Real Name: Bart Allen
Age: Chronologically, 2; Virtually, 19; Physically, 8, Mentally, 14
Super Powers: Bart inherited his speed powers from his grandfather, Barry Allen, the silver age Flash. He can also vibrate through solid objects. If only his attention span would come up to speed . . .
First Appearance: Flash #91
Origin: Grandson to Barry Allen ( former Flash) after he and and his wife travelled to the 30th century, Bart inherited a mega-metabolic activity along with his super-velocity. That meant that his body grew at a too high speed, looking like a 12 year old boy while he was only 2. The only way of stopping that abnormal growth was to attach him to a virtual reality machine, where he created his own world of fantasy and lived in it, stopping him at:
Chrono age :2 years old
Virtual age :19 years old
Physical age : 8 years old
Mental age: 14 years old
Some time later, the machine got disconnected, and Bart would have died as an old man, if not for his grandmother, who took him with her to the XX century, leaving him with Wally West , the current Flash. Wally taught him how to control his powers, slowing his growth, learning to vibe through solid objects, running on different surfaces ... Wally believed that he was going to die and wanted Bart to be the new Flash, but as he survived, Bart had to look for a place to live, receiving a new identity and going to Max Mercury's house.
Pretending to be his uncle, Max tried to get a normal life for the kid, though Bart thinks that life in Manchester, Alabama, is tooooooo slow for him.
Bart is now attending the Manchester High School and trying to integrate there, for, although his mind is that of a 14 year old boy, living all your life into a virtual world doesn't give you a very precise picture of real life. The most dangerous thing for him is having no sense of risk, since every time he died in his virtual world, he could start again, and so, his behaviour is giving Max many headaches.
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