Eobard Thawne (New Earth)

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Real Name

Eobard Thawne

Main Alias

Professor Zoom

Other Aliases

Reverse-Flash · Zoom · Black Flash · Adrian Zoom · Mister Zyx · Flash · Thaddeus Thawne II


( distant ancestor ),
President Thawne, Meloni Thawne,
Robern Thawne (brother), Malcolm Thawne (Cobalt Blue) (distant ancestor), Bart Allen, and Owen Mercer (descendants)

See Allen Family for complete family tree


Black Lantern Corps ·
White Lantern Corps

Formerly Secret Society of Super-Villains

Base Of Operations

Central Cityplex, twenty-fifth Century





Secret Identity



Marital Status



Speed Force Professor, Supervillain









White ·
· Strawberry Blond ( once )

· Strawberry Blond (formerly)



Earth-One · New Earth


John Broome · Carmine Infantino

First Appearance Appearance of Death
The Flash #139
(September, 1963)
Flashpoint Vol 2 #5
(October, 2011)
Quote1.png It started the second he ran through these streets. There was a flash of a lightning from beyond, followed by a thousand thunderous footsteps. His strides ushered in a new age of those that would shatter the speed of sound, light and time. Those that would race down the same road he did, enforcing his archaic sense of justice. This man refused to believe the line between good and evil blurred like the scarlet and gold he wore. It was a simple fact to Barry Allen. You were guilty — or you were not guilty. You were wrong about many things, Barry. Guilty or not guilty? Everyone is guilty. Death is never the end. And lightning always strikes twice. Quote2.png

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Professor Eobard “Zoom” Thawne, besides known as Reverse-Flash, is the arch-nemesis of the Flash. He is a twist sociopathic criminal, with a brainy mind and super-speed, that was born in the twenty-fifth Century and travels through clock time to do struggle with his most despised enemy. He has besides been a penis of the Secret Society of Super-Villains.

early animation

Eobard Thawne was born in 2451. His parents genetically engineered him to be highly intelligent and to have a particular appearance. however, as he grew up, they become concerned about his lack of social skills and tendency to reverie, which was frowned upon in their very regimented society. Hoping that caring for a sibling would help Eobard adjust, his parents had a second son, Robern. however, Eobard struggled to manage his short brother, and he would frequently be berated by his parents for his periodic outbursts against Robern and neglected in favor of him. Eobard spent so much time in social bonding sessions and psychological analyses with Robern that he fell far behind in his own studies. As a result, his application to study the Speed Force at the Flash Museum was rejected. Eobard then illegally began doing his own research on the subject. Eobard spent so much time in social bonding sessions and psychological analyses with Robern that he fell far behind in his own studies. As a consequence, his application to study the Speed Force at the Flash Museum was rejected. Eobard illegally began doing his own research on the national. however, he was caught by Robern, now an officer in the Science Police. A future interpretation of Eobard traveled into the by and prevent Robern from being born. This allowed Eobard to focus wholly on his studies. He successfully was admitted to study at the Flash Museum. Another scientist, Professor Drake, announced that he was on the brink of proving the being of the Speed Force. Eobard offered to collaborate with him, but was refused. Again, a future version of himself traveled through time and killed Drake. Passing into so far another newly-created timeline, Eobard was appointed professor of the Flash Museum. His cognition of the Speed Force caused his peers to nickname him Professor Zoom. however, his research was abortive and he was unable to tap into the Speed Force. finally, his parents grew refer and instigated the blockage of the Flash Museum. Again, his future self interfered with the timeline and caused the deaths of his parents, allowing him to continue his research. Eobard fell in love with a reporter named Rose who had been hired by Central City Science Today to interview him. however, he learned that she was engaged. His future self interfered yet again, killing Rose ‘s fiance and finally every man who she had always dated, when she firm refused to believe that her fiance was gone for commodity. They became platonic friends ; however, she continued to rebuff Thawne ‘s amatory advances, finally retaliating physically when he attempted to kiss her. In anger, his future self traumatized the reporter as a child, rendering her mute and causing her to be institutionalized for the stay of her animation. Eobard now had all the time in the worldly concern to dedicate to his studies on the speed effect. subsequently replicated the accident that gave the twenty-first Century ‘s Flash his powers becoming the news bulletin of the twenty-fifth hundred and in travelling back in clock time he realized that his fortune was to collide with flash as his worst foe rather of his best-friend and successor. This painful realization broke Eobard and drove him delirious and lead him to become the nefarious speedster known as the Reverse-Flash. This besides lead Eobard to create his own speed force by the being the diametric of the positive one which made it the negative speed violence and due to Eobard ‘s arrogant, barbarous, unstable and sadistic nature, he easily able to connect with the Negative Speed Force as opposed to the Positive one, granting him the ability to travel faster than light and not barely locomotion through, but alter time as well, feats that no early speedsters have accomplished. The Reverse-Flash then constantly travelled back in time to do conflict with his nemesis, finally coming into conflict with many other superheroes as well. For a clock time, he joined the Secret Society of Super Villains. [ 1 ]

