|The (Other) Flash|
|Wally West (Scenesys ID: 180)|
|Name:||Wallace Rudolph West|
|Superalias:||The (Other) Flash|
|Occupation:||Hero, Speedster for Hire|
|Residence:||Keystone City, KS|
|Apparent Age:||22||Actual Age:||22|
|Date of Birth||11 Nov 1997||Played By||KJ Apa|
|Hair Color:||Red||Eye Color:||Green|
|Theme Song:||Faster than the Speed of Light - Steppenwolf|
Wally West is the second Flash of the modern era. He's in his early 20s, but has been running around for almost ten years now. He's worked with the Titans and the Justice League, and is generally less than a second away from anywhere he might need to be.
1997: Born to Rudolph and Mary West of Blue Valley, NE.
2012: Becomes president of Blue Valley Flash Fan Club.
2013: Meets the Flash through his aunt Iris West. Becomes Kid Flash after the Flash demonstrates the accident that gave him his powers and a stray lightning bolt strikes the chemicals involved, dousing Wally and giving him speed powers. The Flash reveals himself to be Barry Allen.
2013: Joins the Titans.
2014: After discovering that his powers are putting his life in danger, Wally quits being Kid Flash temporarily. With help from friends and scientists he is able to resume his speedster duties, but will remain at risk of heart trouble indefinitely.
2015: Enrolls in college at Kansas State University studying business. Graduates in 2019.
2018: With the arrival of Bart Allen in the present during Loki's invasion, Wally becomes the (Other) Flash in Barry's absence and later with his blessing. Wally becomes a full-time superhero and a speedster for hire, Delivering Things That Need to Be There NOW!
2020: Given membership in the Justice League.
Wally is really good at making friends. He's got the Titans, most of the Justice League (he's never sure where he stands with Batman), even a number of people he's put in jail in the past. People just like Wally West.
Here To Help:
Wally got into this game to help people. He's a hero, and that hasn't changed over the years. For awhile he had to give up the gig for health reasons, but that's past, and he isn't going to stop again.
Wally operates at several hundred times the speed of virtually everybody around him. He is a bit distractable, but that's okay because even if he pays attention for a fourth of every second he tends to understand what's going on around him. Still, if he's expected to sit still for any length of time, he's going to have a hard time doing it. Why are other people so -slow?-
Wally has Barry Allen ahead of him, and Bart Allen coming up from behind. There are myriad other members of the Flash family and a good few other speedsters running alongside. He's not always sure of his place in the world, and that leads him, sometimes, to question his actions, both in and out of costume.
Wally is capable of manipulating air by moving at high speeds. He can create an upward draft or small tornado by racing in circles, and has been able to mimic light by running on pillars of compressed air created by rapidly bicycling his legs. His aerokinesis is very limited, and somebody with better control over weather or wind would easily be able to cancel out these effects.
By causing his body to vibrate at different rates, Wally can move himself out of synch with the world around him and into synch with other dimensions. This is, of course, a TP only ability. No traveling to Earth C- without approval.
Wally is able to perceive normally at high speed. That is, while one moving at high speeds might outpace the sound waves that would carry cries for help to them, or even lose the ability to see when they move faster than light, Wally is perfectly capable of seeing and hearing these things even when he races so fast he shouldn't be able to.
Wally can lend some of his speed to others around him, allowing them to move faster than they could without his help. Particularly handy when the Justice League is facing enemies with other advantages over them (but aren't they always?).
Wally can accelerate his body on a molecular level, allowing him to pass through solid matter.
Wally heals from injuries much faster than normal humans by tapping into the speed force and allowing the wounds to move experience time more quickly than the rest of his body.
Run On Water:
Wally runs so fast that he doesn't break the surface tension of water, and thus can run across lakes or oceans as needed.
Speed Force Aura:
While moving at high speeds, Wally is surrounded by an aura that protects him and objects he's carrying from wear and tear due to friction. This aura also protects him from injury from high speed impacts, whether from running into a building or Grodd's fist. The speed force aura also allows him, and those he's carrying, to breathe when moving at high speeds.
