The ninth and final season of The Flash will see the titular hero take on his last antagonist, the dangerous one DC villain Cobalt blue. The villain has yet to appear, but he will likely be part of the multi-episode “A New World” storyline that will conclude The CW fan-favorite series.
Who is Cobalt Blue in DC Comics?
In the comics, Cobalt Blue is one of many memorable DC villains who have battled Barry Allen. His real name is Malcolm Thawne, Barry’s twin brother who was raised as a con artist after the brothers were separated at birth. Malcolm suffers from a condition that causes his skin to turn blue when exposed to the sun. While searching for his true identity, Malcolm discovers a mysterious amulet known as the Blue Flame that gives him power. He then takes on the identity of Cobalt Blue for himself, using his power to express his deep hatred for his long-lost twin brother. Created by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, Cobalt Blue first appeared in Speed Force #1 in November 1997.
Is Eddie Thawne Cobalt Blue?
Unlike the comics, Eddie Thawne is Cobalt Blue in the live-action series after The Flash producers changed the character’s backstory. Season 9 will feature original cast member Rick Cosnett reprising his role as Central City Police Department detective Eddie for one last ride. On top of that, lots of photos from the production of the show unveiled The Flash will bring a squad of old villains, including Godspeed, Reverse Flash, and Savitar, in addition to Cobalt Blue.
Eddie debuted in Season 1, where he learned that he was the ancestor of Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash. In an attempt to erase Eobard from existence, Eddie sacrifices himself during freshman season. The story references the character several times throughout the series, with Cosnett returning in various guises in Seasons 2, 3, and 8.