The Flash is an American television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character the Flash. The series premiered on The CW television network in the United States on October 7, 2014, and is currently in its fifth season. 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 of the characters appearing in the series are based on DC Comics characters.
|Character||Portrayed by||First appearance||Seasons|
|Barry Allen / Flash||Grant Gustin||"Pilot"||Main[a]|
|Iris West-Allen||Candice Patton||Main[b]|
|Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost||Danielle Panabaker||Main[c]|
|Eddie Thawne||Rick Cosnett||Main[d]||Guest||Does not appear|
|Cisco Ramon / Vibe||Carlos Valdes||Main[e]|
|Harrison Wells||Tom Cavanagh||"Tricksters"||Main[f]|
|Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash||"Pilot"||Main[g]||Does not appear||Main|
|Joe West||Jesse L. Martin||Main[h]|
|Wally West / Kid Flash||Keiynan Lonsdale||"Running to Stand Still"||Does not appear||Main[i]||Guest|
|Clifford DeVoe / The Thinker||Neil Sandilands||"The Flash Reborn"||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man||Hartley Sawyer||"Elongated Journey Into Night"||Does not appear||Recurring[j]||Main|
|Cecile Horton||Danielle Nicolet||"Who Is Harrison Wells?"||Guest||Does not appear||Recurring||Main|
|Nora West-Allen / XS||Jessica Parker Kennedy||"The Elongated Knight Rises"||Does not appear||Recurring||Main|
|Orlin Dwyer / Cicada||Chris Klein||"Nora"||Does not appear||Main[k]|
|Nora Allen||Michelle Harrison||"Pilot"||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear||Guest|
|David Singh||Patrick Sabongui||Recurring||Guest||Recurring|
|Henry Allen (Earth-1)||John Wesley Shipp||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear||Guest|
|Jay Garrick / Flash (Earth-3)||"The Race of His Life"||Does not appear||Guest||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Barry Allen / Flash (Earth-90)||"What's Past Is Prologue"||Does not appear||Guest|
|Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm||Robbie Amell||"Things You Can't Outrun"||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Leonard Snart / Captain Cold (Earth-1)||Wentworth Miller||"Going Rogue"||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Leo Snart / Citizen Cold (Earth-X)||"Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3"||Does not appear||Guest||Does not appear|
|General Wade Eiling||Clancy Brown||"Plastique"||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Tina McGee||Amanda Pays||"The Man in the Yellow Suit"||Guest||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Mason Bridge||Roger Howarth||"The Sound and the Fury"||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Martin Stein / Firestorm||Victor Garber||"Crazy for You"||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Linda Park (Earth-1)||Malese Jow||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Linda Park / Doctor Light (Earth-2)||"The Darkness and the Light"||Does not appear||Guest||Does not appear|
|Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl||Ciara Renée||"Fast Enough"||Guest||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Hunter Zolomon / Zoom||Teddy Sears||"The Man Who Saved Central City"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear||Guest|
|Patty Spivot||Shantel VanSanten||"Flash of Two Worlds"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Francine West||Vanessa A. Williams||Does not appear||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Jesse Wells / Jesse Quick||Violett Beane||"The Darkness and the Light"||Does not appear||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Julian Albert / Alchemy||Tom Felton||"Paradox"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Cynthia / Gypsy||Jessica Camacho||"Borrowing Problems from the Future"||Does not appear||Recurring||Guest|
|Tracy Brand||Anne Dudek||"I Know Who You Are"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Marlize DeVoe||Kim Engelbrecht||"The Flash Reborn"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Matthew Norvok||Mark Sweatman||Does not appear||Recurring||Guest|
|Sharon Finkle||Donna Pescow||"Mixed Signals"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Gregory Wolfe||Richard Brooks||Does not appear||Recurring[l]||Does not appear|
|Amunet Black||Katee Sackhoff||"Girls Night Out"||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Officer "Jonesy" Jones||Klarc Wilson||"Enter Flashtime"||Does not appear||Guest||Recurring|
|Vanessa Ambres||Lossen Chambers||"The Death of Vibe"||Does not appear||Recurring|
|Grace Gibbons / Cicada||Islie Hirvonen||Does not appear||Recurring|
|Sarah Carter||"Memorabilia"||Does not appear||Guest|
|Thomas Snow / Icicle||Kyle Secor||"All Doll'd Up"||Does not appear||Recurring|
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, especially his knowledge on speed is much greater than the scientist should know, 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; this fear is validated when Barry and Iris learn Nora's allegiance with Eobard Thawne. After briefly imprisoned Nora in the pipeline, Barry sends his daughter back home out of distrust.
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. Later, when Iris enters Nora's mind with Barry, she discovers that she is actually a good mother in the future, but Nora has a negative perception towards her mother out of anger over her life.
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.
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.
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, 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 temporarily unable to use his powers due to traces of energy from Cicada's dagger nullified them. With Ralph's help, Cisco begins to move on from his break up with Gypsy and seeing other people.
