List of The Flash characters
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The Flash is an American television series developed by writer-producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, and is based on the DC Comics character, the Flash. The series premiered on The CW television network in the United States on October 7, 2014. The series is a spin-off from Arrow, a show set in the same fictional universe.
The first season follows police forensic investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who develops super-speed after he is struck by lightning. He is assisted by S.T.A.R. Labs' Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) in his attempts to use his powers for good and solve the murder of his mother by a superhuman attacker. The murder investigation unjustly imprisoned his father (John Wesley Shipp), leaving detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), father of his best friend, Iris (Candice Patton), to take in the young Barry. The memory of his mother's murder and his father's framing later motivates Barry to put his personal needs aside and use his powers to fight against those who hurt the innocent, thus, shaping him into the Flash.
The following is a list of characters who have appeared in the television series. Many are named after (or based on) DC Comics characters.
Barry Allen / FlashEdit
Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen (portrayed by Grant Gustin; season 1–present) is the main protagonist of the series. He is an awkward assistant crime-scene investigator (CSI) for the Central City Police Department (CCPD) who moonlights as the Flash. Barry is traumatized as a child (portrayed by Logan Williams) when his mother, Nora, is murdered by the Reverse-Flash. His father, Henry, is framed for the crime. Joe West becomes Barry's adopted father, and Barry tries to discover what happened that night. He first appears in Arrow, personally investigating a superhuman-related crime in Starling City. Barry is a fan of the Arrow's exploits and learns Oliver Queen is the vigilante; they become good friends. Sometime after Barry returns to Central City, he is struck in his laboratory by lightning which was affected by dark matter from the explosion of the S.T.A.R. Lab's particle accelerator.
In season one, Barry awakens from a nine-month coma and finds himself with superhuman speed. He uses his new powers to fight crime and hunt other metahumans in Central City as a masked superhero known as the Flash while he tries to identify his mother's murderer. He reveals his feelings for his childhood friend Iris West, complicating a friendship with Eddie Thawne. Barry learns from a 2024 newspaper in the Time Vault at S.T.A.R. Labs that he may eventually marry Iris. He becomes good friends with Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow, and his idol and mentor Dr. Harrison Wells on missions. Although Wells advises Barry on how to adapt and increase his powers, Barry becomes suspicious of Wells and eventually learns his mentor is Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse-Flash) in disguise. After Wells is unmasked, Barry is told about Thawne's plan to use the Flash's speed and the particle accelerator to generate a portal to the future (allowing Barry to return to the night of Nora's murder to prevent). Barry travels back in time, but is warned by his older self not to interfere. As a result, he lets time run its natural course but uses his time-traveling to say a final goodbye to Nora before passing away. Barry returns to the present and fights with the Reverse-Flash, stopping him from returning to the future. Although Barry is almost killed, Eddie sacrifices himself to destroy Thawne. This creates a miniature black hole, which Ronnie Raymond stops with his own life.
In season two, Barry is reclusive after Eddie and Ronnie's deaths, until a near-death experience convinces him to work with his friends again. He discovers his former mentor's recorded confession of Nora's murder that clears Henry of all charges, with Barry inheriting S.T.A.R. Labs' fortune and resources. Though rich, Barry chooses to continue working for CCPD while using Wells' money to fund his and his allies' activities. Barry and his team soon learn of the multiverse when metahumans from Earth-2 target him under orders from Zoom, receiving aid from Dr. Harrison "Harry" Wells of Earth-2. Barry struggles with his choice to not save Nora and his hatred of Eobard, gradually accepting Harry as a friend upon learning that Harry is trying to save Jesse Wells. The group are aided by Jay Garrick before they learn that the Flash of Earth-2 is actually a time remnant clone of Hunter Zolomon (a.k.a. Zoom) stealing Barry's Speed Force to cure a terminal illness. After sacrificing his powers to save Wally West from Zoom, Harry helps Barry recreate the events which gave him his speed, but Barry disappears into the Speed Force as it helps him move on from Nora's death. After returning and defeating Zoom's army, Barry is forced to watch Henry's death at Zolomon's hands in his childhood home. He avenges his father by luring the Time Wraiths to Zolomon to be dragged into the Speed Force while being transformed into the Black Flash. After freeing the real Jay Garrick (Henry's Earth-3 counterpart), Barry goes back in time to avert Nora's death without considering the consequences.
In season three, Barry creates the new "Flashpoint" timeline in which he is no longer the Flash. In this timeline, Barry is a CSI without any connection to the West family. Barry's memories are overwritten by the new timeline along with losing his powers, forcing Barry to release the Reverse-Flash in order to restore the timeline. Barry learns his actions have made vast differences to the timeline and he goes back in time again in an attempt to further restore the original timeline. Garrick stops Barry and convinces him to live with his mistakes from creating the "Flashpoint" timeline. As Barry accepts Wally's transition into Kid Flash, Barry struggles with the temptation to use his powers for personal gain. His struggles worsen upon learning Savitar's identity is a time remnant clone of a future version of himself. After his rogue time remnant is killed, Barry takes Savitar's place in the Speed Force prison to atone for causing the events to have occurred. He appoints Wally as the new Flash before taking his leave.
In season four, Barry stranded in the Speed Force for six months until being freed after Cisco builds a device mimicking his essence so that it can take his place there. Initially, he apparently lost his sanity due to his time spent in the Speed Force. But after Iris is kidnapped by a Samuroid sent by a mysterious party, Barry rescues Iris and his health is restored. He claims that has no memories of his initial madness. Barry and the team later realize that the party who sent the Samuroid is stalking them and had strategically manipulated events surrounding Barry's return, creating twelve new metahumans in order to challenge them for a yet-to-be-known purpose. Barry discovers the culprit is Clifford DeVoe aka the Thinker. After defeating the invaders from Earth-X, Barry and Iris are married by John Diggle. However, DeVoe frames Barry for murder shortly afterwards; not wanting to risk compromising his loved ones and allies by revealing his secrets, Barry allows himself to be sentenced to life imprisonment at Iron Height Penitentiary by Judge Hankerson, staying in his late-father's cell. A month later, Ralph Dibny uses shapeshifting power to impersonate DeVoe and help clear Barry of all charges. Through his imprisonment, Barry learns that DeVoe needs to steal the bus metahumans' powers for his scheme. Barry is forced to take a leave of absence from the CCPD because of lingering suspicions and becomes a private investigator under Ralph. Barry also discovers he could lend his speed to people in near proximity, therefore letting them to enter his Flashtime.
In season five, Barry returns to the CCPD after Team Flash is able to prove the Thinker's existence, but is left dealing with a new unexpected problem when his daughter Nora West-Allen arrives from the future, wanting to change the events that lead to Barry's disappearance in the future. But because of his Flashpoint experience, Barry fears that Nora is making the same mistake as he did. Barry also facing the threat of metahuman serial killer Cicada inadvertently created by Nora's time traveling actions, therefore proves that his future daughter could potentially be a danger to everyone owing to the irresponsibility despite Nora's intentions.
- Gustin also plays his character's Earth-2 non-metahuman doppelgänger (a CSI at the CCPD and Ph.D. graduate who is married to Iris), and a version of the Flash from an alternate 2024 who was broken from his battles against Savitar.
Gustin also portrays Savitar (voiced by Tobin Bell in his exosuit and Andre Tricoteux in the character's initial portrayal), a temporal duplicate of Barry from a possible future (created due to a bootstrap paradox) and season three's main antagonist. The time remnant, shunned by Team Flash, would name himself after the Hindu god of motion while establishing himself as the first metahuman in recorded history by using a powered exoskeleton and the Philosopher's Stone to enhance his abilities. As he is a clone of Barry's possible future self, Savitar is essentially what Barry would be if he gave into his dark impulses. Following his imprisonment in the Speed Force after a battle with the Flash in the 2020s, Savitar takes advantage of Barry's post-Flashpoint paradox to regain his freedom and cement his existence by killing Iris so that Barry would be in the right state of mind to ensure his creation. After H.R. Wells of Earth-19 averts Iris's death, Savitar makes two final attempts to preserve his existence, but is defeated by Team Flash and killed by Iris. His body fades from existence.
In season one, Iris is a barista studying journalism through Barry's persuasion initially finding it boring and eventually starts a public blog on "The Streak". She becomes an investigative reporter for the Central City Picture News through her blogging fame. Iris, fascinated by the Flash, wants to learn more about him. She begins dating her father's partner, Eddie Thawne, while Barry is in a coma. When Barry admits his feelings about her, she is conflicted. She later confesses her love for Barry, but he goes back in time and negates the events of that day. Iris learns that Barry is the Flash after he saves her from Reverse-Flash. She feels betrayed by Barry for keeping secrets and further upset at her father for conspiring with him. Iris chooses Eddie, and she and Barry decide to let things proceed between them naturally. However, Eddie kills himself to prevent Reverse-Flash from being born.
In season two, Iris becomes more involved with the S.T.A.R. Labs team. She encourages Barry to pursue a relationship with Patty Spivot. Iris learns that her mother is terminally ill and gave birth to a son, Wally, after abandoning her family. She tells her father about Wally, and they meet him at Christmas. Iris forgives her mother on her deathbed and bonds with Wally after she saves his life. She accepts Eddie's death after seeing his video message (recorded by Barry when he is time-traveling) in which he tells her how happy she makes him. Iris reconsiders a relationship with Barry after he breaks up with Patty, and professes her love to him near the end of the season.
In season three, during the Flashpoint timeline, Iris assists Wally who fights crime as the Flash and no idea who Barry is. In the reset timeline, Iris reconciles with Joe after Barry reveals the changes. Iris and Barry begin their romantic relationship, but she wonders if she really is needed. Barry reassures her, saying that there would be no Flash without her. Iris and Barry become engaged after an encounter with Music Meister. An alternate future Iris is killed by Savitar, but Barry tries to prevent her murder. Ultimately, H.R. takes her place for Savitar to kill which changes the future. She, along with Barry, tries to talk down Savitar, another version of Barry, but he continues his plan and attacks Barry when it is foiled. Iris shoots Savitar through the back to save Barry.
In season four, Iris takes on a leadership role with S.T.A.R. Labs, working with Cisco and Wally when Barry is in the Speed Force. She was adamantly against bringing Barry back from the Speed Force thinking he was dead. After Barry returns with the help of Cisco and Caitlin, Barry and Iris' church wedding is interrupted by Earth-X invaders, and Barry and Iris are married by John Diggle. However, the DeVoes frame Barry for murder shortly after, leading Barry's friends to try to prove his innocence.
In season five, Iris and Barry meet their future daughter Nora. Iris learns that her future self implanted a power dampener into Nora since infancy according to Nora to "control me." Iris wants to have a relationship with Nora and to avoid becoming the woman that the latter knew in the future.
- Patton also portrays her character's Earth-2 doppelgänger, a detective for the CCPD who is married to Barry. Mourning her father, Iris is comforted after she helps Team Flash deal with Zoom.
Caitlin Snow / Killer FrostEdit
Dr. Caitlin "Cait" Snow (portrayed by Danielle Panabaker; season 1–present) is a bioengineer who works at S.T.A.R. Labs and is the daughter of scientists Thomas Snow and Carla Tannhauser. She is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
In season one, she provides the medical support for Barry Allen's team. Caitlin grieves her fiancé Ronnie Raymond, who she lost in the particle accelerator explosion. After embracing her loss, she becomes more compassionate and kind. She discovers that Ronnie survived and merged with Professor Martin Stein into the metahuman Firestorm. Caitlin convinces Stein to let her team help separate the two, which is successful. Ronnie and Stein leave Central City following an encounter with General Wade Eiling. After Dr. Harrison Wells is exposed as the Reverse-Flash, Caitlin is skeptical until Cisco and Joe find the real Harrison's corpse and discover their mentor's true identity. Ronnie and Caitlin marry when her fiance returns to help Barry and Oliver Queen against the Reverse-Flash.
In season two, Caitlin is widowed following Ronnie's sacrifice to stop the singularity. She works at Mercury Labs before returning to S.T.A.R. Labs to aid Barry against Zoom. She is not skeptical of Dr. Harrison "Harry" Wells of Earth-2 and begins a romantic relationship with Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2. Caitlin and Harry develop "Velocity-6" to grant temporary speed, once she learns Jay is dying. It is perfected to Velocity-9, which repairs Jay's damaged cells and restores her love interest's speed. Caitlin is devastated when the team discovers Jay is actually Hunter Zolomon a.k.a. Zoom. Hunter abducts Caitlin to bring her to Earth-2. After meeting her doppelgänger Killer Frost and almost getting murdered, Hunter brings Caitlin to Earth-1 to watch Zoom conquer it. Hunter tries to manipulate her into turning evil, believing Caitlin has darkness inside her. Caitlin returns to S.T.A.R. Labs unharmed to aid Team Flash, though afterward she suffers acute stress disorder, seeing visions of Zoom.
In season three, she is a pediatric ophthalmologist in the Flashpoint timeline. In the reset timeline, Caitlin has developed cryokinetic abilities, which she has very little control over. Her lips turn blue and her hair becomes white, which prompts Caitlin to use power cuffs to dampen her powers. Cisco vibes her future as Killer Frost, and Caitlin reveals her powers to the team in which Barry blames himself for her condition afterward. Caitlin uses her powers to rescue Barry from Savitar, which worsens her condition. Her developing powers have psychological effects, which cause her to develop a form of dissociative identity disorder. Despite Julian Albert's efforts, Killer Frost's personality takes over and aligns herself with Savitar after unmasking himself as a time remnant of Barry. Savitar has Killer Frost kill the Black Flash with her powers. However, Caitlin regains control over herself and helps Team Flash against Savitar. Despite Julian and her mother developing a cure for her condition, Caitlin leaves to find herself. In an alternate 2024, Killer Frost is a metahuman prisoner.
In season four, Caitlin helped Cisco bring Barry back from the Speed Force. She has better control of her powers which she can suppress at will. She struggles for control with her Killer Frost personality as a result of taking the cure, which partially worked. Caitlin also has problems with the city's criminal element after working for metahuman criminal Amunet Black when Barry was in the Speed Force. Iris helps both of Caitlin's personalities accept each other. However, Caitlin loses her powers after a fight with Clifford DeVoe who tells her to thaw. Following a fight with Siren-X, Caitlin sees in an analysis that Killer Frost is still in her and works to find a way to bring her out again. In the meantime, she makes use of a cryonic weaponry from Cisco which simulates the use of her lost powers. Amunet theorizes that Caitlin was unable to access Killer Frost due to the placebo effect. Following the defeat of Norvak, Caitlin tells Joe West of this theory and plans to test it out. Later on, Caitlin gets Cisco to help with a memory where it recapped to her that she first turned into Killer Frost at a young age, therefore she has been already a metahuman long before the particle accelerator explosion and Barry's time traveling actions are possibly not responsible for her condition as previously believed.
In season five, as Caitlin works to restore her Killer Frost persona, she discovers that Thomas may still alive. In addition, Caitlin suspects that her parents secretly are aware of the developments of her cryokinetic powers. Caitlin becomes Killer Frost again during the fight with her father's Icicle form, therefore Caitlin inherited her powers from Thomas; she would be Killer Frost anyway even if Barry resisted temptation of manipulating the timeline. Caitlin received her powers after her father tries to cure her ALS with cryogenic treatments, and his alter-ego named her metahuman persona Khione, after a nymph from Greek mythology. After Icicle escapes, Caitlin is shown an analysis where it was revealed that DeVoe used Brain Storm's power and not Melting Pot's power to suppress Killer Frost. She also discovers that, despite being a metahuman, her powers are not originated from the dark matter, and this gives her immunity to Cicada's power dampening dagger due to it can only nullify dark matter-powered metahumans' powers. Using a mental device on her forehead, Caitlin hears Killer Frost's voice as she states that they got a lot of catching up to do.
- Panabaker also portrays her character's Earth-2 metahuman villainess, known as Killer Frost, the wife of Deathstorm (Ronnie Raymond of Earth-2) and works for Zoom along with Reverb. She did not finish medical school and became a criminal. After the particle accelerator explosion on Earth-2, she develops the powers of cryokinesis as Killer Frost. Her powers turned her hair white and her lips and eyes blue; she is unable to touch anyone without exposing them to absolute sub-zero temperatures and killing them. The only person immune to this is Deathstorm. Initially betraying Zoom's Earth-1 enemies, Caitlin helps them escape from Earth-2. After Zoom murders Deathstorm, Caitlin tries to murder her doppelgänger out of revenge; Zoom kills her for this.
In season one, Eddie is Joe West's partner and Iris West's boyfriend. He is initially jealous because of Barry Allen's childhood bond with Iris. Eddie is suspicious of Barry's true feelings for Iris despite denials, though Barry and Eddie do eventually end up good friends. Eddie teaches Barry how to box, which (in addition to Oliver Queen's trainings) helps Barry be a capable combatant. Eddie initially sees the Flash as a menace and is head of a task force dedicated to the Flash's capture. He changes his perception of the Flash after a near-death experience with the Reverse-Flash. He later learns of Barry's secret identity and helps in an investigation of Harrison Wells as the Reverse-Flash. Eddie also discovers that he's a forefather of Eobard Thawne and that Iris may eventually marry Barry. But after a conversation with Martin Stein, Eddie realizes that the future is not set and chooses to stop the Reverse-Flash by killing himself, dying in Iris's arms while erasing his sociopathic descendant from existence. His body is sucked into a wormhole caused by Eobard's manipulations.
In season two, Eddie briefly appears in a vision as a result of Barry's guilt towards his death, and a memorial is set up in the precinct in his honor. Eddie later appears again when Barry travels back in time to season one's time. Barry makes a video message with Eddie so that Iris can have closure from his death and move on.
In season three, the Speed Force uses Eddie's form to help Barry realize the true meaning of sacrifice.
The character's name is referred on Earth-2 from a list of contacts on a phone at Barry's and Iris's home, implying his Earth-2 doppelgänger's existence.
Cosnett was originally slated to portray Jay Garrick in the pilot before the character was changed to Eddie Thawne.
Cisco Ramon / VibeEdit
Francisco "Cisco" Ramon (portrayed by Carlos Valdes; season 1–present) is a mechanical engineering genius who works at S.T.A.R. Labs. He is also a metahuman superhero codenamed Vibe. He is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
In season one, Cisco is a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs who has a very relaxed comedic wit,[according to whom?] with a tendency to nickname the metahuman villains they face. He develops equipment and arsenal for Barry and his vigilante allies. Cisco forms a friendly bond with Ray Palmer (the Atom) because of their genius intellects, and is an admirer of Dinah Laurel Lance (Black Canary). Cisco is on bad terms with his brother Dante. Despite his close friendship with Barry, Cisco is afraid of the metahumans and fears that his friend may go rogue like his enemies. He develops various measures including cryonic and heat guns to counter the Flash's powers, but they are stolen by criminals Leonard Snart and Mick Rory for that very purpose. Although Wells considers him a surrogate son, Cisco is killed for discovering Wells' true identity, though Barry later resets the timeline; Cisco retained the memory of his murder and the knowledge of the Reverse-Flash's true identity. Cisco learns from Eobard that this is because he was also affected by the particle accelerator's explosion, having the ability to see into alternate timelines and realities.
In season two, Cisco is a technical advisor and metahuman task force armorer for the CCPD, building means to counter super-criminals. He frequently works with Joe West. Cisco's metahuman abilities develop further, allowing him to see visions (or vibes) including precognition. He uses his abilities to locate Earth-2 metahumans through touch, though he is not yet in full control of them. Martin Stein is the first to discover his secret. Cisco is forced to reveal his powers to the team because of Harry Wells of Earth-2. Cisco adopts the codename "Vibe" and receives a retrofitting visor that can help him control his powers. He initially struggles to trust Harry due to his experience with Eobard, but he realizes that Harry is not like Eobard. Despite it, he still cannot get along with Harry due to contrasting personalities, even admitting that Eobard was a nicer guy. He briefly dates Kendra Saunders. After encountering his Earth-2 doppelgänger, Reverb, Cisco fears that he is on the path to becoming a villain. However, Cisco tries to harness his powers for heroic purposes. Cisco also meets his brother's Earth-2 doppelgänger, Rupture, after Zoom frames him for Reverb's death. After this, Cisco and Dante reconcile. During an encounter with the Black Canary's Earth-2 doppelgänger, Black Siren, Cisco briefly displays a powerful sonic attack against her. He also develops the ability to open portals to parallel universes.
In season three, Cisco is a billionaire tech magnate in the Flashpoint timeline, profiting with his inventions but also secretly helping Flash (Wally West) and Iris. In the reset timeline Cisco is coming to terms with his brother's death, but his grief worsens when Cisco learns that Barry is inadvertently responsible for Dante's death; their friendship is strained for a while. However, Cisco and Barry reconcile after Cisco inadvertently alters history to the worse during the Dominators invasion. Cisco starts to use his powers more, but he refuses to utilize their destructive potential like Reverb. He gains confidence that he is not on the same path as his Earth-2 doppelgänger and builds a prototype suit prior to Dante's death. Cisco's refusal to fully use his powers against Killer Frost gives her a psychological advantage over him. His rejection of his dark side eventually inspires Caitlin to do the same. Cisco shares a budding romance with Cynthia Reynolds (Gypsy), a metahuman bounty hunter from Earth-19. Cisco also struggles to build a friendship with Harrison "H.R." Wells from Earth-19, not because of his experience with Eobard Thawne but of both he and Harry see him as a nuisance. In the alternate 2024, Cisco lost his hands after the fight with Killer Frost, and thus the use of his powers. He replaced them with cybernetic prostheses and is dejected after Savitar's attacks has left Central City without a sense of hope.
In season four, Cisco succeeds in bringing Barry back from the Speed Force after six months of building a device that mirrors Barry's essence with help from Felicity, Harry, Caitlin, Tracy, Christina "Tina" McGee, and Curtis Holt. After Barry is sentenced to prison after the DeVoes framed him for murder, Cisco works with Ralph Dibny, who substitutes for the Flash as the Elongated Man. He and Gypsy break up when they realize their careers and lives are keeping them apart.
In season five, Cisco fakes his superhero alter-ego's death after Cicada's attack, forcing him to take a leave from heroic and unable to use his powers without the latter discovering the truth.
- Valdes also portrayed his character's Earth-2 doppelgänger, the metahuman villain Reverb, an enforcer for Zoom, and wrangler of Killer Frost and Deathstorm. Reverb has more experience and control of his powers than his Earth-1 self; he has been aware of Vibe's existence and powers even before Vibe appears on Earth-2. He can manipulate sonic vibrations to create powerful shock waves of considerable strength, and it is implied that Reverb's power level surpasses both Killer Frost and Deathstorm as they are intimidated by him. He is killed by Zoom. Reverb's visor technology is obtained by his Earth-1 counterpart following his death, and Harry later uses its components to modify Vibe's own visor.
Harrison Wells (portrayed by Tom Cavanagh; season 1–present) is, on most earths in the Multiverse, the mind and money behind the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator in Central City. Eobard Thawne serves as the first season's main antagonist.
In season one, he activates a particle accelerator that releases dark matter energy in Central City, killing several civilians and granting various individuals metahuman abilities, including Barry Allen. Nine months later, Wells is a recluse and a pariah, confined to a wheelchair. Along with Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow, he helps develop Barry's powers as the Flash and mentors him in pushing his speed to the limit to come up with novel solutions to take down metahuman criminals. However, Wells has many secrets: he is faking paralysis, possesses the artificial intelligence Gideon which has information from the future, and is willing to kill to protect his protégé and cover his own tracks. Wells is revealed to be the Reverse-Flash, the mysterious speedster in a yellow suit who killed Barry's mother in 2000. It is also revealed that Eobard Thawne killed the real Harrison Wells, along with his wife Tess Morgan, and assumed his identity; he orchestrated the events that would turn Barry into the Flash for his own agenda. Eobard's plans are foiled and he is erased from existence when his ancestor Eddie Thawne commits suicide, though the Reverse-Flash's existence lingers to preserve the timeline. In season two, Eobard's last will as Harrison Wells contains a recorded confession for Barry that clears Henry of all charges. Eobard somehow returns in season four during the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover, where he allies himself with the Nazi-ruled Earth-X's Dark Arrow (Oliver Queen's doppelgänger) and Overgirl (Kara Danvers' doppelgänger) as a member of the New Reichsmen, only to disappear after his accomplices are killed. In season five, it is revealed that sometime after the events of Crisis on Earth-X, Eobard is imprisoned in Iron Heights in the year 2049 and has been orchestrating season five's events by manipulating Barry's future daughter, Nora West-Allen, into traveling back in time to meet her father.
Season two features the Earth-2 version of Dr. Harrison "Harry" Wells, the father of Jesse Wells. He, like Eobard, used an exploding particle accelerator to create metahumans, including the psychopathic serial killer Hunter Zolomon as the rogue speedster Zoom. Harry refused to take responsibility while making a profit by developing metahuman detector technology. But when Zoom kidnaps Jesse, Harry travels to Earth-1 to assist Barry in the fight against Zoom's metahumans and to locate Jesse. Team Flash, specifically Cisco and Joe, distrust him because of the prior betrayal by Eobard, and Harry himself is mistaken by people, unaware that Eobard's actions ruined his Earth-1 doppelgänger's name and legacy. Harry meets the Reverse-Flash's younger self, suspecting that the encounter between them is what caused Eobard's future actions towards his Earth-1 self and lead Harry to hate Thawne. Harry is extorted by Zoom into developing a device to steal the Flash's speed for Zoom in exchange for his daughter's life, a feat that even the Reverse-Flash had failed to achieve. But Harry confesses to his collaboration with Zoom and gains Barry and Cisco's help rescuing Jesse from Earth-2; Harry and Jesse then seek refuge on Earth-1. After Barry's speed is sacrificed to Zoom to save Wally West, Harry recreates a miniature particle accelerator to help Barry regain these powers. Although the accelerator explosion causes Barry to disappear, and its dark matter affects both Wally and Jesse, Harry eventually locates Barry at the Speed Force; with Cisco and Iris' help, Harry brings Barry back and Barry wakes Jesse from the coma. After Zoom's defeat, Harry and Jesse return to Earth-2 with Jay Garrick, promising to help the Flash of Earth-3 return to his own Earth. Harry returns early in season three after Jesse is revealed to have developed super-speed as a result of the accelerator, but Harry asks the team talk his daughter out of pursuing heroics. After Barry and Jesse are forced to team up, Harry becomes more supportive of it. Harry helps Joe protect Iris after they arrive on Earth-2 to hide from Savitar, but they fail to stop her kidnapping. Harry despises his Earth-19 doppelgänger, H.R. Wells, who he considers a moron, but comes to respect H.R. after learning of his sacrifice for Iris. In season four's season premiere, it is revealed that Harry was one of the scientists who helped Cisco develop a device to take Barry's place in the Speed Force. Harry visits Earth-1 again after an argument with Jesse, and helps the team fight Clifford DeVoe, augmenting his intelligence with dark matter to oppose DeVoe before it is revealed that the use of dark matter damaged his brain. He returns to Earth-2 after DeVoe's defeat, his intelligence restored to a normal human level after further exposure to dark matter.
Season three introduces his Earth-19 version, Harrison "H.R." Wells. H.R. is one of several versions of Harrison Wells that finds the cryptogram sent by Harry through the multiverse and expresses interest in aiding Team Flash. Cisco determines that H.R. is not a scientist; H.R.'s scientist partner at S.T.A.R. Labs, Randolph Morgan, was the one who solved Harry's cryptogram for him. Barry suggests letting H.R. stay a few weeks and he proves his worth by helping form plans and locating super-criminals; like Harry and Eobard, H.R. is a skilled organizer, businessman, and entrepreneur. He trains Wally to be a hero and, after discovering how many criminals breached the facility, strives to transform S.T.A.R. Labs into a museum to maintain Team Flash's cover. Gypsy, an enforcer from Earth-19, arrives to retrieve H.R. on charges of crossing dimensions, but is defeated by Cisco. In the battle against Savitar, H.R. sacrifices himself by disguising himself as Iris and taking her place to be killed by Savitar. In the alternate 2024, H.R. was a successful novelist.
Season five introduces another Earth's version in the form of Harrison Sherloque Wells, a detective who has solved cases across the multiverse. He is 'hired' by Team Flash to investigate the mystery of the metahuman serial killer Cicada, staying on Earth-1 after his initial deductions prove incorrect because this version of Cicada has a different secret identity from every version Sherloque has previously captured. He is also suspicious of Nora West-Allen, and secretly investigates the speedster.
During the fourth-season episode "When Harry Met Harry...", Harry briefly creates the "Council of Wells", which consists of the smartest versions of himself from across the multiverse: Harrison Wolfgang Wells, a German author and scientist from Earth-12; H. Lothario Wells, a billionaire and playboy from Earth-47; and Wells 2.0., a cyborg from Earth-22. Also shown is a wizard variant named "Wells the Grey".
Joseph "Joe" West (portrayed by Jesse L. Martin; season 1–present) is a CCPD detective, father of Iris and Wally West, and legal guardian to Barry Allen following Nora Allen's death and Henry Allen's incarceration.
In season one, he is one of the few who knows Barry's secret; he reluctantly becomes Barry's partner against metahuman criminals by offering him support in crime fighting. Joe also gives Barry advice on his feelings for Iris. He assists Barry's attempts to prove Henry innocent and secretly investigates Wells, suspicious of his intentions. Joe and the team ultimately discover Wells' true identity.
In season two, Joe is head of the metahuman task-force along with Cisco and Patty Spivot. He relies on Cisco's inventions to deal with the super criminals and becomes a father figure to them both. Joe struggles with his relationship with his estranged wife Francine who, unbeknownst to Joe, gave birth to their son Wally after she left the family. He is distraught and unsure of how to be a father to Wally, but after Zoom kidnaps Wally they become close. Joe is proud of Wally's aptitude in mechanical engineering and his need to help people. After Wally is exposed to the dark matter, Joe suspects that his son will become a metahuman.
In the Flashpoint timeline of season three Joe is an alcoholic who is uncommitted to his job and estranged from his children. He is unaware that Wally is the Flash. In the reset timeline Joe and Iris are not speaking because Joe never told her that her mother was alive; however, they reconcile after Barry reveals the timeline changes. Joe fears for Wally's life after discovering Wally has dreams of being Kid Flash. After Wally becomes a speedster, however, Joe eventually accepts his son's destiny. He begins to move on from his widowhood by dating district attorney Cecile Horton. In an alternate 2024 Joe grieves over Iris' death and Wally's paralysis and catatonia.
In season four, Joe learns that Cecile is pregnant with his child, later revealed to be a daughter. Having a child young enough to be their grandchild cause him and Cecile to experience a midlife crisis that they eventually overcome together. When Barry is incarcerated at Iron Heights, Joe does everything he can to help prove his innocence. When Cecile goes into labour while Flash was in a final battle with Thinker, Joe stays by her as Caitlin helps to deliver their child; he and Cecile later named their newborn daughter Jenna. He later talks to Wally at the party that followed, being proud of his son's new confidence, and they are delighted with Jenna's birth.
Prior to the shooting of season five's premiere, Martin suffered a back injury during summer hiatus. After shooting scenes for a few episodes involving his character sitting or lying down, he is taking a medical leave of absence from the show. It is unclear of the progress of Martin's recovery and thus when he would return. To dates, it is explained that Joe takes a leave of absence from police works so that he can spend quality times with Jenna, and away from home visiting Cecile's and his own family members.
- Martin also portrays the Earth-2 Joseph West, a singer who does not share a father-son bond with Barry and actually blames him for Iris becoming a police officer. Earth-2 Joseph is killed by Deathstorm and Killer Frost.
Wally West / Kid FlashEdit
Wallace "Wally" West (portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale; main seasons 2–4; guest season 5) is Iris' unknown brother and Joe's son, described as "a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark". Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, the character is an amalgamation of his original interpretation and the interpretation that was introduced during DC's The New 52 relaunch.
Wally was born after his mother's abandonment of her family, leading Joe and Iris to be unaware of his existence for eighteen years. Wally first meets his father and sister during a Christmas party shortly before his mother dies, and he struggles to bond with Joe and Iris. He also forms a brotherly bond with Barry Allen, although he is suspicious of Barry's weird behavior. Formerly a drag racer, Wally is enrolled at the same university Iris attended, majoring in mechanical engineering. After repeatedly being rescued by the Flash, Wally becomes fascinated with the superhero and discovers that his father has a connection with him, but is unaware that he is Barry. He is inspired by both his father and the Flash to help people, and as a result becomes closer to Joe. Later, when Wally and Jesse Wells are locked in the Time Vault at S.T.A.R. Labs, they work together to escape but are accidentally affected by the dark matter released from the attempt to restore Barry's powers; his father and Barry suspect that Wally is turning into a metahuman after the incident. Eventually Wally discovers Barry's secrets when Zoom abducts and kills Barry's father, and fully accepts Barry after he rescues Joe from Zoom.
In the Flashpoint timeline, Wally is the Flash, until he is badly injured by the rogue speedster Rival and Barry and Eobard Thawne reset the timeline. In the post-Flashpoint timeline, Wally struggles to become a speedster after witnessing Jesse becoming one. After Alchemy seeks Wally out, Wally learns of his alternate life and uses the villain's device to gain his speed. Wally then becomes a speedster after Caitlin stabilizes his metamorphosis, and he is eager to join Barry as his partner, Kid Flash, to both his father and sister's concerns. Wally also assists Cisco due to his background in mechanical engineering. Barry gradually appreciates Wally's supports and asking Wally's help to save Iris from Savitar. Though H.R. saves Iris instead after he sacrifices himself, Wally and Jay Garrick join Barry in the final battle to defeat Savitar. After Barry chooses to take Savitar's place in the Speed Force to stabilize it, he appoints Wally to be his successor as the Flash. In the alternate 2024, Wally sought revenge against Savitar shortly after Iris' murder but was rendered paraplegic and catatonic after the fight.
In season four, Wally leaves Central City for Blue Valley on a mission of self-discovery after Jesse breaks up with him. He later returned for his sister's wedding. He resumes his journey though, reaching China before being recruited by Rip Hunter to join the Legends in their fight against Mallus. Following the fight with Thinker, Wally attended the party that followed the birth of his father's new daughter with Cecile Horton, and is delighted of having a younger sibling. He told his father about his battle to save the universe from Mallus and how he was working not to be in Barry's shadow, showing Joe his confidence as a hero.
In season five, Wally briefly helps Team Flash with keeping Nora in the present and taking down Gridlock. After some encouragement from his father and the rest of the team. He leaves Central City to continue his mission of self-discovery.
Lonsdale decides that he will not be returning full time on season five, due to his desire to seek other acting opportunities.
It was always intended for Wally to be the son of Joe and brother of Iris, which differs from the character's comic history, as the producers felt it "weird" for second seasons of television series to introduce previously unmentioned cousins of established characters. Keiynan Lonsdale originally auditioned for Legends of Tomorrow to portray Jefferson "Jax" Jackson.
Julian Albert / AlchemyEdit
Julian Albert Desmond / Alchemy (portrayed by Tom Felton; Season 3) – A wealthy scientist and fellow CSI at the CCPD. The character was originally known as Julian Dorn. In season three, he works with Barry Allen though they did not initially get along. As Alchemy, he is an acolyte of Savitar who unlocks the potential in metahumans from the Flashpoint timeline in preparation for a future event. Julian is not aware he is Alchemy, and that he only assumes the guise while being unconsciously possessed by Savitar. Tobin Bell voices Doctor Alchemy. In order to fix what he made as Alchemy, Julian decides to join the team to help against Savitar and other metahumans. Julian and Caitlin Snow develop a romantic relationship. In season four, it is revealed that Julian returned to the United Kingdom.
