It’s a good thing superhero comics have been around for eighty years, because with all these shows putting out new episodes every week they need to put a lot of characters on screen, especially bad guys. We’ve already broken stories on a ton of the baddies that have shown up on the CW’s The Flash, and we’re back again to exclusively reveal casting breakdowns for three more metas that we’ll be seeing in upcoming episodes.
Let’s get right to it. First up:
[NULL] Female, mid 20s, African American. An accomplished jewel thief who has escaped capture for a long time. Has the ability to manipulate gravity. Sassy, but dangerous. RECURRING GUEST STAR
This is, obviously, Null. Created by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema in 1992, Null creates a localized gravity field in which he decides who sticks to the ground and who doesn’t. In the comics, Null was a white dude, so clearly the Flash writers are taking some liberties with the characters.
Next, we have:
[CRUCIFER] The leader of the Tenth Circle, Crucifer is a scarred brute who fights Breacher (Danny Trejo). No lines.
No secret on the name here either. In the comics, Crucifer is a vampire who—along with his fellow vampire brethren in the Tenth Circle—was banished to another dimension by the Amazons. Crucifer managed to return and came up with ta plan to use the bodies of superheroes as hosts for the spirits of his vampire bros still trapped in the other dimension.
The connection to Breacher indicates that dimension hopping is still in the cards for Crucifer, although in the comics he’s able to talk and isn’t portrayed as a brute, instead looking like your archetypal suave vampire.
And last but not least:
[EDWIN] Male, 30s, Open Ethnicity. A hippie-type, Edwin has his life upended when he develops a power that makes him very hard to track.
This one was a little tougher to peg down than the other two, but after a little research we’ve determined that this is probably a breakdown for Edwin Gauss, the Folded Man. Folded Man first appeared in the pages of The Flash in 1999 and has the power to travel into the second and fourth dimensions.
Being able to completely flatten himself or enter a dimension regular humans can’t even see certainly would make him tough to trace, though in the comics his powers come from a special suit that Gauss designed rather than being an inherent meta-ability. He’s also a super genius in the comics, whereas here he’s described as a hippie, but of course we shouldn’t be surprised anymore by these shows putting their own spin on these characters to suit their needs.
And there you have it. Three more metahumans are making their way to The Flash. Which one are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments.