History Franchise / TheFlash

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
2nd Mar '17 11:10:51 AM SSJMagus
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-->'''Franchise/TheFlash''': [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome That's escape velocity, by the way. Flash fact.]]

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-->'''Franchise/TheFlash''': [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Maybe he is as tough as the Man of Steel. But packing the mass I mentioned--I'm sure he felt that. Wonder how fast he's traveling now. At least seven miles per second. That's escape velocity, by the way. Flash fact.]]
1st Mar '17 5:07:44 AM justanid
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Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Flash Gordon]].

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Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, the [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Adobe / Macromedia Flash]] platform, or with [[Film/FlashGordon1980 the ''[[ComicStrip/FlashGordon Flash Gordon]].
Gordon]]'' franchise.
1st Mar '17 5:03:49 AM justanid
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->''"So you see, I became the super-fast Flash on my Earth much as you became The Flash on yours!"''

->''"I'm Wally West. Good thing. I'm the fastest man alive."''


--> For the 1990 TV series, see [[Series/TheFlash1990 here]]. For the 2014 TV series, see [[Series/TheFlash2014 here]].



'''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[SuperSpeed Speedster]].

Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon1980 The Saviour of the Universe]], this is the SuperSpeed hero of Franchise/TheDCU, whose {{legacy|Character}} stretches from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks to today.

'''The Jay Garrick Era'''

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'''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[SuperSpeed Speedster]].

Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon1980 The Saviour of the Universe]], this
Speedster]]. This is the SuperSpeed hero of Franchise/TheDCU, whose {{legacy|Character}} stretches from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks to today.

'''The
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[[folder:The
Jay Garrick Era'''
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'''The Barry Allen Era'''

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[[folder:The
Barry Allen Era'''
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'''The Wally West Era'''

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'''The
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Wally West Era'''
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'''The Bart Allen Era'''

In the wake of ''Infinite Crisis'', the Speed Force was apparently inaccessible. [[TimeSkip One Year Later]], Bart Allen managed to connect to it again, and became the Flash. He had a brief career before being killed by a [[LegionOfDoom team-up]] of all the Flash's rogues, under the orders of his EvilTwin, Inertia.

'''The Wally West Era again'''

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'''The [[/folder]]


[[folder:The
Bart Allen Era'''

Era]]
In the wake of ''Infinite Crisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', the Speed Force was apparently inaccessible. [[TimeSkip One Year Later]], Bart Allen managed to connect to it again, and became the Flash. He had a brief career before being killed by a [[LegionOfDoom team-up]] of all the Flash's rogues, under the orders of his EvilTwin, Inertia.

'''The [[/folder]]


[[folder:The
Wally West Era again'''
Era, again]]



'''Barry and Bart Return'''

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 ''{{Legion of 3 Worlds}}''.

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'''Barry [[/folder]]


[[folder:Barry
and Bart Return'''

Return]]
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 ''{{Legion ''[[{{ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds}}''.
Worlds]]''.



'''Post-Flashpoint[=/=]The New 52'''

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'''Post-Flashpoint[=/=]The [[/folder]]


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New 52'''
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'''Rebirth'''

''ComicBook/{{DCRebirth}}'' 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.

'''In Other Media'''

* Barry Allen

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'''Rebirth'''

''ComicBook/{{DCRebirth}}''
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Rebirth]]
''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.

'''In Other Media'''

grandfather.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Other Versions]]
TangentComics Flash was a young girl called Lia Nelson who was composed of light.

A ''re-imagining'' of the Flash exists in the ''Just Imagine'' series. This version of the Flash is a college girl called Mary Maxwell who gains super speed after her father attempts to save her from a life-threatening disease that slowly drained her energy, by injecting her with hummingbird DNA.

DC even has two FunnyAnimal versions of the Flash:
* The first was the Terrific Whatzit, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics character who's a [[TurtlePower turtle]]. TW had a power set similar to Johnny Quick's (super-speed, some flying ability) plus super-strength; he wore a costume similar to Jay Garrick's. Later stories showed he lived on the parallel world of Earth-C, and was the uncle of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew's]] speedster [[TurtlePower Fastback]].
* The second was [[TurtlePower the Crash]], a member of the JLA (Just'a Lotta Animals) of Earth-C-Minus. The Crash was his world's version of the Flash (the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version), and thus had the same costume and powers as the Flash. In a variation on
Barry AllenAllen's backstory as well as the story "The Flash of Two Worlds," it's revealed that the Crash as a child had read his world's "fictional" comics about (Earth-C's) Terrific Whatzit.

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For the live-action TV series, see the pages for the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990 series]] and the [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014 series]].

[[folder:Other Non-Comicbook Media]]
* '''Barry Allen'''



* Wally West

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* Wally West'''Wally West'''



* Bart Allen

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* Bart Allen'''Bart Allen'''



* Jay Garrick

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* Jay Garrick'''Jay Garrick'''



The Flash that appears in ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'', voiced by Jason Spisak ([[CastingGag Wally in]] ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''), is by WordOfGod left ambiguous -- it's up to the viewer to decide if he's Barry or Wally.

