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Eddie Thawne was a CCPD detective transferred from Keystone City, who became the partner of the detective Joe West and the fiancé of Iris West. The most famous of his descendants is Eobard Thawne, the super-villain Reverse-Flash. Years after his death, Eddie was resurrected as "Dr. Malcolm Gilmore" by the Negative Speed Force to become its new avatar: Cobalt Blue.

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Eventually, Eddie became romantically involved with Iris West, the daughter of Joe. Eddie also became an ally of Team Flash after Barry Allen revealed to him his secret identity as the Flash.

To erase the Reverse-Flash's existence, Eddie shot himself in the heart as he is a direct ancestor of the speedster. His death created a paradox since Eddie did not leave behind any children to continue the Thawne name. So Eobard Thawne aka the Reverse-Flash was never born. The paradox also caused a wormhole to reopen and start expanding, pulling Eddie's body into it.

A New Life

Eddie was resurrected by the Negative Speed Force in 2049 to become its new avatar. He originally worked as a scientist at Mercury Labs known as "Dr. Malcolm Gilmore", until he was struck by a red lightning bolt from the Negative Force.[1][4]

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  • Negative Speed Force Conduit: After being hit by the dark matter lightning from an explosion and exposed to various chemicals, Eddie's DNA was altered and his cells were supercharged with enormous amounts of electricity, augmenting his physiology, and granting him access to the extradimensional energy source called the Negative Speed Force.[1]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Negative Speed Force manifests an aura around Eddie and whatever he was carrying, protecting him from adverse effects of his speed, such as friction with the air.[5]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Negative Speed Force Aura also protects Eddie from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes him much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[5]
    • Superhuman Stamina: The Negative Speed Force grants Eddie with a great increase of stamina, allowing him to fight or run much longer than the average person.[5]
    • Superhuman Speed: The factor of being an Negative Speed Force conduit grants Eddie with imperceptible amounts of speed. All powers that conduits possess derives from his speed. This also confers:[5]
      • Superhuman Agility: Eddie's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily maneuver while moving at superhuman speed.[5]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: In conjunction with his enhanced senses, Eddie's reflexes are heightened immesurably, allowing him to dodge or react faster than normal.[5]
      • Electrokinesis: Eddie can generate and manipulate the electrical energy he draws from the Negative Speed Force.[5]
        • Electro-Blast: By focusing the energy in his hands, Eddie is able to generate powerful Electro-Blasts.[5]
        • Energy Construct Creation: By focusing, Eddie is able to use the Negative Speed Force to create solid energy constructs. He displayed this when constructing a sword made of pure Speed Force energy.[5]
    • Energy Absorption[5]
  • Teleportation: After his resurrection, Eddie can generate black holes to travel from one place to another.[4]




  • Guns (Formerly)



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