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Villain Overview

Barry Allen: Why do you hate me so much?
Eobard Thawne: I didn't always. I was obsessed with you. For so long, I wanted to be "The Flash". I spent years figuring out how you came to be. Duplicated the reaction... and it worked. I became like you.
Barry Allen: Right, so what happened?
Eobard Thawne: This ability to travel through time revealed a truth. My fate was to become your greatest enemy. I was never going to be The Flash, so I became the reverse of everything that you were. The more people you saved, the more you were loved, the more I had to take from you.
~ Eobard Thawne to the Flash.
Oh, I'm not like the Flash at all. Some would say I'm the reverse.
~ The Reverse-Flash's most famous qoute
Just so we're clear, after I kill you, I'm going to kill them, and then I'm going to kill your father. I always win, Flash.
~ The Reverse-Flash threatening the Flash's friends.
I've controlled your life for so long, Barry. How will you get along without me?
~ Eobard Thawne's last words before being erased from existence.

Professor Eobard Thawne, also known as the Reverse-Flash and Dr. Harrison Wells, is the central antagonist of the Crisis Saga of the Arrowverse.

He is the main antagonist of The Flash, appearing as the main antagonist of Season 1, the posthumous overarching antagonist of Season 2, a minor antagonist in Seasons 3 and 4, the overarching antagonist of Season 5, and a supporting antagonist in Seasons 6 and 7. He is also a mentioned antagonist in Seasons 2, 3, 5 and 7 of Arrow; a supporting antagonist in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, being a mentioned antagonist in Seasons 1 and 3, and the main antagonist of Season 2; and one of the two main antagonists (alongside Dark Arrow) of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover. He is also the archenemy of Barry Allen/The Flash.

He is a manipulative meta-human speedster from the twenty-second century who grew up idolizing the Flash and desired to be just like him. He recreated the accident that gave the Flash his powers so he can become like the Flash. Thawne later learned that he was destined to be the Flash's greatest enemy, so he now spends his time trying to prove his superiority over him and taking everything and everyone his former idol loves away from him.

In his normal form, he is portrayed by Matt Letscher, who also played Harrison Love in The Mask of Zorro and Vincent Shyer in Criminal Minds. While bearing the likeness of Harrison Wells, he is portrayed by Tom Cavanagh for a majority of The Flash as well as Crisis on Earth-X.

Overview

Hailing from the distant future, Professor Eobard Thawne was once obsessed with the 21st Century's Flash. He went so far as to duplicate the reaction that gave the Flash his powers and became a speedster as well. But when Thawne traveled back in time to meet the Flash, he discovered that he was destined to become his archenemy. Thus, Eobard grew to despise the Flash and became the reverse of everything he stood for as the Reverse-Flash.

And after discovering the exact time era when the Flash was active, Eobard learned the Flash's true identity of Barry Allen. The Reverse-Flash then traveled back in time to kill his nemesis as a child, but this attempt was foiled by The Flash. So instead, Eobard murdered his mother, Nora, and framed his father, Henry, instead, in the hopes that Barry would be traumatized enough to prevent him achieving his destiny, an action which alters the entire timeline. Shortly after, however, Eobard lost his connection to the Speed Force and was marooned in the 21st century.

Seeking to return to his time, Eobard kills and impersonates Dr. Harrison Wells, the man responsible for creating the Flash in his timeline-of-origin. He then founds S.T.A.R. Labs in order to create the Flash himself, by creating a particle accelerator which gives Barry his powers in the year 2014. This way, Eobard could use the Flash's connection to the Speed Force as a means to return to his own time. After the "accident", Eobard fakes paralysis and aids Barry in his missions to stop the other metahuman criminals created by the particle accelerator explosion. However, his secret is ultimately revealed, and after Barry foils Eobard's plot. Eobard is then erased from existence when his ancestor Eddie kills himself to stop Eobard from ever being born.

However, after the Flash creates Flashpoint by saving his mother from death, Thawne is pulled from the timeline, and he, therefore, becomes a time remnant. However, because of Eobard's ancestor death which led to his time being erased from existence, his current status as a time remnant led to him being hunted by Black Flash. He aligns himself with Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn and Leonard Snart and forms the Legion of Doom in order to seek out the Spear of Destiny to change his reality and save his life. However, thanks to the effort of the Legends, Black Flash eventually caught up with Thawne and stopped his heart with phasing powers, therefore erasing him a second time.

Thanks to his lifetime of constant time-traveling, Thawne returns as Harrison Wells as he assists the Nazis from Earth-X, led by Black Arrow, with invading Earth-1. During the final battle, Flash lets Thawne go, knowing that he is above killing and that he would just return nonetheless.

Eobard travels to 2049 and somehow gets imprisoned at Iron Heights prison and mentors Nora West-Allen, such as helping her defeat Godspeed and destroying Clifford DeVoe's satellite. In truth, he manipulates her to helping Team Flash defeat a Cicada they could defeat so they can destroy their dagger, the only thing keeping him imprisoned, before his execution. After succeeding so, he escapes while Nora is erased from existence due to the timeline changing.

During the events of the Crisis, he was killed by the Anti-Matter wave along with the rest of the original multiverse and while he lost his body, his conscience was able to survive thanks to his usage of negative tachyons. But, the only problem was that he didn't have his powers and could only gain them through controlling a host completely. To that end, he latched onto Harrison Nash Wells (the last known surviving Wells doppelganger) and psychologically tormented him so he could take full control, regain his access to the Negative Speed Force and kill Flash along with all of his loved ones. However, he was expelled from Nash's body by Team Flash and left him completely formless, defeating him once again for the time being.

