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Barry Allen may already have his hands full with Savitar, but the speed god isn't the only threat that he will have to contend with when The Flash finally returns for the latter half of its third season. Central City is obviously no stranger to the criminal element, and some new villains of the week will make their way into The Flash's life very, very soon. In fact, a new photo of the upcoming villain Plunder has surfaced online, and he's definitely going to bring some serious firepower with him when he finally shows up. Check out the photo below to see for yourself.
As you can pretty clearly see from that photo, Plunder is armed, he's dangerous, and he is going to wreak havoc in Central City when he debuts on The Flash. Really named Jared Morillo, the DC villain is known for his expert marksman skills as well as his affinity for theft --- hence the name Plunder. Once he has made his proper introduction to Team Flash, we have a distinct feeling that Cisco Ramon is going to come up with that nickname. Early glimpses at The Flash's midseason premiere have suggested that Plunder will loot Central City for all its worth, which means Barry will inevitably have to take a break from his quest to beat Savitar in order to put an end to this career criminal's reign of terror.
One of the most instantly notable notable elements about Plunder is the fact that he's not actually a metahuman threat. The Flash has faced off against a few regular bad guys since the beginning of his career as a superhero (particularly against Captain Cold and The Trickster), and those episodes almost always represent season highlights because they force Barry to use his brains just as much as his speed. In that respect, our hope remains incredibly high that The Flash will continue to present The Scarlet Speedster with threats who can consistently challenge him without the assistance of superpowers. After all, that helps keeps things interesting as the series progresses into the future.
It's also nice to see The Flash maintaining its strong tradition of using weekly villains to supplement the overarching narrative of the season. Barry Allen's solo series has become the go-to place for delightful campiness over the course of the last three years, and the show's willingness to embrace traditions established by shows like Batman '66 has made it wholly endearing for fans of the superhero genre. When other shows go dark, The Flash stays relatively light and fun.
As always, CinemaBlend will bring you all of the latest and greatest updates related to The Flash (as well as the rest of The CW's Arrow-verse) as more awesome information is made available to us. The Scarlet Speedster's solo series will return to The CW on Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. EST. For more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated fall television debuts, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly!