Kid Flash first appeared when the Teen Titans were off battling the Brotherhood of Evil. In their absence, the Hive Five—a team of six teenage super-villains led by Jinx—tried to ransack the city, only to be stopped by the “fastest kid alive.”
Kid Flash immediately took an interest in Jinx, trying to convince her to ditch her useless teammates and make a name for herself as a hero instead of a villain. Jinx also took an interest in Kid Flash: she figured if she could capture him, the Brotherhood of Evil might let her join.
In the end neither got what they wanted, and Kid Flash’s easy escape cost Jinx points with Madam Rouge. But the two teens on opposite sides have at least respect for each other, and Kid Flash seems to still have a soft spot for Jinx.
- South TX Superhero Report (website no longer available)
- Teen Titans episode: “Lightspeed” (Season 5; December 3, 2005)
- Teen Titans episode: “Titans Together” (Season 5; January 14, 2006)
- Teen Titans Go! #34 (October 2006), J. Torres
- Teen Titans Go! #36 (to be released October 2006), J. Torres
Teen Titans deliberately avoids dealing with secret identities, so it’s not clear whether this version of Kid Flash is based on Wally West or Bart Allen. Given his personality and the fact that both characters are voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, it has been speculated that he is Wally, and possibly even the future JLU Flash.