1 "Shock to the System" James Tucker Christopher Simmons September 23, 2000
Virgil Hawkins is a smart, funny teen who gets beaten up by gang leader Francis, who calls himself "F-Stop." The leader of another gang, Wade, protects Virgil sometimes, but says he can't be there all the time for Virgil. Wade asks Virgil to join his gang, but Virgil doesn't want to be part of a gang because a gang's gunfire killed his mother, Jean. Wade tells Virgil to show up at the docks. Virgil is afraid to say "no", so he shows up. When Virgil arrives at the docks, Wade's gang gives him a gun as F-Stop's gang shows up. A gang fight ensues. Virgil throws the gun in the river and hides as the police arrive. As soon as the police get there, they start shooting - hitting some gas canisters and causing gas to spread all over the docks. Virgil runs home and, the next day, discovers he can control and manipulate electricity and anything metallic. He goes over to Richie's, his best friend's, house, and they pick out a costume and a superhero name for Virgil - resulting in the birth of Static Shock. 
2 "Aftershock" Dan Riba Stan Berkowitz September 30, 2000

As a result of last episode's explosion, metahumans are everywhere and most of them are committing crimes. Virgil begins to fight crime as Static, and when F-Stop returns, now possessing the metahuman ability to control fire and renaming himself "Hotstreak", Virgil is ready to beat him once and for all.

Virgil also learns that Alva and the Mayor were responsible for the gas that caused the metahuman mutations, and tries to prove it by sneaking into Alva's office to find proof - but winds up fighting off an army of Alva's henchmen. Virgil ultimately defeats the henchmen and takes a disk that contains proof.

Later, as Static fights Hotstreak again, the disk with all of Alva's information on it gets destroyed. However, Static powers up and finally defeats Hotstreak. 

3 "The Breed" Denys Cowan Christopher Simmons October 7, 2000

Derek Barnett, one of the most popular jocks at school, asks Virgil for help for tutoring. After one of their sessions, he begins to head home, when it is revealed that he is a Bang Baby, and turns into a mass of ionic energy. He is picked up off the streets after accidentally blowing up things and running, terrified and confused, from citizens and the police.

Later, Static is also picked up by the same person who picked up Derek (D-Struct), a Bang Baby with control over shadows named Ebon, who "collects" metahumans and wants Static to join his crew, along with a girl named Talon, who is now part bird, and a guy named Shiv, who can change his hands into weapons 

