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"See, here's the thing. Scum recognizes scum. I'm scum. And I've survived this long by recognizing the same. Like you. You're scum. I sniffed you coming a mile away."
—Goldface to Ralph Dibny and Barry Allen[src]

Keith is a notorious Central City gangster known as Goldface and a recurring enemy of the Flash, as well as a meta-human with powers based on gold. He is the boyfriend of Leslie Jocoy, who uses the moniker Amunet Black.

Biography

Original multiverse

He claims to have been born in Connecticut and he studied at Yale in the past. At one point, he was romantically involved with fellow gangster Amunet Black but they ended up breaking up because she wasn't there when he needed her and he spent all his time partying with his friends, for which she took his Radiohead and "Straight Outta Compton" records. According to Captain Joe West, there was less crime when they were together.[1]

Goldface meets Barry

Goldface meets Barry.

One night in February 2019, Barry Allen and Ralph Dibny entered Keith's black market to purchase a Neuro-Stasis Field Generator stolen from Van Horn Industries, and he interrogated them for being too curious. Allen claimed to be a notorious criminal known as the "Chemist", convincing him of having been behind multiple recent unsolved crimes. Offering to give them the neuro-stasis field generator, Goldface agreed on the premise that they'd help him in a heist at Ivo Labs.[2]

Goldface's black market (Earth-1)

Goldface and his black market.

That night, partway into the heist, the two betrayed the rest of the crew, causing Goldface to take notice and threaten to detonate explosives attached to them. They fought each other in the parking lot of Ivo Labs, where he revealed himself as a meta-human, having the advantage as the other two were dampened by meta-cuffs. The Chemist managed to trick him into hitting an electrical box with a gold chain he was fighting with, causing him to be electrified. The gold he wielded melted, though he survived.[2]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Keith as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[3] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[4]

New multiverse

Goldface's black market (Earth-Prime)

Goldface meets Amunet.

One year later, on Valentine's Day, Keith led his gang in waging war against Amulet and her crew. Both sides sought a rare flower that could grant telepathic abilities, which would be of great help for crimes. To steal the flower, they needed two machines to create a stable artificial environment for the flower, one of which Amunet already obtained. Their conflict was interrupted by Barry and his wife, "Iris West-Allen", who managed to steal the second machine while Keith and Amunet argued about their relationship.[1]

Amunet and Goldface fight

Amunet and Goldface fight.

Deciding to let Amunet do all the work of getting back the second machine, Keith and his crew simply waited at the flower's location for her to show up with both. His plan worked, and he was ready to fight her and her crew for it, including Barry and Iris. Amuent and Keith argued and fought, distracting themselves while Barry, as The Flash, used his powers to incapacitate their men. He then interrupted to try reasoning with them, but Keith refused and used his powers to launch The Flash away due to the gold in his suit. "Iris" then got her husband to destroy the flower with lightning. This resulted in Keith and Amunet reading each other's minds and realizing their love for each other, making out and making love on the spot.[1]

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: After he got his powers through unknown means, his DNA was altered and his cells were supercharged, augmenting his physiology.[2]
    • Organic gold transformation: Goldface can turn any part of his body into gold.[2]
      • Accelerated healing factor: Goldface's wounds were able to heal quickly after he had been repeatedly hit by Barry and Ralph's blasters.[2]
      • Superhuman durability: Since Goldface's flesh and bones are made of organic gold, he was only briefly stunned after getting repeatedly blasted at.[2]
      • Superhuman strength: Goldface, after turning his fist into solid gold, was able to punch Ralph and send him flying a great distance.[2]
    • Aurokinesis: Goldface can manipulate gold as shown when he used the gold in the Flash suit to throw him across the room with a wave of his hand.[1]

Former powers

  • Telepathy: After inhaling a narcotic made from the pollen of a flower called Rappaccini's Daughter, Goldface was temporally given the power to read minds.[1]

Abilities

  • Expert strategist/tactician: Goldface can organize different robberies on highly secure facilities such as Ivo Labs.[2]
    • Leadership: Goldface effectively lead his men behind the scenes or in the field with them.[2]
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Goldface is an expert in hand-to-hand combat. This is seen when he fought the depowered Barry Allen and Ralph Dibny simultaneously.[2]
    • Expert chain wielder: Goldface is an expert in using his golden chain necklace in combat. Using it like a whip, he can trip his opponents, ensnare them, or entangle their weapons. He used his chain to great effect during his fight with the powered Barry Allen and Ralph Dibny, as well as both of his fights with Amunet Black.[1]

Weaknesses

  • Extreme energy: When Barry tricked Goldface into getting himself electrocuted, this caused the gold in his body to melt, briefly knocking him unconscious.[2]

Equipment

Original multiverse

  • Golden chain necklace: Goldface can manipulate a golden chain necklace he wears, turning it into a weapon for melee combat.[2]

New multiverse

  • Golden chain necklace: Goldface can manipulate a golden chain necklace he wears, turning it into a weapon for melee combat.[1]

Appearances

The Flash

Season 5

Season 6

Trivia

  • Goldface survived several shots due to his gold armor, but in reality, gold is relatively weak and soft.
    • This may imply that he doesn't turn to gold, but turns to some kind of alloy that looks like gold but is more durable. However, his control of the gold in Barry's suit would seem to imply he does control real gold.
  • Goldface does have some morality, as he will not rob hospitals, hence why he targeted the 3D printer before it got to one.
  • Unknown if this came about after the Particle Accelerator explosion gave them their powers, but Goldface confirms he has a metal fetish, having told Amunet to keep her gauntlet on while they made out.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC Comics, Keith Kenyon, aka Goldface, is a frequent enemy of Green Lantern and The Flash, and the ex-husband of Amunet Black. He later retired and became a union organizer in Keystone City.

References

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