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The Rogues

The Original Rogues

    In General 

A group of criminals armed with special weaponry, who time and again would clash with Team Flash.

  • Aborted Arc: Their formation has been cut short, since Cold and Heat Wave have been shunted off to Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Appropriated Appelation: When Barry offhandedly calls Snart's little gang a "Rogues Gallery", Snart remarks that it's "cute" and actually calls his gang that in Rogue Air
  • Badass Normal: The three members (so far) aren't even metahumans; just career criminals whose powerful weaponry makes them a threat to the Flash. In Rogue Air Snart frees the meta-humans so they can repay the favor by joining his gang. Rainbow Raider and Weather Wizard consider the offer, with Weather Wizard later breaking Snart out of prison in "Running to a Stand Still" to pay him back.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Leonard is associated with blue, Mick is to red, and Lisa is to gold which is a shade of yellow.
  • Debut Queue: Each appearance of the group has seen a new member joining (though not strictly debuting in the series - Mick and Lisa both showed up in The Stinger of a previous Rogues episode first).
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Snart has a Cold Gun(water), Mick has a Heat Gun(fire), and Lisa has a Gold Gun(earth). They occasionally joined forces with Barry, who can create vortexes and gusts of wind with his speed(air).
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Zig-zagged. Most of their weapons were stolen from STAR Labs. But they are smart enough to become familiar with them and repair them, not just build any from scratch themselves. So after the police confiscated their weapons, Cold arranges to have Cisco kidnapped so he can build them new ones.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Snart offers membership to Weather Wizard and Rainbow Raider when he frees them in "Rogue Air". Weather Wizard returns the favor by breaking Snart out in "Running to Stand Still" along with the Trickster offering to team up. Although at that point Snart had turned over a new leaf and declines.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: So far each episode they show up in has the word "Rogue" in the title.
  • Put on a Bus: Lisa was last seen riding out of town on a motorcycle at the end of "Family of Rogues", while Rory and Snart were transplanted over to "Legends of Tomorrow''.
  • Recurring Character: Unlike the most of the meta-humans who tend to be one off villains of the week, the Rogues are recurring and persistent foes.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Leonard and Mick are the guys, while Lisa is the girl.
  • Villain Team-Up: Even though he beat the Flash in his first appearance all by himself, Snart is smart to recognise strength in numbers so he slowly begins to form his own gang. He first starts with Mick and then brings his sister Lisa along for the ride.
  • Villainous Legacy: Ever since their disbandment / Heel–Face Turn various other super criminals have been trying to take their place in Central City but none so far have quite the skill to pull it off.

    Leonard Snart / Captain Cold 

    Mick Rory / Heat Wave 
see the Arrowverse: Mick Rory page

    Lisa Snart / Golden Glider 

Lisa Snart / Golden Glider
"Make me something pretty and toxic. Like me. How about something ... with gold?"

Species: Human

Known Aliases: Golden Glider

Played By: Peyton List

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

Appearances: The Flash

The younger sister of Leonard Snart, who busts her brother and Heat Wave out of a prison transport. Later she enlists the help of Team Flash to rescue her brother from their cruel father.

