It's good to be bad.
A TV show is only as good as its villain and The Flash just so happens to have a lot of awesome ones. Over the course of two seasons, the CW series has introduced a ton of baddies of the meta-human and human variety—some that are ridiculously creepy (The Mist!), others that are insanely fun (Hi, Trickster!) and some that are just annoying (Ugh, Eiling!).
We decided to rank of all 22 of the Flash's biggest foes to find out which one is the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it). So which baddie is No. 1? Find out...
Big. Bad. And boring. Not Earth 2's finest showing—and it was its first. Next, please!
Ugh, he's just the WORST. And doesn't even have a superpower, so he's boring, too.
Weather Wizard's younger bro, Clyde was the show's first villain…and felt like it. (Still, good payoff for his bro Mark later on.)
Able to shape-shift into anyone he touches, he didn't really leave his own mark as the fun part was seeing the main cast get their baddie on.
Able to multiply himself, Danton Black didn't leave much of an impression early on in the series.
Lewis Snart, Captain Cold and Golden Glider's dad, pretty much wins the awards for worst TV father of the year. Just awful. For once, we were rooting for patricide. (Yay?)
While he's a member of the Rogues, he's kind of the lamest member of the Rogues. Still, manipulating people's emotions is a pretty cool power. (And we love the name.)
His death was poignant, but he was you're your stereotypical high school bully-turned-meta-human-jerk.
Visually? SO EFFIN' COOL. Like, we couldn't believe we were watching a CW TV show when he appeared. But he was taken down in, like, five seconds (murdered by a tight budget, of course).
Come on, it's Robert Knepper, so you know it's going to be a good time. Still, we wish the Prison Break alum got a bit of a juicier role.
The Mist: The team's first inmate, Kyle's ability to kill via gas was pretty creepy. As was his demeanor.
It was kind of like seeing Felicity if she had gone dark-side and watching the two tech-savvy ladies have their hack-off was fun. (Also, her name was A+.)
We'll admit it: Her chemistry with Cisco garnered her a higher ranking on our list.
He can control the weather and wrote the screenplay to Glitter. JK, about that last part, but he's smokin' hot and a pretty good villain, especially when you take into an account he killed Patty's father.
Any time we get to see Malese Jow on our TV screens is a good time for us, but we prefer Linda to Dr. Light, thank you very much. Still, behold the power of Malese Jow!
While not as dynamic as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell's chemistry with his former Prison Break bro Wentworth Miller is still—wait for it—hot as fire.
A former beloved pupil of Wells and Cisco's rival, Hartley's history with the S.T.A.R. Labs team and his power and intelligence made him a compelling baddie.
It was an absolute treat to see Star Wars' Mark Hamill ham it up as his old villain from the original Flash series. And then having a younger copycat Trickster team up with the OG? Double the tricks, double the fun.
Oh. My. Grodd. How impressive was it that The Flash was able to pull this iconic villain off—in terms of storytelling AND special effects? We're not worthy. Oh, and then introducing Gorilla City?! We bow down.
The cold-front that helped launch a spinoff. Wentworth Miller is charismatic as hell in this role and totally knows it.
Zoom is so terrifying and menacing we are still having nightmares about his first fight (or beatdown) with Barry. And his voice. And his scary mouth. Shudders.
The reveal that Barry's mentor Harrison Wells was actually his arch-enemy (and really Eobard Thawne) will go down as one of TV's greatest reveals…and made the Reverse Flash a villain for the ages. Bring it on, Zoom.
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