History Franchise / TheFlash

9th Jun '17 3:31:07 PM nombretomado
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''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' saw Barry waking up in a radically different world, and without his powers due to the Speed Force never being created. As the story went on, Barry managed to recreate the Speed Force and teamed up with this world's Batman to restore the damage to the timeline. At the end of the story, it seems that Barry merges three separate timelines (post-Crisis, WildStorm and Vertigo) to create a new multiverse -- the New 52.


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''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' saw Barry waking up in a radically different world, and without his powers due to the Speed Force never being created. As the story went on, Barry managed to recreate the Speed Force and teamed up with this world's Batman to restore the damage to the timeline. At the end of the story, it seems that Barry merges three separate timelines (post-Crisis, WildStorm [=WildStorm=] and Vertigo) to create a new multiverse -- the New 52.

23rd May '17 6:43:12 AM jormis29
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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract: In a flashback to Dick Grayson's Robin days, Wally is Kid Flash and a member of the team. He's voiced by Jason Spisak.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract: ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'': In a flashback to Dick Grayson's Robin days, Wally is Kid Flash and a member of the team. He's voiced by Jason Spisak.
18th May '17 6:22:18 AM Anddrix
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** Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} First appearing in a two episode arc on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', portrayed by ''Series/{{Glee}}'' alum Creator/GrantGustin, leading to his SpinOff solo series.

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** Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} Series/{{Arrowverse}} First appearing in a two episode arc on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', portrayed by ''Series/{{Glee}}'' alum Creator/GrantGustin, leading to his SpinOff solo series.
17th May '17 1:14:49 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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At the same time, JSA is explicitly referenced at the beginning of the relaunch, and the original Jay Garrick's helmet makes a cameo. Jay eventually surfaced on the cover of ''The Flash'' #22, the last part of a crossover between ''Batman'' and ''The Flash'' called ''ComicBook/TheButton''.

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At the same time, JSA is explicitly referenced at the beginning of the relaunch, and the original Jay Garrick's helmet makes a cameo. Jay eventually surfaced on the cover of returned in ''The Flash'' #22, the last part of a crossover between ''Batman'' and ''The Flash'' called ''ComicBook/TheButton''.
''ComicBook/TheButton''. He, like Wally, was trapped in the Speed Force, and manages to help Bruce and Barry out. However, unlike Wally, he isn't able to return... yet.
6th May '17 4:04:24 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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The only times all four Flashes have been on-screen together are two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice.'' Episode six of season two, "Bloodlines," features Bart coming to the show's present from forty years in the future, and one by one, he, Wally, and Jay step in to help Barry fight off a villain targeting The Flash. The other episode is the series finale, "Endgame," where Barry, Bart, Wally, and Jay are among the 40 heroes teaming up to thwart the Reach's attempt to destroy the Earth out of spite. While Jay only appears in a crowd shot, Barry, Bart, and Wally are forced to use their speed to create enough kinetic energy to counteract a "secret" bomb the heroes discovered too late to disarm. While it [[spoiler:it plays out like Barry is going to pull his famous HeroicSacrifice, it's actually ''Wally'', as the slowest of the three, who sacrifices himself, as his slower speed means he becomes a lightning rod for the energy trying to escape the funnel]].

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The only times all four Flashes have been on-screen together are two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice.'' Episode six of season two, "Bloodlines," features Bart coming to the show's present from forty years in the future, and one by one, he, Wally, and Jay step in to help Barry fight off a villain targeting The Flash. The other episode is the series finale, "Endgame," where Barry, Bart, Wally, and Jay are among the 40 heroes teaming up to thwart the Reach's attempt to destroy the Earth out of spite. While Jay only appears in a crowd shot, Barry, Bart, and Wally are forced to use their speed to create enough kinetic energy to counteract a "secret" bomb the heroes discovered too late to disarm. While it [[spoiler:it plays out like Barry is going to pull his famous HeroicSacrifice, it's actually ''Wally'', as the slowest of the three, who sacrifices himself, as his slower speed means he becomes a lightning rod for the energy trying to escape the funnel]].
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6th May '17 4:04:03 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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Barry Allen returned from the Speed Force during ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. The cause of his return and his place in the DCU are being explored in the miniseries ''The Flash: Rebirth'', written by Geoff Johns. Bart came back from the dead and got plot-relevant ''de''-aged in ''[[{{ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.

As of the end of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', the DC Universe was left with the unprecedented scenario of ''all four'' Flashes alive and well. Whilst the fandom hoped the writers would take full advantage, the opportunity was never capitalised on, with the Flash series focusing on Barry & barely featuring Wally, Bart or Jay during the 12 issues of the series. And then ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' happened.

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Barry Allen returned from the Speed Force during ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. The cause of his return and his place in the DCU are being were explored in the miniseries ''The Flash: Rebirth'', written by Geoff Johns. The series is also noticeable for giving Barry a DarkerAndEdgier backstory, wherein his mother was killed by a time-travelling Eobard Thawne, and his father falsely imprisoned for her murder. This change has made it to all subsequent interpretations of his character.

