Injustice Flash (Barry Allen) Respect Thread!

"I led myself believe we are making things better. But we're not... I can't do this anymore. I'm done."

Injustice 2 is coming. New stories will be told, new characters will show up and the game will have new content. But most importantly, old characters will come back (most of them). So I decided to make a Respect Thread for my favorite DC Hero, Barry Allen (who is also one of my favorite characters from Injustice) just to overhype the Injustice 2 video game and the prequel series as well. I will also make Injustice Hal Jordan Respect Thread very soon.

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Origin and History

Not much is known about Injustice Barry Allen before Joker's nuclear bomb destroyed Metropolis, but it seems like he is very similar to his New/Prime Earth counterpart. His mother was murdered (by unknown means for the readers), he was one of the founding JLA members, him and Hal Jordan are/were best friends, he is the greatest hero of Metropolis, he was fighting the Rogues, and Iris West was his girlfriend.

After Superman killed the Joker for manipulating Clark into murdering Lois and their unborn child, he tried to justify Superman's actions. However, he promised Iris he will stop Superman if he goes to far. When Clark was trying to force peace upon the world by stopping nukes and wars, Barry did not stop him, but he wasn't helping him either. While he helped Clark find his parents who have been captured by the government, he didn't join Superman's Regime until he was told that Batman, Captain Atom and the US Government tried to kill Superman.

Since then, he spend 5 years fighting against Batman's Insurgency alongside Superman's Regime and helped him in his war against crime. This led to Iris breaking up to him off-panel. While Barry thought that what he was doing was right, he was the only hero besides Hal Jordan who was skeptical about the Regime, and the two best friends talked about it from time to time, because Superman's actions were too cruel. He acted like judge, jury and executioner, as well as forcing peace upon the human race but removing people's rights to have their own opinion and thoughts about anything. He even started to kill innocent people because they were against his Regime, disbanding the government and started the One Earth Government, declaring himself the High Councillor.

During Year 5 when Alfred was murdered by Victor Zsasz, Barry saved Batman from the Regime in order to allow Bruce to be on Alfred's funeral. This led to Superman almost killing Barry and he ran back to Central City to meet Iris, who didn't want to have anything to do with Barry. When the Regime came to arrest Iris and the others for assisting the Insurgency, Barry tried to talk to Iris about everything. Whatever he said, in Iris's eyes, Barry wasn't better than Superman. He is not the man she knew. Especially because 5 years ago, Iris was there when Superman and Wonder Woman broke the spine of a young man because he was protesting against them showing up in his country. Barry could save him 10 times before anyone noticed but he didn't do anything. That man committed suicide three years ago. For some reason, Barry joined the Regime again and arrested everyone who assisted the Insurgency, including Iris. This led Superman forgiving him to a degree.

Barry lost trust in the Regime when Superman killed Shazam in cold blood for disagreeing with him. Barry defeated his friend Hal who still decided to aid the Regime. Barry helped the Insurgency to take down the Regime and when alternate version of Superman defeated Injustice Superman and Injustice Batman and alternate version of the Justice League took down the Regime, Barry willingly turned himself in, and decided to start a new better life once he gets out.

His activities in the Injustice 2 are unknown but based on the trailers, it seems like Barry will help Batman and other good heroes to stop the comeback of Superman's Regime while fighting Reverse Flash.

Powers and Abilities

  • Speed Force Conduit
  • Superhuman Speed/Reflexes
  • Enhanced Brain Functions
  • Increased Perception
  • Speed Force Aura
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Superhuman Striking Power
  • Accelerated Healing
  • Phasing and Super Vibration
  • Elektrokinesis
  • Vortex/Whirlwind
  • Time Travel

Speed

Barry is probably the fastest character in the Injustice Universe. He is not as nearly as fast as his Pre-Flashpoint or New 52 counterpart but he is not lacking impressive speed feats.

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Traps Sinestro in a Pyramid of bricks Barry created in seconds.

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When he encountered alternate version of Green Arrow, he casually dodged an arrow. Speed of an arrow is relative to the archer's strength as well as the bow, and Ollie is definitely doesn't have average or even above average human strength and his bow is not an ordinary bow. The speed of an average arrow is around 250 feet per second and based on Ollie's bow and his strength, this arrow likely traveled faster, and Barry dodged it.

