Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow being 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 STAR 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 fighting such threats as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined also to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Starting from the episode, "Flash vs. Arrow", slight modifications were made to the Flash's suit, specifically the eyes and mouth, in order for the suit to resemble its comic companion. See more
My name is Barry Allen, and I'm the fastest man alive. When I was a child, a 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 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.
The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are red and yellow (the Flash's uniform colours) and are charged with electricity. See more
Referenced in Arrow: City of Heroes