‘The Flash’ to Introduce DC Villain Plastique
Warner Bros. Television’s big DC Entertainment presentation at Comic-International isn’t until Saturday, but TVLine has already dropped a bomb, of sorts, revealing that comic-book villain Plastique will appear in the first season of The Flash.
Created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick, Plastique was introduced in 1982’s The Fury of Firestorm #7 as a terrorist whose attempted suicide bombing of a newspaper was foiled by the title character. She later underwent genetic engineering, which gave her the ability to project explosive force from her body, and became Captain Atom’s enemy and love interest, and a member of the Suicide Squad. She was reintroduced in DC’s New 52 as a foe of Firestorm and an apparent member of the Secret Society of Super Villains.
On The Flash, Plastique is Sgt. Bette Sans Souci, described by TVLine as an Army bomb specialist who was injured by an IED in Iraq: “Since being exposed to the Central City explosion, she can turn any object into a bomb with just a touch of her hand.” The website seems to suggest she could be a potential ally for Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen.
The character appeared in an episode of the eighth season of Smallville, where she was played by Jessica Parker Kennedy.
The Flash series premiere, which will be screened at Comic-Con, airs Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW.