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Stein Family

    Clarissa Stein 

Clarissa Stein

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Species: Human

Played By: Isabella Hofmann, Chanelle Stevenson (young, 1975), Emily Tennant (young, 1987)

First Appearance: "The Nuclear Man" (The Flash 1x13)

Appearances: The Flash | Legends of Tomorrow | Crisis on Earth-X note 

Prof. Martin Stein's wife.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her comic counterpart is not a devoted wife to Prof. Stein, to the point that she divorced him just because she couldn't stand the fact that he is Married to the Job.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her New Earth counterpart has raven hair. Here, she's blond. The features of her comic counterpart is given to her daughter, Lily.
  • Alliterative Name: She's known as Clarissa Clemens prior to her marriage.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: She and Caitlin Snow are the Love Interests of the two people that originally composed Firestorm.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Law & Order franchise is acknowledged to exist in the Arrowverse. Her actress was a main character on Homicide: Life on the Street which takes place on the same universe.
  • Cool Old Lady: Very cooperative of Team Flash when tracking down Ronnie when he was still unwillingly fused with her husband.
  • Happily Married: Despite her woes that her husband is Married to the Job, they are more than vocal on how they love each other. Thanks to Martin convincing his younger self to be a better husband to Clarissa, a new timeline where the Steins' relationship was strong enough to have a daughter, Lily, together was created.
  • Housewife: Implied to be this.
  • Meet Cute: Legends of Tomorrow reveals that she was tagging along with her uncle when she first met Prof. Stein, who was her uncle's student at the time. In fact, their meeting was one of that episode's plot points.
  • Morality Chain: For Stein when he was still unwillingly fused with Ronnie, much like how Caitlin was for the latter during the ordeal.
  • Secret-Keeper: One of the few people outside of his team who knows that Barry is The Flash.
  • Widow Woman: After Professor Stein's death in the fourth Crossover.

    Lily Stein 

Lily Stein

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Species: Human

Played By: Christina Brucato, Winter Lily White (child)

First Appearance: "Outlaw Country" (Legends of Tomorrow 2x6)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Invasion!note  | Crisis on Earth-X note 

The daughter of Prof. Martin Stein and his wife Clarissa, born due to the former's meddling with time.


  • Daddy's Girl: She's very close to her father, at least from her perspective.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Seems to have inherited her father's dry wit.
    Martin: Sorry we're late.
    Lily: Don't you have a time machine?
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Unlike with Julian Albert, the Remember the New Guy? trope associated with her is treated seriously.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Subverted. She is initially pissed after finding out that she's a Time Aberration, but not necessarily because she is one. Rather, she is upset to learn that her father originally never wanted any children. However, after he assures her that he loves her, Lily seemingly calms down.
  • Paradox Person: She is a Time Aberration created by her father when he tells his younger self to spend more time with his wife, which she appreciates by taking him (well, his younger self) to "Pound Town", as Jax puts it.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has pale skin and has dark brown hair.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Deconstructed. Due to being a Time Aberration created by her father, he can't remember her. And once he finally learns to love her, he is faced with a dilemma of having to erase her from his life.
  • Shoot the Dog: Prof. Stein is aware of the fact that he may have to Ret-Gone her eventually.
  • The Smart Girl: She has PhD on nanotechnology.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She finally learns the circumstances regarding her existence thanks to Mick being unable to keep his mouth shut.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her existence is crucial to Prof. Stein's Story Arc for Legends Season 2.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Prof. Stein at first thinks that she's nothing more but a Time Aberration until Caitlin calls him out on it.

    Ronnie 

Ronnie

Species: Human

Played By: N/A

First Appearance: "Phone Home" (Legends of Tomorrow 3x4)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Crisis on Earth-X

Lily's son and the grandson of Prof. Martin Stein and Clarissa.


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Clayton Family

    Samantha Clayton 

Samantha Clayton

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Species: Human

Played By: Anna Hopkins

First Appearance: "Seeing Red" (Arrow 2x20)

Appearances: Arrow | Flash vs. Arrow note  | Heroes Join Forcesnote 

A young woman impregnated by Oliver before his shipwreck and disappearance. Not wanting her to "get in the way" of her son's future, Moira bribes her to fake a miscarriage and disappear from Oliver's life.


  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics the mother of Oliver's child is named Sandra Hawke, but here she is called Samantha Clayton.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Towards Oliver, at least. While she's civil, Samantha makes it clear that she doesn't want him in her and William's lives.
  • Amicable Exes: She is very civil with Oliver despite what happened as shown when she met him again during the inaugural Flash Crossover episode.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Word of God confirmed that they were setting her and her child up for a future season storyline, which came into play in Season 4.
  • Decomposite Character: Legends of Tomorrow reveals that Connor Hawke's (William's counterpart in the comics, with them also being a product of this trope) mother is Lyla Michaels-Diggle.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She doesn't survive the explosions on Lian Yu and dies in Oliver's arms, her last words making him promise to take care of their son.
  • The Exile: Though less dramatic than usual examples as Moira gave her huge chunks of money to do go away that she never touched. The mere offer was enough to make her leave quietly.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: When Moira sat down with her, one of the first things she made clear was that she's keeping the baby.
  • I Gave My Word: She still honors her agreement with Moira a year after the latter's death. Subverted when she later revealed that she continued to keep quiet because she didn't want her son to become involved in Oliver's world.
  • Killed Off for Real: She doesn't make it out alive on Lian Yu.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: She only slept with Oliver once, but she still got pregnant.
  • Nice Girl: Is not bitter over the Queens despite what happened and even offered Oliver her condolences on Moira's death.
  • No Name Given: Her name was never mentioned in any of her appearances until Season 4, when it is revealed to be Samantha Clayton.
  • Race Lift: Sandra Hawke, her counterpart in the comics, is part Korean-American, part African-American. She's Caucasian in the show.
  • Red Herring: She's heavily implied to be Sandra Hawke, the mother of Oliver's son, Connor, which in the comics will eventually be the second Green Arrow. However Legends of Yesterday reveals that not to be the case, and per Legends of Tomorrow, the Arrowverse version of Connor Hawke is not Oliver's son, but Diggle's.
  • Secret-Keeper: Oliver reveals to her that he's the Green Arrow.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: She never cashed the check Moira gave her, and the mere fact that she offered it was reason enough to sever all ties with the Queens.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: It's implied that there's more to Moira paying her to leave Starling to go to Central. She eventually clarifies that the main reason she stayed away was her desire to keep her son away from the Queens and their toxic influence. After rescuing William from Darhk, Oliver has them move to another city so they can be safe from H.I.V.E.'s clutches.

    William Clayton 

    Frank and Irene Clayton 

Frank and Irene Clayton

Species: Human

Played By: Jake T. Roberts & Beverley Breuer

First Appearance: "Star City Slayer" (Arrow 7x13)

Appearances: Arrow

The late Samantha's parents and William's maternal grandparents.


  • Outliving One's Offspring: Their daughter Samantha was killed due to her connection with a vigilante, so they opt to take custody of their grandson in order for him to not suffer the same fate.
  • Promotion to Parent: They gladly want to take custody of William since Oliver is a Doom Magnet due to his vigilantism.
  • Raised by Grandparents: What they want to happen since their grandson's father is a known vigilante.
  • Shoot the Dog: They deliberately sabotaged William's communication with Oliver and Felicity thinking it's for his own good.

Others

    Dante Ramon 

Dante Ramon

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Species: Human

Played By: Nicholas Gonzalez

First Appearance: "Rogue Time" (The Flash 1x16)

Appearances: The Flash

Cisco's older brother.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page to see his Earth-2 counterpart

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    Rob 

Rob

Species: Human

Played By: Jeremy Schuetze

First Appearance: "Out of Time" (The Flash 1x15)

Appearances: The Flash | Crisis on Earth-X note 

Captain David Singh's fiancé, later husband.


  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Crisis on Earth-X after last appearing near the end of The Flash Season 1.
  • Decomposite Character: In the New 52 comics Singh is in a relationship with Hartley Rathaway; since they aren't connected in the series (and Hartley was a criminal at the moment), Rob was introduced as Singh's Love Interest here.
  • Diet Episode: Not an episode exactly, but Rob appears to be fairly health conscious and has roped Captain Singh into it as well. This hasn't stopped Singh from sneaking less healthy lunches at work.
  • Gay Aesop: A very subtle one. Rob tries to visit Captain Singh in his hospital room only to be briefly denied as only family are allowed in at the time. Joe insists that Rob, being Singh's fiancé, counts as family and Rob is allowed in without a fuss. This mirrors real-life instances in which same-sex partners are denied visitation rights in hospitals.
  • Happily Married: With Cap. Singh in the penultimate episode of Season 1.
  • Non-Action Guy: Apparently.
  • Only One Name: Hasn't been given a last name.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Only appeared and mentioned in scenes related to Captain Singh.
  • Straight Gay: Like his fiancee, he doesn't appear camp.
  • Unbroken Vigil: Is introduced waiting outside Singh's hospital room after he's injured by the Weather Wizard.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears after Season 1, until he attends Barry's thwarted marriage.

    Kendra Saunders 

    Jefferson "Jax" Jackson 

    Sharon Finkel 

Dr. Sharon Finkel

Species: Human

Played By: Donna Pescow

First Appearance: "Mixed Signals" (The Flash 4x2)

Appearances: The Flash

A psychologist in Central City visited by Team Flash members.


  • Recurring Extra: She makes several appearances in Season Four when Team Flash keep consulting her for her expert therapy and psychoanalytical skills.
  • The Shrink: She is the psychologist of Central City and the one Team Flash always consults.

    Dave / Big Sir 

David P. "Dave" Ratchet / Big Sir

Species: Human

Played By: Bill Goldberg

First Appearance: "The Elongated Knight Rises" (The Flash 4x11)

Appearances: The Flash

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An inmate at Iron Heights Prison, framed for a murder he did not commit. Barry quickly befriends him.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Big Sir in the comics had a malformed brain gland that caused him to grow to incredible proportions, but left him mentally retarded.
  • Adaptational Heroism: An obscure villain in the comics.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His first name in the comics was Dufus.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Metahuman in the comics, normal human here.
  • The Cynic: After 15 years in prison, he became quite disillusioned. Barry helps him snap out of it a little.
  • Frame-Up: On the receiving end by Sylbert Rundine, who was fine with him being incarcerated for a murder he committed.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his imposing appearance, he is actually a very kind man.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Barry.
  • I Owe You My Life: After Henry Allen saved his life, he became eternally grateful and extends this courtesy to his son Barry.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he is a bit grumpy and cynical at first, Big Sir is a very good person.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: The reason he's imprisoned, as detailed below.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished:
    • Tried saving the security guards life who got shot by Sylbert Rundine. It ended up with him being blamed for the murder, as the two had a similar appearance during that time.
    • After standing up to a bunch of inmates who tried bullying Barry, they later ganged up on him. Luckily, Barry returned the favor and saved him.

    Earl Cox 

Species: Human

Played By: Paul McGillion

First Appearance: "True Colors" (The Flash 4x13)

Appearances: The Flash

A former friend of Ralph Dibny.


