The Flash is taking no prisoners this season — not even major characters are safe!

The rate that DeVoe has been going through these bus metas this year has been startling to say the least. It seems like every single week he finds and "absorbs" another one, stealing their bodies and killing them in the process. His latest victim? The final bus meta on his list, Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer).

With all 12 metas' powers and Ralph's body under his control, DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) is a more formidable foe than ever, but that's not really the subject on anyone's mind after losing a team member. Barry (Grant Gustin) was understandably crushed to lose his new friend, when he'd only just realized how much the team had become a family to Ralph. Not only that, he lost his apprentice! Right after convincing Ralph that killing DeVoe was not the heroic thing to do, DeVoe turns around and murders Ralph? That's got to be killing Barry with guilt.

To add insult to injury, it appears The Flash has possibly killed off Killer Frost too. When Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) touched DeVoe, he used Melting Pot's powers on her as he spoke an ominous command: "Melt." She instantly turned from Killer Frost back into Caitlin, but it was not your typical transformation. Later, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) scanned her for dark matter and found no trace of it, meaning DeVoe had untangled her DNA from the dark matter that created Killer Frost, effectively killing Caitlin's alter ego. Is that death permanent though? If so, it's time to riot, Flash fans.


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Honestly though, it's hard to believe that either of these "deaths" will stick. Killer Frost is a fan favorite, and she provides a whole layer to Caitlin's storyline and her relationships with the team. Killing her would be killing one of the most interesting storylines Caity has had in years. Plus, bringing her back should be as simple as infusing Caitlin with more dark matter, right? Risky business to be sure, but totally worth it!

As for Ralph, he's one of 12 characters — not silly bystanders or faceless innocents — that has been mercilessly killed off during DeVoe's quest for enlightenment. That's a high body count, even for The Flash, which makes you wonder if Barry won't find a way to give everyone their bodies (and minds) back by the time this whole thing shakes out.

At the very least, maybe he can expel DeVoe from Ralph and give us our lovable jerk back?

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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