Black Lightning

Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning is one of the supporting protagonists in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

He is voiced by Bumper Robinson.


Jefferson Pierce ran away from his home in Metropolis' Suicide Slums, a notoriously impoverished community. Pierce also had the power of electromagnetism and could generate bolts of electricity. He was eventually recruited to join an underground collective called the Outsiders. Slug, the leader, manipulated his recruits with propaganda about the decay of society. Due to his upbringing, Pierce could only agree with Slug.

Renamed Black Lightning, he, Katana, and Metamorpho began making destructive raids on various shopping malls. Batman opposed them at every turn but the trio managed to escape capture. However, after watching and listening to Wildcat's experiences, Black Lightning began to realize the error of his ways. Along with Katana and Metamorpho, Black Lightning is under the tutelage of Wildcat. Black Lightning is also nurturing his natural hand to hand fighting skills with Wildcat. Kidnapped by Psycho Pirate, Lightning confronted and overcame his anger issues.

Months later, Black Lightning donned a new costume and was shortly attacked by Faceless Hunter. Lightning lost and was implanted with a mind controlling Starro clone. During a mission to stop the Kobra Cult's latest agenda, Batman summoned the Outsiders to help defeat them. During the battle, Black Lightning uses his electrical powers to sever the head off a statue animated by the demon Kali.


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