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Real Identity: Bartholomew "Bart" Allen II
Affiliations: The Team and The Outsiders
Appearances (Episodes): Bloodlines, Satisfaction, Darkest, Before The Dawn, Cornered, True Colors, The Fix, War, The Hunt, Intervention, Summit, Endgame, Princes All, Away Mission, Home Fires, Illusion of Control, First Impressions, Early Warning, Elder Wisdom, Into the Breach, Nevermore, Ebb Tide, Encounter Upon the Razor's Edge!, Odyssey of Death!, Rescue and Search, Zenith and Abyss, Over and Out, and Death and Rebirth
Appearances (Comics): Foreign Affairs, Metallic Aftertaste, Last Rights, and Yesterday's Children: Memory Six
Powers/Skills: Enhanced Speed and Intangibility
Voiced By: Jason Marsden
Bart Allen is the grandson of Barry and Iris Allen. He inherited the power of super speed. Allen was slave to the Reach like the majority of the human race. In 2056, Allen and Neutron agreed one of them would take a one way trip into the past to change the timeline and prevent Blue Beetle from betraying the human race. On February 28th, 10:05 Eastern Standard Time (EST), Allen completed work on a time machine near Mount Justice, put on a costume, and teleported 40 years into the past. He arrived in Mount Justice and met Nightwing, Robin, and Beast Boy. Although well aware of their secret identities, Allen was careful not to say anything about the future or risk altering the timeline too much. He took Beast Boy's admonishment about being impulsive to heart and took the name Impulse. Nightwing eventually neutralized Impulse and cuffed his hands and feet.
Impulse stated he was just a tourist from the future and was grandson of Barry Allen, the Flash. He even willingly gave Nightwing spit to test his genetic claim. Once Mal Duncan arrived, Impulse vibrated out his restraints and left Mount Justice. Impulse unknowingly swallowed a subcutaneous micro tracker while taking a drink of water offered by Nightwing. They soon realized he was heading to Central City. Impulse met Barry and Iris Allen, Jay and Joan Garrick, and Wally West. However, he spoiled Iris Allen's surprise news about being pregnant then blurted out the twins' names. After Barry Allen changed into the Flash and left to confront Neutron, Impulse followed. Along with Kid Flash, the three speedsters generated a wind funnel to lift Neutron out of the city.
However, the plan failed and Neutron became unstable. Flash went to face Neutron alone but was tripped up by Impulse. They were hauled back to safety by Kid Flash and Jay Garrick. Impulse slipped away and applied a small spherical device to Neutron. Neutron reverted back to a normal human with no powers and no recollection of what happened. Impulse was given the A-14 designation. After Nightwing declared Impulse's DNA matched Barry and Iris Allen's, Impulse said his good byes and activated the time machine. When it didn't work, Impulse announced he was stuck in the past since he was just a tourist, not a chronal expert. Bart Allen stayed with Jay and Joan Garrick in Central City. He joined the Team and was given the designation B-23. On March 23rd, 18:18 Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), Impulse visited Blue Beetle at his home in El Paso. The two relocated to a desert and began goofing around. They were attacked by a team led by Kaldur'ahm. Impulse lifted alien tech from Kaldur'ahm and mistakenly took with him into Mount Justice to show Nightwing. Impulse was captured with Blue Beetle and Beast Boy and slated for delivery to the Light's Partner.
On March 30th, Impulse was experimented on by the Reach Scientist to determine if the Meta-Gene could be extracted. He and Beast Boy were freed by Miss Martian. Impulse raced off in search of Blue Beetle and saved him before he could be rebooted by the Reach. Impulse revealed his true agenda to Blue Beetle as they made their way to the docking bay of the Reach Ship and joined the Team in their escape. Impulse was debriefed by Black Canary but kept Blue Beetle's connection to the apocalyptic future secret. He implored Blue Beetle to do the same. However, Blue Beetle didn't and eventually told Nightwing, Black Canary, and Captain Atom the truth. Impulse accompanied Blue Beetle to Ivy Town for an attempt to remove the Scarab but it failed. He was then assigned to Alpha Squad and given a mission to infiltrate LexCorp Farms and investigate its partnership with the Reach. On April 9th, Impulse was horrified to discover the Green Beetle used his shape shifting powers to disable the Scarab and give Reyes full control.
