'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Tom Cavanagh plays Pariah in the multiverse-shattering battle and here's what we know about the character
In the comics, Pariah managed to work with the heroes and put an end to the Anti-Monitor. However, his exact role in the TV version is yet to be revealed
The Arrowverse introduced the storylines for 'Elseworlds' and 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as it was one way to get all of DC's superheroes under one roof. 'Crisis' has been looked at as a massive event since it was introduced in 'The Flash's pilot season. While it was confirmed following 'Elseworlds' crossover, fans have had to wait until the premiere dates of the new CW shows were released.
Going by the comics, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' was a 12-issue miniseries that focused on the greatest battle in cosmic history. The Anti-Monitor (the Monitor's evil counterpart) is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises. This leads the Monitor to build an army of superheroes and villains who team up to save all that existed.
The 'Crisis' will also introduce a character called Pariah (Tom Cavanagh) the most brilliant scientist from an undesignated Earth in the DC multiverse. While much isn't known about the TV version of Pariah, showrunner Eric Wallace shed light on Cavanagh's character during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019. "In the original comics, Pariah is very much responsible for releasing the Anti-Monitor onto our multiverse and then more bad things happen," Wallace said. "For Tom to play such a pivotal character is not only exciting, but his interpretation that he is bringing to it is just going to tear your guts out and make you cry."
Season six will be broken up into three mini-seasons, which the showrunner had described as two "graphic novels" on either side of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. "The secrets of why he becomes Pariah are actually part of 'graphic novel #1' and will lead up to a very big twist at the end of the Bloodwork case that launches Crisis," Wallace added.
Some of his powers and abilities include being a genius and immortal (Terrible, we know), flight and teleportation. In the comics, Pariah managed to work with the heroes and put an end to the Anti-Monitor. However, his exact role in the TV version is yet to be revealed.
How crucial do you think Pariah's role is in 'Crisis'?