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"The night of the storm, after S.T.A.R. Labs blew, after our plane went down and I woke up on the ground alive, when I saw what I could do, I understood. I am God."
—Clyde Mardon to Joe West and Eddie Thawne[src]

Clyde Mardon (April 12, unknown year[1]-October 7, 2014) was a bank robber and meta-human that was affected by the aftermath of the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator and was able to control weather. He was also the younger brother of Mark Mardon and the uncle of Joslyn Jackam.

Nine months after he gained his powers, The Flash stopped Clyde from using a tornado to cause destruction in Central City. Clyde was then shot and killed by Joe West.


Early life[]

Clyde Mardon had been taken care of by his older brother, Mark, since the former was 10.[2] At some point in their lives, Clyde and Mark became a duo of notorious bank robbers.[3]

Obtaining his powers[]

On December 11, 2013, Clyde robbed a bank with Mark. They escaped in a Mustang Shelby GT 500 (as observed by Barry Allen), and went to hide in a farmhouse. After Barry was able to track the Mardon brothers down to one of any four farms, Detectives West and Chyre both checked each one. Having little luck on the first three, on the final one they found Clyde. He shot Chyre, running to catch a plane with his brother. The two celebrated as they flew away, but Mark told Clyde to put on his seatbelt. At that moment, the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator exploded, causing the plane to explode. Because he wasn't buckled in, Clyde fell out of the plane, while Mark went down with it. Neither brother was aware of the other's survival, but both had obtained the power of atmokinesis.[2][3]

Rampaging through Central City[]

Nine months later, Mardon was caught in a car chase with the police. Barry Allen was able to intervene using his super speed, causing the car to flip. Clyde walked away unscathed, creating fog to allow himself to escape, ultimately causing another crash.

Eyewitness' sketch and Clyde Mardon's photo

Eddie Thawne showing Joe West the eyewitness' sketch.

Soon after, Clyde robbed the Gold City Bank. The bank teller described his physical appearance to the police, leading to Detectives West and Thawne to go to his old farmhouse. They found him there, much to their surprise. However, before he could be detained, he knocked away the detectives and created a tornado. He moved the tornado outside, while still ripping through the barn. After some hesitation, Barry was able to reverse the effects of the tornado. Clyde promptly aimed a gun at Barry, but before he could shoot, he was shot dead by Detective West.[3]


"Yeah, Clyde was no saint, but he was family. If you can't protect your family, the least you can do is avenge 'em."
Mark Mardon to Joe West about the reasoning of his actions[src]

Clyde's death would be the cause of his brother Mark Mardon's rampage (culminating in a devastating tsunami) as the Weather Wizard a few months later, though the after-effects of this rampage were largely undone by the effect of Barry going back in time.[2]


"I'm not like you. You're a murderer."
The Flash to Clyde Mardon[src]

As a criminal, Clyde was generally very careless, rarely if ever learning from his mistakes. He was also a vicious murderer who had no guilt or remorse for his actions, killing Fred Chyre among many others. After discovering his new-found powers, Clyde became arrogant and insane to the point where he developed a literal "God complex". In spite of all these negative qualities, he did seem to care for and respect his brother, Mark Mardon.

Powers and abilities[]


  • Meta-human physiology: After Clyde was struck by the energy of the Particle Accelerator explosion, this altered his DNA and supercharged his cells, augmenting his physiology to access his new abilities.
    • Atmokinesis:
      Clyde Mardon uses his powers

      Clyde creating fog.

      After he was caught in the particle accelerator's explosion's shock-wave, Clyde gained the power to create and manipulate the weather.
      • Aerokinesis: Clyde can create tornadoes with wind speeds of at least 200 miles per hour.
        • Flight: Clyde used his atmokinesis to create controlled tornadoes that would allow him to suspend himself in the air.
      • Hydrokinesis: Clyde can generate clouds of water vapor that allow him to escape from a crime scene.
      • Electrokinesis: Clyde can manipulate lightning inside of storm clouds that he generates, and is able to direct them at specific targets (even targets moving at high speeds.) He shot a bolt of lightning at The Flash to repel him during their fight.



Former equipment[]

  • NAA 22 magnum mini revolver: Clyde used this gun to shoot and kill Fred Chyre.


The Flash[]

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The Chronicles of Cisco[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • In DC comics, Clyde Mardon was a gifted scientist and the younger brother of Mark Mardon aka Weather Wizard. Clyde was credited with creating the Wizard Wand that allowed the user to manipulate the weather. In the New Earth continuity, he was accidentally slain by Mark. In the Prime Earth continuity, Mark was blamed for Clyde's murder but was actually innocent all along.
  • Clyde is somewhat similar to the Batman villain Maxie Zeus, as both proclaim themselves to be "Gods" with the powers they gained.