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TV’s The Flash will have a gay super villain

TV’s The Flash will have a gay super villain

The Flash is set to face off against a gay super villain when he returns to television for the first time in 13 years.

According to TVLine.com’s Matt’s Inside Line blog, the Pied Piper will be among the villains in 2014’s The Flash and will appear mid-season – though the part appears not to have been cast as yet.


The Pied Piper, real name Hartley Rathaway, is a protégée of Dr Harrison Wells, the physicist who built the particle accelerator that exploded to confer The Flash’s powers on him when he is struck by lightning.

Rathaway lost his hearing in an accident and this allows him to use sonic weapons on people without feeling their effects himself.

The Pied Piper was one of the earliest gay characters in the world of comic books so it would seem unlikely that the show’s producers would not make use of that in the show.

In DC comic books the Pied Piper fought The Flash as one of his principle nemises but later became a force for good, using his powers beside The Flash so he may eventually turn out to be one of the good guys on the show.

The Flash is a spin off of the hit series Arrow so it is not impossible that the Pied Piper will show up on that show as well.

The Flash is due to premier on 7 October this year in the US on The CW channel.

The previous television adaptation of The Flash ran from 1990 to 1991 it but was cancelled after two years.