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{{Quote|Every song's for you, baby. Every single one.|Joseph's last words to Iris before his death|Welcome to Earth-2}}
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{{Quote|Every song's for you, baby. Every single one.|Joseph West's last words to his daughter, [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris]]|Welcome to Earth-2}}
 
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|occupation= Lounge singer
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|occupation= Lounge singer <small>(formerly)</small>
|family= {{F|page=Iris West's grandfather|Unnamed|(father)}}<br/>{{F|page=Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris West|(daughter)}}<br/>{{F|page=Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry Allen|(son-in-law)}}
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|family= {{F|page=Iris West's grandfather|Unnamed|(father)}}<br/>{{F|page=Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris West-Allen|(daughter)}}
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|actor= [[Jesse L. Martin]]
 
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'''Joseph West''' (died February 2016) was a musician from [[Earth Two]], the father of [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris West]] and the father-in-law of [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry Allen]].
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'''Joseph West''' (died February 2016) was a musician from [[Earth-2]], and the father of [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris West-Allen]].
   
 
==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 when Earth One Barry commended his singing and called 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 putting Iris's life at risk by letting 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.  
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While Joseph was performing in [[Jitterbugs]], [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris]] and [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry]] (who was actually [[Barry Allen (Earth-2)|Barry]]'s [[Earth-1]] [[doppelgänger]] in disguise) came to watch. After finishing his performance, Joseph was glad to see Iris but when Earth-1 Barry commended his singing and called him "Joe", he was unamused, stating his full name and addressing Earth-1 Barry by his full name, "Bartholomew". Iris urged him to be nice as she briefly left. Earth-1 Barry tried to make conversation but Joseph bluntly referred to him as an "idiot". He scolded Earth-1 Barry for being selfish and putting Iris's life at risk by letting her becoming a police officer to pay for his PhD tuition, insisting that she should be writing for [[Central City Picture News (Earth-2)|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. Joseph agreed to enjoy the night, yet remained hostile towards Earth-1 Barry.  
   
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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Later while performing another song, Joseph was interrupted when [[Caitlin Snow (Earth-2)|Killer Frost]] and [[Deathstorm]] stormed in, looking for [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|the Flash]]. When Iris tried to have them arrested, Joseph stayed behind as the other patrons fled, not wanting to leave his daughter. Earth-1 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 he wouldn't make it, 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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Iris and Earth-1 Barry took Joseph to the hospital. Upon awakening, Joseph was glad to see they were both alright. Knowing he wouldn't make it, Joseph told Iris how much he loved her and asked Earth-1 Barry to look after his daughter, which he promised to do so. Moments later, Joseph's heart gave out and he passed away.<ref name=":0">{{Ep|Welcome to Earth-2}}</ref> 
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
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.<ref name=":0" /> [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Barry]] soon learned of Joseph's death and was deeply saddened.<ref>"[[Escape from Earth-2]]"</ref>
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After Joseph's death, [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris]] became relentlessly determined to capture [[Caitlin Snow (Earth-2)|Killer Frost]] and [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Deathstorm]] to get justice for her father.<ref name=":0" /> [[Barry Allen (Earth-2)|Barry]] soon learned of Joseph's death and was deeply saddened over it.<ref>{{Ep|Escape from Earth-2}}</ref>
   
Joseph's death was avenged when Deathstorm<ref name=":0" /> and Killer Frost<ref>"[[Back to Normal]]"</ref> were killed by [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]], who would later be turned into an enforcer of the [[Speed Force]].<ref>"[[The Race of His Life]]"</ref>
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Joseph's death was avenged when Deathstorm<ref name=":0" /> and Killer Frost<ref>{{Ep|Back to Normal}}</ref> were killed by [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]], who would later be turned into an enforcer of the [[Speed Force]].<ref>{{Ep|The Race of His Life}}</ref>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Much like his [[Earth One]] [[Joe West|counterpart]], Joseph has 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. However, 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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Much like his [[Earth-1]] [[Joe West|counterpart]], Joseph shares a very loving relationship with his daughter, [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris]], always concerned for her safety due to her job as a police detective. However, Joseph shares a mutual dislike with his son-in-law, [[Barry Allen (Earth-2)|Barry Allen]], as he blamed the latter for Iris choosing to become a police officer, since 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 his daughter, as he refused to leave Iris behind in Jitterbugs when [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Deathstorm]] and [[Caitlin Snow (Earth Two)|Killer Frost]] attacked and willingly sacrificed himself to save her. 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.
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Joseph is highly protective of his daughter, as he refused to leave Iris behind in the midst of [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Deathstorm]] and [[Caitlin Snow (Earth-2)|Killer Frost]]'s attack, willingly sacrificing himself to save her. On his deathbed, Joseph asked Barry if 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 his daughter.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*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]].
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*Unlike his [[Joe West|Earth-1 counterpart]], Joseph prefers to go by his full name, a trait also shared by [[Francisco Ramon|Francisco Ramon/Reverb]].
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*When explaining the concept of the [[Multiverse]], [[Martin Stein]] suggested that a doppelganger of [[Joe West|Joe]] could be an electrician; months later, following Barry's journey to [[Earth-2]] and back, Barry revealed Joseph's job as a lounge singer, surprising his Earth-1 counterpart.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{Doppelgänger|Joe West|2}}
 
{{Doppelgänger|Joe West|2}}

Latest revision as of 03:28, December 29, 2019

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

Joseph West (died February 2016) was a musician from Earth-2, and the father of Iris West-Allen.

BiographyEdit

While Joseph was performing in Jitterbugs, Iris and Barry (who was actually Barry's Earth-1 doppelgänger in disguise) came to watch. After finishing his performance, Joseph was glad to see Iris but when Earth-1 Barry commended his singing and called him "Joe", he was unamused, stating his full name and addressing Earth-1 Barry by his full name, "Bartholomew". Iris urged him to be nice as she briefly left. Earth-1 Barry tried to make conversation but Joseph bluntly referred to him as an "idiot". He scolded Earth-1 Barry for being selfish and putting Iris's life at risk by letting her 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. Joseph agreed to enjoy the night, yet remained hostile towards Earth-1 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-1 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-1 Barry took Joseph to the hospital. Upon awakening, Joseph was glad to see they were both alright. Knowing he wouldn't make it, Joseph told Iris how much he loved her and asked Earth-1 Barry to look after his daughter, which he promised to do so. Moments later, Joseph's heart gave out and he passed away.[1] 

Legacy Edit

After Joseph's death, Iris became relentlessly determined to capture Killer Frost and Deathstorm to get justice for her father.[1] Barry soon learned of Joseph's death and was deeply saddened over it.[2]

Joseph's death was avenged when Deathstorm[1] and Killer Frost[3] were killed by Zoom, who would later be turned into an enforcer of the Speed Force.[4]

PersonalityEdit

Much like his Earth-1 counterpart, Joseph shares a very loving relationship with his daughter, Iris, always concerned for her safety due to her job as a police detective. However, 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, since 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 his daughter, as he refused to leave Iris behind in the midst of Deathstorm and Killer Frost's attack, willingly sacrificing himself to save her. On his deathbed, Joseph asked Barry if 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 his daughter.

AbilitiesEdit

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

AppearancesEdit

The FlashEdit

Season 2Edit

The Chronicles of CiscoEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike his Earth-1 counterpart, Joseph prefers to go by his full name, a trait also shared by Francisco Ramon/Reverb.
  • When explaining the concept of the Multiverse, Martin Stein suggested that a doppelganger of Joe could be an electrician; months later, following Barry's journey to Earth-2 and back, Barry revealed Joseph's job as a lounge singer, surprising his Earth-1 counterpart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Welcome to Earth-2"
  2. "Escape from Earth-2"
  3. "Back to Normal"
  4. "The Race of His Life"


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