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Earth-90

     In General 
  • Alternate Self:
    • An interesting case involving the Allen family, Jay Garrick, Iris West, Leonard Snart, Linda Park, and Sam Scudder, as they are not played by the same actors there.
      • John Wesley Shipp is the most notable example. He plays Barry Allen in this universe, whereas the Earths 1 and 2 versions are both played by Grant Gustin. He also plays the Earth-1 Henry Allen and the Earth-3 Jay Garrick, but their respective counterparts on this Earth are played by M. Emmet Walsh and Tim Thomerson.
      • Nora Thompson-Allen is played by Priscilla Pointer in this universe, but is played by Michelle Harrison on Earths 1 and 2.
      • Iris West is played by Paula Marshall in this universe, but is played by Candice Patton on Earths 1 and 2.
      • This universe has Leonard Wynters as the supervillain Captain Cold played by Michael Champion, but the Truer to the Text versions of Leonard Snart from Earths 1 and X are both played by Wentworth Miller.
      • Linda Park is played by Mariko Tse in this universe. On Earth-1 she's originally played by Olivia Cheng before Malese Jow takes over. The Earth-2 version is only ever played by Jow.
      • Sam Scudder is played by David Cassidy in this universe, but is played by Grey Damon on Earth-1.
    • This universe shares a James Jesse with Earths 1 and 3.
    • This universe shares a Tina McGee with Earth-1.
    • This universe shares a Julio Mendez with Earth-1.
    • This universe shares an Anthony Bellows with Earth-1.
    • This universe shares a Zoey Clark with Earth-1.
    • This universe shares a John Diggle with Earth-1.
  • Alternate Timeline: At least with Earth-1.
    • Here, Barry is closer in age with both Tina McGee, Julio Mendez, Zoey Clark and James Jesse. There, Barry is decades younger than them, who are instead closer in age to Henry.
    • Nora was murdered in that universe when Barry was really young.
    • There, Barry is the only child.
    • Linda Park is considerably older than Barry and his peers.
    • Courtney Whitmore was born on a much later time here given that she's a young adult in 2018, whereas the one from Earth-1 was a young adult during World War II.
    • Henry Allen was not arrested/convicted of his wife's murder. Here, Barry joined the force as a "Police Scientist," which is an early interpretation of a CSI tech, to counterbalance his father's desire to have two policeman sons, and his innate scientific nature. Henry, though, still thought of Barry's career choice as inferior to his other son's.
  • Canon Invasion: Initially an independent location, it got retconned into being a part of the Arrowverse.
  • Expendable Alternate Universe: It was ravaged and probably completely destroyed by the Monitor.
  • For Want of a Nail: As detailed above, this universe is where determining the Alternate Self for certain Arrowverse characters becomes really complicated.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the differences, certain things and events in this universe still align with those in the other Arrowverse multiverse in one form or another;
    • Much like on Earth-1, Barry Allen is still The Flash, a forensic scientist for the CCPD, and got his Superhero Origin in a Freak Lab Accident involving a lightning.
    • Much like on Earth-1, Barry Allen still ended up allying himself with S.T.A.R. Labs to fight crime after gaining his Super Speed . His closest female ally there is also a widow scientist.
    • Much like on Earth-3, a character played by John Wesley Shipp is a heroic speedster called The Flash.
    • Much like on Earth-1, Barry's closest male friend is still a geeky non-Caucasian person.
    • Much like on Earths 1 and 2, Barry Allen and Iris West still ended up in a relationship.
    • Much like on Earth-1, a family member's death still becomes Barry's catalyst to be a superhero. For the matter, an older male family member of his still gets killed by a personal enemy.
    • Much like on Earth-1, Barry still gets an Evil Knockoff with a blue Color Motif and Religious and Mythological Theme Naming who ended up fatally shot.
    • The supervillains. Sam Scudder is still the Mirror Master, James Jesse is still the Trickster with Zoey Clark as his partner Prank, and a man named Leonard is still Captain Cold, much like on Earth-1. In fact, Jesse is also the Trickster on Earth-3, though no Zoey Clark on sight.
    • People's jobs. Much like on Earth-1, Tina McGee is still a scientist, Julio Mendez (at least in one Alternate Timeline there) still works for the CCPD, and Linda Park is still a reporter. Barry Allen is still CCPD's forensic scientist on Earths 1 and 2.
    • S.T.A.R. Labs also exists on Earths 1, 2, and 19.
    • A man named Leonard wields a Freeze Ray and calls himself "C. Cold". Earths 1 and 90 are both "Captain", while Earth-X opts with "Citizen".
    • On a meta example, John Wesley Shipp was still playing a member of the Allen family, while Tina McGee, Julio Mendez, Anthony Bellows, Zoey Clark, and James Jesse are still respectively played by Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio, Corinne Behrer, and Mark Hamill.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: A ton of heroes emerged on this Earth after The Flash went off air.
  • Start to Corpse: Most of the heroes are introduced via their lifeless bodies.
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    Barry Allen 

