Originally taking up the mantle to avenge the death of his father by ganglord Tobias Whale, he retired from heroing after it ruined his family life. In his nine years of retirement, Whale and his gang, the 100, managed to expand their empire. After they threatened the safety of his school and daughters, Black Lightning returned to the streets.
- Electrokinesis: Jefferson can generate raw electricity which courses through his body, which he has learned to manipulate and control.
- Power Instability: Jefferson's powers use his brain to concentrate the electricity of the environment; but if he uses the power without the suit for a long time, it will kill him.
- Black Lightning Suit: Gambi made a special suit which helps Jefferson to use his power in more ways, and even control his neural power instability.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Black Lightning and is an adaptation of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning. The original character was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden and first appeared in Black Lightning #1.
- Black Lightning is portrayed by Cress Williams.
- Young Jefferson Pierce was played by Kaden Washington Lewis.
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