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"The Lightning Rod": Captain Cold breaks Flash out of the police station jail cells. Flash is still missing his super speed because there is no connection to the Speed Force anymore. They escape the police station and try to find way


Quote1 I'm here to bust you out, West, so be quick. This place is crawlin' with badge-wielding fascists. Quote2
-- Captain Cold



Appearing in "The Lightning Rod"

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Villains:

  • Edward Clariss (Mirror Universe)
  • Plunder
  • Thinker (Mirror Universe)
  • Keystone City Police Department (Mirror Universe)
  • Fred Chyre
  • Zellers
  • Blockbuster (Mirror Universe, Flashback) (Dies)
  • Mister Twister (Mirror Universe, Flashback) (Dies)
  • Starro (Mirror Universe, Flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Atom (Ray Palmer) (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Batman (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Barry Allen (Mirror Universe)
  • Green Arrow (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Joan Garrick (Mirror Universe)
  • Justice League of America (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Aquaman (Dies)
  • Black Canary
  • Green Lantern
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Justice Society of America (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Atom (Al Pratt)
  • Doctor Fate
  • Green Lantern
  • Mister Terrific (Dies)
  • Starman
  • Superman (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Teen Titans (Mirror Universe, Flashback)
  • Aqualad (Dies)
  • Robin
  • Speedy (Dies)
  • Wonder Girl

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Synopsis for "The Lightning Rod"

Captain Cold breaks Flash out of the police station jail cells. Flash is still missing his super speed because there is no connection to the Speed Force anymore. They escape the police station and try to find way out of their current situation. Flash theorizes that they are in a parallel universe or in another time. In the meantime, several policemen are pinned down by a sniper named Plunder. Plunder's boss, Thinker, gives him three more targets.

Flash and Captain Cold go to Jay Garrick's house, but it is no longer Jay Garrick's place. Joan Garrick lives there with another man who is not very welcoming. Captain Cold keeps the man busy while Flash talks to Joan. She tells Flash that Jay is dead and also never had super speed. Instead, he joined the Army. As a result, no one ever gained super speed. Cold and Flash visit Jay Garrick's grave and then they discover that Central City has been nearly destroyed by all the crime. Flash notices that Cold has been holding his gun in his left hand even though he is right-handed. Thus, Flash deducts that they are in some kind of mirror world. At that moment, Barry Allen appears with a squad of cops ...



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