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Quote1  You have the ability to do things your father could never do, Ms. Pierce. Quote2
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Jennifer Pierce is the youngest of two daughters of Jefferson Pierce and Lynn Stewart. After discovering her powers, she became the superheroine Lightning in Freeland.

Based in Freeland, she is an attending student at Garfield High School, commonly referred to as the "Queen of Garfield," and was a kidnapping victim of the One Hundred, alongside her older sister Anissa Pierce before being rescued by Black Lightning.[2]

She enters a romantic relationship with student athlete Khalil Payne but endured a strain after he eas injured during a peaceful protest that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Jennifer's latent powers awaken after a scare of a friend collapsing from a scaffolding, initially rejecting them after revealing them to her family.

With her powers growing exponentially, Jennifer, by Jefferson and Lynn's concerns for her safety and their own, limit her from leaving home, taking her classes online; she was also informed by Anissa to stay away from Khalil.[3]

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  • Electrical Transformation:
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    Jennifer using her powers.

    Using her ability to generate an electrical field has the added effect of turning her into a being of sentient lightning. She can basically become living electricity, making her more powerful than her father.
    • Electrokinesis: Jennifer has inherited from her father the ability to manipulate electricity
      • Energy Absorption: Jennifer can absorb ambient electricity to generate an electrical aura around herself. Sometimes she goes to Ionosphere to recharge or collect energy. 
      • Flight: In her electrical form Jennifer gains the ability to fly
      • Electro-Blast: She has the ability to project the electrical energy she has absorbed and stored as powerful electricity blasts.
      • Energy constructs: Her lightning can form into solid constructs, such as whips, which she used against her opponents.
      • Accelerated Healing: Jennifer is able to heal from serious wounds faster than most people.
    • Photokinesis: Her abilities manly manifest as an ability to control and manipulate some forms of light.
    • Psychic Link[4]




  • Lightning suit
  • Blackbird suit (Formerly)
  • Image inducer device: (Formerly) Jennifer used a special device given by Gambi to change his entire appearance into that of another individual.

  • Jennifer was born October 7, 2001.[5]