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Quote1 I saw billions of possible futures. Billions of deaths. All their pain, their suffering. And then they were gone. I felt all of it. Now I know the Monitor was right. I have to die. Quote2
Barry Allen


A Flash of the Lightning is an episode of season 6 of The Flash. It premiered on October 15, 2019.

Synopsis for "A Flash of the Lightning"


Appearing in "A Flash of the Lightning"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Unnamed organization (Behind the scenes)
    • "Malcolm Strombard" (First appearance; unnamed) (In a photograph only) (Cameo)
    • Ultraviolet (Esperanza Garcia) (First appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Origin)

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Multiverse (In picture only)
    • Alternate Earth-1 Future (Earth-1 is erased during the Crisis) (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (In a vision)
    • Alternate Earth-1 Future (The Flash/Barry Allen dies in Crisis to save the Multiverse) (First appearance; unnamed) (In a vision)
    • Nora's Future (On a TV or computer screen) (In a photograph only) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Orrery of Worlds (Unnamed) (First full appearance)
      • Earth-1 (Flashback and main story)
      • Earth-3
      • Earth-2 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-4 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-5 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-6 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-7 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-8 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-9 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-10 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-11 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-13 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-14 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-15 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-17 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-18 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-19 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-20 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-21 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-22 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-23 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-24 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-25 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-26 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-27 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-28 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-29 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-30 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-31 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-32 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-33 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-38 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-43 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-52 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-75 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-87 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-221 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-260 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-494 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-837 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-898 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Earth-X (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • First Unknown Earth (Unnamed) (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
      • Second Unknown Earth (Unnamed) (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Speed Force (Also in a vision)
    • Timestream (Behind the scenes)
    • Hell (Mentioned only)

Items:

  • Dark Matter (Flashback and main story)
  • Hermes' Helmet
  • Multiverse Map (First appearance)
  • Neural Hyper-Collider (Single appearance)
  • Vibe's Glasses (In a vision) (Cameo)

Concepts:



Notes

  • This episode foreshadows the end of the Multiverse which will happen in "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three".
  • Barry manages to glimpse billions of possible futures, including:
    • A possible future where Team Flash dies in Crisis, including a future version of Cisco Ramon who somehow regained his powers and suited up once again as Vibe.
      • This will be mirrored during the Crisis where Cisco's abilities will be restored by the Monitor.[1]
    • A possible future where the Flash/Barry Allen sacrifices himself to save the Multiverse, like the Monitor told him in "Into the Void".
  • This episode marks the last time that Earth-3 is seen in the Arrowverse continuity as, in the Post-Crisis Multiverse, Jay Garrick and some of the continuity of this Earth is brought to the reborn Earth-2 from the Stargirl tv show and Garrick eventually moved with Joan to the newly born Earth-Prime.

Trivia


See Also

Recommended Media

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Footnotes

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