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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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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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Storyline

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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the pilot episode, Static is trying on different superhero outfits and briefly wears the outfit of Superfriends character Black Vulcan (another superhero with electricity powers). On Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, Phil LaMarr (who voices Static) has a recurring role as Black Vulcan. See more »

Quotes

Richie Foley: [as they're trying to stop a damaged plane, falling out of the sky] I'm gonna try to land on Woodward Avenue.
Static: There are cars down there.
Richie Foley: I know. This thing got a horn?
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It's About Time
27 January 2003 | by trevinosSee all my reviews

African American super heroes are virtually non-existent. I'm glad that there's another black hero to add color to the fold. Static is urban, REAL and black- not a show trying to suit "mainstream" tastes by neglecting cultural references and themes.


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