The Characters Of Black Lightning

15 February 2021
Heroes and Villains on Black Lightning
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Black Lightning strikes again! Jefferson Pierce and his superhero family must face new threats in season 3 as they defend themselves against the evil plans of the infamous Tobias Whale and uncover the secrets of the A.S.A. Let' check out these fascinating characters. 

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Name: Jefferson Pierce

Superhero name: Black Lightning


  • Meta-Human Physiology.
  • Super-Human Strength.
  • Electrokinesis: Ability to generate raw electricity and manipulate it.
  • Electro Blasts: Ability to create balls and bolts of electrical energy.
  • Electric Vision: He can see through anything that has an electric current.
  • Electric Healing.
  • Vocal Manipulation: He can change his voice through the use of electricity.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combatant: He is a skilled combatant. 
  • Expert Marksman.

Best Quote: "I know addiction when I see it!"

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Name: Lynn Stewart

Superhero name: Non


  • Genius Level Intellect: She is naturally very smart and can figure things out easily.
  • Expert medic: Her expertise is as a medic doctor.
  • Experienced Markswoman: She learnt this skill from her father who was a hunter.
  • Former Powers: Meta-Human Physiology: She had the ability to increase her neurological process. She developed these powers by ingesting small doses of green light!

Best Quote: "The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, I'm not crazy! I'm done!"

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Name: Anissa Pierce

Superhero name: Thunder/Blackbird


  • Meta-Human Physiology: She has the ability to control the density of her body without changing shape or size. 
  • Superhuman Strength.
  • Stomp-Induced Shockwaves: She can produce shockwaves by stomping hard.
  • Thunderclap: She can also produce shockwaves by clapping. This is powerful enough to knock people down or cars over!

Best Quote: 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

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Name: Jennifer Pierce

Superhero name: Lightning


  • Meta-Human Physiology.
  • Electrokinesis: Ability to generate electric shocks from her hands.
  • Electric Absorption: Ability to absorb power from electronics such as phones and light bulbs.
  • Electric Detection: Ability to detect electric signals nearby.
  • Electric Technopathy: She can use her powers to control technology.
  • She has many of the same powers as Black Lightning.

Best Quote: "Me? Your car got hit by lightning. You wanna call the police on God?"

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Name: Tobias Whale


  • Longevity:  He uses a longevity serum to extend his life without ageing or deteriorating.
  • Immense Strength: He possesses immense strength and is stronger than any ordinary man. 
  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: He is s skilled melee fighter.
  • Leadership Skills: He possesses great leadership skills and this makes him a powerful villain.
  • Skilled Harpoon Gun Handler: He is skilled with harpoon guns and uses them to torture his opponents.

Best Quote: "Where'd you find this clown? I thought you said he's one of the best."

Info sourced from fandom.com

The action continues every Thursday with Black Lightning season 3 at 19:10 on M-Net City.

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