When he was a child his father was sent to jail for possession and trafficking of drugs and unregistered weapons, as well as aggression and resistance to arrest, forcing his mother to work overly hard to provide for him and his brother.  This led Keenan to become a petty criminal and sell drugs for The 100 until he was shot and killed during his job, at the age of fifteen, as a result for a gang struggle. He was also a brave and a genuinely kind-hearted person, however once Tobias Whale convinced him to join his ranks, he became a ruthless killer who did not show any signs of remorse for his actions.  A few days later, while they were having dinner together, Tobias told Painkiller that he now considered him the only family he has left, but that he would have killed him "out of piety" if he has proven not to be strong enough to "survive the world". Home universe Status Alter ego The young man runs away with shame. Relatives Her mother shielded her away from the site and told him she wanted a divorce. Black Lightning's finale capped off an exceptional inaugural season for the series, even if it left a lot of questions unanswered; ultimately, though, it stayed true to … However, it becomes clear that, despite his anger, Khalil stills shows remorse after he unintentionally 'killed' Black Lightning and begins to have doubts about his association with the 100 leader as he took over as Whale's enforcer. This causes him to reach back out to Jennifer and betray Tobias after refusing to kill Reverend Holt. Jordan Calloway. Accepting each other for what they really are, Khalil and Jen share an electrified kiss and, later, escape from Freeland in a car. The next night, he visited Jennifer at her house. Odell might use Khalil as collateral to make Black Lightning, Thunder, and Lightning work for him. Species He admitted to having had bad experiences just like Jennifer, but explained how he'd persevered through without sinking low. Upon seeing her drunk, he snatched the bottle from Jennifer and threw it into the trash. Khalil Payne (born March 25, 2001), also known as Painkiller, is a former student at Garfield High School who briefly joined The 100 as an enforcer before being killed and resurrected by the A.S.A. , After the fight with the Markovians he takes down Painkiller and gets revenge on Agent Odell for brainwashing him and making him kill his own mother by shooting him in the spleen and leaves Freeland.. In exchange, Khalil is fitted with cybernetic … After Cutter managed to overpower Khalil and prepared to kill him, Black Lightning and Thunder arrived, and, in the ensuring fight with the mercenary, Jennifer and Khalil escaped. By Christian Holub. Tobias also revealed to Khalil that he was the one responsible for the accident who paralyzed him instead of Black Lightning as he had always let the young man believe. The episode brought out all the secrets that each of the characters has kept from the others and finally takes a deep-dive into Khalil's tortured psyche. In the process, we got a truly emotional story that sets up what could be an amazing final episode By Remus Noronha … To see other versions of this character, click the Earth name below for that Earth's counterpart of Khalil Payne. Gambi arrives and tells Khalil that he needs to deal with his PTSD creatively and suggests that he uses art. https://arrow.fandom.com/wiki/Khalil_Payne?oldid=727213. Affiliation Tobias and Khalil attempt to unmask him but they are stopped by Thunder before being able to do so.. Earth-TUD5 Black Lightning confronts Wendy without Thunder, whom he feels is not being humble, but is forced to shock her out of a psychotic episode. , Jennifer contacted Khalil to know if he was alright and, after having learned that Tobias has ordered him a homicide, suggested him to think of a solution for his problems instead of surrender and let himself go; so Khalil came back to the Reverend and once again told him to leave Freeland gaining the same result of the night before. Feb 16, 2020 - 5,329 Likes, 127 Comments - Black Lightning (@cw_blacklightning) on Instagram: “The new Khalil. In revenge for his actions, Tobias brutally rips out Khalil's spinal implant, leaving him once again paralyzed and dropped off the injured Khalil outside of Jeremiah Holt's church as a threat for Holt's compliance. Facing the prospect of life in a wheelchair, Khalil lashed out, blaming his girlfriend Jennifer Pierce, and her father, Garfield High Principal Jefferson Pierce. At the hospital, he was rushed to the operating room. Due to a wound he received during his fight with Cutter, Khalil's health started to decline, so he and Jennifer were forced to hide out in a barn. Khalil starts as a student at Garfield High School, who dreams of becoming an Olympic track star. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Yet after being left paralyzed by a stray bullet, Khalil agrees to become part of Tobias Whale's (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III) gang. (formerly)The 100 (formerly)New multiverseA.S.A. Then, he proceeded to give her a necklace as a gift and they kissed. The following day, Khalil went to the gym at school to work out. Also showing signs that Tobias was manipulating him and trying to get him to kill other people. Originally, Khalil was an optimistic and caring young man with a strong dedication to athletic career and to his girlfriend, Jennifer. Black Lightning Black Lightning (2018–present) is an American superhero television series, based on the DC Comics character Black Lightning. In his final moments, he remained inside of Jennifer's "safe place" designed to look like prom. LaWanda: The Book of Hope Martin Proctor finished the experiment which implanted Khalil with a makeshift metal spinal cord, giving him the ability to walk again while Tobias recovered from his injuries during the Black Lightning fight. Jefferson revealed the doctor's diagnosis, that he would never walk again. Williams also portrays Jefferson of Earth-1, who became the Secretary of Education. . On Friday, he was leaving the school until Jefferson called him. headquarters along with Khalil and Syonide. , Khalil planned to lose his virginity to Jennifer over the weekend, with Jefferson threatening Khalil at school to use protection, using Khalil's method of showering as an allegory. In The Resurrection, Khalil was mentioned by Jennifer as she lied to her sister about him throwing a party.. The caravan is attacked by Cutter who delivered Khalil back to Tobias. Khalil gets a check-up from T.C. When he regains control of his body, he sees himself choking and poisoning Jenn who is pleading with him, while TC and Brandon lay unconscious. , After a fight with the Black Lightning's team, Painkiller is taken to Gambi's shelter where T.C. formerly)Black Lightning's team (formerly) Khalil is mostly seen wearing casual clothing such as jackets and skinny jeans. , Tobias sent Painkiller to collect protection money from 100 member Rion, but the man took him hilariously and refused to give them to Painkiller, that was then forced to defeat his men and, to prevent Rion's escape, shooting him with one of his poisonous darts, paralyzing him and inadvertently making him fall from a balcony and die; a fact that deeply upset Khalil. Tobias Whale, however, had his henchwoman shoot Jeremiah with a sniper rifle, with the bullet striking Khalil's spine as the bullet passed into him via Jeremiah. , The night Syonide was killed by Kara Fowdy, Painkiller was supposed to keep an eye on her and back her up, but he got distracted and so Tobias started to accusing him of Syonide's death. Jordan Calloway He told Jennifer that he wanted to see her, and she said he could visit her tomorrow. Under the orders of Tobias in an attempt to lure Black Lightning out, Khalil attacked Garfield High School and hit several students with needles filled with an anesthetic. One of these targets was Nichelle Payne, his mother. In LaWanda: The Book of Hope, he was first shown face timing Jennifer at school. Meta-human Though the family accepted Khalil's apology, Jefferson wanted Khalil to turn himself in, realizing Khalil is an asset to finally put Tobias away. Series Information Later, as Cutter located them, Jen subdued her and forces her to give her the antidote, so she administered it to Khalil. , T.C., with the assistance of Jennifer, managed to seal the Painkiller protocol behind a firewall, allowing Khalil to regain control of his body though he was horrified to learn he was used as a weapon and even killed Nichelle. , While Khalil travels, Markovians attack him; Khalil must access Painkiller in order to keep from being captured. Black Lightning is a live-action superhero series that airs on CW and is the only one of their six superhero series to not be connected to the Arrowverse (Though characters have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths.) Later, the couple of fugitives realized that the lump in Khalil's head was a tracker and Jen used her power to short it out.. 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