The Big Bang

    Concept » The Big Bang appears in 29 issues.

    An incident in which Quantum Juice was used as tear gas during a gang riot on Paris Island in Dakota. It was orchestrated by Dharma and Dr. Nemo in order to create Bang Babies.

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    The Big Bang last edited by Hyjurocket on 12/02/22 11:19AM View full history


    Milestone Media

    The Big Bang was a turf war between all the gangs of Dakota. Among the many gangs present at Paris Island there were the Paris Island Bloods, Force Syndicate, the Demon Fox Tongs, Double L's, Sociedad de a Cruz, 5-Alarm Crew and the Sons of Odin. Unknown to the gangs, they were about to become test subjects that fateful night. A man named Dharma orchestrated Mayor Thomasina Jefferson to order a sting operation by the police for the authorized use of Quantum Juice, an experimental nerve gas created by Doctor Nathan Flack, to subdue every gangbanger and arrest them. Unknown Mayor Jefferson, the tear gas had a deadlier and much more dangerous purpose. When the riot police unleashed the tear gas during the gang war, it almost killed everyone present (gang members, policemen, innocent bystanders, and animals) and mutated survivors who did not die. Those whom survived the tear gas and gained superpowers from it where dubbed Bang Babies. Dharma created the catalyst so that he could create heroes against an impending disaster.

    To keep the truth a secret, S.Y.S.T.E.M. sent SYSTEMatics to round-up any survivors for observation and experimentation at their headquarters. They managed to capture some, but most of them managed to escape their clutches. Even Mayor Jefferson covered up her involvement with plausible deniability and ordered a massive media blackout on television news, radio, and newspapers. And thus, a conspiracy was born.

    The truth took its time to be revealed when Bang Babies surfaced in the city and gained attention. Reporter Rob Chaplik interviewed the super-powered gang Blood Syndicate (survivors of what remained of both the Paris Island Bloods and Force Syndicate that'd merged their remnants together) at their home turf, The Factory, on Paris Island. The alien superhero Icon investigates Payback's testimony after he and his mercenaries were foiled in their attempt hold the mayor and city hall hostage.

    Most Bang Babies developed into super powered criminals, but it also produced some heroes. Besides the Blood Syndicate, Static proved to be the most heroic Bang Baby of them all. Since then, Bang Babies have become the city's problem.

    DC Comics

    In DC Comic's New 52, more Bang Babies were created in New York City by crime boss Piranha, under the Doctor Nemo's orders. However, most of these Bang Babies did not survive the destruction of Darkstar.

    Milestone Returns

    In Milestone Returns, the Big Bang has been retconned from a gang war between Dakota's most prominent collective of hoodlums to a Black Lives Matter protest where many individuals of diverse ethnicity's marched against local law enforcement's excessive force. Teen activist Frieda Goren and her close friend Daisy Watkins managed to persuade a young black student; Virgil Hawkins, to attend their pep rally which was formed in response to police brutality directed at skin color minorities. Much of the flatfoot's hostile actions were instigated by the arrival of local institutional bully and general mean spirited school goer; F-Stop. A Caucasian kid whom often acts as the tormenter of Mr. Hawkins at their place of education. Causing a scene in which the latter ended up striking out at his cruel heckler. Causing the march to turn into a massive riot as a consequence.

    Things took a turn for the ugly when DPD showed just how well earned their bad reputation on the street well and truly was by employing experimental chemical dispersants against peaceful protestors despite their non-violent nor threatening actions against the police.

    As the anarchy got underway and SWAT Teams deployed to suppress what was perceived to be uncivil activity using the Q-Vapor laced smoke bombs. When the canisters began flying however, many amongst the hot crowd immediately began showing adverse reactions to its exposure. A great many amongst whom began dying off after saturation while others started to horribly mutate under its effects.

    Both during and when after the tragedy that caused the Bang to occur, there were hints of a conspiracy within Alva Industries in regards to how an untested disturbance opposition facility had gotten out of containment and into the hands of trigger-happy boys in blue. One employee of which, Prof. Curtis Metcalf saw the way this whole scenario was gonna play out before it'd reached the climax. Curtis protested profusely against implementing a potentially lethal concoction with highly unpredictable effects in live action. The fact his notices went unheard of meant the company had intended to make use of it anyway while scapegoating someone whom their corporation would not miss to cover its misconduct.

