|“||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 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 has him acting more as an analogue to the Black Flash, with Wally West even theorizing that they are one and the same.
Power and Stats
Tier: High 2-A | 5-A
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
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Death Manipulation, Healing, Intangibility, 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: High 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.) | Large Planet level (Killed Darkseid)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Unknown
Striking Strength: High Multiversal+ | Unknown
Durability: High Multiverse level+ | Large Planet level (Immortality makes him difficult to kill)
Range: Extended melee range (a couple of meters)
Standard Equipment: Skis and ski poles. | His Scythe and the Anti-Life Equation
Weaknesses: Is bound by destiny and will change his course as destiny wills it. | Will disappear once he has claimed a target.
- 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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