The Flash is arguably the best new comic book TV show of this year. The CGI is amazing with a television budget. Grant Gustin kills it as Barry Allen, and the rest of the cast is awesome. The show has the potential to showcase some amazing villains of the Flash, as it already has. Today, I'll be showcasing some villains that would be great to see on the TV show, not the upcoming movie starring Ezra Miller.
Be sure to check out my previous article Who Do We Want to See in Arrow as well as my next article What Green Lantern Villains We Want to See!
Golden Glider (Lisa Snart)
Lisa is the sister of Leonard Snart, better know as Captain Cold. Lisa was a former world class figure skater. Her coach and lover was the Top who was also an adversary of the Flash (Barry Allen) as was Leonard. When the Top died in his attempt to kill Barry Allen, Lisa swore revenge. She acquired a pair of technologically advanced figure skates as well as some high tech weapons and set out to kill the Flash.
Like many of the Flash’s silver age enemies, Lisa is a regular human with no powers, but one who uses high technology items for her activities. Her primary items are her skates which create their own ice which allows her to skate on any surface or even through mid-air. She also had a number of other items, such as poisoned rings or hypnosis jewels. She is a former Olympic athlete and has the strength, conditioning and agility which would be associated with such a background.
Captain Cold aka Leonard Snart is already an established character in the Flash (just a side note, doesn't Wentworth Miller kill it as Captain Cold?). Tangent aside, Captain Cold is already apparently recruiting a "team" to take down the Flash, as we saw in "Going Rogue" with Heat Wave. How awesome would it be to see Snart ask his sister to aid him in his crusade against the Flash? Now of course, Lisa Snart would need a proper introduction and a reason to join her brother against the Flash, but we've already seen that the producers of the show are bringing in some obscure characters (Chroma anyone?). Plus, a little sibling rivarly would definitely add some depth to the shows villains.
Cobalt Blue (Malcolm Thawne)
One stormy night, two couples burst in upon the same doctor, ready to deliver babies. Nora Allen was carrying twins, and Charlene Thawne one child—but the drunken doctor accidentally strangled the Thawnes' child. Attempting to make up for the mistake, he handed one of the Allen’s children to the Thawnes, convincing the Allens that one of their twins had been stillborn.
Malcolm's adoptive parents were con artists, using a strange inherited Thawne power, a blue flame, to heal people. All the other members of his family had this power except for Malcolm, and they constantly taunted him for being inferior. Finally, when he was seventeen, during one of their many arguments in which Malcolm asked to be taught the power of the blue fire, his mother told him that he had been adopted.
He went to his adoptive grandmother, the mother of Hugo Thawne, to learn more about the blue flame the Thawnes wielded. It turned out that it was an art with many more capabilities than what Hugo and family had been using it for. Malcolm's grandmother taught him that the flame could steal anything that your heart desired, feeding on passion. Using this power, she taught him how to place his hatred for Barry Allen inside a talisman, which he wore on his chest.
As much as I hate to admit, this character probably isn't well suited for the current season of the Flash. Obviously, Barry Allen's family life is very twisted and full of mystery already. His mother's killer is still at large and his father is still in jail for a crime he didn't commit. These issues need to be resolved before Barry has to deal with a evil long lost twin brother. But still, Cobalt Blue would be an awesome character to have on the show. Thawne despises his twin, probably his real father too. Cobalt Blue could be a danger not only to Barry but to his father as well. This could be used as a plot device to have Barry reveal his alter-ego to his father, who still doesn't know his son is the Flash.
The Thinker (Clifford DeVoe)
Clifford Devoe was a failure as a lawyer, but when he noticed that criminals lacked an intelligent mind to properly lead them , Devoe set out become a success as the The Thinker. Devoe soon found himself in conflict with Jay Garrick , the first Flash. Devoe was always looking out for new scientific devices to use in his criminal ventures, the most important and identifiable was his Thinking Cap which gave him minor telekinesis and mind control abilities. He was a founding member of the original incarnation of the Injustice Society. His arguably greatest feat was suspending Keystone City in suspended animation for decades with the help of The Shade and The Fiddler. Everyone in Keystone was affected, even Jay Garrick. The city was restored with the help of Barry Allen in the "Flashes of Two Cities" story, the effects of the villain's plan leaving the Thinker young enough to operate in the modern era. Devoe accepted a mission with the Suicide Squad for a full pardon, but seemingly had his throat ripped out by the Weasel. The Thinker made one final appearance where he was dying of of terminal brain cancer, brought about by his extended use of the Thinking Cap . Jay Garrick tried to save him using the Cap, but Clifford merely removed the device, preferring to die on his terms.
So far in the show, we have yet to see a character butt heads with Barry Allen and Co. that is an intellect. So far, Barry has faced a human tornado, a poison gas cloud, not-Multiple Man, not-Mr. Freeze, his childhood bully, and an army general. So far, all he has had to do to defeat these guys is find learn another ability with his super speed. Wouldn't it be great to see a villain that could outsmart Barry, or even Dr. Wells? The Thinker is exactly that type of villain. I understand that the Clock King is coming to the show, but the Flash can't just beat up all his enemies, right? He should have to fight villains who can think ahead of the lightning quick brain of the Flash.
Mirror Master (Sam Scudder)
The Top (Roscoe Dillon)
Trickster (James Jesse)
Now for obvious reasons, I didn't include any characters that have or will be appearing on the show. Those characters include: Weather Wizard, Multiplex, the Mist, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, General Eiling, Plastique, Girder, Blackout, Clock King, Chroma, Reverse Flash, Gorilla Grodd, and Pied Piper. Also, Captain Boomerang will be appearing on Arrow, so I omitted them from the list. If you would like me to do an article about the Flash villains you want in the upcoming movie, let me know in the comments.
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