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Impulse (DC) (01 - Bart Allen)
Real Name: Bartholomew 'Bart' Allen
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Bio:
Suffering from a hyper-accelerated metabolism, Bart Allen was aging at a faster rate than that of any human being thus causing him to appear the age of twelve when he was chronologically only two years old. To prevent him from developing mental health problems he was raised in a virtual reality machine which created a simulated world that kept pace with his own scale of time. When it became clear that this method was not helping, his grandmother, Iris Allen, took him back in time to the present where The Flash, Wally West, tracked him down in a race across the world. By forcing Bart into an extreme burst of speed, Wally managed to shock his hyper-metabolism back to normal. Because he had spent the majority of his childhood in a simulated world, Bart had no concept of danger and was prone to leaping before he looked. The youth proved to be more trouble than Wally could handle, and he was palmed off onto retired superhero speedster Max Mercury, who moved Bart to Manchester, Alabama. As retconned in Impulse #50, Batman named him "Impulse" as a warning, not as a compliment.

Bart joined the Titans early in his career before going on to become one of the founding members (along with Robin and Superboy) of the superhero team Young Justice. For a time, Impulse became the owner of a spaceship granted to him by a rich sultan in appreciation for having helped save his castle. The team used this ship to reunite Doiby Dickles with his queen and restore the rightful rule of Myrg. Impulse stayed with Young Justice for an extensive period of time during which he developed the ability to make speed-force energy duplicates. This allowed him to be in multiple places at once. The newly acquired power proved useful until one of the duplicates was killed during the "Our Worlds at War" storyline when half the team was lost on Apokolips. Bart quit Young Justice temporarily as the death of his duplicate led him to come to terms with his own mortality.

Following Max Mercury's disappearance, Bart was taken in by Jay Garrick, the first Flash, and his wife Joan. After the breakup of Young Justice, Bart joined some of his former teammates in a new line-up of the Teen Titans.

Notes:


First Appearance: The Flash (1987) #92

Other Identities:
Flash (DC)(04 - Bart Allen)
Kid Flash (02 - Bart Allen)
White Flash

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (2009)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
All Flash (2007)
Art Fantastix (2000)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Gallery (1999)
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
Blood Pack (1995)
Booster Gold (2007)
Damage (1994)
Darkstars (1992)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - Irresistible (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Impulse (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Shazam! (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Young Justice (2010)
DC One Million Omnibus (2013)
DC Retroactive: Flash - The '90s (2011)
DC Universe Holiday Bash (1997)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Deathstroke (1995)
Deathstroke: The Hunted (1994)
Final Night (1996)
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006)
Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost (2011)
Genesis (1997)
Green Lantern (1990)
Green Lantern 80-Page Giant (1998)
Green Lantern Secret Files (1998)
Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000)
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
Hourman (1999)
Impulse (1995)
Impulse Plus (1997)
Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe (1999)
Impulse: Reckless Youth (1997)
Impulse/Atom Double-Shot (1998)
JLA (1997)
JLA (2001)
JLA Secret Files (1997)
JLA: Incarnations (2001)
JLA: The Ultimate Guide to The Justice League of America (2002)
JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
JLA: World Without Grown-Ups (1998)
JLA/JSA Secret Files and Origins (2003)
JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice (2002)
JLA/Titans (1998)
JSA (1999)
Justice League Task Force (1993)
Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
Legends of the DC Universe 3-D Gallery (1998)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
Legionnaires (1993)
Lobo (1993)
Nightwing: Our Worlds at War (2001)
Primal Force (1994)
Ramos art-n-out Hip Sketchbook (2010)
Relative Heroes (2000)
Resurrection Man (1997)
Robin (1993)
Robin Plus (1996)
Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2000 (2000)
Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (1998)
Sins of Youth Secret Files (2000)
Sins of Youth: JLA Jr. (2000)
Sins of Youth: Kid Flash & Impulse (2000)
Sovereign Seven (1995)
Sovereign Seven Plus (1997)
Speed Force (1997)
SpyBoy/Young Justice (2002)
Starman (1994)
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999)
Superboy (1994)
Superboy & The Ravers (1996)
Supergirl (1996)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superman (1987)
Superman (1996)
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
Supermen of America (2000)
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (2007)
Teen Titans (1996)
Teen Titans (2003)
Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Death and Return of Donna Troy (2006)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Flash (1987)
The Flash 80-Page Giant (1998)
The Flash Secret Files (1997)
The Flash: Rebirth (2009)
The Life Story of the Flash (1997)
The New Titans (1988)
The Power of SHAZAM! (1995)
The Titans (1999)
Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day (2003)
Unlimited Access (1997)
Wonder Girl (2007)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wonder Woman Plus (1997)
Young Justice (1998)
Young Justice 80-Page Giant (1999)
Young Justice in No Man's Land (1999)
Young Justice Secret Files (1999)
Young Justice: Our Worlds at War (2001)
Young Justice: Sins of Youth (2000)
Young Justice: The Secret (1998)
Zero Hour Sampler (1994)
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)

Group Affiliation(s):
New Titans
Teen Titans (DC)(03 - 2000-2011 Team)
Young Justice (DC)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"Wonder Girl: Impulse, what about you? Would you be normal if you could? Impulse: I don't understand the question. I AM normal. It's the rest of the world that's weird. -Young Justice"

"Call me Kid Flash, and get your big 'S' handed to you! The name's Impulse!"




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