With a legacy that spans over 70 ''years'' (and that's just real-time), and practically ''drenched'' in {{Legacy Character}}s, it's no surprise the Flash family has a ton of major and supporting characters.


[[folder:The Flashes]]
All Flashes (and by some extension, other speedsters) provide examples of the following tropes:

* BadassFamily: Wally is Barry's nephew-in-law, and Bart is Barry's grandson. Barry also has his other grandkid, XS, and Wally has his children Iris (Impulse II) and Jai. Jay and Max Mercury are often considered to be adoptive grandpas of the West/Allen family. And that's without getting into the Thawnes, who are descended from Barry's EvilTwin, and who might be psychopathic, but are definitely badass.
** Averted in New 52. As Barry and Iris aren't married, Wally is not his nephew-in-law. [[spoiler:Bart isn't his grandon anymore, either. "Bart Allen" isn't even his real name.]]
* ChestInsignia: Always a lightning bolt, though Jay's has always looked different from Barry, Wally, and Bart's. On top of that, the Kid Flash insignia has always been red, and since ''Rebirth'', Wally has his changed to resemble his [=DCAU=] costume to help differentiate from Barry's costume.
* CombatPragmatist: While they aren't seasoned combatants like {{Batman}}, they have used their powers in such resourceful ways that make up for their lack of martial arts prowess, including RapidFireFisticuffs, [[TornadoMove Tornado Moves]], and just all around distracting the enemy. Hell, Wally West once even used [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen's]] super hot spicy chili as a weapon against Captain Cold.
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon: Very fast, and their punches can hurt thanks to special relativity (called the "infinite mass punch"), but their endurance is simply that of a normal peak-level athlete, but this is mitigated somewhat by their sped-up HealingFactor.
** LightningBruiser: DependingOnTheWriter
* LegacyCharacter: Pre-Flashpoint only. In New 52, Barry is the only hero named The Flash to have ever existed in our dimension, while Jay is the only one to have ever existed in Earth 2.
* MetaOrigin: The Speed Force--the quasi-mystical energy source that powers all speedsters.
* NiceGuy: All four speedsters (Jay, Barry, Wally and Bart) are easily some of the most decent persons in the DC Universe. Wally can sometimes come across JerkWithAHeartOfGold depending on who he interacts with, but compared to a great deal of other heroes in this universe, he's hands down a NiceGuy as well.
* RedOnesGoFaster: There's a reason TheFlash is called the "Scarlet Speedster".
* SuperSpeed: But of course, and it's not just limited to running; all speedsters and similar speedsters can move ''any'' part of them fast down to the molecular level, making their SuperSpeed a SwissArmySuperpower, which gives them the following abilities:
** BlowYouAway: Manifests either as them running in small circles very quickly to create a large vortex, or by spinning their arms quickly to create a smaller vortex.
** HealingFactor: Their ability to heal is sped up. It explains why Barry was able to quickly recover from being doused in several harmful chemicals. However, this was detrimental to Bart during his {{Kneecapping}} at the hands of Deathstroke.
** IntangibleMan: In the SilverAge and New 52, by rapidly vibrating their molecules, they could be intangible for short bursts of time. Wally lost this ability in the old continuity, but his run into the Speed Force replaced it with the ability to disintegrate anything he vibrates through.
** {{Invisibility}}: They can vibrate so fast that they can't be seen.
** MegatonPunch: Taken UpToEleven due to special relativity, as because the speedsters can punch past the speed of light, their fists attain ''infinite mass''.
** RapidFireFisticuffs
** SuperIntelligence: It's not used or noticed frequently by the speedsters, but their brain processes are also sped up. This notably allows them the ability of SuperSpeedReading.
** SuperSenses[=/=]SuperReflexes: While running at SuperSpeed, they can see, hear, and smell anything as easily as they can as a normal human can at normal speed.

[[WMG:The Flash I]]
-->''We're going to get this done and we're going to do it fast. After all, it's how I'm used to doing things.''
->'''AKA:''' Jason Peter "Jay" Garrick
->'''First appearance:''' ''Flash Comics'' #1 (January 1940)
->'''Hair color:''' Brown
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

The original Flash (and the first well-known superhero with only a single super-power). Jay Garrick was a college student who inhaled radioactive fumes in his science lab; after waking up from a brief coma, he found he had super-speed and fought crime as the Flash. Jay fought in WorldWarTwo, was a founding member of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, and became good friends with his fellow mystery man, Alan "Comicbook/GreenLantern" Scott. Jay retired as a result of the anti-Communist paranoia of the 1950s, but the appearance of Barry Allen as the new Flash brought him out of retirement. He's now a fatherly presence to the rest of the superhero community and one of its elder statesmen.

Like all [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] DC heroes, he was originally an inhabitant of Earth-2 in pre-''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' continuity. In fact, he was the first [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero to meet his Earth-1 [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] counterpart, Barry Allen. After the ''[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]]'', the history of his world was merged with that of Earth-1 to create New Earth, and his history was folded over into the new continuity. Since the {{New 52}} reboot and the recreation of [[{{ComicBook/Earth2}} Earth-2]] he is once again Barry's AlternateUniverse counterpart.
'''Both incarnations:'''
* CoolHat: Wears a winged helmet.

'''Pre-Flashpoint incarnation:'''
* BadassGrandpa: in the modern JSA, at any rate. He was a young man when he debuted in 1940.
* CivvieSpandex: Wears blue jeans and a T-shirt with a lightning bolt sketched onto it.
* CoolOldGuy: Not really ''cool'' per se, as he's shown as a non-drinking old-fashioned fuddy-duddy, but everyone respects the hell out of him, and he's known as being the most polite man ever.
* FollowTheLeader: It's hard to imagine comic books without the speedsters. Jay was the very first.
* FreakLabAccident: Hard Water Vapors. It was the '40s.
* HappilyMarried: Going on sixty years now.
* IWasQuiteALooker: As a young man, Jay was [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1021859.html?#cutid3 quite handsome]]
* TheMentor: Has played this role to several generations of Flashes, though not to quite the same degree as Max Mercury.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's often drawn to look like Paul Newman.
* OlderAndWiser {{Mentor}}: Not simply to the speedsters, but also to the superhero community in general.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]: Could pass for a guy in his late 40's early 50's. He's much older than that.
* OverprotectiveDad: Acts this way to Stargirl in the [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] again and again. He's personally chased off two suitors ([[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and a random fireman), and helped chase off Atom Smasher. Courtney does not appreciate this part of his personality.
* RetGone: He's been removed from New Earth, now a resident of Earth 2.
* ScienceHero: A laboratory director who has saved Earth-Two with the help of Barry once.
* TropeCodifier: The one of the very first "single power" superheroes. Any others around this time had multiple powers (like Franchise/{{Superman}}), or none (like Franchise/{{Batman}}).

'''New 52 incarnation:'''
* AppropriatedAppellation: He didn't ''have'' any alias at first; however, when he saved a couple from Parademons and said he'd get everything fixed in a flash, they misheard it and thought he was giving them his name. When they appear on TV and tell their story about being saved by a hero who dubs himself "The Flash", Jay gladly adopts the codename.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolLoser
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: People outright tell him he has no talent or future -- worst part is, according to his mother, he started to believe it himself. A dying god crashing a few miles from where he was changes this.
* DoggedNiceGuy
* DorkKnight
* DrowningMySorrows: A mild version, after being unceremoniously dumped and stepped on by his college girlfriend [[MythologyGag Joan]].
* MrFanservice: Being now portrayed as a handsome young man aside, see FemaleGaze below.
* FemaleGaze: On top of the detailed SensualSpandex, the camera loves his [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbx187yBct1qzizmho1_1280.jpg well-formed hindquarters]].
* GoodFeelsGood: He's always making it clear how much he ''loves'' being a hero.
* HowDoIShotWeb: He has a problem with his... brakes.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mom]]: Jay's mother was taken hostage by villains more than once in order to coerce him.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Jay wastes no time becoming a hero once he gets his powers.
* LoveHurts
* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]]: Before getting his powers.
* RedHeadedHero: Auburn hair. Still counts.
* VaporWear: While his former version used CivvieSpandex, New 52 Jay gets full-fledged classic superhero tights.
* WideEyedIdealist: He's the one that's happiest about being a hero, and that right from the beginning talks about how the new heroes should [[TakingUpTheMantle take up]] from the deceased Wonders and fight to protect the world.
* YoungerAndHipper: Along with many of the other Golden Age JSA members. Jay is now in his early twenties.

[[WMG:The Flash II]]
-->''Do what you have to... we must save the world. We must save the world...''
->'''AKA:''' Bartholomew "Barry" Allen
->'''First appearance:''' ''Showcase'' #4 (October 1956)
->'''Hair color:''' Blond
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

''The'' Flash. While working in the lab late at night, forensic scientist Barry Allen was doused with chemicals and struck by lightning, this freak accident imbuing him with incredible super-speed. Inspired by the legacy of Jay Garrick, he donned his famous red spandex and became the Scarlet Speedster, the Sultan of Speed--the Flash. Barry had a years-long flirtation with Iris West that culminated in their marriage. He was a founding member of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and one of the world's greatest superheroes.

An active time traveler, Barry spent a few years living in the 30th century, where he and Iris had two children who became the Tornado Twins. They in turn each had a super-speedster child of their own--Barry's grandchildren, Impulse and XS.

Barry's life ended in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' when he used his super-speed to destabilize and destroy the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter cannon, saving TheMultiverse from total destruction. He was remembered as almost a patron saint of superheroes as one of the first to give their life.

Barry's friends later learned, however, that his spirit had been absorbed into the Speed Force, the quasi-mystic source of all speedsters' powers. During ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', when {{Darkseid}} conquered the Earth, through sheer force of will[[note]]and the aid of Professor Zoom[[/note]], Barry re-incorporated his body to stop the evil god and rejoined the living. Today, Barry is running strong yet again as the living incarnation of the Speed Force. The Flash lives again!
'''Both incarnations:'''
* EagleEyeDetection: Part of his job as a CSI.
* TheEveryman: Be it among the JLA or the Flashes, he's just a noble nerd with a penchant for heroism.
* TheHeart: Of the Justice League. Especially in the New52 where things are DarkerAndEdgier.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hal "Comicbook/GreenLantern" Jordan.
* LivingBattery: [[spoiler: He generates the Speed Force's power with every step he takes.]]
* PersonalityPowers: Subversion, he's generally slow and methodical. You want an extreme example, go find Bart.
* TheProfessor: By far the most overtly intelligent of the speedsters, and a forensic scientist by trade.
* ScienceHero: He's a CSI scientist, and uses his speed in creative ways with his science knowledge.

'''Pre-Flashpoint incarnation:'''
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the Speed Force, depending on how you interpret ''Rebirth'' #4.
* AscendedFanboy: He was a fan of the Flash (Jay Garrick) who became... the second Flash.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His death in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' was eventually retconned into him merging with the Speed Force permanently. WordOfGod says that this was to set him up for coming BackFromTheDead should DC want to do so. He later made a brief appearance in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' where he helped his grandson imprison Superboy-Prime in the Speed Force, and he permanently came back in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
* BreakoutCharacter: He's credited for kick starting the SilverAge.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Not originally but when he came back from the dead, his past included his dad being falsely arrested for the death of his mother, which turned out to be a deliberate result of his greatest villain retconning his past.
* DeathByOriginStory: This was one of the reasons that he stayed dead once his former KidSidekick Wally West came into his own as his successor. That's been undone now, though.
** A pivotal story in the early '90s played with this by having Barry seem to return leaving Wally happy about Barry's return but conflicted about being back in his shadow (particularly since his speed had been reduced at the same point when Barry died leaving him the slower and less competent Flash). He had to deal with these issues in order to defeat Barry when he turned out to be Professor Zoom.
* DeathIsCheap: ''The'' textbook aversion... if you call 23 years an aversion. Oh well, it's as good as you're going to get for the vanguard of the SilverAge.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Saved the remainder of the Multiverse by using one villain to brainwash a bunch of other villains into attacking the Big Bad and destroying the Big Bad's greatest weapon.
* FromASingleCell: Can reconstitute himself from such extreme fates as being turned into a puddle of tar or a ''cloud of water vapor''.
* HappilyMarried: To Iris West.
* HeroicSacrifice: ''This'' is why he was [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths left dead]] for so long, because everyone feared that a resurrection would completely undo its emotional value.
* HeroicSafeMode: He almost ''never'' uses his full speed, because since he doesn't have a Speed Force field to sidestep natural disaster when running, when he exceeds Mach 10 while on the ground for a period of time, he will cause catastrophic damage to the environment. Because of this, Wally West is often credited to be the fastest of the Flash. But, when given the opportunity and the situation, Barry can and ''will'' show you why he is the Speed Force's creator and ''The'' Fastest Man Alive.
** For example, Wally raced to the end of time to get away from Black Flash, the Grim Reaper of speedsters, because at the end of time, death has no meaning. Barry not only[[spoiler: outran the Black Racer (the real Grim Reaper) he was focusing on catching the silver bullet that killed Orion, one of the New Gods, and was stuck in the timestream, going nowhere and so went nowhere to escape, he then outran Darkseid's Omega Beam (which ''no one'', not even ''Wally'', can outrun) while still being chased by Black Racer, and then runs BR into Darkseid, causing Darkseid to be killed.]]
** Another example, in Flash:Rebirth, he outruns [[spoiler: the entire freaking ''Speed Force'', which he generates.]]
* InsistentTerminology: Tells Bart to call him Barry instead of Grandpa, as it weirded him out.
* ItsPersonal: With Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash.
* KilledOffForReal: He had a long and prestigious run on this list (for a popular comic book character), in part because he was given a really good death, reversing that death would have undone the heroes efforts to save the universe, and fans eventually embraced his successor Wally West even if they still wanted Barry back. But 23 years and two mega-crises later, Barry has finally subverted this trope though it looks like he may be skirting the CameBackWrong trope for a while.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Him saving his mother from her death by Professor Zoom caused the [[Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} DC timeline to collapse]]. He wasn't even able to entirely fix it, causing a CosmicRetcon.]]
* SilverAge: The reason it ''exists''[[note]]and by extension all superhero comics from that point onward[[/note]]
** Which was part of the reason he was killed in Crisis. Since his arrival started the SilverAge, his death was to mark the end of it (though really it took place circa the end of the BronzeAge.)
* SocietyMarchesOn: When created, he was intended to be something of an heroic nerd, in contrast to previous heroes, so they made him a police scientist. For nearly 30 years, he was basically treated like a lab geek by the rest of the police. When he was resurrected into a world that knows what the letters CSI stand for, however, he's retroactively seen more death than the Joker, leading to a slightly DarkerAndEdgier portrayal.

