virgil and richie

Reasons why I love Static

A good hero works well with others

Look at how the other heroes smile at him, they are genuinely happy to meet him. When Superman saves him, he isn’t upset. He’s happy. He asked to be saved and he was

And it’s not the last time either. You see it here

and here

he works well with the justice league members even though his interactions with them are rare and in between.

He’s literally never afraid to ask them for help

I mean, look at that. He made the bat signal, he was outright asking for help as publicly as he ever could.

and in “Fallen hero” when he thought Green Lantern really had become evil…

Just look at his face. He is shocked. He can’t believe one of his heroes would do this, he tried to figure out why, tried to come up with a reason to explain it, so it would make sense.

And the moment Sinestro, disguised as Green Lantern, hurt Gear. He knew it was true, and he’s horrified that the person he looked up to did this and he’s angry, angry that he didn’t see this.

Static knows when to fight

but he also knows when someone just needs a helping hand

and sure, he jokes around

but he also knows how important the work he does is

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and he also knows what happens if he messes up

His family knows what it is he does and they all support him in whatever way they can.

and that’s why I love Static shock. Yes, they touched upon some serious issues

they didn’t dumb it down for the audience, or treat the issues with kiddie gloves, they addressed the issues and those were also the same episodes that they broke the fourth wall. Dyslexia, gun control, gang violence, racism. They didn’t pull their punches on this show.

They showed us a still very much grieving teenager who almost joins a gang in the first episode, who gets powers that he uses to protect other people without a moment of hesitation, not even thinking of getting revenge on his bullies. Even as a superhero, he still volunteers at the community center his dad runs.

Yes, Virgil makes mistakes, he’s still a kid after all, but he’s so genuinely kind and sincere that we can’t help but love him.

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I don’t know if it actually is Static shock appreciation week officially, but it is for me

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and, because I can’t help myself

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The Maestro’s Orchestra by micquestion (deviantart)
This man was such an animation genius and paved the way for new and awesome shows like Gravity Falls, Star vs., Voltron, Adventure Time, Regular Show and so many more, that it’s still hard to take in that he’s gone. He created Teen Titans, Static Shock, Ben 10 and basically a huge part of our childhood.

Thank you for everything, McDuffie. (1962-2011)

The realization that Virgil is attractive punches Richie in the fucking face like

They’ve been friends for years, back when they were both still chubby and held their parents hands to cross the street, and they watched each other go through cracking voices and knobby limbs and weird body odor and it’s just not even really a question to Richie, it never occurs to him to even look that closely. It’s just “Yup, Virgil. Dreads, baggy jeans, sometimes he wears a hat. That’s the guy.”

He almost sees it the first time Virgil goes out as Static, hovering in the gymnasium with crackles of lightening all around him, in his mask and coat, but the thought is gone as soon as it’s there.

Then finally one day they get back from patrol, and it’s been a night from hell. They’re both sweaty and beat up and exhausted, and on autopilot they’re both stripping off their clothes to crash on Virgil’s bed, and Richie looks up just at the right time to see the light playing off Virgil’s sweat-slick skin, his body all lean muscle and little hair-thin strands of electricity still zipping just barely visible between his fingers and down his arms.

And Richie just goes “Oh, fuck.”

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Here it is! And only well over a day after I wanted it uploaded (: