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[–]PaunchvillaCisco Ramon 339 points340 points  (18 children)

i could do without the shoulder strap/token. it feels a little too firestormish.

[–]GeneralMelonI think your theory's a bit of a stretch. 159 points160 points  (1 child)

it feels a little too firestormish

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.

[–]jamesbob49 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. Definitely feels like it could be a Firestorm alternate costume. Maybe it's like a STAR Labs kind of emblem thing? Maybe? Probably not. Speedforce.

[–]IAMG222 72 points73 points  (4 children)

I also think the mask is a bit much

[–]troyisprettydamncoolHey Caitlin... How's your day? 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I'd rather they pull a Black Lightning/Vibe and give him a set of goggles instead. Or a full on domino mask like Canary or Arrow instead of this halfway mark. But it might look better in motion

[–]XKOAx222 29 points30 points  (0 children)

It looks like a fake pair of ugly sunglasses that cost thousands of dollars

[–]lazy--speedster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goggles or nothing

[–]TheRealJackOfSpadesSlowest Man Alive 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Yeah, at minimum it should have an "e" on it.

[–]potatoGames16 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Maybe he should look like this


[–]inglouriousSpeedsterCan sumbodee gibe da rival pls? 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Now this looks like a job for e

[–]thewanderingway 11 points12 points  (1 child)

To be fair, Cisco's the one who designed both right?

[–]PaunchvillaCisco Ramon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

i think wellsobard designed firestorm's original emblem/straps. he based it off of the tachyon device he stole from mercury labs.

[–]OperatorFox 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It may be a Device his costume can shrink and fit into (like a Prototype Flash RING), rather than carry baby clothes around.

So yeah, it may be a way for them to introduce the Flash Ring.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It does but it also kinda looks like an "e" so I'm fine with it.

[–]justmememeup 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Maybe it's homage to pay respects to Stein

[–]inglouriousSpeedsterCan sumbodee gibe da rival pls? 7 points8 points  (1 child)

maybe he could've put an F instead

F to pay respect

[–]TheDwarvesCarstSavitar 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]DonnyMox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I agree. Though something tells me that the strap has some important function.

[–]GeneralMelonI think your theory's a bit of a stretch. 190 points191 points  (1 child)

Long overdue! So excited, Ralph's earned a proper suit after his development last episode. He's finally going to become a real hero!

[–]HenovoBarry Allen, 5th wheel 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yes, he’s starting to look like an actual superhero right now! I’m so excited to see what they do with him next.

[–]Tammar99But I'm faster 146 points147 points  (8 children)

Hope he gets rid of the mask eventually. He should be the first hero in this universe with a public identity.

[–]robm0n3y 80 points81 points  (2 children)

All his family and friends left him so there's no point of having a secret identity.

[–]HorsNoises 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Well he hangs around with the rest of team Flash now, might end up giving them away. Though I would think the world already knows about Caitlin by now but they have yet to address that.

[–]bigdogeatsmyass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wait til Sue debuts.

[–]im_so_not_creative 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Steel/Nate got rid of his god awful helmet thing (not that he use his suit much anyway), I hope Ralph does the same

[–]No-cool-names-left 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And then we'll have a new third most popular superhero in Central City!

[–]wgsmeister2002Felicity who? 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Also, in the comics, i'm pretty sure the Elongated Man doesn't care about concealing his identity

[–]JohnnyButtfart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He doesn't. He and Sue were widely known.

[–]PsychoFlashFanThe Reverse Flash 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Suit looks alright, but who the heck thought that mask was a good idea??

[–]CoreooYOU CAN'T LOCK UP THE CENTURIES 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm figuring it's trying to emulate Plastic Man's huge goggles.

[–]jaydofmoThe World Famous Elongated Man 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing the mask has a HUD? And the thing on his chest that reminds us all too much of Firestorm might be a communicator?

Overall, I like it. It's an aesthetically pleasing costume. Which if they didn't do a replication of a comics costume, that's what I'd like.

[–]rush247 87 points88 points  (1 child)

So glad he's not gonna be wearing those stupid pajamas anymore.

[–]JimmySinner 68 points69 points  (9 children)

Aw, I'm gonna miss his goofy grey mask

[–]faculties-intactNever forget HR :( 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Me too, I wish they just cleaned that suit up. Between this and supergirl's legion the new super dark costumes have been disappointing.

[–]Patssuck19 32 points33 points  (7 children)

Well Mon-el is gonna have be Valor suit on pretty soon. It was in the newest Dare to Defy promo.

[–]XMenOrangesTangerine 12 points13 points  (6 children)

And it actually looks pretty good.

I might watch this season of Supergirl when it's over now that I know he gets his suit finally.

[–]captainlavender 12 points13 points  (5 children)

This season of Supergirl has been seriously on point. Starting with the third episode, it's been one hit after another. Easily my favorite season so far.

[–]qrisp 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm debating whether or not I should watch Supergirl. It looks good now but my female friend who still watch the show wouldn't recommend it because she said that season 1 is unwatchable and Mon-El is an abusive crybaby or basically a male Felicity Smoak (note that Olicity drama makes me quit Arrow), she keeps watching because she's already invested, what do you think?

[–]Js7868Ralph Dibny 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Kinda feel like she’s over exaggerating tbh. Season 1 wasn’t the pinnacle of tv, but the later episodes were fine, it’s the beginning that wasn’t too great.

Mon El is not like Felicity. The fan base is more divided on him, because while he’s funny, he does have a somewhat questionable past. I’ve seen others call him an abusive crybaby, but I’ve also seen people praise him, it’s kinda 50-50 on that.

But yeah, there’s some relationship drama. Not to the extent of Olicity, but it’s there. The show definitely isn’t for everyone, if you do end up trying it, don’t just judge it by the first couple episodes (which most fans agree was rather bad). Try to stick with it til the end of season 1. There are a bunch of good episodes in s1 and s2, and s3 has been really good.

[–]qrisp 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks for the insight. She compared Felicity and Mon-El because they cause unnecessary drama, not because they are similar in character.

Okay, I will try it, don't worry from my experience I judge a tv show until after I watch the whole season two. The Office, Parks, & Legends have awful season 1 and glad I stuck with them!

[–]Js7868Ralph Dibny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She compared Felicity and Mon-El because they cause unnecessary drama, not because they are similar in character.

Alright that's fair. That's almost entirely due to the relationship drama, which luckily isn't his entire character. Plus it's almost non-existent in season 3 so that's a plus.

I should probably warn you, while s2 is an improvement from s1, it's still has it's faults. Also the villain kinda sucks in the back half of the season. But if you make it that far, just power through so you can watch s3 which is definitely a lot better.

Hope you like it!

[–]captainlavender 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would call it "uneven" (at least until s3, which I have found impressive so far). I wouldn't put it on your must-watch list, but there's a lot I like about it too. For one thing, Mon-El aside (I actually liked Mon-El but the fanbase overall would probably not agree with that), the relationships aren't angsty and dumb, like the "wangst" in Flash and the inexplicable periodic douchebaggery of a random character like on Arrow. The relationships are more mature and at times pretty nuanced. And they're not just romantic, either -- friendships and family relationships are developed in very satisfying ways.

It's also a great show if you're a feminist (or self-described "egalitarian"), because the women on the show are treated as real adult characters rather than being defined by their gender. In other words, when Agent Danvers kicks ass, it's not like "here I am, kicking ass on behalf of women everywhere because women can kick ass, too!" It's more like "I'm a well-developed character who's very good at her job, and the only unusual thing about this is that female characters aren't usually treated so respectfully." The show has fun upending tropes. Female villains don't necessarily wear skimpy clothes or act seductive. Kara brings Mon-El flowers, and he genuinely appreciates the gesture. Stuff like that.

[–]Gas-Station-Shades 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Am I the only one who likes the mask?

[–]jaydofmoThe World Famous Elongated Man 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]OperatorFox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, I'd rather it be functional and a bit funky than just... glued on fabric behind mascara'd eyes.

It's supposed to look a bit goofy, imo.

[–]Miss_Eliquis 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yaaaaahs! 100 times better than that hospital blue crap.

[–]LouieTheKid23 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I like it. Anything is better then the grandma house tissue colored thing is was in lol

[–]dkreak 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Anyone know why they went away from Red? I know Cisco loves red right, so at of all of it, why wouldn't he do red, so it's more comic accurate too?

