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7 Greatest Villains of "The Flash" Season 4

Find out the greatest villains of the new season of the Flash!

The next season of The Flash starts next week and it's time to find out what we know about the villains in the upcoming season. From smart to lucky here are the greatest villains we know of for season 4 of The Flash.

1. Amunet Black / Blacksmith

Played by Katee Sackhoff
Power(s) and Abilities: Brilliant leader and strategist. Ability to fuse organic and inorganic matter.
First Episode: "Luck Be a Lady"
First Comic Appearance Flash: Iron Heights (2001)
Katee Sackhoff who’s best known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica plays Amunet Black.

In the comics, Amunet Black runs "the Network," which is an underground black market in Central and Keystone City for super-villains to buy, sell, or move contraband. On The Flash, Blacksmith does the same thing since her character is described as “steely and bada** boss of an underground black market for supervillains."

She’ll appear in the fifth episode of season 4 titled “Girls Night Out.” It also serves as a mini-crossover with Arrow since Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak, will also appear.

After drinking an elixir stolen from her ex-husband Goldface the comic version of Blacksmith has the ability to fuse metal and flesh. Besides fusing the bonds she can also sense and release those bonds if necessary. We don’t know if she’ll have that power on the show but she’ll definitely be a force to reckon with.

2. Rebecca "Becky" Sharpe / Hazard

Played by Sugar Lyn Beard
Power(s) and Abilities: Probability Manipulation
First Episode: "Luck Be a Lady"
First Comic Appearance: Infinity, Inc. #34 (1987)
Stephanie Lyn Beard, better known by her stage name Sugar Lyn Beard, is best known as the voice of Sailor Mini-Moon on Sailor Moon (2000) and acting roles like 50/50 (2011) and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

Hazard was created by Roy Thomas and Todd McFarlane in Infinity, Inc. #34 (1987). In the comics, she uses psionic powers and special dice to create good luck or bad luck on whoever she wishes.

On the show, she’s described as "perpetually down on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed". After the particle accelerator accident at S.T.A.R. Labs, she gets the power to change probability and has "the universe on her side". She’s listed as a threat to “Team Flash” and Central City so expect her to show up in both parts of the crossover episode with Arrow titled "Girls Night Out".

3. Ramsey Deacon

Played by Dominic Burgess  
Power(s) and Abilities: dangerous meta who can control technology.
First Episode: "Mixed Signals"
First Comic Appearance: Unknown
In the episode, "Mixed Signals" Dominic Burgess plays a villain known as Ramsey Deacon. Burgess is a British actor known for roles on Doctor Who, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Batman Begins.

He's described as having the ability to “control technology”. There's no character named Ramsey Deacon in the comics so he appears to be an original character. He described himself as “eeeeeeevil” on Twitter.

4. Mechanic

Played by Kim Engelbrecht
Power(s) and Abilities: Genius-Level Intelligence
First Episode: "The Flash Reborn"
First Comic Appearance: Unknown
Mechanic is played by South African actress Kim Engelbrecht who's best known for her role in the South African soap opera Isidingo and on the Syfy TV show, Dominion

Mechanic doesn't appear to be based on any major comic book character although is a minor male character in the Knight and Day comics named Mechanic. It’s possible that she’s based on him or another character.

Engelbrecht’s character is described as a “highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for Devoe”. She's fiercely loyal to Devoe and will stop at nothing to help him” implement his plan to fix humanity.”

She's not a one-off character either since she's scheduled to appear in the majority of the episodes.

"I know she’s not a good girl, but I think there are certain positive qualities about her," Engelbrecht told Channel 24 of her role in the upcoming season. "There’s a running kind of feel with the show where there’s good versus evil, and maybe she’s got a little bit of good in her."

5. Clifford DeVoe / Thinker

Played by Neil Sandilands
Power(s): Genius-Level Intellect, Technologically derived telekinesis and mind control
First Episode: "The Flash Reborn"
First Comic Appearance: All-Flash #12 (1943)
The big season 4 villain is Clifford DeVoe AKA The Thinker played by Neil Sandilands from The 100 (2016) and The Americans (2015) among other roles. 

The Thinker is one of The Flash’s oldest foes first appearing in the comics in All-Flash #12 back in 1943. 

In the comics, Clifford DeVoe is a brilliant strategist and leader who uses his genius to organize crime across the city. He tried to increase his intellect using a stolen “Thinking Cap” that killed his body but transfers his brain into the global computer network. 

Besides high intelligence his computer form gave him telekinesis and mind control via wires he shoots into people's heads

On The Flash, he’s a man who got enhanced intelligence thanks to the same particle accelerator accident that created The Flash. His official description is "a metahuman with a mega mind who embarks on a season-long battle with The Flash that pits the 'fastest man alive' against the 'fastest mind alive.'" His intricate plan is to fix everything he thinks is wrong with humanity.

While his first appearance will be in the season premiere The Flash Reborn he’s been mentioned a few times. The villain from the future Abra Kadabra said, "There’s Thawne, Zoom, DeVoe… but none of them hurt you like Savitar." Then in the season finale, Savitar said S.T.A.R. Labs was “where we came up with the cerebral inhibitor… to use against DeVoe." When Barry didn’t recognize the name Savitar shrugged and said, "You haven’t gotten there yet."

Showrunner Todd Helbing said, "We’ve reimagined The Thinker, in a way, that he can interact with speedsters and Vibe and Kid Flash and Joe in ways that…He has a way of being involved and not being involved at the same time, is about as much as I can explain it." 

While we know he’ll be smart we don’t know if he’ll become a hologram.

6. Baron Katana Samuroid

Played by Jeffrey Robinson
Power(s) and Abilities: Robotic Engineering
First Episode: "The Flash Reborn"
First Comic Appearance: The Flash #180 (1968)
Baron Katana makes a dramatic appearance in the show with a suit of armor based on the Japanese samurai. That or it could be one of his robot soldiers known as Samuroids (Editors Note: It was). He’s played by stuntman and fight coordinator Jeffrey C. Robinson who’s worked on Deadpool (2016), Arrow and several episodes of The Flash.

Baron Katana was created by Frank Robbins and Ross Andru and first appeared in The Flash #180 (1968). In the comics, Katana's angered by Japan’s turn toward Western society and builds a suit of armor and an army of robotic Samurai. Using jetpacks, indestructible armor, and electrified swords, he planned to take over Japan.

We don't have much information on what he’s going to be doing, but he says he wants to fight the Flash.

7. Prometheus-X

Played by Unknown
Power(s) and Abilities: Combat skills, Acrobatics, Equipped with bow and arrow, Sword, Throwing knifes
First Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X"
First Comic Appearance: None
A true mystery is the identity of Prometheus-X. He’s confirmed to appear in the four-way crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, but he’s the Prometheus from Earth-X, otherwise known as Prometheus-X. 

In the crossover, the heroes have to fight against evil versions of themselves in an alternate reality taken over by Nazis known as Earth-X. Prometheus was the main villain of season 5 of Arrow and, while there is a character named Prometheus in the DC universe, this is an original villain. Presumably, this is the Earth-X version of him.

What do you think of the villains for The Flash season 4?

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  1. You know I saw the Flash the other day and he was fast, lightening speed fast. The women absolutely stunning , so now we've got big choices with this new sci-fi series because its easy to get hook line and sinkered. Amazon, the CW channel on you tube or Netflix? - hows a fan supposed to keep up I just don't know.

  2. The Thinker's mask makes me think of Destro from GI JOE. And Destro's cousin Darklon I think it was.


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