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The Flash is an American superhero 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 / Flash, 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.

Initially envisioned as a backdoor pilot, the positive reception Gustin received during two appearances as Barry on Arrow led to executives choosing to develop a full pilot to make use of a larger budget and help flesh out Barry's world in more detail. Colleen Atwood, costume designer for Arrow, was brought in to design the Flash's suit. The creative team wanted to make sure that the Flash would resemble his comic book counterpart, and not simply be a poor imitation. The series is primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Flash premiered in North America on October 7, 2014, where the pilot became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW, after The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has been well received by critics and audiences, and won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Drama" in 2014.
After witnessing his mother's supernatural murder, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective Joe West and his family. Barry becomes a bright but socially awkward crime scene investigator for the Central City Police Department. A particle accelerator malfunctions, bathing the city center with a radiation during a thunderstorm, and Barry is struck by lightning. Awakening after a coma, he discovers he can move at superhuman speeds. Harrison Wells, the accelerator's designer, describes Barry's nature as "metahuman". Barry vows to use his gifts to protect Central City. As the Flash, Barry also pursues his mother's murderer, the Reverse-Flash.

In the second season, after a singularity event, the Flash is recognized as Central City's hero. However, the event brings a new threat from a parallel earth: Zoom, a demonic speedster who seeks to eliminate all speedsters throughout the multiverse. Harrison Wells' parallel universe counterpart nicknamed "Harry", and his daughter Jesse, work to help Barry stop Zoom and explore the multiverse. Joe and his daughter, Iris, struggle with the arrival of Iris's brother Wally West. After Zoom kills Barry's father, Barry travels back in time to save his mother's life.

By changing his past, Barry alters the timeline, resulting in "Flashpoint". Though he is somewhat able to restore the timeline, this creates new threats, including Savitar.
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by The Dark Centurion March 04, 2018
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Only the fastest character alive, Superman may have super sonic speed. But The Flash has light speed. Superman couldn't even touch him when they raced.
The Flash: I'm suprised you could even see me.

Superman: Well, I'm suprised you could run as fast as me backwards and run on water
by StrongStong May 06, 2007
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When you go to a club, get drunk, and leave with a woman, not knowing she is hideous. You then return to her apartment, and you sober up before you are about to have sex. Though you realize she is unattractive, you still fuck her. You then proceed to bust your nut quickly, somewhere between five or ten minutes. Once you nut, you immediately pull out, grab your clothes, and bolt out of her house. Just as The Flash would do.
Dude 1: "Bro what happened to you last night? You left with some ugly chick."

Dude 2: "I know man. Lets just say i was The Flash last night. I got to her house at around 1:00 and was home at 1:09."
by DNKenij March 29, 2009
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A very fast guy who can time travel,better than zoom,played by Grant Gustin,and on CW.
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the greatest show on the surface of the earth. so... you should watch it. like now. so stop reading this.
Are you going to watch the new episode of the Flash?
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A man on methanphetamines masquerading as a superhero.
Jeff: What about The Flash?
Peanut: He doesn't have any powers, he's on meth!
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The look you give your friend when your teacher says you will be working with partners .
After the teacher said you will be working in pairs , Jane gave bob "the flash"
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by Hellouglyyy August 06, 2016
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