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Rival
 
Rival
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Edward Clariss
Also Known As: Reverse Flash, Dr. Lateris
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Flash Comics Vol.1 #104 (1949) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Black Adam, Blackbriar Thorn, Count Vertigo, Geo-Mancer, Icicle II, Johnny Sorrow, Killer Wasp, Shiv, Tigress III, Thinker
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Injustice Society II
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Flash (Jay Garrick)
Creators: John Broome and Carmine Infantino
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Powers:
 
Speed Manipulation: Rival has become part of the speed force and as such he is composed of the energy. The force allows him to run at speeds in excess of 27,000 miles an hour, make multiple attacks and even kill people by hitting them at super speedís.
 
Origins:
 
The Rival Flash is Dr. Edward Clariss, a former professor at the university attended by the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. He believed he had recreated the formula that gave Garrick his speed, which he calls "Velocity 9." Bitter at the rejection of his claims by the scientific community, Clariss became a criminal, wearing a darker version of the Flash's outfit.
 
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Rival at DC Database
Rival at Comic Vine