'''New 52 incarnation:'''
* HyperAwareness: Post-Flashpoint, he's learned to speed up his mental speed to match his body's speed, allowing him to process information from around him all at the [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_0053.jpg same time,]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/40/2065996-f4.png letting him see the probabilties of anything happening around him before it happens, weigh every possible outcome, make the right choice and do something about it,]] before anyone even notices. This ''does'', however, mean that he can get lost in the probabilties, being distracted enough for someone to [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/10/102593/2679093-f_18.jpg get him.]]
** Though it's actually not a new ability; Barry could always do this, he just didn't really tap into it's full potential, due to only researching the utilitarian uses of the Speed Force, until after Flashpoint, where he is now learning more about the Speed Force.
* TronLines: Post-Flashpoint, Barry's costume now has these. They light up when he's [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VE2mBP_zVAg/TwFh_JJ5MnI/AAAAAAAABMo/1N57oJdpT3M/s1600/new52_flash_issue4.png running]], but when he's standing still or walking, they're black seams, barely visible. They also appear to turn blue when he is affected by enemies like [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/60791/2685326-02.jpg Captain Cold]] and [[http://speedforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/flashwwcv.jpg Weather Wizard.]]

[[WMG:Kid Flash I / The Flash III]]
-->''Jay, I am no longer Kid Flash. From this day forth-- The Flash lives again!''
->'''AKA:''' Wallace "Wally" West
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 1 #110 (December 1959)
->'''Hair color:''' Red-gold
->'''Eye color:''' Green

As a child, young Wally West was the biggest fan of the second Flash. One summer, he went to stay with his aunt Iris in Central City, who was dating Barry Allen at the time. Barry then "introduced" The Flash to him, and The Flash then told Wally how he got his powers by setting up a cupboard of chemicals the exact way they were when he got them. In a huge ContrivedCoincidence, lightning suddenly struck the chemicals and Wally was bathed in them, giving him the same powers as The Flash. The Flash then taught Wally everything he knew about SuperSpeed and gave him the identity of Kid Flash. The Flash later revealed he was Barry to his nephew another summer. Wally would later become a member of the Comicbook/TeenTitans.

After Barry's death ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', Wally took up the mantle of TheFlash. Wally was initially a shameless womanizer and a jerk to most people, but some CharacterDevelopment and his marriage to Linda Park made him a much more mature hero, even surpassing his mentor in ability.

'''Pre-Flashpoint incarnation:'''
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the Speed Force, in ComicBook/KingdomCome.
* AscendedFanboy: The biggest fan of Flash II, he later became his sidekick, and later, the Flash III.
* BerserkButton: If you harm, or try to harm, any member of his family or TrueCompanions, he will hunt you to the end of creation and thrash you. ''Very soundly''. After Gorilla Grodd [[StartOfDarkness crippled Hunter Zolomon]], Wally chased him all the way to Gorilla City, and was so intent on killing the primate that the other, more benevolent gorillas had to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase the location of Gorilla City from his mind]].
** Inertia orchestrated Bart Allen's murder at the hands of the Rogues. Wally's response was to chase down Inertia, act like he was going to run him face-first into a mountain, and (right at the last second) [[AndIMustScream steal all of Inertia's speed to the point that he was an immobile but still-living statue]].
* BigEater: During his early days as the Flash.
* ComingOfAgeStory: His transition from being Kid Flash into being the Flash played out like this.
* CommutingOnABus: Since Barry Allen's return.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DemotedToExtra: He was hit with this pretty hard. When ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'' brought Barry Allen BackFromTheDead; he took the book back from Wally; and although they both remained active as the Flash, Wally only made ''two'' appearances in the Flash series after that point & was effectively reduced to appearing in crowd shots. Barry even began using his costume, for christ's sake![[note]]OK, it technically originated from Barry's outfit in the 90s show, but its more strongly associated with Wally and it was him who used it in the comics in the first place[[/note]]
* FieryRedhead
* GreenEyes: they were originally blue, but someone accidentally colored them green early into his run (''Flash'' v2 #28), and it stuck.
** GenerationXerox: He and Kyle Rayner to Barry and Hal Jordan.
* HandsomeLech: In the early days
* HappilyMarried (yes, there is a theme here)
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Dick]] [[{{Nightwing}} Grayson]]
* KidSidekick: When he was Kid Flash.
* LegacyCharacter
* MyGreatestFailure: He has two, both involving a FaceHeelTurn--ex-girlfriend Frances Kane, who he pushed to go into super-heroics but who would go on to become Magenta, and police profiler Hunter Zolomon, who he refused to use TimeTravel to help fix his lost ability to walk and who would go on to become the second Zoom because of it.
* {{Nerf}}: During ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a blast from the Anti-Monitor's antimatter cannon knocked down his speed from near-light to the speed of sound. However, he was able to regain his speed once CharacterDevelopment set in.
* PersonalityPowers: Though not to the extent of Bart, he was very hotheaded and impulsive, though less so after his CharacterDevelopment.
* ThePowerOfLove: A reoccurring theme with Wally, Linda, and the Speed Force.
* PutOnABus: During Post-Infinite Crisis
* RedheadedHero
* {{RetGone}}: When it comes to the New 52, he's the one that's most often cited.
* SidekickGraduationsStick: What you get when it ''works''. When Barry [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis came back]], he still kept his identity as TheFlash.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: After his CharacterDevelopment, he officially surpassed Barry in speed and abilities. Wally is technically the fastest Flash ever made, taking account of his ComicBook/KingdomCome incarnation, and probably the last one going how ridiculously fast he is in it; just how much ridiculous you ask? He became fast enough to the point of being ''Omnipresent''.
* TakingUpTheMantle
* TookALevelInBadass: He lost a lot of his speed during the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', but he eventually surpassed his mentor in speed along with some CharacterDevelopment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With [[Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]].

'''The New 52 Incarnation'''

In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity, Wally is the son of Rudy West, who abandoned him when he was a baby. He ended up looking up to his uncle Daniel, even ''after'' he became Reverse Flash. His mother went missing in the ''Forever Evil'' event.

* {{Delinquent}}: In his introduction.
* DisappearedDad: His dad abandoned him as a baby.
* {{Jerkass}}: Decides to spray paint graffiti... in a city that was almost destroyed in ''Forever Evil''. And when someone tries to stop him, he spray paints ''him''.
** JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: Implied when he decides to not let his Aunt Iris know that he and Barry met before, let alone how they met. He also seems to feel a bit guilty over causing Iris trouble
** AngryBlackMan: As a, likely unintentional, side-effect of this combined with the race change.
* MissingMom: She disappeared during ''Forever Evil''.
* MixedAncestry: Half-African American, half-Caucasian.
* MyGreatestFailure: Future Flash sees Wally's death as his, and it's his motivation for reversing time.
* RaceLift: From Caucasian to half-Black.
* TraumaCongaLine: He's a twelve year old kid who was abandoned by his father when he was a baby, who's mother is missing and may even be dead, just had his Uncle Daniel (the only father figure he's had up to that point) carted off to prison by The Flash, and is now living with an Aunt Iris (that he's implied not to know very well) just so he won't be taken by Social Services.

[[WMG:Impulse I / Kid Flash II / The Flash IV]]
-->''Bite patience!''
->'''AKA:''' Bartholomew "Bart" Allen II [[spoiler:in the pre-New 52, Bar Torr in the post-New 52]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 2 #92 (June 1994)
->'''Hair color:''' Brown
->'''Eye color:''' Yellow

The grandson of The second Flash, Barry Allen, he was the product of the union of the two FeudingFamilies: the West/Allen family and the Thawne family. He was born in the 30th century, and his connection to the Speed Force caused him to rapidly age. He was also abducted by the Earth's government (whose president was his maternal grandfather) and raised in a fast-paced virtual environment where he could mature as fast as he aged. His grandmother, Iris, eventually took him back to the present day where Wally West, the third Flash, gave him control over his SuperSpeed. After this, Bart took up the codename of Impulse, and moved to Alabama where he was raised by Max Mercury. He later became a founding member of ComicBook/YoungJustice and close friends with [[Characters/BatmanAndBatFamily Tim Drake (Robin III)]] and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner Kent (Superboy)]].

After the dissolution of ComicBook/YoungJustice, he later joined the Comicbook/TeenTitans. After being shot in the knee by Deathstroke, he took up the mantle of Kid Flash. After this, he became much angstier than his original fun-personified self. He was later absorbed into the Speed Force during ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis to temporarily imprison [[Characters/{{Superman}} Superboy-Prime]] in the Speed Force. He returned, aged four years older, in his grandfather's Flash costume and briefly became the fourth Flash. However, his EvilTwin, Inertia, would gather up the Rogues Gallery and kill him. During the ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', he was restored back to life and de-aged, becoming Kid Flash once again.
* AnimeHair: it's so large that you can actually pull or pick him up by the hair alone, if you're strong enough. He's quite protective of it, too.
-->'''Farohji''' ''([[http://community.livejournal.com/heartbart/13117.html on one particular artist's interpretation of said hair]])'': ...seems Bart's been trying a new hair product or ''something'' as his hair goes inexplicably curly-wavy when this guy's[[note]]Ethan Van Sciver[[/note]] penciling.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Cured when he was kneecapped by Deathstroke, as he read every book in the San Francisco Libary while he recovered, but it came back with a vengeance when he came BackFromTheDead in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
* BackFromTheDead: After dying at the hands of his EvilKnockoff Inertia, he came back in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'': ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's quite slow to anger, but do ''not'' try to hurt his family or friends, or you ''will'' regret it - as the Rival nearly found out.
* BigEater: Unless it's raw seafood, he'll eat it, no questions asked.
* BrainyBrunette: He's actually quite smart, even disregarding the photographic memory, it's simply that he has the attention span of a goldfish, his thought processes are unlike anyone else's, [[BookDumb and he just plain hates schoolwork.]]
* BrutalHonesty / BadLiar: this gets him into trouble more often than not, and when it ''is'' truthful, his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies often lead to said situation/s becoming a CassandraTruth.
* BrilliantButLazy
-->'''Bart''': Well...as long as they[[note]]the schoolteachers[[/note]] ''know'' I can do better, I don't really see any sense in over''doing'' it...right?
* ChestInsignia: As Kid Flash (and Flash).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: his non-superhero friends often call him "Daredevil" Allen, in part because of this. Does it look exciting? Screw safety concerns, he'll do it! He ''will'' be deadly serious if the situation calls for it, it's just that most of the time, it doesn't.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: During his Impulse days.
* DeadGuyJunior: it's not obvious because both Bart and Barry go by nicknames, but there you go.
* DeadpanSnarker: Low-key, since he prefers to be straightforward about what he says, but when it's there, you can't miss it.
* DitzyGenius
* FunPersonified: Initially as Impulse through-and-through. When he became Kid Flash, he had some {{Angst}} added to his personality but still retained some of his fun factor. The fun factor disappeared entirely when he became the Flash, but when he was revived as Kid Flash, he regained all of his fun from his Impulse days.
* FirstNameBasis: With Barry, because being called "Grandpa" weirded him out.
* HairColorDissonance: is it chocolate brown? Light brown? Auburn? ''Red''? Did it get lighter with age? It does at least have an "autumn leaves" theme going for it...
* HeroesLoveDogs: he has a pet Jack Russell Terrier named Dox, who unfortunately hasn't been seen since ''Impulse'' #89.
* HotBlooded: He definitely wears his heart on his sleeve.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: When he was aged up and became the Flash. A total 180 from his "normal" portrayal, and it didn't stick.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* ItMakesSenseInContext: One villain's description of his encounter with Bart: "And then he caught all the grenades, and then he took them away, and then he brought me a fish, and then he pulled me into my pocket, and then he made me eat a bracelet, and then he..."
* {{Keet}}
* KidFromTheFuture
* {{Kneecapping}}: A victim of it shortly after he joined the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans''. The surgery to remove the bullet was the most painful experience in his life.
* LegacyCharacter
* LongLostSibling: To Captain Boomerang II.
* MotorMouth: again, this usually gets him into trouble, since he just blurts it out without thinking (obviously!)
** How big of a MotorMouth is he? He annoyed ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' to frustration! That has to count for something.
* NiceGuy: Bart is easily one of the nicest around. His kindness and good naturesness is completly genuine. Conbined with his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and DitzyGenius persona it makes him rather {{Adorkable}}
* PersonalityPowers: Most definitely! Essentially, he's a complete 180 of his grandfather; where Barry tends to plan things before he acts (and very orderly), Bart will leap into a situation, barely thinking about anything (and very messy).
* PhotographicMemory / RippleEffectProofMemory
* PowerIncontinence: In the 2006 series, when using the Speed Force took a toll on his health. He got over it.
* RapidAging: When he was born, his Speed Force connection did this to him. He was physically a teenager when he was chronologically two years old. His grandmother Iris later took him to the present day in order for Wally to "speed-steal" his RapidAging.
* ShipTease: With Ravager in the Comicbook/TeenTitans.
* {{Sidekick}}: Actually defied by him. He initially laughs at the idea of becoming Kid Flash and Wally's sidekick, becoming the independent hero Impulse. When he did become Kid Flash, he still proclaimed that Wally would live in his shadow.
* SidekickGraduationsStick: What happens when it ''doesn't'' work - this was at least partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, and both fans and [[Creator/MarkWaid creator]] were extremely displeased, to put it politely.
** Ultimately, [[AvertedTrope it didn't really stick]] as when Bart was brought back to life in ''[[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion of 3 Worlds]]'', he was de-aged and became Kid Flash.
* SweetHomeAlabama
* TakingUpTheMantle: Initially defied at first when Wally offered Bart to become Kid Flash, as he became Impulse, an independent hero, instead. He eventually took up the Kid Flash mantle when he overheard Jay and Wally's concern that he wouldn't be able to live up to the legacy.
* TangledFamilyTree: [[InTheBlood scion]] of the FeudingFamilies of the ''Flash'' mythos, and if Zoom's comments are anything to go by, the ''cause'' of said feud! I should note that Bart's the main reason people find the Flash family tree so confusing, mostly because of a) time travel and b) he's where most of the important bloodlines converge.
* ThemeNaming: Skip to Inertia's entry for the full explanation
* {{Tykebomb}}: what he was ''supposed'' to be... thankfully, he fled before that could happen.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Thinks the reason Barry is always busy is because he's uncomfortable around Bart, who just wants to have a relationship with his Grandpa.
** He's like this to the other Flashes, Jay and Wally, as he took up the Kid Flash identity mainly because he overheard their conversation of Bart not being able to live up to the Flash legacy.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Since ''Infinite Crisis'', Superboy-Prime has displayed a fear of speedsters, Bart especially.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Along with fitting the "trickster" personality type, it also serves as a character marker. It's probably why Meloni calls him "sunshine", since he's bright and optimistic - kinda like the sun on a good day, and the eyes reflect that. Only [[BerserkButton rarely]] do they turn a fierce [[GlowingEyesOfDoom red-orange]] - if that happens, then you ''know'' he's not [[BewareTheNiceOnes playing]] around anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In a sense. Bart lived an accelerated pace with aging to match. Though he may only be a few years old, he has lived 15-16 years (though the first 12 were spent in a accelerated VR in the future). The trope was completely true once when he suddenly aged to 20 for his brief run as the Flash (he got better.)
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The main reason he read the entire San Francisco Library and became Kid Flash.
* SuperSpeedReading: Capable of doing this and remembering it all.

