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The eldest daughter of Black Lightning, Anissa Pierce has followed her own path, using her shockwave-generating abilities as a sometimes member of the Outsiders.
Growing up as the child of a famous superhero can be a lot of pressure on a kid, and no one understands that better than Jefferson Pierce’s daughter, Anissa. Born with the meta-gene, Anissa discovered she was capable of increasing her physical density, allowing her to become nearly invulnerable and to create huge shockwaves when stomping upon the ground beneath her. Despite her considerable powers, her father did not want her to follow in his footsteps, asking that Anissa hold off on her superhero career until she finished college. She kept this promise, but on the day she graduated, she began her second life as Thunder.
Almost as soon as Anissa made her heroic debut, she was recruited by Arsenal to join the newly re-formed Outsiders, a team her father had been a founding member of under the leadership of Batman. Although Thunder got along with most of her teammates, she instantly butted heads with the metahuman powerhouse known as Grace Choi. Eventually, the squabbling pair developed a mutual attraction to one another and began dating, forming an enduring relationship that remains aspirational to many to this day.
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