Another Flash zooms into Central City, but this time he calls himself The Accelerated Man and he originates from Earth-19. The 14th episode of CW's The Flash is entitled "Attack on Central City," but there is no telling as of yet whether this speedster is coming in as friend or foe.
The Accelerated Man basically has the same powers as Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). He can run faster than the speed of sound and light, can heal himself at a quick rate, and can vibrate himself through solid objects. Comic history though has placed him in an alternative earth where technology has evolved quite differently. Earth-19 is more a mixture of steampunk and H.G.Welles-like science-fiction; robots may walk stiffly down the road but electricity hasn't been invented yet.
The Accelerated Man is the nth version of a Flash to appear in the show. Previous and current versions have Kid Flash (Keynan Lonsdale), The Flash of Earth-3 aka Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp), the evil Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), and the counterfeit Flash of Earth-2 (Teddy Sears). Some of them have been Earth-1 Flash's fastest friends, while others have been his deadliest foes.
On which side will The Accelerated Man fall? Barry Allen has to know ASAP. Betrayals in the past have hurt him pretty deeply.
"The Attack on Central City" will air on February 14 at the CW. It will be the14th episode of the third season of The Flash.