He called himself the Flash, a tribute to his childhood idol He briefly considered wearing a costume that would show his face, like Jay had, but decided that it would be best to wear a mask to conceal his true identity.As the Flash, Barry later became a founding member of the Justice League of America, where he befriended Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, with whom he had many adventures both with and without the Justice League.Eventually, Barry proposed to Iris on a Ferris wheel at the fair.
Henry and Nora Allen (parents, deceased), Malcolm Thawne (brother), Iris Allen (wife), Don and Dawn Allen (children), Bart Allen (grandson) and Jenni Ognats (granddaughter), Wally West (nephew) - see Allen Family for complete family tree Barry Allen is The Flash, the fastest man alive.
Using his super-speed powers, he taps into the Speed Force and becomes a costumed crime-fighter.
Eager to be in the sister city of his childhood hero's home, Keystone City, he accepted the offer.
After moving to Central City and getting an apartment with a laboratory in the back, Barry began dating Picture News reporter Iris West, whom he met while examining an apparent murder that she was reporting. That night during an electrical storm, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break.
In high school, Barry had a reputation for being slow and easy-going. His date had wanted to put a little motion in his life, and they went on the roller-coaster first thing.
Because of this, he developed a fear of roller-coasters, a fear that he didn't get rid of until much later in his life.When he was a child, his mother was killed and his father was convicted of the crime.The drive to prove his father was innocent gave Barry a strong belief in justice.Later still, he discovered that Jay Garrick was real, and became friends with him as well.During one summer, Iris's nephew Wally came to visit her in Central City.He decided to sit down and recollect his thoughts at a diner.