Portrayed by Grant Gustin
Full Name Bartholomew Henry Allen
Age 28
Height 5'10"
Build Thin
Eyes Blue
Hair Chestnut
Factions None
Occupation Forensic Scientist
Alignment Hero

Claim to Fame

The Fastest Man Alive!


As the Flash, he is known as a lighthearted, hero who works tirelessly for the people of Central City. As Barry, his friends think he's sort of a lovable geek who is quick with a smile.


My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive.

My story starts off in Iowa, but nothing really interesting about me happened there, so let's just fast forward to my time in Central City, Missouri. We moved there when I was pretty young. My dad had gotten a job at a local hospital and I remember thinking that we were moving to the biggest house I'd ever seen. I suppose some people would call it idyllic, but when you're a kid you never really think about those sorts of things until something bad happens.

My world crumbled when I was 11. I came downstairs in the middle of the night to see my mother being attacked by a ball of yellow light. Though police and psychiatrists would later discount this, I swear I saw a man /inside/ the ball of lightning. My mother died from the attack.

Worse, because of a lack of evidence, the police went with the easiest choice possible and blamed my father. Wrongfully accused, and wrongfully convicted, my father wrongfully sits in Iron Heights as we speak, wasting away the life that was taken from him.

I was taken in by my best friend's family and her father finished the job in raising me that my father and mother started. I wanted to get into law enforcement, just like Joe, and use those skills to prove my father's innocence. In school, I loved science, so I figured becoming a forensic scientist was the best of all worlds.

I went to CCU and got my degree in organic chem with a minor in criminology. I'd hoped I could stay in the area, and was lucky enough to get a job with Central City PD. I guess they all knew me pretty well from tagging along with Joe. In any event, I had my dream job and used a lot of my free time on the case that meant the most to me.

Three years into my career, an accident happened that would forever change my life. At STAR Labs downtown, a particle accelerator exploded, sending a shockwave throughout the city. I was electrocuted by a lightning bolt that fried both me and all of my equipment.

When I woke, I found that I had been in a coma for almost 9 months. The scientists at STAR had taken me in and observed me. Luckily, their high tech equipment was able to keep me alive. As I re-ingratiated myself into my life with my friends and family, I started to notice that strange things were happening with my body. Routinely, my heart rate would start to flutter. The world seemed like it was slowing down all around me. At times I found I could move incredibly quickly.

I worked closely with the scientists at STAR and we found that whatever happened to me that night imbued me with powers of superspeed. In time, we decided that we could use these powers to help make the world a better place and to help protect the people of Central City.

Soon after, I became known as the Flash. You've probably heard of me. We're still out there every day trying to make the city and the world a better place, and I'm still trying to prove that my dad didn't kill my mom. So if you see me truckin' by at 700 miles an hour, be sure to wave hello. I might be in a hurry, and you'll have to look quick, but I'll be wavin' back.

Character Details

If you asked most people who know Barry what he was like, you'd get a lot of different, albeit consistent, answers. Barry is often very slow (he'd say methodical) and almost always late. He's good natured and always seems to have a smile on his face. Those who know him well know that he's got a fierce nerd-side. Barry is a big fan of all things-sciency and spends time outside of his job to read about the latest advances in technology. Barry also has a large comic book collection.


Image Name Relation Notes
Juice.jpg Wally West Protege The Flash

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Character Gallery


Nerd Talk
March 24, 2015: Barry, Bobby and Sue enter a coffee…. nerd talk ensues
(log: 20150324-nerdtalk | tags: flash iceman invisible_woman | posted: 26 Mar 2015 19:56)

Oh Grodd, Not Him
March 20, 2015: Grodd invades New York.
(log: 20150320-oh-grodd-not-him | tags: dreamraker flash hawkeye_ii kitty_pryde martian_manhunter midnighter shadowcat supergirl zola | posted: 21 Mar 2015 03:39)

Look what the cat dragged in
March 15, 2015 : By chance, Barry meets up with his old pal Reese who is back in town.
(log: 20150315-look-what-the-cat-dragged-in | tags: flash green_lantern seikatsu | posted: 15 Mar 2015 16:51)

Hey, Joe
March 10, 2015: Joe visits Barry in New York. They run into Kitty Pryde at the Bar.
(log: 20150309-hey-joe | tags: flash joe_west kitty_pryde shadowcat | posted: 10 Mar 2015 23:53)