4 "Grounded" James Tucker Len Uhley October 14, 2000
While analyzing a part of an amoeba mutated by the Big Bang, Virgil and Richie become locked in school late at night with the protesting journalism class, led by Frieda. 
5 "They're Playing My Song" Dan Riba Dwayne McDuffie November 11, 2000
A metahuman named Adam Evans, Rubberband Man, attempts to get revenge on Ice Pack, a rapper who stole a song he wrote. Virgil gets a job at Burger Fool and loses it when he had to sneak out to take care of business as Static. 
6 "The New Kid" Denys Cowan Rodney Vaccaro November 18, 2000
Virgil gets accepted into the Vanmoor Institute only to find out he is being used as a tool to capture Static by geniuses Specs and Trapper, both of whom work for Edwin Alva. However, Virgil gets a new friend and ally in his fellow student Daisy Watkins. 
7 "Child's Play" James Tucker Stan Berkowitz December 2, 2000
A young boy, Dwayne, discovers that he was affected by the Big Bang, and has the incredibly strong and powerful ability to alter and reshape reality. His older step-brother, Aaron, exploits Dwayne's reality-warping abilities for his own benefit. 
8 "Sons of the Fathers" Dan Riba Christopher Simmons December 9, 2000
Richie invites Virgil to stay the night at his house. Unfortunately his father arrives home early, and it is revealed that Mr. Foley is a racist who dislikes African-Americans. After Virgil leaves, Richie yells at his father and runs away, later getting captured by Ebon. It takes the combined efforts of Static, Mr. Foley, and Mr. Hawkins to save Richie. Mr. Foley apologizes and resolves to change his ways. 
9 "Winds of Change" James Tucker Len Uhley December 16, 2000
Richie's tendency to live vicariously through Static - such as by inventing ZapCaps, devices designed to be electric bombs and/or batteries - starts to get on Virgil's nerves. Virgil starts trying avoiding him by spending more time with Daisy. This causes Richie to get slightly jealous. Meanwhile, a heavyset Dakota bully begins exhibiting wind-based powers. He creates a costume and becomes a villain known as Slipstream. When Static and Slipstream are fighting at a waterpark, Richie tries to help bring down Slipstream, but ends up causing a waterslide to collapse onto Static. After this, Virgil and Richie get into a fight and part ways. However, after realizing the pointlessness of their friction, they get back together and take down Slipstream. 
10 "Bent Out of Shape" Dan Riba Dwayne McDuffie January 27, 2001
Rubberband Man escapes from jail and becomes "Stringer," a rapper who is dating Virgil's older sister, Sharon. Once Static realizes Stringer is Rubberband Man, he runs away and blames Static for ruining his new life. He attacks Static and unmasks him, but before he can look, Puff and Onyx, meta-humans who decided to become bounty hunters for the cash, intervene. 
11 "Junior" Denys Cowan Dwayne McDuffie February 10, 2001
Edwin Alva Jr., does whatever he can to earn his father's respect, even going so far as to discover a method to control the effects of the Big Bang fluid. However, Alva completely dismisses his son, causing him to become angry and become Omnifarius,(a villain who can control his powers of the gas by having them inserted into bubblewrap bubbles, and breaking them one at a time to get a different power) destroying everything his father holds dear with extremely dangerous and catastrophic results. Static attacks Omnifarius, who recognizes him as Alva's son. Omnifarius, using a bubble to give him X-Ray vision, figures out that Virgil is Static, and threatens to reveal his secret. When he sees him working with his father against him, he becomes angry, and breaks multiple bubbles, causing him to turn to stone. 
12 "Replay" Denys Cowan Brooks Wachtel March 3, 2001
While battling a meta-human capable of duplicating himself, a freak accident permits Replay to make a copy of Static. The doppelgänger ruins Static's name. The entire city declares Static to be public enemy number one, while the real Static fights to restore his good name. 
13 "Tantrum" James Tucker Christopher Simmons May 12, 2001
A purple monstrosity goes on several rampages through the city. Thomas Kim, a student upset that he is one point under a 100, is suspected by Virgil and Richie as being the creature. When they confront him, he goes berserk, transforming into the beast and begins to go on a rampage. Static lures Kim away from potentially damageable areas until he calms down and reverts to human form. 

Season 2: 2002Edit

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
14 "The Big Leagues" Dave Chlystek Len Uhley January 26, 2002
Batman and Robin team up with Static to find and defeat The Joker. 
15 "Power Play" Joe Sichta Dwayne McDuffie February 2, 2002
Richie bumps into an old man, Ragtag, in an alleyway, granting him the ability of lygokinesis; the ability to create, control and manipulate pure purple-colored raw energy, allowing Richie to become the superhero Push. These abilities are temporary, however, and in order to continue being a superhero, Richie must perform criminal acts on Ragtag's behalf. 
16 "Brother-Sister Act" Joe Sichta Len Uhley February 9, 2002
Static juggles fighting criminal siblings and trying to throw Sharon off his tail when she begins to believe Virgil is Static. 
17 "Static Shaq" Denys Cowan Christopher Simmons February 16, 2002
Static is hunted out by the Ruff Pack, who nearly discover his secret identity. This episode guest-stars Shaquille O'Neal as himself. 
18 "Frozen Out" Dave Chlystek Len Uhley February 23, 2002

During the Christmas season, ice and snowy blizzards blow through Dakota. Static soon realizes it comes from a metahuman with unusually strong cryokinetic abilities over frost, sleet, ice and snow named Permafrost, who cannot control her powers.

Permafrost (Maureen Conner), however, is merely a young poor and homeless, orphaned girl who has mental problems from trauma as a young child, who can not control her icy/snowy abilities as they occur when people ignore her as she begs for money and food on the streets. Static must somehow convince her to calm down and accept his help. 