Speed Force Conduit:
Wally's connection to the speed force is stronger and deeper than that of any other speedster. He is capable of drawing on more of the force's power, as well as entering and leaving the speed force when he chooses.
Speedy Mental Processes:
Wally's speed powers extend to his thought processes. He's a fairly intelligent guy, and even if he's not the intellectual match of Batman he can reach the same conclusions just as quickly by thinking at higher speeds. He is also capable of processing the things he senses at high speeds, so he is unlikely to run into a wall while moving at twenty thousand miles per hour.
Wally can absorb speed from other people or objects and add it to his own. This is not something he does lightly or without cause, as he recognizes that drawing on another person's speed has the potential to cause injury. However, when he needs to be even faster, he has that capacity.
Wally has agility and coordination better than any other human being -- at least when moving at high speeds.
Wally can run almost indefinitely. He has run for up to ten days straight (grabbing snacks at speed) when fighting a particularly difficult villain. While he will run out of steam at some point, it is very likely that he can outlast any opponent he encounters short of Superman (who, of course, is dead, really and truly, as far as he knows).
Wally is the fastest human being alive, and possibly the fastest who has ever or will ever exist. He can move faster than the speed of light without vanishing into the speed force (a trick no other speedster has accomplished, to his knowledge). His reaction time is one quintillionth of a second.
Wally can carry up to 800 pounds while running.
By racing faster than the speed of light, Wally can experience time dilation -- despite his speed, the flow of time moves faster than he does, meaning that he is catapulted forward through time (and potentially sling-shotted back around to earlier times). As with his dimensional travel power, this is a TP-only power. No visiting ancient Egypt or the far future without permission.
Wally speaks both English and French fluently.
Wally has a BA in business administration. While it's not something he's really had the opportunity to put to use, he has the skills to take on a managerial position if the need arose.
Barry Allen gave Wally some training in crime scene investigation. He's not as good as Batman, or even Barry, but he can generally handle inspecting a crime scene without missing much (or trampling over) evidence.
Wally has a pretty decent idea of the layout of the world, can find his way from one city to the next without much trouble, and while he might need to check a map now and again he can usually find his way around any city he might wind up in without needing to hunt forever (or even for more than a few seconds) for what he's looking for.
Wally is good at doing multiple things at the same time. The fact is, he has so much extra time due to the speed at which he thinks and acts, he can get an awful lot of things done at once.
Wally is pretty experienced with his powers. He has learned a lot of ways to use them to do things that others might not think about. So if something comes up and it's possible to use speed to get it done, he can probably figure out how.
Wally has an apartment in Keystone City, not far from downtown. It's not top end, but it's not low rent either, and Wally likes it well enough for the approximately five minutes a day that he's there.
There are more than a few speedsters out there who are tied to Wally in some way or another. Barry Allen is his uncle, which makes Bart Allen his... what... second cousin? Something like that. Whatever the case, when one speedster needs help, the rest are there to assist. Most of the time.
Wally has a lot of friends. He's a friendly guy. In particular, beyond the superheroes in his life, he is friends with a bunch of people who have powers but don't actively work to save the day at every opportunity. Among these are Hartley Rathaway, the Pied Piper, a former villain who has gone straight. Hartley sometimes acts as a sounding board when Wally needs to work through a problem. And then there's Chunk, Chester Runk, a hugely fat man who is a living gateway to another dimension and can absorb matter or expel it from that dimension.
Wally is the owner and sole employee of Faster Than Light Delivery, a company that promises extremely high speed secure delivery. He charges a fair amount for his services, but delivery anywhere in the world literally takes no more than a few seconds. The company makes him enough money to afford his apartment and keep him in enough food that he doesn't pass out.
Wally is a member of the League in good standing, for all that it's not exactly an active concern these days. He is there for the members of the team should they need him, and knows they will be there for him as well.
