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 doesn't The Flash's speed kill the people he saves?

This question is prompted by the new television show, but I'm open to any sources for explanation. With reference to this particular scene from the season's trailer, The Flash saves a person from ...
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Can The Flash breathe in outer space?

I'm playing the new Lego Batman 3, and while everyone is outside of the Justice League Space Station, everyone is either wearing protective suits (Batman and Robin), or is already known to be able to ...
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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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How do we know the Flash is faster than Superman?

I have heard from many people that the Flash is faster than Superman. But how do we know this? Can you give me the comic issue/continuity and the basic plot summary?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Can the Flash run faster than light?

While trying to find out who was faster, Superman or the Flash (the answer is the Flash), I found out that the Flash can travel back and forth through time on occasion. Does that mean that the Flash ...
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Why do some speedsters have glowing red eyes?

It is shown that the eyes of Nora West-Allen the daughter of Barry and Iris in The Flash, season 5 episodes 19 & 20, glow red. It is also seen that the Reverse Flash has glowing red eyes. We know ...
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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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How did Flash take care of the bomb?

In the DC Animated Original Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, The Flash needs to dispose of a bomb early in the film. He accomplishes this by vibrating his hand and then hurling something ...
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What is the significance of Flash's new suit at the end of Flashpoint Paradox?

I don't know if this is of importance or not, but at the end of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Flash is wearing a new design on his suit. Did I miss something? Is there an explanation for it?...
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How did the Flash retain Thomas Wayne's letter to Bruce?

In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox movie, Thomas Wayne (Batman in this timeline) hands Barry a letter addressed to his son and tells him to go back in time and prevent this from ever happening....
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Do the different versions of the Flash suggest that both universes will coexist in DCEU?

Since the speedsters on the CW series The Flash and in Batman vs. Superman are both named Barry Allen, what does their existence point to? Multiverses already exist in the CW series and with the ...
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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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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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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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Can the Flash run fast enough to escape a black hole?

In this question, the answer explores the calculated and proposed speeds that the flash can run/jog at. In this question, it was determined the Flash could run faster than the speed of light. To me ...
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Is the 1990 Flash part of the Arrowverse continuity?

Spoilers for the season two finale of The Flash (2014) In episode 2x13 of The Flash (2014) we were shown a glimpse of John Wesley Shipp as Flash from the 1990 show. In the season two finale Also ...
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Is Green Lantern faster than Flash and Superman?

I am having a dilemma... Flash and Superman are supposed to be fastest superheros in DC universe but I think Green Lantern should be faster than them, and I mean a lot faster. I did some digging and ...
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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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Can the Flash use his powers and super speed without the speed force (e.g. outside the DC universe)?

Can the Flash use his powers and super speed outside the DC universe? If the DC speedsters draw their powers from the speed force, and the speed force exists in the DC universe only, does it mean ...
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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 is the purpose of the designs on the wall?

On both Earth 1 and Earth 2, there is what appears to be braille writing on the walls of the Time Vault. It seems to have no functional purpose. Why is there braille writing, or whatever the design ...
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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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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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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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Issue of the Flash where Max Mercury's love interest dies

I am looking for a scan, or at least the issue number for an issue of The Flash from the mid-late 90s. I recall it as possibly the conclusion to a story arc. Anyway, as the police are handcuffing ...
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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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What is the best scientific explanation for how The Flash moves so fast without issue, or is it just “magic?”

The Flash goes from zero to ??? in an eye blink. As he does not have a Saturn 5 rocket on his back, how do you explain the acceleration? How do you explain his ability to stop on a dime and turn ...
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Does The Flash's suit have its own powers?

Does the Bronze Age Flash's suit have any intrinsic powers? Specifically, is it embued with its own power, thereby granting any wearer super ability?
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What does the Speed Force govern?

Is the Speed Force, in the world of the Flash, the source of all movement and acceleration in the universe? In the same sense that I'm using the force of gravity to drop a ball, am I tapping into the ...
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Why doesn't The Flash catch fire due to air friction? [duplicate]

What protects The Flash from air friction? At the speed at which he moves, he should be affected by air friction.
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If Barry Allen took on the Flash name after Jay Garrick, what happened to the latter?

According to ComicVine, Barry Allen named himself after Jay Garrick's Flash. Since they existed in the same universe, what happened to Jay Garrick?
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Why did future Barry ask the present Barry not to save his mom?

When the present Barry went back in time to save his mom, the Barry from the future (the one fighting Eobard Thawne) tells the present Flash not to save his mom. Why so? Is this because he had seen ...
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In The Flash (CW), what is the Time Wraith?

I have done extensive research, but in the DC universe, I have found nothing on time wraiths. When I watched the episode, I saw the time wraith was wearing a hood much like the one Barry Allen wears. ...
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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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What do the visions seen by Flash when he got shot mean?

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 ...
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Can The Flash think faster?

The Flash is a superhero whose power is super speed. In the TV shows (the current one and the one from the 90s portrayed by John Wesley Shipp), the super speed effect is often shown by slowing down/...
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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 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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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?