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Kid Flash


Real Name
Bartholomew Henry "Bart" Allen
First Appearance
The Flash #91 (June 1994) [cameo], The Flash #92 (July 1994) [full appearance], Teen Titans (Vol. 3) #4 (December, 2003) [as Kid Flash], The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 (May, 2006) [as the Flash]
Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo
Team Affiliations
Young Justice, Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes, White Lantern Corps
Impulse, Kid Flash, Flash
Base of Operations
Central City
Super Speed and related Speed Force powers
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience, Problem Solving Skills

Impulse (Bart Allen) is a superhero in the DC Universe and is the protégé of the Flash.


Bartholomew Allen was the grandson of the superhero Barry Allen from the future but due to his bloodline he suffered from hypermetabolism which caused him to age rapidly.  Bart was raised in a virtual reality world for his own protection and after traveling in time to the present, his ailment was cured by Wally West.  Bart then became a superhero in his past as Impulse.


Bart was born in the 39th Century to Don Allen and Meloni Thawne, both of which were descendants of the superhero the Flash and supervillain Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash, respectively.  However, shortly after his birth, the family found themselves targeted by the Reverse-Flash himself, who was planning to end the union between the two clans.  However, shortly after Bart was born, his family was attacked by the Reverse-Flash, who was hoping to end the newfound bond between the two families.

Don tried to escape to an alternate dimension using the Cosmic Treadmill, an object that allowed the original Flash to traverse time and space, but the Treadmill was sabotaged by the Reverse-Flash, causing an explosion that ripped through the Multiverse.  Don and Meloni found themselves flung into the universe of Earth-247 and soon Don and Meloni discovered that young Bart's super speed caused him to age at a shockingly rapid rate. When he was age two, he already appeared to be twelve years old physically. Under the direction of President Thaddeus Thawne, father of Meloni, Don and his sister Dawn were murdered by the alien invasion force known as the Dominators. The Dominators captured him but he was soon captured by the world government Earthgov, who experimented on him and even cloned him.


Appears in Smallville and Young Justice