Barry Allen / The Flash

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Click here to see his Flash Costume from Elseworlds 

Species: Enhanced Human

Played By: John Wesley Shipp

Known Aliases: The Flash, "Professor Zoom"

Appearances: The Flash | Elseworlds note 

A police forensic scientist that is struck by lightning while working with chemicals on a stormy night. He is endowed with the ability of incredible speed which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero. He later becomes a shadowy superhero to Central City, but a symbol of hope for its citizens.

see the Arrowverse: Barry Allen page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears his name and background
see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for more info on the Earth-2 character who bears his name and background
see the Arrowverse: West/Allen Family page for more info on Henry Allen, the Earth-1 character who bears his physical likeness
see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for more info on Jay Garrick, the Earth-3 character who bears his physical likeness

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Barry Allen is blond in the comics, but here his hair is brown.
  • Adorkable: At times.
  • Advertised Extra: Downplayed, in "Elseworlds" he ultimately just serves to deliver some exposition about the Monitor, confront him with the others in the second hour, and then (presumably) be transported back to what remain of Earth-90 against his will.
  • Alternate Self: A very interesting example. He has two namesakes with the exact same background on two different Alternate Universes, but physically he looks exactly like the two's respective fathers and another different person who's supposed to be his older brother's counterpart.
  • Alternate Timeline: His two namesakes in The Multiverse are considerably younger than Tina, Julio, Bellows, and Trickster's counterparts.
  • Amicable Exes: With Iris West, before she was Put on a Bus that is...
  • Badass Bookworm: Barry is very well-read and intelligent while also being the fastest thing alive.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Tina McGee.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly enough guy, but pissing him off probably isn't a good idea. And if you try to hurt the people he cares about, he won't let you off the hook with a warning slip.
  • Big Eater: His powers drain his energy a lot faster, and his body is constantly demanding more fuel to be put in its place. Thus, Barry goes through a fridge's worth of food in little time.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a 28 year absence since his show's premature cancellation, he comes back in the 2018 Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds.
  • Composite Character:
    • Barry's large appetite and friendship with Tina McGee are all taken from Wally West's run as the Flash; Barry can only ones as fast as the speed as sound, which was Wally's limit in the comics at the time as well. The costume is based on Wally's subtly different one as well.
    • There are some elements of The Reverse Flash/ Professor Zoom within Barry too, such as the fact that his clone (with his speed-based powers) ended up being a Villain of the Week, and he also went undercover as Professor Zoom to catch another villain.
  • Cool Uncle: He is very fond of and is close to the children of his older brother Jay.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: A prime example. It's his main beef with Tina too.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Does this often, both in and out of costume.
    Officer: Why the hell are you dressed like that?
    The Flash: Because I happen to like the color red?
  • The Determinator: He does not take the fall of Earth-90 lying down. After the Monitor destroys it, he devotes all of his strength into breaching into Earth-1 so he can inform the heroes of their situation and even charges straight for the Monitor himself... for all the good it did him.
  • Evil Is Hammy: John Wesley Shipp is evidently having a blast playing a brainwashed Flash in "The Trial of the Trickster".
  • Failure Hero: He couldn't save the Monitor from slaughtering his Earth, nor save his fellow heroes.
  • For Want of a Nail: For some reason, his physical counterparts on both Earths 1 and 2 are his father, while his physical counterpart on Earth-3 is his brother Jay.
  • Freak Lab Accident: How he became The Flash.
  • Friend to All Children: In the seventh episode "Child's Play", Barry goes out his way to protect two orphaned kids from a drug lord. And later in "Be My Baby" he shelters a woman and her baby who are on the run from her selective breeding manipulative ex-husband.
  • The Hero: Of the series. The show is named after him!
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Has a dog named Earl.
