Eric, I didn't have anything to do with changing B.L. - I just remember what I read. :)
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However, once he internalized his powers, he WAS a metahuman... unless they changed the damn definition again. Same as Marvel calling their super powered heroes Marvels.
After the Black Lightning run finished, you're right about his powers, and my memory tells me that he never used his powers. Why not? Some editorial dictate, which was stupid in my mind.
I like Batman, Shang-Chi, Hawkeye, Green Arrow, and such of the completely non-powered variants. But I also like Iron Fist, Black Canary, Captain America, Black Lightning, etc. - "street level" heroes, but with some super powers. Not enough to put them at the Green Lantern/Iron Man degree of powers, but enough to make them interesting in a different way. (And yes, I think a little differently about Hawkman, Falcon, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, etc. - normal humans with a little technological emphasis.)
Did it all change? Maybe it did, due to reboots, restarts, whatever. And I thought Black Lightning's origin, powers and Olympian both, was unique at the time, and kinda refreshing.
From the last couple of episodes of B.L., I'm not entirely sure how his powers currently work... and I'm good with that. I'll look forward to see it being revealed on the show.