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One Flash Theory About Savitar's Identity Just Got Shot Down

"Who is Savitar?" has become the Arrow-verse's "Who shot J.R?" and ever since the god of speed made his debut earlier this season, fans of The Flash have looked high and low for clues as to which member of the series' vast multi-universal ensemble is hiding underneath that armor. (We're sure it's not Larry Hagman or Mary Crosby, though.) Though we don't have a definitive answer to this question yet, recent comments made by Zoom portrayer Teddy Sears seem to rule out the popular theory that Hunter Zolomon (from any Earth) is Savitar.

Teddy Sears recently took the stage and admitted to the crowd at Planet Comiccon in Kansas City (via that he is very interested in returning to the world of The Flash, following his recent stint on 24: Legacy, but that it hasn't happened yet. Although he likely won't return as Earth-2's Zoom (because Zoom is now Black Flash, even if they don't call him that), Sears explained to the audience that he wants to take on the role of Hunter Zolomon from Earth-1. Logistically, this is doable for the series; although very little is actually known about Earth-1's Hunter Zolomon, the series clearly showed him as a park-visiting resident of Central City during the events of Season 2. If Teddy Sears wants to come back, there's a clear path to make this happen, but while it's an exciting prospect, it also seems to serve as confirmation that Zolomon is not the man lurking beneath Savitar's mask.

The Flash Hunter Zolomon Zoom

Of course, we should probably point out that the possibility of Savitar turning out to be Hunter Zolomon was never that high on the list of possibilities. The Flash's entire second season was devoted to the threat posed by another version of the character, so for Season 3 to end with a similar reveal would likely feel like something of a cop out, as well as a repetition of a storyline that's still incredibly fresh in our collective memories. That said, it's still nice to know that we can (probably) definitively close the book on that theory.

While this narrows the Savitar list down by two takes on one character, it doesn't do too much to get us any closer to figuring out the Speed God's true identity. Between H.R. Wells, Wally West, future Barry Allen and Ronnie Raymond, just to name a few, there are still plenty of possible familiar faces for Savitar's real identity. (Although here's why we're not really down with the Ronnie theory either.) With the series about to deliver its climax and game-flipping denouement in the next few weeks, it seems likely that we won't have to wait too much longer for definitive answers.

Who do you think Savitar is? Let us know what you think in the comments section below to keep this conversation going. The Flash airs every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. Make sure to keep yourself up to date on Barry Allen's latest adventures and start gearing up for this summer's most highly anticipated TV debuts.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.