19 "Sunspots" Denys Cowan Stan Berkowitz March 2, 2002
When sunspots appear, they can control Static's powers, sometimes causing his magnetic force to rage and go out of control, while other times, his powers simply vanish out of nowhere. Until the sunspots disappear, which is unpredictable, Static has no control over his electromagnetic abilities at all. 
20 "Pop's Girlfriend" Denys Cowan Christopher Simmons March 9, 2002
Virgil ran away from an officer to prevent her from searching his backpack and finding his Static costume, only to find out the officer is his dad's new girlfriend. 
21 "Bad Stretch" Joe Sichta Dwayne McDuffie March 23, 2002
Rubberband Man returns as a hero. However, did he really change his ways, especially when Ebon (his older brother) comes to invite him into The Metabreed? 
22 "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" Dave Chlystek Len Uhley April 6, 2002
In an effort to win the class president election, a high-school Bang Baby named Madelyn Spaulding turns almost everyone in Dakota into zombies that cannot resist her will. 
23 "Duped" Denys Cowan Len Uhley April 27, 2002
Adam enlists the help of a Backstreet Boy to get a recording deal, but a jealous competitor by the name of Replikon wants to reap the fame and winnings for himself. 
24 "Jimmy" Joe Sichta Dwayne McDuffie May 4, 2002
A troubled teen named Jimmy Osgood brings a gun to school to protect himself from a group of vicious bullies and accidentally shoots Richie in the leg; Virgil must deal with the shock and his feelings of guilt for not preventing the atrocity. 

Season 3: 2003Edit

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
25 "Hard as Nails" ?? Paul Dini January 25, 2003
Lured by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, a young meta-human girl named "Nails" travels to Gotham City, hoping to find a cure. Instead, she finds two super villains ready to exploit her powers for their personal gain. Static and Batman once again team up to resolve the case and help Nails at the same time. 
26 "Gear" ? Dwayne McDuffie February 1, 2003
Richie's increasingly frantic inventing worries Virgil, and he suspects Richie is a bang baby. Richie is disappointed because his special ability of superhuman intelligence is hardly as flashy as Static's abilities, but when the Meta-Breed decide to kidnap Virgil, Richie has to prove his mettle; and the new hero "Gear" is born. 
27 "Static in Africa" ? Writer: Dwayne McDuffie February 8, 2003
When the Hawkins family goes on a vacation to Ghana, Static teams up with a legendary African folk hero named Anansi to stop a group of evil African Bandits, led by a leopard named Osobo, from stealing an ancient African treasure and destroying thousands of homes and claiming hundreds of lives. 
28 "She-Bang" ? Writer: Len Uhley

Story: Alan Burnett

February 15, 2003
Static encounters a sassy, female teenage superhero named She-Bang. She is a shy classmate who shows him up every time they meet. Static and Gear learn that she is a genetically engineered superhuman, and the company that created her now wants her back. 
29 "The Usual Suspect" ? Len Uhley February 22, 2003
Static and Gear go toe-to-toe with a destructive monstrous meta-human who is taking revenge on individuals who angered a well-known bully at school. 
30 "A League of Their Own (Part One)" Uncredited Ernie Altbacker March 1, 2003

A cosmic string strikes the Watchtower of the Justice League, draining the station of its power and sending it hurtling towards Earth. Batman suggests Static needs to recharge the power core, and he and Gear get invited into the Watchtower. But unknown to all, the power outage enabled Brainiac to infiltrate the station's computer system. After the Justice League is called away, Static and Gear discover Brainiac lurking inside the computers and soon face the fight of their lives.

(Superman and Wonder Woman do not make an appearance.) 

31 "A League of Their Own (Part Two)" Uncredited Dwayne McDuffie March 8, 2003
Static and the Justice League think Brainiac has been defeated, but in fact he has found a way to escape annihilation and has taken control over Richie and the League. Now Static has to devise a plan to free his best friend without harming him. 
32 "Showtime" ? Alan Burnett March 22, 2003
When a sleazy TV producer, Bernie Rast, wants to make a TV show about Static, it drives a wedge between Static, who acts as a show off for the camera, and Gear, who is jealous of all the attention Static is getting. When a new meta-human with much stronger and more powerful electromagnetic abilities shows up, Static is seen on live TV multiple times. Static and Gear have to put aside their arguing to come up with a solution to stop him. 
33 "Consequences" Denys Cowan Christopher Simmons April 5, 2003

Daisy gets hurt in a fight between Puff, Onyx, and Static, and falls into a coma. Static blames himself, because he tried to show off instead of focusing on her safety. He tries to hunt down the two villains, destroying everything in his path. Rubberband Man succeeds in cooling him down. Puff and Onyx soon learn that Static has went on a destructive rampage to hunt them down. They decide to use this as an advantage to ruin his reputation, and do that by going on a rampage of their own to drive Static's anger to the top.

This episode was aired out of order as Static is still using his old costume from before the start of the third season and Richie is not yet Gear. This episode was most likely supposed to be in the second season, explaining why Puff was in the second season opening but never actually appeared in that season. 

