‘The Flash’ Introduces Private Investigator-Turned-Superhero Elongated Man And The Villainous Blacksmith

The Flash has two new characters to keep things interesting in Central City. Hartley Sawyer debuted on Tuesday’s episode as Ralph Dibny, who comic book fans know as the Elongated Man. Amunet Black, aka Blacksmith, is also set to appear in The Flash on the November 6 episode of the popular CW TV series.

Dibny is a metahuman who only recently discovered his new powers, which came to exist after Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin, exited the Speed Force. The “fast-talking private investigator” with Batman-like detective skills, as Entertainment Weekly described him, has the ability to stretch and shape his body, hence the Elongated Man moniker.

Elongated Man is a known ally of The Flash in the comic books who is described as an “old nemesis” of Barry Allen in the show. The former CCPD officer is suspected to be one of the passengers of a bus that was hit by dark matter as The Flash left the Speed Force. Team Flash has made it their job to locate these new metahumans to see if any of them have turned to evil, though they are in a quandary since they were the reason why these people became metahumans in the first place.

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Aside from Sawyer, another new face in the recent The Flash episode was guest star Danny Trejo as Breacher, a bounty hunter from Earth-19. Breacher is the father of Gypsy, portrayed by Jessica Camacho.

Blacksmith, meanwhile, will make her debut on the “Girls Night Out” episode of The Flash, which will also feature another first. For the first time since The Flash started, Barry will not don the famous red costume.

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The Flash Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg explained during the screening of the “Elongated Journey Into Night” episode that they wanted to do something that has never been done before in the show.

The “Girls Night Out” episode started out as an idea in which Allen and Iris West, played by Candice Patton, celebrate their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties, Comicbook.com reported.

“The guys end up having the worst night ever and the girls end up saving the city,” said Kreisberg.

The costume-free episode will also act as a precursor to another major crossover between The Flash and the other DC shows. A familiar face in Arrow’s Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) will be on hand to help Iris celebrate her last few days of singlehood. Also accompanying Iris and Felicity is Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker), who is reportedly a former employee of Amunet Black.

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Katee Sackhoff will make her first appearance in The Flash as Blacksmith. Sackhoff is best known as Capt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace of the new Battlestar Galactica. Die-hard Star Wars fans also know Sackhoff as the voice of Nite Owls leader Bo-Katan Kryze in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Katee’s upcoming turn as Blacksmith continues her streak of playing characters in science fiction shows.

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