Erica Moran (born August 24, 2002) is a meta-human formerly contained in an A.S.A. research facility who joined Black Lightning's team.

Biography

Original multiverse

Erica was apprehended by Agent Wynne of the ASA on October 8th, and her file would be examined and shredded afterwards by Lynn Stewart.[1]


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Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Erica 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,[2] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[3]

New multiverse

Erica Moran is training in the A.S.A. facility when Sara Grey demands that a kill order be placed for Lynn Stewart after choosing her as a member of Black Lightning's team.[4] A deal was then made to return the meta-humans Black Lightning chose back to their families after the mission. Following the success of the mission to Markovia, the A.S.A. kept their end of the deal, allowing Erica to return to her family with her profile erased from the A.S.A.'s database.[5]

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Erica joins the other members of the team as they discuss the upcoming "War for Freeland" and is put on the b-squad led by Lightning. After the meeting, she talks to Baron that she might die in battle and that she has done little in her life since she was in a pod. When Baron reveals that he has never kissed a girl, Erica kisses him but keeps her feelings hidden.

Erica goes with the Pierce family and Baron to Anissa Pierce's apartment for dinner where Anissa and Grace Choi announce their engagement. However, before the wedding, Gravedigger appears in Freeland; Jefferson tells Erica that she and Baron are on standby.[6]

Erica was stationed outside the Pitt with Gardner Grayle and other Resistance fighters; when Gravedigger advanced towards them, and was not stopped by the barrage of gunfight sent his way, Erica powered up to lead her own assault against him. However, just as Erica approached, Gravedigger yelled, "Sleep", resulting in every one falling unconscious.[7]

Personality

Erica Moran is shown to be resilient, quiet and even hostile at times. Rarely talking to others and mostly keeping to herself, she has often refused to engage in conversion with some of her teammates, most notably Geoffrey Baron. This could also be due to her lack of interest in him. Despite these qualities, however, Erica displays a willingness to help others when it counts most.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: Erica Moran's status as a meta-human allows her to have unique abilities.
    • Kinetic Energy Absorption: Erica powers allow her to absorb kinetic energy and redirect it. She releases more energy than she absorbs.
      • Enhanced strength: During the A.S.A.'s testing, Erica demonstrated superhuman strength.
      • Superhuman Durability:  Erica has shown remarkable durability.

Abilities

  • Peak of human physical condition: Erica is in top physical condition from her training at the A.S.A.[8]
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Erica has been shown to possess impressive martial arts skills from her training at the A.S.A. Being able to take on multiple agents with ease.[8]
  • Indomitable will/High tolerance for pain: Erica has shown to be able to stand pain thanks to her powers after being repeatedly punched by Anissa during a mission.[8]

Former weaknesses

  • Meta booster: Erica briefly lost her powers after Lynn Stewart used her meta booster to gain access to her powers. However, Erica got her powers back after Lynn's booster wore off.

Appearances

Black Lightning

Season 3

Trivia

  • Erica is hispanic.[1]
  • Her ASA ID number is 84225-B.[1]

Behind the scenes

References

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