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"Well, I tend bar at the Ruby Red Lipstick Bar, and we do cosplay party on Friday nights. You dress up as any superhero you want. Supergirl. Looker, if vampires are more your thing."
—Grace Choi to Anissa Pierce[src]

Grace Pierce[1] (née Choi;May 16, 1991 as Shay Li Wylde[2]) is a woman with a troubled past who grew up in the foster system and was apparently born with a shape-shifting meta-human condition that caused her to live on the run since she was kidnapped by a child prostitution ring at the age of 16. After escaping her captors and changing identity, Grace briefly worked as a bartender at the Ruby Red Lipstick Bar in Freeland, where she met Anissa Pierce, developing an on-again-off-again relationship with her and eventually becoming her fiancée.[3] Grace also began assisting Anissa in her vigilante activities as both Thunder and Blackbird, to the point of becoming an active member of Black Lightning's team herself.

Following the War for Freeland, Grace was seriously hurt and fell into a coma only reawaken a year later.[4] Returning to vigilante duty after her coma and recent marriage to Anissa, Grace reclaims her former surname, Wylde, as her new vigilante identity along with a new shapeshifted disguised form to go along with the alias.[5]


Original multiverse

Early life

Shay Li Wylde with her foster parents.

Shay Li Wylde was born on May 16, 1991 into a dysfunctional family. When she was still a baby, Shay Li was abandoned by her biological parents,[2] who later both died,[6] resulting in her being placed into foster care. Growing up, Shay Li was shuffled between various foster homes[2] and manifested shape-shifting powers since early infancy, stating she didn't even remember not having them.[7] Due to her troubled life, Shay Li learned from a very young age how to take care of herself and not to let people get too close to her,[8] as well as getting accustomed on "waiting in hospitals rooms".[9]

In 2007, when she was 16, Shay Li was abducted and sold into a prostitution ring that held her prisoner for years until it was broken up by I.C.E.. Shay Li then vanished for some time until she resurfaced in Freeland under the new identity of "Grace Choi".[2]

Meeting Anissa

Grace meets Anissa.

One day, Grace met Anissa Pierce at a library, insisting she check out a favorite of hers, The Outsiders. She then promptly invited her to a cosplay party at the bar she worked at. At the party, the two danced together, before being interrupted by Anissa's then-girlfriend Chenoa. Trying to avoid a fight at her bar, Grace asked Chenoa to take their problems outside.[10]

Anissa caress Grace's head after they were assaulted.

Leaving the Ruby Red Lipstick Bar with Anissa, they were confronted by former patrons, angered at Grace and the bar. One of the guys knocked out Grace, but the whole group was quickly knocked out by Anissa. She soon woke up, with Anissa tending to a graze on her head.[11]

Some weeks later, looking for some comfort after David Poe's death, Anissa called Grace and asked her out for a date.[12]

A troubled relationship

Grace at Zoe B.'s party.

Grace was hired to work as a waitress at a party thrown by musician Zoe B. at her apartment. While working there, she saw Anissa kissing Zoe so she walked away. Anissa tracked her down at the party and apologized for not calling her because things were busy. Grace commented that she could tell and said she had to get back to work, leaving Anissa.[13]

Anissa tells Grace she want to try a serious relationship with her.

Grace was working at her bar when Anissa came in looking to talk. She apologized for how they met at Zoe's party and for the fact that she dropped out of their potential relationship without saying anything. Telling Grace that she took her work seriously, Anissa told her that she also wanted to try taking a relationship with Grace seriously.[14]

Anissa and Grace after they had sex for the first time.

After Peter Gambi's apparent death, Anissa went to Grace's apartment telling her what happened and that the event made her realize that Grace would have been the only person, outside of her family, she would spend her last night with. The two women had sex and slept together. However, the following morning, Grace told Anissa it was an error as she can't come to her looking for consolation when she feels vulnerable only to disappear after everything went back to normal. As Anissa replied that was not the case, Grace asked her if she could honestly tell her she would not hurt her again; Anissa hesitated and Grace left the room in frustration. As she got back to her living room, Grace started to develop some mysterious scale-like spot on her arms, neck and face, so she drank two bottles of water and took some pills, making them disappear.[8]

Grace and Anissa spend an evening together on the couch.

Grace and Anissa spent time at Grace's apartment watching television. After a little flirting, during which Grace accused Anissa of being corny, she excused herself to go to the bathroom. She watched at the mirror as the discoloration on her skin reappeared and, breathing heavily, again took some pills in order to counter the effect.[15]

Anissa and Grace at the hospital.

After Khalil Payne was hospitalized again due to Tobias having ripping off his spine, and the whole Pierce family attended his bedside, Grace went to the hospital in order to take some food to Anissa, kissing her fronthead and telling that she wanted to be there for her. Anissa rested on Grace's shoulder and the two waited quietly to receive news of Khalil's recovery or death.[9]

Exposed and disappearance

On her day off, Grace was sleeping on the couch after having read come comics, when Anissa woke her up with a series of kisses. Grace said she was glad she gave her a copy of her apartment keys and, after showing her that both Black Lightning and Thunder have their own comic book series (causing her girlfriend to smile joyfully), she went to get ready to go out for their date.

Grace and Anissa at the park.

The two women went to see a movie that Grace deemed as too violent and then took a walk in the park; while talking about their relationship, Grace's condition started to manifest and her eyes changed color right in front of Anissa; she tried to cover-up the event and walk away but right in that moment Anissa took her hands and asked her to come to dinner at her house to meet her family, before Grace can answer, the dark scale-like spots appeared on her right hand, so she stormed away, telling Anissa that she "can't control herself" when she's with her, causing her girlfriend to wonder what she did wrong. After Khalil's funeral, Anissa went to Grace's apartment in order to talk to her, but discovered that Grace has disappeared.[16]

On the run

Grace shapeshifts.

Gambi gave Anissa details on Grace's foster brother, and she headed off in search of information. At the apartment, Anissa heard noises from the other side of the door. The door was answered by an elderly man who told her that troubles would find her if she does not leave. Anissa believed that Grace was inside and continued knocking on the door – on the other side, the elderly man shapeshifted into Grace.

A disguised Grace fights Thunder.

Later, Anissa returned to the apartment in her Thunder costume and broke in, finding dead animal carcasses. The elderly man told her that she should not have come there and to leave. He attacked Anissa, and the two fought through the apartment. Anissa wanted to know where Grace was and they continue to fight. Despite Anissa's powers, the man was a match for her. After Anissa got the upper hand, Grace/the man appeared to transform into an animal and escaped through a window.[17]

After Freeland was occuped by the military due to the Green Light Babies' escape, Grace remained into hiding, often using the form of a leopard to attack soldiers.[18]

Back to Anissa

Grace and Anissa reconcile.

One night, feeling lonely and wishing to see Anissa again, Grace sat down on a bench and waited for her ex-girlfriend out of the clinic in wich she worked, despite some initial awkwardness the two women quickly reconciliate and Anissa confessed she loved her regardless of what she was and that she consider her shape-shiftering power "a gift". Anissa reassured Grace that she won't make her run away and all she wanted was to stay at her side, prompting the latter to confess she was tired to run, to which Anissa answered she doesn't need to do it.

Grace and Anissa are back together.

Grace and Anissa embrace and went back together. That night, after Anissa break off her fling with Jamillah Olsen, the two women spent the night together and slept between each other's arms in Anissa's new apartement.[7]

Grace meets Jefferson.

