Let’s face it, The Flash is one of the CW’s best superhero television shows. Not only is it fairly faithful to the source material, but unlike the recent Black Canary debacle on its sister-show Arrow the showrunners wouldn’t dream of killing off such an iconic hero and giving her mantle to an original character. Plus, the show’s writing keeps everyone on the edge of their seats with all their twists and turns—will Iris West really die? Will Barry be able to defeat the God of Speed himself, Savitar? Is Caitlin Snow going to turn into Earth-1 Killer Frost?
If you, like me, love The Flash and tune in every week to find out what’s going to happen next, then you’ll get a huge kick out of the following hilarious memes featuring Barry Allen and his buddies.
16 Barry Is So Cheesy
I laughed hysterically at this meme because I KNOW that this is something Barry Allen would say to his girlfriend Iris West on the show. Well, maybe not now, as he is pretty mopey after seeing a (possible) future where Savitar is going to kill his girlfriend sometime within the next four months. However, I bet he has said this cheesy pick-up line to Iris at least several times a day when they first started dating. Of course, I’m sure Iris started groaning and facepalming every single time he said it because it is just so damn cheesy. Heck, Grant Gustin is such a huge dork in real life that I also wouldn’t be shocked if he jokingly said this to someone he was dating.
15 Reverse-Flash Loves Big Belly Burger
It’s pretty hilarious that Eobard Thawne (Reverse-Flash) is from the future and thinks he is the cat’s meow because he knows what is going to happen to Team Flash, but his one weakness is food from Big Belly Burger. Do they not have that franchise in the future, or is Eobard just a foodie? Maybe he really, really wanted to be a chef when he was a kid, but was pushed into becoming a physicist by his parents. Perhaps if he had just been allowed to become a chef like he wanted to, he never would’ve tried to re-create the accident that gave Barry his powers. If he didn’t become a speedster and see that he was destined to become Barry’s nemesis, he would’ve lived a long and happy life as a normal dude.
14 Eobard Is A Troll
I gasped, then laughed when I saw this meme. It is SO wrong, but it is totally something that Eobard Thawne would do to troll Barry, especially after he went back in time to save his mother and created the alternate universe known as Flashpoint. Eobard must have been so irritated, being stuck in that cage and knowing that things were going to go to hell if he didn’t manage to convince Barry that this was a STUPID idea and got him to restore the timeline. Heck, just watching the season three premiere showed me that Eobard was 100 per cent done with Barry, and he is evil enough to troll the Flash on Mother’s Day. Eobard better watch it though, Iris is going to punch him if she ever found out what he did!
13 Barry Thinks Oliver Is The Bee's Knees
Let’s face it; during the first team up between the Green Arrow and the Flash, Barry was secretly fanboying. You KNOW he was thinking to himself “Oh my god, I have the opportunity to fight crime alongside the Green Arrow! Oliver is so cool and suave under pressure, I totally need to cultivate that same response to criminals and metahumans running amuck in Central City. Maybe I can ask Oliver how he did that? Although knowing how brooding and mopey Ollie is, he’ll probably give me some long-winded stoic answer about how heroes shouldn’t be happy. Maybe I should turn down the quips when I’m out on a mission with him, I don’t want to offend the totally awesome Green Arrow. After all, I’d hate to look like a total amateur.”
12 Tom Cavanagh Has Played A Lot Of Dudes
I cackled when I saw this meme because it’s so true. Tom Cavanagh HAS played a ton of roles on The Flash in such a short period of time. At last count, he’s appeared as the original Earth-1 Harrison Wells, Eobard Thawne pretending to be Harrison Wells, Earth-2 Harry Wells, Earth-19 H.R. Wells, and a wide variety of Harrison Wells from different Earths. Honestly, how on Earth does he keep all of those characters straight? I also laughed hysterically at how some of the different Harrisons included a mime, a freakin’ COWBOY of all things, a Doctor Who rip-off and a hipster. How Tom didn’t start rolling around on the ground laughing when he got the script is beyond me. I know I nearly spit out my seltzer from giggling too hard when I saw that episode.
