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Quote1 It started with just one of them. Each had their own manmade gimmick, but they were all blue-collar criminals. Salt-of-the-earth kinda guys. Alone they would commit a daring robbery in Central City... and I'd catch them every time. Then one day they had the idea to attack me all at once and call themselves... The Rogues! Quote2
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The Rogues are an alliance of costumed criminals in Central City, most often led by Captain Cold. They frequently clash with the Flash, but sometimes find themselves working alongside him against other forces that threaten the city. The Flash understands that no Rogue, no matter how silly or colorful, cannot be taken lightly. [2] The Flash has admitted that the Rouges are dangerous and that he needs to act fast when dealing with them; he even acknowledges that they can kill him.[3]


Early Days

The Rogues consisted of previously struggling thieves who were united by Captain Cold.[4] The Rogues were successful in the heists they ran; however, the appearance of the Flash would result in failures. Attempting to improve their chances against the Flash, Leonard Snart would accept an offer from Doctor Elias to use his gene recorder, which would give them super-powers.[5] There would be major consequences, however: the recorder exploded as they all succumbed to the weight of their super-powers, such as the Golden Glider being trapped in a ghostly projection, and the Mirror Master being trapped in a mirror.


Gregory Wolfe, the newly elected Mayor of Central City, released the Rogues from prison and deputised them into the CCPD to help defend the city against a crisis that the Lords of Order had warned him was coming.[6][7]




  • The Rogues were created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in The Flash #155; however, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity their first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's New 52 Flash series.

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