Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A new wave of terror arises
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Did You Know?
At the end of the episode where Felicity visits Barry, she is traveling home by train. Barry shows up and states, "Statistically speaking, trains are the safest way to travel." Felicity quickly quips, "I thought that was planes?" This is a play on the quote Superman uses in Superman
(1978) and later in Bryan Singer
's homage to Richard Donner
in Superman Returns
(2006) when he says "Statistically speaking, planes are still the safest way to travel." However, Superman also uses this quote to refere to a train, in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). See more
Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more
My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. A friend recently gave me the idea for a new name and something tells me it's gonna catch on.
Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more
The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely See more