The Flash (2014– )
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CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.

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Barry Allen, a forensic crime scene assistant for Central City Police Department, is struck by lightning during a storm affected by the particle accelerator from S.T.A.R. Labs when it explodes. Comatose for nine months, Barry awakens in S.T.A.R. Labs, having been placed in the care of his scientist idol, Dr. Harrison Wells, along with his assistants Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. Barry quickly learns that he can move at extraordinary speeds and that there were other "metahumans" created from the explosion. One of them, Clyde Mardon, is robbing banks with his ability to control the weather. In order to stop Clyde, Barry is outfitted with a suit that can withstand his high speed movements. He tracks down Mardon and, with the help of Detective West (who learns of Barry's abilities), Barry is able to stop Mardon. With his new powers, Barry vows to find out who killed his mother when he was a child, believing him to be another metahuman who has similar abilities of speed as he. ... Written by Zahid Hasan Hriday

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The pilot episode is titled 'City of Heroes,' which is a nod to the first super hero themed MMO game of the same name. Episode #1.4 is titled 'Going Rogue,' which was the name of the 2nd 'City of Heroes' expansion pack. See more »

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It is stated that there were "energies" created in the event with the Particle Accelerator, among them anti-matter. Barry Allen states that those "are all theoretical," a statement that is not objected to by the scientists present; but, as anyone who knows particle science knows, anti-matter has been known to exist for a long time and has been produced in labs and are widely known to exist. They have not, however, been made by humans as of the airing of this episode. See more »

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Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen, and I am the fastest man alive. A friend recently gave me the idea for a new name, and something tells me it's gonna catch on.
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References Arrow (2012) See more »

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Great Spin off from an Arrow Character.
7 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

When watching the Arrow this guy popped up in a few episodes, he was a real likable character and actor, then suddenly a scene in a lab and no more was he seen. Left with a wait for him to return it seemed he had maybe been written out and another good character lost from the Arrow.

Fortunately this was Arrow's loss and The Flash's gain. :) In the first episode there is some visual help to connect the two.

I scored this 10 because the Character is much easier to relate too, and a much more likable person. This has the feel good factor of Smallville, and a slight taste of the Arrow, though not the over kill and sometimes violent fight scenes. So will be more appealing to Men, Women and Families.

It is a real treat for all that this has made it pass its pilot stage.


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