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"We're gonna train you, man. Karate Kid style. Behold! I call him Girder."
Cisco Ramon to Barry Allen on his creation[src]


Girder is a remotely controlled robot created by Cisco Ramon to train Barry Allen in defeating Tony Woodward.

Overview

Cisco Ramon controlling the Girder

Cisco Ramon controlling the Girder.

Girder is a simple, mostly mechanical, remotely controlled robot, a moving target which simulates movement and punch power of meta-human Tony Woodward.

Basic body on the robot is made of steel, mainly utilizing rivets but also some welding to hold the construction. Moving parts include two "arms" and a torso mechanism.[1]

History

Girder in the storage

Girder in the storage in S.T.A.R. Labs in 2016.

In 2014, after Barry Allen was beaten by Tony Woodward, who used his meta-human powers, Cisco Ramon had built a robot overnight to train Barry. After a single training session it was obvious that robot, while a crude approximation of Woodward's powers was able to beat Allen just as effectively, demonstrating the flaw in the strategy.[1]

In 2016, Girder robot was seen in S.T.A.R. Labs, located outside one of the rooms, in the corridor.[2]

Specifications

Barry Allen training with the Girder

Barry Allen training with the Girder.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 5


Behind-the-scenes

  • In DC comics Girder is a nickname of Tony Woodward. While it was also used as such in the show, robot was the first entity nicknamed with this name by Cisco Ramon.
  • Girder's design has visual similarities to Woodward's appearance in the comics.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Flash is Born"
  2. "Monster"
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