07 Feb 2017 10:53 AM +00:00 UTC

The Flash New Episode Synopsis Teases Gotham-based Villain

Crossovers for the DC TV series have been mostly limited to the shows in The CW. However, a new villain in The Flash may actually have similar powers to a villain that was seen in another DC series, Gotham.

According to Screener TV, the new villain in the upcoming episode has the power to make people age and die with just one touch. This is similar to Marv, who had survived an experiment from Indian Hill and also caused Ivy's sudden grown-up change.

Still, Clive Yorkin, The Flash's villain this week, is actually already present in The Flash universe as a villain in the 1979 comics. He was involved in an experiment that ended up with him having the power to drain life with just a touch. It's highly likely that the similarity in powers with Gotham's Marv was purely coincidental. But it is a nice shout-out, especially with one of Gotham's stars already interested in getting Kevin Smith as director.

Check out the full synopsis for The Flash season 3, episode 12:

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"Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down Clive Yorkin (guest star Matthew Kevin Anderson), a criminal meta-human who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. Joe becomes his next target but it's Iris who is caught in the crossfire. The Flash mentors Kid Flash and begins to elevate the newer speedster's training to another level."

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.

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