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    Central City (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)



    This city is a lightning rod for insanity.
    — Captain Daisy Korber[src]

    Central City is a city in Missouri and the home to the vigilante, The Flash.

    History[edit | hide | hide all]

    Particle Accelerator Explosion[edit | hide]

    On December 11, 2013, the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded and created Metahumans.[1] Ninth months later, Barry Allen woke up from a coma after being hit by lightning during the explosion. He then discovered his superhuman speed and became the local vigilante, The Flash.[2]

    Metapocalypse[edit | hide]

    In 2016, Zoom, a Metahuman created by Singularity a year prior, led his army into the city and invaded. The invasion was later averted by The Flash and his team of vigilantes.[3]

    Dominator Invasion[edit | hide]

    In late 2016, the city was again invaded, this time by aliens. However, they were later defeated by the heroes of Earth: including The Flash, Green Arrow of Star City, Supergirl of National City and the Legends of Tomorrow.[4][5]

    Speed Force Storm[edit | hide]

    Speed Force storm

    In mid-2017, a Speed Force storm occurred and "Nora" took Barry away through a portal.[6] Six months later, during his return, a high amount of Dark Matter flooded onto a bus and transformed its passengers into Metahumans, including Ralph Dibny, later known as the Elongated Man.[7]

    Earth-X Invasion[edit | hide]

    During Barry and Iris West-Allen's wedding, a group of Nazi doppelgängers from Earth-X attacked the heroes and invaded the city. Similar to the Dominator Invasion, they were defeated by the same group of heroes.[4]

    King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd[edit | hide]

    In 2019, King Shark fought against Grodd on the streets.[8]

    Reign of Terror[edit | hide]

    Days prior to the Crisis, Bloodwork and his Blood Brothers infected countless people with Dark Matter-infused blood, controlling them like Zombies. The Flash was among those infected and was restored by his team, which was able to do the same on the residents. The Flash then defeated Bloodwork, sending him to A.R.G.U.S. custody.[9]

    Crisis on Infinite Earths[edit | hide]

    Crisis begins in Central City

    During the crisis, Central City was attacked by Shadow Demons along with Star City.[5]

    On December 10, 2019, Central City along with the rest of the multiverse was vaporized and destroyed by Antimatter.[10]

    Mirrorverse Invasion[edit | hide]

    Mirror Monarch vs. Team Flash

    In May 2020, Mirror Monarch attacked the city and kidnapped dozens of people while replacing them with Reflections. With The Flash, Frost and Vibe back on the field, the invasion was prevented, and Mirror Monarch released the innocent people back to their homes.[11]

    Unforgiving Storm Ravages[edit | hide]

    Weeks later, the newly created Forces of Nature were wanted by the rogue Speed Force. As a result, a storm of pure energy was created above Central City and caused damage to the city, including a prison break at Iron Heights and individuals being injured by lightning strikes. The storm was eventually neutralized by The Flash while the Forces reformed and reunited, no longer posing as a threat to the city.[12]

    Godspeed War[edit | hide]

    While the storm disappeared, a group of Godspeed Clones arrived from the distant future in battle of another group for the life of a brain-damaged August Heart.[13] Their intervals between their violent attacks soon decreased rapidly despite the efforts of Team Flash and Spartan.[14] With the help of young speedsters from the future, XS and Impulse, alongside veteran vigilante Jay Garrick, the speedster family successfully defeated Godspeed and August Heart himself.[15][16]

    Black Flame Murders[edit | hide]

    Cobalt Blue[edit | hide]

    Reverse Flashpoint[edit | hide]

    Armageddon[edit | hide]

    Neighborhoods[edit | hide]

    Vigilantes[edit | hide]

    Team Flash during Mirror Monarch's invasion
    • The Flash: After being struck by lightning during the particle accelerator explosion, Barry Allen gained superhuman speed through his connection to the Speed Force. Since then, Barry has served as Central City's defense to rogue Metahumans, such as Reverse-Flash, Zoom, Savitar, the Thinker, Cicada, Bloodwork, Mirror Monarch and Godspeed.
    • Vibe/Mecha-Vibe: During Zoom's attack, Cisco Ramon embraced his abilities as a Viber and created a series of technology to help him further understand them, eventually suiting up as Vibe and defended Central City alongside The Flash. He later took the Metahuman Cure and returned to a more supporting role, while later returning as Mecha-Vibe during Mirror Monarch's invasion.
    • Kid Flash: Like Barry Allen, Wally West gained a connection to the Speed Force and operated as a vigilante in Central City. Wally later left Central City to further understand himself, joining the Legends of Tomorrow for a brief period of time.
    • Frost: Killer Frost was initially a criminal working alongside Savitar. However, she reformed and joined Team Flash, rebranding as Frost. She was later arrested for her previous crimes and incarcerated in Iron Heights Penitentiary before being released during the Force Storm.
    • Elongated Man: Gaining abilities from the Bus 405 incident, Ralph Dibny gained the ability of elasticity and donned the alter ego of Elongated Man. Unfortunately, he was severely injured when he attempted to destroy the terrorist organization Black Hole, leaving Central City with Sue Dearbon in order to destroy similar organizations across the world.
    • Wavelength: After Nash Wells' sacrifice, Allegra Garcia decided to join The Flash in the field using her electromagnetic abilities and Wells' advanced gadgets to assist the team.
    • Virtue: Gaining abilities during her pregnancy, the scope of Cecile Horton's empathic abilities soon advanced to telepathic and telekinetic ones, with her soon donning the moniker of Virtue.
    • Chillblaine: While initially an enemy of Team Flash, Mark Blaine soon stopped operating as a criminal and worked alongside Team Flash as a vigilante.
    • Atom: In the Reverse Flashpoint, Ryan Choi took the mantle of Atom from the deceased Ray Palmer.

