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Quote1 Life is locomotion... if you're not moving, you're not living. But there comes a time when you've got to stop running away from things... and you've got to start running towards something, you've got to forge ahead. Keep moving. Even if your path isn't lit... trust that you'll find your way. Quote2
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Barry Allen is the fastest man alive, and the second speedster to be called the Flash. Using his superspeed powers, he taps into the Speed Force and becomes a costumed crime-fighter. He is a founding member of the Justice League.


When Barry was a boy, his parents' relationship wasn't going well, and while he prepared to participate in a spelling bee at school, his mother Nora was struggling to encourage him despite working double shifts and trying to get a divorce from his father Henry. He received the divorce papers on the day of the spelling bee, and because Nora had to work, he seethed and took Barry to school. When Nora returned from work, she was happy to see that her son had won the competition, but she was obligated to speak to Henry about their relationship, and so Barry was sent to the bookstore in the meantime. By the time Barry returned, however, his mother had been murdered, and his father had been placed under arrest, though he professed his innocence.

Fortunately, Darryl Frye, who had secretly been involved romantically with Nora, pulled some strings and was able to take Barry in. For years, Barry visited his father in prison, promising to look over all of the evidence of his mother's murder case until he found a way to prove his innocence.

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Barry becomes the Fastest Man Alive.

As an adult, Barry's life of searching for answers about his mother lead him to becoming a forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department. Because the years in prison had worn on him, Henry gave up hope, broke down in tears, and admitted to his son that he had committed the crime. The shock of realizing that all of his efforts had been for nothing depressed Barry. On the night of a storm, Barry angrily tore his lab apart. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning crashed through his lab's window and struck him in the chest, causing him to drop the chemical vials he was carrying and douse himself.

On the night that Barry Allen would be struck by lightning, Iris offered Barry a meet-up, an offer Barry's friend, August Heart advised him to take. Barry would ultimately be unable to attend as a result of the lightning strike sending him into a months-long coma.[2]

Early Career

After four long months in a coma after the accident, Barry was stunned to regain consciousness only to discover he'd gained super-speed abilities. Struggling to gain control over his new powers, he first stumbled from the hospital to his apartment, and then from his apartment to his old CSI lab, where he quickly clothed himself and was confronted by August Heart, who thought somebody was in the lab who wasn't allowed only to discover his best friend's presence, to his elation. August offered to inform Director Singh that Barry had returned, but Barry turned him down, telling him that he had a person case he wanted to investigate first.[3]

Over the next month, he began experimenting with his newfound powers, testing the limits of his capabilities; in the process, he quickly discovered that regular shoes and clothing didn't stand up to his super-speed very well. In order to combat this problem, he special created friction-resistant boots using material salvaged from fireproof jackets Wayne Enterprises had donated to the Central City Fire Department. With his new equipment, he made an attempt to discover his top speed, an attempt that resulted in Barry inadverdently being thrown into the future, where he encountered a future version of himself in a version of Central City ruled with an iron fist by The Turtle.[4]

Barry quickly started to panic, but the future version of himself calmed him down. Together, they fought the Turtle's minions, before Barry's future iteration introduced him to the Cosmic Treadmill and sent him on his way back to his own time. In shock, he declared that he'd never run again, returning to his lab. While there, he recieved a text message from Iris, who wanted to arrange a coffee date.

However, this was interrupted by the sudden attack of The Turtle. Before confronting the Turtle, Barry quickly saved Iris from an oncoming police car.[5] After Barry defeated the Turtle, he returned to the Iris, who chastised him for keeping her waiting. However, he won her over, and they ended up heading to dinner at a nearby Diner. Afterwards, they began a romance. Over the course of the next few months, they go on a number of dates and become very close. Iris' influence would later push Barry to make the Flash more of a public figure and a symbol for the city.[6]

Later, Iris tracked down the criminal Clive Yorkin, confronting him in public. The situation went south quickly, and Iris had to be saved by the Flash, who was shot in the process. Afterwards, Iris sought out Barry, hoping to confess and talk it out with him; unbeknownst to her, he in the process of trying to remove a bullet from his chest. She spoke to him through the door for some time before deciding that his lack of response meant he probably wasn't at home; he promptly opened the door, telling her that he'd been in the shower and hadn't been able to respond while he was clothing himself. Afterwards, they kissed and spent the night together.[7] Afterward, their relationship would become strained as Barry's obsession with solving his mother's case and defeating the Turtle worsened.

During a temporal incident, Iris was taken hostage by a future version of the Turtle, who was teaming up with his present-day incarnation.[8] While the Flash, dawning his iconic costume for the first time, confronted the Turtles, Iris managed to disable the Turtles' technology, freeing the citizens of the city. Inspired, the citizens rose up against Turtle's minions and the Flash was able to defeat both Turtles, sending the future version back to his correct place in the timeline. Later that night, Barry and Iris had dinner.[9]

While investigating a series of kidnappings, Barry met Hal Jordan, who was investigating the same crimes. In the process, they discovered that the kids were being turned into gladiators. While Flash took the children back to their homes, unbeknownst to him, Green Lantern made a deal that the two of them would return and fight for the team that the children were representing in the 'Arena World'.[10]

Months later, Iris introduced her visiting nephews Wally and Wallace to Barry during the town's annual Flash Day celebration. Iris, however, was called away for work, and though she took the very young Wallace with her, leaving Wally with Barry. Wally and Barry's subsequent day together resulted in Wally being struck by lightning, just like Barry, and becoming Kid Flash.[11]

Forming the Justice League

Barry was among the founding members of the Justice League. While the team's actual first meeting is debated, prime amongst the contenders was when the heroes who would eventually comprise the league fought off an attack by the alien Appellaxians, which resulted in them nearly being turned into trees before emerging victorious. The heroes, inspired by their victory, formed a team not unlike the historical Justice Society of America or its lesser-known successor, the Justice Experience, christening it the Justice League. One of their earliest foes was Starro the Conquerer.[12]

In original New 52 Continuity, the Justice League formed following an invasion of Earth by Darkseid. However, following subsequent changes to the timeline, this was supplanted with an adventure resembling the team's Earth-1 and New Earth origin. While Darkseid's invasion may have still occurred, it seemingly did not occur in the way originally depicted.

Later Career

During an early experiment with his own version of the Cosmic Treadmill, Barry would be deposited in the Central City of the 25th Century, where he encountered Eobard Thawne, a historian and fan of his who had harnessed residual Speed Force energy to become a version of the Flash in his own right. However, he quickly discovered that Eobard had been arranging incidents that placed citizens in danger in order to save them as the Flash, resulting in a fight and Eobard's imprisonment. However, Eobard would later return to plague him as the Reverse Flash[13].

At some point, Iris and Barry married. They later traveled to the future, spending a month together. While there, the pair conceived two children -- a pair of twins: Dawn and Don Allen. However, Barry was called away, back to the present, in order to combat the coming Crisis.[14] In time, Don and Dawn would use their inherited speed to become the Tornado Twins, heroes in their own right, fighting for good in the far future they inhabited. Dawn would one day raise Iris' grandson, Bart Allen, who would eventually come to the present and join the modern age of heroes alongside Barry's sucessor and Iris' nephew, Wally West.

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Barry Allen seemingly died. In his place, his protégé, Wally West, took up his mantle, becoming the Flash and serving with distinction for many years. However, Barry hadn't actually died; he'd been lost in the Speed Force. Later, during an incursion by Darkseid, Barry was able to return.

After Barry's return, he was briefly infected by the Negative Speed Force. During this incident, he touched the insane speed cultist Savitar, who was apparently disintegrated as a result.[15]

Barry would be robbed of his memories of his sidekick, Wally, when he was pushed into the Speed Force by longtime foe Abra Kadabra, who cast a spell that erased the world's memory of Wally.


After discovering that Eobard Thawne was, in fact, his mother's murderer, Barry attempted to travel back in time and stop him, resulting in the creation of the Flashpoint. Though Barry was able to return and attempted to right the timeline, other forces would intervene. Pandora, in an attempt to strengthen Earth-0 against an unidentified foe, merged Earth-0 together with another, and a quantum being cursed by a Great Darkness from outside reality would manipulate the timeline, weakening Earth's defenders by robbing them of legacy and relationships.[16]

Over the years, Iris and Barry's relationship had continued to evolve, but the memories of their relationship and marriage would be stolen from them by this incident.

The New 52

Move Forward

While on his first date with co-worker Patty Spivot at a technology symposium, Barry had a chance encounter with Dr. Darwin Elias, a prominent theoretical physicist who had designed a device that could re-code the human genome. The date and the encounter were interrupted by a gang of thugs who stole the re-coder. Barry managed to recover the device, but in the process, one of the thugs he was chasing died. What was worse was that he recognized the man - it was his old friend Manuel Lago. Fortunately, the forensics showed that something other than the impact had killed Manuel, clearing Flash's name.

Barry learned with the help of Dr. Elias' device that Manuel's DNA had been altered in some way, but was startled in his study by the sudden appearance of Manuel in his apartment - alive and well. Manuel had no time to explain himself, though, as someone began banging down the door. Together, they ran for their lives. Barry ducked out of sight to become the Flash, but was surprised when he emerged to see that Manuel had been caught by several clones of himself.[17] When they claimed that they had taken reporter and old flame Iris West hostage, Barry was forced to watch them take Manuel away.

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The Flash fights to save Manuel Lago.

Barry learned that Manuel had been working for the CIA and had officially died 16 months ago. However, these clones who called themselves Mob Rule and appeared to be suffering from rapid cellular deterioration, had found they're original and hoped to use him to lengthen their short lives. The process by which they intended to do this resulted in an EMP blast that cut power from both of the Gem Cities, and caused numerous disasters.[18] While Iris was trapped in Iron Heights during a power outage, Barry and Patty attempted to save Manuel, but in the process, Barry was shot through the head, and apparently killed.[19] Despite Patty's attempt to save him, Manuel decided to give himself up to Mob Rule, knowing that he was responsible for their creation.

Barry had not really died, though, and woke to discover that Elias had been kidnapped by Mob Rule in the hopes that he could save them.[20] Manuel had agreed to let Elias use his DNA to re-code Mob Rule's own DNA, and resolve their problem. Unfortunately, something in the process went wrong, and Flash was forced to stop it to save Manuel. Manuel was ungrateful, however, because the interruption killed all of the clones, leaving him alive.

Afterward, Barry revealed that he had survived to Patty, and later learned from Elias that it was his speed that caused the EMP blast and the problem with the re-coding process. Barry's super-speed was opening rifts in time.[21] To counter this, Elias created a device to measure Barry's built-up energy and warned him when a rift was likely to be created. It also served the dual purpose of storing that energy to be used to power the Gem Cities during the outage.

Meanwhile, Leonard Snart had escaped Iron Heights during the outage, and had learned that his hospitalized sister Lisa's life support was threatened by a lack of power, for which he blamed the Flash. In order to draw his enemy out, Leonard staged an attack using his new cold-powers, and the Flash was forced to fight him.[22] In the process, his speed opened another rift, which sent Iris and a few others into the Speed Force, and Barry Allen was thought to have been lost with them. In the aftermath, the Flash learned of Lisa Snart's critical condition, and saw to it that she gets the treatment she needed.[23]

To save Iris, Flash entered the Speed Force where he encountered a man named Roscoe Hynes who had been trapped there long ago. From Hynes, he learned that he was actually preventing temporal anomalies by running and that it was Hynes who had caused the EMP blast. Angrily, he attacked Hynes, and both of them fell into a wormhole and emerged in a city populated by intelligent Gorillas.[24]

Rogues Revolution

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Taken captive in Gorilla City.

Barry's sudden arrival in the Gorilla City was at just the same moment that Grodd was being crowned king. Unfortunately, the journey through the Speed Force caused Barry to lose his memory. Though the new king was eager to eat the visitor's brains, the city's elders believed Barry to be a messenger who deserved the honor. They freed him from captivity, explaining that the same power that gave him his speed was what gave them their sentience, but it was they who were to be the messengers for him. Barry was to be the Speed Force's vessel, and he was needed to run for the sake of all mankind. Soon, Barry regained his memory and defeated Grodd, who was jealous of his power. Though it would mean the end of their civilization, the gorillas allowed Barry to return home, where he discovered with a confusion that Dr. Elias was holding protests against him.[25]

Surprised by this turn of events, Flash decided to reveal his real identity to Patty, but learned that she had gone to Guatemala to solve the cold-case murder of Claudio Mardon, whose brother Marco had inherited the Mardon Cartel. She was caught and kidnapped by Mardon, requiring Barry to intervene. In the process he learned that Marco, known to him as the Weather Wizard, had gained super-powers, just like Captain Cold had. In the meantime, Patty learned from another captive that it was Claudio's wife Elsa who had murdered him and that she was manipulating Marco. Eventually, Marco learned of the betrayal, and killed her, allowing Flash to save Patty. Unfortunately, she was not eager to see him, as the sight of him reminded her of the loss of Barry. So, Barry decided not to reveal his identity to her yet. Later, Marco found himself recruited by Lisa Snart into a new version of the Rogues.[26]

To maintain the illusion of Barry Allen's death, Barry took up residence in Keystone City, trying to keep a low profile. There, he got a job at a bar frequented by the Rogues, where Heat Wave blamed Captain Cold for the dissolution of the Rogues. Flash was forced to intervene and have them arrested, but on their way to prison Lisa Snart, the Golden Glider, staged an escape for Heat Wave - but not her brother. All the while Darwin Elias continued to decry Flash's name in the streets.[27]

Captain Cold was rescued instead by the Pied Piper, who had returned to crime-fighting in the Flash's absence, but Piper's intent was not to let him go free. Cold was rescued from impending police capture, then, by Axel Walker, the Trickster, who claimed that the Rogues had reunited without Cold's involvement. Meanwhile, confused by Elias' turning on him, Barry learns that the physicist was using him to further his own studies. As Elias prepared to make the announcement for a green-energy monorail system, Barry was surprised to see the Golden Glider moving at a speed faster than anyone else could see, and she intended to murder Elias for what he did to the Rogues. When he was too late to stop her from injuring him, Barry realized he was being framed, when the public saw him holding the wounded Elias in his arms. In the confusion, the Rogues use the distraction to get away with stealing the monorail train, and storing it in the Mirror World.[28]

Nearly 18 months before those events, Captain Cold had been leading the Rogues, and they had all obeyed a strict moral code - though it was a corrupted one. The failure of one of their jobs thanks to the Flash led to the Trickster being fired, but the failure and discord between his friends made Cold depressed. He was accosted by Dr. Elias, who offered him the chance to even the score with the Flash. This chance involved using the Genome Re-Coder to give them all powers. Unfortunately, the process went wrong, and though they were all given powers, his sister Lisa was rendered a ghostly projection while her body remained comatose. Her boyfriend Sam, though, was trapped forever in the Mirror World.

Now that the reformed Rogues had spurned Captain Cold, he decided to team up with the Flash. Though they were successful, Cold turned on him and came out the winner against both sides. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived, as the Gem Cities were about to be attacked by an army of Gorillas.[29]

Gorilla Warfare

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Gorilla Grodd attacks Central City.

Shortly afterward, a gorilla army led by Grodd attacked Central City. The Rogues realized they would need help to defeat them, so Weather Wizard woke Flash up with a small rain. Knowing the danger Grodd represented, Flash agreed to a temporary alliance with the Rogues. As the Rogues fought the gorilla army, Flash chased after Grodd himself.[30]

Unfortunately, Grodd had supercharged himself with Speed Force energy, giving him an edge over Flash. As the two clashed, Grodd maintained the upper hand and shattered Barry's mask. Just as Grodd was about to impale him with a metal sign pole, Solovar, another gorilla, sacrificed his life to save Flash.[31]

Barry collapsed from exhaustion, and Patty (who had discovered his identity) took him to the house of his friend Manuel Lago's mother Malaya to recover. As he slept, Barry's mind watched every possible outcome his battle with Grodd could cause. Each outcome ended with Patty dead or seriously injured. Realizing that he cared too much for Patty to let that happen, Barry decided to surrender himself to Grodd.[32]

As he woke up, Barry explained his plan to Patty and they shared a final moment together. As Flash faced Grodd in Dr. Elias' lab, he used his powers to draw Grodd with him into the Speed Force, where they could end their conflict once and for all. Suddenly, a tank crashed next to them and Flash found Iris in the cockpit.[33]

To protect Iris from Grodd, Flash summoned a wooly mammoth to tackle Grodd, hurling him into the farthest reaches of the Speed Force. Flash took Iris and other people trapped inside the Speed Force back to Central City. Meanwhile, the Central City police department had already caused the gorillas to retreat, ending the invasion. Later, Barry met up with Iris and realized she had lost her memories of the Speed Force.[34]


With the battle with Grodd over, Barry began noticing that all the people trapped within the Speed Force had acquired speed powers after their release. Later, a group of people called the Outlanders attempted to break the Trickster out of prison. Flash attempted to stop them, but his powers disappeared all of a sudden.[35] Arming himself with super-villain weapons, Barry attempted to stop the Outlanders without his powers. Fortunately, his powers returned and Flash was able to solve the situation without further incident.[36]

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The Flash confronts Kid Flash.

Later, Barry moved in with Patty. He also returned to work in the police department, albeit as a basement archivist. Patty told Barry two of the Speed Force escapees had been murdered by a mysterious assailant. Flash went to investigate Floyd Gomez, another escapee, believing that he might know something about the murders. However, Gomez refused to cooperate and caused a train to derail, forcing Flash to let him go and save the train. Examining one of the victim's corpse, Barry found evidence that the killer might be Kid Flash.[37]

Flash chased Kid Flash all over the world and, after catching up to him tried to explain his situation. However, Kid Flash did not trust him and was later extracted by the Teen Titans. Flash was suspicious of Kid Flash's reluctance to talk about his past, but decided to let him go.[38]

Later, Flash created a suit for Iris to wear, knowing that she had also inherited powers from the Speed Force. The suit was designed to protect her from the Speed Force killer. Investigating Albert Lim's murder scene together, they asked Patty to examine the evidence they found. Remembering about the stolen monorail, Flash left Iris with Patty to question Dr. Elias, the monorail's creator, about his involvement. As soon as he arrived at Dr. Elias' lab, he found the Speed Force killer attacking him.[39]

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The Speed Force Killer.

Flash and the killer fought each other and the killer revealed his plans to take the Speed Force for himself and alter time. Iris intervened in the struggle and got hurt and the killer drained Flash of his Speed Force energy, revealing himself to be Daniel, Iris' brother.[40]

As Daniel traveled to the past, he attempted to kill his father when he and Iris were kids. Flash drained his Speed Force energy and took Daniel back to the present, where he was arrested for the murders he committed. As Flash ended his partnership with Dr. Elias, Barry reunited with Patty. After seeing what the Speed Force is capable of, Barry decided to reopen his father's case file and prove his innocence.[41]

History Lessons

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In brightest day...

