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Flashback: Untouchable (S03-E12)

What happens when the fastest man alive and the fastest kid alive come face to face to face with someone who is untouchable?

Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down Clive Yorkin, a criminal meta-human who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. Joe becomes his next target but it’s Iris who is caught in the crossfire. The Flash mentors Kid Flash and begins to elevate the newer speedster’s training to another level.

There really isn’t a lot of comic book tie-in with this week’s episode, that hasn’t been covered before in Flashback. A lot of this week’s nods to television continuity rely on your knowledge of Flashpoint, the first episode for this season.

We do however have one comic book character that appeared in Untouchable, Clive Yorkin.

CLIVE YORKIN

Yorkin, played by Matthew Kevin Anderson, was your average, run-of-the-mill criminals who underwent an experimental process called the Nephron Process as a way to reduce his prison sentence.  Of course the procedure didn’t go according to plan, resulting in Yorkin going even more insane. He escaped, and was later captured near the dead body of Iris Allen!

CUE THE SHOCKED MUSIC

We do know it was the Reverse-Flash who killed Iris and resulted in the Trial of the Flash arc – one I believe we are moving closer and closer to with each episode.

Yorkin in the comics does have powers similar to those seen in this week’s episode. The Nephron Process gave Yorkin the ability to drain life energy via touch. He used his powers to terrorize Central City for an entire day before he was brought down by The Flash.

Clive Yorkin first appeared in The Flash #270 from February 1979. He was created by Cary Bates and Irv Novick.

IT’S CALLED A SECRET IDENTITY FOR A REASON!

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Barry doesn’t reveal his secret identity to anyone new this week, but do you get the feeling we’ll have to start a second column for Wally?

  • Dr. Harrison Wells (deceased?)
  • Eobard Thawne
  • Dr. Harry Wells (Earth-2)
  • Dr. Caitlin Snow
  • Dr. Cisco Ramon
  • Detective Joe West
  • Ronnie Raymond (deceased)
  • Dr. Martin Stein
  • Mrs. Clarissa Stein
  • Hartley Rathaway (Pied Piper)
  • Felicity Smoak
  • General Wade Eiling
  • Oliver Queen (Green Arrow)
  • John Diggle
  • Bette Sans Souci (deceased)
  • Dr. Henry Allen (deceased)
  • Iris West (in another timeline)
  • Iris West-Allen (in the future)
  • Iris West (via spark touch)
  • Iris West (of Earth-2)
  • Iris West (in yet another timeline)
  • Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) (deceased)
  • Detective Eddie Thawne (deceased)
  • Ray Palmer (The Atom)
  • Brie Larvan
  • Laurel Lance (Black Canary)
  • Hannibal Bates (Everyman) (deceased)
  • Gorilla Grodd
  • Lyla Diggle (Harbinger)
  • Jay Garrick (The Flash of Earth-2)
  • Dr. Henry Hewitt
  • Jefferson Jackson (Firestorm)
  • Linda Park
  • Malcolm Merlin/Al Sa-Her/Ra’s al Ghul
  • Vandal Savage
  • Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl)
  • Cater Hall (Hawkman)
  • Thea Queen (Speedy)
  • Patty Spivot
  • Barry Allen (of Earth-2)
  • Killer Frost (of Earth-2)
  • Jesse Quick (of Earth-2)
  • Supergirl/Kara Zor-El (of Earth-38)
  • James Olsen (of Earth-38)
  • Alex Danvers (of Earth-38)*
  • Martian Manhunter (of Earth-38)*
  • Winn Schott (of Earth-38)
  • Cat Grant (of Earth-38)
  • Lucy Lane (of Earth-38)
  • Everyone at the DEO (of Earth-38)
  • Dr. Tina McGee
  • Wally West
  • Nora Allen (no longer deceased deceased once more)
  • Zoom (aka Hunter Zolomon)
  • H.R. Wells (of Earth-19)
  • Mick Rory (Heat Wave)
  • Rip Hunter
  • Sara Lance (White Canary)
  • Commander Steel
  • Vixen
  • Julian Albert Desmond
  • Olga
  • Gypsy

And that should be everything! What did I miss? What did you catch? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on this episode, and until next week remember – Run, Barry, Run!

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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