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Love Interest
Iris West (Comics)

Full Name

Iris West

Alias

None

Origin

The Flash

Occupation

Reporter

Powers/Skills

None

Hobby

Spending time with Barry

Goals

None

Type of Love Interest

Reporter

Iris West is a major character of the DC comics superhero, The Flash and is the main love interest of Barry Allen. She is also the aunt of Wally West, the first Kid Flash and grandmother of Bart Allen.

BiographyEdit

Iris is a reporter in Central City. She was killed by Reverse Flash later on. It is then revealed that Iris was originally from the 30th century and her death wouldn't be permanent due to a time paradox that compelled her parents to put her conciousness into a new body.

Television SeriesEdit

The FlashEdit

In The Flash TV series, Barry and Iris have been best friends since childhood, but unknown to Iris, Barry has always been secretly in love with her. He has been in love with Iris his entire life, but has always been to afraid too confess how he really felt. When Barry is struck by lightning and goes into a coma, Iris is emotionally destroyed and finds solace with one of Barry's colleagues, Detective Eddie Thawne. In the first season when Barry awakens after being in a coma for almost entire year, he sadly discovers that Iris is in a serious relationship with Eddie . Despite their relationship, Barry still loves Iris and later during Christmas he finally gains the courage to confess his love, but he understands that she's already in a relationship. However, despite her claims to the contrary, Iris became jealous when Barry began a relationship with fellow journalist, Linda Park causing her to finally realize she is also in love with Barry. When Mark Mardon attacks Central City, she confesses her feelings and kisses Barry. Sadly when Barry goes back in time to prevent a Tsunami from destroying Central City, he altered the time line and thus Iris doesn't remember her actions in the initial timeline. During the first season, Iris remained completely unaware of Barry's secret identity as The Flash and doesn't learn the truth until towards the end of the first season. Later, towards the ending of the season, Eddie and Iris become engaged, but are torn apart as Eddie commits suicide to stop his descendant Eobard Thawne from being born.

Since then, Iris has grieved over Eddie's death and doesn't date for a majority of the second season. She tries to support Barry when he contemplates getting into a serious relationship with Patty Spivot, even though that relationship falls apart due to Barry's work as the Flash and his fear that his enemy Zoom will find about her and kill her. However, during the course of the season, Iris slowly begins to realize how she really feels about Barry upon learning more of their future together. Eventually, Iris confesses her feelings to Barry, but their relationship is out on hold as Barry sadly loses his father. In the third season, Barry and Iris finally begin a romantic relationship and are now engaged.

In Season Three, Barry acccidentally travels to the future and sees Iris being killed by an evil speedster who calls himself Savitar. He eventually learns that Savitar is actually Future Flash, an evil alternate version of Barry created when he formed a time remnant of himself in the future. Abandoned by his friends and family, Future Flash decides to destroy Team Flash by killing Iris and letting Tea Flash rip itself apart. His plan to kill Iris fails do to H.R. Wells impersonatin her and dying in her place. Iris attempts to appeal to Future Flash's humanity, caressing his face and promising to be there for him. However, he decides he can't stand to live in a world where Barry can live happily with her while he can't, and continues battling Team Flash. When Future Flash makes a last attempt to kill Barry, Iris shoots him throuh the back before embracing Barry.

In the fourth season, Barry and Iris are reunited when Barry is freed from the Speed Force and they begin their wedding plans. Eventually during the four part crossover event between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Barry and Iris alongside Oliver and Felicity finally get married with John officiating.

RomancesEdit

Barry AllenEdit

Barryandiris

Barry and Iris

Barry and Iris have had a long-standing relationship during his time as the Flash. She was unaware of Barry's double life until they were married. When Iris is brough back to life, Iris and Barry live together in the 30th century. After Barry is sucked into the timestream following Crisis on Infinite Earths, Iris disappears from the comics for awhile. When Iris was possessed by the Anti-Life Equation, it was Barry's kiss that brought her back.

Captain ColdEdit

In Flashpoint, Captain Cold is the hero of Central City and Iris is attracted to him. Captain Cold only sees Iris as a prize and was planning on skipping the country with Iris in tow. When Iris found out that Captain Cold had killed Wally West, she overcame her attraction to him and killed him wih his freeze gun.

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