    Long seeing the writing on the wall, Mr. Metcalf geared himself up using technologies he'd been hoarding from the work labs he was allowed access too. He was almost immediately assailed by the very same regular law men whom kickstarted the whole event when they tracked him to the private location where the Hardware armor he'd stored. To which he would retaliate when they opened fire on him irregardless of accusations of being armed or not.

    In the aftermath of the Big Bang; as local news media calls it, many teens both present and not during the bloody event were checked in at local hospitals courtesy of their families. Even then questionable means of overseeing their poor to deteriorating physiological/mental health were being undertaken. Something of which was being covered up by a mysterious unaffiliated government organization that was trying to placate the Bang Babies produced from the tragedy as a danger to regular social civilities while having them taken to undisclosed facilities to be studied and experimented upon. The teen hero Static, aided by his closest friends Richard Foley, Daisy and armature news blog solicitor Darius, worked to uncover another shady undertaking worked from behind the scenes in order to capture meta powered teens and use them as living munitions for unspecified, but nefarious purposes.

    Some of the less fortunate Meta's whose powers made them social outcasts ended up falling in with a particularly dangerous beneficiary of the Big Bang named Holocaust. Whom was a powerful and malignant criminal undertaker whom sought to galvanize a superpowered army under his banner by taking in the distraught and castaways begotten from the disastrous events to solidify a powerbase on Paris Island.

    In Other Media

    In the Static Shock animated series, the general concept a gang war remains intact but only between Wade and F-Stop (before he rechristened himself as Hotstreak). Instead of Quantum Juice, its is only referred as "The Gas" because regular tear gas caused chemical containers to explode and cause the mutated birth of Bang Babies. That incident as been referred as "The Big Bang". Aside from gangbangers, innocent bystanders were also caught in the gas explosion. Edwin Alva Sr. of Alva Industries was the owner of the chemical containers that triggered the Big Bang (not Dharma and Doctor Nemo). Alva covers up the damage done to Dakota's youth.

    In the series finale "Power Outage", Ebon tries to trigger another Big Bang when all the Bang Babies in the city are being exposed to the cure for the mutagenic gas developed by Doctor Donald Todd of Genoma Tech. He steals the last gas canister and rounds up the remaining Bang Babies (Hotstreak, Talon, Shiv, Slipstream, Boom, Monster) onto an abandon ship down at the docks to regain their abilities like before and lead them to be a part of the Meta-Breed. With a brief interruption by Static and Gear, Hotstreak steals the canister for himself. Ebon eventually locates Hotstreak in a private cabin and the two fight over the canister. Their scuffle causes the canister to break onto the floor and trigger the second Big Bang onto the ship. Only Static, Gear, Ebon, and Hotstreak regained their metahuman abilities in tenfold (even causing Ebon and Hotstreak to merge into a giant monster sense those two were at the epicenter of the explosion). It is unknown if Talon or anyone else was re-exposed to the gas as the series came to an end.

    Known Bang Babies:

    From the Comic Books:

    From Static Shock Animated Series:

    • Richie Foley/Push/Gear
    • The Meta-Breed
      • Ivan Evans/Ebon (unknown)
      • Shiv (unknown)
      • Teresa/Talon (cured)
      • Kangorr (cured)
      • Carmen/Carmendillo
    • Mutant Amebo (destroyed
    • Dwayne McCall
    • Heavy C./Slipstream (unknown)
    • Meta Men:
      • Onyx
    • Edwin Alva Jr./Omnifarious
    • Johnny Morrow/Replay
    • Ragtag
    • Mirage
    • Maureen Connor/Permafrost
    • Royce Axelrod
    • Tamara Lawrence/Monster (unknown)
    • Rough Pact:
      • Hyde
      • Ferret (cured)
    • Madelyn Spaulding
    • Replikon
    • Allie Langford/Nails (cured)
    • The Leech
    • Nina Crocker/Timezone (changed her past, never became a Bang Baby)
    • The Nightbreed:
      • Nightingale/ Gale
    • Dule Jones
    • Troy/Chainlink

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