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Jay Garrick is a speedster and a member of the Wonders of the World on Earth 2 as The Flash. Jay began as a troubled college graduate whose life seemed to be going nowhere. He had been dating a young woman named Joan until she decided that they were spinning their wheels. She left him and he decided to contemplate his future on a small hill on the outskirts of town. It was there that what he thought was a meteor crashed nearby, and he chose to investigate.
He discovered the dying god Mercury, who had just escaped from his captors who had held him since the invasion from Apokolips was defeated. When Jay asked if it was the forces of Apokolips that imprisoned him he said that it was a force much darker. Mercury warned that there needed to be a new age of heroes to fight this force and that he saw greatness in Jay that perhaps Jay couldn't see in himself. Before dying he imbued Jay with his power and told him to trust no one. Soon after, the police arrived, and Jay ran at speeds he couldn't expect. While testing out his speed, he was confronted by Hawkgirl who had been expecting him.
Jay and Hawkgirl soon discovered that the planet was being overtaken by a force called The Grey, and they journeyed to Washington, DC to put a stop to its avatar, Solomon Grundy. They defeated him with the help of the Green Lantern and The Atom.
The Tower of Fate
Unfortunately, Garrick's conflict with The Atom, his alliance with Hawkgirl, and his status as a metahuman made him an enemy of the World Army. A team of soldiers that included Sonia Sato, the Atom, and the Sandmen were sent Jay's mother's home to apprehend him. They escaped capture with the help of Khalid Ben-Hassin, but were transported into another dimension by Karel Wotan. Wotan's true desire was the Helm of Fate, and had kidnapped Khalid, who had made contact with the spirit of Nabu previously, in order to force him to retrieve the helm. Wotan threatens to kill Jay's mother if he does not assist Khalid in finding the helm, or if he fails to do so. Together, Jay and Khalid ventured into the strange tower, with Jay dealing with its beastly guardian while Khalid proceeded to the room where the helmet was kept. He uses the helmet to transform himself into Doctor Fate. Jay and Khalid brought their fight with Wotan back into the real world after they safely transported themselves and Mrs. Garrick out, and with the help of Green Lantern, the three of them would defeat Wotan.
The Dark Age
- 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.
- Accelerated Healing: The Speed Force connection allows the speedster's body recover from injury much faster than normal.
- Increased Perceptions: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive the world at a rate attuned how fast they can react.
- 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.
- 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.
- Superhuman Stamina: While not unlimited, the connection to the Speed Force does bolster the speedsters stamina well beyond the limits of a normal human.
- Superhuman Speed: The main effect of the connection is to allow a speedster to move at vast superhuman speeds. 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.
- This version of Jay Garrick was seen alongside Barry Allen and the Flashes of numerous parallel universes in a flashback to before the Crisis on Infinite Earths in The Multiversity Guidebook, suggesting he may have had a pre-Crisis counterpart. This also implies that he is a conduit of the Speed Force.
- Originally, Jay was given his powers by Mercury, but later on Jimmy claims it was Apollo.
- 66 Appearances of Jason Garrick (Earth 2)
- 31 Images featuring Jason Garrick (Earth 2)
- 1 Quotations by or about Jason Garrick (Earth 2)
- Character Gallery: Jason Garrick (Earth 2)
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