Friday, October 10, 2014

EDITORIAL: Flash Villians We Have & What to Expect



Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold

Name: Leonard Snart

Codename: Captain Cold

Short Bio: 
-One of the leaders of the Rogues

-One of Flash's deadliest enemies

-He has a freeze gun, but not your typical freeze gun, it slows things down to a molecular level
-Golden-Glider is his sister

-In the past he has been a member of the Suicide Squad, Injustice League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains


PreNew52 & Probable for Show:
-Has no superhuman powers, a likely approach the CW may be taken as to differenitate between him and Caitlin Snow's inevitable transformation into Killer Frost

-Uses a highly advanced freeze gun which he has modified over. His weapon(s) allow for a variety of effects such as:

-A cold beam that freezes anything it hits instantly.
-Creating a cold field where people and objects literally stop in their tracks. Cold uses this ability to slow down The Flash's movements, with Barry starting off seemingly slower than his traditional comic self, it seems this feature will be added to Cold's gun, as it also seems likely that as he adjusts to his powers Barry will get faster.

-Bathing his opponent in a wide beam of ice designed to freeze the skin of the target so they stay conscious and do not go numb to the pain. Cold used this to kill Chill Blaine who murdered Cold's sister, the Golden Glider (included later in this editorial) to make him suffer as much as possible.

-Creating a slippery field of ice which can slow down the Flash.

-Forming sharp stalagmites on the ground to impale his enemies. Used to kill Chill Blaine after freezing the outer layer of his skin so he could inflict as much pain as possible.

-An "Ice Grenade" which was stated to "turn this place into an iceberg". Used to freeze everything in a large radius, and the whole of Iron Heights during the events of Blackest Night
Creating "mirages" out of extreme cold-like heat.

New 52
-In the reboot he had undergone experiments that gave him ice based powers much like Killer Frost, these powers included:
1) The ability to slow down the molecules around him.
2) The ability to create a field of inertia that reduces the Flash's speed to a human level, allowing Captain Cold to touch him and effortlessly beat him.

HOWEVER: Due to the storyline in Forever Evil, Captain Cold has lost his powers thanks to Deathstorm, (a parallel version of Firestorm), and has gone back using his cold gun.

For those who don't know much of Cold, and think of him as a Mr. Freeze rip off, they should know that even Mr. Freeze looks up to Cold, going as far as to say "he only cold-themed villain in the DC Universe to have mastered 'absolute zero' with his weapons."

Snart will be making his debut in S01E04 of The Flash, "Going Rogue", the synopsis of which can be found here.

Nick Tarabay as Digger Harkness aka Captain Boomerang

Name: George "Digger" Harkness

Codename: Captain Cold

Short Bio: 
-He is a violent thug from Australia

-Uses a variety of high-tech and "trick"boomerangs to commit his crimes

-In the past he has been a member of the Suicide Squad, Injustice League, The Secret Society of Super-Villains, and EVEN The Black Lantern Corps

-Harkness was killed during the Identity Crisis story line and was later resurrected, as mentioned above, in the Blackest Night storyline

-He is the father of Owen Mercer (mentioned below)

Mastery of throwing boomerangs such as:
1) Explosive Boomerang: A boomerang that explodes.
2) Collapsible Boomerang: A boomerang that collapses so that it can be easily concealed.
3) Lightning Boomerang: A lightning-fast boomerang that even knocked out the Flash.
4) Rocket Boomerang: A large boomerang capable of launching into space.
5) Razor Boomerang: A boomerang capable of cutting through bone and flesh when thrown correctly. He used this boomerang to kill Jack Drake.
Marc Guggenheim tweeted the photo below from the storyboard taken from one of the two crossover episodes, "Flash vs. Arrow" or "The Brave and The Bold"


Dominic Purcell as Heatwave

Name: Mick Rory (sometimes Rory Calhoun)

Codename: Heat Wave

Short Bio: 
-Founding member of the Rogues

-Uses a handheld flamethrower that produces enough heat to melt the Flash's boots.

-Has also been a member of Project Cadmus and the Secret Society of Super-Villains

-The suit Heatwave wears (when he does wear the suit) is typically a flame retardant suit that is covered and made u of asbestos.  HOWEVER he has since gotten a new suit (above) created by the Crime Tailor (see below)

A fans vision of the jacket he could wear, defiantly a cool thought
-The heat gun he uses is a re-purposed flame thrower that does not only create flames but increases the ambient temperature of the surrounding area, and create small personalized fire storms that incinerate targets without the use of fuel tanks.

