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Kid Flash is a young speedster and the leader of Titans East.

Joining the Teen Titans

In one version of the Teen Titans origin story, Robin initially reached out to a collection of young heroes in hopes of starting his own super-team. Kid Flash was among the participants and, though the speedster was unimpressed by Robin's leadership skills, auditioned anyway. After the tryouts, Robin announced that the Teen Titans would be comprised of himself, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy, and Bumblebee. However, Robin had proven he was an unfit leader to the other teenagers, and they voted to kick him off his own team, with Kid Flash being elected leader instead. [1]

Robin reconnected with the other four teenagers he kicked out of the auditions and, feeling a sense of comradery having all been rejected from the team, decided to form a team themselves. The five teens broke into Titans Tower (which Robin had built himself and Kid Flash had commandeered in his takeover) and challenged Kid Flash and his team to a competition - winners keeps the tower, losers leave Jump City for good. Kid Flash agreed.

When the competition finally began, Kid Flash announced that each team would try to prove their superiority similarly to the tryouts - through combat, puzzle solving, and speed. The combat challenge, as determined by Kid Flash, would be to defeat his highly-advanced, deadly combat android. With his new robot body, Robin's teammate Cyborg immediately destroyed the combat robot, winning the round for Robin's Titans.

For the problem solving competition, Kid Flash handed Beast Boy a puzzle cube, which blew up in his hands, automatically giving Kid Flash's Titans the win for the round.

The final round - as determined by Kid Flash - was a race around the world, and the speedster challenged Robin. Robin, despite not having powers, was undaunted by the challenge. When the race began, instead of running, Robin ordered his team to rush inside Titans Tower and lock all the doors. However, Kid Flash was too quick, ran around the world, and still managed to get inside before they could they keep him out. Though Robin admitted he should probably accept defeat and concede the tower to the speedster like a gentleman, he instead bashed Kid Flash's knee in with his battle staff and threw him out the window.

Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy, and Bumblebee, having been kicked out of Jump City, decided to form their own team on the east coast. [2]

Powers

  • Speed Force Conduit: Speed force conduits possess a connection to the Speed Force, a cosmic force that allows its users to push the boundaries that keep time and space. As a conduit of the Speed Force, all aspects of their physiology are accelerated and enhanced.[3]
    • Accelerated Healing: By having a connection to the speed force, every speed force conduit has an incredibly fast healing factor and can heal from most injuries in seconds and devastating injuries in minutes.[4]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive and process thoughts faster than the normal person.[5]
    • Phasing: Speed Force conduits can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate their molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing them to phase through objects.[6]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force manifests an aura around the speedster and whatever they are carrying, protecting them from adverse effects of their speed, such as friction with the air.[7]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Speed Force Aura also protects speedsters from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes them much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[8]
    • Superhuman Stamina: The Speed Force grants its conduits with a great increase of stamina, allowing them to fight or run much longer than the average person. Although a great increase, it is not unlimited.[5]
    • Superhuman Speed: The universal factor of being a Speed Force conduit grants its user with imperceptible amounts of speed. All powers that conduits possess derives from their speed.[5]. This also confers:
      • Superhuman Agility: The speedster's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows them to easily maneuver while moving at superhuman speed.[5]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: In conjunction with their enhanced senses, The speedster's reflexes are heightened immesurably, allowing them to dodge or react faster than normal.[5]
    • Vortex Creations: Speed Force conduits are able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating their extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.[9]

Abilities


  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Teen Titans, the animated shorts that continued the series, and its tie-in comic book series Teen Titans Go!. It is an adaptation of Kid Flash. The original character was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino and first appeared in The Flash #110.

    While the character is based on the first Kid Flash, his alter ego has not been revealed in the material aired or published which is part of the show's continuity.

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