Barry was at a fancy restaurant with his friend Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, who was about to go into space to lead the Lantern Corps. They were suddenly teleported to another planet, where Barry recalled their "first date." Flash and Green Lantern first met tracking down kidnapped children, when they discovered that the kids were being turned into gladiators for a tournament on War World. While Flash took the children back to their homes, unbeknownst to him, Green Lantern made a deal that the two of them would return and fight for the team that the children were representing. In the present, Barry and Hal win the tournament, but only one of them can fight the reigning champion for the title. Disconnected from the speed force, Barry used Hal's ring to win the fight.

Tar Pit and Rainbow Raider have robbed every store on a city block, drawing the Flash's attention. While in pursuit of them, he found a makeshift grave of skeletons. They're revealed to be old victims of a famous Keystone City serial killer. Barry believed he may have found his mom's murderer because the bodies died after the original killer was imprisoned, leading police to believe he had a partner. Flash discovered that the killer was actually a ghost that hopped from body to body, killing descendants of his old enemy, founder of the Gem Cities. The ghost can possess his own descendants indefinitely, so Darryl Frye alters police records to show that he is the most recent one when it's actually Barry. Deadman possesses the Flash to prevent the ghost from getting to him first, and together they trap the ghost in the House of Mystery.

Out of Time

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Fight against the future.

Five years in his future, the Flash arrived at the scene of a car crash. Iris West was being rolled away on a stretcher, and there's a dead teenager who Barry seems to recognize. 20 years in the future, the Flash sported a blue costume and was talking about how much he'd missed. A newspaper clipping on his wall revealed that the teen killed in the car accident was Wally West, Iris' nephew.

Barry was sent to talk to a criminal called Mogul about a murder that happened using his weapon. He looked into the murder further and discovered that many Central City villains' gadgets and weapons were stolen from the evidence locker during the Crime Syndicate's reign. Flash eventually found the identity of the Mashup killer, Detective Seaborne, and got him arrested.

20 years in the future, The Flash executed Gorilla Grodd and then started his journey back in time to kill himself. As he traveled back, he sat with Captain Cold when he died of cancer, and stopped all of the other Rogues from ruining their lives.

The Flash, at last, arrived at his last stop, 5 years in the future, on the day Wally died. He saved Wally and Iris but fatally injured the Barry from that time, who gave his power to Wally. Flash realized that he had to travel back another five years to completely mend the rift in the Speed Force that caused him to miss Wally's accident, and was about to sacrifice the Flash from the present to use his energy. Wally from the time of the accident traveled back and uses his own life force to heal the rift instead. This left Barry trapped in the speed force, with the Future Flash taking his place.

Savage World

While Barry was trapped in the Speed Force, he teamed up with others trapped there to escape. In the end, it was revealed that they wanted to kill Barry to escape, but Barry managed to merge with the Speed Force again to escape, with one other enemy, who had his spine broken. Barry attacked the Future Flash, who had been maiming criminals and ruining his public image. Barry retook his place as the Flash, but the Future Flash died, his last words saying that he never found their mother's killer, but found a lead. The lead is a name, THAWNE.

At the same time, Patty broke up with him due to the actions of his future counterpart because of her inability to reconcile the face of the man she loved with the killer he'd become.


Barry goes to his dad in prison to reveal his lead, which leaves his father in outrage at the mention of the name, declaring to leave him alone and stay away from him. He later goes out to fight a criminal but sees what appears to be a yellow speedster zoom by.

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Using his power to accelerate the speed of time, Flash battles Zoom.

He soon found that his father escaped from jail, and believed that he was taken as leverage. He tracks him down but lets him escape. Barry is soon alerted to a holdup, which was staged by Henry to get the flash's help, unaware that his son is the flash. He tells Flash that a man named Eobard Thawne killed his mother, and Barry agrees to help. As Barry goes to fight Zoom, he is approached by what appears to be Zoom's Acolytes. As Barry is ambushed by the Acolytes, Zoom then forces Henry Allen to create a Power Stealing Glove, and Zoom steals one of the acolytes powers. As they find out they feel betrayed and attack Zoom. Feeling desperate, Zoom runs off with Barry's father.

Darkseid War

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Flash becomes the Black Racer.

When the daughter of Darkseid Grail summoned the Anti-Monitor to fight against her father. During the battle between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, Darkseid summoned the Black Racer to destroy his enemy, but the Anti-Monitor stripped the Racer of Darkseid's grasp and merged it with Barry. After being bound to the Black Racer Barry was then unwillingly used the weapon to deliver a deathly blow against the Dark God, finally killing the despot of Apokolips.[42]

The Racer was quick to seize control of his new host's mind, but his efforts were almost negated by the Flash's will to resist his corrupting ideas, instigating a conflict among the two.[43]

The Black Racer was separated from the Flash by the powers of the child of Superwoman and Alexander Luthor, who possessed the same ability to absorb the super powers of others as his father. However, the Racer could not be absorbed, and instead was only separated from its host. As it needed to claim a life before it could disappear, it struck Power Ring; however Jessica Cruz was spared and instead the life of Volthoom was claimed, and his ring destroyed. The Racer then vanished.[44]

DC Rebirth

The Return of Wally West

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Kid Flash: Rebirth.

After the fallout of the recent death of Darkseid a strange ripple energy occurred causing a tear in the Speed Force. It was revealed that Wally West had been lost in the Speed Force for about ten years. The ripple caused by Darkseid's death allowed Wally to partially break through, but each attempt caused him to fall further into the Speed Force. After realizing not even Linda (his traditional "lightning rod") could remember him, Wally sank into desolation and chose to appear before Barry one last time to thank him for the life he had given him. Just before Wally disappeared, Barry suddenly remembered him and dragged him free of the Speed Force. Following a tearful reunion, Wally gave Barry his warning of the true source of the universal change and the dangers to come.[45] Although the two decide to keep Wally's return secret from Iris based on Wally's own experience with Linda, Barry encourages him to return to the Teen Titans, but also recommends that he don a new costume to reflect that he is the Flash rather than 'Kid Flash'. While Wally considers his options, Barry visits Batman to discuss the new evidence of some outside force attacking them, musing on how personal this assault appears, but despite the potential danger, Batman and Barry agree to keep their investigation to themselves until they know what they are up against.[46]

Lightning Strikes Twice

While investigating a criminal group called the Black Hole, Barry was working with his new partner Detective August Heart. The group was responsible for the theft of a van that contained equipment from S.T.A.R. Lab's when August spot's one of the members of Black Hole spray painting the group's insignia on the former spot of his brother's murder. When the August tried to confront one of the criminals shot him. Before even Barry can even try to save him and before the bullet could hit him. Barry witnesses August being struck by lightning that created from the Speed Force. Barry then witnesses as August is able to stop the shooter using superhuman speed. After seeing him d Barry reveals himself to be the Flash, August creates his own costume and becomes Barry's partner. After they defeat the Black Hole group members, they soon witness more speedsters being born as an another Speed Force storm strikes more citizens.[47][48]

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Judge, jury, executioner... Godspeed.

While rounding and encountering more speedsters Barry learns about a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist named Meena Dhawan who was also super speed from the storm has created a Speed Force training center to help the new speedsters control their powers training the speedsters at S.T.A.R. Labs. After encountering her and Barry began to develop a relationship with each other. However, when Barry and Meena return after recruiting more speedsters, they find an injured August who tells them that a new speedster called 'Godspeed' killed the speedster criminals and took their speed. While Barry and Meena decided to take a 'day off', Godspeed arrives at the training center where he is confronted by Meena. One of the speedster recruits named Avery Ho escapes to get the Flash, Godspeed kills Meena and two of the recruits and takes their speed.[49]

When Godspeed kills Billy Parks, the main suspect in August's brother's murder, Barry realizes that August is Godspeed. Barry confronts him and August reveals that he is indeed Godspeed and has become a murderous vigilante. August reveals that when he was near the speedster criminals, he could feel the Speed Force within them connecting with him. He decided to take their powers from them, resulting in their deaths and August being injured. After realizing that it was possible to siphon another speedster's speed without killing them when he, Barry, Meena and two recruits took Dr. Carver's speed. August tried it again on Meena and the two recruits. However, it garnered the same results as the first time. With his increased speed, August reveals to Barry that he can create a double or himself and be at two places at once, a feat that is limited and takes a physical toll on him.

Barry used this to his advantage and escapes. August proceeded to interrogate the other Black Hole members about his brother's death but killed them all when he received no information. When the speedster recruits safely give their speed to Barry and Wally to stop Godspeed, August arrives and is able to take Avery's speed. Barry chases after Godspeed who reveals that he'll head to Iron Heights and do the one thing Barry couldn't kill his enemies, including Eobard Thawne. However, the new Kid Flash intervenes and helps the Flash in taking down Godspeed, who is later incarcerated in Iron Heights.[50][51][52]

Speed of Darkness

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The tale of two Wallys.

One day, at Iris' work, Barry discovered she had been getting mysterious gifts lately. After hearing about an accident on the Keystone Bridge, he immediately ran there. Him and Kid Flash are helping evacuate the bridge when Wally West showed up. When two Wallys touch hands, something happened to the Speed Force and messed with Barry, making him rage. In this state, he tells Kid Flash that Daniel West is actually his father, not uncle. He also yells at Wally, saying that he can't replace him as the Flash. Soon both Wallys succeed in saving Barry. However Kid Flash gets mad at him for keeping the secret he just revealed. Another day, Barry and Wally I meet at hot-dogs to talk. Barry realizes that it was him who was sending Iris the flowers. Barry offers Wally to tell Iris about him and his origins, but Wally declines, saying that they can't do this until they find who's behind the missing years.[53] While Barry is jogging with Iris in the park, he's thinking about the 'mysterious force' controlling them. Suddenly, a new villain called Papercut attacks. Barry wants to intervene, but he can't, since Iris is with him. Luckily Kid Flash shows up, though he is distracted by Iris. When situation gets worse, Barry says he's 'going to get the police' and then shows up again as the Flash, defeating Papercut easily. Soon after Barry finds Wally to talk about his activity on his own and alongside Teen Titans. However Wally gets mad at him for talking about trust while not revealing his secret identity to him.[54]

Later that day Barry visited Iris to apologize and talk with Wally about him skipping school. They enter Wally's room only to find out he's not there. Iris tells Barry to go home, however as he knows she's going to look for the Flash, he changes and meets her again in his alter-ego. Iris asks him if he knows where Wally is and Flash says how he told Wally, that he won't train him until he proves he's worth his trust. They get into an argument, when suddenly Shade appears out of his shadow, saying that Kid Flash is lost in the darkness. Iris immediately goes inside Shade and Flash follows. He finds himself in Shadowlands without Iris in sight. When shadows attack him, he is saved by Kid Flash. After Shade appears in his human form and explains how shadows stopped listening to him and took his girlfriend, Hope o'Dare, Flash offers help. When shadows start attacking the three, Flash tells to find Iris and Hope, but Shade says he has already found them and that they became queens of the Shadowlands.[55] Eventually Flash and Kid Flash defeat the shadows together. After Flash and Kid Flash arrive in Tower of Darkness they create a light explosion that brings them all, including Iris and Hope, back to Central City. Then, after a long night, Flash makes up with Kid Flash. Later this day Barry visits Iris in civilian and asks her out for a date.[56]

On Christmas Eve Barry went out with Iris. She gave their phones to the waitress, so nothing work related would interrupt them. While the date didn't go that well, they did share a nice moment at Iris' place thanks to hot chocolate prepared by Wally.[57]

Rogues Reloaded

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The Flash fights Captain Cold.

The Rogues want to pull a big last robbery and then retire and never come back to Central City. They have planned this a long time so that it would be idiot-proof that they get away. When Barry starts investigating their disappearance they trick him into leaving Central City. He thinks that they want to rob a museum outside from Central City. While Barry isn't in town they rob and destroy almost all of Central City. When Barry returns he finds Heatwave and tricks him into thinking that he defeated him. The Flash then attacks the Rogues. However Captain Cold uses a new weapon he created which counters the Speed Force. After a long drawn fight Barry comes out as the winner and puts the Rogues in Iron Heights.

The Button

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The Flash examines The Comedian's button.

While fighting off a group of Samuroids, Barry received a call from Batman, informing him that the radiation from the mysterious button that appeared in the Batcave after the return of Wally West, had spiked and torn a hole in the Speed Force. Barry tells Bruce he will meet him at the cave within a minute. When he arrives he finds Bruce beaten to a pulp lying next to the remains of a dead Reverse Flash.[58]

The Flash looked over Reverse-Flash's corpse and finds that his specific Speed Force signature is all over Thawne, making Barry question if he kills Thawne in the future. Barry talked with Batman, who reveals he saw his father in a vision. Barry then tells Bruce he had also had a vision, but of the Helmet of Mercury instead, and said it had made him feel hopeful. Barry then heads to the Justice League Watchtower, and finds the Cosmic Treadmill, and prepares to use it to track the radiation from the button, but Batman stops him, and forces Barry to bring him along. While traveling throughout the time-stream, they see visions from the New Earth, and land in the Batcave from the Flashpoint timeline, confronting the Flashpoint Batman, Thomas Wayne. Thomas attacks Barry, not believing it is actually Bruce, who is dead in the Flashpoint timeline, but Barry manages to convince Thomas that they are real. Barry is confused at how the Flashpoint timeline still exists and realizes that someone had kept the Flashpoint timeline in place when it should have been reverted from existence after Barry had originally left it. Shortly after, the three are attacked by Amazon and Atlantean soldiers. Thomas and Bruce hold them off while Barry rebuilds the treadmill so they can leave.

After the treadmill is fixed, Barry realizes that the Flashpoint world is starting to become erased from existence. Barry and Bruce board the treadmill, asking Thomas to come with them, although Thomas refuses. Shortly after, Barry and Bruce leave and Thomas is erased from existence, along with the Flashpoint timeline.

After Barry and Bruce begin traveling throughout the timestream once more, they are confronted by the Reverse Flash, before he was killed, claiming he knows who holds the true power of the button and is going to face them.[59]

He attempted to warn Thawne about his future death, but Thawne ignored him and went anyway.

After finally getting his attention, Jay was able to break through and use his speed to get Barry, Bruce, and himself out of the timestream and back on Earth.

After getting back on Earth, Jay began slowly fading back into the Speed Force. He introduced himself to Barry, who had no idea who he was, trying to get him to remember him, as he did with Wally West. Jay told Barry that someone took everything from him and he didn't know why. Just before fully fading back into the Speed Force, Barry grabbed Jay's arm and attempted to save him from fading away, although just as he grabbed him, Jay was teleported away by a blinding blue light.[60]

The Color of Fear

Barry drops off Thawne's corpse at the Flash Museum, but is convinced he is not dead. During his birthday party, Multiplex attacks after a girl he was stalking. With help from Hal, Barry defeated Multiplex. At Iris' house, he finds that he was right about Eobard being alive. He finds he kidnapped Iris, took her to the 25th century and severely injured Wally and left him for dead. After dropping Wally off at Star Labs, he went after Eobard.

Running Scared

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Defeated by Reverse-Flash; abandoned by Iris West.

Barry travels to the 25th century and goes to the Flash Museum. He is then savagely assaulted by Reverse-Flash. He is then savagely beaten and unmasked by Eobard in front of Iris.

Eobard then takes him and Iris to a future where their children are villains. Eobard then offers if Barry would abandon his future with Iris, and go into a place where he will never hurt anyone again, Barry agrees, on the condition that Iris West is returned safely into the 21st Century. Eobard lies to him and says he has his word, and leads the Flash into the Negative Speed Force. He leaves Barry there, telling him that Iris will have no future. Thawne later taunts Iris, asking her to discuss her thoughts, about the future she will never have. Iris ignores him, threatening him with a Speed Force weapon. As soon as Thawne responds to her threat, Barry strikes him with extreme force, telling Thawne that he will kill him.

As Barry became the Negative Flash, he had been concentrated with anger and roughly attacks Thawne. Iris questions his motives, but he tells her to get out of the ruckus with him and the Reverse Flash and continues his fight with Eobard Thawne. While they fight, Thawne attempts to persuade Barry by stating how they are friends and states that they can be partners as he should ditch the loser sidekicks.

Barry angrily yells to his face, that they are not friends, and promptly pushing him back in time and striking Thawne with tremendous force. As they keep fighting, Thawne remarks that he did not always appreciate violence, and the best gift he received is the idea of Barry blaming himself. As Barry gains the upper hand, he smashes Thawne into a part of the Flash museum back into the future and tears his speed out from his body.

As Thawne taunts Barry about how he will be back again and again after losing his speed, while stating that he will eventually gain it back, Iris kills Thawne with the Black Hole's Speed Force weapon, and she asks Barry if he could take her home which he readily accepts. Meanwhile, in the 21st Century, Iris tells Barry to go away, while she waits for Wally to recover with him, and Barry goes back to his crime lab, sitting down ashamed at his desk.


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Empowered by the Negative Speed Force.

As Flash returned to Central City with its regular criminals, he fought the Road Reapers, who's M.O. was to knock off armored cars while in transit. As he fought the road reapers, the bullets turned to ash because of the Flash's negative Speed Force Aura before they can make contact. Flash's negative speed force aura is unpredictable compared to his regular Speed Force aura at this point. so while he proceeds to rescue the central city police from the road reapers gunshots, he caused their armored truck to explode via his lightning. His powers have become explosive and overkill, due to the infection he received from the Negative Speed Force corrupting his positive Speed Force. At that time the road reapers proceeded to get away. He discovered he feels exhausted after using any type of speed due to the unpredictable and "negative" effects of the Negative Speed Force.

Later, the Flash proceeded to defeat the biker gang and destroyed their bikes with his lightning from his Negative Speed Force aura, he discovered that the bikers were not running from him, but they were running from Shrapnel, who killed them and called the Flash his accomplice. Flash attempted to project lightning bolts at shrapnel, but shrapnel's metallic regenerative abilities proved to persevere against the limited amount of lightning the Flash projected at him. Flash continued to avoid his punches, but eventually let Shrapnel beat him up as he blamed himself for the deaths of the road reapers. Eventually, Shrapnel's whole body exploded enough to contain it due to the Flash's Negative Speed Force Aura building up to explode.

Later, the team at CCPD discovered stolen evidence and blood samples from the place. it was revealed that Ramsey works in the Morn and his job associated with taking precaution and care on dead bodies is related to the stolen blood samples. When Barry went down to the place where the dead bodies were kept, he attempted to help the people who were unconscious, as he passed out from what he thought was exhaustion, but really from Ramsey.

