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With a legacy that spans over 70 ''years'' (and that's just real-time), and practically ''drenched'' in {{Legacy Character}}s, it's no surprise the Flash family has a ton of major and supporting characters.

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With a legacy that spans over 70 ''years'' (and that's just real-time), and practically ''drenched'' in {{Legacy Character}}s, it's no surprise the Flash family has a ton of major and supporting characters.
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* [[Characters/TheFlashTheRogues The Rogues]]





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[[WMG: Blacksmith]]
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-> '''AKA:''' Amunet Black

* BaldOfEvil: Becomes this as a result of her ExtraOreDinary abilities.
* BigBad: Of the ''Crossfire'' story arc.
* TheBlacksmith: Well, aside from it being her super-villain name, the trope is played with in that she (covertly) outfits the criminals of Keystone City with their weapons and gadgets, and also because of her own ExtraOreDinary powers.
* TheChessmaster: During the aforementioned ''Crossfire'' arc.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* ExtraOreDinary: She has the ability to bond flesh with metal. She uses this to turn her own skin into an ebony metal compound, and to kill the Rainbow Raider by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice shoving one of his own paintings through his chest.]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* NebulousCriminalConspiracy: She was running her organization behind the scenes for at least ''15 years'' before it was first brought to light.
** ComicBookTime in effect, of course, since this would mean she's been running it since before any of the current superheroes showed up -- including Green Lantern, who inspired Goldface's tech, which Blacksmith used to start the Network in the first place.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Consisting of Weather Wizard, the second Mirror Master, Girder, Magenta, Murmur, Plunder, and the second Trickster.
* TheSyndicate: Hers is called The Network. It's an underground black market for super-villains.
* VillainDecay: Introduced as the Flash's newest BigBad in "Crossfire," she has made only one brief appearance since in which she ties to rally some escaping rogues [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil only to be swatted aside by Grodd and left in the rubble]].

[[WMG:Brother Grimm]]

The prince of the magical dimension of Eastwind, Brother Grimm was a boy when Barry Allen and Wally West helped him and his brother overthrow his evil father. Grimm asked Wally for advice, and Wally told him to make his own choices; he gave the crown to his brother, but soon his brother proved just as evil as their father. Grimm killed his brother in battle and became king of Eastwind, blaming Wally for this tragedy. Years later, he came back to ruin Wally's life the same way he believed Wally ruined his: by destroying his home and family.

* AlienBlood: His is blue.
* AxCrazy
* DimensionLord
* TheEvilPrince
* EvilSorcerer
* FreudianExcuse: Accuses Wally West of ruining his relationship with his father and brother.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Fell in love with Linda Park-West and abducted her to try to make her his queen.
* MageInManhattan: Can conjure up dragons, trolls, giant beanstalks, and other fairy tale monsters and props.
* PointyEars
* RefugeeFromTVLand: The king of the fairy tale land of Eastwind.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SpiderSense: Can detect the Speed Force, allowing him to hit and dodge speedsters despite not having super speed himself.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* WellDoneSonGuy: Didn't get along with his father, the former king.

[[WMG:Cicada]]
-> '''AKA:''' David Hersch

A cult leader who gained immortality from a lightning strike, and who thus considers the Flash as a sort of "brother of the lightning" who his followers worship. They prey on the lives of people who Flash has saved throughout his career, justifying their actions by rationalizing that without the speedster's intervention, those persons would have died anyway, so the cult can kill them with a clear conscience. Cicada equips his followers with special daggers that absorb the life-force out of people stabbed by them, and he intends to use that stolen life-force to resurrect his wife, who he killed in his back-story.

* AbortedArc: One of the police gets a hit off of Cicada's immortality, and Cicada is shown to briefly entrance him. Nothing more is ever made of it.
* AxCrazy: But he's a bit more low-key about it, compared to some other villains.
* BadassGrandpa
* BadassLongcoat
* BeardOfEvil
* ContemplativeBoss
* DrivenToSuicide: In his back-story, he attempted to do this after he murdered his wife. He wasn't successful; instead, a bolt of lightning that conveniently struck at ''that very moment'' gave him a sense of immortality.
* EvilOldFolks
* KnifeNut: His followers use special daggers that rob anyone stabbed with them of their life-force.
* MadScientist: Cicada does what he does to resurrect his wife.
* ReligionOfEvil: His cult dedicated to the Flash.

[[WMG:Cobalt Blue]]
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->'''AKA:''' Malcolm Thawne

Barry Allen's twin brother. The Allens and the Thawnes came to the same doctor for the same reason, because both wives were pregnant and about to deliver; however, the doctor accidentally killed the Thawnes' child, then out of guilt gave them one of the Allens' twins and told the Allens that that twin had died. When an adult Malcolm found out, he set out to destroy Barry for having everything he himself could have had but never did. He utilized a magical blue flame that could rob speed from anyone connected to the Flash legacy.

* AbusiveParents: His adopted parents used him as a tool for their cons and treated him terribly; their knowledge that he wasn't their biological child only made it worse.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CainAndAbel: Though Barry himself never knew it, as Malcolm never revealed himself to his brother.
* ConArtist: Malcolm's adopted parents used a magical blue flame as a miracle healing agent (with temporary effects) to pull stunts like this. Of course, the flame itself was meant for greater purposes, which Malcolm learned and studied from his adopted grandmother.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He keeps the flame contained in a blue gem.
* EvilSorcerer
* EvilTwin
* FeudingFamilies: The originator of the Allen-West/Thawne feud.
* FreudianExcuse: Being given away at birth to a bunch of abusive con artists, then later finding out you have a twin who got a relatively good upbringing by your real parents...can you really blame him for [[TheResenter being angry]]?
* InTheBlood: He is the progenitor of the villainous Thawne family, whose bloodline includes Reverse-Flash Eobard Thawne and Thaddeus Thawne, alias Inertia.
* KillItWithFire: At least one of his descendants used the inherited Cobalt Blue flame to murder his Flash's wife this way.
* LegacyCharacter: He's a distant ancestor of the Reverse-Flash, Impulse, Inertia, and Captain Boomerang II. As well, there are 1000 years' worth of Cobalt Blues that follow in his footsteps by fighting their respective Flashes (who are all of the Allen bloodline).
* MundaneUtility: Malcolm's adopted father used the blue flame to pull cons. Malcolm's adopted grandmother was disgusted by this, and consequently was delighted to find an eager student in Malcolm, who would subvert the trope by using the flame to its maximum potential.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:Turned several generations of Flashes into this through a BatmanGambit involving shards of his gem, infused with his own spirit.]]
* TheResenter: Toward Barry, for having the wonderful life that Malcolm got cheated out of.

[[WMG:Fallout]]
->'''AKA:''' Neil Borman

A former power plant worker who got exposed to nuclear radiation and essentially became a living radiation battery. He was introduced during the ''Iron Heights'' storyline, being kept in a containment cell that used him to power the entire prison. After the Flash found out and confronted Gregory Wolfe about it, Fallout was eventually given improved living conditions where he now continues to power the prison, but the power is siphoned from him in a more humane manner.

* IJustWantToBeNormal
* ILoveNuclearPower: Except he [[IJustWantToBeNormal really doesn't]].
* MeaningfulName: He's named after Niels Bohr, one of the contributors to the Manhattan Project.
* PowerGlows
* PowerIncontinence
* UnwittingPawn: Of [[TheChessmaster Blacksmith]]. She orchestrated his escape from Iron Heights knowing his path would take him by the Garricks' home, causing Joan to develop cancer, forcing her and Jay out of town for treatment, depriving Wally of Jay's help.

[[WMG:The Fiddler]]
->'''AKA:''' Isaac Bowin

* AristocratsAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: In one version of his origin, this is how he learned to play his magical music.
* EvilTwin: Of a successful violinist, Maestro Bowen.
* KilledOffForReal: In his old age, the Fiddler tried out for the SecretSix. It didn't go well; he was executed for his failure.
* MagicMusic
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Averted. Despite being a classically-trained musician and owning a Stradivarius, Bowin insists upon calling it a fiddle.

[[WMG:Girder]]
->'''AKA:''' Tony Woodward

* BlessedWithSuck: His body oxidizes easily and painfully.
* DumbMuscle
* MadeOfIron: Literally, following his StartOfDarkness.
* NeverMyFault: Girder's basic justifications for being a villain are "people did this to me and I don't deserve it," completely ignoring his past crimes.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Did this to a female co-worker in his back-story. His fellow workers' retaliation led to him [[NiceJobBreakingItHero getting superpowers.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Magenta. She does not take kindly to it.
* SuperStrength
* WeaksauceWeakness: Water, due to his body rusting away.

[[WMG:Gorilla Grodd]]
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A renegade from the hidden Gorilla City, Grodd is a mad genius and warlord who wants to destroy humanity and make Earth the dominion of apes. He was endowed with sentience by a radioactive meteor along with the other apes of Gorilla City, but also gained vast telepathic powers. Grodd has a formidable intellect offset by an animal's fury. He originally clashed with Barry Allen and has gone on to menace the entire Flash family.

* AGodAmI: In ''[=JLApe=]: Gorilla Warfare''. "I am the Lord thy Grodd! All shall bow before me!"
* {{Archenemy}}: Had a solid claim on this title during the SilverAge, when he was the only serious threat in the Flash's RoguesGallery of otherwise {{Harmless Villain}}s. These days he's more of a general DCU villain, though he still hates the Flash family the most.
* TheArtifact[=/=]FadSuper[=/=]ReimaginingTheArtifact: Grodd was created at a time when gorillas were something of a fad in comics, TV shows, and movies; unlike most other characters created in that craze, like the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City or the Mod Gorilla Boss, however, Grodd has kept appearing and generally been updated to fit the tone of the times.
* BigBad: Of ''[=JLApe=]'' and the 1991 ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries.
* EvilCounterpart: Of King Solovar.
* EvilOverlord: Whenever he does achieve power, most notably during ''Flashpoint''.
* FantasticRacism: He views humans as a worthless mud race and regularly tries to wipe them from the face of the earth.
* FinalSolution: Wants all of humanity exterminated. In ''Flashpoint'' he does manage to kill most of Africa.
* GeniusBruiser: A six hundred pound gorilla with psychic powers.
* GreenEyedMonster: According to ''[=JLApe=]'', the reason he's evil is because he's insanely jealous of Solovar.
* ImAHumanitarian
* KillAllHumans
* KillerGorilla
* LegacyCharacter: He has a son, Gorbul Mammit, who fought Impulse.
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* MindControlEyes: His eyes, and his victims' eyes, tend to glow magenta when he uses his telepathy.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A [[MadScientist mad scientist]], [[PsychicPowers psychic]], [[EvilOverlord world-conquering]], [[SuperStrength super-strong]], [[EvilGenius hyper-intelligent]] talking gorilla.
* [[OneManArmy One Ape Army]]: Despite talking and reasoning, Grodd is very much a wild animal, like a rabid gorilla with psionics. When a mishap leaves him free during a prisoner transport, the resulting rampage levels whole city blocks and leaves countless dead. It's implied that he does this in less than an hour.
* PsychicPowers
** MindOverMatter
** MindProbe
** PeoplePuppets
** {{Telepathy}}
* RedeemingReplacement: His grandson, Sam Simeon of ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe''.
* SuperStrength: Grodd is far, far stronger then your average gorilla.
* TouchedByVorlons
* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to Creator/PhilFoglio's ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries, Grodd's motive is that he believes Gorilla City will soon run out of resources, and that humans are in danger of destroying all of theirs. Hence the need to either "cull the herd" by killing most of the humans or turning them into apes. (Comics before and since have said that he's simply a madape who wants to TakeOverTheWorld.)