34 "Romeo in the Mix" ? Writer: Len Uhley

Story: Rhonda Smiley

April 19, 2003
Bernie Rast convinces Lil Romeo (voiced by himself) to make a music video in Dakota, promising his favorite superhero, Static, will be there. But when Lil Romeo dresses in a Static costume for the video, he is mistakenly captured by the Leech, a power-absorbing meta-human who has been kidnapping Bang-Babies all over the city to temporarily absorb their special abilities. Static, Lil Romeo, and Gear have to rescue the other Bang-Babies and put the Leech behind bars for good. 
35 "Trouble Squared" Dave Chlystek Christopher Simmons April 26, 2003

Specs and Trapper are hired by Alva to do grunt work on the research project to cure his son. Unsatisfied with this, the two young geniuses decide to develop combat-powered exoskeleton suits to catch Static for their employer. They nearly succeed, but in the battle a lot of the research equipment is destroyed. Specs and Trapper get fired and kidnap Alva Jr. to blackmail their former boss, who now needs the help of Static to get his son back.

This episode was aired out of order as Static is still using his old costume from before the start of the third season and Richie is not yet Gear. 

36 "Toys in the Hood" ? Writer: John Ridley

Story: Ernie Altbacker & John Semper Jr.

May 3, 2003
Static teams up with Superman when the Man of Steel’s old nemesis, Toyman, appears in Dakota. This episode features characters from Superman: The Animated Series and resolves some loose ends from the show's episode "Obsession." 
37 "The Parent Trap" ? Len Uhley May 24, 2003
She-Bang returns to Dakota and follows Static and Gear to the Gas Station of Solitude and learns their identity. She enlists their help in locating her parents, Jonathon and Delores Dale, who have mysteriously gone missing in the wake of a large villain capable of absorbing mass and matter to greatly strengthen himself. 
38 "Flashback" ? John Semper Jr. June 7, 2003
Five years ago, when a blackout hit the city, Dakota was hit by gang riots (possibly a play on the Los Angeles riots of 1992.) As Virgil tries to regain memories of his mother, who was killed that night, a new meta-human, Nina Crocker aka Time-Zone, seeks out the help of Static and Gear. When Gear invents a device that puts her time-traveling capabilities under control, the remote is stolen by Ebon. Static accidentally burns out the circuits and sends them all back five years to the Dakota gang riots where Virgil comes face-to-face with his late mother, Jean. 
39 "Blast From the Past" ? Writer: Adam Beechen & John Semper Jr.

Story: Adam Beechen

June 21, 2003
Static reluctantly teams up with a retired electricity-manipulating/controlling superhero from the sixties, Soul Power, to defeat an old-time villain, Professor Menace. Static does not see eye-to-eye with Soul Power's methods, or his outdated campy style. 

Season 4: 2004Edit

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
40 "Future Shock" Vic Dal Chele Stan Berkowitz January 17, 2004
Static, after assisting Batman and Robin with a mission, is accidentally sent 40 years into the future, where he has to help the Batman of that era, Terry McGinnis, save a captured superhero: Static's future self. Features characters from Batman Beyond
41 "She-Back!" Mark Howard Len Uhley January 24, 2004
When She-Bang returns to Dakota, her loud and expressive personality seems to grind against Static and Gear's nerves. Meanwhile, Madelyn Spaulding (from "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets") experiences a change in her meta-human condition, replacing her former mind-control abilities with new telekinetic ones. She breaks several other meta-humans out of jail in an attempt to get revenge on Static. 
42 "Out of Africa" Victor Dal Chele Dwayne McDuffie January 31, 2004
Anansi visits Dakota in an attempt to stop Osebo and his new allies, Onini and Mmboro, from obtaining a golden spider which is the source of his mystical powers. Static and Gear get caught up in the mix, as they have to save Sharon, who ended up with the artifact. 
43 "Fallen Hero" Chuck Drost Stan Berkowitz February 7, 2004
Static faces off against his idol, Green Lantern, when he seemingly begins to commit robberies all over Dakota, only to find out that another culprit bears the responsibility. This episode features characters from Justice League
44 "Army of Darkness" Mark Howard John Semper Jr. February 14, 2004
Static and Gear must do battle with the Nightbreed, a group of Bang Babies who have a lethal reaction to sunlight. Under Ebon's leadership, they intend to blanket Dakota City in darkness. 
45 "No Man's Island" Mark Howard Ralph Soll February 21, 2004
In an attempt to revive his son, Edwin Alva kidnaps Static, Hot-Streak, Talon, Gear, and Rubberbandman. Static and Hot-Streak, handcuffed together, must cooperate if they intend to escape and rescue their fellow captives. 
46 "Hoop Squad" Victor Dal Chele Len Uhley &

