DC Comics is filled with iconic, super popular villains. The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Reverse Flash, and Darkseid are just to name a few. But behind these heavyweights, a lot of other villains within DC have also made their mark. Their sheer ability to terrorize and get their way with things helps them stand apart of the crowd. The Flash has already helped introduce a lot of these characters that needed the spotlight. And now it is about to shine light on yet another such iconic character and the character is someone almost every fan reader is privy with. Zoom, Thinker, Reverse Flash – stand aside. There is a new player in town. Presenting – The Flash will introduce iconic DC Comics Villain to the Arrowverse!!
Can you guess which popular DC Villain we might be referring to? We will give you a hint – he is stone COLD! Any guesses? Anyone, at all!!??
It is Icicle. The Arrowverse’s premium TV Show The Flash is about to help debut the character of Icicle aka Cameron Mahkent to the shared superhero universe for the small screens. For those who still have no idea of who we are talking about, this is the same guy that almost killed The Flash and gave him a run for his money (sometimes quite literally) in some of the older issues.
But where did this guy come from exactly? And why is it that The Flash’s fascination with ice-themed villains seems to have no end? Trust us, when we explain it all to you, it will start to make so much more sense to everyone.
The CW has mastered the art of adapting lesser known but equally dangerous villains for the small screen TV, gearing them up for mass applause. Atom Smasher, Gorilla Grodd, King Shark, the Trickster are some examples. The latest one to join the trend is none other than Cameron Mahkent aka the son of Joar Mahkent, the original Icicle from the comic books. Joar and Cameron both belonged to a group of ice-themed villains of the DC Comics called the Ice Pack.
In the show though, Icicle’s history and backstory has seen major changes. As we all know, Caitlin Snow is one of the original ice-themed villains of the Arrowverse. She had a troubled past which was not helped much due to the lack of supervision of her parents, who let her be alone all the time. Caitlin had a mother who was a workaholic and a father who had died a long time ago. Or had he? If rumors are to be trusted, Caitlin’s father is alive and kicking. There was some investigative research done into Caitlin Snow’s past in the early stages of the current season. What came out was troubling. It just might be possible that Caitlin Snow’s father’s death certificate is actually false!!!
This means that Caitlin Snow has a father after all. Icicle has been staying aloof of his only daughter aka Killer Frost for so long. That’s cold (pun intended).
This newfound knowledge came into the Hero’s grasp after they realized that the doctor who signed Caitlin’s father’s death certificate does not even exist. It was a fake name. Cameron Mahkent was the name used as the supposed medical examiner who pronounced Caitlin’s father dead. Cameron is the name used by Icicle in the comic books. This is all just pure irony at play here. Cameron pronounced him dead and allowed the Icicle to be born out of his cold ashes.
Here is the official synopsis for the next the Flash Season 5 Episode. It reads and we quote:
“‘The Icicle Cometh’–(8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG LV) (HDTV)
CAITLIN LEARNS SOMETHING NEW ABOUT HER FATHER–Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) learn something new about Caitlin’s father (guest star Kyle Secor). Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) and Sherloque (Tom Cavanagh) follow a clue about Cicada (Chris Klein).”
The official synopsis of The Flash Season 5 reads:
Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season’s end had harnessed the powers of all twelve bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to their limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris’ speedster daughter, Nora, who arrived from the future admitting to having made a “big mistake,” things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows The Flash down?