Later, Anissa disclosed her own powers to Grace as well as her secret identities as Thunder and Blackbird. The evening after Jefferson Pierce was released from the A.S.A. custody, he visited his daughter's loft and met Grace, who gladly welcomed him to the place expressing how happy she was to finally meet her girlfriend's father. When Anissa returned, Jefferson had a clash with her because of her Blackbird's activities and how she revealed her identity to Grace, stating that she would "throw her out of her bed" again despite claiming of being in love with her and trusting her with her life. The following fight between Anissa and Jefferson involuntarely triggered Grace's powers, prompting her to shape-shift into a scared little girl version of herself.

Anissa comforts an age-regressed Grace.

After telling her father to go out, Anissa comforted her age-regressed girlfriend assuring her that despite Jefferson's attitude, he was never violent toward her and is not a threat to them. Grace stated that she felt ashamed she have seen that side of her, prompting Anissa to reveal that due to her uncle Peter Gambi she knew her past life and real name, thus making her trasform back to her former self. Anissa reiterated that Grace past doesn't matter since she was in love with her, and they shared an embrace.[6]

Grace is introduced to Gambi.

After somministrating Grace the vaccine for the meta-virus that was affecting Freeland, due to not knowing how her shape-shifting cells could react, Anissa called her uncle Gambi to take care of her and make her company. Not pleased with said choice Grace joked about not needing a baby sitter and teased Anissa that she was treating her home AI like a slave since it was programmed to said it was a pleasure to serve her. After Gambi came to Grace and Anissa's apartement bringing fettuccine, however, the woman got immediately along with her girlfriend's uncle and, as soon as Anissa exited the house, Gambi offered to show Grace some of her pictures as a baby.

Grace poses as Anissa to deceive Agent Odell.

Later, as Agent Odell came to visit the apartement suspecting Anissa to be Blackbird, Grace shapeshifted into her girlfriend and, with some indications by Gambi in an earphone, managed to deceive him. The agent left the place, but not before remarking that he made a mistake as the vigilante could not be in two place at the same time and an operative of him had just tracked Blackbird, which allowed Gambi to went to her rescue.[19]

Anissa reassures Grace she's feeling fine.

Despite being saved by Painkiller, after her fight with him Anissa got poisoned and losed her powers, getting weaker by day. One night, entering their apartement, Grace found Anissa fainted on the floor and take her to the sofa waiting for her to wake up. After she did, Grace asked her how she was, remembering that if she needed it she could always count on her; Anissa answered that she was fine and Gambi was already working on a cure for her so, feeling reassure, Grace offered her girlfriend to take a shower together.

Anissa under Grace's care.

Later, after finding Anissa once again collapsed to the floor, Grace called Gambi to somministrate her the anti-venom, which succed into stabilyzing her. The man leave the women's apartement to check Khalil's grave verifying his suspicions that he was resurrected, leaving Anissa in Grace's care.[20]

Anissa tells Grace she will protect her for A.S.A.

Sometimes later, the medicine stopped work and Grace started to shapeshift daily and uncontrollabily. During one of said episode, Anissa found her scared on the floor and, knowing her emotional state influence the changes, she helped her calm down with a routine they had previously programmed, eventually helping her turning back to normal. Then, Grace expressed her fear that Odell would visit their apartement again and arrest her if she changed form in front of him, however Anissa told her she won't let that happen and they embrace.

Grace is entrusted to Black Lightning.

In order to solve the problem, Anissa enlisted Black Lightning to help her underground railroad to sneak Grace and other suspected metas out of Freeland. Grace was so scared that she took her teen form when Anissa escorted her for half of the way prior to entrust Black Lightning with her protection; despite at first Grace didn't trust him, her girlfriend promised her that they won't be apart for long and gave her her necklace to remember her whenever she felt lonely.

Grace tells Black Lightning she knows his identity.