    Dr. Thomas Snow / Icicle 

Dr. Thomas Snow & Icicle

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Icicle

Played by: Kyle Secor

Appearances: The Flash

A scientist and Caitlin's supposedly deceased father. Much like his daughter, he has his own alter ego, but is far less capable of reforming than Killer Frost.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Icicle in the comics is named Joar or Cameron Mahkent. As he's a Disappeared Dad and a scientist, it's likely that he's based on Joar.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Killer Frost fights him to protect her teammates from his attempted murder of them.
  • Canon Character All Along: He gets mentioned a few times prior to Season Five, but it isn't until his debut appearance that he's established as the show's version of Icicle.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: He's presumed dead for many years, and finding him after discovering that he's only Faking the Dead is Caitlin's Story Arc for The Flash Season 5.
  • Disappeared Dad: He "dies" when Caitlin was ten years old.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Paternal example, as his last words are telling his daughter how much he loves her and how much he regrets leaving his family.
  • Faking the Dead: He disappears to find a cure for his ALS, but lets his family believe that he died from the disease.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Caitlin suspects that, if Icicle tried so hard to find a way to kill Thomas, it meant that he still had a part of him trying to break free. She's eventually proven right as Thomas stops Icicle from stabbing Caitlin to death.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Right when he manages to get control over Icicle, he takes Cicada II's dagger In the Back to protect Caitlin.
  • An Ice Person: He treated himself with an experimental cryogenic therapy which resulted in his Split Personality of Icicle. He did the same to his daughter, which in turn resulted with the birth of Killer Frost.
  • It Runs in the Family: His wife and daughter are all scientists. On the dramatic side there is the potential for ALS he passed onto his daughter, along with ice powers and a split personality created when he tried to cure her.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can use his icy blasts to impulse himself; that's how he escapes from Team Flash in his debut episode.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares his first name with John Constantine's father and the late (both Earths 1 and X) Tommy Merlyn.
  • Posthumous Character: Caitlin says he died, only to be revealed that he really didn't.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: He got his powers from self-experimenting cryogenic cures for ALS. Caitlin got hers from him using a more perfected process on her, since she inherited his ALS genes.
  • Related in the Adaptation: This incarnation of Icicle is the father of Caitlin Snow. In the comics, not only are they unrelated, but their powers are completely different.
  • Taking the Bullet: Jumps in to take Cicada II's dagger for Caitlin, getting fatally wounded in the process.

    Debbie Dibny 

Debbie Dibny

Species: Human

Played By: Amy Pietz

First Appearance: "Dead Man Running" (The Flash 6x3)

Appearances: The Flash

Ralph's mother, with whom he has a difficult relationship.


  • Cartwright Curse: She has broken up with all the men she has dated so far. She passed them as dead to Ralph to avoid saddening him.
  • Parents as People: To avoid saddening Ralph, she lied to him by saying that her husband and her boyfriends died.

    Ali 

Ali

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Species: Human

Played By: Lisa Marie DiGiacinto, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes (young)

First Appearance: "Slay Anything" (Legends of Tomorrow 5x3)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Mick's old high school flame, with whom he unknowingly conceived a daughter in 2004.


  • Death Is Cheap: Gets killed by Kathy Meyers, but is quickly resurrected after the Legends alter the timeline.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: She and Mick went to school with Freddy Meyers.
  • In the Back: How Ali dies before the timeline is altered, courtesy of Kathy Meyers.
  • The One That Got Away: Ali was Mick's date for the prom but he skipped prom and stood her up. Fifteen years later he still clearly regrets that decision. After being revived due to undoing the Encore's existence, she forgives him and they hook up at the end of the episode, which ends up with her becoming pregnant with his child.

    Lita 

Lita

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Species: Human

Played By: Mina Sundwall, Emmerson Sadler (ages 5–7), Scarlett Jando (ages 8–10)

First Appearance: "Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac" (Legends of Tomorrow 5x6)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Mick's teenage daughter, who initially despises him for being absent her entire life.


  • Brutal Honesty: She is very blunt, just like her old man.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: What her father wants for her.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Despite her resenting him, several people point out how much alike she and Mick actually are.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She was conceived in 2004. When Mick meets her in 2020, she's a teenager.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Is heavily pregnant by 2023, although she is in college by then.
  • The Resenter: Growing up without her father left her a tad bit bitter and it takes a while before Mick can get through to her.
  • Troll: She first reaches out to her father by trolling him about the quality of his books.

Local Government

Administration

    Mayor Bellows 

Anthony Bellows

Species: Human

Played By: Vito D'Ambrosio

First Appearance: "Tricksters" (The Flash 1x17)

Appearances: The Flash

The former mayor of Central City, and has been caught up in at least two attacks against the city.

see The Flash (1990) page for his Earth-90 counterpart

  • Adaptational Villainy: In his Season 4 appearance, he becomes the outright main antagonist of the episode, sending out hitmen to kill Ralph Dibny (who blackmailed him with incriminating photos) and Barry and Joe (who knew of the blackmailing).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Convinces the press that he's a good guy and even tries to stuff Joe up with compliments and jokes. However, when he's confronted by Joe and Barry about Dibny's blackmail, he gives them all they need to know and then orders them killed while pretending to give in to Dibny's demands. But even then, he had a gun just in case he needed to kill Dibny then and there.
  • Butt-Monkey: His two appearances were at events that were attacked by The Tricksters and Atom-Smasher, respectively.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics, only the 1990 and 2014 series.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was a Recurring Character in the original Flash TV series, but has made few appearances in the 2014 series.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: He's revealed to be this to the Anthony Bellows of Earth-90, being thoroughly corrupt and not hesitating to shoot Ralph Dibny in the face.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Was a Recurring Character with a low rank in the original 1990 TV series, to Mayor who rarely appears in this one.
  • Mayor Pain: At first he seems a good man, but in season 4 he becomes willing to murder people just to cover-up his adultery.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is not combat proficient. However, he's efficient with a gun, given that he delivered a headshot to Ralph Dibny; the only thing was, Ralph had just received meta powers.
  • Rank Up: From officer to Mayor.
  • Remake Cameo: His actor also played the character in the 1990 TV series.

    Mayor Van Buren 

Mayor Van Buren

Species: Human

Played By: Kendall Cross

First Appearance: "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash" (The Flash 4x12)

Appearances: The Flash

The new mayor of Central City after Anthony Bellows's incarceration.

see Smallville: Kents page for Jessica Kent, the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • No Name Given: Her first name hasn't been given away yet.
  • Tempting Fate: During Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash she praised a new, supposedly metahuman-proof building courtesy of Kord Industries, only for Dwarfstar to shrink it down right in front of everyone's eyes.
    Van Buren: Believe me, no one is breaking into this building anytime soon.
    (the building shrinks)
    Van Buren: I hate this city.

Police Department

    Cap./COP. David Singh 

Chief of Police David Singh

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Species: Human

Played By: Patrick Sabongui

First Appearance: "Pilot" (The Flash 1x1)

Appearances: The Flash | Arrow | Crisis on Earth-X note 

The Captain of the Central City police precinct and Joe, Eddie and Barry's superior. At the end of Season 5, he steps down from his post to take up the position of Chief of Police, offered to him by the mayor, leaving his old Job to Joe.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page to see his Earth-2 counterpart

  • A Father to His Men: Despite all of his bluster at the end of the day its revealed that Singh genuinely cares for his men, he's still torn up over Detective Chyre's death in the pilot, he willingly jumps in the way of a lightning bolt to save Joe's life and, according to his fiancé genuinely praises Barry's skills.
  • All-Loving Hero: He is committed to protect metahumans, which is evident when calling out the spy who leaked Cicada the information on them.
  • Badass in Distress: He was kidnapped and cloned by Eva McCulloch. The Singh shown in "The Exorcism of Nash Wells" and the two next episodes is the clone.
  • The Captain: Of the CCPD.
  • Career-Ending Injury: After Taking the Bullet for Joe, his doctor claims that he may never go back to active service again. Thankfully negated by Barry's Time Travel.
  • Da Chief: Repeatedly annoyed by Barry's habitual lateness to crime scenes and Joe's attempts to cover for him.
  • Demoted to Extra: After Season One, his appearances become very sparse as the show focuses less on the CCPD and more on S.T.A.R. Labs.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's on the side of the good guys, but he's not exactly the nicest of supervisors. At least on Season 1.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He jumps in the way of an incoming lightning bolt send by Mark Mardon to kill Joe and saves the latter's life. While the bolt doesn't kill him it did do significant internal damage to his body, giving him possible brain damage and possibly crippling him as well - before Barry's time-traveling at the end of the episode prevented the event, that is.
  • Hunk: His broad shoulders and toned body are easy to note in his white shirt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite acting like a bit of a Jerkass throughout the majority of his initial appearances, "Out of Time" reveals that when it gets down to it he genuinely does care about his men. When Mark Mardon appears, and threatens to murder Joe for the death of his brother, Singh tells Joe in no uncertain terms that he will not allow him to die like his partner did. And later when Mardon attacks the police station he jumps in the way of a lightning bolt aimed for Joe. His fiancée even mentions that he's all bark. Also, unlike a lot of typical 'tough police chief' type characters in a superhero work, Singh is incredibly supportive of the Flash, is perfectly willing to ask for his help.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Promoted to Chief of Police in The Flash Season 5 finale, leaving his previous position to Joe.
  • Last-Name Basis: He calls everyone by their last name, except Joe. He himself is often called Singh.
  • Like a Son to Me: Singh sees Barry as something of a son. He initially admired Barry's talent and willingness to help the victims and often speaks fondly of him to Rob. That's why he is happy to be allowed to reinstate him.
  • Passing the Torch: He steps down as Captain to become Chief of Police, leaving his old post to Joe.
  • Perma-Stubble: When he doesn't have a beard proper, his beard shadow is visible.
  • Put on a Bus: After being a prominent Recurring Character for 5 seasons, he finally leaves when he becomes chief of police and entrusts the city to Joe and Barry.
  • Rank Up: Promoted to Chief of Police in The Flash Season 5 finale.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Although he's exasperated by Barry's perpetual tardiness, he's also aware that he's very good at his job, and when he's in a good mood he openly praises him.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He reveals he knew all along about Barry's identity as The Flash.
  • So Proud of You: Singh was impressed with Joe and Cecile's work when they saved the metahumans from Cicada II. That's why he appoints Joe as the new captain and states that if things get too complicated, he could always use Barry's help.
  • Straight Gay: Revealed to be one in Episode 8. He references his boyfriend in passing. In "Out of Time" it's revealed that he is now Singh's fiancé and we actually get to meet him, and by the end of the season 1, they're married.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He mellows down a bit once he becomes engaged.
  • Twofer Token Minority: He's Hindu and gay.

    Cap. Julio Mendez 

Captain Julio Mendez

Species: Human

Played By: Alex Désert

First Appearance: "Flashpoint" (The Flash 3x1)

Appearances: The Flash

Da Chief of CCPD in the Flashpoint timeline.

see The Flash (1990) page for his Earth-90 counterpart

    Barry Allen 

    Det./Cap. Joe West 

    Det. Eddie Thawne 

Detective Edward "Eddie" Thawne

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"He was wrong. Turns out I'm a hero after all. [...] That's all I've ever wanted to be, Iris. Your hero."

Species: Human

Played By: Rick Cosnett

First Appearance: "Pilot" (The Flash 1x1)

Appearances: The Flash | Flash vs. Arrow!note 

A police officer in the Central City PD, recently transferred from Keystone City, who becomes Joe's partner and Iris's boyfriend during The Flash Season 1.


  • The Ace: He's great at his job to the point of having started to keep scores of his arrests.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In most stories, the present-day "Thawne", Malcolm Thawne, is a straight-up supervillain who hates Barry with a passion so strong that he starts the Thawne-Flash family feud, which lasts until the 30th century.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played with. In most stories, the present day Thawne becomes the supervillain Cobalt Blue, who has the power to negate The Flash's Super Speed. Eddie never became a supervillain or gained any powers, but he was able to kill the one foe Barry couldn't even defeat on his own.
  • Adaptation Name Change: It seems that way, as he seems to be the show's equivalent of Cobalt Blue/Malcolm Thawne, being the modern day Thawne and the ancestor of Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash. If so, this also makes him a case of Adaptational Heroism, as Cobalt Blue is an evil speedster, not a Badass Normal Nice Guy.
  • All for Nothing: His sacrifice to stop Eobard Thawne. Ultimately, while it made the Thawne they met in Season One disappear, he has time remnants and found other ways to still exist and cause Barry trouble. Savitar even acknowledges how that example of cause and effect didn't work for him.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • To Barry (whenever he's in civvies anyway). Most obvious when he catches a bag-snatcher that had, just a few moments ago, knocked Barry flat on his rear. Then he starts dating Iris.
    • Extends to all of the S.T.A.R. Labs crew by the time the season finale comes around, due in large part to Eobard messing with his head. He admits to feeling as if he has nothing to contribute to the group, considering most of them are geniuses or superheroes of sort. He gets over this in the midst of his sacrifice, however.
  • And Starring: Is credited with "Special Guest Star" citation for his appearances starting in Season Two.
  • Black Sheep: Eobard holds him in contempt as he is the only Thawne to hold no real signifigance.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He mostly fights while wearing suits.
  • Badass in Distress: Played with. After throwing away the masquerade, Eobard kidnaps him and keeps him locked away — but he won't kill him, because Eddie is his ancestor.
  • Badass Normal: Like Joe, he has no superpowers or special abilities, yet he willingly and regularly goes up against villains who do, and has no trouble against more standard criminals.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He leaps into action to save the Flash in a crucial moment during his fight against Captain Cold and Heat Wave.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tries to use a task force to capture the Flash, a metahuman who can move faster than the eye can see and who already beat him senseless under Bivolo's influence.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: The only reason he was spared by the Reverse-Flash is because he is Thawne's distant relative.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Played With. Quantico is mentioned quite a few times on Supergirl (2015), a show in which Eddie's actor is a prominent cast member, but it is set in an Alternate Universe. However, Barry (and Cisco) has traveled to that universe a number of times, as does Kara and her friends to Earth-1. The merging of two universes post-Crisis, along with Black Lightning (2018)'s, makes this a non-issue.
  • Character Development: Of all the main characters aside from Barry, Eddie's has been the most drastic. Over the first season alone, he's developed quite a friendship with the S.T.A.R. Labs crew, gone from wanting to lock up the Flash to becoming one of his strongest allies, revealed some things about his childhood to Barry, decided that he wants to marry Iris, and earlier on, he Took a Level in Kindness (see below).
  • Composite Character: A combination of Malcolm Thawne and Hunter Zolomon (though Hunter himself shows up later, he bears little resemblance to his comic counterpart). Like Malcolm, he's a blond-haired blue-eyed man with an unhappy childhood, and the current Thawne. However, he takes his Nice Guy personality and status as the Flash's Friend on the Force from pre-villainy Hunter.
  • Cop Boyfriend: To Iris.
  • Dead Sidekick: He's Joe's second fallen partner.
  • Death by Adaptation: In most stories, the present day Thawne becomes the Supervillain "Cobalt Blue". Eddie was never able to don the identity after his Heroic Suicide in the Season 1 finale.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: Being Iris' boyfriend, his death allows her to be with Barry.
  • Distressed Dude: Eobard kidnaps him and holds him for the majority of the last quarter of Season 1.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: He assumes that the Flash was the one killed the guards at Mercury Labs, based on a survivor's description of him. He had no way of knowing at the time that it had been done by another speedster, the Reverse Flash.
  • Expy: Of Tommy Merlyn. Friend to the hero? Check. Related to the main bad guy of Season 1? Check. Red Herring to said bad guy? Check. Romantic Rival to the hero? Check. Super-Nice guy? Check. Always getting the short end of the stick? Check. Fans of the show constantly predicting he will become a bad guy? Check. Breaks up with the hero's love interest, because he believes that the hero getting with said love interest is inevitable? Check. Heroic Sacrifice at the end of Season 1? Check. Was wearing a White Shirt of Death and black pants? Check.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Punches Barry for flirting with Iris, when Eddie thought he and Barry were supposed to be friends.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He gladly performs a Heroic Suicide just so a monster like Eobard Thawne won't ever exist.
  • Fair Cop: We will be mentioning his nickname "Detective Pretty Boy" several times.
  • First Love: Much like Barry Allen, he can function as both this and Second Love to Iris West. While Iris started a relationship with Eddie first, Iris herself outright confirms that she was in love with Barry long before she had even met Eddie.
  • Formerly Fat: He used to be a short, fat kid, who was teased a lot.
  • Friend on the Force: Shares this role to the Flash with Joe. Becomes even more of this after Barry reveals his identity to him.
  • Friendless Background: Though not directly stated, Eddie lets on that he doesn't have many friends, but values the one he does. When talking to Barry about the latter's friendship to Iris, Eddie wistfully says that he's learned from experience that friends are hard to find; and when he learns Barry hit on Iris, what he singles out as the worst part isn't that someone tried to steal his girlfriend — it's that he thought he and Barry were friends. And, although it took some scientific explanation from Caitlin, Eddie forgives Barry pretty quickly afterwards.
  • Future Loser: According to Eobard he's the biggest disappointment in their family and grows up accomplishing nothing. Fortunately, Eddie says Screw Destiny.
  • Good All Along: For all the Red Herrings regarding him eventually pulling a Face–Heel Turn or being Evil All Along, he did a very noble Heroic Sacrifice just to ensure that a monster like Eobard Thawne will be erased from existence.
  • Grandfather Paradox: His death prevents Eobard Thawne from existing. However, he never would've killed himself had Eobard not caused the chain events leading to it by killing Nora Allen and making Barry the Flash. This causes the aforementioned paradox, which the universe seemed to try to fix by creating a singularity to eat away at all of existence.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Admitted to Barry that he was a bit jealous of his relationship to Iris, but he gets over it and bonds with him over the Tony Woodward case. It does briefly pop up again when Barry gives Iris replicas of her mom's wedding rings.
    • He initially did not like the Flash at all, and considered him a threat on little or no evidence mainly because Iris liked him. However, he got better after the Flash helped the police against Reverse-Flash, and is a full-on Flash supporter by Revenge of the Rogues.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and is a decent human being. Unlike his distant descendant, Eobard.
  • Heroic Suicide: In the Season One finale, he shoots himself in the chest to stop the Reverse-Flash, who is his descendant from the future.
  • Hopeless Suitor: What prompts his breakup with Iris is the realization that he's this compared to Barry. The main reason why their relationship even got as far as it did was because Barry was out of the picture for the beginning of it, and Iris had yet to realize her feelings for her best friend. Eddie knew that Iris would eventually come to recognize those feelings, and so wanted to spare them further heartbreak by breaking up rather than making the life-altering, near-permanent decision to get engaged and eventually married, believing they would only come to regret it. Iris did not like this explanation at all, but (though they themselves didn't know it) Eddie was correct — an earlier episode, "Out of Time", showed that the very moment Iris realized she loved Barry, she didn't hesitate to choose him over Eddie.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He broke up with Iris because he knew that the person she really loved was Barry, even she herself had yet to realize it note . While they get back together in the Season 1 finale, as you can tell, it simply wasn't meant to be.
  • In-Series Nickname: Detective Pretty Boy.
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: Keeping Barry's secret from Iris hurts their relationship —- especially given that he disagrees with the others' (mainly Joe's) assertion that keeping her Locked Out of the Loop is the best way to protect her.
  • The Lost Lenore: Iris is still hung up from his death almost a year after that. Barry later helps her move on when he travels back in time by making a video from Eddie.
  • Mysterious Past: His past is described as a mystery and he harbors a dark secret according to Word of God.
    • He's mentioned a little bit to Barry in "The Flash is Born". He said he was a short, fat kid whose dad was a local politician who shut down the factory in his school district, meaning he got his ass kicked. A lot.
  • Mutual Envy: Barry was jealous of Eddie for being Iris' boyfriend, oblivious to the fact that Eddie was a bit jealous of him for having a longer relationship with her.
  • Mythology Gag: His name is a reference to the comics character Eobard Thawne, known to be Professor Zoom/Reverse-Flash in the comics. However, he proves to be a Red Herring for Harrison Wells, the true Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash. Wells, however, calls Eddie a "distant relative", which is later clarified to mean that Eddie is his direct ancestor and he needs Eddie to live long enough to produce a child so he can exist.
  • Nice Guy: After the first few episodes especially, he is seen to be very affable and friendly to Joe and Barry, always showing concern and empathy for Barry.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: As he points out to Barry, they're much more similar than he thinks: both had rough childhoods, were tormented by bullies, frequently got their asses handed to them, and eventually grew up to help people in the CCPD.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has a silent one when the Reverse Flash kills his entire task force in a few seconds and stares right into his face.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: His partner is old enough to be his father, to the point that he even dated his daughter much to the former's dismay. They do still care and respect each other despite that, though.
  • Only Friend: He may not had a lot of pals among CCPD colleagues, but the pilot had him taking all of Joe's shifts so he could watch over Barry. Subverted later on when he becomes sociable with Barry and when he befriends most of Team Flash.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: He's this around Joe on matters about him being Iris's boyfriend.
  • Out of Focus: In the middle of the season, until he learns the Flash's identity.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His death in the Season 1 finale of The Flash is indirectly responsible for the events of Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow, as it, plus the events of "Flashpoint", produced a time remnant of Eobard Thawne; this forced him to seek help from what would become the Legion of Doom and search for the Spear of Destiny in order to (futilely) avoid grisly non-existence at the hands of the Black Flash.
  • Pop-Culture Isolation: An in-universe example. During a pub quiz, Eddie apparently didn't know the name of Han Solo's ship.
  • Pretty Boy: To the point of being nicknamed Detective Pretty Boy in-universe. Even Caitlin thinks he's hot.
  • Red Herring: Despite sharing a surname with comics character Eobard Thawne and having being suspiciously spared by the Reverse-Flash, he is not the Reverse-Flash; Wells is. However, it does amount to something: Eobard spared Eddie because Eddie's his ancestor and he needs him alive to preserve his own existence. Which he outright tells him in "The Trap". "Grodd Lives" strongly implies Eobard is trying to mold Eddie into a villain by playing on his fears; it doesn't work, however, as Eddie winds up sacrificing himself to destroy Eobard.
  • The Rival: An unintentional variety, as while he is the Pretty Boy Ace Detective he views Barry as a friend and colleague, and had no idea that Barry's love for Iris was more than Platonic until Eobard showed him the future. The producers were aware that they were creating this dynamic and so had to struggle to make him a likable character without making him an unbearable Mary Sue.
  • Romantic False Lead: In Season One, for Iris West. Make no mistake, Iris loved Eddie. She loved him so much that she spent over a year mourning his death. But when it came down to it, Iris had always loved Barry more, even when she didn't know she loved Barry at all. With there being proof that Barry and Iris will always be Happily Married if they end up together, being effectively soul mates, the biggest question of Eddie and Iris' relationship was if their love was enough. Unfortunately, Eddie's death ensured that no one would know the answer.
  • Screw Destiny: At first, he broke up with Iris after Eobard showed him the future newspaper, but then he decided it didn't matter and they got back together. Unfortunately, his death in the Season 1 finale means that it wasn't meant to be after all. Still applied when his heroic suicide would make him less of a "loser".
  • Secret-Keeper:
    • Let in on the meta-human secret, though Joe still keeps Eddie in the dark in regards to Flash's secret identity.
    • He's also the only one on the police force who knows that Joe is investigating his future ancestor.
    • And then Barry willingly reveals his identity as the Flash to him in "Tricksters".
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He killed himself to stop Eobard Thawne, his eventual descendant. While this stopped his immediate threat, it ultimately proved ineffective at stopping him permanently, as Thawne manages to cheat being Ret Goned on several occasions and is still running around free.
  • Stop, or I Will Shoot!: "You're not faster than a bullet." (Said to a crook, not the Flash.)
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Created a task force to catch Flash (who had violently assaulted him earlier) before becoming his loyal supporter. Justified, as he was unaware of the fact that the Flash had been "brainwashed" (for lack of a better word) at the time.
  • Taking You with Me: Given his Heroic Sacrifice to take advantage of the Grandfather Paradox.
  • There Are No Coincidences: Both Stein and himself find it strange that the timeline Eobard Thawne spawned by murdering Nora Allen and replacing Harrison Wells is one where Eddie becomes a member of Team Flash and has a vested interest in ensuring that his descendant Eobard does not succeed in his plans, and is present in the right place, at the right time to stop him. It's never outright stated, but it's heavily implied the Speed Force allowed Eobard run amok because it knew Eddie would eventually kill himself to stop him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the first few episodes, while polite he was very arrogant (keeping count of his arrests, being overly proud of catching a mugger, etc.) However, that later phases out and he starts to become friendlier and nicer. Compare and contrast both times Barry compliments him for "saving the day" when the Flash was present — the first time, in "Fastest Man Alive", he brushes it off with faux humbleness, but gives credit to no one else; the second time, in "Revenge of the Rogues", he gratefully thanks the Flash for everything.
  • Too Much Information: Accidentally tells Joe that keeping a secret for him is hurting his sex life with Iris.
    Eddie: (to Joe) [Iris and I] haven't had sex in two weeks... and you did not need to know that!
  • Unperson: Eddie is apparently this in Eobard Thawne's time, having been completely overshadowed by his descendants and having no notable accomplishments. Eddie's given a better chance by his Heroic Sacrifice, which at least ensures that he has a memorial plaque at the CCPD and that he'll be remembered as a hero.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He has no relationship with Barry, whereas Malcolm Thawne was Barry's identical Evil Twin.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: He isn't aware of Barry's nature as a speedster until long after they meet and start hanging out together.
  • Villainous Lineage: Completely averted. Unlike his monstrous descendant, Eddie is 100% heroic.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Punches Barry for trying to steal his girlfriend. However, Eddie later apologizes when Caitlin explains that it was due to Barry's medical condition.
  • White Shirt of Death: Was wearing a white suit when he performed his Heroic Suicide.
  • Wild Card: During his talk with Stein, the latter explains that his abduction by Eobard was not planned at all when he went back to the past and killed Barry's mom since he saw him as a coincidence, being that he was a distant ancestor of his. He decides to take advantage of it by shooting himself to prevent Eobard from existing.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Hannibal Bates sets Eddie up as a murderer Barry fears that the same thing that happened to Henry will happen to Eddie, thus he attempts to break him out of prison. Eddie however assures him he has full faith in Barry's ability to prove his innocence.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: This is why he breaks up with Iris in "Rogue Air," as Eobard Thawne shows him a newspaper from the future showing that Barry gets married to Iris. This makes him realize that Iris has feelings for Barry, whether she admits/realizes it or not, and even he knows that Barry has been in their relationship as well. However, he later decides to "screw the future" and get back with her — right before Barry decides to go back in time to save his mother, which would erase the timeline where he met Iris. Even when Barry changes his mind and comes back, he pulls a Heroic Suicide to stop Eobard from killing him.

    Det. Fred Chyre 

Detective Frederick Chyre

Species: Human

Played By: Al Sapiens

First Appearance: "Pilot" (The Flash 1x1)

Appearances: The Flash

Joe's original partner in the pilot.


  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. In the comics, he's huge and muscular, while this incarnation isn't particularly impressive.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the comics, he's a major member of Wally West's supporting cast, also seeking custody of Weather Wizard's son Josh after his mother's death. Here, he dies in the pilot, long before Wally and Joslyn (a female adaptation of Josh) are even introduced and minutes before Barry's Superhero Origin began.
  • Demoted to Extra: A far less prominent character than his comic counterpart.
  • Irony: Is killed by Clyde Mardon; in the comics, he applies to adopt Clyde's nephew (niece in this version) after the child's mother is murdered.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: The old cop to Joe's young cop, judging from their respective actors' agenote . Interestingly enough, Joe will play the Old Cop with his future partners.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies before Barry even becomes the Flash.

    Ofc./Det. Patty Spivot 

Officer/Detective Patricia "Patty" Spivot

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Species: Human

Played by: Shantel VanSanten

First Appearance: "Flash of Two Worlds" (The Flash 2x2)

Appearances: The Flash | Heroes Join Forcesnote 

A CCPD police officer who is made detective and Joe's new partner in the CCPD Meta-human Taskforce.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page to see her Earth-2 counterpart

  • Action Girl: She captures the Earth-1 version of the Sand Demon (who is not a metahuman, but still a career criminal) with ease after he gets away from Joe.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Barry are both dorky, brave science nerds. On a darker note, they both had a father killed by a metahuman and joined the CCPD because of it, and hide the pain behind a Stepford Smiler facade. Caitlin lampshades this.
  • Fair Cop: A CCPD detective played by the gorgeous Shantel VanSanten.
  • Fanservice Pack: Once she gets promoted, she starts Letting Her Hair Down, wearing shirts with plunging necklines, and once a Little Black Dress during her date with Barry.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde, sweet, and upbeat.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself for Weather Wizard killing her dad, because she ditched work forcing him to go to the bank just when the Mardon Brothers were robbing it.
  • It's Personal: For Mark Mardon, since he killed her dad.
  • Long Bus Trip: After leaving to become a forensic scientist and forget Barry, she has not returned. That her potential talents are already present in Barry, Iris and Joe doesn't help.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: Her partner is old enough to be her father, to the point that she even dated his surrogate son.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When she becomes cold and focused on Mardon, it provides quite the contrast to her usual cheerful, Nice Girl self.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite Joe repeatedly shutting her off to join the Metahuman task force, she continues to try until he lets her in.
  • Put on a Bus: With her father's killer put away for now and her relationship with Barry on the rocks, she leaves Central City to work on becoming a CSI.
  • Rank Up: Started as a beat cop at her debut episode, she's promoted to a detective towards the end of the same episode.
  • Revenge: Patty joined the CCPD so she could join its anti-metahuman task force to secure her chance to legally kill Mark Mardon, the man who shot her father.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When she does get her chance to kill Mardon he had already been neutralized by the Flash. Had she done so it would not have been in self-defense and she would've lost her job and gone to prison had Barry not talked it out of her.
  • Romantic False Lead: For Barry, as she can't take his closed off nature and leaves the city.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Was introduced in the second episode of Season 2.
  • Secret-Keeper: She figures out Barry is the Flash after his interactions with S.T.A.R. Labs and confirms it by doing a false distress call and tricking Barry to come as the Flash, but without revealing his identity.
  • Spotting the Thread: She figures out that Barry is the Flash through her own analysis of past events.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her cheerful attitude conceals her remorse for supposedly instigating her father's death.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands 5'8" and very pretty, enough for Barry to get tongue tied whenever they speak.
  • You Killed My Father: Her father was killed by the Mardon brothers a few months before the accelerator explosion, and seeing them among the people it gifted with superpowers made her determined to help stop anyone like them.

    Julian Albert / Dr. Alchemy 

    Det. Tom Patterson 

Detective Tom Patterson

Species: Human

Played By: Greg Grunberg

First Appearance: "Killer Frost" (The Flash 3x7)

Appearances: The Flash

A CCPD police officer introduced in Season 3.


    Det. Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man 
See the Arrowverse: Team Flash page.

    Det. Dinah Drake / Black Canary II 

    Det. Vincent Sobel / Vigilante 

Law Department

    DA Cecile Horton 

    DA Anton Slater 

Anton Slater

Species: Human

Played By: Mark Valley

First Appearance: "The Trial of The Flash" (The Flash 4x10)

Appearances: The Flash

The new District Attorney of Central City after Cecile Horton stepped down to defend Barry Allen. He prosecutes Barry Allen during his trial.


  • Amoral Attorney: During all the judgement, he kept doing emotional manipulation and slandering Barry of being a serial killer. When Captain Singh does a favourable testimony of Barry, this prosecutor accuses him of intending to cover up Barry although Singh was seeking to be cooperative with the case.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a good guy by all means, but Barry and Team Flash are in direct opposition to him when Barry is framed for murder.
  • Ironic Echo: His opening statement for Barry Allen's prosecution is Barry's very first line in the series: "I need you to believe in the impossible", before it gets twisted to paint Barry in a malicious light.
  • One-Shot Character: He disappears from the series after "The Trial of The Flash". The only prosecutor present is Cecile.

Central City Media

Central City Picture news

    Iris West-Allen 

    Linda Park 

Linda Park

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Species: Human

Played By: Olivia Cheng, Malese Jow

First Appearance: "Three Ghosts" (Arrow 2x9)

Appearances: Arrow | The Flash

A sports journalist for Central City Picture News, formerly reporting for KSFZ Channel 8. First seen reporting at S.T.A.R. Labs the night the particle reactor was being turned on, she become acquainted with Barry Allen a year later when he and Caitlin were singing karaoke at a bar. Barry and Linda eventually started going out with each other. Their relationship doesn't last due to Barry's feelings for Iris. In Season Two, Linda learns of Barry's identity as the Flash.

She also has an Earth 2 version who is known as the metahuman Dr. Light.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page to see her Earth-2 counterpart
see The Flash (1990) page for more info on the Earth-90 character who bears her name and background

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Usually, she is introduced during the Wally West era. Here, she debuts way ahead of him.
  • Adaptation Distillation: In the comics she's a love interest to Wally West, not Barry. Of course, she probably will be a love interest for Wally.
  • Age Lift: In the comics she's of a similar age to Iris's nephew Wally, while in the show she's the same age as Barry and Iris. Not to mention she received one on the show because the original Linda was clearly years older.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: On a bad day, she can be very blunt.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Barry get along just fine after their breakup.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appears (played by a different actress) in "Three Ghosts" over at Arrow, reporting as the particle accelerator malfunctioned. This footage of her was reused for the pilot.
  • Evil Twin: Her Earth-2 counterpart is the supervillain Dr. Light.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Inverted, she can cook but is The Lad-ette.
  • Hero Killer: Surprisingly Played for Laughs when she has to impersonate her Earth-2 evil counterpart. She (unconvincingly) "kills" The Flash to lure Zoom out of hiding.
  • It's All My Fault: When her Evil Twin kills her editor, she is wracked with guilt and wants to help.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Upon realizing Barry's feelings for Iris, she tells him to go for it without any kind of drama.
  • The Lad-ette: During their first date, she and Barry have a contest to see who can handle spicy foods the best. She wins. However, she does cook when she is nervous.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know Barry is the Flash, so it causes some friction when his duties with the Flash interfere with their time together. She learns in Season 2.
  • Long Bus Trip: Zoom is no longer a menace, but she has not returned to Central City.
  • Monster of the Week: Has to pretend to be one in Enter Zoom, complete with training montages with Team Flash.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: As Dr. Light. She most certainly is a follower of Zoom! Zoom will rise! Then checks to make sure she didn't accidentally kill Barry.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Played with. She is a Flash Love Interest, but for Wally West not Barry Allen.
  • Put on a Bus: With her getting Zoom's attention in the plan to lure him out, she's sent to Coast City to hide out.
  • Romantic False Lead: Unsurprisingly, she was this for Barry.
  • Second Love: Subverted. Barry is mesmerized by her after spending so many years pining for Iris. However, it is revealed that Barry never really got over Iris.
  • Secret-Keeper: Barry reveals his secret to her, to give her the confidence needed to pretend to be her counterpart.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Linda cooks a lot of food when she is nervous.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: Cisco makes her gloves to mimic Dr. Light's powers. Though she doesn't get to keep them.

    Mason Bridge 

Mason Bridge

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Species: Human

Played By: Roger Howarth

First Appearance: "The Sound and the Fury" (The Flash 1x11)

Appearances: The Flash

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at Central City Picture News who is mentoring Iris. He is suspicious of "Wells" and has been investigating him.


  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Barry going back in time in the Season 2 finale, Mason was likely saved from being killed by Eobard Thawne. Later subverted when Barry decides to change things back to the way they were, mostly.
  • Cassandra Truth: Subverted. He is correct in that there's something up with "Wells" (and that "Wells" killed Stagg), and the team refuses to believe him. However, his words eventually get to them and they investigate.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out cold to Iris, but warms up to her.
  • The Drag-Along: He's not really thrilled on being assigned as Iris' mentor.
  • He Knows Too Much: Is killed by Reverse Flash for knowing too much
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets impaled by Reverse-Flash's hand.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for a reason.
  • Jerkass: When he is first introduced, he is very dismissive of Iris.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's entirely correct about "Wells" hiding something.
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: At the hands of the Reverse-Flash. It backfires because his death clues Barry that "Wells" isn't all what he seems at all.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: His death and disappearance is what finally got Iris to be a full-fledged Intrepid Reporter.
  • Mythology Gag: Has a similar name to a Mason Trollbridge, an ally of Wally West. Whether they are the same character remains to be seen.
  • Never Found the Body: Played with. His death is shown on-screen but his corpse is hidden by the Reverse-Flash.
  • Not So Stoic: He gets understandably freaked out when the Reverse-Flash pays him a visit.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Just as he starts getting significance in the plot, he ends up on the wrong end of the Reverse Flash - the first notable character to do so and stay dead, unlike Cisco. Also, his death is what finally alarms Barry about "Wells".
  • Stern Teacher: His lessons and advice for Iris involving their work are very rigid but still profound.
  • The Stoic: His default expression is a bored, mildly disgusted one.

    Scott Evans 

Scott Evans

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Species: Human

Played By: Tone Bell

First Appearance: "Escape from Earth-2" (The Flash 2x14)

Appearances: The Flash

The new editor of Central City Pictures News. He's not as enthralled by the Scarlet Speedster as the old management was, which puts him into conflict with Iris.


  • Accentuate the Negative: He seems to prefer focusing/showing the downside of things.
  • Angry Black Man: More of a pessimistic than outright angry.
  • Beard of Evil: Downplayed. He sports a beard and is an insufferable person.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He hasn't been seen "Trajectory" nor in the post Flashpoint reality that Barry made.
  • The Cynic: A past instance of a Broken Pedestal led Scott to be suspicious and distrustful of heroes like The Flash.
  • Da Editor: He's seen ripping a sports reporter for making basketball more boring than baseball and ordering him to rewrite it in his first scene alone.
  • Expy: Of Spider-Man 's Jonah Jameson.
  • Hate Sink: Scott is a condescending, unreasonable, Mean Boss, introduced openly demeaning two of his writers and refusing to budge on his hatred of The Flash, forcing CCPN to run a smear campaign against him. When last seen, he mistakes Iris' intention to defend her opinions as a date, and even after making some headway with him, he still adamantly despises the Flash. He then asks Iris out for real, but she confides in Caitlin she skipped the date altogether due to her feelings for Barry, and Scott is never seen or mentioned again. From the perspective of the viewers, between his intentional dislikability with little redemption and catalyst for Iris' romantic realization, it becomes pretty clear that Scott was the first non-villainous character in the show that was meant for the audience to oppose.
  • Jerkass: His reasons for wanting to start an anti-Flash crusade? He doesn't show up one time to stop a metahuman (because unknown to him he was on a rescue mission in Earth-2). The fact "Jay" showed up in his place is completely irrelevant to him.
  • Mean Boss: He's seen criticizing two of his reporters work in the most abrasive way possible.
  • Principles Zealot: Mild Example. He distrusts The Flash pretty much entirely on principle alone. When Iris asked why he is so reluctant to trust Flash, he tells the story of a beloved Mayoral candidate who was in the pocket of the Mob, and how he exposed him as corrupt. He then tells Iris that she should't trust The Flash for pretty much that exact reason, that he might at some point in the future fail or do something bad/morally compromising.
  • Romantic False Lead: He shows an interest in Iris, to the point that he asks her out, but it's clear his role was to be the catalyst for Iris to fully embrace her feelings for Barry, as she admitted to Caitlin she skipped the date for that very reason.
  • Strawman News Media: He wants his reporters to start writing stories about how the Flash isn't as great a hero as Central City think he is.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He wants the reporters to start smearing Flash from now on simply because he has been gone for a few days.

    Spencer Young 

Central City Citizen (A.K.A. Team Citizen)

    Iris West-Allen 

    Kamilla Hwang 

    Allegra Garcia 

    Mirror-Iris 

    Mirror-Kamilla 

    Julie Greer 

Central City University

Faculty

    Dinah Lance 
The ex-wife of Quentin Lance and mother of Laurel and Sara. She works as a Greek and medieval history professor.

    Clifford DeVoe 
A history professor with a vision.

    Marlize DeVoe 
Wife of Clifford and a physics professor

    Mina Chaytan / Black Bison 

Mina Chaytan / Black Bison

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackbison.jpg

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Black Bison

Played By: Chelsea Kurtz

Appearances: The Flash

An activist and cultural anthropology professor. After Barry Allen emerged from the Speed Force, she became a metahuman with the ability to bring inanimate objects to life.


    Renee Adler 

Renee Adler

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/renee_adler.png

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Appearances: The Flash

The university librarian, a magnetokinetic metahuman and the Earth-1 counterpart of Harrison Sherloque Wells' five ex-wives.

see the Arrowverse: Other Locales page for her Earth-38 counterpart
see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for her various counterparts

Students

    Tracy Brand 

Central City Hospital

    Matthew Kim / Melting Point 

Matthew Kim / Melting Point

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matthew_kim.png

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Leonardo Nam

Appearances: The Flash

An EMT at Central City Hospital who went out to do good after gaining the power to swap peoples DNA's through the Dark Matter Bus incident. After unwillingly causing a minor disaster, Team Flash offers him a save spot at the S.T.A.R. Labs Pipeline. Unfortunately it doesn't last, as DeVoe soon assimilates him.

see the Swamp Thing (2019) page for Harlan Edwards, the post-Crisis Earth-19 character who bears his physical likeness.

  • Action Survivor: He's not that great in both physical and power combat, but he could hold his own via pragmatism.
  • Canon Foreigner: Has no comics counterpart and was created specifically for the show.
  • Combat Medic: He was an EMT prior to gaining powers and while his heroic attempts often failed miserably, he can hold his own in physical combat.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He is unceremoniously killed off in his second appearance, and doesn't even get an onscreen death.
  • Heroic Wannabe: One of the few bus metas who tries to use his powers for good and actively stop metahuman threats. Though he's not very good at it and ends up making things worse.
  • Hope Spot: He survives the episode he's introduced in, leading to hopes that DeVoe could be thwarted. DeVoe not only kills him a couple episode later, but assimilates Ralph, who had lasted the longest, soon after.
  • Jumped at the Call: Upon gaining powers he believed himself to be chosen by a higher force and attempted to be a hero. While he isn't very good at it, his heart is in the right place. Pity he didn't last long afterwards.
  • Killed Offscreen: DeVoe takes over his body and promptly leaves it to die during his attack on S.T.A.R. Labs and finally acquiring Ralph and his shapeshifting powers.
  • LEGO Genetics: He can swap the powers of metas by exchanging fragments of DNA responsible for their powers between them, ignoring the fact that in order to have powers the individual must have a significant anatomical/physiologically difference.
  • Magic Genetics: With his introduction it's now established this is how Arrowverse metas work, as one single fragment of DNA is all it takes to hold a metahuman power. No matter how biologically impossible or physics defying it is, with that DNA fragment gone then you're powerless.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing his actions, he becomes incredibly apologetic.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In trying to stop an evil meta by taking away his powers, he ended up giving them to someone else who also used them for evil.
  • Not Wearing Tights: He's clearly trying to be a superhero, but he doesn't wear a costume of any sort.
  • Power Parasite: A rather unique example, as he doesn't absorb powers, but is able to give them to other people, via swapping the DNA of two individuals.
  • Super Empowering: When he takes away a meta's powers, he will end up giving them to someone else.
  • Token Minority: The first Asian associate of Team Flash, followed by Kamilla in season 5.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies a few episodes after his introduction.

    Dr. Ambres 

Dr. Vanessa Ambres

Species: Human

Played By: Lossen Chambers

First Appearance: "The Death of Vibe" (The Flash 5x3)

Appearances: The Flash

A physician of Central City who collaborates with Cicada due to their mutual hatred of metahumans.


  • The Corrupter: She and Orlin's anti-meta opinions warped Grace into someone far more dangerous.
  • Death by Irony: She's killed by the future version of the girl she helped keep alive.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like Cicada she hates metahumans due to them being the cause of so many deaths and injuries that she's had to treat. The death of the man she loved during Zoom's rampage was the start.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her hatred of metas is fueled by her fiancé being killed during Zoom's rampage.
  • Hidden Villain: In-Universe, Team Flash is completely unaware of the significant role an unassuming Central City Hospital physician has played in Cicada's crusade.
  • Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Future Cicada aka Grace.
  • Secret-Keeper: She keeps Orlin's identity as Cicada a secret. She hid Barry that Orlin was the uncle and legal guardian of Grace Gibbons.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By aiding a fugitive in his anti-meta crusade and withholding Grace's status as a metahuman, she has unintentionally contributed to Grace's descent into villainy.

Companies

S.T.A.R. Labs

    Team Flash 

    Dr. Harrison Wells 

    Tess Morgan 

Tess Morgan

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tessmorgan.jpg

Species: Human

Played By: Bre Blair

First Appearance: "Tricksters" (The Flash 1x17)

Appearances: The Flash

The wife of Harrison Wells. She died because of a car accident in the year 2000 thanks to Eobard Thawne. Had Thawne not messed with the timeline, she and her husband would have built the Particle Accelerator in 2020.


  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Barry going back in time to save his mother in the Season 2 finale, She and her husband are subsequently saved from being killed by Eobard Thawne.
  • Big Good: According to Eobard Thawne, she and her husband successfully launched the Particle Accelerator and "changed the course of history" in the original timeline.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's an original character created for the show, though it's possible that Dr. Meersman/Dr. Slate (S.T.A.R. labs' founder in the comics in the Silver Age/New Earth respectively) has a wife.
  • Dies Wide Open: Wells sees her corpse still having the shocked look on her face.
  • Disappeared Dad: She revealed in a conversation with her husband that her father was long dead by the time they first met.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Her husband initially proposed to call his laboratory named after her (T.E.S.S., which stands for Technical Engineering Scientific Studies) but instead, she proposes Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Laboratory (or S.T.A.R. Labs for short) because, as she puts it, her husband is her one and only star.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Shares her husband's vision of creating a laboratory that would be free from government or corporate influence so they could benefit mankind and be right in the heart of the city.
  • Happily Married: To Harrison Wells. Like her husband, she wanted to name the Labs after him, but in a much subtler way that still shows how much she loves him.
  • Hero of Another Story: Or rather of another timeline. Had Eobard not messed up the timeline, she and her husband, Dr. Wells, would have successfully launched the Particle Accelerator in 2020 and radically altered the course of humanity.
  • Hot Scientist: Wells' pretty scientist wife who's also his co-founder of S.T.A.R. Labs. Wells, you lucky bastard!
  • The Lost Lenore: Thawne as Wells claims that her death affected him, but didn't seem that affected when she was brought up. Of course, as Thawne is just posing as Wells this trope is moot.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: Kept her maiden name, which makes sense for a published scientist. Some viewers can thus miss that she's Wells's wife, not girlfriend, but Thawne as Wells says to Joe "we were married to the job... and each other." Thawne's literal taking and assuming of Wells' life was meticulous enough that he picked up on this.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: How Eobard Thawne dispatched her so he can easily Kill and Replace her husband.
  • Mythology Gag: Her name is evocative of Tess Mercer.
  • Posthumous Character: Died fifteen years before the story, along with her husband, the real Harrison Wells.
  • Together in Death: A variant. She died first, but her husband was killed moments after.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: All she wanted to do was create projects to better humanity, but she ends up killed by Thawne.
  • Two First Names: While she's a Canon Foreigner, she is still a character in a DC Comics show. Applies to her actress too.
  • Walking Spoiler: Circumstances surrounding her death were essential to the series plot.
  • White Shirt of Death: Was wearing a Beige blouse during her fatal accident.

    Grodd 
A test ape S.T.A.R Labs used to experiment telepathic and mind-manipulating capabilities in conjunction with General Eiling. Developed a fondness for both Thawne and Caitlin, due to their kindness.

    Arthur Light 

Arthur Light

Species: Human

A former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs who got fired by Thawne for being a psycho.

see Titans (2018): Villains for the Earth-9 character who bears his name and background

  • Aborted Arc: The way Cisco and Caitlin describe him in "The Man Under the Hood" makes it seem like he will become an important supervillain in the-then upcoming Flash series, like his comic book persona. He ends up never appearing in the series at all, while the Doctor Light moniker is instead given to Earth-2 Linda Park.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Only comparatively. This Arthur Light never got to become a full-out supervillain, though he still got himself fired for creating dangerous weaponry.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Given that he never gets a chance to become Doctor Light like his comic counterpart. Though this later turns out to be a case of Decomposite Character as that role got given to Earth-2 Linda Park who is based off the heroic Doctor Light from the comics.
  • Decomposite Character: His role as the villainous Doctor Light was given to Earth-2 Linda Park, who herself was a Composite Character of Linda Park and Kimiyo Hoshi the second heroic Doctor Light.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Among his creations was a gun that could fire blinding light, capable of disorienting Slade Wilson.
  • The Ghost: Only mentioned and never appears in person.
  • Light 'em Up: He invented a gun that fires blinding light.
  • Light Is Not Good: A madman who created light based weaponry.
  • Mad Scientist: Caitlin mentions that Thawne fired him because he's a psycho.
  • Psycho Party Member: The reason he was fired.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: In-Universe, he was fired for being Ax-Crazy.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite not appearing, one of his creations saves both Cisco and Caitlin from Slade Wilson's wrath, which allowed them to create the Mirakuru cure and later to participate in Team Flash.

    Olga 

Olga

Species: Human

Played By: Olena Medwid

First Appearance: "Borrowing Problems from the Future" (The Flash 3x10)

Appearances: The Flash

The receptionist of S.T.A.R. Labs museum hired by H.R.


  • Canon Foreigner: She's an original character created for the show.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never mentioned.
  • Sensual Slavs: She's a fine looking Eastern European chick.
  • Sexy Secretary: For H.R., though no romance involved between.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's quite tall and quite beautiful. Even without the heels her actress is 5'9.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • After her initial appearance, she has not made any screen time or been mentioned, much like the museum itself. Most likely either the Museum had failed as foreshadowed by the future headlines, or the Team chose to shut it down after H.R's death and she was let go.
    • Nora reveals the museum is still intact in her future, so Olga might just be working at S.T.A.R. Labs after all, albeit offscreen.

Mercury Labs

    Tina McGee 

Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tinamcgee.jpg

Species: Human

Played By: Amanda Pays

First Appearance: "The Man in the Yellow Suit" (The Flash 1x9)

Appearances: The Flash

The head scientist of Mercury Labs, a rival to S.T.A.R. Labs.

see The Flash (1990) page for her Earth-90 counterpart

    Jason Rusch 

Jason Rusch

Species: Human

Played By: Luc Roderique

First Appearance: "Revenge of the Rogues" (The Flash 1x10)

Appearances: The Flash

A grad student who worked with Professor Stein on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project, and informed Caitlin of his disappearance.


  • Adaptational Species Change: Metahuman and (second) host body of Firestorm in the comics, normal human here.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The second Firestorm in the Arrowverse will be Jefferson Jackson, so he won't be a Superhero anytime soon.
  • Age Lift: He's normally depicted as college aged, usually a college freshman. Here, he's a grad student, thus making him at least around in his mid-twenties.
  • Black and Nerdy: A grad student who worked for Prof. Stein.
  • Decomposite Character: The Arrowverse has Jefferson Jackson as the second Firestorm.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics, he's the second Firestorm. In this continuity, Jefferson Jackson fills that role, thus possibly reducing him to a One-Shot Character as a result.
  • In Name Only: Likely so due to being a Decomposite Character (see above).
  • Properly Paranoid: He explains to Caitlin that after the military seized everything from the project and Stein disappeared, he's been looking over his shoulder ever since.
    Jason: Am I being too paranoid? Or not paranoid enough?
  • The Rival: To S.T.A.R. Labs, somewhat. He applied for a job there before the reactor explosion, but afterwards ended up working with Tina McGee at Mercury Labs instead.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Black Siren destroys Mercury Labs in the penultimate episode of Season 2.

    Brie Larvan 

    Caitlin Snow 

    Eliza Harmon / Trajectory 

Eliza Harmon / Trajectory

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trajectory.jpg
"There's beauty in chaos."

Species: Human (enhanced via Velocity 9)

Known Aliases: Trajectory

Played By: Alison Page

Appearances: The Flash

A scientist at Mercury Labs who gained the ability of Super Speed by reverse-engineering the Velocity 9 formula initially created by Caitlin Snow and Harry Wells.


  • Adaptational Curves: Her comic counterpart is more or less modestly endowed, which is justified since she's a teenager there. Here, she's well-endowed, though it wasn't explicitly shown outside of Freeze-Frame Bonus.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Trajectory is a hero in the comics. Here, she's a villain who does things For the Evulz.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, Trajectory is a teenager. Here, she's an adult working as a scientist.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: As Trajectory, she loses her lass but gains so much sass.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's a well-endowed, hard-hitting speedster.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's a brilliant scientist who was able to reproduce the Velocity-9 despite her lack of knowledge on the formula.
  • Chaos Is Evil: The Trajectory personality loves mad, devastating discord, the antithesis to orderly scientist Eliza.
  • Chewing the Scenery: She speaks very theatrically.
  • Composite Character: Her characterization and role in the plot is more in line with the comic version of Edward Clariss/The Rival, seeing as how she is also a Mad Scientist who artificially gives herself Super Speed and whose body disintegrates from running too fast.
  • Dark Action Girl: One of the most cutthroat opponents that Barry has faced in the series.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Taking an experimental drug winds up having unexpected, and ultimately fatal side-effects. The fact that the drug was intended for use on a metahuman (which Eliza was not) can't have helped.
  • Domino Mask: Part of her costume.
  • Drugs Are Bad: She's deeply addicted to Velocity-9, and the acts of villainy are her riding the latest high.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Causing chaos and abusing her powers gives her a deep thrill.
  • Evil Former Friend: Eventually becomes this to Caitlin. It's implied that she's a False Friend from the get go.
  • For the Evulz: She just wants to cause chaos for the hell of it.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her addiction to Velocity-9 is what ultimately kills her.
  • Hot Scientist: She's not at all bad-looking.
  • Jerkass: She robs, maims and destroys purely For the Evulz.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Her normal personality often clashes with the Trajectory one.
  • Karmic Death: While it's sad what happened to her, she caused a lot of chaos and had no regard for the lives she threatened or endangered. There was ultimately no one to blame for her death other than herself.
  • Monster of the Aesop: She is used to teach Barry that he shouldn't take Velocity drugs.
  • Never My Fault: Her Trajectory personality rationalizes that what's happening to them is Caitlin's fault for asking her help on Velocity-9.
  • No Body Left Behind: Her body disintegrates as she dies.
  • Race Lift: The character is black in the comics, but white here. For some reason, though, this interpretation of the character wears cornrows, a traditionally black hairstyle.
  • The Scapegoat: She always makes it look like The Flash is the one who is doing her shenanigans.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: After she takes even more Velocity-9 in the climax, she runs so fast that her body seemingly disintegrates.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's a Monster of the Week who seemingly dies in her debut episode, but her death scene is what clues Barry in to the fact that Zoom is "Jay Garrick". Additionally, her costume was eventually used by Jesse once she herself becomes a speedster.
  • Split Personality: Implied to be the cause of her addiction to Velocity-9.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Trajectory personality is more dominant and in control of her Super Speed.
  • Super Speed: Though she gains it through artificial means.
  • Tempting Fate: Claims she'll see Flash again after taking her last dose of V-9... only to literally run herself to death.
  • Villain of the Week: She is the first evil speedster who is this rather than a season-long Big Bad, until the Rival showed up.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She reverse engineers V-9, then gets hooked on it and develops a split personality.

Stagg Industries

    Simon Stagg 

Simon Stagg

Species: Human

Played By: William Sadler

First Appearance: "Fastest Man Alive" (The Flash 1x2)

Appearances: The Flash

A possibly corrupt businessman set to receive a reward for his research in organ cloning.

see DCEU: Other Humans page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background

    Danton Black 

Danton Black / Multiplex

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/438c6634b6308bfd4c31ff5c03a867d7.png
"I am an army."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Multiplex, "Captain Clone"

Played By: Michael Christopher Smith

Appearances: The Flash

A scientist who was studying stem cell cloning who gains the power to duplicate himself.


    August Heart 

Ivo Laboratories

    A.M.A.Z.O. 

A.M.A.Z.O.

Species: Robot

First Appearance: "Elseworlds, Part 1" (The Flash 5x9)

Appearances: Elseworldsnote 

An android commissioned by A.R.G.U.S. to Ivo Labs in case of metahuman threats.


McCulloch Technologies

Citizens

    Al Rothstein 

Al Rothstein

Species: Human

Played By: Adam Copeland

First Appearance: "The Man Who Saved Central City" (The Flash 2x1)

Appearances: The Flash

A construction worker killed by an unknown person, who is later revealed to be his Earth-2 counterpart.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for Earth-2 Rothstein
see DCEU: Other Superheroes page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background

    Hunter Zolomon 

Hunter Zolomon

Species: Human

Played By: Teddy Sears

First Appearance: "The Reverse-Flash Returns" (The Flash 2x11)

Appearances: The Flash

Zoom's Earth-1 counterpart.

see Arrowverse: Hunter Zolomon page for his Earth-2 counterpart, Zoom
see Arrowverse: Other Entities page for Black Flash

  • Adaptational Heroism: He is not Zoom; his Earth-2 self is. At the same time, he shows no signs of being a heroic FBI agent either, though we don't see enough of him to confirm that.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: Comic Hunter is the leading expert on metahuman psychology, but given that the S.T.A.R. Labs crew didn't recognize his name, it's safe to assume this is not the case here.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Very likely. In the comics, he is Zoom. Here, well, he's not, though it's entirely possible that he may gain powers at a later point.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A redhead in the comics, brown haired here.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, he is closer in age to Wally West. Here, he's in his 30s (presumably late 30s based from his actor's age) while Wally is in his early 20s.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Not in person, but Caitlin knowing about Hunter allows Team Flash to work out Zoom's true identity and backstory.
  • Composite Character: Subverted. We are led to believe he is the Earth-1 counterpart of Jay Garrick, but that is a lie. His Earth-2 counterpart is still Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears all black and seems to be not evil, unlike his Earth-2 counterpart.
  • Death by Childbirth: Part of Zoom's lie about his backstory.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • In the comics, he is Zoom's civilian identity. Here, Zoom is his Earth-2 counterpart and the Big Bad of Season Two.
    • His role in the comics prior to turning evil was serving as a Friend on the Force to the Flash. Here, that role was given to Eddie.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Usually introduced during the Wally West era. Here, he makes a cameo during Barry's second year as The Flash. It is yet to be seen if he will have a greater role in the future.
  • Foreshadowing: He wears all black, just like Zoom.
  • Good Counterpart: Unlike his Earth-2 counterpart, who is a psychotic serial killer turned even more psychotic supervillain, this Hunter Zolomon appears, at least at a glance, to be a well-adjusted individual.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Another alternate version variant. His glasses are what make him stand out from his Earth-2 twin.
  • Missing Mom: It is stated that his mother suffered Death by Childbirth. According to Zoom, anyway.
  • Mythology Gag: He's only shown sitting, possibly referencing his comic self being handicapped (first with a limp, later paralyzed).
  • Red Herring: Since he is Zoom in the comics, his appearance serves a possible entry for Zoom's Secret Identity. Turns out he isn't, but his Earth-2 counterpart is.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Being showed to Caitlin allows Harry to deduce that Zoom lied, as he recognizes the name as a Serial Killer on Earth-2.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Like "Jay", he stands 6'3 and is a brunette hunk.

    Shay Lamden 

Shay Lamden

Species: Humannote 

Played By: ???