  • Heroic Build: He packs a considerable amount of muscle.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Sometimes, sometimes not. But particularly in the episode "Flash Forward" where Barry's reputation gets smashed by an insensitive reporter. It's so insulting that Barry decides to quit superheroics right then and there.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Julio Mendez since (or possibly earlier) high school.
  • Hot-Blooded: When he's angry he tends to make clouded decisions. Best shown in Elseworlds where he impulsively charges straight for the Monitor ... and ends up in a portal for this troubles.
  • Hot Scientist: His good looks don't go unnoticed by the females that appear on the show, plus he's a CSI.
  • Hunk: Chiseled features and such.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Feel this way in the pilot episode, but gets over it.
  • Identical Stranger: Earth-1 Barry compares him with his late father Henry.
  • Improv Fu: Seems to prefer this more than hand-to-hand combat, which makes sense, since no one can usually lay a hand on him. He even takes out a group of drug dealers by playing an electric guitar at super-accelerated frequencies.
  • Insistent Terminology: Barry was considered an "enhanced human," rather than the modern "meta-human."
  • The Lab Rat: His job at the Central City Police Department.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: His jaw is really wide, befitting a superhero.
  • Lightning Bruiser: And how. Villains and petty crooks alike tend to not know what hit them.
  • Motor Mouth: His mouth runs faster than he does.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He occasionally has Shirtless Scenes.
  • Nice Guy: He's generally just a thoughtful and sweet dude.
  • Old Superhero: He's still an active superhero twenty eight years after gaining his powers.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Subverted with Dr. Tina McGee since Barry frequently daydreams of them getting a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Pungeon Master: As The Flash.
  • Red Is Heroic: His costume is bright crimson.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His older brother Jay is a re-imagined Jay Garrick, the first Flash who is not related by blood to Barry in the comics.
  • Remake Cameo: A literal example, since a still from this show is glimpsed by the Barry of the 2014 series when he's traveling to Earth-2. (His chest lightning orientation is the same as the Reverse-Flash's unlike in his show, but this is likely a goof due to the still being flipped).
  • Role Reprisal: John Wesley Shipp reprises this version of Barry for Elseworlds (2018) after the 90's series was cancelled early.
  • Science Hero: When he couldn't handle criminals with his speed alone, he and Tina often devised strategies and solutions through science.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Earth-90 superheroes after the Monitor laid waste to it. All the other heroes including the Ray, Green Arrow, and Hawkgirl are dead.
  • Super Speed: His main and most basic ability.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands 6'1.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
  • Uncertain Doom: At Earth-1, he tries to run after the Monitor, but the latter sends him into a portal. It is unknown if he is fine in Earth-90 or if he died in the portal.
  • The Unfavorite: His dad always gave him a hard time for being a forensic scientist instead of a cop like his older brother, Jay.
  • Uniqueness Decay: Started off as the only hero of Earth-90. In the Time Skip between the show's cancellation and Elseworlds, dozens of heroes show up.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Again, with Tina McGee.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's implied the Monitor sends him back to Earth-90, but it's not entirely confirmed.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Loves mixing this with puns when facing the villains.

    Henry Allen 

Henry Allen

Species: Human

Played By: M. Emmet Walsh

Appearances: The Flash

Barry and Jay's father and a former cop.

see the Arrowverse: West/Allen Family page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears his name and background
see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for more info on the Earth-2 character who bears his name and background

    Nora Allen 

Nora Allen

Species: Human

Played By: Priscilla Pointer

Appearances: The Flash

Barry and Jay's mother. She volunteers at a shelter for single mothers.

see the Arrowverse: West/Allen Family page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears her name and background
see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for more info on the Earth-2 character who bears her name and background

     Jay Allen 

Jay Allen

Species: Human

Played By: Tim Thomerson

Appearances: The Flash

Barry's older brother and a patrol cop. He was killed in the line of duty by his former partner Nicholas pike.

