Barry Allen
Biographical Information
Alias The Flash
Red Streak
Relatives Henry Allen (father)
Nora Allen (mother)
Born September 30, 1992
Affiliation Central City College
Justice League
Central City Police Departmant
Physical Description
Species Metahuman
Gender Male
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Behind the Scenes
Portrayed By Ezra Miller
First Appearance Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"No honor among thieves, eh?"
—The Flash to Captain Boomerang

Barry Allen is a college student attending Central City College for criminal science, who develops superhuman speed after being struck by lightning and uses his gifts to protect Central City as The Flash.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Years[edit | edit source]

Barry Allen was born on September 30, 1992, in Central City to Henry Allen and his wife Nora. When he was a child, Nora was found dead and Henry was sent to prison after being wrongfully accused of her murder.

Sent to live with a foster family, Barry became determined to prove his father's innocence and developed an obsession with forensic science.

In later years, he attends Central City College, hoping to join the Central City Police  so he can clear his father's name. 

Becoming The Flash[edit | edit source]

While working late one night, Barry was struck by a bolt of lightning and developed superhuman speed as a result of the incident, with the side effect of his speed creating bolts of lightning that could short circuit or overload nearby electric technology whenever he moved.

Barry stopping a robber

Sometime later, Barry stopped an armed robbery at a convenience store, using his powers to knock the robber unconscious and unintentionally causing the power to go out, unbeknownst to him that Alexander Luthor, Jr. acquired the security footage of him

At one point, Barry apprehended Captain Boomerang after the latter stole several priceless jewels and killed his partner with a trick boomerang. Barry knocked the criminal out and left him for the police to find.

An Alternate Timeline[edit | edit source]

In an alternate timeline where Superman establishes a totalitarian regime with the help of aliens and takes control of the Earth, Barry fights alongside Batman.

When the resistance discovers the reason behind Superman's rise to power, Barry travels back in time using the Speed Force and tells Bruce to find Lois Lane before returning to his own time.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Barry is above average height for a male of his age with a lean appearance in comparison to other men of his age. He has brown eyes with fairly long dark brown, virtually black hair that sits just below his ears, but at some point later he got it cut.

As his superhero alter ego the Flash, however, Barry wears a form-fitting red suit that covers his entire body and head. It has a fitted face mask that covers his head but leaves his mouth and eyes exposed, with there also being wing-shaped earpieces. His body is covered entirely with protection pads scattered across the suit in various places, such as the torso, to better protect Barry, with the joints areas free for movement so he can run with little restriction. There is a white circle with a yellow lightning bolt in the center of the chest.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Barry's powers originate from an extra-dimensional energy field known as the Speed Force, which allows him to move forward into another plain of frequency and travel forwards and backwards in time. 

  • Limitless Superhuman Speed - Barry's main ability is subconsciously controlling his molecular structure in order to

    The Flash tapping into the Speed Force

    move, think, perceive and act faster than the speed of sound. All others can see of him when he is moving at such speeds is a blur or streak of motion and as such, he can move several feet or even several miles and back in less than a millisecond, making it appear as if he had not moved at all. His speed allows him to run across water or, at higher velocities, into another plain of frequency and through walls. A side effect of his speed is that his movements cause bolts of lightning to surround the area and could short circuit or overload nearby electric technology whenever he moved.
    • Superhuman Momentum/Extreme Force Generation - His abilities enhance his momentum and the amount of force he can generate to inhuman levels, allowing him to simulate superhuman strength while moving at super speed and the ability to generate inhuman amounts of force through collision and impact. He demonstrated this by sending a robber flying through the air and sending a Parademon flying through a room and into a wall at bullet-like speed. He is also capable of coming to a full stop despite the extreme force and momentum he generates being more than that of a moving vehicle.

      The Flash using his Super Agility and Super Momentum to dodge a Parademon's Plasma shot and knock him down.

  • Superhuman agility - Barry's speed extended to his reaction time, reflexes and since it allows him to also think and perceive at superhuman speed, he is able to determine angles, distance, speed and trajectory of objects with extreme accuracy.
    • Enhanced Homeostasis - Barry's body undergoes a preternatural form of natural homeostasis while using his powers, which allows him to surpass and avoid the dangers and natural hindrances of running at high velocities, such as reduced oxygen, extreme temperatures, and impact with resisting forces.
  • Superhuman Stamina - Barry's body can sustain using his abilities for extended periods of time due to his enhanced metabolism.No showing of fatigue or tired.
  • Accelerated Healing - Barry's advanced molecular structure means that his natural healing process is vastly accelerated much like his running speed, meaning he heals from almost anything within hours or sooner depending on the severity of the wound. Small scratches or bruises will heal within seconds, moderate injuries will take hours. However, catastrophic injuries will not heal.
    • Decelerated Aging/Longevity - His accelerated healing is capable of granting him an extended lifespan. His health & vitality are also enhanced as a result.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Flash Suit - Barry Allen wears a protective scarlet suit as his superhero alter-ego, the Flash, to hide his identity from his enemies when he fights crime.
  • Flash Suit - Barry and Bruce Wayne create this new suit together to help hide his identity while he fights crime.
  • Armored Flash Suit - An exoskeleton of armor that sits over the top of Barry's normal Flash suit. This was created in the alternate timeline.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the DC comics, Barry Allen was the second hero to be known as the "Flash". He primarily operated during the so-called "Silver Age" and "Bronze Age" of comics, before sacrificing himself during a crisis to save his universe. In the current Prime Earth continuity, Barry Allen is once again the main Flash, although other characters, like Wally West, have recently returned. Barry is also a founding member of the JLA, Justice League of America.
  • This is the 1st live action cinematic debut of The Flash.
  • This is the youngest version of the character; Ezra Miller is 23 years old.
  • This is Barry Allen's 5th live action appearance:
  • Barry is right-handed.
  • He can play the viola.
  • He is a web designer.
  • He is fluent in gorilla sign language.
  • Barry is a fan of Rick and Morty
  • It is implied that Barry could be a fan of Korean Pop, as during his encounter with Bruce Wayne, the song "As If It's Your Last" by BLACKPINK is heard playing in the background. The music video for it can also be sighted in one of the television monitors as well.
    • Ezra Miller himself has also expressed gratitude towards BLACKPINK's music.
  • Ezra Miller made a cameo appearance as The Flash in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths when he meets Grant Gustin's Barry Allen in the Speed Force.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Flash universe
Media The Flash: Flashpoint
Characters Barry Allen/Flash | Iris West | Henry Allen | Nora Allen
Enemies Captain Boomerang
Miscellaneous Central City | Central City Police Department | Flash Suit | Speed Force | Barry Allen's Home | Central City College
DC Extended Universe
Media Aquaman: Aquaman | Untitled Aquaman film
Batman: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | The Batman
Birds of Prey : Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)
Cyborg: Cyborg
Flash: The Flash: Flashpoint
Green Lantern: Green Lantern Corps
Justice League: Justice League | Untitled Justice League film
Justice League Dark: Justice League Dark
New Gods: The New Gods
Shazam: Shazam | Black Adam
Superman: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Untitled Superman film
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