Star City: Team Arrow (Oliver Queen / Dinah Laurel Lance) | Team Arrow Family Members | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Malcolm Merlyn / Slade Wilson / Prometheus) | Independent Criminals
Central City: West-Allen Family (Barry Allen) | Team Flash (Caitlin Snow & (Killer) Frost) | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Rogues) | Independent Criminals
National City: Citizens (Kara Zor-El / James Olsen) | Luthor Family & Associates | Criminals
Freeland: Pierce Family | Citizens | Criminals
Gotham City: Bat-Family | Citizens | Criminals
Organizations: U.S. Government | U.S. Military | A.R.G.U.S. | The D.E.O. | Justice Society of America | The League of Assassins | H.I.V.E. | Savage and His Followers | Criminal Groups
Time Travel: The Legends (Sara Lance / Ray Palmer / Leonard Snart / Mick Rory / John Constantine) | Time Masters & Time Bureau | The Legion | Time Criminals (Eobard Thawne / Damien Darhk) | The Past | The Future
Miscellaneous: Other Locales | Metahumans (Firestorm / The Hawks / Grodd) | Aliens | Mystics | Other Entities
The Multiverse: Other Earths | Earth-2 (Hunter Zolomon) | Earth-38 | Earth-90 | Earth-X
- Adaptation Origin Connection:
- The Accelerator explosion that granted them their powers, when most of them have origins completely unrelated to each other (or the Flash). "Power Outage" sees Thawne namedrop other victims of the explosion that are established characters in the comics that, again, are completely unrelated otherwise.
- While later seasons follow with new means of gaining powers, such as the Philosopher's Stone or the Dark Matter Bus Metas, this trope is still in play as all of that was only made possible because of the first generation of metahumans who instigated these later events.
- All There in the Manual: More information about metahumans is divulged in two spinoff media:
- The Chronicles of Cisco, a blog which is basically a budding encyclopedia filled with details about criminal metahumans (and even the ones who don't have super powers, like Cold and the Bug-Eyed Bandit). Several entries also include some misadventures Cisco (and sometimes Caitlin) would have just taking care of them.
- The Flash: Season Zero, a digital tie-in comic which introduces a few new metahumans which have yet to appear on the show.
- Differently Powered Individual: Literally; though the majority of metahumans introduced have been created by the particle accelerator explosion, it is possible to acquire metahuman powers from other sources. This becomes a plot point in season 5 where Cicada's dagger can only detect and nullify the powers of dark matter empowered metahumans.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: The Chronicles of Cisco details Cisco partaking in "Movie Night" with the Pipeline's denizens.
- Informed Ability: According to Cisco and Julian, all metahumans (or at least those affected by the Particle Accelerator explosion) have a Healing Factor. This even becomes a plot point in The Flash Season 3 when Caitlin is gravely injured. In order to save Caitlin's life, her Power Nullifier was removed which directly results to her full transform as Killer Frost. However, only speedsters have demonstrated this ability until that moment.
- Informed Attribute: In Season 2, according to the Earth-2 Wells, there are far more metahumans than what we've seen so or that's been implied thanks to the Flash being a deterrent against the more malicious ones acting out in the open. We've yet to see this come to fruition as the following seasons see Team Flash dealing with metahumans unrelated to the Particle Accelerator Explosion.
- Inhumanable Alien Rights:
- In Season One, the criminal ones didn't get a trial, they were just sent to the Pipeline when Barry caught them; it's somewhat justified since Iron Heights (or any normal prison) isn't exactly equipped to handle them and they are all guilty of numerous crimes — mainly violent ones. At least until the Particle Accelerator goes back online and they all escape during a botched transfer to Lian Yu.
- Averted in Season Two, now that Iron Heights has been modified to contain them.
- In-Series Nickname: Everyone except Clyde Mardon and Griffin Grey got one courtesy of Cisco.
- Karmic Transformation: They get their superpowers related to something that they are in contact with (or close to, anyway) during the Accelerator explosion. Like the Mardon brothers flying their plane during a storm, Black conducting his stem cell research, Nimbus is in a gas chamber, etc. That said, we still have no idea how some of them (Bivolo, Baez, Bates, Simmons) got their respective powers.
- Enforced with the Bus Metas. The 12 individuals were specifically manipulated to being on the same bus at the time of a sudden Dark Matter resurgence into the world. DeVoe's specific plans involved each individual gaining their specific powers, giving him every option he may need to combat Team Flash. A programmer becoming a technopath, a blackjack dealer gaining luck manipulation, a musician gaining sonic abilities, and so on. Devoe also ensures that the one outlier of that mass empowering event, the driver of the bus, is killed to avoid any complicating variables.
- Mass Super-Empowering Event: There have been several events that have given rise to multiple metahumans.
- The first and largest event was the Particle Accelerator Explosion during December 2013. The majority of the Season One metas and a few from later seasons got their powers from this source.
- There was also a similar Particle Accelerator Explosion on Earth-2, which Zoom's metahumans originate from.
- Season Three has metahumans being created through the Philosopher's Stone thanks to the work of Alchemy/Savitar, which was capable of restoring powers to those who had them in the Flashpoint timeline.
- Season Four had DeVoe orchestrating one of these. Manipulating Barry to be released from the Speed Force, opening a portal that released dark matter onto a bus of people.
- Season Five plays with the formula. The shrapnel of the dark matter infused Star Labs satellite DeVoe used as a Colony Drop can not only empower people it hits but also any potential object it hits, creating what's coined as metatech. The latter makes it possible for potentially anyone to use meta powers undetectable to conventional metahuman detectors.
- Monster of the Week: The majority of the evil ones are villains that are faced once or twice in the series. The most notable exceptions are The Reverse-Flash and Firestorm.
- Mutant: The metahumans have all been altered on a genetic level and the Arrowverse makes it a clear distinction that the metahumans are a different category from other people with powers.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: Since metahumans are a relatively new concept in this show, the Pipeline is placed underneath S.T.A.R. Labs instead of in Iron Heights. In Season Two, the prison is properly equipped with a Pipeline, although the first Pipeline is still functional.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Quite a few of them aren't/weren't enemies of The Flash in the comics.
- Tailor-Made Prison: The Particle Accelerator, the one root of all their powers, is outfitted to become their prison. To avoid charges of illegal imprisonment, Cisco designed a power-dampening section in Iron Heights.
- Touched by Vorlons: Those empowered by the Thanagarean meteorite, particularly Vandal Savage, as well as both Hawkman and Hawkgirl and their Reincarnations.
- Trapped in Another World: Most of the metahumans from Earth-2 (Zoom was taken to the Speed Force by Time Wraiths, Black Siren and King Shark were incarcerated by A.R.G.U.S., and Dr. Light is currently a Fugitive).
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: With a handful of exceptions, most of the meta-humans went Ax-Crazy with their powers, causing chaos and destruction. A good chunk of them were criminals before they got their powers, though. Some of them explicitly have their psychology warped from gaining powers like Killer Frost, or DeVoe's descent into sadism being attributed to excess dark matter.
Dark Matter Metas (via the particle accelerator explosion)
Danton Black / Multiplex
Known Aliases: Multiplex, "Captain Clone"
Played By: Michael Christopher Smith
Appearances: The Flash
A scientist who was studying stem cell cloning who gains the power to duplicate himself.
- Dark Is Evil: His costume is pure black.
- Defiant to the End: He rejects the Flash's Take My Hand gesture, and thus falls to his death.
- Demoted to Extra: Multiplex in the comics was the Arch-Enemy of Firestorm for a long time, whereas here he (apparently) dies in his first appearance.
- Disney Villain Death: Purposely falls to his death after his defeat.
- Expy: His backstory brings to mind Mr Freeze, of Batman fame. He was a scientist looking to cure his dying wife, but was stopped by his Corrupt Corporate Executive boss and given superpowers related to his field.
- Hive Mind: His clones operate with the Prime's control but if the Prime is incapacitated all of them are.
- Me's a Crowd: He can duplicate himself.
- One-Man Army: Literally.
