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Quote1.png A lot can happen in the blink of an eye. You can lose everything. Your name, your reputation. But they can be replaced...by determination, strength, empathy, faith...A renewed sense of how blessed you are just to be alive. To have people who love you, care for you, but that only happens if you don't leave before the miracle. When you realize that tomorrow is a new day. That tomorrow brings hope, and hope is where we find redemption. Quote2.png
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Wallace Rudolph "Wally" West is the Fastest Man Alive, and the third speedster known as the Flash. Using his Super-Speed powers, he wields the Speed Force and became a costumed crime-fighter. He was trapped in the Speed Force for years, with the world temporarily forgetting his existence until his metaphorical "rebirth". He is also a founding member of the Teen Titans.

Early Life

Wally as a kid

Wally West, named after his grandfather, is the only son of Rudy and Mary West. As a child, he developed a fascination with the superhero The Flash, having no idea that the speedster knew his aunt Iris in Central City.

One day, while visiting Iris at her friend Barry Allen's CSI lab at the Central City Police Department, Wally was struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals just like the Flash was, which infused Wally with the power of a mysterious energy force called the Speed Force like his hero.[1]

Unbeknownst to Wally, Barry Allen actually WAS the Flash and invited the boy to become his sidekick - the first Kid Flash.[1]

Teen Titans and Disappearance

Kid Flash and the Teen Titans

Shortly after becoming a hero, Wally became a founding member of the original incarnation of the Teen Titans, alongside Robin (Dick Grayson), Aqualad (Garth), Omen, Speedy and Wonder Girl (Donna Troy). The team went on multiple adventures together and bonded as friends.

One day, the Titans fought the villain Abra Kadabra, who used his magical powers to cast Wally into the Speed Force and wipe his existence from everyone's memories. Wally couldn't escape, and no one remembered him to be able to save him.[1][2]

The team would continue to be active without Wally and take on new members. To make matters worse, they would even forget their own history as a group due to the machinations of Mister Twister, further hiding Wally's existence.

Missing Years

Memories no longer true

Due to a mysterious force messing with the universe timeline, ten years of history were removed from existence, but, because Wally was outside of time, his memories of these formerly true events remained with him.

In these ten years, Wally would have escaped the Speed Force and witnessed Barry Allen sacrifice himself to save the Multiverse. Without his mentor, Wally would have filled the role and become the next Flash and would take on Bart Allen as his sidekick.

Wally would have been active as the Flash for years and would have met Linda Park, who he would marry and have two children with named Irey and Jai West.

In this time, Barry Allen would have returned, and the two men would have both been active as Flashes.

However, because of the timeline interference, none of these events actually happened, and Wally was further tormented by the life he remembered but lost in the Speed Force. Though many of these occurences would eventually be restored to Earth's history, Wally would still suffer greatly.

Rebirth

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Wally returns

Years later, during the Justice League's war against Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, the barrier between Wally and the real world was finally weakened enough by the powerful death of Darkseid. As Barry Allen was running from the Black Racer, Wally managed to make his first contact in years by calling Barry's name, though the speedster wouldn't realize what it meant until later.[3]

While trapped in the Speed Force, Wally sensed a presence, who he realized was a being from outside the universe. He learned that this being was watching the universe and was responsible for the missing decade of history.

Wally finally escaped the Speed Force, but, due to all the history manipulation, no one remembered him. Just before he fully faded away to become one with the Speed Force yet again, Barry Allen remembered him and pulled him out, saving him, and proclaiming that he remembered.[1]

Wally told Barry about the history that was lost and the events of the Flashpoint that changed everything.

The New, Old Flash

Wally's new costume

No longer feeling like Kid Flash because of the decade of memories he still had that were wiped from existence, Wally resumed his position as just the Flash anyway.

After making himself a new costume, Wally went to find his friends - the original Teen Titans. Restoring their memorizes of him with shocks of his electricity, these heroes reformed their childhood team under the new name "the Titans".[4] [5]

While trying to reintegrate in the world, Wally met his younger cousin, who he shared the same name with, when he showed up in Central City. This Wally also gained super-speed and was currently acting as the newest Kid Flash. When Wally went to shake his younger cousin's hand for the first time, this caused some sort of disruption with the Speed Force and made Barry become corrupted. Wally and his cousin managed to bring Barry back before he was absorbed into the Speed Force.