[[WMG:The Griffin]]
->'''AKA:''' Griff Grey

Bart Allen's roommate after Bart had been aged by the Speed Force, Griff was doused with chemicals and gained super-powers in a terrorist attack. At first he wanted to be a hero just for money and fame, but his resentment toward the Flash family and his out-of-control powers quickly turned into a true villain. While trying to boost his popularity, Griffin died in an accident he himself orchestrated.

* BaldOfEvil
* GloryHound
* {{Jerkass}}
* PowerIncontinence: His powers made him age rapidly.
* PsychoElectro
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:Kilg%re]]
* AIIsACrapshoot
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:It implants a piece of itself into Wally during an early confrontation. That piece later repairs Wally's heart when he gets shot through it by Vandal Savage.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: After a fashion.
* TheUnpronounceable: Though at least one official guide claimed his name is pronounced "kil-GORE."

[[WMG:Mota / Atom Smasher / Professor Fallout / Fusionn]]
->'''AKA:''' Manfred Mota

A rogue physicist who stole research from Jay Garrick to create a battlesuit, Mota clashed with every Flash under a variety of aliases, upgrading his atomic-powered arsenal each time and eventually mutating into a being of pure energy. His estranged daughter, Valerie Perez, briefly dated Bart Allen when he became the Flash.

* ContinuityCavalcade: The point of the anthology that introduced him.
* EnergyBeings
* IHaveManyNames
* MadScientist
* PoweredArmor

[[WMG:Murmur]]
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-> '''AKA:''' Dr. Michael Amar

A surgeon turned serial killer obsessed with silencing the voices of everyone around him, Michael Amar was incriminated by his inability to keep from talking. While in Iron Heights Penitentiary, he took the name Murmur, cut out his own tongue, and sewed his mouth shut so he'd never incriminate himself again. Years later, he hatched a plot to escape from prison by using a deadly engineered disease to kill the guards and the Flash, but Wally, Jay, and the Pied Piper put an end to it. He has since become a persistent and deadly thorn in Wally's side.

* AxCrazy
* CallingCard: His is to cut out his victims' tongues and sew their mouths shut. Including his own.
* CivvieSpandex: He wears a black leather outfit.
* DeadlyDoctor
* KnifeNut
* LeanAndMean
* PerfectPoison: Aside from his knives, he uses a type of anthrax-like poison made from his own unusual blood chemistry to kill his victims. This poison turns the victims' lungs to mud unless the antidote can be administered in time, and it is HIGHLY contagious.
* SerialKiller: Of the Visionary type; he hears voices and kills to silence them.
* TongueTrauma

[[WMG:Neron]]
-> '''AKA:''' (inapplicable)

A demon who is essentially the DC Universe's {{Expy}} of {{Satan}}. He has had interactions with most characters across the DCU due to his ''modus operandi'', but he holds some particular ire toward Wally West for beating his hidden plan in the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline.

* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: His preferred method of operating. Whether you're a hero or a villain, he'll offer you anything you want, in exchange for either your soul or whatever other price he asks.
** ChronicVillainy: He apparently cannot refuse the offer of a soul in trade if he truly wants it, even if it costs him more than he can afford to give up.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he was disgusted by [[EvilSorcerer Felix Faust]] and the levels that he would sink to for power.
* EvilCanNotComprehendGood
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline. [[spoiler:He orchestrates a plot to steal the love Wally and Linda have for each other, thus giving him a chance to gain ultimate power from the Speed Force, by forcing Wally to bargain for the Rogues' souls in exchange for giving up said love, and also claiming Linda's soul in exchange for sparing Wally's. Unfortunately for him, the couples' love corrupts him and he begs them to take it all back--but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they refuse unless he undoes all the damage he's done to the city]]]].

