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Ugh is the "Caveman Flash", a prehistoric man who possesses a connection to the Speed Force.

When Wally West attempted to cut himself off from the Speed Force, his consciousness was catapulted through the timeline and began possessing other speedsters throughout history. The first person he possessed was the Caveman Flash. A nearby raptor was infected with the haywired Speed Force energy and chased them until it exploded with the energy. Wally's consciousness was then sent back into the timestream.[1]

Ugh appears to have later tamed the raptor, who he named Swoosh. They were both brought to Timepoint by Gold Beetle.[2] They travelled to the 21st Century to help the Flash Family fight off The Fraction, and Gold Beetle then returned them to their home era.[3]

Ugh later fell through alternate realities and landed in a dimension controlled by the Uncoiled, along with various other speedsters. He was cut off from the Speed Force and unable to escape.[4]


  • Speed Force Conduit: Ugh possesses a connection to the Speed Force, a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward. As a conduit of the Speed Force, all aspects of Ugh's physiology are accelerated and enhanced.[5]
    • Accelerated Healing: By having a connection to the speed force, Ugh has an incredibly fast healing ability and can heal from most injuries in seconds and devastating injuries in minutes.[6]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances Ugh's senses, allowing him to perceive and process thoughts faster than the normal person.[7]
    • Phasing: Ugh can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate his molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing him to phase through objects.[8]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force manifests an aura around Ugh and whatever he is carrying, protecting him from adverse effects of his speed, such as friction with the air.[9]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Speed Force Aura also protects Ugh from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes him much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[10]
    • Superhuman Stamina: The Speed Force grants Ugh with a great increase of stamina, allowing him to fight or run much longer than the average person. Although a great increase, it is not unlimited.[7]
    • Superhuman Speed: The universal factor of being a Speed Force conduit grants Ugh with imperceptible amounts of speed. All powers that Ugh possesses derives from his speed.[7]. This also confers:
      • Superhuman Agility: Ugh's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows him to easily maneuver while moving at superhuman speed.[7]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: In conjunction with his enhanced senses, Ugh's reflexes are heightened immesurably, allowing him to dodge or react faster than normal.[7]
    • Vortex Creations: Ugh is able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating his extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.[11]
    • Dimensional Travel[4]


  • He appears to be one of the earliest superpowered individuals in human history, and may be Earth's first speedster.



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