Barry loved chemistry from an early age, and that helped his skills as a farmer.
He won first place in the Fallville County Fair Agricultural Competition, a prize which included a scholarship to Sun City University.
He decided to sit down and recollect his thoughts at a diner.
A passing waitress accidentally spilled the items of her tray onto Barry, who amazingly caught them all in mid-air and returns them to the tray.
When he was a child, his mother was killed and his father was convicted of the crime.
The drive to prove his father was innocent gave Barry a strong belief in justice.
Eager to be in the sister city of his childhood hero's home, Keystone City, he accepted the offer.
After moving to Central City and getting an apartment with a laboratory in the back, Barry began dating Picture News reporter Iris West, whom he met while examining an apparent murder that she was reporting. That night during an electrical storm, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break.
He later revised the process, making the fabric sensitive to nitrogen instead.Henry and Nora Allen (parents, deceased), Malcolm Thawne (brother), Iris Allen (wife), Don and Dawn Allen (children), Bart Allen (grandson) and Jenni Ognats (granddaughter), Wally West (nephew) - see Allen Family for complete family tree Barry Allen is The Flash, the fastest man alive.Using his super-speed powers, he taps into the Speed Force and becomes a costumed crime-fighter.He was an incredible Flash fan, and he knew his aunt's boyfriend was a "friend" of the Flash, so a meeting was arranged.The Flash offered to answer all of Wally's questions, so Wally asked how the Flash had gained his powers of super-speed.