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"You trust me. And I know this team. I fought with them. Suffered losses alongside them. They’re good people."
—Allegra Garcia to her cousin, Esperanza[src]

Allegra Garcia (born February 23, 1999)[1] is a reformed criminal and meta-human with the ability to manipulate electromagnetic energy. After clearing her name from being framed by her late cousin, Esperanza Garcia, she became a writer of The Central City Citizen and a member of Team Flash.

Biography

Original multiverse

Early life

Allegra Garcia was born on February 23, 1999 in Central City, into a family of criminals. Her father walked out on her when she was a baby.[2] Following in her family's footsteps, Allegra became a juvenile delinquent and was frequently in and out of juvenile facilities for committing various crimes. At the age of 13, she 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.[3]

Getting powers

Allegra blasted by the particle accelerator explosion.

On the night of December 11, 2013, Allegra got into a fight with her cousin, Esperanza, and her gang at the Juvenile Facility when she wanted out. Suddenly, the Particle Accelerator exploded and its energy surged across Central City. Allegra and Esperanza were blasted with the waves of the dark matter, giving them the same powers of electromagnetic manipulation, though Esperanza was presumed dead from the blast. When Allegra's powers were discovered, she was eventually transferred to the Meta-human wing of Iron Heights Prison, despite being underage.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

Attacked at CCPD

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.[3]

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 Hwang.[3]

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 Ramon 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.[4]

Meeting Nash Wells and using her powers

Allegra using her powers.

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.[5]

Team Citizen.

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. Allegra and Team Citizen to investigate the Black Hole. They began to investigate Malcolm Strombard and he was located at a rented out parking space, where he was stopped and interviewed by Iris and Allegra. They are on a crime scene where Iris' contact was killed and Allegra shows something that she found that emit UV.[6]

During Ramsey Rosso's outbreak in Central City, Allegra helped Frost defeat some of the Blood Brothers. Later, they were transported to S.T.A.R. Labs and Allegra used her powers to get everyone out of Ramsey's control.[7]

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,[8] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[9]

New multiverse

Allegra was a car thief and spent five years in Iron Heights.[10]

Team Flash member

The Central City Citizen.

Allegra and Team Citizen were in the Bentley Building talking about the Black Hole when they were attacked by Dr. Light; they managed to escape and went to S.T.A.R. Labs.[11]

"He accepted my apology."
"So he's fine with you being a meta?"
"Yeah. Turns out his new drummer is bioluminescent. Emerson and I are gonna be friends again. And you know what? I think that's what I was really missing this whole time.
"
—Allegra and Frost[src]

Allegra and Emerson at CC Jitters.

Later, 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. But apparently they decided to remain friends.[12]

Nash asks Allegra to assist him with a machine that will follow "particles" from another dimension. Allegra asks Nash for what reason he acts like he's known her forever, yet he stays away from the inquiry. He at that point sees a dream of the French Wells in his field of view. They attempt to turn on the machine, however it comes up short, and Nash's photo of himself and the doppelganger of Allegra drops out. Allegra sees the image and gets furious.[13]

After Rag Doll attacked Joe, Allegra and Nash promise to protect Cecile; however, after Allegra advises Nash to simply go, she's assaulted by Rag Doll. Nash appears and attempts to stop him, without much of any result and the reprobate follows Cecile next and hijacks her. Allegra and Nash worked on a machine to help fix the situation and managed.[14]

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.[15]

Warming up to Nash

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.

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.[16]

Barry's powers restored and Nash's sacrifice

Allegra using the techno fanny pack.

Allegra was present when Nash sacrificed himself so Barry could regain his powers.[17] When Barry's thinking became corrupted by the Artificial Speed Force, Allegra and Frost used several smoke bombs to transport The Flash back to S.T.A.R. Labs to try to neutralize him. But the quantum ball hits Cisco, who accidentally shoots Allegra, who hits Frost with ultraviolet energy and passes out.[18] Moments later, Allegra woke up and Barry had brought Iris back and returned to normal. Team Flash along with the newcomers Chester and Wells came together to come up with a plan to stop Eva, and after her defeat,[19] Allegra volunteered with the other members of Team Flash in the rebuilding of Central City.[20]

Frost's friend

"You want to help me? Cover my ass."
Frost to Allegra Garcia[src]

Allegra and Frost exercised together when Chester arrived and informed the ladies that Frost had a reward for her sighting issued by Kristen Kramer as well as being the prime suspect for an ice-related murder at Ivo Laboratories. Allegra became concerned because Frost said little and seemed to accept what was occurring; Allegra asked her friend what she was thinking. Frost attempted that she planned to pursue the criminal herself, but she wanted Allegra to cover for her because Team Flash asked Frost to allow Barry, Joe, and Chester to handle the problem. Allegra wanted to help further but she agreed. When Chester called later to warn Frost that the Meta-human Task Force was on the move, Allegra pretended that Frost was too deep in her exercise routine to answer the phone.

Eventually, Allegra told the truth when Barry asked about Frost after Chester had discovered that the ice had artificial dark matter. She accompanied the Flash to find Frost at her old job and saw that she had defeated Chillblaine in battle. Allegra used her powers to free Frost's eyes from the "snow-blindness" that the villain had caused her. When the Meta-human Task Force arrived to arrest Frost, Allegra suggested that Frost goes on the run, but Frost explained to her young friend that she was not about to sullen the reputation of Team Flash by making them harbor a fugitive any longer. Allegra watched as Frost surrendered to the authorities.[10]

Allegra sits behind Frost at court.

