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For his Earth One equivalent, see Dante Ramon. For the episode of the same name, see Rupture.
"You killed my brother, so now you die."
—Rupture talking to Cisco Ramon.[src]


Dante Ramon (died May 2016), nicknamed Rupture, was an Earth Two native and the brother of the late Francisco Ramon. According to Dr. Harrison Wells, he was a meta-human who gained powers after the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion on Earth Two. He was recruited into Zoom's meta-human group on false premises, and ultimately killed by his employer.

Biography

Avenging his brother's death

Rupture image

Rupture's image

After Zoom killed his brother Reverb, Rupture is told that his brother was actually killed by Vibe, and Zoom recruited him to come to Earth One's Central City so that he could seek his revenge. Rupture traveled through a breach with Zoom and went after Vibe while his brother's Earth One counterpart was at a bar with his own brother which happens to be his Earth One counterpart Dante Ramon.

Zoom thrusting his claw into Rupture

Dante killed by Zoom's clawed-hand jammed into his heart.

After Cisco and Dante managed to escape, Rupture reported back to Zoom at the Central City Police Department and was sent to CC Jitters to attack the police officers stationed there. However, Caitlin Snow managed to alert Team Flash as to Zoom's plans for Rupture, and the combined efforts of their team and the officers at CC Jitters proved to be enough to stop him. The officers attempted to arrest Dante, but Zoom (aware of Caitlin's actions and angry at this betrayal) arrived and proceeded to kill almost everyone in the building, including Dante, stabbing him at super speed with his clawed hand, telling him that he was nothing but a disappointment, even more than his younger brother before his death.[1]

Legacy

Despite Rupture's desire and attempt to kill both Dante and Cisco, the two brothers witnessing Rupture's brutal murder had a powerful effect on them. Seeing a man with his brother's likeness being killed, Cisco let go of his past problems with Dante, embracing him with earnest, showing how much he cared for his brother. To which, Dante quickly returned the gesture, letting the siblings finally reconcile.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Meta human physiology: After Dante was struck by the energy of the Particle Accelerator explosion on Earth Two, this altered his DNA and supercharged his cells, augmenting his physiology to properly access his newfound powers.
    • Energy manipulation: Dante was able to manipulate and create a red plasma which he could project through his scythe or through his hands.

Abilities

  • Skilled hand-to-hand combat: Dante was well trained in using of scythe, employing a very specific combat style, composed of energy attacks and simple slashes, cuts and strikes.

Equipment

  • Scythe: Dante wielded a scythe through which he could project powerful blasts of energy and was proficient with it.
  • Rupture suit: Dante possesses a protective suit, which consisted of the following:
    • Padding: Dante wore padding, which was very durable, as he had no injuries or wounds after Cisco struck him with a van, and stood up quickly afterwards without any signs of fatigue.
    • Mask: Dante possesses a some kind of mask. Having huge eyeglasses, prominent nose and mouth plate, his mask resembles a cross between an alien face and respirator.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 2

Behind the scenes

References

  1. "Rupture"