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Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.
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 Wally West (38 episodes, 2015-2016)
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Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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When Thawne is going back to his time, he mentions Rip Hunter as the first man to build a time machine. Rip Hunter is a superhero created in 1959 by Jack Miller and Ruben Moreira, a scientific genius capable to build time machines, turning himself in a "time agent" to prevent disasters along the history. Hunter is too the main protagonist of Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014) spin-off, about time travels. See more »

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Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me, and one day I'll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am The Flash.
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The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more »

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Excellent series that will continue to expand with huge acceleration.
5 January 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The Flash is a series about Barry Allen as a so called meta-human whose powers is extreme speed. Barry Allen is a very interesting and complex person, not to mention that he's a very likable and sincere guy. He's day job as a police scientist makes for a very interesting character and displays his intelligence in a genuinely spectacular manner.

Meta-humans, case-solving, interesting use and abuse of the powers given to Barry Allen and much more makes for a truly great and spectacular superhero series that will only continue to grow in seasons to come.

The series is filled with excitement and does not only make comic book fans jump off of their chairs in joy, but also introduces non-comic book fans into the DC-universe.


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