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Wally West was the first Kid Flash and the second person to take up the mantle of the Flash after the death of Barry Allen.

History

Origin

Wally West was born to Rudolph and Mary West in Blue Valley, Nebraska. As a boy, Wally would often daydream, most notably about being the Flash. He idolized the Flash and was the president and sole member of the Blue Valley Flash Fan Club. His parents thought he was setting himself up for failure and did their best to dampen what they believed to be unrealistic expectations, in rather harsh ways. His father encouraged him to work at the same plant he did, but Wally grew frustrated and hurt (and eventually apathetic) by their lack of faith in his abilities.

At a family reunion, hosted by the Wests, Wally accidentally spilled some soda, inciting his father to yell at him for being so careless. Wally quickly went to his room in tears. Once there, a familiar looking man, who he thought be his uncle, came in and began to speak to him. The man encouraged Wally not to give up on his dreams, giving him confidence that he'd reflect back on for years to come.

Rebirth

After the events of DC Rebirth, Wally (who is from the Pre-52 universe) made his way to the New-52 Universe and revealed he was trapped in the Speed Force since the events of Flashpoint, and that someone had stolen ten years from everyone's timeline.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Wally possesses the powers all Speed Force users possess, such as superhuman speed, agility, reflexes, stamina, and durability, as well as the ability to generate lightning and vacuums of airflow. He also possesses velocity sharpened senses and an enhanced brain capacity. Wally is also able to steal the speed of others, as well as grant momentum to objects.

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