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Barry Allen is the Flash, a speedster and founding member of the Justice League.

Early Life

Barry Allen was born to Nora and Henry Allen. At some point during his childhood, his mother was mysteriously murdered and his father wrongly accused of this, and imprisoned for it. Barry later became a forensic scientist working for the Central City Police Department. One night, an accident involving various chemicals and a lightning strike genetically altered Barry, imbuing him with super-speed. Barry decided to help do good by becoming the costumed superhero the Flash. He at some point met and Green Lantern, who he became well acquainted with to learn his identity.

Justice League: War

Barry was bringing back food to his coworkers at the CCPD. He later gets a call from Silas Stone,

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

One day, Barry was merged with an alternate version of himself, gaining his memories, namely those of an alternate timeline, including a life where his mother lived to see him into adulthood, and the conflicts that occurred in that timeline. He also notices he has a letter given to him by that timeline's Batman. As the Flash, he meets with Batman in the Batcave, and explains his memories of the timeline, including his life with his mother. He reasons it could be a temporal aftereffect, whereas Batman comments it could've been a gift. He then hands Bruce the letter from the alternate Batman: his father. Brought to tears, Bruce thanks Barry, calling him "a hell of a messenger".

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Justice League vs. Teen Titans

Justice League Dark

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Powers

  • Speed Force Conduit: People who, for whatever reason, are connected to the Speed Force are sometimes called Speed Force Conduits. This means that they are connected to the Speed Force and are tethered to it.[1]
    • Accelerated Healing: The Speed Force connection allows the speedster's body recover from injury much faster than normal.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive the world at a rate attuned how fast they can react.[2]
    • Phasing: Speed Force conduits can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate their molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing them to phase through objects.[3]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force also manifests an aura around the speedster and whatever they are carrying, protecting them from adverse effects of their speed, such a friction with the air.[4]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Speed Force Aura also protects speedsters from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes them much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[5]
    • Superhuman Stamina: While not unlimited, the connection to the Speed Force does bolster the speedsters stamina well beyond the limits of a normal human.[2]
    • Superhuman Speed: The main effect of the connection is to allow a speedster to move at vast superhuman speeds[2]. This also confers:
    • Vortex Creations: Speed Force conduits are able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating their extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.[6]

Abilities

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Footnotes


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