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    Eobard Thawne / Reverse Flash 

    Orlin Dwyer / Cicada 

Orlin Dwyer
"Every. Meta. Will die!"

Species: Human note 

Played By: Chris Klein

Known Aliases: Cicada

First Appearance: "Nora" (The Flash 5x1)

Appearances: The Flash

Gridlock: What do you want?
Cicada: For all of you to die.

A citizen of Central City who was hit with debris from the S.T.A.R Labs satellite crashing to Earth in the Flash Season 4 finale. Taking a shard of dark matter coated metal in his chest, plus finding his niece comatose after a shard impaled her brain, drove him to insanity and a desire to kill off every metahuman he can, using another dark matter shard as his personal weapon. Initially assumed to be Central City terrorist David Hersch, he's revealed to be a man named Orlin Dwyer; he's supposedly the Big Bad for The Flash Season 5, but later events would prove otherwise.

  • Action Dad: Cicada is an excellent fighter who is putting a hard time for Team Flash and is revealed to be an adoptive father to his niece, Grace.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His comic counterpart is a shriveled old man.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics his main threat was that he was targeting the people the Flash had saved, rather than the Flash and his allies themselves. Here he's a much more deadly physical threat.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: This Cicada is a lot more principled, being a Knight Templar who goes after metahumans, rather than the delusional power hungry old man he was in the comics.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: His comic counterpart could steal the life-force of other people, which he usually did by stabbing them with his dagger. Here, he can use his weapon to nullify the powers of nearby metahumans.
  • Age Lift: He's younger than his comics counterpart, justified in that this isn't David Hersch.
  • Alternate Self: Played with. While the identity of "Cicada" has been used by many people across the Multiverse, this version is unique in that he isn't David Hersch.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The properties of his dagger are suggested to be a result of it becoming "meta-tech", an item infused by dark matter, but this doesn't explain his flight abilities.
  • Anti-Regeneration: As a side effect of nullifying powers, strikes from his dagger can flood the victim's body with dark matter and shut off their healing ability for awhile.
  • Atrocious Alias: Downplayed. He seems overall indifferent to the moniker that Team Flash gave to him, but he certainly doesn't embrace the name like many other metas do.
  • Arch-Enemy: While Cicada is initially just a persistent thorn in Team Flash's side, he makes it very personal to Barry when he hurts Nora and has her hospitalized. From then onwards, Barry bitterly hates Cicada.
  • Big Bad: Of The Flash Season 5, being a superhuman serial killer who targets metas, making him a danger that Team Flash tries to hunt down and apprehend. He loses the title to his niece from the future in Episode 16.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While Orlin is the main threat of The Flash Season 5, Eobard Thawne manipulating Nora sets him up as a major player for the season too.
  • Black Swords Are Better: Cicada's black dagger isn't the first significant bladed weapon to be featured in the Arrowverse, but it is so far the only one capable of negating metahuman powers.
  • Boring, but Practical: After three seasons of Speedster Big Bads and one guy with Super-Intelligence who assimilated every metas powers in the season, a guy with a power-negating dagger doesn't seem that impressive. But in this setting, he's dangerously efficient given his dagger makes him a Man of Kryptonite which depowers all of his metahuman enemies and makes them vulnerable.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After much convincing from Team Flash, he begrudgingly consents to taking the metahuman cure in "Failure is an Orphan", removing both his powers and much of his insanity.
  • Canon Foreigner: Despite taking on the moniker "Cicada", Orlin Dwyer is a new character created for the show, and as a result has nothing else in common with the comic's David Hersch / Cicada.
  • Children Raise You: Orlin was a miserable drunk who could barely take care of himself before his orphaned niece was dumped into his lap. After a bumpy start, he cleaned himself up and became a real parent for her sake.
  • Cold Ham: His passion for ridding the world of metahumans is matched only by his restrained, raspy voice. This isn't only due to his mask; in particular, watch the way he says "Every meta will die". Justified due to the injury to his respiratory system.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Thanks to his dagger, he can nullify the powers of other metahumans and project lightning. He can summon the dagger if it ever leaves his hand, and he can also fly.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
    • Unlike his predecessors, he was once an The Everyman who was Driven to Villainy. In stark contrast, Thawne, Zoom, Savitar, and DeVoe all sought to be greater and pursued power.
    • He is the first Big Bad who doesn't create or summon metas. Cicada himself was created from the previous season's Mass Super-Empowering Event that DeVoe was indirectly responsible for, while he instead seeks to exterminate the meta population.
    • Unlike past villains, he doesn't seem to be bothering with any sort of convoluted Evil Plan to manipulate Team Flash that'll end in a later confrontation with Barry. He 'introduces' himself to them in the second episode by walking right up to Team Flash and handing them their asses.
    • He's the first Big Bad so far who doesn't know The Flash's secret identity. As far as it's shown, he doesn't even know Barry Allen.
    • Much like DeVoe and unlike the Speedster Big Bads, we find out his real name and what he looks like under the mask quite early on. Unlike DeVoe this does not shed any light on who he really is.
    • He's the first Big Bad not associated with a particle accelerator explosion. Thawne caused the explosion that granted Barry and several metas their powers, Zoom got his power from a similar explosion on Earth-2, and Savitar and Thinker got their powers via the Earth-1 explosion. Cicada's abilities are associated with the satellite infused with dark matter that crashed into Central City.
    • Unlike all of his predecessors, he isn't a scientist. Instead, he's a factory worker from a middle class family.
    • He's the first Big Bad who isn't straight up evil, but a Knight Templar Vigilante Man who believes what he's doing is right. While DeVoe seemed like this at first, it was later revealed to be a farce and he sought to remake the world In Their Own Image.
    • All of the previous main villains were better than Barry in some way thanks to their powers. Reverse-Flash, Zoom and Savitar were faster speedsters, The Thinker was more intelligent and better at planning. Cicada is only shown to be better in hand-to-hand combat, something a non-meta is capable of.
    • He's the first villain who wasn't aware of his moniker for a period of time. Reverse-Flash already had his name so he subtly suggested it to Cisco, Zoom was named when one of his victims referred to him as "blue lightning zooming", Savitar likely named himself after the Hindu god of motion and Thinker knew he would be named by Cisco for his enhanced intelligence. Cicada did not name himself nor was he aware of what Team Flash calls him until "What's Past is Prologue".
    • The other villains had at least one Morality Pet that they eventually betray or kill to fulfill their villainous ambitions when they go too far. Here his niece Grace comes from the future to make sure he isn't stopped and can't go back. And then when he does undergo a Heel–Face Turn, she betrays and kills him.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's dressed completely in black and wants to kill all metahumans, innocent or not.
  • Death by Irony: Killed by his niece's older counterpart after trying to convince her to end her rage towards metahumans.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • Played with. Cicada has been David Hersch on several alternate Earths and the original pre-Flashpoint timeline, but this particular Cicada isn't David Hersch. This is explained in the show, as David Hersch was meant to become Cicada, but due to Nora's meddling with history this led to the trajectory of the shrapnel to change and for him to get hit around the collarbone.
    • In the comics the Cicada established a cult around the lightning that empowered him and gained loyalty from followers by sharing power with them, he targeted the Flash because he believed he was also a servant of the lightning. Magenta was a part of this cult. Instead this aspect of the character was adapted to Doctor Alchemy and his cult of Savitar, along with the connection to Magenta.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: This version of Cicada has a lingering wound that not only puts him through constant pain, but gives him breathing problems.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's replaced as Season Five's main antagonist by Grace's future self after 16 out of 22 episodes.
  • The Dreaded: By Nora's time, he's feared by so many. In the present, the fact that he can nullify their powers makes him someone Team Flash are afraid of.
  • Driven to Villainy: His niece getting put into a coma was what motivated him into becoming a Knight Templar.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: His deleted scene in the Season Four finale, which was incorporated into Season Five's trailer, gives him run-of-the-mill Vader Breath. Season Five proper makes him sound more like an actual cicada.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a young niece currently in a coma.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He relents from killing Barry in front of his daughter, Nora, likely because he himself is an adoptive father with a child in a coma. It doesn't stop him from trying to kill either of them in their next encounter.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Barry Allen. Both have powers associated with a lightning bolt and both hunt down metas, but while Barry seeks to capture them to protect the populace, Cicada wishes to exterminate them as a Knight Templar. They're also revealed to both be father figures to a daughter whom they are very protective over.
  • Evil Cripple: The reason he wears the mask is a damaged lung. He also has a shard embedded into his right shoulder that is causing him pain.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He speaks in a deep, distorted tone while wearing his mask.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Outside of his mask he eventually develops a rasp in his voice not unlike Christian Bale's Batman due to his worsening condition.
  • Expy: It's as if the writers tried to make him an evil Thor, with his Shock and Awe weapon that he can Summon to Hand and use for flight. Cisco compares him to Thor at one point.
  • Foil: To his immediate predecessor DeVoe. Both villains had their real names and identities shown off very early, both believe themselves to be righteous, and both are Evil Cripples who rely on life-support. However the contrast is DeVoe merely deluded himself into thinking he was doing what was right whereas in reality he wanted to remake the world In Their Own Image, while Cicada is genuinely trying to make a difference but going to great extremes. Furthermore, both are the only villains who are shown to have a Morality Pet they love and care about, with Marlize serving this for DeVoe while Cicada has Grace.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The S.T.A.R. Labs logo is just visible on the handle of his dagger in some shots.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was just a factory worker before gaining abilities that allow him to go toe-to-toe with Team Flash—and given everyone they've successfully defeated up until this point, that's saying a lot.
  • Hell Is That Noise: When he's in his game mode (i.e. in his costume and wielding his dagger) he somehow emits a horrifying, insect-like noise, hence the nickname "Cicada".
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: A metahuman out to kill every metahuman alive. He acknowledges the hypocrisy and states once every metahuman has been eradicated, he would turn the blade on himself.
  • In Name Only: Is dissimilar to the Cicada of the comics, since that one was a cult leader and otherwise this Cicada would have been to similar to Savitar.
  • In the Back: Grace kills him this way with the telekinetic dagger.
  • In the Hood: His face is obscured entirely by a black hood.
  • Legacy Character: Technically he isn't the first person to use the Cicada moniker, as the title was held by David Hersch on several alternate Earths and in the pre-Flashpoint timeline. It's only in the post-Flashpoint of timeline of Earth-1 where he is named "Orlin".
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Had it not been for Nora's aid, David Hersch would have been Cicada instead of Orlin Dwyer. David Hersch is a domestic terrorist who already has a list of crimes under his name, so Team Flash doesn't have to feel bad for getting him arrested.
  • Man of Kryptonite: He's a deadly threat to dark matter metahumans, as he can detect and nullify their powers and wounds inflicted by his dagger can cripple their powers if they manage to escape. This is only for dark matter empowered metahumans however, other mutations are undetected and unaffected.
  • Menacing Stroll: All the time. He is never seen running, he always approaches his victims with almost uncannily slow steps.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His blue costume is now fully black.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Orlin may have been fine with allowing himself to become a monster if it was to make the world safe for Grace, but when her adult self comes from the future as the second Cicada, he's horrified that the path he's on will turn his surrogate daughter into a coldblooded killer.
  • Nephewism: Grace is not his daughter, but his niece. He has cared after her since her parents died.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He inadvertently gave Team Flash a peaceful solution to dangerous metahumans when they derive a dark matter cure from the shards he left in Cisco's wounds.
  • Not Me This Time: While Orlin is a vicious supervillain and murderer, it turns out that he wasn't behind the mass murder that made him so infamous in the future. It was carried out by Future Grace Gibbons.
  • Not Wearing Tights: He wears a simple black get up as opposed to the elaborate robes worn by his comic counterpart.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: So far the actions of his reprehensible motivation have been kept sympathetic by making his confirmed kills be against unrepentant murderers. The only exception has been Team Flash, whom he considers part of the problem for not killing them as well.
  • Plot Armor: The amount of narrow escapes and victories this guy has had is ridiculous and often chalked up to dumb luck or Team Flash's incompetence. But as he's the main villain he needs to be dragged out more episodes before being defeated.
  • Plot Device: His lighting dagger serves as this for Season 5. It's what makes Cicada so unstoppable in battle, Team Flash's priority is to dispose or destroy it which is difficult due to being virtually indestructible, and it's the motivation behind Thawne's Evil Plan as it's what is nullifying his powers before his execution.
  • Power Nullifier: He's shown carrying his signature lightning bolt-shaped dagger, which when used robs a meta of their powers.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: He can throw his dagger like this.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Realizes the error of his ways and tries to talk down his niece from being consumed by hatred and vengeance like he was, only to be killed by her in cold blood.
  • Red Herring: The writers predicted everyone would think he was David Hersch, so sought to quickly debunk that theory by establishing they were two different characters.
  • Reverse Grip: He holds his dagger like this as he prepares to execute Gridlock.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: At its core, Cicada's slaughter of metas is just a man lashing out in rage and grief at who he's scapegoating for his niece's condition.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Cicada was a Wally West-era villain in the comics, though then again this isn't David Hersch's Cicada.
  • Serial-Killer Killer: Cicada hunts down metahumans he believes are villains. Technically, this also means he's one of the Cape Busters.
  • Shirtless Scene: Orlin is often seen shirtless to show his wounds, either the ones acquired during combat or the one torturing him.
  • Sinister Shiv: It's eventually revealed that his dagger was fashioned from a piece of shrapnel that impaled him when DeVoe set his satellite to drop.
  • Summon to Hand: He can call back his dagger, in a manner explicitly compared to Thor.
  • Superpower Lottery: Big time. And they are apparently constantly evolving due to the shard in his chest. So far, there is his dagger, which is a very potent weapon for stabbing, but most importantly to depower his opponents. It can also create shock waves, electricity, it senses nearby metahumans and he can telekinetically control it, to the point that nobody else can lift it and calling it back from outer space! He is also extremely durable, as the Flash had to generate 2.86 joules of power with his strikes to even harm him. Then there is his constantly evolving Super-Strength, self-propelled Flight, and he even seems to get small prophetic visions from time to time.
  • Super-Strength: In his first few appearances he was as physically strong as a normal person. Later, in pain due to his wounds worsening, he crumples a a metal pole with one hand when he grips it for support. Later he dents his fridge with one punch.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Although he's not David Hersch, he does go by the equally nonthreatening name of "Orlin."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes ridding the world of metahumans is for the better.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: He acquired his powers from a piece of shrapnel lodging in his chest. It left a wound just below his right clavicle that not only doesn't heal but seems to be getting worse. The wounds he inflicted on Cisco's hand also seem to be slow going, and not only make him incapable of blasting but also damage his health every time he uses his clairvoyance powers.
  • Vader Breath: He has a very deep, echoing breath, which has been compared to that of an insect. It's implied that this is where he got the moniker "Cicada". Like the trope namer this is because he has sustained lung damage.
  • Vigilante Man: Hunts metahumans who he believes are evil.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Whenever he is in a jam, he escapes to the sky.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's implied much of his fractured mental state is due to the dark matter affecting his brain, similar to DeVoe. The fact that he has a change of heart once he takes the metahuman cure lends credence to this theory.