Along the way, the group was attacked by a bunch of soldiers led by Major Sara Grey and while Black Lightning distract them, Grace got separated by the group and foun herself being chased into an abandonated house by one of the soldier, eventually being cornered and, after shapeshifting in her leopard form, forced to kill him in self-defense. After seeing that he came back for her, Black Lightning gained Grace's trust completely and she shapeshifted to her former self, stating that Anissa was lucky to have a father like him and that she figured out his identity due to her enhanced smell. Grace reassured Jefferson that she won't reveal his secret to anybody, to which he smiled and replied he trust her. Then, the woman was transported out of Freeland.[21]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Grace 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,[22][23] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[24]

New multiverse

Back at home

Anissa reunites with Grace.

A few days later, Anissa visited Grace while she was still in hiding. After Anissa remarked on how much she missed her, Grace then asked her to bring her back to Freeland with her, saying that she could now control her shapeshifting powers due to her real problem being with abandonment and believing that her connection with Anissa was the only cure that she needed. After receiving a text from her father, Anissa sadly told her she got to go, quickly being corrected by Grace that "they" got to go.

Grace is back home.

Then, she came back to her and Anissa's apartement and enjoyed a quiet diner with her girlfriend after more than a month, making a puzzle and teasing her for having programmed Shonda, the house AI, to call her "My Queen" and react positively to her jokes. Then, as Jefferson visit them, she moved into another room to give them some space.[25]

Mission in Markovia

After Anissa discovered that her mother had been taken prisoner by Markovians, she began assembling a strike team together with her father and the assistance of A.S.A. Major Sara Grey and Sergeant Gardner Grayle. Grace asked to join them as well, stating that Anissa's mission is also hers.

Grace and Anissa after their sparring session.

At first Anissa refused, being too worried for Grace's safety, then the latter challenged her in a sparring session, showing that she can hold her own against her, if none of them used their powers. During the fight, some of the erotic alchemy between the two women surfaced, however, both of them managed to keep fighting until reaching a standstill, prompting Anissa to tell Grace she would have been devastated if she had lost her, to which Grace answered she won't.

The briefing to prepare Black Lightning team raid in Markovia.

Later, Grace, Anissa and Jefferson took part at a briefing to prepare the raid together with the two A.S.A. officers and their teammate Gambi, Jen, TC, Brandon and Erica Moran, where they all made clear to the government agents that none of them was there to help them, but rather out to respect for Black Lightning.[26]

Black Lightning's team went to Markovia.

Before departing from Markovia, Grace and her teammates underwent several battlefield simulations; during a break between one of those, she stayed at Anissa's side while she had a skirmish with her sister over not telling her that Khalil was alive.

Grace infiltrates the Markovians base.

Later Grace and the team - with the addition of Painkiller - flew to Markovia in a helicopter and, after landing, she shapeshifted into Colonel Yuri Mosin, infiltrated the facility in which Lynn Stewart was held prisoner, and defeated the men stationed in the control room, thus granting her team access to the base. Grace was then extracted and returned to the helicopter when the target was rescued, however, Gravedigger tried to prevent them from escaping the facility, managing to paralyze Grace and the whole team through his power and therefore being electrocuted by Black Lightning, after which the team flew back to Freeland.[27]

War for Freeland

After coming back to Freeland, Grace suffered the tiring side effects of having used her powers to shapeshift into Colonel Mosin, and so she took the night to rest instead of joining the Pierce's family dinner.

Grace listens to Anissa complaining about Jen and Painkiller.

Later that night, back at their apartment, Grace listened to Anissa complaining about how stubborn and irritating her sister could be sometimes, commenting that was how Anissa herself could be at times. Her girlfriend expressed how concerned she was for Jen's attachment to Painkiller, to which Grace pointed out that if he was Jen's first love then it was obvious how much she would fight for him. Anissa then asked her what she would suggest her to do, prompting Grace to say that she should give Jen some space and instead share a romantic moment with her, or at least help her put on the nail polish.

Grace in the field with Black Lightning and Thunder.

