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

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Is the “Patience will untie it” rhyme a reference to something?

In The Flash Season 3, there are a couple of episodes (such as 3x06 "Shade" and 3x11 "Dead or Alive") where H.R. and later Cisco have said a rhyme that goes like this: "If a string is in a knot, ...
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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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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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What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant?

What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant? In some scenes, alterations to the timeline would manifest in various different ways. Sometimes people are shown to ...
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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 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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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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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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Who is Randolph Morgan that HR mentioned while using his face?

In The Flash, s3 e6, named Shade, HR aka the Harrison Wells from Earth 19 took up a new face with his Earth's light refraction technology and mentioned that it was of "Randolph Morgan". He mentioned ...
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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 exactly happened to Ronnie in The Flash?

So I finished watching the first season of The Flash on Netflix and recently started watching the second season. And of course, in all the chaos and world-saving that was going on in the first season'...
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How does that private prison in The Flash work?

I'm currently watching The Flash season 1 episode 12 and they keep throwing people in this private prison they built. I wonder how this fits into the show. I can't really explain what bugs me with ...
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Why does S.T.A.R. Labs look different in Vixen than it does in The Flash?

In The Flash, S.T.A.R. Labs looks like this: But in Vixen, S.T.A.R. Labs looks like this: And it continues to look this way in Season 2: I find this puzzling because both shows are part of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Barry do what he does at the end of Flash Season 2?

In the 23rd and last episode of The Flash's Season 2, It is unclear what he will do from now on or how he will come back, since the whole continuum in which the episode (and past season) took place ...
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Do the DC speedsters need to accelerate and are not fast from the start like Quicksilver in the movies?

Why doesn't Flash in the new show "The Flash" simply dodge attacks like Quicksilver did in the movies by speeding up and even changing trajectories of bullets? According to these two questions about ...
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Why did Eobard Thawne react the way he did to Jay Garrick's helmet?

In the Season 1 finale, Eobard Thawne opens up a portal to return home, and Jay Garrick's helmet comes through. Eobard Thawne looks at it and says "That's my cue to leave." We find out later that the ...
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In the first season finale of the Flash, how did they know their plan would work the way it did?

(Spoiler alert for anybody who's even more behind in the show than I am.) So I recently watched the first season of The Flash, and during the season finale... ...how did everybody know that this ...
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When do Ronnie and Stein split apart in The Flash?

In episode 13 of The Flash season 1, Firestorm, the combined form of Ronnie & Professor Stein, explodes when Caitlin and Barry try to help him. He was never mentioned after that. But in episode ...
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Can Reverse Flash time travel?

In the 1st season of The Flash we see that Thawne is faster than Flash. Then why did he need Barry to time travel to his to open the portal, why didn't he run fast?
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How is Flash able to communicate with his team? [duplicate]

In The Flash, Flash is running at speeds greater than the speed of sound. Then how is he able to communicate live with his team (Cisco, Caitlin) while running? Since he is moving faster than sound it ...
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Why doesn't anyone find out the masked man's identity in The Flash

As far as we know, no one (except Zoom) knows the identity of the masked man, even if many characters spent time in the prison with him. He can't talk, agreed. Yet he can hear and see, and can make ...
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How does the Flash have powers on Arrow S04E19?

Flash didn't have powers on The Flash S02E19, but has powers at the end of Arrow S04E19 just one day later. How is that possible? The answer is probably a plot hole or to not completely trust ...
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Different Wally West? [closed]

I read in this article that Wally West is the 3rd Flash. I also read that his father is named Rudolph. This got me confused. As someone who has never read The Flash, is this some different Wally West? ...
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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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Why doesn't the Flash have lightning fast reactions?

This has bothered me for a while now in The Flash. Barry can run faster than anyone or anything and while running, he almost never bumps into anything. You would assume you need a super fast reaction ...
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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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What is the device Barry (The Flash) has on his chest in the Supergirl crossover? [duplicate]

I watched the crossover between Supergirl and The Flash and as probably all of you also did, noticed a device we hadn't really seen before on Barry's chest. I can only assume it has something to do ...
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Is the Supergirl/Flash crossover understandable enough without watching the whole first season of Supergirl?

I know everything from Arrowverse but I am not following Supergirl. Only checked it's leaked pilot. Do I need to see the whole Supergirl till the crossover or is the basic knowledge of Supergirl + ...
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Is Supergirl from Earth-1 or Earth-2?

I am a bit confused with the The Flash/Supergirl crossover. I always thought Supergirl was Earth-1, but The Flash rescued her and implied that she was Earth-2. If she is Earth-2 and The Flash has ...
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How does Central City PD jail metahumans?

Part of The Flash is that they tend to kidnap and deny constitutional rights to capture evil Metahumans and keep them in the particle accelerator. That works because of some pseudo science about how ...
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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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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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What is the main core difference of The Flash, that no other speedsters possesses?

We know that The Flash is a speedster. But I recently learned that only the Flash can open the time portal, while Reverse-Flash & Professor Zoom cannot. If Zoom opened the time portal, it would ...
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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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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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How far is Central City from Star/Starling City?

In several crossovers, the characters from both series go back and forth between these two cities. In a scene, Oliver was on a motorcycle. What is the distance between these two cities?
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When do Arrow and Flash cross over?

I'm about to watch the last episode of season 2 of Arrow and I want to know when to start up on The Flash, since they aired at the same time. Arrow is 2 seasons ahead of The Flash, correct?
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How do the singularity breaches works in The Flash? [closed]

I just saw all 5 currently released episodes of Season 2 from The Flash and got a few questions. Answers to any of my questions will be helpful, some questions might not have been explained but if I ...
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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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Where did Pied Piper go?

During the Flash season 1, Pied Piper, a man who controlled sound waves appeared. On the first episode he deliberately gets captured then escapes. On the second episode he gets beat up but doesn't ...
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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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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 ...