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.
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Tobias Whale is a reference to Moby Dick. Tobias Whale is an albino African American i.e. White Whale. He's an antagonist who is the bane of the main character's existence, what drives Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning's character to the brink of madness, always slipping out of the grip of the protagonist. See more
When Jefferson returns to Gambi's shop to get the new Black Lightning costume, Gambi goes to the front door, draws the shade, and locks the door. However, there is clearly no lock mechanism on the door, he just touches the top of the door handle, but there is an audible click. See more
[Will is about to pull a gun when Jefferson stops him
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Now, what happens after you pull this gun? You going to shoot her? In front of the whole school? You're on parole, right? Yeah, yeah, there are cameras all over this place. Do you really want to go back to jail for a school shooting? Cause that is life with no possibility of getting out.
You don't know who you're messing with.
You're right. I don't, but the police are already on their way and they don't care who you ...