While corrupted, Barry, in a fit of rage, revealed to Kid Flash that Daniel West was, in fact, his father, rather than his uncle as he was led to believe. Kid Flash ran away, angered at how he was lied to his whole life. Wally later found his cousin and comforted him, offering advice and words of wisdom.[6]

Home Sweet Home

After Wally and the Titans defeated a threat in their new base of operations: Manhattan, Superman showed up to the scene, believing it was a threat for him to handle. After seeing that the Titans had handled it, he left telling Wally it was "good to see him again". This caused Wally great confusion, as no one he had encountered since he'd been back had remembered him. He caught up to Superman and questioned him about how he remembers him, as well as his life with Linda Park. Superman revealed to Wally that he also remembers a different world. Superman gives Wally words of advice, and the two agree to inform each other if either of them learns more about the mysterious situation, then the two engage in a race where they later meet with the other Titans at their newly built headquarters: Titans Tower.[7]

The Lazarus Contract

Deathstroke makes Wally an offer.

During a mission with the Titans, Wally was drugged and abducted by Deathstroke, the world's deadliest assassin. When Wally awakened, he realized he had been restrained and given a truth serum. This made him answer any of Deathstroke's questions and run against his will. Wally was able to eventually able to break free from the restraints and pin down Slade. This is when Deathstroke made Wally an offer: if Wally uses his powers to go back in time and change the past so Deathstroke's son doesn't die, Slade will quit being Deathstroke. Admittedly tempted by the offer, Wally refuses. Slade then reveals to Wally that he had also captured Wally's cousin, Kid Flash, as a contingency.[8]

Deathstroke eventually convinced Kid Flash to help him, while absorbing his Speed Force powers in secret. When Slade was confronted by both teams of Titans, he easily blitzed right through them, now harnessing the Speed Force. Wally chased after Slade and caught up to him. Slade then made Wally realize that speed was his main advantage, and now that the playing-field was evened, he didn't stand a chance, since Slade was a trained killer with superior combat-skills. Wally ran away in search of a plan and found Deathstroke's son, Jericho, for help.[9]

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Endgame

The Titans disband

Due to his heart condition, Wally wrote a letter to Nightwing about his resignation from the Titans but Donna interrupted him and told him that their kiss was a moment of empathy and they should remain friends for now. During a battle against H.I.V.E., Wally suffered from a heart attack and apparently died.[10] However, thanks to his cousin, he managed to survive, and his heart condition had healed.[11] Afterwards, the Justice League encouraged the Titans to disband, which they do. Wally, realizing that he had never created a life for himself outside of superheroics, agreed with the decision.[12]

Flash War Prelude/The Perfect Storm

Upon his return to Central City, Wally helped his cousin and uncle fight the Top, but was still reluctant to inform his aunt of his existence. Furthermore, he was still upset that Barry kept Iris' murder of Eobard Thawne from him. The two briefly got into an argument, though they made amends very quickly. Wally later went to visit Frances Kane, remembering the pre-Flashpoint timeline. While she initially did not remember him at first, Wally restored her memories of the pre-Flashpoint timeline, which also inadvertently brought back her Magenta persona and powers. Initially reacting violently to Wally, Magenta calmed down once Wally brought her to their hometown. After she was taken to S.T.A.R. Labs who attempt to help her condition, Wally decided to return to Keystone City, where Dick Grayson paid for his apartment. Wally resolved to tell Iris of his existence.[13]

Flash War

Wally comes into conflict with Barry

After the Renegades were sent to capture Iris West for questioning for the murder of Eobard Thawne, Wally, Barry and Wallace engaged in a battle with them. During the battle, Wally West had a "temporal seizure". The Renegades promised to take care of him if Iris agreed to come back with them, to which she agreed, although Barry and Wallace also come back to the 25th century with them. After arriving in the future, Wally was separated from the rest of the group and was confronted by Zoom, who informed him that all of the forgotten speedsters were lost in the Speed Force and that the only way to save them was to destroy it, as well as the fact that he could help him save his children.[14]

Heroes in Crisis

Following the events of Flash War, Wally sought help in Sanctuary, a rehabilitation center for both superheroes and reformed villains. During his time in Sanctuary, Wally tried getting over his mental health issues. While there, Wally begamn gradually improving, though after a while he started convincing himself he was the only hero in Sanctuary, and that Sanctuary was made solely out of pity for Wally by the Justice League.

Wally snuck into Sanctuary's database A.I. and, using his abilities, reconstructed recordings of all of the other patients' traumas. As a result, he suffered a mental breakdown. At that moment, the speed force released a burst of energy, resulting in the deaths of nearly every patient in Sanctuary, minus Booster Gold and Harley Quinn. The victims of the massacre were Arsenal, Blue Jay, Hot Spot, Commander Steel, Red Devil, Lagoon Boy, Gunfire, Gnarrk, Protector, Nemesis, Tattooed Man, Solstice and Poison Ivy. Mistakenly believing himself responsible and under the effects of hypnotic persuasion from Eobard Thawne, Wally also placed a future version of himself amongst the victims.

After this, Wally left evidence that placed either Booster or Harley as the culprit to the slaughter, giving Wally time to set up a plan to do something equally as good as he did bad. Wally recorded a tape confessing his crimes and sent it to Lois Lane.

After five days Wally revived Poison Ivy and had his five days younger self kill that Wally. However Booster and friends arrived in time and convinced Wally to clone himself, kill the clone, put the body of the clone amongst the victims, turn himself in and accept responsibility for the massacre. After these events Wally placed his fate in the Justice League and was incarcerated.[15]

Flash Forward

Wally races through the multiverse

While imprisoned for his actions at Sanctuary, Wally was recruited by Tempus Fuginaut to protect the Multiverse from the encroaching Dark Matter that had emerged from the Dark Multiverse.[16] Wally reluctantly assisted Fuginaut, fighting alongside the heroes of Earth 23, and purged the Dark Matter from their world. Reinvigorated as a hero because of the deed, Wally partnered up with Fuginaut to assist the rest of the Multiverse.[17]

During these adventures, Wally would gain some closure regarding the events at Sanctuary after fighting alongside a version of Roy Harper against a vampiric Justice League, with said version of Roy dying but told Wally that it was his decision, Wally coming to the conclusion that the heroes of Sanctuary knew the risks of helping him, and that to treat them as victims would dishonor their memory.[18]

Wally, imbued with Dr. Manhattan's powers, on the Mobius Chair

Wally would also reaffirm his love for Linda Park after fighting alongside a speedster version of her named Lightspeed. After purging the darkness from her home dimension of Earth 32 and the colliding Earth 13, Wally travelled to the next Earth he was meant to assist, but was unexpectedly reunited with Jai and Irey West,[19] only to learn that they were inhabitants of a new Dark Multiverse Earth created from his own fears of losing his children — an Earth that Tempus Fuginaut was now tasking him with destroying.[20]

Wally spent one last day with his kids, spending a nice dinner with them and giving them one last kiss before deciding to make his move. Knowing what needed to be done, he forced Tempus to promise him to get his kids to Earth once he acted, leading to Wally to sit on the Mobius Chair and obtain its knowledge and power. Tempus fulfilled his promise and reunited the twins with Earth-0's Linda, whose memory of Wally and the twins returned to her. The now-godlike Wally watched before musing on his newfound power and being, realizing that the Chair was now infused with that of Dr. Manhattan's power and he could do more than just sit and observe.[21]

Now omniscient, Wally surveyed the timeline and noticed reality change before his eyes as the Justice Society and Legion of Super-Heroes, once forgotten, suddenly reappeared in the timeline. He investigated further, starting with his own life. He saw two versions of the day he first met Barry Allen. In one, Iris introduces him to Barry alone, while in another he is accompanied by his cousin Wallace. He saw the Teen Titans founded twice, and two different versions of the Flash Family. He noted that these are not alternate realities, but the same events repeating on the same world at a different time, with no one remembering the earlier incarnation. He realised reality is damaged and met up with Tempus Fuginaut, telling him he had a plan to repair reality.[22]

Using his new godlike powers, Wally planned to forge the disparate fragments of reality into a single coherent timeline while Fuginaut guarded against danger from the Dark Multiverse. Wally began to create a new universe from the shards of the old ones, when he suddenly realised it wasn’t working. Dark Matter surrounded him as he heard evil laughter echo through reality. He realised The Batman Who Laughs had corrupted the Multiverse and headed off to to Earth 0 to stop him.[23]

Dark Nights: Death Metal

The Batman Who Laughs, empowered by Perpetua, defeated Wally and stripped him of the Mobius Chair. Although Wally carried some residual "Anti-Crisis Energy" from Dr. Manhattan, he was no longer omnipotent. He was imprisoned in the Tartarus Pits below Themyscira, which was now a prison for the surviving supervillains. Wonder Woman, who was forced to act as the warden of the prison in exchange for her fellow Amazons' lives, broke him out of prison, mortally wounding The Batman Who Laughs as they escaped.[24]

Along with Swamp Thing they fled to Valhalla Cemetery in a hijacked Batmobeast to join up with Batman, who was raising an army of undead heroes with a Black Lantern Ring. At the cemetery, Wally reunited with Barry Allen and Jay Garrick, who had been restored to the timeline along with the Justice Society.[25] Wonder Woman devised a plan to undo the damage caused by Perpetua and create an "Anti-Crisis" by chanelling the Crisis energy being fed to Perpetua into Wally so he could remake the Multiverse. She and Batman took a small force to the artifical sun "New Apokolips" in order to free the imprisoned heroes there; while the Flashes and Justice Socety remained in the Cemetery. Although they were in a sealed bunker protected by science and magic, the Robin King and Batman Who Laughs, now a godlike being calling himself the Darkest Knight, were able to breach the defences. The Flashes fled through a portal created by Doctor Fate with the Darkest Knight in hot pursuit.[26]

The Flashes were soon 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, believing he wanted to absorb the remaining Anti-Crisis Energy from Wally to become powerful enough to challenge Perpetua. The Darkest Knight summoned a horde of Dark Flashes to chase them down. The 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, bringing them to a stop outside the Flash Museum. This bought them a respite but strained the Speed Force even further, which Barry criticized him for and the two argued about their next move. 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. Wally complained that 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.

Wally leads the charge

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, his costume transforming into the one he had worn before the Flashpoint. Wally reached the Chair an instant before the Dark Flashes could catch him and disappeared with it into the Speed Force. Wally expected to fade into the Force again but suddenly found himself with the Flash Family and their loved ones, who had taken refuge in the Speed Force. After a brief reunion with Linda and their children, he led Jay and Barry back out of the Speed Force to deliver the Mobius Chair to Wonder Woman and execute her plan to remake the multiverse.[27]

Unfortunately, this triumph would prove to be false. Although Wonder Woman's plan was successfully carried out, the Darkest Knight had anticipated what the heroes would do and had rigged the Mobius Chair to redirect all the energy into himself rather than Wally. This granted him power equal to Perpetua and allowed him to create the Last 52 Multiverse.[28] The Darkest Knight let Robin King fight the heroes for a while, then left to fight Perpetua, taking Robin King with him.[29] He left Castle Bat behind to deal with the heroes until he returned, but they were rescued by Lex Luthor, who had been Perpetua's right hand man until his positon was usurped by the Darkest Knight.[30]

The surviving heroes and villains joined up on Themyscira for a final battle against the forces of the Last 52 Multiverse. Many current and former members of the Teen Titans gathered together the night before the battle. Wally approached them and after an awkward moment he was embraced by his old friend and fellow founding member Donna Troy. Wally was happy to be welcomed back by the Titans, but he did not have the courage to approach Arsenal, who was raised as a zombie for the fight by Batman.[31]

The first wave was successfully repulsed, but when the Darkest Knight killed Perpetua he was able devote his full attention to the battle and unleash his best troops. Wonder Woman achieved sufficient power to challenge the Darkest Knight directly,[32] and Superboy-Prime sacrificed himself to destroy some of the Last 52 worlds, which gave the people of the multiverse a fighting chance.[33] One of the dark counterparts unleashed by the Darkest Knight was an alternate version of Wally who called himself the Fastest Killer Alive, created from Wally's fear that the Sanctuary disaster had not been an accident. Wally saved Red Arrow, Aqualad, Orphan and Impulse from the Fastest Killer Alive, who Arsenal then killed with an arrow through the head. Roy assured Wally that he did not blame him for the Sanctuary disaster and that he could never have been like the Fastest Killer. The two fought side by side, jokingly referring to each other as "Kid Flash" and "Speedy".[34]

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.[35]

Infinite Frontier

Jumping through space-and-time

After Barry was offered a place on Justice Incarnate in order to explore the new multiverse and map it, Wally was chosen once again to be the main Flash.[36] Unfortunately, Wally was hoping to enjoy a normal life with his family after the traumatic events he experienced since his return and told both Barry and the League that he decided to resign as the Flash. He even wanted to cut himself off from the Speed Force after discussing it with his wife Linda. However, just before Barry can sever Wally's connection to the Speed Force, he's transported to the prehistoric Earth and notices that it feels different from any other time he time traveled, as now he had somehow possessed the body of a prehistoric man but noted that he still has his speed (unlike the rest of the speedsters who lost their powers). He also can't reach the speed necessary to return to his time.

While being chased by a Raptor with super speed, Wally makes contact with Barry and they talk about the situation before the Raptor explodes in a huge burst of Speed Force energy that sends Wally to the 30th Century, this time possessing the body of his cousin Bart Allen.[37] In the future Wally met Gold Beetle, a new ally he is fated to have many adventures with in the future, and together they fought a Dominator grown to gigantic size by excess Speed Force energy.[38] He continued to bounce around the timeline and Omniverse, possessing other speedsters at the lowest points in their lives. He jumped into Jay Garrick when he was captured by the Nazis in World War II[39] and the Reverse-Flash of another reality when the Legion of Doom fought Superman.

In rapid succession he jumped into Max Mercury, Kid Flash, Liberty Belle and even Barry himself in the past. Back in the present, Barry and Mr Terrific theorised that the Speed Force may be trying to expel something from itself and decided to send a burst of tachyons into the Speed Force to flush it out.

Wally jumped into his own son Jai twenty years in the future, where Irey was waiting for him. The twins had known this would happen as Wally had told them the story of his time travel adventures many times. Irey had already safely absorbed the surge of Speed Force energy and would release it over the next few minutes, giving her and Wally time to talk. Irey told him that their family was safe and happy in the future, but also that Wally would not retire from heroics when he returned to the present, showing that both she and Jai had grown up to be superheroes themselves.

Irey took Wally into space and showed him a star that had been ornamented with a gigantic lightning bolt to resemble the Flash emblem. She warned him that his next jump would be the hardest and closed off the conduit as Barry sent the tachyon surge. Wally suddenly found himself in his own body on the grounds of Sanctuary, surrounded by bodies.[40]

Arriving at Sanctuary, Wally comes to realize that the Speed Force had most likely caused the explosion that killed the heroes in Sanctuary, only to spot Roy coming up to him in confusion, actually nowhere near the time bubble created by the explosion. Wally still believes that he had caused the deaths brought by the explosion, only for the time bubble to contract and release the true cause of the surges: Savitar. Realizing that Savitar is absorbing more and more of the Speed Force, Barry and Mr. Terrific plan to drop the time bubble and send both Savitar and Wally back to the present. Despite Wally and Ollie's pleas, Roy convinces both to act as heroes and uses one of his arrows to destroy the time bubble, shunting Wally and Savitar back into the present and causing the explosion once more.

In the present, despite the arrival of Superman and Batman, Savitar defeated the gathered heroes before Wally regained his strength and suited up in his old Flash costume. Struck with an extra surge of Speed Force energy, Wally easily defeated Savitar, severing his connection to the Speed Force before a mysterious portal dragged him back to his prison. After passing out from the stress, Wally reawoke and learned that, while he was physically okay, he now had access to the Speed Force energy that was given to him. He told Barry he changed his mind about retiring and Ollie apologized to Wally over his own actions. After a brief reunion with his family, Wally returned to action as the Flash once more.[41]

