The Flash kicked off Season 4 in style last night with a solid episode that introduced this season’s main Big Bad: Clifford Devoe, aka The Thinker (Neil Sandilands). However, the fastest mind alive won’t be the only villain making life complicated for Team Flash.
While we already knew that Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff will show up in Central City as DC Comics villain Amunet Black/Blacksmith (she will make her debut in Episode 5), a recent interview with executive producer and showrunner Todd Helbing revealed two more baddies will make their debut in Season 4. Speaking to CBR, Helbing confirmed that Kilg%re and Hazard will also appear on the show.
“You get to see Kilg%re show up, which is a lot of fun, as well as Amunet Black, played by Katee Sackhoff,” Helbing said. “You get to see Hazard, which is one of the lightest episodes, in some regards, that we’ve done – and the most fun power that a villain has had.”
Hazard, real name Rebecca “Becky” Sharpe, was a member of the Injustice Society who boasted psionic powers that she used with a special dice, allowing her to alter probability the way she wants: with either good or bad luck.
Created by Mike Baron and Jackson Guice in 1987, Kilg%re was an “electro-mechano-organic lifeform” introduced in the comics as an antagonist for Wally West. Basically a sentient computer virus that consumed its own planet before blasting off into space and landing on Earth, Kilg%re could only be seen by speedsters because it was slightly out of synch with Earth’s vibrations. It became even more powerful after being accidentally brought in sync with our reality, and attempted to take over the Earth.
Since Kilg%re can hack into and control machine systems, as well as human hosts (it once took over Maxwell Lord in the comics), the fact that Helbing says his appearance is “a lot of fun” is extremely intriguing. Can we expect him to take over Barry (Grant Gustin) or Wally?
What did you think of the first appearance of The Thinker on last night's The Flash? And what say you of the addition of Kilg%re and Hazard to the Arrowverse?