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"I'll take this one. Uh, The Crook. Lame? A Five-Finger..."
"How about Thief? He robs stuff. Let's just call him Thief."
—Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon[src]

An unnamed man, nicknamed Thief by Cisco Ramon (after several failed attempts at a nickname by Barry Allen, including Suspect on a Motorcycle, The Crook and A Five-Finger) is a criminal who had tried to conduct an armed robbery in Central City.

Biography

In 2016 an unknown man conducted an armed robbery of a jewelry store, using a motorcycle and a submachine gun. Easily evading the police he was chased by The Flash, who used his speed to outrun the bullets and then taking apart criminal's motorcycle part-by-part. As the motorcycle stopped, criminal found himself helplessly listening to Barry as the latter retrieved stolen jewelry, as well as bullets from the gun and left him for the police.[1]

After man was arrested, Barry Allen jokingly suggested to Cisco Ramon to coin a nickname for the criminal, to which Cisco miserably replied that they should just call him "Thief", which made it obvious to Barry that Cisco had dramatically changed following Flashpoint.[1]

Personality

While showing to have some skill in what he does, Thief was also shown to be a very nervous man, panicking as The Flash arrived and being unable to do anything effective.[1]

Powers and abilities

Abilities

  • Expert Motorcycle Rider: Thief was shown to be very skilled with motorcycle, not only being able to evade police, but also jumping over a car and being able to still balance on motorcycle as it was virtually taken apart detail-by-detail.
  • Marksmanship: Thief knew quite well how to use a submachine gun.

Equipment

  • Husqvarna SM Motorcycle
  • Micro Uzi Submachine Gun: With ammunition and a shoulder rig.
  • Backpack
  • Gloves

Appearances

The Flash

Season 3

Trivia

  • His costume and equipment, including a jeans waistcoat and Micro Uzi submachine gun on a shoulder rig may have been inspired by the look of Chuck Norris character, Matt Hunter in the 1985 action movie Invasion U.S.A..

Behind-the-scenes

  • In DC Comics, character known only as the Thief, while primarily being a Catwoman foe (working alongside Noah Kuttler), shares a big number of similarities with his television counterpart, including a similar appearance (headwear, simple firearms, backpack and a shoulder rig) and the fact that he's a new criminal in town who clashes with a vigilante (Central City and the Flash, and Gotham City and Catwoman respectively); although, ironically, it was Catwoman who used the motorcycle during her clash against the Thief.
  • It is interesting that Cisco Ramon's nickname for him, Thief is actually not that correct considering that his modus operandi is armed robbery and not thievery.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Paradox"