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The Best Characters On 'The Flash'  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite characters from the series - even if they're no longer around.

The best characters on CW’s The Flash consist of ordinary people and masked superheroes - and sometimes both. By day, Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) is a forensic scientist, but by night he’s The Flash, the fastest superhero this side of Central City.

Taking place within The CW’s ever-expanding Arrowverse, the best characters on The Flash often intersect with other DC mainstays, though sometimes they don’t always know who they’re really dealing with. Who’s your favorite character on The Flash? Wally West (Kid Flash) is an easy favorite, and Eobard Thawne (Reverse Flash) is easily one of the coolest villains in all of DC fandom.

Vote up all the greatest characters on The Flash, and vote down all the guys and girls you think aren’t cut out for the superhero lifestyle.

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Harrison Wells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Flash'
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Harrison Wells

Research laboratories unconnected to the government, unconnected to any business interests or any of that kind of stuff. And then we build right downtown in the heart of the city, in the epicenter, and we become the heart of the city. We become the heart of the nation. We change the way you think about the sciences, and then...

Played by: Tom Cavanagh

Occupation: Scientist (former)

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Reverse-Flash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Flash'
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This ability to travel through time revealed the truth. My fate was to become your greatest enemy. I was never going to be the Flash. So I became the reverse of everything that you were. The more people you saved, the more you were loved... the more I had to take from you.

Played by: Matt Letscher, Tom Cavanagh (disguised as Harrison Wells)

Occupation: Professor

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Elongated Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Flash'
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Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man

But then I visited a friend of mine. And he helped me remember that no one is fearless. But real heroes, they find a way to rise above that fear and make a difference anyway. Even if it kills them in the process. So, this is me, rising up. Hopefully without the dying part. Now let my friends go.

Played by: Hartley Sawyer

Occupation: Private investigator

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Eddie Thawne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Flash'
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He was wrong. Turns out, I'm a hero after all.

Played by: Rick Cosnett

Occupation: Police detective (former)

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