[[WMG:Peek-a-Boo]]
->'''AKA:''' Lashawn Baez

* ActionBomb: A side effect of her teleporting is a massive explosion. [[BlessedWithSuck Every time.]]
* AntiVillain: She just wants to help her dying father.
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: She lashes out at Wally, revealing that she intended to use her powers to become a hero until [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he and the rest of the city labeled her a Rogue and treated her accordingly]]. Subverted eventually, though, when she allows the police to take her in, [[TearJerker having nothing left to live for after her father's death]].

[[WMG:Plunder]]
->'''AKA:''' [[spoiler:Jared Morillo]]

A gun-toting villain from a mirror universe created by the Mirror Master, Plunder followed Wally back the real world when Wally made his escape. He joined up with Blacksmith's "New Rogues" and used the fact that he was [[spoiler:Detective Morillo]]'s mirror counterpart to keep the police out of the picture while her evil plan went into action. Much later, he was killed by Zoom during the "Rogue War" story arc.

* ColdSniper
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Played straight.
* TheDragon: To the mirror-universe Thinker.
* EvilCounterpart: He's a criminal mirror-universe version of [[spoiler:Jared Morillo, a good cop in "our" world.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* MistakenIdentity: Uses this to his advantage during the "Crossfire" story arc.
* PsychoForHire

[[WMG:President Thawne]]

* TheChessmaster

[[WMG:Rainbow Raider]]
->'''AKA:''' Roy G. Bivolo

Roy G. Bivolo believed he was destined to be a great artist, but his colorblindness made it impossible. His optometrist father created a pair of goggles that should have allowed him to see color, but instead gave him the power to shoot rainbow-colored beams of light, and presented them to Roy on his deathbed... which Roy then used to commit art theft as the Rainbow Raider. He was killed by Blacksmith for the offense of being obnoxious.

* ButtMonkey
* CutLexLuthorACheck
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He stopped himself from using his powers over emotions to force Monica Mayne to love him.
* EyeBeams
* FashionVictimVillain: {{In-universe}} this is people's reaction to his outfit, and justified by his colorblindness.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Blacksmith vivisects him with one of his own paintings.
* KilledOffForReal
* LightEmUp / LightIsNotGood: His power is mostly manipulating light to create rainbows, which he uses to travel, attack and change people's emotions somehow.
* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: Could have been a gifted painter...except for that colorblindness thing.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: One of the worst cases on record.
* SuperZeroes: Not by design, but he ended up that way. This guy is such a loser even GeoffJohns refused to revamp him.

[[WMG:Razer]]
->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A mercenary who first appeared in ''Flash #84'' as part of a real estate blackmail plot.

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His armor is covered in blades, and his gauntlets can fire razor-sharp discs.
* DumbMuscle
* TheJuggernaut
* LightningBruiser
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:The Shade]]
->'''AKA:''' Richard Swift

* AntiHero / AntiVillain: As the mood strikes.
* CastingAShadow
* HeelFaceTurn: Kinda. Sorta.
* HeroicNeutral
* FriendlyEnemy: To Jay Garrick, now that both of them are semi-retired.
* HumanoidAbomination
* {{Immortality}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He turned... well, not good, but at least neutral, and became a supporting character in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''.

[[WMG:Tar Pit]]
->'''AKA:''' Joey Monteleone

The younger brother of a local crime boss, Joey Monteleone had the metahuman ability to project his consciousness outside of his own body. He then projected it into a vat of tar and was unable to return to his real body; however, he quickly took to his new form.

* BlobMonster
* DumbMuscle
* KillItWithFire
* TotallyRadical

[[WMG:The Thinker]]
-> '''AKA:''' Clifford De Voe

* AIIsACrapshoot: His current virtual form.
* AmoralAttorney: Well, he wasn't exactly amoral before he became a super-villain; rather, he underwent a FaceHeelTurn when he realized that his efforts to curb crime were doomed to failure.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In his Golden Age incarnation, he wore a business suit as opposed to a gimmicky costume, since he believed wearing costumes was bad luck. However, his Silver Age incarnation and at least one alternate-reality version of him wore a stylized purple and black costume (which was worn by the character in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' series).
* BaldOfEvil
* TheChessmaster: He specialized in this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Pulled this after learning he was dying from cancer.
** FaceHeelTurn: After his code-form was imprisoned by ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}, he decided to help them.
* KilledOffForReal: At least, his human body underwent this after battling with cancer; however, his mind lives on in computerized form.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MindControlDevice: His Thinking Cap.
* MindManipulation: The main power of the Thinking Cap.
* MindRape: Capable of this with his Thinking Cap.
* SuperIntelligence

[[WMG:The Turtle]]
->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A criminal mastermind who, as his name suggests, talks and acts very slowly. Because of this, though, he's best known in stories where he's TheChessmaster.

* EvilGenius
* LegacyCharacter: There are two versions of the character, the second inspired by the first (and who briefly worked for the first as TheDragon).
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Originally, his "power" was that he was the world's slowest man.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ...but he later gained the power to "steal" the speed of those around him, rendering them slower than he was. (Also, his body ages ''very'' slowly, befitting the [[TruthInTelevision lengthy life-span of actual turtles]].)
* ManOfKryptonite: His power is tailored to weaken his chosen enemies.

[[WMG:Vandal Savage]]
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->'''AKA:''' Vandar Adg

The immortal caveman-turned-conqueror who has plagued Earth's heroes for millennia, Vandal Savage was the first villain Wally West faced in his career as the Flash, and has gone on to menace Wally and his family numerous times afterwards. See [[VandalSavage his own page]] for more.

