The Universe is a very fickle thing-ever expanding , full of mysteries that we have yet to discover, millions upon millions of stars, planets, galaxies just waiting to be explored. We've explored less than 1% of all the wonders it has to offer. And it's constantly changing-stars dying and new ones being formed, galaxies slamming into each other and tearing each other apart. We don't even have the technology to OBSERVE around 95% of the discovered parts of the cosmos, And yet we like to delude ourselves into believing we've got a firm grasp on the laws that govern it.
So of course it shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone when a new variable came into play with our current understanding of physics; one which looked at our discoveries and LAUGHED as it proceeeded to sh*t on every last one of them, taunting us and infuriating us with it's existence.
It is known as the Speed Force.
Not many people know what the Speed Force is, many people know that it's where speedsters draw their powers from, that's about all their knowledge is limited to. In reality, it is much more complex then that-soooo much more...
In it's most basic form The Speed Force is pure trans-dimensional energy that encompasses the Multiverse, drawing power from every muscle twitch of it's conduits, who are known to all as Speedsters, and in turning that power into more of itself it's constantly expanding, and as an end result, it's the reason Speedsters get faster over time.
Through the Speed Force, should a person even have a sufficient- or even remotely close understanding of how physics works then they'd be able to manipulate it to do whatever they wanted. Cross-universal travel, time travel, stealing the velocity of objects in motion and even giving objects at rest a boost to get them going. All of these were just a few of the options a few speedsters possessed, along with the quite obvious super speed they would have.
Though sometimes not obvious but whenever someone uses the Speed Forces gifts to bypass barriers that one should be wary of Crossing, such as certain scientific barriers, they create ripples of distortion, not only do these ripples spread across their world...but the whole multiverse...
Barry Walker decided to experiment on his daughter Lucy...and so the distortion spread across the world, it was barely noticeable-a bullet thrown off it's path, in Metro City, A particualary strong gust of wind in Gothic...but then one would have to be blind to not notice it.
Such as the Case when Young Wally Walker was minding his own business, and as the wave of distortion passed throught the world and the Multiverse, the faint trace of dormant energy was kick-started and started pooling into the multiverse. Small traces of the Excess energy from the infinite universes started pooling into one giant force, clustering together as though with a mind of it's own.
The Speed Force had awakened...but there was one thing it needed. Though an endless time loop it needed to secure it's own creation...So it's limited state wasn't enough for it, The Speed Force is the ultimate authority of motion, the very embodiement of it...but it couldn't move by itself...
It needed a conduit. Had this been any other universe, the choice would have been entirely random...aimless shots in the void. But this wasn't just a random strike...this was the strike that would create the entity known as the Speed Force itself.
And so on that night, as Lucy Walker gained her powers....a storm cloud appeared over the residence of Wally Walker like an omen of great things....and on that night. At the same exact moment that his sister was given her abilities. Wally Walker was given the ultimate blessing as the Speed Force shot through and struck him full of it's power.
The Speed Force had secured it's loop..and the rest is history.
The Force itself
Those who enter the Speed Force must be speedsters. Or be given entry BY a speedster. It's an infinte source of power and energy that runs throughout the very fabric of the Multiverse itself. The Speed Force can be Heaven...or an eternal Hell. Speedsters can enter the Speed Force by accelerating past the Speed Of Light and skirting near the edge. Once a conduit is caught in the Speed Force it's damn near impossible to escape unless you have someone grounding you to reality.
Speed Force Users
Alex West Tachyon- The Fastest Man Alive. Alex West holds the infinite energy of the Speed Force in his cells giving a connection to the Force that no one else shares.
Wally Walker Former Flash Lightning-After retiring and leaving for the future to live with his wife Wally left the title of the Fastest Man Alive to his son, promising one day to return. But when he does...will he be the same man everyone remembers?
Lucy Walker The New Flash Lightning-The Aunt to Alex and the sister to Wally, she gained her speed at the same time her brother did. She's either as fast as Alex and Wally mainlining the Force with a connection similar to theirs. She will take up the title of Flash Lightning due to Wally's departure after his return from Delphi.
Jairus West-Walker II Velocity- The son of Alex West Jairus or Jai got his powers after being struck by a bolt of Speed Force Lightning. Due to having ALS his powers aren't as developed as they should be, and are also killing him. But after the death of his father, he got shot back to the time 2019 where he's fighting to keep his health..and his life. While also pursuing his birthright as the Fastest Man Alive.
Al Sa'iqa/Alexx Or Al'xx- The Time Remnant of Alex West, the Secondary Speedster isn't as fast or powerful as Alex or the rest of his family. He has small Time manipulative abilities and a Speed Force connection of his own. He is extremely dangerous.
Jag Mercuri Crimson Eagle-Not much is known about this young speedster as of right now. Only that he gained his powers shortly after Alex's departure from this time as he headed to the future after he left the Academy. He wears a suit very much like Alex's which causes the belief that the two are either related...or perhaps Jag was a fan. What is definitely known was that he kept up appearances as Velocity when Alex was away. And hasn't been seen since his return. His top speed is not yet known
1-You can't destroy the Speed Force lol, don't even try
2-To enter you either need to be a speedster yourself, or gain entry by Alex or Wally.
3-The Speed Force is a Heaven, or it can be a Hell. If you'd like for one of your characters to be imprisoned in the Speed Force that's cool. And if you choose the happier side. The Speed Force provides you with your own PERSONAL Heaven. So that environment is yours to choose.
4-In the Speed Force obey regular forum rules
5-If you would like to make a speedster please feel free.
6-Lastly, of course just have fun!