Andy Mientus as Pied Piper

Name: Hartley Rathaway

Codename: Pied Piper

Short Bio: 
-Prior to crime he was a deaf musical prodigy

-Initially was part of the Rogues

-Eventually reformed and became a vigilante

-One of the first openly homosexual characters in DC Comics, something I defiantly think, and hope the CW does with their character, it would show a huge step in how diversification in comics can really make the jump to the real world

Flute - Rathaway has crafted his own sophisticated flute capable of hypnotizing anyone within range of its sound. He can make anyone do what ever he wants of them, and can even make himself 'invisible' to other's perception. Initially this technique only worked on humans, but during his incarceration in Iron Heights, he has perfected it to work on rats as well, adding another similarity to his legendary namesake. Later, he learned to manipulate technology.

Sonic Devices - Rathaway also employs a number of devices that can generate or amplify sound for destructive purposes.

Sonic Tuning Fork - capable of sending out a sound the causes paralysis in those who hear it.


Chad Rook as Weather Wizard "Beta"

Weather Wizard Beta? What do you mean "Beta"?... An easter egg that many fans glossed over in the Flash pilot is that in the comics, it is Mark Mardon, NOT his brother Clyde (above) that becomes the Weather Wizard.

Codename: Weather Wizard?

Short Bio: 

All that is known really is that....
Mardon's brother, Clyde, a scientist, had just discovered a way to control the weather before dying of a heart attack (although recent evidence implies that Mardon murdered his brother and either lied about or blocked out the memory of finding his body). Mardon took Clyde's notes and used them to make a wand to generate weather and embarked on a criminal career as The Weather Wizard, sometimes using his powers on a small scale (such as zapping someone with lightning) and sometimes a larger scale (imprisoning a town in winter), almost always facing defeat by The Flash (Barry Allen). In his first appearance he tried to get revenge on the policemen who imprisoned him, allowing the Flash to predict his target and defeat him.

In this timeline of The New 52, while Weather Wizard's past with Barry Allen remains almost unchanged, his origins are slightly different. Now called Marco Mardon he and his brother, Claudio, are Latino and the heads of a Mafia family. After their father's death Marco runs away, eventually becoming the Weather Wizard, but is called back after Claudio's murder. The Flash, looking for Patty Spivot who had been kidnapped, later attacks and submits Mardon forcing Elsa, his brother's widow, to reveal she as the kidnapper and also Claudio's killer. This revelation drives Marco to the edge, making him attempt a suicide-murder by calling lightning to strike himself and Elsa; however, he survives and is approached by the Golden Glider for an unknown plot.)
It is left unclear whether or not Mardon is killed at the end of the pilot, but even if he was, there is room for the true weather wizard to show through in coming episodes. Either way, it is apparent in BOTH origins that Clyde or Claudio's deaths are necessary in the origin tale of the true Weather Wizard.

The CW's Flash showed that Clyde Mardon did not in fact have to use a weather wand, but in fact was a meta-human who was able to control the weather


Other Villains:

Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost

It would seem Caitlin Snow's attitude already begins to signify her inevitable transformation into Killer Frost

Name: Caitlin Snow

Codename: Killer Frost

Short Bio: 
-Typically an enemy of Firestorm

-Second villain to carry the name, Crystal Frost was the first

-Unique Physiology: Her new state is very basic, almost primal. Her body is completely encased in permafrost. She is not made of ice but she generates organic ice-like cells which make up her changed genetics.
-Cryokinesis: She can generate ice spikes to spear her opponents, kill a man by freezing him with a kiss and/or create frost cold enough to kill multiple people with just the snap of her fingers.
-Energy Absorption: Killer Frost needs to feed. She is always hungry, desiring warmth. She is only sated by the warmth of a human's life.


Tom Cavanagh as The Reverse Flash?

Name: Eobard Thawne

Codename: The Reverse Flash, Professor Zoom, Zoom (Hunter Zolomon Incarnation)

Short Bio: 
-Read Below

Professor Zoom is able to move and travel at super-human speeds. Professor Zoom can travel up to speeds of 671,000,000 m.p.h. (the speed of light), deliver many different types of blows a second, run on water, create cyclones, and vibrate his molecules to pass through solid objects. In The Flash: Rebirth it is discovered that when Zoom duplicated the incident that granted Barry Allen his powers, he created a negative Speed Force by corrupting the positive version of it. Through this Speed Force, he also has the ability to create multiple after-images like Hunter Zolomon, the modern day Zoom, and can travel through and alter time. He also can erase people from existence. In the events leading up to Flashpoint, Professor Zoom has developed numerous powers including the ability to absorb other people's memories and experiences, change his age, and drastically alter time.

