The Flash Just Namedropped Another Major DC Hero

The Flash's Barry Allen has a new suit, but Cisco Ramon isn't the tech genius behind it. As it turns out, none other than Ryan Choi developed the suit inside of Barry's new Flash ring.

As Barry got ready to go face Gridlock for the final time, he discovered he had no Flash costume with which to do so. His costume had been destroyed in the Season 4 finale, and his old one didn't quite fit right. Ever helpful, Nora produced the iconic Flash ring, which she had taken from the Flash Museum. He put it on and thrust his fist forward, only for a brand new suit to pop out.

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"Damn, Gina! I made that?" Cisco gasped. Looking a little sheepish, Nora shot him down. "Uh, Ryan Choi, actually," she said.

In the comics, of course, Ryan Choi takes up the mantle of the Atom. Created by Grant Morrison, Gail Simone and John Byrne, Choi is an Asian-American physics professor at Ivy University who follows in Ray Palmer's footsteps. He has been a member of both the Justice League of American and the Lighter Than Air Society.

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Seeing as Choi uses the same tech as Ray Palmer, it's likely he used this to create a ring that can fit an entire super suit. It is unclear at this time if Choi himself will appear on the series, but his mention here certainly carries some interesting implications.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

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