The Hoverchair was the main mode of transportation and weapon of Clifford DeVoe during his early days as The Thinker. It was recently stolen from him by his estranged wife Marlize.[1]


The Hoverchair was created sometime after the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded to compensate for Clifford DeVoe's body degeneration.

After his fight against the Flash, Devoe used the chair to transfer his mind into Dominic Lanse's body, which also gave him Lanse's powers to read minds. He later used the chair to take the powers of Kilg%re, Black Bison, Dwarfstar, and Hazard, which he used as a new host body.

Devoe also used the chair to transfer his mind into Izzy Bowin and take her powers.

Sometime after that, Devoe found a way to transform his mind into other bodies without the use of the chair. After he took Edwin Gauss's body, DeVoe got the powers of Dimensional manipulation, which lets him teleport himself without the use of the chair.

After he took Ralph Dibny's powers, DeVoe was finally able to contain all the super powers he got from the other Meta-Humans. Because of that, the chair now has no use for him.

Finally fed up with her husband, seeing him as The Thinker instead of Clifford, Marlize used the chair to escape the lair.

During the Enlightenment, Marlize used the chair in conjunction with Cecille's telepathy to project Barry's mind into Clifford's subconscious in hopes of restoring the man she loved. Instead, DeVoe had killed his good side, and Barry managed to restore the present host, Ralph Dibny, to full control, effectively killing The Thinker. However as a contingency plan, DeVoe managed to make a copy of his mind via hologram, and brought down one of the STAR labs satellites. In anger, Marlize ripped out a key component, destroying the copy.


The Hoverchair has an unknown number of abilities built into its system, including:

  • Flight: The chair could fly several feet in the air, supporting the combined weight of Clifford DeVoe and The Flash
  • Dimensional Teleportation: The chair could teleport between DeVoe's lair, located inside a pocket dimension, and Central City in a flash of light.
  • Cerebral Link Helmet: The Hoverchair has a helmet designed to link the user to the interface, allowing whoever uses it to control the device with a thought.
  • Medical System: One of the Hoverchair's primary abilities was to keep DeVoe alive from his dark matter based ALS. It can also accelerate the healing process of anyone who sits in it.
    • Dark Matter Manipulation: A later upgrade to the chair, allowing Devoe's excessive dark matter from multiple transfers to be stabilized better.
  • Tentacles: Multiple tentacles can be called forth from the back to either stun or blast enemies.
    • Mental/Power Transference Helmets: One of the primary abilities of the chair was to transfer the subconscious of The Thinker into those of the Bus Metas and gain their abilities by forcing helmets from the tentacles onto the metas. This feature was rendered obsolete after Clifford began to use a ring which can do the same just by touching a meta on the shoulders.
  • Containment Shield Generation: The Hoverchair can create an impenetrable shield designed to keep anyone in, or out.
  • Holographic Duplicate Creation: An upgrade DeVoe used as a fail-safe with Kilg%ore's powers. DeVoe made a copy of his mind and using the Technopathy took down one of S.T.A.R. Labs' satellites. He projected himself in the chair as hologram. [2]


The Flash

Behind the Scenes

  • The Hoverchair is near identical to the one used by Lex Luthor of the Justice League: Gods and Monsters continuity. Both have an assortment of gadgets and a teleportation like device. However, the key feature was to aid both geniuses in movement due to both of them having a form of ALS.
    • The chair is also very similar to the Mobius Chair created by Metron, which can teleport, create force fields or tractor beams, and act as life support to it's user. Additionally, the Thinker has incredibly high intelligence, mirroring the omniscience granted by the Mobius chair.


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