Cast member Grant Gustin attends a panel for The CW television series "The Flash" during the Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 18, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

DC Comics recently hinted that they will be pitting Flash (Grant Gustin) against his most iconic enemy, Zoom, in the second season of the CW TV show.

Screen Rant reports it would be obvious that the fastest person on Earth will be facing someone with the same ability to provide fans with a high level of excitement. The Flash’s nemesis acquired his powers after Professor Edward Clariss (Eddie Thawne) tried to use the same formula that gave Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) his super-speed. Clariss then attempted to defeat Flash, but eventually travelled near the speed of light and fully entering the Speed Force. He became insane and murderous as a result.

The Zoom is a maniac imitator. He surfaced just a short while after Garrick gained his superhuman speed. He has a black uniform that conceals his identity and leaves trails of blue lightning. In the DC Comics universe, The Black Flash was someone similar to a Grim Reaper, or the physical being of Death, who would go after those who tapped the Speed Force. The concept may be that The Zoom is a supernatural entity who claims every speedster.

In the previous season of “The Flash,” actor Victor Garber, who plays Martin Stein, was covered in blue flame, and seemed to be terrified and in pain. There were rumors that he will become The Zoom, who leaves blue traces of lightning. He might even be someone more powerful Deathstorm, who would later emerge as the first Black Lantern, Comic Book writes.

It was previously shown that Tokomak, played by Demore Barnes, and another character, who will face The Zoom, will also appear in Season 2. Kimiyo Hoshi’s version of Doctor Light is also expected to come out and will most likely cause Flash a number of problems. Hawkgirl and Vandal Savage will be present in the new season too, based on the same Comic Book report.

Screen Rant writes that the comics have featured Barry Allen in extreme situations before, so somewhere along the way, he may be depicted as a darker and grittier character.

“The Flash” airs every Tuesday at 8pm on The CW.

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