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"I'm not Esperanza."
"Who are you?"
"I'm Allegra. Allegra Garcia.
"
—Allegra Garcia and Harrison Nash Wells[src]

Allegra Garcia (born February 23, 1999)[1] is a reformed criminal and an intern at The Central City Citizen. She is the cousin of Esperanza Garcia and an ally and later member of Team Flash.

Biography

Original multiverse

Early life

Allegra Garcia was born into a family of criminals. Following in their footsteps, she became a juvenile delinquent and was frequently in and out of juvenile facilities for various crimes she committed. At the age of 13, Allegra was once arrested by Detective Joe West for robbing liquor stores. Joe often visited Allegra in juvie, but she would refuse to speak with him.[2]

Getting powers

Allegra blasted by the particle accelerator explosion

Allegra blasted by the particle accelerator explosion

At some point, Allegra got into a fight with her cousin, Esperanza, and her gang at the Juvenile Facility when she wanted out of the latter's group. When the Particle Accelerator exploded and surged across Central City, she and Esperanza were blasted with the waves of the dark matter giving Allegra and Esperanza the same powers of Electromagnetic manipulation. When this was discovered, she was eventually transferred to the Meta-human wing of Iron Heights.[2]

Arrested again

Allegra believed that her cousin was still alive, due to a series of murders that involved people being burnt to death with pure UV radiation. A witness of one of the murders noticed the tattoo on Esperanza's neck which Allegra had a matching ratio of; as a result, Allegra was mistakenly arrested by CCPD. Given no one would believe her hunches about her cousin being alive, she decided to plead guilty. She was almost charged with the max sentence of all crimes committed until Cecile Horton sensed she wasn't guilty with her empathic abilities and held off further prosecution and told Judge Hankerson she had new evidence to stall until she knew the truth. Allegra eventually made bail.[2]

Visiting the witness

Shortly after Allegra made bail she broke out of her meta cuffs and later went to the witness who claimed to have seen her at the scene of the crime due to Allegra and her cousin sharing the same tattoo. She went to the witness' apartment only to find him dead with ultraviolet burn covering his face. She was later seen by Iris West-Allen and Ralph Dibny in the apartment when they were also visiting the witness for an interview. Allegra in a panic accidentally blasted Ralph in the face with UV Blast and ran but was later caught by Joe West and arrested for a parole violation. Allegra later tried to explain to Joe that she didn't murder the witness and was only trying to talk to him in an attempt to prove her innocence. She was later approached by Cecile who demanded to know who killed the victims but Allegra refused as she believed they wouldn't believe her if she told them and asked for her lawyer.[2]

Attacked at CCPD

Cecile guarding Allegra from Ultraviolet

Cecile guarding Allegra from Ultraviolet

During interrogation, Allegra had finally opened up to Cecile about the night she got powers and revealed that her cousin was also hit and that she was convinced she was dead but also thinks she may have committed those crimes as the witness ID'd her off a tattoo she and her cousin shared though she was in doubt and said it was impossible. Cecile later contacted Iris and Ralph to check the juvenile records they had and see if they can pull up any file on Esperanza and they discovered she had been taken out of the custody of the juvenile facility and transferred to a very redacted organization revealing she had been alive the entire time. Shortly after Iris tried to warn Cecile their phone call was interrupted by an EMP causing the power at CCPD to go out. Esperanza attacked the officers are CCPD demanding they bring her Allegra or they would all burn. Cecile and Allegra later tried to escape but was later stopped by Esperanza. Allegra tried to convince Esperanza to stop and that she wasn't being herself. Esperanza confirmed her statement and said she only goes by the name Ultraviolet. She was unable to get through to her cousin. Cecile guarded Allegra and confronted Esperanza and told her she wouldn't let her hurt Allegra. They were almost blasted by Esperanza until The Flash showed up and fought off Ultraviolet and eventually was able to overpower her.[2]

Joining Central City Citizen

After her cousin had been stopped and apprehended by the CCPD, Allegra was cleared of all charges and was released. With the help of Cecile, Allegra was able to find a job as an intern at The Central City Citizen and was then hired by Iris and told not to touch the vegan donuts by Kamilla.[2]

The next week, Allegra finds evidence about Harrison Wells being alive after a security camera recorded him breaking into McCulloch Tech. Iris decided to keep this by herself, leaving Allegra out of this, much to her disappointment. Later, Allegra caught Iris and Cisco talking with the new Wells which made her angry as she realizes that Iris lies to her. Iris confronts her about it and explains that she will eventually tell the truth but not now. Allegra then decided to stay instead of quitting.[3]

Meeting Nash Wells and using her power

Two weeks later, she finds Harrison Wells in Iris's office and asks him a question about how he's alive. The man introduces himself as Nash Wells and is searching for something that emits ultraviolet. His device eventually makes him deduce that the "something" was, in fact, someone since it makes him aware that Allegra is a Meta-human that can emit ultraviolet. Nash tells Allegra that if she helps him, he will give her the scoop of the century. Later, in the sewers, Allegra is impressed by the story of The Monitor, the Multiverse and discovered that the Flash's identity was Barry Allen. When she tries to use her power to break the Monitor's wall, she fails. Later, Nash would encourage her to try again and reveals that he has figured out that she doesn't use her power by fear of becoming like her cousin. Allegra tries again and succeeds, giving enough time for Nash to take a picture of the Monitor's code. Allegra would return to The Central City Citizen with Nash tired about the big day she had with him. Nash than leaves after taking one last look at her, while she falls asleep on the couch.[4]

The next day, she draws a Flash cowl on Barry Allen's face on a newspaper wondering if she should shout at her boss for lying again to her. She accidentally touches Iris' computer and sees a newspaper that would be released in two days, talking about the Flash's disappearance in the Crisis. When Iris enters, she closes the computer and learns Intel about how Esperanza was recruited. She tries to tell Iris if she should not be working on something else but she declines. Later, she confronts Iris for keeping the secret that her husband is the Flash and tells her that she should start writing about that crisis. Later again, they are on a crime scene where Iris' contact was killed and Allegra shows something that she found that emit UV.[5]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Allegra as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.

New multiverse


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Allegra accepted Frost's help on Valentine's Day, but the events did not go as planned; Frost encouraged her to go to Jitters to reunite with Emerson Fairweather, but he was flirting with another woman, causing Allegra to decide that she was giving up on love.[6]

Team Flash member

Allegra is present when Barry tells Team Flash that Iris, Kamilla, and David Singh are missing and probably trapped in the Mirrorverse. She volunteers to do research to help to find her co-workers and friends. Nash wants to assist her, but she harshly dismisses him. However, when Allegra and Barry are attacked by Godspeed, Nash is there to cause the speedster to flee. It is Allegra's retelling of the attack that helps Cisco to understand an aspect of the speedster's powers.

Later, Allegra listens as Barry gives a speech to inspire the members of Team Flash. When Cisco reveals that he needs to travel to Atlantis to get a component he needs to save their teammates, Allegra volunteers to accompany him; however, Barry denies her request, citing that he needs everyone else for his upcoming plan.[7]

Warming to Nash

Killer Frost denim suit (Earth-Prime)

Allegra borrows a denim jacket of Frost's.

Allegra went with Cecile Horton and Nash to Caitlin Snow's apartment to help Frost to pack; she was expecting her mother's arrival to take her to a facility to heal. Allegra becomes annoyed with Nash because he acts awkwardly around the women, so she takes over his packing duties. She does find an outfit she likes and gets permission from Frost to keep it.

She and Nash then go to the police precinct to meet with the other teammates; she questions why they are meeting there, so Barry explains that he does not want to lose his job with the other problems occurring. During the meeting, Ralph Dibny reveals the Black Hole diamond he's been carrying; Allegra senses the radiation that it is emitting. She focuses her power through it and a map appears that leads to a Black Hole warehouse. Before he leaves with Barry to investigate, Ralph gets the diamond back from her.

Team Flash prepare to fight the Black Hole metas

Allegra stands with her friends, prepared to face Black Hole.

Later, Nash gives Allegra a red stone and tells her to use it if an emergency arises; an emergency occurs when Team Flash becomes bodyguards for Joseph Carver to protect him from Eva McCulloch's team. During the battle, Allegra focuses her powers through the stone and aims it at her combatant, Ultraviolet, causing her cousin to scream in pain and slowing her assault. However, the battle still does not go well for Team Flash and as they are surrounded and at their opponents' mercy, Eva McCulloch declares the battle ended, with Carver dead.

Allegra approaches Nash about the stone; he reveals that it makes one relive the worst moment of their lives. She takes his coffee and sips it, after earlier, lying to him that she hated coffee; a friendship builds.[8]

Personality

Allegra was originally a criminal during her youth. As an adult, she is now a regular citizen trying to get her life back on track.

Allegra sees herself as the light to her cousin, Esperanza Garcia's darkness and is afraid to become like her.

Allegra liked Iris West's articles in her Flash blog, since they were an inspiration for her in her convict days, and this led her to join The Central City Citizen. Allegra is adamant about being viewed as an individual; so she dislikes Harrison Nash Wells, because he constantly sees his adopted daughter Maya when he views her. However, after the events of McCulloch Technologies, where they fought against Eva's Team and Nash saved her life, for the first time she was grateful to him again, and she started to warm up to him and accept him as a friend.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: After Allegra was blasted by the dark energy of the particle accelerator explosion, this altered her DNA and supercharged her cells, giving her access to her abilities.
    • Electromagnetic wave manipulation: Allegra is able to manipulate a range of different frequencies and wavelengths of radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum.
    • Electromagnetic vision: The entire electromagnetic spectrum or most of it is visible to Allegra. She can tune her vision to interpret the various ranges of energy. She can see radio waves (which include AM, FM, and TV frequencies), radar, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, power waves, x-rays, gamma rays, and even cosmic rays.
    • Radiogenesis: Allegra is able to generate multiple forms of radiation.

Abilities


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  • Multilingual: As a native Mexican, Allegra speaks Spanish fluently, in addition to English.

Equipment

  • Ruby: Before a battle with Eva McCulloch's team , Nash gave Allegra a red stone that gives horrible nightmare hallucinations when combined with her powers to all its victims.[8]
  • Frost suit: Before Frost left Central City with her mother, Carla Tannhauser, she let Allegra borrow a jacket from a previous version of the Frost suit.[8]

Appearances

The Flash


The Chronicles of Cisco

Trivia

  • Allegra is 5 feet tall.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Allegra Garcia is the daughter of the supervillain Wavelength and a criminal with the power of electromagnetism. Her first appearance in the comics was Titans #28.
    • Allegra was from Brazil in the DC comics and she was changed to be Hispanic on the show, despite her name still being spelled the same way. In Spanish, two Ls together make a J sound, so with the spelling on the show it would be pronounced "Ajegra". This wouldn’t be the case if the show had retained her Brazilian origin.
  • Allegra and Esperanza was the second time in the series in which two family members were struck by a dark matter wave simultaneously during a S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion resulting in both developing the same powers. The first time this happened is in season 1 of The Flash when Mark Mardon and his brother Clyde Mardon were hit by the dark matter wave which resulted in them both having atmokinetic abilities, just as Allegra and Esperanza developed radiogenetic abilities.

References

  1. In "A Flash of the Lightning", she is said to be 20 years old, yet her birthday shown to be February 23, 1992 in the same episode. Given that her age is stated directly as well as shown on her file, while her birthdate is only shown on the file, the former is more likely. Given that her file was viewed in October 2019, her birth year is calculated to be 1999.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "A Flash of the Lightning"
  3. "Dead Man Running"
  4. "License to Elongate"
  5. "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1"
  6. "Love Is A Battlefield"
  7. "Pay the Piper"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Success Is Assured"
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