Eventually, Thawne was granted a physical form by the newly revived Speed Force, on the condition that he helps the Flash defeat Godspeed. After arriving and helping Flash fight Godspeed in a lightning sabre fight, Thawne stabs Godspeed and attempts to engage his arch-nemesis in another clash. However, much to his shock, Thawne found himself outmatched by Flash and his new speed. Thawne retreats to fight another day, but not before promising to return after finding a way to get faster.

Personality

Eobard Thawne, under his disguise as Harrison Wells, presents himself as a mysterious man of science responsible for numerous scientific discoveries including the creation and activation of the Particle Accelerator. He is rather a secretive person, telling neither of his friends and colleagues where he lives and the autobiography of Wells himself tells very little about him as a person, simply that he is "enigmatic". Thawne is able to change his dual-identities depending on the situation which would be better suited for his multi-layered personality.

His treatment toward Barry, Caitlin, and Cisco is that of a kind, compassionate, and almost fatherly person but to anyone who threatens him he is perceivably ruthless and uncaring. Barry's safety is his primary concern and he will shamelessly manipulate others to their deaths to protect him. Although he is an initial means to his own ends, Thawne has proven to genuinely care about him and his feelings and attitude from sheer hatred for Barry have turned rather complex. His calm nature also hides centuries of rage and hatred, which although are mostly aimed at the Flash can be contributed to the loss of his wife, own paraplegia and failure of the Particle Accelerator and is somewhat tortured because of this. However, all of these were purposefully created by Thawne himself and there is always the possibility that he martyrs himself to gain more sympathy.

In reality, Thawne is a straightforward and genuine maniac. Despite his noble qualities, virtually everything about the man is a lie. Eobard performs completely insane convictions to achieve his goals, displaying arrogance when he has the upper hand, boasting about the superiority of his speed or superior position over the Flash and even his own allies in the Legion. He will stop at nothing to return to his own timeline, to the people he loved the most, prematurely activating the Particle Accelerator, killing seventeen people, ruining the lives of innocent civilians and selfishly manipulating his own team never seemed to faze him.

Victims

  • Tina McGee (alternate timeline)
  • Nora Allen
  • Tess Morgan
  • Harrison Wells
  • Simon Stagg
  • Cisco Ramon (alternate timeline)
  • Mason Bridge
  • Rex Tyler/Hourman
  • Ray Palmer/The Atom (time aberration)
  • Rip Hunter (time aberration)
  • Trevor Shinick (alternate timeline)
  • 5 Iron Heights Prison Guards (alternate timeline)
  • 6 Mercury Labs guards
  • Numerous unnamed people

Indirectly

  • Tony Woodward (original multiverse)
  • Hannibal Bates/Everyman (original multiverse)
  • Eddie Thawne
  • Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm
  • Elliot Ness (alternate timeline)
  • George Washington (alternate timeline)
  • Charles/Dr. Mid-Nite
  • Henry Heywood/Commander Steel
  • Martin Stein/Firestorm
  • Grace Gibbons/Cicada (erased future)
  • Nora West-Allen/XS (alternate timeline)
  • 17 Central City residents
  • Numerous unnamed people

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Thawne emitting red lightning via his connection to the Negative Speed Force.

