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The Reverse-Flash (AKA Zoom and Professor Zoom) is the name of several villains in the DC Universe and are enemies of the Flash.

Eobard Thrawne[]

The Reverse-Flash

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Real Name
Eobard Thawne
First Appearance
The Flash (vol. 1) #139 (September 1963)
John Broome, Carmine Infantino
Team Affiliations
Secret Society of Super Villains, Injustice League, Black Lantern Corps, The Rogues, The Acolytes of Zoom
Zoom, Professor Zoom
Base of Operations
Central City
Super Speed and powers of the Negative Speed Force
Skills and Abilities
Genius Level Intellect, Fighting Experience

Eobard Thawne was the first Reverse-Flash who hailed from the future.


A criminal from the future, Eobard Thawne found the Flash's costume in a time capsule and used feature science to use it to reproduce the Flash's speed, becoming the arch-criminal Reverse-Flash.


Born in the 25th century, Eobard Thawne was born to unnamed parents who genetically engineered with certain physical qualities (mostly his appearance) and high intelligence.  However, his parents worried about his daydreaming and lack of social skills as he grew up, which made him something of an outsider in their highly regimented society.  His parents believed that a sibling would help him and eventually Eobard had a little brother named Robern.

Instead, Eobard struggled to manage his brother and occasionally had outbursts that his parents reprimanded, much to his chagrin.  To work on his behaviour, he was constantly spending time in social bonding sessions and psychological analyses with his brother that he fell behind in his studies. Eobard wanted to study the Speed Force, a force from which all movement is connected, with the Flash Museum, a museum dedicated to the Flash, a superhero from the past, but his lack of time to prepare and study cost him this opportunity.

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