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Quote1 According to legends, the warrior Gilgamesh used a gold mask to imprison a powerful demon, or what we might consider today as an ancient psychic metahuman. But with the centuries, the mask has popped up all over the world: the Yoruba Tribe in Africa, 17th Century pirates, all the way up to Hayden. Now, the story goes, if you wear the mask, it doesn't just give you powers. It feeds off of your mind, leaving you insane and leaving the mask in search of a new wearer. A psychic parasite moving from host to host, and now it found a brain that's capable of speed thinking. Quote2
Chester P. Runk

Masquerade is an episode of season 7 of The Flash. It premiered on June 15, 2021.

Synopsis for "Masquerade"

Appearing in "Masquerade"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • The Psycho Pirate (Real identity revealed) (First full appearance) (As a spirit) (Flashback and main story) (Impersonates Cecile Horton) (Origin)

Other Characters:



  • Atom Smasher's Helmet (Cameo)
  • Barry Allen's Training Helmet (Cameo)
  • Cerebral Inhibitor
  • "Cisco's Who's Who? Binder"
  • Girder Training Robot (Cameo)
  • Medusa Mask (Unnamed) (Origin)
  • Memory Machine (Mentioned only)
  • Pulse Rifle
  • Sonic Scepter (Cameo)
  • Tachyon Prototype
  • The Thinker's Chair
  • Thinking Cap (Cameo)



  • This episode takes place two weeks after the events of "Family Matters, Part 2".
  • This episode reveals that the (unnamed) Medusa Mask is actually a prison for the being as the Psycho Pirate who is possessing people, including the supervillain Psycho Pirate/Roger Hayden, since the ancient times.
    • Despite the legend claiming that the Sumerian hero Gilgamesh banished a demon inside of the mystical item, Team Flash speculates that he's actually an ancient psychic metahuman.
  • As another effect of the Crisis, Erik Frye is still a metahuman on Earth-Prime while his Pre-Crisis counterpart had his powers stolen by Matthew Kim and gifted to Jaco Birch.[1]


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Recommended Media

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