Clifford DeVoe / ThinkerEdit
Clifford DeVoe (portrayed by Neil Sandilands; season 4) is a metahuman with superhuman intelligence, who seeks to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity as the Thinker and season four's main antagonist. Prior to his appearance, he was alluded to in season three by Abra Kadabra and Savitar as a powerful future adversary. Originally a mild-mannered professor who dreamed of expanding the way people think, Clifford DeVoe used the "thinking cap" his engineer wife Marlize DeVoe built on his specifications and powered it with the dark matter wave from the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion to boost his intelligence. It eventually rendered him paraplegic and with an advanced form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Marlize developing a hoverchair to delay the affliction as he developed a god complex. Having deduced Barry's imprisonment in the Speed Force, the Thinker orchestrated events that to force the Flash's return while arranging the creation of twelve new metahumans on the bus directly exposed to the resulting dark matter wave. He then hunted them to acquire their powers for his own, being steps ahead of Team Flash as he used them to capture Kilg%re and Becky Sharpe and induct Ralph Dibny into their group while he personally captures the Weeper. Barry soon learns of DeVoe's existence, the villain accepting the "Thinker" moniker Vibe invented while continuing to be steps ahead of the group.
Using Amunet Black to acquire Dominic Lanse, DeVoe transfers his consciousness into the metahuman's body (Kendrick Sampson) to acquire his telepathy while using his lifeless original body to frame Barry for murder. This ultimately played to his plan in causing an Iron Heights Prison breakout, acquiring Becky's body (Sugar Lyn Beard) and luck manipulation along with the powers of Kilg%re, Black Bison, and Dwarfstar while killing Warden Wolfe to Marlize's horror. This was the start of his personality changing for the worst as, showing indifference upon learning that Barry is exonerated, DeVoe places an extract of Weeper's tears in his wife's drink to make more obedient. He later transferred his mind into the body of Izzy Bowin (Miranda MacDougall) to acquire her powers, leaving only Ralph and four more metahumans to capture. After proceeding to take the powers of Edwin Gauss (Arturo Del Puerto) as well as Melting Point and Null, DeVoe manipulated events that led to him taking Elongated Man's body and thawing Caitlin Snow's Killer Frost form. He then used Elongated Man's powers to shape his body into his own so that his wife can now love all of him. After raiding an A.R.G.U.S. facility, DeVoe begins to put his Enlightenment Satellite plan into action. With help from Marlize, his plot was thwarted while his host regained control of his body when Barry's conscience enters the Thinker's mind to help fight off, during which DeVoe's good side manifested as a corpse, showing that he was truly beyond redemption. With his original body dead and Marlize having destroyed every known means he has to sustain his survival, DeVoe no longer exists.
However, the Thinker's Enlightenment satellite played a part in the origin of Cicada and the Meta-Tech which causes any item to grant anyone metahuman abilities.
Cecile Horton (portrayed by Danielle Nicolet; main season 5; guest season 1; recurring seasons 3–4) is the Central City district attorney and a close friend of Joe West. She would give occasional legal advice to Joe in season one. Cecile and Joe begin a romantic relationship in season three and expect a child in season four. During her pregnancy, she became a metahuman with telepathic and empathetic powers. In season five, Nicolet is promoted to series regular.
Ralph Dibny / Elongated ManEdit
In season one, Ralph's name was referred by Eobard Thawne of him being one of the victims killed by the particle accelerator explosion prior to the timeline change in season three. Dibny was a CCPD detective until Barry testified against him for tampering with evidence.
It is later revealed in season four that Dibny committed perjury out of a misguided sense of justice rather than a desire for personal gain: he feared a suspect would get away with murder, and thus planted fake evidence. Dibny then became a shady private detective specializing in infidelity cases. He was on the bus that was exposed to dark matter energy and became a metahuman and ally to Team Flash. After Barry is framed by Clifford DeVoe for murder and imprisoned at Iron Heights, Ralph substitutes Barry as Central City's new superhero Elongated Man, to continue Team Flash's fight against DeVoe and other criminals while working to free Barry. Posing as Clifford DeVoe, he appeared before the judge that presided over Barry's trial claiming that someone knocked him out and made him look dead. This statement convinced Judge Hankerson to exonerate Barry. Elongated Man's body was later taken over by Thinker who stretched it into his own image. During the final battle with Thinker, Elongated Man regained control of his body and helped to defeat him.
In season five, Ralph begins an investigation into Caitlin's childhood past, and helps Team Flash against the serial killer Cicada.
Nora West-Allen / XSEdit
Nora West-Allen (portrayed by Jessica Parker Kennedy; main season 5; recurring season 4) is introduced as a mysterious girl with super-speed. She is first seen at the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West before the Earth-X forces crash it. Nora interacts with each member of Team Flash throughout the season and secretly helps Barry stop a falling satellite as part of Thinker's fail safe. Afterwards, she appears at the party that welcomes the daughter of Joe West and Cecile Horton. Nora reveals herself to the team as Barry and Iris' daughter from the future and states she has made a big mistake. When using her super-speed, she has both orange/yellow lightning similar to Barry and purple lightning like when Iris was briefly a speedster. She uses the superhero name XS, given to her by her parents.
It was revealed that she became XS after her father disappeared during a battle with Reverse-Flash in 2024 and chose this codename from her mother's nickname for her, owing to her tendency to do things in excess. Nora hopes to meet the father she never knew in the past, though in the process along with her reckless conducts, she inadvertently alters her timeline to an unpredictable degree. Nora is estranged from Iris in the future due to the latter implanting a power dampening chip into her during infancy, which she didn't realize or remove until six months before she first went back in time. She believes that her mother robbed her of the choice to pursue heroics like her father. However, after time-traveling to the past to meet Barry, Nora is shocked to find out that her father wholeheartedly supports any decision Iris has or will make, and despite his love for his daughter, he can't completely trust her due to her rash demeanor affecting her judgment. Hurt by the realization that her relationship with Barry is not how she imagined it would be, Nora distanced herself from her father's younger self as well. However, she and Iris reconcile after the latter affirms that she is not her future self and will try to avoid becoming that woman. She also begins to rebuild her bond with Barry. Unbeknownst to them however, Nora is secretly aligned with her paternal grandmother's killer Eobard Thawne. Furthermore, in Thawne's timeline (where he never killed Nora's grandmother), her parents named her Dawn. Following a fight with Cicada and learning why Barry hates Thawne, Nora returns to her time to question the villainous speedster, who is revealed to be incarcerated in Iron Heights' metahuman wing.
Orlin Dwyer / CicadaEdit
Orlin Dwyer got his abilities and dagger when he was struck by a fragment of Thinker's satellite. Cicada first shows up when he kills Gridlock after his arrest and fatally wounds Block following her defeat.
Then he went on to target Vibe and fought Flash as well. Thanks to a strategy by XS, Team Flash was able to fake Vibe's death and fool Cicada into thinking he's dead. When he arrives at the hospital in his civilian form, his real name is revealed to be Orlin Dwyer by a female doctor that is overseeing his comatose niece, Grace, whom he came to love as a daughter. The doctor notices that a wound on Dwyer hasn't healed, which was created by the fragment when it broke off of Thinker's satellite, which he later uses as a dagger. The incident also endowed him with telekinetic control of his dagger and superhuman strength; with the dagger itself having the ability to nullify most metahumans' powers. Dwyer develops an anti-metahuman sentiment after losing his sister (Grace's mother) to a metahuman attack and the Thinker's worldwide assault putting Grace in a coma that she may never wake from; vowing to exterminate all metahumans, including himself once he's finished.
When it came to the fight outside the hospital, Cicada learns the name Team Flash coined him with. Their strategy didn't work as Cicada recalled his dagger back to Earth after it was teleported into space by Vibe. He was forced to retreat however, when it was discovered that his dagger's abilities don't work on Killer Frost since her powers didn't originate from dark matter like the others.
It is later revealed that if it weren't for Nora West-Allen's time traveling, the fragment would have struck a serial bomber named David Hersch (portrayed by Chris Webb) instead of Dwyer. In Nora's timeline, Hersch became the metahuman serial killer Cicada and a powerful enemy to the Flash and his allies who went uncaught. Some of Hersch's parallel universe counterparts also took on the villainous identity and each battled heroes from their respective Earths before being defeated by inter-dimensional traveling detective Harrison Sherloque Wells.
This is a list of recurring actors and the characters they portrayed in multiple episodes, which were significant roles, sometimes across multiple seasons. The characters are listed, in alphabetical order by actor, by the season in which they first appeared.
Introduced in season oneEdit
Ronnie Raymond / FirestormEdit
Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm (portrayed by Robbie Amell) is an engineer at S.T.A.R. Labs and Caitlin Snow's fiancé, based on the DC Comics character of the same name who is half of the character Firestorm. He is thought to be dead in the particle accelerator explosion, saving the lives of his co-workers. He survived the accident, which merged him with Martin Stein and the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. transmutation matrix, transforming both of them into one pyrokinetic entity. Though Firestorm is Ronnie's body, it is Stein who remains in control for most of their existence, with Ronnie occasionally taking control for brief moments. They eventually learn to control their shared powers, including an ability to separate themselves at will. Like Caitlin, Cisco and Stein, Ronnie also becomes good friends with Barry Allen; he and Barry ultimately join forces with Oliver Queen to subdue the Reverse-Flash. Ronnie marries Caitlin. In season two Ronnie dies and sacrifices himself to stop the singularity above Central City.
- Amell also portrays Ronnie Raymond / Deathstorm, the Earth-2 version of the character and Killer Frost's husband. He works for Zoom alongside Killer Frost and Reverb. Ronnie is killed by Zoom for harming the Flash.
Oliver Queen / Green ArrowEdit
Oliver Queen / Green Arrow (portrayed by Stephen Amell) is a former-playboy billionaire and politician who operates as a vigilante in Star City and is a friend of Barry Allen's. He helps Barry in hand-to-hand combat and other skills to turn Barry into a capable combatant with or without powers. Amell stars as the character on Arrow.
- The Earth-2 version of his character died while his father Robert Queen became the Arrow instead.
- Amell also portrays Dark Arrow, the Earth-X version of the character.
General Wade EilingEdit
General Wade Eiling (portrayed by Clancy Brown) is a general with an interest in metahumans, who wants to use them for the U.S. Army, and has a history with S.T.A.R. Labs. Eiling learns of Barry Allen's identity as the Flash, however, Eobard Thawne gives the general to Grodd to be placed under the gorilla's control. After being freed by the Flash, he and Barry form a grudging respect despite their enmity.
Martin Stein (portrayed by Victor Garber) is a nuclear physicist focused on transmutation, based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is also half of the character Firestorm. He remains in control of Firestorm during the initial merging, though Ronnie Raymond occasionally takes control for brief moments. They learn to control their shared powers, including an ability to separate themselves at will. Professor Stein also subsequently gives Barry Allen and Eddie Thawne some insight on the possibility of time travel and their respective destinies. In season two, Stein becomes a member of Team Flash and the group's scientific advisor following Eobard Thawne's demise. He also discovers Cisco Ramon's secret as a metahuman and encourages him to accept his powers. When it turns out that his body is unstable as a consequence of the combination of the dark matter with Stein's own matrix, Stein gains a new partner in Jefferson "Jax" Jackson. In season three, Stein discovers that he now has a daughter, Lily Stein, due to both Barry's and his own respective time-traveling actions; he never had a child due to his fear of being as neglectful as his father and his past commitments to his work prior to the timeline's reset. In season four, Stein is killed when he tries to escape from Earth-X with Barry and other heroes.
- The Earth-2 version of the character is one-half of the conjoined metahuman criminal Deathstorm. Ronnie does not release Stein or listen to him and he eventually stops talking altogether. He is killed by Zoom alongside Deathstorm.
Nora Allen (portrayed by Michelle Harrison) is Barry Allen's mother. Although the Reverse-Flash was actually trying to kill the young Barry during the fight with the Flash's future self, Nora became Reverse-Flash's target after young Barry was taken to safety, as he thought such a tragedy would prevent Barry from becoming Flash. Nora also appears as one of the Speed Force manifestations that helps Barry get to terms with her death.
- Harrison voices the Earth-2 version of the character. On this Earth, she remains alive and happy.
Gregory Wolfe (portrayed by Anthony Harrison in season one, Richard Brooks in season four) is the corrupt warden of Iron Heights Prison who has connections to Amunet Black. When Barry has been framed for Clifford DeVoe's "murder" and sentenced to Iron Heights, Warden Wolfe incarcerates Barry in Henry Allen's former cell. After his hidden camera enabled him to figure out that Barry is the Flash, Wolfe has Barry transferred to Iron Heights' metahuman wing. Wolfe is killed by Clifford DeVoe while stealing the abilities of the metahumans that Wolfe was going to sell to Amunet.
