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Static Shock 

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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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

Though Kangor appears in the opening credits in Season 1, he does not actually appear until Season 2. See more »

Quotes

Static: I put a shock to your system!
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Follows Batman Beyond (1999) See more »

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youngins, youngins... uninformed youngins!
13 November 2006 | by scusiidudeSee all my reviews

I'm pleased that you all like the show. I love "Static Shock". It is indeed (or at least was) one of the better toons on TV. Though every now and then, it appears to go a little over-board with the whole racism awareness biz, the show was definitely an anchor point for individuals who felt that they were not equally represented in the pool of superheroes that we know of today.

However, I must bring forth the fact that Static is not a new character. He isn't the first African – American superhero either. In fact, his character was taken from an earlier DC character named Black Steel.

Also, FYI… Green Lantern, Cyborg, BumbleBee, Herald and HotSpot are all African American – in addition to Static.

But I agree with all of you – Bring Static back! Induct him into the Justice League – as a matter of fact, BRING BACK THE JUSTICE LEAGUE!!!


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