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- Adaptation Displacement - Most people didn't know that Static was based on a Comic Book Series.
- Five-Token Band: pretty much any team is bound to be from different ethnicities or backgrounds. Pretty much the nature of the universe.
- Anvilicious: To the point where it distracts from the plot in some episodes.
- Draco in Leather Pants - Hotstreak and Ebon.
- Ear Worm: The theme tune, plus Nails's theme.
- Ensemble Darkhorse - Rubberband Man
- Richie counts too. He was so popular with fans that he was promoted to a superhero in the third season; show creator Dwayne Mc Duffie once said that Richie's popularity alone was what got them a fourth season of the show.
- Fridge Horror - In the episode "Now You See Him", Static is fighting Speedwarp, a villain who can accelerate time for himself and chosen targets. Towards the end, he kidnaps Daisy and accelerates her, and Static follows with his own time device a minute later. However, time is slowed down for Daisy and Speedwarp. Daisy must have been trapped in there for hours or days.
- Wade was featured prominently in the first episode, but then was never seen or mentioned again after the Big Bang. While no fatalities are mentioned in show, we see a kid melting from the effects of the gas; it's likely Wade was one of the unlucky ones.
- Fridge Logic: Or at least a head-scratcher. By episode 21, Sharon is dating Adam, aka Rubberbandman aka a superhero. We see them together on a few dates with no implications they broke up during the whole rest of the series. Yet she's in danger in quite a few episodes, including kidnapped with her cell phone in one, and he never showed up in them. Not even a "I'm sorry I wasn't there but I'm glad you're safe" cameo. What gives?
- Harsher in Hindsight: In one episode, Adam insists on using fireworks for his concert despite the warnings of his crew on using them on a small stage, and when the fireworks go off, they end up setting the place on fire. That became a whole lot harsher when the Rhode Island nightclub "The Station" got set on fire in February 2003 during a Great White concert(and killed at least 100 people) due to a combination of polyurethane insulation and the band's use of pyrotechnics on a smaller then normal stage.
- Hilarious in Hindsight - Static, in one episode early in the first season, does research on Replay from the 'TV Trivia' website. Fast forward to today...
- Ho Yay - Virgil/Richie. Need we mention the infamous ending to the "Wet N' Wild" episode?
- Specs and Trapper, too.
- Don't forget that episode that had Static and Hotstreak spent handcuffed to each other. Well, more like Foe Yay
- I Am Not Shazam: He's just "Static", not "Static Shock". It's gotten so bad, even the comics have made that mistake!
- Memetic Mutation: Behbehbehbehbehbehbeh... THIS CAN'T WAIT A MONTH!
- Narm: In the episode with the bullied kid who brings a gun to school, at one point the gun goes off. It's angled up in the air at the time, yet somehow Richie ends up getting shot in the leg.
- Narm Charm
- Uncanny Valley - The villain Ferret.
- Unfortunate Implications - Believe, even here they exist. In "Bad Stretch", Ebon disguises himself as Rubberband Man to break his gang out of jail. Since his shadow powers grant him abilities similar to those of his brother (aside from giving him a pitch-black skin, even darker than Adam), all he needs to do is wear a similar uniform - and even the guard he disables doesn't notice any difference!
- In all fairness, pretty much everyone in the show is a Master of Delusion, so it probably has less to do with race and more to do with handling the Idiot Ball.
- In episode 25, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn's plan is revealed to be that of "luring a teenaged girl over the internet to take advantage of her" (as stated by Batman in the same episode). Sure, the use of "villains" and "serums" were obvious metaphors for internet predators, but out of all of the DCAU villains, why them?
- Probably they're the most recognised villainesses in The DCAU.
- Also, in the episode where the kid threatens to go on a shooting spree after being subjected to brutal bullying...one of the most dangerous myths about school shooters is that they're typically bullying victims. In reality, many school shooters are bullies and similarly sociopathic individuals themselves, taking their disregard for others' physical and emitonal well-being to the next level, such as the Columbine shooters.
- In the creators' defense, it IS possible for a bully victim to try a school shooting. It's just some of the more famous shooters we hear about ARE bullies and not the victims.
- What an Idiot!: In one episode, Virgil's sister suspects that he is Static. The problem? She blurts out his identity at every given opportunity in public while cheering him on from the sidelines.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Many of the kids who gained powers from the Big Bang gas had serious emotional problems. Justified in that the majority of those exposed to the Big Bang were either gangbangers or any other people who you'd reasonably expect to be in such a crummy part of town.
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