Time passed and Allegra missed her friend. Frost pleaded guilty to all of her charges and, instead of a trial, wanted to skip straight to sentencing. Kristen Kramer talked the state's attorney into having Frost take the meta-human cure instead of prison time; Allegra protested. Allegra, Caitlin Snow, and Cisco Ramon decided to sabotage the cure that was in the CCPD headquarters, but Kristen was there, so Allegra used her status as a reporter for The Central City Citizen to distract Kramer while Caitlin destroyed the samples. It was later revealed in court that Kristen had other samples prepared by A.R.G.U.S. Ultimately, Allegra watched as Frost talked the judge into giving her prison time instead and Allegra watched as Frost was escorted away.[21]

Team Citizen

Team citizen confronts Naomi LaSalle.

The next day, Allegra meets with Team Citizen and they decide to seek the Speed Force so that it will not kill anyone else. The women ultimately go to the Allen house, but they find Psych instead, who attacks them and has them see their nightmares. Allegra has a vision of Esperanza killing her. When the Sage Force waned, Allegra and the ladies had opportunity to escape.[22]

The next day, Allegra went with Team Citizen to confront Naomi LaSalle before Psych could attack the billionaire. When Psych arrived and attacked, Kamilla summoned the Flash, who took the members of the trio to safety.

Allegra and Iris researched the background of Bashir; Iris used Allegra as a sounding board to devise a way to stop Psych's rage.

When Allegra heard that Psych and Fuerza both were coming to S.T.A.R. Labs, she and Kamilla got weapons to fight them; however, when the two arrived and were more interested in fighting each other, Allegra left.[23] Allegra also helped Team Flash and other forces defeat the Speed Force[24] and the new Rainbow Raider.[25]

Reunion with her cousin

Allegra unlocks her potential against Esperanza.


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When Chester offered Allegra to play Dungeons and Dragons with him, Allegra suddenly got a notification on her phone from the "Citizen Tip Line" about her cousin, Esperanza, which lead her to deny Chester's offer. When met at Jitters, Allegra revealed to Chester that Esperanza has been spotted in several cities, taking out targets, and states that she suspects her next target is at Central City. Allegra claims that she wishes to make things right with Esperanza, and maybe redeem her. After saying that, however, Esperanza attacks Jitters, and Allegra specifically to stop her from looking for her. After a fight between the two, Sue comes to help Allegra, which causes Esperanza to escape for the meanwhile.[26]

The death of Esperanza and the Godspeed war


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Once Esperanza was better, she headed to fight old Black Hole allies. She wanted Allegra's help but Allegra needed to stay with Team Flash. After hearing John Diggle talk with Barry Allen she decided to go check on her cousin. She found Esperanza on the ground, and said her last goodbyes.[27] Later she had a hard time helping Chester, with powering up the machine.[28] Some hours later she had the confidence to do so and helped the Speedsters fight the Godspeed clones by powers the machine in one go. After the fight she attended Barry and Iris' vow renewal at the West house.[29]

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.[3]
    • Bioluminescence:

      Allegra using her powers.

      Allegra was able to use her UV radiation harnessing to surround herself with glowing energy.[26]
    • Electromagnetic wave manipulation: Allegra is able to manipulate a range of different frequencies and wavelengths of radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum.[3] Allegra was able to also jam radio communication between the Godspeeds.
    • 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.[3] 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.[3]
    • Eye transformation: Allegra is able to change her eye color, as seen when she was fighting Ultraviolet.[26]
    • Radiokinesis: Allegra is able to generate multiple forms of radiation.[3]

Abilities

  • Bilingual: As a native Mexican, Allegra speaks Spanish fluently, in addition to English.[3]
  • Keen-level intellect/Expert investigator: As a reporter of The Central City Citizen, Allegra is an exceptional investigator, as she follows every lead and rumor to discover the truth behind any story.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Allegra possesses impressive fighting skills as she was taught to fight and defend herself at a young age as she was able to handle her own against Esperanza Garcia who was a highly trained assassin.
  • Stealth: Allegra possesses a high degree of street-smarts as she was able to escape and always leave the scene as well as she is able to get around Central City and was able to hide and escape the cops when she was framed by Esperanza and was able hide from her during the police lockdown when Esperanza was after her.

Equipment

Appearances

The Flash


The Chronicles of Cisco

Trivia

  • Allegra is 5 feet tall.[citation needed]
  • While unmentioned directly, Allegra has a visible crush on Chester, going as far as to invite him to coffee. This crush has also been directly addressed by Sue Dearbon when she told Chester that, because Allegra likes him, she would listen to him.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Allegra Garcia is the daughter of the supervillain Wavelength and a criminal with the power of electromagnetism. She debuted in 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 Y sound, so with the spelling on the show it would be pronounced "Ayegra". This wouldn’t be the case if the show had retained her Brazilian origin.
    • Allegra was co-created by Eric Wallace, the executive producer of The Flash.
  • Allegra and Esperanza are the second pair of family members in the series who were struck by a dark matter wave simultaneously during a S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion, resulting in developing the same powers. The first time was in season 1 of The Flash when brothers Mark and Clyde Mardon were hit by the dark matter at the same time, resulting in them both having atmokinetic abilities just as Allegra and Esperanza developed radiogenetic abilities.
    • However, in the Mardon brothers' case, Mark's powers were far more precies and potent than Clyde's, whereas Allegra's and Esperanza's powers appear to be virtually identical.

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