Later, they received a call from Anaya, who informed them that the Perdi were attacked by Markovians troupes, so the couple asked Black Lightning for help, and cleared the area together with him. Then, as Black Lightning took care of the refugees, Grace and Thunder went looking for Anaya and Thierry, who had been kidnapped by the Markovians.[28]

Black Lightning's team prepares for the War for Freeland.

After discovering Gravedigger's intention to invade Freeland and bring all of its meta-humans to Markovia under the pretense that they're "illegally detained" in the United States, Black Lightning's team had a briefing, and eventually decided to form two lines of defense: Black Lightning, Thunder and Grace being the first, while Lightning, TC and Erica form the rearguard; Brandon, on the other hand, refused to take part on the fight.

Grace's powers are evolving.

Later that evening, after rescuing Anaya, Thierry and some others, Grace and Anissa went back to their apartment, and the former started to complain about how tough "fighting the bad guys" was, to which her girlfriend told her to concentrate on the results rather than that, and made her an herbal infusion.

Anissa proposes to Grace.

Grace commented on how her body was starting to act weirder in the last months, showing Anissa how her strength has drastically incremented, suggesting she was evolving. Later, while cuddling in their bed, Anissa commented how all her problems seemed to disappear when they were together, so she proposed to Grace, which she accepted.

Grace and Anissa announce their engagement.

Being potentially their last night alive before the war with Gravedigger's army, Grace and Anissa decided to celebrate their engagement by having a party with all the Pierce family and the rest of the team at their apartment, asking Gambi to officiate their marriage that very same night.

Grace admits she always wanted a sister.

During the party, Jen congratulates them, with Grace telling her that being close to their family could be hard, but she wouldn't change it for anything in the world, to which Grace replied that hearing Anissa talk about her made her wish to have siblings, prompting Jen to tell her that she'll also be her sister.

Jefferson welcomes Grace into the family.

Moved, the shape-shifter told both Jen and Jefferson that having to grow up without a family, she was honored to became part of theirs and that she was really glad they accepted her for what she was.

Grace and Anissa get ready for their wedding.

Before Grace and Anissa's marriage ceremony could take place; however, Gravedigger's invasion began, leading for all Black Lightning's team members to get into action.[3]

Grace and Anissa ready to fight Gravedigger.

In the middle of the War for Freeland, Grace and Thunder evacuated all the meta-humans inside A.S.A. in order to prevent Gravedigger from taking them, however, they were assaulted by the latter and tried to fight him, but Gravedigger used his mind control on Grace to force her to fight Thunder instead. Due to Grace using her powers at full force during the fight, Anissa was forced to use hers to protect herself, knocking her out with a powerful shockwave.

Grace is injured and falls into a coma.

Due to the injury, Grace fell in a coma and, after the Markovian invasion was over, although Lynn was unsure when the shapeshifter would come out of it, she placed her somewhere where she could get constant care.[4]

One year later

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A year after the War for Freeland, Grace was still in a coma with Anissa visiting her daily, though Anissa would often leave in tears. Though Jennifer suggested that Anissa should move on with her life, Anissa's loyalty did not waver. Meanwhile, Lynn prepared a cocktail of drugs to compensate for Grace's powers that she hoped would heal Grace.[29]

Grace turns into a leopard at the hospital.

A few days later, Grace awakened from her coma; she transformed into her leopard form and licked herself as a big cat does. Anissa entered the room as Grace was grooming; Grace snarled slightly, causing Anissa to back out and leave.[30] Eventually Grace woke up from the coma and was met by Anissa.[1]

Grace as Wylde.

