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 (email@example.com)
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Did You Know?
At the end of the episode where Felicity visits Barry, she is traveling home by train. Barry shows up and states, "Statistically speaking, trains are the safest way to travel." Felicity quickly quips, "I thought that was planes?" This is a play on the quote Superman uses in Superman
(1978) and later in Bryan Singer
's homage to Richard Donner
in Superman Returns
(2006) when he says "Statistically speaking, planes are still the safest way to travel." However, Superman also uses this quote to refere to a train, in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). See more
Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more
Dr. Harrison Wells
Did he follow you here?
I've seen Heat like fifty times, okay? I know how to shake a tail.
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: The Calm
The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely See more