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->''"This is the part where I'm supposed to the whole intro thingy. "Barry Allen, Fastest man Alive," but you know all that. All right, let's get to the good stuff. You see that smoke? That's a fire on Western and 3rd downtown Central City. And that blur...? That's me on my way to it. I'm going 352 mph, and it's a slow day."'''
-->--'''Barry's opening.'''


* ApologeticAttacker: Wells, when he stabs Stagg, saying it's NothingPersonal, it's just that Barry must be kept safe.

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* ApologeticAttacker: Wells, when As Well takes out Stagg by stabbing him in the heart, he stabs Stagg, apologizes, saying it's NothingPersonal, it's just that Barry must be kept safe.


* ApologeticAttacker: Wells, when he's about to kill Stagg, saying it's not personal, it's just that Barry must be kept safe.

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* ApologeticAttacker: Wells, when he's about to kill he stabs Stagg, saying it's not personal, NothingPersonal, it's just that Barry must be kept safe.


* TooDumbToLive: The lone security guard that attempts to stop Danton Black as he and five of his copies are robbing the science conference has a serious case of suicidal overconfidence. Sure, one could say that it is his job, but going up one man against six armed guys, especially while standing out in the open and drawing attention to yourself by calling him out, seems very ill-advised on every level.

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* TooDumbToLive: The lone security guard that attempts to stop Danton Black as he and five of his copies are robbing the science conference has a serious case of suicidal overconfidence. Sure, one could say that it is his job, but going Going up one man against six armed guys, guys as just one man, especially while standing out in the open and drawing attention to yourself by calling him out, seems very ill-advised on every level.

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* TooDumbToLive: The lone security guard that attempts to stop Danton Black as he and five of his copies are robbing the science conference has a serious case of suicidal overconfidence. Sure, one could say that it is his job, but going up one man against six armed guys, especially while standing out in the open and drawing attention to yourself by calling him out, seems very ill-advised on every level.


* TemptingFate: Stagg mocks Wells's paraplegic state by saying he shouldn't bother to get up from his wheelchair. Cue OhCrap from Stagg when Wells does just that.

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* TemptingFate: Stagg mocks Wells's Wells' paraplegic state by saying he shouldn't bother to get up from his wheelchair. Cue OhCrap from Stagg when Wells does just that.


-->'''Wells:''' The man in the red mask is called the Flash... or at least he will be one day.

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-->'''Wells:''' The man in the red mask is called the Flash... or at least he will be one day.


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* HyperactiveMetabolism: Barry's super speed and HealingFactor requires enormous amounts of food to maintain. He gets a brief HeroicRROD and fainting spells before he realizes that he needs food.



* HyperactiveMetabolism: Barry's SuperSpeed and HealingFactor requires enormous amounts of food to maintain. He gets a brief HeroicRROD and fainting spells before he realizes that he needs food.



** Simon Stagg calls the Flash "like Mercury on Earth". In the comic book ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}, the Flash, Jay Garrick, got his powers literally from Mercury landing on Earth.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: When Danton Black is punched by Java, he multiplies himself and they all surround him, killing him this way.

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** Simon Stagg calls the Flash "like Mercury on Earth". In the comic book ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}, ''ComicBook/Earth2'', the Flash, Jay Garrick, got his powers literally from Mercury landing on Earth.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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When Danton Black is punched by Java, he multiplies himself and they all surround him, killing him this way.



--> '''Barry''': I just got my ass handed to me.

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--> '''Barry''': --->'''Barry:''' I just got my ass handed to me.



* OhCrap: Simon Stagg's reaction when Wells [[ObfuscatingDisability stands up]]. Also Barry's when Caitlin comes over the intercom instead of Cisco.
* PapaWolf: '''Joe:''' You're just a kid. ''MY'' kid!
** CallingTheOldManOut: Barry's response. See BothSidesHaveAPoint, above.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Simon Stagg's reaction when Wells [[ObfuscatingDisability stands up]]. up]].
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Also Barry's when Caitlin comes over the intercom instead of Cisco.
* PapaWolf: '''Joe:''' You're just a kid. ''MY'' kid!
** CallingTheOldManOut:
kid! Barry's response.response is CallingTheOldManOut. See BothSidesHaveAPoint, above.



* SelfDuplication: Danton's power is the ability to create countless amounts of EmptyShell clones that he can control
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Barry's efforts to save Stagg are rendered pointless when the latter is killed by Wells. Then again, it's also ShootTheDog, as Stagg wanted to experiment on him, and Wells was protecting him.
* TemptingFate: Stagg mocks Wells' paraplegic state by saying he shouldn't bother to get up from his wheelchair. Cue OhCrap from Stagg when Wells does just that.

