The Black Racer's corporeal form is that of the otherwise bedridden Sgt. Willie Walker, who was paralyzed during the Vietnam War. Walker was contacted by the Source when Darkseid first brought the war of the gods to Earth, and told it was his responsibility to take on the role. The Racer makes use of skis as his means of transport. New Gods are collected by the Racer at the moment of their deaths, and taken to Hadis (the Fourth World version of Hades). The Black Racer represents "death as inevitability", whereas Death of The Endless represents "death as compassionate release".
Black Racer is captured by Darkseid for making a 'mistake' and tortured by the despotic god while a horrified Kalibak watches. When Kalibak asks if he can be killed, Darkseid sneers that no one will come for him before bidding his son away so that he may continue to torture death.
Injustice vs Masters of the Universe
He first appear pursuing Zodac but his target his defeated by Darkseid.
Powers and Abilities
The Black Racer is one of the most powerful New Gods, able to kill anything, mortal or god, with a simple touch. He is immortal, and has all the abilities of a standard New God, including superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and invulnerability. He traditionally wields cosmically charged ski staves that he uses to travel through Boom Tubes.
The Black Racer is missing his helmet and cape, only seen in his New God style armor and clothing consisting of a black bodysuit with gold armor on his elbows, shins and waist.