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    Originally I think it was supposed to be a visual effect, just to give you the sense of an after image. Something going really fast. And since Barry Allen's original suit had a lightning motif it lent to a cool lightning like after image.

    I think Wally was the first with consistent lightning powers.

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    The lightning would appear pretty regularly during the Wally West Flash series.
    ONLY when he was moving at speed though. 'Ringo used the effect quite a bit, as did Oscar Jimenez.
    It just became the norm after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man_of_Tomorrow View Post
    Originally I think it was supposed to be a visual effect, just to give you the sense of an after image. Something going really fast. And since Barry Allen's original suit had a lightning motif it lent to a cool lightning like after image.
    True, effect looked like generating a lighting trail..



    Edit: thanx Digifiend

    It was already part of the long established visual language for portraying Flash, as you can see the difference in that Superman generates none.

    LOL what is going on here?
    "...the strange bolt shooting out...?
    https://i.imgur.com/ALC75dp.jpg
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    Also doesn't he pretty much become the living lightning bolt, which gave him his own power.



    Quote Originally Posted by SecretWarrior View Post
    It does look great when it's animated!
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    And live action...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    True, effect looked like generating a lighting trail.


    Can't hotlink that site. Please find an alternative source and repost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Also doesn't he pretty much become the living lightning bolt, which gave him his own power.




    It does look great when it's animated!
    I loved that story, but I wish it had been Wally's lightning bolt, rather than Barry's that Barry transformed into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    I loved that story, but I wish it had been Wally's lightning bolt, rather than Barry's that Barry transformed into.
    That'd actually be pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Can't hotlink that site. Please find an alternative source and repost.
    Edited, thnx for the heads up Digifiend.
    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    I loved that story, but I wish it had been Wally's lightning bolt, rather than Barry's that Barry transformed into.
    You could extrapolate an infinite concentric loop spinning out of Crisis, into the past (hitting both Barry and Wally) and into future.
    Last edited by Güicho; 11-10-2019 at 01:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    You could extrapolate an infinite concentric loop spinning out of Crisis, into the past (hitting both Barry and Wally) and into future.
    I like that idea.

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