Think You Know Impulse? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about our shortie speedster who has donned many mantles, Bart Allen, AKA Impulse! Where does he rank in speed amongst his fast family? How has he most creatively used the conduit?

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

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—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED a very helpful little friend from the 5th dimension to sort out the facts and answer questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He’s VERY excited to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting Impulse facts now through MONDAY, JULY 29th.

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Bart Allen entry here:


He was mentored by the golden age speedster Max Mercury.



He owes me money


@Maddox Get in line, pal. That kid’s been outrunning debt collectors all over the Multiverse. Never spot a Speedster ten bucks.


Bart was the ring bearer in Wally and Linda’s wedding. Linda (aka Commander Park) got Bart (aka Ensign Allen) to focus on the task by making it a mission to protect the Golden Bands of Matrimor! - Source: Flash 1987 #142

Bart’s family and friends thought he had an imaginary friend, when he randomly started talking to thin air. It turned out that only Bart could still remember and see Linda, who had been cursed by Kadabra, because he was from the future. - Source: Flash 1987 #157-158

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Bart in the grandson to Barry Allen and Iris West-Allen, his father being Don Allen who is one of the Tornado twins. His aunt is Dawn Allen. Bart came from the future and ended up taking the role of Kid Flash when Wally West disappeared into the speed force as his mentor the Flash once did.


Bart’s first girlfriend was Carol Bucklen (Impulse #72). His second girlfriend was Valerie Perez (The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #8).

By the way, the main picture for Bart’s encyclopedia page is actually Bar Torr and not Bart Allen.

Bart named his dog Dox after his friend in the virtual reality he grew up in. (Impulse #64)

Bart played pitcher for the Young Justice baseball team. (Young Justice #27)


Bart Allen first appeared in live action for the Season 4 Smallville episode “Run,” as a street dwelling metahuman pickpocket. This version of Bart uses a variety of alias from fake or stolen IDs, including “Jay Garrick,” “Barry Allen,” and “Wally West.” He returns in Season 6 under the codename Impulse as part of Green Arrow’s team to take down Lex Luthor.