A Case for Tom Cavanagh as The Reverse Flash, this is not speculation, these are facts presented in both the pilot and the comic books:
 If you have seen the pilot, by now you all well know that Harrison Wells knows something of the future, as seen when he walks (not wheels) up to futuristic newspaper in the futuristic room. The case for his future knowledge helping him out is that Eobard Thawne is from the 25th although the dates don't exactly match up (the paper said 2024) he IS from the future. Another piece that supports this history is that due to Barry's age on the show, if they ever DID introduce Wally he would be much younger...and it is highly unlikely that he would replace Barry until a MUCH later season...if at all...if they even go with Wally!...maybe they would chose Bart?!

The point is...there is going to be some merging of the typical Wally as Flash history and the Barry as Flash history
. Therefore...if the CW chose to draw from the fact that Wally's Zoom, Hunter Zoloman was trapped in a wheelchair for some time...maybe that is his reasoning for being in the wheelchair?...and he has knowledge of the future, and he knew that to leave this wheelchair he had to create the Flash so he could become the Reverse Flash. Other fans have speculated that the wheelchair is simply to KEEP him from using his super speed. ALSO, the only reason Reverse Flash EVER exists is BECAUSE Barry Allen became the who has the most to gain by Barry being struck? and who has the most control and knowledge of this event? In the show, Harrison Wells; someone from the future who needed this event to occur from the comics would be Eobard Thawne.

This also answers the fan question of "Why Wells would 'help Barry'" as stated above Reverse Flash KNOWS he will only be created IF the Flash is created...and the Reverse Flash loves being...well he loves being the Reverse Flash.... he goes back to ensure that Barry becomes the Flash

Now on top of all of this, we know that this twist is one that the Arrow producers have used, although to a lesser degree, in the past; we all know at some point some of us thought, prior to Malcolm's introduction that Tommy Merlyn WAS Merlyn the Archer, we all know that some of us thought Laurel would be the first and only person to suit up as Canary, and we ALL thought that the masked man on the island was Slade Wilson until we found out it was Wintergreen.

Another thing fans may have misunderstood is an interview with Geoff Johns where he says Wells is a new character as proof that Wells isn't Reverse Flash...BUT the actual quote from Johns is... "Harrison Wells is a new character that was created, the name obviously is brand new. I don't think we can say anything else about it," says Johns. " ... the NAME IS NEW...the character is not...John's takes care to rephrase and hint quite clearly that it is the name, not the character that is completely new. Some may have noticed that this name is not uncommon, it is actually a play on the name H.G. Wells, who wrote...wait for it...The Time Machine.

Finally, some fans may not have noticed, especially if they didn't catch the pilot when it was leaked, that Harrison Wells being "engulfed" by YELLOW lightning to close the show was the only obvious effect added after the leak.

UPDATE: A fan also pointed out that, at the beginning of the pilot. when we see Barry's mother get killed by the Reverse Flash we also hear his father yell to him, "Run!, Barry, Run!".... this may be pure coincidence, but the same phrase is later used the same phrase, "Run!, Barry, Run!" when "motivating" Barry to get up and run. If it is more than just pure coincidence, the only people that could have heard Mr. Allen say those things are Barry, Reverse Flash, Nora Allen, and of course Mr. Allen himself. We know that Well's isn't anther Barry (read below), he obviously isn't Nora Allen, nor is he Mr. Allen...that leaves only one option..

A Case Against Tom Cavanagh as Other Characters, again, this is more than guesswork & speculation, these are facts presented in both the pilot and the comic books:

Harrison Wells as Future Barry Allen:
Many people seem to think, for some strange reason that his knowledge of the future suggests that Harrison Wells is actually the "missing Barry" spoken of in the newspaper. This thought is easily disproven by the little evidence we are given; the newspaper contains a photo. The photo below the heading of said newspaper features not only a new Flash suit, but CLEARLY features Gustin's face in that suit. IF the writers were to employ this crazy Harrison Wells is future Barry twist then why make it clear that it is Gustin running around as the Flash in the year 2024? Why not simply include a photo of the Flash running, with a blurred face, or no photo at all. The evidence to support this claim simply doesn't exist.

