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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

The two TV shows Arrow and The Flash cross over (or so I'm told). I've only been watching Arrow so far, and Barry Allen has just turned up. Do I need to start watching Flash episodes? What order do ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

Barry Allen, a forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department (C.C.P.D.) was struck by lightning and bathed in chemicals which later granted him super-speed and the power to tap into the ...
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What's written on the wall?

On both Earth 1 and Earth 2, the Time Vault has what appears to be braille text all over the its walls. What, if anything, does the braille say? Does it read the same between universes?
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Why the different colors of speedster’s lightning?

In the Flash we see multiple speedsters each with different lightning colors, red, yellow, and blue. Is there any relation between the colors and how fast they are, or are the different colors simply ...
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How can S.T.A.R. Labs afford to keep the lights on?

IIRC in the first episode of The Flash TV show, Dr. Wells mentions that after the explosion he has become something of a pariah, and that S.T.A.R. Labs has lost most or all of its backers. If this is ...
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Why did Captain Cold decide to call out Flash in public in "Revenge of the Rogues"?

In Season 1 Episode 10, "Revenge of the Rogues", for The Flash, Captain Cold teams up with Heat Wave to wreak havoc on Central City. There is a lot of conflict as Captain Cold is calling the shots ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper exist in the Flash universe?

Warner Channel is promoting Flash/Big Bang Theory in a commercial in which Cisco and Sheldon seem to have a mutual admiration thing going on. As you can see in the photos below, Carlos Valdez is ...
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How did Barry outrun a lightning bolt?

Twice in Season 1 (I haven't yet seen Season 2) Barry outruns a lightning bolt (or reacts faster than the bolt itself). The first time is in Season 1 Episode 7 (Power Outage), where The second time ...
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Is Supergirl part of the same universe as The Flash and Arrow?

The upcoming Supergirl TV series is developed by Greg Berlanti, who also developed both Arrow and The Flash. The three shows also share many other crew members. Will Supergirl be set in the same ...
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Did other meta-humans enter a coma?

In the first episode of The Flash (2014), Barry's struck by lightning, some chemicals fall on him, and he enters a coma for 9 months. This happens when the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator is ...
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Explain this reference to Luke Starkiller in The Flash

In The Flash S3 Ep 14 - Attack on Central City, Cisco and Gypsy are talking. Gypsy is in a cell, and Cisco is trying to convince her to help the team. Gypsy says Are you trying to Luke Starkiller ...
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How does Barry keep from accidentally running through time?

As noted in this answer, Barry can run through time when he hits mach 2. Until recently, this was considered his top speed. In the episode Trajectory (S02E16), Barry is told that he needs to run mach ...
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What did Barry Allen inherit by watching the confession video?

Here's the scene: Lawyer: As you know, Harrison Wells left the property to you as part of his living trust. Barry: Yeah, which I did not ask him to do, but I've been keeping the place up. ...
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Why isn't everybody a metahuman?

I have watched every episode of The Flash (2014) and I can't understand or remember any of actors explaining: why hasn't everybody become a metahuman? Was there ever an explanation given? P.S. : I ...
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How are prisoners in the CW's The Flash fed?

The cells from the particle accelerator in the TV show "The Flash" don't look like they have a bathroom or a way to pass in food. Is there an explanation in the comic books for this?
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Why are Felicity, Cisco, and Caitlin re-introduced to each other in The Flash: Going Rogue?

When Barry was struck by lightning and went into a coma, Felicity constantly traveled to Central City to visit him at S.T.A.R. labs, where she met Wells, Cisco and Cailtin. However, in the Going ...
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Can the Flash be held liable for Flash-related property damage?

In the new Flash series, we often see The Flash zooming around town, rocking cars & shattering windows for several feet around. At least one legal blog seems to think he would quickly find himself ...
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What happens to the first flash we see

The first time we see Barry as a child we also see the fight between future versions of The Flash and The Reverse Flash. We know that The Reverse Flash is unable to return to the Future after this ...
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Dr. Wells and Mirakuru in The Flash and Arrow Universe

I have just recently finished season 2 of the CW series Arrow. During the events, at some point of the season, team Arrow resort to STAR labs to generate the cure for Mirakuru (Japanese pronunciation ...
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The Flash healing factor (new TV series)

Is The Flash healing factor ultimate like Wolverine's, or is it limited to a tissue type and/or percentage of damage? In one of the episodes, Cisco says to Flash "(...) watch out for teeth, because ...
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Why weren't there two Barry Allens in Flashpoint Season 3?

In Flash season 3 episode 1, Barry has gone back in time- again- and stopped Eobard Thawne from killing his mother. We hear during the show that he was there for three months, so presumably from there,...
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Why is S.T.A.R. labs so easy to walk into?

Several characters including villains just walk into where Barry is in his Flash suit unmasked, or testing his speed in street clothes.
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In Flashpoint, how does Barry vanish before his mom could be killed?

