This week’s episode of The Flash was huge! Not only did it harpoon my previous Abra Kadabra Theory – or did it considering HR was absent? – but it also left us all with chills. Though let’s rewind to when Abra Kadabra was listing off Barry’s greatest enemies.
- “Thawne” (Season 1)
- “Zoom” (Season 2)
- “Savitar” (Season 3)
- “DeVoe” (????)
Given the fact that each of the first three enemies were Season Big Bads, it’s makes a lot of sense that DeVoe also represents a Season Big Bad – season 4 to be exact. But who is DeVoe? Well there’s two possibilities:
Option #1 – Bell Biv Devoe:
That’s right, you heard me! In Season 4, the Flash could take on the 90s R&B/ Hip-Hop group Bell Biv Devoe. Perhaps they were trapped in the remaining Alchemy husks and now their “Poison” song is even catchier! Could this happen? Maybe! Will it happen? No even slightly, but this idea was too hilariously entertaining to pass up.
Option #2 (The Real One) – Clifford DeVoe (The Thinker):
If we are looking to the comics, DeVoe most certainly points to Clifford DeVoe who was a brilliant former DA who turned to a life of crime. Though he wasn’t just your average genius as Thinker actually had a hat, which could grant him mind control as well as turn his thoughts into actual force – or in other words, it gave him telekinesis. Okay, a smart guy in a hat…. Is this really a Season-long level villain? Surprisingly, yes!
Whereas the first part of Thinker’s story seems more like a villain-of–the-week level, he actually becomes more formidable after his death. In the comics, Mr Terrific (who already exists in the Arrowverse) tried to design a computer system using the technology found in the Thinker’s ‘Thinking Cap’, but the new AI gained consciousness and became a much more formidable villain who could infiltrate and control cyberspace. Now that is certainly something Barry has never fought before.
Now to be fair, this is all a guess; but it would seem pretty weird for Abra Kadabra to list a bunch of Season Big Bads and then name drop a “flavor of the week” villain. Additional support for this theory comes from a recent PaleyFest interview with Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg who said next season will not feature a Speedster as the main villain.
Will Season 4 have the Flash take on Artificial Intelligence, or is Abra Kadabra actually just name dropping Bel Biv Devoe? Sound off in the comments below!