  • Negative Speed Force Connection: Eobard gained the powers of the Speed Force, which lets him run, react, and physically function at extraordinary speeds without harm. The Speed Force also granted him intricate powers such as intangibility and time traveling. However, instead of connecting to the natural Speed Force, he created his own dark variant of it called, the Negative Speed Force. Because of this, his lightning is red instead of yellow.
    • Superhuman Speed: Eobard can move at incredible speed, significantly faster than Barry's former limit of Mach 2.2. He can easily move on vertical structures and ceilings. Barry said that he's so fast that he could kill everyone in the police precinct in seconds. His tremendous speed was later revealed to be greatly enhanced by tachyon particles in his body. In his prime Eobard's speed is over 13.2 Mach, that makes him faster than Zoom and possibly even Savitar.
    • Superhuman Agility: Eobard possesses inhuman bodily coordination, balance, equilibrium, and dexterity. He is able to change direction immediately, thus allows him to make sharp turns on city streets without sliding or losing his balance.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Eobard's increased speed also augments his reaction time, allowing him to react to danger and events far faster than a normal human.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Eobard's body can handle the stresses of superhuman racing without noticeable distress. His body's enhanced stamina allows him to function much longer than a normal human without getting tired or weak.
    • Superhuman Durability: Eobard is able to recover from attack and exertion much quicker than normal humans, as the Speed Force enhanced his durability above normal levels. It was much harder to stun him when he is using his abilities as he can take multiple hits while moving and not be knocked down or stopped in his tracks. He was also hardly fazed after falling from the roof of S.T.A.R. Labs to land from several stories up unfazed by moving at super speed at the same time
    • Superhuman Momentum: By building up enough physical force from any part of his body, Reverse-Flash is able to deal very punishing blows. This allowed him to exert inhuman physical strength with almost absolute ease. Even The Flash was quickly pummeled to the point he was unable to fight back despite his healing powers.
    • Enhanced Strength: Eobard has displayed a degree of enhanced strength, as shown during the fight against the Flash, Arrow, and Firestorm where he easily threw Flash into the S.T.A.R Labs sign with great force.
    • Enhanced Senses: Eobard possesses enhanced senses that allow him to clearly see and hear when moving at superhuman speeds that would normally not allow this.
    • Enhanced Mind: Eobard's speed also extends to his mental capacities, allowing him to take in information and process it at much faster rates than a normal human. This ability allows Eobard to see the world as if it is in slow motion, which, combined with his physical speed, lets him perform thoughts and actions long before a normal human around him could even perceive them.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: The Speed Force has increased Eobard's metabolism, allowing him to regenerate from wounds at a faster pace than most species. "Harrison's" wounds from being attacked with the force of a speeding car by the "Man In Yellow" were completely gone without a trace afterward, which he covered up by isolating himself to avoid speculation of any kind. This healing has even extended his lifespan dramatically. It is unknown if this healing ability can help him survive fatal wounds such as a bullet to the head.
    • Intangibility: By vibrating the cells in his body, Eobard can move and pass through people or objects unharmed. This ability appears to have damaging effects on electrical equipment, as it shorted out Mason Bridge's computer.
    • Aerokinesis: Using his speed, Eobard can generate airflow as vacuums on various levels., He can create fierce waves and vacuums of air by shaking a body part very fast. His speed vacuum is very powerful, as he was able to blow Firestorm blocks away by rotating just one hand.
    • Electrokinesis: As a speedster, Eobard can produce powerful red electricity from his body when generating enough momentum. It is possible that this he used this to short circuit Mason Bridge's computer from the inside while phasing his hand through it. He can also interfere with electronics, as shown when Eobard arrived at the stadium, the electrical lights and video screens around it started glitching and flashing. Eobard is also capable of making his eyes glow bright red, which most likely is another effect of his electrokinesis. He is capable to produce a continuous stream of lightning in his hand which can be used to inflict pain on others and weaken them.
      • Lightning Constructs: Eobard can create lightning constructs, such as swords, which he used to fight against Godspeed alongside Barry Allen.
    • Speed Mirages: By using his speed to bounce back and forth so quickly, Eobard can create after-images with his speed, making it appear like he's in two places at once. This image is so realistic, the human mind can't perceive the difference.
    • Time Travel: By directing accessing the Speed Force, Eobard is able to freely travel throughout time. It was from this ability he was able to battle The Flash, a hero from over a century in the past from Eobard. Also, despite the Eobard from 2015 ceasing to exist, he was still able to exist in the timeline due to his past selves - from the future.
      • Time Remnant Construction: Using his Speedster & Time Traveling Abilities, Eobard Thawne can create temporal duplicates or Time Remnants of himself for his own purposes. His Negative Speed Force Abilities can also protect him from any alterations to the timeline and secure his existence when he shouldn't exist by becoming a Time Remnant himself. This was shown when Eddie Thawne commited suicide to erase Eobard from existence in 2015, his younger self from the future that hasn't traveled back in time yet, was spared from his family's erasure from existence due to the Speed Force and became a Time Remnant when he first meet Flash in 2016, thus alwaying Eobard Thawne to survive and continue threatening the timeline. Eobard as a Time Remnant was also able to create his own Time Remnants, but they a merely extensions of himself and under his direct control, as evident when Black Flash erased Eobard from existence, all his time remnants phased out of existence shortly after him.

Skills

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Eobard is very intelligent, as evidenced by the crucial role he plays in Barry Allen's team, he also spent most of his life trying to create the Particle accelerator, and eventually succeeded.
    • Master Strategist: Eobard is a great tactician, as evidenced by him coming up with plans to help Barry Allen defeat the metahumans he goes up against as the Flash. He was able to completely manipulate Team Flash for a long time before they caught up.
  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Whereas Barry relies primarily on his reflexes and speed to overwhelm his slower opponents with random striking, Eobard as the Reverse-Flash is shown to be a very methodical fighter, striking at precise spots to systemically wear down his opponent. He easily defeated Barry in hand-to-hand combat twice. While more often relying on his speed to quickly win fights, he was shown to be able to hold his own against a master unarmed fighter like Oliver Queen while temporarily deprived of his speed, but once he got his speed back, he instantly had the Arrow pinned to the ground.

Equipment

  • Reverse-Flash Costume: Eobard wears a costume as his supervillain alter-ego, Reverse-Flash, to hide his identity from his victims. It is similar to Barry's Flash costume but the color scheme is the opposite.
    • Earpiece: On his suit's cowl, they are two lightning-bolt shaped earpieces on Harrison's suit, there is also a lightning-bolt at the center of the suit.
  • Tachyon Device: His Tachyon Device allows his super-speed based powers to have a proper connection to the Speed Force.

Appearances

Appearances of Eobard Thawne

Arrow

Season 2

  • "The Scientist" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Three Ghosts" (mentioned; as Wells)
  • "The Man Under the Hood" (mentioned; as Wells)

Season 3

  • "The Brave and the Bold" (mentioned; as Wells)
  • "The Climb" (mentioned; as Wells)
  • "Broken Arrow" (mentioned; as Wells)
  • "My Name is Oliver Queen" (mentioned; as Wells)

Season 5

  • "Second Chances" (mentioned)

Season 6

  • "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2" (as Wells)

Season 7

  • "Elseworlds, Part 2" (hallucination; as Wells)

