While there’s only been two seasons of “The Flash,” you’d be surprised at just how many speedsters — meta humans with the power of speed — already inhabit that universe.
Thus far nine different speedsters from the comics have been introduced on “The Flash” — with a couple of caveats we’ll get into below — which is quite a few given how young the show is. What’s more, some of them don’t even have their powers yet — though that’s bound to come in due time.
Follow along as Zap2it runs down the speedsters you’ve met so far on “The Flash.”
Barry Allen/The Flash
Nowhere to start but at the top. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is easily the most recognizable speedster — it’s his show, after all — and fans have watched him mature over two seasons as he realizes exactly how important The Flash is to the world.
Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash
Eobard (Matt Letscher) came from the future to destroy Barry Allen and wound up stuck in this timeline, unable to go home. So what’s a supervillain to do? Naturally, kill a scientist and set the gears in motion to use Barry to get home.
Harrison Wells/Reverse Flash
Eobard ditched his own body to take over the one belonging to noted scientist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), creating a different version of Reverse Flash that’s just as dangerous, but even more secretive about it.
Fake Jay Garrick/The Flash of Earth-2
When Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) was introduced as Earth-2’s The Flash in the beginning of Season 2, fans lost their minds. Finally, the original Flash was being portrayed on TV. However, they eventually learned the truth about him …
That wasn’t Jay Garrick at all. Instead, it was actually the dastardly and totally disturbed Hunter Zolomon, who was wreaking havoc on both Earths as Zoom. The dark speedster nearly destroyed Barry and the entire multiverse as a result.
Jay Garrick/The Flash
While fans Team Flash was misled by Zoom when he pretended to be a Flash named Jay Garrick, it turns out Jay was real. In fact, he was the Earth-3 doppelganger of Barry’s dad Henry (John Wesley Shipp). In the Season 2 finale, the actual Jay was revealed, much to the delight of just about everyone.
If ever there was a synthetic speedster it’s Trajectory (Alisson Paige). She reverse engineered the Velocity 9 drug Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) was working on and gave herself powers in an attempt to speed up her own research. That quickly spiraled out of control, though, and a villain-of-the-week was born.
Wally West/Kid Flash
In the comics — and Season 3 — Wally is Kid Flash. While fans have yet to see him exhibiting any meta human powers, with Barry tinkering with time, that’s coming soon.
Jesse Wells/Jesse Quick
Jesse (Violett Beane) is the speedster we’ve yet to see in action and who knows if fans will ever watch her darting around town. The Earth-2 daughter of Harrison Wells has a comic book history as a meta human, but thus far runs just as fast as you.