- Revenge: His motivation to kill Simon Stagg is to avenge his wife's death because his research was stolen by Stagg and he couldn't clone the needed body parts to save her.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: His comic counterpart is normally a Firestorm villain.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Not only does he fail to get revenge and seemingly dies in the attempt, Stagg is later killed anyway by Thawne.
- Tragic Villain: Given his motivation it's hard not to argue this point.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gone after his first episode.
Sergeant Bette Sans Souci, EOD / Plastique
Known Aliases: Plastique
Played By: Kelly Frye
Voiced By: Alina Galindo (Latin-American Spanish), Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese)
Appearances: The Flash
A former war veteran who was exposed to large amounts of shrapnel while she was trying to defuse a bomb. As she was being deported to Central City, the particle accelerator explosion instilled her with the ability to make things explode by touching them.
- Action Girl: She is a soldier, so that's a given.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, Plastique was a villain of Captain Atom and a convicted terrorist before making a HeelFace Turn. Bette here is portrayed as, at worst, an Anti-Villain who fears her powers and wants to get rid of them. The worst thing she does is attempt to kill General Eiling, a Knight Templar who would come after any and all meta-humans to turn them into weapons for the Army, and had to be convinced into doing so by Thawne.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Kelly Frye really looks like the comic character◊.
- Bad Powers, Good People: She is a good person, but has very deadly powers.
- Blessed with Suck: Bette causes whatever she touches to blow up. Just so we're clear, she can't take the risk of touching anyone for the rest of her life.
- Career-Ending Injury: Her military career came into a scratching halt after a bombing accident in Afghanistan.
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: Bette can't even do slightly romantic things with any person, so it's safe to assume this.
- Continuity Cameo: Bette's only contact is listed as Cameron Scott, who is only mentioned by name. In the comics, Cameron Scott was Captain Atom, Plastique's husband.
- Decomposite Character: Her role as the Suicide Squad's Demolitions Expert is given to Shrapnel over on Arrow.
- Fiery Redhead: Literally speaking, anyway. Her temperament is more melancholic.
- Good-Looking Privates: Her rank is actually (Army) Sergeant, but she is good-looking nonetheless and a Statuesque Stunner to boot.
- Having a Blast: Able to turn objects into explosive devices with a touch.
- Ironic Name: Her last name is a French phrase meaning 'without worry'. If anyone had reason to worry, it would be Bette!
- I Just Want to Be Normal: With her powers, it's not hard to see why.
- Military Superhero: Subverted. She's a former Army Sergeant and is the first good metahuman introduced after Barry (Cisco's powers are still sleeping when Team Flash meets her) but was killed before she even had a chance to become a hero like Barry.
- Mythology Gag: This wasn't the first time Plastique was killed by a former ally.
- No Body Left Behind: Her body exploded after her death.
- Purple Is Powerful: She wears a violet tanktop underneath her jacket, alluding to her comic counterpart's costume. Anything she touches also glows purple as a sign its about to explode.
- Race Lift: More of an ethnicity/nationality lift, but in the comics, Bette is a Francophone Quebecoise, whereas here she is an Anglophone American. Her last name is the same, though, strongly implying she is still of French ancestry.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Plastique is normally a foe/love interest of Captain Atom.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'8 and a very good looking woman. Cisco stops being angry with her for accidentally destroying Barry's suit when he sees her appearance.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Probably the most high-profile minor character to get this so far, since viewers may remember her from Justice League Unlimited and Smallville. Gets shot by Eiling and her body blows up in her debut episode.
- Why Am I Ticking?: Though she wouldn't know, since she died beforehand. Her entire body turned explosive after she was killed and Barry had to take her out of the city and into the lake/ocean to contain the massive explosion.
Farooq Jabron / Blackout
Known Aliases: Blackout
Played By: Michael Reventar
Appearances: The Flash
An adventurous young man who went to see the particle accelerator with his friends. Was sitting on the top of a power line the night of the particle accelerator, giving him the power to siphon electricity.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Farooq existed as a hero in the New Earth universe as part of Cyborg's team. Here he is portrayed as a Tragic Villain.
- Bald of Evil: Well, it really looks more as if his hair is shaved, but it gets the image and meaning across.
- Creepy Blue Eyes: Has a set of these.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Has black rings around his eyes that give this effect.
- Horror Hunger: Has to absorb electricity to "feed".
- Man of Kryptonite: His electricity absorption ability rendered Barry powerless for a while. And Thawne takes a sample out of Farooq's corpse to try to figure out why.
- Mana Drain: Basically what Blackout did to the Flash, completely draining off his power.
- Obviously Evil: Not to the extent of Kyle Nimbus, but Farooq has visible veins in his face, glowing eyes, and generally looks very creepy.
- Plasma Cannon: His electricity powers are high-end enough that his maximum lightning bolts can generate burning-hot plasma (which is what flash-fried his first victim). This is what allowed him to kill Girder when his earlier weaker bolts had no effect.
- Psycho Electro: The events that gave him his powers left him visibly mentally unstable, and with his electric-siphoning powers.
- Revenge: Obsessed with getting revenge on Thawne for the particle accelerator accident.
- Shock and Awe: He has the power to absorb and shoot electricity.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Dies from trying to drain too much of Barry's powers.
- Tragic Villain: Pre-explosion, he was just some happy-go-lucky guy who made the mistake of climbing an electric tower to see it. After being hit by lightning, he kills two of his friends by accident via electrocution after they try to resuscitate him with CPR.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gone after his first episode.
Roy G. Bivolo / Rainbow Raider
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".
Bivolo: Funny. I didn't get an itinerary.
- When Mardon asks him where they (the metahuman criminals) were being moved to.
- 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.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Roy G. Bivolo. Like the acronym for the rainbow?
- Mythology Gag: One name Caitlin suggests is the Rainbow Raider, like his first codename in the comics. Cisco immediately decrees that she is not allowed to choose the names ever again.
- 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.
- Amusingly, his pride is so strong that he even seems reluctant to thank Captain Cold for freeing him in "Rouge Air"
- 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.
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: His primary ability.
- 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 Un-Reveal: 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.
- 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.
Jeremy Tell / Double Down
Played by: J.R. Bourne
A meta-human who gained his ability due to being tattooed at the time of the particle accelerator explosion in Central City. His ability allows him to peel the card tattoos off of his skin and use them as lethal weapons.
- Alliterative Name: Double Down.
- Death Dealer: His cards are generated by his body and they are lethal.
- Glass Cannon: He can generate a seemingly endless supply of cards, and has great aim, but beyond that, he's just an ordinary human. A Groin Attack from Felicity stalls him, punches from Diggle knock him out, and a bullet to the shoulder hurts him like it would anyone else.
- Just for Pun: Indulges in one or two game-based puns. He avoids being a Pungeon Master by not doing it that often, and avoiding card-based puns (he says "draw" instead of the more poker-appropriate "push," for instance).
- Only in It for the Money: He's a killer for hire, not a HIVE true believer or crazy madman like Anarky. When things get too weird/dangerous he pulls his Screw This, I'm Out of Here!.
- Power Tattoo: His powers are based on his tattoos because he was getting one when the explosion hit.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Double Down is a Flash villain in the comics. Though he ends up in Iron Heights afterwards.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When he sees that Damien is a sorcerer, he tries to nope out of the city. Though he is stopped by Diggle and Green Arrow.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Appears as a typical Villain of the Week, but completely compromised the second Team Arrow base in his debut episode.
- Tattooed Crook
Joseph "Joey" Monteleone / Tar-Pit
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.
Played By: Haig Sutherland
Appearances: The Flash
A metahuman with Super Strength, but also accelerated aging, who mistakes "Harry" Wells as his false earth-1 counterpart.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the comics, he is an acquaintance of Bart Allen aka Impulse aka Kid Flash II aka The Flash IV, who is Barry's grandson.
- Adapted Out: His energy manipulation powers, which is his power in the comics, is not present.
- Age Lift: Played with. He is currently 18 years old but got his powers at 16, which is part of the age group he belongs to in the comics. However, he's around that age during a much earlier point in time of his existence in the comics (see Adaptational Early Appearance above).
