Quark Spheres are small, spherical devices that can harness inter/extra-dimensional energy using quark matter. It is used to mimic the DNA of an individual to stabilize dimensional energy.

Uses

Quark spheres were first used by Team Flash to extract Barry Allen from the Speed Force prison without destabilizing it. This sphere contained Barry's DNA, which tricked the prison into thinking it still had Barry in it, keeping the prison stable and releasing Barry through a portal in the center of the city.[1]

Barry later entered the Speed Force and removed the quark sphere, creating a Speed Force lightning storm to create nuclear fusion to stop a nuclear explosion on Earth-1. After the lightning storm fulfilled its purpose, Barry threw the quark sphere back into the Speed Force, stabilizing it once again.[2]

Quark spheres were used again to help separate Jax and Stein from the Firestorm Matrix without the matrix becoming unstable. These spheres contained Jax's and Stein's DNA to trick the matrix into thinking they were still connected when Stein took the serum to shut down his and Jax's powers so they could be separate without it being a threat to both their lives.[3] This ultimately killed Stein due to the wounds he sustained on Earth-X and Jax being the only thing keeping him alive due to their connection.[4]

Appearances

The Flash

Season 4

Supergirl

Season 3

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • In real life, quarks are a form of elementary particles and one of the most fundamental components of matter. Quarks are able to combine to form composite particles such as protons and neutrons, which then combine to form the nucleus of an atom. Quarks are always found in groups and never on its own, due to a phenomena known as color confinement.

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