Look here for the video reference. In the Flashpoint, at the beginning of season 3 of The Flash, Barry Allen lets Eobard Thawne to go back to the fateful night and kill Barry's mom. Ok, here is the ...
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Can Reverse Flash kill Flash?

Can Reverse Flash kill Flash? Does that mean they can kill each other at any time? Or is there some particular time point, before which they can't irreversibly damage one another. Is this time ...
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Do I need to watch Arrow before I watch The Flash?

This question provides a list of The Flash and Arrow episodes and the way that they crossover from time to time, and mostly seems to be concerned with the order in which to watch Arrow and The Flash. ...
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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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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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Captain Cold. What is so special about the cold gun?

Talking here about the TV Show series of the Flash, I can't help but failing to see what is so special about the cold gun and whether it is just plot hole of whether there's something in the comics (...
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How did The Flash originally obtain Super Speed?

S1E1 Spoilers in S1E15 in the following episode (S1E16) However this raises a question I'm accepting responses based on the Original Series / Comics despite knowing that in cannon things do ...
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Why do people choose to stay in Starling City/Star City?

Starling City in Arrow hasn't had a very good track record over the last couple of years (spoilers from the show): A pretty poor economy overall Open conflict between multiple gangs A wide-spread ...
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Flash and Reverse Flash relationship

I remember during the last few episodes of season 1 Which brings me to my main question: As far as I can tell, this isn't explained at all during the season and no characters ever acknowledge ...
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In between which episodes of Arrow did this episode of Flash happen?

The Flash S1E18, All-Star Team Up has Ray and Felicity from Arrow show up in Central City. However, there were some oddities in their relationship that don't jive with their current state over in ...
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What did Captain Cold initially request from Barry in The Flash S01E22?

Spoiler alert : What did Snart ask of Barry?
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What dead superheroes were on Earth-90?

The Arrowverse's "Elseworlds" crossover begins on Earth-90, the Earth that features the Flash from the '90s television show The Flash as a hero. A multitude of heroes appear to be dead, killed by the ...
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How can Flash control where he time travels?

Both in the various comic book series and the 2014 TV Show, we have seen The Flash running so fast that he travels through time. How can he control the exact date and time he wants to arrive, when he ...
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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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Why aren't there two Flashes?

At the end of The Flash S1E15, Out of Time, Barry accidentally However, as we saw this same scene play out earlier in the episode, there should be two Flashes standing there. Why wasn't there a ...
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How fast is Barry really at the beginning of the Flash 2014 TV series?

During episode 1x02 - The Fastest Man Alive Barry and Joe have the following conversation in the lobby of the CCPD: Joe: I always had a very simple set of beliefs. Gravity makes things fall, water ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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How can The Flash still exist, given the events of the last episode of season 1?

Since there would be no So the time line will be altered drastically: remember Eobard said to Wells that he only built the particle accelerator in 2020. So how is it even possible for the Flash to ...
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When did Barry Allen meet Felicity Smoak for the first time?

I should start by telling I probably started the both series 'The Flash' and 'The Arrow' in the wrong order. I first watched 'The Flash' season , after that I started watching 'The Arrow' because I ...
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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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Why is Zoom sending metahumans to kill the Flash?

Zoom wants the Flash's speed, so he needs to catch the Flash and rip his speed. But, as was implied in many episodes he cannot steal someone's speed if they are dead. So why is Zoom sending ...
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How exactly did Zoom fake his death?

In Escape from Earth-2 However, we find out in Versus Zoom that he did...something...with his time remnant to fake his death. I'm not sure how that works exactly. We saw earlier in the season that ...
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Who is in The Flash's prison?

In The Flash TV series the basement of Star Labs is used as an off-the-books black site prison. No trial, no appeals, no windows, just a bare cell with transparent door. Who is in the this prison? ...
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What exactly did Barry do in "Rogue Time" to change things so badly?

The Flash S1E16, "Rogue Time", starts out right where the previous episode left off, with Barry having just traveled back in time 24 hours. Wells almost immediately picks up on it and warns him not ...
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Why is the Flash always so slow in key moments? [duplicate]

I'll try to ask the question as general as possible and I will give some spoilers with specific examples below. I've only watched the TV series of the Flash, but I will happily accept answers from the ...
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Where did the guy with laser eyes come from?

In the last two episodes of Flash Season 1 we see all of the characters Flash has use their metahuman abilities Of course, 4 of these characters are familiar to anyone who has watched the show to ...
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Has Per Degaton appeared in any of the current DC comics adaptations?

In the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter mentions three despots: Caesar, Hitler, and Per Degaton. I haven't watched Arrow, but I do watch The Flash and Supergirl. The mention of someone ...
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If Reverse-Flash lost the speed force, and his speed only comes back sometimes, why is he always faster than Barry?

So I started watching this show just a few weeks ago and binged watched it all the way to the current episode. It's simply amazing. One thing that has been bother me is this.... Dr. Wells says he ...
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