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This article contains spoilers from Season 3, Episode 18 of The Flash.

Team Flash had an unexpected visitor from the future, as Abra Kadabra dropped by in this week's episode of . Being from the future, Kadabra claimed that he knew who Savitar really is under that scary mask — and promised to reveal Savitar's identity. But on one condition: if Team Flash let him go and didn't hand him over to Gypsy, who wanted to take him to Earth-19 to bring him to justice for killing her partner among other people of Earth-19.

By the end of the episode, Team Flash did hand him over to Gypsy, and even after Barry begged Abra Kadabra to give up Savitar's identity, he didn't. However, Abra Kadabra did say something interesting.

Abra Kadabra might have just revealed the Big Bad for Season 4 of The Flash. Right before Gypsy took Abra Kadabra over to Earth-19, Kadabra told Barry:

"See. Here it is. In the future, you and I have been enemies for years. While there have been others — of course there's Thawne, Zoom, DeVoe — but none of them have hurt you like Savitar. He totally broke you. I have to be honest. I was always a little bit jealous. But now, it's like I get to kill her too."

The audience of the show would be familiar with three of the four names mentioned by Abra Kadabra (Thawne, Zoom and Savitar). But who is DeVoe? Could Abra Kadabra be talking about Clifford DeVoe a.k.a The Thinker?

[Credit: DC Comics]
[Credit: DC Comics]

At PaleyFest, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that Season 4 of The Flash won't have a speedster as its main villain. Given the fact that Kadabra mentioned DeVoe alongside Reverse Flash, Zoom and Savitar — and that The Thinker is not a speedster — he could well be Big Bad of Season 4.

In the comics, The Thinker was traditionally a Jay Garrick villain, who was a lawyer in Keystone City before he became a supervillain. DeVoe developed a "Thinking Cap" that gave him the powers of telekenisis and mind control.

This DeVoe name-drop is quite similar to what did back in its third season. Ra's al Ghul mentioned Damien Darhk's name once, and Darhk later became the main villain of Arrow Season 4 (and now is one of the main villains of Season 2). So, it is safe to assume that The Flash won't mention someone's name unless they plan on bringing them into future seasons.

'Arrow' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]
'Arrow' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]

It would be interesting to have a non-speedster villain on the show and to see how the writers execute it. Some might argue that Barry needs a villain whom he can't outrun. But can you really outrun intelligence?

Would you be excited to see The Thinker as the main villain of Season 4 of The Flash? Let us know in the comments section down below.


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