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 where he awaiting his death penalty to be carry out 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 and help his fight against Cicada.
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, leading him to discover her allegiance with his Earth-1 doppelgänger's imposter and killer Eobard Thawne.
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 then Joe being portrayed as an unseen character and is explained that he takes a leave of absence from police works so that he can spend quality times with Jenna, away from home visiting Cecile's and his own family members, visiting Wally in Cambodia, or being mentioned of being at home or work but not seen. Martin eventually recovered and return to the show before the season finale.
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.
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 plays 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 is 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 her more obedient. He later transfers 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 manipulates events that lead to him taking Elongated Man's body and thawing Caitlin Snow's Killer Frost form. He then uses 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 is thwarted while his host regains control of his body when Barry's conscience enters the Thinker's mind to help fight off, during which DeVoe's good side manifests 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 plays 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.
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 (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 welcoming 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's made a big mistake. While using her super-speed, she has both yellow lightning similar to Barry and purple lightning like when Iris was briefly a speedster.
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 conduct, 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 did not realize or remove until being hit by the villain Godspeed's lightning. 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.
Following Orlin's death, Nora is forced to come clean about Thawne in the future after Sherloque finds some clues to it. This causes Barry to lock her up in the S.T.A.R. Labs pipeline. When Nora apologizes for withholding this information, Barry also apologizes for what he had to do. He later sends her back to her time period, and in grief and distrust, Barry tells her that he does not want to see her again.
Cicada (portrayed by Chris Klein; main season 5) is the main antagonist of season five. However, a future version of his niece Grace is revealed to be the true main antagonist after she kills him.
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 Dr. Ambres 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.
Dwyer later agrees to take the metahuman cure developed by S.T.A.R. Labs as it could be used to cure Grace, who is also revealed as a metahuman. After Dwyer has lost his powers, a new Cicada attacks S.T.A.R. Labs and abducts him; later revealing herself as an adult Grace.
When the adult Grace attacks Team Flash, Orlin tries to stop her, but she kills him. While dying in Flash's arms, Orlin tells him to save Grace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Grodd later returns and mind-controls Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow into stealing Tanya Lamden's telepathy crown in his plot to take control of the minds of Central City. Sacrificing his restored humanity, Shay Lamden of Earth-2 becomes King Shark again and fights Grodd. With help from Flash and XS, King Shark was able to defeat Grodd and remove the telepathy crown from him. It was mentioned by Lyla that Grodd has been placed in a special cell that would adapt to Grodd's growing mental powers.
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 / 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.
Jay Garrick (portrayed by John Wesley Shipp) is the Earth-3 version of the Flash and Barry's father Henry Allen's parallel universe counterpart. 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 going so far as to use 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 soon returns to his Earth. Jay adopts Hunter's Flash helmet as a symbol of hope, taking satisfaction in taking something from Zoom as the villainous speedster 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 after the young speedster attempted to undo the changes he caused after undoing Flashpoint. Jay also helps Barry come to terms with Henry's death, and supports him. Barry later seeks Jay's aid in battling Savitar; While they do banish Savitar to the Speed Force, 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 use Flashtime, and reveals that he plans to retire and is training a protégée to become his successor as the Flash.
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.
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.
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.
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 state to be one of the scientists who helped Cisco Ramon bring Barry Allen back from the Speed Force. It is also implied she received her PhD and is now working as a scientist.
Julian Albert Desmond / Alchemy (portrayed by Tom Felton; Season 3) is a scientist and fellow CSI at the CCPD, who came from a prosperous old English family. 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.
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.
Matthew Norvok (portrayed by Mark Sweatman) is a metahuman henchman of Amunet Black, 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. He later appears as one of the metahumans Cicada is hunting.
"Jonesy" (portrayed by Klarc Wilson) is a member of the Central City Police Department. After being controlled by Spin, Jones leaked the names of several meta-humans to Cicada. When Cecile Horton figured it out, Singh had an angered Jones arrested.
Dr. Vanessa Ambres (portrayed by Lossen Chambers) is an ER doctor at Central City Hospital who shares Cicada's anti-metahuman sentiment, having treated many victims of metahuman attacks and losing her fiancé Darius during Zoom's rampage. She watches over Grace Gibbons and reluctantly protects Orlin Dwyer, even stealing drugs from the ER to help him deal with the injury in his chest. After helping Team Flash cure him, Dr. Ambres is killed by an adult Grace dressed as Cicada.
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 like Caitlin. When most of Team Flash started to freeze, Caitlin proved to be 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.