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Fight with Bloodwork.

After Barry got into an argument with David Singh and CCPD, he and Kristen proceeded to discuss the evidence, as he calmed down. Eventually, he discovered based on the inquiry in their conversation that someone must be working down in the morgue in order to steal and tamper with the evidence and blood samples. as Barry left to become the Flash, even though it was overkill, he proceeded to stop Ramsey, but was forced to bend his knees down on the floor based on the powers Ramsey used to control his blood, through the use side effects of experimenting with the properties of blood. Ramsey then stated he was going to kill the Flash and the CCPD, but the Flash yelled no and as he did that his powers reacted to his emotions in such a way that a huge bolt of lightning came from his body and struck Ramsey with tremendous force, that he plummeted out of his room, crashed through a wall several yards into the air, and landed with an extraordinary level of invulnerability. With such powers, Flash only then realized that he did not kill Ramsey, and Ramsey proceeded in an intense battle with the Flash, to face him as the blood generating and controlling macabre named Bloodwork.[61]

Return to Normal & Dhawan's Betrayal

When Meena Dhawan suddenly returned she betrayed him and Kid Flash, by working with Black Hole. She extracted the Negative Speed Force from him to get it herself. Apparently she and Black Hole wanted to study the Negative Speed Force. It turned out that the Negative Speed Force slowly tears you apart if you are additionally connected with the Speed Force, but that didn't happen to Barry Allen as Meena Dhawan, who goes by the moniker Negative Flash now, extracted the Negative Speed Force from him.[62]

Dark Nights: Metal

To Barry's horror, Central city is in the middle Speed Force storm, courtesy of the Red Death. He fights the Red Death and is nearly killed before Cyborg saves him.

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Perfect Storm

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Barry Allen and Wally West fighting in Central City.

Gorilla Grodd returns with an army consisting of the forces of Black Hole, Meena Dhawanand Raijin. He slows Central City to a snail's pace and steals Barry's powers. In his desperation Barry frees Godspeed from Iron Heights prison.[63] After a while of experiencing and testing Barry regains his power, but accidentally gives Grodd the ability to control his fellow Speedsters. After a while of the other Speedsters blaming Barry for bad events, that happened in the past, Barry manages to get through to them and fight them. While the other Speedsters fight negative Flash, Raijin and Grodds Black Hole army, Barry fights Grodd. He uses the telepathic connection, which Grodd established between him and Barry, to trick Grodd into thinking he killed Barry and then he catches him of guard. Suddenly a few Gorillas from Gorilla City appear and take Grodd as a prisoner with them.[64]

Flash War

The Flashes later help clean Central City after the storm, Barry then visited Meena on Iron Heights in order to help her get released by talking to the court about how Grodd was controlling her but she refused. Barry and Iris West go to his crime lab where he reintroduces Iris to Wally West, Iris quickly remembers her nephew and all three share a moment together.[65] Wally experiments a surge of old memories coming back to him, Barry and Iris take him to Cyborg and his father so they can check on him, when Wally doesn't want more tests Barry goes to the Batcave for answers but finds that Bruce isn't there. Barry later finds Wally on a place getting memories from the Flash Museum and the two run together to get their minds clear.[66]

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The two flashes fight for the fate of the Speed Force.

While Iris, Barry, Wally, and Wallace are in the garage, the Renegades arrive and demand the arrest of Iris West for killing Eobard Thawne. Barry tries to defuse the situation but Wally takes Iris and runs while the Flashes fight the Renegades, when Wally has a temporal seizure they all make a deal with the Renegades to help Wally if they come with Iris to the 25th Century. They arrive to the Temporal Courts, but during travel, Wally gets separated from the rest.[67] Wally found Hunter Zolomon and regained the memories of his children: Irey and Jai. Hunter tells him others are trapped in the Speed Force and the only way to free them is to break it to which Wally agrees despite Barry's disapproval. When Wally runs off Barry follows him and stops him from breaking the Speed Force, believing that Hunter was lying.[68]

Barry and Wally race across the world, with Wally still believing in Hunter's words as Barry is helpless to dissuade him, the natural forces also start to reek havoc. The Justice League later arrived and tried to stop the two speedsters, but they all failed. The two run and cause a massive disruption in the Speed Force before finally stopping. They meet up with the Justice League as they're soon taken out by Zoom who explains that he lied to Wally to get them both to break the force barrier. He shows the brand new Strength Force and Sage Force powers he acquired, puts on Barry's old flash suit, and claims to be "The Flash".[69] Barry and Wally follow Hunter into hypertime and stop him before he can alter reality, but he escapes before they can catch him. After the two speedsters fought Zolomon, the Speed Force loses all its temporal energy, making it impossible for any speedster to time travel. Barry finds Wally in the Mount Hood on Oregon, the two have a brief argument and Wally leaves.[70] Two days later, Wally meets up with Barry and Iris outside of Central City and later sought help in Sanctuary, a rehabilitation center for both superheroes and reformed villains. One week later, Barry decides to create the Flash Museum.[71]

Force Quest

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Justice/Doom War

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War on multiple fronts

During the fight against the Legion of Doom to take the power of the mysterious Totality, Barry, together with Wonder Woman and Aquaman, went on a mission inside the Legion' underwater base. There, they were ambushed by Gorilla Grodd, who thanks to his telepathic powers made Diana and Arthur fight each other, so that he could focus on Barry. Grodd, empowered by the Still Force, an opposite to the Speed Force, was able to slow Barry down and use his own energy to free the black sun Umbrax. As Martian Manhunter and John Stewart were able to turn the whole planet into a White Lantern, Flash was able to harness the Still Force and use it to close the protective membrane separating their Multiverse from Umbrax, saving the Earth.

Later, he was one of the few Leaguers able to fight during the attack of the Triumvirate of Sea Gods, who released a toxin in the water that would transform anyone into a sea monster. Flash was contaminated, but was able to contain the metamorphosis with the Speed Force. He was then cured once the enemy was defeated.

Flash participated in the League's expedition in the Sixth Dimension. Once they were back on Earth, they realized Lex Luthor already turned the Multiverse into a servant of Doom, and was ready to complete the awakening of Perpetua. So, Flash and John Stewart took part on a mission in the past, in the year 1941, to retrieve a shard of the Totality which was lost in time. There, they met the Justice Society of America and Barry, meeting Jason Garrick, felt a strange sensation in his mind and in the Speed Force, even if no one in the present remembered the JSA. Together with their new comrades, Barry and John fought in Pearl Harbor and, thanks also to the return of Aquaman, were able to retrieve the shard of Totality and bring it to the present.

Still, Lex and Perpetua were able to win, even with the League building the Justice Totality. As Perpetua tried to kill all the core members of the League, Barry with the others was saved by the Quintessence, and transported to the Moon. There, they were sent on a journey through time to gather the Anti-Crisis energy, in a last effort to defeat Perpetua, but were unable to win. Coming back to Earth they found out Perpetua chose a new right hand in the Batman who Laughs, and that the evil Batman transformed their planet in his Metalverse.

Heroes in Crisis

While battling Samuroids, Booster Gold tells him about the massacre at Sanctuary and the death of Wally West. This causes Barry to run all the way to the Sanctuary to have a look. When he comes back to confront Booster, he punches him due to him being responsible of the apparent death of his nephew.[72] Barry later desperately goes inside the Speed Force to look for Wally, hoping that he finds him there, but instead he finds Godspeed, who punches him in the face. August then leaves but Barry follows him while asking if he knows what happened to Wally, they get out of the Speed Force and Godpeed says that the future needs saving from his mistake, Barry follows him to Iron Heights where he steal some speed from Meena and attacks both Wallace and Avery. Flash later beats up August before he leaves saying that he was just trying to warn him about something, Barry then goes and tells Iris about Wally's death. [73]

Death of the Speed Force

Following the news about Wally, Iris had left to work on a force quest alone. Barry returned to Iron Height only to find that Trickster had mind-controlled everyone to be 'happy'. After Barry went to rescue Commander Cold who was captured by Trickster, they managed to foul Trickster's plan by reverting all the society to normal behavior. But not before Trickster blew up the Iron Height building, causing all the CCPD to move back to the main headquarter.[74]

Sometimes after this, Barry assigned Avery and Wallace to his new speed lab in the Flash museum while reamending their relationship. After learning the Black Flash had come to kill the speed force users. Barry and Commander Cold had managed to secure Fuerza and Steadfast from danger. But not before Black Flash had claimed Psych.[75]

Rogues' Reign

After Captain Cold and his Rogues had overtaken Central City into a snow globe, Barry was locked inside the Ice Height prison along with Trickster. The Flash struggled to free himself from the chain due to the power inhibitor collar chained which depowered his connection with the speed force. After discovering Captain Cold had murdered Commander Cold, Golden Glider phased in to break out the speedster and told him that his brother didn't tell her something deep as they escape from Central City. She explained time and reality are broken and removing the collar could cause some unstable molecule speed force explosion.[76]

In order to prevent the speed force lose control, Barry, Wallace and Avery needed to wear the collar while following Glider on their journey to aid those remaining rogues. Golden Glider explained the true plans from his brother and how they needed the mirror piece to fix the broken parts. After Weather Wizard had destroyed all collars, Barry was trying to control his speed while Avery and Wallace wore back the collars.

Learning the remaining mirror pieces were kept from Mirror Master, they decided to head back to Central City since he lived around at Star-Labs. But the plan failed as Mirror Master threw the Flashes and the rogues into the mirror dimension that leads to King Cold and his troops. Glider explained to his brother about the deal with Lex but not the doom sigil that can end the world, resulting in Cold went berserk as he froze everyone on his path except the Flash.[77] They began to brawl fight each other with the Flash trying to free the backup from the ice. After broke the Mirror Diension which send back to normal in Central City, The Flash ended the fight by almost beating King Cold to death and decided to turn in to the police officer.[78]

After arriving in Arkham Asylum, Pied Pier was there to help the three speedsters by channeling a machine that stable the molecule of the speed force. While they are in process, Golden Glider secretly broke his brother out from the Asylum and escaped before the Flash got his chance to chase after them. After stablised Barry's speed force, he and Iris receive a call from the Future Flash, warning them about the Paradox.[79]

The Flash Ages

Back at his Crime Lab, Barry is intercepted by Godspeed, who warned him to stop looking for Paradox, but Barry suited up and chased after August only to be ambushed by Paradox himself, who tells him that the age of the Flash must end. Paradox told August to kill The Flash in order to prove that he can know what happened to his brother.[80] This was all a fluke though, as August was a double agent and betrayed Paradox in order to protect Barry, but he was ultimately beaten while Barry tried to fight Paradox to no avail.[81] After learning from Iris that the only one that could stop Paradox was the Reverse-Flash and escaping a realm beyond the multiverse where Paradox originally was at, Barry went looking for Eobard.[82]

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Flash had to team up with Eobard in order to stop Paradox.

Barry went to back to the night his mother night but had to wait for the Reverse-Flash to be done so he could ask for his help on how to stop Paradox, once Eobard realized he was there the two fought until the villain learns of Paradox's escape and offers him to team up, realising that it's the only way, Barry reluctantly accepts.[83] The two rivals travel to the future and get Eobard's Lightning Rod back from the Flash museum, they then travel to the past only for Eobard to try and kill Paradox before he even gets his powers, as in this time Paradox was an innocent father, Barry tried to stop Eobard and the two fought once again.

The two were then encountered by Paradox who ended up killing his past self, Eobard tried to stop him but his Lightning Rod didn't work this time and Paradox unleashed all his energy in order to erase the time stream.[84] During the time storm, Barry along Godspeed keep Paradox busy while Eobard goes and saves Chris before he becomes Paradox without creating any more time alterations. After erasing Paradox, the three speedsters return to the present only for Eobard to kill August while revealing that he was the one who killed his brother before leaving.[85]

The Finish Line

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Flash against the Legion of Zoom.

The Flash would then help both Kid Flash and Avery Ho stop Tar Pit before telling them that Godspeed was killed by Eobard Thawne. Barry tells them that it's better if he deals with Thawne alone, but when the two young speedster follow him to the Speed Lab it's revealed that he just doesn't want them to see how he needs to kill Eobard.[86] Just when Barry started to stop worrying about Eobard's next move, Central City is attacked by a The Legion of Zoom, a supervillain team formed by Thawne who took some of his rogues from different points in time.[87]

Barry sent Iris, Wallace and Avery away while he deals with Eobard and his team, he also calls his father in order to make sure he went to a safe house, Barry goes to his childhood home believing he'll find the Legion there, but instead he's attacked by Dawn and Don, his kids from a terrible future. He's then attacked by the rest of the Legion and is holded by his kids while Eobard takes over his body to assume the title of the Flash, Barry wakes up in the Speed Force where he's attacked by dmonic versions of Max Mercury and Jesse Quick.[88] The two speedsters help Barry not get lost in the Speed Force by fightning back, Barry remembers both of them as they try to help him push out into the Speed Force with his mind. Barry manages to regain control of his body[89]

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Barry and Thawne have their final showdown.

After brienflyng encountering Inertia, Barry sticks up to all his memories and what makes him the Flash in order to regain control of his body, Barry also decides to take both Max and Jesse with him so all three of them go back to the real world and encounter the rest of the Flash Family to fight the Legion.[90] During the fight, a lot of other speedsters join in ot fight the Legion while Eobard reveals to Barry that he was behind a lot of their recent tragedies thanks to the hypnotic frequency he has from to the Negative Speed Force, the two are then intercepted by Wally who tells Barry to find him before disappearing, this made Barry follow Eobard through the Time Stream claiming that he will kill him.[91]

In reality, Barry decides not only to forgive Eobard for everything he had done, but decides to alter time so that Eobard never became the Reverse-Flash, this works because during an attack he let some his Speed Force into Eobard's body, preventing him from becoming a living paradox and giving Thawne a peaceful life. Barry then returns to the present while seeing that everything is set back to normal, including the Legion of Zoom and his future children.[92] With his life free from Thawne, Flash went back to his hero duties and stopped the Trickster[93] , he later faced off with Doctor Alchemy.[94]

Death Metal

Barry attempted to go back in time to undo the rise of Perpetua and the Batman Who Laughs, but failed, draining his increasingly conection to the Speed Force even further. He later went to the Valhalla Cemetery where he reunited with Jay Garrick and Wally West who had been empowered by the Mobius Chair.[95] Despite being sealed bunker protected by science and magic, the Robin King and The Batman Who Laughs, now a godlike being calling himself the Darkest Knight, were able to breach their defences while Wonder Woman and other heroes enacted a plan to channel the Crisis energy being fed to Perpetua into Wally so he could remake the Multiverse. Barry and the other Flashes fled through a portal created by Doctor Fate with the Darkest Knight in hot pursuit.[96]

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Barry and the Flashes escape the Darkest Knight.

The Flashes were joined by Kid Flash. As the Speed Force had been greatly diminished and was dwindling by the second they just barely managed to stay ahead of the Darkest Knight, who later summoned a horde of Dark Flashes to chase them down. This Dark Flashes were able to match them in speed and accelerated the burnout of the Speed Force. As they closed in, Wally used Johnny Quick's Speed Formula to briefly stop time so they could stop outside of the Flash Museum. Barry criticized this as it strained the Speed Force even further. Wally wanted to run back into and through the horde to go after the Mobius Chair, while Barry wanted to continue to run forward. Wally ran into the museum, declaring that if Barry wouldn't come with him he would go alone. Barry followed him into the museum and the two were able to talk about their conflict as Wally told him how he still felt like he was in Barry's shadow despite everything he had achieved and worked for while Barry was gone, while Barry admitted that because he wasn't there to see Wally grow up, he still thought of him as his sidekick and found it difficult to treat him as the man and hero he had become. Barry agreed to follow Wally's plan and they rejoined the others.

At the instant time resumed, the four ran into the horde, smashing through their line and racing towards the Chair. Jay and Wallace couldn't keep up and fell back to slow the Dark Flashes down, but the Darkest Knight was still gaining on Barry and Wally. Barry transferred the last of his speed to Wally to give him the boost he needed and Wally pushed himself as hard as he could, making Wally reach the Chair an instant before the Dark Flashes could catch him and disappeared with it into the Speed Force. Barry was sent to the Speed Force too along with the rest of the Flash Family, he later followed Wally as he lead the charge to deliver the Chair to Wonder Woman so that she could execute her plan.[97] After Wonder Woman defeated the Darkest Knight the multiverse was remade into an Omniverse by The Hands. Barry took Wally to meet the Totality on their space station, and informed him of the new structure of the multiverse.[98]

Infinite Frontier

Infinite Mystery

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Manipulated by the Psycho-Pirate.

Though Iris and Barry's marriage had been restored to history and they could both now clearly remember it, they mutually considered it to no longer in effect, both planning on proposing to the other.

After the Darkest Knight, Barry was offered a place on Justice Incarnate in order to explore the new multiverse and map it. He accepted this offer, but before making it official he contacted Wally, choosing him to be the main Flash on Earth once again.[99]

Barry explored much of the known Multiverse, but eager to research for its changes, he tried to use his super speed to travel to the new reality Earth Omega. Barry raced across the known 52 realities and eventually managed to jump to Earth Omega. There, he found the dead bodies of the Quintessence; before he could investigate, he was attacked by the Psycho-Pirate, who had been granted new powers by Darkseid. Psycho-Pirate told Barry that another crisis is coming, and Barry will help them find the person Darkseid needs.[100]

Psycho-Pirate placed Barry in a giant turbine and gave him the illusion that he was racing to save the Multiverse. In reality, the turbine was generating energy Darkseid would use to open the cracks in the Multiverse and access the power beyond.[101] Barry was freed from the turbine by President Superman and subsequently disappeared. He awoke in the ruins of Multiverse-2, where he was met by Pariah, who claimed he had found a better way than the constant cycles of worlds being destroyed and rebooted. He disintegrated Barry and then re-materialized him in Earth-Flash.1, a pocket dimension where he would be happy, forever.[102]

Justice League Incarnate came to Earth-Flash.1 to try to rescue him, but Barry did not recognize them, and ran away when they tried to take him. Doctor Multiverse realised that Earth-Flash.1 was a construct created by the Great Darkness and the team fled, leaving Barry behind.[103]

Dark Crisis

Justice League Incarnate enlisted the Justice League of Earth 0 to help them stop the Great Darkness, and told them what had happened to Barry. The two Leagues managed to prevent the Darkness crossing over, but were seemingly all killed except for Black Adam, who escaped back to Earth 0.[104] Black Adam told the heroes of Earth 0 everything that had happened, and so Wally gathered the Flash Family to search the Omniverse for Barry.[105] Mister Terrific narrowed his possible location down to three alternate universe so the Flash Family split up to find him.[106]

