This is a list of characters who appear in the TV series Static Shock.
Virgil Ovid Hawkins, also known as Static (voiced by Phil LaMarr), is an African-American high school student from Dakota City who, as a result of being accidental exposed to an experimental mutagen in an event called the "Big Bang", gained the ability to control and manipulate electromagnetism. After discovering others like himself, nicknamed "Bang Babies", using their powers for criminal pursuits, Virgil becomes a hero to stop them. Virgil is an intelligent young man with a strong sense of justice, but grapples with self-doubt. Over the course of the series, he gradually becomes more mature and responsible with his powers.
Richard "Richie" Osgood Foley (voiced by Jason Marsden) is Virgil Hawkins' best friend who supports the latter as Static by developing gadgets for him during seasons one and two. In the latter season, Foley encounters Ragtag, who grants him the power to generate purple energy capable of repelling or deflecting objects. Taking the name "Push", he becomes addicted to his new power and begins stealing for Ragtag in exchange for him maintaining his powers, but eventually sees the error of his ways and helps Virgil defeat Ragtag. In season three, due to prolonged exposure to Virgil, Foley becomes a Bang Baby with superhuman intelligence and limited technopathy. Using his newfound powers, he builds advanced technology, such as the robot "Back-Pack", and joins Virgil in fighting crime as the superhero Gear.
According to series creators, Richie's character was based on Rick Stone, Virgil's best friend in the comics, who is gay. Since Stone's sexual orientation could not be explored within the context of a children's television series at the time of the show's original run, it was never addressed if Foley was gay as well, though series creator Dwayne McDuffie did consider him gay and subtly hinted at such throughout the series.
Robert Hawkins (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is a strict yet caring widowed social worker and head counselor of the Freeman Community Center who served in the Marines and strongly dislikes gangs and the destructive attitudes of most Bang Babies, which motivates him to counteract bad influences on young people. Throughout most of the series, he remains unaware of his son Virgil's actions as Static, whose actions he disapproves of, until he is kidnapped and deduces Virgil's secret identity near the end of the series, but agrees to keep it secret.
Sharon Hawkins (voiced by Michele Morgan) is Virgil's strong-willed and caring older sister who attends college, but still lives at home, and remains unaware of Virgil's activities as Static throughout the series. Additionally, she volunteers at a hospital and works as counselor at the Freeman Community Center. Despite frequently arguing with Virgil, she still cares for him.
Francis "F-Stop" Stone (voiced by Danny Cooksey) is a hot-headed and wisecracking bully at Dakota Union High School who was the leader of one of the gangs that took part in the gang war that would later erupt into the "Big Bang", during which he acquired pyrokinetic powers. Taking the name "Hot-Streak", he serves as Static's first rival and maintains this rivalry with him throughout the series due in part to their prior history before the Big Bang.
After Dr. Todd creates and disperses a "Bang Baby cure" in the series finale, Stone takes part in Ebon's plot to steal a canister of the mutagen used in the original Big Bang and stage a larger one to restore their powers along with those of their allies. After Static and Gear foil their plot, Ebon and Stone fight over the mutagen canister, but become exposed to a large quantity of the gas and fuse together into a giant monster with both of their powers called "Ebon-Streak". Static and Gear eventually defeat them, though their fates following this are left unknown.
Ebon, also known as Ivan Evans (voiced by Gary Anthony Sturgis), is a Bang Baby criminal, leader of the Meta-Breed, and older brother of Rubber-Band Man who resembles an anthropomorphic shadow and possesses powerful umbrakinetic abilities that allow him to create portals to teleport himself or others and control and manipulate darkness and other shadows, though he is vulnerable to strong sources of light. Throughout the series, he attempts to recruit new and powerful Bang Babies into the Meta-Breed, only to continually face opposition from Static and later Gear.
After Dr. Todd creates and disperses a "Bang Baby cure", Ebon launches a plot to steal a canister of the mutagen used in the original Big Bang and stage a larger one to restore his and other like-minded Bang Babies' powers, despite the risk of creating hundreds more. After Static and Gear foil their plot, Ebon and Hot-Streak fight over the mutagen canister, but become exposed to a large quantity of the gas that fuses them together into a giant monster with both of their powers called "Ebon-Streak". Static and Gear eventually defeat them, though their fates following this are left unknown.
Edwin Alva (voiced by Kerrigan Mahan) is a businessman and head of Alva Industries who neglects and holds contempt for his son, Edwin Alva Jr., which would lead to the latter becoming a supervillain and being turned to stone while seeking his attention. In response, a guilt-ridden Alva Sr. focuses his efforts on saving his son, which he eventually succeeds in with Static, Gear, and Hot-Streak's help.
Series creator Dwayne McDuffie has said that the character was supposed to have been "more Peter O'Toole than Peter Fonda".
The Meta-Breed is a criminal group of Bang Babies led by Ebon.
Not to be confused with Shiv (comics).
Shiv (voiced by Brian Tochi) is an eccentric and immature member of the Meta-Breed with the ability to form "light energy" constructs from his arms and hands, which he can form into blades and other weapons.
Talon, real name Teresa (voiced by Tia Texada), is a teenage Hispanic member of the Meta-Breed who resembles an anthropomorphic bird and possesses wings that allow her to fly, her namesakes on her hands and feet, and a hypersonic shriek. Embittered over her transformation, she aids Ebon and the Meta-Breed throughout the series until Dr. Todd creates and disperses a "Bang Baby cure" in the series finale. After being hospitalized, Talon quits the Meta-Breed and tells Static and Gear about Ebon's plot to stage a new Big Bang to restore his powers. Ebon kidnaps Talon to restore her powers as well, but Static and Gear rescue her.
Rubber-Band Man, also known as Adam Evans (voiced by Kadeem Hardison), is a dyslexic yet talented musician, younger brother of Ebon, and a Bang Baby whose body structure consists of living rubber, which he can shape into a variety of forms and use to disguise himself as others. Prior to becoming a Bang Baby, Rubber-Band Man worked as a stock clerk at a music store before he joined Ebon's gang in taking part in the gang war that would later erupt into the Big Bang. In season one, Rubber-Band Man seeks revenge on a record producer who stole one of his songs. Despite being defeated by Static and arrested by authorities, Rubber-Band Man breaks out of prison and disguises himself as a musician named "Stringer". After entering a relationship with Sharon Hawkins, he becomes inspired to reform and become a superhero in season two. He initially clashes with Static, but eventually serves as an older brother figure to him.
Puff (voiced by Kimberly Brooks) is a volatile and hot-tempered Bang Baby bounty hunter and partner of Onyx with the ability to transform into a gaseous form, which grants flight capabilities and semi-intangibility, but renders her vulnerable to water and large gusts of wind. Additionally, she can also exhale different forms of vapor depending on her mood such as acidic gas, "Puff Darts", knockout gas, and flammable gas.
Onyx (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is a calm and cool-headed Bang Baby bounty hunter and partner of Puff with a purple stone-like body that grants superhuman strength and durability, but slows his movements.