This claim also goes hand and hand with the fact that future Barry "disappears" and could have been taken into the past and aged to Well's point, aside from the obvious fact that having future Barry doesn't help perpetuate the show, the disappearance of Flash in the lightning bolt is a clear homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths. As some may know there are things in CBM shows that simply CANNOT be changed as they hold so much comic significance, The Flash's "iconic" "death" in Crisis on Infinite Earths is one of them. To read more into the the easter eggs pertaining Crisis on Infinite Earth's click here and read "Harder to Find Easter Eggs" #1 and #2.

Harrison Wells as Rip Hunter 
 This fan theory seem to hold just a little bit of water in the following way, after the Crisis on Infinite Earth's storyline Rip Hunter, unlike most other characters, continues with the same personality and memories that preceded this event. This event was used as a literary device to portray him as a man out of time and without a home. BUT this can just as easily be woven back into the theory that he is Zoom, the detail is playable in both fields, but with one glaring exception, Well's being Rip Hunter, a man out of time never has any connection to The Flash, the actual star of the show?...Whereas being Eobard Thawne, man out of time clearly does have connections to the shows titular character. Fan's also suggest that he could be Rip Hunter because he is "preparing Barry for the Crisis"... why then would have have his reservation in the pilot about making Barry a hero then? Just think of that simple question.  Another point that should be highlighted is the fact that this show is also drawing some major source material, hence Iris' heritage, from the New 52, which has yet to have any confirmed appearances of Rip Hunter. This is a theory that could pan out, but given the lack of Flash connection I see it as a little more likely then the others, but still less likely. 

Harrison Wells as Bart Allen
Some fans go as far as to say Harrison Wells is a grown version of Bart Allen that comes back into the past to "help" his grandfather. This response will definitely contain some opinion as I see this ideology as confusing and rather uneeded. Smallville already ruined Bart Allen, and many have displayed their dismay for this, that, coupled with the fact that the writers/producers have said this show sticks pretty close to source material. Bart Allen is Barry's young, brash, fun loving grandson who comes back from the future and, after starting as Impulse, eventually takes up the mantle of Kid Flash. None of the essential traits are even remotely possible, nor do they seem like they will become apparent as time goes on. On top of this, the New 52 shows us that although not The Flash's sidekick, Bart Allen is actually the first Kid Flash, so who knows? It is more likely that he will be the first Kid Flash, then that he is Wells, although some may contest this point and claim there are "two different versions".

END NOTE: People have said that the writers made it "to obvious" that Well's was Reverse Flash, again, most likely an amalgam (combination of), Professor Zoom (Thawne) and Zoom's (Zoloman) character traits. This final claim is clearly disproven in what I have actually just done. I merely took the top 4 most prevalent theories and analyzed how logically they really were... CLEARLY if it was "that obvious" people wouldn't take the time to speculate...even if the theories are...completely off?


Rick Cosnett as The Reverse Flash?

Name: Eobard Thawne

Codename: The Reverse Flash, Professor Zoom, Zoom (Hunter Zolomon Incarnation)

Short Bio: 
-Read Above

Professor Zoom is able to move and travel at super-human speeds. Professor Zoom can travel up to speeds of 671,000,000 m.p.h. (the speed of light), deliver many different types of blows a second, run on water, create cyclones, and vibrate his molecules to pass through solid objects. In The Flash: Rebirth it is discovered that when Zoom duplicated the incident that granted Barry Allen his powers, he created a negative Speed Force by corrupting the positive version of it. Through this Speed Force, he also has the ability to create multiple after-images like Hunter Zolomon, the modern day Zoom, and can travel through and alter time. He also can erase people from existence. In the events leading up to Flashpoint, Professor Zoom has developed numerous powers including the ability to absorb other people's memories and experiences, change his age, and drastically alter time.

Rick Cosnett as The Reverse Flash, this is more than guesswork & speculation, these are facts presented in both the pilot and the comic books:
The other obvious option is that they have heavily modified Eobard's backstory (unless Eddie is from the future and has superspeed which seems unclear in his mannerisms, typically they wouldn't modify his actions so heavily)... and Eddie Thawne is just Eobard. The way Eddie Thawne is portrayed in the pilot seems to acknowledge the fact that he is NOT a man of science in terms of how smart he is, by making him a cop it seems that the whole spectrum of him being from the future is out of question. Barry's nemesis the Reverse Flash is portrayed as extremely manipulative but also very pensive, two things a cop most certainly is not, cops rarely manipulate because they stand for what is right, and in terms of cops on TV they are rarely pensive as the plot needs to move on and the mystery needs to be solved.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the first leak of the post-CGI Reverse Flash DOES LOOK LIKE HARRISON WELLS, recent set photo's shot a stunt double who doesn't bare a HUGE resemblance to Wells in the Reverse Flash suit...this may be for two reasons:

