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Detective Iris West-Allen is a police detective at the Central City Police Department on Earth-2. She is the wife of Barry Allen and the daughter of the late Joseph West.

Biography

Early career

Iris had an internship at Central City Picture News. When Barry Allen went to get his PhD, Iris quit her internship and became a cop to help pay for Barry's tuition. This angered her father, Joseph, and he blamed Barry for being selfish and putting Iris' life in danger. However, Iris actually enjoyed being a cop more than getting a potential career in journalism.

At some point, Iris and Barry got married and moved in together.[1]

Arrival of Earth-1 Barry

Iris's husband was secretly kidnapped by Barry from Earth-1, who took his place. At the Central City Police Department, Iris discussed her partner Floyd Lawton's mediocre marksmanship before greeting Earth-1 Barry. As she kissed him, her meta-human awareness app went off but Iris brushed it off as a glitch.

The two returned to Iris and Earth-2 Barry's home. Iris was confused when Earth-1 Barry didn't remember what their home looked like and averted his eyes as she unbuttoned her shirt. Earth-1 Barry claimed he was simply feeling off. Iris went upstairs to change after telling Earth-1 Barry that his mother called. When she came back downstairs, she was concerned to find Barry crying.

That evening, the two went to Jitterbugs, where they listened to Joseph sing. As Joseph argued with Earth-1 Barry about Iris becoming a cop, she interrupted him, pointing out that she likes being a cop like her grandfather. Later, Killer Frost and Deathstorm stormed Jitterbugs in search of intruders from Earth-1. Iris quickly pulled out her gun and told the other patrons to flee. Earth-1 Barry tried to talk Killer Frost down, but failed and she attacked them. Deathstorm aimed a fireball at Iris but her father pushed her out of the way, taking the hit, and was fatally injured. Iris attended to him as Earth-1 Barry sped Killer Frost and Deathstorm away. Joseph was taken to the hospital, where Iris said her final goodbye to her father as he died, breaking down in tears as Barry comforted her.

After getting a lead on Killer Frost and Deathstorm's locations, Iris, along with Floyd, went to confront them, determined to avenge her father. Earth-1 Barry brought Cisco Ramon, introducing him as an employee at S.T.A.R. Labs who could help. Earth-1 Barry offered to come as well, but Iris refused to allow it, though she reluctantly agreed to take Cisco along. When Iris, Floyd, and Cisco arrived, Deathstorm and Killer Frost ambushed them. They then met Reverb, Zoom's right-hand man. Suddenly, The Flash arrived and tried to get Iris to leave, but she refused. Iris tried to use Cisco's weapon to neutralize Killer Frost but Deathstorm pushed her out of the way. Enraged, he tried to attack Iris but The Flash got her to safety. After a fierce battle, Zoom arrived, killing Reverb and Deathstorm before abducting The Flash. Iris rushed to Floyd, who had been attacked and presumably killed by Reverb.[1]

The next morning, Iris arrived at the CCPD, where her husband met her. Iris demanded to know where Barry had been all night. Barry took her up to his lab where he, Cisco, and Harrison Wells explained that Team Flash came to Earth-2 to rescue Harry's daughter, Jesse, and now Earth-1 Barry, from Zoom. Iris found out about Earth-1 Barry impersonating her husband yesterday. After Barry tracked down Killer Frost, they went to ask for the location of Zoom's lair. After a short fight, Iris, Cisco, and Harry interrogated Killer Frost and she was seemingly convinced by Cisco to help them in order to avenge Deathstorm. After reaching Zoom's lair, Killer Frost helped them free Jesse. Iris watched in amazement as her husband motivated Earth-1 Barry to escape his carbine prison. Suddenly, Zoom arrived and tried to kill the group but Killer Frost held him down while they escaped.

Later at S.T.A.R. Labs, Iris and Barry planned to go to Atlantis to escape from Zoom. Before leaving, Iris asked if her father was alive on Earth-1. Earth-1 Barry confirmed he was and Iris asked him to give her father's Earth-1 doppelgänger a hug for her. He agreed and thanked Iris and Barry for their help.[2]

It can be presumed that Iris and Barry returned to Central City after Zoom and his army's defeat.

Abilities

  • High-level intellect/Expert detective: As a police detective, Iris is a very intelligent individual and a capable investigator, able to locate her targets with relative ease, as shown when she tracked down Killer Frost and Deathstorm.
  • Police training: Iris received training as all members of the Central City Police Department do.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 2

The Chronicles of Cisco

References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Welcome to Earth-2"
  2. ↑ "Escape from Earth-2"
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