[[folder:Other Speedsters]]
[[WMG:Dark Flash]]
->'''AKA:''' Walter West
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 2 #150 (July 1999)
->'''Hair color:''' Red
->'''Eye color:''' Blue (it's what tipped people off this wasn't "our" Wally).

* AlternateUniverse
* DarkerAndEdgier
* ForWantOfANail: He's what Wally might have been if Linda had been killed.

[[WMG:Impulse II]]
->'''AKA:''' Iris "Irey" West II
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 2 #225 (October 2005)
->'''Hair color:''' Red
->'''Eye color:''' Green

Wally and Linda's daughter. Iris and her twin brother Jai were miscarried when Zoom attacked Linda, but a time-travel incident resulted in their sudden "spontaneous re-conception" and birth; shortly afterwards, they and their parents were caught up in the Speed Force during the Flashes' assault on Superboy-Prime in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', causing them to rapidly age ten years. Both twins inherited a connection to the Speed Force; in Iris's case, it manifested as the ability to vibrate through solid matter like her father. When Professor Zoom attacked the Flash family, Iris's powers stabilized and she gained super-speed just like her father. She is now the new Impulse (much to Bart's annoyance).

In [[ComicBook/KingdomCome another universe]], Iris grew up to become the new Kid Flash. This version of Iris encountered "our" Wally once or twice.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: She's a fangirl of Bart and has taken over his old mantle as Impulse.
* BigWhat: A subdued version of this trope is Bart's immediate reaction to "the new Impulse", complete with what looks like a dismayed expression on his face. Most fans went straight for the FlatWhat instead.
* InSeriesNickname: "Irey", in order to distinguish her from her great-aunt.
* IntangibleMan: Before her super-speed powers stabilized.
* KidHero
* LegacyCharacter
* RedheadedHero

[[WMG:Jesse Quick / Liberty Belle II]]
->'''AKA:''' Jesse Chambers Tyler
->'''First appearance:''' ''Justice Society of America'' vol. 2 #1 (August 1992)
->'''Hair color:''' Blonde
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

The daughter of GoldenAge super-heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle, Jesse Chambers inherited both her parents' powers--flight, super-speed, and super-strength. All her life Jesse has felt pressure to live up to her parents' legacy. She was pressured into the role of superhero by her father, but soon proved her worth as Jesse Quick, balancing her costumed escapades with running her corporation, Quickstart Enterprises. She has been a member of the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titans]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], and [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]; she is now married to Hourman of the JSA. She briefly operated under her mother's codename before returning to her original moniker.
* BattleCouple: With Hourman.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: She used to have a big "Q" on her torso.
* CivvieSpandex: Wore a jacket in the '90s.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: At first.
* LegacyCharacter: To both parents. Her Liberty Belle costume had her namesake on the front, with the crack shaped like the Flash-based lightning bolt.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With her husband, Hourman.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Daughter Girl]]: Toward both her parents.

[[WMG:Johnny Quick]]
->'''AKA:''' John Chambers
->'''First appearance:''' ''More Fun Comics'' # 71 (September 1941)
->'''Hair color:''' Blond
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

The founder of a minor speedster legacy, Johnny Quick was a contemporary of Jay Garrick during WorldWarTwo and one of the core members of the All-Star Squadron. His learned a strange mathematical equation--"3X2(9YZ)4A"--from his mentor, a professor who translated it from a pharoah's tomb in Egypt. When recited aloud, this equation granted Johnny super-speed and flight. (He later learned that reciting the equation allowed him to tap into the Speed Force by way of his latent metagene.) Johnny married fellow superhero Liberty Belle and had a daughter, Jesse, who followed in their footsteps.

During a battle with the evil speedster Savitar, Johnny sacrificed himself to save his daughter and became one with the Speed Force. He remained within it, and was later killed there by Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash.
* BattleCouple: With Liberty Belle.
* CameBackWrong: When he was reanimated as a [[BlackestNight Black Lantern]].
* {{Flight}}
* FormulaicMagic
* HeroicSacrifice
* KilledOffForReal

[[WMG:Max Mercury / Quicksilver]]
->'''AKA:''' Max Crandall
->'''First appearance:''' ''National Comics'' #5 (November 1940)
->'''Hair color:''' White
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

An aged speedster, former superhero, and guru of the Speed Force who acts as Bart's mentor.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: If Bart complains about something, you can be sure Max will be nearby with a witty comment.
-->'''Bart''': Yesterday, you said you had plans for my future. Now you won't tell me what they are. That's not fair, Max.
-->'''Max''': Look at that. Eight in the morning, and already you've gotten today's life lesson.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: It's been implied that Max has access to the Speed Force because he WILLS himself to, he basically has a spiritual communion with it. While he might not be the fastest speedster, he's the one that most understands the nature of the Speed Force, and serves as a mentor to younger speedsters.
* FriendlyEnemy: Develops this sort of relationship with one of his old foes.
* IHaveManyNames: Really, he does; Max Mercury is only the latest of them. He's previously fought crime as Ahwehota, Windrunner, Whip Whirlwing and Quicksilver - and those are just the ones we know about.
* TheObiWan
* OlderAndWiser {{Mentor}}: specifically to the speedsters this time, ''especially'' Bart. You really have to admire him; it takes guts and unending patience (and I mean ''unending'') to raise a hyperactive speedster who literally has no concept of that word.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]: although this is largely due to the vast amount of TimeTravel he's done.
* ParentalSubstitute: He's essentially Bart's father figure.
* RememberTheNewGuy: How he was introduced. Jay Garrick apparently knew him as a Golden Aged crimefighter but we don't meet him until the early nineties.
** Something of an aversion, because he's actually a revision of a Golden Age character named Quicksilver who wasn't originally a DC character. His back story now has him skipping over decades at a time between the Golden and Modern Ages to explain why we've never seen him until now.
* TimeTravel: He was actually born in the 1700s and did this multiple times to get where he is today.

[[WMG:The Tornado Twins]]
->'''AKA:''' Don and Dawn Allen
->'''First appearance:''' ''Adventure Comics'' #373 (October 1968)
->'''Hair color:''' Red-gold
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

Barry Allen's children from the 30th century (long story) who gained superspeed from their father. They're inspired to become heroes of the 30th century by Wally during one of his trips into the future. Don would later marry Meloni Thawne and father Bart Allen (see above).

* FieryRedhead: from the information given in ''The Life Story of the Flash'', we're meant to believe that Don was a subversion, and Dawn a straight example.
* KilledOffForReal
* {{Redheaded Hero}}es
* {{Retcon}}: Originally, the twins were Barry's distant descendants; post-Crisis they became his children.
* StarCrossedLovers: Don and Meloni
* ThemeTwinNaming
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn
* ZettaiRyouiki (Grade B/Dawn)

->'''AKA:''' Jenni Ognats
->'''First appearance:''' ''Legionnaires'' #0 (October 1994)
->'''Hair color:''' Dark brown
->'''Eye color:''' Amber

The daughter of Dawn Allen of the Tornado Twins and granddaughter of Barry Allen, the Flash. Jenni was born in the 31st century and, unlike her cousin Bart, did not have super-powers. However, the alien Dominators captured her for their experiments and activated her latent metagene and connection to the Speed Force. Using her newfound powers to escape, Jenni joined the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} as their resident speedster, XS.

XS has met the rest of the Flash family, including Bart and Barry, through time travel, and helped Wally in the fight against Savitar. She prefers living in the future, however, and remains a member of the Legion in good standing, helping them resurrect Bart after his death.

* GenkiGirl
* LegacyCharacter: Barry's other grandchild, but since she spends her time with the Legion, she isn't seen nearly as often.
* MotorMouth

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]
[[WMG:Ashley Zolomon]]

The estranged wife of Hunter Zolomon. They met in college and got married shortly before graduation, and both entered the FBI where Ashley's father was an instructor for new recruits. However, after a misjudgment on Hunter's part cost Ashley's father his life during a case, Ashley left Hunter (just one of the many unfortunate repercussions). She would later come to Keystone City and take over his former spot as the local meta-human profiler following his FaceHeelTurn and transformation into [[EvilCounterpart Zoom]].

* AmicablyDivorced: Not at first, [[DarkAndTroubledPast due to the circumstances]], but they do still have some lingering feelings for each other.
* FriendOnTheForce: Eventually becomes this for Wally, once they work past their differences.
* ItsAllMyFault: She believes that if she hadn't left Hunter, he would never have become Zoom.
* LoveWillLeadYouBack: She wants to invoke this for Hunter.
* NewOldFlame: For Zoom.
* ThePowerOfLove: Her being in a car accident [[spoiler:caused by Wally's subconscious tampering due to his initial dislike of her for her association with Zoom]] is enough to snap Zoom out of his time-displaced coma that he was forced into at the climax of the "Blitz" storyline.
* TheProfiler: Takes over this role after her ex-husband's FaceHeelTurn.
* SecretSecretKeeper: [[spoiler:For Wally, at the end of the "Rogue War" storyline]].

->'''AKA:''' Chester Runk

A metahuman and close friend of Wally's with the power to eat anything and place it in an alternate dimension. After an extremely brief career as a thief, Chunk quit the business and became a firm ally of the Flash, when not working with Wally's mother Mary West with community-work.

* BlackAndNerdy
* BlackBestFriend: For Wally.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He dwarfs his fiance.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: Though his abilities are incredibly powerful.
* PowerIncontinence: When he was injured by Plunder in the leadup to ''Crossfire'', his singularity almost consumed Central City.

[[WMG:Chyre and Morillo]]
->'''AKA:''' Fred Chyre and Jared Morillo

The founding (and only) members of Keystone City's Metahuman Hostilities Department, officers Chyre and Morillo quickly became vital allies and friends of Wally West. Chyre was an aging beat cop who lived in Keystone his whole life, while Morillo was a young hotshot who relocated from Los Angeles. Though hostile to each other at first, they quickly became good friends who always have each other's back.

* BashBrothers
* BrainsAndBrawn: Morillo is the brains, Chyre is the brawn.
* HealingFactor: Morillo, due to a close encounter with Cicada's energy dagger.
* OldFashionedCopper: Chyre isn't British, but he's still close to this trope.
* SaltAndPepper
* ThoseTwoGuys

[[WMG:Dr. Elias]]

A scientist who appears in the New 52 ''Flash'' Series. He secretly helps the Flash, and isn't really an important character. [[spoiler:It turns out he's a complete an utter asshole who claims the Speed Force energy he siphoned off Barry as a renewable energy source without giving credit to the Flash at all, and pits the public against the Flash as a social experiment.]]

* AssholeVictim
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Despite what the plot wants you to believe at first, he's not Reverse-Flash.]]
* TheSociopath
* WalkingSpoiler

[[WMG:Gregory Wolfe]]

The draconian warden of Iron Heights Penitentiary. Wolfe turned the prison into a true dungeon where inmates are stripped of their rights, their dignity, and any hope of escape. Although he keeps the Twin Cities safe by keeping dangerous super-criminals locked up in "the Pipeline", his zeal for brutal justice often leads him to bend the very laws he has sworn to uphold, and has made him a thorn in Wally's side. He has the metahuman ability to induce violent muscle spasms, which helps him keep prisoners under control. [[spoiler:He also once used them on Wally to stop him from asking uncomfortable questions about what he was doing to Fallout]].

* AmoralAttorney: Prior to becoming Iron Heights' warden.
* BerserkButton: When a bunch of Joker crazed super-villains attack the prison, one of them, Deadline, flies up and holds a gun to Wolfe's head saying that they're taking over. Wolfe's response?
-->'''Wolfe''': This is ''MY'' Prison!
** At which point he makes Deadline's arm spasm, dropping the gun and Wolfe shoots him in the head with it.
* HellishPupils: His eyes often glow red and/or yellow.
* KnightTemplar
* ScaryBlackMan

[[WMG:Iris West Allen]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''Showcase'' #4 (October 1956)
->'''Hair color:''' Brown
->'''Eye color:''' Brown

Barry Allen's wife and an IntrepidReporter who frequently reports on the Flash's adventures.

* BackFromTheDead: She predeceased Barry by about six years... but she got better!
* IntrepidReporter
* MustHaveCaffeine: ''The Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010'' says she is "seemingly immune to the effects of caffeine".
* PluckyGirl
* TimeTravel: Iris was born in the 30th century, and sent to our time to save her life.

[[WMG:Jai West]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 2 #225 (October 2005)
->'''Hair color:''' Black
->'''Eye color:''' Brown

Wally and Linda's son, one of their twin children. While his sister Iris inherited their father's speed, Jai's connection to the Speed Force manifested as an ability to accelerate the growth of his muscle tissue, granting him temporary super-strength. He recently lost his powers, and Eobard Thwane has indicated that he has dire plans for the boy.

* HourOfPower: He could only use super-strength in limited bursts and required rest and food to avoid passing out.
* KidHero
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:Joan Williams Garrick]]
Jay Garrick's steady girlfriend all through the 40s, who was a fellow college student and in on his secret identity right from the beginning. The two of them got married when Jay retired from super-heroics in the early 50s, and had a long happy life together. Sixty years and counting before the New 52 put an end to that.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the modern day, both she and Jay look like they're in their 50s, even though both were pushing 100 by 2011. At first, it was because of energy absorbed from villain Ian Karkull that kept them younger, and later due to the Speed Force and its effects on Jay, which Joan benefitted from.
* SecretKeeper: Joan knew about Jay's secret identity as the Flash from day one, and sometimes accompanied him on his adventures.

[[WMG:Linda Park-West]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 2 #28 (July 1989)
->'''Hair color:''' Black
->'''Eye color:''' Brown

Wally's reporter girlfriend and eventual wife, who is the world's leading scientist on velocibiology. Used to be a reporter, similar to Iris.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Wally before they hooked up.
* CloserToEarth: She's generally played as more responsible and pragmatic than Wally... unless there's a story at stake.
* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Happens the first time she meets [[PsychoExGirlfriend Magenta]], who at the time is staying at Wally's house. She confronts Frances about whether she still has feelings for Wally (who meanwhile is reacting with alarm at what might happen if the two women should meet, given his ex's AxCrazy tendencies), and Frances' magnetic abilities appear to start activating in response...but when the panicked Wally rushes through the front door, he's dumbfounded to find the two in the kitchen, laughing and joking together about some of his weirder personality quirks.
* ExpressDelivery: How she gave birth to the twins. Thanks to the TimeyWimeyBall and Barry undoing the beating-induced miscarriage she suffered in the past at Zolomon's hands, she basically went from "not pregnant" to "fully gestated and going into labor" within the span of a few minutes, with the actual "flat belly to bulging belly" taking place in a single panel span.
* HappilyMarried
* HotScientist: After the twins were born, she became "by default, the world's leading authority on velocibiology", the science of how super-speed affects the human body.
* IntrepidReporter
* TheMissusAndTheEx: She's the Missus in the DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu situation above.
* ThePowerOfLove
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''Terminal Velocity'', there's a point when Wally is apparently killed right in front of her by Kobra. Linda- who had no superpowers whatsoever- immediately told Piper to start making weapons, saying that the last thing Kobra was going to see before he died was "the look in my eyes when I send him straight to hell". [[spoiler: She doesn't ''win''- and it's her peril that ultimately brings Wally back from the Speed Force- but she's the last one from her group left standing, despite the fact that several of them had superpowers and/or superhero experience and she didn't.]]

