|Name:||Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen|
|Relationships:||Iris West (wife), Dawn Allen (daughter), Don Allen (son), Bart Allen (grandson)|
|Fandom:||DC Comics, The Flash, Arrow (TV), Young Justice|
|Other:||Played by John Wesley Shipp, Grant Gustin, and Ezra Miller over the years|
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Barry's first appearance is in Showcase #4 (October 1956).
The Flash (1990 series)
Barry is portrayed by John Wesley Shipp.
DC Extended Universe
In The Flash TV series, Barry Allen is a forensic scientist with the Central City Police Department, when the particle accelerator explosion at Star Labs gives him superhuman speed. With the help of Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow at Star Labs, Barry becomes a superhero who fights crime. He often comes up against other metahumans, using their superpowers to hurt others and commit crimes, including the Reverse Flash. As Barry becomes faster, he learns the extent of his powers, travelling through time and to other Earths in the multiverse.
Other Animated Appearances
Barry has also prominently been seen in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Superman: The Animated Series, and The Batman. He is the main Flash character in the new DC related animated films (which are not connected to the Timmverse); Barry was voiced by various actors namely Neil Patrick Harris ("The New Frontier"), Michael Rosenbaum ("Doom"/Wally West's former voice actor), Justin Chambers ("The Flashpoint Paradox"), and Christopher Gorham ("War").
In DC Comics canon Barry has dated and then married Iris West. Although mainly paired with Iris; he has also had a few other love interests: Beverly Lewis/Fiona Webb and his childhood sweetheart Daphne Dean in New Earth, as well as Patty Spivot in Prime Earth aka New 52.
A popular gen relationship is Barry Allen & Wally West.
Barry only plays a small part in Young Justice as Wally West's mentor, so most often he only shows up as a background character in fic.
After his appearance on Arrow, fanon began pairing him with Felicity Smoak (which eventually became canon) or Iris West (his canonical wife in the comics). Fans also started pairing him up with Caitlin Snow (Killer Frost in the comics) after the official trailer's release. Barry/Iris ("WestAllen"), Barry/Caitlin ("Snowbarry"), and Barry/Felicity ("Barricity") were the most popular pairings.
- Singularity by Enina.
- A Flashlight to See in the Dark by Kazyre, When Iris dies suddenly, leaving Barry to raise their three-year-old nephew by himself, Hal Jordan steps up to help out his best friend. Years pass, friendship grows into something much more, and somehow the three of them become a family. Story will span Wally's life from age three all the way to the formation of the Team - will be mostly humor and fluff. (Barry Allen/Hal Jordan)
- Lesser Evils by tipsybluetips. (Barry Allen/Leonard Snart), "In the aftermath of Lisa’s hostile takeover, Len is wounded to the point he actually accepts help from the friendly waiter at Charlie’s bar. The thing about accepting kindness, however, is that it grows."
- when things change in an instant, it's almost fast enough for me by PoseidonsUnderpants. (Barry Allen/Iris West Time Travel), "Barry saves Bruce's life, they accidentally end up in the future, and meet their future selves--or, at least, that's what everyone's telling them."
- Partners by wordswehavesaid, In which Barry Allen is the Starling City Police Department's forensics assistant. Yes, Starling. (Incomplete, Barry Allen/Oliver Queen AU)
- Aftermath by hoffkk, Iris points out and teases Barry about his obvious feelings for Caitlin, while helping out in the lab along with her father and Cisco. This makes Barry confused at first, but then he eventually realizes that he is in love with Caitlin and must tell her so asap. (Snowbarry)
- And I'm Crashing Into You by poisonivory, Cisco fixes things that are broken, like super-suits and hearts. It's what friends do, right? (Barry Allen/Cisco Ramon)
- An All Too Jagged Snowflake by Redhead, When Leonard and Barry discover that they're Soulmates, they struggle with the many, many issues this causes. It might be easier without the collective difficulties of the Rogues, a meta-gorilla, and the military, but life has never been simple for either of them. (Coldflash Soulmate AU)
- The Scientist and the Storyteller by MirrorKing96, Barry Allen is a CSI working to free his father. Iris West is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist with a secret. What happens when they have to work on an article about the mysterious Dr Harrison Wells and his Particle Accelerator and slowly discover they've secretly known each other their whole lives? (Westallen AU)
- The Lightning by moishpain
- The Knight by MoishPain
- Barry Allen - The Flash by sugarpoultry
- The Flash by DavidDeb
- The Flash by Joltless
- The Flash by jpzilla
- It happens in a Flash (Blink)
- Barry Allen: Future Flash
- Always a Hero
- radioactive in the dark
- Don't You Worry Child.
- Barry Allen, 5th Wheel (Humor vid)
Archives and Fannish Links
- Barry Allen fanworks at Archive of Our Own
- Barry Allen fanworks on ff.net
- Flash fanfic on hyperborea
- barryallendaily (The Flash (CW))
- Ao3 Feed for Westallen works
- Ao3 Feed for ColdFlash works