The Flash

Season 1

  • "Pilot" (as Wells)
  • "Fastest Man Alive" (as Wells)
  • "Things You Can't Outrun" (as Wells)
  • "Going Rogue" (as Wells)
  • "Plastique" (as Wells)
  • "The Flash Is Born" (as Wells)
  • "Power Outage" (as Wells)
  • "Flash vs. Arrow" (as Wells)
  • "The Man in the Yellow Suit" (as Wells)
  • "Revenge of the Rogues" (as Wells)
  • "The Sound and the Fury" (as Wells)
  • "Crazy for You" (as Wells)
  • "The Nuclear Man" (as Wells)
  • "Fallout" (as Wells)
  • "Out of Time" (as Wells)
  • "Rogue Time" (as Wells)
  • "Tricksters"
  • "All Star Team Up" (as Wells)
  • "Who is Harrison Wells?" (as Wells)
  • "The Trap" (as Wells)
  • "Grodd Lives" (as Wells)
  • "Rogue Air" (as Wells)
  • "Fast Enough"

Season 2

  • "The Man Who Saved Central City" (vision; recording; as Wells)
  • "Flash of Two Worlds" (mentioned)
  • "The Fury of Firestorm" (mentioned)
  • "The Darkness and the Light" (mentioned)
  • "Enter Zoom" (mentioned)
  • "Gorilla Warfare" (mentioned)
  • "Legends of Today" (mentioned)
  • "Running to Stand Still" (mentioned)
  • "Potential Energy"
  • "The Reverse-Flash Returns"
  • "Fast Lane" (mentioned)
  • "Flash Back" (as Wells)
  • "Versus Zoom" (flashback)
  • "Back to Normal" (mentioned)
  • "Rupture" (mentioned)
  • "The Runaway Dinosaur" (mentioned)
  • "Invincible" (mentioned)
  • "The Race of His Life"

Season 3

  • "Flashpoint"
  • "Paradox" (mentioned)
  • "Magenta" (mentioned)
  • "Monster" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Shade" (mentioned)
  • "Invasion!" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "The Present" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Borrowing Problems from the Future" (mentioned)
  • "Dead or Alive" (mentioned)
  • "Untouchable" (mentioned)
  • "Attack on Gorilla City" (mentioned)
  • "Attack on Central City" (mentioned)
  • "The Wrath of Savitar" (mentioned)
  • "Abra Kadabra" (mentioned)
  • "Cause and Effect" (flashback)
  • "Finish Line" (mentioned)

Season 4

  • "The Flash Reborn" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Mixed Signals" (mentioned)
  • "Luck Be a Lady" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Elongated Journey Into Night" (mentioned)
  • "When Harry Met Harry..." (mentioned)
  • "Therefore I Am" (flashbacks; as Wells)
  • "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3" (as Wells)
  • "Don't Run" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Enter Flashtime" (mentioned)
  • "Run, Iris, Run" (photo)
  • "Null and Annoyed" (indirectly mentioned)

Season 5

  • "Nora" (flashback; pictured as Wells)
  • "Blocked" (video footage as Wells)
  • "The Death of Vibe" (name seen)
  • "All Doll'd Up" (mentioned)
  • "The Icicle Cometh" (photo as Wells)
  • "O Come, All Ye Thankful" (mentioned)
  • "What's Past is Prologue" (as Wells)
  • "The Flash & The Furious" (as Wells)
  • "Seeing Red" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Memorabilia" (in Nora's mind; the name is seen)
  • "Goldfaced" (as Wells)
  • "Cause and XS" (as Wells)
  • "Failure is an Orphan" (as Wells)
  • "Time Bomb" (as Wells)
  • "Godspeed" (as Wells)
  • "Snow Pack" (as Wells)
  • "Gone Rogue" (mentioned)
  • "The Girl With The Red Lightning" (as Wells)
  • "Legacy" (as Wells)

Season 6

  • "A Flash of the Lightning" (mentioned)
  • "Dead Man Running" (mentioned)
  • "License to Elongate" (mentioned)
  • "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1" (in Barry's mind; as Wells)
  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "A Girl Named Sue" (mentioned)
  • "Grodd Friended Me" (in Grodd's mind; as Wells)
  • "Death of the Speed Force" (possessing Harrison Nash Wells)
  • "The Exorcism of Nash Wells" (as Wells)
  • "Liberation" (mentioned)
  • "Pay the Piper" (mentioned)
  • "Success Is Assured" (mentioned)

Season 7

  • "The Speed of Thought" (flashbacks)
  • "Mother" (mentioned)
  • "Fear Me" (hallucination)
  • "Family Matters, Part 1" (mentioned)
  • "Good-Bye Vibrations" (flashbacks; as Wells)
  • "Masquerade" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Heart of the Matter, Part 1" (mentioned)
  • "Heart of the Matter, Part 2" (as Wells)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 2

  • "Out of Time"
  • "The Justice Society of America"
  • "Shogun" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Abominations" (indirectly mentioned)
  • "Compromised"
  • "Outlaw Country" (mentioned)
  • "The Chicago Way"
  • "Raiders of the Lost Art"
  • "The Legion of Doom"
  • "Turncoat"
  • "Camelot/3000" (mentioned)
  • "Land of the Lost"
  • "Moonshot"
  • "Fellowship of the Spear"
  • "Doomworld"
  • "Aruba"

Season 3

  • "Freakshow" (mentioned)
  • "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4" (as Wells)

Supergirl

Season 3

  • "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1" (as Wells)

Comics

The Flash: Season Zero

  • "The Strongman Cometh"
  • "Who Let the Chimps Out?"
  • "Big Top Brawl"
  • "A Captive Audience"
  • "Showtime"
  • "The Big Finale"

