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Early Years

Barry Allen's mother was killed when he was a child, with the blame wrongly placed on his father, who was sent to prison as a result. Because of this, Barry became obsessed with forensic science, hoping to one day prove his father's innocence. One night, while working on his mother's case, Barry was struck by a bolt of lightning, which gave him the power to run at superhuman speeds.[2]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

At some point after obtaining his powers, Barry was caught on a security camera, stopping a man robbing a convenience store. The footage was later obtained by Lex Luthor.[3]

The Flash later traveled back in time from a possible future to the Batcave. He appeared in a vortex of lightning, warning Bruce Wayne of the dangers regarding Superman, and that Lois Lane is "the key."[3]

Justice League

Barry was eventually approached by Bruce Wayne and asked to join a team of heroes he was assembling, in order to defend the Earth from an oncoming invasion. Barry eagerly accepted Wayne's offer without a second thought and joined him.[1]

Powers

  • Speed Force Conduit: After being struck by a bolt of lightning and doused with various chemicals, Barry gained access to an extra dimensional energy called the Speed Force, granting him superhuman speed among many other abilities.[1]
    • Superhuman Speed: Barry is capable of moving at speeds greater than any normal human can perceive. His movement's are invisible to the naked eye and even high-tech cameras can only perceive his movements as a blur.[3]
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Barry's reaction time is augmented to superhuman levels even when he is not moving at superhuman speed. This allows him to view the world in slow motion from his own perception.[1]
    • Superhuman Agility. Barry's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily maneuver and come to sudden stops without losing balance, while moving at superhuman speed.[3]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Barry's body can handle the stress of moving at superhuman speeds without out getting tired or weak.[4]
    • Accelerated Healing: Due to his body's super metabolism, Barry is able to heal from injury at rates much faster than any normal human.[1]
    • Electrokinesis: Barry generates bolts of Speed Force lightning from his body, which can cause nearby electronics to short-circuit, overload, or burst into sparks.[3] Barry can also transfer his electricity to other conductible materials through touch, as well as use it to charge up devices.[1] According to Amanda Waller's Files, Barry can also charge his vortexes of wind with electricity.[4]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force grants Barry enhanced senses that allow him to perceive the world at a rate attuned his reaction speed.[1]
    • Time-Travel: Barry is capable of using his powers to travel through time. He displayed this ability when he traveled back in time to show Bruce Wayne a vision of a potential future.[3]
    • Vortex Creations: According to Amanda Waller's Files, Barry can use his speed to create vortexes of wind.[4]

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Hyper-metabolism: While moving at super speed, Barry burns calories much faster than a normal person, which requires him to consume large amounts of food.[1]
  • Barry's birthday is September 30, 1992, according to his driver's license and college ID.[5][6]. This is also the birthday of Ezra Miller, who portrays him in the DCEU.

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Footnotes


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