First Appearance: "King Shark" (The Flash 2x15, photo)

Appearances: The Flash

A marine biologist who did not survived his metahuman transformation. He is the Earth-1 counterpart of King Shark.

see Arrowverse: A.R.G.U.S. & Task Force X page for Earth-2 Lamden

    Tanya Lamden 

Metahumans

    Farooq Gibran / Blackout 

Farooq Jabron

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackout_5.jpg
"I have to feed."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Blackout

Played By: Michael Reventar

Appearances: The Flash

An adventurous young man who went to see the particle accelerator with his friends. Was sitting on the top of a power line the night of the particle accelerator, giving him the power to siphon electricity.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Farooq existed as a hero in the New Earth universe as part of Cyborg's team. Here he is portrayed as a Tragic Villain.
  • Bald of Evil: Well, it really looks more as if his hair is shaved, but it gets the image and meaning across.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Has a set of these.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Has black rings around his eyes that give this effect.
  • Horror Hunger: Has to absorb electricity to "feed".
  • Man of Kryptonite: His electricity absorption ability rendered Barry powerless for a while. And Thawne takes a sample out of Farooq's corpse to try to figure out why.
  • Mana Drain: Basically what Blackout did to the Flash, completely draining off his power.
  • Obviously Evil: Not to the extent of Kyle Nimbus, but Farooq has visible veins in his face, glowing eyes, and generally looks very creepy.
  • Plasma Cannon: His electricity powers are high-end enough that his maximum lightning bolts can generate burning-hot plasma (which is what flash-fried his first victim). This is what allowed him to kill Girder when his earlier weaker bolts had no effect.
  • Psycho Electro: The events that gave him his powers left him visibly mentally unstable, and with his electric-siphoning powers.
  • Revenge: Obsessed with getting revenge on Thawne for the particle accelerator accident.
  • Shock and Awe: He has the power to absorb and shoot electricity.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Dies from trying to drain too much of Barry's powers.
  • Tragic Villain: Pre-explosion, he was just some happy-go-lucky guy who made the mistake of climbing an electric tower to see it. After being hit by lightning, he kills two of his friends by accident via electrocution after they try to resuscitate him with CPR.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gone after his first episode.

    Henry Hewitt / Tokamak 

Henry Hewitt

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tokamak.jpg
"I deserve the Firestorm Matrix."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Tokamak

Played By: Demore Barnes

Appearances: The Flash

A scientist who incessantly wants to become the meta-human Firestorm after he was offered the chance. He does not take it well when he and Stein turns out to be incompatible.

see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for his Earth-2 counterpart
see Titans (2018): Villains for Billy Wintergreen, the Earth-9 character who bears his physical likeness

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: His comics counterpart was a lot worse than him, who was a villain long before gaining powers, being a Corrupt Corporate Executive who sought to create his own Evil Knockoff of Firestorm and eliminate the superhero, in the process turning himself into Tokamak. Comparatively this Tokamak was a normal well-mannered civilian who Jumped at the Call only to have his desires shattered and then became Drunk on the Dark Side.
  • Adaptation Distillation: His long history of being a Corrupt Corporate Executive and trying to recreate Firestorm's powers are Adapted Out and he was introduced as being a Firestorm candidate before a failed attempt to merge turned him into Tokamak.
  • Angry Black Man: Turns out Hewitt is this, and has had run-ins with the law. Getting imbued with tachyon particles does not help matters.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, Hewitt is an elderly multimillionaire who turns himself into Tokamak to restore his youth.
  • Alliterative Name: Henry Hewitt.
  • Big Bad Slippage: Not for the show overall, but for his debut episode. Hewitt starts off as a seemingly polite and amicable scientist. We eventually learn that he's rather entitled and gets pissed when he doesn't get his way. This, plus his unsuccessful attempt at merging with Dr. Stein and becoming Firestorm, plus slowly gaining destructive powers anyway, turns him into the main threat of the episode.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Comes off initially as a well-meaning young man who shows deference to Stein as an accomplished colleague, who simply seemed particularly confident about his "destiny" to aspire to greater things. But as soon as things didn't follow his expectations, he quickly shows his true colors; hot-headed and temperamental.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's a brilliant scientist and recognizes a nerdy reference from Cisco.
  • Energy Absorption: Gains this after his failed merger with Stein, draining power from nearby sources.
  • Entitled Bastard: He really thinks that he deserves to be Firestorm, which is why he's incompatible with Dr. Stein.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jax. Both were candidates to become Ronnie's successor as the host body for Firestorm, but while Jax is reluctant about the matter, Hewitt is entitled to the point of delusion. They have parallel backgrounds, too; Hewitt couldn't find a stable job due to his smug attitude, while Jax compromised his promising football career by doing something noble. Having the same race as well as having Alliterative Names is probably another bonus.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Another big reason Hewitt isn't the right partner for Stein. Unfortunately, this comes up after he gets powers from trying to merge with Stein.
  • Hand Blast: Can generate the energy he absorbs and release it as powerful blasts from his hands
  • Insufferable Genius: Hewitt is brilliant, he knows it, and he thinks this instantly makes him better than anyone else; this attitude was already causing him some job issues before he gained powers.
  • It's All About Me: As if him being an Entitled Bastard indicates, he cares only for himself and his goals.
  • Jerkass: Insults Caitlin for getting his hopes up on becoming Firestorm, berates and threatens his boss who rightly grills Hewitt for his tardiness and poor work ethic, and openly slanders Jefferson for replacing him.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Barry's father.
  • Power Glows: Has a reddish orange aura after his powers are triggered.
  • Race Lift: He's Caucasian in the comics.
  • Scary Black Man: An Angry Black Man having undergone Sanity Slippage and gaining superpowers simulataneously would have that effect.
  • Smug Snake: The moment it's clear that he can't be Firestorm, he flips out.
  • Stationary Boss: A non-video-game example. In the climax of his debut episode, Hewitt mostly just stands in the middle of the football field and shoots energy blasts. Jax calls him out on this.
    Jax: No wonder you didn't make the cut [to become Firestorm], if that's how you fight!
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: Hewitt's attempt to merge with Stein results in his gaining fire powers fueled by rage. Fortunately, Firestorm and the Flash are able to make him burn himself out before he can do too much damage.

    Griffin Grey 

Griffin Grey

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"I know exactly who you are. And you're gonna fix what your particle accelerator did to me."

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Haig Sutherland

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman with Super Strength, but also accelerated aging, who mistakes "Harry" Wells as his false earth-1 counterpart.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the comics, he is an acquaintance of Bart Allen aka Impulse aka Kid Flash II aka The Flash IV, who is Barry's grandson.
  • Adapted Out: His energy manipulation powers, which is his power in the comics, is not present.

    Frankie Kane / Magenta 

Frankie Kane & Magenta

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Species: Metahuman

Played By: Joey King

Appearances: The Flash

An abused foster child. She has a second, more aggressive personality named Magenta who can control metal.


  • Abusive Parents: Well, foster parents. Frankie's foster father is physically and emotionally abusive.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, she's Wally West's Psycho Ex-Girlfriend. Here, she's only a teen while Wally is a young-adult.
  • Allergic to Evil: One of Magenta's goals. Even when she's in control, Frankie's presence is still under the surface subconsciously restraining her, and she wants Frankie gone as much as their foster father. Dr. Alchemy convinces her that the best way to do this is to do something so shockingly terrible that Frankie can't handle it and ceases to exist. Magenta opts to obliterate the hospital her foster father is in, and very nearly succeeds.
  • Ax-Crazy: Magenta's number one solution to any problem is to kill it with as much overkill as possible. This is such a contrast to Nice Girl Frankie that none of the cast have any trouble buying the Jekyll & Hyde angle.
  • Color Motif: As if it's not obvious enough with her name, her entire outfit contains different shades of violet.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: She can control anything with a trace of metal in it, from a lamppost to a freaking tanker.
  • Eye Colour Change: When Magenta takes control, her eyes turn neon violet. They seem to be related to her powers, as Frankie still has them when she finally takes control and undoes Magenta's actions in the end.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Unconsciously. While Frankie has no idea what Magenta is doing, her presence still keeps Magenta from being as unrestrained as she wants to be. It becomes more literal during her confrontation with Barry in the episode's climax, as the two personalities furiously battle for control. Thanks to Barry's help, Frankie wins, seemingly banishing Magenta for good.
  • Happily Adopted: Thanks to Team Flash, Frankie is headed to a home that is presumably this, with a Heel–Face Turn that will hopefully stick.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Frankie is submissive and afraid, but Magenta is all her anger given a mind of it's own.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Frankie has no idea what happens when Magenta took over, or even that Magenta exists, though she apparently had an idea something was off. Even when the danger passes and everything ends well, she can't remember any of it.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Just a teenage girl, but a very powerful metahuman with magnetic powers who can cause immense destruction.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Has a Purple Color Motif and can control metal.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her asshole foster dad may be overdue for some comeuppance, but dumping a ship on the hospital he's in is overkill. Alchemy's visions imply that in Flashpoint Magenta went on to continue this rampage throughout Central City.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: What Magenta is trying to do to Frankie.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Played with a bit. Frankie is unaware she even has powers, but it appears that - like the comics - while Magenta is more associated with her powers both personalities do have access to them.
  • Tragic Monster: Even without mentioning that Frankie has no control over her actions, Magenta herself is the product of what's implied to be a lifetime of traumatic experiences. Alchemy notes that in Flashpoint, where Magenta had free rein, she inflicted pain because that's all she knew.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.

    Becky Sharpe / Hazard 

Rebecca "Becky" Sharpe

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Hazard

Played By: Sugar Lyn Beard

Appearances: The Flash

A down-on-her luck woman who gains the ability to manipulate her fortune, at the expense of jinxing the people around her.


  • Adaptational Heroism: The original Hazard was actively malicious in contrast to the tragic version of the series.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Comics Hazard used psionic powers in conjunction with mystical dice to influence probability. In the show she can create a quantum field that gives herself good luck and others bad luck.
  • Affably Evil: Even when she's robbing a bank, she doesn't act with any malicious intent and more like she just so happened to be there to take money that wasn't attended. No matter what she does, she always carried a cheerful smile, and a sweet disposition. When defeated, she politely surrenders herself to Barry's custody. She pulls a full Heel–Face Turn when she expresses regret over her actions and allies with Barry during the prison break.
    Becky: (to Barry in a threatening tone) Do you really want to test your luck? Bad things happen to people who get in my way [...] (sweetly) Anyways there is nothing you can do to stop me! Toodles.
  • Born Unlucky: Before getting her powers she had remarkably unfortunate luck. She lost her job on the same day she caught her boyfriend cheating, then broke a heel attempting to catch a bus after her car got booted.
    • This ultimately still applies even after gaining good luck powers; these abilities are directly connected to her very early death when the Thinker kills her to harvest her powers for himself.
  • Cosmic Plaything: She was this before getting her powers, being Born Unlucky her entire life.
  • Drunk with Power: Becky's not a bad person. Heck, she doesn't even believe she's a meta. She just sees her new-found powers as a way to make up for her life of bad luck, and the bad luck she's spreading to the rest of the world getting a "harmless" taste of what it's like to be her.
  • Extreme Doormat: Before getting her powers, she was extremely passive, refusing to so much as complain about getting a wrong order at the coffee shop that triggered her allergy.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her entire life has been a series of bad luck, then everything inexplicably starts going her way. It's not surprising that she was so eager to take advantage.
  • Go Through Me: She shields Barry from the other metas when they turn on him.
  • Graceful Loser: After she asks The Flash if he could not arrest her and The Flash declines, she takes her arrest in stride.
  • Grand Theft Me: In "True Colors", Becky has her body stolen by DeVoe.
  • Heel Realization: After some reflection in prison, Becky realizes she was wrong to use her powers at the risk of the city like she did and wants to turn over a new leaf once Barry helps her escape.
  • Hidden Depths: For a ditzy airheaded girl, she has a lot of anatomical knowledge as shown when she bandages Barry's fractured hand. It's because she falls down a lot and so has had her fair share of dealing with injuries.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her powers get canceled out by the same Particle Accelerator it accidentally turned on.
  • Irony: Her powers grant her immense good fortune, but as part of her being Born Unlucky, they are ultimately a factor in her dying young.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Not her, but rather everyone else. Given her lifelong bad luck, she sees her streak of good luck being compensation for everything she has been through, not realizing it's actually a meta-human power.
  • Killed Off for Real: She dies after DeVoe takes over her body.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's easy on the eyes and wears dresses that show off her nice figure. Her casino uniform in particular gloriously flaunts her legs.
  • Obliviously Evil: Becky merely desires to exploit her new lucky streak to the fullest, and while she does recognize other people are put out by the bad luck she spreads, she believes it to be harmless and seems none the wiser to just how deadly it grows. She constantly maintains her cheery personality and perky demeanor. Had she not been robbing banks and threatening Barry, Team Flash might have let her off with a warning.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Once she reforms and helps Barry, DeVoe hijacks her body for him to use as part of his master plan, much to Barry's anguish.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the team-up situation with the other Bus Metas, she was genuinely nice to Barry and the only one to be remorseful of her acts, which were less grave than the others'. She sides with Barry even after Wolfe exposes him as The Flash.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her desires to exploit her good luck nearly caused a crisis throughout Central City, including the Particle Accelerator exploding and an airplane crash.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change!: She can alter probability, giving herself insanely good luck and everyone else an equal amount of bad luck.

