Why is Barry Allen so slow?

The Short Answer:
Because on television, he doesn't need to run at the speed of light for the television series to exist and tell compelling stories. He is only as fast as he needs to be. Right now, that is twice the speed of sound and it is perfect for storytelling with an ensemble cast.
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Does Barry Allen ever get faster?

The premiere episode of The Flash season 8 and first episode of the Armageddon event confirmed that Barry was faster than ever, having reached new heights of velocity over the summer of 2021.
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How did Barry Allen regain his speed?

After Barry saw what his new speed thinking ability had done to him, because of what he did to his friends, he threw a lightning bolt at the machine to destroy it, destroying the artificial Speed Force. Later, the Team Flash managed to use the machine to restore the original Speed Force back into existence.
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Is Barry Allen faster than the Speed Force?

All of his abilities are due to access to an unlimited sentient cosmic energy called the Speed Force. And while the TV series insists that he is the fastest man alive, there are many other speedsters in the DC Comics Universe than can tap into the the Speed Force even better than Barry Allen.
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How much speed does Barry Allen have?

Quick Answer: Barry Allen may be known for his superspeed, but just how fast can he run? Unfortunately for fans, it's not quite the speed of light. According to The Flash, Allen's top speed is Mach 3.3, or 2,532 miles per hour.
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Who is the fastest flash ever?

Wally West is the Fastest Flash and is arguably the fastest being that has ever existed, as said by Max Mercury—and it has been remarked that Wally and Barry are the only two speedsters that were fast enough to even outrun death itself.
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What is the fastest flash has ever gone?

The fastest he has ever gone is supposedly 13 trillion times the speed of light from when he stopped a nuclear blast just as it went off (saw this calculation a while back). The speed of light being 186,282 miles per second. At the speed of light, he can run around the earth 7 times in one second.
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How is Zoom faster than flash?

Unlike his appearance on The Flash would have you believe, Zoom has no connection to the Speed Force; in fact, he has no speed powers at all, only the ability to alter time relative to himself. This power gives him the appearance of traveling at super speeds, though in reality, he is simply slowing everyone else down.
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Is there anyone faster than flash?

Quicksilver…the man many believe to be Marvel's answer to DC's The Flash. Quicksilver, as his name implies, is really fast. His speed has been estimated well over 8500 miles per hours.
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Is Wally stronger than Barry?

While Barry's connection to the Speed Force is much more pure, Wally's is definitely stronger, thanks to his years spent studying the Speed Force. As a result, Wally was proven to be minorly superior to Barry in just about every way, at least in regards to their power sets.
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What is the fastest speedster lightning color?

Blue and indigo are the fastest". When coloring speedsters he used the Blue Shift theory as a basis for his decision. So future Barry in the Out of time comics series has blue lightning because he further tapped into the Speed Force and was much faster.
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Why is the Speed Force evil?

The Speed Force in itself isn't pure evil as they don't have the motives that Thawne, Zoom, and Savitar had. Instead, it's a conflict of different ideologies: whereas Barry wants to help the people affected by the New Forces, the Speed Force wants them dead.
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Is Quicksilver faster than The Flash?

While hypersonic speeds are nothing to sneeze at, the Flash's speed from the Speed Force absolutely trumps Quicksilver's... by a lot. Amazingly, The Flash is way faster than anything Quicksilver has ever displayed in the comics thus far.
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How fast can The Flash think?

There is a superfluity of science enveloped in the ticking seconds that we cannot perceive. Thinking at The Flash's speed would be like living in dreamtime–100 attoseconds is to one second as a second is to 300 million years.
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Can Flash run air?

So the question: Can The Flash fly? First thoughts: No. The speed of The Flash moving through the air is enough to cause some wackiness to happen.
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Why is Savitar so fast?

The suit gives its wearer speed as the wearer gives off static electricity. Tracy Brand theorized that Savitar gives off so much speed and power when he runs that the suit protects him and keeps it from overwhelming him.
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Who's faster Flash or Shazam?

Shazam can fly at the speed of light, which makes him faster than almost any other hero, but both Barry Allen and Wally West are able to move at speeds faster than light, meaning that while they would have to push themselves, at least two Flashes are faster than Shazam.
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Is Barry faster than Savitar?

As for villain speedster Savitar, Barry can't match him while inside the Speed Force, but in any other place Barry is faster than him as well. Perhaps the villain with the best chance of catching him is Black Flash, who was able to do just that in season 3. However, Barry's speed has come a long way with since then.
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How fast is Godspeed?

On the small screen, Godspeed's theoretical velocity is calculated and is said to be 670, 616, 629 miles per hour, or the speed of light. While he isn't as fast in the show as he is in the comics, he's still faster than Barry Allen.
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How fast is Savitar in mph?

Savitar can also travel through the timeline meaning he can go about 900 mph or just a bit over Mach 1, he is also able to create multiple speed mirage's meaning he can go at Mach 5.8 or higher.
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Who is the slowest Flash?


Still, when strictly talking about running ability, there's no question that Bizarro Flash am slowest of all.
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Is Sonic faster than Flash?

Sonic the Hedgehog's maximum running speed is listed as 3,840 miles per hour in Sonic Adventures DX. According to the 2014 Flash TV show, in the episode Trajectory, Barry Allen has a top speed of 2,532 miles per hour or Mach 3.3.
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Who is Flash's arch enemy?

The first and most well-known character to assume the "Reverse-Flash" mantle, Thawne is the archenemy of Barry Allen (the second superhero to be called the Flash), a descendant of Malcolm Thawne, and a forefather of Bart Allen, Thaddeus Thawne, and Owen Mercer.
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