Rick Flag, born Richard Stafford, is the leader of the Suicide Squad and a recurring antagonist in the CW TV series Smallville. He appeared throughout the Tenth and final season.
He was portrayed by Ted Whittall.
After the fall of Checkmate, Rick Flag led the Suicide Squad in the abduction of Oliver Queen at the satellite station. Before he was abducted, Oliver told Chloe Sullivan that his attackers were not Kandorian. Watching the footage, Chloe saw Rick Flag appear who said he was coming after the rest of the team. Oliver was kept in a secure location at the Metropolis docks where he was tortured and beaten for information by Flag on the terrorist attacks on monuments around the world by the Kandorian army and the Blur's connection to the cryptic alien symbols. Flag later released Oliver but warned him that he wasn't through with him yet, and traded him for another hostage, Chloe.
Somehow, Flag and the Squad learned the identities of Clark Kent, Oliver Queen and Carter Hall. He had Plastique and Deadshot track the heroes; she followed Hall to Egypt while Deadshot kept an eye on Clark. He attempted to assassinate Clark and Cat Grant by firing a homing bullet that streaked past every obstacle, and lodges itself perfectly in the car's combustion, causing it to explode into the air. Luckily Clark super speeds to get Cat out of the car, before the car blows up and the flames engulf them. At his warehouse hideout, Lawton talked to Rick Flag on the phone about not letting targeted people walk away. Flag said it was just a test and that Deadshot made sure they were after the right target.
Oliver went back to the warehouse in his Green Arrow suit where he was kept hostage searching for Chloe. Rick Flag came out, and they have deluded conversation. After getting into a fight with Oliver, in which he grazed him with a bullet, tagging him with the mark of the Suicide Squad. He told Oliver that Chloe had killed herself by ingesting cyanide pills.