The Flash as he appears in Injustice: Gods Among Us
Bartholomew "Barry" Allen
195 lbs (89 kg)
"Catch me if you can!"
After an electrical accident at his lab, scientist Barry Allen was left with the ability to move, think and react at super speeds. A member of the Justice League, the Flash uses his super speed to fight crime.
The Flash joined Superman's One Earth government because he believed in it. He told Shazam that it made sense at first, doing so to protect Iris, but lately serious doubts have begun to creep in.
After a lab accident, forensic scientist Barry Allen was left with the ability to move, think and react at super speed. A member of the Justice League, the Flash uses his super speed to fight crime.
Blackest Night Flash is not Barry Allen but rather his nemesis- Eobard Thawne, The Reverse Flash. Resurrected by the Black Lantern ring, Eobard takes the mantle of the new Black Flash, the reaper to speedsters.
Jay Garrick is the Flash of Earth 2. Given his powers by the dying Olympian Mercury, the new Flash is given a warning - that the Earth will soon be threatened by a dark menace and to trust no one.
Flash first appears while being contacted by Batman, quickly racing from his home and suiting up before arriving in Metropolis in a near instant. Batman tells him to search every area Superman couldn't from the sky with his enhanced vision. Flash does so and when he returns to Batman, informing him that he has found something. He quickly races himself and Batman to S.T.A.R. Labs where Flash had discovered the body of one of Batman's foes, the Scarecrow, murdered with a smile on his face.
When Wonder Woman reveals The Joker has hijacked a submarine and Superman has carried it onto land and flown off battling Doomsday, Flash carries Batman and races the duo to the sub where the rest of the Justice League has gathered with a captured Joker and Harley Quinn. Batman investigates the sub after warning Barry not to follow him in when he sees the Scarecrow's fear toxin. Batman interrogates the Joker and suddenly tells Flash to investigate the sub for the nuclear missile, but when the Joker tells him not to bother, Batman understands what is truly going on and Flash along with the rest of the League witness Metropolis' destruction.
The Flash is next seen helping Hal Jordan rescue and gather the outlying areas outside of the fallout zone. The two discuss Superman's whereabouts with Barry saying he thinks Superman is still in the city and his communicator is off. He surmises no one else can enter the destroyed city because of the radiation.
Barry is next seen among the gathered heroes called by Wonder Woman to the Justice League's Watchtower, where they are informed of the kidnapping of Superman's parents, by one of the Flash's own Rouges, Mirror Master. While Hawkgirl, Shazam and Cyborg deal with three of his other enemies, Flash battles and interrogates Captain Cold and learns of the villains dive bar, World's End. Flash and Wonder Woman later crash the bar and attempt to capture Mirror Master, but he attempts to escape into his mirror dimension only to be ousted by Raven. After Wonder Woman interrogates Mirror Master with her Lasso of Truth, Flash delivers his technology to Superman in Bolivia and the Man of Steel uses it to rescue his parents.
Though largely absent throughout the next several chapters, the Flash returns in Chapter Thirteen alongside Superman and Wonder Woman in Australia where they are breaking up a civilian protest in response to their arrival. A young man suddenly steps forward and reveals himself as a new hero who challenges Superman and Wonder Woman, demanding they leave. The Flash watches the battle, noting the hero looked strong, but quickly realizes he wasn't strong enough to battle Superman and Wonder Woman.
The Flash watches in stunned horror as Superman and Wonder Woman subdue the hero, shattering his spine in the process. Though he knew he had a chance to act, the Flash only stood there. As Wonder Woman forces the protestors to leave, the Flash suddenly races off to get the fallen hero an ambulance.
As he races away, he is suddenly contacted by Batman. Though surprised to hear from the exiled hero, he follows his directions and arrives at a laboratory in Canberra and meets Doctor Norris, who reveals the hero's - Galaxor's origin. To Barry's shock and further horror, he learns Galaxor was a fan of the Justice League and that Barry himself had once signed a picture the two had taken together.
Overcome with confusion, Barry flees to the Nullarbor, and heads straight for the world's longest road. Through an internal monologue, he reveals he comes here often to think, but is now only here to run. Before he begins running though, he sees the body of a dead kangaroo, and notes it was probably killed by the passing truck. He suddenly sees Galaxor's broken form in the animal's place and is overcome with remorse. Questioning his and the League's sudden course of action, Barry flees in a sudden burst of speed, refusing to think of the incident anymore.
Later, when Superman and Wonder Woman arrive at Arkham Asylum to remove the more dangerous inmates, though not seen, Batman realizes it is the Flash who caused Zsasz and Mad Hatter's disappearance using his super-speed.
When Harley Quinn releases the inmates to attack the heroes, the Flash follows after Superman, Wonder Woman and Nightwing when Solomon Grundy rises from the floor and grabs Robin. The Flash goes to help Wonder Woman after she is backhanded through several walls by the super strong zombie. He is then seen alongside Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman when they return to the upper level of the Asylum and bows his head in depression when he sees Nightwing has been accidently murdered by Robin.
Though not seen, the Flash is the one evacuating civilians from a city Black Adam is attacking in Chapter Nineteen.
In the last panels of Chapter Twenty, the Flash is seen with the rest of the Justice League when Lex Luthor requests to join them in their crusade to bring peace to the world and is shocked when Luthor reveals he knew his identity along with the rest of the League's.
In Chapter Twenty-One, Flash appears in the last pages, informing Wonder Woman of Hawkgirl's kidnapping at the hands of Captain Atom, Huntress and Black Lightning. Barry becomes upset when Luthor suggests they recruit more into the League and declares they need to find Hawkgirl, when she herself supposedly appears before the League.
In the next chapter, the Flash argues with Superman and Wonder Woman over their current course of actions after Hawkgirl suggests they start working with the world instead of for it. The Flash reminds both of them of their battle with Aquaman's Atlantean fleet as well as moving Atlantis itself into the desert. He also brings up Galaxor, reminding Superman that the young hero was crippled and in a coma after his encounter with the League. Robin manages to point out Batman's tactic of trying to divide the League up and Lex calms everyone down by suggesting they communicate with the people they're trying to help.
During the Parademons' invasion, Flash is the first to rush to the teleporter in the Watchtower and demands to be sent down to Earth to stem the loss of life in Paris before Cyborg informs him and the rest of the League of the Parademons attacks across major cities all over the world.
Flash is then seen rescuing a woman in Mumbai from a group of Parademons. Barry attempts to save a second civilian when Superman suddenly appears in front of him, speaking to him at superspeed. Flash wants this to wait but Superman explains he can't talk to anyone else as in the time it would take to talk to them, thousands more would die. Clark explains to Barry what Kalibak told him and though Barry thinks they shouldn't give stock to the villain's words, but Superman agrees that things need to change. Flash asks, "What are you suggesting?" When Superman exclaims that he wants to stop treating the villains with kids gloves, Flash is shocked when he realizes he is suggesting they kill the Parademons.
Superman explains he doesn't want to murder the monsters but can't live with the fact every second they try to subdue them, more people will die. Flash only tells Superman, "I think you've already made up your mind. You didn't come to me to talk. You came to me for permission to kill. I'm sorry Superman. I can't give it to you."
Superman brokenly asks Flash if he can think of any other way to save as many lives as possible...and as Clark flies away, Barry whispers "No."
When Superman unleashes the full extant of his power to destroy all the Parademons, Barry numbly looks up into the sky as it rains ashes of the vaporized monsters while the people cheer around him.
In Chapter Twenty-Six, an angry Flash confronts Superman in the Watchtower, shocked that Superman is letting Lex Luthor use Kryptionian technology to create an army of super soldiers. Superman agrees that it seems extreme, though Barry calls it mad scientist territory. Superman suddenly asks Flash if he knows how to play chess.
Caught off guard, Flash explains he played a little as a child, and after Superman asks him how quickly he can learn, the Flash accesses a Watchtower computer and learns chess at superspeed in less than a second.
As Superman and Flash sit down with a chessboard between them, Clark asks Barry how fast he can think, and after a moment of hesitation, Flash admits he can think, "Fast. Very fast." As Clark and Barry play at superspeed, Superman tells him he wants to get rid of all the guns in the world before checkmating Flash.
As they play a second game, Superman says that together he and Flash could get rid of most of them before getting the second checkmate. Flash agrees but says that they have to let the people give them up willingly or else they would be resented. Superman counters that they would be alive to resent them, and when Barry points out they would rise against them, Superman says they would come at them with sticks.
When Flash asks what they would do next after taking all their guns, Superman asks him how many lives he has witnessed be ruined by guns. Flash then tells him cigarettes far more people than guns and when Superman asks "And?" Flash says they take their cigarettes after taking their guns before getting his first checkmate.
He then says they imprison anyone who speeds in a car, leaves a dangerous dog unchained and ultimately kill anyone who doesn't recycle, pointing out if they're going to go in this direction, that is what they ultimately must do. All the while, Barry continues to make checkmates against Superman.
In the next chapter, Flash is present along with the rest of the League as Luthor presents and explains the functions of the enhancement pill.
In the following chapter, Flash is present as Wonder Woman reveals to a small gathering of fellow League members that Batman has been spying on them using Martian Manhunter shape-shifted into Hawkgirl's form. Flash is in disbelief over such a revelation, calling it crazy even by Batman's standards, though he is silent as Damian tells them none of them truly know his father.
Flash says nothing else as Superman prepares to broadcast Batman's plans and secret identity to the world, though becomes shocked when the Watchtower's systems are all knocked off-line, including life-support, with the League realizing Batman is behind it. Barry is horrified Bruce would endanger his own son to protect his identity, though they are all saved thanks to Superman and Wonder Woman working together to safely land the Watchtower on Earth.
The next chapter sees Flash accompanying Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to the Batcave to negotiate Hawkgirl's release. Though Superman insists it will be a conversation only, when Hal points out all the 'big guns' they're bringing for a conversation, Barry reminds him, "It's still a conversation with Batman."
When they arrive, Flash is confused as to how they approach this but when Batman steps out of the cave, he listens as Batman and Wonder Woman talk. When it is confirmed Batman has released the real Hawkgirl, Flash asks if they can just leave now but Wonder Woman persists in threatening Batman, who merely turns and walks away. Calling to him, Barry easily gets ahead of Batman, reminding him that he can't walk away from him.
Agreeing, 'Batman' catches Flash completely off-guard by flying straight into the sky above. Barry can only stare before saying, "Well...that was unexpected."
Injustice: Gods Among Us
The Flash first appears alongside the Justice League, fighting off the group of villains assembled by Lex Luthor to occupy them. Upon witnessing Shazam's Thunder of the Gods, the Flash asks Green Arrow what they are to them, to which the Arrow replies "the poor slobs who clean up the mess". When the Joker prepares to detonate the nuclear bomb given to him by Luthor, the Flash runs ahead of the other heroes to try and stop him. However, he isn't fast enough to reach them as Batman, the Joker, and several of the heroes are pulled from their dimension into an altered reality. Back in the Watchtower, the Flash and Cyborg begin working tirelessly to locate their allies. The Flash suggests he vibrate at the same frequency as the energy signature and follow them. However, Superman tells him that they don't know where they could've ended up yet, or if they ended up anywhere at all.
In the altered reality, the Flash appears as a member of Superman's One Earth Regime. He and their universe's Shazam venture to Atlantis to meet with their Aquaman and finalize the treaty he agreed to sign, unaware that the Aquaman that they meet with is actually the displaced Aquaman from the other dimension. Upon reading the treaty and finding out that it entails Superman's complete takeover of Atlantis, Aquaman refuses to sign it, prompting a fight between him and the Flash, which Aquaman wins.
Back in their dimension, the Flash and Cyborg devise a plan to pull their allies back into their dimension using the Flash's Cosmic Treadmill. They make the neccesary modifications and put their plan into action. However, the inter-dimensional gateway belonging to the Insurgents activates at the same time, pulling Cyborg into their dimension.
The alternate Flash later appears in the Watchtower alongside Shazam. Both of them begin to question whether or not they're still doing the right thing in following Superman's Regime. Just then, they're confronted by Deathstroke , who knocks them both into the reactor room using motion sensor bombs. The Flash clashes with Deathstroke but is beaten, followed by Shazam. He and Shazam are teleported off of the Watchtower by the displaced Cyborg before it explodes.
After the attack on Stryker's Island, the Flash and Shazam appear at Superman's council meeting, where he announces his intention to destroy Metropolis and Gotham to set an example to the people. When Shazam challenges Superman's decision, he promptly kills him by using his heat vision to burn through his eyes all the way through the skull, thus confirming the Flash's belief that they are no longer doing the right thing. The Flash defects from the Regime, subduing Yellow Lantern and Solomon Grundy when they attempt to stop him. Using the coordinates given to him by Killer Frost , the Flash rushes to warn the Insurgents of Superman's plan. He briefly detours upon seeing Sinestro about to execute several renegade soldiers before the entire army. The Flash quickly disarms all of the soldiers and confronts Sinestro, who promptly launches him into the air. He lands in front of Wayne Manor, where he and Sinestro face off. Once he has him beat, the Flash builds a pyramid of stone bricks around him so he won't escape. He then proceeds to the Insurgency, where he is surprised to encounter the displaced Green Arrow, who he believed to be dead. Seeing him as a threat, Green Arrow attacks the Flash, but they both manage to come to an understanding.
The Flash explains Superman's plan to the Insurgents and helps defend their base when they are attacked by the Regime. When the battle is moved to the streets of Gotham, he fights Yellow Lantern by running circles around him, only to be knocked back by the Lantern's shockwave attack.
In the epilogue, the Flash turns himself in, with the rest of Superman's accomplices to answer for his crimes. He manages to give Green Arrow one last smile before he is taken away.
Powers and Abilities
The Flash possesses the following powers in Injustice: Gods Among Us according to his bio in the Archives:
- Moves at near light speed
- Vibrates through solid matter
- Ability to travel through time
- Ability to travel through dimensions
- Frictionless aura
INTRO: The Flash speeds into the situation, challenging his opponent to "Catch me if you can".
OUTRO: The Flash uses his Superhuman Speed to create a vortex around his opponent, lifting them up high. He then proceeds to uppercut them right on the jaw, sending them flying before crossing his arms in triumph in front of the camera.
Time Loop: The Flash's character trait is the ability to slow down the opponent as if the Flash was moving super fast. It enables him to perform combos that weren't previously possible and also allows him to easily dodge attacks from his opponent.
- Fast Punch - [ L ]
- Lightning Jab - [ M ]
- Dashing Elbow [ H ]
- Side Chop [ ← + M ]
- Power Kick - [ ← + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [ ← ← + MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
- Spinning Back Hand - [ → + M ]
- Flashy Kick - [ → + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [ → → + MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
- Quick Kick - [ ↓ + L ]
- Boots Up - [ ↓ + M ]
- Trip Kick - [ ↓ + H ]
- Straight Kick - [ L ]
- Air Race - [ M ]
- Double Fist - [ H ]
- Forward / Reverse Throw - [ ← / → L + H ]
- Speed Force - [ L , L ]
- Greased Lightning - [ L , L , M ]
- Hot Pursuit - [ L , L , H ]
- In A Jiff - [ L , M ]
- Light Speed - [ L , M , H ]
- Terminal Velocity - [ M , L ]
- Quick Step - [ ↓ + L , ↓ + M ]
- Natural Disasters - [ ↓ + L , ↓ + M , H ]
- On The Double - [ ← + M , M ]
- Roller Coaster - [ ← + M , M , → + H ]
- Bolt Of Lightning - [ H , M ]
- Forced Acceleration - [ → + M , L ]
- Fastest Man Alive - [ → + M , L , H ]
- Speed Dodge - [ ↓ , ← , L ]
- Lighting Charge - [ ← , → , M ]
- Lightning Kick - [ ↓ , → , L ]
- Sonic Pound - [ ↓ , → , H ]
- Close Sonic Pound - [ ↓ , → , H , ← ]
- Far Sonic Pound - [ ↓ , → , H , → ]
- Flying Uppercut - [ ↓ , ← , H ]
- Running man Stance - [ ↓ , ↓ + M ]
- Lighting Charge - [ → + L ] During Running Man Stance
- Sonice Pound - [ → , M ] During Running Man Stance
- Charging Slide - [ → , H ] During Running Man Stance
Speed Force: The Flash slows down time and hits the opponent, he then runs around the world really fast, punches the opponent in the air, jumps up and punches him/her back down.
EndingFlash had taken down the High Councilor, but the atrocities he had abetted during Superman's regime continued to haunt him. His shame eventually drove him into exile. Whether wishing to make further amends or simply unable to stop himself, Flash continued to use his powers in the pursuit of justice. Rumors of a mysterious red streak of energy that would set upon and incapacitate criminals circulated throughout Central City. While only some deduced his true name, most felt gratitude and affection for the new hero they called the Ghost.
- "This isn't what I signed up for. I let myself believe we were making things better. But we're not."
- "I'm telling you, Gotham and Metropolis will be history."
- "You didn't give me a choice, Hal." - After defeating Yellow Lantern in Story Mode
- "I'm not a huge zombie fan." - After defeating Solomon Grundy
- "Now then, Sinestro. Enough talk."
- "Hmm... can't leave you just lying there." - After defeating Sinestro
- "Now to warn the Insurgents."
- "That's enough, Oliver. I'm on your side." - After defeating Green Arrow
- "I want you to listen to me."
- "Catch me if you can!" - Intro
- "Eat my dust!" - Occasionally During Running Man Stance
- "Cool it, Frost."- Fighting with Killer Frost
- "I'm that fast." - After winning a Round
- "Too fast for ya?" - After winning a round
- "Try to keep up!" - Clash with any Character
- "You're gonna need backup!" - Clash with any Character
- "You won't know what hit you!" - Clash with any Character
- "You can still quit, you know." - Clash with any Character
- "Let's end this quick." - Clash with any Character
- "Did you let someone give you that haircut?" - Clash with Black Adam, Aquaman, Sinestro, Harley Quinn, Lobo, (Insurgency) Deathstroke, (Regime) Nightwing & (Regime) Killer Frost
- "Catch of the day!" - Clash with Aquaman
- "Not bad, Robin Hood." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "You really wanna do this?" - Clash with Green Arrow
- "Can't fight what you can't catch." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "I'm faster than light." - Clash with Green Lantern
- "You need a break?" - Clash with Green Lantern
- "You're no Captain Cold!" - Clash with Killer Frost
- "Admiring the view?" - Clash with Killer Frost
- "You ready, Big Blue?" - Clash with Superman
- "You're a lunatic!" - Clash with (Regime) Superman
- "Big mistake coming here!" - Clash with Zatanna
- "I don't wanna fight ya!" - Clash with Zatanna
- "Let's find out." - Clash with Aquaman
- "I'm just warming up." - Clash with Aquaman
- "This one hits back." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "I just shaved your head." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "Save your breath, you'll need it." - Clash with Green Lantern
- "Green light means go." - Clash with Green Lantern
- "I don't do slow." - Clash with Killer Frost
- "You ain't so cool." - Clash with Killer Frost
- "Won't help you." - Clash with Killer Frost
- "Romantic comedies?" - Clash with Killer Frost
- "Chocolate cake?" - Clash with Killer Frost
- "That's what slow people say" - Clash with Superman
- "Well there's also my looks and my charm." - Clash with Superman
- "Clark, we've settled this." - Clash with Superman
- "You keep saying that." - Clash with Superman
- "Well, then you won't catch me." - Clash with (Regime) Superman
- "But I'm all warmed up!" - Clash with Zatanna
- "Are you insane?" - Clash with Zatanna
Flash wears a full-body red costume with yellow accents. He has small yellow lightning bolts around his wrist and a lightning bolt logo on his chest. He also has two lightning bolts facing outward from his mask. (Player 2 version colors are much brighter)
The One Earth Regime's version of the Flash has a similar costume to his main counterpart. However, the costume incorporates more armor and more prominent wings on his head. He retains his small lightning bolts on his wrists but also has them on his waist. He also retains his lightning bolt logo but has less yellow accents. He wears this costume as a member of the Regime. (Player 2 version's yellow is much duller and its red is closer to orange.)
His Costume from the New 52 Comic Series. (Unlocked for completing a Speed Run Battle Mode tournament with any character or linking your WBID account)
His costume from Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl. (Unlocked by earning three stars on each of the original 240 S.T.A.R. Labs Missions)
Eobard Thawne' costume from the Blackest Night comic series. (Blackest Night Skin Pack)
Jay Garrick's costume from the New 52 Earth 2 series. (Earth 2 Costume Pack)
- The Flash was also playable in NetherRealm's crossover game, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- The Flash is voiced by Neal McDonough, who previously voiced Green Arrow in the DC: Showcase short of the Same Name.
- The Flash's Elseworld Costume can be seen in Bane's S.T.A.R. Labs Mission, Stay Alive.
- The Flash's super move is a reference to the Justice League Unlimited episode Divided We Fall. The Speed Force is also a dimension for speedsters that Barry Allen created, after he defeated the Anti-Monitor.
- The Flash is the only character to originally side with the Regime only to leave and join the Insurgency and survive, and become the only member the Regime whom sided with Insurgency.
- The Flash's Super Move is one of the strongest in the game, doing 39% damage.