Wally, Linda Park-West, and Kid Flash found him on Earth-Flash.1. However, when Wally attempted to speak to him, Barry saw him as the Reverse-Flash and attacked him.[107] As Wally would not fight back, Barry almost killed him until Linda stopped him. Linda was able to help Barry break the illusion, and when Wally told him what had happened to the League, Barry realised that his teammates were not dead but were trapped in false paradise worlds like him. Barry told the others to return to Earth 0 and protect it, while he went off to look for the imprisoned Justice League.[108]

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Barry during the war against the Fraction

While on a dinner with Iris, the two discussed their future together, with Iris even to proposing to him, but they were interrupted when Barry felt that everyone that wasn't a speedster froze in time just as a mysterious spire arrived on Earth. The spire belonged to the Fraction, an interdimensional empire that used the Speed Force to plunder various worlds, and when touching the ground created a massive wave from which Barry tried to save Iris but it was too late, as she was hit by the wave and died on his arms.[109] Barry was eventually found by Wally who helped him escape the flyers of the Fraction. The two then arrived at the West House, reuniting with the rest of the Flash Family as Barry carried Iris' body.[110]

After some mourning, Barry reunited with the Flash Family and suggested that if they could get one of the Fraction's vehicles they may be able to find a countermeasure and "unfreeze" the world. The speedsters also relocated to Mister Terrific's personal lab at Terrifictech to use as a new refuge, Kid Flash and Impulse then returned with a stolen vehicle from the Fraction, which contained various other heroes that were kept as prisoners.[111]

Barry and Iris later went to the Flash Museum and used the Cosmic Treadmill to travel into the 30th Century and visit their children Don and Dawn. They had many adventures with the Tornado Twins before tearfully returning to the present.[112]

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  • Speed Force Conduit: After Barry was struck by a bolt of lightning and doused with chemicals, the Speed Force was created - a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward.[113][114] As it does this, the Speed Force creates excess energy that builds up and needs to be released. Barry, and the other speedsters connected to the Speed Force, act effectively as its release valve. When Barry uses his powers, he taps into that built up energy and expends it.[24] After teaching himself,[115] along with being trained by Fuerza,[116][117] his future self,[118][119] and Max Mercury;[120][121] Barry learned a greater and more profound understanding of his powers, helping him gain mastery over them. Grodd has admitted that Barry is a master of the science of the Speed Force.[122][123] Barry has stated that he has the potential to evolve when it comes to the terms of his speed and powers.[29]
    • Superhuman Speed: Barry is capable of moving at incredible superhuman speeds. He is far faster than Superman and Supergirl[124][125] and almost as fast as Wally West. Barry can move far beyond lightspeed without any effort, and was even able to move when time was frozen.[126][56][127] When he was asleep, Barry moved so fast none of the Flash Family members could catch him, even giving Wally West trouble keeping up with him.[128] However, Barry is always so immersed in the science of the Speed Force that he doesn't cut loose and simply enjoy his speed, which leaves him a bit slower than Wally West, who is the fastest being in the multiverse.[129]
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Barry's reaction time is augmented to superhuman levels. His great reflexes have allowed him to perform feats such as dodging lightning.[26] His body sends pain messages to his brain at such a velocity that the femtosecond he feels something, he will react.[20]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Barry's body can handle the stress of moving at superhuman speeds for long periods of time without out getting tired or weak.[17] After being pricked by one of Poison Ivy's toxic thorns, he ran at supersonic speed for more than a day, just to keep the toxin from metabolizing into his bloodstream. Even after running in circles for days non-stop, to keep the toxin from taking over; Barry still had enough stamina to run back and rescue Batman.[130] Barry can maintain a state of vibrating his molecules for hours on end, even without gravity, before passing out.[131]
    • Superhuman Agility: Barry's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily maneuver and leap far distances while moving at superhuman speed.[17][132][133]
    • Superhuman Strength: The Flash can use his speed to boost his natural strength.[134] The faster the Flash accelerates towards lightspeed, the more his mass increases, greatly enhancing the force behind his punches. By moving at just under the speed of light, Barry can perform a "near-infinite mass" punch, which he describes as the mightiest punch in the multiverse. However, he rarely does this, as it can easily deform space-time itself, if he holds it for more than an instant. When Barry used this ability on the Anti-Monitor, the force of Barry's punch was strong enough to knock the Anti-Monitor through multiple realities and nearly defeat him.[135] Barry can generate enough force through his speed to easily smash through metal walls.[136] Barry was strong enough to hurl Wally West across a street and into a building,[137] as well as pull a van carrying ten people in it.[138] He also carried a large statue from Central City all the way back to Corto Maltese,[139] and easily snapped Captain Boomerang's metal boomerangs and break a part Darwin Elias' energy gun, with his bare hands.[140][141]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Flash's body is surrounded by a Speed Force Aura, or "friction cushion" - a bubble of space-time accelerated to the same velocity as Barry.[142] This aura allows Barry to breathe and hear sounds while moving at immense speeds, as well as protects him and anyone who he is running with from the rigorous effects of using his speed, including friction, airborne particulate matter, kinetic impacts, G-Force and the like.[143][113][124] Barry can also sync his aura with anyone he chooses, giving him the ability to pull them alongside him with a thought.[144] He is also capable of using his aura to restrain enemies that are in his aura's vicinity, however this takes immense focus.[145] By running around enemies, Barry can trap them in a force-field that he creates by compressing his aura.[146]
      • Superhuman Durability: Thanks to his protective Speed Force aura, Barry is capable of resisting tremendous kinetic impact forces that could easily crush or kill a human, without suffering any serious external or internal injuries. He was able to hit Gorilla Grodd with enough to force to shatter his own armor, and suffered no injury.[31]
    • Accelerated Healing: Barry can heal much faster than any regular human, due to his Speed Force Aura accelerating space-time around him, closing his wounds almost instantly. His arm healed within minutes of it being crushed. He was also able to quickly heal from the "bone crushing pressure" and "antagonizing trauma" of being 2,000 feet below the ocean, which dealt extreme damage to his body.[147]
    • Aerokinesis: By rotating his arms at super speed or running in a circular motion, Barry can create strong vortexes of wind.[18][124][148][149] He has also used the slipstream of airflow created by his speed to draft millions of gallons of water behind him to keep a small village from flooding,[26] and pull two 600-ton barges behind him.[21]He even managed to save a train from jumping off the tracks by creating a slipstream to carry and cushion it, right before creating a vortex to make it stop.[37] Hawkman stated that when Barry and Wally ran around the world at immense speed, they created winds stronger than he had ever felt over all of his lives.[137]
    • Dimensional Travel: Barry is capable of using his speed to travel to other universes within the multiverse, and was even the first person to ever do this, when he traveled between Earth-One and Earth-Two.[150][151][152] By running at the speed of light, Barry can open a portal into the Speed Force itself, allowing him to enter and exit the dimension at will.[23] Using his Speed Mind also enables him to willingly enter the Speed Force, and even bring others with him.[31] He was also able to run into the Negative Speed Force alongside Eobard Thawne.[153] Barry can also create dimensional portals by projecting his Speed Force energy.[154]
    • Electrokinesis: Barry is able to generate and manipulate the electrical energy he draws from the Speed Force. By focusing the lightning in his hands, Barry is able to enhance his strikes,[155] generate lightning to provide people with warmth,[47] as well as electrocute people on contact.[156] When generated at high volumes, Barry's Speed Force energy is powerful enough to disrupt the Green, the Microverse, and even Magic, as well as easily destroy Green Lantern constructs on contact.[137] He can even pull the entirety of the Speed Force's energy into his body,[157] and even extend his energy to every living being on the planet.[119] Barry's electrokinesis is so receptive and potent, that he can rejuvenate himself by absorbing lightning from another source, even if it's not from the Speed Force.[158] Barry's lightning is even workable underwater.[159] His lightning can even make shadow monsters solid and can negate them.[160]
      • Electro-Blast: By focusing his frequency, Barry can turn his body into a lightning rod, in order to build up a Speed Force charge and redirect it.[117] By doing this, he can project bolts of lightning from his hands.[161] Barry was also able to forcefully discharge a large burst of lightning from his entire body, to knock back Professor Zoom.[155]
      • Electromagnetism: Due to his electrical abilities, Barry is able to manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum to some extent. The heat from Barry's lightning creates a thermal expansion that allows Barry's suit to be stored in his ring.[162] Every time he releases his suit from his ring, the pieces of it are conducted by his lightning to form the suit around him.[162] He can also manipulate electromagnetism to mentally control the pieces that form his mask, and cause the mask to construct over his face and retract back on command.[50] Barry can also use his lightning to create electromagnetic fields.[163]
      • Energy Transformation: When using excess amounts of Speed Force energy, Barry enters a supercharged state where he essentially becomes pure energy. While in this state, Barry's powers are heightened[164][165][166][167][168] and he can move so fast, that he can exist on multiple planes of reality at once.[169][170] According to Pied Piper, if he wasn't careful, he'd run the risk of hurting himself and/or anyone around him.[171]
      • Photokinesis: Barry is able to generate blinding amounts of light through his Speed Force lightning.[56] By manipulating his aura, Barry can release a powerful "photonic boom", which is essentially a blast made up of light.[172]
      • Speed Force Absorption: By interlocking energy currents, Barry can drain away the Speed Force[49] or Negative Speed Force,[173] from speedsters or other energy sources, such as a Speed Force storm.[173] Though if the one the Speed Force is being stolen from resists, they may be killed, unless the energy is distributed among multiple people. When drained of his Speed Force energy by Daniel West, Barry was able to directly absorb it back.[41]
      • Speed Force Negation: By interlocking his Speed Force energy currents with another speedster, Barry is able to temporarily short circuit the other speedsters power, causing a "lightning burst".[52]
    • Enhanced Mental Process: By tapping into the Speed Force with his brain, Barry can eliminate the natural bottle-necking of information, that occurs due to the limits of human physiology.[18] Because of this, Barry can think exponentially faster than any normal human, and possesses superhuman mental processing. He has managed to keep track of and process all of a security room's computers in order to watch over a total of 400 people for an unveiling event, while undercover with Batman.[174] Barry's mind moves so fast that he is heavily resistant to mind control and possesses some resistance to other psychic attacks, because of this.[175] Barry can see patterns in Chaotic situations.[176] According to Superman, he can think 3 moves ahead of most people, except for Barry and Wally themselves. [177][178] Barry can think quickly, mapping out the potential outcomes of a situation and reading books in an instant.[179]
      • Speed Mind: By tapping into the Speed Force with his brain, Barry has the ability to tactically assess and predict the numerous possible and probable outcomes of most any given situation.[180][181] By playing advanced variable examinations within his head he can simulate a quick pre-play sequence of a number of causes, effects, and inevitable outcomes at an accelerated rate.[18][19][27] Barry's speed mind has also allowed him to instantly learn to operate a Green Lantern Ring.[182] Barry can even use the Speed Mind to send his consciousness into the Speed Force to check other timelines in the span of a second.[183] Flash can also use this ability to push out into the Speed Force and feel beyond the limits of his mind.[184]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force grants Barry enhanced senses that allow him to perceive the world at a rate attuned his reaction speed.[17] He can feel the slightest changes in air pressure around him, as well as electromagnetic pulses, in objects such as glass.[185] He can also sense the whereabouts of other Speed Force conduits, by using their connection as a homing beacon and track them.[37] Flash can even sense the vibrational frequency of any world in the multiverse.[186][187] Even while being stalled in frozen time, Barry's senses still allowed him to notice it.[188][189][118][190][191] Flash can sense the vibrational frequency of any world in the multiverse.[186][192]
      • Cosmic Awareness: Like other speedsters, due to his connection to the Speed Force, Barry can sense cosmic and temporal disturbances from the Timestream. He can even sense when someone's trying to tap into the Speed Force.[193] Barry has even broken the Fourth Wall.[194][195]
      • Enhanced Vision: Barry is able to vibrate his eyes on different frequencies in order to see different wavelengths of light, essentially seeing things that would be invisible to most people. He also has an enhanced range of sight, that allows him to see things clearly from far farther away than normal humans. He can also see objects before the light from them reaches the pupil of his eye.[196] While vibrating at super speed, he even managed to see Golden Glider who appeared invisible to everyone else.[28] Barry can watch camera video feed in fast forward and perceive each individual image frame by frame.[197] Due to his powers, Barry can also see supernatural beings that remain invisible to most people, e.g. the House of Mystery or spirits.[196][198][197]
      • Speed Force Empathy: The Speed Force grants Barry an empathetic connection to other conduits of the Speed Force, allowing Barry to sense their emotions.[51]
      • Speed Force Visions: The Speed Force will sometimes give Barry visions of the future as a warning sense, as well as tidbits of information in regards to what's coming next.[46] The visions are fast but largely incoherent, piecing together bits and pieces of random upcoming events that have yet to happen while also depicting instants mirroring what led up to various continuity reboots.[199] One of the dangers of this power however, causes acute mental destabilization with each burst of insight; after having a second blast of possible future outcomes making him psychologically unstable.[53]
    • Molecular Acceleration: Barry can vibrate his own molecular structure at varying degrees for a number of purposes, by adjusting to different frequencies.[200][201] When vibrating at a high enough frequency, he can cause things to explode on contact.[17] He can even do this to an opponent.[202] Flash has even vibrated himself at 10,000 vibrations per second.[203] When possessed by a ghost, Barry was able to adjust his frequency in order to trap the spirit in his body, while still staying in control.[197] Barry also managed to reassemble his body's molecules, when his vibrations were disrupted and his molecules were scattered apart.[204] He also managed to break free from false reality, just by vibrating.[186] When vibrating at a certain frequency, Barry can also disrupt constructs of magic.[205][206] By vibrating himself and the Cosmic Treadmill at a fast enough frequency, Barry was able to send a vibration into the skulls of the Flash Family to communicate a message to them, like "voices down a tin-can thread."[145]
      • Phasing: By vibrating his molecules on an atomic level, and by doing so at just the right frequency, he can allow himself to become momentarily intangible, and phase through objects.[18][19][31]
      • Intangibility: By accelerating his molecular frequency to a high enough degree, Barry can make his body intangible and allow projectiles to pass through him.[31][37][207] Flash can use this ability to bypass dangers, such as explosions.[208] He can even cause other people or objects to become intangible, through contact. He was able to vibrate an entire airplane and everyone in it, in order to pass through a bridge.[19]
      • Invisibility: When vibrating at super speed Barry can render his body unseen by most people.[28][209]
      • Thermokinesis: Barry can use his vibrations to generate heat, especially when it comes to thawing people out of ice or just warming people up.[21][29][164]
    • Retrocognition: Barry has shown on multiple occasions that he can remember certain events erased from his mind. He was able to remember Wally West when he reached out to Barry though the Speed Force, despite his memories of Wally being erased.[45] He was also able to remember his pre-flashpoint history with Eobard Thawne.[210]
    • Sharing the Force: Barry is able to use the Speed Force to "lend" velocity to objects or people already in motion. Barry may lend his speed and angular momentum to another object or person.[182][211] This may allow others to run alongside with the Flash. Barry did this with Wallace West by "locking" him in with his speed, granting him the boost needed to move at Barry's speed.[56]
    • Speed Steal: Barry admits that he can steal speed from others, but he needs to be in close range in order to do it.[194][212] When infected by the Negative Speed Force, Barry stole all of Reverse-Flash's speed.[213]
    • Time Acceleration: During one of his battles with Professor Zoom, Barry realized that he can use the Speed Force to move time forward, allowing him to speed up the flow of time. By doing this, Barry was able to negate Zoom's power to slow time. In this instance, this power caused Barry's lightning to turn white.[155] In a battle with the Turtle, Barry used the Speed Force to connect with every living being on the planet, in order to speed up time a few seconds into the future and bring everyone else with him, except for the Turtle.[119]
    • Time Travel: Barry can use his speed to travel throughout the time stream.[38][41] While originally needing the cosmic treadmill to achieve this,[59][214] Barry eventually learned to time travel on his own.[41][213] Barry has also raced along the borders of hypertime, the part of the time stream where overarching and interconnected web of timelines and realities exist.[215][216] Because of Barry's ability to travel through time, he has the power to potentially alter the timeline, as he had previously changed it on his own power, during the Flashpoint.[210][214]