[–]jaydofmoThe World Famous Elongated Man 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Trivia, Ralph has had several costumes, only one was red, although it made a comeback in the late 90s, early 'naughties.


This design looks largely original, although it seems it's mainly a very dark, rich purple.

[–]Astrosimi"Ten times the man Hitler was" 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I understand why the red is so iconic, though. Identity Crisis is Ralph’s most recognizable story for modern readers.

[–]IAmAGreenLantern 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I've always preferred Elongated Man's purple costumes. The red suit with the deep V and yellow belt makes Elongated Man look too much like Plastic Man, which your link also mentions.

[–]jaydofmoThe World Famous Elongated Man 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And people compare him to Plastic Man enough already.

[–]obsidianraindrop 7 points8 points  (1 child)

They gave him purple to help to distinguish himself from the flash

[–]SunuvamonkeyfiverLeo -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Purple? That's brown.

[–]soljakid 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm so glad they made Ralph a permanent character.

[–]Mate_00Grodd dammit 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Don't forget he's still a part of DeVoe's plan. That could lead to anything.

[–]capndaggit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh yes! Finally. Took long enough.

[–]usagizero 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He's really become my favorite character on the show, and has been getting great character development, this is just a cherry on the top.

[–]Razorwing23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks good to me!

[–]DCSennin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We're progressing. The right side is black and the left is a bit of white like one of his suits in the comics and in JLU was. Hopefully he starts to get more variations.

[–]SpideySense13 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]teancumx 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Arkrus[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not at all what i expected, i agree with the firestorm comments, and i dont really like the look of the suit. Would prefer the power rangers putty suit (i know its comic book accurate but thats what it reminded me of)

Too baggy, kinda looks like a velour track suit.

Something spandex would work better considering the character and his powers, (even tho nobody wears spandex in the arrowverse)

Not a fan of the mask, domino mask (green arrow/black canary) would work better imo.

[–]TheSwordOfTheDawnSome would call me Blitzen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Couldn't they just give him an Arrow-like mask which apparently Barry made for Oliver.

[–]ARC-Pooper 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The mask is quite weird. Why not give him like regular sunglasses and you could make a joke out of it. A poor example could be...

Cisco: You can't wear Sunglasses as your Superhero costume everyone will know it's you.

Ralph: Really? How many people know Barry's identity? His suit literally shows his eyes mouth and nose. At least I'll look cool while kicking ass.

[–]gl424 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's funny because Cisco also uses sunglasses to conceal his identity.

[–]ARC-Pooper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly dude I just feel there was a missed opportunity here given his comic book look.

[–]Rad_Spencer 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Goggles are a bit of a stretch.

[–]RaisingFargo 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The entire character is a bit of a stretch.

[–]CoSonfusedKneel before Grodd 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]linkman0596 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zooming in on the firestorm like thing, it appears to be a button, like maybe this is a prototype for cisco's version of the flash ring and the suit will fit in there, his grey suit has already been shown to be able to shrink pretty small.

[–]electrickittensharkI see what you did there... 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the mask is a reference to the Batman's mask in the Dark Knight Triology, especially with the black makeup (it looks like makeup) around the eyes.

[–]DollyPartonsFarts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does that zipper stretch?

[–]Sentry459WE BACK BABY! 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the mask.

[–]Xx255q 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bad, thats a jacket from target and there is more black around the eyes then actual mask

[–]DarkSpeedsterFlashpoint! Haha! 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was goggles with lenses, but it looks like he has fucking black face paint in his eye holes. God dammit.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank god....

[–]Hieillua 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welcome back firestorm!

[–]Gate4043"Why is chicken the only meat you can eat from a bucket?" 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's Ronnie's Firestorm costume with Black Lightning goggles.

That's how you stick to your budget, people.

[–]bigdogeatsmyass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaah boyyyyyyy

[–]khandescension 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mask is disgusting

[–]devilsephiroth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a lot of mascara

[–]ALittleSurprise10131/2 of The Flash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh. I like it, but the purple/white of the comics suits him more. This looks like he walked out of a Hot Topic

[–]Jaesuschroist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So... a jacket?

[–]Prince_SKyle -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

...is that a velour tracksuit??...they aren’t even trying anymore 😂