The Flash Season 2: Cisco's Powers Are Coming Sooner Than We Thought

In Season 2, The Flash will be introducing so many new characters that it’s easy to forget that the show’s central group of will still be around and going through some major character development. We’re particularly interested in Cisco’s superpowered future, and even though we thought we’d have to wait a while before seeing it, it looks like it’ll be happening almost immediately!

We already know that Season 2 is going to be heading to Earth 2 and different timelines, and apparently we’ll get the alternate planet in the season premiere. According to TV Guide, the episode will see Central City celebrating Flash Day, an event which will be disrupted by the bulky villain Atom Smasher. And at some point, Earth 1 Cisco will get a peek into the alternate universe, specifically glimpsing Atom Smasher on Earth 2, which came into existence due to the wormhole opening up in the Season 1 finale.

In the comics, Cisco becomes the sonic-based hero Vibe, who can not only create massive shock waves, but can also detect interdimensional rifts and grasp what’s happening on the other side. It happened in Season 1 after he was killed by Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, a murder that was wiped out of existence when Barry ran so fast that he went back in time. But that didn’t stop Cisco from getting memories from that original timeline. And you’d think that this would be a power that he’d want to build upon and show off, but that’s not the case.

It looks like Cisco will be the opposite of the power-mongering Barry, and he’ll initially be in denial that he even has these new attributes. He won’t even be looking for advice or guidance from anyone at first, as he hides this information from the rest of his S.T.A.R. Labs team. I can imagine that this will take a mental toll on him, and everyone else is going to start wondering why he’s being so weird all the time, and then Caitlin will question their friendship and JUST TELL THEM, CISCO! I wonder when he’ll get his first look at the new Harrison Wells, and how that will mess with him.

There’s no telling when Cisco will actually take on the Vibe name, or if he will. (Although there’s no question that he will be the one to name himself if it does happen.) But now that we know Cisco will start utilizing his powers in the near future, we’re wondering what that means for the possibility of seeing Killer Frost early on in Season 2.

Get your Flash Day celebration materials ready, as The Flash Season 2 will premiere on Tuesday, October 6.

Nick Venable
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Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.