[[WMG:Meloni Thawne]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''Impulse'' #23 (March 1997)
->'''Hair color:''' Brown
->'''Eye color:''' Amber

Bart's energetic and protective mother, and the wife of Don Allen. One of the only Thawne family members to reject a life of crime, Meloni readily encourages her son's superheroics.

* MamaBear
* StarCrossedLovers
* StrongFamilyResemblance: If you wanted to know where Bart got his mannerisms and crazy hairstyle from, now you do... basically, she's best described as "female Impulse without superspeed".
* WhiteSheep: Yeah, the rest of her family is...quite psychotic.


The son of Solovar and current ruler of Gorilla City. Under his reign, he encouraged the apes of Gorilla City to blend their advanced technology with the trees of the rainforest, bringing a more spiritual approach to rulership than his father. He has pursued a strict isolationist policy to the point of refusing to extradite Grodd for his crimes outside Gorilla City.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* HeroicNeutral
* HiddenElfVillage: After his father's death, Nnamdi cuts off Gorilla City from the rest of the world, barring even the Flash entrance.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat

[[WMG:Pied Piper]]
->'''AKA:''' Hartley Rathaway

The son of rich parents, Hartley Rathaway was born deaf. His parents spent millions on cybernetic implants that granted him incredible hearing, but to their dismay, he was entranced by all forms of music and forsook their expectations for him. Bored with this life, Hartley delved into sonic technology to create a flute with mind-control properties and used it to commit petty crimes and fight the Flash as the Pied Piper, one of the Rogues. Hartley never really liked crime, however, and after Barry Allen's death he reformed, becoming a superhero and one of Wally West's best friends. He also came out of the closet as one of the first gay superheroes.

Years later, Piper was framed for the murder of his parents by the second Mirror Master. This sent him unwillingly back into the criminal underworld as he tried to escape both the Rogues and the authorities. He appeared to join up with the Rogues again, but was working undercover to infiltrate them. Nonetheless, he was present when against his protests, they killed Bart Allen. He has been on the run ever since[[note]][[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis and kinda blew up a planet along the way]][[/note]].

* BadassGay: Several times. ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis just cements him as a bona fide {{Badass}}
* BreakTheCutie: ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis
** And before that getting framed for his parents' murder and having his head screwed with, being sent to Iron Heights, and oodles of other unpleasantness.
* ChainedHeat: With Trickster.
* ComingOutStory: Considered one of the best outings in comics.
* DisabilitySuperpower: He was born deaf and got implants that gave him enhanced hearing.
* FakeDefector
* GadgeteerGenius: While some writers have him using apparently normal instruments, others have him inventing weapons and force-field gadgets- anything that can be handwaved as "sonics".
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicBSOD: When Mirror Master II tricked him into believing that he killed his own parents.
* LonelyRichKid
* MagicMusic
* MakeMeWannaShout
* MeaningfulName : His surname is Rathaway, and, in the classic story, what does ThePiedPiperOfHamelin do? Yep; sends the 'rats-away'.
* MindControl: He can control people with his music.
* ParentalAbandonment: They didn't even notice that he was deaf until he was two or so. [[spoiler: And now they're dead.]]
* ThePowerOfRock
* TokenGoodTeammate: To the Rogues. Even before his HeelFaceTurn he gave away a large percentage of his loot to the poor.
* StraightGay


Like all the apes of Gorilla City, Solovar was granted intelligence from contact with a mysterious meteor, but alone with the evil Grodd, he was granted psychic powers as well. Chosen as the city's king, Solovar protected his people from Grodd's depredations and became a good friend of Barry Allen. Just when Solovar opened up Gorilla City to petition for United Nations membership, however, he was assassinated by Grodd's agents. His nephew Ulgo took up the reigns of command, but soon afterwards passed kingship to his cousin Nnamdi, Solovar's son.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* KilledOffForReal
* PsychicPowers
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SupportingLeader
* TouchedByVorlons

[[WMG:The Three Dimwits]]
->'''AKA:''' Winky Moylan, Blinky Boylan, and Noddy Toylan

Alternately known as "the Three Numbskulls", "the Three Idiots", or "the Three Dopes"; a trio with a penchant for getting into trouble, forcing their friend, Jay Garrick, to bail them out. The three were originally petty criminals but turned over a new leaf thanks to the Flash's influence. Sometime after World War II, the three found a buried treasure and retired to the Caribbean; years later, they became security guards at the Flash Museum, where they were killed by the supervillain Prometheus.

* {{Breakout Character}}s: They graduated to their own feature in ''All-American Comics'' in the GoldenAge.
* BusCrash
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They were [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Film/TheThreeStooges.

[[WMG:Tina and Jerry [=McGee=]]]

A pair of scientists working for STAR Labs in Keystone City, Tina and Jerry specialize in metahuman medicine and have helped the Flash Family for years.

* FaceHeelTurn: When Tina began having an affair with Wally (early into Wally's career as the Flash) while being estranged from her husband, Jerry used his super-speed research to turn himself into a hulking monstrosity, Speed Demon.
* HappilyMarried: Though they were estranged at the time they were first introduced. They reconciled.
* TheProfessor

[[folder:Evil Speedsters]]
[[WMG:Black Flash]]

An anthromorphic personification of death created by the Speedforce to capture speedsters at the end of their lives. While not technically evil, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality his strange views of morality]] make him a dangerous threat whenever he appears.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The anthropomorphic personification of death for speedsters (or maybe of the Speed Force), who takes the form of a zombie-looking guy in a black Flash costume.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* ColorCharacter
* HumanoidAbomination
* TheGrimReaper: He's a special grim reaper specializing in speedsters (like the Flash) who would presumably be too fast to be caught by the normal Death.
* KilledOffForReal: Apparently, in ''The Flash: Rebirth''.
* TheVoiceless

[[WMG:The Rival]]
->'''AKA:''' Edward Clariss
Dr. Clariss first appeared in Flash Comics #104, February 1949. He was a chemistry teacher at Midwestern University who overheard a conversation between Joan Williams and another student discussing how the Flash got his speed. Clariss was able to determine that something in the lab caused it, so he took all the hard water samples he could find and experimented with them, eventually producing a substance that temporarily gave him and his eventual criminal gang super speed to match the Flash. He wore a darker version of the Flash's costume and a mask in his first appearance.

* DemonicPossession: After his conversion to pure energy.
* DrivenToMadness: after being trapped in the speed force for half a century.
* EnergyBeings
* EvilCounterpart: To Jay Garrick.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* {{Revenge}}: Clariss was bitter because no one believed him when he tried to publicize his speed formula. Even success in other scientific fields wasn't good enough for him. He adopted the Rival identity in order to take the Flash's speed away and become the fastest man alive himself.
* SuperPowersForADay: Clariss developed a speed formula that was only temporary. He couldn't quite match the one that gave Jay Garrick permanent speed, despite many experiments with it.

[[WMG:The Reverse-Flash I / Professor Zoom]]
->'''AKA:''' Eobard Thawne
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash'' vol. 1 #139 (September 1963)
->'''Hair color:''' Silver
->'''Eye color:''' Yellow

A completely psychopathic speedster from the 25th century out to destroy everything the Flash family stands for. He is a member of the criminal Thawne family, who have feuded with the West/Allen family for centuries before his birth. Ironically enough, an ancestor of Impulse, a fact that he doesn't take kindly to.
* ArchEnemy: Barry's ArchEnemy since TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. In ''The Flash: Rebirth'', Barry specifically compares his and Thawne's rivalry to that of Franchise/{{Batman}} and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* AscendedFanboy: In ''[[BlatantLies The Return of Barry Allen]]'' it was revealed he used to be a huge fan of the Flash, to the point where he copied his powers and altered his appearance to look like Barry Allen. Then he time traveled to the past and found he would become [[YouCantFightFate the Flash's greatest villain]]. He took it [[IdentityAmnesia poorly]].
* AxCrazy
* BackFromTheDead: At around the same time that Barry was resurrected; he's also the one who arranged for Barry's resurrection in the first place. That being said, he was able to make several appearances before then, courtesy of time travel.
* BigBad: Of several arcs, including ''The Flash: Rebirth'' and, most recently, ''Flashpoint''.
* CainAndAbel: Killed his brother for holding him back.
* DrivenByEnvy: His desire to be Barry Allen is his entire motivation for his villainy.
* DueToTheDead: Subverted -- the Rogues stole his body, set it on fire and yelled at him as they did it.
* EinsteinHair: Post-resurrection
** EvilRedhead (used to be strawberry blond before his resurrection)
* EvilCounterpart: To Barry, complete with a uniform that is reversed in colour from his.
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Barry
* IdentityAmnesia: In ''The Return of Barry Allen'' [[spoiler:he thought he was Barry Allen because of this]].
* IfICantHaveYou: Does this to Iris when she rejects his advances. He's later revealed to have lobomotomised another woman who refused to go out with him.
* {{Irony}}: How Batman/[[spoiler:Thomas Wayne]] [[spoiler: kills him when he runs a sword through Eobard.]] The one opening that Batman had was when Eobard [[spoiler:stopped.]] One of the fastest individuals in fiction, and he [[spoiler:dies when he stops moving.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Thawne will get what he wants irrespective of who has to get hurt in the process.
* ItsPersonal: With Barry Allen, following his apparent murder of Iris.
* KnightOfCerebus: Very few villains have the ability to darken the story like the Reverse-Flash can
* LackOfEmpathy
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Manipulates time to erase his crush's husband (and later every man she has ever dated) from existence.
* NeckSnap: How Barry kills him after the Reverse-Flash's assault on Fiona Webb.
* RevengeByProxy: Uses time travel to kill Barry's mother and frame his father for it decades before Barry ever became the Flash. Subsequent attempts on Iris and the rest of the Flash Family were also motivated by this.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Is revealed to have killed his parents for not being supportive of his obsession with the Speed Force.
* SmugSnake
* SmugSuper
* TheSociopath
* StalkerWithACrush: To Iris Allen, culminating in his murder attempt on her. He later demonstrates a similar attitude towards a reporter who was interviewing him.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Jaundiced yellow.
* {{Time Travel}}ler: A frequent time traveller, Thawne abuses the time stream in ways that no other DC villain can, regularly altering the past in an effort at making Barry Allen's life more miserable.
* TheUnfettered: No matter what measures it takes, Thawne will do anything to get what he wants.
* VillainousCrush: To Iris Allen.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tried to kill both Iris Allen and Fiona Webb, and lobotomises a woman who rejects him. He's also only too happy to try and kill Jessie Quick and Irey West during the events of ''Rebirth''.
* WouldHurtAChild: When a reporter he is interested in spurns his advances, Thawne travels back to her childhood and traumatises her, leaving her effectively braindead as an adult. During ''Rebirth'' he attacks Jai and Irey, manipulating their connection to the Speed Force in an effort to kill them.
* {{Yandere}}: To both [[StalkerWithACrush Iris]] and [[AscendedFanboy The Flash]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Travels back in time to kill Barry's mother and frame his father for it, drastically altering Barry's life in the process.