  • Power Instability: According to Nightwing, the Flash needs room to operate while in a hand-to-hand battle. When an opponent gets in close, Barry's blows are so fast, they could start to land on his own body.[248][249]
  • Vulnerability to Dimensional Bursts: Amanda Waller stated that the Speed Force which fuel Barry Allen's powers can be disrupted by a potent enough extradimensional energy burst. She selected Cisco Ramone as a member of the Counter League Task Force to oppose the Justice League to work against the Flash, as Vibe's powers could disrupt his connection to the force in various ways. During one of their bouts, Barry permanently lost some of his speed due to Vibe's attack.
  • Vulnerability to Extreme Temperatures: If Barry is shot, hit, or falls for a trap that includes extreme temperatures of hot or cold. It can affect his durability and/or nullify his Speed Force abilities.[250][251]
  • Vulnerability to EMP: If Barry becomes trapped in containment cell that involves an electromagnetic pulse, he will be unable to vibrate out to escape.[185]


  • Barry was the first person to travel to another universe in the multiverse, when he traveled between Earth-One and Earth-Two.[152]
  • Flash has admitted to John Stewart that in his free time, Barry has traveled the multiverse more than once, along with saving a few universes during his adventures.[252]
  • Barry was named after his grandfather.[253][56]
  • Santa Claus believes he’s faster than the Flash.[254]
  • According to Aquaman, Barry can hit a hundred times a second, which Barry confirmed when he threatened Batman.[255][256]
  • Batman finds Barry to be humble.[257]
  • A shadow god defines Barry as a god of speed.[258]
  • The Riddler defines Barry as the most powerful hero on Earth.[259]
  • Batman believes that Barry could teach him a thing or two.[260]
  • Barry's birthday is May 13th.[261]
  • Flash has a pet tortoise that has super speed.[262]
  • Frankenstein holds Barry in high regard and views him as a warrior.[196][263]
  • John Constantine finds Barry to be a huge threat that not even the Justice League have realized, and has prepared a way to subdue him. Ironically though, John does find the Flash useful.[264][265]
  • Every year during Christmas time, Flash and the Rogues put their issues aside as Barry delivers presents to children all over Central City.[266]
  • Every year, Barry participates in The Speedster Games, an event that lasts an entire minute. He shares the title of being the second fastest Flash and being in the multiverse alongside Mercury Flash.[267]
  • The Spectre defines the Flash as an embodiment of Hope, while Wonder Woman sees Barry as the heart of their world who will lead them to a better future.[268]



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