The Flash - The Speed Formula

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With the recent introduction of the speed equation/formula on the CW TV show, The Flash, I thought I should elaborate on what exactly is The Speed Formula. What it does and the by-product powers it gives:

  • an invisible aura that protects his body and clothes from friction.
  • grants partial anti-gravity powers that enables Johnny to fly.
  • connects the speedster to the speed-force.

In this particular case on TV, I believe it helps to increase the speed of the speedster. Maybe refining the connection to the speed-force?

The History

The first person to use the speed formula is technically Professor Gil, Johnny Quick's professor. This was shown WAYYYY BACK in September 1941 in More Fun Comics #71

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Professor Gill, was an expert in Egyptology. He travelled to the Tomb of King Amen/Amun and uncovered an old as shit piece of papyrus (basically a really old tough piece of paper). Since he realized that he was an old fart, he passed on the speed formula to Johnny Quick who used this new found powers for good. Sorta. I think so and hope he didn't act like a super-dick.

In case anyone is wondering about King Amun/Amen/Ammon/Aminem/Eminem/M&M and his connection, there is none. Normal dude who got over compensated.

King Amun: As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshipped outside of Egypt, in Ancient Libya and Nubia, and as Zeus Ammon came to be identified with Zeus in Ancient Greece.

Johnny Quick went on to be a newsreel photographer and uses the formula, 3X2(9YZ)4A, to save lives. To return to his normal voyeur self, he utters Z25Y(2AB)6 which is the counter-acting formula.

Johnny Chambers Quick was an advanced mathematical student who discovered by using an exotic mathematical formula, termed as 3x2(9yz)4a his brain could tap into a higher dimension, which he usually thought of as the fourth dimension of time, and draw an unspecified speed-energy from that dimension and directly harness and use it.

Finally, he had a daughter called Jesse Quick. *Ahem* Who in the TV show is Harrison Well's daughter.

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In relation to their speed:

Planck time The Planck time is the time it would take a photon travelling at the speed of light to across a distance equal to the Planck length.