Grace Gibbons (portrayed by Islie Hirvonen as a preteen, Sarah Carter as an adult) is the orphaned niece of Orlin Dwyer who lost her parents in a metahuman incident. She was placed in a coma after being caught in the Enlightenment Satellite's falling debris, which also affected her uncle. Later, when Nora West-Allen (XS) enters Grace's mind, it is revealed that she is consciously aware of what's happening despite her comatose state because a tiny shard from the satellite affected her brain; turning her into a metahuman and forming a mental barrier to prevent further invasions. Trapped in her painful memories and negative emotions, Grace now shares her uncle's hatred of all metahumans despite being one and is implied to be even more powerful than him. Now she declares war against the Flash and XS, vowing to make them pay by any means necessary. When Orlin is cured of his metahuman abilities, an adult Grace attacks S.T.A.R. Labs, kills Dr. Ambres, and abducts him. The adult Grace comes from a future where metahumans thrive, so she has taken up the mantle of Cicada to complete her uncle's mission of killing them all. She first targets Vickie Bolen, a metahuman who accidentally caused her parents' death. During her fight with the Flash, Grace is confronted by her uncle, who tries to reason with her, which leads to her killing him before fleeing. As Orlin dies in Flash's arms, he tells him to save Grace.
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.
When I pressed EP Andrew Kreisberg on whether more of the Supergirl characters would get to take part in the upcoming four-way crossover event, he dropped quite a tease. "Kara and Alex are at the center of it through all four hours," Kreisberg says.
Legends of Tomorrow is an American television series, developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on several characters from DC Comics. The series premiered in the United States on January 21, 2016, for The CW television network, and it finished its first season on May 19, 2016. The second season premiered in October 2016 and ended in April 2017, while the third season premiered in October 2017 and is concluded in April 2018.
Legends of Tomorrow follows Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) whose mission is to stop Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from killing his wife and child, and destroying the world. The team members (The Legends) who join Rip in the first season are: Martin Stein (Victor Garber); Ray Palmer / The Atom (Brandon Routh); Sara Lance / White Canary (Caity Lotz); Jefferson Jackson (Franz Drameh); Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée); Carter Hall / Hawkman (Falk Hentschel); Mick Rory / Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell); and Leonard Snart / Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). Amy Pemberton voices the A. I. Gideon. At the end of the season, Snart sacrifices himself to save the Legends and Kendra and Carter depart following Savage's defeat. The second season focuses on the remaining Legends fixing points in time that have been changed, called "aberrations"; they are joined by historian Nate Heywood / Steel (Nick Zano) and Justice Society of America member Amaya Jiwe / Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), and are pitted against the Legion of Doom, composed of Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and a time-displaced Snart. At the end of the season, Rip departs following the Legion's defeat. The third season focuses on the Legends repairing anachronisms they have caused through time during their final battle with the Legion of Doom. In addition, they deal with Rip Hunter's Time Bureau, and stalked by a demonic entity, Mallus, whose disciple, Nora, has resurrected Damien Darhk, her father, and Amaya's future granddaughter Kuasa. The team is joined by computer hacker Zari Adrianna Tomaz (Tala Ashe) and speedster Wally West / Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale). During the season, Martin dies during the Earth-X invasion and Jefferson departs following Martin's death. At the end of the season, Amaya departs following Mallus's defeat. The fourth season focuses on the Legends dealing with the fugitives - a group of monsters of mythic origins that were released when they freed Mallus in order to defeat him being scattered throughout time. The team is joined by Occult detective John Constantine (Matt Ryan) and shape-shifter fugitive Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). Before the season, Wally has departed to focus on himself, while Nate departs to work for the Time Bureau.
The following is a list of characters that have appeared on the television series. Many are named for, or are based on DC Comics characters.List of Supergirl characters
Supergirl is an American television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, and Andrew Kreisberg based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the "Superman" franchise and Al Plastino and Otto Binder's character Supergirl. The series stars Melissa Benoist in the titular role of Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers / Supergirl, as well as Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, and Calista Flockhart, with Chris Wood, Floriana Lima, Katie McGrath, Odette Annable, Jesse Rath, Sam Witwer, Nicole Maines and April Parker Jones joining in later seasons. In addition to original characters, several other characters from DC Comics universe also appear throughout the series. For its first season, Supergirl aired on CBS, before moving to The CW for its second season.The series follows Kryptonian refugee and Superman's biological cousin Kara Zor-El (Benoist), who, after hiding her powers on Earth for more than a decade, becomes National City's superhero as Supergirl, battles against extraterrestrial and otherworldly threats, criminal masterminds, being targeted by her cousin's rogues gallery, and encountering an emerging community of metahumans within her adoptive world and individuals from parallel universes. Supergirl also deals with Earth's populace's fears and hostility against extraterrestrials and other beings with superpowers, leading her into conflicts with industrialist Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), Lucy Lane's (Jenna Dewan) father General Sam Lane (Glenn Morshower), and Project Cadmus. She is assisted by a few close friends and family who guard her secrets—most notably her cousin's longtime friend James Olsen (Brooks), her adopted sister Alex Danvers (Leigh), and the Martian survivor J'onn J'onzz (Harewood).
The following is a list of characters who have appeared in the television series. Many are named after (or based on) DC Comics characters.
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