Folded Man (Flash enemy) (DC Comics)

Folded Man


The Folded Man is a minor Flash villain. He was seen a few times during the well-received Geoff Johns run, and was first seen in 1999.


  • Real Name: Edwin Gauss.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: Meredith (daughter, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Central City, Missouri.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

The folded man suit allows Gauss access to a “4th” dimension, which allows him to exist in two, three or four dimensions.

He can manipulate this in a number of ways to:

  • Allow him to become totally flat.
  • Grow and stretch his body in a 3-D environment.
  • Make himself impossible to hit by someone limited to three dimensions.
  • Slice through targets.
  • Observe 3D space unseen from the fourth dimension.


Acclaimed as America’s great genius since Mr. Terrific, and credited with completing Einstein’s Unified Field Theory, Edwin Gauss was hired by technology mogul Devlin Bridges. While working for Bridges, he created a suit which would enable travel from 3-D space into 2-D and 4-D space.

Bridges had promised to treat Gauss’s daughter, Meredith, for a rare medical condition. But when the suit was complete the treatment was stopped, and Meredith soon died.

The Folded Man faces the Flash

Bridges claimed it was due to a clerical error, but Gauss held Bridges responsible. He stole the suit and used it to go after Bridges, who had hired a private strike force to kill Gauss and retrieve the suit. He was stopped from killing Bridges by the Flash, who pinned him to third dimension by piercing him with rebar stakes. Gauss was taken into custody.

He escaped soon after, and is known to have had dealings with Blacksmith’s Network.


Gauss is consumed by his desire for revenge on Bridges. He will extend this hatred to anyone who gets in his way.

He had no hesitation in killing a police officer even though he could have gotten away without being seen.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Folded Man

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Revenge
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal/Physicist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 15 HP: 025

Gadgetry: 08, Scientist: 09

Genius, Scholar (Theoretical Physics).


SIA (Revenge for the death of his daughter).

FOLDED MAN SUIT [BODY 07, Claws: 08, Dimensional Travel: 04, Dispersal: 08, Growth: 04, Snare: 06, Stretching: 04, Two-Dimensional: 06; Bonuses & Limitations: Dimensional Travel only allows travel to the 4th dimension (-2)].

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: DC Comics (Flash).