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Nora Allen (née Thompson) was the mother of Barry Allen aka the Flash.

Early life

At some point, Nora married Henry Allen, and together they had a son; Barry. Eventually, Nora's relationship with Henry wear out. When Barry was preparing to participate in a spelling bee at school, Nora was struggling to encourage him, despite working on double shifts and trying to divorce Henry. When Nora came back from work, she was happy to see that her son had won the competition, but was forced to talk to Henry about their relationship, so they sent Barry to the bookstore.


In the meantime, Reverse-Flash decided to get revenge on the Flash and travelled back in time to Barry's childhood and killed Nora. Due to a lack of evidence, Henry was convicted. However, Barry could never believe that his father had killed Nora, and this led him to become a policeman.