1)  Eddie is Reverse-Flash...although as a TEMPORARY thing, personally I see the chances of this at about 50/50. I believe Harrison Wells is definitely the true Reverse Flash, but instead of revealing himself, he gives Eddie the suit and bestows with powers (somehow) just to mess with Barry AND to throw the fans off. It would see that Eddie Thawne could be Reverse-Flash beta, lose the powers and want something more...leading to an interesting Cobalt Blue introduction.

2) It is still quite possible that this is simply a stuntman whos face doesn't matter because the battle will not only be at super speeds, but his face will be obscured, by lightning or just by him moving so fast. Which seems more likely, because the posses featured in the set photos seem very campy if they were to be done in real time, and make much more sense to be done at super speed.


Rick Cosnett as Cobalt Blue?

Name: Malcolm Thawne

Codename: Cobalt Blue

Short Bio: 
-On the stormy night of May 13, two pregnant women came to the office of Fallville, Iowa's Dr. Gilmore. However, the doctor had been drinking, and he had sent his nurse home. The child of one of the women, Charlene Thawne, had been strangled on its own umbilical cord, and Gilmore was too intoxicated to save the poor baby. However, the other woman, Nora Allen, successfully gave birth to twin boys. Gilmore, trying to be fair, gave one of the twins to the Thawne family, telling the Allens that one of their children had been stillborn. The twin that remained with the Allens was named Barry, and he grew up to be the Flash. The other twin, however, was raised by the Thawnes, and he was named Malcolm or in this case Eddie.
-Malcolm's adoptive parents were con artists, using a strange inherited Thawne power, a blue flame, to heal people, afterwards selling jars of petroleum jelly with blue food coloring to the healed and their friends
- He watched Barry from afar, even witnessing the accident that gave him the power of superspeed. He grew to hate Barry for having everything that Malcolm thought should have been his own....Thawne (Eddie), was at the station on the night Barry got struck, and whilst in his coma, Eddie "stole" Iris

-Blue Flame Talisman: Although unable to tap into the power of the Blue Flame, Malcolm was granted access to the Blue Flame through a talisman given to him by his adopted grandmother.

-Talisman Power ... Energy Projection: Malcolm can burst his flame out of his body and sword causing flames to leap out of his person.
-Talisman Power ... Energy Construct Creation: Malcolm can create objects out of his Flame and his favorite is his flaming blue sword.

-Talisman Power ... Power Absorption: Malcolm used his hatred to channel the Blue Flame to steal objects and power from his enemies. In most occasions he uses this power to steal speed from the Flashes.

-Talisman Power ... Superhuman Speed: Malcolm can reach incredible amounts of speed by using his Blue Flame to steal speed from opponents. He can steal multiple levels of speed from different sources and achieve speeds to assault even Wally West.

-Healing: The Blue Flame was mainly used by the Thawne family to "heal" and presumably Malcolm has the same ability but he hasn't shown the ability to produce healing flames as of yet.

Rick Cosnett as Cobalt Blue, this is more than guesswork & speculation, these are facts presented in both the pilot and the comic books:
What about EDDIE Thawne screams this? WELL aside from what I have already stated above, lets think back to the fact that Arrow and the Flash share the same (mostly) creative team...then lets think back to Arrow Season 1 where 99% of us were SURE that Wintergreen was Deathstroke... we would have never FATHOMED that Slade would appear and become a trainer to Oliver. Seeing as Eddie could easily be a way to connect the two once Well's true name is revealed...Eddie and Eobard sound more connected then Malcolm and Eobard...but obviously its just a name. Based upon this is definitely plausible that Eddie is indeed a version of MALCOM THAWNE (Allen). For those who don't know, Malcolm Thawne is actually Barry's twin brother who was given to the Thawne family when there child died due to the doctor drinking and accidentally strangling the baby, and Barry's mother had twins...the doctor felt so bad that he decided to tell the Allen's one of their children had died...and gave Malcolm to the Thawne family. Malcolm learned of Barry's existence and the loving family that fate had decreed he would never know and used his gift for sorcery to give vent to his jealous rage.He empowered himself with a mystic blue flame that was capable of stealing Barry Allen's superspeed and became Cobalt Blue.


