This fall, Team Flash may get a new addition. According to a report from ThatHashtagShow, Ralph Dibny -- aka the Elongated Man -- will join the show just in time for Season 4.
Dibney's introduction on The Flash won't come as a big surprise to avid DC Comics fans. The character was namedropped in Season 1 when he was listed as one of the fourteen people who "died" during the particle accelerator explosion, though he hasn't been mentioned since. However, per his character breakdown below, it seems he made it out alive -- and with a sense of humor:
Male, Mid to late 30s, Open Ethnicity. Think Ryan Reynolds or Chris Pratt, Ralph has the ability to stretch his body to super-human lengths and sizes…however, while resculpting his old body is easy to do, Dibny finds losing the old misguided sense of truth and slobbery, even after joining the team at S.T.A.R. Labs, is a far more difficult task to accomplish. MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR WITH A SERIES REGULAR OPTION FOR NEXT SEASON
Elongated Man won't be the only new character in Season 4. As teased in Season 3, the Thinker will become Team Flash's season-long antagonist and the show's first major non-speedster villain. According to his character breakdown, the show's version of the Thinker won't stay far from the comics:
Male, 40s-50, Open Ethnicity. After being struck with dark matter from the particle accelerator explosion, Clifford Devoe became a meta-human with a mega-mind. A Stephen Hawking-esque genius who’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity. “The Thinker” will embark upon a season long battle with The Flash that pins the “fastest man alive” against the “fastest mind alive.” FRACTIONAL (7/13) ONE SEASON SERIES REGULAR
But that's not all! The Thinker will have a henchman of sorts called the Mechanic. Though she doesn't quite have a direct analogue in the comics, she is described as,
Female, 30s-40, Diverse. A highly intelligent engineer who designs and assembles a plethora of devices for the ailing Clifford Devoe. Devoe’s right hand, she’s the truest of true-believers who’ll stop at nothing to implement his plan to fix all that’s wrong with humanity-even if she loses who she is in the process. MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR
Of course, these characters breakdowns should be taken with a grain of salt, as the characters have not yet been officially announced or confirmed for The Flash Season 4. However, with Comic-Con International getting underway in San Diego next week, it may not be long before there's official word about the characters.
Returning Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Keiynan Lonsdale.