5 Times Iris West Proved ✌️ You Didn't ❌ Need Powers ✨ to Be a Hero 💪 ...


The Flash, known by those closest to him as Barry Allen, is Central City’s most celebrated hero. With speed powers he acquired from a lightning strike, he keeps the town safe from harm by locking up evil metahumans and rescuing the citizens from disaster. Barry doesn’t do it all alone though. His friends from Star Labs, some of whom are heroes themselves, help him out. Most notably, he does it with the emotional, and sometimes tactile, support of his best friend and wife, Iris West. Though Iris doesn’t have superpowers, she knows that true heroism is all about putting other people before yourself, and doing what has to be done -- a trait that she has down pact. Here are five times that Iris West helped save the day on The Flash.

1. When She Wanted to Prove Barry Allen Wasn’t Crazy

Iris West may be destined to become an ace reporter, but her initial descent into journalism was born out of her need to help her friend, Barry. Back in season 1, when a speedster showed up in town that matched the description of the man in lightning that Barry says killed his mother, Iris started to blog about him. Her angle was that if she could prove that the man Barry claimed he saw as a child could actually exist, she could help free his dad, who’d been wrongfully convicted of the murder, from prison. Little did she know that she was actually investigating Barry himself, which caused a bit of a conflict of interest. Iris’s father, Joe West feared that Iris’ blog would attract danger to her doorstep. Because of this, he made Barry promise that he wouldn’t tell her that he had powers, and also convince her to give up the blog. Spoiler alert: she didn’t. Why? Because she was determined to help her friend. But the best part is that once she saw the impact of her blog, her focus shifted from just helping Barry to helping the city regain it’s hope, proving that the scope of her selflessness is wider than most!

When Iris Saved Barry from Savitar