Robert Knepper as The Clock King

We saw his amazing performance once on Arrow last season, now watch Robert Knepper make the jump to the Flash!

Name: William Tockman

Codename: Clock King

Short Bio: 
On Arrow...William Tockman, also known as the Clock King, is a bank robber and former employee of Kord Industries. He suffered from MacGregor's Syndrome, a terminal illness, but instead of using the money he stole to ameliorate his own condition, spent it to help his sister who had cystic fibrosis.
Genius & gadgetry


Tony Woodward as Girder

Name: Tony Woodward

Codename: Girder

Short Bio: 
-Girder is a super-villain made of living iron and an enemy of The Flash
-His powers come from an industrial accident while working at a metal plant, where he was accidentally exposed to S.T.A.R. Labs technologies. 
-He is a member of the Rogues, beginning under the leadership of Blacksmith.
-Unique Physiology that includes...
-Superhuman Strength
-Superhuman Durability
-Superhuman Stamina
Kelly Frye as Plastique

Name: Bette San Souci

Codename: Plastique

Short Bio:
-Plastique is an explosive super-villain, originally seen as an enemy to Firestorm.

-Beginning her career as a terrorist, she eventually reformed and became a mercenary.

-The President pardoned her for helping the government, and she became married to Captain Atom. 

-Following their divorce, she returned to a life of crime.

-She has been a member of the Bomb Squad, Extreme Justice, the Secret Society of Super-Villains, and the Suicide Squad.


Bio-Chemical Projection: Plastique possesses the ability to project explosive force from her body

First set photo of Kelly Frye as Plastique

Anthony Carrigan as Kyle Nimbus (The Mist)

Name: Unknown

Codename: Mist, or The Mist

Short Bio: 
-He invented a chemical to render people and objects invisible

-He then attempted to sell his invention to the United States government during World War I

-Disbelieved and rejected, he swore revenge by assisting the Axis powers during World War II by sending invisible agents to steal America's military secrets as the Mist.

-The Mist had two children, Nash and Kyle.

-Chemical Secretion
-Density Control
-Phasing / Ghost
-Weapon Master

Yes! This IS the same guy playing Victos Zsasz on GOTHAM, the left photo is the first photo, from S01E03 of the Flash, and the right if from GOTHAM


Michael Christopher Smith as Multiplex

Name: Danton Black

Codename: Multiplex

Short Bio: 
-Doctor Danton Black was Professor Martin Stein's assistant during the development of the experimental Hudson Nuclear Power Plant...yes, Martin Stein as in Firestorm's Martin Stein who WILL be appearing on the Flash
-Multiplex was Firestorm's first super-powered enemy. He was primarily motivated by money, power and revenge.
-Multiplex eventually joined the Suicide Squad

-Nuclear Physiology: His powers are a mix of nuclear fission and mass duplication. Early in his career, he was forced to find an energy source to boost his powers. Later, he discovered his own energy source so he could, in theory, create unlimited duploids.

-Bio-Fission: While Ronnie and Stein gained the power to fuse together, Danton gained the power to fission apart into multiple copies of himself, which he called his duploids. The duploids, which shared his thoughts and identity, were sometimes carbon copies of himself but he could also create smaller duploids.

-Enhanced Strength

-Enhanced Durability


Stay tuned for Multiplex's first appearance in S01E02 of the Flash, "The Fastest Man Alive"




Unknown as Mirror Master

Popular Fancasts Include: Michael Rosenbaum

Name:   Sam Scudder or Evan McCulloch

Codename: Mirror Master

Short Bio:
-Mirror Master is a legacy named used by enemies of The Flash.

-The original was a criminal mastermind named Sam Scudder who developed advanced mirror techonologies for his own use.

-His successor was a Scottish assassin named Evan McCulloch.

-They were both members of the Rogues Gallery, but the name has also been associated with the Injustice Gang and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. 

-Mirror Pack: Evan's bag of tricks included a large range of devices suited to use his trademark mirror technology. Not using simple glass, he could use any reflective surface for strange and suitable uses.
The pack allows for flight, clairvoyance, bio-fission, illusion,teleportation, size alteration


Unknown as Double Down

Name: Jeremy Tell

Codename: Double Down

Short Bio: During a high stakes game, Tell lost all his money. Angered, he murdered the winner. A mystically "cursed deck of cards" the murdered man owned animated and flew at Tell, cleaving and bonding to his skin. Most of his flesh was seared off, replaced by the cards. They can detach itself on his command, slicing everything in their way.

Double Down’s skin has been replaced by a “cursed deck of cards”. He is able to psionically control the cards, detaching them from his body and directing their movement. He can use a card's razor edges to cut through objects, or encase an opponent with his cards.

Unknown as Abra Kadabra

Popular Fancasts Include: Shaun Toub

Name: Abra Kadabra

Codename: Citizen Abra

Short Bio: Abra Kadabra is an enemy to the Flash from the 64th Century who uses advanced technology to make it appear as though he is using magic. His prowess and sadistic attitude make him one of the Flash's most dangerous villains. Later he becomes an actual magic-user when he gains powers through a deal with Neron. He has been a member of the Rogues, the Injustice Gang and the Secret Society of Super-Villains.

-Magic: At first his magic-like powers were purely the result of futurist technology, but after a deal with the demon Neron, he became a true sorcerer, able to cast spells and fire energy bolts.

Unknown as Golden Glider

Popular Fancasts Include: Amy Smart

Name: Lisa Snart

Codename: Golden Glider

Short Bio:
-Golden Glider is a super-villain and enemy to The Flash

-Her brother is Captain Cold, and they both commit crimes using ice-themed gadgets

-Beginning her career as a figure skater, she swore revenge on The Flash when her boyfriend The Top died while fighting him

-Her special skates create their own ice, allowing her to move effortlessly and trip up her enemies. Chillblaine eventually murdered her, but she has reappeared alive in the New 52 reboot.

-Astril Projection


Jean Luc Bilodeau as Weather Wizard

Choice: Jean is an amazing, talented, up and coming actor, who has the versatility and acting chops to pull off both the criminal side of the character, but also the genius planner side of this character as well. Jean is 23 and is 5'10'.

Name: Mark/Marco Mardon

Codename: Weather Wizard

Short Bio:
-Weather Wizard is a super-villain with the ability to manipulate weather using a wand. 

-Enemy to The Flash, he is a member of the notorious Rogues. 

-Mardon obtained his signature wand when he murdered his beloved brother (who is actually Clyde) while on the run from the law. His son is Josh Jackam. 

-He has also been a member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. 


-Weather Manipulation
-Weather Wand - Helps to manipulate the weather when the character isn't being written with powers


Josh Peck aka The Top

Choice: Josh Peck?!? Josh Pecks recent works have proven that he can indeed play a serious role, this semi-minor role could easily be his shoe back into the acting world...Peck has the ability, if needed to portray not only the down on his luck villain, but if they were to make him a hero, his semi-heroic persona as well. Peck is 6'0' and 27 years old.

Name: Roscoe Dillon

Codename: The Top

Short Bio:
-The Top is a super-villain with the ability to spin at super-speed, acting as an enemy to The Flash. ---

-These powers grant him enhanced intelligence through stimulation to his brain cells, turning him into a psychotic mastermind.

-Captain Cold's sister, the Golden Glider, was his girlfriend for a long period.

-Following the mind-wipes in Identity Crisis, he was shown to have become good and helped to reform other criminals through mind-tampering. 

-Eventually he returned to his evil ways, and was then murdered by Captain Cold during Rogue War.

-Dillon was an original member of the Rogues Gallery

-He was eventually murdered by his former allies.

-Superhuman Speed: The Top could spin himself at incredible speeds. 

-Enhanced Intellect: This action of spinning increased his brain power.


Justin Hartley as The Trickster

Choice: Justin Hartley? The old Green Arrow?... when the show began both Hartley and producers of Arrow suggested that they wanted to bring him into the universe for a cameo or minor role, the CW typically will downcycle actors from leading or semi-leading roles to either semi-reoccuring roles or minor roles on other shows. Hartley in my opinion plays many roles the exact same way, with a joking laughable aspect to them...a decent fit for the top..although, this was fan-suggested, I do think better actors exist for the role

Name: Axel Walker or  James Jesse

Codename: The Trickster

Short Bio:
-The Trickster is a member of the Rogues and enemy of The Flash who commits crimes using dangerous gadgets themed after practical joke elements.

-His most notable invention is a pair of shoes that allow him to walk on the air itself.

-He has also been a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Society of Super-Villains.

-There have been two super-villains to use the name, former circus acrobat James Jesse and teenage hoodlum Axel Walker.

-Trickster Gadgets

-Trickster Weapons

-Hover Shoes


Other Villains:

CGI as Gorrilla Grodd

Name: Grodd, Gorilla Grodd

Codename: Grodd, Gorilla Grodd, King Grodd

Short Bio:
-Gorilla Grodd is an evil super-intelligent gorilla with incredible strength and agility.