see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for more info on Jay Garrick, the Earth-3 character who bears his first name and comicbook connections

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     Dr. Tina McGee 

Christina "Tina" McGee

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Species: Human

Played By: Amanda Pays

Appearances: The Flash

A scientist who helps Barry.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Citizens page for more info on her Earth-1 counterpart

Central City Police Department

    Julio Mendez 

Julio Mendez

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Species: Human

Played By: Alex Désert

Appearances: The Flash

Barry's friend and co-worker.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Citizens page for more info on his Earth-1 counterpart

    Anthony Bellows 

Anthony Bellows

Species: Human

Played By: Vito D'Ambrosio

Appearances: The Flash

A Central City beat cop and Murphy's partner.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Citizens page for more info on his "Earth-1" Arrowverse counterpart

    Michael Francis Murphy 

Michael Francis Murphy

Species: Human

Played By: Bliff Manard

Appearances: The Flash

A Central City beat cop and Bellow's partner.


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    Iris West 

Iris West

Species: Human

Played By: Paula Marshall

Appearances: The Flash

A computer graphics artist and Barry's girlfriend.

see the Arrowverse: West/Allen Family page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears her name and background
see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for more info on the Earth-2 character who bears her name and background

    Alpha 

Alpha-1

Species: Android

Played By: Claire Stansfield

Appearances: The Flash

An android who looks like a regular human woman. She's on the run from the government to avoid being used as a weapon.


Central City Media

    Joe Kline 

Joe Kline

Species: Human

Played By: Richard Belzer

Appearances: The Flash

A WCCN TV news reporter, known as the "Voice of the City". Kline often does tabloid-style news stories about the Flash and his exploits.


    Linda Park 

Linda Park

Species: Human

Played By: Mariko Tse

Appearances: The Flash

A Central City news reporter, asking the Central City police department about their response in dealing with all the gang attacks in the city.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Citizens page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears her name and background
see the Arrowverse: Earth-2 page for more info on the Earth-2 character who bears her name

Other Superheroes

    Nightshade 

Dr. Desmond Powell / Nightshade

Species: Human

Played By: Jason Bernard

Known Aliases: Nightshade

Appearances: The Flash

A retired hero who now practices medicine.


  • Cool Old Guy: A Nice Guy who can still beat up outlaws half his age.
  • Expy: For DC Comic's original Sandman. They have the same costume and similar abilities and weaponry. The presumed reason why that wasn't his alias in this series is to avoid confusion with the then-new Neil Gaiman-created comic book character of the same name that was released the previous year. He also shares the name of the super-powered anti-heroine (Eve Eden).
  • Hero of Another Story: Has an entire lair filled with memorabilia that he collected from his own Rogues Gallery during his time as a hero in Central City.
  • Retired Badass: Retired shortly after The Ghost's original presumed death, and wore his old costume again 35 years later, when the Ghost reappears.
  • Tranquilizer Dart: His weapon of choice.
  • The Un Reveal: He's not interested in finding out who The Flash is when The Flash is about to take off his mask. note 

     John "Diggle" 

John "Diggle"

Species: Empowered Human

A superhero with a Ring of Power.

see the Arrowverse: Team Arrow page to see his Earth-1 counterpart

Criminals

     Pike 

Nicholas Pike

Species: Human

Played By: Michael Nader

Appearances: The Flash

A former cop and partner of Jay Allen. He now leads a gang of bikers.


    The Ghost 

Russell / The Ghost

Species: Enhanced Human

Played By:Anthony Starke

Known Aliases: The Ghost

Appearances: The Flash

A hacker from the mid-1950's, who thawed in the early 90s, and is an expert in broadcast television.


  • Arch-Enemy: Nightshade.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: :His entire shtick is that he can hack television broadcasts, and once he becomes a living consciousness stuck in a TV, he hacks into The Flash's show itself during the credits of his episode
  • Hollywood Hacking: The most obvious example is that he can apparently turn televisions into cameras, despite the TVs of that era not having that ability because there were no inbuilt cameras and microphones to hack into.
  • Human Popsicle: He put himself in frozen hibernation for 35 years.
  • May–December Romance: One of his less villainous traits is his devotion to his girlfriend from the '50s, even though he hasn't aged in the '90s thanks to cryo-sleep, but she's now nearing the end of middle age.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Used the offensive term "colored" when he learns Nightshade is African-American.
  • Villain of Another Story: He had run-ins with his nemesis Nightshade prior to both of their introductions to the show.
  • Zeerust: His idea of the 1990's, while he was living in 1955.