[[WMG:The Reverse-Flash II / Zoom]]
->'''AKA:''' Hunter Zolomon

Originally an Keystone City profiler and a valuable ally to Wally, the Flash III, he was once paralyzed in an attack on Iron Heights by Gorilla Grodd. When Wally refused to go back in time to stop this from happening (because of the risk of timestream damage) Hunter tried to use the Cosmic Treadmill himself, but it exploded, giving him the ability to alter how time flows in relation to his inertial frame. Believing Wally didn't help him because he had never experienced personal tragedy, he went on to become Wally's EvilCounterpart and out to make him experience tragedy.
* AndIMustScream: At the end of the "Blitz" story arc, when Wally forced him into one of the time-windows torn open as an initial side-effect of his then-newly-gained powers; this had the effect of freezing him in time, forcing him to watch the scene of [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]] over and over again.
* AntiVillain: He thinks he's one, anyways.
* {{Archenemy}}: One of several contenders for the title of Wally West's archnemesis.
* AxCrazy: Delusional, violently unstable, and operates under a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre and completely incomprehensible moral code]] that revolves around what he can give to others as opposed to what he can take from them, which makes his behavior nearly impossible to predict and thus makes him as much of a danger to his own allies as he is to heroes.
* BerserkButton: When given the opportunity to "improve" a hero, or try to fix his own timeline, Zoom tends to charge in blindly. This latter one is especially painful to him, as despite knowing exactly where to find a time machine, he's the only speedster on this page who can't use it...but tries anyway, usually leading to further disaster. It also leads to him further obsessing over Wally experiencing tragedy to get the point that tragedy makes better heroes.
--> '''Zoom:''' ''(during "Rogue War" arc)'' TELL ME YOU UNDERSTAND ME, WALLY!
** His estranged wife Ashley is revealed to be another Berserk Button for him during the ''Rogue War'' storyline. The Rogues come to where she is, intending to kill her...Zoom's response is to deliver a thoroughly sound NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
--> '''Zoom:''' ''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Stay away from my wife]]''.
* BlowYouAway: A rare variant that's portrayed as deadly effective. Zoom's favored attack is to slow down time to a crawl, then snap his fingers. The resulting concussive wave creates a sonic boom, shatters glass, stuns speedsters, and [[spoiler: nearly killed Linda West, leading to her miscarriage.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: Thanks to Inertia.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: And he sees ''himself'' as The Call.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father was a SerialKiller who murdered Hunter's mother and then got gunned down by the police--on the same day Hunter was to leave for college. Then his career in the FBI got cut short because he insisted backup was unnecessary and that the perp they were chasing would not be carrying a gun, leading to his (first) crippling and the death of his father-in-law.
* DeathSeeker: Wants Wally to kill him.
* EvilCounterpart: To Wally.
* EvilCripple: His crippling serves as his StartOfDarkness. [[spoiler: After Inertia brings him down to normal but does nothing to fix his sanity, he becomes a full on example]].
* FaceHeelTurn
* FreudianExcuse: A whole list of them. No one thing turned Hunter Zolomon into Zoom. His father being outed as a serial killer and offing his mother, his father-in-law's death and his own subsequent divorce and crippling, his second crippling at the hands of Grodd...all these factors together pushed Zolomon over the edge.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Inverted. Zoom intends to convince Wally that justifiable homicides exist, and that Zoom himself is a shining example.
* InstantCostumeChange: Despite the Flash comics long having explanations for where literally everyone's costumes come from (the Rogues even have a specialized tailor!), when Zolomon initially turns into Zoom, his costume simply manifests. As he is not connected to the Speed Force, he can't even use that as an explanation.
** [[WildMassGuessing Time-based energy, maybe]]?
* KnightOfCerebus
* KnightTemplar
* LegacyCharacter: Inverted, technically. He is the first Zoom born chronologically, a fact that amuses his predecessor/successor Thawne to no end.
--> '''Thawne:''' ''(grinning)'' I've created a legacy five centuries before I'll even be born. It's backwards. It's ''in reverse''.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: One of the few supervillains who would have a legitimate shot at using the insanity defence. Unlike Thawne (or the likes of TheJoker) who is simply psychopathic, Zolomon genuinely suffers from delusions and has a vision of the world that is staggeringly at odds with reality.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: This was Zoom's rationale when he attempted to murder Wally West's wife, believing that West needed to suffer personal tragedy in order to become a better hero.
* MotorMouth
* MyGreatestFailure: Happened in his back-story, when he was in the FBI. He made a miscalculation that resulted in his father-in-law (the field leader) getting shot to death by the criminal they were hunting, and Hunter himself ending up with a limp after said criminal shot him in the knee. Following this, his wife left him and he got kicked out of the FBI.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: One of his most common methods when it comes to "motivating" heroes to better themselves, ostensibly because he believes that a sufficiently vicious beating will drive them to become stronger.
* TheProfiler
* PsychoPsychologist: Profiler turned criminal.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheResenter: Even before his FaceHeelTurn, he strongly believed in MiseryBuildsCharacter, and resented Wally for not having experienced personal tragedy to make him a better hero.
* SanitySlippage: His crippling by Grodd, coupled with his use of the cosmic treadmill, tore his sanity to tatters. It was further damaged by being trapped in the time loop mentioned under AndIMustScream.
* StealthMentor: Believes he is this by making heroes experience tragedy.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Hunter '''Zo'''l'''om'''on.
** Possibly used to avert FanDumb, which has a history of reacting poorly to [[FaceHeelTurn FaceHeelTurns]] in comics, claiming it's done for shock value. By the time Zolomon becomes Zoom, it's clear the previous five years' comics had been building up to that moment.
* TautologicalTemplar: Zoom genuinely believes that he's a brutal but ultimately necessary enemy of stagnation and catalyst for improvement whose methods truly do yield meaningful results and help make the world a better place. Even insinuating that he's on the wrong track deeply offends him; trying to convince him that he's wrong is likely to result in a possibly-fatal beating at best (to make one see the error of their ways) and is outright suicidal at worst.
* TimeStandsStill: Uses this to fake having SuperSpeed.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The red lightning that surrounds him occasionally shows brief scenes from his past or future timeline. [[spoiler: People can be shoved through them, forcing them to mentally relive those few moments. Somehow.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Driven by this a lot of the time.
* VillainousCrush: On his ex-wife, Ashley.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He views his relationship with Wally as this still, which troubles Wally all the more.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Zoom truly believes he's making the world a better place, one crippled wife, dead child, mutilated hero, or resurrected archvillain at a time. He also gets violently upset when villains interfere with his plans, kill people he considers true heroes, and in one case, came on to him -- he still considers himself married.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He and Wally.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It's implied that Zoom's temporal powers are interfering with his synaptic relays, making him highly irrational. He nearly puzzles this out himself before deciding he is TheChosenOne who would drive Wally to be the best hero possible. [[spoiler: Now depowered, he has approached Eobard Thawne for unknown reasons.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Brutally assaulted Linda Park-West, causing her miscarriage.
* {{Wrath}}: If the Reverse-Flash is motivated by envy, then Zoom is driven by rage.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Just look the tropes associated with him.

[[WMG:Reverse-Flash (New 52)]]
->'''AKA:''' [[spoiler:Daniel West]]
->'''First appearance:''' ''The Flash #17'' (February 2013) [[spoiler:As Daniel West: ''The Flash #0 (September 2012)]]
->'''Hair color:''' [[spoiler:Brown]]
->'''Eye color:''' [[spoiler:Green]]

A mysterious speedster who is murdering those associated with the Speed Force. In issue 23, he's revealed to be [[spoiler: Iris West's brother, Daniel West]], and he got his powers when he crashed into a monorail carrying a speed force battery.

* BodyHorror: See the red part of his suit? That's his skin. He got his looks when he crashed a car into a monorail carrying a speed force battery. He became bound to the speed force and the remains of the monorail fused to him and created the black part of his suit.
* ChekhovsGunman: His true identity, [[spoiler:Daniel West]], is introduced even before Reverse-Flash and seems to be just a minor supporting character before TheReveal.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's sincere about his love for [[spoiler:his sister, Iris]]. He attacks everyone who entered the Speed Force, except her, and is devastated when she [[TakingTheBullet Takes the Bullet]] for Flash and gets wounded.
* {{Futureshadowing}}: When he got his powers, the speed force showed him glimpses of others connected to the speed force. He figures out that he needs to kill these people to gain more power.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother died during his birth and his was an abusive drunk. When his dad pushed him over the edge, he [[spoiler:pushed him down the stairs; crippling him for life and estranging his sister, Iris]]. Horrified, he ran away and went down the path of crime. [[spoiler:With his speed force powers, he wants to go back in time and kill his father before that moment; thinking it will fix everything for him]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He pushes Turbocharger off a building to make it seem like he fell.
* ManaDrain: He's able to steal the Speed Force powers from other speedsters and absorb them into his own.
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: Can break off parts of his suit to use as blades; which is how he kills Sprint and Marissa.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* SequelHook: [[spoiler: His powers are presumed gone, but when Iris leaves, the guard's watch rewinds for a few seconds.]]
* SerialKiller: His first story arc, "Reverse", has him killing people affected by the Speed Force; his first victim being Albert Lim/Turbocharger in issue #19. He later kills Floyd Gomez/Sprint, Marissa and now has his sights on the Flash. The more of them are dead, the more speed force he gets.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: His motivation is to [[spoiler:go back in time and prevent the event that estranged Iris from him and ruined his life.]] See FreudianExcuse above for details.
* SpiderSense: Can sense those connected to the Speed Force.
* TimeMaster: Can rewind time a few seconds back. The more speed force connected people he kills, the farther he can rewind. By killing nearly everyone, he's able to go back in time to [[spoiler:kill his father before he ruined his life]].
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: He appears to kill Marissa with a [[FlechetteStorm flurry of blades]], but her autopsy reveals lacerations, burns, electrocution, and extraction.
* [[VillainEpisode Villain Issue]]: He gains his own issue in DC Comic's Villains Month which details his StartOfDarkness. Interestingly enough, it's told in reverse-chronological order.

[[WMG:Inertia / Kid Zoom]]
-->''He will never have what Impulse has; will never know their approval, their pride... their love.''

->'''AKA:''' Thaddeus Thawne II
->'''First appearance:''' ''Impulse #50'' (July 1999)
->'''Hair color:''' Blond
->'''Eye color:''' Yellow

When Bart refused his heritage as part of the Thawne family, the Earthgov president Thaddeus Thawne created a clone of Bart named after himself. He was effectively created to be the complete opposite of Bart: slow-thinking, calculating, and utterly sociopathic.

* AlliterativeName: with the word "[[ThunderboltsAndLightning thunder]]", no less...
* AndIMustScream
* {{Archenemy}}: To Bart Allen.
* BecomingTheMask: He realizes this and genuinely considers abandoning the plan to kill Max right then and there. [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1968258.html Old grudges die hard, though...]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheChessmaster: In contrast to the impulsive Bart, Thad always plans things out beforehand.
* CloningBlues
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeceptiveDisciple: To Zoom.
* EvilKnockoff: He was created specifically to be the evil Thawne Bart couldn't be.
* EvilTwin
* {{Expy}}: Of the original Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, right down to being motivated by jealousy.
* EyesOfGold
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Bart
* IJustWantToBeLoved: ''Mercury Falling'' revealed his hatred for Bart stemmed over his jealousy of Bart having a better life than him.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Manipulating the Rogues into killing Bart.
* KarmicDeath: Killed in the same way the Rogues killed Bart.
* KilledOffForReal: In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Rogues' Revenge'', by the Rogues in revenge for killing Bart.
* MeaningfulName: Roughly translates to "praise" or "desired" in Old Aramaic; sadly enough, that was all he ever wanted.
** More literally, it would translate to something along the lines of "friend", and specifically a close friend (Aramaic תדא ''tadda'', lit. "breast"; in context, an appellation one would give to a close friend or perhaps a younger brother (ever heard of the phrase "bosom buddy"?); the "praise" definition may be a very loose take-off of said appellation).
*** Coincidence or not, the irony between his name and personality is startling.[[note]]all other possible definitions I've found have positive connotations attached, something the poor kid severely lacks.[[/note]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Bart's Red Oni
* SlasherSmile: In a way the complete oposide of Bart in this area. While Bart grins a full of warmth and good natured mischief, his are wild, deranged and actually sometimes borderline NightmareFuel
* TheSociopath
* ThemeNaming: With Bart. The codenames are obvious; ''impulse''/''go''/Bart's flighty personality, ''inertia''/''stop''/Thad's methodical way of thinking (they're not the literal definitions, but the implication is clear). Less obvious are their ''given'' names; their namesakes are the patron saints of Armenia.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TookALevelInJerkass: Goes from a tragic villain to an amoral monster.
* {{Tykebomb}}
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Before he was killed by the Rogues, he had absolute mastery over the individual timestream of a human being, able to revert Zoom to the powerless Hunter Zolomon and kill with a simple snap of his fingers. At this time he was even more AxCrazy than Hunter himself.

->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A Cold War pilot for a third-world nation who was granted powers by the speedforce while testing an experimental supersonic jet. Driven mad, Savitar became obsessed with the speedforce and his new-found powers, forming a twisted cult dedicated to studying it and unlocking it's full potential. As a result, he's discovered powers that the Flash has yet to learn, such as the ability to lend or steal speed from other objects.

* {{Cult}}: He led a cult devoted to the Speed Force.
* EvilCounterpart: Arguably, to Max Mercury. Both have a quasi-mystical connection to the Speed Force that gives them powers beyond those of the Flashes.
* HuskyRusskie: At six foot four he's easily the largest of the speedsters.
* TimeTravel: A battle against Max Mercury shifted him from the Cold War and into the present.

[[WMG:Speed Demon]]
->'''AKA:''' Jerry "Speed" [=McGee=]

Early into Wally West's career as the Flash, Jerry was estranged from his wife Tina, who began having an affair with the speedster. Angry and jealous, Jerry turned his hyper-physiology research onto himself, transforming into a steroid-pumped hulk of a man who could rival Wally's then-top speed of 700 miles an hour. Unfortunately, the self-experimentation caused his internal organs to collapse; fortunately, he recovered.

* AxCrazy: During his stint as Speed Demon.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* DeadlyUpgrade: His self-experiments gave him super-speed and super-strength, but at the cost of his organs failing and collapsing.
* FaceHeelTurn => HeelFaceTurn
* HappilyMarried: Following his HeelFaceTurn, he and Tina reconciled.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He attempted to off the Flash for making the moves on his estranged wife.
* SuperSpeed
* SuperStrength: A side-effect of Speed Demon's experiments.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

[[WMG:Future Flash]]

Barry Allen from twenty years in the future. He uses his powers to time travel back to the present in order to kill Barry Allen, so that Wally West will live. Wears a blue costume that seems to be constantly leaking energy.

* ILetGwenStacyDie: Let Wally die and never stopped blaming himself.
* MyGreatestFailure: Letting Wally die.
* SecretIdentity: Surprisingly, kept his identity secret from Iris until his forties!
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: His goal, though it's played up as a villainous thing.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Thoroughly disposed of this, killing Grodd for all he's done.


[[folder:The Rogues]]
[[WMG:Abra Kadabra]]
->'''AKA:''' Abhararakadhararbarakh / Citizen Abra

A magician/criminal from the 64th century who came back in time because technology in the future has rendered his craft and skills obsolete (and also because the 64th century is a ''very'' [[CrapsackWorld unhappy place]]). Obsessed with being in the spotlight, Abra is determined to gain attention. He decided to do so by becoming a supervillain and regular member of the Rogues.

* AttentionWhore: You know someone has ego problems when they travel through time and become a supervillain just for the sake of getting acknowledged.
* BerserkButton: ''Never'' mention the name of Houdini around him. Just don't. Also, he loathes not being the center of attention, and if someone else takes away applause from him.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
* MagicFromTechnology
* PuppetPermutation: One of his most memorable stunts.
* StageMagician
* TimeTravel: Either an escapee or an exile from the 64th century, depending on what story you're reading.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Despite being more insane than most of the Rogues normally feel comfortable with, his malevolence is kept in check by his showmanship -- everything must be a spectacle, and his imagination is so limited that he's usually beaten by GenreSavvy.

[[WMG:Captain Boomerang I]]
->'''AKA:''' George "Digger" Harkness

A cowardly and pragmatic mercenary/regular Suicide Squad member who wields razor-sharp, cybernetic boomerangs. Hated by his fellow Rogues due to being a DirtyCoward and {{Jerkass}} of the up-most extreme. Digger eventually died during a shoot-out with Jack Drake, father of [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Tim Drake]].

* BackFromTheDead: Resurrected in ''BlackestNight'' after exposure to the White Light after being a member of the [[ZombieApocalypse Black Lanterns Corps]].
* BattleBoomerang
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* BoxedCrook: His lengthy run with the SuicideSquad.
* CaptainEthnic: Of the Australian variety.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In SuicideSquad. Highlights include letting a teammate get shot because he didn't like her, dressing up as another super-villain so he could continue committing crimes while serving with the squad and convincing another squad member to make a run for it to see if their [[ExplosiveLeash exploding bracelets]] really work. [[note]][[AnArmAndALeg They do.]][[/note]]
* DirtyCoward: In SuicideSquad
* CombatPragmatist
* GoneHorriblyWrong: In a neat twist, Captain Boomerang is a ''marketing plan'' gone horribly wrong. He was originally given the name and costume by the Wiggins Toy Company to sell boomerangs to kids, and immediately thought of ways to use this identity to commit robberies.
** Not quite. In Ostrander's Suicide Squad, it turns out that he stuck around in the job for a few weeks before steadily getting fed up with it. Eventually, he decided enough was enough, and decided to make what he thought was a better use of his situation; AKA, stealing some jewelry. And it just so happened that the Flash was nearby, signing autographs. He noticed the theft, though wasn't able to stop Boomerang from getting a cheap shot in, due to Flash's lack of experience with him. The two have been going at it ever since.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even the other Rogues don't like him much -- not because he's evil, just because he's a colossal dick.
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* SurprisinglyEliteCannonFodder: While Trickster and the Top are also toy-based villains, the former's a genius inventor and the latter has superpowers. Boomerang has neither -- and, oh yeah, he's got a higher body count than any Rogue who isn't a straightforward killer.

