It has been an interesting season for The CW’s The Flash so far. For next week’s episode,the team will have to face the metahuman Peter Merkel aka Rag Doll played by Troy James. His character is described as a damaged criminal who can bend his body out of shape and fit in small places. You can check out the promo video above.
One of the latest versions of this character was introduced by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham in the DC Comics title Villains United in July of 2005. Peter Merkel Jr. was the son of the Golden Age super villain Rag Doll. Unfortunately for him he did not have the triple jointed trait and could not perform like the rest of his family. This lead him to undergo hundreds of dangerous surgeries that replaced his joints with self-lubricating and fully rotating implants.
Although this allowed him to contort his body to inhuman extremes, his skin required a special emollient to keep his skin from tearing apart. This made him an easy target for Lex Luthor, who blackmailed him into joining his Secret Six by only giving him enough special emollient for each day. In the show more than likely he will be a metahuman though.
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James, a contortionist, has recently appeared on an episode of America’s Got Talent but has acted in The Strain, Channel Zero and Shadowhunters. By the looks of the clip above he seems to be the right guy for the role.
Also in this episode will see the what happens now that Nora Allen, played by Jessica Parker Kennedy, has revealed the reason why she has so much resentment toward her mom Iris, played by Candice Patton. It is setting up to be a very entertaining episode.
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The CW’s The Flash episode 5 All Doll’d Up is set to make it’s way to your television on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm.
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