Questions tagged [the-flash]

For questions about the DC Comics superhero "The Flash", a speedster superhero that spans different DC Comic universes and timelines. Always use in conjunction with the [dc] tag and add the relevant work tag where appropriate e.g. [arrowverse]. For questions about the TV shows see [the-flash-2014] and [the-flash-1990].

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Why did Eobard Thawne will his properties to Barry Allen?

As the title says, why did Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse Flash) will his properties to Barry Allen, despite Allen being the arch nemesis of Reverse Flash...?
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How does the Reverse Flash / Eobard Thawne still exist? [duplicate]

In the finale episode, "Fast Enough", or Season 1 Episode 23 Eddie shoots himself in the heart in order to stop the Reverse Flash. But, later in season 2, we see the Reverse Flash gets ...
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Why is Flash (Barry Allen) written as slower than light if he's faster? [duplicate]

On the internet, people keep saying that Barry is far faster than light and thus significantly faster then every dc superhero besides his nephew Wally, citing the time he could perceive attoseconds, ...
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Is the Flash always fast?

I was wondering, when we see the Flash do everyday things, like ordering coffee or having a conversation, he seems to do it at "regular" speed. Is this because he can turn his speed "on ...
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Why does the Flash always return to the exact time he left when travelling in time?

A question has been in my mind since I watched The Flash. Whenever he travels in time, he returns to the exact same moment he left. Why is it so? Could he return to any timeline but chooses to return ...
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How hard does The Flash punch? [duplicate]

I am going to simplify this question and not make a massive physics explanation here. Few things to know: Mass is locked up energy we call "inertial mass". When we speak of an object's mass ...
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How can The Flash breathe when running? [duplicate]

I'm not aware of everything that is in The Flash lore (comics, animated series, etc.) but I did watch some of it to notice that, I never saw an explanation on how he can breathe when running? By that, ...
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Can the Flash run backwards?

When we see him run, if he overshoots, we see him just run around the world again. However, has there been any moments where we see him run backwards? Is he able to maintain the same speeds that he ...
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What is a metahuman?

While doing a rewatch of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, I watched Season 3: Episode 3, titled “Zari.” In the episode, the Legends travel to a future where ARGUS has outlawed metahumans. After being ...
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In theory, could The Flash survive hitting the ground at terminal velocity? [closed]

Being that The Flash is obviously very fast, it is also very obvious that he can run into things at a very great great speed an still live. Eg, when he pushes off Superman in Justice League and ...
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The Flash (Vol. 2) where Wally West casually fetches the Cosmic Treadmill from the past under his own power?

There's a 2-3 panel sequence during the Wally West era of The Flash (volume 2), when the Flash Family are planning to save the world or something. At the time, Wally is the only Flash who can time ...
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How much time does the Flash need to reach lightspeed?

Following the question asked here: Can the Flash run faster than light?, well of course they can (all except Jay Garrick as I've mentioned here). But how long does it actually take for the Flash to ...
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What Is The Fastest That We Have Seen Bart Allen Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Bart Allen travel in any continuity? It doesn't matter if it is when he was Impulse, Kid Flash or The Flash. I'm interested in the issue number and page (image ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Jay Garrick Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Jay Garrick travel in any continuity? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he actually travels at his top speed rather than a ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Wally West Travel?

What is the fastest that we have Wally West travel in any continuity? I'm not interested in characters talking about potentially how fast they could travel. I'm only interested in them actually ...
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What happens if The Flash trips?

What happens if The Flash trips? Does perpetual motion cause him to safely not fall, does he die, does his speed when crashing cause environmental damage?
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Do older timelines erase or stay parallelly?

I want to know if timelines erase. Let’s put as an example when Barry creates Flashpoint after kissing Iris, did the timeline with Iris disappear, or did he create Flashpoint but the other remained ...
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Does the Flash have super strength?

Very simple question, does the Flash (Barry Allen) have superhuman strength? The reason I ask, and just as one example of him appearing to be very strong, is when he pushes the truck to save the ...
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Was the 90's Flash TV Show set in the same universe as Tim Burton's Batman?

Apart from being a very few years apart, I remember the show had certain aesthetical choices like Danny Elfman's music, the latex-neckless muscled suit design and a dark-cartoonish tone that related ...
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Who are these Multiverse Flashes?

The Flash #52 (2018) opens with the panel below (minor spoilers for the Flash War arc). This "council of Flashes" seems to feature the Flashes of different universes. And a different angle right ...
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Why is the Flash not super smart? [duplicate]

Assuming intelligence is defined by the speed a person can process/calculate information and combined with the fact that the Flash has to think really fast if he wants to control his speed, we can ...
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Why did Barry in Flashpoint (s3e1) release his captive?

Barry was going to accept losing his memories about the original timeline, but he changed his decision when the Kid Flash was injured and then released Thawne. Why wasn't his mom's life more important ...
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Why is The Flash not deaf, given the sonic booms created by his speed should have hurt his hearing?

When an object travels in fast speed, it creates a sonic boom. Frequent exposure will cause deafness. Why isn't The Flash deaf as a result?
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What does Gideon say Barry Allen is the founding member of?

When Barry, Cisco, and Caitlin first finds Gideon, she tells them about Barry saying "Founding member of..." but is interrupted by Barry. What exactly will Barry be the founding member of?
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What Earth is the Flash from?

