Celeste Nelson was the mother of the heroine the Flash.

Celeste Nelson was one of the first astronauts that participated in the Jupiter Mission and acted as the mission's chief engineer. She had a brief affair with her fellow astronaut, Terrance Kelly in which she soon became pregnant with her daughter Lia, who developed superpowers based on light. Upon returning to Earth, Celeste immediately saw to turning her own daughter into a well-respected celebrity as The Flash, much to Lia's chagrin, and becoming the typical stage mother.

  • Celeste is named after the word "celestial" as a companion naming device to her ex-husband's, Terrance's, name "Terra."[1]

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