    Residents[edit | hide]

    Current Residents[edit | hide]

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    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Salvation Mentioned
    City of Heroes Mentioned
    The Scientist Mentioned
    Three Ghosts Appears
    Blast Radius Mentioned
    Time of Death Mentioned
    The Man Under the Hood Mentioned
    Seeing Red Mentioned
    Pilot Appears
    The Calm Appears
    Fastest Man Alive Appears
    Things You Can't Outrun Appears
    Going Rogue Appears
    The Magician Mentioned
    Plastique Appears
    The Flash Is Born Appears
    Power Outage Appears
    Flash vs. Arrow Appears
    The Brave and the Bold Mentioned
    The Man in the Yellow Suit Appears
    Revenge of the Rogues Appears
    The Sound and the Fury Appears
    Crazy for You Appears
    Uprising Mentioned
    The Nuclear Man Appears
    Fallout Appears
    Out of Time Appears
    Rogue Time Appears
    Tricksters Appears
    Public Enemy Mentioned
    All-Star Team Up Appears
    Broken Arrow Appears
    Who Is Harrison Wells? Appears
    The Fallen Mentioned
    The Trap Appears
    Grodd Lives Appears
    Rogue Air Appears
    Fast Enough Appears
    Episode 3 Appears
    The Man Who Saved Central City Appears
    Green Arrow Mentioned
    Flash of Two Worlds Appears
    Family of Rogues Appears
    Restoration Mentioned
    The Fury of Firestorm Appears
    The Darkness and the Light Appears
    Enter Zoom Appears
    Lost Souls Mentioned
    Gorilla Warfare Appears
    Legends of Today Appears
    Legends of Yesterday Appears
    Running to Stand Still Appears
    Potential Energy Appears
    Pilot, Part 1 Appears
    The Reverse-Flash Returns Appears
    Fast Lane Appears
    Blood Ties Appears
    Welcome to Earth-2 Appears
    Escape from Earth-2 Appears
    King Shark Appears
    Marooned Mentioned
    Trajectory Appears
    Flash Back Appears
    Left Behind Mentioned
    Progeny Mentioned
    The Magnificent Eight Appears
    Episode 1 Appears
    Versus Zoom Appears
    Worlds Finest Mentioned
    Last Refuge Appears
    Episode 2 Dream
    Back to Normal Appears
    Episode 3 Dream
    Rupture Appears
    River of Time Flashback
    Episode 4 Appears
    The Runaway Dinosaur Appears
    Destiny Appears
    Invincible Appears
    Legendary Appears
    The Race of His Life Appears
    Flashpoint Appears
    Paradox Appears
    The Recruits Mentioned
    Episode 1 Appears
    Magenta Appears
    A Matter of Trust Mentioned
    The New Rogues Appears
    Monster Appears
    Shade Appears
    Killer Frost Appears
    Medusa Appears
    Invasion! Appears
    Invasion! Mentioned
    Invasion! Appears
    The Present Appears
    Borrowing Problems from the Future Appears
    Who Are You? Video Footage
    Dead or Alive Appears
    The Legion of Doom Appears
    Second Chances Appears
    Untouchable Appears
    Spectre of the Gun Mentioned
    Attack on Gorilla City Appears
    Attack on Central City Appears
    The Wrath of Savitar Appears
    Into the Speed Force Appears
    Duet Appears
    Abra Kadabra Appears
    Aruba Appears
    Doomworld Appears
    The Once and Future Flash Appears
    I Know Who You Are Appears
    Underneath Mentioned
    Cause and Effect Appears
    Infantino Street Appears
    Finish Line Appears
    The Flash Reborn Appears
    Aruba-Con Appears
    Mixed Signals Appears
    Freakshow Flashback
    Luck Be a Lady Appears
    Zari Appears
    Elongated Journey Into Night Appears
    Reversal Mentioned
    Phone Home Appears
    Girls Night Out Appears
    Deathstroke Returns Flashback
    Stretched Scene #1 Appears
    When Harry Met Harry... Appears
    Stretched Scene #2 Appears
    Therefore I Am Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3 Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4 Appears
    Stretched Scene #3 Appears
    Don't Run Appears
    Beebo the God of War Appears
    Episode One Appears
    The Trial of The Flash Appears
    The Elongated Knight Rises Appears
    Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash Appears
    All for Nothing Flashback
    True Colors Appears
    Daddy Darhkest Appears
    The Curse of the Earth Totem Mentioned
    Subject 9 Appears
    No Country for Old Dads Mentioned
    Enter Flashtime Appears
    Amazing Grace Mentioned
    Run, Iris, Run Appears
    The Thanatos Guild Mentioned
    Brothers in Arms Mentioned
    Null and Annoyed Appears
    Lose Yourself Appears