Mason Bridge (portrayed by Roger Howarth) is a reporter at the Central City Picture News who mentors Iris West. He becomes suspicious of Eobard Thawne and finds evidence of Simon Stagg's murder. Mason is killed by the Reverse-Flash and all evidence erased, but his disappearance leads Barry and Joe to discover he was murdered for learning about Thawne. When Iris begins looking into Mason's disappearance, Eddie Thawne covers with a story, but Iris eventually learns the truth.
Linda Park (portrayed by Malese Jow) is a journalist for the Central City Picture News who befriends Iris West and Barry Allen. She briefly dated Barry in season one. The character was originally portrayed by Olivia Cheng in the series Arrow.
- Jow also portrays Doctor Light, the Earth-2 version of the character, based on the Kimiyo Hoshi's conception of the character. She is a thief who is very easily startled and paranoid and willing to do anything to stay out of Zoom's sights, include attempting to murder so that she can takeover her doppelgänger's life.
Eobard Thawne / Reverse-FlashEdit
Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash (portrayed by Matt Letscher; Tom Cavanagh in Harrison Wells's form) is the time-traveling archenemy of Barry Allen and a future descendant of Eddie Thawne, based on the DC Comics character of the same name and the main antagonist of season one. In the 22nd century, Eobard was an amoral scientist and obsessed with the Flash and desired to "become" his idol. Eobard duplicated the reaction and become a speedster, only to learn that he was destined to become the Flash's greatest enemy and grew to despise his idol. Eobard became the "reverse" of everything the Flash was and the two enemies encountered each other over years, neither strong enough to defeat the other. At one point, Reverse-Flash (who had traveled to 2024) vanishes with the Flash in the midst of a "crisis". Discovering the Flash's identity, Eobard murders Nora Allen after a failed attempt to kill Barry as a child, but loses his connection to the Speed Force and became stranded in the past. He takes on Dr. Harrison Wells's appearance and manipulates events in attempts to return to his time period; Eddie sacrifices himself in the first-season finale, causing Eobard to be erased from existence. Eobard's first chronological appearance occurs during season two; the Reverse-Flash travels back in time to 2016, encountering the Flash for the first time (from Eobard's perspective). In the midst of using Tina McGee's "speed machine" construction to return to his time period, he suffers a severe beating from the Flash. While being briefly imprisoned at S.T.A.R. Labs, he came to know about some of his own future actions after interactions with the Flash, Cisco Ramon and Harry Wells, but is send back home to prevent a time paradox. In the second-season finale, the Flash travels back to prevent the Reverse-Flash from murdering Nora, altering significant events.
In season three's premiere, Eobard is imprisoned by Barry while they're both in the Flashpoint timeline. Trying to convince his nemesis to restore the reality they both know, Barry gives in after realizing the new timeline's dangers. The Reverse-Flash is released to murder Nora, which supposedly "fixes" the timeline. Eobard then brings Barry back to a slightly different timeline and leaves but not before taunting his nemesis, implying his awareness that the timeline is not reset exactly.
In season five, Eobard is incarcerated at Iron Heights in 2049. He is revealed to have been a mentor to Nora West-Allen / XS.
Lisa Snart / Golden GliderEdit
Lisa Snart / Golden Glider (portrayed by Peyton List) is an aspiring criminal and Leonard Snart's younger sister. In season one, she shares a mutual attraction with Cisco Ramon who she initially kidnapped for her brother and coerced into creating a gun that turns things into gold, but later becomes genuinely fond of Cisco. Lisa later helped her brother free the metahuman criminals in the Pipeline. In season two, Lisa sought Team Flash's help when her brother was found to be working for their abusive father Lewis Snart (later revealed to be due to her father threatening her life).
Mark Mardon / Weather WizardEdit
Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard (portrayed by Liam McIntyre) is a criminal with the ability to control the weather of his surroundings. Having similar powers to his sibling Clyde, Mark returns to Central City seeking revenge on Joe West for killing his brother. He was being held in the S.T.A.R. Labs prison before being set free by Leonard Snart and offered a place in his crew the "Rogues". Mark murdered Patty Spivot's father during a bank robbery with his brother months prior to the particle accelerator's explosion. He remains nursing his grudge against both Joe West and the Flash.
Leonard Snart / Captain ColdEdit
Leonard Snart / Captain Cold (portrayed by Wentworth Miller) is the son of a police officer and Lisa Snart's brother who turns to crime. Snart is a cunning and intelligent bank robber who seeks to eliminate the Flash and steals a cryonic gun from S.T.A.R. Labs, a weapon Cisco created as a failsafe to stop the Flash. Snart and Mick Rory attempt to kill The Flash but fail, though the Flash is revealed to the world. He extorts Flash's identity from Cisco and later becomes leader of his crew which Barry dubs the "Rogues". Barry later asks Snart to assist the transport of metahumans from Central City to Lian Yu, for which Snart wants his criminal record erased. He double-crosses Barry by sabotaging the truck containing Mark Mardon, Kyle Nimbus, Roy Bivolo, Jake Simmons and Shawna Baez. Snart kills Simmons who he claims owed him money. Leonard is later extorted into working for his father, Lewis Snart, when he plants a bomb inside Lisa's head. After Team Flash successfully remove it, Leonard kills Lewis out of spite and is arrested for his father's murder. He is later broken out by Mardon to get revenge on Barry but declines and warns Barry of Mardon's plans. Snart had a part in turning Sam Scudder and Rosa Dillon into metahumans; when they come to seek revenge Barry reveals that Snart is traveling with friends of theirs called the Legends. During the alien attack, the Legends appear, prompting Barry to ask Snart's whereabouts; it is said that Snart sacrificed himself to save the team, proving to be a hero. Months later, Barry recruits Snart from a point in time where he was traveling with the Legends in an attempt to steal Dominator technology from A.R.G.U.S. The two succeed, and Snart is returned to the Legends.
- The Earth-2 version of the character is the mayor of Central City.
- Miller also portrays Citizen Cold, the Earth-X version of the character during "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover. Citizen Cold is a vigilante and a member of the Freedom Fighters, a resistance movement against the New Reich in a Nazi-governed world; he is also the lover of Ray Terrill / The Ray. Citizen Cold later appears on Earth-X where he helps Flash deal with Siren-X, a remnant of the New Reich who plans to detonate Fallout at the CCPD in order to avenge Dark Arrow's death. During this time, Citizen Cold helps Flash cope with what Thinker did with Elongated Man. After Siren-X is defeated and Fallout is in A.R.G.U.S. custody, Citizen Cold returns to Earth-X to marry Ray.
Tina McGee (portrayed by Amanda Pays) is a friend of Harrison Wells (Earth-1 version), she is the director of Mercury Labs and the designer of the tachyon devices which allows any object to move at the speed of light. During seasons one and two, McGee has run-ins with Eobard Thawne involving her tachyon equipment and is aware of Barry Allen's secret. In season four (off screen), she is a member of Cisco Ramon's team to bring the Flash back from the Speed Force. Pays reprises the character from the 1990s TV series.
Mick Rory / Heat WaveEdit
Mick Rory / Heat Wave (portrayed by Dominic Purcell) is an arsonist and accomplice of Leonard Snart who uses a heat gun developed by Cisco capable of burning almost anything. However, Mick's obsession for maximum destruction and failure to think causes tensions with Snart tempted to kill him.
- There is an Earth-X version of the character who died saving people when Citizen Cold told Heat Wave about his counterpart.
John Diggle / SpartanEdit
- The Earth-90 version of the character is the Green Lantern / John Stewart
Kendra Saunders / Chay-Ara / HawkgirlEdit
Kendra Saunders / Chay-Ara / Hawkgirl (portrayed by Ciara Renée) is a young woman who has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back. She is a potential love interest for Cisco Ramon.
Felicity Smoak (portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards) is an information-technology genius and a member of Oliver Queen's team; later his wife. Also a good friend of Barry Allen. Rickards stars as the character on Arrow.
- Rickards also portrays the unnamed Earth-X version of the character, who is interned in a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.
- Sabongui also portrays the Earth-2 version of the character who is a criminal.
Henry Allen (portrayed by John Wesley Shipp) is Barry Allen's father. Shipp previously portrayed Barry Allen the 1990 television series. Henry was a respectable doctor before he was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife Nora Allen and incarcerated in Iron Heights Prison after Eobard Thawne framed him. Only his son Barry and later Joe West believe his innocence. Throughout season one, he learns that Barry is the Flash and is proud of his son. Henry serves as Barry's moral conscience in using these powers wisely, thus keeping Barry from being tempted by personal gains. In season two, Henry is released from prison due to Eobard's confession to Nora's murder. However, he leaves Central City to seek a reclusive life as he believes that his presence could hold back Barry's duties as the Flash. He returns to counsel Barry and offer encouragement after his son's disastrous fight with Hunter Zolomon, then returns to seclusion. When Barry is de-powered, Henry joins S.T.A.R. Labs to help in Barry's fight to save the world from Zoom. Henry is killed by Zolomon in order for Barry to relive the same tragedy went through when Nora was killed by the Reverse-Flash.
- It is implied that the Earth-2 version of the character has a happy life.
Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) is a hyper-intelligent gorilla with telepathic powers as a result of being experimented on by General Eiling under the watch of Eobard Thawne. He is sent to the Gorilla City on Earth-2 by Flash and later plans an attack to Central City with an army of the gorillas like him. However, he is defeated by Flash, Kid Flash, Jesse Quick and Solovar, and imprisoned at A.R.G.U.S.
Introduced in season twoEdit
Jesse Wells / Jesse QuickEdit
Jesse Wells / Jesse Quick (portrayed by Violett Beane) is the daughter of Harry Wells from Earth-2. Like her father Jesse is a science prodigy, having five majors in college, including biochemistry. Zoom holds Jesse captive to extort Harry's cooperation until she is rescued by her father, Barry, Cisco, and Earth-2's Barry and Iris. With her father, Jesse seeks refuge on Earth-1 and she leaves for Opal City after discovering the lengths Harry will take to keep her safe. Jesse returns after her father is kidnapped and works with the S.T.A.R. Labs team. Jesse and Wally are affected by dark matter when Harry attempts to restore Barry's speed; Barry later brings her out of her coma. Following Zoom's defeat, Jesse returns to Earth-2 with her father. Months later Jesse exhibits speedster abilities and aspires to help people, though her father disapproves. After she helps Barry stop Magenta, Harry becomes more encouraging and has Cisco make her a speedster suit. Jesse and Harry return to Earth-2, where Jesse becomes Earth-2's speedster superhero under the name Jesse Quick. Jesse and Wally admit their feelings, and have a long-distance relationship until she breaks up with Wally.
Hunter Zolomon / ZoomEdit
Hunter Zolomon / Zoom (portrayed by Teddy Sears, initially portrayed by Ryan Handley, voiced by Tony Todd) is a speedster from Earth-2 who is obsessed with becoming the only speedster in the multiverse and the main antagonist of season two. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, in season one "with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh's voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different [for Zoom]. Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask." Hunter was a traumatized child (portrayed by Octavian Kaul) that witnessed his mother's murder at his father's hands which triggered his bloodlust as a serial killer before he gained his powers from the particle-accelerator explosion on Earth-2. Dissatisfied, he sought to increase his speed with the Velocity serum but soon discovered it carried a fatal illness. Searching for a cure, he traveled the multiverse and captured Jay Garrick. Unsuccessful in stealing Jay's speed to cure himself, Hunter kept Jay imprisoned with a speed-dampening mask. Inspired to be both hero and villain, he used Jay's name as the fraudulent Flash of Earth-2 to instill false hope which he would take away as Zoom. Discovering Earth-1, he plotted to increase Barry's speed and then steal it, sending various metahumans from Earth-2 to fight the Flash while also infiltrating the team as Jay. Zoom extorts Harry Wells into physically stealing Barry's speed by kidnapping Jesse Wells. He also becomes Caitlin Snow's love interest. After succeeding in stealing Barry's speed, Zoom brings his army of Earth-2 metahumans to conquer Earth-1 and construct a device capable of destroying the other Earths in the multiverse, to ensure he remains the only speedster. Hunter seeks to corrupt Caitlin's mind into becoming like Earth-2 Killer Frost and then Barry's by killing Henry in the same spot Eobard killed Nora, convinced that they are similar because of their childhood traumas. However, Barry ultimately bests Hunter in their final fight and summons two Time Wraiths to punish him for his crimes against the timeline; they transform him into the corpse-like Black Flash enslaved to the Speed Force. Subjugated to the Time Wraiths, the Black Flash made occasional appearances in season three, such as to hurt Savitar before being killed by the Earth-1 Killer Frost.