- Alas, Poor Villain: All he desired was a cure for his mutation, but he dies from his own powers.
- Alliterative Name: Griffin Grey.
- Anti-Villain: One of the least malicious metahumans seen on The Flash thus far. While he does kidnap Harry, it's only because he mistakes him for Eobard Thawne and wants him to cure his Rapid Aging. And while he does eventually decide to murder Harry, it's only after it becomes clear that his mutation can't be undone and he crosses the Despair Event Horizon.
- Bald of Evil: When he's aged into an old man, he loses his hair at the same rate he loses his mind.
- Blessed with Suck: His powers in a nutshell - his cells have mutated to the point that he has Super Strength but due to oxidative stress his proteins are being destroyed causing Rapid Aging the longer he uses his powers.
- Car Fu: Throws a car at Joe.
- Despair Event Horizon: When Wells is unable to give him a cure, Griffin loses all hope and takes his anger out on the Flash.
- Diabolus ex Machina: Shows up and kidnaps Harry at a time when Barry has lost his speed and Caitlin is in Zoom's hands.
- Driven to Villainy: He abducts Dr. Wells in the hopes of finding a cure for his condition, but when the doctor is unable to comply he passes the Despair Event Horizon.
- Dying as Yourself: He reverts back to his true form after death.
- Emo Teen: He is an 18 year old young man stricken with Rapid Aging. He is taking it in a way that you expect.
- Hidden Depths: He had studied a lot on chemistry in attempt to reverse his condition, thus he knew Harry was stalling for time when his cure was simply diluting a chemical over and over.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: His main goal is to be cured of his powers.
- Pedestrian Crushes Car: Stops Harry's van in a Hancock/Luke Cage-esqueway.
- Rapid Aging: A side effect of The Particle Accelerator explosion is that when he uses his enhanced strength his bodies proteins and DNA get oxidated causing him to age rapidly, the more strength he uses the faster it happens.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a very poinent one to Harry (whom he mistakes for "Harrison Wells") accusing him of not caring about the damage his particle accelerator has done or the lives he's ruined thanks to turning so many people into metahumans. While it was aimed for Thawne it works in making Harry realise all the damage he's done on Earth-2 and resolve to atone for it.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Griffin's speech to Harry is quite accurate. He's just delivering it to the wrong Harrison Wells (who, ironically, actually is Harrison Wells, unlike the one that Griffin had a grievance with).
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: In the comics, he is Bart Allen's Evil Former Friend.
- Self-Disposing Villain: Actually a plot point. Since Barry can't take Griffin down as he's lost his speed the plan is to use his own Rapid Aging against him and have him overexert himself so he becomes frail and weak.
- Smarter Than You Look: He quickly figures out that Wells was playing him while pretending to manufacture a cure for him.
- Super Reflexes: Dodges an energy blast from Harry's energy rifle when it was fired by Barry. Later blocks a bullet fired by Joe by lifting a nearby car.
- Super Strength: His power. Sadly it has a fatal drawback.
- This Was His True Form: In death he reverts back to his true age.
- Throw a Barrel at It: He chucks an Ace Chemicals barrel at Barry. Ups this with a car later
- Tragic Villain: He doesn't want to be the bad guy, but he'll do anything to gain a cure for his mutation.
- Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
- Villain Has a Point: His "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards Wells is nearly true.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: All he desires is to prevent his rapid aging in order to resume his normal life, but he's Driven to Villainy.
- Younger Than They Look: Thanks to his Rapid Aging.
- Your Days Are Numbered: His powers end up shortening his lifespan until he dies.
Played By: Steve Bacic
Appearances: ArrowA drug dealer who had history with Dinah Drake, being responsible for killing her partner and lover. He became a metahuman with the ability to induce vertigo.
- Achilles' Heel: A sonic dampener can negate his vertigo powers.
- Adaptational Species Change: In the comics, Discord was a Badass Normal who used sonic-tech, while here he's a metahuman.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: A drug dealer who is more than happy to get violent.
- Alliterative Name: Sean Sonus.
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Kills Vincent Sobel, Dinah's partner and lover, just to spite Dinah.
- Arch-Enemy: To Dinah Drake, having killed her partner and lover, she dedicated the next three years to hunting him down.
- Composite Character: He's closer to the comics Count Vertigo than Arrow's Count Vertigo himself, being a metahuman crime boss with the ability to induce Vertigo, as well as being an enemy of Black Canary and Green Arrow.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never referred to as "Discord", though Wild Dog does dub him "Dirtbag".
- Establishing Character Moment: His introduction shows just how much of a bastard he is, having Dinah tied to a chair all bloodied up from torture, before bringing in her partner Vincent and executed him in front of her.
- Evil Counterpart: To Dinah Drake. The night of the Particle Accelerator explosion, both he and Dinah were granted sonic based metahuman powers, only Dinah's used hers to fight crime while Sonus used his to further his own crime spree. In addition, both of their powers can be halted by a sonic dampener.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Dinah executes him with a gunshot. Considering what a horrible person Sonus is, who can blame her?
- Killed Off for Real: Gets shot dead by Dinah.
- Meaningful Name: Sonus sounds quite similar to sonar, which fits his sonic based powers.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Yet another metahuman who can induce vertigo, after The Flash already had the Top.
- Would Hit a Girl: Has Dinah bound to a chair and quite evidently given her a beating. He very nearly tried to execute her too had he not been interrupted.
Species: Human note
Played By: Oliver Rice
Appearances: The Flash
A bank robber who gained Pyrokinesis powers.
- Beard of Evil: A short beard and a psychotic supervillain.
- Brought Down to Normal: After Matthew Kim touches him and unwillingly transfers his powers to Jaco Birch.
- Evil Brit: Has a heavy british accent.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: A bank robber with fire based powers.
- Flat Character: Only has a very short amount of screentime, with the below mentioned Jaco Birch becoming a much greater threat with his powers.
- Playing with Fire: A methuman with pyrokinesis.
- Prophetic Names: A man named Eric Frye who has fire powers.
Dark Matter Metas (other methods)
Known Aliases: Tokamak
Played By: Demore Barnes
Appearances: The Flash
A scientist who incessantly wants to become the meta-human Firestorm after he was offered the chance. He does not take it well when he and Stein turns out to be incompatible.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: His comics counterpart was a lot worse than him, who was a villain long before gaining powers, being a Corrupt Corporate Executive who sought to create his own Evil Knockoff of Firestorm and eliminate the superhero, in the process turning himself into Tokamak. Comparatively this Tokamak was a normal well-mannered civilian who Jumped at the Call only to have his desires shattered and then became Drunk on the Dark Side.
- Adaptation Distillation: His long history of being a Corrupt Corporate Executive and trying to recreate Firestorm's powers are Adapted Out and he was introduced as being a Firestorm candidate before a failed attempt to merge turned him into Tokamak.
- Angry Black Man: Turns out Hewitt is this, and has had run-ins with the law. Getting imbued with tachyon particles does not help matters.
- Age Lift: In the comics, Hewitt is an elderly multimillionaire who turns himself into Tokamak to restore his youth.
- Alliterative Name: Henry Hewitt.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Comes off initially as a well-meaning young man who shows deference to Stein as an accomplished colleague, who simply seemed particularly confident about his "destiny" to aspire to greater things. But as soon as things didn't follow his expectations, he quickly shows his true colors; hot-headed and temperamental.
- Black and Nerdy: He's a brilliant scientist and recognizes a nerdy reference from Cisco.
- Energy Absorption: Gains this after his failed merger with Stein, draining power from nearby sources.
- Entitled Bastard: He really thinks that he deserves to be Firestorm, which is why he's incompatible with Dr. Stein.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jax. Both were candidates to become Ronnie's successor as the host body for Firestorm, but while Jax is reluctant about the matter, Hewitt is entitled to the point of delusion. They have parallel backgrounds, too; Hewitt couldn't find a stable job due to his smug attitude, while Jax compromised his promising football career by doing something noble. Having the same race as well as having Alliterative Names is probably another bonus.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Another big reason Hewitt isn't the right partner for Stein. Unfortunately, this comes up after he gets powers from trying to merge with Stein.