render of Barry Allen

Main article: Return of Barry Allen Eobard longed for the expansive long time of the twentieth hundred. Foremost among the super-heroes, in his mind, was Barry Allen, the second Flash. He worshiped him as a hero and as a acquaintance. He knew everything about Barry, keeping a solicitation of memorabilia about his hero. At the center was Barry ‘s biography, The Life Story of the Flash by Iris Allen. Barry ‘s life became as real to Eobard as did his own. He underwent a Plastomorph operation to make himself look like Barry. One day, he came across Barry ‘s cosmic treadmill in an antique shop. He killed the cashier in order to acquire this Holy Grail of Flash collectibles. immediately, Eobard had the means to meet his idol. All he had to do then was to somehow duplicate the reaction that gave Barry his super accelerate. The ordeal monetary value him his luck and shaved years off his life, but he knew that he now had the opportunity to become Barry ‘s friend and partner. Grabbing the biography for an autograph, Eobard set off to the twentieth century on the treadmill. however, the treadmill ‘s calibration had been affected by the centuries of not being used. It miscalculated his arrival, and Eobard appeared several years after Barry ‘s death, when wally West was the Flash. His travel had been pointless, or thus he thought. Eobard visited the Flash Museum. There, he learned that he was destined to become the Flash ‘s greatest villain : Professor Zoom. This drove Eobard brainsick. He began to honestly believe he was Barry Allen. [ 2 ] He showed up at Wally ‘s door on Christmas Eve dressed as Barry. [ 3 ] For respective months, he patrolled the streets of Central and Keystone Cities with Wally as the Flash. Everything went well and everyone was happy until he began to go delirious again. During one battle with the Combine, a Combine agent started to brag that he had killed the Flash after blasting wally with a cannon. Eobard began to beat him up, saying, “ I ‘m the flash ! ” This is when Wally realized that something was wrong, that he was not Barry. [ 4 ] After leaving wally to die in a Combine trap, [ 5 ] Thawne began to completely turn around, fighting k Lantern, [ 6 ] Jay Garrick, Max Mercury, and Johnny Quick. [ 7 ] Finally, after finding the biography that Eobard had brought with him in an alley, wally deduced the villain ‘s true identity. [ 8 ] In a confrontation at the Flash Museum, Thawne switched to the predominantly yellow costume of his future self, Professor Zoom. last, wally managed to trick Zoom into returning to his own era on the cosmic treadmill. now powerless, Thawne retained no memories of this journey—but he was left with a deep and bitterness hatred for Barry Allen. [ 2 ]

Silver Age Career

menace of the Reverse-Flash !

