Barry Allen, a police scientist, is struck by lightning while working late in his lab one day. The impact shatters a number of vials around him so not only is he electrocuted but he is also bathed in dozens of chemicals. When he recovers, Barry realizes something is different about him. He has the ability to move at almost impossible speed. With help from fellow scientist, Christina ‘Tina’ McGee, Barry has to learn to control his new found powers. After Tina constructs a frictionless suit that will not be destroyed by his speed, Barry goes on to fight crime as The Flash.