Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Flash Vol.2 108
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Leader of his own cult
Base Of Operations: Tibet
Grudges: Flash
Super Speed: Savitar is a master of the speed force and can move at near light speeds, he is able to lend or steal speed, protect himself in a null-inertia force field and heal his own injuries almost instantly due to an increased metabolism.
The man known as Savitar was once an Eastern Bloc military pilot. While flying a supersonic fighter jet., his plane was struck by what appeared to be lightning which infused him with speed force energy that gave him incredible super speed. The pilot believed his super speed was a divine gift, and named himself Savitar, after the Hindu God of motion. As Savitar studied, he discovered new powers that no other living speedster has mastered.
Savitarís obsession gained followers, and he became the leader of a cult. In search of more knowledge, he sought out the only super-speed hero operating at the time: Johnny Quick. This encounter became a battle, the tide of which was turned with the arrival of Max Mercury, who led Savitar toward the Speed Force, but caused him to bounce off.
Savitar reappeared decades later to find that his cult had grown in his absence, awaiting his return. He then sought to eliminate all speedsters.