see Smallville: Lanes for Lucy Lane, the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • Abusive Parents: Her father emotionally and physically abused her just as much as he did her older brother.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics she is blonde, which together with her yellow/orange costume and ice-skater theme led to her alias Golden Glider (later shortened to Glider). Here she is a brunette, but briefly wears a blonde wig.
  • Affably Evil: Snarkiness aside, she's genuinely fond of Cisco, and is sincerely grateful to him and the team for saving her life in season 2.
  • Alliterative Name: As Golden Glider.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Once she no longer needed her facade, she never stopped snarking at people.
  • Appropriated Appellation: She asks Cisco to give her a nickname after her gun's powers Golden Glider.
  • Berserk Button: Doesn't really fly off the handle, but do not mess with either her brother or Cisco.
  • Dark Action Girl: By the sounds of it, she was able to handle all the security surrounding the prison transport without breaking a sweat — and with a lot of bullets. This is confirmed in "Rogue Time", where she shows herself to be about as good at fighting and using guns and gadgets as her brother.
  • The Driver: She has a commercial operator's license and knows how to drive big trucks.
  • Drives Like Crazy: While Lisa actually is good at driving, she just enjoys driving recklessly more.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares about her brother and gets Barry's help in saving him from their father.
  • The Faceless: In her debut appearance.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: With Cisco.
  • The Ghost: In Legends of Tomorrow she's constantly mentioned but never makes an appearance. Even when Pilgrim targets the Legends' loved ones she fails to appear in person.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Gets Cisco to build her a gun that encases her targets in a gold-like substance.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a heavily leather-y outfit in her official appearance.
  • Honey Trap: Does this to Cisco to get Cold and Heatwave's guns back. Later she develops genuine feelings for him.
  • In Name Only: Aside from her codename and being Captain Cold's younger sister, she pretty much has no resemblance to her comics counterpart who utilized a pair of high-tech skates where her Glider name came from along with an assortment of other gadgets, none of which included a gun that coated its target in gold.
  • Letter Motif: With her big brother, Leonard. Their father is named Lewis.
  • Long Bus Trip: She hasn't returned to scene after being helped by Team Flash in "Family of Rogues".
  • Morality Pet: Despite being a villain herself, Lisa serves as this to Cold. She is literally the one person in the world he genuinely cares about.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Lisa's first appearance, involving her easily busting Captain Cold and Heat Wave out of a prison transport, is just like her New 52 debut as The Glider.
    • Unlike most other villains in the show, her gimmick is significantly different (she doesn't "glide", either through skating or astral projection) so her gold gun is more of a nod to the "Golden" part of her alias.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Leonard dies performing a Heroic Sacrifice in the penultimate episode of Legends of Tomorrow Season 1. What's worse is it is unclear if Mick told her about it when he briefly returns to 2016 or she's completely Locked Out of the Loop.
  • Odd Name Out:
    • Despite the Theme Naming playing straight, the second letter of her name isn't the letter "E", and her name also doesn't end with a consonant, unlike her father and brother's.
    • If you consider Mick's second codename Chronos, then she's the only Rogue without a codename starting with the letter C.
  • Sibling Team: With Captain Cold.
  • The Stinger: She first appears at the very end of Episode Ten, though mostly off-screen.
  • Villainous Crush: On Cisco.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Originally her interest in Cisco was just part of one of her brother's evil schemes. Later she reveals the feelings become real...and mutual.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Since Family of Rogues, she hasn't appeared onscreen. Since Last Refuge, she seems to have fallen off the map entirely.

The New Rogues

    In General 
A duo of career criminals turned metahumans. They used to work with Leonard Snart, but they chaffed under his strictness. Now that Snart's gone they've decided to turn Central City into their own playground.
  • Aborted Arc: They were meant to be major recurring antagonists in Season 3 just like Cold's Rogues were in Season One, but the audience didn't warm to them so they've only had two appearances, unlike the old Rogues who had enough appearances that they were Barry's nemeses after Thawne.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: They want to replace Cold's gang but are too smug to be successful at it even with their powers.
  • Call-Back:
    • A lot of their dialogue is similar to Snart's and Mick's exchanges from "Revenge of the Rogues".
    • Also, the flashbacks of them trying to leave Snart's gang mirrors what Snart did in "Going Rogue", where he says "if you're out, you're out" before trying to kill the pair of them.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike the old Rogues they have powers.
  • Legacy Character: For the old Rogues since they've all left town.
  • Remember the New Guy?: They never get any mention of being in Snart's gang prior to Season Three, despite being very prominent members that Snart had history with.
  • Replacement Flat Character: Neither Scudder nor Dillion have much of a personality beyond being evil and wanting to steal stuff.
  • Unholy Matrimony: A pair of metahuman criminals who are dating.
  • Villain Team-Up: Unlike most metas they see the benefits in working together.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They've been locked up in Iron Heights since Season 3 and haven't been seen since.