Powers

  • Speed Force Conduit: After he was struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Wally gained a connection to the Speed Force, a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward. As it does this, the Speed Force creates excess energy that builds up and needs to be released. Wally, along with all speedsters connected, acts as a release valve for the Speed Force. When Wally uses his powers, he taps into that built up energy and expends it.[42] Being a Speed Force Conduit radically accelerates all aspects of Wally's being. Due to his time trapped in the Speed Force, Wally has since gained a much stronger connection to it, and can tap into it much more than before, due to being adrift within its cosmic energies for so long.[2] Wally has a deep, spiritual understanding of the Speed Force.[43] Wally's connection to the Speed Force grew even stronger after he was hyper-energized with a incredibly powerful surge of energy from the Speed Force itself.[41] This granted Wally a raw connection to the Speed Force, meaning he cannot be cut off from its energy, due to his mainline-connection to it.[41]
    • Superhuman Speed: Wally is capable of moving at incredible superhuman speeds. He was able to cover 7,000 miles in 6.25 seconds[2], and even accelerate far beyond light-speed to the point of entering the Speed Force dimension.[44] He is faster than both Superman and Barry Allen, having beaten both in separate races.[7][45][46] Wally is so fast that he had no problem moving at super-speed, even when time was frozen.[47] He was even able to hit Ultraman hundreds of thousands of times before he could react.[18] After pushing himself, Wally was able to accelerate faster than thought, time, and even the Speed Force itself.[20] His unrivaled connection to the Speed Force makes Wally the fastest being in existence.[48][49][45] According to Tempus Fuginaut, Wally is the fastest being in the multiverse, and his speed is essentially infinite.[16][20] By reciting the Speed Force Formula, Wally can tap into the Speed Force in a different way to boost his speed even more. This allows him to move at beyond light speeds with no effort, making it appear as if time was frozen. He has only used the formula twice, as a last resort.[50]
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Wally possesses reflexes far greater than a normal human being. This allows him to easily react to danger and events, and perceive the world in slow motion.[5]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Wally's body can handle the stress of moving at superhuman speeds for extended periods of time without getting tired or weak.[4] He ran for days on end, non-stop, while trying to look for his kids.[51]
    • Superhuman Agility: Wally's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily make sharp turns and leap far distances while moving at superhuman speed.[4]
    • Superhuman Strength: The Flash can use his speed to boast his natural strength,[52] allowing him to easily carry multiple people while running at super speed. Wally's strength combined with his speed allowed him to hit Ultraman with the force of one hundred thousand punches, with one punch.[18] He was also able to plow through an army of Dark Flashes, sending them flying through the air upon contact.[50]
    • Speed Force Aura: Wally's body is surrounded by a "friction cushion", a field of kinetic absorbent energy that protects him and anyone who is running with or carried by him from the rigorous effects of using his speed, including friction, airborne particulate matter, kinetic impacts, G-Force and the like.[53] It also allows speedsters like Wally to run at speeds faster than light, without causing damage to the environment.
      • Superhuman Durability: Thanks to his protective Speed Force aura, Wally is capable of resisting tremendous kinetic impact forces that could easily crush or kill a human, without suffering any serious external or internal injuries.[17]
    • Accelerated Healing: Like all conduits of the Speed Force, Wally is capable of regenerating from injuries much faster than any normal human.
      • Toxic Immunity: Wally's accelerated metabolism grants him significant resistance to drugs and other toxins. When exposed to a sleep gas, Wally was only slowed to normal human levels, rather than being instantly put to sleep by the gas.[54]
    • Aerokinesis: By rotating his arms at super speed or running in a circular motion, Wally can manipulate the airflow around him for various effects, such as creating strong vortexes of wind.[8] By running fast enough, he can also pull the oxygen out of a fire in order to extinguish the flames.[55] By running across water in circles, Wally was able to create a large vortex of water that he was able to pull behind him in his slipstream.[56] Hawkman stated that when Wally and Barry ran around the world at immense speed, they created winds stronger than he had ever felt over all of his lives.[48]
    • Dimensional Travel: Wally is able to accelerate into the Speed Force by moving past light-speed. Entering the Speed Force is usually dangerous for speedsters since they need a "lightning rod" to ground them, or else they may become trapped.[44]