- Hand Blast: Can generate the energy he absorbs and release it as powerful blasts from his hands
- Insufferable Genius: Hewitt is brilliant, he knows it, and he thinks this instantly makes him better than anyone else; this attitude was already causing him some job issues before he gained powers.
- It's All About Me: As if him being an Entitled Bastard indicates, he cares only for himself and his goals.
- Jerkass: Insults Caitlin for getting his hopes up on becoming Firestorm, berates and threatens his boss who rightly grills Hewitt for his tardiness and poor work ethic, and openly slanders Jefferson for replacing him.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Barry's father.
- Power Glows: Has a reddish orange aura after his powers are triggered.
- Race Lift: He's Caucasian in the comics.
- Scary Black Man: An Angry Black Man having undergone Sanity Slippage and gaining superpowers simulataneously would have that effect.
- Smug Snake: The moment it's clear that he can't be Firestorm, he flips out.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Hewitt's attempt to merge with Stein results in his gaining fire powers fueled by rage. Fortunately, Firestorm and the Flash are able to make him burn himself out before he can do too much damage.
Edward Clariss / The Rival
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 Heroism: 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.
Frankie Kane / Magenta
Played By: Joey King
Appearances: The Flash
An abused foster child. She has a second, more aggressive personality named Magenta who can control metal.
- Abusive Parents: Well, foster parents. Frankie's foster father is physically and emotionally abusive.
- Age Lift: In the comics, she's Wally West's Psycho Ex-Girlfriend. Here, she's only a teen while Wally is a young-adult.
- Allergic to Evil: One of Magenta's goals. Even when she's in control, Frankie's presence is still under the surface subconsciously restraining her, and she wants Frankie gone as much as their foster father. Dr. Alchemy convinces her that the best way to do this is to do something so shockingly terrible that Frankie can't handle it and ceases to exist. Magenta opts to obliterate the hospital her foster father is in, and very nearly succeeds.
- Ax-Crazy: Magenta's number one solution to any problem is to kill it with as much overkill as possible. This is such a contrast to Nice Girl Frankie that none of the cast have any trouble buying the Jekyll & Hyde angle.
- Color Motif: As if it's not obvious enough with her name, her entire outfit contains different shades of violet.
- Extra-ore-dinary: She can control anything with a trace of metal in it, from a lamppost to a freaking tanker.
- Fighting from the Inside: Unconsciously. While Frankie has no idea what Magenta is doing, her presence still keeps Magenta from being as unrestrained as she wants to be. It becomes more literal during her confrontation with Barry in the episode's climax, as the two personalities furiously battle for control. Thanks to Barry's help, Frankie wins, seemingly banishing Magenta for good.
- Happily Adopted: Thanks to Team Flash, Frankie is headed to a home that is presumably this, with a HeelFace Turn that will hopefully stick.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Frankie is submissive and afraid, but Magenta is all her anger given a mind of it's own.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Frankie has no idea what happens when Magenta took over, or even that Magenta exists, though she apparently had an idea something was off. Even when the danger passes and everything ends well, she can't remember any of it.
- Mood Ring Eyes: When Magenta takes control, her eyes turn neon violet. They seem to be related to her powers, as Frankie still has them when she finally takes control and undoes Magenta's actions in the end.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Just a teenage girl, but a very powerful metahuman with magnetic powers who can cause immense destruction.
- Purple Is Powerful: Has a Purple Color Motif and can control metal.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her asshole foster dad may be overdue for some comeuppance, but dumping a ship on the hospital he's in is overkill. Alchemy's visions imply that in Flashpoint Magenta went on to continue this rampage throughout Central City.
- Split-Personality Takeover: What Magenta is trying to do to Frankie.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Played with a bit. Frankie is unaware she even has powers, but it appears that - like the comics - while Magenta is more associated with her powers both personalities do have access to them.
- Tragic Monster: Even without mentioning that Frankie has no control over her actions, Magenta herself is the product of what's implied to be a lifetime of traumatic experiences. Alchemy notes that in Flashpoint, where Magenta had free rein, she inflicted pain because that's all she knew.
- Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
Known Aliases: Shade
Played By: Mike McLeod
Appearances: The Flash
A metahuman with the ability to become a huge living shadow.
- Adaptational Wimp: From an incredibly powerful immortal to a mere Villain of the Week.
- Casting a Shadow: His powers revolve around shadow.
- Evil Is Bigger: His shadow form rivals Atom Smasher in sheer size.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's not given any backstory, motive, or even a real name here, he's just around to be the antagonist for the first half of his self-titled episode, 3x06.
- Humanoid Abomination: Can take the form of a giant, human-shaped, living shadow.
- Living Shadow: He can become one.
- No Name Given: We never learn his real name.
- Weakened by the Light: As a shadow, he can naturally be hurt by enough bright light to the point where he'll revert to being human.
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
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.
- HeelFace 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.
Rebecca "Becky" Sharpe / Hazard
Known Aliases: Hazard
Played By: Sugar Lyn Beard
Appearances: The Flash
A down-on-her luck woman who gains the ability to manipulate her fortune, at the expense of jinxing the people around her.
- Adaptational Heroism: The original Hazard was actively malicious in contrast to the tragic version of the series.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: Comics Hazard used psionic powers in conjunction with mystical dice to influence probability. In the show she can create a quantum field that gives herself good luck and others bad luck.
- Affably Evil: Even when she's robbing a bank, she doesn't act with any malicious intent and more like she just so happened to be there to take money that wasn't attended. No matter what she does, she always carried a cheerful smile, and a sweet disposition. When defeated, she politely surrenders herself to Barry's custody. She pulls a full HeelFace Turn when she expresses regret over her actions and allies with Barry during the prison break.Becky: (to Barry in a threatening tone) Do you really want to test your luck? Bad things happen to people who get in my way [...] (sweetly) Anyways there is nothing you can do to stop me! Toodles.
- Born Unlucky: Before getting her powers she had remarkably unfortunate luck. She lost her job on the same day she caught her boyfriend cheating, then broke a heel attempting to catch a bus after her car got booted.
- This ultimately still applies even after gaining good luck powers, these abilities are directly connected to her very early death when the Thinker kills her to harvest her powers for himself.
- Cosmic Plaything: She was this before getting her powers, being Born Unlucky her entire life.
- Drunk with Power: Becky's not a bad person. Heck, she doesn't even believe she's a meta. She just sees her new-found powers as a way to make up for her life of bad luck, and the bad luck she's spreading to the rest of the world getting a "harmless" taste of what it's like to be her.
- Extreme Doormat: Before getting her powers she was extremely passive, refusing to so much as complain about getting a wrong order at the coffee shop that makes her sick.
- Freudian Excuse: Her entire life has been a series of bad luck, then everything inexplicably starts going her way. It's not surprising that she was so eager to take advantage.
- Go Through Me: She shields Barry from the other metas when they turn on him.
- Graceful Loser: After she asks The Flash if he could not arrest her and The Flash declines, she takes her arrest with stride.
- Grand Theft Me: In "True Colors", Becky has her body stolen by DeVoe.
- Heel Realization: After some reflection in prison, she realizes she was wrong to use her powers at the risk of the city like she did and wants to turn over a new leaf once Barry helps her escape.
- Hidden Depths: For a ditzy airheaded girl, she has a lot of anatomical knowledge as shown by when she bandages Barry's fractured hand. It's because she falls down a lot so has had he fair share of dealing with injuries.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Her powers get canceled out by the same Particle Accelerator it accidentally turned on.
- Irony: Her powers grant her immense good fortune, but as part of her being Born Unlucky, they are ultimately a factor in her dying young.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Not her, but rather everyone else. Given her lifelong bad luck she sees her streak of good luck being compensation for everything she has been through, not realizing it's actually a meta-human power.
- Killed Off for Real: She dies after DeVoe takes over her body.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's easy on the eyes and wears clothes that shows-off her nice figure. Her casino uniform in particular gloriously flaunts her legs.