    The Weeper 

The Weeper

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: The Weeper

Played By: Matt Alfonso

Appearances: The Flash

A meta with the ability to shed tears that can produce a euphoria like high in those who ingest them.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike the Weeper of the comics, he's never seen doing anything villainous.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: He does not seem malicious, but his tears are to brainwash or drug people.
  • Blessed with Suck: His ability makes him a commodity on the black market, and as a result he is constantly beaten to produce his tears.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Despite being captured early on in the season no mention is made by either Marlize or DeVoe about jumping into his body when his current host is slowly dying. As revealed in Null and Annoyed the reason is that DeVoe never intended to take The Weeper's body; he made him because he knew that Marlize's empathy would eventually lead to her questioning him and wanted to use his tears to alter her memories and make her compliant.
  • Distressed Dude: He's put through some of the worst hell possible thanks to his powers.
  • Fan Disservice: His almost naked body shows his very lean body and the many beatings Amunet gave him.
  • Fantastic Drug: His tears are these producing a "love drug" that gives people an euphoric high. By combining his tears with Dominic's powers DeVoe is able to create a chemical compound that can alter memories which he uses on Marlize.
  • From Bad to Worse: After spending weeks enslaved by Amunet's drug cartel, is finally freed and promptly abducted by DeVoe for some nefarious purpose.
  • In Name Only: In the comics, the Weeper was a Golden Age gimmick villain with no powers and no connection to any version of the Flash.
  • Killed Offscreen: Maybe. DeVoe might have killed him at some point without his wife's knowledge since he uses his tears to mind control her. However it's not made clear if he absorbed The Weeper's powers or just drained him of his tears so his fate is unknown.
  • No Name Given: Is currently only known by his code name.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Depending on the version, the Weeper is either an enemy for Bulletman and Bulletgirl, or a Marvel family villain. though he is a victim in this version, not a villain.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bolts off after Iris frees him and offers Team Flash's assistance to him.
  • Shirtless Captives: Was captured and left shirtless by Amunet to be tortured.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Is subjected to horrible conditions by Amunet and treated more like an object than a human being.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: A downplayed example: Team Flash risked their lives to save him, and offered to help him get somewhere safe. Rather than take them up on this offer, he tells them to get away from him, and runs off into the night. Considering what he went through, it's hard to blame him for not trusting them...
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Weeper is the only one of the Bus Meta's whose status by the end of season 4 is unknown since DeVoe didn't need his powers and was only keeping him around to use his tears to alter Marlize's mind and make her more compliant. Since we never see him again it's unknown whether DeVoe killed him or not.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He was seen a few seconds before Iris rescues him and he runs away. Then DeVoe captures him and nothing is heard about him ever since.

    Dominic Lanse / Brainstorm 

Dominic Lanse

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Brainstorm, Subject Six

Played By: Kendrick Sampson

Appearances: The Flash

A meta with telepathic abilities.


  • Adaptation Name Change: His codename was Brain Storm in the comics, while here it's Brainstorm.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This version is a Tragic Villain who was forced into villainy rather than a petty supervillian.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His powers can damage a brain, but he is not an evil person.
  • Distressed Dude: Gets captured and injured by Amunet and has to be saved by Caitlin and then her friends. Later Amunet captures the poor guy again and succeeds in selling him out to DeVoe, who promptly takes over his body.
  • Grand Theft Me: Ends up on the receiving end from DeVoe.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies when DeVoe takes over his body.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: The Dominic Lanse Brain Storm was an enemy of Mr. Terrific rather than the Flash.
  • Nice Guy: He is polite with Caitlin.
  • Telepathy: Has the ability to read minds and give people a mental knockout, though he has to have visual contact for it.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He died on his very first appearance, since his body was stolen by DeVoe.

    Neil Borman / Fallout 

Neil Borman

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Fallout

Played By: Ryan Alexander McDonald

Appearances: The Flash

A man who unwillingly emits huge amounts of radiation.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His comic counterpart looks like a skeletal corpse.
  • Anti-Villain: He is not evil at all. He has absolutely no control over his powers and is freaked out by them just as much as the public.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His powers are harmful, but he just wants to lead a normal life.
  • Blessed with Suck: Radiation powers should be cool right? Nope, it's a living nightmare as he has no control over his powers and they always end up harming everyone around him. It eventually kills him.
  • Body Horror: DeVoe overloads him to the point where he fully turns into radiation and leaving no body behind.
  • Living Battery: DeVoe created him to be a power source for his satellite during the Enlightenment.
  • No Body Left Behind: After DeVoe shrinks him, he is encased in a container that puts him in an overload of radiation so high that he becomes pure energy.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Eventually, his radiation levels reach such a high concentration that he is short of blowing up, with the same force of a nuclear bomb.
  • Power Incontinence: He has no control whatsoever of his powers and has accidentally hurt people. He was sent to Tracy Brand and then A.R.G.U.S..
  • Sickly Green Glow: Gives off a green glow when he's releasing radiation.
  • Sole Survivor: The only bus meta who does not get killed by DeVoe hijacking his body or draining his powers, though he ends up being killed anyway to power a satellite for DeVoe's Enlightenment.
  • Tragic Villain: He's not a villain period, his meta physiology just makes him dangerous to others and he has no control over it.
  • Walking Wasteland: His mere presence causes people to faint because of the radiation.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After Team Flash successfully brought him to a secure A.R.G.U.S. facility, DeVoe kidnaps him and forces him to serve as a Living Battery for his satellites.

    Izzy Bowin / Fiddler 

Izzy Bowin

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Never mess with a country girl!

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Fiddler

Played By: Miranda MacDougall

Appearances: The Flash

An up-and-coming country musician with the power to create sound waves.

see the Stargirl (2020) page for the male post-Crisis Earth-2 character who bears her name and background

  • Adaptation Name Change: Goes from Isaac Bowen in the comics to Izzy Bowin in the show, to accommodate the Gender Flip.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Isaac Bowen was a supervillain, while Izzy Bowin just tries to lead a normal life.
  • Composite Character: Has the surname and nickname of Isaac Bowen/Fiddler, but is female like his successor, Virtuoso.
  • Deep South: Izzy speaks with a thick country accent.
  • Disposable Woman: Most of the Dark Matter bus metas are this, but Izzy's death had the most effect on Ralph.
  • Gender Flip: Along with Age Lift. The Fiddler has traditionally been an old man in the comics.
  • Instrument of Murder: Izzy can turn any sound waves into a powerful blast, but creating them from her fiddle playing helps her concentrate and control them.
  • Kill the Cutie: Probably the most innocent of all the bus metas and she still loses her life.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: She can generate powerful focused sound waves.
  • Personality Powers: What could be more fitting for a musician than sonic powers?
  • Ship Tease: Izzy has quite a bit of teasing with Ralph in her debut episode and the guy is clearly smitten with her. Her death also ends up wrecking Ralph who decides to take the fight against DeVoe seriously and get justice for the bus metas.
  • Smug Snake: While a good person, she is prideful and rejects Team Flash's attempts to help her even if DeVoe is dangerous. She still attempts to face him alone and boast to him, which leads to her death.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Because she was able to hurt DeVoe during their first encounter, she thought she could easily do so again. This directly lead to her death.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed and her body gets stolen by DeVoe in her debut episode.

    Edwin Gauss / Folded Man 

Edwin Gauss

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Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Folded Man

Played By: Arturo del Puerto

Appearances: The Flash


  • Adaptational Dumbass: His comics counterpart was an esteemed astrophysicist rather than a Cloudcuckoolander hippie.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He is not a supervillain at all, unlike his comic books counterpart, and is perfectly nice.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: His powers are drastically different from the comics, where he was able to change the dimensions of his own body to 2-dimensional and back. Here his powers are entering and exiting a pocket dimension.
  • Extra-Dimensional Shortcut: He has the power to enter his very own pocket dimension and exiting at various points, similar to DeVoe.
  • In Name Only: He doesn't really have any similarities with his comics counterpart, who was an American astrophysicist turned supervillain who could turn 2D, rather than a Hispanic hippie who can enter and exit a pocket dimension.
  • Minor Major Character: One of the twelve bus metas created by DeVoe and supplies him with portal powers, but he got probably the least screen time out of all of them, being killed off midway through his debut episode.
  • Nice Guy: He pays for Ralph's bus fare when the latter was at risk of being kicked off the bus.
  • Race Lift: Here he's Hispanic rather than American.
  • Thinking Up Portals: In a different way to Vibers like Cisco. Rather than directly connecting two points in space, his powers work by linking him to a pocket dimension, which he can then exit from any other point. He has an advantage in that he doesn't need to focus as hard as Cisco does when he breeches, meaning he can make a quick getaway if he's caught offguard.
  • Totally Radical: He is a pretty textbook hippie.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In his very first appearance, DeVoe steals his body.

    Grace Gibbons 

Grace Gibbons

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"Nora lied to me. She'll pay. They'll all pay!"

Species: Human note 

Played By: Islie Hirvonen, Sarah Carter (adult)

Appearances: The Flash

Orlin's niece who was put into a comatose state thanks to DeVoe's satellite. Unknown to anybody, a piece of shrapnel from the satellite lodged in her brain has given her powers similar to her uncle's.

see the Arrowverse: Time Travelers page to see her future self

  • Alliterative Name: Grace Gibbons.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Justified As the dark matter shrapnel in her brain as severely compromised her: she sees her uncle as good and anybody who opposes him as bad.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After some convincing, she takes the meta cure, erasing her evil future version from existence.
  • Creepy Child: Grace has become this while in the coma, thanks to soaking up Dr. Ambres and Orlin's anti-meta rhetoric, wanting to hide the truth about her home life and the dark matter shrapnel in her brain. If she ever wakes up, the first thing she'll do is hunt down XS and the Flash for "hurting" her uncle.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Well, uncle in this case, but it's revealed that not only does Grace know about her uncle's actions, but she approves of them because she feels the same way he does about metas. She sees him as a hero and anybody who wants to stop him — the Flash and XS as the villain who need to be stopped.
  • Fantastic Racism: A combination of the death of her parents, and her own injuries at the hands of metahumans, as well as unconsciously hearing her uncle and Dr. Ambers' anti-meta rhetoric has given her the same metahuman hatred as her caregivers, regardless of the fact that she's a metahuman herself.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her parents were (accidentally) killed by a metahuman. Then she was put a coma by DeVoe's satellite, and was able to listen to Dr. Ambres and Orlin's anti-meta rhetoric thanks to the dark-matter shrapnel in her brain.
  • Harmful to Minors: Grace watched from the car as her parents were blown up by an ATM a meta accidentally turned into a bomb.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Nora convinces her to let go of her anger.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: Her future version kidnaps her.
  • Legacy Character: It's confirmed she'll become Cicada II in the future, with the shard in her brain providing the same powers to the point future authorities won't even realize they're different people; and she'll be even worse than her uncle.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In order to deal with the trauma of her situation, her brain is deliberately sugarcoating her life with Orlin — for starters the apartment is nice and clean, and the dollhouse they were going to build together is finished.
  • Red Right Hand: The wound on her forehead which is gonna get bigger, going by her future counterpart.
  • Superior Successor: If the implications that she will succeed her uncle for the mantle of Cicada, this means she is far more dangerous than he ever was with one of the highest body counts in the entire Arrowverse. Confirmed as of "Failure is an Orphan".
  • Walking Spoiler: Her future self shows up in the final quarter of Season 5 just as Team Flash administers the cure to her Uncle Orlin becoming the Big Bad.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Just like her uncle, her head wound is similar in appearance to his chest injury, being caused by shrapnel from the same dark matter satellite core. Though despite being in a hospital for months, no attempt is made to treat it as the shrapnel being lodged in her brain makes it far too risky to remove.


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