Black Lightning's team is a vigilante team operating in Freeland.


Past adventures

Black Lightning's team consisted mainly of Jefferson Pierce working with Peter Gambi on strategy and tech support.[1] Meanwhile, his daughters developed powers, with Anissa Pierce becoming known as both "Blackbird"[2] and "Thunder", [1] and Jennifer Pierce becoming one of the world's most powerful beings, able to survive the universe-destroying Anti-Monitor Crisis.[3]

Year Three: Invasion of the Markovians

When Lynn was kidnapped by the Markovians, the team was forcibly teamed up with the A.S.A. in order to execute the rescue mission.[4]

Other team members

This causes Tyson Sykes, an ancestor of the Pierce family who lived in Markovia, to want freedom for the Meta-humans of Freeland, by any means necessary, up to and including their deaths if they did not follow his leadership. Sykes became incredibly powerful by taking a Meta booster,[1] that Lynn had accidentally left in the country.[2] and invades United States' soil with a foreign army. Ultimately, the team repels the invaders.[5]

Interpersonal relationships thrive and wither within the team as Jenn and Khalil end their relationship[2] days before Anissa and Grace get engaged.[1] The Pierce family grows closer, deciding that they would not have secrets,[2] but Lynn has become a drug user, addicted to Glimmer, and Jefferson loses his best friend Bill Henderson in battle.[5]

Known members

Current members

Former members

Known allies

Current allies

Former allies

Known enemies

Current enemies

Former enemies


Black Lightning

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • Black Lightning's team is loosely adapted from the Outsiders, sharing many of their members and goals such as infiltrating Markovia.
    • Jefferson Pierce, Anissa Pierce, Grace Choi, Gardner Grayle, Geoffrey Barron, Brion Markov and Eric Moran are all members of the team who joined the Outsiders in the comics.


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