[[WMG:Captain Boomerang II]]

->'''AKA:''' Owen Mercer
->'''First appearance:''' ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' #3 (October 2004)
->'''Hair color:''' Red
->'''Eye color:''' Blue

The son of the first Captain Boomerang who inherited the title after his father's death. Significantly more likable than his father.

* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Killed during the Blackest Night.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidFromTheFuture
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Was killed in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' by his [[ZombieApocalypse Black Lantern power Ring]]-possessed father after being pushed into a pit by Captain Cold for feeding women and children to his dad.]]
* LamarckWasRight
* LegacyCharacter
* LongLostSibling: To Bart Allen, though neither ever found out.
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* SuperSpeed: Earlier on they were {{Flash Step}}s, but he later started to develop the full version.

[[WMG:Captain Cold]]
[[caption-width-right:180:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Flash182_6420.jpg[[/labelnote]] to see Captain Cold as he appeared pre-Flashpoint]]
->'''AKA:''' Leonard "Len" Snart

Leader of the Rogues and the Flash's long-time archenemy, Leonard Snart is a skilled career criminal and mechanic who took up supervillainy after he accidentally invented a "cold gun", which freezes things by slowing molecules to absolute zero. Strict, professional, and blunt, Cold runs the Rogues tightly and efficiently, enforcing his strong code of honor on them while using their combined skills to pull off countless heists.

* AbusiveParents: His father was a violent drunk who regularly beat him in addition to his mother and his sister.
* AFatherToHisMen: Above all, Cold runs a tight ship and goes out of his way to ensure that the Rogues are focused on the job at hand. Not that he's above tough love to do so, nor is he above encouraging their darker behaviours.
* AndIMustScream: What he does to Chillblaine.
* AnIcePerson:
** Pre-{{New 52}}, he achieved this using his weaponry.
** Post-{{New 52}}, he has direct cryokinesis without having to use his freezing guns. It was later revealed that he used to use freezing guns, but used a machine to integrate his cold gun's powers into himself.
*** Though, after the events of ComicBook/ForeverEvil, he seems to have gone back to the cold gun.
* AntiVillain
* ArchEnemy: To both Flash II and Flash III.
* BigBad: He was the leader of the Rogues, so he automatically fits this whenever they are involved.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With his sister, Glider, after she becomes the leader of the Rogues.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He's very protective of his sister and fellow Rogues.
* BlessedWithSuck: Downplayed: His Integrated Freezing abilities make him more powerful than ever but liquid tends to freeze around him, so he can't get drunk, and when he get's tossed into the water it freezes on him, and he has difficulty moving.
* BrotherSisterTeam: With Golden Glider.
* BountyHunter: In a reformed period, teaming up with his sister as "Golden Snowball."
* CasanovaWannabe[=/=]LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: In the Silver Age, he seemed to develop a crush on a different woman every week.
* CutLexLuthorACheck[=/=]ReedRichardsIsUseless: Played straight. When called on the fact that each of the Rogues have access to technology and abilities that could make them rich legitimately, Cold freely cops to the notion that their life of crime is largely due to bad habits.
* DeadpanSnarker: Commonly.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's practically the posterchild for this trope.
* FailOSuckyname: His real name.
-->'''Paul Gambi, running backstories past an amnesiac villain''': Your name's Leonard Snart, which is two strikes against you right there...
-->'''Captain Cold himself, narrating''': My name's... man, I hate it. My name's Leonard Snart. It's a bad name, I know, but my parents were bad people.
* FreezeRay: Technically. It's really supposed to slow down molecules, the ice is a side effect. In his words, it's a cold gun, not an ice gun; his gun slows molecules to absolute zero, while [[Characters/{{Batman}} Mister Freeze's]] just shoots ice. He explains in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' issue 6.
-->'''Captain Cold:''' A lot of guys shoot ice. But I don't ''freeze'' things. I ''eliminate'' movement altogether. I ''stop'' atoms ''cold''.
* HarmlessFreezing: His cold gun has been designed to just put people frozen into suspended animation without doing long-term damage. That said, it ''can'' kill if he wants it to, which makes it a good idea not to push the guy.
* PowerFist: With his Cryokinesis he could freeze his fists into thick powerful weapons.
* PungeonMaster: Averted. Cold may dress like an eskimo and have a silly name, but he outgrew puns years ago. This is notable when he fights [[LegacyCharacter the fourth]] Chillblaine.
-->'''Chillblaine''': You're an absolute Zero!!\\
'''Captain Cold''': Kid, I outgrew that [[SymbolSwearing $#!^]] years ago.
* HypocriticalHumor: In "Flash and Substance".
* IHaveYourWife: Subverted.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Except in the New 52, where he complains that he can't drink anymore because his powers freeze the beer. Barry, in disguise, befriends him by giving him a recipe for beer that freezes at a much lower temperature.
* LiterallyShatteredLives
* LowerClassLout: He grew up poor white trash and fully acknowledges it, but woe betide anyone who brings it up around him.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Refuses to kill.
* NobleDemon: When he lead the Rogues, he instituted rules against killing and petty revenge schemes.
* PunchClockVillain
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Chillblaine, the man who killed his sister; and, later, against Inertia, for tricking the Rogues into killing Bart Allen and making them the top public enemies.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He confronted his abusive father but couldn't bring himself to kill the man... so [[KillItWithFire he had Heat Wave do it]].
* TheStoic
* StraightEdgeEvil: Forbids the Rogues from using drugs.
* TookALevelInBadass: While he was certainly dangerous Pre-New 52, in the reboot he takes an offer by Dr. Elias to merge his cold gun's powers to himself. Doing so makes him a metahuman who can slow down the Flash just by being near him; making their fights even more equally matched. Many of the other Rogues also became metahumans with powers based off of their tech.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the world of ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Snart is Citizen Cold, Central City's star hero. He's adored by the public, but the police, the villain community, and hero community all know he's nothing but a complete asshole who uses the hero facade as an excuse to do whatever he wants. But this all depends on how much the citizens actually love him, because without their support he couldn't get away with half the crap he openly pulls. He's even willing to secretly set up his battles with supervillains by baiting them with misinformation.
* WorthyOpponent: To Wally.

[[WMG:Doctor Alchemy / Mister Element]]
->'''AKA:''' Albert Desmond

A man suffering from a split personality, only said split personality happens to be a mad supervillain who's discovered the power to transmutate any element into any other. Alchemy is obsessed with expanding his scientific work ([[ForScience for given value of science]]) and works with the Rogues to achieve those goals.

* AlchemyIsMagic: He has the power to transmute any element into another.
* CasanovaWannabe: His "psychic twin"/split personality Alvin, who among other things had a habit of transmuting Golden Glider's underwear.
* ChestInsignia: The "A" on his hood.
* ChronicVillainy: In the Silver Age, he was frequently portrayed as a good man subject to strange criminal compulsions.
* TheCollector: He collects books, from [[TomeOfEldritchLore tomes of alchemy]] to modern novels.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Justified. His evil personality is the only one who knows how to use his transmutation and that personality deliberately kept it from other scientists because he believes other humans are too insignificant to deserve it.
* EnemyWithout: During a period when he was reformed, the Philosopher's Stone created an EvilTwin named Alvin so that his repressed villainous side could act out.
* EvilRedhead: The aforementioned "Alvin."
* ForScience: Though originally a thug like most of the other Rogues, Alchemy's main motivation is to expand his knowledge and abilities, to the point where he refused to leave his cell during a prison break, killing his would-be rescuer, because he hadn't finished reading the books he already had. The second he was done, he left jail on his own.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: From the mid-1960s to the 1990s; these days he's just pure evil.
* InsufferableGenius
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* PhilosophersStone
* RedemptionDemotion: At one point while he was reformed and holding down a generic white-collar job, Eobard Thawne sought him out after reading about his noted chemical genius. He claimed that even if he wanted to help, he only had that knack for chemistry when his "evil side" was ascendant ([[CutLexLuthorACheck not that he did all that much with it]] ''then'', either). At another point post-Crisis, he had a job as a university professor but struggled with his research since "Alvin" had control of the Philosopher's Stone.

[[WMG:Double Down]]
->'''AKA:''' Jeremy Tell

A gambling addict who was cursed with a set of magically enhanced playing cards after murdering their pervious owner. After discovering that he can control the cards with his mind, Tell became a supervillain and member of the Rogues.

* BodyHorror: His cards come ''from chunks of his own flesh''.
* CursedWithAwesome: Sure, his powers require him to horribly mutilate himself whenever he uses them... then again, psychically controllable enchanted playing cards that can ''wound Kryptonians'' is an ability not to be trifled with.
* DeathDealer: Uses enchanted playing cards that can slice through just about anything.
* TheGambler
* GamblingAddict
* LaserGuidedKarma: His enchanted cards are bonded to his skin because he killed their previous owner over a gambling match that went badly for Tell.
* PungeonMaster: Card and gambling puns.

[[WMG:Golden Glider/ Glider]]
[[caption-width-right:180:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goldenglider_6873.jpg[[/labelnote]] to see Glider as she appeared before New 52]]
->'''AKA:''' Lisa Snart

Captain Cold's clever sister and a former figure-skater who joined her brother in supervillainy after the death of her lover, the Top. Pre-New 52 she wielded a pair of specially designed skates that effectively allow her to fly, but after the reboot she's gained a SuperpowerLottery.

* AdaptationalBadass: She's much more capable in the New 52 with her SuperpowerLottery
* AscendedExtra: She went from minor villain (before Flashpoint) to leader of the Rogues and technically BigBad (New 52).
* AstralProjection: In the New 52. She has intangibility and prehensile binds as a spirit. Her body is kept in a hospital.
* AvengingTheVillain: Took up supervillainy to avenge the death of her lover the Top.
* BigBadDuumvirate: After becoming the leader of the Rogues, she becomes this with her brother Captain Cold.
* BlondesAreEvil
* BountyHunter
* BrotherSisterTeam: With Captain Cold.
* ColorCharacter: Except in the New 52, where she goes by Glider.
* TheDarkChick
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: She used jewelry based gadgets.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny
* MiniDressOfPower
* OutlawCouple: With the Top.
** Later, with a variety of Captain Cold Expies she named Chillblaine. [[spoiler: Until one killed her.]]
** In the New 52, she's in a relationship with Mirror Master.
* PimpedOutDress
* PrettyInMink: She wore an ice skating dress with white fur cuffs.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Lisa was the only female Rogue for a long, long time.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Until the New 52 reboot ressurected her.

[[WMG:Heat Wave]]
->'''AKA:''' Mick Rory

A hot-tempered pyromaniac and [[VillainousFriendship Captain Cold's partner-in-crime]] who wields a powerful fire gun. Despite his poor mental state, he and Cold have worked together for years now and Heat Wave is always ready to partake in Cold's latest scheme.

* BaldOfEvil: Played with. In the regular series, he is bald, despite his scalp being rarely shown, but he's still a FriendlyEnemy. Compare to the Flashpoint incarnation who caused violence and destruction on a massive scale, but he had hair.
* BodyHorror: Integrating his heat tech with himself burned his skin; leaving his skin red and raw.
* ChestBlaster: In the New 52, he emits flames from a grate on his chest.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted; his suit is specifically designed to protect him from the flames. Killed his would-be replacement in ''Rogues Revenge'' when his suit failed.
** Even then, he's clearly sweating in some scenes where he's especially close to intense heat.
* TheDragon: Frequently fills this role for Captain Cold.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* KillItWithFire: He does this to a '''BLACK LANTERN'''. Keep in mind that only anything associated with the Emotional Spectrum has a sure-fire chance of killing a Black Lantern, and even then it is usually two Lantern rings working together. "Everything has a melting point", indeed.
** Even normally, he's capable of burning the Flash, whose protection from friction gives him serious resistances to fire and heat.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: See SelfMadeOrphan.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Burned down his childhood home while his family was still inside. Not of malicious intent; he ''just couldn't help it.''
* TragicVillain: He's legitimately mentally ill and has sought out psychiatric help, but all the therapy he takes has made no progress in curbing his impulses to start fires.
* VillainousFriendship: With Captain Cold.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Captain Cold rub each other the wrong way. They also work well together on missions, and while Cold isn't above taking advantage of Heat Wave, is also protective and concerned over Rory's mental health.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is afraid of coldness, from an incident where he was LockedInAFreezer as a child.

->'''AKA:''' Frances Kane

* CantStayNormal
* ChronicVillainy
* TheDragon: To Cicada in "Blood Will Run".
* ExtraOreDinary: Technically, she's actually using magnetic field manipulations.
* FreudianThreat: She continually tells Girder that if he keeps hitting on her, she'll tear him in two. When she does, it's a messy enough vertical tear that he's unlikely to have genitals after.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Initially, Wally's pressuring her to become a superhero pushed her to use powers she associated with her father's death, making her lash out violently. Later, she worships Wally, and kills in his name.
* ManchurianAgent
* TheMissusAndTheEx: She's the Ex in the DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu situation in Linda Park's entry.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: It helps her case that she actually has a mental illness to back this up.
* SelfMadeOrphan: She killed her father by accident when her powers manifested; she later claims to have killed her mother intentionally at some point.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

[[WMG:Mirror Master I]]
->'''AKA:''' Sam Scudder

* AscendedExtra: He get's a lot of focus and provides the narration in Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: One of the most glaring examples. This guy invented technology that allows for teleporation replication of matter, and all he used it for was petty crimes.
* KilledOffForReal: Though he's alive and well in the New 52.
* MagicMirror
* OutlawCouple: With Glider in the New 52.
* RealityWarper: In the Mirror World, he can shape it to his liking. He can even [[spoiler: make copies of Turbine's wife and daughter]] for Turbine to convince him to join the Rogues.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: In the New 52, when the Rogues tried to integrate the abilities of their gadgets into themselves, Mirror Master ends up getting trapped in the Mirror World. He's still of use, as he can bring others into the Mirror World as well. By ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'', he found a way to free himself.