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Source: Injustice: Ground Zero #21 - Apocalypse Now-Ish Part 1

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Dodges arrows again, while travelling behind him.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #13 - Chapter Thirteen: Strength of Hercules

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Barry was able to incapacitate various villains by tying them up in blink of an eye.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #1 - Chapter 1: Roundup

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Barry can also punch super fast. He punched Gilder several times in a second.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #28 - Chapter 28: Taking Sides

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Runs from an unknown location to Metropolis in seconds.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #34 - Chapter 34: Invisible Truths

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Barry also used his speed to blitz people, like he did with Amazons.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #10 - Chapter Ten: Mayhem

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He did the same thing to Olympian Gods (one of which is Hermes who is a speedster).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #12 - Chapter Twelve: Throwdown

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Does the same thing again to Harley Quinn amped with Kryptonian Pill.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #10 - Chapter Ten: Mayhem

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Saves Batman before other Justice League members can even notice.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #26 - Chapter 26: Choices - Pt. 2

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Barry can pass long distances in a very short amount of time. He has done so several times. He ran from Central City to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia in few seconds (if not in one second).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #8 - Chapter 8

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He was running on the round that is thousand miles long and passed most of the distance in a short time period.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #13 - Chapter 13

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He came to assist Superman in a North Pole instantly.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #33 - Chapter 33

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Does the same thing again. He ran from Metropolis to a North Pole fast enough to save Clark.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #20 - The Final Gambit

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Moves various heroes and Amazons to the other side of the Mountain before the tidal wade moves an inch.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #20 - Chapter Twenty: Retreat

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Beats Hermes in seconds (who is fast enough to blitz Barry who wasn't traveling at top speed but was still running around helping fellow members of the Justice League and taking down Amazons).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #23 - Chapter 23: Birthday

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Comes to a scene, searches for people who blew up Superman's statue, finds them and ties them up, all before Superman makes a move.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual #1 - The Trench

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Barry can have a conversation at extremely high speed. He was talking to Clark while everything around them was frozen.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #24 - Chapter 24

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Barry can also think extremely fast. When Superman and Lex were thinking about adding Sinestro to their team, Flash already thought about the outcome 300 times in seconds and came to a conclusion that it is a bad idea.

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Source: Injustice: Year Two #7 - The Quiver; Resistance

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Impressive showing of Flash's brain capability was shown when Clark asked him to play chess. Because he didn't play it for years and at the time he played it he wasn't an expert, he modulated the computer at Flash's speed to play chess and he learned how to play in less than a second. As he was playing chess with Clark, they finished the first two matches in (more or less) 10 seconds and Barry loses both. The next match lasts longer and Barry wins. Then he beats Clark 3 times in about 15 seconds, and beats him three times in about 3 seconds and during the last round, he stomped him in style.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #26 - Chapter 26

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Searches through every inch of Metropolis in seconds.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 - Chapter 2

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Barry was able to move so fast, he left afterimages that looked like a blur, almost making it look like he was in 5 places at the same time. Afterwards, he ran across destroyed Gotham City of Injustice Universe in seconds.

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Source: Convergence #1 - Domesday

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After beating Hal Jordan, Barry ran across the continent and disarms every Regime Soldier.

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Source: Injustice: Ground Zero #21 - Apocalypse Now-Ish Part 1

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A speedster slower than the Flash (which appears to be Jesse Quick) was fast enough to find Lex and lock him in a bunker where he can survive a nuclear blast. She wasn't fast enough to do that and save herself but she was fast enough to save someone before the nuke fully detonated (it takes 0.08 microseconds for the nuke to fully detonate).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us #20 - Chapter 20

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Barry was able to stop Morals Off Superman without much trouble, who tried to blitz Plastic Man. Injustice Superman blitzed people and was flying at FTL speed. It doesn't mean he used that level of speed here but considering the fact that Plastic Man mentioned his dead child, I assume Clark was going extremely fast.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual #1 - The Trench

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Does the same thing again after Clark find out Barry let Batman go. He tried to kill Barry yet Barry was able to dodge his blitz and even circling around, moving on the range of the blitz twice and away (for some reason) and still wasn't blitzed.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #27 - Chapter 27: Barry

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Physical Stats

Just like his New/Prime Earth counterpart, Barry Allen has enhanced strength, striking power and durability.

