Post by Eobard Thawne on Apr 8, 2020 22:45:01 GMT -5
Full Name: Eobard Thawne
Age: Unknown (tends to appear early to mid-30's)
Archetype: Meta Villain
Aliases: Reverse-Flash, Professor Zoom, Black Flash, Mr. Zyx,
Marital Status: Single
Affiliation: Secret Society of Supervillains, Black Lantern Corp.
Negative Speed-Force Conduit-Similar to the speed force generated by Barry Allen, the Negative Speed Force grows as Eobard runs. He draws his speed based powers from it and uses it to “poison” the normal speed force, cutting off speedsters connection to it or damaging their protective friction shields. Unlike speedsters reliant upon the speed force, Thawne can travel through and alter the past, absorb memories via physical contact, and even create shockwaves that throughout time with a snap of his fingers (as learned from Hunter Zolomon
Superhuman Speed- his primary power enables him to perform many feats including travel through time & dimensions without the need of something like the cosmic treadmill, regenerate from massive injuries, vibrate his molecules through solid objects, increase his natural senses and perceptions, deliver hundreds of blows in short order, the creation of vortexes/wind tunnels, generate speed mirages, and move fast enough to travel up solid surfaces or across water
Speed Force Manipulation- the Reverse-Flash has been known to disrupt the connection other speedsters have to the speed force to varying degrees, from negating their protective aura to removing aspects of their powers. In extreme cases this can even extend to infecting the speed force, causing conduits thereof to generate negative speed force energy themselves.
Electrokinesis- Reverse-Flash can manipulate the red Negative Speedforce Lightning to fry electronics or toss as a projectile weapon
Cosmic Awareness- be it a result of being a dimension hopping time traveler or merely an extension of the negative speed force, Eobard senses and is aware when an individual originates from another reality. He also tends to retain memories and be aware of reality altering events.
Genius- Eobard is the smartest man of the 25th century, making him much more intelligent than those of the 21st century. He knows a great deal about history, how the speed force works, chemistry as well as other sciences.
Flash Facts- As the biggest fan of Barry Allen he has studied everything there is to know about the speedster and his associates
Hand-to-Hand Combat- Eobard knows how to fight and has used knowledge of martial arts, mixed with his speed, on multiple occasions to tackle heroes.
Matter Disrupter- a device capable of rearranging his features to look like different people.
Insanity- Eobard is quite mad, his obsession with hurting Barry Allen, destroying the Flash's legacy, and generally torturing the Flash Family can make him miss the obvious as he becomes consumed with his task.
Egomania- Thawne's ego is massive and insults to it can enrage him to the point of not thinking straight. He also believes he cannot possibly fail despite ample evidence to the contrary.
Subzero Temperatures-Like his nemesis the Flash, incredibly cold temperatures like those generated by Captain Cold's cold gun can freeze his molecules and slow him down.
Born in the 25th century, Eobard Thawne was the biggest fan of 21st Century hero The Flash. He dedicated his life to studying Barry Allen, his life, and legacy even going so far as to alter his appearance to resemble Barry. After many manipulations to work his way into being employed by The Flash Museum he used his genius intellect to become the foremost authority on the Speed Force, earning the nickname Professor Zoom in the process. Using one of Allen's old suits in an experiment to recreate the accident that turned him into the Flash he disproved the old adage about lightning never striking twice.
Traveling back in time to meet his idol and possibly to get his blessing to be the Flash of his era, Eobard discovered information lost to his time: the identity of The Flash's greatest enemy the Reverse-Flash. His mind and heart both broke upon learning that he, Eobard Thawne, was destined not to become the next Flash but instead his worst adversary. From that moment forth he dedicated his every moment to being all that Barry was not.
Over the years The Reverse-Flash has clashed with Barry many times, causing heartache each time. From impersonating Barry to joining the Secret Society of Supervillains and switching bodies with Justice League members, or even ultimately killing Iris Allen, Eobard always seemed to come back to torment his adversary and his allies. While he has at times lost and regained his powers and even escaped a dimensional prison, eventually he'd gone too far, meeting his end via a superspeed clothesline delivered by The Flash.
During the Blackest Night, Eobard's corpse (now a host to a black ring) rose from the grave, and now calling himself the Black Flash, began to torment the speedster once more. Although the zombie-like speedster mocked the hero for compromising his morals and ethics, he was eventually defeated when Captain Cold's grenade detonated at the Iron Heights prison.
Unfortunately for The Flash and the world at large, following the defeat of Nekron, Eobard was resurrected by a mysterious white light. Though he vanished immediately afterwards, claiming he was "going home" if history is any indication, it is only a matter of time before his particular brand of evil returns to haunt the Flash and his associates.
Thunder rumbled in the distance as the wind picked up speed. Central City residents had heard the reports and most were taking cover. It wasn't unusual for a freak storm to pop up at this time of year, not in this section of the country, and even though reports were claiming it wouldn't last too long they didn't want to risk being caught outdoors should a twister start up. At least one man though didn't seem overly concerned as he leaned casually against a newspaper stand perusing the latest edition.
“Unbelievable. I've been here for nearly three weeks and not a single mention of the hometown hero,” he said with a snarl, speaking to nobody in particular.
“Out of towner eh? Thought you had the look. If you are looking for Flash stuff, page five has an interview with him. He stopped off at the opening of that new homeless shelter, helped raise money for it,” the owner of the stand replied.
Raising an eyebrow the man with the paper flipped pages so quickly his hands seemed to blur. “What? No! Not this fool, this...pretender. I mean the Flash. The real Flash. Not some arrogant brat trying to step into shoes he could never even lace.”
“Oh, oh! You mean the other Flash. Well see, he, he died mister. But you can learn all about him at the...”
“The Flash Museum. Yes I know, more than you could possibly understand. I used to work there. Or rather I will work there. I don't expect you to understand. Been there and it's a mausoleum, a tomb filled with Barry Allen's greatest hits. The section on me is dreadfully small, one final insult to me from beyond the grave. But I guess it is true. He's gone.”
The newsstand owner started to say something else, but was abruptly cut off as the man continued. “All of this is because of him. What I am, what I became. His opposite, his Reverse. And yet the bastard didn't even have the decency to stay alive long enough for me to tear down everything he cared for, to live just to realize the truth that I am superior in every way, to let that dawn on him before the light went out in his eyes.”
The owner tried to move away from the now raving man, but found himself unable to move, eyes widening as he looked down to find a rapidly blurring outstretched hand, wrist deep in his chest cavity.
“So if I can't kill the man, I have to kill the legacy. Everything he cared for, everyone he loved, all that he stood for. His end just means the curse continues, it moves to those that carry on. Friends, family, even...” he glanced at the owner, eyes crackling with red electricity, “even fans. This whole damned city will pay for his sins.”
Removing his hand, no injury visible as the owner dropped to the pavement dead, Eobard Thawne pulled the collar of his jacket up against the wind and began walking leisurely down the sidewalk.
“Better get in doors son! Storm's comin' in fast!” shouted an elderly gentleman from across the road.
“Oh, you have no idea,” Thawne said with a grin.
Player Alias: Rift
Other Characters: N/A
How did you find ARFD?: I was referred by a friend who mentioned this was a sister site to a board I used to be on before it's closure.