- Obliviously Evil: Becky merely desires to exploit her new lucky streak to the fullest, and while she does recognize other people are put out by the bad luck she spreads, she believes it to be harmless and seems none the wiser to just how deadly it grows. She constantly maintains her cheery personality and perky demeanor. Had she not been robbing banks and threatening Barry, Team Flash might have let her off with a warning.
- Redemption Equals Death: Once she reforms and helps Barry, DeVoe hijacks her body for him to use as part of his master plan, much to Barry's anguish.
- Token Good Teammate: In the team-up situation with the other Bus Metas, she was genuinely nice to Barry and the only one to be remorseful of her acts, which were less grave than the others'. She was with Barry even after Wolfe exposes Barry as The Flash.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her desires to exploit her good luck nearly caused a crisis throughout Central City, including the Particle Accelerator exploding and an airplane crash.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: She can alter probability, giving herself insanely good luck and everyone else an equal amount of bad luck.
Known Aliases: The Weeper
Played By: Matt Alfonso
Appearances: The Flash
A meta with the ability to shed tears that can produce a euphoria like high in those who ingest them.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unlike the Weeper of the comics, he's never seen doing anything villainous.
- Bad Powers, Good People: He does not seem malicious, but his tears are to brainwash or drug people.
- Blessed with Suck: His ability makes him a commodity on the black market, and as a result he is constantly beaten to produce his tears.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Despite being captured early on in the season no mention is made by either Marlize or DeVoe about jumping into his body when his current host is slowly dying. As revealed in Null and Annoyed the reason is that DeVoe never intended to take The Weeper's body; he made him because he knew that Marlize's empathy would eventually lead to her questioning him and wanted to use his tears to alter her memories and make her compliant.
- Distressed Dude: He's put through some of the worst hell possible thanks to his powers.
- Fan Disservice: His almost naked body shows his very lean body and the many beatings Amunet gave him.
- Fantastic Drug: His tears are these producing a "love drug" that gives people an euphoric high. By combining his tears with Dominic's powers DeVoe is able to create a chemical compound that can alter memories which he uses on Marlize.
- From Bad to Worse: After spending weeks enslaved by Amunet's drug cartel, is finally freed and promptly abducted by DeVoe for some nefarious purpose.
- In Name Only: In the comics, the Weeper was a Golden Age gimmick villain with no powers and no connection to any version of the Flash.
- Killed Offscreen: Maybe. DeVoe might have killed him at some point without his wife's knowledge since he uses his tears to mind control her. However it's not made clear if he absorbed The Weeper's powers or just drained him of his tears so his fate is unknown.
- No Name Given: Is currently only known by his code name.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Depending on the version, the Weeper is either an enemy for Bulletman and Bulletgirl, or a Marvel family villain. though he is a victim in this version, not a villain.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bolts off after Iris frees him and offers Team Flash's assistance to him.
- Shirtless Captives: Was captured and left shirtless by Amunet to be tortured.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Is subjected to horrible conditions by Amunet and treated more like an object than a human being.
- Ungrateful Bastard: A downplayed example: Team Flash risked their lives to save him, and offered to help him get somewhere safe. Rather than take them up on this offer, he tells them to get away from him, and runs off into the night. Considering what he went through, it's hard to blame him for not trusting them...
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The Weeper is the only one of the Bus Meta's whose status by the end of season 4 is unknown since DeVoe didn't need his powers and was only keeping him around to use his tears to alter Marlize's mind and make her more compliant. Since we never see him again it's unknown whether DeVoe killed him or not.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He was seen a few seconds before Iris rescues him and he runs away. Then DeVoe captures him and nothing is heard about him ever since.
Mina Chaytan / Black Bison
Known Aliases: Black Bison
Played By: Chelsea Kurtz
Appearances: The Flash
A metahuman with the ability to bring inanimate objects to life.
- Adaptation Species Change: From sorcerer in the comics to metahuman in the show.
- Adaptational Badass: In the comics Black Bison's powers come from magical artifacts. This version is a metahuman.
- Alliterative Name: Black Bison.
- Animate Inanimate Object: She can bring inanimate objects to life, such as a suit of armor or a stone jaguar.
- Badass Native: She is a Sioux who can control inanimate objects.
- Evil Teacher: Much like DeVoe, she was once a Central City university professor before becoming a metahuman and used her powers to do what she believed to be righteous actions.
- Gender Flip: Black Bison is a man in the comics.
- Killed Off for Real: She dies after DeVoe drains her of her powers.
- Knight Templar: Taking Sioux artifacts back to her people is a very noble quest, but a willingness to hurt or even kill anyone she thinks has misused them, or who even gets in her way, renders her unsympathetic.
- Magical Incantation: She probably doesn't need it, but Mina recites a Sioux mantra while activating her powers.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: She's usually a Firestorm villain.
- Would Hurt a Child: Mina has no problem endangering children.
Dominic Lanse / Brainstorm
Known Aliases: Brainstorm, Subject Six
Played By: Kendrick Sampson
Appearances: The Flash
A meta with telepathic abilities.
- Adaptation Name Change: His codename was Brain Storm in the comics, while here it's Brainstorm.
- Adaptational Heroism: This version is a Tragic Villain who was forced into villainy rather than a petty supervillian.
- Bad Powers, Good People: His powers can damage a brain, but he is not an evil person.
- Distressed Dude: Gets captured and injured by Amunet and has to be saved by Caitlin and then her friends. Later Amunet captures the poor guy again and succeeds in selling him out to DeVoe, who promptly takes over his body.
- Grand Theft Me: Ends up on the receiving end from DeVoe.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies when DeVoe takes over his body.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: The Dominic Lanse Brain Storm was an enemy of Mr. Terrific rather than the Flash.
- Nice Guy: He is polite with Caitlin.
- Telepathy: Has the ability to read minds and give people a mental knockout, though he has to have visual contact for it.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He died on his very first appearance, since his body was stolen by DeVoe.
Neil Borman / Fallout
Known Aliases: Fallout
Played By: Ryan Alexander McDonald
Appearances: The Flash
A man who unwillingly emits huge amounts of radiation.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: His comic counterpart looks like a skeletal corpse.
- Anti-Villain: He is not evil at all. He has absolutely no control over his powers and is freaked out by them just as much as the public.
- Bad Powers, Good People: His powers are harmful, but he just wants to lead a normal life.
- Blessed with Suck: Radiation powers should be cool right? Nope, it's a living nightmare as he has no control over his powers and they always end up harming everyone around him. It eventually kills him.
- Body Horror: DeVoe overloads him to the point where he fully turns into radiation and leaving no body behind.
- Living Battery: DeVoe created him to be a power source for his satellite during the Enlightenment.
- No Body Left Behind: After DeVoe shrinks him, he is encased in a container that puts him in an overload of radiation so high that he becomes pure energy.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Eventually, his radiation levels reach such a high concentration that he is short of blowing up, with the same force of a nuclear bomb.
- Power Incontinence: He has no control whatsoever of his powers and has accidentally hurt people. He was sent to Tracy Brand and then A.R.G.U.S..
- Sickly Green Glow: Gives off a green glow when he's releasing radiation.
- Sole Survivor: The only bus meta who does not get killed by DeVoe hijacking his body or draining his powers, though he ends up being killed anyway to power a satellite for DeVoe's Enlightenment.
- Tragic Villain: He's not a villain period, his meta physiology just makes him dangerous to others and he has no control over it.
- Walking Wasteland: His mere presence causes people to faint because of the radiation.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After Team Flash successfully brought him to a secure A.R.G.U.S. facility, DeVoe kidnaps him and forces him to serve as a Living Battery for his satellites.
Sylbert Rundine / Dwarfstar
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.
Izzy Bowin / Fiddler
Known Aliases: Fiddler
Played By: Miranda MacDougall
Appearances: The Flash
An up-and-coming country musician with the power to create sound waves.
- Adaptation Name Change: Goes from Isaac Bowen in the comics to Izzy Bowin in the show, to accommodate the Gender Flip.
