69 Facts About Wally West


Wallace Rudolph "Wally" West is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics as the original Kid Flash and the third Flash.

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Under the mantle of Kid Flash, Wally West was depicted as a teenage sidekick to his uncle-by-marriage, Barry Allen, and a founding member of the Teen Titans.

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Wally West later creates a costume directly out of Speed Force energy.

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Wally West has appeared in many other forms of media and was featured as the incarnation of the Flash in the Cartoon Network series Justice League, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, and the 2010 film Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, voiced by Josh Keaton.

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Now possessing the same powers as the Flash, Wally West donned a smaller-sized copy of Barry Allen's Flash outfit and became the young crimefighter Kid Flash.

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Wally West had a strained relationship with his own parents and often looked to his beloved aunt and uncle for moral support and guidance.

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Wally West operated as a lone superhero in his hometown, Blue Valley, Nebraska, when not partnering with the Flash.

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Sometime later, Wally West contracted a mysterious illness that affected his entire bodily system; the more he used his speed powers, the faster his body deteriorated.

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Wally West became the new Flash, but less powerful than his predecessor.

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Wally West won a lottery, bought a large mansion, and began dating beautiful women.

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When Dr Light vows revenge against the League, Wally West realizes that the villain is again a powerful threat.

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Wally West then warns the Teen Titans and Outsiders not to underestimate Dr Light, and later joins their fight against him.

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Later, in The Flash: Rebirth, Wally West makes modifications on his costume to further differentiate himself from Barry due to them sharing the Flash identity with Jay Garrick.

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Wally West flees with Barry, with Barry telling him to stay and protect himself and Bart.

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Existence of Wally West is hinted at in the final issue of Titans Hunt, in which the various original Teen Titans remember their bond to each other, but realise that they are still forgetting an important final member of their team.

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Wally West is reintroduced to DC continuity a week later in a DC Rebirth story.

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The fallout of the recent Darkseid War allowed Wally West to try and reach out to his former friends in the hopes of either returning or warning them of the truth.

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Just before Wally West disappeared, Barry remembered him and dragged him out of the Speed Force.

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Wally West goes to the Titans, and through both physical contact to Nightwing, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Tempest and Lilith Clay with the Speed Force reminding them of their memories with him, creating a new history.

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Wally West believes that the unknown entity will attack again to prevent them from finding out the truth, which they will do together as Titans.

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Nightwing encourages Wally West to seek Linda out and try and make new memories with her.

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Wally West then helps the Titans defeat Donna Troy's evil self from an alternate future, Troia and the other villains.

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However, Wally West is unaware that his friend-turned-foe Hunter Zolomon has returned.

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Wally West begins remembering Pre-Flashpoint memories after Iris remembers him.

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Wally West became determined to break the Speed Force open in a bid to free them which led to a frantic chase, with Barry Allen trying to stop Wally West before he did something drastic, remembering all too well the damage he himself had done to the time-stream attempting to stop his mother's murder during the Flashpoint event.

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Unfortunately, Wally West proved himself to be the true Fastest Man Alive and was able to outrun Barry and create the break he wanted.

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Wally West donned a replica of Barry Allen's costume, declaring himself the one true Flash, before deciding that he would spare Barry and Wally the pain of their future lives by ending them now.

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Wally West explains all in his confession, one of the many recorded video transcripts that Wally West himself sent to Lois Lane, while identifying himself as "The Puddler", that he's felt "alone" since his return, as his family remains wiped from existence, with no one even to remember them, except him.

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Wally West therefore did some digging of his own into Sanctuary's resident records and uncovered a truth that he had been denying.

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Wally West accessing Sanctuary's files had tripped the facility's alarm, and the moment of Wally West's breakdown happened, Harley and Booster were immersed in their respective virtual reality therapy sessions.

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Wally West's machinations are what led Booster to discover that dead Wally West's body was five days too old.

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Wally West then relocated all the bodies of the others he had slain, staging the murders to place himself above suspicion, and set up Harley and Booster as the prime suspects instead.

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Five-days Wally West reveals that this is the same thing that happened to him five days ago - that he didn't kill the older Wally West.