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\n\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n[[folder:The Rogues]]\n\n\n[[folder:Other Villains]]\n[[WMG: Blacksmith]]\n[[quoteright:246:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bsmthskinn_138.jpg]]\n-> '''AKA:''' Amunet Black\n\n* BaldOfEvil: Becomes this as a result of her ExtraOreDinary abilities.
* BigBad: Of the ''Crossfire'' story arc.
* TheBlacksmith: Well, aside from it being her super-villain name, the trope is played with in that she (covertly) outfits the criminals of Keystone City with their weapons and gadgets, and also because of her own ExtraOreDinary powers.
* TheChessmaster: During the aforementioned ''Crossfire'' arc.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* ExtraOreDinary: She has the ability to bond flesh with metal. She uses this to turn her own skin into an ebony metal compound, and to kill the Rainbow Raider by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice shoving one of his own paintings through his chest.]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* NebulousCriminalConspiracy: She was running her organization behind the scenes for at least ''15 years'' before it was first brought to light.
** ComicBookTime in effect, of course, since this would mean she's been running it since before any of the current superheroes showed up -- including Green Lantern, who inspired Goldface's tech, which Blacksmith used to start the Network in the first place.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Consisting of Weather Wizard, the second Mirror Master, Girder, Magenta, Murmur, Plunder, and the second Trickster.
* TheSyndicate: Hers is called The Network. It's an underground black market for super-villains.
* VillainDecay: Introduced as the Flash's newest BigBad in "Crossfire," she has made only one brief appearance since in which she ties to rally some escaping rogues [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil only to be swatted aside by Grodd and left in the rubble]].

[[WMG:Brother Grimm]]

The prince of the magical dimension of Eastwind, Brother Grimm was a boy when Barry Allen and Wally West helped him and his brother overthrow his evil father. Grimm asked Wally for advice, and Wally told him to make his own choices; he gave the crown to his brother, but soon his brother proved just as evil as their father. Grimm killed his brother in battle and became king of Eastwind, blaming Wally for this tragedy. Years later, he came back to ruin Wally's life the same way he believed Wally ruined his: by destroying his home and family.

* AlienBlood: His is blue.
* AxCrazy
* DimensionLord
* TheEvilPrince
* EvilSorcerer
* FreudianExcuse: Accuses Wally West of ruining his relationship with his father and brother.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Fell in love with Linda Park-West and abducted her to try to make her his queen.
* MageInManhattan: Can conjure up dragons, trolls, giant beanstalks, and other fairy tale monsters and props.
* PointyEars
* RefugeeFromTVLand: The king of the fairy tale land of Eastwind.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SpiderSense: Can detect the Speed Force, allowing him to hit and dodge speedsters despite not having super speed himself.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* WellDoneSonGuy: Didn't get along with his father, the former king.

[[WMG:Cicada]]
-> '''AKA:''' David Hersch

A cult leader who gained immortality from a lightning strike, and who thus considers the Flash as a sort of "brother of the lightning" who his followers worship. They prey on the lives of people who Flash has saved throughout his career, justifying their actions by rationalizing that without the speedster's intervention, those persons would have died anyway, so the cult can kill them with a clear conscience. Cicada equips his followers with special daggers that absorb the life-force out of people stabbed by them, and he intends to use that stolen life-force to resurrect his wife, who he killed in his back-story.

* AbortedArc: One of the police gets a hit off of Cicada's immortality, and Cicada is shown to briefly entrance him. Nothing more is ever made of it.
* AxCrazy: But he's a bit more low-key about it, compared to some other villains.
* BadassGrandpa
* BadassLongcoat
* BeardOfEvil
* ContemplativeBoss
* DrivenToSuicide: In his back-story, he attempted to do this after he murdered his wife. He wasn't successful; instead, a bolt of lightning that conveniently struck at ''that very moment'' gave him a sense of immortality.
* EvilOldFolks
* KnifeNut: His followers use special daggers that rob anyone stabbed with them of their life-force.
* MadScientist: Cicada does what he does to resurrect his wife.
* ReligionOfEvil: His cult dedicated to the Flash.

[[WMG:Cobalt Blue]]
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->'''AKA:''' Malcolm Thawne

Barry Allen's twin brother. The Allens and the Thawnes came to the same doctor for the same reason, because both wives were pregnant and about to deliver; however, the doctor accidentally killed the Thawnes' child, then out of guilt gave them one of the Allens' twins and told the Allens that that twin had died. When an adult Malcolm found out, he set out to destroy Barry for having everything he himself could have had but never did. He utilized a magical blue flame that could rob speed from anyone connected to the Flash legacy.

