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What did Jen do to the Glaze double?

In the final episode of Black Lightning, She lights herself up with radioactive energy and zooms at the doppelganger, and when the energy dissipates, the doppelganger is gone. What did she do to her? ...
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Was the ionosphere plotline motivated by real-world considerations?

In the fourth season, Jen is replaced by an evil double that hijacked her DNA and memories in order to pretend that it was actually her. Rather than having the same person play both characters, as ...
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What were Odell and Maya up to?

In the episode "Painkiller," it is revealed that Odell and his daughter, Maya, have been kidnapping people and using their brainpower to mine cryotocurrency. However, Khalil's crew seems to ...
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Are meta boosters physiologically addictive?

After Lynn creates the meta boosters in the third season, they are used as a metaphor for drug addiction. However, more than that, many characters treat them as an actual drug. Jefferson says that ...
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Why were there other stable metahumans?

Near the end of the third season of Black Lightning, Lynn hypothesizes that all the stable metahumans descend from a subject zero, This would explain why the Pierces are stable, but none of the other ...
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Is Gotham the capital of the United States?

In Black Lightning, Agent Odell, the head of the ASA, lives in Gotham. The commission to examine the truth of the ASA's involvement in Freeland is also held in Gotham, not Freeland. Former ASA agent ...
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What prompted the change in Anissa's personality?

In the third season, Anissa is helping some metahumans escape from the military regime in Freeland. She's made a deal to shelter them with some of the Perdi, who have a farm and whom she had ...
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Why did Anissa's powers and Jennifer's emerge at roughly the same time?

If I recall correctly, Anissa's powers mainly start showing up in the first season, whereas those of Jennifer emerge more in the second season. However, the impression that I got was that the ...
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How far has the Markovian invasion progressed?

In Season 3 of Black Lightning, at the beginning of the season, we see that Freeland is under military control, with some sort of force field around the perimeter. This is described as an "invasion" ...
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Is Jamillah Olsen on "Black Lightning" a reference to Jimmy Olsen?

In the season three premiere of Black Lightning, the audience is introduced to the character of Jamillah Olsen, a journalist investigating the goings-on of Freeland. I may be grasping at straws here, ...
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Is Tobias Whale vegan?

TV Tropes claims that Tobias Whale is vegan: In Black Lightning, ruthless crime boss Tobias Whale claims to adhere to a vegan diet. But he seems to be having caviar when he meets with Khalil: ...
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How large is Markovia?

When the country of Markovia was first introduced on Black Lightning, it seemed like it was going to be another country like Marvel's Sokovia: small, Eastern European, gang ties. It's also described ...
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Does Black Lightning use a voice modulator?

When Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, his voice seems deeper and more echoing than usual (lest some have some doubts, it’s occasionally preceded by [in altered voice] in the subtitles). I assumed ...
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Is Black Lightning part of the Arrowverse?

Is the 2018 Black Lightning TV show considered part of the Arrowverse franchise (consisting of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine, and several web series)? It airs on the CW ...
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Why doesn't Black Lightning wear a helmet?

In the 2018 show Black Lightning, the titular superhero fights street gangs and others that regularly use guns. In the first episode, he narrowly avoids gunfire on several occasions, and survives a ...
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