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Brandon Marshall is a meta-human resident of Freeland. He is a friend of Jennifer Pierce, a student at Garfield High School and an ally of Black Lightning's team. Brandon moved to Freeland to take revenge for his mother's death.

Biography

Original multiverse

After the death of his mother, Brandon moved to Freeland to get answers and find the person responsible. Deciding to enroll in Garfield High School, Brandon found himself getting close to Jennifer due to Freeland's occupation. Since the Freeland occupation happened, he and Jennifer have developed a stronger relationship, finding in ally in her during his search for answers.
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Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Brandon as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[1] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[2]

New multiverse


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Personality

Brandon seems to be a passionate and stubborn person, with the drive to find the woman who murdered his mother. Despite this personal mission, however, he is also understanding of others and works to help those he cares deeply about, especially Jennifer Pierce.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: Due to Dr. Jace experimenting on his mother, Brandon's DNA was altered and his cells supercharged, turning him into a meta-human and thereby allowing him to access his powers.
    • Geokinesis: Brandon has the ability to manipulate stone, soil, and shape and affect it in any conceivable way. Brandon can create natural disasters like earthquakes. Brandon has also displayed he is capable of not only manipulating natural earth but ashes as well. Whenever he uses his powers or about to use them his eyes turn white[3] Brandon’s powers have even gone as far to manipulate and generate lava.[4]
      • Magmakinesis: He can turn earth into lava and manipulate it, as shown when he blasted Gravedigger with hot lava.[4]
      • Transmutation: Brandon is able to transmute the molecular properties of any organic material to turn it into something else, this is shown when he turned a lump of coal into a diamond. Brandon was also able to turn his mother's ashes into crystals to attack Dr. Jace with.[3]
      • Electricity Absorption: Since Brandon's power is geokinesis, he is by extension also able to absorb electricity. It is shown when he has absorbed Jennifer's electricity on multiple occasions.[5] It is not known how much electricity he can absorb at once though.

Weaknesses

  • Power instability: Like most meta-humans, Brandon biggest weakness is that his powers are unstable, as shown when he was asleep and unconsciously caused an earthquake. This is again repeated after he losing his temper when confronting Dr. Jace.[6]
  • Altitude: Because his powers are earth-based, Brandon has difficulty in areas with higher altitudes, as seen when he was riding a plane to Markovia.[6]

Appearances

Black Lightning


Trivia

  • Whilst with Jennifer, Brandon considers having his own suit and vigilante nickname, suggesting multiple aliases including "Quake-Boy", "Earth-Force" and "Geo".[7]

Behind the scenes

  • Brandon seems to be loosely inspired by the DC Comics superhero Geo-Force, a prominent member of the Outsiders and prince of Markovia.
    • Brandon's various suggestions of an alias further cements this, as well as the ambiguity behind his parents and affiliation with Helga Jace.
    • This is the second character to be an adaptation of Geo-Force, with the first one being Brion Markov.

References

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