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

Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate ...
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What's written on the wall?

Not only does it not say anything intelligible in braille, but it would appear that Reverse-Flash decorated his super-secret "vault" with $3 room tiles from allmodern and spray painted them silver to ...
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The Flash healing factor (new TV series)

Barry Allen, in The Flash, doesn't have a healing factor in the sense that the term is typically used in comics. He is not able to heal wounds or injuries that normal humans could not. What he has is ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

In the comics, Barry Allen has been shown to run faster than light, as per @Keen's answer to this related question. Exactly how fast has never really been measured -- as far as I know, they've never ...
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Why the different colors of speedster’s lightning?

In the comics, yellow is a pure form, and red is the negative form of the Speed Force, and blue is from doping. This seems to basically translate over into the show: Yellow/Gold lightning is from the ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper exist in the Flash universe?

Most likely, yes, Big Bang Theory, as a fictional television show, exists in the Arrowverse. On the show, Cisco often makes pop culture references to television shows, movies, etc. that really exist. ...
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Why are Felicity, Cisco, and Caitlin re-introduced to each other in The Flash: Going Rogue?

Out-of-universe, it was a way to prevent viewers who hadn't seen Arrow from being confused, while also getting in a nice plug for why they should go check it out. In-universe, the man making the ...
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Why isn't everybody a metahuman?

Why isn't everyone who was exposed to the energy wave metahuman? Because in this televised version of the DC Universe, it wasn't necessary for them to all become metahuman, just some of them. The ...
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Can the Flash be held liable for Flash-related property damage?

Yeah, probably... Legally, it seems pretty cut-and-dry. He could argue that the damages were unavoidable in the pursuit of saving lives, but then if I floored it to a crime scene in my car and ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

Strictly from the TV show up to the point of Legends of Today, Caitlin Snow mentions his top speed quite accurately: What's the fastest Barry's run? Little over Mach two, when he ran back in time. ...
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Do I need to watch Arrow before I watch The Flash?

No. It is not an absolute requirement. The two shows are definitely entwined, and there are a number of crossovers between the shows, but you will not have any real problems feeling lost or confused ...
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Did other meta-humans enter a coma?

My understanding is that the coma was caused more by the lightning strike than the explosion and subsequent exotic particles raining down on Central City. Those particles covered a large portion of ...
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Why didn't Reverse-Flash kill this person?

UPDATE: It IS now confirmed that Dr. Wells is the Reverse-Flash, appearances to the contrary. Spoilers Within. What we do know is this: In his Braille-lair, Dr. Wells has technology capable of seeing ...
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Dr. Wells and Mirakuru in The Flash and Arrow Universe

tl;dr: No, you didn't miss anything. Nothing is ever mentioned in either series about why Dr. Wells wasn't tempted by the Mirakuru -- either as a villain, or even just as a very curious scientist. (...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

The televised Flash is much slower than his comic counterpart and does not rely on speed to time travel (forward or backward) nor dimension-jumping to parallel Earths. At his fastest, he has been ...
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How can S.T.A.R. Labs afford to keep the lights on?

Well in the Arrow-verse the Wells built Star Labs 15 years before the Flash got his powers. During those 15 years Wells has become pretty rich considering the fact it was one of the largest labs. It ...
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Where did the guy with laser eyes come from?

That would be DeathBolt, introduced in Arrow. seen in Arrow Season 3 "Broken Arrow" and Flash season 1 "Rogue Air" Jake Simmons, nicknamed Deathbolt by Ray Palmer, was a meta-...
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Why weren't there two Barry Allens in Flashpoint Season 3?

The really short answer is "The Speed Force" makes everything OK. Because it transcends time itself, a lot of "plot holes" in the story can be explained away as Barry being special because he can ...
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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

this question 'Arrows'ed my curiosity. Copy into notepad, save as CSV, import into Excel. You'll have a watch order list in a Flash... sorry. Show, Series NO., Episode Name, Original Airdate Arrow, 1,...
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Is Supergirl part of the same universe as The Flash and Arrow?

Yes, as of Feb 3, 2016, the shows are part of the same fictional universe. (Note that the Arrowverse itself already includes a DC-comics-like incarnation of a multi-verse; it's highly likely that Kara ...
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Flash and Reverse Flash relationship

I don't think this has been explained on the show yet, so the only thing we can do is fall back on the source material and hope it's similar. In the comic books, Thawne's hatred for The Flash was a ...
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When did Barry Allen meet Felicity Smoak for the first time?

"Present day" sections of episodes of The Flash and Arrow take place roughly in line with the relative original broadcast dates of the episodes. Since Arrow ran for two years before The Flash started, ...
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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?

There are two things going on here: Wells has way more experience than Barry does at using his speed. He tends to beat Barry not just because he's comparatively faster, but because he's just plain ...
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How can The Flash still exist, given the events of the last episode of season 1?

When Eobard Thawne ceased to exist, it should have reset the timeline so that Barry's mother was never killed, Barry grew up with his parents, and Harrison Wells' particle accelerator didn't come ...
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How can the Flash stay on the ground?

Not necessarily. The Flash may have been running around the tornado but he was also create a counter-vortex designed ultimately to destabilize it. If he was able to stay out of the active vortex ...
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