The Flash's Chris Klein says 'it's not just the dagger', teases Cicada may not be human
Klein promised the origin episode of Cicada, coming in a few weeks, will clear all the questions we have about his character.
'The Flash' season five introduced us to Cicada (Chris Klein), Flash's dangerous enemy. We know from the past few episodes that Cicada's lightning dagger is very powerful and it allows him to dampen metahuman abilities, due to which he can wipe out every metahuman in the city.
In the recent episode titled 'News Flash,' we learned a few details about Cicada aka Orlin Dwyer's past. Even though we know a little more about his character now, there's still a lot to unravel about him and his powers. We saw an interesting scene in the last episode where Orlin's chest scar was glowing. This raised the question; what exactly is this scar? At that time, we suspected he could be a metahuman himself, but in an interview with TVLine, Klein teased that Cicada is something more than a human.
“That dagger can do a lot more than just dampen metahuman powers. And, another thing that you’re going to want to keep your eye on — it’s not just the dagger. That doctor in the hospital wanted to take a look at a scar on his chest…. Is he a human? Because if he’s a human, why was that thing glowing? What is that about? Now we know there’s something going on inside of him, and that’s going to play a big part in how difficult he is to capture,” Klein said.
In the comic books, Cicada is portrayed as an immortal metahuman with delusions of godhood. Therefore, in the series Cicada may find himself gifted with immunity from any damage. That is probably what Klein meant by suggesting he is a non-human. However, the series tends to make certain changes while portraying a character from a comic book and there is no way of telling what Cicada actually is at this stage in the show.
We have a lot of questions right now, but Klein promised the origin episode of Cicada, coming in a few weeks, will clear it all. “There is going to be an origin episode, a few weeks down the line. But we are going to learn little tidbits moving forward. In (last week’s episode), we got a lot of clues."
The next episode of 'The Flash' airs November 6 on The CW.