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.
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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
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
[Season 5 opening
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.
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