ByMichael Patterson, writer at Creators.co
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To say that The Flash has been beefing up its cast lately would be an understatement. In the past few weeks, the series has cast an abundance of new villains that are surely set to shake things up in Central City. First, we heard that Grey Damon had been cast as the iconic Mirror Master, then it was revealed that Ashley Rickards would be portraying a female version of the DC Comics supervillain the Top. Now it has been announced that Fargo star Joey King will be coming to the show as Magenta.

Joey King will portray Magenta on "The Flash".
Joey King will portray Magenta on "The Flash".

Frances "Frankie" Kane is a meta-human with "the ability to control metal... but her powers come with a dangerous side-effect, causing her villainous alter ego known as Magenta to emerge." The character will be first appearing in the third episode of Season 3. Rogues or not, it seems like these fresh new villains may be one of the main focuses of the new season, and that had me wondering if the series intended to introduce a new brand of rogues? But the new villains won't be the only focus of the beginning of Season 3. Let's take a look at why these new villains may become the next generation of Rogues and what circumstances may lead to them becoming so.

A Fresh New Lineup

New Rogues? - Mirror Master, Top and Captain Cold.
New Rogues? - Mirror Master, Top and Captain Cold.

The well-known Rogues on The Flash consist of Captain Cold, Heat Wave and occasionally Golden Glider, but with all three of them jumping ship to the heroic side of life, one has to wonder if the show is using these new villains as an opportunity to explore the rest of the iconic rogues.

While it is unknown yet what Magenta's role will be, both Mirror Master and Top will be appearing in the fourth episode of the season alongside the returning Captain Cold. Mirror Master is not only one of the most iconic Flash villains in the comics, he is also one of the most significant members of the Rogues. With the ability to travel between mirrors, realms and the "Mirrorverse," he has been a thorn in the Flash's side for decades. Similarly, Top is also one of the most notorious members of the Rogues, known for his ability to spin. Although the series will introduce a female version of the character, expect her to possess the same "head-turning" attributes.

"Mirror Mirror on the Flash."
"Mirror Mirror on the Flash."

After two years without so much as a peep, it's absolutely no coincidence that the two iconic villains will end up debuting in the same episode together. The birth of the new Rogues is coming. But that's not all.

The Flashpoint Rogues

The Rogues in "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox."
The Rogues in "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox."

As I'm sure you all know by now, the main focus of Season 3 will be Flashpoint, and although we know it won't last all season, it seems like it will be sticking around for at least the first half. All the recent casting additions are possibly the show's way to make sure the Flashpoint world differs from the original timeline. Mirror Master is a villain that we all wanted to see appear on The Flash for quite some time. But it just didn't happen. Now he is suddenly showing up in the midst of Flashpoint. The only possible conclusion is that he too is a result of Barry's actions. The same goes for Top. Furthermore, we also know that they will be joined in episode four by the returning Captain Cold — who died a hero in Legends of Tomorrow. So, it's highly likely that we will see a villainous Flashpoint Captain Cold.

With these famous faces finally making their debut alongside a resurrected Rogue, I think it's clear that we are not only getting a brand new batch of arch enemies for the Scarlet Speedster, but that their existence is the result of Flashpoint.

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A Comic Book Come To Life

From comics to TV: Mirror Master and Top.
From comics to TV: Mirror Master and Top.

Although the series always referred to Captain Cold and Heat Wave as the Rogues, it still felt like there was something missing. The two made a fantastic tag team, but fans still wanted to see the other characters. The recent castings may be for many reasons, whether it be to freshen the bad guys up or just change things for Flashpoint, but it doesn't change the fact that we will get to see a bigger lineup of Rogues even more loyal to the comic books than the original one. Furthermore, if we do see a new Rogues team, it will be automatically legitimized by Cold's presence.

With all the recent casting news, it's very possible that The Flash will be undergoing some extreme changes to its foundations to accommodate Flashpoint. And with the abundance of new villains, it's likely that one of the things affected will be the Rogues. With Damon's Mirror Master, Rickards' Top and the possibility of King's Magenta, we very well may be seeing a younger, fresher-faced lineup of some of the most villainous Rogues of all time. Throwing veteran Rogue Captain Cold into the mix will certainly add an interesting dynamic to the entire team. Will all of these new villains be introduced as a brand new team of Rogues? We don't know yet. But we do know that Central City is about to get overrun with some of the most notorious and iconic comic book villains of all time.

Check out the sneak peek of The Flash Season 3 from Comic-Con:

Do you think we will see a new team of Rogues on Season 3 of The Flash? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: ComicBook.com]