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Hunter Zolomon was better known as Zoom, a speedster super-villain and enemy to the Flashes. Surviving alterations to the timeline, he dubbed himself The True Flash.


At some point, Hunter was broken out of prison by Eobard Thawne, and taken to the 25th century by Thawne, to work together against the Flashes. Due to being in the 25th century during the Flashpoint, Hunter remained unaffected by the changes to the timeline. He was not de-aged and retained all of his pre-Flashpoint memories, despite now existing in the post-Flashpoint timeline.[1]


Flash War

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While in the 25th century, Hunter and Thawne gained control of the Temporal Courts, a force dedicated to investigating changes to the timeline, and Thawne used futuristic technology to restore Hunter's ability to walk.[1]

After a disagreement, Thawne ran back in time to the 21st Century, leaving Hunter stranded in the 25th Century. From the 25th century, Hunter was able to see Thawne's repeated deaths, feeling guilty for not going back to the past with him. Hunter then realized that Thawne had been right all along and that the Flashes did not deserve to become better heroes. This anger caused his powers to return, and his Zoom suit manifested around him.[1]

Hunter then decided to send the Renegades to the 21st century to capture Iris West for questioning for the murder of Eobard Thawne. When attempting to capture her, they were confronted by Barry Allen, Wally West and Wally West. During the battle, Wally West had a "temporal seizure". The Renegades promised to care for him if Iris agreed to come back with them, to which she agreed, although Barry and Wallace also travelled to the 25th century with them. Hunter manipulated the energy signatures of the group, separating Wally from the rest of the group. He informed Wally that all of the forgotten speedsters are lost in the Speed Force and that the only way to save them was to destroy it.[2]

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Hunter orchestrated the Flash War

Hunter proceeded to manipulate Wally, feigning the loss of his powers and claiming that he only wished to help Wally rescue those who had been lost, in particular Wally's lost children, Irey and Jai West. Wally, after protecting Hunter from the distrustful Barry Allen and Commander Cold, proceeded to try and break the Speed Force, with Barry pursuing him. Hunter then disappeared in a flash of light, the world around him soon disappearing.[3] After the two Flashes ran fast enough to enter the Speed Force, it was revealed that Hunter's plan was actually to have the two destroy the Force Wall, which held back various energies. Appearing and incapacitating the Justice League, Hunter then explained to the two that he knew the true whereabouts of the missing speedsters, but that he'd decided to become the new Flash to protect the world. Donning the original Flash suit used by Barry Allen, Hunter demonstrated the abilities he gained from the Sage Force and Strength Force.[4]

Death and the Speed Force

Hunter later reappeared in Central City, seeking to obtain the Still Force from one of the New Force Conduits, Steadfast.[5] After stealing the Still Force, Hunter reveals to Barry that the combined forces create an entirely new force called the Forever Force, allowing him to see all of time and space. Barry gave chase, along with the Black Flash hot on their trail, intent on purging the other Forces from the Speed Force.

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Hunter dies as a Flash

Hunter proclaimed his goal was to kill the Black Flash, as he said it's his destiny to kill "death itself" after all the tragedies in his life. Barry then showed Hunter a memory fragment in the Forever Force, explaining he investigated Hunter's case on Ashley's father, discovering Eobard Thawne played a part in the murder. Distraught by this revelation, Hunter starts to slow his pace.

Barry reminded Hunter that he broke the Force barrier by using him and Wally, so they also must find a way to repair the barrier in order to return and solve the mystery of Thawne's involvement. Hunter felt remorse for all the tragedy he inflicted on Wally, his best friend, and against Barry's pleas, resigned to fix the barrier by sacrificing himself as atonement. He wished things could have been different, but then remarked that saving the day was what Flashes do. His plan worked, and the Black Flash was also banished to the Forever Force.[6]

Escape from the Speed Force

When Hunter sacrificed himself to repair the Force barrier, he ended up in a Speed Force prison surrounded by red lightning, forced to relive his worst memories and his entire timeline up to that point. He could've escaped at any moment as his powers didn't rely on the Speed Force, but he was instead using his time to meditate, gain "clarity" and absorb energy. He eventually escaped with all his personal progress gone, reclaiming his mission to make Wally West the perfect and greatest hero.[7]


