The Flash: Iris West Suits Up!

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Candice Paton has been playing Iris West on The Flash for the last four years, but the character has not been given a cool costume of her own. 

Until now. 

The CW today released a poster for The Flash Season 4 Episode 16, which is titled "Run, Iris, Run."

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The network's official description for the episode is as follows:

“IRIS SUITS UP — Team Flash confronts a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), with the ability to swap people’s DNA."

"During a battle with Team Flash, Matthew transfers Barry’s (Grant Gustin) super speed to Iris (Candice Patton)."

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"Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe. Harry Jierjian directed the episode written by Eric Wallace.”

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Yes, that means Iris will become the scarlet speedster, and naturally, that means the character gets to suit up with a costume of her own to fight the good fight. 

That good fight involves taking down the various villains trying to lay waste to Star City. 

Having Iris suit up will make for an interesting dynamic. If you watch The Flash online, you will know that Iris has come into her own of late. 

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She's been successful in her attempt to lead the team in the midst of Barry's ongoing battle with DeVoe aka The Thinker. 

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It's been a testing time, but she has helped the team utilize all of the resources they have to keep everyone safe.

Okay, The Flash Fanatics!

What do you think of the brand new poster? 

Are you on board to watch Iris in costume? 

Hit the comments below. 

The Flash returns Tuesday, February 27 at 8/7c!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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