- Sears also briefly portrays the Earth-1 version of the character, a non-metahuman individual.
Jay Garrick / FlashEdit
Jay Garrick (portrayed by John Wesley Shipp), the Earth-3 version of the Flash. Hunter Zolomon held Jay captive in a failed attempt to harness his speed, and was inspired to take up his persona and falsely operate as the Flash of Earth-2, even using Jay's name. To keep him from escaping, Zolomon forced Jay to wear a mask that suppressed his speed and prevented him from talking. After Zoom's defeat, Barry rescues Jay who travels with Harry Wells and Jesse Wells back to Earth-2. Jay adopts Hunter's Flash helmet as a symbol of hope, taking satisfaction in taking something from Zoom as Zoom had done to him. Jay learned from Harry that Henry Allen is his doppelgänger and Barry is Henry's son. Knowing this, Jay watches over Barry as a sympathetic yet stern mentor, and a friendship develops. He explains to Barry that time travel can have adverse consequences and that Barry must live with these mistakes. Jay also helps Barry get to terms with Henry's death, and supports Barry since for Henry. Barry later seeks Jay's aid in battling Savitar; they banish Savitar to the Speed Force, though Savitar later escapes with Jay taking Savitar's place. After being freed, Jay joins Team Flash in the final battle to defeat Savitar. Jay later returns to help Barry controls of the new Flashtime powers, and reveals that he plans to retire and trains a protégée to become his successor as the Flash.
- Regarding the difference in his portrayal of Garrick over Allen, Shipp "figured Jay is my version of Barry" from the 1990 series, adding, "I went back and I watched a couple of episodes of the 1990–91 version to kind of remind myself what I did. [Jay] is much more reminiscent of my Barry Allen from 25 years ago than my Henry Allen. I went back and I was amazed how much attitude my Barry Allen had in some situations. I went back and I picked up that thread and I brought it forward 25 years, and tried to weave it in."
- Shipp later reprises his role of Barry Allen from the 1990 television series in the crossover "Elseworlds". It is also revealed that the series situated in Earth-90 and therefore like Garrick, this Flash is also Henry Allen's doppelgänger.
Patty Spivot (portrayed by Shantel VanSanten) is Joe West's new protégée and partner, a member of the metahuman task force at CCPD along with Cisco, and a love interest of Barry Allen. Her father was murdered by Mark Mardon during a bank robbery prior to the particle accelerator's explosion, leaving Patty determined to stop metahuman criminals. She believes that having superhuman power brings out the best or the worst in people, and acknowledges the Flash's heroism. Her hatred for Mark stems from survivor's guilt; when she was a teenager, she was supposed to make the deposit at the bank where her father died. When Patty gets her chance at revenge on Mark, the Flash persuades her to choose justice over vengeance. She leaves Central City to pursue her studies in the Forensic Science program at Midway City University. She also deduces Barry's secret identity and offers to stay if Barry confirms his feelings for her, but Barry admits nothing, not wanting to stop Patty from pursuing her studies. Patty surreptitiously does get Barry to reveal the Flash persona to her as she departs Central City, thus ending their relationship on good terms.
- The Earth-2 version of the character is mentioned as a scientist in the Criminal and Forensic Science Division in the Central City Police Department.
Francine West (portrayed by Vanessa A. Williams) is Iris West's and Wally West's mother and Joe West's estranged wife. Francine abandoned her family four years prior to Joe taking Barry Allen in, out of guilt of endangering Iris through her drug abuse. After settling in Keystone City and following Wally's birth, Francine becomes sober from her addiction and a good mother to her son. After being diagnosed with MacGregor's syndrome (a terminal illness related to substance abuse), she tries to reconcile with her family and to entrust Wally to them before she dies. Joe and Iris forgive Francine on her deathbed and accept Wally as part of the family. Savitar later uses Francine's likeness to agitate Wally.
Introduced in season threeEdit
Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers / SupergirlEdit
Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers / Supergirl (portrayed by Melissa Benoist) is Barry Allen's friend and ally from Earth-38 who is an extraterrestrial superhero from the doomed planet Krypton. They met after Barry accidentally breached the dimensional barrier separating his and Kara's universes when testing a tachyon device (see "Worlds Finest"). Supergirl proves herself as a trusted ally after she travels to Earth-1 to help its heroes resist an alien invasion, and Oliver Queen and Barry entrusted her with a device that enables her to travel and communicate between her universe and theirs. She and her allies occasionally join Barry and other Earth-1 heroes on missions. Benoist reprises the role from Supergirl.
Cynthia / GypsyEdit
Tracy Brand (portrayed by Anne Dudek) is an eccentric doctoral student who studies speedsters with "a smorgasbord of quirky idiosyncrasies". Introduced in season three, she is targeted by Savitar due to her future self aiding Savitar's defeat in 2021. Tracy later aligns herself with Team Flash to fulfill her destiny against Savitar and becomes a love interest of H.R. Wells in the process. She later witnesses H.R. being killed by Savitar and hates the rogue time-remnant. In season four, Tracy is one of the members of Cisco Ramon's team to bring Barry Allen back from the Speed Force and implies to have received her PhD and now working as a scientist.
Introduced in season fourEdit
Marlize DeVoe (portrayed by Kim Engelbrecht) is a highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for her husband Clifford DeVoe. Initially, she was loyal and would join the Thinker in harassing and mocking Team Flash every time they score a victory, but as Clifford's original personality begins to be replaced by increasing cruelty and arrogance, she comes to realize that the husband she loved was gone and helps Team Flash defeat DeVoe in the final battle.
Amunet Black (portrayed by Katee Sackhoff) is a crimelord who operates an underground black market of metahuman supervillains. She is a metahuman who has the power to manipulate metal, but prefers using special metal shards when in combat. Amunet Black convinced Caitlin Snow to work with her for the promise of a cure. Caitlin later leaves and Amunet who repeatedly tries to coerce Caitlin back to her side. Amunet is tipped by Warden Wolfe who lets her know that he has a big catch (i.e.: Barry Allen). Amunet was knocked out when Thinker attacked. Team Flash later formed a truce with Amunet when her henchman Norvok plotted to sell some of her metal. During this time, she theorized that Caitlin could not access Killer Frost due to a placebo effect. Flash persuaded Amunet not to kill Norvok. After making a device for Team Flash to use when Thinker activates his Enlightenment device, Amunet forms metals around her and escapes in a metallic tornado.
Introduced in season fiveEdit
Dr. Ambres (portrayed by Lossen Chambers) is a doctor at Central City Hospital who shares Cicada's anti-metahuman sentiment; she watches over Grace Gibbons and reluctantly protects Orlin Dwyer.
Thomas Snow / IcicleEdit
Though he was believed to have died of ALS, Thomas is found in an arctic lab by Barry, Caitlin, and Cisco after Ralph discovered that Snow's death certificate was faked. They later learned that in his attempt to cure his ALS, he became a cryogenic metahuman with an evil personality. When most of Team Flash started to freeze, Caitlin proved to immune just before Killer Frost reemerges. Father and daughter engage in an ice battle. After Thomas's personality briefly surfaced, Icicle knocked Killer Frost back and got away.
The following is a supplementary list of guest stars, some recurring, who appear in lesser roles. The characters are listed, in alphabetical order by actor, by the season in which they first appeared.
Introduced in season oneEdit
- Roy Bivolo / Prism / Rainbow Raider (portrayed by Paul Anthony) – A metahuman with the ability to induce an uncontrollable rage in others. Bivolo infects and sends Barry Allen on a rage fit throughout the city which is only calmed by the Arrow, his team and S.T.A.R. Labs. After they defeat Bivolo, he was held in the particle accelerator prison before being set free by Leonard Snart.
- Gideon (voiced by Morena Baccarin) – An A.I. assistant created by Barry Allen in the original future timeline which somehow came to be used in Eobard Thawne's own plans. It is programmed to be loyal to both Barry and Eobard. Gideon is also shown to be loyal to Harry Wells, Clifford DeVoe, and Nora West-Allen.
- Quentin Lance (portrayed by Paul Blackthorne) – A police captain in the Starling City Police Department. He helps Joe West and Cisco Ramon discover Earth-1 Harrison Wells's corpse, and Quentin and Joe become friends in the process due to their similarities as police detectives and fathers. Blackthorne stars as the character on Arrow.
- The Earth-2 version of the character (who is deceased) is mentioned by Black Siren in Arrow.
- Blackthorne also played the Earth-X version of the character in the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover which is a Nazi.
- Tess Morgan (portrayed by Bre Blair) - The wife of Earth-1 Harrison Wells and another victim of Eobard Thawne.
- The Earth-2 version of the character (who is deceased) is mentioned as the wife of Harry Wells and the mother of Jesse Quick.
- Kyle Nimbus / Mist (portrayed by Anthony Carrigan) – A metahuman who can turn himself into a poisonous mist and an enemy of Joe West. He was held in the S.T.A.R. Labs prison before being set free by Leonard Snart.
- Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary (portrayed by Katie Cassidy) – A Starling City assistant district attorney and vigilante. Cisco Ramon provides Laurel with an ultrasonic collar using components from both Sara Lance (Canary) and Hartley Rathaway's sonic weapons, improving Laurel's tactics with sonic weaponry. Cassidy stars as the character on Arrow.
- Cassidy also portrays the Earth-2 version of the character, Black Siren, a villainous metahuman and one of Zoom's lieutenants.
- Cassidy also portrays the Earth-X version of the character, Siren-X, the unrequited lover of Dark Arrow and a remnant of the Earth-X regime who came to Earth-1 to avenge Dark Arrow. She kidnapped Fallout from an A.R.G.U.S. transport in order to cause Fallout to explode. With Citizen Cold's help, the Flash defeated Siren-X and prevented her victim's explosion.
- Anthony Bellows (portrayed by Vito D'Ambrosio) – A former police officer who became Mayor of Central City. His corruption was later exposed by the Flash and Elongated Man and he was arrested by Joe West. While incarcerated at Iron Heights, he became a powerful figure where he gained lackeys and threatened David Ratchet. When Barry Allen was incarcerated at Iron Heights, he played cards with Bellows and secretly used speedster abilities to beat him in a card game. Bellows is succeeded as mayor by Van Buren.
- Tony Woodward / Girder (portrayed by Greg Finley) – A metahuman with the ability to turn his skin into steel. He bullied Barry Allen and Iris West when they were children. In season one, he goes after Iris but is eventually defeated by the Flash.[clarification needed] He is later killed by Farooq during Barry's temporary power loss. Harry Wells's particle-accelerator explosion, which returns Barry's speed, affects Woodward who returns as a reanimated corpse targeting Iris. He is later defeated again by the Flash.
- Bette Sans Souci / Plastique (portrayed by Kelly Frye) – A former war veteran and metahuman with the ability to explode anything she touches. She is shot by General Wade Eiling and dies but her body turns into a bomb so Barry is forced to throw it into the ocean where it detonates safely away from the city.
- Dante Ramon (portrayed by Nicholas Gonzalez) – Cisco Ramon's older unambitious brother. Though they originally have a strained relationship due to their respective jealousies, they later try to reconcile their relationship. Barry resets the timeline to undo the Flashpoint timeline, resulting in Dante being killed by a drunk driver which threatened Cisco and Barry's relationship.
- Axel Walker / Trickster (portrayed by Devon Graye) – A young copycat of the original Trickster (James Jesse) who is his father.
- James Jesse / Trickster (portrayed by Mark Hamill) – A terrorist serving a life sentence in Iron Heights. Barry and Joe seek his aid to stop Axel Walker, a new Trickster emulating him. After his first defeat by the Flash, Jesse becomes obsessed with the speedster. Hamill reprises the role from the 1990 television series.
