Celebrating Black History Month
Full Name: Wallace West
Superhuman speed, reflexes, agility, stamina
Speed Force contructs
Twenty years in the future, a jaded and older Flash (Barry Allen) reads about Wallace’s funeral and vows to change history. Barry, five years in the future (when Wallace is supposed to die) encounters the Barry of 20 years in the future, who is trying to prevent Wallace’s death. A fight ensues. Wallace absorbs part of the Speed Force — the source of the Flash’s abilities — during the battle between Barry and his future counterpart. He becomes a speedster but his hero career is short-lived; he sacrifices himself to fix a wound in the speed force.
Due to the effects of time travel, however, this has implications for Wallace earlier in his history. Around the same time, in the present-day, Barry meets Wallace for the first time through Iris. He is struck by lightning and acquires super speed abilities. An apparition of his future self-explains that, as a consequence of how his future-self had died repairing the Speed Force, all the power within him was able to travel back in time and use Wallace’s lightning accident as a catalyst. Wallace’s first act as a speedster is to use his powers to protect a classmate from a bully.
Wally West is portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale on the CW’s Flash
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