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Breaks through Hal Jordan's construct, gets trapped inside Sinestro's construct and gets slammed into the ground twice and gets thrown all the way to the Gotham City (which is few 100 miles away), falls into the ground and gets back up and has enough strength to beat Sinestro. He also tanked a point blanke explosion to the face from Green Arrow's arrow, without any damage.

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Puts Gilder on his ass for few seconds with only few punches without hurting his hands.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #28 - Chapter 28: Taking Sides

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Tanks a punch from King Shark.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #28 - Chapter 28: Taking Sides

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Afterwards, Barry threw a broom at King Shark with suck force, he stabbed him in the hurt and killed him to save Iris.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #28 - Chapter 28: Taking Sides

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Gets hit by an explosion from Deathstroke's device and recovers in minutes.

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Source: Injustice: Ground Zero #14 - Let's Have A War Part 2

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Get's frozen by Killer Frost, takes no damage what so ever and easily breaks free.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #1 - Chapter 1: Roundup

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Doomsday smashed Barry's leg after gaining momentum by falling from the Orbit. Yes, Barry's tibia and fubila were broken but his bones weren't completely shattered and he tanked it far better than any human would.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #1 - Chapter 1: Roundup (first four) and Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #2 - Chapter 2: Doomsday (the other two)

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Thunderclaps Hal Jordan, throwing him backwards.

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Source: Injustice: Ground Zero #21 - Apocalypse Now-Ish Part 1

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Gets punched by Morals Off Superman in the chin and was just bleeding from his mouth a bit.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #27 - Chapter 27: Barry

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Versatility and Hax

Injustice Barry is not the most versatile fighter, especially because when he fights, he is using his speed only (excluding gameplay showing). He still has standard powers other DC Speedsters have...

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He can phase through solid matter by vibrating at super speed and tapping his molecules into the Speed Force. For instance, he was able to phase through a wall with ease.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #33 - Chapter 33: The Smoking Gun

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He also phased through lava after vibrating at super speed.

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Source: Convergence #1 - Domesday

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He also can create vortex/whirlwind by rotating his arm at super speed. He used this ability to distract Superman's soldiers, all of which are empowered by Kryptonian Green Pill which gives them Superman's physical stats (strength, speed, durability).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #28 - Chapter 28: Taking Sides

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Barry was able to vibrate his molecules at super speed, creating high frequence which breaks Superman's grip over Barry's neck and creates powerful shockwave that throws Clark backwards and generating electricity afterwards.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #27 - Chapter 27: Barry

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Barry can also time travel. He never used this ability in the Injustice Universe but based on his conversation with Batman, he is more than capable of doing so, as Batman asked him to save Lois and Metropolis from the Joker.

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #26 - Chapter 26: Choices - Pt. 2

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For some reason, the Speed Force was able to make Barry immune (or at least resist) to the affects of reality warping and time/space manipulation created as an aftereffect from the fight between Trigon and Mister Mxy, resisting the Hellfire which negates everybody's powers and was about to sent them to Hell. Because Barry can resist it, he saved everyone from it (besides Swamp Thing).

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Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #22 - Chapter Twenty-Two: Hellfire and Damnation

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Fights

Barry is clearly one of the strongest heroes of the Injustice Universe. He defeated Hal Jordan...

Then Solomon Grundy right afterwards (who could at least hold his own against Injustice Superman).

And then Sinestro (who is superior to Injustice Hal Jordan). And wasn't weakened after all those fights.

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Summary

While Barry Allen may not be the most powerful Injustice hero, he definitely is one of the most powerful ones. He is the fastest Injustice Hero and has decent level of versatility and strength/striking power and durability. Can't wait to see what he will do in Injustice 2 series and the game. Of course, I will update this respect thread when the series and the game comes out (if Barry even shows some feats in the series, but I know he will in the game based on the trailers). Hope you enjoyed this respect thread. Injustice Hal Jordan respect thread will come out soon. I'm hyped for Injustice 2.

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