Alias












Flash IV

Impulse II

Kid Flash III


Nick Name
Fastest Man Alive
Civilian ID
Bartholomew "Bart" Allen II
Occupation

Adventurer

Automotive Worker


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States born in the year 2980.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Central Cityplex
Group Affiliation

Flash Family

Teen Titans

Young Justice


Base of Operations

Central City, Missouri

Keystone City, Kansas


Height
5' 8"
Weight
145 lbs.
Eye Color
Golden
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Biologically inherited ability to tap into the energy known as the Speed Force to achieve speeds just short of light-speed; lend speed to or borrow speed from moving objects, create objects of concentrated Speed Force energy, become intangible by vibrating molecular mass, perform both limited time and inter-dimensional travel and heal personal injuries by accelerating his metabolism.


Immunity to time alterations.


Genius level intelligence with an ability to completely retain and recall any information read or otherwise experienced.


Note: Bart Allen retains knowledge composed of the entire catalog of the San Francisco Public Library, which he read in less than a half hour.


Note: Velocity beyond light-speed causes a merging with the Speed Force. Flash III is the only person known to return from the other side to the Speed Force barrier.


Accessories

Costume Ring: Finger ring containing the Flash costume by means of compression.


Common Enemies

Fusionn

Inertia

Griffin


Regularly Appearing
Flash Vol. 3
First Appearance

Impulse II

Flash Vol. 2 #91 (June, 1994)


Flash IV

Flash Vol. 3 #1 (Aug. 2006)


Creator

Impulse II

Mark Waid, Brian Augustyan & Mike Wieringo


Flash IV

Danny Bilson, Paul Demeo & Ken Lashley


Origin

Bart Allen inherited super-speed from his grandfather Barry Allen's (Flash II) side of the family, but his hyper-accelerated metabolism resulted in an accelerated growth rate. To retard Bart's grown and maintain his sanity, 30th Century scientists placed him in a virtual reality that kept pace with his own pace of time. When it became clear their efforts were not helping, Bart's grandmother Iris West took him to the 20th Century to consult her nephew Wally West (Flash III).


Unlike the 30th Century scientists, West knew from experience the intricacies of super-speed. He forced the young speedster into an extreme burst of speed that shocked his system and normalized his growth rate.


After a life threatening encounter with the Speed Force, West had Max Mercury become Bart's guardian and trainer. Because of his childhood living in a virtual reality, Bart had no concept of danger and rarely thinks ahead, acting completely on... Impulse.


After learning his idol Wally West had little faith in his maturity coupled with a traumatic physical altercation with the assassin Deathstroke, Bart decided it was time to grow up and utilize his abilities to their full potential as Kid Flash.


It was with his mentor Wally West that Kid Flash challenged an insane Superboy of Earth-Prime, attempting to trap the former hero from an alternate dimension within the Speed Force. When Kid Flash returned he was older and the Speed Force was apparently destroyed - but in truth he had absorbed the mysterious force accelerating him into the mantle of the Flash.


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