The Flash wiki (2014 TV series) is an American television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / The Flash wiki, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe.
The series follows Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
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The series follows Barry Allen,
Portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who develops super speed after he is struck by lightning while in his lab. Allen serves as the secret identity of the Flash wiki and protects Central City from other-worldly villains as well as his own rogues gallery.
After his mother was murdered and his father wrongfully convicted years ago, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) dedicated himself to understanding the impossible, the stuff of urban legends most people disregard.
Those around him don’t fully understand his obsession, including his surrogate father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), and Joe’s daughter, Iris (Candice Patton).
But following nearby S.T.A.R. Lab’s particle accelerator mishap that sends a shockwave through his town and puts him in a coma for nine months, Barry awakens to find he has the power of super speed, becoming THE FLASH.
What’s more, he’s not the only person genetically altered by the explosion, but many of the other “meta-humans” are using their new powers for selfish purposes.
Labs team: physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), biomedical engineer Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), gadget master Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and, in later seasons, Julian Albert (Tom Felton).
And as he learns to harness his new powers, Barry also gains new insight into the mysteries of his past and the truth behind his mother’s death — though as Barry will soon learn, that truth only brings more complications.
How fast can the Flash run?
There is no exact speed but as every episode premieres, Barry gets faster and faster and eventually can travel through time. In the episode ‘Tricksters’ Barry / The Flash is forced to run over 600 mph otherwise a bomb attached to his wrist by The Tricksters will explode. Barry removes the bomb via Harrison Wells’ request , vibrating through a wall and leaving the bomb on the other side.
In addition, in the episode ‘Fast Enough’ Barry / The Flash wiki makes the decision to travel back in time by creating a wormhole to the past by running at super speeds.
Dr. Martin Stein adds that he will need to be running at Mach 2 to be successful, any slower will result in his death. He then runs this speed and is successful in traveling back in time. Mach 2 is about equal to 680.58 m/s or 1,522.41 mph.
Who are the main villains for each season?
Every season, there will be a meta-human villain, but here are the main ones:
Harrison Wells (Actually Eobard Thawne aka the Reverse Flash)
Alchemy, Grodd, and Savitar
Cicada and the Reverse Flash
Dr. Ramsey Rosso (aka Bloodwork), Joseph Carver, and Eva McCulloch
Eva McCulloch (aka Mirror Master), Nora (aka the Speed Force), and August Heart (aka Godspeed)
Is It Any Good?
With a lighter vibe and toned-down violence, this spin-off of fellow CW superhero show Arrow is suitable for younger viewers (and an easier sell to worried parents, too).
Gustin appeared briefly in Arrow as Barry’s alter-ego role as a crime-scene investigator, and Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen shows up in a few Flash episodes, too.
The crossover between the two shows — and the mentor/student relationship between the two heroes — is tailor-made for Arrow fans, to be sure, but you don’t have to know that backstory to fall in step with this one.
What you do need is an appreciative imagination and a soft spot for a slightly awkward hero, more along the lines of bespectacled Clark Kent than the self-assured likes of a Bruce Wayne, for example.
Barry adjusts to his new superpowers
Far more quickly than he does to the duality of his two identities, and masking his second identity further complicates matters with Iris,
his longed-for love interest who’s involved with someone else but soon becomes obsessed with the town’s unidentified new superhero (and, in later seasons, becomes the pivot-point for a plotline that endangers Barry and those close to him).
That said, Barry’s insecurities make him really likable and cause him to wrestle with matters others in his place might disregard.
At one point, he even voices his concerns to Arrow’s Oliver (Stephen Amell), vowing that as much as he wants to embrace his new identity as a hero, he never wants to be a vigilante.
It’s a nice element of humanity that helps ground him, makes the line between right and wrong pleasantly clear for viewers, and keeps the content from delving too far into the darker side of heroism.
Overall, this is a fun pick for those who love a good superhero tale, and good whole-family watching.
Talk to Your Kids About.
Families can talk about the appeal of superhero stories like The Flash. Why do you think characters such as the Flash are experiencing a rebirth of sorts right now? Do you enjoy stories that bring the impossible to life?
Do they have any learning points, even though they’re fantasy?