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    Jay Garrick (Earth-3)

    For other uses of The Flash, see The Flash (Disambiguation).

    We came together to find justice, not vengeance.
    — Jay Garrick to the Justice Society[src]

    Jason "Jay" Garrick[2] is the vigilante known as The Flash on Earth-3. He is a member of the Justice Society of America on Earth-2 and a member of Team Flash on Earth-Prime.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

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    The Crimson Comet[edit | hide | hide all]

    Jay Garrick was born in Keystone City, Kansas,[5] and at some point married Joan Williams.[4] Upon becoming a Metahuman, Garrick became the vigilante known as The Flash, using his powers to travel back in time to World War II in order to fight the Nazis, before living on and off in the past for sixteen years.[2]

    Justice For All[edit | hide]

    Eventually, Garrick became a founding member of the Justice Society of America and fought numerous supervillains whilst on the team, including Per Degaton, whom he banished to an alternate timeline.[6]

    On another occasion, The Flash and Wildcat fought The Thinker and several of his henchmen in Plateau City after he attempted to stage a bullion robbery. During this encounter, DeVoe used his thinking cap to control the minds of the responding police officers and ordered them to shoot at the heroes, but was ultimately unsuccessful in his plan to kill them as The Flash created a wall of impenetrable speed to block the bullets, which also gave Wildcat the opportunity to jump from behind the barrier and subdue DeVoe.[5]

    The Devil in the Shadows[edit | hide]

    Rebecca McNider's Funeral

    After the murder of Rebecca McNider, Garrick attended her funeral alongside his fellow JSA members, Sylvester Pemberton, Ted Grant, Rex Tyler, Johnny Thunder and Pat Dugan. After greeting Dugan, he explained to the team that the entity responsible was named Eclipso and that he had been brought back from an island by an explorer named Bruce Gordon, before turning to observe an argument between Charles and Myra McNider.

    JSA Meeting

    Some time later, Garrick, Pemberton, Grant, and Tyler were sat around the meeting table in the JSA headquarters debating whether to kill Bruce Gordon in order to defeat Eclipso, but were unable to come to a decision, resulting in them travelling to the garage to ask Dugan's opinion on the matter. Both Garrick and Dugan attempted to reason with the others, arguing that Gordon was also a victim of Eclipso, but they were unable to convince them, as they feared for their family's safety. Despite this, Garrick refused to participate and left. After this decision, the Justice Society began to break apart, with the members drifting away from each other over time.[7]

    Gather the Troops[edit | hide]

    Opening a Breach

    During one of his adventures throughout the timeline, Garrick travelled to the future and met Courtney Whitmore, learning that she is the new leader of the Justice Society. He later opened a breach to the JSA headquarters in 2031, destroying the meeting table and interrupting The Shade's tour in the process. He then asked him to gather the JSA to face a threat alongside him.[1]

    Godspeed War[edit | hide]

    Eventually, Garrick and Joan Williams travelled to Earth-Prime and began living in Keystone City, Missouri. Following the death of the Speed Force, Garrick began to require a cane to walk due to his advanced age.[4]

    Godspeed War

    After forty days, Garrick's powers were restored due to increased Speed Force saturation, just in time to assist Team Flash in defeating an army of Godspeed clones that were attacking Central City. However, as soon as he was suited up, he was kidnapped by a group of the clones and taken to Zauriel Cathedral, in order to lure Impulse into a trap.

    Meanwhile, the clones began to siphon Garrick's Speed Force energy until Impulse arrived, though he was immediately attacked as planned, resulting in The Flash and XS arriving to save him. Garrick then woke up and helped Barry to get Bart out of the cathedral, before Mecha-Vibe arrived to trap the clones in a synthetic entropy trap. Some time later, Garrick created a Neural Hyper-Collider to help Barry project his consciousness into August Heart's mind.[4]

    Team Flash

    Once outside of Heart's mind, Barry called in the Speed Force for backup against the Godspeed army, who then amplified the natural speed energy of everyone in the room, including restoring Garrick to his full strength. During the fight with the Godspeed army, Garrick threw his supercharged helmet at a group of the clones, but his efforts ultimately proved to be in vain, and Barry was forced to give Heart his objective, an organic Speed Force connection.

    After doing so, Garrick warned Barry that it was too dangerous to face him alone due to his newly increased levels of speed, but he did so regardless. During this altercation, Bart insisted on going to help his father, but Garrick convinced him to trust that Barry knew what he was doing. After Godspeed's defeat, Garrick and Joan attended Barry and Iris West-Allen's vow renewal ceremony, during which it was suggested that they also renew their vows, to which Garrick replied that he would marry Joan again in a heartbeat.[8]

    Believe in the Impossible[edit | hide]

    Garrick steals Cobalt Blue's speed

    Future Adventures[edit | hide]

    Mentoring Impulse[edit | hide]

    In a possible future, Garrick became a mentor to Bart West-Allen alongside Barry and Wally West, being the only person who saw his impulsiveness as a strength rather than a weakness. For this reason, they formed a close relationship, to the point where Bart referred to him as "Uncle Jay".[4]

    Encounter with Godspeed[edit | hide]

    Erased Timeline[edit | hide]

    In 2049, Garrick was murdered by Godspeed in front of Bart, which left him traumatized.[4]

    Current Timeline[edit | hide]

    Negative Forces[edit | hide]

    Magog Attacks[edit | hide]

