The Flash: Every Comics Character Connected To The Speed Force, Ranked (2023)

Jay Garrick's original Flash set the stage for speedsters in DC comics, but it wasn't until Barry Allen's Silver Age introduction that the Speed Force came into play. While there have been several different takes on the Speed Force since its inception, each version has served as the primary power source for whichever character happens to be the Flash at that time.

Jay, Barry, Wally West, and Bart Allen have each held the mantle of the Fastest Man Alive, and the Speed Force, created and powered by Barry Allen himself, has always been loyal to the Flash. However, some of his greatest enemies have been known to access its powers too.

That said, the Speed Force does have some rules. Only those who claim the title of 'speedster' can use it to make them faster, so Superman, for instance cannot use the Speed Force to improve his super speed.Hunter Zolomon (Zoom),meanwhile, is not a speedster. Contrary to his time on The CW's The Flash, Zolomon alters time relative to himself, only appearing to move faster than those around him, and there has been no comic book evidence that he has access to the Speed Force. With that cleared up, let's count down Every Character Connected To The Speed Force, Ranked By Speed.

15. Danny West

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The younger brother of Iris West, Daniel West ran away from home after crippling his abusive father, William. Despite continued attempts to reconnect with his sister, Danny fell in with the Rogues while serving a five-year prison sentence for attempted robbery. Upon his release, Danny tried to escape the Rogues, but was hit by a monorail car powered by a Speed Force battery. Danny gained the power of super speed from the accident, but unlike the other speedsters on this list, his powers depend entirely on the Speed Force charge in the monorail's battery.

Ironically, Danny was turned into a villain by his attempts to save his relationship with Iris. Desperate to go back in time and fix what he did to his father, Danny hunted down those with the Speed Force and drained them of their powers. With heightened speed and a fully-charged battery, he was briefly a match for Barry Allen's Flash, who could only follow him back through time. Barry eventually convinces Danny to give up his powers, and he later joins the Suicide Squad.

14. XS

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Thefuture granddaughter of Barry Allen and Iris West, Jenni Ognats was raised in the 30th century with her cousin, Bart Allen. While Iris takes Bart back to the 20th century to keep him safe from the Dominators, who are searching for metahumans to experiment upon, Jenni's powers eventually manifest when she is forced to watch her father being tortured.

She was fast enough to escape from the Dominators, and she has since spenta lot of her time travelling between centuries, joining the Legion of Superheroes in the 30th, and reconnecting with Bart to battle Savitar in the 20th. There, she learned that she could break through the timestream without help from the Cosmic Treadmill, thanks to some training from her grandfather, Barry. Her top speed is, as yet, un-clocked, but anyrelative of Barry Allen is bound to have a near-unlimited potential, and as XS, she has already displayed the abilities to run on water and phase through objects.

13. Lady Flash

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Christina Alexandrova has worked on both sides of the Force (literally). She wasimprisoned and experimented on by the immortal Vandal Savage, aidingWally West in his defeat of Savage and briefly taking up a career as the superhero Lady Flash. However, she is tempted into joiningSavitar's cult, and is perhaps best known for her attempts to free the God of Speedfrom within the Speed Force (which means we may well be seeing a version of Lady Flash on The CW this season!)

She is trapped in the Speed Force by Jesse Quick, but escapes, and finally succeeds in bringing Savitar back to Earth. Unfortunately for her, Savitar is quickly defeated, and her response is to killthe rest of his followers, absorb their speed and ambush Barry and Wally. She holds her own against the two speedsters, injuring Wally, but eventually meets a sorry end, crumbling to dust at Barry's touch.

12. Max Mercury

Granted super speed by a dying Native American during the 1830s, Max Crandall has travelled back and forth though time as often as any speedster on this list. Max became a crime-fighting superhero in just about every era he popped up, and each time formed a new alter ego. Max went by Windrunner in his own time, Whip Whirlwind in the 1890s, Quicksilver in the 1930s and 40s, before finally settling on Max Mercury (so as to avoid comparisons with Marvel's Quicksilver.)