Bart came back from the dead and got plot-relevant ''de''-aged in ''[[{{ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''.

Worlds]]''. He once again donned the identity of Kid Flash, and made it back to modern times.

As of the end of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', the DC Universe was left with the unprecedented scenario of ''all four'' Flashes alive and well. Whilst the fandom hoped the writers would take full advantage, the opportunity was never capitalised on, with the Flash series focusing on Barry & and barely featuring Wally, Wally (it was supposed to, but ScheduleSlips prevented that), Bart or Jay during the 12 issues of the series. And then ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' happened.



[[folder:Post-Flashpoint [=/=] The New 52]]
''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' saw Barry waking up in a radically different world, and without his powers due to the Speed Force never being created. As the story went on, Barry managed to recreate the Speed Force & teamed up with this world's Batman to restore the damage to the timeline. [[spoiler:In the final issue of the story, Zoom reveals that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it was Barry]], [[NotMeThisTime not him]], who caused the alterations to the timeline by trying to stop the murder of Barry's mother at his hand]].

However, thanks to ''three'' timelines merging, [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} not everything is the same]] -- Whilst Barry is still the Flash, he's no longer married to Iris & is now in a relationship with Patty Spivot; and whilst Kid Flash is still around & Bart is still in the suit, he's no longer related to Barry and is in fact [[spoiler:a war criminal from 1,000 years in the future sent to the past in a Witness Protection program]]. Wally West is still Iris West's nephew. He has been de-aged to 12 years old and is now biracial. One potential future shows Wally as a speedster. As for Jay Garrick, the event also re-established ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}, making Jay once again Barry's AlternateUniverse counterpart.

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[[folder:Post-Flashpoint [[folder:Flashpoint [=/=] The New 52]]
''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' saw Barry waking up in a radically different world, and without his powers due to the Speed Force never being created. As the story went on, Barry managed to recreate the Speed Force & and teamed up with this world's Batman to restore the damage to the timeline. [[spoiler:In At the final issue end of the story, Zoom reveals it seems that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it was Barry]], [[NotMeThisTime not him]], who caused the alterations to the timeline by trying to stop the murder of Barry's mother at his hand]].

However, thanks to ''three''
Barry merges three separate timelines merging, [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} not everything is (post-Crisis, WildStorm and Vertigo) to create a new multiverse -- the same]] -- New 52.


In the New 52, the franchise has basically undergone a hard reboot.
Whilst Barry is still the Flash, he's no longer married to Iris & and is now in a relationship with Patty Spivot; and whilst Kid Flash is still around & and Bart is still in the suit, he's no longer related to Barry and is in fact [[spoiler:a war criminal from 1,000 years in the future sent to the past in a Witness Protection program]]. Wally West is still Iris West's nephew. He has been de-aged to 12 years old and is now biracial. One potential future shows Wally as a speedster. nor are his powers Speed Force-related. As for Jay Garrick, the event also re-established ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}, making Jay once again Barry's AlternateUniverse counterpart.
counterpart, albeit one who's YoungerAndHipper; in fact, he's ''younger'' than Barry. Wally West is still Iris West's nephew, but had been de-aged to 12 years old and is now biracial (as a result of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' making the West family Black).

The New 52 also introduced a new Reverse-Flash, seemingly the first -- Daniel West, Iris' younger brother. In this universe, Barry never caught Eobard, and it was unclear whether Eobard even existed. He eventually resurfaced, going purely by Professor Zoom, and having an entirely different backstory. Though he ''is'' still the person who murdered Nora Allen.



''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' looks set to restore the Flash legacy. Thanks to help from Barry Allen, Wally West manages to escape from the Speed Force, where he's been trapped ever since the Flashpoint. The JSA is explicitly referenced, meaning the original Jay Garrick will probably return as well. The 12 year old Wally seen in the New 52 is revealed to be a distant cousin of the original, with both of them named after their great grandfather.

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The Flashes are central to the ''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' looks set to restore the Flash legacy. relaunch. Thanks to help from Barry Allen, the original Wally West manages to escape from the Speed Force, where he's been trapped ever since the Flashpoint. The JSA In the Speed Force, he was able to see the history of the DC Universe, including the events before Flashpoint ''and'' that someone else, not Barry, had merged the timelines and removed various legacies and relationships from the DCU, including Wally West and Linda Park's relationship. Barry and Wally determine to find out who is explicitly referenced, meaning behind the timeline's editing, and Wally is once again called the Flash. While Barry stars in ''The Flash'', Wally stars in ''ComicBook/TitansRebirth'' with the original Jay Garrick will probably return as well. Teen Titans, now all adults.

The 12 year old Wally seen in the New 52 is revealed to be a distant cousin of the original, with both of them named after their great grandfather.
grandfather. "[[FanNickname NuWally]]" eventually takes up the Kid Flash identity and stars in ''ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth''

At the same time, JSA is explicitly referenced at the beginning of the relaunch, and the original Jay Garrick's helmet makes a cameo. Jay eventually surfaced on the cover of ''The Flash'' #22, the last part of a crossover between ''Batman'' and ''The Flash'' called ''ComicBook/TheButton''.



