Anthony Bellows is the former mayor of Central City.
Bellows held a campaign night for his re-election. Acting as waiters, James Jesse and Axel Walker attended, poisoning all of the wine, forcing everyone to give up all of their money before he would give them an antidote. However, the Flash eventually intervened, giving them an antidote concocted by S.T.A.R. Labs and taking down the two Tricksters.
Bellows later held a Flash Day rally to commemorate the Flash for, in the public eye, saving the city from a singularity that nearly destroyed the city six months previously. He presented The Flash with a key to the city, promising that Central City will always welcome him, before he was rushed away when "Atom-Smasher" began attacking the speedster.
Corruption and run for re-election
At some point, Clifford DeVoe left Ralph Dibny a tip that the mayor cheated on his wife. Acting on this information, Ralph took pictures of the mayor and his mistress, constantly using this to blackmail him for money. Eventually they came to an "agreement" that Ralph would receive $200,000 if he handed over the pictures. However, Bellows sent his security detail to threaten Ralph and make an attempt to kill him by blowing up his office. During this time, Bellows held a press conference for his second re-election at the CCPD, commenting that he was once a cop. Joe West and Barry Allen asked him later why Ralph was constantly calling him, with Bellows confessing. However, immediately after he left, Bellows told his security detail to get rid of Barry and Joe. Bellows met with Ralph, keeping his promise, but shot him in the face, he was surprised when Ralph was unharmed. Breacher appeared and attacked Ralph and the Flash, unintentionally providing a distraction for Bellows to hold Joe at gunpoint and lead him up to his helicopter. The Flash handcuffed Bellows shortly after.
Imprisoned, Bellows became a powerful figure in Iron Heights, having lackeys who gave him pudding and being able to fearlessly threaten the massive inmate David Ratchet. He played cards with the newly imprisoned Barry Allen, who used his secret powers to cheat and cause Bellows to drop out of the game.
It was later revealed that Bellows was succeeded by mayor Van Buren.
At a first glance it seemed that Bellows cared about Central City and it's people. He also admired the Flash and all he had done. Later on though it was shown that he was corrupt as soon as Ralph had pictures of him having an affair he wanted him dead. It seemed that he regrets doing the affair as he told Barry and Joe, but that could have been a façade as soon as he left he told his security detail to kill them once they knew the truth.
Behind the scenes
- Vito D'Ambrosio previously portrayed Anthony "Tony" Bellows in the 1990 TV series, The Flash, though he was a cop rather than the mayor. In the episode "Elongated Journey into Night", this becomes Bellows' backstory.