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If I kill Lady Eve without the Shadow Board's permission, I might as well bury myself with her...
~ Whale considers murdering Eve, but fears retribution by the Shadow Board

The Shadow Board is a villainous organization in the 2018 CW series Black Lightning.

Structure

The Shadow Board is an elusive cartel consisting of several criminal organisations. Although their centre of operation seems to be the city Freeland, it is unknown how far their influence truly spreads. In addition to their criminal structure, the Shadow Board also seems to have some form of power about life and death. One of the leaders, Lady Eve, has ways of extending people's life indefinitely and can seemingly bring people back from death as well.

Not much is known about the Shadow Board. Its leaders act as equal partners and important decisions are made together. However, each partner also has autonomy in their own organization. If someone proves to be a loyal servant to the Shadow Board, it is possible for the person to advance into the Inner Circle, however, this decision must also be made by the entire board.

The Shadow Board is so infamous in Freeland's criminal underworld that no one would dare attack one of its members without permission of the Shadow Board because it would mean dire retribution.

History

After proving himself to Lady Eve, the criminal Tobias Whale is awarded with the 100 Gang. From then on, he uses the gang to sell drugs and extort the citizens of Freeland. This brings in much money for the Shadow Board and it makes Whale an important subordinate for Eve. However, since Whale wants a seat at the table, meaning becoming a member of the Shadow Board, Eve holds him back, claiming that her partners don't trust him. This causes Whale to eventually sever ties with Lady Eve. After Eve organizes the death of his second-in-command Joey Toledo, Tobias retorts by sending three hitmen to murder Lady Eve. Tobias seems confident that the Shadow Board will not retaliate against him. The hitmen are successful and Eve and her bodyguards are killed.

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Main Antagonists
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Secondary Antagonists
China White | Billy Wintergreen | Brother Blood | Isabel Rochev | Ruvé Darhk | Andrew Diggle | Conklin | Lonnie Machin | Talia al Ghul | Evelyn Sharp | Ishmael Gregor | Tobias Church | Anatoly Knyazev | Cayden James | Joe Wilson | Dante | Grant Wilson | Trickster | Doctor Alchemy | Marlize DeVoe | Amunet Black | Vanessa Ambres | Joseph Carver | Zaman Druce | Valentina Vostok | Atropos | Indigo | Silver Banshee | Colonel James Harper | Cyborg Superman | Thomas Coville | Morgan Edge | Otis Graves | Manchester Black | Eve Teschmacher | Red Daughter | Phil Baker | Margot Morrison | Rama Khan | Catherine Hamilton-Kane | Jonathan Cartwright | Chuck Dodgson | Hush | August Cartwright | Enigma | Tatiana | Russell Tavaroff | Overgirl | A.M.A.Z.O | Lala | Syonide | Lady Eve | Kara Fowdy | Giselle Cutter | Helga Jace | Carson Williams | Sara Grey | Yuri Mosin | Leslie Larr

Minor Antagonists
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Anti-Villains
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           Black Lightning logo.png Villains

Season 1
The 100 (Tobias Whale (comics), Lala, Joey Toledo, Syonide, Tori Whale, Painkiller, Two-Bits, Will, Dwayne, & Slim)
A.S.A. (Martin Proctor, Kara Fowdy, Klovic, & Thomas Hidalgo)
Kobra Cartel (Lady Eve & Cleaners)
Zeke Cayman | Glennon | Eldridge Whale | Steven Conners | Shadow Board

Season 2
The 100 (Tobias Whale, Syonide, Painkiller, Helga Jace, Giselle Cutter, Todd Green, Two-Bits, Rayvon, Slim, Marsellus White, & Romel)
Masters of Disaster (Coldsnap, Shakedown, Heatstroke, & New Wave)
A.S.A. (Percy Odell)
Summers | Instant | Looker | Lala | Will | Markovian Insurgents

Season 3
A.S.A. (Percy Odell, Carson Williams, Sara Grey, Painkiller, Jinn Pierce, & Travis)
Markovian Insurgents (Gravedigger, Yuri Mosin, Helga Jace, Michael Allen, Cyclotronic, & Instant)
The 100 (Lala, Rayvon, & Devonte Jones)
Kobra Cartel (Lady Eve, Cleaners, & Destiny)
Tobias Whale | Sinzell Johnson | Two-Bits | Shadow Board

Season 4
Shadow Board (Tobias Whale & Red)
The 100 (Lala, Devonte Jones, & Lydell Jackson)
Kobra Cartel (Destiny & Ishmael)
JJ Stewart | Ana Lopez | Looker | Jesse Gentilucci | Painkiller | Maya Odell | Percy Odell | Two-Bits

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