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Linda Park is an investigative journalist and the wife of Wally West.
An instant before the Flashpoint altered reality, Linda’s children Jai and Irey West were sucked into the Dark Multiverse by a tide of dark matter. Wally attempted to save them but was too late. Doctor Manhattan removed ten years from history, which included all of Linda’s relationship with Wally and Jai and Irey’s birth. Linda’s memories of her family were erased while Wally was trapped in the Speed Force.
When Wally was able to briefly escape the Speed Force he tried to get Linda, his “lightning rod” to remember him so he could permanently escape but she couldn’t and he was pulled back in.
Wally was eventually able to leave the Speed Force for good with the help of his mentor and uncle Barry Allen. He reunited with his old friends in the Titans, where he found he was able to restore their memories of him with a touch, but that Linda was mysteriously immune.
After Wally sacrificed himself to ride the Mobius Chair and save the Multiverse, Tempus Fuginaut upheld the promise made to him by returning Jai and Iris back to Earth. Doing so reignited Linda's memories of Wally and the twins and she tearfully reunited with the children as they returned to Earth.
Linda, Jai and Irey took refuge in the Speed Force alongside the rest of the Flash Family when The Batman Who Laughs remade the world in his image. They briefly reunited with Wally when he took the Mobius Chair into the Speed Force to keep it out of The Batman Who Laughs’ clutches.
After the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Park-West family tried to settle down and return to normality. Wally decided to resign as the Flash and after discussing it with Linda, decided to cut himself off from the Speed Force.
Powers and Abilities
- Linda Park was created by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque, first appearing in The Flash (Volume 2) #28. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Linda Park first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in DCU: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis.
- 22 Appearances of Linda Park (Prime Earth)
- 7 Images featuring Linda Park (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Linda Park (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Linda Park (Prime Earth)