The best characters on CW’s The Flash consist of ordinary people and masked superheroes - and sometimes both. By day, Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) is a forensic scientist, but by night he’s The Flash, the fastest superhero this side of Central City.
Taking place within The CW’s ever-expanding Arrowverse, the best characters on The Flash often intersect with other DC mainstays, though sometimes they don’t always know who they’re really dealing with. Who’s your favorite character on The Flash? Wally West (Kid Flash) is an easy favorite, and Eobard Thawne (Reverse Flash) is easily one of the coolest villains in all of DC fandom.
Vote up all the greatest characters on The Flash, and vote down all the guys and girls you think aren’t cut out for the superhero lifestyle.
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Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
There are no strings on me. No one likes being a pawn.
Played by: Wentworth Miller
Occupation: Bank robber
Appears in: Seasons 1 - 3Like this character?
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I took two oaths in my life. One: to uphold the law. The other: to protect my family. Guess which one takes priority?
Played by: Jesse L. Martin
Occupation: Police captain
Appears in: Seasons 1 - 6Like this character?
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Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man
But then I visited a friend of mine. And he helped me remember that no one is fearless. But real heroes, they find a way to rise above that fear and make a difference anyway. Even if it kills them in the process. So, this is me, rising up. Hopefully without the dying part. Now let my friends go.
Played by: Hartley Sawyer
Occupation: Private investigator
Appears in: Seasons 4 - 6Like this character?
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Sometimes you just have to slow down to get back to where you want to be.
Played by: John Wesley Shipp
Occupation: Doctor (former)
Appears in: Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 5Like this character?