  • Speed Force Conduit: After tricking Barry Allen and Wally West into breaking the Force Barrier, Hunter gained access to the Speed Force - a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward. Being a Speed Force Conduit radically accelerates all aspects of Hunter's being.[8]
    • Superhuman Speed: Hunter is able to move at immense speeds, fast enough to keep up with Wally West. He was also able to instantaneously incapacitate the Justice League and the Titans before any of them could react.[4] By using every bit of his speed, Hunter was able to resist the motion negation power of the Still Force.[5] Hunter was also able to move fast enough to create a massive sonic boom, powerful enough repair the Force Barrier.[6]
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Hunter possesses reflexes far greater than a normal human being. This allows him to easily react to danger and events, and perceive the world in slow motion.[8]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Hunter's body can handle the stress of moving at superhuman speeds for extended periods of time without getting tired or weak.[8]
    • Superhuman Agility: Hunter's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily make sharp turns and leap far distances while moving at superhuman speed.
    • Speed Force Aura: Hunter's body is surrounded by a "friction cushion", which provides protection from the nastier elements of his speed, including friction, airborne particulate matter, kinetic impacts, G-Force and the like.
      • Superhuman Durability: Hunter is capable of resisting tremendous kinetic impact forces that could easily crush or kill a human, without suffering any serious external or internal injuries, making him much more durable than any human.[8]
    • Accelerated Healing: Like all conduits of the Speed Force, Hunter is capable of regenerating from injuries much faster than any normal human.
    • Dimensional Travel: Hunter can use his speed to create breaches into other dimensions. He has used his power to enter both the Forever Force and the timestream at will.[5]
    • Electrokinesis: Hunter's body generates large amounts of electrical energy that he draws from the Speed Force. This Speed Force lightning emanates off of him, especially when he moves at super-speed.[8]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force grants Hunter enhanced senses that allow him to perceive the world at a rate attuned to his reaction speed.[8]
    • Shock Wave Projection: Hunter possess the ability to create very powerful sonic booms and shock waves with just the snap of his fingers.[9]
    • Time Travel: By running fast enough, Hunter is able to jump into the timestream and travel throughout it. He used this ability to enter Hypertime.[8]
    • Vortex Creations: By rotating his arms at super speed or running in a circular motion, Hunter can manipulate the airflow around him to create strong vortexes of wind.[9]
  • Sage Force Conduit: After the destruction of the Force Barrier, Hunter gained access to the Sage Force - a previously untapped cosmic force that radically enhances the minds of its conduits.[4]
    • Enhanced Intellect: As stated by Hunter, the Sage Force enhances his mind, making it greater than the mental capacity of any normal human.[8]
    • Telekinesis: The Sage Force grants Hunter the ability to telekinetically manipulate the movement of objects and others at will.[8]
    • Telepathy: Hunter is able to use the power of the Sage Force to telepathically invade the minds of others.[8]
  • Strength Force Conduit: After the destruction of the Force Barrier, Hunter gained access to the Strength Force - a previously untapped cosmic force based around gravity and the force of motion. [4]
    • Geokinesis: The Strength Force grants Hunter the some control over the Earth. He can summon rock-like components at will, even in areas like the timestream, where the Earth isn't readily available to call upon.[8]
    • Gravity Manipulation: The Strength Force grants Hunter control over gravity. He can use this ability to surround his fist with the Strength Force's rock-like components.[8]
    • Superhuman Strength: The Strength Force enhances Hunter's strength to superhuman levels.[4] While using the Strength Force, He was strong enough to deal significant damage to the Black Flash.[6]
  • Still Force Conduit: After stealing Steadfast's power, Hunter gained access to the Still Force, a cosmic force revolving around entropy and inertia.[5]
    • Energy Negation: The Still Force grants Hunter the power to negate motion in any way feasible. He can halt physical objects and return them to their natural state if he wishes.
  • Forever Force Conduit: After being caught in the explosion of a Cosmic Treadmill, Hunter gained a limited connection to the Forever Force, a cosmic force based around time. After eventually gaining control over the Speed, Strength, Sage, and Still Forces, Hunter gained direct access to the Forever Force, making his connection to it much more powerful than before.[5]
    • Chronokinesis: The Forever Force grants Hunter the power to manipulate time, something he got only a taste of when gained his original powers from the Cosmic Treadmill explosion. The Forever Force shows Hunter glimpses of his past and allows him to look through time at will.[6]



  • Hunter Zolomon shares an identical history to his New Earth Counterpart as a result of being in the future when the Flashpoint hit. This rendered him paradoxically without a true Prime Earth history for a time until the restoration of Earth-0's full history.
  • Hunter is also known as The True Flash.



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