    Grace Gibbons / Future Cicada 
see the Arrowverse: Central City - Citizens page for her present counterpart

    Kyle Nimbus / The Mist 

Kyle Nimbus
"Take your last breath."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: The Mist

Played By: Anthony Carrigan

First Appearance: "Things You Can't Outrun" (The Flash 1x3)

Appearances: The Flash

A criminal who was supposed to be executed during the night of the particle accelerator explosion. The explosion saved his life and because he was in a gas chamber, and gave him the power to change into a poisonous mist.

  • And I Must Scream: Imprisoned - presumably forever - in a containment unit at S.T.A.R. Labs to prevent him from killing again.
  • Bald of Evil: He's got zero hair on his head. He doesn't even have eyebrows. Also, he's evil. Many people to be executed have their face and body hair shaved off, though that's only if they're sentenced to the electric chair (to keep the electric current from catching their hair on fire.)
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Can transform into a poisonous gas.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Not him, but about him. Apparently Nimbus, formerly a hitman working for an Armenian crime family in Central City, was bad enough that his employers were willing to turn him over to the police. The family heads are among his first victims.
  • Evil Is Petty: After being captured, he has trouble being fed because he keeps trying to kill Cisco, his jailer. This is why Cisco tries to feed him with a repurposed bug drone he got from Brie "Bug-Eyed Bandit" Larvan's stores to give him food, nicknamed "The Destroyer". The Mist destroys it, first by damaging it critically with his mist, then by stomping on it when Cisco comes over to repair it. All of this basically for no reason. See here.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: With an odd manner of speech to boot.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He doesn't seem to get along well with Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard.
  • Intangible Man: He's able to easily transform into smoke in order to avoid hits.
  • Jerkass: Even apart from him being an assassin, Nimbus is a just plain unpleasant person.
  • Logical Weakness: Since gas is the least stable form of matter, Kyle can't stay a gas long.
  • Looks Like Orlok: He borders on having the full Nosferatu-package, being completely bald, down to having no eyebrows, having prominent protruding ears and bags under his eyes, dressing in a black trench-coat, and being slightly hunched over, and then there is his Psychotic Smirk.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: He treats killing as his go to solution for everything. He declares he would have killed all of his fellow metahuman inmates if he had his powers, and when asked what that would accomplish, he says "peace and quiet".
  • Mythology Gag: His civilian name comes from the original Mist's son's name and one of Mist's alternate aliases.
  • No Brows: He doesn't have eyebrows, which makes him creepier.
  • Obviously Evil: If you saw this guy walking at you, would "Villain" not scream in your head?
  • Professional Killer: His old job.
  • Punny Name: The guy whose Code Name is The Mist has Nimbus as his real surname.
  • Revenge: His motivation is to kill everyone who put him in the gas chamber: the crime family who turned on him, the judge who sentenced him, and Joe the cop who arrested him.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: His comic counterpart is normally a Starman villain.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: In "Rogue Air", he fights Barry for the second time and is quickly defeated due to Barry having learned how to create tornadoes by spinning his arms rapidly. Nimbus bails from the fight afterwards.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At the end of his debut episode, he's put into a cell made up of the modified particle accelerator.
  • Secret-Keeper: Implied to be the only metahuman who knows that "Harrison Wells" is the Reverse-Flash.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A nimbus is a type of cloud, his ability is... to turn into a mist cloud.
  • Super Smoke: Has the power to willingly turn into a cloud of poisonous gas and retain movement control.
  • Villain Decay: Barry manages to fend him off easily in "Rogue Air." This is justified, though, as Barry had learned some new tricks since their last meeting (namely, the ability to create wind funnels).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He hasn't been seen since he escaped in "Rogue Air".

    Tony Woodward / Girder 

Tony Woodward

Species: Metahuman note
"Looks like you were born to take a beating."
Click here to see him as Girder

Known Aliases: Girder

Played By: Greg Finley

Voiced By: Oscar Garibay (Latin-American Spanish), Mitsutoshi Shundo (Japanese)

First Appearance: "The Flash is Born" (The Flash 1x6)

Appearances: The Flash

Barry's childhood bully. After falling in a vat of molten metal, the particle accelerator gave him the power to turn his body into steel.

see DCEU: Other Supervillains page for more info on the character on an undesigated Earth who bears his name and background

  • Accidental Murder: How he became a Metahuman in the first place. Upon being laid off from his job at the Iron Works Facility, it quickly delves into a physical altercation with his boss, leading to his former co-workers to intervene, leading to Tony falling into a vat of molten steel. This would've killed him if the particle accelerator didn't happen right after his fall.
  • Actor Allusion: Greg Finley playing a character who is in love with the female lead, and gets turned into a zombie seems awfully familiar.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Granted, Girder has a bulky figure, but he isn't particularly portrayed as handsome. The show's version of him is a Mr. Fanservice through and through.
  • Age Lift: Traditionally, the Girder looks middle-aged. Here, he's in his mid-twenties. Also, he is a Wally West villain in most stories.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He comes to such a pitiful end, used as a distraction by Thawne and ending up slowly electrocuted until even his powers can't save him, that even his old victim Barry feels remorse for him and calls Thawne out on it.
  • Artificial Zombie: In Season 2, he is revived as a zombie through Speed Force lightning.
  • Attention Whore: He attempts to cow Iris into writing a new blog all about him.
  • Back for the Dead: He returns for a second appearance, where Thawne releases him from imprisonment in exchange for fighting Blackout who is running rampant in S.T.A.R. Labs. Blackout eventually overwhelms and kills him.
  • Blood Knight: He was psyched upon realizing he'd actually get to fight the Flash, and when released by Thawne, keeps his word and makes a bee-line for Blackout. He even says "I've never run from a fight." This gets him killed.
  • The Bully: He was one to Barry when they were young, and he has not matured in the present day.
  • Came Back Wrong: In his third appearance he's accidentally reanimated as a zombie. Barry decides to put him out of his misery so he can finally rest for good.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Cisco directly calls him "iZombie". His actor played The Hero's Love Interest there during its second season.
  • Chrome Champion: He can turn his body into steel.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Zig-zagged. Cisco builds a metal training dummy which he calls "Girder" so Barry can train to fight Woodward, who Cisco refers to as "your [Barry's] Girder". Unlike previous episodes, he doesn't name the person directly. After his death, he is called Girder.
  • Death Equals Redemption: He gives Barry one last warning to run before succumbing to his wounds from Blackout's attack.
  • Dumb Muscle: Tony may be a powerful metahuman, but he's not exactly bright. Upon being resurrected as a zombie, it's taken to its logical conclusion.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Thawne pits him against Blackout to stall for time. While he seems to have the upper hand at first, Blackout eventually overwhelms him and he dies.
  • Hate Sink: He's a bully with no redeeming features. Averted in his second appearance where he has a Death Equals Redemption moment.
  • Hunk: He is handsome and his sleeveless shirt emphasizes his muscular body.
  • Immune to Bullets: Thanks to his metallic body, while he's very resilient to damage, he's not invincible. A supersonic punch from The Flash is able to knock him out, while repeatedly being hammered by Blackout's lightning strikes eventually kills him.
  • Jerk Jock: His whole personality. He does show one redeeming quality in his second appearance when he tells Barry to run so he won't get killed by Blackout.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Just because he can transform into a metallic form that's Nigh-Invulnerability, doesn't mean he's invincible as an extreme amount of force can still harm him.
    • His metallic body protects him from bullets, from punches, but not from electricity.
  • Mighty Glacier: In comparison to The Flash, Tony's Metahuman powers don't increase his speed or reflexes, and when facing the former in their third fight, he couldn't even touch him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is a hunk with a sleeveless shirt that shows his muscular body.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: The guy is ripped with biceps, and he's strong enough to physically overpower Barry.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The only way Barry was able to hurt him at all was by breaking the sound barrier.
  • Pet the Dog: After being gravely injured by Farooq/Blackout, he tells Barry to run for his life, when just a few days ago he was willing to kill Barry.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Downplayed, but present. He's a violent, selfish Jerkass who is not immune to temper tantrums. As Barry sums it up in their third and final fight, Tony never outgrew his teenage phase and clings onto his Glory Days from high school.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Played with. He is a Flash villain, but he's traditionally part of Wally West's Rogues Gallery in his tenure as The Flash. No longer the case in the reboot continuity where he becomes a Barry Allen villain.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: From what we see in Barry's flashback, Tony was every bit as nasty as a kid.
  • She Is All Grown Up: A gender-inverted example, but Iris notes that he became attractive when he became an adult.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His shirt doesn't have any sleeves on it, typical of his Jerk Jock personality, and ideal to show off his shoulder tattoo and his powers.
  • Smug Snake: As Girder, he's every bit as arrogant and assured of his metallic powers giving him a strong advantage against The Flash. However, it starts to become clear that he only really had the advantage due to Barry's own fear of him and catching him off-guard with his Nigh-Invulnerability. Once Barry overcomes his fear of Tony along with being creative with his Super-Speed, the latter is basically screwed.
  • Super-Strength: Along with the ability to transform his outer body into a Nigh Invulnerable metallic form, Tony also possesses a degree of strength as he can easily crush Iris' cellphone with one hand and is able to weightlift large metal barrels as dumbells.
  • Villainous Crush: On Iris.
  • Villainous Valor: Refuses to run from a fight. This gets him killed by Blackout.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Now that Barry knows to throw electricity, he becomes a lesser menace in his zombie form after Barry is released from the Speed Force.

    Roy G. Bivolo / Rainbow Raider 

Roy G. Bivolo
"Have some real anger."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Prism, Rainbow Raider

Played By: Paul Anthony

Appearances: Flash vs. Arrow!note  | The Flash

An artist turned bank robber, Roy has the power to induce a violent rage in people when he makes eye contact with them.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Ultimately subverted. He initially goes by Prism instead of Chroma or Rainbow Raider, though Caitlin does suggest the latter name. It does eventually stick, even he says he likes it. In the comics, Prism is the alias of a different character.
  • Alliterative Name: .As Rainbow Raider.
  • Atrocious Alias: Turns out Bivolo actually prefers Rainbow Raider rather than Prism.
  • Characters as Device: While he's the main threat of "Flash Vs. Arrow", ultimately his purpose was to give a reason for Flash and Arrow to fight, which was the real thing that sold the episode.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He shows himself to be one in his second appearance in "Rogue Air".
    • When Mardon asks him where they (the metahuman criminals) were being moved to.
    Bivolo: Funny. I didn't get an itinerary.
    • Later when Leonard Snart declares he freed them and waits for a "thank you", Bivolo halfheartedly thanks him with the same sarcastic tone.
  • Dirty Coward: "Rogue Air" shows him to be one. While the other metahumans were engaging Team Flash, Bivolo is seen cowering in the truck avoiding the gun fire and lucks out when he sees Caitlin and whammies her. He later submits to Lisa Snart when she has her Gold Gun aimed at his head.
  • Emotion Control: He can induce emotions in his targets via No Eye in Magic. While primarily using rage he has since expanded to other emotions.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Complete with the usual hammy theatrics that many supervillains hold. Cisco even lampshades how he's heard it all before.
  • Flat Character: No backstory or explanation of his motivation to being a villain is given. He just wants to rob banks and he happens to be a metahuman who likes causing havoc.
  • For the Evulz: He appears to get a kick out of filling victims with a Hate Plague, even when he it's not necessary for his goals to be carried out.
  • Hate Plague: His main power. Bivolo uses color (by affecting a person's retinas) to mess with the part of the brain that governs executive functioning and cognitive processes such as impulse control. This induces a temporary psychosis in people which causes them to start acting wild and violently.
  • In Name Only: His power is a fair bit different from his comics counterpart, whose main power was Hard Light constructs and using a variety of different light spectrums to induce varying emotions. His codename doesn't make much sense for the show's version given he only uses the red color.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: His whole shtick: he lacks any real combat prowess of his own and so riles up everyone around him into a fit of utter rage. Once they're all at each other's throats, he helps himself to whatever he's trying to steal and then cheerfully walks away from the carnage he's created.
  • Meaningful Name: Roy G. Bivolo. Like the acronym for the rainbow?
  • No Eye in Magic: Requires eye contact for his powers to work.
  • Non-Action Guy: He can't engage in combat himself, so he uses his Hate Plague powers to turn would-be enemies on each other.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We never actually see him get taken down, and he just shows up in a cell in the pipeline.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he's using his powers.
  • Smug Snake: Just look at the confident smirk he wears when using his powers, then compare it to his ranting and raving when he's been locked away in the prison. He doesn't even get the dignity of being beaten on-screen.
  • Squishy Wizard: Bivolo's powers are the only thing that makes him a threat. Otherwise, he's a normal human, easily subdued when Barry and Oliver keep their heads about them.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: After hearing Snart's reasoning for why he shot Deathbolt in the face-"He owed me money"-Bivolo's expression suggests that he thinks that's pretty reasonable.
  • Supernatural Fear Inducer: Post-Crisis, his powers received an upgrade and he can now induce fear via a different eye color.

    Shawna Baez / Peek-A-Boo 

Shawna Baez
"Crazy cool, right?"

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Peek-A-Boo

Played By: Britne Oldford

First Appearance: "Crazy for You" (The Flash 1x12)

Appearances: The Flash

A woman who can teleport anywhere she sees. She breaks her boyfriend out of prison and the two of them start robbing money trucks to pay off his debts to a local mobster.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Is named Lashawn Baez in the comics.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, she's a med student who only resorts to crime in order to steal a replacement heart for her father who was too far down the wait list. Otherwise, she's a good person, and even outright saved Linda Park's life. Here, despite her sympathetic motives, she was already into crime before getting powers, and seems to outright enjoy beating up the Flash. After being released from prison, she refuses to help Barry save metahumans.
  • Age Lift: She's about the same age as her comics counterpart, who is considerably younger than Barry, as she was a Wally West-era villain.
  • And I Must Scream: How she describes her stint in the Pipeline:
    Do you have any idea what it's like to be stuck in that box!?
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns two and a half years later as the Starter Villain of The Flash Season 4 after last appearing in the penultimate episode of the very first season. After serving her sentence, she returns to Season 5 when Barry is helping send metahumans to protection to hide them from Cicada.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's able to give Barry a run for his money with a combination of her powers and some single stick-esque moves.
  • Driven to Villainy: The crimes she committed are to help the love of her life (spiriting him away from prison, and then stealing money so that he can pay the mob boss off his back). When the mob boss sees her with her powers, he immediately seizes an opportunity to keep using her to do his dirty work. In the end, she willingly surrenders to the Flash not just because of her Kryptonite Factor, but because her lover ditched her when he knew she's going to lose.
  • Food as Bribe: According to Cisco's tie-in blog, he got her to look out for him while he installed viewing screens in the cells of the more dangerous metahumans by agreeing to mix peanut M&M's into her popcorn.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: She's very furious for being kept at the pipeline for months.
  • Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: Previous to acquiring her powers, Shawna was just a petty thief, and in her introductory episode she came out as sympathetic; however, after spending several months in the metahuman prison, she had become considerably bitter and more aggressive.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She uses a pocket spyglass in order to increase the effectiveness of her teleportation, and also to beat people around with.
  • It's All About Me: She refuses to use her powers to save people from Cicada.
  • Logical Weakness: She can teleport to anywhere she can see, which means her powers are useless if there isn't any light around.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Shawna despite starting as a petty crook, just wants to leave Central City. Her lover keeps convincing her to commit crimes - first to pay a debt and later just to become rich. When he abandons her, she gives up.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Like Girder, is an enemy of the third Flash, Wally West, not Barry Allen.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Opts to not fight the heroes with the escaping Metahumans and instead teleports out of their while she has a chance.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female villainous metahuman as of the first season.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Can teleport as far as she can see. Also, unlike her comic book's counterpart, her power doesn't produce unwanted explosions when using it, making her a lot stealthier.
  • Teleporter Accident: However she can still produce explosions, but only if she teleports incorrectly. Cisco developed a gun teleporter gun on the principle.
  • Teleport Spam: Sometimes uses these in battle or in Season 4 to travel distances.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was easily one of the most sympathetic villains in the show, as she was just a thief that broke her boyfriend out of jail and seemed to have no interest in actually harming, much less killing people. When she escapes in episode 22, she flat-out tries to murder Caitlin for keeping her in a box for months, which is fair enough.
  • Undying Loyalty: Shawna still loves her boyfriend even after he leaves her at the last minute.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen since she escaped "Rogue Air". She does come back in "Chronicles of Cisco" where she reveals she's no longer interested in normal humans and only dates metas, and returns properly in season 4.

    Hannibal Bates / Everyman 

Hannibal Bates
"I uh... I can't even remember... I can't remember!"

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Everyman, Various Disguises

Played By: Martin Novotny (original form) Various disguises

Appearances: The Flash

A meta-human who has the ability to shape shift into any person he touches.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: When asked who he really was, Hannibal transformed back into what appeared to be his Shapeshifter Default Form with a Bald of Evil and Eyeless Face along with pale skin and a distorted voice. When he did this, he embarrassingly replied, "I, uh, can't remember." However, his grin turns into a frown when he repeats saying it, in a "wait a second, I really can't" sort of tone. Not only that, he's later used as yet another of Thawne's pawns, posing as him as a patsy for the real Eobard.
  • Appropriated Appellation: As Barry, he hears Caitlin's name for him. He likes it.
  • Back from the Dead: He is alive again post-crisis.
  • Bald of Evil: Since he can't remember what he used to look like, his "true form"'s head is bare.
  • Becoming the Mask: He's shape shifted into so many people he's forgotten his real identity.
  • Body Double: For Thawne. It ends up getting Bates killed.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His name is included in Oliver Queen's hit-list.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Everyman was the first time Barry really went to town on someone who wasn't a good guy. At first Hannibal landed some good ones by distracting Barry with some morphing into his friends. But eventually Everyman's taunting pissed Barry off and he found out that a low-end shapeshifter can't compare to a high-end speedster in a fistfight.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His name is seen on Oliver's List in season 1.
  • Eyeless Face: His attempt to take on his original appearance results in one, as he can't remember it anymore.
  • Facial Horror: The result of his forgetting his original appearance is not pretty.
  • Frame-Up: His criminal M.O., by taking on the appearance of someone else to get through security and subsequently committing thefts.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: For a guy whose schtick is changing faces, he's a really good fighter. He was able to escape Thawne, an accomplished boxer by kicking his ass. He also put up a decent fight against the Flash until Barry started using his superspeed.
  • Noodle Incident: How Hannibal earned a place in Robert Queen's list is never elaborated on, and neither is how he ended up in Central City during the events of the Pilot.
  • Power Copying: Averted. At first Team Flash were afraid he could do this as a side-effect of his shape-changing and so they recommended that Barry not go melee on him, handicapping Barry for the investigation in the process. Once they get some genetic material from Everyman, they find out that he can't copy Barry's power so it's okay for Barry to go for a dust-up.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant:
    • Played with In-Universe. His name can be seen in Oliver's hit-list during the pilot episode of Arrow, but Barry and his team are the ones who eventually fight him.
    • Furthermore, Everyman has been an enemy to a lot of heroes, including Green Arrow and Black Canary, but has never been an enemy of the Flash.
  • Sex Shifter: He can transform himself into a woman, a fact that he demonstrated in his debut episode.
  • A Sinister Clue: His left-handedness was how Iris and Team Flash were able to tell he wasn't Barry, or that Eddie was framed for shooting two police officers.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: He tries doing this to Barry in their fight. But by the time he takes the form of Eddie, the guy he framed for murder, Barry hits his Rage Breaking Point and punches him across the room.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: After being captured, he changes back into his real form, but he has no idea who he was. Worse still, he doesn't want to because whoever he was is traumatic for some unknown reason. When Cisco attempted to show him pictures of himself from his grandmother's house he refused to look and asked for them to be taken away.
  • Shapeshifting Seducer: He kisses Caitlin while disguised as Barry.
  • Shout-Out: A killer named Bates who impersonates his mother and lies to the authorities, where has anyone heard this before?
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name comes from two iconic cinematic Serial Killers; Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) and Norman Bates (Psycho). Barry Lampshades why anyone would name their kid Hannibal in this day and age.
  • This Was His True Form: He returns to his initial appearance after being killed.
  • The Unreveal: Why exactly is he on Oliver Queen's hit-list was not brought-up in his debut episode, which ironically also featured an important Crossover to Starling City. Considering he dies in his second appearance we're unlikely to find out too.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His primary ability.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His powers aren't as offensively or defensively powerful as the other metahumans we've seen but his clever use of them, psychological warfare and skills in hand to hand combat make him a big threat to Barry and his friends.
  • What Did You Expect When You Named It ____?: Honestly, naming your kid "Hannibal" is practically begging for him to become a criminal.
  • White Shirt of Death: Played with. He was shot while impersonating Eobard Thawne, who was wearing an all black outfit. Once he dies, though, he reverts to his original form who was wearing a white polo.
  • Win Your Freedom: Everyman gets his freedom after Thawne releases him to deal with Cisco. Hannibal doesn't get to enjoy his freedom for long, he ends up getting gunned down by Joe.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not him specifically. But he invokes this trope when he takes the form of women in Barry's life, only for the Flash to continue attacking him/her. He mockingly ask the Flash if this was how he treated all the women he knew.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: After disguising himself as Barry and learning that he and Caitlin are part of a crime fighting team, he assumes they're the eventual Official Couple who are currently in the UST stage.

    Vandal Savage 

    Russell Glosson / The Turtle 

Russell Glosson
"I guess he doesn't care about you as much as I thought."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: The Turtle

Played By: Aaron Douglas

First Appearance: "Potential Energy" (The Flash 2x10)

Appearances: The Flash

A thief who has the ability to absorb the kinetic energy of everyone around him, thus making everyone move slower than him.

See the Smallville: LuthorCorp page for Pierce, the Earth-167 character who bears his physical likeness.

  • Action Survivor: He mainly uses his powers and guns to defend himself. Without them, he's helpless.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Downplayed. While he didn't get a dramatic makeover, he still appears a lot more pleasant compared to his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Badass: Played with, the original comics' Turtle was an unpowered criminal mastermind with no physical ability, and his successor Turtle Man was more of a gag villain for the Flash to take on in his very first issue. This one's superpowers are actually very effective against the Flash, and are thought to be key against Zoom, but the character himself is just a petty thief who got lucky with his powers.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: In the comics, he is the Starter Villain for Barry. Here, he's introduced a year and a half after Barry first became The Flash.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The comic book version of the Turtle, while a villain, was basically just a petty thief who would rob banks. This one is a psychopathic Yandere who murdered his own ex-wife and steals what is most precious to other people out of spite.
  • Animal Motifs: Of a turtle of course. His powers slow down everything around him, while his In the Hood outfit evokes a turtle in its shell.
  • Asshole Victim: What he did to his ex-wife and tried to do to Patty mean that few tears were shed over his death. The only reason anyone feels bad about it is because Harry is an ultimately good person who's torn up by taking a life at all, and Jesse is horrified to learn that her father killed someone.
  • Collector of the Strange: He steals rare, precious artifacts and brings them back to his hideout to decorate it. He also has his ex-wife's corpse on display.
  • Composite Character: Of the Golden Age Turtle, with the powers of the Silver Age character Turtle Man.
  • Dead Guy on Display: He has his ex-wife's body in a display case at his hideout and intended to do the same to Patty before the Flash interfered.
  • Fat Bastard: He's slightly overweight and is a psychopath.
  • Foil: He is the antithesis to Barry and Zoom in that both of them are Speedsters while he slows everything down. In fact, Earth-2 Dr. Wells forcibly and lethally extracted his DNA in an effort to save his daughter from Zoom by stealing the Flash's powers.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was upset because his wife tried to leave him. After he was affected by the particle accelerator explosion, he used his new powers to force her to stay. Then he started stealing things people valued the most, which he kept as trophies in his ex-wife's old workplace.
  • If I Can't Have You…: Killed his ex-wife and keeps her on display when she refused to get back together with him.
  • In Spite of a Nail: He remains dead Post-Crisis, although this time Harry couldn't have killed him.
  • In the Hood: He wears a green hood that symbolizes a turtle's color.
  • Killed Off for Real: Harry kills him at the end of his debut episode.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Keeps his dead ex-wife on a museum display stand and plans on doing it to Patty as well. He ends up imprisoned in the Pipeline, which more or less looks like a display case. The Irony is lampshaded by Team Flash.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The Golden Age Turtle and Turtle Man never had their names revealed. The name Russell Glosson is purely a creation of the show.
  • Playing with Syringes: How he dies. Dr. Wells requires Turtle's slowing time abilities, so he jams a syringe up his nose to extract Turtle's DNA, resulting in his death.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Played for Laughs. Cisco and nearly everyone on Team Flash treat him like Cisco's Arch-Enemy and a threat they all know about and have discussed, while Barry doesn't even know about him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He dies at the end of his introduction episode after Harry fatally takes parts of him to study on how steal The Flash's speed, which he successfully managed to.
  • The Social Darwinist: Downplayed. In his conversation with Patty, he claims it's a waste of time to save people since they'll only take life for granted in the end. This is why he views the Flash's heroics as pathetic.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's only untouchable because of his power. Without it, he's easy to beat by any opponent with proper skills or/and powers.
  • Stalker with a Crush: It is heavily implied that he was this to his ex-wife.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't show much emotion.
  • Time Stands Still: Gives off this impression to people around him when he uses his powers, although all he does is slow them down by absorbing their kinetic energy.
  • Unknown Rival: Comes in both ways, both also Played for Laughs. Cisco and the rest of Team Flash sans Barry himself is dead set on capturing him. As stated before, both Barry and Glosson themselves are unaware of each other until they start crossing paths.
  • Wax Museum Morgue: He keeps his dead ex-wife's corpse in a museum display stand and planned on doing the same to Patty had Barry not intervened.
  • Yandere: He couldn't bear the idea of his wife leaving him, so he killed her and kept her corpse in a display case at his hideout to admire forever.

    Joseph Monteleone / Tar Pit 

Joseph "Joey" Monteleone
"You ever wondered what it felt like when you dropped me in that vat of boiling tar?"

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Tar Pit

Played By: Marco Grazzini

Appearances: The Flash

A man thrown into a tar pit during the night the particle accelerator exploded. He returns after two years to exact revenge on the people who nearly killed him.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The comics Tar Pit was a lazy criminal who liked his new form; here, he suffers from a case of Being Tortured Makes You Evil.
  • Age Lift: He's traditionally a Wally West villain. Here, he's in the same age range as Barry and instead got his powers during the latter's tenure as the Flash.
  • And I Must Scream: He was stuck in the pit for two years before the Central City government got around to cleaning up the plant and broke through the hardened asphalt that kept him trapped.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: The Body Horror below and the following two years he spends to recover are what drives his Unstoppable Rage.
  • Blob Monster: He turns into tar.
  • Body Horror: He describes in excruciating detail how his flesh was burning when he was thrown into the tar pit.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His golem mode is impressive but is easily taken out with Cisco's tech.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Even when he's in his human form, you can tell that there's something wrong with him. The Undeathly Pallor, the Black Eyes of Evil, and the tar seeping from his very being are hints that he's trying to look human, but only enough to vaguely pass through a crowd.
  • Magma Man: Well, tar, but the principle is the same.
  • Mighty Glacier: He has a "golem mode" where he becomes stronger and more durable, but at the expense of his mobility.
  • Not Quite Dead: He should've died when he was thrown into the tar pit, but the particle accelerator explosion mutated him.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His only goal is to hunt the people who threw him into the pit, collateral damage be damned.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: He is a Wally West villain.
  • The Unfettered: He doesn't care about the people who will get caught in his Revenge.

    Adam Fells / Geomancer 

Adam Fells/Geomancer
"What is it they say in boxing? Let's get ready to rumble!"

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Geomancer

Played By: Adam Stafford

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman with the ability to create earthquakes who arrives in Central City while Barry, Cisco, and Wells are out of town.

see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for his Earth-2 counterpart

    Edward Clariss / The Rival 

Edward Clariss
"I have NO rival."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: The Rival

Played By: Todd Lasance

Appearances: The Flash

An evil speedster in the Flashpoint timeline and Wally West's rival.

  • Adaptation Distillation: His backstory from the comics is never brought up in the show. He's a Generic Doomsday Villain straight from the get-go, with no explanation on how he got his powers in the Flashpoint timeline.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While he's still a violent criminal, most of his more heinous acts, such as killing 80 people to prove a point to Jay and prolonging Joan Garrick's cancer, are omitted.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics he was a dark mirror to Jay Garrick, and enough of a threat to be considered his Arch-Enemy. Here he's a goofy Villain of the Week who gets taken down by Barry in less than an episode at a time.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, he is a contemporary of Jay Garrick. Here, he is instead part of Barry and Wally's generation.
  • Asshole Victim: He's killed by Savitar for failing to kill the Flash. Would anyone really miss him?
  • Ax-Crazy: He's obsessed with being a rival to Kid Flash and proving himself to be the best, all while having obvious emotional issues and a penchant for violence. Waking up in the post-Flashpoint timeline just makes it worse.
  • Badass Boast: Half his dialogue is bragging about his abilities.
  • Blood Knight: His defining trait is wishing to find someone worthy to be his rival.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He refers to Alchemy as his "sidekick" despite it being painfully clear that the latter is the superior in their relationship.
  • Catchphrase: "I have no rival."
  • Chewing the Scenery: One of the most theatrical villains who indulges in comicbook levels of hamminess.
  • Composite Character: His costume takes after the Black Racer and the Daniel West version of the Reverse-Flash.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears all black and is an Ax-Crazy Smug Super.
  • Deal with the Devil: He teams up with Dr. Alchemy to kill the Flash in exchange for ultimate power.
  • Death by Adaptation: The comic incarnation of the character eventually became an Energy Being after being trapped in the Speed Force. The Flashpoint timeline version doesn't live long enough to get that far, but Barry neutralizes that timeline, allowing Clariss a second chance at life. However, he's soon killed by Savitar for his incompetence.
  • Decomposite Character: His initial role in the comics as an impostor of Jay Garrick's Flash was given to Hunter Zolomon/Zoom here.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics, he is Jay Garrick's Reverse-Flash. In the Arrowverse, he is nothing more than a Villain of the Week and doesn't get the same Big Bad treatment that Eobard Thawne and Hunter Zolomon got.
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Alchemy for a grand total of one episode.
  • Evil Counterpart: Both he and Wally are young, untested speedsters mentored by an incarnation of the Flash (Prime Barry Allen for Wally and Dr. Alchemy/Savitar for Clariss). While Wally is an aspiring superhero, Clariss is a villain For the Evulz.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's not the least bit restrained in his actions or his dialogue, probably due to being Drunk on the Dark Side.
  • Flat Character: He doesn't have much of a personality outside of being a self-absorbed psychopath who wants to kill every speedster.
  • In Name Only: In the comics, Rival is supposed to be an imposter Jay Garrick, as well as said Flash's Arch-Enemy. Here he resembles the Black Racer, is an enemy for Wally West, and is a generic Villain of the Week.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The post-Flashpoint version still ends up being a speedster wearing the exact same costume, justified due to the visions he receives of his other life.
  • Killed Offscreen: He is murdered by Savitar in the closing minutes of "Paradox", but we don't see the full footage of his death until the end of the next episode.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's probably one of the goofiest-looking villains to appear on the show yet, what with his goblin-esque mask and constant babbling about being a rival to Kid Flash. He's so non-threatening when compared to the likes of Zoom that it's almost laughable...until he manages to stab Kid Flash clean through the chest with a piece of rebar and create not one, but TWO cyclones that threaten to destroy Central City. Suddenly he's not so harmless anymore.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: In "Flashpoint" Clariss is not the main menace in contrast to another villains of the week. The real danger is in the time aberration created by Barry.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His costume is a ridiculous version of Zoom's costume with reddish-orange streaks and a goblin-shaped mask.
  • The Rival: Literally to Wally, though he is "dissatisfied" with him. He considers Barry more of a Worthy Opponent.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As another negative effect of Barry's Cosmic Retcon, Clariss not only remembers his life in "Flashpoint", but thanks to Dr. Alchemy's method of restoring his powers, he is able to truly rival Barry as a speedster.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: A villain for Wally West and Barry Allen instead of Jay Garrick, a change seemingly made to compensate for Hunter Zolomon becoming a Barry Allen and Jay Garrick villain.
  • Secret Identity: Averted. He wears a mask but doesn't bother trying to keep his identity secret, in fact sometimes he'll tell people who didn't even ask.
    The Rival: I think rivals should know each other's names.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: After getting his powers in the new timeline, Clariss sees himself as the next Reverse-Flash or Zoom, an evil speedster who can outpace the Flash. Barry takes him down without much trouble, and Clariss ends up being killed by Savitar. His condescension to Alchemy is another sign of his disproportionate ego.
  • Smug Snake: He's so arrogant that he even calls Dr. Alchemy his "sidekick" in his rematch with Barry in the post-Flashpoint timeline, despite the fact that Alchemy was the one to give him back his powers in the first place.
  • Smug Super: He doesn't hesitate to show off his speed and call himself the greatest speedster ever.
  • Starter Villain: For The Flash Season Three.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Tends to do this when talking about how much of a "rival" he is to Kid Flash.
    Kid Flash: What have you got against my city?
    The Rival: The city's just fine. It's the people in it that need to be educated... THAT I HAVE NO RIVAL!
  • Super-Speed: His powers are functionally identical to Barry's and Flashpoint Wally's, though he seems to be slightly faster than the latter.
  • Tornado Move: He can produce tornadoes as a ranged attack using his Super-Speed.
  • Voice of the Legion: Like all speedsters, he can vibrate his vocal chords to disguise his voice. He does it even around people who've seen him unmasked.
  • You Have Failed Me: Savitar doesn't let him live long after he fails to kill the Flash, brutally killing him in his prison cell.



Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Shade

Played By: Mike Mc Leod

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman with the ability to become a huge living shadow.

see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for his Earth-19 counterpart

    Clive Yorkin 

Clive Yorkin

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Matthew Kevin Anderson

Appearances: The Flash

A criminal who had meta-human powers in the Flashpoint timeline. Upon regaining his powers and memories in the current timeline, he went on a killing spree, determined to kill all the police officers who arrested him in Flashpoint, regardless of their now non-existent history with him.

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Slightly different from in the comics, where he has the power to drain life force rather than decaying everything he touched.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Wally is able to negate his powers by phasing his blood into him.
  • Cop Killer: Zig-Zagged. He is out to kill the CCPD officers who arrested him in the Flashpoint timeline. However, in the current one, only Joe remains in the force while the rest took different paths due to the Cosmic Retcon (though one is retired and now works as a private investigator).
  • Evil Is Petty: The people who arrested Yorkin in Flashpoint no longer have any idea who he is and have never done anything to him. He kills them in a horrifying manner anyway.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: He seems to be after people who are law enforcers in the Flashpoint timeline.
  • Immune to Bullets: Thanks to his degeneration powers, bullets disintegrate the moment they hit him.
  • In Spite of a Nail: He's also a criminal in the Flashpoint timeline.
  • Last-Name Basis: He was often called Yorkin.
  • Logical Weakness: His blood has degenerative cells, so his powers can be negated with blood with regenerative cells.
  • Make Them Rot: His main power is to decompose anything he touches.
  • Moment Killer: Confronts Joe while the latter is in the middle of an important family dinner.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He's out for revenge on all of the cops in the Flashpoint timeline who arrested him, even if their non-Flashpoint counterparts had no memories of the incident, or in some cases weren't even cops.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Played With. In the comics, he is a Barry Allen villain. Here, most of his fights are with Wally and his feud is more personal with the biological West family.
  • Touch of Death: His touch causes rapid cellular degeneration.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He attacks Iris as Revenge by Proxy for Joe. His final intended victim is also a retired female CCPD officer.

    Ramsey Deacon / Kilg%re 

Ramsey Deacon

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Kilg%re

Played By: Dominic Burgess

Appearances: The Flash

A wronged tech entrepreneur who gains the abilities of a living computer virus, using his powers to get revenge on his former colleagues.

  • Adaptational Species Change: Comics Kilg%re is some kind of organic robotic being, while in the show he's a metahuman.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Comics Kilg%re was electrokinetic and as a side effect could manipulate technology, while the show's version of Kilg%re can directly tap into and interface with technology.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He claims he's a huge fan of the Flash and being able to control Barry's new suit is like him having a life-size action figure.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kilg%re doesn't just want to get back at the people who wronged him. He wants them, and anyone who gets in his way, reduced to a greasy, red stain.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a messy beard and a messy personality.
  • Canon Foreigner: This version is exclusive to the TV show.
  • Catchphrase: "Call me Kilg%re", which DeVoe adopts after taking his powers.
  • The Cracker: Even without his powers, he's a skilled hacker who writes complex programs and can break through electronic locks.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He claims to have been reformed after his stay in prison, and only delves in "legal crimes" such as the stock market.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow with the same color as his encryption code whenever he uses his powers.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies after DeVoe drains him of his powers.
  • Logical Weakness: Ramsey Deacon can only control electronic devices, which makes him unable to fight against devices without electronics.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the comics, Kilg%re wasn't human so never had a civilian name.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name sounds like "kill gore".
  • Person as Verb: "Kilg%re" gets used by Team Flash for the act of metahuman technopathy, specifically once DeVoe acquires the power.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His eyes turn purple whenever he uses his powers and his Calling Card encryption code that he leaves behind on machines is also purple.
  • Revenge: Deacon and three others developed the Kilg%re app together, but his colleagues sold it for billions behind his back, leaving Deacon with squat. After becoming a meta, Decon wants to use his powers to make them pay.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He seems calm when speaking, but is a ruthless murderer. He speaks in a tranquil way when attempting to kill The Flash.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: One of the most versatile powers given that he an control anything electronic.
  • Technopath: He has the ability to interface with technology via a techno-organic virus.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite helping them escape jail, the bus metas (other than Becky) are willing to turn on Barry once Wolfe reveals his secret identity.

    Eric Frye 

Eric Frye

Species: Human note 

Played By: Oliver Rice

Appearances: The Flash

A bank robber who gained Pyrokinesis powers.

    Sylbert Rundine / Dwarfstar 

Sylbert Rundine

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Dwarfstar

Played By: Derek Mears

Appearances: The Flash

A thief who became a metahuman with the power to shrink anything he desires.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still a villain, but nowhere near as bad as his comics counterpart who was a rapist and a Serial Killer, with one of his many victims being the Atom. This version is a thief who steals whatever he desires, and while he does endanger the lives of those who try to stop him, he doesn't resort to killing as a first option.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: His powers are subtly different in their application. His comics counterpart was basically an Evil Counterpart of the Atom who was a Sizeshifter, while this Dwarfstar's powers are used more offensively as a biological Shrink Ray.
  • Bald of Evil: Not a single hair on his head, and he is a very immoral thief.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Cisco is seen wearing a Jason Voorhees T-shirt during the middle of The Flash Season 4. His actor played the character in the 2009 remake.
  • Collector of the Strange: He collects cars, military vehicles, and buildings that he's shrunken down and pocketed.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: He has a very vague resemblance to Dave Ratchett, which furthers the complication on why Dave was mistaken for a murderer in Mercury Labs.
  • Frame-Up: Frames Big Sir for a murder he himself committed.
  • Improvised Weapon: Throws shrunken down objects like cars or even helicopters at his enemies which turn back to normal size mid-flight.
  • Jerkass: He let Big Sir take the fall for a murder he committed, laughed about it when confronted with the crime, and refused to confess to the truth out of pure spite.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies after DeVoe drains him of his powers.
  • Mythology Gag: While he underwent a Rogues' Gallery Transplant from The Atom to The Flash, he's still connected to the Atom by virtue of gaining powers from dwarfstar alloy, the same material that Ray Palmer's shrinking abilities come from.
  • No Brows: He lacks eyebrows like Kyle Nimbus. While he is not as creepy as the latter, it still makes him unsettling.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, Dwarfstar is an Atom villain, specifically he's the Arch-Enemy of Ryan Choi the third Atom.
  • Shrink Ray: He has the metahuman power to shrink anything he desires.
  • Sticky Fingers: A notorious thief who can't help stealing just for the sake of it, except his power to shrink things allows him to steal things like cars, military vehicles, and even an entire Kord Industries building.
  • Useless Without Powers: Without his powers, he is neither intelligent nor powerful.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite helping them escape jail, the bus metas (other than Becky) are willing to turn on Barry once Wolfe reveals his secret identity.

    Jaco Birch / The Hotness 
see the Arrowverse The Rogues page.

    Janet Petty / Null 

Janet Petty

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Null

Played By: Bethany Brown

Appearances: The Flash

A career criminal who gained gravity-manipulating abilities.

  • Adaptational Wimp: She is slightly more restricted in use of her powers than her comics self, who is able to control gravity remotely via hand gestures, while in the show she needs to make physical contact to use her powers. Interestingly, when DeVoe takes her gravity powers, his usage resembles the comics Null far more closely.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Takes great joy in her robberies and has absolutely no problems with endangering the lives of civilians.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Though yet to reappear, she's still alive post-Crisis.
  • Crazy-Prepared: On the off chance that she would get taken by surprise by the Flash, she made sure to have a civilian trapped in a falling car plummeting, forcing the Flash to rescue them while she escaped.
  • Escape Artist: Even without her powers, she can easily escape cuffs by picking the lock.
  • Gender Flip: The Null character in the comics was male.
  • Gravity Master: Can make objects and even people fly by simply touching them. DeVoe also demonstrates they can be used in reverse too.
  • I Have Many Names: She has gone by 17 different aliases in her criminal career.
  • Killed Offscreen: DeVoe takes her powers and kills her offscreen.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The Null of the comics never had a real name revealed, though it's unlikely to have been a female name given the comics Null was male.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: She does not fool around, immediately trying to kill Flash and taking civilian lives as leverage to escape.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics Null is an enemy of Hawkman.
  • Sticky Fingers: Can't resist keeping her fingers off shinyies.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed by DeVoe during her second appearance.

    William Lang / Gridlock 

William Lang

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Gridlock

Played By: Daniel Cudmore

Appearances: The Flash

An airplane hijacker.

    Vanessa Jansen / Block 

Vanessa Jansen

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Block

Played By: Erin Cummings

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman with the power to create cubical force fields.

  • Adaptation Distillation: In the comics the Human Block was a part of a freakshow where she demonstrated her powers and was manipulated by Zoom in a long scheme to both destroy the Flash and steal her powers. Here she's just a metahuman criminal that's another victim of Cicada.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, the Human Block was manipulated by Zoom into believing Flash was evil and made to commit acts of terrorism to prove it to the public. Here she's a villain of her own choice.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics she could freeze any atom in place, allowing herself to become invulnerable and immovable or to make force fields out of air even the Flash couldn't phase through. Here she can only make block shaped force fields and herself was vulnerable.
  • Barrier Warrior: She is able to generate force fields which she can use both offensively and defensively.
  • Body Horror: She projects cubical force fields around her victims and then compresses them to the point where they become a block of flesh.
  • Killed Off for Real: She is killed by Cicada.
  • Power Hair: Ports short hair.
  • Race Lift: She's based off the Human Block, a character manipulated by Zoom into attacking the Flash, who was Maori in the comics.
  • Stone Wall: Due to her powers, she's more of a threat defensively.

    Raelene Sharp / Razorsharp 

Raelene Sharp

Species: Metahuman

Other Aliases: Razorsharp

Played By: Cassandra Ebner

Appearances: The Flash

A meta that can turn her arms into deadly blades and a target of Cicada's crusade.

    Carl Bork 

Carl Bork

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Andre Tricoteux

Appearances: The Flash

A meta with superhuman strength, associate of Norvock and another target of Cicada's crusade.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Kind of all over the place. Originally in the comics he looked human but mutated and began to look less human. Here he's an average-looking human.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics he's fought a dragon, and slammed the thing into the ground. Here he's taken out by Cicada like it was nothing.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Poor guy didn't stand a chance against Cicada.
  • Dumb Muscle: Didn't seem to be particularly bright.
  • Identical Stranger: His actor portrayed two minor roles in the Arrowverse already, one in Arrow, the other in ''Legends of Tomorrow'.
  • Mythology Gag: His only line, "You can't hurt Bork, but Bork can hurt you!" is taken directly from the comics.
  • Super-Strength: Apparently his only superpower.
  • Third-Person Person: He liked referring to himself as "Bork".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Another meta that gets murdered by Cicada in his introduction scene.

    Philip Master / Acid Master 

Philip Master / Acid Master

Species: Metahuman

Played By: John Gillich

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman with the power to emit highly corrosive acid.

  • Acid Attack: His primary ability, though he has to consume large amounts of acid in order to do this.
  • The Bait: To get to Cicada, they wait until the latter tracks him down, then portal Philip into a cell at S.T.A.R. Labs.
  • Flat Character: Basically only exists to lure Cicada into a trap.
  • Poison Is Corrosive: His powers in a nutshell, combined with Hollywood Acid.
  • Power Incontinence: He apparently needs to consume massive amounts of acid to survive.

    Frida Novikov / Turtle 2 

Frida Novikov
"I am just taking from her what she stole from me: Time!"

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Turtle 2

Played By: Vanessa Walsh

First Appearance: "Death of the Speed Force" (The Flash 6x14)

Appearances: The Flash

A metahuman criminal as of Post-Crisis, who got time-manipulating powers from a yet unknown Dark Matter incident. She is introduced seeking revenge on everybody who had a hand in busting her crime ring and getting her deported.

  • Card-Carrying Villain: An unrepentant criminal.
  • Gender Flip: None of the comics Turtles have ever been female.
  • Legacy Character: The second villain to use the Turtle moniker, with this one even donning a similar In the Hood outfit.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Much like the first Turtle, Friday Novikov is a name original to the show for an unnamed character.
  • Redemption Rejection: Barry gives her the chance to stand down, but she rejects it.
  • Rapid Aging: How she kills her victims, as shown with her poor former associate Maria. She traps them in time bubbles that rapidly speed up time for them. This also applies to inanimate objects, seeing how she made a helicopter suddenly start rusting and crash.
  • Revenge: She targets everybody who had a hand in deporting her.
  • Superior Successor: Frida's powers are much more dangerous than the original Turtle's.

Non-meta criminals

    Clay Parker 

Clay Parker

Species: Human

Played By: Micah Parker

First Appearance: "Crazy for You" (The Flash 1x12)

Appearances: The Flash

The boyfriend of Shawna Baez, who breaks him out of prison.

    William Tockman / Clock King 

    Brie Larvan / Bug-Eyed Bandit / Queen Bee 

    Eddie Slick 

Eddie Slick

Species: Human

Played By: Kett Turton

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

Appearances: The Flash

An arsonist.

see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for Earth-2 Slick

    Lewis Snart 

Lewis Snart
"Nobody talks to my son that way. Nobody."

Species: Human

Played By: Michael Ironside, Jason Beaudoin (young)

First Appearance: "Family of Rogues" (The Flash 2x3)

Appearances: The Flash | Legends of Tomorrow

The abusive father of Leonard Snart and Lisa Snart. He even has less scruples than his children.

see Smallville: Lanes for Sam Lane, the Earth-167 character who bares his physical likeness

  • Abusive Parent: He is, and always has been, a horrible father to his children. He beat Lisa with a bottle when she was little, and he puts a bomb into her head to coerce Cold into pulling heists with him. He doesn't allow anyone else to do talk rudely to them, seemingly thinking only he's allowed to (see quote above).
  • Action Survivor: He is quick with guns, but he mostly relies on his smarts.
  • The Alcoholic: Legends of Tomorrow shows dozens of bottles littered around the Snart home.
  • Always Someone Better: His son is way better at pulling heists, something he resents.
  • Ambiguous Situation: He was killed by his son in the third episode of The Flash Season 2, but since the Legion of Doom plucked an earlier version of Leonard in the timeline (specifically during the events of The Flash Season 1), it's unknown if his death is negated. It should be noted, however, that that version of Leonard was ultimately returned to his proper timeline.
  • And Starring: Is credited with a "Special Guest Star" citation.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Both Lisa and Leonard loathe him, and with good reason.
  • Bad Boss: Kills his subordinates if he sees fit, with a bomb that would crash their heads.
  • Bald of Evil: He's balding and completely evil.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He wants to be a master crook like Cold, but fails miserably without his son's help.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Leonard wanted to kill him again during The '70s, but didn't because Lisa hadn't been conceived yet.
  • Celebrity Paradox:
  • Clock King: Lewis tries, but his lack of patience usually wins out.
  • Corrupt Cop: It was mentioned in Leonard's debut episode that he was a cop who abuses his authority for his personal gain.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In the comics Snart has Rory kill him, where as here Snart kills him personally.
  • Domestic Abuse: In Legends of Tomorrow, Cold comments that after getting out of prison he beat him and his mother.
  • Doomed by Canon: When The Legends traveled to 1975. Despite his efforts to be a "good" father, he'll end up becoming a despicable person hated by his children to the point that one of them will kill him.
  • Evil Mentor: Of both Leonard and Lisa, intimidating and abusing them (especially her) whenever they didn't meet his expectations.
  • Eviler than Thou: Makes his children look moral by comparison.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's obviously a senior citizen, having two adult children and all.
  • For the Evulz: While Cold and Golden Glider are motivated by Pragmatic Villainy, Lewis kills people just because he can.
  • From Bad to Worse: His backstory in Legends of Tomorrow shows the very beginning of his Start of Darkness. His children's stories in both Legends and on The Flash (2014) gave details on how their life wasn't easy because of him.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's very cranky.
  • Hate Sink: Not because he's particularly dangerous, but the sheer depths of his immorality. Barry doesn't even protest Snart killing him, just questioning why he would kill someone that didn't present a threat.
  • Hypocrite: The only person who gets to abuse or talk bad about his kids is him.
  • Irony: A former Corrupt Cop ends up arrested while trying to sell stolen items to an undercover cop.
  • Jerkass: Lewis is a crook, child abuser, casual murderer, and an overall unpleasant man.
  • Karmic Death: Leonard thinks so when he shoots him in the chest.
    Leonard: He broke my sister's heart. Only fair I break his.
  • Letter Motif: With his children, Leonard and Lisa.
  • Offing the Offspring: Threatens to kill Lisa if Cold won't be his Dragon.
  • Papa Wolf: In 1975, his first thought is to pull a gun on Cold when he sees him having broken into his house and talking to Young Lenny.
  • Smug Snake: He talks big, but hates it when things don't go his way.
  • Stupid Crooks: His son accuses him of being one in Legends of Tomorrow. Despite Leonard giving him the emerald he was fated to get arrested for trying to steal, Lewis still ended up going to jail because he sold it to an undercover cop.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Legends of Tomorrow shows that Lewis, while still a Dirty Cop, was a bit nicer before he went to prison; he never beat his son or wife, and when an older Leonard broke in and was talking to his younger self, his first thought was to pull a gun on the stranger.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off by Cold in his first appearance. We see a bit more of his backstory in Legends of Tomorrow, however.
  • Would Hit a Girl: It seems that Lisa is Lewis' preferred victim between his two kids. He regularly beat her a child, and implanted a micro-bomb on her as an adult.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He hit both Leonard and Lisa when they were children.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Despite the attempt of his son's future self to rectify his imprisonment, it still occurred.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shoots Barry (who was posing as an accomplice of Snart) after he served his purpose. Good thing Barry anticipated it and caught the bullet.
  • Your Head Asplode: Implied to be his MO. He implanted micro-bombs on the heads of both his original Dragon and daughter Lisa. The former wasn't so lucky.

    Carmine Broome 

Carmine Broome

Species: Human

Played By: Shane Leydon

First Appearance: "Legendary" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x16)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Mick Rory's temporary criminal partner who was given Leonard Snart's Cold Gun, at the end of Legends of Tomorrow season 1, before being killed by Rory out of annoyance.

