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The Flash Family

These are the speedsters that are officially part of the "Flash Family", the surrogate family formed by Jay Garrick and Wally West in the modern era.

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    The Flash of China (Avery Ho) 
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You got all those fancy Superman powers like X-ray vision and super-strength. All I do is run. You really think you can beat me at my one thing?
AKA: Avery Ho
First appearance: The Flash volume 5 #3 (July, 2016)
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown

When a Speed Force storm hit Central City, Avery was one of the citizens granted superspeed. Initially baring an unstable, incomplete connection to the Speed Force, she was unable to stop vibrating. With the assistance of the Barry Allen, she managed to stop and later began her training under Meena Dawhan. However, she reluctantly gave up her powers so that the Speed Force could be made whole again. Unbeknownst to Barry and Meena, Avery actually gained a full connection to the Speed Force after it was made whole. With this power, she found herself working with the China White Triad against Lex Luthor before moving to China, where she was dubbed the Flash of China and joined the Justice League of China.

Avery eventually returns to Central City, just in time to fight Grodd and Blackhole, as well as meet Wally West.


  • Ambiguously Brown: In her initial appearances in The Flash, it wasn't clear what nationality she was. New Super-Man establishes her last name, and that she's at least part Chinese.
  • The Bus Came Back: After the introductory arc of The Flash volume 5, she's left with a connection to the Speed Force but doesn't appear for months. She eventually surfaces in New Super-Man.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Even after giving her Speed Force energy to Barry, she gained a connection to it. A proper one, even!
  • Civvie Spandex: Her initial outfit was a a shirt, jacket and khakis. The closest thing she had to a symbol was that her shirt was an ACDC shirt, so the lightning bolt sort of acted as a proto-symbol.
  • Depending on the Artist: In her initial appearances in The Flash, she's drawn as if she's a younger teenager, probably about the same age as NuWally. In New Super-Man, she's drawn quite a bit older, and is closer in age to Kenan Kong, who's in his late teens. Once she returns to The Flash, she's drawn as if she's Wallace's age again.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Intentionally invoked. She's the female, Chinese counterpart to Barry Allen's Flash.
  • Fun Personified: She's mostly focused on being a hero and running as fast as possible after getting her powers.
  • Jumped at the Call: After she learns to control her vibrating, she loves having superspeed and is very reluctant to give them up.
  • Legacy Character: She's dubbed the Flash, which would make her the fourth in the Rebirth timeline (after Jay, Barry and Wally), but they didn't initially know about her, nor i=was she associated with them beyond Barry very briefly mentoring her. However, she did later officially join the Flash Family.
  • Odd Name Out: The Justice League of China all have names that in some way differentiate them from their Justice League counterparts, even without the added "of China" (which isn't actually part of their names); Super-Man, Bat-Man, Wonder-Woman. Avery, having a one word, one syllable name, doesn't — she's just the Flash.
  • Power Incontinence: Whens he first got her powers, she couldn't stop vibrating. Barry helped her with it.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: She can steal speed, a power her brief mentor Barry still hasn't attained.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has a pink streak in her hair, even before getting superspeed.