    Sam Scudder / Mirror Master 

Sam Scudder / Mirror Master
"There's a new king in town."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: Mirror Master

Played By: Grey Damon

First Appearance: "The New Rogues" (The Flash 3x4)

Appearances: The Flash

A thief who used to work with Leonard Snart. They had a falling out just as the Particle Accelerator exploded. As a result he was trapped in mirror before he was finally released by some workmen. He has the powers to travel though any reflective surface.

see The Flash (1990) page for more info on the Earth-90 character who bears his name and background

  • Adaptational Species Change: In the comics he wasn't a metahuman, he was just a thief who created technology to travel through mirrors.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Played With. He and Evan McCullough both exist in the Arrowverse as the Mirror Master of their respective universes, but with their abilities swapped.
  • Alliterative Name: His real name, Sam Scudder and nickname, Mirror Master.
  • Always Someone Better: Despite what he thinks he's nowhere Snart's league.
  • And I Must Scream: He was trapped in a mirror for three years before he was released.
  • Back for the Dead: He returns in Season 7 where he is not only killed by Eva McCulloch, but she reveals that she was the first Mirror Clone she ever created. It's uncertain if the real Sam is even still alive or not, if he even existed post-Crisis.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's wearing a tux in his debut appearance.
  • Beard of Evil: He's a villain sporting a beard.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Caitlin calls him "good-looking for a criminal".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He wants to replace Snart as Central City's premiere super villain. However despite his abilities, he lacks Snart's tactical genius.
  • Civvie Spandex: He wears a suit, rather than his trademark orange and green costume from the comics. Although it is mirror themed with certain reflective parts on the suit.
  • Composite Character: He has the name of Sam Scudder, the first Mirror Master, but is a metahuman like the New 52 version of the character.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first minutes on screen show him spending his cut from a job on a fancy suit instead of waiting for the heat to die down, in direct contrast to the more methodical and coolheaded Snart.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's a criminal with a fairly deep voice.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He and Snart share a mutual dislike that morphed into hatred. Scudder tries to fight Snart once he gets out of the mirror, but he gives up when he finds out Snart left town.
  • Flat Character: He doesn't have much characterization besides wanting revenge on Snart and robbing banks with Rosa.
  • Narcissist: In the flashbacks, he spends his cut on a fancy new suit and spends ages admiring himself in the mirror.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: In the first episode of season 7 the new Mirror Master reveals he was simply the first mirror clone she created and promptly kills him.
  • Outlaw Couple: With the Top.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: He's the Top's boyfriend where as in the comics the (male) Top was Golden Glider's lover.
  • Reflective Teleportation: Scudder can teleport through reflective surface and trap people in reflective objects.
  • Retcon: Season 7 retcons him into being another Mirror Clone created by Eva McCulloch. The fate of the real Scudder is unknown.
  • Revenge: His original plan is to get revenge on Snart, but after learning that Snart is no longer around, he drops it rather easily.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Mirror Master looks dapper in a dark suit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks without him and Rosa, Snart would be stuck robbing liquor stores.
  • Smug Snake: Power or no powers, he's still not nearly as good as he think he is.
  • Squishy Wizard: He can travel through and bring anything with him through any reflective surface, but take that away from him and there's not much he can do.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He stands 6'2 and is definitely fond of shit-talking his adversaries.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: He can send people through reflective surfaces that could end up with them plunging from a great height. He can also trap people in reflective surfaces.

    Rosa Dillion / The Top 

Rosalind "Rosa" Dillion / The Top
"Top? I like it. Because they spin, spin, spin."

Species: Metahuman

Known Aliases: The Top

Played By: Ashley Rickards

Voiced By: María Fernanda Morales (Latin-American Spanish)

First Appearance: "The New Rogues" (The Flash 3x4)