Wally maintains a good professional relationship with the police in his city. When working in Keystone he knows that they'll help him out when needed.
Wally is a member emeritus of the Titans. While he's not an active member of the team these days, he's more than happy to help them out when he's needed, and can rely on those who were on the team while he was for help as well.
It takes a lot of food to feed a man who runs thousands of miles in a matter of seconds. Wally eats a massive amount, and while it doesn't take him long to eat or digest, it does require a fair amount of money.
Cold slows motion -- all motion. When the temperature drops, so does Wally's speed. Captain Cold is frequently the toughest opponent of the Flashes because he uses cold and ice as weapons, dropping temperatures to decrease their ability to move and spreading ice -- which, at high speeds, can make even somebody who can run faster than light take a tumble. And a tumble at the speed of sound in Kansas might mean landing on your face in Nevada.
Wally can sometimes come across as flighty or irritable because he has trouble focusing on one thing at a time. It's not that he's not paying attention -- it's just that he's paying attention to a bunch of things at once -- and some of them might not be in the same room.
Wally West has a public identity. It has sometimes occurred to him that this was a bad move, because it means his enemies know who he is, and can easily figure out where he lives, where to find him, who he cares about, and so on, and so forth. Maybe not so swift, West.
Wally is a Flash, and thus has inherited a virtual army of enemies from Barry Allen. Sure, he gets along with many of the Rogues, but he still tries to put them in jail and they still try to keep him from doing that -- which may result in them attempting to freeze, burn, electrocute, or spin him until he vomits, or trap him in a mirror dimension.
Wally doesn't know what else to call it, and not many people are able to manipulate it, but as physicists have said for a long time, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Likewise, for every force, there is an equal and opposite force. The Speed Force is countered by the Slow Force. Speedsters want to move. Slowsters(?) want to stop. And they want to stop more than just themselves. A controller of the Slow Force can stop Wally in his tracks, leaving him highly vulnerable.
What is Wally's place in a world where there are so many other speedsters? What makes him unique and indispensible? While Wally is a powerful hero who generally gets things done, this kind of existential crisis can cause all sorts of problems if it strikes at the wrong moment.
There has been more than one Zoom, but the one who Wally's had the most trouble with is Hunter Zolomon, a former FBI agent whose wife was killed during an FBI operation. Zolomon has decided that his purpose is to make Wally the best Flash possible by hurting him and those he loves. Hunter Zolomon is kind of a jerk.
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|Cooling at the Pool||April 9th, 2021||There is a gathering at a community pool and the amount of food brought over is massive. Will the two Flashes be able to conquer the monsterous pile?! Will Irie learn to swim? Will Damian become sociable?! Will Hank figure out what Cheerwine is? LETS FIND OUT|
|A Flash Family Heart to Heart||March 21st, 2021||Wally come visits Irie in her room, and they have a bit of a heart to heart about time travel, and secret identities.|
|Marvelous Advice||March 19th, 2021||Wally gets some outstanding advice from Adam. There is actually very little 'Kids these days' or 'okay boomer' involved.|
|There is No Crisis, but There is Pizza||March 8th, 2021||A whole flock of speedsters descend on the tower, two thirds of them from the future. Bart, Wally and Irie talk about family with Donna and Kian.|
|Zoo Days||March 7th, 2021||A yen for hotdogs, a Little Brother, coffee going down the wrong pipe, and other coincidences bring people together. What happens when 5 random strangers stop being polite, and start getting real? The Real World!|
|Family Reunions.||March 5th, 2021||And the timeline gives the Allan/Wests a dirty look yet again.|
|Welcome Star Spangled Kid.||March 1st, 2021||Bart and Wally get to know Courtney. They have a casual conversation and manage to get her back to her hotel room in time for curfew.|
|Happy Birbday, Kian||February 21st, 2021||It's Kian's first Earthday, because he doesn't have a birthday. The birb is joined by Wally, Colette, Terry and Gar to celebrate!|
|A Bart Bearing News||February 20th, 2021||Bart comes to the Tower to update the Titans on the Phoebe affair|
|=Going from Lab to 'Verse||February 9th, 2021||Three Heroes and an Architect and... no violence erupts?|
|And the cat came back...||February 7th, 2021||Raven, Beast Boy, Troia, Flash and Kian ambush Manxsome and beat him over the head with the power of Friendship and a lesson is learned by all.
