"When did I get my powers? A couple months ago. Uh, I took the bus to my job at the airport. TSA. But when I got there, it was like everyone was yelling at me screaming mad. But their mouths weren't moving. It only works when I'm close enough to see someone."
—Dominic Lanse[src]

Dominic Lanse, designated Subject Six by Clifford DeVoe and nicknamed Brainstorm by Cisco Ramon, is the one of the 12 meta-humans that was affected by the dark matter exposure on the bus. He was attacked by Amunet Black and was injured in the process, but he was healed and rescued by Caitlin Snow. However, Amunet captured him again and sold him to DeVoe, who proceeded to take over his body.


On the day Barry Allen exited the Speed Force Dominic was riding the bus among with other 11 people, all of which were transformed into meta-humans.[1]

Dominic was held captive by Amunet Black, who was injured after a piece of alcino alloy was lodged in his neck when Amunet shot him during an escape. Amunet then kidnapped Caitlin Snow to operate on Dominic in an abandoned hospital. Caitlin discovered that Dominic was a telepath and helped him escape by reversing the sleeping gas to knock Amunet and her henchmen unconscious. Amunet recovered and prepared to kill both Dominic and Caitlin but they were saved by Cisco Ramon, Ralph Dibny and Harrison Wells.[1]

On the way to Barry Allen's Christmas party, he was abducted by Amunet again and sold to Clifford DeVoe and Marlize. DeVoe then transferred his own consciousness and powers into Dominic's body, framing Barry for his murder.[1]

Powers and abilities


  • Meta-human physiology: After the man was struck by the dark matter energy after the Flash was released from the Speed Force, this altered his DNA and cells, enabling Dominic to access his new-found powers.[1]
    • Telepathy: The dark matter in his body grants Dominic the ability to read minds.[1]


The Flash

Season 4

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC Comics, Dominic Lanse is one of the few supervillains to use aliases Brain Storm or Brainstorm.
  • In the series, Clifford DeVoe takes over the body of Dominic Lanse, a.k.a. Brainstorm. The DC Comics versions of the Thinker and Brainstorm, specifically the Axel Storm and Fred Storm versions had costume designs very similar with one of DeVoe's costumes, the purple suit with cauldrons and massive headgear used for amplifying their powers.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Don't Run"
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