The Flash : Rise of the Rogues (DCCU)

Becoming the protector of Central City, Barry Allen is the Flash. Determined to prove his imprisoned father innocent of his mother's murder, The Flash also runs afoul of several criminals who form the Rogues - A team of advanced criminals determined to best the Flash...

  • Credits Scene: Otis Flannegan steps out of his pest-control van and takes the Pied Piper's discarded tech before driving away...
  • Deaths: Nora Allen : Lisa Snart : Jonah Blaine
  • Incarcerated: Captain Cold : Mirror Master : Heat Wave : Weather Wizard : Pied Piper {Reduced - Iron Heights}

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  • At age 11, Barry Allen's mother was murdered & his father was convicted of the crime. Barry refused to believe that his father was guilty and dedicated his life to trying to find the real murderer and motive. Allen studied forensic science and decided to not only find his mother's killer but to also help others in similar situations. Barry got a job as a forensic scientist at Central City Police Department and was frequently late and slow at his work. One night, working late, a rack of chemicals was struck by lightning and Barry was doused in the chemicals. Allen discovered he had gained the powers of the speed-force and could now move at an incredible speed. Being inspired by the comic-hero of his youth, Jay Garrick, Allen decided to use his new set of powers to fight the crime of Central City as the Flash...

  • Leonard Snart was raised by an abusive father with his sister, Lisa. In order to provide money for his sister and himself, Snart turned to a life of crime as a small-time thug. Snart had many run-ins with Flash, all ending in him winding up in prison. After serving his sentence, Leonard went to see his sister to find that she wanted to join him in the life of crime. However, she is later murdered at the hands of her boyfriend. Tracking down her boyfriend and killing him, Snart branded Flash as guilty for his sister's murder as Lisa's boyfriend, because he had prevented him from being there and protecting his sister. Leonard sought a way to counteract the Flash's speed and used his intelligence and stolen resources to construct a cold-gun. Snart created the alias of Captain Cold and creates the Rogues to help him destroy The Flash although maintaining a strict moral code - Innocent bystanders and civilians are not to be harmed under any circumstance and the use of drugs whilst in the Rogues is prohibited...

  • A well-known conman in Central City, Sam Scudder grew up with close friends Leonard Snart & Mick Rory, even dating Leonard's sister Lisa. Scudder would later make his money as a conman and once ran afoul of the Flash - Landing in Iron Heights. Reuniting with Snart there, the two create advanced mirror tech for Scudder to use in their crusade against the Flash - Desiring to best him and show him the new age of crime. Joining the Rogues, Scudder is the Mirror Master & the lover of Lisa Snart...

  • Mick Rory grew up in Central City and was the best friend of Leonard Snart. Rory grew increasingly obsessed with fire as his father left him for dead in a frozen forest as a child. Rory was then sent to an orphanage. He set fire to the orphanage and was unable to tear himself away from the spectacle of the flames. Rory joined Snart as a small-time thug and the two of them were apprehended by the Flash and sent to prison. After serving his sentence, Rory developed himself a modified flamethrower and joins Snart's rogues as Heat Wave. When Snart finds himself unable to kill his father when talking to him about Lisa's death, he has Rory burn him alive. Although his and Snart's friendship isn't exactly buttercups and roses with Heat Wave being the most deranged member of the Rogues...

  • Marco Mardon is the son of the wealthy Tortuga, a powerful mob boss in Central City. His father wanted him to succeed him in the drug trade, but Marco had no interest in running a criminal empire and chose instead to become a thief. On one job, Marco broke into the Central City branch of S.T.A.R. Labs where he stole the Weather Wand. Marco used one of his father's hired scientists to perfect the wand, before making sure his father would be unable to track him. Leonard Snart hears about the theft of the wand, and contacts Marco to join the Rogues. Mardon joins the rogues and helps Snart best the Flash and usher in the new age of the Rogues as the arrogant Weather Wizard...

  • Hartley Rathaway grew up in extreme luxury, but Hartley was born deaf. Not wanting to have a son who they viewed as a defect, his family spent millions on trying to restore his hearing. He was given implants which made his hearing incredibly enhanced. Rathaway soon became obsessed with sound and began working on sonar technology. Hartley discovered a way of using his sonars to hypnotize people and animals and decided to use this to become a professional criminal and smite his family for viewing him as a defect. Rathaway places his sonar technology inside a flute and commits crimes by hypnotizing rats to do his bidding and by hypnotizing others as the Pied Piper. Piper has already had several run-ins with the Flash. Snart contacts Rathaway and makes him a member of the Rogues, but Rathaway eventually has doubts about his life of crime despite finally finding a place where he belongs and betrays the team to aid Flash in fighting them...

  • Giovanni Giuseppe was born into a family of acrobats but was unable to perform the tricks intended. To help him perform the tricks, he invented a pair of shoes which could walk on air. He started creating more and more gadgets, seeking even greater thrills. Giovanni changed his name to Jesse James after his childhood hero and took up a life of crime as The Trickster. He then joins Snart's Rogues to help him take on the Flash as he goes along for the thrills...

  • A reporter in Central City and Barry Allen's girlfriend, Iris is particularly interested in Central City's new protector - The Flash...

  • Lisa Snart is the sister of Leonard Snart. Leonard and she grew up with an abusive father and Leonard was forced to go into a life of crime to provide for her. Lisa later joined her brother in his crime-life as Golden Glider despite his wishes and uses her skating expertise in their battle against Flash. However, Lisa is brutally murdered by her boyfriend...

  • The father of Barry Allen who was convicted for his wife's murder

  • Captain of the Central City Police Station, Frye has seen the Central City Police Department degrade over time despite the best efforts of Barry Allen and the others. Frye took in Barry Allen after the imprisonment of his father and once had an affair with Nora Allen...

  • The mother of Barry Allen and wife of Henry Allen. Nora was originally meant to give birth to twins but the eldest died soon after. She was murdered when Barry was young, and her husband Henry was convicted for the murder

  • The Tortuga is Central City's top mob boss and the father of Marco & Clyde Mardon, he holds an iron fist over Central City and has a particular interest in finding ways of besting the Scarlet Speedster...

  • Jonah Blaine was the boyfriend of Lisa Snart who murdered her after believing her to be cheating on him. Captain Cold would later track him down and impale him with icicles despite Snart not being a killer...

  • Barry Allen's lab assistant, Patty is close friends with both Barry and Iris

  • Central City's crime lab director, David Singh is secretly Hartley's lover...

  • A tailor in Central City, Gambi designs many of the Rogues' costumes

  • A detective in Central City and a friend of Barry Allen

  • A detective for the CCPD, August Heart is Barry's closest friend and is one of few who genuinely believe that his father is innocent as Heart seems very interested in the red & yellow streak Barry saw...

  • The elder brother of Marco Mardon, Claudio Mardon runs his father's drug trade after his brother chose not to go into that life. Despite being the elder of the two, Clyde lives in his brother's shadow as he's his father's favourite son...

  • A forensic DNA specialist for the CCPD, James Forrest is a good friend of Barry Allen

  • The wife of Claudio Mardon, Elsa Mardon only married him for the money he brings in

  • A childhood friend of Barry, Daphne Dean is now a Hollywood Actress

  • When Barry found his mother's body, he noticed a red and yellow streak quickly disappear...

  • Otis Flannegan steals Pied Piper's discarded tech before driving away in his pest-control van...