David Garber

February 28, 2004
Static meets a team of basketball players (guest stars NBA players Steve Nash, Yao Ming, Karl Malone, and Tracy McGrady) who moonlight as superheroes. The Hoop Squad teams up with Static to rescue Gear, who has been kidnapped by an evil scientist named Dr. Odium. 
47 "Now You See Him..." Chuck Drost Dwayne McDuffie March 13, 2004
Using advanced technology, a teenager manages to slow down time to move faster than the authorities in an attempt to win Daisy's romantic affections. He learns Static's and Gear's identities and blackmails them into leaving him alone so that he can win Daisy over. 
48 "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" Chuck Drost Matt Wayne March 27, 2004
Rubberbandman must overcome his dyslexia to disarm a powerful fusion reactor Specs and Trapper have stolen from Alva Industries. 
49 "Linked" Victor Dal Chele Writer: Robert Goodman

Story: John Semper Jr. & Robert Goodman

May 1, 2004
When a football player, who maintains his Bang Baby status as a secret from the world is threatened by exposure, Static and Gear get caught up in the middle of it. 
50 "Wet and Wild" Mark Howard Len Uhley May 8, 2004
After capture at the hands of Static and Gear, Aquamaria agrees to be given the experimental cure for the mutagenic gas that transformed her into a Bang Baby. However, Hot-Streak sabotages the process, causing her to become unstable and unable to solidify her form. In an angry rage, she threatens all of Dakota City. This is the first reference to the cure for the "bang baby syndrome" next seen in Power Outage. 
51 "Kidnapped" Victor Dal Chele John Semper Jr. May 15, 2004
A former employee of Alva Industries, Omnara, was charged with the task of discovering Static's identity. However, she was fired by Alva when he no longer had any need to learn his identity, following the events of "No Man's Island." Now she uses this information to blackmail Static into stealing parts from Alva Industries to complete her master plan: total control over all technology. This episode features a brief battle between Static and Gear. In this episode, Virgil's father discovers Static's and Gear's true identities. 
52 "Power Outage" Chuck Drost Writer: John Semper Jr.

Story: Alan Burnett & John Semper Jr.

May 22, 2004
All the Bang Babies, including Static and Gear, are exposed to the cure for the mutagenic gas that altered them in the beginning. Several of the Bang Babies break into a lab to steal the original gas, and the ensuing battle restored the powers of Static, Gear, Hot-Streak, and Ebon - but Ebon and Hot-Streak merge into a massive shadow-flame creature. Series finale. 

Static Shock/Justice League Unlimited crossoversEdit

# Title Heroes Cameos Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
12 "The Once and Future Thing, Part 1: Weird Western Tales" Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bat-Lash, Jonah-Hex Static, Warhawk, Hawkgirl, new Batman Dan Riba Dwayne McDuffie January 22, 2005
Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern chase Chronos to the past, where they team up with some of the greatest DC heroes of the Old West. After defeating stolen future tech in that era, they again follow Chronos to the future. Warhawk from the Batman Beyond era is revealed to be Green Lantern and Hawkgirl's son. Guest starring: Bat-Lash, Jonah -Hex and other DC Characters from the old west. This episode also teases with the idea of Wonder Woman and Batman having a relationship. And at the end Warhawk, older Static, and the new Batman make a short appearance. 
13 "The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped" Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, Static, Warhawk, new Batman Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) Joaquim dos Santos Dwayne McDuffie January 29, 2005
Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman’s chase Chronos into the future Gotham City of Batman Beyond, just in time to face a battle with a group of Jokerz beside that era's Justice League. The time travelers are taken to the Justice League Unlimited refuge and get help from Warhawk, older Static, and the new Batman. An older Bruce Wayne reveals the street gang they fought together was enhanced by Chronos who lead them to kill the rest of the League of that era. The combined heroes defeat the retooled Jokerz, and Batman traps Chronos in a time loop, right before he started his first time travel. This episode has homages to Crisis On Infinite Earths. The only place in the JLU universe in which Hal Jordan appears as Green Lantern. Plus there's a little glimpse of the Beginning of Time 
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