Appearances: The Flash

Scudder's girlfriend and also a former associate of Snart's. The Particle Accelerator gave her the power to induce vertigo in people.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The Top is brunette in the comics and most media. Here, she's blonde. Ironically, her actress is naturally a brunette.
  • Appropriated Appellation: She takes a liking to being called "Top".
  • Adaptational Name Change: Along with a Gender Flip, the Top goes from being named as Roscoe Dillon to Rosa Dillon.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, the Top normally spins around in superhuman speeds, hence the namesakes. Here the Top can induce vertigo into anyone, causing them to disorientate and lose their balance. Played with as the comics' Top would go on to gain vertigo powers in later issues.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: She wears a yellow and green striped skirt which looks like a top when she's twirling around.
  • Composite Character: This version of the Top's powers are more in line with Count Vertigo, who had a severe case of Adaptational Wimp over on Arrow and was reduced to a Non-Action Badass Normal.
  • Eye Colour Change: Whenever she uses her powers, they glow green.
  • Gender Flip: The Top is usually a male Roscoe Dillon, but here she is a woman.
  • Girly Bruiser: She has no problem fighting in dresses.
  • Hidden Depths: She was revealed to be the brains between her and Sam. Plus, since her time as a Meta (or perhaps just simply Post-Crisis), she has increased the potential of her powers to the point of mentally attacking other people.
  • In Name Only: The only things she shares with her namesake are the last name, the alias, and being a member of the Rogues (well, New Rogues in this case).
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In her debut episode, she's shown doing submission holds on her opponents while wearing formal gowns.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Mirror Master.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Revealed to be the case all along in Season 7. She blamed her crimes on Scudder while she was the brains the entire time.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: She doesn't spin, she just induces vertigo in people.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Barry puts her on prison in the past, but it wasn't shown in the first two seasons. Justified as it happened as an effect of Barry "fixing" Flashpoint.
  • Shadow Archetype: In season 7 it's revealed she originally had the same power set as Cecile but she figured out how to use them to hurt people.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can induce vertigo in anyone, but she goes down as easy as any normal person.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By season 7, her Meta powers are strong enough to deal psychic attacks to another person.

The Young Rogues

    In General 

A duo of female criminals with meta-tech who decide to make their mark on Central City. Later they become a larger team led by Nora West-Allen and composed of even more criminals.

  • Freudian Excuse: Just like the old Rogues:
    • Joslyn grew up without her dad, because all he cared about was being criminal. And then her mom blamed her for Mark being deadbeat so she ran away when she turned 13 and her mom didn't care enough to find her.
    • Peter grew up with an emotionally distant mother, which left him broken inside.
  • Legacy Character: The second pair of criminals trying to take the old Rogues' place, they think if they can oust the Flash's identity they can become "legitimate Rogues".

    Joslyn Jackam / Weather Witch 

Joslyn "Joss" Jackam / Weather Witch

Species: Human (Empowered via Metatech)

Played by: Reina Hardesty

First Appearance: "O Come, All Ye Thankful" (The Flash 5x7)

Appearances: The Flash | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

The estranged daughter of Mark Mardon.

