Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are long behind him...or so he thought.
Did You Know?
The window above the door to Paul Gambi's shop says "Since 1977." The character of Black Lightning debuted in DC Comics' "Black Lightning" #1 in April of 1977. See more
At the motel, when Black Lightning shoots electricity at Will's chest, the pistol Will was holding in his right hand is gone, and it isn't evident on the balcony in the crane shot when Black Lightning levitates Will over the railing. See more
The One Hundred have Jennifer and Anissa.
[after locking up shop, he joins Jefferson
[showing him schematics of a power suit
I've been working on something new. Something better.