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He graduated in three years with a major in organic chemistry and a minor in criminology.While a senior, Barry helped the authorities apprehend a bank robber, and he was offered a job as a police scientist for the Central City Police Department Scientific Detection Bureau.Later still, he discovered that Jay Garrick was real, and became friends with him as well.During one summer, Iris's nephew Wally came to visit her in Central City.
A passing waitress accidentally spilled the items of her tray onto Barry, who amazingly caught them all in mid-air and returns them to the tray.Eager to be in the sister city of his childhood hero's home, Keystone City, he accepted the offer.After moving to Central City and getting an apartment with a laboratory in the back, Barry began dating Picture News reporter Iris West, whom he met while examining an apparent murder that she was reporting. That night during an electrical storm, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break.His position is a legacy in the Flash Family, successor to the original Jay Garrick and predecessor to Wally West.He is a founding member of the Justice League of America. However, in actuality, he had been born healthy, but given to another family, the Thawnes, whose child had died during birth.
When he was a child, his mother was killed and his father was convicted of the crime.