Spoilers forward for the “Due to this fact I Am” episode of The Flash Season four.
The Flash spent nearly all of the newest episode expanding the backstory of Clifford DeVoe, a.okay.a. the Thinker. His backstory was surprisingly emotional and undoubtedly units him other than previous Flash dangerous guys, however he wasn’t the one DC villain to be talked about in “Due to this fact I Am.” Wally West returned to Central Metropolis after retreating to Blue Valley for some self-reflection, and he revealed that he battled a baddie that now formally exists within the Arrow-verse. Sure, Wally referred to Starro the Conqueror.
Wally did not come proper out and drop the title “Starro the Conqueror,” however there is no different villain who might actually match his description of “a starfish from outer house.” DC Comics followers will know Starro as a supervillain who first debuted manner again in 1960 because the very first villain to face off towards the unique Justice League of America. It’s an clever alien with a central eye whose designs on Earth required the united efforts of a number of DC superheroes to be stopped. Able to spawning asexually, Starro would go on to create an entire lot of duplicates that might connect to the faces of people and consequence of their falling fully below his management.
Apparently, a model of Starro the Conqueror in DC Comics did take management of the Wally West incarnation of the Flash whereas he was visiting Blue Valley. In The Flash, Wally did not go into element of what occurred when he confronted off towards the starfish from outer house, so we will not say if he was or wasn’t mind-controlled in the identical manner he was within the comics. Nonetheless, the chances are that he was capable of take management of the scenario earlier than it received too out of hand. In any case, Crew Flash knew nothing about an alien starfish till Wally talked about it. Clearly Starro didn’t wreak a lot havoc as to make the nationwide information and summon a few of the different heroes of the Arrow-verse to assist.
An invasion by Starro the Conqueror really might have made for an exciting crossover between the 4 superhero reveals on The CW, though it might not have been doable to deliver such an enormous and weird dangerous man to life on the small display for 4 hours of crossover motion. Within the upcoming “Disaster On Earth-X” crossover, the actors enjoying the heroes will be capable to merely double as a whole lot of the villains. Earth-X is populated by Nazi versions of the characters we have come to know and love, and we’ll be seeing some performances from stars who’re often enjoying good guys.
We’ll have to attend and see if Wally’s point out of Starro will sometime lead to Starro making an look on The Flash. The present has name-dropped villains earlier than introducing them up to now, as with Gorilla Grodd and Clifford DeVoe. Maybe Starro will flip up sooner or later. Within the meantime, you possibly can catch Wally and the remainder of Crew Flash in motion within the “Disaster On Earth-X” crossover, which kicks off on November 27 at eight p.m. ET on The CW. For when your favourite reveals will return to the airwaves in 2018, check out our midseason TV premiere guide.