In the Justice League Animated TV show episode 14 "The Brave and the Bold" - part 1 showed that Flash was shot by Dr. Corwin’s energy gun, which showed him visions starting with him turning into a lightning bolt and going back to the night where he was working in the lab and the lightning that struck him. enter image description here

The vision continued which showed him speed across to Central city where he turned fat and looked himself in the mirror which showed him in different odd shapes and also like a puppet on strings. At the end, He turned into a gorilla and only then he woke up from the dream/vision.

What could all these visions represent ?

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    It's not just his Great Ape form, is it? – Ellesedil Nov 14 '14 at 17:55
  • @Ellesedil I don't think so – Jash Jacob Nov 15 '14 at 16:28
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    It's over nine thousand! – Adamant Apr 15 '16 at 19:24

The first vision shows what happened to Barry Allen, in the comics, Barry literally becomes the lightning bolt that strikes him in his lab, giving him his powers(This version of the Flash is Wally West, not Barry Allen). The second vision is easily him possibly losing his mind due to the energy distorting his connection to the speed force (this answer is pure speculation on my part). The third vision is, a vision of his future where Grodd manages to turn the Justice League into apes.

Flash turned into a puppet

Flash turned fat

Flash as part of JL:Ape

The Silver Age was a very weird place, and transformations were common. I have not found a Silver Age cover with The Flash specifically turned into an ape, but I would not be surprised if it exists. So yes, these are likely visions of what happened in the comic books (i.e. basically alternate realities that the cartoon Flash could have interacted with).

  • You answered this much better than I did. – Robert Nov 14 '14 at 19:44
  • Not in the least. :) I've never seen the episode in question, so I was guessing. Feel free to move over any or all of those images to your answer. – FuzzyBoots Nov 14 '14 at 22:20
  • @Robert If this can be put in one answer, I could close the question :) – Jash Jacob Nov 15 '14 at 16:27
  • I'll add my explanation to Sean's answer and delete my answer. – Robert Nov 15 '14 at 17:24

It also works metaphorically because I think that scene was Flash's perspective of being mind controlled by Grodd. The Fat part was specifically a scheme of Grodd's when he was in a human body.

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