So many people know Flash's "Secret Identity" in this new TV show,

-- he is Barry Allen --

that I must confess I have lost the count. Below is a small list, far from complete:

- Henry Allen, Joe West, Iris West

- Catlin, Cisco, Dr. Harrison Wells I & II, Eddie Thawne, Linda Park

- Jay Garrick, Dr. Martin Stein, Ronnie, Jax Jackson, Henry Hewitt(?)

- Oliver Queen, Felicity, John Diggle

- Captain Cold, General Wade Eiling

- White Canary (?) -- I don't remember the crossover episode with Arrow/Legends very well...

Can anyone provide a complete list?

  • Everything besides for the line you put in spoilers should probably be marked as spoilers.
    – ibid
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:27
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    @ibid I have just done it. Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:32
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    The Flash doesn't hide his identity, I don't think we need to either. Hell, the first line of the voiceover before the show is "My name is Barry Allen, and I'm the fastest man alive."
    – phantom42
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:37
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    I like how 'He's barry allen' put in spoiler tag xD Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:45
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    I think it's hilarious that Flash's "boring" secret identity is being a CSI, the set up for dozens of other television shows.
    – vastra360
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 17:29

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As Eddie Thawne mentioned in Season 1:

So everyone but Iris?

basically everybody and their mother knows the "Secret" Identity of The Flash (currently, since the question asks about how many people know, the answer - depending on your definition of alive and people - is 26-28 individuums know it, which increases to over 30 if you include already deceased people in the know):

  • The Family:

Henry Allen, Joe West, Iris West (& Nora Allen, technically, for all the good that information did her)

  • The Coworkers (of the family):

Eddie Thawne, Linda Park

  • The Girlfriend:

Patty Spivot (who figured it out all on her own, and didn't actually get a real confirmation from anybody, but called The Flash by his real name under her breath with her last words, so she does indeed know, and would technically fit into the previous category)

  • The (extended) Star Labs Crew:

Harrison Wells (Earth 1 & Earth 2), Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow, Ronnie Raimond, Jax Jackson, Dr. Martin Stein and his wife Clarissa Stein, Jay Garrick and the (maybe currently still locked up in the Pipeline, who knows really?) Henry Hewitt, Bette Sans Souci.

  • The (extended) Team Arrow:

Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Lyla Michaels, Roy Harper, Thea Queen, Laurel Lance

  • The Villains:

Lennard (Captain Cold) Snart, Malcolm "I'm Ra's al-Ghul" Merlyn, General Wade Eiling, Grodd (do Gorilla's count?), Clyde Mardon (he at least saw Flash without the mask, but didn't live long enough to tell anyone about it), Tony Woodward, Zoom.

  • The Legends:

Cold, Jax, Ray, Stein (again), Kendra "Hawkgirl" Saunders, Carter "Hawkman" Hall, most probably (being from the future, and having Gideon as his crewmate, but as of yet unconfirmed) Rip Hunter -- so basically all of them except Sara Lance and Mick Rory.

  • Of note, Gideon has a different voice now, so it can be argued that it may not be the same Gideon or have the same databanks.
    – phantom42
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:39
  • @phantom42 True, with Morena being busy on Gotham... different model or just different voice interface, who knows...
    – BMWurm
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:41
  • General Wade Eiling? Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:42
  • @DavidBanner- Dickish military type played by Clancy Brown- appearing in Plastique, the firestorm 2-parter,and the episode where Barry first faced Grodd head-on.
    – Nu'Daq
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 0:16
  • @phantom42 If i am not wrong, she was contacted for the role but rejected it due to busy schedules. Film/TV shows. Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 7:24

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