Trivia

  • In the DC comics, Reverse-Flash is the secret identity of a number of individuals (otherwise known as "Professor Zoom," then "Zoom"). The first was Eobard Thawne, who shares a similar name to The Flash's Eddie Thawne, and Hunter Zolomon.
  • Despite Harrison's Reverse-Flash costume being yellow, when he runs at high-velocity speeds, the electricity that radiates off of him is actually red, not yellow. The exact opposite is true for the Flash, hence the name "Reverse Flash".
  • In flashbacks, Eobard Thawne is portrayed by Matt Letscher, who had previously played Vincent Shyer from the first season of Criminal Minds, as well as Harrison Love in The Mask of Zorro.
  • Eobard's newspaper from April 2024 says that the Flash was missing after a crisis. It's possible that this could be leading up to a version of the Crisis on Infinite Earths event where the Flash had died.
    • It is revealed in "Who is Harrison Wells?" that he disappeared when he followed Eobard back in time to 2000.
  • He seems to be a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy.
  • He is the first villain in the Arrow-verse to have been fought by more than two heroes together; in "Rogue Air", he was fought by Firestorm, Oliver Queen/The Arrow and Barry Allen. The second is Vandal Savage, who was defeated by Hawkman, Barry, Oliver, and Hawkgirl.
    • In the unaltered timeline in 2024, Barry faced off against Reverse-Flash with the help of Oliver, Atom, and Hawkgirl, which meant that he may have been holding back during his battle in "Rogue Air".
  • The original Eobard Thawne from DC Comics was originally a fan of the Flash from the 25th century who time-traveled to the time he was alive to get his autograph. He was willing to lose his entire fortune and even murder to get it. He eventually found a statue that shows the Flash battling someone with the face of Eobard, making him realize that he should be Flash's enemy. This same version was used as Reverse-Flash's origin story as revealed in "The Reverse-Flash Returns".
  • In the Season 1 finale "Fast Enough", Eobard seemed to recognize Hunter Zolomon's hat coming out of the time portal. This suggests that he may have been to Earth-2, but this is not confirmed. However, it is possible that he may have recognized it as Jay Garrick's hat since Jay would steal the helmet from Hunter later.
  • Eobard is the only main antagonist so far in the Arrowverse to appear in every episode of the season in which he was the villain; he appeared in every episode of The Flash Season 1 under the guise of Harrison Wells.
  • Eobard is the only main antagonist to appear in more than 1 crossover, as he appeared in both Flash vs. Arrow and Crisis on Earth-X and as a hallucination in Elseworlds. However, in the former, his true identity had not yet been revealed.
  • Reverse-Flash is the 1st evil speedster to appear in the show. The 2nd was Zoom, the 3rd is Trajectory, the 4th is The Rival, the 5th is Savitar, and the sixth is Godspeed.
  • Eobard is one of the few main antagonists of the Arrowverse to be still alive. the others being Slade Wilson, Kuasa, Samantha Arias, Selena, Ben Lockwood and Lex Luthor. However, Slade, Kuasa, and Samantha are redeemed now leaving Eobard, Selena, Ben Lockwood and Lex Luthor as antagonists.
  • In Season 5 of The Flash, it's been revealed that Thawne is the mastermind and orchestrated the events and is considered the Bigger Bad of the season.
  • During the Season 5 finale, he claimed that he would appear during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but he never appeared in any form. However, Thawne reappears in season six after the crisis against Mobius/The Anti-Monitor, alive, and possesses Harrison Nash Wells. Eobard is finally defeated by Barry, Cisco and Cecile and imprisoned into the Negative Speed Force as negative tachyons. However, Eobard returns in Season 7 finale when the Speed Force reconstitutes him to help Flash against Godspeed. After Godspeed's defeat, Eobard retreated to fight another day.

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China White | Billy Wintergreen | Brother Blood | Isabel Rochev | Ruvé Darhk | Andrew Diggle | Conklin | Anarky | Talia al Ghul | Artemis | Ishmael Gregor | Tobias Church | Anatoly Knyazev | Cayden James | Joe Wilson | Dante | Grant Wilson | Trickster | Doctor Alchemy | Marlize DeVoe | Amunet Black | Vanessa Ambres | Joseph Carver | Zaman Druce | Valentina Vostok | Atropos | Indigo | Silver Banshee | Colonel James Harper | Cyborg Superman | Thomas Coville | Morgan Edge | Otis Graves | Manchester Black | Eve Teschmacher | Red Daughter | Phil Baker | Margot Morrison | Rama Khan | Catherine Hamilton-Kane | Jonathan Cartwright | Chuck Dodgson | Hush | August Cartwright | Enigma | Tatiana | Russell Tavaroff | Overgirl | A.M.A.Z.O | Lala | Syonide | Lady Eve | Kara Fowdy | Giselle Cutter | Helga Jace | Carson Williams | Sara Grey | Yuri Mosin | Leslie Larr | Zeta-Rho

Minor Antagonists
Adam Hunt | Constantine Drakon | Martin Somers | Jason Brodeur | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Ted Gaynor | Firefly | Count Vertigo | Al-Owal | Dollmaker | Mayor | Officer Daily | Milo Armitage | Clock King | Chase | Vertigo | Komodo | Cooper Seldon | Captain Boomerang | Danny Brickwell | Michael Amar | Joseph Cray | Cupid | Mina Fayad | Deathbolt | Phaedra Nixon | Thomas | Joyner | Double Down | Liza Warner | Calculator | Bug-Eyed Bandit | Janet Carroll | J.G. Walker | Derek Sampson | Scimitar | Cyber-Woman | Hideo Yamane | Sean Sonus | James Edlund | Justin Claybourne | Kimberly Hill | Sam Armand | Sheck | Alex Faust | Nylander | Athena | Virgil | Beatrice | Red Dart | Kodiak | Silencer | Wade Eiling | The Mist | Weather Wizard | Girder | Rainbow Rider | Pied Piper | Peek-a-Boo | Everyman | Clyde Mardon | Multiplex | Simon Stagg | Blackout | Clay Parker | Vincent Santini | Trickster II | Anthony Bellows | Killer Frost (Earth-2) | Dr. Light (Earth-2) | Geomancer | The Turtle | Tokamak | Atom Smasher | Sand Demon | Lewis Snart | Tar Pit | Reverb | Trajectory | James Zolomon | Griffin Grey | Rupture | The Rival | Mirror Master | Top | Plunder | Magenta | Shade | Clive Yorkin | Abra Kadabra | Heat Monger | Samuroid | Kilg%re | Gregory Wolfe | Matthew Norvock | Nergal | Black Bison | Dwarfstar | Prank | Crucifer | Laurel Lance (Earth-X) | Rag Doll | Jones | Goldface | Ultraviolet | Dr. Light | Sunshine | Mr. Blake | The Colonel | Jon Valor | Hawk-Beasts | Bud Ellison | Per Degaton | The Hunters | The Pilgrim | The Leviathan | Baron Krieger | Shogun | Lead Samurai | Quentin Turnbull | Henry Stein | Tabitha | First of the Fallen | Vartox | Hellgrammite | Maxima | Reactron | Ethan Knox | Red Tornado | T.O. Morrow | Jemm | Dirk Armstrong | Bizarro | Toyman | Miranda Crane (White Martian) | Metallo | Scorcher | Roulette | Parasite | Phillip Karnowsky | Beth Breen | Rick Malverne | Zod | Bloodsport | Pestilence | Mercy Graves | Natalie Hawkings | Pamela Ferrer | The Hat | Midnight | Magpie | Executioner | The Rifle | Bruce Wayne (Earth-99) | Miguel Robles | Nocturna | Duela Dent | Mabel Cartwright | Johnny Sabatino | Tim Teslow | Joker | Victor Zsasz | Ethan Rogers | Candy Lady | Amygdala | Ellis O'Brien | Kilovolt | Cluemaster | Circe Sionis | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Psycho-Pirate | Will | Joey Toledo | Deputy Chief Cayman | Cleaners | Tori Whale | Eldridge Whale | Glennon | Steven Conners | Looker | New Wave | Shakedown | Heatstroke | Coldsnap | Instant | David Fuglestad | Thaddeus Killgrave | Reno Rosetti | Atom-Man

Anti-Villains
Green Arrow | Deadshot | Amanda Waller | Nyssa al Ghul | Bronze Tiger | Ragman | Vigilante | Stanley Dover | Captain Cold | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost (Earth-1) | Heat Wave | King Shark | Time Wraiths | Black Siren | Solovar | Music Meister | Cassandra Savage | Nora Darhk | Astra Logue | Kayla | Maxwell Lord | Livewire | Master Jailer | Lena Luthor | Purity | Mister Mxyzptlk | Psi | Malefic J'onzz | Two-Bits | Painkiller | John Henry Irons | Lucifer Morningstar

Groups
Royal Flush Gang | League of Assassins | A.S.A. | H.I.V.E | Suicide Squad | Shadowspire | Demolition Team | Rogue Anti-Vigilante Task Force | Jackals | Ninth Circle | Longbow Hunters | Deathstroke Gang | Stillwater Gang | Legion of Doom | Project Cadmus | Children of Liberty | Morae | Crows Security | Wonderland Gang | False Face Society | Many Arms of Death | Leviathan | Black Hole | Mirror Duplicates | The 100 | Shadow Board | Masters of Disaster | Markovian Insurgents | Dominators | Shadow Demons | Intergang

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Comics
Abra Kadabra | Angle Man | Barbatos | Black Flash | Black Hand | Bloodwork | Brain | Brother Grimm | Cadre | Calculator | Captain Boomerang | Captain Cold | Cheetah | Chillblaine | Chronos | Cicada | Clive Yorkin | Cobalt Blue | Dark Knights | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Doctor Alchemy | Doctor Light | Doctor Polaris | Eclipso | Fallout | Fiddler | Future Flash | Felix Faust | Giganta | Girder | Godspeed | Goldface | Gorilla Grodd | Hector Hammond | Icicle | Killer Frost | Kobra | Lady Flash | Lex Luthor | Livewire | Magenta | Major Disaster | Maxwell Lord | Merlyn | Mirror Master | Mongul | Monsieur Mallah | Murmur | Neron | Penguin | Pied Piper | President Thawne | Professor Zoom | Queen Bee | Ragdoll | Razer | Red Death | Renegades | Rogues | Savitar | Shade | Shadow-Thief | Solomon Grundy | Speed Demon | Thinker | Thorn | T.O. Morrow | Tobias Whale | Toyman | Trickster | Turtle | Vandal Savage | Warp | Weather Wizard | Zoom

