Nyah Nyah, Can't Catch Me! (A Compilation of Speedsters)

This is a list of the speedsters of the DCU/Vertigo/Wildstorm [and following the update all the other comic] universe. Hopefully it will be of some use to someone. I will also try to include their current state (Deceased, active, retired, or in limbo)

I'm going to try to limit this list to runners, or those who demonstrate super speed as a primary power just because it becomes difficult to draw the line otherwise. [For example, would Superman count? Deathstroke? Just don't want to go there.]

If you noticed any I missed please let me know!

[Thanks to Those Who Ride the Lightning zeraphyne, apis, and wurl124 for providing information on some of the more obscure characters!]

Edit: Now including all companies! Yay! Gonna need some help here, so if I'm missing a character please let me know!

List items

  • She was able to force herself into memorizing a calculation that would allow her to move at incredible speeds. (Neutral, active) Avatar Press

  • Amalgam. Nephew of the original Speed Demon [Wally/Etrigan/Ghost Rider] (Antihero, alternate universe)

  • Atlantean speedster. Crossgen.

  • Amalgam. Member of the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099. [XS/Quicksilver] (Hero, alternate universe)

  • Justice Titans hero, an amalgamation of Wally West and Barry Allen. While he ends up being only a dream, he had the potential to exist due to the nature of Dr. Destiny's dreamstone. (Hero, imaginary). DC Comics.

  • An Inupiat member of the Young Gods. (Hero, active) Marvel Comics.

  • Kidnapped and experimented on, he ended up with superpowers. (Hero, active). Top Cow.

  • Lazy, but capable of moving quickly. (Villain? Deceased) Gangan/Viz Comics.

  • GOTTA GO FAST (Hero, active) Sega/Archie

  • MEEP MEEP. (Neutral, Active) DC Comics.

  • GOTTA GO FAST IN AN ANGRY FASHION (Anti-hero, active) Archie

  • Your standard lab accident super-hero. Hamtramck Idea-Men.

  • It has all the powers. All of them. (Villain, cannot ever be deactivated) Marvel.

  • Counts as a speedster since he can only use one power at a time...and speed is one of those. Member of the Legion of Super Heroes. (Hero, active) DC Comics.

  • Speedster who releases excess kinetic energy through heat blasts. He has not appeared in the New 52. (villain, active)

  • Android of Jay Garrick. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Villain, deactivated)

  • One of Wally West's son, he inherited some of his powers. Does not exist in the New 52.(Hero, depowered)

  • New God who moves quickly enough to be everywhere at once. He has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, deceased)

  • Amnesiac speedster. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, limbo)

  • An artificial speedster meant to replace Kid Flash. He has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero? Limbo)

  • 23rd century Flash, manifestation of the Speed Force (Hero, limbo)

  • The Zoo Crew speedster. He has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, active)

  • A super-speed assassin. She has not appeared in the New 52.(Evil/Deceased)

  • Future Flash, helped stop Cobalt Blue (Hero, deceased)

  • Descendant of Wally and Kyle, but later proved fictional (Hero, imaginary)

  • Stan Lee's version of the Flash (Hero, active)

  • One of the Blue Trinity He has not appeared in the New 52. (villain, limbo)

  • A future flash (hero, limbo)

  • One of the Blue Trinity He has not appeared in the New 52. (Villain, limbo)

  • Wonderworld Flash. Sacrificed himself to stop Mageddon. (Hero, deceased)

  • One of the Red Trinity. She has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, limbo)

  • One of the Red Trinity. He has not appeared in the New 52. (hero, limbo)

  • One of the Red Trinity. He has not appeared in the New 52. (hero, limbo)

  • A member of the People's Heroes, a Russian superhero team. He has not appeared in the New 52.(Hero in Russia, confronted several other teams. Active)

  • Member of the Shadow Cabinet. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, active)

  • Alternate universe daughter of Barry Allen (hero, limbo)

  • An avatar of Coyote (Hero, active) Image

  • A really fast mouse (Neutral, active) DC Comics

  • The whirling tornado of doom (Neutral, active) DC Comics

  • Amalgam. (Flash/Cannonball) (Hero, alternate universe)

  • Amalgam speedster. [Quicksilver/Mercury] (Hero, alternate universe)

  • Amalgam speedster (Impulse/Iceman) (Hero, alternate universe)

  • A member of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. He has appeared in the New 52, though the canonity of this is not clear. (Hero, active)

  • A member of Cyberforce. (Hero, active). Top Cow

  • A fighter pilot trapped in the Speed Force, he can spin at high speeds. (Active, villain) DC Comics

  • Cherub had DNA from Bart Allen due to military experiments. She has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, limbo)

  • The son of Magneto. (Active, varies). Marvel Comics

  • Granted superspeed through a mongoose blood infusion. He died fighting Isbisa. (Deceased, hero). Marvel Comics.

