Dr. Alchemy / Savitar / The Rival – The Flash is looking to expand on its rogues gallery and instead of one big bad for the season. The emboldened show has added two big bads that Barry and Co. will be fighting in season three. Also possessing speed, The Rival (pictured above) looks to only be appearing within Flashpoint and is one of Kid Flash’s enemies in that world, but who knows just when we’ll see him again. Anything is possible!
Dr. Alchemy has been announced, but no casting details have been released. Many are already speculating that Dr. Alchemy is actually Julian Albert (Harry Potter’s Tom Felton), Barry’s new and distrustful co-worker and someone who is a direct product of Flashpoint. Unlike the past two foes Barry has faced off with, Dr. Alchemy is not a metahuman and does not possess any powers. What he does have, however, is a split personality. Because of a philosopher’s stone, he also has the ability to transmutate.
Savitar, on the other hand, is another speedster. While that sounds tiresome because we’ve had speedsters the last two seasons, he will be very different from Reverse-Flash and Zoom. In the comics (and this will probably play out on the show), Savitar generates a cult following because he is able to give his powers to others. With that kind of power and a mass following, Savitar could prove challenging for Team Flash. If this show has proven anything, it’s that it’s not afraid to take it to the next level.