* AbusiveParents: His adopted parents used him as a tool for their cons and treated him terribly; their knowledge that he wasn't their biological child only made it worse.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CainAndAbel: Though Barry himself never knew it, as Malcolm never revealed himself to his brother.
* ConArtist: Malcolm's adopted parents used a magical blue flame as a miracle healing agent (with temporary effects) to pull stunts like this. Of course, the flame itself was meant for greater purposes, which Malcolm learned and studied from his adopted grandmother.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He keeps the flame contained in a blue gem.
* EvilSorcerer
* EvilTwin
* FeudingFamilies: The originator of the Allen-West/Thawne feud.
* FreudianExcuse: Being given away at birth to a bunch of abusive con artists, then later finding out you have a twin who got a relatively good upbringing by your real parents...can you really blame him for [[TheResenter being angry]]?
* InTheBlood: He is the progenitor of the villainous Thawne family, whose bloodline includes Reverse-Flash Eobard Thawne and Thaddeus Thawne, alias Inertia.
* KillItWithFire: At least one of his descendants used the inherited Cobalt Blue flame to murder his Flash's wife this way.
* LegacyCharacter: He's a distant ancestor of the Reverse-Flash, Impulse, Inertia, and Captain Boomerang II. As well, there are 1000 years' worth of Cobalt Blues that follow in his footsteps by fighting their respective Flashes (who are all of the Allen bloodline).
* MundaneUtility: Malcolm's adopted father used the blue flame to pull cons. Malcolm's adopted grandmother was disgusted by this, and consequently was delighted to find an eager student in Malcolm, who would subvert the trope by using the flame to its maximum potential.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:Turned several generations of Flashes into this through a BatmanGambit involving shards of his gem, infused with his own spirit.]]
* TheResenter: Toward Barry, for having the wonderful life that Malcolm got cheated out of.

[[WMG:Fallout]]
->'''AKA:''' Neil Borman

A former power plant worker who got exposed to nuclear radiation and essentially became a living radiation battery. He was introduced during the ''Iron Heights'' storyline, being kept in a containment cell that used him to power the entire prison. After the Flash found out and confronted Gregory Wolfe about it, Fallout was eventually given improved living conditions where he now continues to power the prison, but the power is siphoned from him in a more humane manner.

* IJustWantToBeNormal
* ILoveNuclearPower: Except he [[IJustWantToBeNormal really doesn't]].
* MeaningfulName: He's named after Niels Bohr, one of the contributors to the Manhattan Project.
* PowerGlows
* PowerIncontinence
* UnwittingPawn: Of [[TheChessmaster Blacksmith]]. She orchestrated his escape from Iron Heights knowing his path would take him by the Garricks' home, causing Joan to develop cancer, forcing her and Jay out of town for treatment, depriving Wally of Jay's help.

[[WMG:The Fiddler]]
->'''AKA:''' Isaac Bowin

* AristocratsAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: In one version of his origin, this is how he learned to play his magical music.
* EvilTwin: Of a successful violinist, Maestro Bowen.
* KilledOffForReal: In his old age, the Fiddler tried out for the SecretSix. It didn't go well; he was executed for his failure.
* MagicMusic
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Averted. Despite being a classically-trained musician and owning a Stradivarius, Bowin insists upon calling it a fiddle.

[[WMG:Girder]]
->'''AKA:''' Tony Woodward

* BlessedWithSuck: His body oxidizes easily and painfully.
* DumbMuscle
* MadeOfIron: Literally, following his StartOfDarkness.
* NeverMyFault: Girder's basic justifications for being a villain are "people did this to me and I don't deserve it," completely ignoring his past crimes.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Did this to a female co-worker in his back-story. His fellow workers' retaliation led to him [[NiceJobBreakingItHero getting superpowers.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Magenta. She does not take kindly to it.
* SuperStrength
* WeaksauceWeakness: Water, due to his body rusting away.

[[WMG:Gorilla Grodd]]
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A renegade from the hidden Gorilla City, Grodd is a mad genius and warlord who wants to destroy humanity and make Earth the dominion of apes. He was endowed with sentience by a radioactive meteor along with the other apes of Gorilla City, but also gained vast telepathic powers. Grodd has a formidable intellect offset by an animal's fury. He originally clashed with Barry Allen and has gone on to menace the entire Flash family.

* AGodAmI: In ''[=JLApe=]: Gorilla Warfare''. "I am the Lord thy Grodd! All shall bow before me!"
* {{Archenemy}}: Had a solid claim on this title during the SilverAge, when he was the only serious threat in the Flash's RoguesGallery of otherwise {{Harmless Villain}}s. These days he's more of a general DCU villain, though he still hates the Flash family the most.
* TheArtifact[=/=]FadSuper[=/=]ReimaginingTheArtifact: Grodd was created at a time when gorillas were something of a fad in comics, TV shows, and movies; unlike most other characters created in that craze, like the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City or the Mod Gorilla Boss, however, Grodd has kept appearing and generally been updated to fit the tone of the times.
* BigBad: Of ''[=JLApe=]'' and the 1991 ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries.
* EvilCounterpart: Of King Solovar.
* EvilOverlord: Whenever he does achieve power, most notably during ''Flashpoint''.
* FantasticRacism: He views humans as a worthless mud race and regularly tries to wipe them from the face of the earth.
* FinalSolution: Wants all of humanity exterminated. In ''Flashpoint'' he does manage to kill most of Africa.
* GeniusBruiser: A six hundred pound gorilla with psychic powers.
* GreenEyedMonster: According to ''[=JLApe=]'', the reason he's evil is because he's insanely jealous of Solovar.
* ImAHumanitarian
* KillAllHumans
* KillerGorilla
* LegacyCharacter: He has a son, Gorbul Mammit, who fought Impulse.
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* MindControlEyes: His eyes, and his victims' eyes, tend to glow magenta when he uses his telepathy.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A [[MadScientist mad scientist]], [[PsychicPowers psychic]], [[EvilOverlord world-conquering]], [[SuperStrength super-strong]], [[EvilGenius hyper-intelligent]] talking gorilla.
* [[OneManArmy One Ape Army]]: Despite talking and reasoning, Grodd is very much a wild animal, like a rabid gorilla with psionics. When a mishap leaves him free during a prisoner transport, the resulting rampage levels whole city blocks and leaves countless dead. It's implied that he does this in less than an hour.
* PsychicPowers
** MindOverMatter
** MindProbe
** PeoplePuppets
** {{Telepathy}}
* RedeemingReplacement: His grandson, Sam Simeon of ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe''.
* SuperStrength: Grodd is far, far stronger then your average gorilla.
* TouchedByVorlons
* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to Creator/PhilFoglio's ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries, Grodd's motive is that he believes Gorilla City will soon run out of resources, and that humans are in danger of destroying all of theirs. Hence the need to either "cull the herd" by killing most of the humans or turning them into apes. (Comics before and since have said that he's simply a madape who wants to TakeOverTheWorld.)