    Fall of the Justice Society[edit | hide]

    Battle of Los Angeles
    Eventually, Garrick travelled back to Earth-2 and rejoined the Justice Society, which had reformed to face their newly reconstituted arch-enemies, the Injustice Society of America. On December 24, 2010, the team were lured into a battle at an abandoned mansion, during which The Flash was killed by Icicle.[3] After the battle, his helmet was placed in a memorial at the JSA headquarters by Pat Dugan.[9]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Superhuman Speed
    Garrick charges his helmet up with electricity

    Powers[edit | hide]

    • Speed Force Connection: Garrick has a natural connection to the Speed Force after a lab incident involving heavy water.[10], which grants him a significant number of superhuman abilities.[8]
      • Accelerated Healing Factor: Garrick's body is able to heal from injuries at a much faster rate than regular humans.[8]
      • Accelerated Perception: Jay is able to perceive actions and words that appeared for a brief moment in time.
      • Bodily Vibration: Jay can vibrate at superhuman speed and create visual illusions. His vibration can also damage objects such as his Iron Mask.[11]
      • Electrokinesis: Garrick produces a trail of orange energy when running at superhuman speeds.[8]
      • Inter-Dimensional Travel: Garrick is capable of travelling across the multiverse, using this power to travel from Earth-2 to Earth-Prime.[5]
      • Invisibility: Garrick is able to vibrate the cells in his body to the point where he appears invisible to regular people.[4]
      • Speed Force Aura: Jay is protected by an aura of invisible energy, protecting him from burning due to extreme friction and from gravitational forces.
      • Speed Stealing: Garrick has the ability to momentarily steal another speedster's speed.[12]
      • Superhuman Agility: Garrick can stop at a moment's notice whilst running at superhuman speeds.[1]
      • Superhuman Durability: Jay is able to withstand attacks with little or no injuries.
      • Superhuman Momentum: Garrick can exert mass amounts of force whilst running at superhuman speeds.[1]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: Jay is to respond to attacks quickly.
      • Superhuman Speed: Garrick is capable of running at superhuman speeds.[8]
      • Superhuman Stamina: Garrick is capable of running at superhuman speeds without showing signs of exhaustion despite his advanced age.[8]
      • Time Travel: Garrick can breach temporal barriers to travel across time[1] and to alternate timelines.[6]

    Former Powers[edit | hide]

    • Inter-Dimensional Travel: Jay is able to create Breaches and travel across the Multiverse.[11] However, the Multiverse no longer obeys the same laws of physics after the Crisis. As a result, Jay could no longer travel across the Multiverse using his superhuman speed.[13]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Genius-Level Intellect: As a physicist, Garrick is an incredibly intelligent individual, even being able to create a device to project one person's consciousness into another person's mind.[4]
    • Hand-to-Hand Combat: As an experienced vigilante, Jay was trained with basic combat skills and capable of fighting his opponents.

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    Current Weaknesses[edit | hide]
    • Extreme Cold: Garrick is vulnerable to extreme cold, as shown by his murder at the hands of Icicle.[3]
    • Power-Dampening Technology: As with other Metahumans, Garrick's powers can be temporarily mitigated through the use of power-dampening technology, such as Power-Dampening Cuffs.[14]
    Former Weaknesses[edit | hide]
    • Diminished Performance: Following the death of the Speed Force, Garrick's powers were temporarily reduced due to his advanced age, though they came back fully after its revival.[4]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Current Equipment[edit | hide]

    • The Flash Suit: Garrick wears a red and blue protective suit whilst operating as The Flash.[8]
      • Helmet: After defeating Zoom, Jay took his winged helmet and used it as a secondary weapon.[11]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Escape from Earth-2 Masked
    King Shark Masked
    Versus Zoom Masked
    Back to Normal Masked
    The Race of His Life Appears
    Flashpoint Flashback
    Paradox Appears
    Killer Frost Mentioned
    The Present Appears
    Borrowing Problems from the Future Mentioned
    The Legion of Doom Pictured
    Untouchable Mentioned
    Into the Speed Force Appears
    Cisco's Central City Sightseeing Tour Mentioned
    #WhoIsSavitar? Mentioned
    Cause and Effect Mentioned
    Finish Line Appears
    Enter Flashtime Appears
    What's Past Is Prologue Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 2 Mentioned
    Godspeed Mentioned
    A Flash of the Lightning Appears
    Dead Man Running Mentioned
    Stargirl Pictured
    S.T.R.I.P.E. Pictured
    Icicle Pictured
    Heart of the Matter, Part 1 Appears
    Heart of the Matter, Part 2 Appears
    Summer School: Chapter One Mentioned
    Summer School: Chapter Three Pictured (Flashback)
    Summer School: Chapter Nine Flashback
    Summer School: Chapter Ten Pictured
    Impulsive Excessive Disorder Appears
    Road Trip Flashback
    Savior Complex Appears
    Negative, Part 1 Mentioned
    Negative, Part 2 Appears
    Chapter Two: The Suspects Mentioned
    Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton Mentioned
    Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning Flashforward
    A New World, Part 4: Finale Appears
    The Flash: The Official Visual Companion Mentioned

    Notes[edit | hide]

    Gallery[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]

    Other versions of Jay Garrick/The Flash
    New Multiverse

    Earth: 1  1  21  4125  90  Mirrorverse  UE-1
    Original Multiverse

    Earth: 1  21  4125  90  Mirrorverse  2

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