DC fans who have religiously followed the Justice League may be more familiar with the Elongated Man (Hartley Sawyer) as a hero. Also known as Ralph Dibny, the stretchable hero will be making his debut on “The Flash’s” fourth season.

Seeing how both heroes are on the good side, both will have some color in between them. Apparently, showrunners have added some flavor between the two which Todd Helbing terms via CBR as a checkered past. This does not necessarily mean that the Elongated Man will be on the side of evil. Rather, a bit of friction is expected with both out to serve a common cause.

"The Flash" already has enough villains

So far, viewers have already gotten a glimpse of the threats to Central City. The Thinker aka Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) was introduced towards the end of the first episode and more are expected to come forward. By the fourth episode, Breacher (Danny Trejo) will be introduced and there is also the lingering threat of Killer Frost/ Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker).

In the comics, Elongated Man appeared as a potential villain. He got tied up to several crimes but would, later on, be cleared. Hence, that could be the same storyline introduced and an issue that is coming in between him and Barry. At any rate, it would not be surprising if both end up with a rivalry that will hopefully not go astray.

Will Ralph Dibny join Team Flash?

Unless producers decide to do a major turnaround on Ralph Dibny’s character, chances are he will be part of Team Flash at some point. This doesn’t necessarily mean that his relationship with Barry will eventually iron out but more of a black sheep. It could develop into something similar as the one Barry had with Julian Albert (Tom Felton) back in season 3.

For those unfamiliar with him, the Elongated Man has detective skills fairly similar to Batman. Hence, expect him to do some sleuthing and reveal his powers when the odds stack up against him.

What is going on with Caitlyn?

Other than The Thinker, Elongated Man and Breacher, there is a struggling Caitlyn Snow. She did play a surprise role helping bring back Barry from the Speed Force though the episode ended with her evil self (Killer Frost) still around.

Caitlyn has yet to reveal how she was able to manage Killer Frost from overpowering her good side. It seems to be a key part this coming season with the dark side most likely to rule once more.

There is a lot to look forward to on “The Flash” this fourth season. The second episode titled “Mixed Signals” returns this Tuesday on The CW with Barry trying out his new improved red suit. Check out the trailer below.