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* SelfDuplication: Danton's power is the ability to create countless amounts of EmptyShell clones that he can control
control.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Barry's efforts to save Stagg are rendered pointless when the latter is killed by Wells. Then again, it's also ShootTheDog, as Stagg wanted to experiment on him, and Wells was is protecting him.
* TemptingFate: Stagg mocks Wells' Wells's paraplegic state by saying he shouldn't bother to get up from his wheelchair. Cue OhCrap from Stagg when Wells does just that.



* TitleDrop: By Wells regarding the show itself, at the end-
--> "The man in the red mask is called the Flash… or at least he will be one day."

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* TitleDrop: By Wells regarding the show itself, at the end-
--> "The
end--
-->'''Wells:''' The
man in the red mask is called the Flash… Flash... or at least he will be one day."



* ZergRush: Danton Black's general strategy is to make [[ExpendableClone huge amounts of replicas]] and overwhelm his enemies.

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* ZergRush: Danton Black's general strategy is to make [[ExpendableClone huge amounts of replicas]] and overwhelm his enemies.enemies.
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* TheGlassesComeOff: Harrison coolly takes off his glasses before standing up and murdering Stagg.



* TheGlassesComeOff: Harrison coolly takes off his glasses before standing up and murdering Stagg.



* ZergRush: Danton Blacks general strategy is to make [[ExpendableClone huge amounts of replicas]] and overwhelm his enemies.

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* ZergRush: Danton Blacks Black's general strategy is to make [[ExpendableClone huge amounts of replicas]] and overwhelm his enemies.

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* {{Foil}}: This episode helps set up the contrast between Barry to Oliver in his first season. Oliver was a very big picture thinker, entirely devoted to his plan, and needed to be convinced to do things of a SmallStepsHero. Barry, on the other hand, has the instinct to help others, big or small, and has to be reminded of the bigger picture (deals he made, proper procedure, etc.).

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* PoisonousFriend: Wells is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Barry safe, no matter how morally wrong. Although whether this concern for Barry is because he genuinely cares for him as a person, or he has ulterior motives for which he needs the Flash alive is unclear at this point.

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* ArcNumber: Engine 52 responds to the fire in the ColdOpen.


* WhatTheHellHero: Caitlin wasn't exactly pleased when Barry didn't tell him about experiencing dizziness whenever he uses SuperSpeed.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Caitlin wasn't exactly pleased when Barry didn't tell him her about experiencing dizziness whenever he uses SuperSpeed.


* WhatTheHellHero:
-->'''Caitlin:''' We're ''your doctors!'' Do not keep secrets!

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* WhatTheHellHero:
WhatTheHellHero: Caitlin wasn't exactly pleased when Barry didn't tell him about experiencing dizziness whenever he uses SuperSpeed.
-->'''Caitlin:''' We're ''your doctors!'' doctors!'' Do not keep secrets!


* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Joe asks Wells if he knew about Barry having SuperSpeed all along.
** After Wells arrives at his office and snarked at him, Stagg mockingly snarked back saying that "he shouldn't get up"...



* MundaneUtility: The centrifuge in the forensics lab does not work, so Barry [[SuperSpeed makes his hand its own centrifuge]].
** This is a ShoutOut to the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990 series]], where Barry does the same thing, except he had to keep it secret from the other lab tech, who wasn't in on the secret.

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* MundaneUtility: MundaneUtility:
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The centrifuge in the forensics lab does not work, so Barry [[SuperSpeed makes his hand its own centrifuge]].
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centrifuge]]. This is a ShoutOut to the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990 series]], where Barry does the same thing, except he had to keep it secret from the other lab tech, who wasn't in on the secret.



** The gun store that was robbed was named "Hex's Gun Shop" with "Hex" in a Wild West font.

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** The gun store that was robbed was named "Hex's Gun Shop" with "Hex" "[[ComicBook/JonahHex Hex]]" in a Wild West font.



** Barry running to a treadmill as the S.T.A.R. Labs crew figures out what's wrong with him is directly taken from ''Series/TheFlash1990'', under the same circumstances.



* PersonalityPowers: Danton was a stem cell researcher before he gained the power to make clones of himself.

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* PersonalityPowers: Danton was a stem cell researcher before he gained the power to make clones of himself.himself.
* ProtagonistTitle: The title refers to Barry obviously.


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* TemptingFate: Stagg mocks Wells' paraplegic state by saying he shouldn't bother to get up from his wheelchair. Cue OhCrap from Stagg when Wells does just that.

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