Know Your DCU: Barry Allen (The Flash)
Barry Allen is a man running out of time. Literally.
This Wednesday August 31st 2011, the second man to call himself The Flash in the DCU will be fighting for the future of that very time-line he called home. From what we know, with a Universe wide reboot, Barry may not entirely succeed. He’s been down this road before.
Years ago during the first Crisis, Barry sacrificed himself to save the DC multiverse. The result was the destruction of the multiverse leading to a new version of the DCU with a new timeline. We know this will happen again, but the multiverse will survive. Both the multiverse and Barry would return, with Barry doing so to save the DC multiverse again from the Final Crisis. He succeeded. That very multiverse was what made Barry famous, as he traveled across it to meet the first hero to call himself The Flash. Their interdimensional adventures sent shock waves through out time and space and may have sealed Barry’s fate.
If you come this site daily, you know how Barry got his powers: lightning, chemicals, and destiny. Wednesday, we can only hope that same destiny brings Barry Allen safely back to a new DCU. But will it be a better one?