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When Doctor Manhattan altered the Metaverse and created the New 52 Universe, Wally West briefly escaped the Speed Force to warn Doctor Manhattan that he knows what the latter did and that the heroes of the DC Universe will stop him.

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Wally West is later recruited by Tempus Fuginaut who wants him to restore the balance between the Light and Dark Multiverses.

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Wally West is unburdened by the revelation that this was not his fault, but rather that of the same Speed Force phenomenon, caused by the mad speedster Savitar and the Speed Force's attempts to expel him from its interior.

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Wally West's power is originated from his mainline-connection to the Speed Force: a vaguely-defined extra-dimensional and infinite energy source from which most speedster heroes gain their powers.

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Wally West is widely considered to be the Fastest Flash, and is significantly faster than his mentor, Barry Allen.

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Wally West has been confirmed to be the fastest being in the entire DC Multiverse.

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Wally West has found a way to create a costume out of pure Speed Force energy.

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Since Rebirth 2016, Wally West improves this ability and can vibrate through objects without causing them to explode.

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Wally West generates large amounts of lightning while moving at super speed, as well as whenever he is angered.

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On certain occasions, Wally West has been able to project arcs of Speed Force lightning, such as when he is lending speed, or when he was using the Speed Force to restore the memories of the Titans, during DC Rebirth.

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Wally West can absorb electrical attacks and rebound them with ten times the force.

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Wally West is the Fastest Flash and is arguably the fastest being that has ever existed, as said by Max Mercury—and it has been remarked that Wally and Barry are the only two speedsters that were fast enough to even outrun death itself.

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Wally West himself has performed several feats and made several references to be faster than Barry and having surpassed him.

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Wally West is fast enough to easily break all the speed barriers and even enter the Speed Force.

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Wally West has, on several occasions, traveled much faster than light and entered and exited the Speed Force by his own volition.

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Wally West has shown that he can achieve practically any speed he wishes and that there are no limits to his speed.

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Wally West has even become so fast and so powerful, that he became faster than the Speed Force itself.

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In some versions, like Young Justice, Wally West uses these skills to recreate the accident that gave Barry his powers by himself, granting himself his own powers.

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Wally West can generate white lightning, which combines all the colors of the Speed Force.

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Also in DC Rebirth, Wally West learned that he can sense when time has been manipulated, as well as listen to the Speed Force, which allows him to sense disruptions in the space-time continuum.

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Wally West has had some hand-to-hand combat training, and is skilled in Judo.

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Wally West reappeared years later at, among other places, his ex-wife Mary West's second wedding.

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Wally West retained a close friendship with Kyle's predecessor, Hal Jordan, who often looked out for Wally West even while he was the Spectre.

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Wally West has developed a very extensive supporting cast over the duration of his comic series that began in 1987.

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Wally West is a founding member of the Teen Titans, the New Teen Titans, the Titans, Justice League Europe, Justice League Task Force, the "JLA" incarnation of the Justice League, and Justice League Elite, among other affiliations.

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Wally West seems to go from reality to reality with no success.

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Wally West is one of the children given powers from the Titans Project headed by Niles Caulder.

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Alongside Kole Weathers and Cassie Sandsmark, Wally West is one of the first Titans to work for Caulder, even considering him a father.

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Wally West was apparently left disabled by an attempt by the Captain Cold to create a new Ice Age, which in this reality resulted in the death of Barry Allen.

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Investigating Central City's hero, Citizen Cold, Wally West discovers that his true identity is that of a former low-level criminal.

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In JLA: Another Nail, Wally West makes a brief appearance when all time periods meld together.

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In Mark Waid's Kingdom Come, set on Earth—22, Wally West has become the godlike embodiment of the Speed Force, being "everywhere at once", and "living between the ticks of a second".

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Wally West keeps his home of Keystone City safe by patrolling it nonstop at super speed.

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Wally West joins Superman's revived Justice League, and helps establish the "Gulag", a high tech prison for superhuman criminals.

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Wally West is one of the few superheroes that survives the United Nations nuclear attack on the Gulag.

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In 2013, Wally West placed 6th on IGN's Top 25 Heroes of DC Comics, ahead of other speedsters.

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