  • The third Whizzer. (Active? Hero) Marvel Comics

  • Wiccan's twin brother, and a member of the Young Avengers. (Active, hero). Marvel Comics.

  • One of the five lights, Velocidad posesses time-field manipulation, but uses it to run fast. (Active? Hero). Marvel comics.

  • The second Whizzer, and member of the Thunderbolts. (Active, villain). Marvel Comics.

  • A gay speedster, a member of Alpha Flight and the X-Men. Northstar can control all the atoms in his body, granting him super speed. (Active, hero). Marvel Comics.

  • Northstar's sister, and a member of Alpha Flight. She can control all the atoms in her body, granting her super speed. (Active, hero). Marvel Comics.

  • A speedster on the team 'New Men'. (Active, hero). Image Comics.

  • The son of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. (Active, hero). Disney.

  • A seemingly careless member of the Global Guardians. There's something off about her...(Active, hero). Skybound/Image Comics.

  • One of the founding members of the Global Guardians, he was killed when Omniman went rogue. (Deceased, hero). Skybound/Image Comics.

  • An Eternal, he's the fastest speedster in the Marvel Universe. (Hero/Neutral, Active). Marvel Comics.

  • A speedster from the Extremist's world, he's a parallel to Quicksilver. (Hero, deceased). DC Comcis.

  • A member of WildCats, and Backlash's daughter. She has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, active). Wildstorm/DC Comics.

  • A racecar driver who stumbled upon some Nazi super-soldier serum that granted him super-speed. (Hero, Active) Big Bang/Image Comics.

  • A hero in the series 'The End League'. (Hero, active) Dark Horse

  • Took Rocket Pills that gave him super-speed. (Hero, active). Big Bang/Image Comics.

  • Another version of the Flash from Earth-C. He was largely replaced by Fastback. (Hero, limbo). DC Comics.

  • Hermes. Public Domain version.

  • Messenger God, and God of Thieves. Public Domain version.

  • Serpent Society Speedster (Active, villain). Marvel Comics.

  • An early Marvel speedster, he fought in WWII. He was later killed by Aminedi. (Hero, deceased). Marvel Comics.

  • An Elder of the Universe, he has amazing speed. He forced a whole bunch of heroes to race to see who was fastest. (Neutral, Active). Marvel Comics.

  • An Earth-982 speedster, and member of the X-People. (Hero, Active). Marvel Comics.

  • A speedster who never really got to do much of anything at all. (Villain, active). Marvel Comics.

  • A former baseball player who lost his legs. He made prosthetics that granted him super speed. (Hero, active). Marvel Comics.

  • A member of Planetary, and daughter of a Century Baby. (Neutral, Active). Wildstorm/DC.

  • A young speedster, she was killed during the Skrull invasion. (Hero, deceased). Marvel Comics.

  • A Marvel speedster. (Hero? Active?) Marvel Comics.

  • Wildstorm speedster. They have not appeared in the New 52.(Hero/deceased)

  • An Arabic speedster who has alternately been a hero and a villain. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Varies, limbo) [Thanks to the people of the Lesser Known Speedsters thread for pointing this character out, and to Strafe Prower for her info]

  • A crook given a high-tech suit by the Reapers. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Villain, active)

  • This dude is basically Asguardian Hermes. (Hero, active). Marvel Comics.

  • Wally West's son in the Kingdom Come universe (Civillian, active)

  • A cheetah-like member of the Thundercats. (Hero, active). Wildstorm.

  • An alternate Barry Allen sent to protect the present...later Patty Spivot. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Anti-hero/hero, limbo)

  • Nazi speedster. (Villain, limbo). DC Comics.

  • A future flash. (Hero, active)

  • A speedster powered by drugs and a battle suit. He was killed when Nitro exploded. (Villain, deceased). Marvel Comics.

  • An Apocalypitan speedster. Has not appeared in the New 52. (Hero, deceased)

  • There were several Blue Streaks, who just didn't realize that rocket shoes were a bad idea. (Villains, deceased) Marvel Comics.

  • Speedforce-embued hero (Hero, active) DC

  • Speedforce-embued hero (hero, active) DC

  • Nu52 Reverse-Flash (villain, active) DC

  • Granted speed powers (hero, active) DC

  • Speedforce-embued hero (Hero, active) DC

  • Speedforce-embued hero (hero, active) DC

  • Nu52 Reverse-Flash (villain, active) DC

  • Granted speed powers (hero, active) DC