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Questions tagged [the-flash]

For questions about the US TV series The Flash, which is based on the DC Comics character.

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Who was this awkwardly excited girl at the wedding in Supergirl S03E08?

During the Arrowverse crossover in Supergirl S03E08, there was one girl who met Barry on his wedding but behaved way too awkwardly: She said she was excited for the wedding and then corrected herself ...
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Why didn't Zoom killing his time remnant affect his present self?

I just finished watching latest episode of The Flash - Versus Zoom and got little confused what a "Timeline Remnant" actually means. In this episode we learn about Zoom's origin and his connection to ...
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What city is used for cityscape shots in The Flash?

The shows Arrow and The Flash take place in Starling City and nearby(?) Central City. My understanding (assumption) is that both shows are filmed in Vancouver, although each show has city shots ...
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Is Gideon on The Flash and Gideon on Legends of Tomorrow same?

I've just started watching Legends of Tomorrow, and the time vessel's captain is aided by an AI called Gideon. Is that the same or different Gideon from the one in The Flash? Also, is the name a ...
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Do “Arrow” and “The Flash” share sets?

Watching a recent episode of Arrow (Season 4 Episode 15 "Taken"), I get a feeling that Oliver's Star City mayoral race campaign headquarters looks incredibly identical to Central City's Police ...
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Which episodes of Flash cross over with Arrow?

Being part of a shared continuity, episodes of Arrow and Flash seem to cross over regularly. But not following Flash makes it difficult for me to even know if I missed anything there with regards to ...
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Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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Why did Flash completely avoid mentioning Supergirl?

In Flash S02E18 "Versus Zoom", Flash accidentally passes through a blue portal during his speed test and after his return he asks how much time has passed. It's surely a nod to the crossover episode, ...
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Why is Supergirl's earth numbered 38?

In Flash S03E08, Cisco named Supergirl's earth as Earth 38 during his conversation with Flash. So far we know 5 major earths: Earth 1 - Flash/ Arrow/ Legends of Tomorrow/ Constantine Earth 2 - Zoom (...
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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is running at super-speeds?

I am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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What happened to the child Barry Allen in The Flash S3 Premiere?

Okay this might be too soon to ask about the whereabouts of a character of the show which just got premiered and a whole season left to unravel the knot of the Flashpoint plot. But this seems to me ...
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Is the casting of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell together in “The Flash” intentional?

I have recently watched Prison Break and am now watching The Flash. A couple episodes into the series, an antagonist (Captain Cold) played by Wentworth Miller (Prison Break's Michael Scofield) shows ...
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How can Wells know what happened in the alternate time?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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Why didn't the Dominators take up Mick Rory, a non-metahuman, while taking up the Team Arrow?

In The Flash, s3e8 named Invasion!, it was shown at the end of the episode that the Dominators abducted the Team Arrow with the purpose of gathering information from their minds about metahumans, ...
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Why does Iris West have purple lightning?

In the recent episode of Flash, Iris briefly became a speedster thanks to some switcheroo between Flash and Iris. Flash usually has the colors Red and Yellow. But Iris had different colors in her. ...
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What happened to Gideon on “The Flash”?

The rather powerful, time sensitive, and literal deus ex machina was a stunning find by the team. The team seems to be immune to the temporal fact of "unwinding Wells" assumably due to Star Labs ...
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In Flash Season 2, why couldn't they just tell Grodd their plan?

So in season 2, episode 7 of The Flash ("Gorilla Warfare"), the ginormous, hyper-intelligent gorilla Grodd makes a comeback. The heroes (mainly Caitlin) discover that he really just wants the company ...
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What is the correct watch order of Arrowverse in 2017?

I'm trying to keep up with four shows in the Arrowverse: Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. In past years, the air dates of Supergirl were a month or so after all the other ...
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When did Brandon Routh mention his time as Superman in The Flash?

From Wikipedia page about Superman curse Routh eventually played recurring character Ray Palmer (The Atom) on other DC Comics-related projects, Arrow and The Flash. (In The Flash, characters even ...
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Why Does the Reverse Flash Vibrate?

Question: Why does the Reverse Flash keep vibrating? In Flash, every time we see the man-in-yellow, he's always vibrating constantly. Like this: Admittedly, it looks super scary and ominious, but ...
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Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
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Nora's time travel (52 times) brings unsolved questions

In the latest episode of The Flash, S05E14, Nora time travels 52 times to save xyz person. It's good that Nora is taking charge to save the world and all while Barry is away. Now, my question is- How ...
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How did Jesse run in an eight-like fashion without wearing the special speedster suit?

In The Flash s3e3, named Magenta, Jesse Quick, now a speedster, ran in an eight-like fashion to create enough upthrust to make the tanker float in the air till Barry convinced Frankie to come back in ...
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What happened to the Future Flash?

In The Flash, the Flash from the future traveled back in time to stop the Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash was stuck in past, so he killed and ...
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Do “Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” have different rules for time travel?

(Image Sources: Flash, Legends of Tomorrow) Time travel on The Flash introduced us to e.g. Different Timelines Time Wraiths Time Remnants And in the episode Flashpoint (3x01) it is shown that ...
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How did Barry keep up with his special diet in jail?

