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Professor Zoom, real name Eobard Thawne, is the first villain to call himself the Reverse-Flash, arch-nemesis to Barry Allen. Born in the 25th Century, he is a time-traveler who attempts to destroy everything the Flash has ever stood for through murder and deceit. Barry's twin Malcolm Thawne is his ancestor. In The Flash: Rebirth he is established as the progenitor of the Negative Speed Force. After remembering his life before Flashpoint, he became an enemy to Batman as well. He has been a member of the Black Lantern Corps, White Lantern Corps, Sinestro Corps, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains, and has also led his own Legion of Zoom. An alternate version of Thawne led the Acolytes of Zoom.

Professor Zoom was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in The Flash #139 (1963).

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