     Deadly Nightshade 

Curtis Bohannan

Species: Human

Played By: Richard Burgi

Known Aliases: Deadly Nightshade

Appearances: The Flash

A killer who takes some strong inspirations from the previous Nightshade, who is drawn out of retirement to stop his deadly successor.


  • Anti-Hero: And quickly becomes an Anti-Villain.
  • Arch-Enemy: Nightshade takes it personally that someone has taken up his mantle to do evil.
  • Expy:
    • An obvious one to Nightshade, to the point where characters get confused why he keeps alternating between shooting at and helping the Flash.
    • Also one to Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress, another "superhero" who outright kills the bad guys.
  • Hero with an F in Good: His actions as a "hero" to Central City nearly leads to a police manhunt on every active hero operating there, angry that their superheroes were now murdering criminals.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Embraces this completely.
  • Legacy Character: The second person to take up the "Nightshade" mantle, but the first to start killing.
  • Meaningful Name: "Deadly Nightshade" is the nickname for a type of plant that kills whoever eats it.
  • Meaningful Rename: He's added the prefix "Deadly-" to "Nightshade" since he chooses to outright murder criminals instead of apprehending them.
  • Nominal Hero: He wants to take down criminals, but that's the only "heroic" quality of his.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has extreme ways of getting rid of criminals, including nearly killing the original Nightshade when he won't assist in the crusade.

    Mirror Master 

Sam Scudder / Mirror Master

Species: Human

Played By: David Cassidy

Known Aliases: Mirror Master

Appearances: The Flash

Professional thief who is an expert with mirrors and holography.

see the Arrowverse: The Rogues page for more info on the Earth-1 character who bears his name and background

  • Adaptational Wimp: He can't travel through reflective surfaces, instead relying entirely on advanced stolen holographic technology to create illusions to hide his crimes.
  • Alliterative Name: Sam Scudder, aka Mirror Master.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a suit in combat.
  • Civvie Spandex: Wears a typical gangster outfit instead of his green and orange uniform from the comics.
  • For Want of a Nail: For some reason, his Earth-1 counterpart is played by Grey Damon instead of David Cassidynote .

    Captain Cold 

Leonard Wynters / Captain Cold

Species: Human

Played By: Michael Champion

Known Aliases: Captain Cold

Appearances: The Flash

Infamous albino hitman known for freezing his victims to death with a nuclear-powered freeze gun.

see the Arrowverse: Leonard Snart page for more info on Leonard Snart, the Earth-1 character who bears his first name and comicbook connections
see the Arrowverse: Earth-X page for more info on Leo Snart, the Earth-X character who bears his first name and comicbook connections

    Omega 

Omega

Species: Android

Played By: Sven-Ole Thorsen

An android tasked with retrieving fellow android Alpha.


    The Trickster 

James Montgomery Jesse / The Trickster

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Species: Human

Played By: Mark Hamill

Known Aliases: The Trickster

Appearances: The Flash

A psychopathic and delusional mass murderer and con artist.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Criminal Groups page for more info on his Earth-1 counterpart
see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page for more info on his Earth-3 counterpart

     Prank I 

Megan Lockhart / Prank I

Species: Human

Played By: Joyce Hyser

Known Aliases: Prank I

Appearances: The Flash

Private investigator and repossession agent who became the first sidekick to The Trickster.


     Prank II 

Zoey Clark / Prank II

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Species: Human

Played By: Corinne Bohrer

Known Aliases: Prank II

Appearances: The Flash

The second sidekick to The Trickster, and deeply in love with him.

see the Arrowverse: Central City Criminal Groups page for more info on her Earth-1 counterpart

     Pollux 

Pollux

Species: Cloned Enhanced Human

Played By: John Wesley Shipp

Appearances: The Flash

A clone of Barry Allen, possessing all of his power and none of his maturity.



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