Savitar, a self-proclaimed God of Speed and a loose version of Black Racer from Geoff Johns latest Flash Rebirth. He first became a thing during Mark Wade’s run. He started off like Max Mercury/Johnny Quick who got stuck in a speed force in the past and then he was brought into the present day. He is a Wally West era villain which explains the presence of Kid Flash. He is not just a powerful speedster, he can create special force fields, transfer kinetic energy at will to anything around him and create a geo-kinesis/earth-bending effect. He is also a master of psychological torture. So, has the Savitar identity been revealed? let’s find out.
If Zoom took the speed of Barry at a gunpoint, Savitar will instead poison the source of Barry’s speed force itself. He is able to heal his wounds with super-speed which will give Wolverine run for his money. He commands a massive army and understands speed force better than anyone. The other speedsters merely adapted the speed-force, he was born in it. It has been revealed that Savitar is trapped for eternity by the future Flash (in comics it’s Wally west), and he can manifest only if the box carrying Brahmastra gets opened.
The biggest question in the minds of every Flash fan is about the secret identity of Savitar. Who he really is? But now there are cryptic hints about the various possibilities on who he might be. When Jesse Quick tried to take him down, he said to her:
“Jesse Quick. I knew you would come for me… I know everything that happens. I’ve already lived it… I have such plans for you in the future.”
The phrase “Already lived it” suggests that he is from the future, fought Flash, got defeated and imprisoned in the speed force built by Barry himself. He told Flash when asked about his identity – “I’m the Future, Flash” which made fans think that he is actually “the future Flash”. But the show-makers have assured us that it will be an unbelievable revelation. Grant Gustin said that you wouldn’t see the twist coming.
In the Legends of Tomorrow during Invasion Crossover, he dropped a message to Captain Rip Hunter from 2056:
A war is coming, Captain Hunter, and at some point, you’re going to be called back to Central City to fight it, so you need to know that — while you and your team have been in the temporal zone — I made a choice that affected the timeline. As you know, whenever you alter the past, those changes affect the present and get compounded in the future. When you return, you will be in a new timeline I created, where everyone’s past and everyone’s future has been affected, including yours. When you come back, don’t trust anything or anyone, not even me.”
Well….let’s sit back and enjoy.
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