Tap into the speed force with The Flash!
The CW’s spinoff from “Arrow” has been one of the fall’s biggest hits, thanks in part to Grant Gustin’s performance as Barry Allen, the fastest man alive. Not to mention a terrific supporting cast, great effects and stories that have managed to be fun and intriguing without mimicking the tone of “Arrow.”
Between “The Flash” and “Arrow”, we’re probably going to see numerous crossover and guest appearances from other superheroes and supervillains. Vibe and Firestorm have already appeared in their civilian identities, so who else might we see?
Here are ten superheroes we’d like to see make an appearance on “The Flash.” Judging by its reception so far, “The Flash” is going to have a long run, which will hopefully allow the creative team to make our dream team ups happen down the line.
10 Superheroes We Want To See on The Flash
He’s an alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking chimp that’s a detective. Do I really need to say more?
Detective Chimp has the perfect disguise — he’s a chimp. No enemy would ever suspect he's smarter than most humans, can communicate with any living creature, and still has the strength of a chimpanzee.
If "The Flash" brings in any character from DC Comics, they'd be bananas not to bring in Detective Chimp.
Ted Kord is supergenius who, one day, decided to say, “Screw it. I'm gonna go on adventures!”
Okay, so there was a little more to it than that. Basically, Ted Kord’s a pumped guy who likes being a superhero. Despite his lack of superpowers, Ted has fought alongside DC Comics' greatest heroes, helping out with his intellect and technology where he can.
However, should "The Flash" decide to bring in Ted Kord, we can only hope he ends up better off than his comic book counterpart, who got a bullet to the head for his troubles.
When Cynthia Reynolds ran away from her troubled past, little did she know it would take her on a journey to become the superhero Gypsy, who possesses the chameleon-like ability to blend into the background.
Gypsy's power stems from being able to telepathically give people the illusion that she’s blending into the background, so, she can also make people envision the thing they’re most afraid of, allowing her to tear down her enemies emotionally.
Gypsy's got an edgy personality, cool powers, and tons of hand-to-hand combat skills — plus her powers would cost almost nothing to animate, making her a double welcome addition for “The Flash.”
Imagine you’re face to face with the Flash. Then you feel a gust of wind and there's another Flash. What? Which one is the real Flash?
Enter Max Mercury.
Just like the Flash, Max Mercury possesses the power of super speed. He isn’t as fast, and has never been a scarlet speedster, but he could certainly stand in as one in a time when Barry Allen needs to create misdirection and confusion to defeat a baddie (or keep his identity secret).
Dr. Will Magnus and the Metal Men
In the long term, who knows what direction “The Flash” will ultimately take?
Will it become dark and serious like "Arrow?" Or will it maintain its lighter touch by having some humor injected into the episodes alongside some of DC's stranger superheroes?
I’m always in favor of at least a little bit of humor, so I think the Metal Men would fulfill that order quite nicely. Since the comic book version of the Metal Men would probably be a bit expensive to depict on television, here Dr. Will Magnus would probably create the Metal Men as androids, because having them look like people would keep the production costs down.
The Metal Men would then need to learn the ways of humanity and we'd get a bunch of “3rd Rock from the Sun”-style shenanigans. Maybe that'll be a departure from the tone of "The Flash", but it would also probably be pretty damn funny.
Before he became Swamp Thing, Alec Holland was a brilliant scientist, and every show could use a brilliant scientist, especially when the writers need a magical device/potion/get out of jail card to deal with that episode's plot.
Alec has a special bond with plant life and can understand/control it, which can always be useful on a show with supervillains, and, as an added bonus, his lab would probably be all flowery and pretty to look at.
Cyclone (Maxine Hunkle) can manipulate the wind, giving her the ability to fly, create air blasts, control sound waves, and, of course, summon up cyclones. She's also super intelligent and would make a great guest star, combining her brain and wind manipulation talents to defeat any baddies that may appear.
Maxine could help Barry perfect his abilities to create tornado-like winds and vortexes, or they could just have some fun comparing powers by having a Tornado-Off.
Resistant to mind control? Check. Shoots lightening from his hands? Check. Creates electromagnetic shields? Check.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a friend like Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a Static? His ability to channel, absorb, and manipulate electromagnetic energy gives him a wide range of knacks that would be awesome-sauce to see portrayed on TV.
As an added bonus, bringing Static into "The Flash" could be a great way to reintroduce the character ahead of the "Static Shock" live action digital series.
Ralph & Sue Dibny
What fun it would be to see Ralph Dibny aka The Elongated Man, flatten himself out and slide under a door?!
“The Flash” will definitely feature metahumans so why not give us The Elongated Man, and you can’t have Ralph without his other half, Sue Dibny.
Together Ralph and Sue make an unstoppable detective duo, and could help The Flash solve crime with their crack snooping skills. Alternatively, the show could take the route of showing how Ralph and Sue meet since they originally got together thanks to The Flash and Ralph crashing Sue's party.
Aww, young love.
The Other Flashes
Obviously, since The CW is going with Barry Allen as the Flash, it only seems fitting that they feature the other Flashes as a nod to the comics.
Flash Prime, Jay Garrick, could easily act as a mentor to Barry on an episode or two (whether he has powers or not in the show), and Wally West has a natural introduction since he is the nephew of Iris West, who is portrayed by Candice Patton on the show.
Bart Allen might be a little bit trickier seeing how he’s the grandson of Barry in the comics, but when has The CW been known to do everything exactly as the comics? Bart could show up in a number of ways- through time travel (which might be a bit out there, even for this show) or as a non-relative.
However the writers do it, they just need to make it happen.