The Best Flash Versions Of All Time

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Flash Versions Of All Time
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Vote up your favorite rendition of the scarlet speedster!

The Flash is one of the more underrated superheroes out there. He's an integral member of not just the Justice League, but of the entire DC universe in general. He's so prevalent in comic lore that a whole bunch of different people (a few of which are related to one another) have donned the lightening tights, each with their own unique fan following.

As such, there are many different variations on the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or the multitude of heroes who embody him in The Flash comic books, The Flash is in virtually every form of pop culture, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as him the DC vs Mortal Kombat or his appearances in the Lego Batman game franchise? Is The '90s "Flash" show your favorite or is it the new CW version? Are you a Barry Allen fan or Wally West? Or maybe Jay Garrick is your Flash?

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of The Flash ever? Vote up your favorites!

Most divisive: The Batman
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  • Barry Allen
    Fictional Character
    116 votes
    The Flash is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is the second character known as the Flash. The character first appeared in Showcase #4, created by writer Robert Kanigher and penciler Carmine Infantino. His name combines talk show hosts Barry Gray and Steve Allen. His death in 1985 in Crisis on Infinite Earths removed the character from the regular DC lineup for 23 years. His return to regular comics occurred subsequently in 2008 within the pages of Grant Morrison's Final Crisis and Geoff Johns' The Flash: Rebirth limited series. In 2011, Allen played a key role of the crossover mini-series Flashpoint, which resulted in another reboot of the DC Comics continuity, known as "The New 52".
  • Wally West
    Fictional Character
    104 votes
    Wally West is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. On May 6, 2011, IGN ranked Wally West #8 on their list of the "Top 100 Super Heroes of All Time", stating that "Wally West is one of the DCU’s greatest heroes, even if he doesn’t rank as the original Scarlet Speedster".
  • Justice League
    TV Program
    81 votes
    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is based on the Justice League of America and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. After the second season, the series was renamed Justice League Unlimited, and aired for an additional three seasons.
  • Jay Garrick
    Fictional Character
    66 votes
    Jay Garrick is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe and is the first superhero to bear the name Flash.
  • The Flash (2014)
    113 votes
    In a seamless fusion of superhero action and emotional drama, The Flash has managed to keep audiences engaged since its debut. The show follows the story of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a forensic scientist who acquires superhuman speed after being struck by lightning. As he embraces his newfound abilities, Barry becomes a masked crusader, fighting crime and protecting Central City from a multitude of nefarious threats. With a talented ensemble cast, including Candice Patton as Iris West and Tom Cavanagh in various roles, The Flash has garnered critical acclaim and numerous award nominations, solidifying its place in the pantheon of superhero television.
  • Justice League Unlimited
    61 votes
    Delving into the intricate world of superheroes, Justice League Unlimited showcases an array of characters while expertly balancing action and storytelling. With a rich ensemble cast, including Superman (George Newbern), Batman (Kevin Conroy), and Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg), the show masterfully explores the human side of these iconic heroes. As an Emmy-nominated series, it has received accolades for its animation and attention to detail. The intricate plotlines span across multiple episodes, providing viewers with a cohesive narrative that keeps them engaged. This animated gem offers a fresh perspective on familiar faces, reminding us why these heroes continue to resonate with audiences.