The CW has released the official synopsis for “The Wrath of Savitar,” an upcoming episode of The Flash.
You can check it out below.
While training with Barry (Grant Gustin), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. A dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris’ (Candice Patton) happiness. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg & Andrew Wilder.
In the comics, Savitar named himself after the Hindu god of motion. Here’s the basics on the character, as provided by The Flash: Secret Files and Origins:
His original name unknown, Savitar was an Eastern Bloc military pilot who came to power after Jay Garrick’s retirement and before Barry Allen’s debut. Elected to test an experimental supersonic plane, Savitar became the fastest man alive — and in that moment was infused with Speed Force energy that gave him super-speed.
A vicious and cruel man, Savitar believed that his power was a divine gift. Curious as to the nature of the Speed Force, Savitar extorted knowledge from other speedsters, including a younger Max Mercury.
Savitar and Max’s battle catapulted Max forward in time and Savitar even further, giving Max years to assemble The Flash, Impulse, Jesse Quick, and other speedsters to combat the mad Savitar in final battle once he emerged from the time stream. In the end, Wally West defeated Savitar by pushing him into the Speed Force, which absorbed him.
Having studied ancient texts, Savitar knows more about Velocity’s potential than any other speedster.
Unlike other speedsters, Savitar can absorb speed and motion, slowing objects down at will.
Some of that is more or less significant than other parts, of course — but that last part — that Savitar can use the Speed Force to slow objects (and indeed other speedsters) down is likely to play a big role in the season.