* '''Jay Garrick'''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' an Expy of Jay makes an appearance in a world created from in-universe comic books.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' was his first ''true'' appearance in animation, voiced by Andy Milner.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheNewFrontier'', seen briefly in the opening credits where he was forced into retirement by the government.
** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', his first live action appearance in a cameo in season nine, played by Billy Mitchell.
** ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as a retired friend and mentor, voiced by Geoff Pierson.
** ''Series/TheFlash2014'', his hat appears from a wormhole in the first season finale. Jay Garrick is played in the final episode of season 2 by none other than Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.



*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Two short cameos to lead into Justice League, one emerging from a dream sequence implying he was time-traveling to warn Bruce of something, and another in security footage listed in secret files on metahumans where he stops a robbery while causing electrical spikes.

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*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Two short cameos to lead into Justice League, ''Justice League'', one emerging from a dream sequence implying he was time-traveling to warn Bruce of something, and another in security footage listed in secret files on metahumans where he stops a robbery while causing electrical spikes.



*** ''Film/TheFlash2019'': A solo film set after Justice League.

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*** ''Film/TheFlash2019'': A solo film set after Justice League.''Justice League''.



* '''Jay Garrick'''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' was his first appearance in animation, voiced by Andy Milner.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheNewFrontier'', seen briefly in the opening credits where he was forced into retirement by the government.
** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', his first live action appearance in a cameo in season nine, played by Billy Mitchell.
** ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as a retired friend and mentor, voiced by Geoff Pierson.
** ''Series/TheFlash2014'', his hat appears from a wormhole in the first season finale. Jay Garrick is played in the final episode of season 2 by none other than Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.
6th May '17 3:47:54 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract: In a flashback to Dick Grayson's Robin days, Wally is Kid Flash and a member of the team. He's voiced by Jason Spisak.



** Joined the cast of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' in season two as Impulse, [[spoiler:before becoming Kid Flash in the second season (and ultimately, series) finale following Wally's death.]]

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** Joined the cast of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' in season two as Impulse, [[spoiler:before before becoming Kid Flash in the second season (and ultimately, series) finale following Wally's death.]]
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** ''Series/TheFlash2014'', his hat appears from a wormhole in the first season finale, and appears in person the following season played by Teddy Sears [[spoiler:though it turns out that Sears' character is actually Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom. The genuine Jay Garrick is played in the final episode of the season by none other than Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.]]

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** ''Series/TheFlash2014'', his hat appears from a wormhole in the first season finale, and appears in person the following season played by Teddy Sears [[spoiler:though it turns out that Sears' character is actually Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom. The genuine finale. Jay Garrick is played in the final episode of the season 2 by none other than Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.]]
Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.
29th Apr '17 12:56:14 PM DustSnitch
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* WhamEpisode: The Blitz storyline, which had two years of continuity behind it, leading to Wally's personal BigBad, a disturbingly easy aversion of InfantImmortality, and arguably the most shocking FaceHeelTurn since Terra in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Johns laid out every piece of evidence given out as proof that this was always coming. [[spoiler: The introduction comic ends with Wally's close friend, Hunter Zolomon, realizing that he's also capable of moving at superspeed. This, coupled with his irrational belief that Wally wasn't being heroic enough, led him to scratch away a paper with his name on it, leaving only the name "Zoom".]]

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* WhamEpisode: The Blitz storyline, which had two years of continuity behind it, leading to Wally's personal BigBad, a disturbingly easy aversion of InfantImmortality, DeathOfAChild, and arguably the most shocking FaceHeelTurn since Terra in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Johns laid out every piece of evidence given out as proof that this was always coming. [[spoiler: The introduction comic ends with Wally's close friend, Hunter Zolomon, realizing that he's also capable of moving at superspeed. This, coupled with his irrational belief that Wally wasn't being heroic enough, led him to scratch away a paper with his name on it, leaving only the name "Zoom".]]
6th Mar '17 10:52:58 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Series/TheFlash2014'' played by Keiynan Lonsdale. Appearing in the second season, he was reimagined as Joe West's long lost son and Iris' brother, Joe's wife was pregnant when she left him. Following the RaceLift of the West family, Wally is also portrayed as African American.

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** ''Series/TheFlash2014'' played by Keiynan Lonsdale. Appearing in the second season, he was reimagined as Joe West's long lost son and Iris' brother, Joe's brother (Joe's wife was pregnant when she left him. him). Following the RaceLift of the West family, Wally is also portrayed as African American.
American. He takes up the role of Kid Flash in the third season.



** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' as a teenage con artist who has gone by several alias including Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West, takes on the name Impulse later on. Played by Kyle Gallner.

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** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' as a teenage con artist who has gone by several alias aliases, including Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West, West. He takes on the name Impulse later on. Played by Kyle Gallner.
6th Mar '17 10:48:36 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' as the Flash, voiced by Creator/JoshKeaton
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