Don Allen
Don Allen
General Information
Real name: Don Allen
First Appearance: Adventure Comics #373 (October, 1968)
Created by: Jim Shooter
Win Mortimer



Don Allen was the son of Barry and Iris Allen, conceived in the 30th Century after his father's retirement, but born after his death in the first Crisis. He and his twin sister Dawn inherited a fraction of his speed. Since they never knew their father, they often felt jealous of their cousin Wally West, to whom Barry was a father figure. Because of the policies of Earthgov, which was known for exploiting metahumans, and the rampant xenophobia that existed on Earth prior to the the establishment of the United Planets, Iris encouraged her children to hide their powers. When Wally arrived in their century after being lost in time following a battle with Savitar, he was shocked to learn that they were not using their speed to fight crime. They sprang into action, however, to save Wally from a mob he had unsuccessfully tried to stop from lynching an alien. The twins subsequently lent some of their Speed Force energy to Wally to help him get back to his own time. Wally's visit no doubt had an affect on the Allens, as they later began operating as the super hero duo the Tornado Twins.

Family Life

Don eventually married Meloni Thawne, daughter of the Earthgov President, whose family had been mortal enemies of the Allens for centuries. They had one son, Bart, who would eventually travel to the 21st Century to become Impulse, and later, Kid Flash. Shortly after Bart's birth, their family was attacked by the villainous Professor Zoom, a Thawne who wished to end the union of the rival families. They, along with Dawn's family, attempted to flee to a parallel Earth using the Cosmic Treadmill. However, Zoom sabotaged the device, causing an explosion which created a rift in the Multiverse. Zoom was ultimately defeated by an army of three different Legion of Super Heroes, but Don and his family were subsequently stranded on Earth-247. Don and his sister sacrificed their lives to protect Earth from the Dominators.

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