- Adaptational Heroism: Isaac Bowen was a supervillain, while Izzy Bowin just tries to lead a normal life.
- Composite Character: Has the surname and nickname of Isaac Bowen/Fiddler, but is female like his successor, Virtuoso.
- Deep South: Izzy speaks with a thick country accent.
- Disposable Woman: Most of the Dark Matter bus metas are this, but Izzy's death had the most effect on Ralph.
- Gender Flip: Along with Age Lift. The Fiddler has traditionally been an old man in the comics.
- Instrument of Murder: Izzy can turn any sound waves into a powerful blast, but creating them from her fiddle playing helps her concentrate and control them.
- Kill the Cutie: Probably the most innocent of all the bus metas and she still loses her life.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: She can generate powerful focused sound waves.
- Personality Powers: What could be more fitting for a musician than sonic powers?
- Ship Tease: Izzy has quite a bit of teasing with Ralph in her debut episode and the guy is clearly smitten with her. Her death also ends up wrecking Ralph who decides to take the fight against DeVoe seriously and get justice for the bus metas.
- Smug Snake: While a good person, she is prideful and rejects Team Flash's attempts to help her even if DeVoe is dangerous. She still attempts to face him alone and boast to him, which leads to her death.
- Too Dumb to Live: Because she was able to hurt DeVoe during their first encounter, she thought she could easily do so again. This directly lead to her death.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed and her body gets stolen by DeVoe in her debut episode.
Matthew Kim / Melting Point
Played By: Leonardo Nam
Appearances: The Flash
An EMT at Central City Hospital who went out to do good after gaining the power to swap peoples DNA's through the Dark Matter Bus incident. After unwillingly causing a minor disaster, Team Flash offers him a save spot at the S.T.A.R. Labs Pipeline. Unfortunately it doesn't last, as DeVoe soon assimilates him.
- Action Survivor: He's not that great in both physical and power combat, but he could hold his own via pragmatism.
- Canon Foreigner: Has no comics counterpart and was created specifically for the show.
- Combat Medic: He was an EMT prior to gaining powers and while his heroic attempts often failed miserably, he can hold his own in physical combat.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He is unceremoniously killed off in his second appearance, and doesn't even get an onscreen death.
- Heroic Wannabe: One of the few bus metas who tries to use his powers for good and actively stop metahuman threats. Though he's not very good at it and ends up making things worse.
- Hope Spot: He survives the episode he's introduced in, leading to hopes that DeVoe could be thwarted. DeVoe not only kills him a couple episode later, but assimilates Ralph, who had lasted the longest, soon after.
- Jumped at the Call: Upon gaining powers he believed himself to be chosen by a higher force and attempted to be a hero. While he isn't very good at it, his heart is in the right place. Pity he didn't last long afterwards.
- Killed Offscreen: DeVoe takes over his body and promptly leaves it to die during his attack on S.T.A.R. Labs and finally acquiring Ralph and his shapeshifting powers.
- LEGO Genetics: He can swap the powers of metas by exchanging fragments of DNA responsible for their powers between them, ignoring the fact that in order to have powers the individual must have a significant anatomical/physiologically difference.
- Magic Genetics: With his introduction it's now established this is how Arrowverse metas work, as one single fragment of DNA is all it takes to hold a metahuman power. No matter how biologically impossible or physics defying it is, with that DNA fragment gone then you're powerless.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing his actions, he becomes incredibly apologetic.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In trying to stop an evil meta by taking away his powers, he ended up giving them to someone else who also used them for evil.
- Not Wearing Tights: He's clearly trying to be a superhero, but he doesn't wear a costume of any sort.
- Power Parasite: A rather unique example, as he doesn't absorb powers, but is able to give them to other people, via swapping the DNA of two individuals.
- Super Empowering: When he takes away a meta's powers, he will end up giving them to someone else.
- Token Minority: The first Asian associate of Team Flash, followed by Kamilla in season 5.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies a few episodes after his introduction.
Played By: Max Adler
Appearances: The Flash
A commoner-turned-criminal, who received metahuman powers during a confrontation between Matthew Kim and Eric Frye.
- Canon Character All Along: He seemed like a Canon Foreigner in his debut appearance, but Post-Crisis it's revealed he's the Arrowverse version of The Hotness who is a one-shot villain for the Caitlin Snow Killer Frost.
- Casting Gag: Jaco's alternate universe doppelganger nearly committed suicide after being rejected by Barry's.
- Chewing the Scenery: His speaking patterns play everything up to the most dramatic effect.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: Yet another fire based supervillain. He's stated to be as hot as lava.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's much more flamboyant than his predecessor Eric Frye.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a victim during Eric Frye's heist to a empowered bank robber himself.
- Gender Flip: With the revelation that he's actually The Hotness, this means he's a genderbent version of the comics character who was female.
- Playing with Fire: Was accidentally given fire powers when Matthew Kim swapped them from another evil meta.
- Required Secondary Powers: His powers come with an extreme resistance to heat. In addition to producing fire, he can be at the center of his fiery vortex and remain completely unharmed.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: In the only appearance in the comics, the Hotness was a villain for the Caitlin Snow Killer Frost.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's basically an evil poor man's Firestorm, even propelling himself into the air using fire streams from his hands.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He was just a normal citizen prior to gaining powers, but afterwards hes a cackling maniac whos hellbent on causing chaos and robbing banks.
Janet Petty / Null
Known Aliases: Null
Played By: Bethany Brown
Appearances: The Flash
A career criminal who gained gravity-manipulating abilities.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Takes great joy in her robberies and has absolutely no problems with endangering the lives of civilians.
- 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.
- Flat Character: Has easily the least amount of character development of all the Bus Metas.
- 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.
- 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.
Edwin Gauss / Folded Man
Known Aliases: Folded Man
Played By: Arturo del Puerto
Appearances: The Flash
- Adaptational Dumbass: His comics counterpart was an esteemed astrophysicist rather than a Cloudcuckoolander hippie.
- Adaptational Heroism: He is not a supervillain at all, unlike his comic books counterpart, and is perfectly nice.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: His powers are drastically different from the comics, where he was able to change the dimensions of his own body to 2-dimensional and back. Here his powers are entering and exiting a pocket dimension.
- Extra-Dimensional Shortcut: He has the power to enter his very own pocket dimension and exiting at various points, similar to DeVoe.
- In Name Only: He doesn't really have any similarities with his comics counterpart, who was an American astrophysicist turned supervillain who could turn 2D, rather than a Hispanic hippie who can enter and exit a pocket dimension.
- Minor Major Character: One of the twelve bus metas created by DeVoe and supplies him with portal powers, but he got probably the least screen time out of all of them, being killed off midway through his debut episode.
- Nice Guy: He pays for Ralph's bus fare when the latter was at risk of being kicked off the bus.
- Race Lift: Here he's Hispanic rather than American.
- Thinking Up Portals: In a different way to Vibers like Cisco. Rather than directly connecting two points in space, his powers work by linking him to a pocket dimension, which he can then exit from any other point. He has an advantage in that he doesn't need to focus as hard as Cisco does when he breeches, meaning he can make a quick getaway if he's caught offguard.
- Totally Radical: He is a pretty textbook hippie.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: In his very first appearance, DeVoe steals his body.
Species: Human note
Played By: Islie Hirvonen, Sarah Carter (adult)
Appearances: The Flash
Orlin's niece who was put into a comatose state thanks to DeVoe's satellite. Unknown to anybody, a piece of shrapnel from the satellite lodged in her brain has given her powers similar to her uncle's.
- Alliterative Name: Grace Gibbons.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Justified As the dark matter shrapnel in her brain as severely compromised her: she sees her uncle as good and anybody who opposes him as bad.
- Brought Down to Normal: After some convincing, she takes the meta cure, erasing her evil future version from existence.
- Creepy Child: Grace has become this while in the coma, thanks to soaking up Dr. Ambres and Orlin's anti-meta rhetoric, wanting to hide the truth about her home life and the dark matter shrapnel in her brain. If she ever wakes up, the first thing she'll do is hunt down XS and the Flash for "hurting" her uncle.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Well, uncle in this case, but it's revealed that not only does Grace know about her uncle's actions, but she approves of them because she feels the same way he does about metas. She sees him as a hero and anybody who wants to stop him — the Flash and XS as the villain who need to be stopped.