  • All There in the Manual: He's only named in the credits, and never referred to by name onscreen.
  • Mythology Gag: He serves a similar role to Chillblaine and Chill, who were both given Captain Cold's Cold Gun by his former partner, but were later killed by said partner and the gun reclaimed.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Mick tried to make him Captain Cold's replacement, but it doesn't work out.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name references Carmine Infantino and John Broome, the creators of Leonard Snart.
  • Visual Pun: Mick fires him for failing their job. Literally.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed within 5 minutes of appearing onscreen.
  • You Have Failed Me: Mick kills him for wasting ammo on a cop.

    Jared Morillo / Plunder 

Jared Morillo

Species: Human

Known Aliases: Plunder

Played By: Stephen Huszar

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

Appearances: The Flash

A jewel thief who uses futuristic technology to combat the powers of speedsters such as The Flash and Kid Flash.

    Lucious Coolidge / Heat Monger 

Lucious Coolidge

Species: Human

Known Aliases: Heat Monger

Played By: Richard Zeman

First Appearance: "Cause and Effect" (The Flash 3x21)

Appearances: The Flash

A pyromaniac who rose to prominence as Central City's most notorious arsonist following Mick Rory's departure.

    David Hersch 

David Hersch

Species: Human

Played by: Chris Webb

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

Appearances: The Flash

A bomber operating in Central Citizen.

see the Arrowverse: Future Characters for his original future version
see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for his numerous counterparts

  • Adaptational Wimp: His comic counterpart was Cicada, a criminal mastermind capable of taking on the Flash with a legion of followers he amassed through charisma. Here, he's a lone wolf terrorist that gets beaten down by Barry and Nora with relative ease.
  • Age Lift: He's considerably younger than his comic counterpart.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's been carrying out bombings and plans to do more for no discernable reason.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As Nora's efforts at disposing of his bombs showed, he booby-trapped his booby trap.
  • Decomposite Character: His alter-ego Cicada is taken up by an unrelated man, Orlin Dwyer. This is explained in the show, as he was meant to become Cicada, but due to Nora's meddling with history this led to the trajectory of the shrapnel to change and for Orlin to get hit around the collarbone.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears an all-black getup, hood included.
  • Mad Bomber: He is this sort of criminal.

    Sterling Brooks 

Played by: Eduard Witzke

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

Appearances: The Flash

A reoccurring criminal who ends up having bad luck when it comes to his robberies.

  • Butt-Monkey: Often treated as a joke, for all his bluster.
  • Epic Fail: He tried to rob a newly reopened Jitters... only to not realize they've barely been back in business long enough to make enough money to steal.
  • Mad Bomber: He makes his debut threatening to blow everyone up with a vest.
  • Once a Season: He's appeared in one episode per season since season 4.

    Sue Dearbon 

Sue Dearbon
Click here to see her as January Galore

Species: Human

Other Aliases: January Galore

Played by: Natalie Dreyfuss, Rebecca Roberts (as January)

First Appearance: "License to Elongate" (The Flash 6x6, as January), "A Girl Named Sue" (The Flash 6x12, as herself)

Appearances: The Flash

A former socialite who was reported missing by her family and whose whereabouts lead to Ralph's biggest case yet. Turns out she is now a criminal connected to the enigmatic Black Hole.

  • Adaptational Badass: The Sue of the comics was a skilled detective but otherwise had little to no combat abilities. This Sue is a Badass Normal who can handle trained assassin Ultraviolet in a fight.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She's a brunette in the comics, while here her hair is black.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In large part due to Real Life Writes the Plot where Ralph's actor got fired for his controversial tweets, Sue has, as a result, become more of her own character despite some initial back-and-forth with Ralph who has very little to do with Elongated Man's story in later appearances. And unless the writers choose to re-cast Ralph in some way with a different actor in the future or casually mention how Sue got married to him off-screen, it seems very unlikely Sue in this incarnation will ever take on the name of Mrs. Dibney.
  • Action Girl: Is able to match Ultraviolet in hand-to-hand combat.
  • All for Nothing: Her goal in season 6 is to get her parents out from under the thumb of Black Hole. In season 7, Sue reveals that her parents stopped being "hostages" to Black Hole but were seduced by the power and wealth and stopped being the good people Sue remembered.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Dark-haired, beautiful, and generally unattached.
  • Badass Normal: Having no powers doesn't stop her from being able to kick ass.
  • Being Evil Sucks: She didn't feel good after manipulating Ralph's feelings.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Combined with Master Actress. Sue's act was so convincing that Ralph never saw it coming, and even Cecile, the resident empath, never reads her true intentions.
  • Composite Character: While she has her comic counterpart's name, her profession and dynamic with Ralph mirrors that of Batman and Catwoman.
  • Expy: Her January persona is based off Bond girls, primarily Pussy Galore.
  • Fake Brit: In-Universe, as January Galore.
  • Frame-Up: Eva McCulloch (AKA Mirror Monarch) frames Sue for her own killing of Joseph Carver, forcing her to go into hiding until she returns to help stop her.
  • Good All Along: She wants to protect her parents from the extortion from Black Hole.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: She returns at the end of the "Reflections and Lies" arc to assist Team Flash before leaving once more.
  • Master of Disguise: Sue could easily create a persona named January Galore without anyone suspecting.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her Spy Catsuit accentuates her curves well.
  • The Nicknamer: She calls Ralph "Slick".
  • That One Case: For Ralph. Turns out that she engineered her own disappearance.
  • Parents in Distress: She is trying to find a way to save her parents from being blackmailed by Joseph Carver.
  • The Reveal: She is working to undermine Black Hole for blackmailing her parents. At the start of season 7, she returns to help Team Flash defeat the Mirror Monarch, before departing Central City with Ralph to find any other organizations with ties to them and shut them down.
  • Unseen No More: Mentioned since Season 5 and throughout the first half of Season 6 of The Flash until Ralph finally tracks her down. She appeared as January Galore before showing up in the flesh.

    Dr. Pytor Orloff 

Dr. Pytor Orloff

Species: Human

Played by: Jeff Meadows, Beau Daniels (elderly)

First Appearance: "The Curious Case Of Bartholomew Allen" (The Flash 8x16)

Appearances: The Flash

  • Adaptational Nationality: Dr. Pytor Orloff is Russian in the comics, but appears to be American here.
  • Evil Old Folks: It is his older age that motivates him to become a supervillain, with his desire to drain the life out of everyone in Central City to prolong his own life.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After stealing Barry's life-force to restore his youth, he is subjected to his own Rapid Aging and is on the verge of death. Barry coldly tells him to enjoy what little time he has left in prison.
  • Immortality Seeker: He intends to drain the life-force out of everyone in Central City to extend his own life.
  • Mad Scientist: One of many in this verse, with his gimmick being Rapid Aging others to steal their youth.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He appears to have a genuine doctorate, but is a Mad Scientist and would be mass-murderer.
  • Rapid Aging: His M.O. is to drain the youth out of others and steals it for himself. He ends up subjecting Barry to this, leaves the hero quite elderly.

Meta-tech users

    Spencer Young / Spin 

Spencer Young

Species: Human (Empowered via Metatech)

Known Aliases: Spin

Played by: Kiana Madeira

First Appearance: "News Flash" (The Flash 5x4)

Appearances: The Flash

A journalistic blogger with a focus on meta-humans. During the night of the Enlightenment, her cellphone became fused with meta-tech, enabling her to hypnotize people for her own gains.

  • Adaptation Deviation: In the comics, Spin is a white man who uses a captured meta-human to make public fears reality as cover for his criminal activity. Here, she's a non-white woman who uses enhanced technology to control the public into committing crimes so she can cover it.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She obviously finds Nora attractive, but it's not revealed whether she is homosexual or bi.
  • Attention Whore: All she cares about is her personal fame, innocent lives she deliberately endangers be damned.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Spencer hides her selfish goals behind a polite and perky facade.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Her blog always has news of what just happened in Central City, though it turns out to not be coincidental at all.
  • Current Events Blog: Runs a blog of events currently happening in Central City.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Reporting about events that happened minutes ago, or didn't even happen yet period, was bound to draw suspicion at some point.
  • Engineered Heroics: Odd case; Spencer engineers disasters so she can be the first to report on the Flash, and later XS, stopping them ahead of everyone else.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Iris. Both are journalists and have blogs mostly focused on meta-humans, but Spencer is completely unethical in her methods to upload stories. Iris created her blog to give people genuine hope and otherwise uses it to inform her audience, while Spencer created her blog to become an online celebrity.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She is so adorable it is almost hard to forget she is a dishonest journalist willing to orchestrate a murder for a juicy story.
  • Human All Along: Team Flash thinks she's a meta-human for the majority of the episode, and rightly so. Turns out she isn't, but instead possesses a dark matter-enhanced smartphone.
  • If It Bleeds, It Leads: She's entirely willing to gain attention from reporting tragedies, so much so she's willing to cause them.
  • Immoral Journalist: Spencer uses a mind-controlling tech device to make people commit crimes in order to get stories for her blog, which is decidedly immoral.
  • It's All About Me: Clearly full of herself and motivated to aggrandize her standing.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Iris tries to convince her to stop blogging about XS by arguing it places the speedster in greater danger. When Spencer points out it's no different from how Iris' writing about the Flash puts him at greater risk, Iris notably struggles for a response.
  • Mind-Control Device: Her phone, which enables her to command people to do whatever headlines she broadcasts.
  • Mind Manipulation: Articles written by her meta-tech phone have the ability to hypnotize. She uses this to mind-control XS.
  • Race Lift: Based on Spin, a white man in the comic.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She used to be a co-worker of Iris during her time at Central City Picture News.

    Joslyn Jackam / Weather Witch 

    Raya Van Zandt / Silver Ghost