-His arch-nemesis is The Flash.

-Born in Gorilla City, he gained his powers through exposure to a meteorite that also affected the heroic King Solovar.

-He has been a member of the Anti-Justice League, the Secret Society of Super-Villains, the Injustice League, the Simian Scarlet and Tartarus


Gorilla Physiology which includes, fangs, superhuman durability, superhuman, strength
Telepathy which includes, animal control, mind control, mind transference, telekinetic bolts

Kyle Gallner as Owen Mercer aka Captain Boomerang 2.0

Choice: Another CW downcycle suggested to me Gallner certainly isn't a bad actor, although he was a poor choice for impulse. This role could pay homage, seeing as Mercer has some degrees of super speed, to his original role...however, Gallner is much better at playing serious, disturbed, or semi-serious roles; something that Mercer certainly is again... this was fan-suggested, I do think better actors exist for the role

Name: Owen Mercer

Codename: Captain Boomerang Jr.

Short Bio:
-Owen Mercer is a hero and sometimes villain who operates as the second Captain Boomerang.

-His mother is the Flash legacy speedster Meloni Thawne and his father is the criminal Flash enemy Digger Harkness.

-This gives him limited super-speed in addition to his variety of high-tech boomerangs, allowing him to throw them faster.

-He has been a member of the Outsiders, the Rogues, the Secret Society of Super-Villainsand the Suicide Squad.

-Speed Bursts: It is unknown where Owen gains his ability to move at superhuman speeds. He may gain his speed from the Speed Force like most speedsters however he maintains that he gains his speed from his meta-gene. Whichever the case, Owen can only move in short bursts of superhuman speed. This power allows him to accelerate short distances or, more notably, when he throws boomerangs.

-Boomerang Mastery: Seems to have inherited his father's skill at throwing boomerangs. He also trained with his father before he died and continued his training alone until his own death.


Unknown as Arthur Light (Doctor Light)

Despite it not having been announce  that he'll appear, he was mentioned on Arrow. "The Man in the Hood" we hear Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon talk about a former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs, named Light that was fired two years prior "because he was a psycho". They then use his light device to fight Deathstroke. A major villain and a key Suicide Squad member, he's almost guaranteed to be on Arrow. Since he's a frequent villain of The Flash, no doubt he'll appear in an episode.

Name: Arthur Light

Codename: Doctor Light

Short Bio:
-Doctor Light is the legacy name of several characters including super-heroes and super-villains whose powers involve light manipulation.

-Arthur Light was the original version, a villainous enemy of the Justice League and the Teen Titans.

-He was a member of the Fearsome Five, Injustice Gang, Injustice League, Secret Society of Super-Villains and Suicide Squad.

-Kimiyo Hoshi is his successor, a Japanese scientist who became a heroic member of Justice League International

-Light Suit: Originally, Doctor Light derived his powers and abilities from his suit, but over time he has internalized this power and ability, and can use his light-controlling-manipulating powers and abilities without having to use his suit.
-Photokinesis: Doctor Light has the power and ability to freely control and manipulate light for a variety of purposes. By mentally repulsing photons, Light can create areas of complete darkness. The limits of his powers and abilities are unclear, but he seems to be able to wrest control and manipulation of anything that emits light. Such things have included Green Lantern bright green glowing energy constructs, Superboy's heat vision, and magic lightning from Wonder Girl's lasso. He was also able to take the "internal" light away from Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi) and Ray (Ray Terrill). Abilities that come from this are: Invisibility: He can bend the light around him to become invisible, Energy Projection: He can generate blasts of yellow glowing energy, Force Field: He can create yellow glowing force fields, Flight: It is unknown exactly how he uses his light to fly, yet he does and has done so throughout most of his career. Although its possible he attracts himself to certain light, Energy Absorption: Light can also drain ambient light in any area.
-Genius Level Intellect: Originally, Arthur Light was brilliant. However, his mind-wipe by the Justice League reduced his intelligence substantially. Light's recent recovery of his memories seems to have brought his brilliance back with them.


The Costume Maker
Paul Gambi is a tailor who works out of a small shop in Central City. He is infamous for designing and providing costumes for Central City's most notorious super-villains, particularly the Rogues Gallery. Later he designed costumes for Justice League Europe, a team which included the successor of the arch-foe of many of his former clients, Flash.

We also know that the truck Barry runs into in the pilot when he is testing his super-speed.

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