Max has never used his connection to the Speed Force to power his speed, nor has he ever sought to enter it, but his understanding of the Speed Force is second to none, passing the knowledge of its greatness onto the sceptical Jay Garrick, and his own trainee, Bart Allen. He was also the one to realize that Barry Allen was the source of the Speed Force. It is possibly for this reason that he was allowed to merge with the Speed Force when the Rival took control of his body. Although never quiteon the same level as the Flash, Max has run at speeds equal to Jay and Barry in short bursts.

11. Johnny Quick

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Not to be confused with the Johnny Quick of Earth-3, who happened to be a member of the Crime Syndicate of America (basically the anti-Justice League), Johnny Chambers garnered his speed through a unique method. Unlike the majority of the Flash family, Johnny gained access to the Speed Force through a formula of his own creation (3X2(9YZ)4A). He used his powers for good,taking up the mantle of Johnny Quick and fighting crime as part ofthe All-Star Squadron, a team of which Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick was a member.

Like Mercury, Johnny has shown... flashes of a speed equal to Jay's, but he has never quite matched him in the long run. However, becoming a speedster by way of a specially designed formula, rather than your more basic methods of accident gone wrong or scientific experiment, does have its benefits. Johnny has the ability to fly (though at a slower speed than he could run), something that Jay has never done.

10. Jesse Quick

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Jesse Chambers became a speedster simply by speaking her father's formula, which is perhaps the least work anyone has ever done to gain a superpower. Jesse is quicker than her father, and she has the added bonus of super strength, which she gained from her mother, Liberty Belle (whose name she would eventually take), but she has never run as fast as any Flash, which you can put down to the fact that she has never fully mastered the Speed Force.

Jesse teamed up with Wally during his run as the Flash, a relationship referenced in The CW's The Flash, where Jesse and Wally have a brief romantic arc at the beginning of season 3.In the show, Jesse is the Earth-2 daughter of Harrison Wells, who affectionately refers to her as Jesse Quick. They travel to Earth-1 to help Barry in his fight against Zoom andshe is hit by the dark matter energy from a failed experiment to restore Barry's speed. The effects of the dark matter are delayed, but she returns in season 3 as a speedster.

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9. Jay Garrick

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Long before there was even a Speed Force, Jay Garrick was sent into a coma following a lab accident. He woke up to find that he had developed super speed, and there began the Flash. Jay was inspired to fight crime by old comic books featuring Whip Whirlwind (who would eventually appear in the present as Max Mercury), and interestingly enough, comics of Jay's heroics would later reach the Multiverse,where they were picked up by Barry Allen, and Jay in turn became the second Flash's speedster hero.

Jay may be the oldest, wisest, and most experience of the four Flashes, but his connection to the Speed Force is still fairly new, and his top speed even with the Speed Force barely scratches the surface of Barry, Wally, and Bart's potential.Jay is The CW's speedster of Earth-3, andhe is actually portrayed as Barry's Earth-1 father Henry Allen's doppelganger.

8. Savitar

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The self-proclaimed God of Speed, Savitar-- whose real name is still unknown-- was a Cold War fighter pilotwhose jet was struck by lightning. Discovering that he had super speed and believing it to be some kind of divine gift, he renamed himself after Savitr, the Hindu God of Motion, and became obsessed with speed, studying to uncover its secrets. Because of this, he has gained powers from the Speed Force that no other speedster has been able to master; force field projection, instant healing, and handing out speed as a gift to the members of the cult who worship him.

Savitar will be the main villain of The Flash season 3, where he has been shown to have speed far beyond the Flash, Reverse-Flash, or Zoom. His comic book counterpart is faster than Johnny Quick, but Quickis the only speedster we know for sure Savitar can outrun. He was trapped in the Speed Force by Wally, and caught and killed by the recently resurrected Barry Allen, so while his knowledge of the Speed Force is unprecedented, we can safely assume that the TV show is overpowering this villain somewhat.

7. Walter West

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An alternate universe version of Wally West, Walter's life exactly paralleled Wally's until his Linda Park was killed by Kobra, whereas Wally was able to save his girlfriend from the venomous villain. After her death, Walter devoted his life to getting faster, seeking guidance from Savitar. The God of Motion taught Walter everything he knew about the Speed Force, before Walter killed his teacher with relative ease, and became theDark Flash.

In their one battle, Walter actually defeats Wally West's Flash, and he even manages to shake off the combined efforts of Impulse, Jesse Quick, and Max Mercury (though Bart is able to sneak up on him). Wally returns to Walter's world disguised as Zoom, and Walter redeems himself, joining his lookalike in the fight against Kadabra and finding another great love in Angela Margolin. As Zoom, Wally has surpassed Walter, but anything Wally can do, you have to image Walter can do too.

6. Iris West II

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Iris and her twin brother Jai are the twin children of Wally West. Their super speed began manifesting at the age of only three months, and the twins began aging rapidly. When captured by Gorilla Grodd, Iris's powers overwhelm her, and she ages into a fully-fledged adult. Wally takes her into the Speed Force to determine the cause of her sudden growth, and while there, Irisforms a connection to the Speed Force, mastering it entirely and returning to childhood.

Eobard Thawne's repeated disruption of the Speed Force causes crippling pain in both Iris and Jai, but Irisdecides to take her brother's connection to the Speed Force onto herself, freeing Jai of the pain and rendering him virtually powerless. After being freed by Jesse Quick, Iris accepts her duties as a speedster, and takes the mantle of Impulse from Bart. Despite never going faster than her father, Iris's complete connection to the Speed Force at such a young age gives her a far greater potential than Wally.

5. Bart Allen

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Of the three that remain, it's almost impossible to determinewhich Flash is the real Fastest Man Alive, but Bart ranks the lowestfor a few reasons. First, whileWally has merged with the Speed Force andBarry is its literal source,Bart has a mixed relationship with the Speed Force, asit is the reason for his hyper-metabolism, causing him to age swiftly in both directions. Second, he has never quite lived up to his potential. Bart, being a blood relative of both Barry and Eobard Thawne, has had the gift of super speed since birth, but Barry and Wally have been shown to run at greater speeds far more consistently.

Bart made his live action debut in Smallville, it's only a matter of time before we see the character on The CW. He is, after all, an integral part of Flash continuity, becoming the superhero Impulse during his time in the 20th century and serving as Wally's sidekick for a time. It's just that his tenure as the titular character was all too brief for him to be considered as an equal to his predecessors.

4. Barry Allen

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Every character on this list owes a debt to Barry Allen: the source of all speed, the most recognizable speedster in all of comics, and contender for the Fastest Man Alive. It's quite possible that there's more to come from Barry,but where he falls short, believe it or not, is on his inability to master the Speed Force. After succeeding Jay Garrick in bringing the Flash to the Silver Age, Barry heroically sacrifices himself in the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, running faster than he had ever run to reverse the effects of Anti-Monitor's Antimatter cannon. He ran so fast that he became one with the Speed Force, but he proved unable to free himself without Wally's help.

There have been numerous iterations of Barry and Wally's versions of the Flash, and naturally,each has been faster at one (Flash)point or another. For many, Barry remains the definitive Flash, and now that he has been resurrected for good, we might get confirmation as to who is faster, but at the end of the day, Wally at his fastest has achieved feats Barry never could.

3. Eobard Thawne

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Eobard Thawne has one of the more twisted backstories of any DC villain. Born in the 25th century, Thawne worshipped Barry Allen, having been told tales of his heroics from a young age. Desperate to tap into the Speed Force so as to meet his hero in the past, a future version of himself visited Thawne, and killedeveryone whostood in his way of his experiments. Nicknamed Professor Zoom for his extensive knowledge of the Speed Force, Thawne knew it was his destiny to become a speedster, but when he found Barry's washed-up cosmic treadmill and returned to a time after Barry's death, he learned that he was destined for something else: to become the Flash's greatest rival.

Driven insane by the news, Thawne dyed an old Flash suit yellow and developed the Negative Speed Force. Barry and Thawne have more or less been on a par during their various encounters throughout history, but the Negative Speed Force gives Thawne a slight edge. It is able to counteract and even steal Barry's Speed Force, and his research allows him to use it to stop time, delete others from existence, and travel through eras on his own. Thawne served as the primary antagonist in season 1 of The Flash, played by Tom Cavanagh and later Matt Letscher, and he continues to pop up through various stages of Barry's life.

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2. Wally West

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For a long time after Barry's death, Wally struggled with the idea of taking the step up from Kid Flash to Flash. It was actually a time-travelling Professor Zoom who uncovered Wally's true potential. Thawne suggested thatif Wally wasn't up to the challenge, he would become the new Flash, and the psychological barrier Wally had placed on himself to keep him from surpassing his mentor finally broke.

While Wally never had Barry's ability to phase through objects, often preferring to just run straight into things (thereby blowing them up), Wally learned to mainline his power directly from the Speed Force. Thanks to this connection, not even Thawne's Negative Speed Force can drain his powers, and Wally has manufactured a suit out of pure Speed Force energy. His top speed is unknown, but as Barry struggled to escape the Speed Force, Wally was able to enter it and bring them both out, and he has outrun instant teleportation, a black hole, and even death.

There are plenty of speedsterswhose exact speed is yet unknown, so before we get to our number one Speed Force user, stand by for some honourable mentions:

John Fox:A 27th century speedster, John was lost in time following a visit to the 20th century, where he helped Wally West prevent the Ice Age, and wound up protecting the future of 85,265 AD.

Turbine:Following a plane incident, Roscoe Hynes found himself trapped in the Speed Force in the year 1944. Seven decades later, the Flash pulls him into the present, but Hynes, wanting to return to his own time, joins the Rogues as Turbine.

Sprint & Turbocharger:Floyd Gomez and Albert Lim also developed super speed after being trapped in the speed force and released by Barry Allen.

1. Godspeed

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A fairly new addition to the Flash lore, August Heart is a colleague of Barry's at the CCPD. Seeking revenge for his brother's murder, he is out one night when a Speed Force storm erupts over Central City, imbuing him and many of its citizens with super speed. Barry and August work together for a time, rounding up and trying to help those who were hit by the storm, but when Barry learns that the suspect in August's brother's murder has been killed, he figures out that August is the elusive Godspeed. The storm had given Godspeed the unique ability to sense the Speed Force in others, and he uses this to take the powers of the speedsters Barry is trying to help.

We don't know as much about Godspeed as the other characters on this list, but we do know his connection to the Speed Force is as pure as it comes, and thatthe Flash is going to have to reach a whole new level if he is to surpass his latest rival. During his brief run in the comics, Godspeed is shown to be much faster than the Flash, and it takes the combined efforts of Barry, Wally and Barry's recruits to bring him to justice. Though he's currently locked up in Iron Heights, wesomehow don't think we've seenthe lastof Godspeed.


The Flash continues with the mid-season finale, “The Present,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 8PM ET on The CW.

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Are all speedsters connected to the Speed Force? ›

The Speed Force is an energy field that grants all speedsters their power. Several speedsters have merged with it, including Barry Allen, Johnny Quick, and Max Mercury.

Which speedster has the best connection to the Speed Force? ›

The Top Five Speed Force Users
  • 5: Jesse “Quick” Chambers.
  • 4: Wally West.
  • 3: Max Mercury.
  • 2: Jason “Jay” Garrick.
  • 1: Barry Allen.
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Who is the fastest flash ever went comics? ›

Wally West is the Fastest Flash and is arguably the fastest being that has ever existed, as said by Max Mercury—and it has been remarked that Wally and Barry are the only two speedsters that were fast enough to even outrun death itself.

Who are the members of the Speed Force in The Flash? ›

Jay, Barry, Wally West, and Bart Allen have each held the mantle of the Fastest Man Alive, and the Speed Force, created and powered by Barry Allen himself, has always been loyal to the Flash. However, some of his greatest enemies have been known to access its powers too.

Can Barry run without the Speed Force? ›

At the end of the day, the Speed Force is the source of Barry Allen's powers, and he needs it if he wants to keep running. Sure, he might find some alternatives for a while, but the real thing needs to return. It's too important to the mythology of the character.

Is Zoom the Black Flash? ›

A variation of the Black Flash appears in TV series set in the Arrowverse. This version was originally Hunter Zolomon / Zoom transformed to serve as the Speed Force's Grim Reaper-esque enforcer by hunting down speedsters who attempt to change the timeline and erase them from existence.

Who is the most badass speedster? ›

1. Barry Allen / The Flash.

Who is the 2nd fastest speedster? ›

10 Fastest Speedsters in The Flash Family
  1. 1 Wally West. Nobody in the Flash Family has trained harder or longer at refining their speed as much as Wally West.
  2. 2 Barry Allen. This Flash knows the Speed Force like the back of his hand. ...
  3. 3 Avery Ho. ...
  4. 4 Jay Garrick. ...
  5. 5 Wallace West. ...
  6. 6 Bart Allen. ...
  7. 7 Jesse Quick. ...
  8. 8 Max Mercury. ...
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How fast is Black Flash? ›

Superhuman Speed: The Black Flash can move at vast superhuman speeds, easily keeping up with Barry Allen, and surpassing the speed of light.

What is a speedster's weakness? ›


Because speed is produced by a build-up of heat in the target's atoms, speedsters are vulnerable to extremely cold temperatures or ice-based powers. It will also temporarily stunt their healing capacities.

Can Barry create the Speed Force? ›

In 2009's The Flash: Rebirth, Geoff Johns wrote that Barry Allen actually CREATED the Speed Force himself when a regular bolt of lightning struck him, activating his metagene.

Who created the Negative Speed Force? ›

The Negative Speed Force was created by Eobard Thawne as a negative version of the Speed Force.

Who is more faster than Flash? ›

As the current Flash in DC Comics, Wally West is one of the fastest men alive, easily able to outpace people like Superman and manage to keep up with people like Barry Allen, but a long time ago Wally admitted that the Reverse Flash is much faster than him.

What is Barry Allen's top speed? ›

Allen, also known as the Flash (see figure 1), is the fastest man alive. For the CW interpretation of this well-known superhero he is shown to be able to run at speeds of 1633 ms -1 (Mach 4.8), which is approximately 2.5 times the speed of Concorde. ...

Is Impulse faster than Flash? ›

He has been shown to move faster than light as Impulse, while now he has an artificial knee which limits his speed as Kid Flash. He now can only travel close to the speed of light.

Is Jay Garrick connected to the Speed Force? ›

Powers. Speed Force Conduit: Jay possesses a connection to the Speed Force, a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward.

What color is the Speed Force lightning? ›

Orange is the traditional lightning color for The Flash in the comics as he draws upon the Speed Force for his powers. The Flash's blue lightning typically comes as a result of the speedster having a greater connection to the Speed Force.

Is Barry's mom the Speed Force? ›

Latest medium. Michelle Nicole Harrison (née Johnston; born March 24, 1975) is an American actress. She portrayed Nora Allen, the Speed Force as Nora, Joan Williams, and Deathstorm, and voiced Barry Allen's mother in The Flash.

Who is red death Flash? ›

Ryan Wilder, also known as the Red Death, is a major antagonist in the 2014 TV series The Flash, serving as a mentioned antagonist in Seasons 5 and 8 before appearing as one of the two main antagonists (alongside the Negative Speed Force) of Season 9.

Who is the god of the Speed Force? ›

Savitar is the self-declared god of speed. As a Speed Force conduit, he is an enemy of the Flash.

Is Zoom related to Thawne? ›

In the comics, the Reverse-Flash is also commonly referred to as “Professor Zoom,” or simply “Zoom.” And in some comics, Eobard Thawne is the Reverse-Flash and in others he's Zoom.

Which speedster is immortal? ›

Black Flash is himself immortal, making him essentially impossible to defeat. He first appeared in 1998, in The Flash #138, when he came to collect Wally West back into the Speed Force.

Who is the smartest speedster in the Flash? ›

Eobard Thawne

He not only has superhuman speed but he is a genius who is able to keep adding to his speed with both special techniques and devices. He was able to keep up with Barry in Crisis on Earth-X and was almost up to his speed, even with Barry getting faster as he gained experience.

Which speedster can defeat Flash? ›

Doctor Strange is a Master of the Mystic Arts who wields a number of powerful spells and artifacts, making him a dangerous threat. Beating the Flash as simple as Doctor Strange moving the battlefield to another dimension or changing into one of his more powerful forms.

Which speedster is faster than Sonic? ›

However, taking all things we know into account, Flash would win a typical race against Sonic the Hedgehog and come out as the faster of the two.

Who is the weakest speedster? ›

Technically the slowest speedster was Jai West son of Wally West as even though he is connected to the speed force it didn't give him super speed.

Who is faster than savitar? ›

Savitar - Barry was the only speedster fast enough to beat Savitar. Eobard could beat him too as he is from the future (and knows everything) and the Negative Force (His powers) mimic the Speed Force (Barry's powers).

Who killed reverse flash? ›

When Iris West (Barry's wife) rejected his romantic pursuits, Thawne killed Iris. After Flash had found love again, Thawne threatened to kill Fiona Webb (Barry's new fiancé) on their wedding day. Fearful that history was repeating itself, Barry killed Thawne by breaking his neck.

How fast is Johnny Quick? ›

Johnny Quick wore a helmet that enhances his natural speed abilities to levels that are beyond the limits of most, though less than the speed of light.

How fast is Zoom? ›

He is stated to be capable of exceeding light-speed (299,792,458 m/s), which could explain why he can go through the breaches between Earth-2 and Earth-1, and can move at speeds of Mach6-8, easily outmatching Barry's speed in their first fight.

What is Barry Allen's weakness? ›

3 Barry Allen's Greatest Weakness Is Extreme Temperatures

Allen fought villains like Captain Cold, the Weather Wizard, and Heatwave. The reason they were so successful against him was that Allen's powers were weak to extreme heat and cold.

What is Kid Flash's weakness? ›

Wally's only "unique" weakness is to excessive cold. This doesn't extend to simple weather conditions, as only devices such as Captain Cold's absolute zero Cold Gun have been enough to slow the speedster down enough to make him vulnerable.

Is The Flash faster than Superman? ›

The two heroes have raced several times since then, in the comics, cartoons and movies. As a general rule, the comics claim that The Flash is the faster hero, with Barry Allen, Wally West and even an octogenarian Jay Garrick having outrun Superman over the years.

Why was the Speed Force dying? ›

In summary, the speed force died because Barry took the Spectre's energy into the speed force and neutralized it. Wally sympathizes with Barry's decision but tells him to do something to atone for his actions.

Is Speed Force faster than Barry? ›

All of his abilities are due to access to an unlimited sentient cosmic energy called the Speed Force. And while the TV series insists that he is the fastest man alive, there are many other speedsters in the DC Comics Universe than can tap into the the Speed Force even better than Barry Allen.

Who is Nora Speed Force? ›

Michelle Harrison is an American television and film actress. She is known for her role as Nora Allen / The Speed Force in the CW series The Flash, and the film Hit n' Strum.

Who is the father of Speed Force? ›

10 The Speed Force was Created by Barry Allen

Back in 2005's The Flash: Rebirth by Geoff Johns, it was revealed that Barry Allen himself was actually the person who created the Speed Force.

Is there a reverse Speed Force? ›

In the DC comics, the Negative Speed Force was created by Eobard Thawne when he got his powers and he used it to leech off of the Flash's power throughout history. In one version of the DC comics, Barry Allen gained access to the Negative Speed Force, becoming known as the "Negative Flash".

Who is faster than the Speed Force? ›

In his own DC Rebirth series known as Flash Forward, Wally ran faster than the speed force, the source of his power.

Is the Speed Force faster than any speedster? ›

And while the TV series insists that he is the fastest man alive, there are many other speedsters in the DC Comics Universe than can tap into the the Speed Force even better than Barry Allen.

Is Quicksilver connected to the Speed Force? ›

Quicksilver's body is perfectly adapted for speed due to his mutant gene, but he doesn't have the connection to Speed Force, which is something unique to DC and allows DC speedsters to achieve mind-boggling speeds.

Does Quicksilver have a connection to the Speed Force? ›

Quicksilver does not have the Speed Force or anything like it. Marvel has never actually provided an explanation of the real dangers of his powers like DC has.

Is Flash fast without Speed Force? ›

Jay Garrick, the original Flash, managed to maintain his super speed despite the destruction of the Speed Force. While he can access and act as a conduit for the Speed Force, it is not necessary for him to use his superhuman abilities.

What is Black Adam top speed? ›

H for the Swiftness of Horus: By channeling Horus's speed, Black Adam, on earth can fly and move at speeds in excess of Mach 10 (2.5 miles a second) and at the speed of light in space.

Is Godspeed A speedster? ›

August Heart (born August 16, 2021), nicknamed Godspeed by Lia Nelson, is a criminal speedster from 2049. In a previous timeline, he used tachyons to gain super speed and Velocity 9 to enhance it. He was stopped and imprisoned by Nora West-Allen after murdering Lia Nelson.

Who is faster than Flash in Marvel? ›


Quicksilver…the man many believe to be Marvel's answer to DC's The Flash. Quicksilver, as his name implies, is really fast. His speed has been estimated well over 8500 miles per hour.

Can Superman access the Speed Force? ›

Well it was a misconception for a while that the Speedforce grants speed to any speedster (thus inherently including Superman) but Superman really can't access the Speedforce because he isn't categorically a speedster. The Speedforce is an extradimensional energy only accessible by speedsters.

Who is the fastest superhero Quicksilver? ›

While Quicksilver is often thought of as the fastest of the Avengers, one hero fans know from the movies can actually outrace him when they need to. Many heroes possess enhanced speed, but Pietro Maximoff is generally considered Earth's fastest man (at least in Marvel Continuity).

Who is the DC version of Quicksilver? ›

Max Mercury is a fictional DC Comics superhero similar to Quality Comics' Quicksilver. Initially an obscure speedster, the character was rebooted by Mark Waid in the pages of The Flash and turned into a mentor for Wally West and Bart Allen.

How fast is Mercury God? ›

Mercury is most often associated with having incredible speed and is able to fly as fast as a bird.

What can outrun Flash? ›

Read on to see our list for 15 speedsters who could outrun the Scarlet Speedster.
  • 14 SAVITAR.
  • 13 BART ALLEN.
  • 12 AMAZO.
  • 10 HERMES.
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Does Jay Garrick have a connection to the Speed Force? ›

Powers. Speed Force Conduit: Jay possesses a connection to the Speed Force, a mysterious cosmic force that pushes time and space itself forward.


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