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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
While Joseph was performing in [[Jitterbugs]], [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris]] and [[Barry Allen|Barry]] (who was actually [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry]]'s [[Earth One]] counterpart in disguise) came to watch. After finishing his performance, Joseph was glad to see Iris but Earth One Barry greeted him, calling the name "Joe". Not amused by this, he announced his full name "Joseph". Tried to mediate both of them, Iris told his dad to be nice. Later, while laughing, Earth One Barry questioned Joseph if he could sing. Irritated, Joseph questioned back if he was still an idiot. However, Earth One Barry kept laughing. He then scolded Barry and called him selfish for letting Iris become a police officer to pay for his tuition, insisting that she should be working for C.C.P.N.. However Iris returned and told Joseph that being a cop was her choice, that she enjoyed it far more than being a reporter, but her father still expressed dislike towards Barry.  
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While Joseph was performing in [[Jitterbugs]], [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris]] and [[Barry Allen|Barry]] (who was actually [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry]]'s [[Earth One]] counterpart in disguise) came to watch. After finishing his performance, Joseph was glad to see Iris but when Earth One Barry commended his singing, calling him "Joe" he was unamused, announcing his full name "Joseph" and calling Earth One Barry by his full name, "Bartholomew". Iris told him to be nice. Earth One Barry tried to make conversation but Joseph bluntly referred to him as an "idiot". He scolded Earth One Barry, calling him selfish for letting Iris put her life at risk by becoming a police officer to pay for his PhD tuition, insisting that she should be writing for [[Central City Picture News]]. However, when Iris returned, she reminded her father that being a cop was her choice and she enjoyed it far more than being a CCPN intern and potential journalist. Joseph agreed to enjoy the night, yet remained hostile towards Earth One Barry.  
   
Later while performing another song they were interrupted by [[Caitlin Snow (Earth Two)|Killer Frost]] and [[Deathstorm]] looking for Barry. When Iris tried to have them arrested, Deathstorm attacked Iris but Joseph pushed her away, and was struck instead. Later he was admitted to the hospital but his injuries were too severe to heal. Joseph told Iris how much he loved her and told Barry, who he seemed to partially forgive, to take care of her. Moments later, Joe's heart gave out and he passed away. 
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Later, while performing another song, Joseph was interrupted when [[Caitlin Snow (Earth Two)|Killer Frost]] and [[Deathstorm]] stormed in, looking for [[Barry Allen|the Flash]]. When Iris tried to have them arrested, Joseph stayed behind as the other patrons fled, not wanting to leave his daughter. Earth One Barry occupied Killer Frost and instructed Iris to get to safety, but Deathstorm fired a blast at her. Joseph pushed Iris out of the way and took the hit, leaving him fatally wounded.  
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Iris and Earth One Barry took Joseph to the hospital. Upon awakening, Joseph was glad to see they were both alright. Knowing his injuries were too sever, Joseph told Iris how much he loved her and asked Earth One Barry to look after Iris, which he promised to do so. Moments later, Joseph's heart gave out and he passed away.<ref name=":0">"[[Welcome to Earth-2]]"</ref> 
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== Legacy ==
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After Joseph's death, [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris]] became relentlessly determined to capture [[Killer Frost suit (Earth Two)|Killer Frost]] and [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Deathstorm]] to get justice for her father. Barry soon learned of Joseph's death and was deeply saddened.
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Joseph's death was avenged when Deathstorm<ref name=":0" /> and later Killer Frost<ref>"[[Back to Normal]]"</ref> were killed by [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]], who would later be imprisoned by the [[Speed Force]].<ref>"[[The Race of His Life]]"</ref>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Much like his [[Earth One]] [[Joe West|counterpart]], he shares a very loving relationship with his daughter [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris West-Allen]] and is concerned for her well-being due to her occupation as a police officer. However, while the Earth One Joe holds Barry in high regard and cares deeply for him, Joseph and Barry's [[Earth Two]] [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|counterpart]] share a mutual dislike. This is because Joseph blamed Barry for Iris choosing to become a police officer to help pay for Barry to get his PhD which putting her in danger with [[Zoom]]. However, Barry himself didn't appear to hate Joseph and actually did seem to care about him, expressing sadness after learning of his death. However, his dislike of Barry subsides when he tells Barry (masquerading as Earth Two Barry) to take care of Iris shortly before his death.
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Much like his [[Earth One]] [[Joe West|counterpart]], Joseph shares a very loving relationship with his daughter [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris]] and is always concerned for her safety due to her job as a police detective. Joseph shares a mutual dislike with his son-in-law, [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry Allen]], as he blamed the latter for Iris choosing to become a police officer, as she apparently did so to help pay for Barry's PhD tuition. However, Joseph's relationship with Iris greatly outweighs this animosity, as he is willing to grudgingly put up with Barry for his daughter's sake.
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Joseph is highly protective of Iris, as he refused to leave her behind Jitterbugs when [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Deathstorm]] and [[Caitlin Snow (Earth Two)|Killer Frost]] attacked and willingly sacrificed himself to save his daughter. On his deathbed, Joseph asked Barry if the he was alright after the attack and even lightheartedly joked with him, hinting his dislike for the latter may have subsided as he asked Barry to look after Iris.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
*'''Musical acumen/Singing:''' Joseph was a professional singer and a popular musician at Jitterbugs.
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*'''Musical acumen/Singing:''' Joseph was a professional singer and popular musician at [[Jitterbugs]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Unlike his Earth One counterpart, this version of Joe West prefers to go with his full name, Joseph, a trait shared by another doppelgänger from Earth Two - [[Francisco Ramon]].
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*Unlike his [[Joe West|Earth One counterpart]], Joseph prefers to go by his full name, a trait also shared by [[Francisco Ramon|Francisco Ramon/Reverb]].
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