11 Caitlin Snow Is So Emo
As much as I love the character of Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, I snickered when I saw this meme because this pretty much sums up Danielle Panabaker’s character. Poor Caitlin CAN be pretty emo at times, although to be fair, I can’t really blame her for that. After all, she lost her husband Ronnie Raymond not once but twice, learned that her evil Earth-2 doppelganger Killer Frost is a literal killer who has ice powers, learned that Barry f***** the timeline by creating Flashpoint and gave HER ice powers, which if go unsuppressed, turn her into a cold sociopath that tries to kill her BFFs. Oh, and the icing on the cake is that the only way to suppress the Killer Frost persona is by wearing Cisco’s power dampening bracelets, which need to be recharged every few hours.
10 Draco Is Sick Of Your Nonsense, Barry
As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I squealed with joy when I found out that Tom Felton (AKA Draco Malfoy) was going to appear in The Flash season three as Julian Albert. Felton is a phenomenal actor, and I like the slight nods to Draco—Julian was considered to be the black sheep of the family, came from money, etc. However, Felton managed to make the role of Julian his own, and I felt terrible when his backstory was revealed. I also got a big kick out of Julian’s rivalry and sarcastic remarks to Barry in the first half of The Flash season three because it reminded me a bit of the Harry/Draco rivalry, although now it seems like Julian is going to join Team Flash and help them take down evil metahumans.
9 Poor Tom Felton Is Surrounded By Heroes
I cracked up when I saw this meme because I wouldn’t be surprised if Tom Felton had a good laugh at the irony of Barry Allen wearing a lightning bolt symbol on his Flash suit and Harry Potter having a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. I wouldn’t be shocked if he sometimes thinks to himself “Oh man, my character is ANOTHER guy who hates the hero whose symbol is a bolt of lightning? How do I keep stumbling into these roles?” Now I can’t help but wonder if Grant Gustin and Tom Felton just keep making Harry Potter jokes at each other all day on set. Hopefully there will be some funny footage of the two actors teasing each other about the similarities between Julian, Draco, Barry and Harry on the DVD and Blu-Ray box sets.
8 Never Mess With Captain Cold And Heat Wave
Given the fact that both Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell appeared on the show Prison Break together, I’m shocked that anyone on Team Flash would think that locking Captain Cold and Heat Wave up inside of a prison would be a good idea. Not only are those two canny thieves, but they’re also smart enough to figure out how to escape from prison in no time at all. Heck, their prison break skills would put Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy to shame. Plus, Captain Cold has his Cold Gun, so it would be laughably easy for him to turn the guards at the prison into human popsicles. Then there’s the fact that Heat Wave likes to set things on fire—he could easily start a fire as a diversion, which would allow the two to then make their grand escape.
7 No One Wants To Mess With Savitar
Okay, Eobard Thawne/The Reverse-Flash was pretty scary, especially since he decided to kill the original Earth-1 Harrison Wells and steal his appearance so that he could infiltrate Team Flash from the inside. He’s pretty cunning and smart, so that’s why he’s so dangerous. Hunter Zolomon/Zoom was also terrifying AF because he too was also smart and he had a ginormous metahuman army that he could transport from Earth-2 to Earth-1. However, Savitar takes the cake and is absolutely chilling because he considers himself to be the God of Speed and is so fast that neither Barry nor Jay Garrick can outrun him. He’s also not a man anymore—while Zoom and Reverse-Flash are evil, they were still human. Savitar was once human, but he apparently because some sort of demi-God over the years. Now that’s terrifying!
6 Barry Loves Ruining Timelines
I won’t lie, I chortled when I saw this meme because it is so true. I’ve lost count as to how many times Barry has decided to use his powers to go back in time and f*** with the timeline, causing all sorts of havoc with people’s futures. However, the most memorable one has got to be Flashpoint because when he FINALLY came to his senses and restored the original timeline, he found that some things were unable to be totally fixed, such as Diggle having a daughter instead of a son, Cisco’s brother getting killed in a car accident, and Caitlin Snow being a metahuman. Honestly, instead of leaving Barry alone at the end of season two, Iris should’ve dragged Barry back inside and forced him to talk to a grief counselor.
5 Barry Would Be A Good President
Given the current state of America with Donald Trump at the helm, I wouldn’t mind at ALL if Barry Allen went back in time and actually ran for president. Sure, he’s a superhero but he’d be a kick-a** president. If there was a threat of war, Barry and his speedster buddies would be able to protect the U.S. from every threat. Then again, leaders of other countries would probably be so impressed by the fact that we have a speedster superhero for a president that there would be world peace. They’d probably also get a big kick out of S.T.A.R. Labs and would be pestering Cisco to create some nifty inventions that would make life better for their citizens. Hey Barry, can you please mess with the timeline so you can be our president?
4 Oliver Loves To Party
Honestly, I wouldn’t be shocked if Oliver got snarky with Reverse-Flash after finding out that he lives to the ripe old age of 86 by loosening up and partying a bit. Maybe once he redeems Earth-2 Laurel Lance/Black Siren (let’s be real, we KNOW Ollie is going to try to save the doppelganger of the woman he once loved, and no one can resist his sad puppy dog eyes) and takes down Prometheus he’ll have more of an opportunity to kick back, relax, and enjoy a few parties with Diggle, Thea, Felicity, Curtis, and the other recruits. After all, he used to be a total party animal when he was younger, so I wouldn’t be surprised if after there is FINALLY peace in Star City, he throws a huge party with his team in an attempt to unwind.
3 Of Course Draco Malfoy Would Know About The Philosopher's Stone
I won’t lie, as a huge Harry Potter nerd, I started cracking up and squealing when I heard Tom Felton say “Philosopher’s Stone.” It makes me wonder if some of The Flash writers are also Potterheads and couldn’t resist making the real-life Draco Malfoy utter the worlds “Philosopher’s Stone” on television. Of course, my fellow Potterheads and Flash fans flipped out on social media—I can’t tell you how many Tumblr posts I saw that came up with cool theories about how Julian Albert is really Draco Malfoy in disguise and trying to get away from all of the horrors he experienced in the second Wizarding War against Lord Voldemort. Too bad a Harry Potter/The Flash crossover will never happen—I’d love to see Barry’s reaction to learning that not only is Julian Draco, but also that magic is real.
2 Can We Say Double Trouble?
As a joke, there should be a spoof with Ezra Miller! Barry Allen and Grant Gustin! Barry Allen where they meet in the Speed Force. I think every fan of The Flash would laugh until they cry if the television version of Barry asked his cinematic counterpart how he felt about timelines. Of course, since it is the same character, just in a different universe, the movie version of Barry would LOVE f****** up timelines. Just imagine the havoc the television and cinematic versions of Barry Allen could wreak by messing around with the timelines. It would be like Flashpoint Part Two, and I think both Reverse-Flash and Savitar would start tearing their hair out because there’s TWO versions of Barry who are messing around with time travel.
1 Kanye West Would Make An Interesting President
I think most people in America who absolutely loathe Donald Trump wish that Barry Allen was real so he could go back in time and stop the business mogul from deciding “Hmmm…might be a good idea to run for President.” Then again, since Barry is a young speedster, with his luck, he’d go back to the original timeline only to find out that Kanye West had decided to run for President and actually won the General Election. However, given everything that is going on in the United States right now, Kanye would probably have a higher approval rating than President Donald Trump has right now—especially if he took a page out of Senator Bernie Sanders’ playbook and implemented progressive policies such as Medicare-For-All, free college, Universal Basic Income, etc.