Thawne began a career as a criminal in his home era. The patrol department and his chap crooks knew him as the “ Professor ” due to his scientific leanings. The Flash remained one of his favorite characters of history, but now he hated him because the hero stood for law and department of justice and he stood for the reverse. One day in 2463, a time condensation materialized out of the air. Inside were many relics from the twentieth hundred, including a genuine costume used by the Flash. He amplified the super-speed wave patterns contained in the suit using a dim-witted twenty-fifth hundred proficiency, giving him super-speed when he put in on. He dyed the costume the turn back in color of its master hues. Naming himself Professor Zoom, he decided to become the greatest criminal in human history. His first crime was to steal the celebrated Cribi sculptures. however, Barry Allen, on a rescue mission to destroy an atomic clock that was besides in the meter capsule and had become an atomic bombard during clock change of location, stopped Zoom. [ 9 ]

Our Enemy, The flash !

Zoom escaped prison and was determined to regain his powers, since the Flash had taken his courtship from him. He discovered a new component, Element Z, which granted him super travel rapidly when he wore a locket containing the means around his neck. however, the element was not stable, and he lost his powers after a light total of time. Determine to fix this flaw, Zoom sent his stellar prototype back in time and contacted Al Desmond, the reform Flash villain once known as Mr. Element and Dr. Alchemy and one of the most knowing scholars on elements in history. here, he forced Desmond to mix a radioactive meaning which would send Zoom ‘s physical body to the twentieth Century vitamin a well. The malefic speedster then forced Desmond, against his will, to reprise his honest-to-god Mr. Element character and perpetrate respective crimes, so that he would be uncoerced to help Zoom out by purifying Element Z. once this was complete, Zoom used the Cosmic Treadmill to return to his own earned run average, where he attempted to blackmail the government by threatening to release dangerous prisoners from jail with his newfound super speed, unless he received huge sums of money. however, the Flash followed him to the twenty-fifth Century, where Zoom was defeated. He was sent back to prison and his locket taken away. [ 10 ]

The Mightiest punch of All Time !

While in prison, Zoom did a great softwood of research in the field of ultra-speed, developing radiation which could compel others to do evil, enable him to read and control the minds of others, a well as award and taking aside super speed. After he had served his conviction for a year, he was subjected to a trial which determined his level of rehabilitation. Because he had previously tampered with the device that was used to administer this examination, he passed with the highest possible rat and was released from imprison. Building his own Cosmic Treadmill and using his raw ultra-speed science to regain his powers, he traveled back to the twentieth Century to test his evildoing radiation on Al Desmond, with whom he had become fascinated after their previous meet. While in this earned run average, Zoom used his mind see radiation to cause the city officials of Central City to ban super focal ratio within city limits, thereby creating a bang-up come of difficulty for his law-abiding foe, the Flash. The Scarlet Speedster was captured, and Zoom summoned Desmond, who had resumed his identity as Mr. component, to kill their coarse foe. however, Element had given himself a post-hypnotic suggestion to save the speedster, which he did by destroying the device which was keeping the Flash hostage. Zoom was shocked at this treachery, and the Flash took this opportunity to land a mighty punch, knocking him out. As this caused the vibrations which kept him in the twentieth Century to cease, Zoom returned to his own era, where the authorities found him, unconscious. [ 11 ]

One Bridegroom Too many !

Zoom was placed in a prison enclosed by invincible radiotherapy, even feeding him radiation, so that no one would ever need to go in his cell. however, he used the radiation of the cell to increase his mental capacity, to the point where he could actually follow through with his most late flex plan. Wanting to enjoy the double life of Barry Allen, he used his enhance brain office to switch places with the Flash, sending him to the twentieth hundred and Barry into his own cell in the future. Changing Barry ‘s electric child into a matter allocator, Zoom changed his side to make it look like Barry ‘s. Of all nights, this happened to be the night before Barry ‘s wedding to Iris West. however, in the future, the real Barry escaped the radiotherapy cell by using his costume ring ‘s chemical formula to have a shrivel consequence on the department of energy wall, and then vibrated through it. He traveled back to the twentieth hundred, where he broke up his own marriage, which was in progress, and took Zoom outside, where they battled. After the Flash defeated Zoom, the authorities from the future whisked Zoom back to his own earned run average for conviction. [ 12 ]

