Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
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In episode 1, when Grant Gustin's Barry is about to use Cisco's treadmill, he asks if the treadmill will be able to handle his speed. This is a reference to episode 1 of the 1990 Flash when John Wesley Shipp's Barry runs on a treadmill at STAR Labs and winds up destroying it by running too fast. See more
Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more
Dr. Harrison Wells
Did he follow you here?
I've seen Heat like fifty times, okay? I know how to shake a tail.
Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more
Referenced in Arrow: Green Arrow
The Flash Theme
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