History Franchise / TheFlash

21st Jul '16 9:29:09 AM bellemoonflower
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* SidekickGraduationsStick: Wally ''was'' the most successful example. His run as the Flash lasted for over 20 years, he was a founding member of more than half-a-dozen teams, and a regular guest star in many other series. (Fun Flash Fact: Wally's series, ''Flash'' Vol. 2, ran to issue 247. Barry's run in ''Flash'' Vol. 1 was from 105 to 350, only '''246''' issues.) After Flashpoint and The Comicbook/{{New 52}}, however, Wally no longer exists. His graduation stuck so hard they had to ''reboot the universe'' to un-stick it.

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* SidekickGraduationsStick: Wally ''was'' '''is''' the most successful example. His run as the Flash lasted for over 20 years, he was a founding member of more than half-a-dozen teams, and a regular guest star in many other series. (Fun Flash Fact: Wally's series, ''Flash'' Vol. 2, ran to issue 247. Barry's run in ''Flash'' Vol. 1 was from 105 to 350, only '''246''' issues.) After Flashpoint and The Comicbook/{{New 52}}, however, Wally no longer exists. His graduation stuck so hard they had to ''reboot the universe'' to un-stick it.it. This also didn't "un-stick", ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' brought him back and gave him his legacy back. Wally truly earned his name as "The Flash".
14th Jul '16 4:31:34 PM nirao01
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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'' starring John Wesley Shipp.
** Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} First appearing in a two episode arc on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', portrayed by ''Series/{{Glee}}'' alum Grant Gustin, leading to his SpinOff solo series.

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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'' starring John Wesley Shipp.Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.
** Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} First appearing in a two episode arc on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', portrayed by ''Series/{{Glee}}'' alum Grant Gustin, Creator/GrantGustin, leading to his SpinOff solo series.



** ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'': Played by Ezra Miller

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** ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'': Played by Ezra MillerCreator/EzraMiller



** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' voiced by Alan Tudyk.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' voiced by Alan Tudyk.Creator/AlanTudyk.
** ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' voiced by Creator/NealMcDonough.



*** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': One of the Founding seven members of the league, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum. Tie-in comics hinted towards other Flashes existing, but otherwise Wally had [[CompositeCharacter many elements unique to Barry grafted on]].

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*** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': One of the Founding seven members of the league, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum.Creator/MichaelRosenbaum. Tie-in comics hinted towards other Flashes existing, but otherwise Wally had [[CompositeCharacter many elements unique to Barry grafted on]].



** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as Kid Flash, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum

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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as Kid Flash, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum Creator/MichaelRosenbaum



** ''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 John Wesley Shipp.]]

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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 John Wesley Shipp.Creator/JohnWesleyShipp.]]


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* AdaptationDyeJob: Barry is blonde in the comics, but so far, all his {{Live Action Adaptation}}s are brunettes.


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* KidAppealCharacter: The Flash is pretty popular among children, both InUniverse and out.


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* RedIsHeroic: All the Flashes' costumes are red.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: {{Live Action Adaptation}}s just love making Jay and Barry relatives. In ''Series/TheFlash1990'', they're brothers. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: Jay is the AlternateSelf of Barry's father from Earth-3]]. It remains to be seen if the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' will follow suit.
8th Jul '16 3:11:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Finally, the thing that would forever after define the Flash legacy showed up: the Speed Force. After a trip through time, Wally began to transform into energy. Max Mercury, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] speedster, showed up, explaining that Wally had touched a quasi-mystical dimension, "beyond the speed of light", that was the [[MetaOrigin source of all speedsters' powers]]. Max became TheObiWan to Wally and later, to Bart. Wally was eventually sucked in, but managed to come out the other side due to [[ThePowerOfLove the power of his love]] for Linda.

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Finally, the thing that would forever after define the Flash legacy showed up: the Speed Force. After a trip through time, Wally began to transform into energy. Max Mercury, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] speedster, showed up, explaining that Wally had touched a quasi-mystical dimension, "beyond the speed of light", that was the [[MetaOrigin source of all speedsters' powers]]. Max became TheObiWan the mentor to Wally and later, to Bart. Wally was eventually sucked in, but managed to come out the other side due to [[ThePowerOfLove the power of his love]] for Linda.
30th Jun '16 12:33:57 PM KneadToKnow
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* It helps that the Top is a metahuman with the power to spin, and completely loony.

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* ** It helps that the Top is a metahuman with the power to spin, and completely loony.
27th May '16 12:42:48 PM andersonh1
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* TheBusCameBack: After Flashpoint, Wally West was erased from the timeline, Barry Allen was the only Flash on the main DC Earth, and Jay Garrick was recreated as a much younger man on Earth 2. Thanks to Convergence, TheBusCameBack for Wally and his children, as well as pre-Crisis Barry Allen and Jay Garrick.

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* TheBusCameBack: After Flashpoint, Wally West was erased from the timeline, Barry Allen was the only Flash on the main DC Earth, and Jay Garrick was recreated as a much younger man on Earth 2. Thanks to Convergence, TheBusCameBack for Wally and his children, as well as pre-Crisis Barry Allen and Jay Garrick. This was only temporary, but it looks like ComicBook/{{DCRebirth}} will permanently restore both to the main DC universe.


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* PutOnABus: Has happened to every single Flash at one point or another, for varying reasons. Jay disappeared when super-hero comics fell out of favor at the end of the Golden Age. Barry was killed off during the Crisis. Wally vanished to make way for Bart, then came back when Bart's series failed to catch on, only to fade into the background when Barry Allen came back. The New 52 wrote Wally out entirely, made Barry the sole Flash, and recreated Jay as an alternate universe equivalent. And now Rebirth may change all of that yet again.
27th May '16 12:34:29 PM andersonh1
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''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.

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''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.



** ''Series/TheFlash2014'', his hat appears from a wormhole in the first season finale, and appears in person the following season played by Teddy Sears.

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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.
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 John Wesley Shipp.]]
27th May '16 12:29:10 PM andersonh1
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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.
21st May '16 5:59:45 AM ExSlacker
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* AbortedArc: It definitely looked like something major was going to go down with Wally's kids, but then the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' happened and the entire family went MIA.

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It definitely looked like something major was going to go down with Wally's kids, but then the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' happened and the entire family went MIA.MIA.
** ''Rebirth'' teased a possible alliance between the Silver and Modern Age Reverse-Flashes. Again, Flashpoint happened, and it was all Thawne's doing; there's been no sign of Hunter Zolomon ever since.
20th May '16 3:10:35 PM KJMackley
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*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawknOfJustice'': Two short cameo's 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 also causing electrical spikes.

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*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawknOfJustice'': ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Two short cameo's 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 also causing electrical spikes.
20th May '16 3:09:46 PM KJMackley
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*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawknOfJustice'': Two short cameo's 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 also causing electrical spikes.
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