Forget Usain Bolt, meet Barry Allen -- the fastest man alive! Barry is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite being traumatized at a young age because of a mysterious red and yellow lightning that killed his mother and resulted in his father being convicted of her murder. All of that changes when an accident involving a massive particle accelerator leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab, leaving him in a coma for nine months. When he finally wakes up, Barry finds that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speeds. He also learns that he’s not the only one affected by the accident, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Barry dedicates his life to protecting the innocent as The Flash while also trying to solve the mystery surrounding his mother’s death.