Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. the Reverse-Flash, isn’t done with Barry Allen yet, as one of The Flash season 8 actors warns fans to brace themselves for a huge comeback. While the Arrowverse has featured several classic DC villains, the Reverse-Flash has perhaps received the most attention. Eobard has played an important role in Barry’s entire journey from The Flash’s start. The Reverse-Flash, no matter how many times he is deleted from the timeline or vanquished, always finds a way to re-enter The Flash’s life.
Reverse- Flash’s recent appearance in The Flash was through Armageddon, when it was revealed that he had been the story’s genuine villain the entire time. Following the events of Season 7 of The Flash, Eobard discovered a new way to (nearly) beat the Scarlet Speedster. This time, Eobard turned himself into The Flash by reversing time to the point that Barry was nearly erased as a result of his younger self being murdered by Eobard. But the Reverse-Flash was vanquished once more, and this time the team defeated him by eliminating his powers.
While Reverse-Flash may be unavailable for the time being, don’t suppose him to be gone for long. Jesse L. Martin, who plays Joe West on The Flash, was called into question if the villainous speedster is done creating havoc in season 8 of the show. Martin emphasized, without revealing any spoilers, that fans of Tom Cavanagh’s portrayal of the Reverse-Flash could expect an explosive comeback, and shared the following.
“Everybody who is a fan of Tom Cavanagh and his Reverse-Flash… get ready.”
Despite the fact that Barry has weeded off his nemesis’ talents, it’s just a matter of time before he reclaims them in some way. It is currently unknown when Reverse-Flash will appear again. However, it makes sense for him to return sooner rather than later in season 8, especially considering The Flash season 9 is on the horizon. While Eobard’s character arc has been full of twists and turns in previous seasons, the current development represents a fresh difficulty in and of itself. Season 8 of The Flash will have the chance to tell a tale about Eobard without his powers, and whether or not he is still capable of spreading havoc without them.
When the show does end, it’s difficult to envision Reverse-Flash not getting his speed back, considering he’ll most likely be the final enemy Barry confronts. One of the reasons The Flash must restore Reverse-Flash’s is to honor a promise made in season one. As shown in The Flash season 1 finale, Eobard and Barry go back in time on the night Nora Allen is killed, with 2015-Barry meeting his future self. As a result, The Flash season 8’s Armageddon was always intended to be a temporary setback for the Reverse-Flash, and based on Martin’s words, it’ll be fascinating to watch how he returns.