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Milestone characters[edit]

Um, hello? Anonymous guy at 195.92.168.whatever? Could you maybe register so that it'll be easier to communicate with you about the Milestone characters? Thanks. DS 20:05, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The bit about Shiv being based on Plus (and thence on Green Lantern) comes directly from Dwayne McDuffie, the creator: I asked him to check out this page and tell me if he saw anything blatantly false. Please don't change it again. I know I'm the one who added the Dagger connection in the first place, but it was wrong.

Also, you don't have to boldface every occurence of every character's name. It doesn't look good.

That said, you've been doing a good job. DS 15:34, 17 Jun 2004 (UTC)

1 - Thank you for the "That said, you've been doing a good job"
2 - How can Shiv's powers be based on Plus? I looked up the Marvel Comics character - Dagger and she's also generating Light Energy into blades (Daggers); however Plus - she was a Two-in-One being with the power of flight and the projection of force-fields, and I'v never seen Shiv fly - ever!
3 - I "boldface every occurence of every character's name" so that the name will stand out.
4 - As for Leach; those "Suckers" on the palms of his hands so do remind me big-time of the "Suckers" on the palms of the hands of Michael Morbius the Living Vampire from the 94-98 animated series of Spider-Man. He is sort of a mix of Parasite from the Animated adventures of Superman and Morbius the Living Vampire from the animated series of Spider-Man - the "Suckers" and the ability to drain Super-Powers from other Meta-Humans.
5 - Speaking of the 94-98 animated series of Spider-Man; in Season 3, in episode 32. Sins of the Fathers Chapter 5: The Rocket Racer - Robert Farrell, who steals some gyroscopic rocket technology from the bad guys - fixes it on to his skateboard and starts surfing on the walls of buildings by using Magnetism on the buildings Infrastructure - sounds like a referance to Static.
User:Mare-Silverus 10:25, 19, Jun 2004
Since you are looking for connections to previous characters, let me give some info:
- Parasite has been adapted to the animated series continuity, but he is actually a 1960s character created by Jim Shooter, who would go on to become Marvel's Editor-in-chief, arguably the best the company ever had.
- Likewise, Morbius comes from Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #101-102.
- Rocket Racer was created by Len Wein (IIRC; it might be Marv Wolfman) in 1970s Amazing Spider-Man. He would appear sporadically but recurrently though the years, going all the way to the Clone Saga at least. He has reformed and sometimes paired of with other slightly ambiguous Spider-Man characters, most notably Hobie Brown aka The Prowler. He (Racer) predates Static by quite a few years.
The magnetic gizmo may however be a reference to Static; IIRC the comic book character did not have that specific trick.
Luis Dantas 11:16, 19 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Rocket Racer did have a magnetic gyroscope thingy in his board that let him ride up walls, at least by his 1980s appearances. -Sean Curtin 11:34, 19 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for all that information (but those "Suckers" on Leaches palms still remind me big-time of Michael Morbius the Living Vampire).
However I'v been thinking of the futures of the STATIC SHOCK characters - personally I do think that Shiv could end up as a early member of the Jokerz from BATMAN BEYOND; seeing as Shiv is such a fan of the Joker himself.
Speaking of BATMAN BEYOND - the Brain Trust if they around in the STATIC SHOCK timeline; how could they resist recruiting Madelyn Spaulding (if she has managed to retain her powers or they might try to restore her powers) - its a possibility.
If the animated series of STATIC SHOCK is allowed to continue; and Ebon and Hot-Streak are separated - seeing as the Joker, Poison-Ivy and Harley Quinn have all tried to recruit Meta-Human help before - I hope to see other villians trying to recruit Bang-Babies (like maybe Volcana, from the animated series of Superman, recruiting Hot-Streak).
I Hope to see Tech and Gear or Steel and Gear working together, I hope to see a explanation for why Static and Gear remembering about a adventure that technically should not of happened since Time-Zone's power no longer exist. I also have ideas for Bang-Babies and powers that I whould like to see on screen.
User:Mare-Silverus 15:12, 19, Jun 2004
P.S. I had to change the STATIC SHOCk page because it was getting too long, would anyone like to alter it properly?
User:Mare-Silverus 18:28, 21, Jun 2004

Okay, some important points. First, I consulted with Dwayne McDuffie about the information here. He is the authoritative source. If he says something is incorrect, it is: for instance, if he says Shiv has nothing to do with Dagger, Shiv has nothing to do with Dagger.

Also, do not do not do NOT put in your ideas for Bang-Babies, or powers, or ANYTHING ELSE that you would like to see in future episodes. Wikipedia is not fanfic. It's great that the show inspires you to be creative, but this is not the place for it.

Furthermore, your speculations about interactions between characters owned by distinct legal entities shows that you're not aware of the relevant intellectual property issues. The ideas you have simply are NOT going to happen on the show. They're not. Trust me.

DS 15:28, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I know this site is an Encyclopedia, not a fanfic so please do not point out the obvious; personally I wish there was a site that did have a section on the subject. I know you said that Shiv is based on Plus and not Dagger, but Shiv's powers still remind me of Daggers. Also STATIC SHOCK didn't just inspire me to be a bit creative - it also inspired me to do better in Chemistry & Physics, I used to be terrible with Chemistry & Physics, my strong point was Biology.
As for my speculations about interactions between characters; its things I think are likly, besides this page is about talking about STATIC SHOCK, so people are allowed to give speculations.
User:Mare-Silverus 12:02, 26, Jun 2004

the Comic Book Series[edit]

How much do you know about the villains and other heroes from the Comic Book Series; Snakefingers, the Botanist, Coil, Run, Jump & Burn, Dr. Kilgore, Prometheus etc - or Dusk, Captain Summers & Palisade?

User:Mare-Silverus 18:17, 21, Aug 2004

Need TV show info[edit]

Might be a good idea to give some info about when this show first ran; the dates, channels, etc. -starwed

Inappropriate additions[edit]

Someone (I'm guessing from the repetition of his previous activity that it's User:Mare-Silverus) has been inserting quotes at the top of this article and two others about Static. As I've explained to him, they do not belong there; this is an encyclopedia, not a fan site, and there are standards for how articles should be structured and what they should contain. This is why I keep removing those quotes, and will continue to remove them as often as necessary. If the person who keeps adding them would like to act like an adult and discuss it, that would be very welcome. Tverbeek 18:00, 6 May 2005 (UTC)


I've been merging information from pages about various supporting characters into this page and redirecting those pages to this one. With the exception of the title character (who has also been the star of a comics series), none of these are noteworthy enough in themselves to warrant an entire wikipedia entry about them. These mergers are making this article a bit long, but when I'm finished with them, I intend to give the article as a whole some attention to make it more succinct, highlighting the most important information about the series, and leaving the trivia for any zealous fans to document on their own fan sites. Tverbeek 17:52, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Character based on Black Lightning/Black Vulcan?[edit]

No mention of this? [1]

"In the first episode of the series Static Shock, one of the outfits Virgil tries on when he's picking out his superhero costume is an exact duplicate of Black Vulcan's."

Paul Gregory[edit]

"…starring Paul Gregory as Static"

How can a person star as an animated character? User:Zoe|(talk) 03:26, 6 May 2006 (UTC)


I've never noticed "Gear" acting gay. And where did the creators say anything about him being gay? And where was the creator's name mentioned? No citations at all. If nobody gives a citation, I'm deleting it. --Phantom.exe 04:11, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

If people are still looking for the quote about Richie being gay, it can be found here
in post 232, of the official forum before it moved. Maestro was Dwayne McDuffie's name on the forum. But I don't trust my ability to cite it appropriately, I've never edited information on the site so I don't know the system.
--User: Nickoga 22:39, 1 June 2006
It seems a pity that they can't just come out and say this in the show. Not even in episodes intended for export to countries where there is less homophobia, or chaels like Adult Swim that have an older audience viewing later in the day.
Saying that you can't have a homosexual character just because its Y-7 kinda makes America seem backwards and discriminatory. There are foreign cartoons with a Y-7ish audience have homeosexual characters and parents are cool with it in those countries.
--perfectblue 14:08, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, Wikipedia is founded on trust. If you say that he was originally intended to be gay, I trust you. I'm bad at citations as well.

--Phantom.exe 18:08, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Ahhh....yes, actually Richie was gay in the comicbooks. Took Virgil 5 or 6 issues to get over it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:11, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I think the reason for the trouble there is that it is against some religions. Besides that, many people are disurbed by the concept. (I know that sounds discriminatory but I don't know how else to put it.) It's a very real possibility that the voice actors or animators wouldn't be willing to portray the concept in the show. Though, the show does deal with such concepts as racism. -Brandonrc2 (Not logged in.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Mental problems[edit]

Please refrain from usage of saying someone is fat, or in the case of Permafrost, mental problems, it is actually quite offensive and I have changed it to psychiatric problems. Thank you for your cooperation.

And isn't just because you think that the suckers on Leech's hands look like that other thing P.O.V.? 02:02, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

What would be the correct wording if mental problems are learning or interlect related, rather than 'psychiatric'?
--perfectblue 14:10, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Static Shock[edit]

"he gained the ability to control and manipulate electromagnetism, and uses these powers to become a superhero named "Static Shock." "

As I'm not a member I won't make any changes to the article, but I think someone should change this, as Virgil call himself "Static" not "static shock.

Nails Theme Song[edit]

What was Nails theme song, who was the artist and what was the song. Usercreate (talk) 22:50, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

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Video game cancellation[edit]

Is there a reliable source that says the game was cancelled? still has it listed (as "currently unavailable"), so it'd be nice if they could be convinced it's not real. --DocumentN (talk) 21:37, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

This show on Disney XD? Why?[edit]

Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that this show, along with two other DCAU shows and Pinky and the Brain, is being put on Disney XD, a network that is owned by Disney?! Surely I'm not the only one who hasn't forgotten that The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. are bitter enemies! (On the plus side, at least this show doesn't have any available DVD sets; if it did, that would make the decision to put the show on Disney XD even more pointless.) -- (talk) 00:42, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

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DVD release[edit]

I notice that the article mentions there being no plans for a DVD release. However, there has been some kind of a video release, even if not a complete season. Both Netflix and Amazon carry a Warner Home Video disc containing 6 episodes ("Shock to the System," "Aftershock," "The Breed," "Grounded," "They're Playing My Song" and "The New Kid.") and Netflix also lists a second disc containing 7 more ("Child's Play," "Sons of the Fathers," "Winds of Change," "Bent Out of Shape," "Junior," "Replay" and "Tantrum") which is apparently not yet available. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:56, 13 March 2010 (UTC)


Can someone please pot the actual logo if the static shock show in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Items Section[edit]

What the hell is this? This is not acceptable in a Wikipedia article, you guys. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:45, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

static shock episodes[edit]

i think there should be a season 5 of static shock —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 2 April 2011 (UTC)