On May 13th, Flash and Impulse helped rescue tsunami victims in Rhelasia. On May 26th, Impulse was assigned to Beta Squad with Blue Beetle and Beast Boy and tasked with procuring the Crystal Key. At the end of the mission, Blue Beetle bashed Impulse over the head with the key then attacked the rest of the Team. On May 30th, Impulse voiced his desire to free Jaime Reyes of Reach control before Earth was enslaved like in his time. On June 13th, Impulse and Batgirl spied on Blue Beetle in Metropolis. At 20:40 MDT, Impulse played his role as a decoy and attacked Blue Beetle. Blue Beetle was captured and taken to Bialya. Impulse took out several Bialyan soldiers but ran right into Devastation. As Zatanna and Isis began the ritual, Impulse threw Green Beetle into the path of his own cannon fire which launched him into the mystic circle. As a result, both Beetles were off-mode. Impulse was glad to have his friend back.
On June 19th, Impulse took part in the Santa Prisca mission. He took the place of a League of Shadows soldier along with Robin and Wonder Girl. During the battle against the Reach and the Light, Impulse learned Kid Flash was going back into retirement and wanted him to take on the mantle. Impulse was elated then proceeded to disarm the Brain only to get knocked down by Beast Boy during his battle against Monsieur Mallah. On June 20th, Blue Beetle and Impulse formed Beta Squad and were sent to Taos to disable the Magnetic Field Disrupter. When one last Disrupter was discovered, Impulse raced to the North Magnetic Pole to join the Flash. However, they were too late. Using Lex Luthor's plan, they ran around the chrysalis energy counter to its energy flow in order to negate it with their own speed trails. Both at top speed were not enough but they were joined by Kid Flash. Due to Kid Flash's slower speed, he became an exit valve for the chrysalis energy and ceased. He attended West's funeral. As of July 4th, Impulse took up the mantle of Kid Flash. He was assigned to Beta Squad with Tigress, Bumblebee, and the Guardian to find proof LexCorp was rereleasing the Reach soft drink under a new name.
On July 27th, 19:57 EDT, Team Year Eight, Kid Flash was present on the Watchtower for a Team briefing. Batman and Green Arrow quit the League and left with Robin, Arrowette, and Spoiler. Shortly after, Lightning apologized to Static and hoped he could find a new mentor who was less damaged then left. Kid Flash asked someone to tell him what was going on. On August 4th, 10:32 EDT, Allen hung out with Jaime Reyes and Traci Thurston in El Paso. Reyes critiqued the logic of the science in Space Trek 3016 but they all got an alert for a Team mission. They took part in the Team mission on New Genesis. Kid Flash thought it was moded Robin wasn't present for the investigation. Kid Flash disobeyed orders and saved Miss Martian. She thanked him and told him to keep the meta-humans busy while she dealt with Ma'alefa'ak. On September 29th, after 10:00 CDT, Bart Allen helped Iris West-Allen out by keeping up with Don and Dawn Allen. He told his dad to get down. She told him not to refer to him as "dad." He apologized for the spoilers and called her Grandma. She quickly told him not to call her that.
On November 22nd, 13:59 MDT, Virgil Hawkins, Traci Thurston, and Jaime Reyes zetaed to Taos for the Harvest Festival. Bart Allen hugged them then put his arm around Eduardo Dorado Junior. Garfield Logan and Queen Perdita Vladek arrived soon after in a helicopter. Allen declared "Gardita" was in the house. During bumper cars, Allen hated how slow they were and did not understand why it was even slightly crash. Dorado showed him the fun as in terrorizing the other drivers. Allen perked up. Some time later, Allen brought some cotton candy for Dorado but he pointed out it was gone. Allen quipped it was a long way from the booth and he got hungry. Logan asked how the meta-teens were doing. Dorado thought it was a mixed bag and some were really having trouble. He wished he could do more. Allen pointed out he set up the whole festival. Dorado still wished there was a grand gesture he could to truly inspire them. Logan agreed and admitted the covert nature of the Team was getting in the way of his desire to be inspirational, a way to bring hope to meta-teens and kids.
They all suddenly fell prey to Count Vertigo. He and Joe Henchy took off with Vladek in a helicopter. The others recovered and chased after them. Allen ran after them but warned the others to stay a safe distance or they would be feeling the mode. Thurston used her bad luck magic to force a landing at the Taos Pueblo. Allen ran around but to his confusion, every building looked exactly like every other. Beetle thought Vertigo was using illusions but Static pointed out he didn't have the ability. The culprits turned out to be Psimon and Devastation. Beetle realized Psimon's telepathy was used to mimic the vertigo and the kidnapping was a distraction. They fought the rest of Onslaught back at the Harvest Festival at the Taos Meta-Human Youth Center. Allen raced back and snatched Celia Windward from Icicle Junior. He recognized Holocaust and thought he was one of Queen Bee's thralls. Holocaust declared he was no one's slave. Tuppence Terror tried to boom Dorado and Allen but they teleported and ran out respectively. Hawkins tossed her Father Box into the tube. He then slapped an Inhibitor Collar on Tommy Terror then Beast Boy, as a rhinoceros, rammed him into a booth above his sister. After the battle, instead of leaving, Beast Boy made a statement to the press along with Kid Flash and Blue Beetle about using their meta-abilities to help.
On December 4th, 19:09 EST, Kid Flash was present at the meeting on the Watchtower instigated by Beast Boy. Kid Flash revealed he was joining Beast Boy's public hero team and Kid Flash was already a public hero back when Wally West held the mantle. Beast Boy revealed he was making enough money from his contract with Goode World Studios to finance the mission to take her down. Kid found the Hub so crash. On December 7th, Kid Flash played air hockey against himself. Miss Martian notified Beast Boy about an appearance by Reach in Brooklyn. Kid stated it was so moded. Kid Flash led one of the Warbugs into an ambush. Wonder Girl lassoed and slammed it then Blue Beetle deactivated it.
Beetle pulled a pilot out and confirmed his suspicions, Intergang was behind it rather than the Reach. However, Mayor Thomas Thompkins had the team arrested for vigilantism. A distress call on the Warbugs summoned the main ship to its location. Scarab sensed it lock on their position to Beetle had the others take cover behind a Warbug since it would not target Reach technology when on autopilot. Rather than release the team, Mayor Thompkins called in the Air Force but they were no match. The team opted to break out of their handcuffs and stop the ship before the military decided to just level the town. Scarab informed Beetle the ship could only shut down from the inside. Kid Flash ran around the ship and found no villains, just their bones. Beetle confirmed he could cut the power to the ship's weapons. Kid Flash begged for no bad news. Beetle revealed he could only do it by deactivating the ship's engines at the same time. Beast Boy told him to hit the gas and give them enough thrust to clear the town then they would crash it somewhere safe. The park was chosen.
The team turned themselves in but Sheriff Maguire cited Brooklyn Statue 1616: The Good Samaritan Law and told them they were free to go. While talking to local teenager Gabi Gabrielli, Beast Boy declared his team was called the Outsiders. They had another successful mission in Chicago. On December 21st, Allen, Dorado Junior, and Reyes attended Joan Garrick's funeral. At 16:51 MST, the Outsiders arrived at the Taos Meta-Human Youth Center with rescued meta-teenagers that wanted to leave Cuba. Static told Jaime Reyes and Bart Allen they missed a weird one. Wonder Girl glared at him. He couldn't find the right words but Allen put his hand on his shoulder and smiled. Static gave his condolences. Upon Eduardo Dorado Junior's request to join them, he then clarified the teenagers needed to see one of their own on the squad. They all voted to accept him onto the team. On December 31st, Kid Flash took part in the joint Team-Outsiders mission in Bwundasa. Kid was amused with the Bwundaian Independence Front and shouted "bif" every time he punched one of them, amusing they were their own sound effect.
Kid grabbed an arrow intended for Ambassador Garth. It exploded and sent Kid flying. El Dorado teleported and caught him. Kid assured him he would be fine thanks to his accelerated healing. Flash arrived and took out the B.I.F. with ease then asked Kid if he was okay. Kid repeated he was fine. According to plan, Lex Luthor used the events to prove the United Nations' system of asking permission to call in the Justice League worked and blew Kid's injury out of proportion to discredit the Outsiders in front of G. Gordon Godfrey's camera crew. Kid exclaimed he was fine. At 07:15 MDT, Dorado Senior began to express doubts after seeing the international incident unfold and seeing his friend get injured. Kid repeated he was fine. An argument broke out between the Dorados. In solidarity the rest of the Outsiders exited in a Boom Tube opened by Halo. On January 1st, 14:24 PST, Team Year Nine, Wonder Girl arrived for training. They were interrupted by a surprise visit from Eduardo Dorado Senior, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, and Jay Garrick.
A new mission came up but Garrick protested to them leaving. Beast Boy stated he was an emancipated minor and Blue Beetle and Static were 18. He left the others to hash things out while the three of them went to Dublin to look into a series of thefts conducted by "robot monkeys." Garrick stated the life was too dangerous and believed the League should not have sanctioned the Outsiders nor should he have allowed it as his legal guardian. Allen told him it was really about Joan Garrick's passing and told him he wasn't going anywhere but there were meta-teens out there who were also lost and alone and someone had to be there for them. He asked if not them then who. Soon, Garrick and the others were convinced to let them stay on the team. Kid, Flash, Garrick later posted a video on social media to voice their support for the Outsiders. On January 25th, 17:16 PST, the Outsiders and Victor Stone staked out Goode World Studios in Bio-Ship. Kid Flash noted the Team already searched it but Stone presented evidence of an Apokoliptian signature. They executed a search.
Kid was stoked to find a Klamulon costume but Blue Beetle found it cheesy. Kid scoffed, told them they had no taste, and informed them he checked Building 16 twice. He chucked the Klamulon head and it shattered then stated he found nothing unusual. Stone still had a weird feeling and found a giant Apokoliptian machine. Kid noted the loud and nefarious whirring sound but still thought it was Klamulon. Scarab disagreed and agreed it was from Apokolips. Overlord suddenly boomed them into a X-Pit and they screamed in pain. El Dorado teleported to Kid Flash but he told him to start with Reyes. However, his teleporting powers were hampered by the X-Pit. After Stone defeated Overlord, they were all returned to Building 16. Kid Flash's hyper metabolism kicked in and he tied up Gretchen Goode with Wonder Girl's lasso then declared she was the worst grandma ever. Once the machine was destroyed, Goode and Overlord suddenly vanished. Stone quickly followed after them in a Boom Tube. Kid realized they lost. On January 26th, the Outsiders returned to base defeated but at 06:54 PST, the Team returned with Violet Harper and Victor Stone via Boom Tube. They all voted in favor of inducting Stone. He accepted and took the codename Cyborg.
For the Markovian coup, Kid Flash was assigned to Gamma Squad for the joint Team-Outsiders mission. The squad saved those loyal to King Gregor Markov. On February 24th, 19:00 EST, Kid was present at the meeting on the Watchtower between the Team, Justice League, Outsiders, Nightwing's team, and Batman's team. On February 25th, a new designation system for the Outsiders went live. Kid Flash was assigned the designation D-04. On February 26th, 13:13 MST, Allen was present at the Youth Center when Wendy Jones removed her Inhibitor Collar. On April 19th, 12:17 PDT, Team Year Ten, Kid Flash zetaed to the Hub to take part in the mission involving Hurricane Amy. On May 15th, 20:06 CDT, Saturn Girl and Chameleon Boy visited Jay Garrick's house in Central City. Bart Allen answered and was naturally surprised they knew he was Kid Flash. He agreed to help them. On August 26th, 15:53 CDT, the trio went shopping for supplies. Kid Flash then swiped a pack of five inhibitor collars, Space-Belt, and Zeta Tube power core from the Watchtower.
On August 27th, 06:49 CDT, installed the materials they gathered over the past three and a half months in less than ten minutes aboard Bio-Ship. Allen apologized for taking so long but explained incorporating the rebuilt components from their dead Time Sphere was a real time suck. Chameleon Boy was surprised it was ready. Allen clarified it was almost ready but he would not until they told him everything about them and their mission. Chameleon Boy cited the danger to the timeline that would do but Allen pointed out he was not even from the current timeline so he was a wild card and a free radical. He told them to spill it of they were done. They caved and told him about the threat of General Dru-Zod in the 31st century, their team the Legion of Super-Heroes, the lingering threat of Zod's son Lor-Zod, and pursuing him to the 21st century to prevent him from assassinating Superboy and changing the timeline in favor of the House of Zod, failing to stop Lor-Zod and losing Superboy as well as their teammate Phantom Girl, and being stranded.
Allen could empathize about being stranded in the wrong era. Saturn Girl explained how it was safe asking Bio-Ship's help because she was not in the historical records at this point in time then it took several months to get to Earth to find the one person capable of replacing Superboy in their timeline. Kid Flash thought they meant him. Chameleon Boy exclaimed it was Superman then they came to him, the only true space-time expert in this era on Earth. Allen processed it all, changed into Kid Flash, and presented them with the finished Cosmic Treadmill. On August 28th, 00:31 UTC, Kid Flash ran on the Cosmic Treadmill as Bio-Ship flew through Subspace en route to New Genesis. After Bio-Ship successfully destroyed the Phantom Zone Generator and prevented Dru-Zod's liberation, Lor-Zod and Ma'alefa'ak breached Bio-Ship. Kid ran off to get two Inhibitor Collars but Lor-Zod was able to follow his super-speed and blew up the collars with heat vision. Bio-Ship stood down after Lor-Zod threatened to kill all three of her friends.
On September 6th, Lor-Zod learned Kaizer-Thrall was on Oa. He ordered Kid back on the treadmill but he resisted. Zod reminded him he had to cooperate or he would kill his friends and implored him to bid his time to get a chance to turn the tables. Saturn Girl nodded to Kid and he complied. Lor-Zod changed the setting on Kid's Inhibitor Collar to return his super speed but purposefully hit the taser button by mistake then restored his speed. On September 13th, 23:00 UTC, Kid ran on the treadmill as Bio-Ship traveled through Subspace. On September 14th, 00:01 UTC, Lor-Zod dragged the unconscious Kid Flash across Trombus and left him with the heroes being neutralized by Kaizer-Thrall. Kid Flash was up by the time Superman came to. He hinted he was feeling a little inhibited. Superman got it and broke the collar off for him. The others contemplated how they could get back to Earth without Mother Box. Kid Flash promised to be right back and ran off. He returned with Bio-Ship. At 01:19 UTC, Kid declared Green Lantern Forager's warp field was so crash and he was running fast so Bio-Ship could run faster and now Forager was breaking all modes to them back to Earth even faster still. Superman asked Kid if he heard from Zatanna or Nightwing after recalling the pair were looking for him. Kid replied they never found him and had no clue where they were.
At 4:08 UTC, they arrived at Earth. Kid proclaimed he loved that big blue marble. Emerald Empress and the Emerald Eye of Ekron detected their arrival at the North Pole and blasted Bio-Ship. After Kid Flash recovered, he set Prince J'emm J'axx up with supplies for the wounded. Kid ran to Planet Circle in Metropolis and stole Kryptonite from Dru-Zod before he could use it on Superman and Superboy. He later saved Tigress from a car launched at her by Lor-Zod. He then attempted to grab the Emerald Eye but he was overwhelmed by its power and screamed in pain. Kid returned to Planet Circle with the two Flashs, Blue Beetle, Shazam, Red Tornado, Black Canary, and Wonder Girl but the battle was already over. On September 16th, Kid Flash attended Conner Kent and M'gann M'orzz's wedding in Happy Harbor.
On November 11th, after 22:33 UTC+2, Team Year Ten, Kid Flash was part of Mongoose Squad and boomed to Madinat Altharwati to provide back up to Gorilla Squad. Kid Flash saw more Lex-Bots heading towards them. At 22:42 UTC+2, Kid Flash and Windfall each generated tornadoes and wrecked two Lex-Bots. One of the other Lex-Bots punched Kid Flash in the back as he ran past.