The Flash's big bad for Season 4 confirmed as Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker

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Jun 4, 2017, 5:22 PM EDT (Updated)

We already knew The Flash would be going for a regular-speed baddie in Season 4, and now we know who it’ll be. Spoiler alert: If you’ve been paying attention, you shouldn’t be surprised. 

TV Line reports that DC Comics baddie Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker, will be the Big Bad in Season 4. The character has been name-dropped a time or two already in the back half of Season 3, whenever Barry interacted with anyone from his future. Most notably, Savitar noted STAR Labs is where the team will come up with some tech to battle DeVoe. Well, that scene he alluded to will apparently happen next season.

Looking to the comics, DeVoe is a supervillain with mind control and telekinetic abilities (considering some of the meta human powers we’ve seen up to this point, that could certainly fit). He’s a criminal mastermind and in the comics has typically been the player behind the scenes pulling the strings. So yeah, that should fit well with a TV format, with DeVoe possible sending metahumans of the week for a while, before revealing his eventual plan.

What do you think of the choice? Better yet — who should play him? Flash returns this fall to The CW.

(Via TV Line)