For his Earth One equivalent, see Joe West.

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


When Joseph was performing in Jitterbugs Iris and Barry (his Earth-1 counterpart disguised as Earth-2 Barry) came to watch. While Joseph was glad to see Iris he was instantly annoyed to see Barry and while they were alone Joseph 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 returns and tells Joseph that being a cop is her choice, that she enjoys it far more than being a reporter, but Joseph still expresses dislike towards Barry. Later while performing another song they were interupted by Killer Frost and Deathstorm looking for Barry. When Iris tried to have them arrested Deathstorm attacked Iris but Joseph saved her by pushing her away, but was struck instead. Later Joseph was admitted to the hospital but is injuries were too fatal 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 Joseph's heart gave out and he passed away. 


Much like his Earth One counterpart, he shares a very loving relationship with his daughter 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 counterpart share a mutual dislike. This is because Joe blamed Barry for Iris choosing to become a police officer to help pay for Barry to get his PhD which put her in danger with the Zoom. However Barry himself didn't appear to hate Joseph and actually did seem to care about Joseph, expressing saddness 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. 


The Flash

Season 2


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