green Lantern … Master Criminal of the twenty-fifth century

While in prison, Zoom created syntho-steeds, synthetic horses used to replace the real things, which had become extinct. The sawhorse race-watching populace was so please that Zoom finally received a full moon pardon for his crimes and was released. however, Zoom had become enamored with the Raxalus wings, a invaluable part of art on display in Central City. He began an elaborate diagram to acquire it by sending one of his syntho-steeds through time to the twentieth century. here, it terrorized the city, and neither the Flash nor Green Lantern could stop it. however, they were able to determine that the steed was from the future. They traveled to the twenty-fifth century, where they enlisted Zoom ‘s care in stopping the animal. He agreed, on the condition that Green Lantern steal the Raxalus wings for him. The two heroes reluctantly agreed, and indeed Flash and Zoom returned to the twentieth century to struggle the syntho-steed while fleeceable Lantern stay in the future to steal the sculpture. Everyone was successful. however, the Raxalus wings were chicken and therefore were destroyed when the Green Lantern attempted to carry them back through time without being able to protect them with his ring. A thwart Zoom incidentally confessed to his crime and he was taken back to the twenty-fifth hundred. [ 13 ]

The Deadly Secret of the Flash/The Thousand-Year separation !

Scientists in Zoom ‘s era discovered a deadly imprint of energy known as cosma-spurs. When he learned of them, he knew he had to return to the twentieth hundred to use them on his enemy, the Flash. This he did by creating a system of tornadoes laced with cosma-spur radiation sickness which threatened to destroy Central City. The Scarlet Speedster arrived on the scene, but was caught in a cruller and would have been killed had he not vibrated into an intangible department of state. meanwhile, Zoom began impersonating Barry Allen, hoping to take his rate as Iris ‘s conserve. Iris finally deduced that he was not Barry, about immediately before Barry himself was last able to revert back to his tangible shape and defeat his imposter. [ 14 ] however, before he was defeated, Zoom implanted a deadly energy-flux in Iris ‘s body which would cause the end of the population if she came in contact with her conserve ‘s air. To prevent this, Jay Garrick and Doctor Fate whisked her away and attempted to cure her. When they failed, they sent her to the thirtieth century, hoping that she could be cured by her biological parents, Eric and Fran Russell. The Flash finally tracked her down, lone to discover that Zoom was besides in the thirtieth century and had convinced Iris to marry him in substitute for sparing all of universe. however, after battling Zoom, the Flash discovered how to neutralize the energy-flux in Iris. Zoom escaped. [ 15 ]

chain Lightning

At some item, the authorities temporarily released soar from prison to help fight Cobalt Blue. however, during this conflict, he came in liaison with the villain ‘s muffin, causing the Thawne family hatred of the Allen family to boil to the surface. He then focused his attention on attacking a nearby patrol military officer, Simogyn Allen. however, Zoom was stopped by a time traveling wally West, but made a getaway and operate to the Flash Museum. here, he used the Cosmic Treadmill to travel to the thirtieth Century, where he hoped to claim the jewel for himself. [ 16 ] however, Zoom was followed by Wally, who promptly defeated him and returned him to prison in his home plate era. [ 17 ]

