Iris West was a computer graphics artist who started dating Barry Allen shortly before he started his career as the Flash.

Iris attended the party for Barry's older brother, Jay. After they celebrated, Barry went off to the CCPD for work, where he was caught in a freak lab accident. As soon as they heard about the news, Iris and Barry's family rushed to the hospital, and were relieved when they discovered he miraculously survived the blast unscathed without serious injury.

Iris wanted Barry to be at the opening art gallery which would be featuring some of her work, as her career as an artist was just starting to pick up. Barry ended up missing it after he discovered the accident had given him powers, and was beginning to learn how to control them.

Barry apologized for missing the gallery, and wanted to take their relationship further, but Iris was not ready for that kind of commitment. Even though they still loved and cared for each other, they ultimately broke up, because they both realized that they wanted different things from their relationship.

Not long after, Iris moved to France so that she could make a new start for herself and her career. Iris wrote to Barry from Paris, but he wasn't interested in reading the letter, despite Julio's insistence. To help Barry move on Julio decided to burn it so as not to trouble him any further.


This version of Iris is about 9 years younger than Barry.



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