William Selkirk
William Selkirk
Personal Info:
Real Name: Alexander William Selkirk
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: England
First Appearance: Flash Vol.4 #36 (2015) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Block, Folded Man, Magali, Professor Zoom, Top
Group Affiliation: Acolytes of Zoom
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Flash
Creators: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen and Brett Booth
Speed Force Conduit: William Selkirk is a speed force conduit, like the Flash. He is able to manipulate the speed force for a number of effects, including: Super Speed, Accelerated Healing, Decelerated Aging, Flight, Increased Perception, Phasing, Increased Brain Activity and Speed Stealing.
Genius: William Selkirk has a genius level intellect.
Magic: William Selkirk is schooled in magic and occultism, the full extent of his powers are unknown.
During his doctoral studies in Anthropology at Oxford University, William Selkirk discovered several indigenous legends of revered individuals who could run at Inhuman speeds all across the globe. Eventually his research brought him to America where upon discovering a rift in the Speed Force, he was pulled through on July 17th, 1911 and became the leader of the Outpost of similar individuals in the Speed Force. Selkirk helped Barry Allen when he arrived at the Outpost but later attempted to use him as a lightning rod to escape. Though he succeeded, Selkirk was horribly disfigured and blamed the Flash. After this confrontation, he was recruited by Professor Zoom who promised to teach him more about the Speed Force.
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