- Hamill also portrays the Earth-3 version of the character who is Jay Garrick's enemy.
- Clarissa Stein (portrayed by Isabella Hofmann) – Martin Stein's wife.
- Samantha Clayton (portrayed by Anna Hopkins) – The mother of Oliver Queen's unknown son William. She lives in Central City with her son after she lied to Oliver that she miscarried. Hopkins appears as the character on Arrow.
- Jake Simmons / Deathbolt (portrayed by Doug Jones) – A metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy, reprising his role from Arrow. As Simmons was not in Central City when the particle accelerator exploded, he gained his powers through other means. He is killed by Leonard Snart in "Rogue Air".
- Brie Larvan (portrayed by Emily Kinney) – A female version of Bug-Eyed Bandit. She is a narcissistic technical genius and killer who becomes a rival to Felicity Smoak.
- William Tockman / Clock King (portrayed by Robert Knepper)) – A master criminal. In season one of The Flash, Tockman took hostage of several civilians at CCPD. Knepper reprises the role from Arrow.
- Hartley Rathaway / Pied Piper (portrayed by Andy Mientus) – In season one, he is depicted as Eobard Thawne's former protégé and an embittered genius who used to work at S.T.A.R. Labs. The particle accelerator explosion gives him superhuman hearing but he needs custom-made hearing aids to help control his new power; he is also armed with sonic gloves. Rathaway is a rival of Cisco. Events are altered in season two resulting in Hartley becoming an ally to Team Flash and having reconciled with his parents.
- Hannibal Bates / Everyman (portrayed by Martin Novotny) – A metahuman with the ability to shapeshift, changing his appearance to resemble others. Due to his powers, several other actors portrayed the character's various disguises (Chris Webb, Barbara Wallace, Laiken Laverock and Maxine Miller), including various series regulars.
- Shawna Baez / Peek-a-Boo (portrayed by Britne Oldford) – A metahuman with the ability to teleport. She was being held in the S.T.A.R. Labs prison before being set free by Leonard Snart. She briefly reappears in season four's premiere where she is recaptured by Kid Flash and Vibe.
- Farooq Gibran / Blackout (portrayed by Michael Reventar) – A metahuman with the power to harness electricity. Farooq blames Eobard Thawne for his friends' deaths, resulting from his uncontrollable powers. He overloads himself and dies, with his body held in the S.T.A.R. Labs prison.
- Jason Rusch (portrayed by Luc Roderique) – A Hudson University graduate student and member of Martin Stein's research team on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project.
- Clyde Mardon (portrayed by Chad Rook) – A bank robber and murderer who was turned into a metahuman with the ability to control the weather of his surroundings. He is shot and killed by Joe West in the pilot episode.
- Ray Palmer / Atom (portrayed by Brandon Routh) – A scientist, inventor and businessman who is the CEO of Palmer Technologies. He becomes friends with Cisco due to their shared fondness for advanced technologies. Routh recurs as the character on Arrow and is a regular on Legends of Tomorrow.
- Simon Stagg (portrayed by William Sadler) – An industrialist and philanthropist who is fascinated with the Flash (Barry Allen) to the point of exploitation. He is killed by Eobard Thawne.
- Java (portrayed by Michasha Armstrong) – The head of security for Stagg Enterprises. Danton Black paid him off so that he can attack Simon Stagg at a university gathering that was honoring him. Later on, Danton Black tried to get Java to grant him access to Simon Stagg's house. Java refused and punched Danton when he threatened him. In retaliation, Danton multiplies and beats Java to death.
- Danton Black / Multiplex (portrayed by Michael Christopher Smith) – A scientist-turned-metahuman with an ability to duplicate himself. He falls out a window trying to attack the Flash after being defeated, but when the Flash tries to pull him up, Multiplex lets himself fall to his death.
Introduced in season twoEdit
- Lyla Michaels (portrayed by Audrey Marie Anderson) – An A.R.G.U.S. agent and John Diggle's wife. In season two, she travels to Central City to help Barry Allen track down King Shark who escapes from A.R.G.U.S. In season three, Lyla distrusts Barry due to the alteration of her married life when the timeline reset. Anderson portrays the character on Arrow.
- Henry Hewitt (portrayed by Demore Barnes) – Based on the DC Comics character Tokamak, Hewitt is a scientist who was affected by the particle-accelerator explosion and was a potential candidate for Firestorm's other half after Ronnie sacrificed himself. Proven to be unsuitable however, he gets powers from the attempted merge and tries to kill Caitlin Snow and Jefferson Jackson. He is defeated by the Flash (Barry Allen) and the new Firestorm through their combined efforts and is held in the S.T.A.R. Labs prison.
- Barnes also portrays the Earth-2 version of the character, a kind scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs who works under Harry Wells.
- Malcolm Merlyn / Dark Archer (portrayed by John Barrowman) – Malcolm is the leader of the League of Assassins, the archenemy of Oliver Queen, and the biological father of Thea Queen; he provides information to both Oliver and Barry Allen about Vandal Savage. Barrowman stars as the character on Arrow.
- Scott Evans (portrayed by Tone Bell) – The new editor at Central City Picture News after the death of Eric Larkin and a love interest for Iris West.
- Albert Rothstein / Atom Smasher (portrayed by Adam Copeland) – Based on the DC Comics character of same name, Rothstein of Earth-2 has incredible strength and the ability to grow to an enormous size. He dies of radiation poisoning after battling the Flash. It is revealed that he was sent to kill the Flash at the behest of Zoom.
- Copeland also portrays the Earth-1 version of the character, a worker for a nuclear plant that is presumptively killed by Atom Smasher.
- Vandal Savage / Hath-Set (portrayed by Casper Crump) – A 6,000-year-old immortal who has manipulated leaders throughout history in an attempt to gain dominion over the entire world.
- Russel Glosson / Turtle (portrayed by Aaron Douglas) – A metahuman who can slow time. Following his defeat by the Flash, he is killed by Harry Wells.
- Jefferson "Jax" Jackson / Firestorm (portrayed by Franz Drameh) – A former athlete who was injured and works as an auto mechanic. He replaces Ronnie Raymond as Firestorm's other half with Martin Stein.
- Joey Monteleone / Tar Pit (portrayed by Marco Grazzini) – A metahuman with the ability to transform into molten asphalt.
- Shay Lamden / King Shark (voiced by David Hayter) – Based on the DC character of the same name, King Shark is a humanoid metahuman shark from Earth-2 sent by Zoom to kill The Flash. Kreisberg said that the character was originally introduced in The Flash: Season Zero comic because they would not have been able to create him for the series. He added that in his initial appearance it "was a very expensive 30 seconds of the show", and the producers did not think they could afford to do a whole episode with him, "so the idea was that he was one of Zoom's minions".
- Carter Hall / Khufu / Hawkman (portrayed by Falk Hentschel) – Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Hawkgirl.
- Thea Queen / Speedy (portrayed by Willa Holland) – Oliver Queen's half-sister who began to operate as a vigilante, replacing Roy Harper as "Speedy". Holland stars as the character on Arrow.
- Lewis Snart (portrayed by Michael Ironside) – A former police officer, career criminal, and the estranged abusive father of Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) and Lisa Snart (Golden Glider) who returns to Central City with a plan that endangers both of his children. He is killed by Leonard out of revenge.
- Damien Darhk (portrayed by Neal McDonough) – A former member of the League of Assassins and the leader of his own clandestine group, H.I.V.E. McDonough appears as the character on Arrow.
- Eliza Harmon / Trajectory (portrayed by Allison Page) – An "exceptionally bright scientist with a split personality a la Jekyll and Hyde" from Mercury Labs, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Harmon is the first female speedster in Central City. Faster than the Flash, she has the male speedster blamed for her super-speed crimes. Overusing Velocity 9, which she had helped Caitlin Snow develop, she runs so fast that she disintegrates.
- Floyd Lawton (portrayed by Michael Rowe) – On Earth-2, Floyd Lawton is a CCPD detective and partner of Iris West-Allen. He is adept at aiming and handling a gun, earning him the nickname "Deadshot". Rowe appeared as the Earth-1 version of the character, the assassin Deadshot, on Arrow.
- Adam Fells / Geomancer (portrayed by Adam Stafford) – A metahuman with the ability to create earthquakes.
- Griffin Grey (portrayed by Haig Sutherland) – Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Griffin is a metahuman with super-strength who demands a cure for his terminal progeroid sickness from Harry Wells, mistaking Harry for the Earth-1 imposter Eobard Thawne. The progeroid sickness is the side-effect of his powers. During his fight with Flash, Griffin dies from the final parts of his metahuman side-effects and regresses back to his original age upon his death.
- Eddie Slick / Sand Demon (portrayed by Kett Turton) – Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Slick is a metahuman from Earth-2 has the ability to turn part of his body into sand. He has had encounters with "The Flash" (Hunter Zolomon) on Earth-2 and is killed after the Flash (Barry Allen) throws lightning to his chest, shattering him like glass.
- The Earth-1 version of the character, also portrayed by Turton, is also a career criminal as an arsonist but not a metahuman.
Introduced in season threeEdit
- Eve Teschmacher (portrayed by Andrea Brooks) – James Olsen's assistant at CatCo Media on Earth-38. Brooks reprises her role from Supergirl.
- Lily Stein (portrayed by Christina Brucato) – The scientist daughter of Martin Stein.
- Judge Hankerson (portrayed by Ken Camroux-Taylor) – A judge in Central City. He oversaw different trials like the ones for Heatmonger, Barry Allen, and Weather Witch.
- Music Meister (portrayed by Darren Criss) – An extra-dimensional being with the ability to hypnotize people with his eyes, sending them into a self-created dream world, which also allows him to syphon their abilities. In the case of Flash and Supergirl, he sent them into a reality that evokes the traits of gangster films and musical films.
- Sam Scudder / Mirror Master (portrayed by Grey Damon) – A metahuman who has the ability to travel through any reflective surface and was once a member of Leonard Snart's gang before the particle accelerator's explosion.
- Abra Kadabra (portrayed by David Dastmalchian) – A time-traveling criminal from a distant future whose advanced technological powers seem like magic.
- Solovar (voiced by Keith David) – A sentient albino gorilla who is the leader of Gorilla City on Earth-2.
- Julio Mendez (portrayed by Alex Désert) – A musician. In the Flashpoint timeline, he is a captain of the CCPD. Désert reprises his role from the 1990 series of the same name.
- Tom Patterson (portrayed by Greg Grunberg) – A detective of Central City.
- J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (portrayed by David Harewood) – J'onn is an extraterrestrial superhero who is the last Green Martian and also the director of Department of Extranormal Operations (DEO), residing on Earth-38. Harwood reprises his role from Supergirl.
- Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. (portrayed by Jeremy Jordan) Winn is a friend of Supergirl and son of the criminal Toyman whom Barry also befriended who works for the DEO as its desk agent, residing on Earth-38. Jordan reprises his role from Supergirl.
- Jordan also portrays the Earth-X version of the character named General Schott, introduced during "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover, who is the leader of the resistance against the New Reich.
- Frances "Frankie" Kane / Magenta (portrayed by Joey King) – Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Kane is a metahuman with the ability to manipulate magnetism. Frankie got her powers from Dr. Alchemy revealing she was a metahuman in Flashpoint, and is normally a nice and submissive girl, but has a second aggressive personality "Magenta" as a result of Alchemy's power.
- Edward Clariss / Rival (portrayed by Todd Lasance) – Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Rival is a black-suited speedster who is the archenemy of Kid-Flash in the Flashpoint timeline. Clariss attempts to fight Kid-Flash and the Flash (Barry Allen). Despite severely injuring Kid-Flash, he is subdued by Barry and killed by Joe West. In the restored timeline, a living Clariss is given the speed that he had in the Flashpoint timeline by Doctor Alchemy. As the Rival, he tries to kill Barry in revenge for taking his powers away from him, but is defeated by Barry and Cisco. He is later murdered by Savitar.
- White Canary (portrayed by Caity Lotz) – The only sister of Laurel Lance. She is a Star City vigilante and former League of Assassins member suffering from a bloodlust after being resurrected by the mystical Lazarus Pit, and also the acting captain of the timeship Waverider and leader of the Legends during Rip Hunter's absence. The character is partially based on the Black Canary and was first introduced on Arrow. Lotz recurs as the character on Arrow and is a regular on Legends of Tomorrow.