clandestine society of Super-Villains

Main article: Secret Society of Super-Villains I
Zoom was magically summoned to this twentieth century from his own earned run average by the Wizard, who recruited him to join the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Along with with Plant Master, Blockbuster, and Star Sapphire, they stole a trans-spacial transponder from S.T.A.R. Labs, which they planned to use to transport themselves to Wizard ‘s home dimension of Earth-Two and conquer it. Zoom, who was recruited in depart because of his technical expertness, was put in charge of operating the machine. [ 18 ] however, things did not go as planned, and the team of villains arrived on Earth-Three, home of the Crime Syndicate of America. The Wizard determined that they could travel to the decline world by collecting three tokens of world power so that he could cast a go to break down the dimensional barrier. Zoom was tasked with obtaining one of the tokens, the closed chain of Power Ring. He was successful, as were his teammates, [ 19 ] and the Society arrived on Earth-Two, at the headquarters of the Injustice Society. [ 20 ] Wizard began summoning members of the Justice Society of America one at a time and had his teammates battle them. While Blockbuster fought Atom, Zoom and Plant Master defeated Doctor Mid-Nite. [ 21 ] When Zoom demanded to know when they would begin to fight more powerful members of the JSA, Wizard explained that he wanted to take out the second-stringers first. [ 22 ]

During an venture in which members of the Society switched bodies with members of the Justice League of America, Zoom and his teammates learned the secret identities of the diverse Justice League members. In order to protect their sleep together ones, the League had Zatanna magically erase this data from their minds. [ 23 ]

murder of Iris Allen

Using the alias “ Mr. Zyx ” and appearing invisible by vibrating his molecules at superspeed, Zoom contacted Central City ‘s defile patrol head Matthew Paulson, who he convinced to steal heroin that had been confiscated by the patrol. [ 24 ] He then planned to stabilize the drug, packaging it with powdered milk manufactured at a factory he was using as a hideout, with the ultimate goal of creating a huge number of addicts who would do his bid .
Zoom fell in love with Barry ‘s wife, Iris. One day, he came to her and asked her to either leave Barry for him or die. At a costume party the future day, Zoom asked Iris what she had decided. She slapped him, saying that evening if she did n’t love Barry so much, she would never let him lay a hand on her. zoom had one of his confederate drug Barry with “ angel-dust ”. Barry felt dazed and Iris went to get him a glaze of water. She entered a room where the crazed convict, Clive Yorkin, was hiding out. here, Zoom vibrated to invisibility and slipped his thrill hand through Iris ‘ skull, fatally damaging the molecules in her mind. obviously, all the evidence pointed to Yorkin. [ 25 ] Zoom last revealed himself to Barry, claiming to know the identity of Iris ‘s killer and leading him on a chase across the global. ultimately, the villain fitted the Flash with couple of heavy matter boots and left him to sink to his death in the Earth ‘s molten core. [ 26 ] The speedster escaped, however, and went to Zoom ‘s home earned run average to learn who killed his wife using twenty-fifth Century diachronic records. In his nemesis ‘s absence, Zoom posed as the Flash and brought Paulson to the police, wanting to take entire restraint of his heroin call, and briefly fought the green Lantern. He besides booby-trapped the Cosmic Treadmill, hoping to kill the Flash when he returned to the present. [ 24 ] however, Barry survived. Although his trip to the future had been abortive, based on security video of Iris ‘s murder, he determined that Zoom was the cause of death, as only a person with super-speed could commit a murder invisibly. He chased Zoom through the ocean to Zoom ‘s cosmic-powered time-tripper. They went backwards through time, and Barry left Zoom to face doom alone. [ 25 ]


After years of trying assorted vibrational frequencies, Zoom was last able to free himself from his extra-dimensional prison. [ 27 ] On the day that Barry Allen was supposed to marry Fiona Webb, Zoom left a message for his bane at the Flash Museum, telling him to meet him at the house where Barry and Iris used to live. [ 28 ] At this moment, he was snatched up by his successor from the future, the second Zoom, and brought several years into the future. Since the newer Zoom ‘s powers left him unable to operate the Cosmic Treadmill, he requested that the Professor operate it for him so that they could force wally West to watch the attack on his wife that resulted in the deaths of their unborn twins over and over again. Thawne, with dim memories of his first run into with Wally, was happy to comply. [ 29 ] however, Barry soon showed up, bringing Thawne rear to his own time. [ 30 ] Soon after, Barry, desperate to save Fiona ‘s life, clotheslined Zoom at super-speed. The sudden stop snapped Zoom ‘s neck, killing him instantaneously. [ 31 ] Afterwards, five Rogues, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Pied Piper, Weather Wizard and Trickster, stole Zoom ‘s cadaver from the morgue and held a special ceremony atop an isolate column of rock thirty miles north of Central City. They destroyed his coffin in rage, cursing him for having been killed by their bane. [ 30 ] He was buried at Avernus, the obscure cemetery of the Rogues. [ 32 ]


