Barry Allen's enemies come in all shapes and sizes. Over the last two seasons of The Flash, Grant Gustin's Scarlet Speedster has faced off against bad guys, bad girls, and even bad gorillas; evil doesn't discriminate in Central City. With Season 3 of The Flash set to premiere this fall, even more bad guys will most certainly enter the fray. Barry better watch his back and leave his metal back at S.T.A.R. Labs, because the magnetic villainess, Magenta, will soon show up to wreak havoc.
According to a new report from Comicbook.com, it looks like The Flash is digging fairly deep into the DC lore for its Season 3 villains. One such bad guy to get in on the action this season will be none other than Frances "Frankie" Kane a.k.a Magenta. Portrayed by actress Joey King -- who recently also made appearances in Fargo, as well as Independence Day: Resurgence -- the villain is set to pop up early in the season during Episode 3. We don't know much about her current scheme, but given everything we know about The Flash we can likely expect something truly outlandish.
Magenta is a villain whose abilities and overall characterization should feel familiar to fans of the X-Men universe. She's a metahuman with the power of magnetism, meaning she can control and manipulate metal through sheer force of will. However, her Magenta persona is actually an entirely separate entity that takes over and possesses Frankie Kane -- not dissimilar to Enchantress from Suicide Squad. The character has perhaps become most notable in the comics for taking up membership in a new version of the iconic Rogues ensemble, meaning the series could potentially be grooming her for a long-term villain role against The Flash.
The size and scope of Magenta's role in the coming season of The Flash is made all the more complicated by the nature of the Flashpoint arc. There seems to be a general consensus among fans that Flashpoint could last roughly 4 episodes before the timeline gets restored to its original continuity, but if that's true then it still means that Magenta's appearance will occur during this off-kilter period in Barry's existence. If Frankie Kane is to appear in any other episodes beyond her introduction, then Magenta's entire characterization could change once Flashpoint has ended -- not unlike how Deadshot is a bumbling cop on Earth-2, but an assassin on Earth-1.
As previously stated, The Flash seems to have endeavored to try and throw as many threats at Barry as possible this coming season. The casting of Joey King as Magenta comes right on the heels of the recent announcement that Ashley Rickards would join the cast as the villainous Top. Even with all of this time travel nonsense, there will still be no rest for the weary when it comes to the Scarlet Speedster's crime fighting efforts.
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