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]].

For one of the best Flash sites on the Internet, see [[http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/ Flash: Those Who Ride The Lightning.]]

'''Other versions'''

TangentComics Flash was a young girl called Lia Nelson who was composed of light.

A ''re-imagining'' of the Flash exists in the ''Just Imagine'' series. This version of the Flash is a college girl called Mary Maxwell who gains super speed after her father attempts to save her from a life-threatening disease that slowly drained her energy, by injecting her with hummingbird DNA.

DC even has two FunnyAnimal versions of the Flash:
* The first was the Terrific Whatzit, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics character who's a [[TurtlePower turtle]]. TW had a power set similar to Johnny Quick's (super-speed, some flying ability) plus super-strength; he wore a costume similar to Jay Garrick's. Later stories showed he lived on the parallel world of Earth-C, and was the uncle of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew's]] speedster [[TurtlePower Fastback]].
* The second was [[TurtlePower the Crash]], a member of the JLA (Just'a Lotta Animals) of Earth-C-Minus. The Crash was his world's version of the Flash (the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version), and thus had the same costume and powers as the Flash. In a variation on Barry Allen's backstory as well as the story "The Flash of Two Worlds," it's revealed that the Crash as a child had read his world's "fictional" comics about (Earth-C's) Terrific Whatzit.

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* '''Unknown'''
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The Flash that appears in ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'', voiced by Jason Spisak ([[CastingGag Wally in]] ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''), is by WordOfGod left ambiguous -- it's up to the viewer to decide if he's Barry or Wally.

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]].

For one of the best Flash sites on the Internet, see [[http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/ Flash: Those Who Ride The Lightning.]]

'''Other versions'''

TangentComics Flash was a young girl called Lia Nelson who was composed of light.

A ''re-imagining'' of the Flash exists in the ''Just Imagine'' series. This version of the Flash is a college girl called Mary Maxwell who gains super speed after her father attempts to save her from a life-threatening disease that slowly drained her energy, by injecting her with hummingbird DNA.

DC even has two FunnyAnimal versions of the Flash:
* The first was the Terrific Whatzit, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics character who's a [[TurtlePower turtle]]. TW had a power set similar to Johnny Quick's (super-speed, some flying ability) plus super-strength; he wore a costume similar to Jay Garrick's. Later stories showed he lived on the parallel world of Earth-C, and was the uncle of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew's]] speedster [[TurtlePower Fastback]].
* The second was [[TurtlePower the Crash]], a member of the JLA (Just'a Lotta Animals) of Earth-C-Minus. The Crash was his world's version of the Flash (the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version), and thus had the same costume and powers as the Flash. In a variation on Barry Allen's backstory as well as the story "The Flash of Two Worlds," it's revealed that the Crash as a child had read his world's "fictional" comics about (Earth-C's) Terrific Whatzit.
Wally.



!!The Flash provides examples of the following tropes:

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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]].

For one of the major
Flash fan-sites on the Internet, see ''[[http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/ Flash: Those Who Ride The Lightning]]''.

Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Flash Gordon]].

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!!''The Flash''
provides examples of the following tropes:
26th Jan '17 5:10:25 PM ultimomant
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*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Two short cameos to lead into Justice League, one emerging from a dream sequence implying he was time-travelling 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, one emerging from a dream sequence implying he was time-travelling 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'' ''Film/TheFlash2019'': A solo film set after Justice LeagueLeague.
26th Jan '17 4:38:27 AM jormis29
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*** ''Film/TheFlash2018'' A solo film set after Justice League

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*** ''Film/TheFlash2018'' ''Film/TheFlash2019'' A solo film set after Justice League
12th Jan '17 12:34:53 AM PaulA
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Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon The Saviour of the Universe]], this is the SuperSpeed hero of Franchise/TheDCU, whose {{legacy|Character}} stretches from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks to today.

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Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animation, or with [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 The Saviour of the Universe]], this is the SuperSpeed hero of Franchise/TheDCU, whose {{legacy|Character}} stretches from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks to today.
31st Dec '16 9:23:24 PM jormis29
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*** ''Film/TheFlash'' (TBD) A solo film set after Justice League

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*** ''Film/TheFlash'' (TBD) ''Film/TheFlash2018'' A solo film set after Justice League
24th Dec '16 2:51:06 PM erik6767
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Eobard Thawne a.k.a. Professor Zoom has both his superpowers and his [[AxCrazy Ax-Craziness]] ramped up considerably in ''The Flash: Rebirth''.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Eobard Thawne a.k.a. Professor Zoom has was often seen as a relic of the Silver Age until he was revamped in ''The Flash: Rebirth'' and ''Flashpoint'', which saw both his superpowers and his [[AxCrazy Ax-Craziness]] ramped up considerably to the point that he's now seen in ''The Flash: Rebirth''.the same standing as LexLuthor and TheJoker.
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