- Fantastic Racism: A combination of the death of her parents, and her own injuries at the hands of metahumans, as well as unconsciously hearing her uncle and Dr. Ambers' anti-meta rhetoric has given her the same metahuman hatred as her caregivers, regardless of the fact that she's a metahuman herself.
- Freudian Excuse: Her parents were (accidentally) killed by a metahuman. Then she was put a coma by DeVoe's satellite, and was able to listen to Dr. Ambres and Orlin's anti-meta rhetoric thanks to the dark-matter shrapnel in her brain.
- Harmful to Minors: Grace watched from the car as her parents were blown up by an ATM a meta accidentally turned into a bomb.
- HeelFace Turn: Nora convinces her to let go of her anger.
- Kidnapped by an Ally: Her future version kidnaps her.
- Legacy Character: It's confirmed she'll become Cicada II in the future, with the shard in her brain providing the same powers to the point future authorities won't even realize they're different people; and she'll be even worse than her uncle.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: In order to deal with the trauma of her situation, her brain is deliberately sugarcoating her life with Orlin — for starters the apartment is nice and clean, and the dollhouse they were going to build together is finished.
- Red Right Hand: The wound on her forehead which is gonna get bigger, going by her future counterpart.
- Superior Successor: If the implications that she will succeed her uncle for the mantle of Cicada, this means she is far more dangerous than he ever was with one of the highest body counts in the entire Arrowverse. Confirmed as of "Failure is an Orphan".
- Walking Spoiler: Her future self shows up in the final quarter of Season 5 just as Team Flash administers the cure to her Uncle Orlin becoming the Big Bad.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Just like her uncle, her head wound is similar in appearance to his chest injury, being caused by shrapnel from the same dark matter satellite core. Though despite being in a hospital for months, no attempt is made to treat it as the shrapnel being lodged in her brain makes it far too risky to remove.
Non-Dark Matter Metas
Dr. Thomas Snow / Icicle
Known Aliases: Icicle
Played by: Kyle Secor
Appearances: The Flash
A scientist and Caitlin's supposedly deceased father. Much like his daughter, he has his own alter ego, but is far less capable of reforming than Killer Frost.
- Adaptation Name Change: Icicle in the comics is named Joar or Cameron Mahkent. As he's a Disappeared Dad and a scientist, it's likely that he's based on Joar.
- Archnemesis Dad: Killer Frost fights him to protect her teammates from his attempted murder of them.
- Canon Character All Along: He gets mentioned a few times prior to Season Five, but it isn't until his debut appearance that he's established as the show's version of Icicle.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: He's presumed dead for many years, and finding him after discovering that he's only Faking the Dead is Caitlin's Story Arc for The Flash Season 5.
- Disappeared Dad: He "dies" when Caitlin was ten years old.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Paternal example, as his last words are telling his daughter how much he loves her and how much he regrets leaving his family.
- Faking the Dead: He disappears to find a cure for his ALS, but lets his family believe that he died from the disease.
- Fighting from the Inside: Caitlin suspects that, if Icicle tried so hard to find a way to kill Thomas, it meant that he still had a part of him trying to break free. She's eventually proven right as Thomas stops Icicle from stabbing Caitlin to death.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Right when he manages to get control over Icicle, he takes Cicada II's dagger In the Back to protect Caitlin.
- An Ice Person: He treated himself with an experimental cryogenic therapy which resulted in his Split Personality of Icicle. He did the same to his daughter, which in turn resulted with the birth of Killer Frost.
- Ill Boy: He had ALS, which necessitates the cryogenic treatment that resulted in him being a metahuman.
- It Runs in the Family: His wife and daughter are all scientists. On the dramatic side there is the potential for ALS he passed onto his daughter, along with ice powers and a split personality created when he tried to cure her.
- Not Quite Flight: He can use his icy blasts to impulse himself; that's how he escapes from Team Flash in his debut episode.
- One Steve Limit: Shares his first name with John Constantine's father and the late (both Earths 1 and X) Tommy Merlyn.
- Posthumous Character: Caitlin says he died, only to be revealed that he really didn't.
- Professor Guinea Pig: He got his powers from self-experimenting cryogenic cures for ALS. Caitlin got hers from him using a more perfected process on her, since she inherited his ALS genes.
- Related in the Adaptation: This incarnation of Icicle is the father of Caitlin Snow. In the comics, not only are they unrelated, but their powers are completely different.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in to take Cicada II's dagger for Caitlin, getting fatally wounded in the process.
Enhanced via serum (Mirakuru, Velocity, Stardust, etc) note
Eliza Harmon / Trajectory
Species: Human (enhanced via Velocity 9)
Known Aliases: Trajectory
Played By: Alison Page
Appearances: The Flash
A scientist at Mercury Labs who gained the ability of Super Speed by reverse-engineering the Velocity 9 formula initially created by Caitlin Snow and Harry Wells.
- Adaptational Curves: Her comic counterpart is more or less modestly endowed, which is justified since she's a teenager there. Here, she's well-endowed, though it wasn't explicitly shown outside of Freeze-Frame Bonus.
- Adaptational Villainy: Trajectory is a hero in the comics. Here, she's a villain who does things For the Evulz.
- Age Lift: In the comics, Trajectory is a teenager. Here, she's an adult working as a scientist.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: As Trajectory, she loses her lass but gains so much sass.
- Boobs of Steel: She's a well-endowed, hard-hitting speedster.
- Brainy Brunette: She's a brilliant scientist who was able to reproduce the Velocity-9 despite her lack of knowledge on the formula.
- Chaos Is Evil: The Trajectory personality loves mad, devastating discord, the antithesis to orderly scientist Eliza.
- Chewing the Scenery: She speaks very theatrically.
- Composite Character: Her characterization and role in the plot is more in line with the comic version of Edward Clariss/The Rival, seeing as how she is also a Mad Scientist who artificially gives herself Super Speed and whose body disintegrates from running too fast.
- Dark Action Girl: One of the most cutthroat opponents that Barry has faced in the series.
- Domino Mask: Part of her costume.
- Drugs Are Bad: She's deeply addicted to Velocity-9, and the acts of villainy are her riding the latest high.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Causing chaos and abusing her powers gives her a deep thrill.
- Evil Former Friend: Eventually becomes this to Caitlin. It's implied that she's a False Friend from the get go.
- For the Evulz: She just wants to cause chaos for the hell of it.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her addiction to Velocity-9 is what ultimately kills her.
- Hot Scientist: She's not at all bad-looking.
- Jerkass: She robs, maims and destroys purely For the Evulz.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Her normal personality often clashes with the Trajectory one.
- Karmic Death: While it's sad what happened to her, she caused a lot of chaos and had no regard for the lives she threatened or endangered. There was ultimately no one to blame for her death other than herself.
- Monster of the Aesop: She is used to teach Barry that he shouldn't take Velocity drugs.
- Never My Fault: Her Trajectory personality rationalizes that what's happening to them is Caitlin's fault for asking her help on Velocity-9.
- No Body Left Behind: Her body disintegrates as she dies.
- Race Lift: The character is black in the comics, but white here. For some reason, though, this interpretation of the character wears cornrows, a traditionally black hairstyle.
- Reality Ensues: Taking an experimental drug winds up having unexpected, and ultimately fatal side-effects. The fact that the drug was intended for use on a metahuman (which Eliza was not) can't have helped.
- The Scapegoat: She always makes it look like The Flash is the one who is doing her shenanigans.
- Self-Disposing Villain: After she takes even more Velocity-9 in the climax, she runs so fast that her body seemingly disintegrates.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She's a Monster of the Week who seemingly dies in her debut episode, but her death scene is what clues Barry in to the fact that Zoom is "Jay Garrick". Additionally, her costume was eventually used by Jesse once she herself becomes a speedster.
- Split Personality: Implied to be the cause of her addiction to Velocity-9.
