Love Interest

Full Name

Iris West




The Flash






Spending time with Barry



Type of Love Interest


Iris West is the love interest of Barry Allen, the second Flash from the Flash comics. She is the aunt of Wally West, the first Kid Flash and later, the third Flash. She is also the grandmother of Bart Allen, the current Kid Flash. And the fourth flash


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.


Barry AllenEdit


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.

Other MediaEdit

The Flash (2014) TV seriesEdit

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. 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 Detective Eddie Thawne. Despite their relationship, Barry still loves Iris and later during Christmas he finally gains the courage to confess his love, but is sadly rejected as she doesn't feel the same. However, despite her claims, 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. 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 how she finally felt about Barry. 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. However, during the course of both the first and second 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.


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