a villain though?

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Forenperser Foreign Troper from Germany
Foreign Troper
Feb 1st 2019 at 10:45:15 AM

I dunno, but if the comic has no other cool antagonists, just go the Arrow-way and take some from other superheroes.

Belief Makes You Stupid indeed.
Feb 1st 2019 at 10:55:59 AM

Here's a list of enemies from the comics. Some have appeared on the show but there are plenty that haven't.

Plus they could just make up new villains to use which wouldn't be too difficult. They already have that teleporter from the mid season finale.

Blueace Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Feb 1st 2019 at 10:57:22 AM

There are enough C and D-Listers to do so. Who is a good schemer that's relatively obscure?

Feb 2nd 2019 at 2:33:16 PM

At first I thought Tobias was dumb for not killing Khalil then and there but now I see that he intended to make him suffer. Yikes, he needs to go down. He is starting to overstay his welcome, but that's mainly because he wins all the time.

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Feb 2nd 2019 at 3:04:46 PM

That would explain a lot.

Of course, he may also have been aware that Khalil wouldn't be testifying all that soon what with literally having his spine ripped out.

So yeah, he was just being cruel.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Feb 2nd 2019 at 4:42:30 PM

Comicvine’s lists of villains aren’t great for tracking down enemies actually linked to the characters, since they tend to just be populated with bad guys they fought once or twice in side comics or bit appearances.

Either way, though, imo a great arc for this show to adapt is the one where Jefferson is accused of a terrible crime (since Young Justice is already doing the Outsiders and Sokovia, it probably should be changed to be something different than that) and goes on the run to clear his name, with one of his daughters committed to bringing him in while the other commits to protecting him.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Feb 2nd 2019 at 4:45:23 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Feb 4th 2019 at 9:54:24 PM

You know, you could probably use that background to relate to some of the students there Lowry.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Feb 5th 2019 at 4:04:12 AM

That would require him to have some empathy for them which has been an issue for him since he started the job. Lowry is an example of Jerkass Has a Point in some instances but his inability to see things through the students' eyes is causing problems. That said, he is at the end of the day following orders from the school board. So if he didn't take down the memorial, someone above him would have likely made him do it.

Aside from that:

  • They're really dragging out this deal with Grace.

  • Blackbird?

  • I've seen some bad references to the Spider-Man "power and responsibility" speech but this episode was especially clumsy.

Feb 5th 2019 at 6:38:06 AM

Kinda wish Jefferson made a better argument against principal "my childhood sucks so it's okay to treat all the black students like crap", maybe cite police shootings for starters.

Feb 5th 2019 at 6:49:58 AM

I doubt it would have made a difference to the guy.

Feb 8th 2019 at 11:26:54 AM

The principal is mainly meant to be a Hate Sink, someone to make the heroes’ life more difficult than it needs to be. I feel where he’s coming from disputing his privilege but he has to realize that even then he’s given the benefit of the doubt and none of that is helping him relate to the kids.

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Feb 9th 2019 at 4:52:15 AM

I'm from the American South and his rhetoric is actually the usual spiel you get from hardcore racists.

It's basically, "My life sucks so why should minorities get any benefits over white people [like me]?"

It probably reads a little differently elsewhere but down here, that indicates he might as well be wearing robes and a pointy hat for how much he's going to screw the schoolkids over.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Feb 9th 2019 at 3:30:24 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Feb 9th 2019 at 9:40:53 AM

[up]Im from the American South as well and I hear it all the time. Like, I SEE the logic leap but it comes down to people attributing racism to personal feelings instead of systemic processes.

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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warrior93 warrior93 from North Carolina Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
warrior93
Feb 9th 2019 at 4:30:14 PM

Amen[awesome][up][tup]clapping hands

Place your past in a book burn the pages let them cook.
Feb 12th 2019 at 7:10:12 AM

Cutter: Were you just talking to that picture of Tori?

Tobias: Yes.

I know some are getting tired of him but it's hard not to response from Tobias.

So was that knife scene with Cutter and Shakedown supposed to imply she has some kind of low-tier telekinesis? If so, then I just might take back my comments regarding her killing that SWAT team.

Since when can Anissa read lips?

I was not expecting Todd to die this soon.

Edited by windleopard on Feb 12th 2019 at 7:32:16 AM

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:45:11 AM

I was wondering about that scene as well. It'd explain a lot actually.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Feb 12th 2019 at 11:52:52 AM

Clearly Jefferson doesn't know what the word stability means.

GamerSlyRatchet Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Feb 13th 2019 at 5:45:23 PM

I understand why Jefferson wouldn't come back as principal, but he REALLY didn't have to stick up for Lowry. At all.

[up][up][up] I'm not tired of him. While I wish the show had more potential Big Bads like season one did, Tobias is a weekly highlight for me.

Feb 13th 2019 at 7:49:14 PM

I understand why Jefferson wouldn't come back as principal, but he REALLY didn't have to stick up for Lowry. At all.

In his defense, there's no one else for the job. And maybe learning that Jefferson stood up for him might lead to Lowry being less of an ass over time.

Eagal This is a title. from This is a location. Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
This is a title.
Feb 14th 2019 at 8:15:28 PM

Guy's asleep in a pod for 25 years and the second he wakes up he's fighting fit. Ok then.

The madness is catching.
Feb 15th 2019 at 9:09:34 AM

Will Lowry learn to not be a bigot because the wise black man teaches him about The Power of Friendship?

Feb 15th 2019 at 9:27:07 AM

Maybe not necessarily because Jeff teaches him but learning Jeff stood up for him could soften him.

Maybe. It's a possibility.

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Feb 15th 2019 at 9:35:32 AM

Yeah. Lowry is kinda out in the open now. He needs to start moving forward somehow, which means either becoming less of or more of a dick.

Learning Jefferson stood up for him (because of what he said about consistency) might be his turning point.

If he doesn't change after this...well then lets toss him out.

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