But especially Terry.
|Hank Smash||February 6th, 2021||Plans are laid for the Microverse. Road trip!|
|Titans Touch Base||January 31st, 2021||Kian and wally get to know each other. Plans to get him home maybe?|
|Bullish on Crime Fighting||January 28th, 2021||Mary and Kate return to the tower to discuss bull-fighting. Wally, Donna, Terry and Kian show up, and drama ensues. Especially right at the end.|
|Terry and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||January 26th, 2021||TFW you feel you have your tail between your legs, but no longer have a tail? That's Terry as Donna and Wally are caught up on what exactly happened in his most recent encounter with his Doppelganger.|
|=A mid morning stop over.||January 24th, 2021||Two speedsters make way too many doughnuts, while we learn more about The Silver Banshee.|
|bank Robbery||January 21st, 2021||Flash and Owari dine out post bank robbery foil.|
|Doppleganger: A Darker Giganta||January 9th, 2021||Dark Doris Zuel of the ZZGU dimension is defeated, along with her zoo of horrible creatures.|
|The Problems With Statuary||January 7th, 2021||Iason wakes up in the Hall of Justice and is very, very confused.|
|The Longest Morning||January 6th, 2021||The morning after the encounter of the docks. Wally, Kori, Harley and Siobhan stop by. Then Damian and Terry get into a fight and Colette drinks.|
|The Fairest Child||January 2nd, 2021||No description|
|Titans New Years Special||December 31st, 2020||The Titans have their own New-Years party, with blackjack and plakous... and sbiten.|
|ZZGU: Here's the Plan...||December 2nd, 2020||Heroes, SHIELD, DEO, oh My! all meet to discuss ZZGU and how it can be defeated. Now it is time to put the plan in to action...|
|Trouble in Manhattan||November 18th, 2020||Flash and Glamour stop a bank robbery in quick fashion.|
|Checkin' on Bart||October 29th, 2020||No description|
|Thursday Afternoon Hijinks at the Tower||October 15th, 2020||No description|
|Titans: Well-Earned Rest||July 16th, 2020||The Titans have a family meal.|
|Superspeed||July 7th, 2020||No description|
|Vic, You're So OLD!||June 30th, 2020||Even when the end of the world is looming, the Titans do not forget to celebrate birthdays. There are gifts, an amazing cake, illicit drinks and puzzled Robins.|
|Stay Fit||June 16th, 2020||Wally and Kori have an interesting conversation. Wordplay barrier exists.|
|Supersonic||June 13th, 2020||No description|
|How's It Going, Mini-Me||June 12th, 2020||Wally checks on Bart|
|Birthday Wonder Waffles||June 11th, 2020||Birthday Wonder Waffles are had. A New Tradition Founded. Donna broke out the good stuff. Shh.|
|Asgardians on Midgard||June 6th, 2020||The Asgardians throw a party for their embassy opening!|
|A bird. A plane. You know the drill.||May 15th, 2020||Raven's Coffe Brings All The Supers To The Tower|
|TITANS: The Spider-Maker's ArcHIVEs.||May 7th, 2020||Kian, Vorpal, Starfire, Flash, Cyborg and Troia answer an emergency call. So does HIVE.|
|Here's Wally.||April 21st, 2020||Wally returns to Titans Tower, and the gang is almost all back.|
|Where's Wally||April 19th, 2020||Colette's Titan-wrangling schedule brings her to Wally West. They meet in a coffee shop and discuss cakes, philosophy, and Wally's return to the Tower.|
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