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Rest as I take you to the next existence...
~ The Black Racer

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The darkness is calling them home. A chill. An echo. A shadow cast, but always remembered. Death never stops chasing you. You can't escape it. I thought differently, but it's there. We'll all die someday. Today.
~ The Black Racer speaking through Flash


The Black Racer is a fictional character, a deity, and an avatar of Death in the DC Comics universe. In his original incarnation, he is an aspect of Death that comes to claim the souls of the New Gods that are close to death and bring them to the next existence. Recent incarnations have him acting more like an analog to the Black Flash, with Wally West even theorizing that they are one and the same.

Power and Stats

Tier: Low 1-C | 4-B

Name: Black Racer, one of his avatars formerly went under the name of Willie Walker

Origin: DC Comics (New Gods #3)

Gender: Ostensibly Male

Age: Unknown, presumably older than all the New Gods as an aspect of Death

Classification: Reaper

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Death Manipulation, Healing, ImmortalityIntangibility, Telepathy, Possession, and Flight, Conceptual Manipulation (Types 2), Abstract Existence (The New Gods are powerful living ideas from a platonic and archetypal world. Is an aspect of Death)

Attack Potency: Low Complex Multiverse level (Regularly claims the souls of New Gods that have fallen. Brought death to Darkseid's true self during Final Crisis, disabling his final avatar) | Solar System level (Killed Darkseid, blasting a hole through him in the process)

Speed: Massively FTL+ (Faster than Darkseid) | At least FTL travel speed, Massively FTL+ reaction speed

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Unknown

Striking Strength: Low Complex Multiversal | Solar System Class

Durability: Low Complex Multiverse level | Solar System level (Immortality makes him difficult to kill)

Stamina: Nigh-Limitless

Range: Extended melee range (a couple of meters)

Standard Equipment: Skis and ski poles. | His Scythe and the Anti-Life Equation

Intelligence: Unknown

Weaknesses: Is bound by destiny and will change his course as destiny wills it. | Will disappear once he has claimed a target.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Fatal Touch: A grazing blow from his scythe was enough to greatly wound the body of the Anti-Monitor, and together with the Anti-Life Equation he could easily kill Darkseid himself.

Key: Pre-Flashpoint | Post-Flashpoint

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