rapid climb has been impersonated at least doubly after his end. once by Abra Kadabra during Barry Allen ‘s test, [ 33 ] and later by Wally West in a gambit to trick Kadabra and Replicant. [ 34 ] several years later, police profiler Hunter Zolomon adopted Zoom ‘s costume and became the irregular Zoom, dropping the “ Professor ” title from his name. [ 35 ]

Blackest Night

Main article: Blackest Night
During Blackest Night, Thawne ‘s cadaver returned as a extremity of the Black Lantern Corps, resurrected by a power ring. This interpretation called himself the fresh Black Flash. He immediately sought out the Flash and began tormenting him to feed on his emotions. This version was only the reanimated cadaver of Zoom, and did not have any memories from after its own death. It was not aware that an alternate interpretation of Zoom has since reappeared, or that the Flash died and came back. Although he called Barry out for murdering him and compromising the morals that made him a hero, the Flash calmed himself down from the meet, and evaded him. [ 32 ] Zoom returned with Black Lantern versions of Kid Flash and Solovar to conflict Barry, Wally West, and Saint Walker. [ 36 ] In the midst of the fight, Zoom ‘s body on the spur of the moment became encased in ice rink, precisely at the moment when a cold grenade belong to Captain Cold was set off in Iron Heights, which housed an imprison future interpretation of Zoom. [ 37 ] During the final battle with Nekron, Zoom was resurrected by a white easy. Almost immediately, he disappeared, claiming that he was “ going home ”. [ 38 ]

The Flash : reincarnation

Main article: The Flash: Rebirth Eobard learned that his old bane Barry Allen had died, sacrificing himself heroically to save the universe during the first Crisis. Enraged that his enemy had died with such dignity, Professor Zoom sent a subliminal message to Barry, who had concisely emerged from the Speed Force, that his return was greatly needed. [ 39 ] This ultimately engineered Barry ‘s retort during the Final Crisis. [ 40 ] Thawne then broke into the Central City crime lab, murdered two patrol scientists, and recreated the accident which originally had granted Barry his travel rapidly. [ 41 ] This resulted in the initiation of the Negative Speed Force. [ 39 ] Zoom then traveled through time on a personal vendetta against Barry Allen. He pushed a young Barry down the step, burned down his childhood home, left the door clear so his frank was hit by a car, murdered his mother, [ 42 ], and attempted to stop his son ‘s marriage in the thirtieth Century [ 43 ]. He besides viciously attacked Abra Kadabra [ 44 ] and did something affected to the jungles near Gorilla City [ 45 ]. Zoom ‘s creation of the Negative Speed Force resulted in the end of the Black Flash and turned Barry Allen into its successor. Barry ‘s touch resulted in the deaths of Savitar [ 41 ] and Christina Alexandrova [ 46 ]. The Justice League and Justice Society built a device to separate Barry from the Speed Force. not wanting to hurt his love ones, Barry escaped and ran into the Speed Force. here, he witnessed the death of Johnny Quick. His murderer was none other than Zoom, who last revealed himself to Barry. He was wearing a new costume, with the direction of his lightning bang reversed. [ 44 ] He then trapped Barry and the revived Max Mercury inside the negative Speed Force. After boasting of his actions, he went to attack Wally West ‘s kids, Jai and Irey. He attempted to kill them through their joining to the Speed Force, only to be stopped by Jay Garrick and Kid Flash, who took the fight to a nearby parade honoring the Flash in the streets of Central City. He defeated Jay and prepared to kill Bart before Max and Barry, who had been freed from the Speed Force by Wally West, arrived and took the fight to him. [ 39 ] The fight was soon joined by Jesse Chambers and Irey, nowadays with a full moon connection to the Speed Force and taking up the mantles of Jesse Quick and Impulse. Zoom pulled Barry away and revealed that he caused everything atrocious that had happened to Barry, including the death of his mother. He then decided to destroy everything by killing Barry ‘s wife, Iris, on the even of their beginning date. [ 42 ] As Barry chased after Zoom, Wally joined him in the prison term barrier. Doing indeed, they reached Zoom, becoming the lightning bolt that turned Barry into the Flash as they were able to stop Zoom from preventing killing Iris. The Flashes pushed Zoom back through time, showing Zoom confronting past and future. Returning to the show, the Flashes tossed him in the device that had been built to sever Barry ‘s connection to Speed Force. It had the same effect on Zoom. He was bound tightly and imprisoned in the Iron Heights. From the adjacent cell, Hunter Zolomon spoke to him, saying they could help each other be better. [ 45 ]

