The Turtle will engage in a slo-mo, high-speed battle with THE FLASH!

The Turtle doesn’t sound like the most devastating of meta-human villain names, but when Barry Allen needs more speed and someone can slow him down with their powers, you can bet they’ll be treated as a threat on The Flash!

Battlestar Galactica‘s Aaron Douglas (aka The Chief) will portray The Turtle, who was originally known as Turtle Man and faced off against Jay Garrick in the comics, later this season.

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However, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly that he’s secretly been involved all season:

“In a surprisingly funny twist, Cisco [Carlos Valdes] has actually been hunting The Turtle the entire series. To Barry’s surprise, everybody knows about Cisco’s hunt for the great white whale, which is The Turtle; he’s the only one who didn’t know about it. We love the idea that there was a villain out there that they knew about, but they just haven’t bothered to tell the audience about yet. All Barry wants to do is get faster, because if he can get faster, he can take on Zoom. He’s going up against a villain who is literally slowing him down. This is one of our best episodes coming back that we’ve ever done. It feels big and emotional.”

Cisco is often looking for answers behind the scenes and doesn’t necessarily give Barry the details unless he needs them, so this play on their relationship and Cisco’s quest will definitely be a fun one. Plus, it seems the defeat of The Turtle is a precursor for Barry facing off against Zoom!

You can catch a quick glimpse of Aaron Douglas as The Turtle in the “Potential Energy” trailer below.

The Flash returns to The CW next Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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