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The Flash suit is a protective scarlet suit, bearing a golden lightning bolt design on the chest, worn by Barry Allen as his superhero alter-ego, the Flash, to hide his identity from his enemies when he fights crime.[1]

First Suit

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Barry in his original Flash suit.

Barry Allen wears a protective scarlet suit (with a number of wires holding the 148 pieces together) emblazoned a golden lightning bolt design on the chest as his superhero alter-ego, the Flash, to hide his identity from his enemies when he fights crime. The suit is composed of specific fibers, with Batman noting that it is the composite material that NASA uses to protect spaceships from burning up as they re-enter Earth's atmosphere, in order to avoid the suit burning up from the immense air friction created when Barry runs at super speed, as well as being cold resistant, in the event that it's exposed to extreme temperatures.[2]

Second Suit

Barry Allen receives a second, more updated suit, made for him by Batman. It is slightly similar to Bruce's suit, though it's armor plated and overall heat and cold resistant.

Knightmare Flash Suit

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Knightmare Suit

In a seemingly alternate reality where Superman became a malevolent vengeful tyrant, opposed by Batman and the Insurgency in the Injustice War, Barry Allen wears a mechanically altered version of the suit. This suit is more armored and streamlined, probably to protect from Parademons , and maybe even Superman himself, while also having a retractable protective helmet that covers Barry's head and face, while the traditional cowl is underneath it[3]. The base of the suit bears a pearlescent sheen to it, while the plated armor is layered, allowing full range of motion while also protecting the wearer.

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Concept Art

Promotional Images

Behind the Scenes

Trivia

  • Unlike the suit from the DC Comics universe, the suit used by Barry Allen isn't a singular piece of protective material, instead it's made from a collection of pieces bolted together.
  • The suit seems to take inspiration from it's counterparts seen in the Injustice universe, as well as the suit seen in the DC Universe Online game, serving as a more functional piece of 'armor'.
  • In the comics, the suit is completely red.
    • Fans have had a negative reaction to the fact that it isn't a single red suit, like the one seen in its CW counterpart.
  • The Knightmare suit bears an uncanny resemblance to the Flash's Earth-1098 counterpart.

Behind the Scenes

  • According to Jason Momoa, Flash actor Ezra Miller has to have the various pieces of the suit screwed together onto him.
  • In total, the suit is comprised of approximately 140+ individual pieces.

References

  1. DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League
  2. New Look at Ezra Miller's Barry Allen
  3. Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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