When The Flash returns from its holiday break, Barry Allen has a lot on his plate. The Thinker has framed Barry for his own “murder” after transferring his consciousness into a new body, and Barry and the rest of Team Flash are gonna have their work cut out for them trying to thwart the Thinker’s brilliant schemes and clear Barry’s name.
But the Thinker isn’t the only challenge Barry and the gang are going to be up against. The show’s always gonna need more villains for our heroes to tackle, and here at THS, we have yet another exclusive character breakdown revealing who one of those villains is going to be. This time, the baddy is a deep cut from the Green Arrow comics of the mid ‘90s: Hyrax. Here’s the breakdown:
[VERONICA DALE] Mid 20s-30s. Female, an Environmental Activist (back when she was still sane) turned Animal Liberator turned Domestic Terrorist, who’s the leader of the Eden Corps — a cult-like organization that proposes to turn back the clock to a pre-industrial age — and if millions of innocent people have to die in the process, well, that’s just tough…LARGE PRINCIPAL
This description hews pretty closely to the Veronica Dale, aka Hyrax, of the comics. In the comics, she was also head of the Eden Corps, and also followed a mission of cleansing the Earth of toxic human influence. She attempted to use a bomb called Mutajek 9-9 on Metropolis, which would have destroyed any material containing plastics.
While it wouldn’t be surprising to see Hyrax try and use a similar weapon on The Flash, we can’t really use the comics to make too many predictions about how the show will use her. She appeared in Green Arrow comics, after all, even going so far as to develop a romantic relationship with Oliver Queen when he covertly infiltrated the Eden Corps. Appearing on The Flash instead of Arrow will probably require some alterations to her story.
Regardless of how they use Hyrax, the fact that the breakdown classifies the role as “large principal” indicates that the writers have big plans for her. We’ll find out exactly what those plans are when The Flash returns from its break on January 16th, 2018.
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