Returning to vigilante duty after her coma and recent marriage to Anissa, Grace reclaims her former surname, Wylde, as her new vigilante identity along with a new shapeshifted disguised form to go along with the alias.[5]


Grace is a friendly and joyous person, who immediately tried to help Anissa with her quest at the library. Nevertheless, when concerned about a possible argument rising at her bar, she immediately made sure that Anissa and Chenoa leave the premises to sort their problems out. She is a comic book and superhero fan, enjoying such books as "Outsiders," and is also a fan of cosplay, suggesting Anissa to dress up as Supergirl or Looker.[10] She is also an extremely avid reader as her apartment is filled with books and a huge library,[8][15] it could be assumed reading is her favorite hobby as she is often seen doing it.[10]

Due to her family issues, Grace never let herself get to much into anybody but, to her own admission, that completely changed when she met Anissa and, despite she tried to play it cool, she felt very hurt and frustrated about the girl getting in and out of her life only when she's feeling vulnerable.[8] For the same reason she is visibly hurt when Anissa tried to justified her affair with Zoe B. saying that they weren't at a serious relationship at the time and, when asked if she had seen other people too, Grace awkwardly told her that she has do it, despite is implied to be a lie.[14]

Despite her "tough girl" facade, Grace is actually a very sensitive person and blushes quite easily when Anissa complimented her.[15] Also, growing up with shape-shifting powers leave her with some level of insecurities regarding who she really was and her place in the world.[7] However, she seems to have overcome some of those fears, even getting more in touch with her powers, supposedly due to her deep emotional connection to Anissa.[25] After they started to live together, Grace manifested a strong familiar bond with Anissa, siding with her both in her emotional and physical battles, to the point of insist in accompany her to Markovia to rescue her mother as "her [Anissa's] battles are also hers".[26]

Powers and abilities


Grace's meta-human condition as she uses her powers to full force.

  • Meta-human physiology: Through unknown means, and likely before her birth,[7] Grace's DNA was altered, turning her into a meta-human with the power to manipulate her cells and alter her physical and genetic structure into a variety of shapes and sizes.[8][17][31]
    • Shapeshifting: Grace is capable of changing her entire appearance into that of another individual or creature, with her main forms being that of an old man, a younger version of herself, and a leopard.[17][18] The process is not limited to her body, but also completely transforms the clothes she wears. Outside of her four default forms, it appears that shapeshifting into someone else is quite tiring for her system;[28] however, it has been suggested that "anything that changes shape puts a lot of effort into the muscles", thus causing Grace's body to evolve and strengthen to support her powers' growth, also granting her superhuman physical attributes.[3]
      • Superhuman strength: Grace possesses enough strength to easily overpower and knock down a group of ordinary people simultaneously.[27] In leopard form, Grace was able to slaughter a bunch of armed soldiers using nothing but her fangs and talons.[18] As her strength is constantly evolving, thus she could retain her leopard strength in human form, in early 2020 it has increased so greatly that she can lift a large wooden table, effortlessly.[3] While using her powers at full force she proved to be more than a match for Thunder, although Anissa was likely holding back.[4]
      • Superhuman Speed: Grace has shown to be able to move at such high speeds, she become near-invisible to the naked eye,[17] she also demonstrated she could attack at such a speed that even Thunder has trouble to see her attacks coming.[4]
      • Superhuman Agility: Grace was able to jump on and climb the outside of Anissa's staircase,[26] perform backflips in mid air and running from a wall to the ceiling.[4] Her agility can be further enhanced while she assume certain forms - while in leopard form, Grace is capable of jumping out of an open window, presumably landing on her feet.[17]
      • Superhuman Durability: Grace demonstrated to be able to withstand severe hits from Thunder, as well as endure a sofa landing on her from a large height, seemingly not sustaining any injuries from the impact.[17]
      • Eye Transformation: Grace’s eyes can change from human to leopard, as a shapeshifter, especially in human form.
    • Enhanced Senses: As Grace's powers manifested, her sensorial perception seems to get higher.[15] Grace can remember every scent that she experiences while she's in leopard form, even when she's in her default human form,[20] allowing her to recognize people from their natural smell,[21] while, her sight is so enhanced that she can easily see in the dark.[21]


