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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Jefferson "Jax" Jackson who was introduced as the new half of Firestorm in Season 2 (who replaces Ronnie Raymond as Martin Stein's other half), was formerly a high school football quarterback that once had a promising career with multiple scholarship offers before an injury ended that dream. This actually borrows plot elements from the New 52 origin story of both Ronnie Raymond and Cyborg aka Victor "Vic" Stone (as seen in the early issues of Justice League (2011) and The Fury of Firestorm comics and the later Secret Origins (2014) limited series). Ironically, these incidents also led to all of them becoming superheroes. 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
[Season 2 opening
My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.
The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more
The Flash Theme
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