In the comics, is Barry Allen aka The Flash from the same Earth as Batman and Superman, and which Earth is that?
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Can speedsters phase through Kryptonians?

One of the well-known move of a speedster is phasing through solid materials. As mentioned here, Phasing is a term used to describe the ability of some characters to move through solid objects. ...
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Why does Team Flash always use a certain room for inter-dimensional travel?

In The Flash (2014), the team always uses a certain room at STAR Labs for traveling between Earths, even when they are just using Cisco's powers. However, he is capable of creating inter-dimensional ...
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Does the Flash sweat when running?

We know that the flash doesn't tire out, but he's still running. When other people run they tend to sweat, does the Flash do this? Has the comics ever show him sweating after any sort of run?
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Why did Thawne need the particle accelerator to be built 6 years earlier?

In Season 1, Episode 17 of The Flash, we learn via flashback (oof, sorry about that) that Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash, killed Harrison Wells and his wife while stuck in the past and assumed Wells'...
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Are Thea and Wally's hospital scenes supposed to be the same place? Or did they just reuse sets?

So in the hospital scene of Arrow 6x01, Oliver visits Rene & Thea. The second he walked into the room of Thea it reminded me of the scene in The Flash where Barry was in the Speed Force and saw ...
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If Flash slows time, what is his perception of distance?

We all know that Flash moves so fast that time slows down, so to others it looks like he is running at superhuman speeds(because he is). However, how does that work? Does he feel like he is running ...
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In the Flash Comics, is the Speed Force sentient?

In Flash S02E20, the Speed Force takes the faces of Barry's friends and family to communicate with him while he is in the Speed Force. Is the Speed Force of the comics ever sentient like this? Does it ...
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What makes The Flash the fastest man alive?

The Flash is said to be the fastest man alive, but from season 1 there have been people like Zoom or Savitar, who are faster. So is Flash really the fastest? And if so, how?
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How fast is The Flash when he's outside the Speed Force?

Obviously The Flash is known to be faster than light but I was just reading another source that compares him with The Silver Surfer who happens to be exactly 99% faster than light. this source gave ...
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In which comic is The Flash sent flying into space after slipping on an atomic banana peel?

Earlier today I was alerted to the existence of this scene from a Silver Age-era Flash story: (FYI, Flash: nothing is impossible in comic books.) This scene appears to be quite (in)famous, turning ...
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Why didn't a time wraith attack Eobard-Wells?

In the CW series, the Flash, the concept of time wraiths is a little confusing. (I know it's kinda late to ask since Season 3 just finished), but I was wondering, why didn't a time wraith attack Wells-...
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What's the deal with Music Meister?

In The Flash, there is a musical episode that serves as a crossover with Supergirl and a way to further the romance of the characters of the Flash and Iris West. I thought that the Music Meister was ...
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Can the Flash run or walk on water?

Can the Flash run or walk on water? The reason I ask is because no matter how fast he can move, he needs something to push against. I am assuming that he can, as hitting water at great speeds gives it ...
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Looking for a comic with a Race to the End of Time?

I've been trying to remember which comic I saw this in. It was Superman and The Flash running through time till they got to this net-like thing at the end of time. I remember reading this in the 80s, ...
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How did Flash push back Green Lantern like that?

When Flash states this air battering ram should make the situation more clear he pushes back Green Lantern somehow with air. How is he able to do that?
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How does the Flash move through space?

In The Flash #136 (1998), the Flash was challenged by Cosmic Gamblers to a race. He ends up winning the race by getting all of humanity to help him: He then wins the race and beats a teleporter: So ...
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Does the Flash have use for a computer/programming and if so how does he deal with their slowness?

I have a question that no amount of Google-Fu will help. Searching for the flash, computers and programming only yields results in the computing realm. Given the following image: And a calculation ...
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Does the Flash run out of breath like a normal human when exercising? [duplicate]

When a DC-universe human runs/exercises in general, much like our earth's humans they get out of breath and tire. Does this happen to the Flash? If so does he just have an insanely high fitness level? ...
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Can the Flash get HIV (or any STD) [duplicate]

So this may sound like a weird question because it is. But I want to know if it would be possible for the Flash (Barry Allen or Wally West) could get an STD and if he does get an STD (specifically HIV)...
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Does Barry Allen ever Possess a Blue-ish Lightning Streak?

In the Justice League Comic-Con trailer, Barry's lightning streak is blue-ish in color. Does Flash ever have a blue streak in the comics? Or is it something new in the Justice League movie?
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

This is a very basic question; yet, I don't know much about comics and I want to know: how did Flash (Barry Allen) create a whole new universe?
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Has an injured Flash ever used super-speed to walk on his hands?

While watching flashpoint-paradox the Flash—in the typical way speedsters are often rendered nigh-useless—suffers a leg injury, therefore preventing him from running. However, a bum leg doesn't mean ...
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How can the Flash dodge a bullet but not a punch?

When the Flash faces off against Danton Black, he's hit several times throughout the episode by Danton's fists. Yet, in many other episodes, when shot at, he can dodge bullets and react in time as if ...
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Why are three timelines in Flashpoint?

In Flashpoint comic, when Flash enters the Speed Force to stop his younger self from saving his mom, he sees three separate timelines. These timelines are not shown in the movie. What are these ...
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