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The Flash 

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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 135 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 135 episodes, 2014-2020
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 135 episodes, 2014-2020
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 135 episodes, 2014-2020
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2020
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 135 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Nicolet ...  Cecile Horton 58 episodes, 2015-2020
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Storyline

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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Eobard Thawne is the 2nd Reverse Flash, Barry Allen's archenemy in the "Silver Age" of comic books. The 1st was Edward Clariss/Flash Rival, Jay Garrick's archenemy in the Golden Age. The 3rd was Hunter Zolomon/Zoom, Wally West's archenemy, in the Bronze Age. The 4th was Thaddeus Thawne, aka Inertia and Kid Zoom, and Bart Allen's archenemy in the Modern Age. The 5th and final was Daniel West (Iris' Brother) He is the New 52 version and the only one to be known exclusively as Reverse Flash. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[Season 5 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist. But secretly, with the help of my friends at S.T.A.R. Labs I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. But when my daughter came back from the future to help, she changed the present, and now our world is more dangerous than ever and I'm the only one fast enough to save it. I am the Flash.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Spin-off Superhero Fight Club 2.0 (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Flash episode 01/16/18
17 January 2018 | by cwesley_gravesSee all my reviews

I am so tired of the lame writing in this show. I can tell these writers are not committed to the plot and development of a true SUPER HERO. Smallville suffered from the same horrible writing. It isn't hard to write for such epic superheroes. The corny dialogue and the weak plots need to stop...PLEASE STOP


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