    • Electrokinesis: Wally can generate and manipulate the electrical energy that he draws from the Speed Force. This Speed Force lightning emanates off of him, especially when he moves at super-speed. When generated at high volumes, Wally'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.[48] Wally has stated that it takes great control to make sure the Speed Force in him stays put, describing the energy as the world's most dangerous weapon.[57] Wally's lightning color has shifted based on various circumstances. After escaping the Speed Force, his energy shifted from yellow to white, due to his connection to the Speed Force growing stronger.[2] Wally's lightning later evolved into an indigo-blue cosmic energy,[16] however after being hyper-energized by a surge Speed Force energy, his lightning shifted back to yellow.[41]
      • Electro-Blast: Wally is capable of projecting powerful arcs and blasts of his Speed Force lightning.[17]
      • Energy Construct Creation: Wally discovered if he concentrated, he could use the Speed Force to create solid energy constructs, which he used to compose his costume. He used this ability to reweave the molecules of his Kid Flash costume and construct a new Flash suit out of pure Speed Force energy.[5] In another instance he was able to recreate his Pre-Flashpoint suit.[50]
      • Energy Transformation: When moving faster than light speed, Wally generates so much energy that he essentially becomes pure Speed Force energy.[44][48]
      • Healing: Wally's lightning can heal the wounds of others, through contact. An arc of his lightning sealed a wound of Nightwing's, after he was impaled.[10] Wally once used his Speed Force energy to bring a dead flower back to life, and by stimulating it with one more spark of energy, he was able to bring Poison Ivy back to life through the plant.[57]
      • Speed Force Absorption: By interlocking energy currents, Wally can drain away the Speed Force, or Negative Speed Force, from other energy sources such as a Speed Force storm.[58]
      • Speed Force Negation: By interlocking energy currents, Wally was able to disconnect Savitar from the Speed Force, completely removing his powers.[41]
    • Enhanced Mental Process: The Speed Force enhances Wally's mental capacity to levels greater than any normal human, allowing him to take in and process information at an accelerated rate. This allows Wally to read through large amounts of information at super-speed.[59] He can think so fast that he is able to hold two separate thoughts at once.[17]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force grants Wally enhanced senses that allow him to perceive the world at a rate attuned to his reaction speed, as well as grants him extra temporal senses.[60]
      • Cosmic Awareness: Wally's connection to the Speed Force also allows him to sense cosmic and temporal disturbances.[61] He can sense when the flow of time has been manipulated, as well as channel the Speed Force and "listen to it", allowing him to sense things that are disrupting the space-time continuum.[60] Wally was able to sense Doctor Manhattan watching over Prime Earth,[61] as well as The Batman Who Laughs putting pressure on the Speed Force in an attempt to corrupt it.[50]
    • Molecular Acceleration: Wally can vibrate his own molecular structure at varying degrees for a number of purposes, by adjusting to different frequencies.[8]
      • Intangibility: Wally can vibrate his molecular structure to an intangible state, allowing objects to pass through him.[8]
      • Phasing: By vibrating his molecules on an atomic level, and by doing so at just the right frequency, Wally can phase through objects such as walls without damaging them.[59] He can allow others to phase through an object with him by vibrating them through physical contact.[17]
    • Retrocognition: Due to his time trapped in the Speed Force, Wally regained his memories of the Pre-Flashpoint timeline, and remembers his past life, as well as the lives of others. Also, after Abra Kadabra erased everyone's memories of him, Wally could use his lightning to "shock" their forgotten memories back into them.[5] Wally gained all of his forgotten memories over time through "temporal seizures".[14]
      • Temporal Energy Burst (Formerly): Wally's temporal seizures caused him to release powerful bursts of temporal energy. This energy clashes with Speed Force energy, making it harmful to speedsters, including Wally himself. When Wally regained all of his memories, he released all the temporal energy in the Speed Force, which temporarily cut off time travel and dimensional travel for all speedsters.[45]
    • Sharing the Force: Wally is able to use the Speed Force to "lend" velocity to objects or people already in motion. When he used the Speed Force Formula to give himself a massive speed boost, he was able to share this speed with the rest of the Flash Family.[50]
    • Speed Steal: Wally can use the Speed Force to absorb the speed and/or momentum from anyone or anything. He demonstrated this by slowing down an explosion, and even taught Kid Flash to do this.[6]
    • Time Stopping: Wally developed the ability to stop the flow of time when he temporarily gained a heart condition. This power would kick in when his heart rate would rise too high from straining himself at super-speed. While stopping time, Wally has the same advantages of moving at super-speed, without needing to move fast at all.[62]
    • Time Travel: By running fast enough, Wally is able to jump into the timestream and travel throughout it, without the aid of a Cosmic Treadmill.[63]

