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Gregory Wolfe (died February 6, 2018) was the corrupt warden of Iron Heights Prison.

Biography

At some point in time Gregory become the warden of Iron Heights Prison. Under his supervision, a special cell was built for James Jesse in 2010, after he had talked his psychologist, who was visiting weekly, into suicide.[1]

In 2015, Gregory took Joe West and Barry Allen to the cell of James Jesse, giving them needed background information on him and a pack of licorice, without which it is hard to question Jesse.[1]

In 2017, Ramsey Deacon was imprisoned in Iron Heights, and Wolfe allowed Barry Allen and Joe West to interrogate him. As they left, Wolfe assured them that Deacon would be kept safe.[2]

In 2018, Wolfe met Barry again in different circumstances, this time as Barry was sentenced for life in Iron Heights.[3]

Wolfe soon became suspicious of Barry after seeing he had made friends with David "Big Sir" Ratchet. Barry's continuous interactions with Big Sir irritated Wolfe, as he saw Barry's trying to instill hope, and warned him to back off. Soon after, he installed another security camera directed at Barry's cell. As a result, he discovered that Barry is the Flash after Barry freed Dave, unaware of the camera. He then revealed this knowledge after drugging the pudding that Barry's eating, relocated him to the meta-human wing of Iron Heights, and called Amunet Black and tells her that he's got a big catch.[4]

Wolfe found that Barry and four other metas had escaped on the day he was to sell them to Amunet, but with some guards, he cornered them in a courtyard. Disabling Barry with an inhibitor collar, he was prepared to face off against the other metas when Becky Sharpe used her powers to knock them down. Amunet arrived, disappointed with Wolfe's failure, but Becky used her powers to knock out Amunet and all the guards as well. Suddenly, The Thinker appeared and stole the minds and powers of the meta-humans except for Barry. He moved on to Wolfe, who defiantly exclaimed he would never take him, but DeVoe replied that he only wanted him dead and promptly killed him.[5]

Legacy

The ruthless murder of Wolfe caused Marlize DeVoe to greatly question her devotion to her husband and his plan, making her start to realize his villainous intention.[5]

Wolfe's bad deeds were unfortunately unknown to Central City, and especially to mayor Van Buren, who told the whole town that the corrupt director had died as a hero even if all that was wrong.

Personality

At first, Wolfe seemed like a caring person as he told Barry that it would take him a while to get use to prison and told him not to help the other prisoners as it could lead to his death. However, it was shown later that he was actually corrupt as he used his official position to sell meta-humans to Amunet for profit. Wolfe showed to be a coward, choosing to reveal the identity of Flash to other escapees to avoid problems even if it did not save his life in the final. He was also brave as when Clifford DeVoe had him he defiantly said he wouldn't take his body.

Abilities

  • Skilled psychologist: Gregory was seen knowing exactly how to treat James Jesse, building a special cell for him and using licorice to facilitate questioning him.[1]

Appearances

The Flash


Behind the scenes

Gregory Wolfe in season 1

Gregory Wolfe portrayed by Anthony Harrison in season 1.

  • In the DC comics, Gregory Wolfe is a warden at Iron Heights too, but he is also a metahuman with a power of psychokinesis, able to cause muscular spasm in people, tightening or loosening the muscles; he uses this ability in his work, whether making rioting inmates collapse through temporary muscle spasms or loosening the pain in Hunter Zolomon's damaged knee so that he could run while escaping Grodd's forces.
  • In the DC comics, Gregory is African American, while this version was portrayed by Caucasian actor Anthony Harrison in season 1, but the role was given to African American actor Richard Brooks in season 4.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tricksters"
  2. "Mixed Signals"
  3. "The Trial of The Flash"
  4. "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash"
  5. 5.0 5.1 "True Colors"