15 Best Flash Villains

Many people would call Batman the hero with the greatest villains. Some would argue that it’s Spider-Man. I would disagree completely. If I’m picking one hero with incredible villains, if I’m picking one rogues gallery that I’d call my personal favorite, I’d go with the Flash Rogues, no doubt. Hands down, no contest, the villains of Central and Keystone City have my heart firmly in their grasp. I mean, knowing them, they probably stole it, but still. And so, without any further ado, here are the top fifteen best Flash Villains. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss ‘em.

15. The Trickster II


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You know that kid from high school you hated? You know, the one who wanted to be class clown but was really just loud and annoying? Axel Walker is the ultimate “that kid”.

Most DC mantles are passed down from the current hero or villain to a handpicked successor. Not Trickster. James Jesse did not pass his mantle down to Axel; Axel just stole all of James’ gear and struck out on his own as the new Trickster. At the time he took over, James had reformed and was working for the FBI, leaving the villainous Trickster mantle open for the taking.

However, even if he still had been a villain, he never would’ve handed down the mantle to someone like Axel. Axel is violent and dangerous and does not play by the same set of rules as the other Rogues. Although he has successfully taken his predecessor’s place among the Rogues, the team has never truly let him off the leash.

Because he’s a jerk.

14. Weather Wizard



Mark Mardon for the win!

Also, I hope you understand that I’m not looking up any of these secret identities, I’m just a huge nerdypants loser who loves the Flash.

So Marky-Mark Mardon was a career criminal on the run from Johnny Law when he decided to run to one of the only people he knew: his brother Clyde. When he arrived, he found that Clyde had died (or, depending on later implications, it was possible that Mark murdered him). Either way, the end result is the same: the surviving Mardon brother discovered Clyde’s secret invention: a technological wand that controls the weather. Mark stole it and became the Weather Wizard, joining up very quickly with the other Flash villains as The Rogues.

The dude even fought Batman at one point! And presumably learned that Batman was a lot less nice about beating the hell out of you than Barry Allen is. He also had a kid! Had a kid. Yeah, that’s not a fun story.