Metahumans on Ice!
March 01, 2015: Tar Pit tries to steal the championship banners at Madison Square Garden.
(log: 20150301-metahumans-on-ice | tags: captain_cold cisco_ramon flash iceman kitty_pryde quicksilver shadowcat | posted: 02 Mar 2015 03:35)

Flashing Wolf Cub
March 1, 2015: Wolf Cub and Hardwire investigate a very fast anomaly
(log: 20150301-flashingwolfcub | tags: flash hardwire wolf_cub | posted: 03 Mar 2015 10:43)

Brave and the Bold
February 21, 2015: Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, and Reese are attacked by a force most of them don't quite understand.
(log: 20150221-brave-and-the-bold | tags: flash green_lantern seikatsu | posted: 21 Feb 2015 23:45)

Revenge, Part 2
February 12, 2015: Barry Allen and Janet van Dorn continue to work the case.
(log: 20150212-revenge-part-2 | tags: flash janet_van_dorn | posted: 12 Feb 2015 22:14)

Revenge, Part 1
February 6, 2015: Barry Allen works a case in Gotham alongside Janet van Dorn.
(log: 20150206-revenge-part-1 | tags: flash janet_van_dorn janet-van-dorn jvd | posted: 07 Feb 2015 04:31)

The New Dynamic Duo
January 28, 2015: Eventide and the Flash team up.
(log: 20150128-the-new-dynamic-duo | tags: eventide flash | posted: 29 Jan 2015 03:25)

Age of Sorrow: Prospect Park
January 25, 2015: Green Lantern, Reese, and Flash team up to finally bring Murmur to justice.
(log: 20150125-age-of-sorrow:prospect-park | tags: age_of_sorrow flash green_lantern hammerman seikatsu | posted: 25 Jan 2015 23:40)

Free at Last
January 21, 2015: Detective Hammerman stops by Barry's "office" to inform him the charges are being dropped. (emits by Seikatsu)
(log: 20150121-free-at-last | tags: age_of_sorrow flash hammerman seikatsu | posted: 22 Jan 2015 03:14)

Dinner Date with an accused Murderer
January 15, 2015: Ronnie and Barry discuss how things are going. All things considered.
(log: 20150114-dinner-date-with-an-accused-murderer | tags: eventide flash | posted: 16 Jan 2015 00:36)

Visiting the Jailbird
January 8, 2015: Manning and Pezzini visit Allen in jail. You know it's bad when Manning is the best tempered of the three.
(log: 20150108-visiting-the-jailbird | tags: age_of_sorrow booster_gold flash hammerman paul_manning witchblade | posted: 09 Jan 2015 03:21)

From Jailbird to Freebird
January 8, 2015: Barry gets a surprising gift from Michael Jon Carter
(log: 20150108-from-jailbird-to-freebird | tags: age_of_sorrow booster_gold flash nyc | posted: 09 Jan 2015 04:17)

Age of Sorrow: Blood Eagle
January 7, 2015: Barry Allen is arrested for the murder of Barbara Jones. - Emits by Seikatsu
(log: 20150107-bloodeagle | tags: age_of_sorrow eventide flash hammerman murmur_npc seikatsu | posted: 08 Jan 2015 05:34)

Picking up the Pieces
January 6, 2015: Detectives from the NYPD come to see what's happening at the Allen Household.
(log: 20150106-picking-up-the-pieces | tags: eventide flash paul_manning witchblade | posted: 07 Jan 2015 06:14)

These aren't the droids you're looking for
January 4, 2015: Barry witnesses the death of one of his friends; Spitfire casts a skeptical eye.
(log: 20150104-these-aren-t-the-droids-you-re-looking-for | tags: flash spitfire | posted: 04 Jan 2015 19:59)

You must also be cursed..
January 4, 2015: The Oni attack Eventide and The Flash in search of Takeda Seikatsu. (Emits by Seikatsu)
(log: 20150104-mustbecursed | tags: age_of_sorrow eventide flash murmur_npc nyc seikatsu | posted: 04 Jan 2015 19:48)

Catching up with Pezza
January 3, 2014: Barry and Sara catch up and compare notes.
(log: 20150103-catching-up-with-pezza | tags: flash witchblade | posted: 03 Jan 2015 20:22)

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