Bartholomew Allen
The Flash JWS
Alias(es) Barry Allen
The Flash
Scarlet Speedster
Appeared in The Flash
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster
Status Alive
Actor John Wesley Shipp

Bartholomew Patrick Allen is a police scientist, he is also known as The Flash.


The Flash

Police detective Barry Allen was working in the crime lab at Central City Police Department headquarters when a lightning bolt struck his lab, dousing him in electrified chemicals. He discovered that from this accident he developed the ability to move at superhuman speed. With the help of S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Dr. Christina McGee, Barry learned how to control this ability with the help of a special suit originally made as a prototype deep-sea diving suit. When Barry's brother Jay was murdered by criminal gang leader Nicholas Pike , Barry donned a modified masked version of the suit and called himself the Flash, capturing Pike and bringing him to justice.



  • The Flash needed to replenish himself with massive amounts of food whenever he used his super-speed.




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