Television
Season 1: Reverse-Flash | Captain Cold | General Wade Eiling | Gorilla Grodd | Caitlin Snow | The Mist | Heat Wave | Weather Wizard | Girder | Rainbow Raider | Pied Piper | Peek-a-Boo | Everyman | Clyde Mardon | Multiplex | Simon Stagg | Blackout | Clock King | Captain Boomerang | Clay Parker | Vincent Santini | The Trickster | Trickster II | Anthony Bellows | Bug-Eyed Bandit | Deathbolt
Season 2: Zoom | Reverse-Flash | Captain Cold | Killer Frost (Earth-2) | Caitlin Snow | King Shark | Dr. Light | Geomancer | The Turtle | Time Wraiths | Tokamak | Heat Wave | Atom-Smasher | Anthony Bellows | Sand Demon | Lewis Snart | Gorilla Grodd | Vandal Savage | Dark Archer | Weather Wizard | The Trickster | Tar Pit | Reverb | Trajectory | Pied Piper | James Zolomon | Griffin Grey | Rupture | Girder | Black Siren
Season 3: Savitar | Dr. Alchemy | Killer Frost | Captain Cold | The Rival | Black Flash | King Shark | Mirror Master | Top | Plunder | Gorilla Grodd | Solovar | Reverse-Flash | Magenta | Shade | Dominators | Trickster (Earth-3) | Clive Yorkin | Time Wraiths | Music Meister | Abra Kadabra | Heat Monger
Season 4: The Thinker | Marlize DeVoe | Samuroid | Kilg%re | Gregory Wolfe | Amunet Black | Matthew Norvock | Killer Frost | Black Bison | Dwarfstar | King Shark | Anthony Bellows | Peek-a-Boo | Dark Arrow | Overgirl | Reverse-Flash | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Trickster II | Prank | Jones | Crucifer | Siren-X
Season 5: Cicada (Orlin Dwyer & Grace Gibbons) | Reverse-Flash | Vanessa Ambres | Jones | Icicle | Weather Wizard | Killer Frost | Rag Doll | Monitor | Zoom | Savitar | The Thinker | Clyde Mardon | John Deegan | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Matthew Norvock | Peek-a-Boo | Goldface | King Shark | Gorilla Grodd | Godspeed | Bug-Eyed Bandit
Season 6: Bloodwork | Anti-Monitor | Eva McCulloch | Black Hole (Joseph Carver, Ultraviolet, Kimiyo Hoshi, & Sunshine) | Reverse-Flash | Frost | Mirror Duplicates | Monitor | Matthew Norvock | Godspeed | Pied Piper | Lex Luthor | Amunet Black | Goldface | Gorilla Grodd | Solovar | Rag Doll
Season 7: Mirror Monarch | Speed Force | Godspeed | Psych | Black Hole (Mirror Master, Top, & Olsen) | Mirror Duplicates | Reverse-Flash | Frost | Chillblaine | Ultraviolet | Sunshine | Abra Kadabra | Matthew Norvock | Psycho-Pirate

Video Games
Injustice: Superman | The Flash | Yellow Lantern | Sinestro | Killer Frost | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Captain Cold | Reverse Flash | Deadshot | Wonder Woman

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Season 1
Vandal Savage | Zaman Druce | Mick Rory | H.I.V.E. (Damien Darhk) | Mr. Blake | Valentina Vostok | Mikhail Arkadin | Deathstroke Gang (Grant Wilson) | Jon Valor | Hawk-Beasts | Bud Ellison | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul) | Per Degaton | Hunters | Stillwater Gang | Pilgrim | Cassandra Savage | Leviathan

Season 2
Legion of Doom (Eobard Thawne, Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn & Leonard Snart) | Black Flash | Baron Krieger | Shogun | Lead Samurai | Quentin Turnbull | Dominators

Season 3
Mallus | Nora Darhk | Damien Darhk | Kuasa | Grodd | Henry Stein | Black Arrow | Overgirl | Eobard Thawne | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Benatu Eshu

Season 4
Neron | Tabitha | Astra Logue | Nora Darhk | Mike the Spike | Nergal | First of the Fallen | Vandal Savage

Season 5
Lachesis | Anti-Monitor | Atropos | Astra Logue | Nora Darhk | Shadow Demons | Lex Luthor | Grigori Rasputin | Damien Darhk | Jack the Ripper | Caligula | Clyde Barrow | Bonnie Parker | Henry VIII | Joseph Stalin

Season 6
Bishop | Kayla | Astra Logue | Amelia Earhart | Knoxicrillion | Fidel Castro | Aleister Crowley | Levi Stapleton | Capitán Noriega

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Comics
Black Manta | Brick | Bronze Tiger | Brother Blood | Catman | Cheshire | China White | Clock King | Count Vertigo | Constantine Drakon | Crumbler | Cupid | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Dr. Light | Electrocutioner | Joker | Kodiak | Komodo | League of Assassins | Longbow Hunters | Merlyn | Neron | Onomatopoeia | Professor Ojo | Professor Zoom | Prometheus | The Queen | Ra's al Ghul | Red Dart | Richard Dragon | Riddler | Royal Flush Gang | Skylark | Solomon Grundy | Stinger | Wizard

