List of Static Shock episodes

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This article consists of a list of episodes of the animated series Static Shock.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 23, 2000May 12, 2001
211January 26, 2002May 4, 2002
315January 25, 2003June 21, 2003
413January 17, 2004May 22, 2004

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byVillainsOriginal air date
11"Shock to the System"James TuckerChristopher SimmonsFrancisSeptember 23, 2000 (2000-09-23)
Virgil Hawkins is a smart, funny teen who tangles with school gang leader Francis, who calls himself "F-Stop." The leader of another school 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 his best friend Richie's house, and they pick out a costume and a superhero name for Virgil, resulting in the birth of Static.
22"Aftershock"Dan RibaStan BerkowitzDr. Alva and HotstreakSeptember 30, 2000 (2000-09-30)

As a result of last episode's explosion, metahumans (a.k.a. Bang Babies) 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, but loses his first fight.

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.
33"The Breed"Denys CowanChristopher SimmonsEbon, Talon and ShivOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)

Derek Barnett, one of the most popular jocks at school, asks Virgil for help for tutoring. He begins to head home after o, and it is revealed that he is a Bang Baby. He 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. He 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.
44"Grounded"James TuckerLen UhleyMutant AmoebaOctober 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)
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.
55"They're Playing My Song"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieRubberband ManNovember 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)
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, but loses it after having to sneak out to take care of business as Static.
66"The New Kid"Denys CowanRodney VaccaroSpec and TrapperNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
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.
77"Child's Play"James TuckerStan BerkowitzAaronDecember 2, 2000 (2000-12-02)
A young boy, Dwayne, discovers that he was affected by the Big Bang, and has the incredibly powerful ability to alter and reshape reality. His older step-brother, Aaron, exploits Dwayne's reality-warping abilities for his own benefit.
88"Sons of the Fathers"Dan RibaChristopher SimmonsEbon and Shiv, racismDecember 9, 2000 (2000-12-09)
Richie invites Virgil to spend the night at his house. Unfortunately, his father arrives home early, and it is revealed that Mr. Foley is a racist bigot 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.
99"Winds of Change"James TuckerLen UhleySlipstreamDecember 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)
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 to 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 arguing, they get back together and take down Slipstream.
1010"Bent Out of Shape"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffiePuff and OnyxJanuary 27, 2001 (2001-01-27)
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, the latter 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 cash incentives, intervene.
1111"Junior"Denys CowanStory by : Alan Burnett and Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
Omnifarius and Dr. AlvaFebruary 10, 2001 (2001-02-10)
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.
1212"Replay"Denys CowanStory by : Brooks Wachtel
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
ReplayMarch 3, 2001 (2001-03-03)
While battling Replay, a meta-human capable of duplicating himself, a freak accident permits him to make a copy of Static. The doppelgänger ruins Static's name. The entire city mistakes the doppelganger for Static and declares him to be public enemy number one, while the real Static fights to restore his own good name.
1313"Tantrum"James TuckerChristopher SimmonsTantrumMay 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)
A purple monstrosity goes on several rampages through the city. Thomas Kim, a student upset that he has a grade one point less than 100, is suspected by Virgil and Richie as being the creature. When they confront him, he goes berserk, transforms, 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 his human form.

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byVillainsOriginal air date
141"The Big Leagues"Dave ChlystekLen UhleyThe JokerJanuary 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)
Batman and Robin team up with Static to find and defeat The Joker.
152"Power Play"Joe SichtaDwayne McDuffieRagtag, Run and JumpFebruary 2, 2002 (2002-02-02)
Richie bumps into an old man in an alleyway, granting him the gift of lygokinesis: the ability to create, control and manipulate pure purple-colored energy. Richie uses his powers to become a superhero named "Push," but panics when those powers begin to fade. The old man then reappears and introduces himself as Ragtag, a Bang Baby with the ability to grant others superpowers. Richie is desperate to keep being a hero, and eventually joins forces with Run and Jump--teens who Ragtag gave the gifts of super-speed and teleportation, respectively--to commit crimes on the old man's behalf in exchange for more "hits" of power.
163"Brother-Sister Act"Joe SichtaLen UhleyBoomFebruary 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)
When Mr. Hawkins leaves town and puts Sharon in charge of the house, Virgil is less than happy--and he becomes especially worried when Sharon starts piecing together clues that hint at his identity as Static. To make matters worse, two new Bang Babies have begun a crime spree: Boom, a teenager with a loudspeaker in his chest that allows him to shoot concussive sound-wave blasts, and his younger sister Mirage, who has the ability to manipulate light to create extremely realistic illusions. Upon discovering that Mirage is a reluctant partner in her older brother's plots, Static tries to work with her to stop Boom while simultaneously keeping Sharon from discovering his secret.
174"Static Shaq"Denys CowanChristopher SimmonsThe Ruff PackFebruary 16, 2002 (2002-02-16)
Static is hunted out by the Ruff Pack, who nearly discover his secret identity. This episode guest stars Shaquille O'Neal as himself.
185"Frozen Out"Dave ChlystekLen UhleyPermafrostFebruary 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)
The holiday season is upon Dakota, and Virgil is trying to balance attending various parties for his friends of different faiths. Complications arise when buildings such as the power plant and mall begin to be covered in thick sheets of ice. The cause is a Bang Baby named Permafrost, who has extremely powerful cryokinetic abilities. It is eventually revealed that Permafrost is a homeless girl named Maureen Conner; she suffers from mental problems stemming from her mother's death and stepfather's neglect. Maureen's trauma makes her unable to control her powers, especially when people ignore her when she asks for money and food. Static eventually finds Maureen and, rather than fighting her, offers her aid. Maureen calms down and accepts help from a local pastor, which in turn teaches Virgil the true meaning of the holidays.
196"Sunspots"Denys CowanStan BerkowitzHotstreakMarch 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
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.
207"Pop's Girlfriend"Denys CowanChristopher SimmonsRoyceMarch 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
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 which prompts his dad, Robert to ground Virgil.
218"Bad Stretch"Joe SichtaDwayne McDuffieEbonMarch 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)
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?
229"Attack of the Living Brain Puppets"Dave ChlystekLen UhleyMadelyn SpauldingApril 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
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.
2310"Duped"Denys CowanLen Uhley & Christopher SimmonsReplikonApril 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)
Adam enlists the help of AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys to get a recording deal, but a jealous competitor by the name of Replikon wants to reap the fame and winnings for himself.
2411"Jimmy"Joe SichtaStory by : Alan Burnett and Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
NickMay 4, 2002 (2002-05-04)

After merciless tormenting and a violent prank from a group of vicious bullies, a troubled teen named Jimmy Osgood brings his dad's 9x19mm Parabellum Beretta 92FS pistol to protect himself and accidentally shoots Richie in the leg. With the help of a psychologist, Virgil must deal with the shock and his feelings of guilt for not preventing the incident.

This was a very special episode focusing on children, guns and bullying.

Season 3 (2003)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byVillainsOriginal air date
251"Hard as Nails"n/aPaul DiniPoison Ivy and Harley QuinnJanuary 25, 2003 (2003-01-25)
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.
262"Gear"n/aStory by : Alan Burnett
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
Meta-BreedFebruary 1, 2003 (2003-02-01)
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.
273"Static in Africa"Victor Dal CheleDwayne McDuffieOsoboFebruary 8, 2003 (2003-02-08)
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.
284"She-Bang"Victor Dal CheleStory by : Alan Burnett
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
CrewcutFebruary 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)
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.
295"The Usual Suspect"n/aLen UhleyTamara LawrenceFebruary 22, 2003 (2003-02-22)
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.
306"A League of Their Own, Part 1"Victor Dal CheleErnie AltbackerBrainiacMarch 1, 2003 (2003-03-01)
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.
317"A League of Their Own, Part 2"n/aDwayne McDuffieBrainiacMarch 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)
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.
328"Showtime"n/aStory by : Alan Burnett
Teleplay by : Courtney Lilly
StarburstMarch 22, 2003 (2003-03-22)
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.
339"Consequences"Denys CowanChristopher SimmonsPuff and OnyxApril 5, 2003 (2003-04-05)

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 gone 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.
3410"Romeo in the Mix"n/aStory by : Rhonda Smiley
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
LeechApril 19, 2003 (2003-04-19)
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.
3511"Trouble Squared"Dave ChlystekChristopher SimmonsSpecs and TrapperApril 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)

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.
3612"Toys in the Hood"n/aStory by : John Semper and Ernie Altbecker
Teleplay by : John Ridley
ToymanMay 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)
Static teams up with Superman when the Man of Steel’s old nemesis, Toyman, appears in Dakota. This episode is a crossover with Superman: The Animated Series and resolves some loose ends from that show's episode "Obsession."
3713"The Parent Trap"n/aLen UhleyHeavymanMay 24, 2003 (2003-05-24)
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.
3814"Flashback"n/aJohn SemperEbonJune 7, 2003 (2003-06-07)
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.
3915"Blast From the Past"n/aStory by : Adam Beechen
Teleplay by : John Semper & Adam Beechen
Professor MenaceJune 21, 2003 (2003-06-21)
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. But they got along and become allies and Static helps him take down Professor Menace. Soul Power officially retired and leaves the superhero to protect Dakota to Static.

Season 4 (2004)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byVillainsOriginal air date
401"Future Shock"Victor Dal CheleStan BerkowitzKobraJanuary 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
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. This episode is a crossover with The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond.
412"She-Back!"Mark HowardLen UhleyMadelyn SpauldingJanuary 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)
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.
423"Out of Africa"Victor Dal CheleDwayne McDuffieOseboJanuary 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
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.
434"Fallen Hero"Chuck DrostStan BerkowitzSinestroFebruary 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
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 is a crossover with Justice League.
445"Army of Darkness"Mark HowardJohn SemperNightbreedFebruary 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
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.
456"No Man's Island"Mark HowardRalph SollEdwin AlvaFebruary 21, 2004 (2004-02-21)
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.
467"Hoop Squad"Victor Dal CheleLen Uhley & David GarberDr. OdiumFebruary 28, 2004 (2004-02-28)
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.
478"Now You See Him..."Chuck DrostDwayne McDuffieSpeedwarpMarch 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)
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.
489"Where the Rubber Meets the Road"Chuck DrostMatt WayneSpecs and TrapperMarch 27, 2004 (2004-03-27)
Rubberband Man must overcome his dyslexia to disarm a powerful fusion reactor Specs and Trapper have stolen from Alva Industries.
4910"Linked"Victor Dal CheleStory by : John Semper and Robert Goodman
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
ChainlinkMay 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
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.
5011"Wet and Wild"Mark HowardLen UhleyAquamaria and HotstreakMay 8, 2004 (2004-05-08)
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".
5112"Kidnapped"Victor Dal CheleJohn SemperOmnaraMay 15, 2004 (2004-05-15)
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.
5213"Power Outage"Chuck DrostStory by : Alan Burnett & John Semper
Teleplay by : John Semper
Ebon and HotstreakMay 22, 2004 (2004-05-22)
All the Bang Babies, including Static and Gear, are exposed to the cure for the mutagenic gas that altered them in the first episode. Many of the Bang Babies break into a lab to steal the original gas, and the ensuing battle restores the powers of Static, Gear, Hot-Streak, and Ebon - but Ebon and Hot-Streak merge into a massive mindless shadow-flame monster.

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