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Invasion! is an episode of season 3 of The Flash. It premiered on November 29, 2016.

Synopsis for "Invasion!"

Appearing in "Invasion!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:



  • A.T.O.M. Exosuit (Flashback and main story)
  • Deathstroke's Sword (Mentioned only)
  • Dominators' Mind Control Device (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (Destroyed)
  • Firestorm Matrix (Flashback and main story)
  • Heat Wave's Heat Gun (Flashback and main story)
  • H.R. Wells' Drumsticks (Flashback only)
  • Oliver Queen's Bow (Flashback and main story)
  • Quantum Splicer (Flashback and main story)
  • Spartan's Helmet (Flashback and main story)
  • Thea Queen's Bow (Flashback and main story)
  • Vibe's Goggles (Flashback only)
  • Vigilante Suit (Flashback only)
  • White Dwarf Star (Mentioned only)


  • Air Force One (First appearance; unnamed) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Dominators' Fleet (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
    • Dominators' Mothership (First appearance)
  • Jump Ship (Flashback only)
  • Queen's Gambit (Destroyed) (Mentioned only)
  • S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Research Unit (Destroyed)
  • Waverider (Mentioned only)



  • Aberrations
  • Breaches
  • Flashtime (Unnamed)
  • Red Skies (On a TV or computer screen) (In picture only) (Cameo)
  • Time Travel


  • This episode is the first part of the Invasion! crossover with Arrow, Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
    • The story is continued in the Arrow 100th episode, "Invasion!".
    • Barry recruiting Kara was previously shown in the epilogue of the Supergirl episode, "Medusa".
  • This episode takes place a few days after the events of "Killer Frost".
  • Supergirl's Earth designation is revealed to be Earth-38.
  • The content of Future Barry's message from the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode, "Shogun", is revealed in this episode.
    • However, the real meaning of Barry's words will only be revealed in "Cause and Effect".
    • This version of Barry will be eventually erased and replaced as a consequence of present Barry's journey to the future in "The Once and Future Flash".
  • The newspaper from the 2024 Future is changed as a consequence of the creation of the Post-Flashpoint Timeline.
    • Star City is still known as Starling City in this timeline.
    • The message will be changed once again[1] after Nora West-Allen's interference with the timeline.[2]


  • "Post 47 "#AlienMovieNight" is The Chronicles of Cisco post regarding this episode.[3]
  • The Earth-38 designation is a reference to the year 1938 that marked Superman's comic debut.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of the S.T.A.R. Labs hangar which will eventually become the Hall of Justice.[4]
  • Many past events are referenced in this episode, including:
  • Oliver states "he would do anything to make his story different" which foreshadows the events of the Arrow series finale, "Fadeout".
  • Barry rescuing Oliver and Diggle from Vigilante mirrors the Scarlett Speedster saving them from Damien Darhk in the first part of the Heroes Join Forces crossover.
  • Kara mentions the Dominators of her Earth which will make their first appearance in the Supergirl episode, "Supergirl Lives".
  • The Dominators attacking Earth in 1951 is obviously a nod to the Area 51.

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