Flash (Allen)

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The Flash
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Full Name Bartholomew "Barry" Henry Allen
Age 25
Height 6'0"
Build Runner's
Eyes Blue
Hair Blond
Skin Caucasian
Factions Team Flash

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Barry Allen is a CSI for the NYPD, CCPD and a consultant to many other law enforcement agencies. He also works for S.T.A.R. Labs in some unofficial capacity. Barry Allen is a busy man but still finds time to appreciate the little things.

The Flash is, well, the Fastest Man Alive.

Biography

My name is Barry Allen and I'm the Fastest Man Alive.

Iowa is where it all began but nothing interesting ever happens in Iowa. Could be one of the reasons my dad packed us all up into the car and drove us to Missouri. Of course, it could have more to do with the new job he scored at a hospital out in Central City. We were certainly moving up in the world because our house in Central City was twice the size of our Iowa home. Things were looking up.

That just made the fall all the more painful.

I was eleven years old when it happened. Commotion made me come downstairs and all I could see was my mother being attacked by something… by a yellow light. Nobody would believe me afterwards but I swear I saw a man inside that light. My mother was killed that night. By whatever or whoever that was.

My 'crazy' testimony and the lack of evidence to support my claims helped the police to pin this on my father. Accused and convicted, my father was sent to Iron Heights for my mother's murder and he's still there as we speak.

I was taken in by one of the investigating officers and Darryl Frye became the father I couldn't have. He raised me as if I were his own and inspired me to get into law enforcement. The combination of watching Darryl work and a burning obsession to clear my father's name culminated with taking my love of science to the crime labs and becoming a forensic scientist.

Not to say that I'm a scientific genius or anything but Central City University was a breeze. With a degree in organic chemistry and a minor in criminology under my belt, I scored a gig with the Central City Police Department. I'm pretty sure Darryl pulled a few strings but a job is a job. It was also one step closer to finding a way to clear my father's name.

Just as I was becoming a staple in the CCPD community things took a turn for the different. I was in my lab at the time and lightning storm was going on outside. I got struck by lightning while carrying some pretty intense chemicals.

There's a huge hole here because I was in a coma for nine months. I didn't know it at the time but I kept dying and coming back to life. The people at STAR Labs took me in and did what the doctors couldn't do: they saved my life.

I kept in touch with the people at STAR Labs as I tried to reintegrate myself into society. Things were different, though and not just with the city. Things were different with me. There were times when my heart would just beat itself practically out my chest. Things seemed to slow down around me. Hell, I was even moving faster than anybody should ever be allowed to move. It was freaking me out.

I confided in the STAR Labs crew and together we realized that I had been blessed and cursed by the accident and that I had gained a special ability that we've come to call Super Speed. As I tried to get acclimated to this new ability, I realized that I could use this power to help others. I could do something to protect the people of Central City.

So that's where we are. Well, kind of. I'm in New York now on a more constant basis. With the surge of threats that are more meta than used to, I've relocated on a permatemp basis to try and help out more than just my hometown. I'd been given these powers for a reason and I think there's more to it than keeping Central City safe and finding a way to clear my dad.

My speed gets me wherever I need to be to do the most good. I'm still going to keep Central City safe as I can. I'm still going to find a way to solve my mother's murder. And I'm still going to do whatever I can to help protect this world from the freaks that want to watch it burn. And? I'm still going to help those that can't help themselves.

So if you ever need me, just remember one thing. I'll be there in a … well, you get the idea.

Character Details

Barry Allen is often considered, by his friends and family, to be one of the most honest, genuine and optimistic people that they've met. That is, for the most part, true. However, even Barry Allen has a mind and a heart that's filled with stray thoughts, worries, fears and a general sense of trying to figure out where he fits in this world, if at all. He's a person, just like anyone else. He can be funny and maybe even a little bit charming, if around the right people. He's definitely a person that's easy to talk to and even may seem to be wise beyond his years. Barry Allen has seen the worst of tragedies and walked out the other side as a stable and functioning human being.

The key emotion or element that drives Barry Allen is Hope. That's where his true power lies. Barry's ability to always believe that things will work out in the end, that people can change, that the good guys will win, that the bad guys will lose… that there will always be another or a better way. All of these things are what make Barry Allen a hero. He's someone that people can count on and rely on, maybe not to be on time but to be there when they really need him. Whether it is with a kind word, a silent hug or something else entirely. Whatever someone needs.

Barry Allen is a man that will always stand up for what's right and for what he believes in. He's a man that will sacrifice himself and his own happiness for the lives and happiness of others. He's a man that will go to great lengths to ensure that people are safe, happy and can live their lives without having to go through the things that he's been through. He's compassionate to a fault and believes in the good of everyone. All of these things are Barry's greatest strengths and most powerful weaknesses.

Oh and he's also The Flash.

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