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The Best Characters On 'The Flash'

Updated May 27, 2020 6.2k votes 561 voters 2.7k views32 items

List RulesVote 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

    Harrison Wells
    Photo: The CW

    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)

    Appears in: Seasons 1 - 6

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    Vibe/Cisco Ramon

    Vibe/Cisco Ramon
    Photo: The CW

    I just love a good pop culture reference in a moment of crisis.

    Played by: Carlos Valdes

    Occupation: Mechanical engineer at S.T.A.R. Labs

    Appears in: Seasons 1 - 6

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  • Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost
    Photo: The CW

    They call me Killer Frost. Let me show you why.

    Played by: Danielle Panabaker

    Occupation: Bio-engineer at S.T.A.R. Labs

    Appears in: Seasons 1 - 6

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  • Barry Allen/Flash
    Photo: The CW

    I've spent my whole life searching for the impossible, never imagining that I would become the impossible.

    Played by: Grant Gustin

    Occupation: Leader of Team Flash, forensic scientist at the Central City Police Department 

    Appears in: Seasons 1 - 6

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