Appearing in "Suckas Need Bodyguards"
- Harlem's Paradise
- Councilwoman Mariah Dillard
- Diontey (First appearance)
- C-Money (First appearance)
- Trish Walker (Voice)
- Domingo Colon (Mentioned)
- Pop (Mentioned)
- Mama Mabel (Mentioned)
- Soledad Temple
- Jessica Jones (Mentioned)
- Chico Diaz (Mentioned)
- Earl Scarfe (Photo)
- Joel Spurlock (Mentioned)
- Tone (Mentioned)
- Alex Wesley (First appearance)
- WNEX New York
- Damon Boone (Mentioned)
- Shades (Mentioned)
- Peter "Pistol Pete" Stokes (Photo)
- Wilson Fisk (Mentioned)
- Barack Obama (Mentioned) (Topical reference)
Races and Species:
- Soledad Temple's Delivery Van
Synopsis for "Suckas Need Bodyguards"
- Synopsis not yet written.
- The Gang Starr song the episode is named after is "Suckas Need Bodyguards", from their album Hard to Earn. The song describes an individual who is strong even without protection, while also criticizing those who claim to be in a position of power yet still need outside protection. This could be seen in the situation between Luke Cage, who can handle himself, and the duo of Cottonmouth and Mariah Dillard, whose positions of power are threatened by their subordinates (Detective Scarfe and the media).
- The song featured in the episode is "People Make The World Go Round" by The Stylistics.
- Rachael Taylor reprises her role as Trish Walker from Marvel's Jessica Jones in a voice cameo at the opening of this episode.
- Mariah Dillard asks, "remember when Obama sang Al Green?" while trying to give an example of how to make a fun political campaign. However, the current president of the United States in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is President Matthew Ellis. It is unknown if this is a continuity error, or if Obama exists in this universe in another political post of some sort, or if perhaps Obama was the president before President Ellis took over.
|Luke Cage||Mike Colter|
|Cottonmouth / Cornell Stokes||Mahershala Ali|
|Detective Misty Knight||Simone Missick|
|Claire Temple||Rosario Dawson|
|Councilwoman Mariah Dillard||Alfre Woodard|
|Detective Rafael Scarfe||Frank Whaley|
|Soledad Temple||Sonia Braga|
|Trish Walker||Rachael Taylor|
|Bobby Fish||Ron Cephas Jones|
|Captain Betty Audrey||Sonja Sohn|
|Lieutenant Perez||Manny Pérez|
|Thembi Wallace||Tijuana Ricks|
|Eric Fraser||Andrew Rein|
|Port Security Officer||Kendall Lloyd|
|Alex||John Clarence Stewart|
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