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"Child's Play" is the seventh episode of Static Shock. It first aired on December 3, 2000.


Dwayne looked up to his step brother, Aron, who just got out of juvenile hall and moved back in with them. Virgil knows Aron hadn't changed his thieving ways, and wished Dwayne didn't admire him so much.

When a water fountain suddenly gave cherry soda, and a video game character came to life, Aron and Virgil figured out that Dwayne was a bang baby. Aron tricked Dwayne into stealing things for him.

After fighting off Dwayne's bad guys as Static, Virgil tricked Aron into saying how he really felt about his little brother, and Dwayne stopped using his powers for his brother's pleasure.

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Background information

Home video releases

Production Notes

  • In this episode, the opening theme song has been slightly modified.

Production Inconsistencies

  • When Loco-Martian is turned back into the train, the clothes he put inside himself vanish between shots.


  • The imaginary Martian's weakness to fire is a reference to J'onn J'onzz, who (in the comics at least) is afraid of fire.
  • When Virgil is telling Aron who will be at the party he's supposedly throwing, he says someone named Felix will be there. In the comics, Felix was a friend of Virgil's.


Actor Role
Phil LaMarr Static/Virgil Hawkins
Worker (uncredited)
Jason Marsden Richie Foley
Blayn Barbosa Dwayne McCall
R.J. Knoll Aron Price
Kevin Michael Richardson Robert Hawkins
Sumokiri (uncredited)
Garrett Morris Preacher
Crystal Scales Daisy Watkins
Rickey D'Shon Collins Ray
First boy (uncredited)
Cameron Finley Second boy
Laraine Newman Mrs. Price


Aron: We're not tight. And he's not my brother. He's just a stepbrother.

Aron: (grins) Frieda? She's gonna be there?

Aron: These stores keep the prices so high, nobody can afford to buy anything. What we don't keep, we'll give to the poor.

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