    Impulse II (Irey West) 
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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 Infinite Crisis, 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 another universe, Iris grew up to become the new Kid Flash. This version of Iris encountered "our" Wally once or twice.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: She took over as the new Impulse before Flashpoint and is a girl and half-Asian. In the alternate-reality series Kingdom Come, she'd also become the new (Kid) Flash (though was not at that time identified as Asian).
  • Ascended Fangirl: She's a fangirl of Bart and has taken over his old mantle as Impulse.
  • Big "WHAT?!": 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.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originally appeared in Kingdom Come and a few stories set in the future.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's a hothead like her father.
  • Future Badass: The mainstream Irey didn't have superspeed for a long time, and when she did get it she was slower than the rest of the Flash family. However, every future we see her in, she is Kid Flash or the Flash and can keep up with the mainstream Wally.
  • Generation Xerox: She's basically her father in miniature, complete with his fieriness and snark.
  • Girlish Pigtails: As part of her Impulse costume.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Irey", in order to distinguish her from her great-aunt.
  • Intangible Man: Initially, her only power is the ability to vibrate through objects before her super-speed powers stabilized.
  • Kid Hero: The youngest speedstar of all the Flash franchise.
  • Legacy Character: Iris take up the mantle of Impulse, which Bart used before he joined the Teen Titans as Kid Flash.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She snarks at her parents and brother quite a bit.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She's half-Korean and half-Caucasian.
  • Rapid Aging: In Flash #240-241 Iris appears to grow into a teenager wearing a costume similar to her future counterpart and displays superspeed, but her joy is short-lived, as she ages into adulthood after defeating Gorilla Grodd. The twins' rapid aging was cured when Wally discovered that their genetics were not the cause, but rather the death aspect of the Speed Force. He brought them both into the Force. While there, Wally drew the blackness out of her, turning her back into a girl.

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

The daughter of Golden Age 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 Titans, JSA, and Justice League of America; she is now married to Hourman II (Rick Tyler) of the JSA. She briefly operated under her mother's codename before returning to her original moniker.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: Maybe not 'love' per-say, but part of her problems with Wally stemmed from the fact that she was attracted to him, but she only met him after he'd began dating Linda, at which point Wally had Single-Target Sexualitynote . She was hurt when he set her up as his successor for the sole purpose of kicking Bart into shape, and later when he wasn't there to for her after her dad died, which she'd bottled up and only let out when Wonder Woman used the lasso of truth to hold her back from running into the Speed Force. This faded though and the two became friends.
  • Battle Couple: With Rick Tyler when they were on the JSA.
  • Black Sheep: Of the Flash Family. Unlike them, she's not overly personable, nor is she a Nice Guy. Plus, her Workaholic nature means she barely shows up to the gatherings, and mostly shows up when something's going down.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": She used to have a big "Q" on her torso.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as this to Damage in the JSA, and to some extent Bart among the Flash Fam.
  • Civvie Spandex: Wore a jacket in the '90s.
  • Formulaic Magic: For a long time, she had to use the same Speed Force Mantra as her father.
  • Happily Married: To Rick Tyler, the second Hourman. They got married off-panel after Infinite Crisis.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: At first, before she got more into superheroics.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Minor case, but when Zoom attacked Linda and caused her to miscarry her kids, Jesse blamed herself. Wally and Linda had invited her to a Flash Family meeting to announce their pregnancy, but Jesse blew them off figuring it wasn't important, during which Zoom attacked. Jesse believed that had she took time off from work for just one day to visit her friends she might have helped avoid it.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Pulled this on Zoom; he believed that she lost her super-speed forever when she gave it to Wally, particularly since she only used her super-strength during this time. When he was about to kill Damage, though, she revealed she still had it and caught him by surprise enough to disable him.
  • Legacy Character: To both parents. Her Liberty Belle costume had her namesake on the front, with the crack shaped like the Flash-based lightning bolt. She also was very briefly Wally's successor as the Flash, though it was never official and he was actually just using her to make Bart jealous. She does not take it well.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With her husband, Hourman II. After they get together, and if they're in the same room, they can't stay away from each other.
  • Super Power Lottery:
    • Super Speed: From her dad. Originally, she had to use the Speed Force Mantra, but she eventually learned to use her powers without it, like her father did.
    • Flight: From her father as well. It's slower than her running, but still pretty fast.
    • Super Strength: From her mother. It's not at, say, Superman levels or anything, but she's pretty strong.
  • Well Done, Daughter Girl: Toward both her parents. One flashback showed her dad trying to get her powers to manifest while she was younger, and when justifying his actions to Libby Johnny let's slip that he's trying to make her 'special', oblivious to how saying this effected Jesse's self-esteem.
  • Workaholic: Wally complained that she usually never had time for a social life because she was always doing corporate CEO stuff.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: During the 90s, after the leather jacket look, pre-Q boob.

    Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers) 
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AKA: John "Johnny" 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 World War II and one of the core members of the All-Star Squadron. He learned a strange mathematical equation—"3X2(9YZ)4A"—from his mentor, a professor who translated it from a pharaoh'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, though he was a skeptic regarding the Speed Force's existence right until his death. Johnny married fellow superhero Liberty Belle (Libby Lawrence) and had a daughter, Jesse, who followed in their footsteps. The two later divorced.

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.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Interestingly, in alternate universes (typically in animation) that don't want to use Savitar or one of the Reverse-Flashes (ie. Thawne or Hunter) but still want to have an evil speedster they'll take Johnny and turn him into a villain. These iterations of the character are often In Name Only and at least one of them more closely resembled a Kid Flash-era Wally than he did the New Earth or Prime Earth Johnny.
  • Agent Scully: Johnny is grudgingly forced to accept the Speed Force's existence after Wally West first returns from it. Previously Max Mercury had spoken to him about it for years, but Johnny never believed him.
  • Battle Couple: With Liberty Belle when they were married.
  • Came Back Wrong: When he was reanimated as a Black Lantern. After his daughter, Jesse Quick, realized that the man in front of her was just an evil mockery of his former self and that his resurrection was a false one, he was forcibly laid to rest again.
  • Continuity Snarl: Mark Waid confirmed that he died upon entering the Speed Force, but he's somehow still alive there (until he's killed by Thawne) in The Flash: Rebirth.
  • Flight: Can sometimes use speed to engage in flight.
  • Formulaic Magic: He invokes his power by reciting a mathematical formula ("3X2(9YZ)4A") taught to him by his childhood guardian, Professor Gill, who had in turn derived it from inscriptions found in a Pharaoh's tomb.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the final battle with Savitar, Johnny sacrifices himself to save his daughter's life and runs into the Speed Force, merging with it.
  • The One That Got Away: He never got over Libby leaving him. Even in the Speed Force, he told Barry to tell her he never stopped loving her.

    Quicksilver / Max Mercury (Max Crandall) 
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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. He was originally a scout with the US Cavalry in the 1830s. A friend of the local Indian tribes, he was shocked and dismayed to find them massacred on the orders of his commanding officer. Enchanted by a dying Indian shaman, he gained super-speed. In the years that followed, he became known to the Indians as Ahwehota ("He Who Runs Beyond The Wind"), and to everyone else as Windrunner. Mercury has repeatedly traveled through time, seeking to enter the so-called Speed Force becomed active in the 1930s and 1940s as Quicksilver when he acted as a mentor to Jay Garrick and Johnny Quick.

He then reappeared in the early 1960s, where he battled Savitar and was bounced still further forward in time. He spent some years in hiding, but was persuaded by Garrick to return to action against Professor Zoom (who was posing as Barry Allen). In recent years, he has been the mentor of first Wally West (taught him about the Speed Force) and later Bart Allen (alias Impulse).


  • Alliterative Name: Max Mercury.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's older than Jay (in a weird chronological way (including his time travel) since Jay hasn't aged past 50), but he's patient, wise and a nice guy to everyone.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: 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.
  • Friendly Enemy: Develops this sort of relationship with one of his old foes.
  • I Have Many Names: 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.
  • Mentor: To the speedsters of this time, especially Bart. You really have to admire him; it takes guts and unending patience (and we mean unending) to raise a hyperactive speedster who literally has no concept of that word.
  • Older Than They Look: Although this is largely due to the vast amount of Time Travel he's done.
  • Parental Substitute: He's essentially Bart's father figure.
  • Remember the New Guy?: How he was introduced. Jay Garrick apparently knew him as a Golden Age crimefighter but we don't meet him until the early nineties.
    • Something of an aversion. He's actually a revival of a Golden Age character named Quicksilver, which DC came into the possession of when they bought out Quality Comics; however Marvel had a speedster named Quicksilver, so he was renamed "Max Mercury". His backstory now has him skipping over decades at a time between the Golden and Modern Ages to explain why we haven't seen him until now.
  • Starter Villain: Back in his solo days at Quality Comics, Max's first one was von Lohfer, a Mad Scientist who mind controlled the local police department to destroy an industrialist who called him a fake in a Noodle Incident. Given his diminutive stature and Non-Action Guy status, Max made short work of him.
  • Time Travel: He was actually born in the 1700s and did this multiple times to get where he is today.
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    XS (Jenni Ognats) 
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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 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.

See Legion (postboot) characters page.

Independent Speedsters

These are speedsters who, even if related to a Flash somehow, are not "officially" in the Flash family in modern times.

    Dark Flash (Walter West) 
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AKA: Walter West
First appearance: The Flash vol. 2 #150 (July 1999)
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue

Walter West is an alternate universe version of the Flash (Wally West). Walter West's life paralleled that of Wally West until the battle with Kobra which costs Linda Park's life. Walter was not able to save his Linda unlike Wally. Driven mad with grief at her loss, Walter embarked on a life of brutal enforcement against criminals crippling many until he encounters Wally and his Linda. Believing them dead, he travelled to their timeline to take Wally’s place, both as the Twin Cities' protector and on the Titans.


  • Alliterative Name: Walter West.
  • Alternate Timeline: His home is from an alternate timeline (of which Earth is unknown).
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: After Wally and Linda were apparently killed in a fight with Abra Kadabra after he tried to dispose of Linda by sending her into Walter's reality, Walter travels back to Wally's world to take his place in recognition of his other self's sacrifice. He wore a darker outfit and was more brutal.
  • The Atoner: Believes himself to be responsible for Wally and Linda's apparent deaths, which motivated him to protect Keystone in Wally's absence.
  • Cast from Lifespan: He has a more potent Healing Factor than Wally, but using it ages him.
  • Darker and Edgier: He become a dark version of Wally after Linda's death in his universe. Walter embarked on an anti-crime tear so vicious, brutal and single-minded he was pursued by law enforcement agencies. He wore also a darker outfit.
  • Deceptive Disciple: To his world's Savitar, whom he killed after learning all he had to teach.
  • For Want of a Nail: He's what Wally might have been if Linda had been killed, specifically when Kobra attacked her and Wally first entered the Speed Force.
  • Legacy Character: On his world, he was the third Flash, just like Wally.
  • Put on a Bus: After Walter's presence in the main DC Universe starts to cause other realities in Hypertime to bleed over into the main one, Superman and Wonder Woman force Walter to transverse Hypertime and return home.
  • Secret Identity: Like Wally, he disposed of his early in his career. However, once he crosses over into the mainstream DCU, he maintains one in order to hide from Abra Kadabra and to honour Wally's sacrifice. Initially, the only people he let in on it were Jay Garrick and Donna Troy.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: When he took over for Wally, he met a woman and they fell in love. However, once Wally returns, the universe itself won't let them be together — Walter just can't occupy the same universe as Wally. He leaves just as Wally gets married to Linda Park.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Although he leaves the main DC Universe, he appears to never make it back to his own reality. He seems to go from reality to reality with no success. After Hypertime was abandoned by DC, Walter West's continued existence becomes unclear.

    The Flash of Earth- 2 (Jay Garrick) 
AKA: Jason "Jay" Garrick
First appearance: Earth 2 #1 (May, 2012)
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue

Jay Garrick was a college graduate who didn't know what to do with his life. His scores were average and his longtime girlfriend Joan left him to pursue larger things. One night, while pondering his future, the god Mercury crashed nearby. Mercury gave Jay his speed before dying. Together with Alan Scott and Kendra Munoz-Saunders, they signified a new age of Wonders.

Initially an updating of the original Jay Garrick, Rebirth revealed that the original does exist, making this Jay a separate character entirely.

See Earth-2 characters page.


    Kid Flash (Bar Torr/"Bart Allen") 
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AKA: Bar Torr/"Bart Allen"
First appearance: Teen Titans vol. 4 #1 (September 2011)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Yellow
In the early 21st Century, Bart Allen used his super-speed as the hero Kid Flash, one of the members of the Teen Titans. He initially had no memories and only recalled his name. In actuality, his name is Bar Torr and he's from the 31st Century, and he was sent back as a form of witness protection after helping stop a rebellion he started. While he uses the name Kid Flash, he's not associated with the Flash Family and isn't powered by the Speed Force. Not only that, but he doesn't even like the Flash.

Tropes applying to Bar Torr

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Still a trait of his, and he never thinks anything through.
  • Characterisation Marches On: He was initially Fun Personified...but then his backstory was revealed and he's regretful and sad that he lied to his friends...then he's not, and is an outright asshole about it. Then he is again. This was also all under the same writer, by the way, so it's not a case of Depending on the Writer.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After terrible reception to him, an attempt was made to bring him back. However, by that point, the 2014 Flash TV series had began and plans were made to bring back Wally West as Kid Flash with an accompanying Race Lift to sync up with the show; Bar was put on a bus around the same time and hasn't been mentioned since, aside from a background appearance in The Flash/Speed Buggy, and that was drawn by Brett Booth, who designed him and is very obviously not canon. Even later still, the original Bart Allen would return, making the chances of Bar's return as a member of the Flash Family even smaller.
  • Civvie Spandex: His first costume was a cloth version of Wally West's Kid Flash suit with some goggles. He ditches it pretty early on.
  • Commonality Connection: Averted. Not only is he not an Allen, but it seems he isn't even powered by the Speed Force. He has nothing to do with Barry Allen or the Flash legacy. In fact, it's never even revealed why he chose the Kid Flash name, as he doesn't even like the Flash.
  • Darker and Edgier: His costume was much darker and had red eyes, and he was now the former leader of a rebellion and killed his oppressors.
  • Decomposite Character: He was introduced as the New 52's version of Bart Allen, and even when it was revealed he had no actual connection to the Flash Family he was still the only version of Bart to exist in the DC Universe at the time. Then DC brought back the original Bart as a separate character in much the same way the original versions of Wally West and Jay Garrick were reestablished, thus turning Bar from the New 52's version of Bart to someone who was pretending to be him.
  • In Name Only: He has next to nothing in common with the original Bart Allen. The only similarities are that he was on the Teen Titans with Tim Drake and Cassie Sandsmark, is from the future and goes by Kid Flash. To elaborate:
    • His relation to Barry Allen is different, as in non-existent. The original was Barry's grandson, this one isn't even an Allen and it's seemingly pure coincidence that he ended up with that name as an alias.
    • The source of his powers is different. In addition to not being derived from the Speed Force, he just...got them somehow instead of being born with them.
    • Instead of being a kid raised in VR, he's now a rebellion leader.
    • His personality is wildly different. While he initially had the original Bart's Fun Personified nature, that's revealed to be an act, and he's much more of a sociopath...or regretful? It doesn't just Depend on the Writer; it's the same writer, so it's just inconsistent.
  • Legacy Implosion: This version of him was introduced as the first Kid Flash and never went by Impulse. He was later retconned to be the second in the New 52 timeline after Wally.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Realised that rebellions hurt people when he accidentally kills his sister. This causes him to call the entire thing off, because...yeah, he apparently didn't realise that people get hurt in armed rebellions.
  • Mythology Gag: His seemingly first costume in the future was basically Inertia's. Whether there's more to this, we don't know yet.
  • Put on a Bus: Was left in the future to pay for his crimes, comes back somehow and works for Manchester Black and chews out the Titans, then disappears from the series again.
  • Secret Identity: Two: first, Bart Allen. Second: Bar Torr, his real name, as Bart Allen was just a cover.
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    The Tornado Twins (Don and Dawn Allen) 
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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 (Impulse/Kid Flash II/The Flash IV), while Dawn would marry Jeven Ognats and give birth to Jenni Ognats (XS)