  • Peak of human physical condition: Grace is in exceptional physical form, having a powerful, nimble and agile physique. She is strong enough to keep up with Anissa during a prolonged and intensive sparring session of fighting.[26] Her agility is such that she can attack and disarm an armed soldier before he managed to fire his weapon.[28] Grace is also extremely athletic, regularly engaging in various sports activities.
    • Acrobatics/Free-running: Since becoming a vigilante, Grace has developed free-running skills and could drop from a height of several feet without injuring herself. Her skills allow her to fluidly dodge and attack from different directions without losing balance.[28]
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Grace has been shown to possess impressive martial arts skills as, while disguised as an old man, she was able to single-handedly go toe to toe with Anissa despite the latter's powers, even almost defeating her.[17] Grace has also demonstrated that she can keep up with Anissa in training even without using her shapeshifting powers,[26] as well as simultaneously defeat two Markovian soldiers with ease.[27]
  • Artistry: Grace is a skilled painter and had many easels and painting material in her home.[8]
  • Cooking: Grace seems to be quite good at cooking.[3]
  • Mixology: Being a bartender, Grace has shown to be a capable mixologist.
  • Stealth/Infiltration: In part due to her powers, Grace possess extraordinary skills in stealth,[18] being able to infiltrate and exit a military facility with ease.[27]


Former Weaknesses

  • Power instability: Grace doesn't have her powers under control; her eyes flash golden frequently, her shapeshifting wears off quickly and periodically, she started to uncontrollably develop dark scale-like spots on her body. Also, using her powers seems to be quite stressful and affects her breath almost as if she's choking.[15] To counteract said side-effects she consumes a custom compound containing a megadose of a medication used to treat schizophrenia.[2] However, Grace seems to have overcome this weakness and claims to currently be in control of her powers, supposedly due to her deep emotional connection to Anissa.[25]


  • Protective suit: Grace wears a black suit with a half-mask to conceal her identity when she is operating as the vigilante Wylde.


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  • Due to her marriage to Anissa she changed her surname to Pierce this was revealed in "Painkiller"
  • Grace has Chinese style tattoos on both arms, from the wrists to the shoulders, a reference to her comic book counterpart.[8] Although, in "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry", her left arm is shown to have none, likely meaning that she got it tattooed between that episode and "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem".
    • It is unclear however how she could even get a tattoo due to the ever-changing nature of her cells, which would have made impossible to even predict her reaction at receiving an injection of vaccine, let alone ink.[19] Although, it's also possible that Grace used her shapeshifting abilities to give herself tattoos.
  • Due to the extensive martial arts knowledge she later displayed, it is unclear why Grace ended up being beaten by a bunch of former customers of the bar in which she worked in "Black Jesus".
  • She seem to be fond of living room plants and modern art paintings.[8]
  • It's implied that Grace is an atheist, as in "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son", she states that she doesn't believe that "everything happens for a reason".
  • According to her own statement, Grace dislikes action movies, however in her living room she has posters of "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Blade Runner".[16]
  • Grace is a fan of puzzles.[25]
  • Grace is a fan of comic books, most notably Outsiders, and has been to Comic-Con.[2][5]
  • Grace is the third of five LGBTQ+ characters appearing on Black Lightning; the others being Anissa Pierce. Chenoa, Zoe B. and Jamillah Olsen.
    • Grace is the only one out of the women to be bisexual or a confirmed bisexual; Anissa is a lesbian and the other three women have never confirmed their orientation.

Behind the scenes


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Painkiller"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "The Book of War: Chapter Two"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four"
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem"
  9. 9.0 9.1 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Lawanda: The Book of Burial"
  11. "Black Jesus"
  12. "Equinox: The Book of Fate"
  13. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues"
  14. 14.0 14.1 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 "The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange"
  16. 16.0 16.1 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird"
  19. 19.0 19.1 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five"
  20. 20.0 20.1 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter One"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two"
  22. "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis"
  23. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"
  24. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two"
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three"
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four"
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 "The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming"
  29. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One"
  30. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two"
  31. "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha"