The Flash is set to enter its third season later this year (October 4th, to be precise), and Barry Allen's world as we know it is about to change.
Flashpoint is seemingly on the way, meaning that all bets are off when it comes to knowing what you think you know. One thing we do know, though, is that Keiynan Lonsdale's Wally West is to become Kid Flash, a role his comic book counterpart first took on before he eventually took over the moniker of The Flash from Barry Allen. We also know another mystery speedster, a villain, is coming, but who don't know who yet.
With The Flash mantle having been around in some form since 1940, there's a huge amount of source material to pull from or draw inspiration from: many a hero and villain have become speedsters over the decades, and even some heroic speedsters have turned to the dark side.
Apart from the show's titular Scarlet Speedster, The CW's The Flash has already given audiences takes on Professor Zoom, Zoom, and Jay Garrick, but there's still a whole host of DC history to mine.
8. Walter West
Given The Flash’s penchant for alternative
worlds and timeline alterations, that pretty much means anything is fair game when it comes to just who could be turning up in Central City at any point. And much like this
world has a Wally West, so do many other worlds out there. One such alternative is Walter West.
Walter is a version of Wally who turned up in the DC Universe under the moniker of Dark Flash. Whilst the standard Wally is married to Linda Park, Walter’s Linda sadly died. As ever with many a hero over the years, this loss drove Walter to the edge of his sanity, becoming a brutal, darker version of The Flash who pulls no punches when it comes to stopping bad guys by the most clinical methods deemed necessary.
Not only did Walter's presence cause unrest due to his harsh methods, him just simply being in the main DC world meant that timelines and realities started to all blend into one.
With us having already seen an alternative
Barry Allen in the show, could it be that Wally West’s doppelganger may also
make an appearance in The Flash’s upcoming season? Stranger things have