|Status:||Alive (comics), Dead depending on Timeline (Arrowverse)|
|Relationships:||Lewis Snart (Father), Lisa Snart (sister)|
|Fandom:||DC Comics, The Flash, The Flash (CW)/Legends of Tomorrow (Arrowverse)|
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Leonard Snart is a DC Comics character known as Captain Cold.
Captain Cold first appeared in Showcase #8 (1957). His weapon of choice was a cold gun and he often teamed up with other villains to take on the Flash. This group was called the Rogues.
In the 2014 version of The Flash TV show, Leonard Snart is played by Wentworth Miller. Snart is a well known thief who finds his robberies thwarted by the Flash. He acquires a cold gun in an effort to defeat the hero, but ultimately fails. This leads to Cisco Ramon giving him the alias Captain Cold.
Many of the episodes which feature Captain Cold as the main antagonist have the word "Rogues" in the title. He first appeared in the fourth episode of season 1, which was titled Going Rogue. Wentworth Miller also portrays Captain Cold in Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 and continues to guest star in The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow despite his on screen death.
In Earth-2, Snart - although unseen, was mentioned to be the Mayor of Central City.
In Earth-X, Snart goes by the name of "Leo" and is a member of the Freedom Fighters, and he lost his own Mick Rory. He is the boyfriend of Ray Terrill (The Ray) and in the final episode of crossover special "Crisis on Earth-X", he joins the Legends and stays on Earth-1 while Ray goes back to Earth-X. While similar to his Earth-1 counterpart, he's also different: he has a more optimistic and chipper attitude.
In The Flash (1990 series) is portrayed by Michael Champion. This version of Leonard is called "Leonard Wynters". Captain Cold appears, face unseen, in a Smallville episode and is assigned to kill Impulse.
Fanworks with Leonard Snart as a main character often focus on his more redeeming features and build on the elements of a redemptive arc explored in both episodes of the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
His inclusion in the Legends of Tomorrow team resulted in Captain Cold been paired with Sara Lance. Known to fans as Captain Canary, this is the most popular het pairing for this character. Leonard Snart/Ray Palmer is a rarer pairing arising from this fandom.
Leo Snart, an alternative version of this character from Earth-X, is almost exclusively paired with his canon love interest Ray Terrill.
Many fanworks follow the headcanon that Leonard Snart has a large collection of tattoos hidden under his long sleeves. This is probably a hat tip to Wentworth Miller's protrayal of Michael Scofield in Prison Break
The fanon OC Michael Snart appears in many fanworks. He is Leonard's son, from a previous relationship and his mother is rarely mentioned. If Leonard has a daughter, she is often called Elisabeth Snart and has a similar backstory. Michael Snart is a fan creation, inspired by @coldflashtrash and @who-theh-e-ll-is-bucky. Many fans now view Michael Snart as fanon. His character tag is not common, but as of October 2017 over 20 fics use the tag Michael Snart - Character on Ao3. By September 2018, there were 56 works including this tag.
- 5 Times Barry Caught Len Doing Good Things and 1 Time The Whole World Saw by heartsdesire456
- Veritas by Crimson 1 Len gets hit with a truth spell while helping Barry take care of a wayward sorceress. Spending an entire day at S.T.A.R. Labs with Cisco and Caitlin to figure out how to undo the spell, and eventually spending the evening with Barry, pulls more confessions from Len than he ever thought possible - especially when his biggest secret is his larger than life crush on a certain Scarlet Speedster.
- Things I Cannot Control and Do Not Admire by n_a_feathers Following the events of the singularity, Barry retreats from his friends and family. When he fails to show up to a Rogue heist, Len decides something needs to be done.
- If I never by jael, Sort of a fix-it for "Destiny." There's a flesh-and-blood ghost in Central City.
- Leonard Snart (Captain Cold)// I'm A Wanted Man
- Captain Cold Tribute// There are no strings on me
- Leonard Snart || The Best of Snart's Snarky Snarkisms (Humor)
- Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) // Bad Guy Wins
Archives & Fannish Links
- Leonard Snart works on Ao3
- Tumblr tags: Leonard Snart, Lenny Snart, Len Snart, Mayor Snart, Captain Cold
- ColdtomyFlash Tumblr