In the Flashpoint timeline, Wally West was Kid-Flash. However, ever since Barry Allen set things right, he’s gone back to simply wishing he has superpowers. Well, in next week’s episode of The Flash, the youngster may be about to get his wish, but it looks like it will be thanks to the villainous Dr. Alchemy based on the images above.
The mysterious big bad of season 3 somehow has the power to restore the abilities and memories of those who were metahumans in Flashpoint, but he and The Rival were actually responsible for mortally wounding Wally, so whether or not he’ll be willing to help him become a speedster is hard to say. In fact, it appears as if Wally is going to help the CCPD and his father capture Alchemy, though with The Flash nowhere to be seen during that confrontation, it may be a mistake.
For more on what to expect from this episode of The Flash – titled “Shade” – here’s the official synopsis courtesy of The CW.
When Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe. JJ Makaro directed the episode written by Emily Silver & David Kob.
Wally becoming Kid-Flash is inevitable, but what length he’s willing to go to in order to become a superhero may end up causing some serious problems for him, his family, and the Fastest Man Alive. We’ll just have to wait and see how things play out, but between this and Caitlin’s transformation into Killer Frost, big changes are clearly coming to The Flash.