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Quote1.png And now I know I can't save Wally. Now I know what must be done next. Quote2.png
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Barry Allen is the superhero known as The Flash who lost his abilities after his nephew and fellow superhero Wally West was possessed by an unknown entity and absorbed all the Flash Family's powers.

Barry Allen became the Flash after being hit by a lightning during a storm. Along with nephew Wally, who also became a speedster after being struck by a lightning, he fought crime and supervillains. In the early years of Wally's career, he dared to fight Captain Cold alone so Barry had to save him and joined the forces with him into take the villain down. He was also a member of the Justice League until its disband after an incident.[1]

At some point in time around 2022, Wally was possessed by the Horseman of Apocalypse, Famine, who made the superhero hungry in a way that he confronted Barry and stole his speed; then, Wally proceeded to kill his cousin and Barry's other nephew, Wallace during an attack to the Titans Academy. In the course of years, Barry never lost the hope of saving Wally and worked hard to find a way to bring him back. They found hope in DeVoe's Thinking Cap.

In 2027, Barry and the other Flash Family's members, still powerless, received intel about DeVoe working for the Checkmate organization so, in order to have enough power to break into their headquarters, the Flash Family collected the Rogues' weapons.

After they finished collecting what they were needing, Barry and the other speedsters tracked DeVoe to the Alps so they broke into the Checkmate's residence. However, they discovered that DeVoe was not here as the Calculator was working for the Checkmate and he also possessed his own version of DeVoe's Cap. While Barry was defeating the Checkmate soldiers using the Cold Gun, Impulse used the Mirror Gun to surprise the Calculator and the Rainbow Raider's Prisma Goggles to quickly remove his Cap. The Calculator used a remote control to fire a laser beam that killed Bart who died in Barry's hands; the child's dead body was taken home by his discouraged grandfather.

While grieving for his grandson, Barry worked on the Cap, copying its design to create multiple versions of the object in order to let the Flash Family use them to project their minds into Wally's and help him regain control of his body.

Barry reached the other speedsters who were gathered at Avery's house where they discovered that Wally was killing superheroes around the globe. Using Max Mercury's hypermeditation, they tracked Wally and connected to him using the Speed Force's resonance frequencies: inside Wally's mind, Barry talked again to Wally who told him about Famine's presence and its crave for speed.

However, Famine had already sensed them breaking into Wally's mind and killed Jay Garrick before trying to get Barry; the superhero managed to remove the Cap and could not nothing but watch Jay's dead body in the hands of Max Mercury.

Barry understood he could not save Wally anymore so he returned to the Speed Lab where he planned to use all of his villains' weapons to finally kill him.[2]

Not long after Jay's death, Max Mercury was fatally killed by unknown disease so Barry and Iris had to burn his body in order to stop the infection from spreading. The couple also had to hide as the world around them began to collapse: one day, Iris went out to find some supplies but she never returned home.

Two months after Jay's death, Barry finished preparing himself to confront Wally one last time. In the previous months, the former Flash outsmarted his villains, reverse engineering their weapons and customizing them in order to make them able to stop Wally/Famine's Speed Force abilities. He tried to transmit his knowledge about Famine and the others Horsemen, which was stored in his ring, to anyone who could use it to finally defeat them but failed.

As he wore his new battle suit, which was composed by his perfected weapons, Wally ran to his place, stealing his Thinking Cap. Barry showed his enemy his new toys as he shot Wally with a Negative Speed Force-emitting Weather Wand and blocked him with a Speed Force inhibitor collar which was made by Digger Harkness's boomerangs; then, Barry cut his legs with the modified Prisma Goggles but prevented his friend from bleeding out with the Heat Gun.

Suddenly, he discovered that the Wally he hit was a Speed Force duplicate as the real Wally/Famine attacked him from behind. Barry's armor reduced the damages so the former speedster was able to activate the Pied Piper's Flute to launch sonic blasts that stunned his enemy as his Mirror-Tech duplicates positioned Wally where the Horsemen was hit by Turtle's Still Force energy.

Wally's projection tried to fake his freedom by calling out help from Earth's magicians: however, Barry discovered Famine's mind trick so he shot him with his last restort which was the Cold Gun whose modified ice destroyed Wally's muscles, stopping him from running again.

Famine was forced to leave Wally's body and, after a brieft talk, Barry realized Famine was hungry for hope and it was always around him. As Barry saw Wally dying from his wounds, the former Scarlet Speedster stated to refuse to feed Famine once more as he did not want to not succumb anymore to his failure, preparing to stand one last time against the Horseman. However, Famine suddenly resurrected Wally and possessed him again, shocking Barry who was pushed out of sync with reality.

Barry became a despairing ghost who was cursed to see Wally/Famine feeding on anyone on Earth forever as his hope to stop the Horseman will always satifsy its hunger.[3]

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  • Armor: a self-designed armor which could resist Wally/Famine's punches.

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  • Eventually, Barry's ring was collected by the Cybeast in order to use its knowledge in his team's war against the Four Horsemen.

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