"Winds of Change" is the ninth episode of Static Shock. It first aired on December 16, 2000. A new Bang Baby named Slipstream attacks the city while Virgil and Richie argue, nearly ending their friendship in the process.
At the Burger Fool restaurant, a fat kid named Heavy C is stealing kids' food. Having enough of him, they managed to defeat him easily. Suddenly, a winds started to blow them out of the restaurant. Having found out that he is a Bang Baby, he decides to use power for evil.
Meanwhile at the Junkyard, Richie made for Virgil devices known as Zap Caps which can explode once Virgil charges them up. Virgil tells him that he needs to work with Daisy, but Richie is annoyed by this.
At the Dakota Union High School, Virgil is working with Daisy at the computer and seems to be fawning at her. Richie moves to his chair and reminds him about his superhero responsibilities, but Virgil rebuffs him then Richie leaves.
At his house, Virgil gets a call from Richie and is told that new Bang Baby causing havoc on Water Park.
At the Dakota Dunes, a new Bang Baby named Slipstream is causing trouble. Static appeared and fights with him. Then Richie comes to his aid, driving a bus to the water slide to knock Slipstream out, but Slipstream escapes, nearly crushing Static.
Back at the Abandoned Gas Station of Solitude, Virgil and Richie argue and end up ending their friendship.
Somewhere in the Town, while Virgil and Daisy talking about his feud between him and Richie, Slipstream appears and begins attacking Shelly Sandoval and blows up the News Reporter's Helicopter's tail, causing it to lose control. Luckily, Virgil as Static managed to hold the helicopter and safely lands it on the street, causing him to be praised by public, except Richie.
Later after the class, Daisy have enough of Richie's quarrel with Virgil and tells him to stop fighting and that she likes Virgil and him as friends. Then she gets a call from Virgil (as Static) about the "winds situation". After that, she scold Richie for not being there for him and leaves.
Back at the Abandoned Gas Station of Solitude, he see the News at Park that Slipstream has attacked again. This time, Virgil as Static is about to fight with him, but Slipstream splashes him with water and Static becomes powerless. Richie, feeling guilty, uses Zap Caps to help his friend defeat his enemy and he goes to the Park.
At the Park, Virgil tries to escape from Slipstream while being powerless. Then Richie arrives just in time, but Slipstream blew him on water. Richie, whose left arm is hurt, sees Virgil and they finally reconcile. They start to run to hide under the bridge. Richie have two Zap Caps that he has left, he give it to him. Now Static, being so powerful, traps Slipstream in a large plate of metal and defeats him.
At School, Daisy is pleased that Virgil and Richie became friends again and they try to convince Daisy to come with them, but Daisy says that he and Richie are all about superhero stuff to which they replied with secret handshake: "You might say that".
- The bridge Static hides under and destroys is rebuilt by the time of "The Usual Suspect".
- Slipstream reappears powerless in "Power Outage".
Home video releases
|Phil LaMarr||Static/Virgil Hawkins|
News reporter (uncredited)
|Jason Marsden||Richie Foley|
|Bumper Robinson||Slipstream/Heavy C|
|Maria Canals||Shelly Sandoval|
Burger Fool employee (uncredited)
|Michele Morgan||Sharon Hawkins|
|Crystal Scales||Daisy Watkins|
|Richard Tatum||Omar Harmozi|
|Keone Young||Mr. Lee|
|Rickey D'Shon Collins||Boy|