Frieda Goren

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Frieda Goren
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceStatic #1 (June 1993)
Created byDwayne McDuffie (co-writer)
Robert L. Washington III (co-writer)
John Paul Leon (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoFrieda Goren
Team affiliationsStatic
Supporting character ofStatic
Notable aliasesnone
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Frieda Goren is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics and a supporting character of Static/Virgil Hawkins. Created by writers Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III, and artist John Paul Leon, Frieda Goren made her first appearance in Static #1 (June 1993), one of the titles published by Milestone Comics, an imprint of DC Comics. After the closing of Milestone Comics, Frieda became part of DC's mainstream universe of characters. Frieda was also featured in Static Shock animated TV series from DCAU and was voiced by Danica McKellar.

Publication history[edit]

Frieda Goren first appeared in Static #1 (June 1993) and was created by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III & John Paul Leon (artist) as one of the titles published by Milestone Comics, an imprint of DC Comics.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Milestone & DC Universes[edit]

Frieda Goren is a teenager of Jewish descent and a resident of Dakota City. She attends Ernest Hemingway High School and is friends with Rick Stone, Daisy Watkins, Larry Wade & Virgil Hawkins who is secretly the superhero 'Static'.[1]

Frieda learns of Virgil’s secret after supervillain 'Hotstreak' (formally ex-student, Martin "Biz Money B" Scaponi) tries to kidnap her as a prize for himself. Static finds out and shows up to protect her, but he's quickly defeated. Instead of killing them both, Hotstreak leaves. In tending Static's wounds, Frieda removes his mask and learns Virgil's secret. Frieda takes him to her house and he tells her everything about what led to the fateful night at the "Big Bang". After Virgil is treated, he challenges Hotstreak to a rematch as Static again and defeats him.

Virgil made no secret of his romantic interest in her as she became his only confidante with his identity, but Freida was keeping a secret of her own. Virgil is furious to learn that she was dating his best friend Larry Wade and had kept it from him (thanks in part to his own cluelessness- the rest of their friends knew). Larry later explains to him that Frieda hid the relationship because she didn't want to lose him as a friend. Virgil forgives them both and things return to normal.

Though her life is never again normal due to her connection to Static, Frieda suffers a great loss when Larry is killed by his drug suppliers in a drive-by shooting. At Larry’s funeral, she admits that she is worried about Virgil when he's Static. Losing Larry combined with her need to always be perfect in school and her home life causes Frieda to develop an eating disorder. With support from her friends and family, she soon recovers.

The New 52[edit]

Frieda has appeared in The New 52 Static Shock comic book series.[2]

Other versions[edit]

Milestone Forever[edit]

In another reality set twenty years into the future, Frieda married Virgil and together they had two children, a son named Larry (named after Larry Wade) and daughter Sadie (both of whom have inherited their father's electrical abilities). The couple reflect on their life, and Virgil playfully asks Frieda if she wants him to return to his role as Static. She simply smiles and tells him 'absolutely not', and the two passionately kiss.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Frieda Goren possesses the normal strength of a girl her age, height and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.

In other media[edit]


  • In the Static Shock cartoon series from the DCAU, she is Virgil's friend at school and his initial crush. She is best friends with Daisy Watkins and Shenice Vale (who is secretly the superhuman known as "She-Bang") though lively and popular in school, she tends to be short-tempered and impulsive, which earned her the nickname "Hurricane Frieda". In contrast to the comics, she never knows that Static is Virgil Hawkins and that Virgil and Richie Foley are partners in crime-fighting. She is an active participant and the driving force of the school's newspaper with a talent for journalism and leadership. Frieda is a persuasive and somewhat commanding girl, who works for several committees and the school paper. Frieda was voiced by Danica McKellar.


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