Speed Central, formerly known as S.T.A.R. Labs, was a research lab founded by Harrison Wells. After his death, it became the base of operations of Eddie Thawne/Johnny Quick and the Quickling until their defeat.


In 2014, Harrison Wells launched the particle accelerator in S.T.A.R. Labs and it exploded, resulting in the death of him and many other people, as well as the creation of hyperhumans.

Sometime afterwards, Eddie Thawne took over the building and renamed it "Speed Central" to give it an impression of motion. He went on to create his own personal army, the "Quickling", and set their base of operations in some part of the Speed Central, known as the No-Go Zone. In this area, any Quickling was authorized to shoot trespassers who didn't leave after the first warning.

At some point, Eddie captured Clyde Mardon and contained him in the Weather Chamber of Speed Central so that he could change Central City's weather whenever he wanted.

In 2016, Barry Allen, a speedster from Earth-1 arrived in Speed Central. After finding Mardon, he battled Eddie before running away. Later after Barry defeated Eddie, he locked the speedster up in a cell in the pipeline of Speed Central, created with the help of Hartley Rathaway.[1]




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