  • Age Lift: Her counterpart in the comics died as a very young child, and for that matter was born later in Mark Mardon's life.
  • Adaptational Species Change: A metahuman in the comics, uses a meta-tech staff in the show. Which is an inverse of what happened with her father.
  • Ambiguously Gay: It's not stated but she showed signs of attraction to both Silver Ghost and Nora, while showing contempt at best towards the men she's interacted with
  • Antagonistic Offspring: One of her primary goals is to commit Patricide on Mark Mardon. This antagonism later almost became positive as she didn't want to continue down her father's criminal path, then enter Nora West-Allen and Raya Van Zandt and she later decides she's rather satisfied being a criminal.
  • Bastard Bastard: She was conceived out of wedlock and abandoned by her father in favor of his criminal activities.
  • Beam-O-War: Goes into one with the Flash, both using lightnings. She loses.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Towards Nora and Raya despite not seeming to get much out of at least the former betrayal.
  • Composite Character: She's an amalgam of Joshua "Josh" Jackam and the Weather Witch, a minor copycat villain.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Much like her dad, she is really overdramatic.
  • Evil Versus Evil: She is trying to go after her father, who is an unrepentant criminal.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To Silver Ghost. She left her behind in Bolivia and possibly killed her.
  • Foil: Presented as one to Nora West-Allen. Both have dads that disappeared and who their abilities are based after. Nora was temporarily upset at Barry like she was upset at Mark. Not to mention, both Nora and Joss were upset because their fathers chose their jobs over them. They also both have a past of running away, have resented their mothers, and have both been manipulated by an implied female love interest.
    • To Axel Walker. Axel has a criminal Disappeared Dad he idolized regardless and became a criminal to impress him and break him out of prison. Joslyn became a criminal despite hating her criminal Disappeared Dad, looking like she wanted to break him out of prison at first but she really wanted to kill him.
  • Gender Flip: In the comics, Mark Mardon had a son.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: She is initially remorseful, but Nora adamantly refuses to believe her. When she is released against her will by Raya, Nora arrests her and makes it look like she deliberately escaped. This leads her to willingly join Raya.
  • Heel Realization: A few weeks in prison made her realize she was just as bad as the dad she hated
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Even though she hates her dad, she too is willing to destroy an entire city all just to kill one person. It was also implied that Mark was a victim of the same kind of negligence that he would later thrust upon Joss.
  • Mythology Gag: She uses a large wand to channel her powers much like the comic version of the Weather Wizard (who is a metahuman here).
  • Parental Abandonment: A victim of this by Mark Mardon, the reason she hates him so much.
  • Pet the Dog: She saves Nora from being run over by Raya after the former tries to reach out for her, hinting at a later chance of redemption.
  • Race Lift: Josh Jackam was Caucasian and the comics' Weather Witch was a Dark-Skinned Blonde of unspecified ethnicity; Joslyn is portrayed by an Asian-American actress.
  • Redemption Rejection: Despite hints in her second appearance that she wasn't beyond redemption she eventually abandons the idea. She eventually leaves Silver Ghost in Bolivia for being "all talk" and wants to be a "legitimate Rogue".
  • Reformed, but Rejected: She feels horrible about her actions after being stopped and tries to atone for them, but Nora's unwillingness to believe her eventually drives her into Raya Van Zandt's arms.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against her father for being a shitty parent, to the point where she is willing to destroy all of Central City.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In-Universe. Her appearance in National City is the first sign that things are very different after Crisis.
  • The Runaway: Ran away from her mom at 13, because she blamed her for Mark walking out on her.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Stated to be the result of one, hence her surname.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Seemed like she could've reformed when Cecile read her mind and she felt guilty about where her path was heading, then later in the episode she saves Nora's life. In her next appearance she betrays Nora when their plan is going smoothly and is revealed to have also betrayed Van Zandt who recruited and corrupted her into further villiany in the first place after she got out of prison.
  • To the Pain: When the Flash refuses to let her kill her father, she goes out of her way to attack Central City specifically because in her words, it's the best way to hurt heroes like him.

    Raya Van Zandt / Silver Ghost

Species: Human (Empowered via Metatech)

Played by: Gabrielle Walsh

First Appearance: "The Flash & The Furious" (The Flash 5x10)

Appearances: The Flash

A former member of the Air Force that was wrongly dishonourably discharged, with meta tech that can control any vehicle.

  • Adaptational Name Change: From Raphael Van Zandt to Raya Van Zandt, to accomdate the Gender Flip.
  • Composite Character: Silver Ghost from the comics and Rush/Diego Zhao as the driver of the S.A.M. automobile.
  • Evil Mentor: Towards Joss, manipulating her into embracing being a criminal.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: A tragic example. She was a proud member of the USAF until her officers there used her as a scapegoat to save their reputation. Her undeserved discharge tarnished Raya's own reputation, eventually causing her to snap.
  • Gender Flip: The comics Silver Ghost was male.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Weather Witch ditched her in the middle of nowhere sometime prior to "Gone Rogue".
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: invoked She was dishonorably discharged as a scapegoat despite being innocent. This leads to actually become evil.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: The original Silver Ghost was a Freedom Fighters villain pre-Crisis and a minor Justice League villain post-Crisis.
  • Technopath: Can control any vehicle with her meta tech.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Had a spotless military record until she was scapegoated to preserve their reputation and dishonorably discharged. Now she decides she might as well be the criminal they made her out to be.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's not entirely clear under what circumstances Weather Witch left her behind in Bolivia or even if she's still alive.

    Nora West-Allen / XS 

    Brie Larvan / The Bug-Eyed Bandit / Queen Bee 

Brie Larvan / The Bug-Eyed Bandit / Queen Bee
"I'm the queen of this hive."

Species: Human

Known Aliases: The Bug-Eyed Bandit, Queen Bee

Played By: Emily Kinney

First Appearance: "All Star Team Up" (The Flash 1x18)

Appearances: The Flash | Arrow

A former Mercury Labs scientist who also happens to be a "narcissistic tech wizard" and hacker who strikes Central City during Felicity and Ray's visit at S.T.A.R. Labs during The Flash Season 1. She later attacks Palmer tech at Star City.

    Peter Merkel / Rag Doll