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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (SS): They're Playing My Song, The New Kid, Junior, Winds of Change, Sunspots, Bad Stretch, Power Play, Gear, The Usual Suspect, Flashback, Showtime, A League of Their Own Part One, Part Two, The Parent Trap, Future Shock, Fallen Hero, Army of Darkness, Now You See Him..., and Power Outage
Voiced By: Not Applicable
Located near the exact center of Dakota City was a gas station and tire supply next door. During the Dakota Gang Riots in the late 1990's, a metahuman named Ebon crashed a tanker truck stolen from Alva Industries into it. Since then, the gas station was never demolished and cleared but left abandoned for years. In the early 21st century, Richie Foley scouted the station and presented it to Static as his secret headquarters. Although Static was hesitant to settle on a broken-down and rat-infested building, it didn't draw any unwanted attention and solved the issue of insufficient funds. As a pun on Superman's Fortress of Solitude, Static named the station, the Abandoned Gas Station of Solitude. At first, Foley stored a police band radio and used computer then began to invent various gadgets for Static. As a safety precaution, Foley always kept a tray of Zap Caps under one of the floor boards. He also used the station to create a special tracer that Static would track with his powers.
After Foley manifested enhanced intelligence, he quickly created Backpack and a remote to control it. With is mind racing with new ideas, the station quickly became Gear's laboratory. He created a crime database computer index with 852 million items dating back a few years. The first outsider to be brought to the Station was Nina Crocker, a metahuman yearning to do good with her powers. The Station received a more high profile group of visitors when Static and Gear successfully helped the Justice League defeat Brainiac at the Watchtower. Just outside the Station, the two heroes took a group photo with the League. However, Brainiac stowed away in Backpack and took control of Foley when he was alone there. He later captured the Flash there, as well. SheBang proved it rather easy to find and infiltrate the Station without alerting Static nor Gear. Aside from Brainiac, another supervillain that invaded the hideout was Sinestro, in anticipation of killing John Stewart once and for all.
In the 2050's, the Abandoned Gas Station of Solitude is still around and looks much the same as it did in the 2000's. Despite appearances, the Station received a much-needed upgrade by the duo. A retinal scanner hidden behind a tire iron reads those cleared for access and a trap door opens in the floor. It leads to a massive underground headquarters outfitted with cutting edge technology. It appears Static and Gear may have taken inspirational cues from their time in Soul Power's Power Pad and Batman's Batcave. A time-lost Static managed to find the scanner and he and Batman, Terry McGinnis, investigated the headquarters. They found Static's Shock Box with a falsified message that led them to Kobra.