In the city of Dakota, a teenage boy with electricity based powers, with the help of his inventive friend, fights crime as a superhero.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Phil LaMarr ...  Static / ... 52 episodes, 2000-2004
Jason Marsden ...  Richie Foley / ... 50 episodes, 2000-2004
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Robert Hawkins / ... 34 episodes, 2000-2004
Michele Morgan Michele Morgan ...  Sharon Hawkins / ... 29 episodes, 2000-2004
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In Dakota City, Virgil Hawkins is an ordinary kid who gets into big trouble, which gets him pressured into joining a street gang. That night, Virgil's gang has a major rumble at a chemical storage yard that the police interrupt by tear gassing the lot. That gassing accidentally detonates a series of chemical explosions that creates the infamous "Bang Baby Incident" that affects all the gangs and more. For instance, Virgil gains the powerful ability to project and control electricity at will. With the help of his inventive friend, Richie (who would much later get his own powers to become Gear), Virgil decides to become the superhero, Static. As it happens, this new career is well timed considering many of the surviving rumblers also become superpowered themselves and become dangerous supervillians. Against this new and growing threat, Static is determined to fight for justice, even while his personal life gets a major shock to its system. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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TV-Y7

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Official Sites:

Kids' WB | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Statik Šok See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Ritchie gains superpowers in season three, he considers Hardware as his hero name. Virgil says it's already in use. This is a reference to the comic book "Hardware," published by the same company (Milestone Media/DC Comics) that published the original "Static" comics. Series producer Denys Cowan created both comics. See more »

Quotes

Robert Hawkins: Virgil?
Virgil: Dad.
Robert Hawkins: I'm sorry son. I thought you had come to terms with your mother.
Virgil: Pops please don't make me do it.
Robert Hawkins: Son! You know that I would never force you to do anything that you don't want to do. But if not for me then do it for your mother.
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Teen Heroes rules!
18 November 2004 | by ilovestarwarsSee all my reviews

Static Shock is one of my favorite cartoons.It's so cool, with action, animation and funny dialogues. Virgil Hawkins is a boy who have been affected by a strange nuclear cloud called "The Big Bang".With the explosion, he gained superpowers to control electricity.But Virgil wasn't the only person that had been affected by the Big Bang. Many school bullies had gained powers, and then they terrorize people in not only in school but also in the whole city.Then Virgil uses his power to defeat the bullies! In the second series, Virgil meets many famous superheroes, such as Batman, Superman, and others. His friend Richie also transforms into a superhero, known as Gear. Static Shock is a very cool cartoon. I give a score of 9.5/10.


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