- When I used to talk with the Speed Force sometimes it would show me visions. Of different futures, different possibilities of how things could go. There was always one common thread. There was always a speedster that would pick up our mantles, like a chain of lightning stretching through centuries. I saw my kids running with their kids.
- — Wally West src
Wally West was born to Joe and Francine West several months after she had left Joe and her daughter Iris. Growing up in Keystone City, Wally began participating in illegal street races, becoming known as Taillights for always coming first. Once his mother began getting sick, Wally took it upon himself to pay for her medical bills and moved his racing to Central City.
Wally, having known that his estranged sister and father reside in Central City, went to tentatively meet them for the first time in years. Whilst getting to know his father, Wally began nursing great disdain towards Joe for not being present in his life and later stood him up in favour of continuing his street racing. Wally nearly left Joe a second time after he was confronted for his racing.
When Wally learned that Francine had reached out to Iris to see her one last time, his resentment towards his estranged family furthered for not being present or even aware of their existence. Francine later succumbed to her illness and passed away, leaving Wally to stay in Central City with his father and sister on a more permanent basis. During this time, he grew closer to the two as Wally developed a near-obsessive fascination with the resident hero the Flash. Ironically enough, despite his love for the Flash, Wally also held a grudge against Barry Allen for being Joe West's adoptive son and their strong relationship, leading to the two often clashing. Their poor relationship would reach a climax when one of the Flash's enemies, King Shark, attacked the West home, leading to Barry slipping away to return as the Flash, to which Wally mistakenly thought he was running away in cowardice. Joe later informed Wally of his adoptive brother's traumatic past and the history of his adoption into the West family, making Wally more understanding of Barry going forward.
Helping the Flash
Wally later moved into the West house to live with his family after finding nowhere to live on campus. When the Flash was dealing with an ongoing war against Zoom, Wally became one of his targets, being abducted and sent to Earth-2 as a hostage. However, the Flash came to a deal with Zoom and gave up his speed in exchange for Wally's freedom, an act which would inspire him. Wally later had Joe arrange a meeting with the Flash to thank him. As the war against Zoom reached its peak, Wally and Harry Wells' daughter Jesse were kept safe in the Time Vault for precaution. Just as Jesse was successful in freeing the both of them from the vault, a wave of dark matter hit the two during an experiment to return the Flash's speed back to him. Joe suspected that Wally could've become a speedster due to this fact but the theory was later supposedly disproved.
During the Metapocalypse, a war in which Zoom's meta-human army was ravaging the city, Wally participated by fighting some of Zoom's allies, being saved by Joe in the process. Wally later rescued the Flash from Black Siren. After the Metapocalypse, Wally was present during a celebration which ultimately culminated in his discovery of the Flash's true identity -- Barry Allen. Witnessing the returning of a vengeful Zoom, Henry Allen was abducted and Barry sped off to save him. Wally and the others were left behind as Barry later failed to save his father.
When Zoom later taunted Barry with a race, Wally and the others forced Barry to stay in the Pipeline for his own protection. However, Barry broke out and accepted Zoom's challenge where Wally witnessed the Flash's victory and Zoom's death. When Barry went back in time to save his parents, Wally, alongside everyone else, was erased and replaced with Flashpoint.
Powers and Abilities
- Speed Force Conduit: Speed force conduits possess a connection to the Speed Force, a cosmic force that allows its users to push the boundaries that keep time and space. As a conduit of the Speed Force, all aspects of their physiology are accelerated and enhanced.
- Accelerated Healing: By having a connection to the speed force, every speed force conduit has an incredibly fast healing factor and can heal from most injuries in seconds and devastating injuries in minutes.
- Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive and process thoughts faster than the normal person.
- Phasing: Speed Force conduits can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate their molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing them to phase through objects.
- Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force manifests an aura around the speedster and whatever they are carrying, protecting them from adverse effects of their speed, such as friction with the air.
- Superhuman Stamina: The Speed Force grants its conduits with a great increase of stamina, allowing them to fight or run much longer than the average person. Although a great increase, it is not unlimited.
- Superhuman Speed: The universal factor of being a Speed Force conduit grants its user with imperceptible amounts of speed. All powers that conduits possess derives from their speed.. This also confers:
- Superhuman Agility: The speedster's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels. This allows them to easily maneuver while moving at superhuman speed.
- Superhuman Reflexes: In conjunction with their enhanced senses, The speedster's reflexes are heightened immesurably, allowing them to dodge or react faster than normal.
- Vortex Creations: Speed Force conduits are able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating their extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.
- Artistry: Kid Flash's signature move was grafting lighting bolts when leaving a crime scene.
- Waverider (Formerly)
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series The Flash, its tie-in comic book series, and its related television series. It is an adaptation of Wally West. The original character was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino and first appeared in The Flash #110.
- Wally West is portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale.
- 58 Appearances of Wally West (Arrowverse)
- 6 Images featuring Wally West (Arrowverse)
- 1 Quotations by or about Wally West (Arrowverse)
- Character Gallery: Wally West (Arrowverse)
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Fast Lane
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: The Flash Reborn
- DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series) Episode: Guest Starring John Noble
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: The Fury of Firestorm
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Potential Energy
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Running to Stand Still
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: The Reverse-Flash Returns
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: King Shark
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Versus Zoom
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Back to Normal
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Rupture
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: The Runaway Dinosaur
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Invincible
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: The Race of His Life
- Being a speed force conduit conveys some core powers as demonstrated by Barry Allen and Wally West.
- The Flash (Volume 5) #73
- The Flash (Volume 2) #1
- The Flash (Volume 2) #76
- The Flash (Volume 2) #63
- The Flash (Volume 2) #2
- The Flash (Volume 2) #74
- The Flash (2014 TV Series) Episode: Untouchable
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