hand with Zoom

At some point after Hunter offered to form a partnership with Thawne, Thawne broke Hunter out of prison and took him to the twenty-fifth century, to work together against the Flashes. While in the twenty-fifth hundred, Thawne and Hunter gained control of the Temporal Courts, a push dedicated to investigating changes to the timeline. [ 47 ] After a discrepancy, Thawne ran back in time to the twenty-first Century, leaving Hunter stranded in the twenty-fifth Century. [ 47 ]

flash point

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This section of the history takes place during Flashpoint, a massive crossover event set in an Professor Zoom finally found a way to erase his nemesis the This section of the history takes place during, a massive crossing over event set in an alternate timeline to the mainstream DCU. History was completely changed whenfinally found a way to erase his bane the Flash without harming his own bequest. zoom was freed some time late by Captain Boomerang, who had besides been resurrected after becoming a Black Lantern and was looking for answers. Zoom, however, told him that he knew nothing and promptly ran off. [ 48 ]. He then proceeded to travel through prison term to respective points in the twenty-fifth Century, where he killed numerous people from his own past so that he could mold his own history. [ 1 ] Hoping to harness the ability of Darkseid ‘s omega energy, Zoom tracked Bruce Wayne through the timestream. He briefly ran into the Time Masters, who were besides looking for Wayne. [ 49 ] Thawne began experimenting with the effects of the Speed Force on age. He murdered the Elongated Kid [ 50 ], aviator Jay Nicolosi [ 51 ], and a young girl in a playground [ 52 ] by aging them until they expired from old age. He then adjusted his own age so that he appeared as a young boy and hide in a shipping container near the second base crime scenery, where he was discovered by the patrol. [ 51 ] He was brought to the patrol post to be interviewed as a witness, but refused to open up to anyone but visiting police scientist Patty Spivot. After eating lunch with Patty, he told her that he was going to take a nap. She then returned to the lab to continue working on the font. While she was busy with her make, Thawne returned to his proper age and revealed himself to her. [ 52 ] He revealed the experimental nature of his murders to Patty and was about to kill her adenine well before Flash, Kid Flash, and Hot Pursuit arrived. Hot Pursuit began to use his equipment to sever Zoom ‘s connection to the Speed Force, but Zoom overpowered him. After carrying Hot Pursuit away, he soon realized he was a Barry Allen from an interchange earth. Relishing the luck to kill any Barry Allen, Zoom accelerated Hot Pursuit ‘s aging process, as he had done his early recent victims, killing him within seconds. After a brief scuffle with Flash and Kid Flash, Zoom disappeared into a herd, hiding himself by aging into an honest-to-god man. later elsewhere, Professor Zoom says, “ It changes, It all changes. ” and a lightning gobble strikes from the skies, leading directly into the Flashpoint event, that has begun. [ 53 ] soar late reveals he escaped from prison as his body was permanently connected to the Speed Force, enabling him to create the negative travel rapidly military unit. He plans to ruin Barry ‘s life. It is revealed he was ineffective to alter Barry becoming the Flash as that would erase him from being, which he discovers when he closely phases from being when attempting to stop the chemicals from spilling over Barry when he hopes to become the merely Flash ever by making this his origin, though this causes the lightning gobble to pass through him and strike the chemicals, so he decides to ruin Barry ‘s life sentence during childhood, removing his best acquaintance from universe to move Barry more in, stalking Barry and doing minor things to annoy him like making him neglect ball-catches, and killing his mother. [ 54 ] In Flashpoint, he mocks Barry, who remembers how reality should be but has lost his powers, by stalking his mother who is shown to be active in this reality [ 55 ] and placing a Reverse-Flash costume inside his call, causing Barry to realize Zoom is mocking him. [ 56 ] Later, Professor Zoom finally appears in front man of Barry in the middle of the Amazon/Atlantean war just after Billy Batson is killed. [ 57 ] He reveals to Barry that the Flashpoint timeline was created by Barry himself going binding in time to stop Professor Zoom from killing his mother. He pulled the entire travel rapidly force into him to stop Zoom, transforming history. Zoom resets Barry ‘s inner vibrations so he can remember this. Barry ‘s actions besides transformed Zoom into a living paradox, no longer requiring Barry to exist. Zoom continues to taunt Barry with this cognition and revel in the fact that he can now kill him at his leisure, untill he was stabbed in the back and killed by Batman ( Thomas Wayne ) using an Amazon ‘s cast-off sword. Barry late travels back in time to stop his younger self from altering time and the timeline is apparently restored. [ 58 ]


