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THE UNIT’s Demore Barnes Joins THE FLASH Cast as Tokamak

One of the things that became apparent during the first
season of Flash was the link between
Barry Allen’s origin and the origin of another DC Hero, Firestorm.  At times it even seemed much of the first
season was built more around the origin of Firestorm than the titular hero.  Season two of the Flash seems set on continuing that good relationship as Demore Barnes
joins the cast as one of the Flamebrain’s top villains, Tokamak.
A native of Toronto, Barnes first made his way to the screen
in the late nineties in a TV movie called White
Lies
.  From there, he made some guest
appearance on a few television shows before getting the role of “Benjamin
Hardaway” in the series The Associates,
his role lasted over a season before he moved on to the CBS Black Ops series, The Unit.  Since then, he’s appeared on numerous genre
shows like; Fringe, Hemlock Grove
and Supernatural.  He is currently has a role on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys as “Whitley.” (imdb)
Born Henry Hewitt, Tokamak was a rich scientist and invalid
who, much like Firestorm himself, was turned into a living nuclear reactor after
he tried to reverse his quadriplegia. During a battle with Firestorm he was
seemingly kill but it would be revealed that Hewitt took steps to live via
clones of himself.  His powers are
similar to Firestorm’s but he is more unstable and radioactive.
In season two, Hewitt is reimagined as a “charming, but
cocky scientist.” He has been affected by the Accelerator explosion and when he
is recruited by Caitlin he takes the opportunity to explore his abilities.  He will join the cast in episode four of
Season two, and there is no word if his role will be recurring.
Flash season two
kicks off with “The Man Who Saved Central City” October 6th.
Source – Comicbook.com
The Flash airs on
the CW, Tuesdays at 8E and is available streaming.

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