In one of the earlier seasons its apparent that Barry need an insane amount of calories to run so how does he keep up with this while he's in jail?
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Are Barry Allen and Bruce Wayne from different Universes?

It is safe to assume that Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent belong to the same Universe. In season 2 of the TV show The Flash, Barry travels to a parallel universe where he meets Kara Zor El a.k.a. ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash TV.show Spoilers ahead: In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got stuck ...
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Why is Eobard Thawne in Legends of Tomorrow?

Why is Eobard Thawne alive? As we see in season 1 of The Flash, Eddie Thawne shoots himself in the season finale and we see Eobard get erased from existence. However in Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2) ...
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Why is this house bitchin?

In The Flash S04E01, Barry started talking in cryptic language but on thing he said looks quite weird was: This house is bitchin Which everyone noticed is not how Barry talks, but this is repeated ...
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How did Barry speak to Iris when he is moving fast during the trial

In the last episode of Flash S4 E10, The Trial of the Flash. In the court room when Iris tried to tell everyone that Barry is the Flash, he move fast and tell her to not tell anyone. How did Barry ...
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What triggered Cisco power?

I just started watching The Flash series, currently in season 2. So, Cisco gained his power when season 1 is nearly coming to an end. He somehow also affected by the particle accelerator explosion, ...
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Why did they replace Ronnie Raymond as Firestorm?

After doing a little reading, it seems that Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein are the primary duo for Firestorm in the comics and most other media. It seems odd to me, then, that they would decide to ...
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Will the Black Flash make an appearance in season 3?

I have seen images from the sets of The Flash season 3, showing a man in a black costume. Is there any secured information if this character is supposed to be the Black Flash known from the comics? ...
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How was Sara John Diggle's gender changed in the alternate timeline?

In s03e01 of The Flash, Barry has created an alternate timeline wherein he is happily living with his parents. When he returns back to the original timeline (one in which his mother is dead), he ...
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What happened to all the Barrys in the scene where his mom died?

Throughout The Flash we have seen that during the moment Barry's mother dies there is one Barry that is fighting with Thawne (Barry 1) and saves the kid Barry (Barry Prime). Then in one of the seasons ...
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Why the difference between the Flash from TV and Movie?

I was just sitting in my office and wondering over why there's such difference between the Flash character from TV series and Movies? The movies' flash is all kinda kiddish and bit scared when big ...
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Significance of Joe giving cigars to the team in Flash S04E04

In Flash Season 4 Episode 3 Elongated Journey Into Night, at the end of the episode Joe tells Flash that Cecile is pregnant. And in next scene everyone is happy and Joe giving them Cigars. Why is ...
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Where does Barry Allen live?

Has it been established where Barry Allen lives? Most of the time we see him off duty, he's either in his empty lab at CCPD or at Star Labs. Does he have an apartment, or did he move back to the West ...
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With whom is Felicity Smoak in love, exactly?

We have seen till now that first Felicity Smoak was in love with the Arrow, then there were some romantic moments with Flash, then she fell in love with her boss Ray Palmer, then again at the end of ...
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Explanation of Melting Point's power?

In Flash S04E18 Caitlin in the form of Killer Frost touches Devoe and her powers are gone. Later in the episode, it is explained that Thinker used Melting Point's power to do so. But as far as I know, ...
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Does the Thinker know about the power of metas he created

In The Flash season 4, Thinker forces Barry to come out of the speed force and thus creating 12 different metas who were exposed to dark matter in the bus. Does he know about the respective powers ...
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The Philosphers stone in Flash TV series

I just finished The Flash Season 3 and certain things are unclear to me. As far as the TV show goes, I understood that Tracy Bran's Speed force Bazooka didn't work with Savitar because Savitar had the ...
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Why does the team not know who the Reverse-Flash is?

I recently watched the latest Episode of Legends of Tomorrow (S02E08). It just bugs me but why didn't the team know who Eobard Thawne is? Couldn't they just ask Barry about the Speedster on the ...
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Casting choice for The Flash in the Justice League movie?

Why didn't DC Comics choose the TV "The Flash" actor Grant Gustin for the role of The Flash in the Justice Leagues movies?
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Explain the abilities/powers of this “The Flash” character

In The Flash S01 Cisco (Paco Ramone in comics) basically acted as genius engineer who can build many cool things to help The Flash. Later, near the end of the season, we saw that he might have gotten ...
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Why is Harrison Wells the reverse flash in season 5 of Flash?

In The Flash: Eobard Thawne is the reverse flash. It is revealed that he went back in time to kill Barry's mother and then was stuck in the past. He kills the actual Harrison Wells and take his form ...
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Explanation behind the reappearance of Eobard Thawne during Crisis on Earth X?

Eobard Thawne's sudden appearance surprises me a lot, he dies, and then again reappears. But what's the specific explanation of him showing up during the Crisis on Earth X crossover? I remember him ...
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DC comics in Arrowverse?

In The Flash S04E17 Null and Annoyed, there is a conversation between Ralph and Barry as such: An improv group made up of superheroes? We can take it to Washington. - We'd be the DC Comics. - ...
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In which timeline was Gideon created in The Flash?

In Season 1 of The Flash we see Eobard Thawne having conversations with Gideon and when Team Flash discovered Gideon she tells Barry Allen "I will obey all your commands because you created me". ...