- Superpowered Evil Side: The Trajectory personality is more dominant and in control of her Super Speed.
- Super Speed: Though she gains it through artificial means.
- Tempting Fate: Claims she'll see Flash again after taking her last dose of V-9... only to literally run herself to death.
- Villain of the Week: She is the first evil speedster who is this rather than a season-long Big Bad, until the Rival showed up.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She reverse engineers V-9, then gets hooked on it and develops a split personality.
Played By: Cody Runnels
A drug-dealer who specializes in a drug called "Stardust", until after being thrown into a vat of Stardust, he emerges without feeling any sense of pain and gains advanced healing properties and body strength.
- Annoying Arrows: Justified due to his Healing Factor and his lack of pain.
- Brought Down to Normal: It's not explained how or why, but this apparently happened to him before or during his stint in prison, as he indeed feels the pain when Oliver breaks both of his arms. He also doesn't seem to have Super Strength anymore.
- The Brute: Serves as this to Prometheus in Sampson's second appearance. Also to Brick.
- The Bus Came Back: After his Uncertain Doom at the end of "A Matter of Trust", he returns in "Honor Thy Fathers" having been released due to Adrian Chase's prosecutions being discredited. He then allies with Prometheus to help cause havoc in Star City.
- And again in season 7 as one of the inmates housed alongside Oliver.
- Canon Foreigner: Derek Sampson has no counterpart in the comics; rather, the character mostly exists to give Stephen Amell's WWE rival Stardust a role on the show, after Amell himself participated in the 2015 SummerSlam against him.
- Create Your Own Villain: It's thanks to Rene's reckless actions and disregard for Oliver's orders that led to Sampson falling into a vat of Stardust and gaining superpowers.
- Co-Dragons: With Bronze Tiger to Brick, during their stint in Slabside.
- Feel No Pain: Played with - while his body doesn't register pain, his anatomy and its weaknesses are still the same as a human being. Lampshaded when the Green Arrow slices his tendons, making him unable to move.
- Freak Lab Accident: How Sampson gains his superpowers, courtesy of Rene.
- Healing Factor: Despite being shot by arrows and deliberately burning himself to prove his pain immunity to his goons, Sampson's body can regenerate small wounds.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Ben Turner, during the prison riot.
- Man on Fire: How he dies.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Subverted. While his Healing Factor and immunity to pain allow him to shrug off relatively minor injuries, he's not invincible.
- Super Serum: Turns out coolant fluid mixed with Stardust is a formula for superpowers. Derek Sampson falls into a vat of the stuff.
- Super Strength: He seems to gain this as well as his inability to feel pain, likely by using Uninhibited Muscle Power.
- Tainted Veins: After being exposed to the Stardust mixture, the veins throughout his body can be visibly seen.
Green Light Babies note
Known Aliases: Deathbolt
Played By: Doug Jones
A meta-human who has the ability to harness and weaponize plasma though his eyes and absorb electricity. He's already a notorious bank robber before gaining his powers.
- Aborted Arc: When getting incarcerated, it seemed like the next time he would appear the mystery about how he got his powers before the Particle Accelerator accident would be revealed. Instead, he was unceremoniously killed off by Captain Cold and nothing about his origin has been revealed up to date.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Felicity before telling her he's going to kill her.
- Boom, Headshot!: From Captain Cold's Cold Gun, no less.
- Energy Absorption: His main defensive power.
- Enhanced Punch: Can channel his energy into his fists, allowing him go toe to toe with Ray in the A.T.O.M. suit..
- Evil Vegetarian: A deleted scene from "Grodd Lives" reveals that he will only eat vegan food.
- Eye Beams: One of the ways he uses his offensive power.
- Facial Horror: Getting blasted point blank with Cold's Freeze Ray causes his face and neck to become severely frost bitten.
- Killed Off for Real: Gets lethally blasted in the face by Colds Freeze Ray in Rogue Air.
- Lean and Mean: He is skinny and quite an ass.
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: Unlike the rest of the pipeline's inmates, he didn't get his powers from the Particle Accelerator explosion.
- Only Sane Man: In "Rogue Air", he's the more reasonable metahuman prisoner, trying to breakup a fight between Mardon and Nimbus, to no avail.
- Outside-Context Problem: Zig-Zagged. He is certainly not the first metahuman villain in the Arrowverse, but he is one for Team Arrow who usually deal with Badass Normals with the exception of Slade, and even then he didn't have the same powers like other metahumans. He is, however, the first metahuman who did not receive his powers from the Particle Accelerator and how he got his powers is still a mystery.
- Plasma Cannon: His main offensive power.
- Power Glows: His eyes and fists glow red when he charges up for fighting.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes becomes red before shooting his Eye Beams.
- Remember the New Guy?: If you don't watch Arrow or missed that show's episode where he showed up, chances are you have no idea who the hell he is.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Deathbolt is an All-Star Squadron villain in the comics. Counts as In-Universe too, as he was transplanted from Star(ling) City upon being defeated by Ray Palmer/The Atom.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He dies after being in two episodes (one of which was on Arrow), but his existence has massive implications for the Arrow/Flash universe.
- Starter Villain: For Ray Palmer, being the first true threat he faces solo as the Atom, not counting Oliver.
- Super Strength: He's got more physical strength than the Atom's Power Armour.
- Unskilled, but Strong: The Atom (remote-controlled by Green Arrow) took him down using nothing more than boxing jabs.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: If you only watch The Flash or didn't see his debut in Arrow, then he gets very little in the way of personality traits before his untimely demise.
- Would Hit a Girl: Tried to choke Felicity to death.
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.
- Blood Knight: He desperately wants to fight the Flash.
- Chewing the Scenery: He speaks very theatrically.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His power is to create earthquakes.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's Chewing the Scenery everytime he speaks.
- Hero Killer: At least aspires to be one, as he claims that he loves seeing heroes fall and never get up again.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Lacks any real personality aside from wanting to cause destruction and fight the Flash.
- Glory Seeker: The only real motive given for his actions.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He has goggles as part of his attire.
- Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His outfit is almost completely black, with some red under the armor; it's a fair bit more colorful in the comics.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Geomancer is usually an enemy of the Justice Society of America, including Jay Garrick. As a possible nod to this, in Geomancer's appearance here, he fights a man posing as Jay Garrick.
Known Aliases: Gridlock
Played By: Daniel Cudmore
Appearances: The Flash
An airplane hijacker.
- Beard of Evil: He has a full beard that makes him somewhat scary.
- Identical Stranger: He looks a lot like Jackhammer from the Demolition Team.
- Killed Off for Real: The first on-screen casualty of Cicada's crusade.
- Shock and Awe: He can contain kinetic energy and channel it into electricity.
- Starter Villain: For the fifth Season of The Flash.
Vanessa Jansen / Block
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.
Played By: Cassandra Ebner
Appearances: The Flash
A meta that can turn her arms into deadly blades and a target of Cicada's crusade.
- Asshole Victim: Cicada's doctor accomplice mentions her as having sent multiple people to the hospital with her powers.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Her comic Alter Ego Razorsharp isn't used in the show.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: Able to turn her arms into razor-sharp blades.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets murdered by Cicada in the opening scene of Flash 5x6, without any deeper look into her character.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being killed by him in the end, Raelene manages to seriously injure Cicada, more than Team Flash could in most encounters.
Played By: Andre Tricoteux
Appearances: The Flash
A meta with superhuman strength, associate of Norvock and another target of Cicada's crusade.
- 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 to 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.
Played By: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Appearances: The Flash
A telekinetic metahuman and the Earth-1 counterpart of Harrison Sherloque Wells' five ex-wives.
- Canine Companion: She owns a corgi.
- For Want of a Nail: She's the only metahuman Renee Adler in The Multiverse.
- Hot Librarian: She's a beautiful woman who works in the Central City Library.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name is an obvious reference to Irene Adler, who is frequently reimagined as a Love Interest for Sherlock Holmes.
- Mind over Matter: Her metahuman power is Telekinesis.
Philip Master / Acid Master
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.