[[WMG:Mirror Master II]]
->'''AKA:''' Evan [=McCulloch=]

* CreatorProvincialism: A Scottish rogue created by GrantMorrison.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Played with. When Lex cut [=McCulloch=] a check to join the Injustice Gang, [[spoiler: Batman had a better offer in donations to [=McCulloch's=] old orphanage.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Suffers from a cocaine addiction, and deals it on the side.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Originally. Not so much anymore.
** Specifically, [=McCulloch=] draws the line at going after a target's family, and has a soft spot in his heart for orphans.
*** And he quits the Injustice Gang partly because Batman pays him more than Lex, but when Lex offers to double it the Mirror Master says that it's not really about money, and is visibly disgusted by the Joker
* GreenLanternRing: The things he can do with his "magic mirrors" seem almost unlimited, up to creating entire mirror universes.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Disguising himself as Pied Piper, murdering his parents, and framing him for it.]]
* LegacyCharacter
* MagicMirror
* PalantirPloy: Every reflective surface in existence [[ParanoiaFuel is his spy camera]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: End up killing his father by accident in his job as a hit-man. As a result, his mother committed suicide.
* ViolentGlaswegian
* {{Yandere}}: In one issue of the Waid run, he stalks an ex-girlfriend who went into the witness protection program and is eventually dragged away by the police while screaming that he loved her.

-> '''AKA:''' Tony Gambi

* AllYourPowersCombined: He has the ability to replicate the powers of any weapon he comes across. He has the abilities of most of the Rogues (specifically Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, the Weather Wizard, Heat Wave and Dr. Alchemy).
* TheDragon: To Abra Kadabra, during the ''Dark Flash'' storyline.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: As a kid, when he looked up to the Rogues as role models.
* MeaningfulName
* {{Metamorphosis}}: After he receives his powers, he's told that the process can't be reversed and he'll never go back to looking like a normal human. However, since he's got the powers of his role models, he takes it in stride.
** It helps that among these powers, he does have Kadabra's wand, so some level of shapeshifting would be possible with practice.

[[WMG:The Top]]
->'''AKA:''' Roscoe Dillon

* BackFromTheDead
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Remember when most of the Rogues [[HeelFaceTurn went legit]] during the later years of Barry Allen's Silver Age career and throughout Wally West's career prior to the ''Rogue War'' arc? That was Top's doing via MindControl.]]
** Possibly averted -- Top's arrogant enough that he takes credit for all these examples, but [[spoiler: Hartley resists once Wally shows his trust, and James Jesse quits his black ops anti-rogue government job, which had led him to give Captain Boomerang a FateWorseThanDeath. Though re-adopting his Trickster persona, James remained morally opposed to most of the Rogues' activities, implying the Top's attempt to push him back to Heel status actually resulted in a HeelFaceDoorSlam a little closer to the side of angels. Given that the only other Rogue to even flirt with heroism was the mentally unstable Heat Wave, who was reverting on his own before the Top removed the brainwashing, the Top may not have been as good as he claimed.]] While the other Rogues had their moments, they were so brief as to be unimportant, making the Top more a SmugSnake.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* EvilPlan: In one Silver Age story, he set up one that took effect ''after'' his death: he hid five discs throughout Central City and then tasked five of his fellow Rogues to find the discs before Flash did, lest the discs explode and destroy the city; once found, the discs were then to be stacked on top of each other in a specific order to deactivate them. [[spoiler:Turns out that stacking them this way set the trigger for the ''real'' bomb.]]
* ForTheEvulz: "Do you want to know ''why'' I do this? ... It's for the ''thrill''. The thrill of ''spinning'' your world ''upside'' down. Dragging your ''psyche'' through the ''mud'' and ''dirt'' that ''ours'' has gone through. We'll ''see'' what kind of hero you ''are'' then, Flash. We'll see..."
* FreudianExcuse: His parents pushed him to be the best at everything, and when he couldn't, he lashed out to tear down those he thought were better than him, hence his arrogant demeanor.
* GlassOfChianti: Was a wine connoisseur, which made him an outcast among the blue collar Rogues.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His eyes glow green.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OutlawCouple: With Golden Glider.
* PresidentEvil: Top died and possessed the body of a senator, carrying his powers with him back from the grave. He attempted to run for office but quickly reverted to type.
* PungeonMaster: When he went mad, he made constant top-related puns. "Oh, tip-''top''!" "I'm on ''top'' of the world!" "''Top'' of the morning to you, Flash!"
* PsychicPowers: The source of his spinning power, a weird form of self-telekinesis. He could also induce vertigo in those around him, and his telepathic "essence" has possessed people after his death.

[[WMG:The {{Trickster}} I]]
->'''AKA:''' Giovanni "James Jesse" Giuseppe

* AxCrazy: Depicted as a clinically insane serial killer in the DarkerAndEdgier TV series, played by MarkHamill.
* TheBarnum: Some depictions.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: On occasion.
* ChainedHeat: With Piper in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
* ChronicVillainy
* CircusBrat
* {{Conman}}
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu -- twice!
* DisguisedInDrag: For a con, and flirted with Captain Cold while he did it.
* FakeDefector
* FriendlyEnemy
* GadgeteerGenius: He developed ''miniaturized antigravity'' as a teenager with pretty minimal resources.
* GenreSavvy
-->''(while helping clean up rampaging musical notes)'' You mean your own notes got away from you? Tsk tsk, you should know better than that, Pipes... that's last-ditch-beat-the-villain-gambit number seven: "Give him more power than he can handle!"
-->''(after punching out Grodd)'' Gee, maybe that new high-energy refined sugar diet is really working! Or maybe I've developed real super-powers and this is my origin!
* ImprobableWeaponUser: When he starts pulling toys out of his pockets, you'll want to duck.
* HeelFaceTurn
* KillerYoyo
* InHarmsWay
* JustFriends: With Catwoman. He considers her the "Most fascinating woman that he ever met."
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: His persona when he joined the FBI had him cool, calm, and professional in contrast to his circus persona.
* NoMedicationForMe: The DCAU Trickster
* NotQuiteFlight: His Airwalker Shoes.
* QuickChange
* RepetitiveName
* SayMyName: Usually right after someone has discovered that he just pulled a con on them; needless to say, it happens a lot.
* ScrewySquirrel: He goes between this and BugsBunny depending on the writer.
* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut

[[WMG:The Trickster II]]
->'''AKA:''' Axel Walker

* AnArmAndALeg: During "Gorilla Warfare", he offers to be a guide for Grodd and holds out his right hand for a handshake. Grodd rips his arm off, thinking he doesn't know anything. He gains an ArtificialLimb to compensate.
* DisappearedDad: Implied; his parents are divorced and it's later suggested that his father was the one to leave after giving him some words to live by (see ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld). Lampshaded in an issue of ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' when Bart asks if he turned to crime because he [[FreudianExcuse lacked a father figure]] and he snaps that the Rogues are the only father figures he needs.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: One of his favorite activities is stealing cars and joyriding around Keystone.
* ForTheEvulz: Unlike most of the Rogues, he has no FreudianExcuse. He just causes trouble for shits and giggles.
* {{Jerkass}}
* JetPack: His flying shoes. He uses them to set Mr. Zsasz on fire in Forever Evil.
* LegacyCharacter
* PsychopathicManChild
* ScrewySquirrel
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: "Either you're the trickster, or you're the one gettin' tricked!"
* TotallyRadical

->'''AKA''' Roscoe Hynes
-> ''First Appearance:''' ''The Flash'' #8 (2012)

Roscoe Hynes was a Tuskegee Airman who led a squadron of prototype planes during World War II. During the first combat mission, Hynes broke formation to test out the prototype plane's capabilities. He then appeared to disappear in thin air, but was actually absorbed into the Speed Force dimension.

In the Speed Force dimension, Hynes gained wind powers, but was stuck there for 70 years. When the Flash entered the Speed Force, he finds Hynes and takes him back to the present.

At the end of the Gorilla Invasion arc, the Rogues offer Hynes a spot on their team after he helped them fight the gorillas.

* BlowYouAway: His time in the Speed Force gave him wind powers. His main strategy is to [[TornadoMove make whirlwinds]].
* CivvieSpandex: His outfit is really a prototype flight uniform he wore when he was a Tuskegee Airman.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Originally from the 1940s, he was stuck in the Speed Force for 70 years before being released into the present day.
* FriendlyEnemy: He was originally the Flash's ally and has nothing against him. After the Gorilla Invasion arc, the Rogues offer him a place to live and [[spoiler: mirror copies of his family]] if he joins them.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He spent 70 years in the Speed Force and never aged a day.
* SpeechImpediment: He tends to stutter when nervous.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: What he really wants is to go back to his time and be with his wife and daughter.

[[WMG:Weather Wizard]]
->'''AKA:''' Mark Mardon

* BadassLongcoat: In the New 52
* CainAndAbel
** In the New 52, Marc''o'' Mardon and his brother Claudio are in a gang. Claudio was murdered when he began to concede too much power to a rival gang, and the gang did everything to cover it up, including attacking the flash's girl friend, who was investigating the death. The flash hunts Marco down and demands to know where she went. Marco is confused and asked, why would I want to hurt the woman who is investigating my brother's death. [[DefiedTrope In the reboot, he and his brother were very close, and it was really his sister in law (and Claudio's wife) who killed his brother.]]
* EmotionalPowers: His weather powers in the New 52. When he made it rain enough to water crops, he became so depressed he had suicidal thoughts.
* EvilGloating: Mardon has an urge to make himself look smarter than the rest of the Rogues, and to that end researches new uses for his weather abilities, and is fond of throwing out Mark Twain references.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* MagicFeather
* MakingASplash
* ShockAndAwe
* TheUnfavourite: Apparently, once his mother realized that Mark had a "better" name than his brother Clyde she almost made them ''switch''.
* WeatherControlMachine: His weather wand.
** In the New 52, he integrates the powers of the weather wand into himself. Now he can control the weather himself. He still uses the wand to call down lightning.

[[folder:Other Villains]]
[[WMG: Blacksmith]]
-> '''AKA:''' Amunet Black

* BaldOfEvil: Becomes this as a result of her ExtraOreDinary abilities.
* BigBad: Of the ''Crossfire'' story arc.
* TheBlacksmith: Well, aside from it being her super-villain name, the trope is played with in that she (covertly) outfits the criminals of Keystone City with their weapons and gadgets, and also because of her own ExtraOreDinary powers.
* TheChessmaster: During the aforementioned ''Crossfire'' arc.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* ExtraOreDinary: She has the ability to bond flesh with metal. She uses this to turn her own skin into an ebony metal compound, and to kill the Rainbow Raider by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice shoving one of his own paintings through his chest.]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* NebulousCriminalConspiracy: She was running her organization behind the scenes for at least ''15 years'' before it was first brought to light.
** ComicBookTime in effect, of course, since this would mean she's been running it since before any of the current superheroes showed up -- including Green Lantern, who inspired Goldface's tech, which Blacksmith used to start the Network in the first place.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Consisting of Weather Wizard, the second Mirror Master, Girder, Magenta, Murmur, Plunder, and the second Trickster.
* TheSyndicate: Hers is called The Network. It's an underground black market for super-villains.
* VillainDecay: Introduced as the Flash's newest BigBad in "Crossfire," she has made only one brief appearance since in which she ties to rally some escaping rogues [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil only to be swatted aside by Grodd and left in the rubble]].

[[WMG:Brother Grimm]]

The prince of the magical dimension of Eastwind, Brother Grimm was a boy when Barry Allen and Wally West helped him and his brother overthrow his evil father. Grimm asked Wally for advice, and Wally told him to make his own choices; he gave the crown to his brother, but soon his brother proved just as evil as their father. Grimm killed his brother in battle and became king of Eastwind, blaming Wally for this tragedy. Years later, he came back to ruin Wally's life the same way he believed Wally ruined his: by destroying his home and family.

* AlienBlood: His is blue.
* AxCrazy
* DimensionLord
* TheEvilPrince
* EvilSorcerer
* FreudianExcuse: Accuses Wally West of ruining his relationship with his father and brother.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Fell in love with Linda Park-West and abducted her to try to make her his queen.
* MageInManhattan: Can conjure up dragons, trolls, giant beanstalks, and other fairy tale monsters and props.
* PointyEars
* RefugeeFromTVLand: The king of the fairy tale land of Eastwind.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SpiderSense: Can detect the Speed Force, allowing him to hit and dodge speedsters despite not having super speed himself.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* WellDoneSonGuy: Didn't get along with his father, the former king.

-> '''AKA:''' David Hersch

A cult leader who gained immortality from a lightning strike, and who thus considers the Flash as a sort of "brother of the lightning" who his followers worship. They prey on the lives of people who Flash has saved throughout his career, justifying their actions by rationalizing that without the speedster's intervention, those persons would have died anyway, so the cult can kill them with a clear conscience. Cicada equips his followers with special daggers that absorb the life-force out of people stabbed by them, and he intends to use that stolen life-force to resurrect his wife, who he killed in his back-story.

* AbortedArc: One of the police gets a hit off of Cicada's immortality, and Cicada is shown to briefly entrance him. Nothing more is ever made of it.
* AxCrazy: But he's a bit more low-key about it, compared to some other villains.
* BadassGrandpa
* BadassLongcoat
* BeardOfEvil
* ContemplativeBoss
* DrivenToSuicide: In his back-story, he attempted to do this after he murdered his wife. He wasn't successful; instead, a bolt of lightning that conveniently struck at ''that very moment'' gave him a sense of immortality.
* EvilOldFolks
* KnifeNut: His followers use special daggers that rob anyone stabbed with them of their life-force.
* MadScientist: Cicada does what he does to resurrect his wife.
* ReligionOfEvil: His cult dedicated to the Flash.

[[WMG:Cobalt Blue]]
->'''AKA:''' Malcolm Thawne

Barry Allen's twin brother. The Allens and the Thawnes came to the same doctor for the same reason, because both wives were pregnant and about to deliver; however, the doctor accidentally killed the Thawnes' child, then out of guilt gave them one of the Allens' twins and told the Allens that that twin had died. When an adult Malcolm found out, he set out to destroy Barry for having everything he himself could have had but never did. He utilized a magical blue flame that could rob speed from anyone connected to the Flash legacy.

* AbusiveParents: His adopted parents used him as a tool for their cons and treated him terribly; their knowledge that he wasn't their biological child only made it worse.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CainAndAbel: Though Barry himself never knew it, as Malcolm never revealed himself to his brother.
* ConArtist: Malcolm's adopted parents used a magical blue flame as a miracle healing agent (with temporary effects) to pull stunts like this. Of course, the flame itself was meant for greater purposes, which Malcolm learned and studied from his adopted grandmother.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: He keeps the flame contained in a blue gem.
* EvilSorcerer
* EvilTwin
* FeudingFamilies: The originator of the Allen-West/Thawne feud.
* FreudianExcuse: Being given away at birth to a bunch of abusive con artists, then later finding out you have a twin who got a relatively good upbringing by your real parents...can you really blame him for [[TheResenter being angry]]?
* InTheBlood: He is the progenitor of the villainous Thawne family, whose bloodline includes Reverse-Flash Eobard Thawne and Thaddeus Thawne, alias Inertia.
* KillItWithFire: At least one of his descendants used the inherited Cobalt Blue flame to murder his Flash's wife this way.
* LegacyCharacter: He's a distant ancestor of the Reverse-Flash, Impulse, Inertia, and Captain Boomerang II. As well, there are 1000 years' worth of Cobalt Blues that follow in his footsteps by fighting their respective Flashes (who are all of the Allen bloodline).
* MundaneUtility: Malcolm's adopted father used the blue flame to pull cons. Malcolm's adopted grandmother was disgusted by this, and consequently was delighted to find an eager student in Malcolm, who would subvert the trope by using the flame to its maximum potential.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:Turned several generations of Flashes into this through a BatmanGambit involving shards of his gem, infused with his own spirit.]]
* TheResenter: Toward Barry, for having the wonderful life that Malcolm got cheated out of.

->'''AKA:''' Neil Borman

A former power plant worker who got exposed to nuclear radiation and essentially became a living radiation battery. He was introduced during the ''Iron Heights'' storyline, being kept in a containment cell that used him to power the entire prison. After the Flash found out and confronted Gregory Wolfe about it, Fallout was eventually given improved living conditions where he now continues to power the prison, but the power is siphoned from him in a more humane manner.

* IJustWantToBeNormal
* ILoveNuclearPower: Except he [[IJustWantToBeNormal really doesn't]].
* MeaningfulName: He's named after Niels Bohr, one of the contributors to the Manhattan Project.
* PowerGlows
* PowerIncontinence
* UnwittingPawn: Of [[TheChessmaster Blacksmith]]. She orchestrated his escape from Iron Heights knowing his path would take him by the Garricks' home, causing Joan to develop cancer, forcing her and Jay out of town for treatment, depriving Wally of Jay's help.

[[WMG:The Fiddler]]
->'''AKA:''' Isaac Bowin

* AristocratsAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: In one version of his origin, this is how he learned to play his magical music.
* EvilTwin: Of a successful violinist, Maestro Bowen.
* KilledOffForReal: In his old age, the Fiddler tried out for the SecretSix. It didn't go well; he was executed for his failure.
* MagicMusic
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Averted. Despite being a classically-trained musician and owning a Stradivarius, Bowin insists upon calling it a fiddle.

->'''AKA:''' Tony Woodward

* BlessedWithSuck: His body oxidizes easily and painfully.
* DumbMuscle
* MadeOfIron: Literally, following his StartOfDarkness.
* NeverMyFault: Girder's basic justifications for being a villain are "people did this to me and I don't deserve it," completely ignoring his past crimes.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Did this to a female co-worker in his back-story. His fellow workers' retaliation led to him [[NiceJobBreakingItHero getting superpowers.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Magenta. She does not take kindly to it.
* SuperStrength
* WeaksauceWeakness: Water, due to his body rusting away.

[[WMG:Gorilla Grodd]]

A renegade from the hidden Gorilla City, Grodd is a mad genius and warlord who wants to destroy humanity and make Earth the dominion of apes. He was endowed with sentience by a radioactive meteor along with the other apes of Gorilla City, but also gained vast telepathic powers. Grodd has a formidable intellect offset by an animal's fury. He originally clashed with Barry Allen and has gone on to menace the entire Flash family.

* AGodAmI: In ''[=JLApe=]: Gorilla Warfare''. "I am the Lord thy Grodd! All shall bow before me!"
* {{Archenemy}}: Had a solid claim on this title during the SilverAge, when he was the only serious threat in the Flash's RoguesGallery of otherwise {{Harmless Villain}}s. These days he's more of a general DCU villain, though he still hates the Flash family the most.
* TheArtifact[=/=]FadSuper[=/=]ReimaginingTheArtifact: Grodd was created at a time when gorillas were something of a fad in comics, TV shows, and movies; unlike most other characters created in that craze, like the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City or the Mod Gorilla Boss, however, Grodd has kept appearing and generally been updated to fit the tone of the times.
* BigBad: Of ''[=JLApe=]'' and the 1991 ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries.
* EvilCounterpart: Of King Solovar.
* EvilOverlord: Whenever he does achieve power, most notably during ''Flashpoint''.
* FantasticRacism: He views humans as a worthless mud race and regularly tries to wipe them from the face of the earth.
* FinalSolution: Wants all of humanity exterminated. In ''Flashpoint'' he does manage to kill most of Africa.
* GeniusBruiser: A six hundred pound gorilla with psychic powers.
* GreenEyedMonster: According to ''[=JLApe=]'', the reason he's evil is because he's insanely jealous of Solovar.
* ImAHumanitarian
* KillAllHumans
* KillerGorilla
* LegacyCharacter: He has a son, Gorbul Mammit, who fought Impulse.
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* MindControlEyes: His eyes, and his victims' eyes, tend to glow magenta when he uses his telepathy.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A [[MadScientist mad scientist]], [[PsychicPowers psychic]], [[EvilOverlord world-conquering]], [[SuperStrength super-strong]], [[EvilGenius hyper-intelligent]] talking gorilla.
* [[OneManArmy One Ape Army]]: Despite talking and reasoning, Grodd is very much a wild animal, like a rabid gorilla with psionics. When a mishap leaves him free during a prisoner transport, the resulting rampage levels whole city blocks and leaves countless dead. It's implied that he does this in less than an hour.
* PsychicPowers
** MindOverMatter
** MindProbe
** PeoplePuppets
** {{Telepathy}}
* RedeemingReplacement: His grandson, Sam Simeon of ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe''.
* SuperStrength: Grodd is far, far stronger then your average gorilla.
* TouchedByVorlons
* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to Creator/PhilFoglio's ''ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe'' miniseries, Grodd's motive is that he believes Gorilla City will soon run out of resources, and that humans are in danger of destroying all of theirs. Hence the need to either "cull the herd" by killing most of the humans or turning them into apes. (Comics before and since have said that he's simply a madape who wants to TakeOverTheWorld.)

[[WMG:The Griffin]]
->'''AKA:''' Griff Grey

Bart Allen's roommate after Bart had been aged by the Speed Force, Griff was doused with chemicals and gained super-powers in a terrorist attack. At first he wanted to be a hero just for money and fame, but his resentment toward the Flash family and his out-of-control powers quickly turned into a true villain. While trying to boost his popularity, Griffin died in an accident he himself orchestrated.

* BaldOfEvil
* GloryHound
* {{Jerkass}}
* PowerIncontinence: His powers made him age rapidly.
* PsychoElectro
* SuperStrength

* AIIsACrapshoot
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:It implants a piece of itself into Wally during an early confrontation. That piece later repairs Wally's heart when he gets shot through it by Vandal Savage.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: After a fashion.
* TheUnpronounceable: Though at least one official guide claimed his name is pronounced "kil-GORE."

[[WMG:Mota / Atom Smasher / Professor Fallout / Fusionn]]
->'''AKA:''' Manfred Mota

A rogue physicist who stole research from Jay Garrick to create a battlesuit, Mota clashed with every Flash under a variety of aliases, upgrading his atomic-powered arsenal each time and eventually mutating into a being of pure energy. His estranged daughter, Valerie Perez, briefly dated Bart Allen when he became the Flash.

* ContinuityCavalcade: The point of the anthology that introduced him.
* EnergyBeings
* IHaveManyNames
* MadScientist
* PoweredArmor

-> '''AKA:''' Dr. Michael Amar

A surgeon turned serial killer obsessed with silencing the voices of everyone around him, Michael Amar was incriminated by his inability to keep from talking. While in Iron Heights Penitentiary, he took the name Murmur, cut out his own tongue, and sewed his mouth shut so he'd never incriminate himself again. Years later, he hatched a plot to escape from prison by using a deadly engineered disease to kill the guards and the Flash, but Wally, Jay, and the Pied Piper put an end to it. He has since become a persistent and deadly thorn in Wally's side.

* AxCrazy
* CallingCard: His is to cut out his victims' tongues and sew their mouths shut. Including his own.
* CivvieSpandex: He wears a black leather outfit.
* DeadlyDoctor
* KnifeNut
* LeanAndMean
* PerfectPoison: Aside from his knives, he uses a type of anthrax-like poison made from his own unusual blood chemistry to kill his victims. This poison turns the victims' lungs to mud unless the antidote can be administered in time, and it is HIGHLY contagious.
* SerialKiller: Of the Visionary type; he hears voices and kills to silence them.
* TongueTrauma

-> '''AKA:''' (inapplicable)

A demon who is essentially the DC Universe's {{Expy}} of {{Satan}}. He has had interactions with most characters across the DCU due to his ''modus operandi'', but he holds some particular ire toward Wally West for beating his hidden plan in the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline.

* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DealWithTheDevil: His preferred method of operating. Whether you're a hero or a villain, he'll offer you anything you want, in exchange for either your soul or whatever other price he asks.
** ChronicVillainy: He apparently cannot refuse the offer of a soul in trade if he truly wants it, even if it costs him more than he can afford to give up.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he was disgusted by [[EvilSorcerer Felix Faust]] and the levels that he would sink to for power.
* EvilCanNotComprehendGood
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the ''Hell to Pay'' storyline. [[spoiler:He orchestrates a plot to steal the love Wally and Linda have for each other, thus giving him a chance to gain ultimate power from the Speed Force, by forcing Wally to bargain for the Rogues' souls in exchange for giving up said love, and also claiming Linda's soul in exchange for sparing Wally's. Unfortunately for him, the couples' love corrupts him and he begs them to take it all back--but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they refuse unless he undoes all the damage he's done to the city]]]].

->'''AKA:''' Lashawn Baez

* ActionBomb: A side effect of her teleporting is a massive explosion. [[BlessedWithSuck Every time.]]
* AntiVillain: She just wants to help her dying father.
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: She lashes out at Wally, revealing that she intended to use her powers to become a hero until [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he and the rest of the city labeled her a Rogue and treated her accordingly]]. Subverted eventually, though, when she allows the police to take her in, [[TearJerker having nothing left to live for after her father's death]].

->'''AKA:''' [[spoiler:Jared Morillo]]

A gun-toting villain from a mirror universe created by the Mirror Master, Plunder followed Wally back the real world when Wally made his escape. He joined up with Blacksmith's "New Rogues" and used the fact that he was [[spoiler:Detective Morillo]]'s mirror counterpart to keep the police out of the picture while her evil plan went into action. Much later, he was killed by Zoom during the "Rogue War" story arc.

* ColdSniper
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Played straight.
* TheDragon: To the mirror-universe Thinker.
* EvilCounterpart: He's a criminal mirror-universe version of [[spoiler:Jared Morillo, a good cop in "our" world.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* MistakenIdentity: Uses this to his advantage during the "Crossfire" story arc.
* PsychoForHire

[[WMG:President Thawne]]

* TheChessmaster

[[WMG:Rainbow Raider]]
->'''AKA:''' Roy G. Bivolo

Roy G. Bivolo believed he was destined to be a great artist, but his colorblindness made it impossible. His optometrist father created a pair of goggles that should have allowed him to see color, but instead gave him the power to shoot rainbow-colored beams of light, and presented them to Roy on his deathbed... which Roy then used to commit art theft as the Rainbow Raider. He was killed by Blacksmith for the offense of being obnoxious.

* ButtMonkey
* CutLexLuthorACheck
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He stopped himself from using his powers over emotions to force Monica Mayne to love him.
* EyeBeams
* FashionVictimVillain: {{In-universe}} this is people's reaction to his outfit, and justified by his colorblindness.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Blacksmith vivisects him with one of his own paintings.
* KilledOffForReal
* LightEmUp / LightIsNotGood: His power is mostly manipulating light to create rainbows, which he uses to travel, attack and change people's emotions somehow.
* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: Could have been a gifted painter...except for that colorblindness thing.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: One of the worst cases on record.
* SuperZeroes: Not by design, but he ended up that way. This guy is such a loser even GeoffJohns refused to revamp him.

->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A mercenary who first appeared in ''Flash #84'' as part of a real estate blackmail plot.

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His armor is covered in blades, and his gauntlets can fire razor-sharp discs.
* DumbMuscle
* TheJuggernaut
* LightningBruiser
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SuperStrength

[[WMG:The Shade]]
->'''AKA:''' Richard Swift

* AntiHero / AntiVillain: As the mood strikes.
* CastingAShadow
* HeelFaceTurn: Kinda. Sorta.
* HeroicNeutral
* FriendlyEnemy: To Jay Garrick, now that both of them are semi-retired.
* HumanoidAbomination
* {{Immortality}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He turned... well, not good, but at least neutral, and became a supporting character in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}''.

[[WMG:Tar Pit]]
->'''AKA:''' Joey Monteleone

The younger brother of a local crime boss, Joey Monteleone had the metahuman ability to project his consciousness outside of his own body. He then projected it into a vat of tar and was unable to return to his real body; however, he quickly took to his new form.

* BlobMonster
* DumbMuscle
* KillItWithFire
* TotallyRadical

[[WMG:The Thinker]]
-> '''AKA:''' Clifford De Voe

* AIIsACrapshoot: His current virtual form.
* AmoralAttorney: Well, he wasn't exactly amoral before he became a super-villain; rather, he underwent a FaceHeelTurn when he realized that his efforts to curb crime were doomed to failure.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In his Golden Age incarnation, he wore a business suit as opposed to a gimmicky costume, since he believed wearing costumes was bad luck. However, his Silver Age incarnation and at least one alternate-reality version of him wore a stylized purple and black costume (which was worn by the character in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' series).
* BaldOfEvil
* TheChessmaster: He specialized in this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Pulled this after learning he was dying from cancer.
** FaceHeelTurn: After his code-form was imprisoned by ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}, he decided to help them.
* KilledOffForReal: At least, his human body underwent this after battling with cancer; however, his mind lives on in computerized form.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MindControlDevice: His Thinking Cap.
* MindManipulation: The main power of the Thinking Cap.
* MindRape: Capable of this with his Thinking Cap.
* SuperIntelligence

[[WMG:The Turtle]]
->'''AKA:''' Unknown

A criminal mastermind who, as his name suggests, talks and acts very slowly. Because of this, though, he's best known in stories where he's TheChessmaster.

* EvilGenius
* LegacyCharacter: There are two versions of the character, the second inspired by the first (and who briefly worked for the first as TheDragon).
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Originally, his "power" was that he was the world's slowest man.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ...but he later gained the power to "steal" the speed of those around him, rendering them slower than he was. (Also, his body ages ''very'' slowly, befitting the [[TruthInTelevision lengthy life-span of actual turtles]].)
* ManOfKryptonite: His power is tailored to weaken his chosen enemies.

[[WMG:Vandal Savage]]
->'''AKA:''' Vandar Adg

The immortal caveman-turned-conqueror who has plagued Earth's heroes for millennia, Vandal Savage was the first villain Wally West faced in his career as the Flash, and has gone on to menace Wally and his family numerous times afterwards. See [[VandalSavage his own page]] for more.