Tobias Whale ruled over the city of Freeland with an iron fist until he murdered journalist Alvin Pierce. Alvin's son Jefferson swore vengeance, and after developing electrical powers, adopted the name Black Lightning and attempted to break Whale's hold on Freeland.
- Decelerated Aging: Tobias has not visibly aged in nearly two decades.
- Superhuman Strength
- Invisibility (Formerly)
- Intimidation: Tobias keeps The 100 under his control just with the fear.
- Martial Arts
- Harpoon Gun
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Black Lightning and is an adaptation of Tobias Whale. The original character was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden and first appeared in Black Lightning #1.
- Tobias Whale is portrayed by Marvin Krondon Jones III.
- Tobias was born on April 20, 1946.
- 34 Appearances of Tobias Whale (Black Lightning TV Series)
- 1 Images featuring Tobias Whale (Black Lightning TV Series)
- Quotations by or about Tobias Whale (Black Lightning TV Series)
- Character Gallery: Tobias Whale (Black Lightning TV Series)
- "Black Lightning (TV Series) Episode: The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon"
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- "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder"
- "The Resurrection"
- "Equinox: The Book of Fate"
- "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace"