The Top 10 Most Feared Flash Enemies Of All Time
In terms of importance to DC and just outside the big three (Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman) lies The Flash. The Flash is the most important speedster in comics and an integral part of the Justice League. He has been there to thwart crime for over half a century and stands firmly at the cente of one of the greatest storylines in comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Whether it be Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, Wally West or others, The Flash and his abilities don’t deviate too much. He runs and runs fast. Of course, what he can do with his running has changed to suit whichever story he’s a part of but that’s not the point.
With the Flash comes a group of villains unlike any in comics. While there are many who could make this list, there are only a few who I would classify as the most feared of his enemies.
But who are they?
I present to you The Top 10 Most Feared Flash Enemies Of All Time.
When he initially appeared, Savitar was nothing more than a pilot. As he aged, however, he became one of the greatest Flash enemies ever.
One day as a pilot, Savitar took a high powered jet out for a test flight. While in the sky, the plane was struck by lightning causing it to crash. Once on the ground, Savitar discovered that he could move at incredible speeds. The more Savitar used the speed, the more he became obsessed with learning more about it.
Eventually, he named himself after the Hindi God of motion, Savitr. With his new name, he began to unlock secrets within the Speedforce that no one else had. Of them, the most important were self-healing, forcefield projection, and the passing of his speed energy to others.
After years of mastery, Savitar set out to eliminate any who could challenge his speed and abilities.
9. Killer Frost
Killer Frost is a little bit of an anomaly on this list. Different from the others, Killer Frost is often considered not a Flash enemy but a Firestorm enemy. For that every reason, I had a hard time placing her here. However, after her appearance on CW’s The Flash, things became a little easier.
Each version of the character has roughly the same power set…the ability to convert heat to waves of cold energy. This means that she can turn herself into a literal popsicle thereby increasing her durability and strength. In addition, she can also project blasts of ice from her body and instantly freeze anything she touches.
8. Weather Wizard
Like Storm over at Marvel, Weather Wizard, through a wand, possesses the ability to control the weather. Unlike Storm who uses her power for the betterment of humankind, Weather Wizard uses his for the betterment of himself.
Over the years Weather Wizard has aligned himself with some of the greatest Flash enemies in existence. Together he and the other Flash enemies form what’s known as the Rogues. Alone Weather Wizard is powerful, together with the Rogues he’s downright formidable.
At a young age, Mick Rory was fascinated with fire. As a child, he set his families farmhouse on fire and watched as everything inside burned. As he grew, so too did his obsession with fire. This led him to create a fireproof suit and a handheld flamethrower. With both at his side, he transformed from a simple criminal to a supervillain.
Try as he may, however, he was unable to beat the Flash in combat. His continued defeat caused him to join the Rogues. Alongside the Rogues, Heatwave once again transformed. This time and like most of the other members, instead of being of a supervillain who constantly tasted defeat, he became a supervillain capable of nearly anything.
6. Captain Boomerang
You may recognize Captain Boomerang from 2016s Suicide Squad movie. Although the character may seem a little on the goofy side, don’t let his portrayal or name confuse you. When it comes to Flash enemies, he is one of the best.
Captain Boomerang, as you may have guessed by his name, primarily uses a Boomerang as his weapon of choice. These boomerangs, however, aren’t your run of the mill boomerangs. Instead, his boomerangs are trick boomerangs capable of all sorts of things. Some, for example, explode on contact while others can slice through practically anything.
No matter which he uses, Captain Boomerang deserves to be on this list.
5. Mirror Master
First appearing in The Flash #105 back in 1959, Mirror Master has easily gone on to become one of the most feared Flash enemies of all time. Like Killer Frost, many people have taken up the mantle of Mirror Master. If you think that this would be a detriment to the character, think again. Whether it be Sam Scudder or Evan McCulloch, Mirror Master is not a villain to be taken lightly.
Mirror Master possesses the ability to travel through mirrors into other dimensions. He can also lock his enemies inside the mirrors, cause his enemies to fall under hypnotism, create invisibility for himself, and project holograms.
Mirror Master is so important to the Flash that IGN ranked him as their 79th Greatest Comic Villain Of All Time.
Hunter Zoloman or Zoom first appeared in 2001 and quickly became the arch-enemy of Wally West.
After a series of accidents and misfortunes left Hunter Soloman a fraction of the man he was, he approached Wally West to use the Cosmic Treadmill to reset his life. Wally refused, citing that he didn’t want to interrupt the timestream. Not willing to walk away from the idea, Hunter broke into the museum where the treadmill was being held and used it for himself. The machine exploded causing two significant changes to Hunter. First, his paralysis was cured. Second, he could now alter his personal connection to the timestream.
Wanting Wally to be a better hero, Hunter became a villain. This meant that Zoom focused all of his energy towards pushing Wally to his limits.
3. Gorilla Grodd
Gorilla Grodd is, without a doubt, one of the strangest of The Flash enemies. As his name implies, Gorilla Grodd is a large Gorilla who is highly intelligent, telepathic and capable of ripping the arms off of anyone.
Grodd’s city, Gorilla City is a city with close ties to The Flash’s mythos. His city is most easily accessed via the Speedforce. Through it, he has tried on more than one occasion to access and take over Earth. What makes Grodd so different from many
2. Captain Cold
Don’t let his name fool you, Captain Cold is one of the most feared Flash enemies of all time.
After stealing an advanced freeze gun, Leonard Snort put on a winter jacket and called himself Captain Cold. Whereas most other Flash enemies cast aside the well-being of others, Captain Cold lives by a code of honor. In it lies the following codes: no senseless violence, no use of drugs, and no killing women or children.
All of this equates to Captain Cold solidifying himself as one of the greatest Flash enemies. Where others let their emotions dictate who and what they do, Captain Cold relies solely on the task at hand, never letting his emotions get the better of him.
1. Reverse Flash
Above killing Iris West. Above causing a Universe-wide change in the New 52. And above causing Barry Allen to stand trial for his murder, Eobard Thawne is the reason that The Flash is so good. Not only does his bring out the best and worst in The Flash but he does so with ease.
Throughout the years, Eobard Thawne has mastered the art of time travel, has learned to run as fast or faster than The Flash and does each without so much as lifting a finger.
Reverse Flash stands for everything that The Flash doesn’t and because of this, can get to him in a way that very few can.
And that’s it. The Top 10 Most Feared Flash Enemies Of All Time. What do you think? Who would make your Flash enemies list?