    Fury Rogue Appears
    Therefore She Is Appears
    Docket No. 11-19-41-73 Flashback
    Harry and the Harrisons Appears
    Think Fast Appears
    We Are The Flash Appears
    Nora Appears
    Blocked Appears
    The Virgin Gary Mentioned
    The Death of Vibe Appears
    Crossing Lines Mentioned
    News Flash Appears
    All Doll'd Up Appears
    The Icicle Cometh Appears
    O Come, All Ye Thankful Appears
    What's Past Is Prologue Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 1 Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 2 Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 3 Appears
    The Flash & The Furious Appears
    Seeing Red Appears
    Memorabilia Appears
    Emerald Archer Video Footage
    Goldfaced Appears
    Star City Slayer Appears
    Cause and XS Appears
    King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd Appears
    Failure Is an Orphan Appears
    Time Bomb Appears
    Godspeed Appears
    Snow Pack Appears
    Gone Rogue Appears
    The Girl with the Red Lightning Appears
    Legacy Appears
    Into the Void Appears
    A Flash of the Lightning Appears
    Dead Man Running Appears
    There Will Be Blood Appears
    Kiss Kiss Breach Breach Appears
    License to Elongate Appears
    The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1 Appears
    A Mad Tea-Party Appears
    The Wrath of Rama Khan Appears
    Purgatory Appears
    The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 2 Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four In the Speed Force
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five Appears
    Fadeout Mentioned
    Marathon Appears
    Love Is a Battlefield Appears
    Slay Anything Appears
    A Girl Named Sue Appears
    Grodd Friended Me Appears
    Death of the Speed Force Appears
    Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac Appears
    The Exorcism of Nash Wells Appears
    So Long and Goodnight Appears
    Zari, Not Zari Appears
    Liberation Appears
    Pay the Piper Appears
    Ship Broken Appears
    Success Is Assured Appears
    Freaks and Greeks Appears
    All's Wells That Ends Wells Appears
    The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces Mentioned
    The Speed of Thought Appears
    Mother Appears
    Central City Strong Appears
    Fear Me Appears
    The One with the Nineties Appears
    Growing Pains Appears
    The People v. Killer Frost Appears
    Timeless Appears
    Family Matters, Part 1 Appears
    Family Matters, Part 2 Appears
    Good-Bye Vibrations Appears
    Masquerade Appears
    Rayo de Luz Appears
    Enemy at the Gates Appears
    P.O.W. Appears
    This Is Gus Appears
    Heart of the Matter, Part 1 Appears
    Heart of the Matter, Part 2 Appears
    The Eradicator Mentioned
    Welcome Back, Kara! Mentioned
    wvrdr_error_100 not found Memory
    Armageddon, Part 1 Appears
    Armageddon, Part 2 Appears
    Armageddon, Part 3 Appears
    Armageddon, Part 4 Appears
    Armageddon, Part 5 Appears
    Paranoid Android Pictured
    Impulsive Excessive Disorder Appears
    Lockdown Appears
    The Fire Next Time Appears
    Phantoms Appears
    Reckless Appears
    Resurrection Appears
    Death Rises Appears
    The (Ex) Legends of Tomorrow Pictured
    Death Falls Appears
    Funeral for a Friend Appears
    Into the Still Force Appears
    The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen Appears
    Sidekick Rules Appears
    Keep It Dark Appears
    The Man in the Yellow Tie Appears
    Savior Complex Appears
    Negative, Part 1 Appears
    Negative, Part 2 Appears
    Wednesday Ever After Appears
    Hear No Evil Appears
    Rogues of War Appears
    The Mask of the Red Death, Part 1 Appears
    The Mask of the Red Death, Part 2 Appears
    The Good, the Bad and the Lucky Appears
    Wildest Dreams Appears
    Partners in Time Appears
    Dude, Where's My Gar? Vision
    It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To Appears
    A New World, Part 1: Reunions Appears
    A New World, Part 2: The Blues Appears
    A New World, Part 3: Changes Appears
    A New World, Part 4: Finale Appears
    The Flash: The Official Visual Companion Appears

    Notes[edit | hide]

    • Central City was established in 1852, the same year a devastating flood hit it.[17]

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    References[edit | hide]


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