- The Earth-X version of Sara is mentioned in "Crisis on Earth-X.
- Accelerated Man (portrayed by Sean Poague) – A Speed Force conduit and Earth-19's version of the Flash.
- Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon (portrayed by Ashley Rickards) – A female version of the Top. Dillon is a metahuman with the ability to produce spinning vertigo though eye-contact.
- Dr. Carla Tannhauser (portrayed by Susan Walters) – Caitlin's estranged mother, a biomedical engineer, and CEO of a major research company.
- Mon-El (portrayed by Chris Wood) – An extraterrestrial prince from the planet Daxam with similar powers to Supergirl. He is Supergirl's romantic partner, residing on Earth-38. Wood reprises his role from Supergirl.
- Lucious Coolidge / Heat Monger (portrayed by Richard Zeman) – A flamethrower-wielding villain who committed crimes of arson at the time when Heat Wave was "off the grid."
Introduced in season fourEdit
- Ramsey Deacon / Kilg%re (portrayed by Dominic Burgess) – A former computer programmer who can control and manipulate technology after becoming one of Thinker's bus metas. He seeks revenge on his business partners for stealing his idea for the Kilg%re app. Kilg%re was defeated by Flash and is remanded to Iron Heights, where DeVoe later stole his powers.
- Rebecca Sharpe / Hazard (portrayed by Sugar Lyn Beard) – A bus metahuman with the power to manipulate luck, giving herself good luck while jinxing everyone else. While unlucky in her early life, she wasted no time using her powers to right the wrongs she felt has been dealt to her. Her body is later taken over by Thinker.
- Norvok (portrayed by Mark Sweatman) – A henchmen of Amunet Black and a metahuman whose prosthetic right eye hides a tentacle-like appendage that he uses as a weapon. He tried to sell some of Amunet Black's metal to other crime lords in an act of betrayal, but she defeats him after she cuts off the snake-like creature and he is arrested by Joe West.
- Weeper (portrayed by Matt Afonso) – One of several bus metahumans created by Thinker whose tears, when consumed, induces psycho-active drug-like effects. After he was freed from Amunet Black, Weeper was approached by Clifford DeVoe who has plans for him.
- Mina Chayton (portrayed by Chelsea Kurtz) – A cultural anthropology professor who is a female version of DC Comics villain Black Bison. She is a bus metahuman who can bring inanimate objects to life. She is later killed and has her powers stolen by Thinker.
- David "Big Sir" Ratchet (portrayed by Bill Goldberg) – An inmate at Iron Heights Prison who was framed for the death of a Mercury Labs security guard by Dwarfstar. After Barry hears that Dwarfstar will not confess to the crime, Barry used his abilities to relocate David to Jaiju, China.
- Alex Danvers (portrayed by Chyler Leigh) – The adoptive sister of Kara Danvers and second-in-command of the DEO. Leigh reprises her role from Supergirl.
- Ray Terrill / The Ray (portrayed by Russell Tovey) – A displaced hero on Earth-X.
- Dominic Lanse / Brainstorm (portrayed by Kendrick Sampson) – A bus meta who gained telepathic powers. Dominic was in the captivity of Amunet Black before being rescued by Team Flash. However, he is later recaptured by Amunet and sold to DeVoe, who used his technology to harness Dominic's abilities and take over his body. DeVoe later abandoned Dominic's body in favor of new ones due to his increasing intelligence.
- Anton Slater (portrayed by Mark Valley) – Central City's district attorney who prosecutes Barry for his alleged murder of Clifford DeVoe.
- Neil Borman / Fallout (portrayed by Ryan Alexander McDonald) – A truck driver who became one of Thinker's bus metas and gained radioactive abilities. Despite being transferred to an A.R.G.U.S. facility, he's captured by Thinker and used as a battery to power his Enlightenment satellites; killing Borman in the process.
- Zoey Clark / Prank (portrayed by Corinne Bohrer) – James Jesse's one time partner-in-crime and mother of their son Axel Walker, the second Trickster. Bohrer reprises the role from the 1990 television series.
- Josh / Breacher (portrayed by Danny Trejo) – A bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the father of Gypsy, who possesses similar powers to his daughter and Vibe.
- Sylbert Rundine / Dwarfstar (portrayed by Derek Mears) – A bus meta who can shrink or enlarge anything. He was responsible for shooting a security guard during a robbery at Mercury Labs, with David Ratchet taking the fall in his place. Although he was defeated by Elongated Man and Vibe, he refused to confess to framing Ratchet. His powers are later stolen by Thinker.
- Van Buren (portrayed by Kendall Cross) – The Mayor of Central City who succeeded Anthony Bellows.
- Izzy Bowin (portrayed by Miranda MacDougall) – A female country and western fiddler who is a female version of DC Comics villain Fiddler. She became one of Thinker's bus metas, gaining the ability to fire powerful soundwaves from her body; though Team Flash give her a fiddle that she could channel her abilities through. Despite attempts by the Flash and the Elongated Man, the Thinker takes over Izzy's body and powers.
- Janet Petty / Null (portrayed by Bethany Brown) – A petty criminal and a bus meta who gained the ability to manipulate gravity. With help from Elongated Man, Flash defeated Null and remanded her to the S.T.A.R. Labs prison. However, she became Thinker's victim after he stole her powers.
- Matthew Kim / Melting Point (portrayed by Leonardo Nam) – A bus meta with the ability to transfer a metahuman's abilities to another person, which he accidentally did to Flash and Iris West. After the incident with Jaco Birch, Matthew undoes the transferences and sides with Flash. However, Thinker in Izzy Bowen's body broke into S.T.A.R. Labs and took Melting Point's powers, killing him in the process.
- Eri Frye (portrayed by Oliver Rice) – is a former meta-human who attempted to rob Central City Bank. He lost his powers when Matthew Kim took them and mistakenly transferred them to Jaco Birch.
- Jaco Birch/Pyro (portrayed by Max Adler) – A man who received pyrokinetic powers when Matthew Kim accidentally transferred them from Erik Frye. With help from Kim, a Flash-powered Iris formed a tidal wave to defeat Jaco who is arrested by Joe West and remanded to Iron Heights.
- Edwin Gauss / Folded Man (portrayed by Arturo Del Puerto) – A bus meta who gained the ability to create portals to pocket dimensions, or "folds". His body and powers were taken over by Thinker in a lead-up to Thinker taking over Elongated Man's body and powers.
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- William Lang / Gridlock (portrayed by Daniel Cudmore) – A kinetic energy-absorbing metahuman. After attacking an airplane where he was defeated by Flash, Kid Flash, and XS, the CCPD truck that was transporting him was intercepted by Cicada, who used a meta-tech dagger to kill him.
- Vanessa Jansen / Block (portrayed by Erin Cummings) – A criminal who was betrayed by the East Street Skulls. After developing the ability to create box-shaped force-fields around anyone and anything, she becomes Block and takes revenge on Bobby Moretti, one of the leaders. When Bruno Moretti plotted to avenge his younger brother after Block stole the weapons he had, Flash and XS intervene and defeat the East Street Skulls. Thanks to a trick by XS, Block is weakened and unable to use her powers, only to be stabbed in the chest by Cicada's dagger. As Elongated Man and Vibe show up to help Flash fight Cicada, XS rushes Block to the hospital. It was mentioned that she died on the way there.
- Spencer Young / Spin (portrayed by Kiana Madeira) – A former journalist at Central City Picture News and blogger whose cell phone was exposed to a fragment from the Enlightenment satellite. This enabled her to become Spin and use her cell phone to control XS into attacking Flash. After Iris tranquilized XS, Flash disarmed Spencer of her phone and had her remanded to Iron Heights.
- Grace Gibbons (portrayed by Islie Hirvonen) – The niece of Orlin Dwyer who was placed in a coma after being caught in the Enlightenment Satellite's falling debris that also affected Orlin.
- Peter Merkel / Rag Doll (portrayed by Troy James, voiced by Phil LaMarr) – A criminal who was crushed by shrapnel from the Enlightenment Satellite. This gave Merkel the ability to contort himself in a nightmarish manner before he starts stealing or destroying people's most treasured items. After he kidnapped Barry Allen and used power-dampening cuffs on him, Iris was able to remove them in time while Merkel is defeated by Elongated Man. Cisco names him Rag Doll after hearing about how his powers work while Flash makes sure that Rag Doll is remanded to Iron Heights.
- Raelene Sharp – She was a meta-human criminal with the ability to form blades from her arms who was killed by Cicada in his vendetta.
- Joslyn "Joss" Jackam / Weather Witch (portrayed by Reina Hardesty) – The estranged daughter of Mark Mardon and niece of Clyde Mardon. Joss was a meteorologist who was fired after her weather experiments became too dangerous. A part of her van was struck with a fragment of the Enlightenment Satellite, which she turned into a staff that enables her to control the weather like the Mardons; later to be named Weather Witch. Weather Witch used this staff in a plot to kill her father and planned to level Central City with powerful weather if he wasn't brought to her. Using a copy of Weather Wizard's wand, Flash was able to defeat Weather Witch and have her locked up with her father in Iron Heights. When it came to her trial, Joss admitted her remorse and prepared to serve time. However, Silver Ghost disrupted her prison transport by setting off the police cars and persuaded her to join up with her by returning her staff. The two of them broke into an A.R.G.U.S. facility and stole a Wayne Tech car. After some persuasion from XS, Weather Witch secretly iced the roads to save the heroine's life before escaping with Silver Ghost.
- Monitor (portrayed by LaMonica Garrett) – A Multiversal being who stole the Book of Destiny from Earth-90 and gave it to John Deegan.
- John Deegan (portrayed by Jeremy Davies) – A therapist in Gotham City who was given the Book of Destiny from Earth-90 by the Monitor.
- Clark Kent / Superman (portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin) – A reporter at the Daily Planet who is secretly the Kryptonian cousin of Supergirl from Earth-38 and the protector of Metropolis.
- Lois Lane (portrayed by Elizabeth Tulloch) – A reporter at the Daily Planet on Earth-38 and the love interest of Superman.
- A.M.A.Z.O. – An android created by Ivo Laboratories on behalf of A.R.G.U.S. that can copy the powers of every metahuman it scans. It took the combination of Superman, Supergirl, and Oliver Queen as Flash to enable Barry Allen as Green Arrow to hit it with a computer virus-loaded arrow.
- Raya Van Zandt / Silver Ghost (portrayed by Gabrielle Walsh) - A skilled ex-pilot and expert in vehicles who obtained a dark matter-enhanced key fob that enables her to control cars. Her codename came from her call sign. She sprung Weather Witch from the CCPD and persuaded her to help steal a WayneTech car in A.R.G.U.S.' possession. Thanks to XS reaching through to Weather Witch, she secretly thwarted Silver Ghost's getaway and escaped with her.
- Gustin also portrayed Hannibal Bates / Everyman disguised as his character in season one, Barry Allen's Earth-2 doppelgänger in season two, and Savitar's true form in season three.
- Patton also portrayed Hannibal Bates / Everyman disguised as her character in season one, and Iris West-Allen's Earth-2 doppelgänger in season two.
- Panabaker also portrayed Hannibal Bates / Everyman disguised as her character in season one, and Killer Frost's Earth-2 doppelgänger in season two.
- Cosnett also portrayed Hannibal Bates / Everyman disguised as his character in season one.
- Valdes also portrayed his character's Earth-2 doppelgänger Reverb in season two.
- Cavanagh has portrayed various depictions of his character: Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash (disguised as an equivalent) in all seasons (sans season three), "Harry" Wells of Earth-2 since season two, "H.R." Wells of Earth-19 in season three, the true Earth-1 version and Hannibal Bates / Everyman (disguised as his character) in season one, "Herr" Wells in season four, "Sherloque" Wells in season five, and additional doppelgängers of his character throughout the series.
- Martin also portrayed Joseph's West's Earth-2 doppelgänger in season two, and Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man disguised as his character in season four.
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- Sawyer also portrayed Clifford DeVoe / The Thinker in his character's body in season four.
- In season one's "Tricksters", Harrison appears as a character intended to be Gregory Wolfe, but shares no similarity to this version beyond the occupation and name.
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