Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles E Despite growing up in the most crime filled neighborhood of Dakota City, Virgil Hawkins was a pretty chill guy. He's been his time playing D and D reading comics, you know, typical nerds toe. But he at one major problem the classic sitcom fully know teenage story is complete without it. During school, he was frequently harassed by local gang leader Francis Stone. Virgil's Onley refuge was one of his few friends. Larry Wade. Larry convinced Virgil there was only one way to get rid of Francis for good. Join his own gang and pack some heat. Things got, well, pretty intense, and Virgil wasn't having any of it. It was timeto bail like D. C comics on their cinematic universe, but the damage was already done. The police arrived and let loose, um, massive canister of what seemed to be tear gas, but wasn't Yeah, this great looking missed was actually some experimental shit. It was supposed to tag each gang members so the cops could track them down later. But it was actually laced with radioactive quantum juice, which killed almost everybody. Hate it when that happens. Luckily, Virgil was one of the few who survived, but the quantum juice still had an effect. You could say he was shocked to find out what it did. Yes, he began to develop electromagnetic powers before this virtual always felt out of his league. But now he was in a league of his own and became the superhero static. I put a shock to your system. Hell, yeah. With these new powers, the guy was unstoppable. He could blow shit up with electric bolts quick as lightning make explosion balls called nova bums and Taser people with punches to the face. Right. But he's not just good at shocking people. Static can alter the electron attraction of any object or surface. He can erect extremely durable electromagnetic force fields that block most attacks. He can even move metal around like a hip young magneto in slip metal under his feet to take to the sky. His favorite right is the static saucer, a giant frisbee that doubles as a shield and buzzsaw. Think about it. Don't you wish your car could literally cut through traffic? Oh, speaking of which, I have to drive downtown to pick up a new graduated cylinder. Uh, I should probably go before traffic gets back. Wait. You're going outside. You never go outside. I know it's intimidating. You wearing enough sunscreen? Because your body is in for a shock. Get it? Like the character. We were talking about it. I'll be fine. See you next week for the battle between Spiderman and Static. Why doesn't he just use Amazon?