Former Powers
  • Mind Control and Telepathy: Through unknown scientific principles from the 25th century, Thawne was able to absorb radiation to grant him mental powers.[12] This ability seems to have faded over time.
  • Speed Force Conduit: Thawne originally gained super-speed by duplicating the accident that granted Barry Allen connection to the Speed Force, although Thawne would later create his own negative Speed Force.[54]


  • Genius Level Intellect: Thawne’s brilliant mind led him to use his speed dangerously. Thawne’s smart enough to turn an electric shaver into a matter distributor, that can alter physical appearances.[69] Eobard has also shown to have supreme intelligence about the Speed Force/Negative Speed Force, and can manipulate it effectively to his will. His understanding of the Speed Force is so great that he considers Wally West’s power to generate costumes through the Speed Force a novice ability.[42]
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): Eobard is a highly skilled fighter. He is competent enough to combat Barry Allen, Wally West, Jay Garrick, Bart Allen, and Max Mercury all at once.[42] He can perform foot stomps, millions times in a second.[70]
  • Science: True to his nickname of “Professor”, Thawne is an expert in physics, chemistry, and engineering.
  • Tactical Analysis[57]

other Characteristics


  • An assortment of advanced 25th Century technology.
    • Cosmic Treadmill: Built in imitation of Barry Allen’s original.[11]
    • Electro-Rockets: Early in his career, Reverse-Flash equipped his stolen Flash costume with twin portable electro-rockets to give him an extra boost of acceleration above and beyond the Flash.[9] He seems to have stopped using them as his mastery of super-speed has grown.
    • Matter-Distributor: Altered from a simple 20th century electric shaver, this gadget was able to rearrange Thawne’s features and make him look exactly like Barry Allen.[12]
    • Ultra-Speed Mechanisms: Radiation-emitting machines that grant Zoom control over molecular vibrations, producing effects as varied as super-speed, mind-control, paralysis, illusions, and turning people evil. Destroyed by Mister Element.[11]
  • Costume once belonging to the Flash with the super-speed wave patterns amplified—once used to grant Zoom superspeed. Flash recovered this costume after his first battle with Zoom and burned it, forcing the villain to fashion a new one and find a new source of super-speed.[9]
  • Locket containing Element Z—once used to grant Zoom superspeed.[10]


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