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"Every song's for you, baby. Every single one."
—Joseph's last words to Iris before his death[src]

Joseph West (died February 2016) was a musician from Earth Two, the father of Iris West-Allen and the father-in-law of Barry Allen.

Biography

While Joseph was performing in Jitterbugs, Iris and Barry (who was actually Barry's Earth One counterpart in disguise) came to watch. After finishing his performance, Joseph was glad to see Iris but when Earth One Barry commended his singing, calling him "Joe" he was unamused, announcing his full name "Joseph" and calling Earth One Barry by his full name, "Bartholomew". Iris told him to be nice. Earth One Barry tried to make conversation but Joseph bluntly referred to him as an "idiot". He scolded Earth One Barry, calling him selfish for letting Iris put her life at risk by becoming a police officer to pay for his PhD tuition, insisting that she should be writing for Central City Picture News. However, when Iris returned, she reminded her father that being a cop was her choice and she enjoyed it far more than being a CCPN intern and potential journalist. Joseph agreed to enjoy the night, yet remained hostile towards Earth One Barry.  

Later, while performing another song, Joseph was interrupted when Killer Frost and Deathstorm stormed in, looking for the Flash. When Iris tried to have them arrested, Joseph stayed behind as the other patrons fled, not wanting to leave his daughter. Earth One Barry occupied Killer Frost and instructed Iris to get to safety, but Deathstorm fired a blast at her. Joseph pushed Iris out of the way and took the hit, leaving him fatally wounded.  

Iris and Earth One Barry took Joseph to the hospital. Upon awakening, Joseph was glad to see they were both alright. Knowing his injuries were too sever, Joseph told Iris how much he loved her and asked Earth One Barry to look after Iris, which he promised to do so. Moments later, Joseph's heart gave out and he passed away.[1] 

Legacy

After Joseph's death, Iris became relentlessly determined to capture Killer Frost and Deathstorm to get justice for her father. Barry soon learned of Joseph's death and was deeply saddened.

Joseph's death was avenged when Deathstorm[1] and later Killer Frost[2] were killed by Zoom, who would later be imprisoned by the Speed Force.[3]

Personality

Much like his Earth One counterpart, Joseph shares a very loving relationship with his daughter Iris and is always concerned for her safety due to her job as a police detective. Joseph shares a mutual dislike with his son-in-law, Barry Allen, as he blamed the latter for Iris choosing to become a police officer, as she apparently did so to help pay for Barry's PhD tuition. However, Joseph's relationship with Iris greatly outweighs this animosity, as he is willing to grudgingly put up with Barry for his daughter's sake.

Joseph is highly protective of Iris, as he refused to leave her behind Jitterbugs when Deathstorm and Killer Frost attacked and willingly sacrificed himself to save his daughter. On his deathbed, Joseph asked Barry if the he was alright after the attack and even lightheartedly joked with him, hinting his dislike for the latter may have subsided as he asked Barry to look after Iris.

Abilities

  • Musical acumen/Singing: Joseph was a professional singer and popular musician at Jitterbugs.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 2

The Chronicles of Cisco

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Welcome to Earth-2"
  2. "Back to Normal"
  3. "The Race of His Life"


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