Television
Season 1: Oliver Queen | Malcolm Merlyn | China White | Edward Fyers | Billy Wintergreen | Adam Hunt | Constantine Drakon | Martin Somers | Deadshot | Jason Brodeur | Royal Flush Gang | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Firefly | Ted Gaynor | Count Vertigo | Amanda Waller
Season 2: Oliver Queen | Deathstroke | Isabel Rochev | Brother Blood | Anthony Ivo | League of Assassins (Nyssa al Ghul & Al-Owal) | China White | Dollmaker | Mayor | Officer Daily | Amanda Waller | Count Vertigo | Cyrus Gold | H.I.V.E. (Milo Armitage) | William Tockman | Suicide Squad (Bronze Tiger, Deadshot & Shrapnel) | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Clinton Hogue
Season 3: Oliver Queen | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul, Maseo Yamashiro, Nyssa al Ghul & Chase) | Matthew Shrieve | Amanda Waller | China White | Werner Zytle | Komodo | Cooper Seldon | Captain Boomerang | Roy Bivolo | Danny Brickwell | Deathstroke | Michael Amar | Joseph Cray | Suicide Squad (Deadshot & Cupid) | H.I.V.E. (Mina Fayad) | Jake Simmons
Season 4: Oliver Queen | H.I.V.E. (Damien Darhk, Ruvé Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, Andrew Diggle, Milo Armitage, Phaedra Nixon, Mina Fayad, Thomas, Demolition Team, Michael Amar, Danny Brickwell & Cooper Seldon) | Shadowspire (Baron Reiter, Conklin & Joyner) | Amanda Waller | Lonnie Machin | Jeremy Tell | Rogue Anti-Vigilante Task Force (Liza Warner) | Vandal Savage | Calculator | Cupid | Brie Larvan | Evelyn Sharp
Season 5: Oliver Queen | Prometheus | Talia al Ghul | Evelyn Sharp | Black Siren | Konstantin Kovar | Ishmael Gregor | Tobias Church | Lonnie Machin | Ragman | Janet Carroll | J.G. Walker | Derek Sampson | Scimitar | Vigilante | Dominators | Laura Washington | Hideo Yamane | Sean Sonus | James Edlund | China White | Liza Warner | Cupid | Anatoly Knyazev | Captain Boomerang | Justin Claybourne
Season 6: Oliver Queen | (Ricardo Diaz, Black Siren, Anatoly Knyazev, Kimberly Hill & Sam Armand) | Cayden James | Sheck | Vigilante | Alex Faust | Jackals (Joe Wilson & Nylander) | Dark Arrow | Overgirl | Eobard Thawne | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Athena
Season 7: Oliver Queen | Ninth Circle (Emiko Queen, Dante, Virgil & Beatrice) | Kevin Dale | Ricardo Diaz | Longbow Hunters (Red Dart, Kodiak & Silencer) | Stanley Dover | Danny Brickwell | Derek Sampson | John Deegan | Monitor | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Ghost Initiative (Joe Wilson, China White & Cupid)
Season 8: Oliver Queen | Anti-Monitor | Deathstroke Gang (John Diggle, Jr. & Grant Wilson) | Monitor | Athena | Edward Fyers | Billy Wintergreen | Shadow Demons | Lex Luthor

Video Games
Injustice: Superman | Solomon Grundy | Killer Frost | Sinestro | Black Adam | Wonder Woman | Nightwing | Raven | Catwoman | The Flash | Bane | Gorilla Grodd

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Comics
Alphina | Appex | Atrocitus | Barry Metznerr | Belinda Zee | Bizarro-Girl | Black Banshee | Black Flame | Blackstarr Blithe | Brainiac | Buzz | Carnivore | The Council | Cyborg Superman | Dark Angel | Darkseid | Dark Supergirl | Decay | Delacore | Despero | Diasporans | Dollmaker | Dominators | Emerald Empress | Eradicator | Female Furies | Felix Faust | The Gang | Graviton Man | H'el | Hecate | Insect Queen | Indigo | Kryptonite Man | Lady Styx | Lena Luthor | Lesla-Lar | Lex Luthor | Lobo | Mxyzptlk | Nasthalthia Luthor | Nightflame | Parasite | Positive Man | Powerboy | Psi | Reactron | Reign | Roho | Satan Girl | Selena | Silver Banshee | Simon Tycho | Splyce | Superwoman | Twilight | Wordkiller-1 | Xenon

Movie
Selena

Television
Season 1: Astra and Non's Army (Non, Astra, Indigo, Vartox, Hellgrammite & Maxima) | Maxwell Lord | Reactron | Livewire | Ethan Knox | Red Tornado | T.O. Morrow | Jemm | Dirk Armstrong | Bizarro | Toyman | Miranda Crane | Master Jailer | Silver Banshee | Project Cadmus (Colonel James Harper)
Season 2: Queen Rhea | Project Cadmus (Lillian Luthor, Cyborg Superman & John Corben) | Scorcher | Roulette | Parasite | Dominators | Phillip Karnowsky | Livewire | Mister Mxyzptlk | Music Meister | Beth Breen | Rick Malverne | Lex Luthor | Zod
Season 3: Worldkillers (Selena, Reign, Purity, Pestilence & Thomas Coville) | Morgan Edge | Bloodsport | Psi | Dominators | New Reich (Dark Arrow, Overgirl & Promethus) | Eobard Thawne | Red Tornado | Livewire | Lillian Luthor | Red Daughter
Season 4: Lex Luthor | Children of Liberty (Agent Liberty, Mercy Graves, Raymond Jensen & Natalie Hawkings) | Otis Graves | The Elite (Manchester Black, Pamela Ferrer, The Hat & Morae) | Hellgrammite | Monitor | John Deegan | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Leviathan (Eve Teschmacher & Margot Morrison) | Red Daughter | Phil Baker | Lillian Luthor | Malefic J'onzz
Season 5: Leviathan (Gamemnae, Rama Khan, Tezumak, Sela, Andrea Rojas, Margot Morrison, & Eve Teschmacher) | Lex Luthor | Malefic J'onzz | Lena Luthor | Lillian Luthor | Anti-Monitor | Midnight | Shadow Demons | Toyman | Mister Mxyzptlk | Worldkillers (Selena, Reign, & Thomas Coville) | Children of Liberty (Agent Liberty & Otis Graves) | Dominators
Season 6: Lex Luthor | Lillian Luthor | Otis Graves | Leviathan (Gamemnae) | Eve Teschmacher | Nyxlygsptlnz | Zulian Maletarians