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The Flash's New Villian Savitar! All You Need & Want To Know. (Read best reserved for a lengthy restroom visit)

While Kevin's Smith's "Killer Frost Episode" delivered, CGConFix is still left obsessing about the epic previous episode of CW's The Flash titled "Let's Go For A Run". 

Ok....After watching that epic scene now you need to know more about "The God Of Motion" Savitar! Below you will find all the juiciest info on The Flash's new villain.

D.C. Rebirth when Barry is trapped in the Speed Force. 

D.C. Rebirth when Barry is trapped in the Speed Force. 

In the comics -

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A Cold War pilot for a third-world nation, the man who would become known as Savitar was to test a supersonicfighter jet. As he reached top speed, his plane was struck by what appeared to be lightening and he went down in hostile territory. Discovering he could defeat the enemy by moving at super-speed, he became obsessed with it, naming himself after Savtir, the Hindu "god of motion", and dedicating his life to unlocking its secrets. As Savitar studied, he discovered new powers that no other living speedster has mastered. He can protect himself in a null-inertia force field, give speed and kinetic energy to objects or people, even those in a "rest state", and he could also heal his own injuries almost instantly.

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Savitar’s obsession gained followers, and he became the leader of a cult. In search of more knowledge, he sought out the only super-speed hero operating at the time: Johnny Quick. This encounter became a battle, the tide of which was turned with the arrival of Max Mercury, who led Savitar toward the Speed Force, but caused him to bounce off.

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Savitar reappeared decades later to find that his cult had grown in his absence, awaiting his return. He recruited former Blue Trinity member Lady Flash (Christina Alexandrova), and discovered a way to use her speed to divert all energy from the Speed Force to his own army of ninjas. He then sought to eliminate the competition: Flash (Wally West), Impulse, Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick, Johnny Quick, Jesse Quick, XS and especially, Max Mercury.

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Fortunately, Wally’s direct line to the Speed Force prevented Savitar from stealing his speed, and a coalition of just about every speedster (except for Red Trinity), foiled his plans. Hell-bent on at least destroying the Flash’s world in retribution, he led him on a worldwide race of destruction, until Flash chose to give Savitar what he wanted: union with the Speed Force. His earlier encounter had shown him that the others who had arrived before would deal with Savitar as they saw fit.

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In The Flash Rebirth mini-series, Savitar was able to escape from the Speed Force. He was run down by the recently returned to life Barry Allen; however, when Barry touches him, Savitar disintegrates, leaving only a pile of bones.[1] It is revealed that Professor Zoom altered the Speed Force and Barry to make the Flash shift in reverse, cursed to kill every Speed Force user with a single touch, though it seemed to be undone by the defeat of Professor Zoom during the conflict between the two speedsters.Thus far, Savitar, Lady Flash (Lady Savitar at the time) and Johnny Quick have been killed by this effect.

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With all that being said, will we be seeing Barry Allen as The Black Flash this season? It appears as if that is where the story line is taking us! Remember in the Rebirth mini series (comics) Wally West was the one who saved Barry while he was trapped in the speed force reminding him that Iris was "his lightening rod"

Time will tell.....

 

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