'Black Lightning' Season 3: New metahuman Brandon may be an adaptation of the Markovian superhero Geo-Force
Geo-Force is easily one of the coolest characters associated with Markovia and the show's take on the character, if it really is him, is quite interesting. Hopefully, we get to see Brandon fully blossom into a hero in the coming episodes
When it was revealed that the nation of Markovia would be the primary villains for 'Black Lightning' Season 3, we had speculated that this could allow the show to introduce a version of Brion Markov / Geo-Force.
The prince of Markovia and a metahuman superhero has fought alongside both the Justice League and the Outsiders in the comics. Now Episode 6 has revealed that Geo-Force has in fact been introduced to the show, though in a very different way from what we had expected.
Brandon (Jahking Guillory) was introduced right at the beginning of the season as a new student at Garfield High School. He seemed more or less like a normal kid and even though they had a rocky start, he eventually became friends with Jennifer Pierce / Lightning (China Anne McClain).
Brandon's metahuman powers were first revealed at the end of Episode 5 and in Episode 6 we got a better demonstration of what he can do. It seems Brandon has a connection to the Earth, which is apparently why he can ground Jennifer's electrical powers, and the ability to manipulate mineral matter, just like Brion can in the comics.
There hasn't been any official word on whether Brandon is Brion and we don't know yet if Brandon has Geo-Force's other abilities like manipulating gravity and creating lava blasts but so far it does look like he is at least loosely based off the comic book character.
For example, in Episode 6 Brandon revealed that he has a vendetta against Dr. Helga Jace (Jennifer Riker), which is another thing that ties him to Brion, who also has a vendetta against the morally-ambiguous scientist.
Geo-Force is easily one of the coolest characters associated with Markovia and the show's take on the character, if it really is him they're basing Brandon off, is quite interesting.
Hopefully, we get to see Brandon fully blossom into a hero, though there's always the danger that he might be taken out by the Markovians first. 'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 7 will air on The CW on November 25.