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 isn't The Flash unstoppable?

I've recently gotten into The Flash (TV-Show) and so I've been reading about his powers. What I don't understand is why his typical rogues pose a threat - it seems like there should be very little ...
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How does the Flash perceive time?

Under the assumption that Barry Allen can think as fast as he can run, how does he perceive things around him? Is everything else just moving at a minuscule rate to him? How does that not drive him ...
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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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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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Can the Flash see the future now?

In Issue #2 of the Flash (Oct 2011) it shows Barry tapping into the Speed Force with just his brain and not his body. Through this he's able to see what will happen in the near future to all the ...
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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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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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Where to start if I want to get into certain DC comics?

I'm a Marvel boy to the core. Never really read anything outside of the Marvel Universe other than a few things here and there of DC. Now that some DC movies are getting made, I wanted to get into ...
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Is The Flash's physiology faster than normal humans?

Can the Flash do things like build muscle faster than normal (do his muscles grow right after a work-out or meal)? Can he heal faster than normal? Does he have a faster immune system to stop all ...
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Who's faster? Quicksilver or Flash?

We see a lot of information about both of them, but is there a specific speed that each one can reach? I'm trying to figure out the current speed of each one, in the current comics line.
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How does the Flash breathe while utilizing his super speed?

How do the Flashes breathe utilizing their super speed? The air pressure would be extreme. Do they run in a pressurized bubble?
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In Flashpoint Paradox, how did Flash saving his mother cause multiple unrelated changes in the timeline?

In Flashpoint Paradox, we see an alternate timeline where Bruce Wayne is the one that was gunned down in the alleyway, and Thomas Wayne survived to become a darker, gun-toting Batman. Cyborg has ...
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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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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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What do The Flash's earpiece emblems do?

What did the Flash's costume emblem earpieces do to help the Flash Family while they ran? Were they more than BLING?
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What is the Flash's normal or jogging speed?

It has already been established that the Flash can reach and surpass the speed of light. However, if has also been made explicit that such a feat is not easy for him, as it's not cheap in terms of ...
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Why did Superman hold back against The Flash in Justice League?

In the New 52 issue of Justice League, issue 2, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman and Flash all meet for the first time. Due to poor writing, they all start fighting Superman. Flash is shown to be much ...
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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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Does Barry Allen remember his life in the prime DC Universe?

Since Flashpoint occurred, I've always wondered about this question. Since Barry basically created the Flashpoint universe and then reset everything by stopping himself at the end of the event. Does ...
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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 would the Flash's tracks look like in damp sand?

As one of the "speedster" superheroes, the Flash moves really fast. What does he do when he runs fast? For the sake of this question, "What would the Flash's tracks look like in damp sand?", let's say ...
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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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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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Does the Flash slip on ice?

My question is inspired by a LEGO Justice League short, Batman: Be-Leagured. There's a scene where Flash is running towards Captain Cold, and Cold freezes the ground which causes Flash to slip. I get ...
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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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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 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 ...