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MHR: The Flash Season 1 Datafile

February 27, 2017

flash-season-1This is a writeup for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game for Barry Allen as he is during season 1 of the CW/DCTV show The Flash. Barry Allen’s mother was murdered by a blur of yellow lightning, and his father went to jail for the crime. Barry grew up to become a CSI with a particular interest in unexplained phenomena, as he always wanted to prove that his father was not responsible for his mother’s mysterious death. In nearby STAR Labs, an experimental particle accelerator is turned on and explodes, which bathes the city in a wave of dark matter. Barry is struck by lightning during the event and, after spending 9 months in a coma, wakes up as the fastest man alive.

The Flash
Barry Allen [secret]

Solo d6, Buddy d8, Team d10

Crime-Fighting Speedster
Forensic Scientist
Justice for My Father

Fastest Man Alive
Superhuman Reflexes d10, Superhuman Speed d10, Superhuman Stamina d10

SFX: Quick Save. Spend 1 PP to add your Speed power to another character’s reaction roll.

SFX: Run, Barry, Run! Step up or double any Fastest Man Alive power for one action. If the action fails, add a die to doom pool equal to the normal rating of that power die.

SFX: Versatile. Replace any Fastest Man Alive die with 2d8 or 3d6.

Limit: Not So Fast! Cede your order in the round to an opposing Watcher character who has not acted yet in order to gain 1 PP.

Crime Expert d8, Science Expert d8, Tech Expert d8

Find Who Killed My Mother
1 XP when you talk about your memories of your mother or father, or visit your father in jail.
3 XP when you learn the identity of your mother’s killer.
10 XP when you have the chance to prevent your mother’s death and make your decision to do so, or not.

I Have to Go Faster!
1 XP when you perform a superspeed-related stunt.
3 XP when you take stress from another speedster.
10 XP when you defeat a speedster who has previously defeated you, thus proving that you are the fastest.

  1. Only d10 speed, not d12?
    Not complaining, just curious about the rationale – not exactly familiar with the Flash.

    • Comics-Flash might have “Godlike Speed”: “you can travel around the world in moments,” (or not? I always thought the Flash was kinda dumb so I’m not familiar either) but TV-Flash definitely does not. At least not yet!

      TV-Barry’s speed is kinda all over the place, depending on the needs of the plot. As such, he can use the “Run, Barry, Run!” SFX when he needs to go ridiculously fast.

  2. Pinkius permalink


    It was reverse flash! or whatever his name is,

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