The Flash Season 6’s Big Bad Has Finally Been Revealed

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For the past few months, we’ve all been speculating who could be the big bad in The Flash‘s sixth season. Our two main suspects were the Red Death and a new version of Mirror Master because subtle hints were given in season 5, though it appears we’ll have to wait longer for either of those fellas to show up. Godspeed would’ve been another fine guess, but his return may be limited to only one episode.

As it turns out, none of us guessed correctly, as the trailer emerging from San Diego Comic-Con has revealed that Bloodwork is coming to Central City this fall. Set to be played by Sendhil Ramamurthy of Heroes fame, it’s become quickly apparent that his acting skills are leaps and bounds ahead of Chris Klein’s, whom we came to know as Cicada last season.

According to Warner Bros., Bloodwork, or Dr. Ramsey Rosso as he’s called in his daily life, is “a brilliant physician with a genius intellect, and the world’s leading expert on hematological oncology. A former colleague of S.T.A.R. Labs’ Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Rosso rekindles their friendship after they are reunited by an unexpected event. But their longtime bond is quickly shattered when the doctor’s desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path…one that transforms Rosso from an old friend into the most chilling villain Team Flash has ever faced: the monstrous Bloodwork.”

You know, his description does make me recall the alien-obsessed scientist that was being cast, but early word said that character wasn’t going to be the big bad. My best guess is this is indeed the guy we were told to expect, as I don’t see two scientists suddenly acquainting themselves with Caitlin.

Calling this character “the most chilling villain Team Flash has ever faced” is indeed some hyperbole to live up to, because our heroes have already dealt with the terrifyingly calculating Reverse-Flash and the speedster serial killer known as Zoom. Then again, we’ve yet to see how he looks when taking on his monstrous form, so let’s wait and see.

The Flash returns with new episodes on Tuesday, October 8th on The CW.