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The Speed Force is a form of kinetic energy that can be tapped into to produce super speed in an individual or item.

To physically enter the realm that the Speed Force has developed into, individuals need to reach a speed that exceeds beyond the speed of sound, light and time. Once entering the realm, individuals run the risk of becoming one with the energy due to their speed. Individuals need a "lightning rod" to ground themselves with their original realities in order to ensure their return from the Speed Force.


The energy was developed and first generated by Flash (Barry Allen) as a by-product of his super speed. As the kinetic energy grew every time Allen utilized his abilities, the Speed Force eventually grew into an energy realm where others could tap into and use its energies.

As the Speed Force continued to grow, it eventually became a kinetic wall between the present and the time barrier that allowed access to the past and future. It now manifests as an electrical energy that exists in every dimension, every universe, and every era.


Speed Force map


  • In Flashback, The Flash (heroes) or Professor Zoom (villains) use the Cosmic Treadmill to tunnel through the Speed Force, allowing two players to fight through Paradox Reapers to reach CCPD in the past to stop Abra Kadabra from preventing Barry Allen from becoming The Flash.
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  • Locations of disruptions of the Speed Force (e.g. in the main area of Paradox Wave) may have a unique afterimage trail effect, in which an object leaves a trail of many fading copies of its image, similar to a common glitch in older Windows computers when a program is not responding but is dragged around.
  • The Speed Force serves as the ultimate measure of velocity in the DC Universe.
  • The Black Flash is the representation of Death associated with the Speed Force.
  • 3x2(9YZ)4A=? is the formula that created the Speed Force and, once recited, allows Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle access to the energy.
  • Max Mercury, although he was granted super speed by Native American rituals, tried to find the fuel for his powers and began studying the Speed Force. Though he never quite entered it, his attempts to access it allowed him to inadvertently travel forward through time.
  • The Speed Force is actually split between two charges; positive (generated by Barry Allen) and negative (generated by Eobard Thawne). The positive energy charge is commonly colorized as yellow lightning while the negative energy is red.


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Heroes Flash (Jay Garrick) - Flash (Barry Allen) - Flash (Wally West) - Flash (Bart Allen) - Kid Flash
Villains Abra Kadabra - Captain Cold - Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) - Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer) - Gorilla Grodd - Heat Wave - Mirror Master - Weather Wizard - Pied Piper - Professor Zoom - The Red Death - Trickster - Top
Other Dexter Myles - Flashpoint Batman - Iris West Allen - Linda Park - Paradox Reaper - Quick Lee - Short Order
Electricity - Cosmic Treadmill - Super Speed
Weapons Defender's Compartment Trinket - Enforcer's Compartment Trinket - Fighter's Compartment Trinket - Medic's Compartment Trinket
Apparel Absolute Zero - Bulwark of Madness - Captain Cold Emblem - Captain Cold's Furred Hood - Captain Cold Glasses - CCPD Forensics Hoodie - Enhanced Captain Cold Emblem - Enhanced Flash Emblem - Enhanced Flash Emblem - Jay Garrick - Flash Day - Enhanced Flash Blue Logo T-Shirt - Flash Day - Enhanced Flash Red Logo T-Shirt - Flash Day - Flash Blue Logo T-Shirt - Flash Day - Flash Red Logo T-Shirt - Flash Emblem - Flash Emblem - Jay Garrick - Flash Museum T-Shirt - Flash T-Shirt - Hood of the Piper - Journeyman's Boots - Reverse - Speed-Force Spectrum - Speed-Force Spectrum 2018 - The Flash's Speed-Treads - Vestment of the Magician - Zoom T-Shirt
Base Items Flash Base Item Pack - Flash Museum Balloon - Flash Museum Column (League Hall) - Flash Museum Hanging Light (League Hall) - The Flash Portrait Banner (League Hall)
Central City - Flash Museum - Iron Heights Penitentiary - Keystone City - Speed Force
PvE Central City (Origin Crisis) - Central City Police Department - Flashpoint Gotham City - Gorilla Island
Flash Family - Justice Society of America - Justice League of America - S.T.A.R. Labs - The Rogues
A Rip in Time - Flash Museum Burglary - Lightning Strikes - Prison Break - The Demon's Pit - The Demon's Plan - The First Piece - World of Flashpoint