Black Lightning isn’t all doom and gloom. In season one, the theme of family acceptance is highlighted with Anissa Pierce, a.k.a. Thunder, who is accepted and supported as a lesbian by her family. In season two, the theme of acceptance carries over when Black Lightning’s second daughter, Jennifer Pierce, tries to come to terms with her new powers. Her family must learn to accept her yet-to-be-understood gifts and the unique way Jennifer is handling them.