  • Adaptational Villainy: Their Rebirth-era counterparts became villains as a result of Barry's lack of parenting. Well, at least according to Thawne.
  • Fiery Redhead: 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.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Don is levelheaded and rational, while Dawn is feisty and prefers to follow her instincts.
  • Retcon: Originally, the twins were Barry's distant descendants; post-Crisis they became his children.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Not the two themselves, but both the twins and Wally specifically refer to this trope when referring to each other. The twins feel that Barry will always see Wally as his true son.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Don and Meloni, since one was an Allen and the other a Thawne.
  • Super Speed: use it for making tornadoes to hide their identities hence the nickname Tornado Twins
  • Theme Twin Naming
  • Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born
  • Zettai Ryouiki (Grade B/Dawn)

    The Red Trinity/Kapitalist Kouriers 
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AKA: Anatole, Bebeck, and Cassiopeia
First appearance: Flash (Vol 2) #6 (November 1987)
Hair color: Blond (Anatole and Cassiopeia), Black (Bebeck)
Eye color: Blue

A trio of speedsters created by the Russian scientist Dr. Pytor Orloff, the Red Trinity defected with the doctor to the US, where they became a for-hire group called Kapitalist Kouriers.

    Krakkl 
First appearance: The Flash (Vol 2) #138 (April, 1998)
Eye color: Green

Wally's imaginary friend from his childhood, who turns out to be a real extra dimensional being from a dimension called Kwyzz, and a speedster as well.

  • Back from the Dead: Courtesy of the New 52 reboot, he is seen alive in Vibe's solo book as a "breacher" held in captivity by ARGUS, who is later freed by Vibe.
  • Energy Beings: He and his entire world are made up of radio waves.
  • Hero Antagonist: While he's racing against Wally, he's doing it because he has no other choice in order to save his world. As soon as there is an opportunity to save both worlds, he instantly joins up with Wally.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Allows himself to be pulled into the Speed Force in order to empower Wally with enough speed to save Earth and Kwyzz.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Wally always believed he was imaginary, but he turns out to be a very real being from a dimension of radio waves.

Flash Legacy

These are speedsters who are either descendants of Wally West or Barry Allen (except John Fox who is neither) who have taken up and passed on the Flash mantel.

     The Flash of the 23rd Century (Sela's Father) 
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First Appearance: The Flash vol. 2 #146 (March 1999)
Hair Color: Brunette

He is the Flash of the 23rd century. Not much is known except that through time travel, he is friends with Johnny Quick. In addition, he was forced to watch Cobalt Blue kill his wife and cripple his daughter Sela and slow the electrical impulses in her brain. Sela's father took her to the Speed Force in hopes of returning her to normal. Eight months later, he nearly beats Cobalt Blue to death out revenge. He is killed by a child possessed by the Cobalt Blue gem.

  • Legacy Character: He's the Flash after a long line of Flashes.
  • Papa Wolf: See Roaring Rampage Of Revenge below. He also takes Sela to the Speed Force in hopes of restoring her brain to normal or to trigger her latent speed which would speed up her brain.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Beats Cobalt Blue to death for killing his wife and crippling his daughter Sela and slowing down her brain's electrical impulses to the point of being as slow as a sloth.
  • Super Speed
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: feels his life is over after getting his revenge

    The Flash of the 23rd Century (Sela Allen) 
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Sela as The Flash
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Sela before her transformation
First Appearance: The Flash vol. 2 #146 (March 1999)
Hair Color: Blonde

Sela was originally an ordinary girl who despite having The Flash as a father, lacked super speed. Then Cobalt Blue killed her mother and broke her spine and slowed down her nervous system, forcing her father to watch. Desperate to save her, her father takes her to the Speed Force which turns her into a conscious manifestation of the Speed Force. She becomes The Flash after the death of her father and assists the Flash Family in the fight against the first Cobalt Blue and his descendants.

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Taken to the Speed Force by her father and becomes a manifestation of it, able to lend objects speed but never to be able to physically interact with the world
  • Death by Origin Story: Two deaths actually. Her "death" allows her to become a manifestation of the Speed Force while her father's death allows her to take up the Flash mantel
  • Legacy Character: She's the Flash after her father
  • Taking Up the Mantle: When her father, the previous Flash dies, she emerges from the Speed Force, calling herself The Flash.

    The Flash of the 27th Century (John Fox) 
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AKA: Jonathan "John" Robert Fox
First appearance: Flash Special #1 (1990)
Hair color: Black (dyed blue)
Eye color: Blue

John Fox is a historian from the 27th century. When a supervillain attacks his home city, he is sent back in time to get the assistance of a Flash to help combat the problem. While the time travel didn't work, it did end up granting him superspeed, and he stopped the villain. He took up the identity of the Flash, dyed his hair to protect his identity, but was soon made into a glorified guard dog. However, after spending some time as a hero in the 20th century, temporarily taking the place of Wally West, he returns to the future. He later journeys to the 853rd century, where he is a member of the Justice Legion Alpha.


     The Flash of the 28th Century (Blaine Allen) 
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First Appearance: Speed Force #1 (November 1997)
Hair Color: brown

Blaine Allen is the Flash of the colony world Petrus, a micro-planet in the Massara System.

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: is taken by the Speed Force
  • Legacy Character: He's the Flash after a long line of Flashes.
  • Papa Wolf: When Cobalt Blue of the 28th Century injects Jace with a deadly virus, Blaine freezes all of Petrus to prevent Jace's death. Then he takes Jace to the Speed Force so he may live forever without sacrificing the lives of all the colonists. Instead it took Blaine and gifted Jace with super speed, curing him.
  • Super Speed
  • Take a Third Option: When Blaine freezes time, Cobalt Blue presents him with two choices: unfreeze time, killing Jace and giving back the colonists their lives or keep time frozen, saving Jace but sacrificing the colonists. Instead Blaine takes him to the Speed Force, saving Jace and the colonists.

     The Flash of the 28th Century (Jace Allen) 

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First Appearance: Speed Force #1 (November 1997)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown

Jace Allen is the son of Blaine Allen from the colony micro-planet Petrus. He did not possess super speed until the Speed Force granted him super speed in 2754. He took up the Flash mantel in memory of his father.

  • Casanova Wannabe: Asks one woman out and flirts with another and is shot down by both
  • Death by Origin Story: The death of his father grants him super speed which allows him to take up the Flash mantel.
  • Flirting Under Fire: Attempts this with Jesse Quick during their fight with Cobalt Blue, but she shoots him down. He also flirts with another Flash during battle with a different Cobalt Blue but is shot down, too.
  • Kissing Cousins: Played With. Jace asks a female Flash on a date. If she's an Allen, she's either his ancestor or descendent. If she's a West, then she's his distant cousin. Either way she's related. Fortunately, she turns him down.
  • Legacy Character: He's the Flash after his father.
  • Super Speed
  • Taking Up the Mantle: After his father - the previous Flash - is absorbed into the Speed Force, he becomes the Flash in his father's memory.
  • You Killed My Father: has this attitude towards Cobalt Blue, but he does not kill her nor does he consider it.

     The Flash of the 67th Century 
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First Apprarance: Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1,000,000 (1998)
Not much is known except that he will be an ally of the 67th century's Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and others.

     The Flash of an Unknown Century (Thondor Allen) 
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First Appearance: The Flash vol. 2 #145 (1999)

Thondor is a fifth generation Jupiter colonist. While he does possess super speed, his very large girth (due to Jupiter's gravity being greater than of Earth's) slows him down.

  • Legacy Character: He's The Flash after a long line of Flashes.
  • Super Speed: Obviously though his weight makes it hard for Thondor to use his full potential

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