Abilities

Weaknesses


Equipment

  • Mobius Chair (Formerly): In order to save the multiverse from the incoming Dark Matter emerging from the Dark Multiverse, Wally had to sit in the Mobius Chair, which had been previously been imbued with the power of Doctor Manhattan.[21] Due to his Indomitable Will and the power of the Speed Force, Wally was not overtaken by the power of the chair.[66]
    • Nigh-Omniscience: The Mobius Chair grants Wally access to the infinite knowledge it possesses. Due to the chair being imbued with Doctor Manhattan's powers, Wally also shares Manhattan's atemporal vision, meaning he is simultaneously able to see the past, present and future from a third person perspective.[21] Wally states he can see every multiversal crisis from first to last.[66]
      • Cosmic Awareness: Wally possesses an understanding of the workings of the universe on a cosmic scale, and has the ability to oversee other universes as he wishes. The chair had also allowed Wally to finally understand how the events of the Flashpoint had unmoored him from reality.[21] Wally was also able to see that time and space had been broken and risking collapse.[66]
      • Precognition: Due to his ability to see the past, present and future simultaneously, Wally is able to look into the future of his own timeline, or any timeline he wishes.[66]
      • Retrocognition: Due to his ability to see the past, present and future simultaneously, Wally can see past timelines that were erased or altered. [66]
    • Energy Projection: After joining with the Mobius Chair, Wally's Speed Force energy merged with the Connective Energy of Doctor Manhattan. It is essentially a form of positive cosmic energy, opposite in nature to the negative Crisis energy wielded by beings like Perpetua.[67] Wally was able to send a powerful lightning bolt to strike in Central City, as a signal to Barry Allen.[68] Even when separated from the chair, Wally retains the Anti-Crisis energy within him.[50]
    • Interstellar Travel: Due to his powers with the Speed Force in conjunction with the powers of the Mobius Chair, Wally can travel throughout time and space at incredible speed.[21]
    • Reality Alteration: Wally was capable of erasing a Dark Matter infested universe and filled it with new planets and galaxies.[21]
    • Self-Sustenance: After joining with the Mobius chair, Wally no longer needs air, sleep, food or water, and can to survive unaided within the vacuum of space.[21]
  • Cosmic Staff (Formerly): Wally was gifted a cosmic staff that was supposedly capable of purging the dark matter emerging from the Dark Multiverse. It was later revealed by Tempus Fuginaut that the staff had never possessed any power at all, but had channeled Wally's inner hope into it.[21]


Related

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 DCU: Rebirth #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Titans (Volume 3) #5
  3. Justice League (Volume 2) #50
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Flash: Rebirth (Volume 2) #1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Titans: Rebirth #1
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Flash (Volume 5) #9
  7. 7.0 7.1 Titans (Volume 3) #7
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Titans (Volume 3) #11
  9. Deathstroke (Volume 4) #19
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Titans (Volume 3) #15
  11. Titans (Volume 3) #18
  12. Titans (Volume 3) #19
  13. The Flash Annual (Volume 5) #1
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Flash (Volume 5) #47
  15. Heroes in Crisis #9
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Flash Forward #1
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 Flash Forward #2
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Flash Forward #3
  19. Flash Forward #4
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Flash Forward #5
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Flash Forward #6
  22. The Flash #750
  23. Flash Forward (Collected)
  24. Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
  25. Dark Nights: Death Metal #2
  26. Dark Nights: Death Metal #3
  27. Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1
  28. Dark Nights: Death Metal #4
  29. Dark Nights: Death Metal Robin King #1
  30. Dark Nights: Death Metal #5
  31. Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DC Universe #1
  32. Dark Nights: Death Metal #6
  33. Dark Nights: Death Metal The Secret Origin #1
  34. Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1
  35. Dark Nights: Death Metal #6
  36. Infinite Frontier #0
  37. The Flash #768
  38. The Flash #769
  39. The Flash #770
  40. The Flash #771
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 The Flash 2021 Annual #1
  42. The Flash (Volume 4) #8
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 The Flash (Volume 5) #42
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Titans (Volume 3) #6
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 The Flash (Volume 5) #50
  46. Action Comics #1000
  47. 47.0 47.1 The Flash (Volume 5) #41
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 The Flash (Volume 5) #49
  49. DC Nation #2
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1
  51. The Flash (Volume 5) #51
  52. Justice League The Ultimate Guide #1
  53. The Flash (Volume 5) #2
  54. The Flash #774
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 The Flash #772
  56. The Flash #773
  57. 57.0 57.1 Heroes in Crisis #7
  58. The Flash (Volume 5) #44
  59. 59.0 59.1 Titans (Volume 3) #9
  60. 60.0 60.1 Nightwing (Volume 4) #21
  61. 61.0 61.1 Titans (Volume 3) #1
  62. Titans (Volume 3) #13
  63. The Flash (Volume 5) #48
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Heroes in Crisis #8
  65. Teen Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 The Flash #750
  67. Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
  68. The Flash #761
  69. [1]
  70. The Flash (Volume 5) #51



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