Each season of The Flash so far has had an evil speedster that has challenged Barry Allen. These speedsters are almost mirror versions of himself that was significantly faster than he was, and forced him to be faster, smarter, and better than he already was, so that he could rise to the occasion to defeat his foe. As most speedsters also hid behind a mask like Barry does, once the villain was revealed, it was a betrayal as it was someone Barry knew and trusted.
In the first season, his mentor “Harrison Wells” was revealed to be Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash and one of his mortal enemies from the future. The reveal was a significant betrayal as Thawne was almost like a father figure for Barry, even though Thawne was responsible for his mother’s death and his father’s incarceration. In the second season, the evil speedster was revealed to be Hunter “Jay Garrick” Zolomon, who assumed the identity of the “heroic” Flash from Earth-2. Like the Reverse-Flash, Zoom assumed a friendly form to Barry and helped train him, only to rip away his hope with his reveal, as well as steal Barry’s speed from him (his ultimate goal).
In the third season, the stakes are raised even higher as his new nemesis is Savitar, the “God of Speed.” Savitar is infinitely faster than Barry ever could be, to the point that Barry knows he probably can’t defeat him and enlists the help of a more inexperienced Flash, Wally, to help stop Savitar. The evil cherry on top is that, soon, Savitar will kill Iris. Thanks to Barry accidentally traveling to the future, he knows that the evil speedster will kill his beloved, and set forth a chain of events that will prove devastating for Team Flash.
On this week of The Flash we will finally find out just who is behind the armor and, in a potential future, responsible for such pain and suffering for Barry. In last week’s episode, Barry traveled to the future and saw the aftermath of Iris’ death and how it affected everyone, and no one in the future wanted to tell him just who Savitar really was, so it’s bound to be a gut punch. The episode ended with Killer Frost (but not the audience) seeing who he was, and it shocked even her,.
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