The Flash Midseason Premiere Drops A Huge Evil Superman Easter Egg

After fighting the likes of Zoom, Reverse Flash, and Savita, The Flash Season 4 finally breaks the mold with The Thinker. It is no more speedster vs. speedster. It does not matter how fast the other guy is. All that matters now is how smart your enemy is.

Till now Flash villains have all been speedsters and it was high time that show takes a break and introduce someone else and they did just that. Todd Helbing, the show’s producer acknowledged the canon of speedsters in Flash lore on one hand, on the other expresses his excitement for a non-speedster. He said:

“There are certainly speedsters in the cannon of Flash that we want to explore and we want on the show and everybody… Like Reverse Flash to me personally is one of my favorite villains, one of my favorite speedsters, so I’d love that guy to pop up now and then, you know what I mean? But I think it was refreshing, and it’s just been a lot of fun this year not having to constantly come up with new ideas of how a speedster could pose a threat to Barry. So, it’s fun, and it’s new, and it’s a new challenge, but I think having speedsters in the mythology of the show is never going to change.”

He added:

“I think having Zoom and then followed up by Savitar, you know, I can understand that feeling. It’s because trying to reinvent, you know, like a new power for an evil speedster or what they can do … Like we can’t have it just who’s faster for the entirety of a series.”

Clifford Devoe is not the generic speedster villain of The Flash. But he has still managed to stay ahead of Barry Allen every step of the way thanks to the meta-human gene that gives him a hyper-evolved intellect. The show-runner Todd Helbing had this to say about “The Thinker”:

“The Thinker literally is the smartest guy on the planet, so there’s a lot of chess pieces that he’s moving around simultaneously”.

He is not alone but his wife aka “The Mechanic” has been described as “the truest of true believers who’ll stop at nothing to help him implement his plan to fix humanity”.

After a sluggish season 4 premiere, The Flash is finally picking up the pace with more and more amazing plot twists and turns. Arrowverse showrunner Marc Guggenheim had promised that The Flash will have the greatest numbers of Easter eggs among all the Five CW superhero TV series namely Arrow, The Flash, Super Girl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning.

The Flash may not have the engaging plot of Super Girl, the action scenes of Arrow or the colorful characters of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow but it has one thing that no one else possesses and probably never will.

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The Concept of the Multiverse and the infinite worlds that lie therein beside the Arrowverse are the result of The Flash and his adventures throwing light to the Multiversity. It is because of the Flash that people know that the universe that our heroes live in is not unique.

The Flash has shown us that several parallel universes exist. It is a plot element that the seasoned writers of The Flash have perfected and used to maximum effect. And now that concept has been used to address another massive Easter egg in the Flash Midseason premiere. The description is sure to blow your mind.

The Flash TV show has made it a habit of using the Multiverse concept as a plot device. Both Barry’s powers and Cisco’s breaching abilities allow them to traverse different universal panes of existence and reach worlds that could not have been reached via conventional means.

Zoom, Jay Garrick, Harrison Well of Earth 2, H.R and the recently revealed Council of Wells are all the result of The Flash using the infinite Worlds theory. And now it is time to add another important DC character to the ever-growing list.

The most well known Evil version of the Last Son of Krypton has been implied to exist in the Arrowverse. Did you catch the Easter egg? If not, fear not. For we have got you covered.

As Barry was embroiled in a courtroom drama for the murder of Clifford Devoe, the bombshell was dropped when fans least expected it.

A new metahuman which was also the result of The Thinker’s machinations came into being in Central City, Barry was forced to leave the courtroom and fight it in order to save millions of Central City residents from certain death. It is then the Easter Egg for Superman Prime was dropped on screen.

The Metahuman called Fallout, a guy with massive radioactive abilities became a threat to the entire city. As Barry was the only one who could stop it, he decided to step up. Fallout was about to reach critical mass, the point after which he would have detonated and created a huge atomic explosion.

To stop that from happening, Barry ran in circles around Fallout and created a vacuum to regulate the explosion upwards. As Vibe decided to use a breach to send the explosive shockwaves elsewhere, Harrison Wells advises Cisco to Vibe the explosion to Earth 15.

“Earth-15. Earth-15 is a dead Earth, breach it there now!”

Millions of versions of Earth exist throughout the Arrowverse. While it may look like Harrison Wells namedropped Earth 15 completely as a random guess, it is far from being that simple. The Flash Season 4, as we have already said, is promised to be riddled with Easter eggs. So this ‘random guess’ of Harrison Wells was pre-planned by the writers.

Earth 15, according to Wells, is a dead planet. There are countless variations of Earth throughout the Multiverse. Surely one of them would be devoid of Life. The Nuclear Radiation that Cisco breached there would not kill anyone on Earth 15 as there is no one there to kill.

But dig a little deeper and you will know why that is. Diehard DC Fans will instantly recognize the name. Earth 15 is the home planet of the evil Superboy-Prime. This is a huge opportunity for CW’s ‘The Flash’ to introduce one of the most beloved comic-book characters. We hope they actually do it.

The synopsis for ‘The Flash’ season 4 is as follows:

“Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell”.

CW’s The Flash season 4 will return with a new episode titled “Honey, I shrunk Team Flash” on 30th Jan, Tuesday. Tune in to see the latest episodes and if you are a DC fan just don’t miss this.

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Bibhu Prasad

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