[[WMG:The Griffin]]
->'''AKA:''' Griff Grey

Bart Allen's roommate after Bart had been aged by the Speed Force, Griff was doused with chemicals and gained super-powers in a terrorist attack. At first he wanted to be a hero just for money and fame, but his resentment toward the Flash family and his out-of-control powers quickly turned into a true villain. While trying to boost his popularity, Griffin died in an accident he himself orchestrated.

* BaldOfEvil
* GloryHound
* {{Jerkass}}
* PowerIncontinence: His powers made him age rapidly.
* PsychoElectro
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:Kilg%re]]
* AIIsACrapshoot
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:It implants a piece of itself into Wally during an early confrontation. That piece later repairs Wally's heart when he gets shot through it by Vandal Savage.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: After a fashion.
* TheUnpronounceable: Though at least one official guide claimed his name is pronounced "kil-GORE."

[[WMG:Mota / Atom Smasher / Professor Fallout / Fusionn]]
->'''AKA:''' Manfred Mota

A rogue physicist who stole research from Jay Garrick to create a battlesuit, Mota clashed with every Flash under a variety of aliases, upgrading his atomic-powered arsenal each time and eventually mutating into a being of pure energy. His estranged daughter, Valerie Perez, briefly dated Bart Allen when he became the Flash.

* ContinuityCavalcade: The point of the anthology that introduced him.
* EnergyBeings
* IHaveManyNames
* MadScientist
* PoweredArmor

[[WMG:Murmur]]
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-> '''AKA:''' Dr. Michael Amar

A surgeon turned serial killer obsessed with silencing the voices of everyone around him, Michael Amar was incriminated by his inability to keep from talking. While in Iron Heights Penitentiary, he took the name Murmur, cut out his own tongue, and sewed his mouth shut so he'd never incriminate himself again. Years later, he hatched a plot to escape from prison by using a deadly engineered disease to kill the guards and the Flash, but Wally, Jay, and the Pied Piper put an end to it. He has since become a persistent and deadly thorn in Wally's side.

* AxCrazy
* CallingCard: His is to cut out his victims' tongues and sew their mouths shut. Including his own.
* CivvieSpandex: He wears a black leather outfit.
* DeadlyDoctor
* KnifeNut
* LeanAndMean
* PerfectPoison: Aside from his knives, he uses a type of anthrax-like poison made from his own unusual blood chemistry to kill his victims. This poison turns the victims' lungs to mud unless the antidote can be administered in time, and it is HIGHLY contagious.
* SerialKiller: Of the Visionary type; he hears voices and kills to silence them.
* TongueTrauma

[[WMG:Neron]]
-> '''AKA:''' (inapplicable)

A demon who is essentially the DC Universe's {{Expy}} of {{Satan}}. He has had interactions with most characters across the DCU due to his ''modus operandi'', but he holds some particular ire toward Wally West for beating his hidden plan in the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline.

* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: His preferred method of operating. Whether you're a hero or a villain, he'll offer you anything you want, in exchange for either your soul or whatever other price he asks.
** ChronicVillainy: He apparently cannot refuse the offer of a soul in trade if he truly wants it, even if it costs him more than he can afford to give up.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he was disgusted by [[EvilSorcerer Felix Faust]] and the levels that he would sink to for power.
* EvilCanNotComprehendGood
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline. [[spoiler:He orchestrates a plot to steal the love Wally and Linda have for each other, thus giving him a chance to gain ultimate power from the Speed Force, by forcing Wally to bargain for the Rogues' souls in exchange for giving up said love, and also claiming Linda's soul in exchange for sparing Wally's. Unfortunately for him, the couples' love corrupts him and he begs them to take it all back--but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they refuse unless he undoes all the damage he's done to the city]]]].

[[WMG:Peek-a-Boo]]
->'''AKA:''' Lashawn Baez

* ActionBomb: A side effect of her teleporting is a massive explosion. [[BlessedWithSuck Every time.]]
* AntiVillain: She just wants to help her dying father.
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: She lashes out at Wally, revealing that she intended to use her powers to become a hero until [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he and the rest of the city labeled her a Rogue and treated her accordingly]]. Subverted eventually, though, when she allows the police to take her in, [[TearJerker having nothing left to live for after her father's death]].

