A helper? Is that what you think I am? A mindless minion carrying out her master's bidding? Some sort of evil secretary? No, Mr. Allen. I am now and forever will be my husband's partner.
~ Marlize snapping at The Flash, offended by his beliefs of her being simply a pawn to her husband.

Dr. Marlize DeVoe is one of the two secondary antagonists in the fourth season of the TV series, The Flash. She is the wife and assistant of Clifford DeVoe/The Thinker and is more than willing to assist him in his master plan of "fixing" what is wrong with the human race.

She is portrayed by Kim Engelbrecht.


Prior to the events of the series, Marlize met with Clifford DeVoe, with the two of them falling in love and later marrying. The DeVoe family developed a "plan of enlightenment", with them upgrading the "delivery system" of knowledge at the universities. The DeVoe couple both moved to Central City, getting jobs as professors at Central City University. However, the results of their plans were lackluster, with Clifford feeling like he needs greater brainpower to handle the teaching process. Wanting to help him out, Marlize looked at Clifford's Thinking Cap schematics and developed the device accordingly. Their plan to activate it required greater power and they came to believe that the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator, created by "Dr. Harrison Wells". Marlize and her husband went to the press conference that "Wells" had organized and Marlize asked him if he had truly considered every possible outcome. Wells insisted that he had and asked for her name. When he heard her surname, he guessed the identity of her husband and said he was a 'fan' of his work. Marlize guessed that Wells was lying and was planning for the reactor to explode to produce a greater dark matter phenomenon, but Clifford told her that this outcome would be even more beneficial to their plan. As Clifford tested out the Thinking Cap, he was hit by a wave of dark matter and a bolt of lightning, becoming a meta-human. Marlize, seeing that Clifford lost his consciousness after being hit by lightning, tried to revive him and cried in despair, thinking her husband dead. He came alive, however, claiming to be "enlightened".


Initially, Marlize appeared to have no guilt or remorse for what Clifford's plans were in regards to disposing of Barry Allen, as she takes great joy in rubbing the fact that Barry was on trial for "killing" her husband in the face of Barry's wife, Iris West-Allen. However, it is later shown that she feels remorse for some certain actions Clifford commits, particularly in murdering Warden Wolfe in cold-blood.


  • During casting announcements, Marlize was announced with having the name "The Mechanic". However, during airing, she never receives this name.


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