If I Relaunched the Flash

Posted by Multiverse (265 posts) - - Show Bio

The word relaunch is included in a shameless attempt to get people to read this blog. Think of this as my version of the Flash. Any version of the DC Universe that I created would have the elements of racial diversity, prominent female characters, and the normal passage of time.

Naming Conventions

For my versions of female characters I usually have them keep their maiden name when married and pass on their maiden name to their daughters. For example, Elizabeth Lawrence would still be Elizabeth Lawrence after marrying Jonathan Chambers and their daughter would have the name Jessica Lawrence.

Jonathan Chambers would be a Kansa Native American scientist from Keystone City. While working for Checkmate as a chemist he would develop a drug that gives the person who takes it super speed abilities. He would use his super speed abilities to become the Flash. His costume would consist of bright red boots, yellow pants, a bright red shirt with black thunderbolt, and a silver helmet with gold wings. He would be active from 1940-1952. The Rogues Gallery would begin its activities during Jonathan Chambers’ career but would not be finally eliminated until the late in the second Flash’s career.

Tanaka Rei would succeed Jonathan Chambers as the Flash in 1956. His costume would consist of black boots, black pants, a dark red shirt with white thunderbolt, and a silver helmet with silver wings. He would be married to Linda Park. He would retire in 1974.

Jessica Lawrence (Flash III) would be the daughter of Jonathan Chambers (Flash I) and Elizabeth Lawrence (Liberty Belle). She would succeed Tanaka Rei as the Flash in 1974. Her costume would be almost identical to her dad’s. She would primarily devote herself to scientific pursuits. She would be married to Richard “Rex” Tyler (Hourman II). Rex Tyler would use improvements to his father, Warrick “Rick” Tyler’s, time travel technology both to fight crime and as a scientist in his own right. Jessica Lawrence and Rick Tyler would retire in 1986.

Iris Park (Flash IV) would be the daughter of Tanaka Rei and Linda Park. She would succeed Jessica Lawrence as Flash in 1986. Her costume would be almost identical to the one used by Tanaka Rei. She would be married to Jeven Ognats and would be the mother of Jennifer Park (Trajectory). Iris Park’s brother Jason Rei (Impulse) would be married to Meloni Thawne and would be the father of Thaddeus Rei (Inertia). Thaddues Rei would be married to Valerie Perez. Iris Park and Jason Rei would be active from 1986-2006. Jennifer Park and Thaddeus Rei would be active starting in 2025.

Elizabeth Lawrence Jr. (Flash V) would be the daughter of Jessica Lawrence and Rick Tyler. She would be the Flash in the present and would use her mother’s costume.

In the 30th Century Henry Allen and Charlene Thawne would be the parents of Bartholomew Allen (Hot Pursuit) and Malcolm Allen (Cobalt Blue). As adults Hot Pursuit and Cobalt Blue would be members of the Legion of Superheroes. Bartholomew Allen would be married to Iris Russell and would be the father of Carrie Russell. Malcolm Allen would be married to Christina McGee and would be the father of Eobard Allen (Cobalt Blue II). Walter West (Hot Pursuit II) would be married to Angela Margolin and would be the father of Bartholomew West (Hot Pursuit III).

#1 Posted by TheRedRobin96 (334 posts) - - Show Bio

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! 5 BAD "IF I RELAUNCHED...." IN A ROW!!!! YOUR ON A ROLL!!!!! :D

#2 Posted by Agent_November (53 posts) - - Show Bio

I am sorry, I don't mean to be mean (badoom tish), but I don't get all these relaunches; First of all they are all based around the same ideas: "racial diversity, prominent female characters, and the normal passage of time", thats all well and good but they lack a rudemetary understanding of the various mythologies that you are relaunching. All of your relaunches basically amount to random nameswapping and nonsense role reversal and copy/paste structure just makes the them look cheap. I think you're a really insightful guy and I like alot of your other stuff, but I think these relaunches are subpar, anyway I just wanted to say my piece.

#3 Posted by Maki_P (273 posts) - - Show Bio

That's cool! I don't really know how did you ended up in a reality with such an odd naming convention, but it's cool

#4 Posted by KidSupreme (824 posts) - - Show Bio

@Maki_P: LoL, I know WTF??? What a messed up named system.

I'm sorry I read most of your relaunches once again, not my cup of tea. The the flash I could not get past you naming system I just stopped.

`...I usually have them keep their maiden name when married and pass on their maiden name to their daughters...`

So as you were saying if Elizabeth Lawrence after marrying Jonathan Chambers and their daughter would have the name Jessica Lawrence. If they happen to have a 2nd child and its a boy and they name him Jake, would his name be Jake Chambers. That is what i`m getting and that is totally messed up. How would you tell they are brother and sister.

#5 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (10055 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting..

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#6 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

Well after just reading all of your relaunches, I have to say... this and Batman were the only two that I actually didn't like. The Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern ones I all felt were decent ideas. But I just couldn't get around this one or the Batman one.

#7 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1411 posts) - - Show Bio

If I were to relaunch, Jay Garrick would be the Flash. Barry Allen his sidekick as Kid-Flash. Jesse as Girl-Flash. The Rival using the name Zoom as his, well rival. Barry as the next Flash & Wally as his sidekick from a future period would be showing up sometimes. Same with Bart, XS etc.

The other speedsters would be the "Flash" of different a different earth-# with a mix & match of who their side-kick & girl-kick are, trying to get everyone used an equal amount of times, with no duplicates on a same earth.

Barry from an earth-1 were the Silver age occurs.

A golden age earth-2

Johnny Quick using the Flash name on Earth-4

Max Mercury using the Flash name on Earth-5, & Quicksilver on whatever earth quality takes place on

& of cource the Tangent earth with their flash

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