[[WMG:Plunder]]
->'''AKA:''' [[spoiler:Jared Morillo]]

A gun-toting villain from a mirror universe created by the Mirror Master, Plunder followed Wally back the real world when Wally made his escape. He joined up with Blacksmith's "New Rogues" and used the fact that he was [[spoiler:Detective Morillo]]'s mirror counterpart to keep the police out of the picture while her evil plan went into action. Much later, he was killed by Zoom during the "Rogue War" story arc.

* ColdSniper
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Played straight.
* TheDragon: To the mirror-universe Thinker.
* EvilCounterpart: He's a criminal mirror-universe version of [[spoiler:Jared Morillo, a good cop in "our" world.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* MistakenIdentity: Uses this to his advantage during the "Crossfire" story arc.
* PsychoForHire

[[WMG:President Thawne]]

* TheChessmaster

[[WMG:Rainbow Raider]]
->'''AKA:''' Roy G. Bivolo

Roy G. Bivolo believed he was destined to be a great artist, but his colorblindness made it impossible. His optometrist father created a pair of goggles that should have allowed him to see color, but instead gave him the power to shoot rainbow-colored beams of light, and presented them to Roy on his deathbed... which Roy then used to commit art theft as the Rainbow Raider. He was killed by Blacksmith for the offense of being obnoxious.

* ButtMonkey
* CutLexLuthorACheck
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He stopped himself from using his powers over emotions to force Monica Mayne to love him.
* EyeBeams
* FashionVictimVillain: {{In-universe}} this is people's reaction to his outfit, and justified by his colorblindness.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Blacksmith vivisects him with one of his own paintings.
* KilledOffForReal
* LightEmUp / LightIsNotGood: His power is mostly manipulating light to create rainbows, which he uses to travel, attack and change people's emotions somehow.
* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: Could have been a gifted painter...except for that colorblindness thing.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: One of the worst cases on record.
* SuperZeroes: Not by design, but he ended up that way. This guy is such a loser even GeoffJohns refused to revamp him.

[[WMG:Razer]]
->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A mercenary who first appeared in ''Flash #84'' as part of a real estate blackmail plot.

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His armor is covered in blades, and his gauntlets can fire razor-sharp discs.
* DumbMuscle
* TheJuggernaut
* LightningBruiser
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:The Shade]]
->'''AKA:''' Richard Swift

* AntiHero / AntiVillain: As the mood strikes.
* CastingAShadow
* HeelFaceTurn: Kinda. Sorta.
* HeroicNeutral
* FriendlyEnemy: To Jay Garrick, now that both of them are semi-retired.
* HumanoidAbomination
* {{Immortality}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He turned... well, not good, but at least neutral, and became a supporting character in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''.

[[WMG:Tar Pit]]
->'''AKA:''' Joey Monteleone

The younger brother of a local crime boss, Joey Monteleone had the metahuman ability to project his consciousness outside of his own body. He then projected it into a vat of tar and was unable to return to his real body; however, he quickly took to his new form.

* BlobMonster
* DumbMuscle
* KillItWithFire
* TotallyRadical

[[WMG:The Thinker]]
-> '''AKA:''' Clifford De Voe

* AIIsACrapshoot: His current virtual form.
* AmoralAttorney: Well, he wasn't exactly amoral before he became a super-villain; rather, he underwent a FaceHeelTurn when he realized that his efforts to curb crime were doomed to failure.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In his Golden Age incarnation, he wore a business suit as opposed to a gimmicky costume, since he believed wearing costumes was bad luck. However, his Silver Age incarnation and at least one alternate-reality version of him wore a stylized purple and black costume (which was worn by the character in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' series).
* BaldOfEvil
* TheChessmaster: He specialized in this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Pulled this after learning he was dying from cancer.
** FaceHeelTurn: After his code-form was imprisoned by ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}, he decided to help them.
* KilledOffForReal: At least, his human body underwent this after battling with cancer; however, his mind lives on in computerized form.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MindControlDevice: His Thinking Cap.
* MindManipulation: The main power of the Thinking Cap.
* MindRape: Capable of this with his Thinking Cap.
* SuperIntelligence

[[WMG:The Turtle]]
->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A criminal mastermind who, as his name suggests, talks and acts very slowly. Because of this, though, he's best known in stories where he's TheChessmaster.

* EvilGenius
* LegacyCharacter: There are two versions of the character, the second inspired by the first (and who briefly worked for the first as TheDragon).
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Originally, his "power" was that he was the world's slowest man.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ...but he later gained the power to "steal" the speed of those around him, rendering them slower than he was. (Also, his body ages ''very'' slowly, befitting the [[TruthInTelevision lengthy life-span of actual turtles]].)
* ManOfKryptonite: His power is tailored to weaken his chosen enemies.

[[WMG:Vandal Savage]]
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->'''AKA:''' Vandar Adg

The immortal caveman-turned-conqueror who has plagued Earth's heroes for millennia, Vandal Savage was the first villain Wally West faced in his career as the Flash, and has gone on to menace Wally and his family numerous times afterwards. See [[VandalSavage his own page]] for more.

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