Blaze Allen was an amateur mystic whom the Night Spectre discovered. When Blaze Allen refused to allow Night Spectre to take his soul, the Night Spectre left. Blaze Allen, who worked at the Quentin Carnival was eventually married to Iris Simpson by Father Hellstrom. However, just after Blaze and Iris became married, the Night Spectre appeared and drained Iris of her lifeforce. This put Blaze into a deep depression, and he began delving more and more into magic.

Eventually, he was approached by Merlin, who helped Blaze bond with the demon Etrigan, so that Blaze could make sure that Iris' soul would rest in peace, by recovering it from the Night Spectre. By chanting "Gone, gone o'form of man, arise the demon Etrigan", Blaze Allen became the second Speed Demon. In his adventures as Speed Demon, he fought foes including the alien creature Doctor Doomsday, Vengeance, Uatu the Guardian, the Two-Faced Goblin, and of course the Night Spectre.

His secret identity was later discovered by his nephew Wally West, who also worked at the Quentin Carnival with him, and treated Blaze like a father. After this, Speed Demon battled against the Night Spectre alongside Wally, and they successfully freed the souls being held by Night Spectre, including the souls of Jay Garrick and Iris Simpson.


Speed Force Conduit: Speed Force is a vaguely defined extra-dimensional energy force from which most superspeed-powered heroes draw their powers. The Speed Force serves as the ultimate measure of velocity in the DCU. They are often referred to in terms of barriers: Sound barrier, Light barrier, Time Barrier, Dimensional Barrier, and finally the Speed Force Barrier. In Final Crisis, using the Speed Force, Allen was able to undo the effects of the Anti-Life Equation upon an individual: an ability he used on his wife Iris to free her from the bondage of Thanoseid's mind control. He has been revealed to not only be connected to the Speed Force, but is the very source of it, generating it with every step he takes. As such, he presumably has some if not all of the Speed Force-related abilities other speedsters have demonstrated (such as lending and stealing speed), though he has yet to demonstrate such abilities.

Decelerated Aging: Along with every speedster that draws from the Speed Force, the loved ones of the speedsters will gain eternal youth like Jay's wife and Blaze's wife ages have shown.

Speed Force Aura: The Speed Demon's body is surrounded by what he calls his "speed force aura". This aura protects him and anyone who is running with him or carried by him, from the effects of using his speed. This includes friction and airborne particulate matter. It may also protect him from injury. He does seem to possess some level of superhuman resistance to injury but this does not extend far past normal physical interactions, as received from normal combat.

Phasing: Speed Demon has always possessed the ability to control his speed and angular momentum at the molecular level. While in an intangible state, Flash is immune to any airborne viruses and can breathe regularly. He can also vibrate so fast that light does not reflect off him, rendering him invisible. Blaze is unique among Flashes and most characters in the DC Universe in that he has complete control over every molecule in his body.

Vibrational Vision: An ability that all Speed Demon's share, Blaze is able to see invisible objects that are vibrating too fast for an ordinary person to see such as the barrier that Gorilla City uses to hide itself.

Regeneration: Able to accelerate his healing factor while using the Speed Force to sustain him, he could heal from any injury instantly.

Superhuman Endurance

Superhuman Speed: It appears that Blaze Allen can practically run at almost any speed; even exceeding the speed of light under his own power. After returning to life , when he is running away from the league Blaze admits to Super-Solder that the reason why Super-solder won races against him was due to the races being for charity[23]. Theoretically, speeds greater than Mach 10, are dangerous to the people and to the environment. This speed would still be the equivalent to approximately 2 miles per second; allowing him to cross the United States in about 23 minutes, or circle the world in about 3 hours . Blaze Allen rarely achieves such speed in populated areas due to the effects of sonic disruptions and air displacements. His cruising speeds are subsonic (less than 770 mph ; the speed of sound at sea level). This is fast enough to move through most cities and around people without causing too much disruption to the population. He can also run across bodies of water and up the sides of buildings. Barry's speed is arguably on par with that of Wally West, who is considered to be the fastest being to ever exist.

Time & Dimensional Travel: Blaze Allen has shown to be able to traverse time and dimensions. He previously used the Cosmic Treadmill for this feat, but recently he has shown that he no longer needs to since he can now do it on his own with precision and control.

Limited Flight: By spinning like a helicopter, he can even perform a limited kind of flight. Since his power is a quantum/molecular phenomenon, it is possible for the Flash to be able to fly just as other metas do (and there have been other flying speedsters in the past, such as the deceased Johnny Quick) because he can control his absolute molecular energy and direction and force it in the direction he wished to move without running.

Increased Perceptions: Speed Demon possesses the ability to alter his perceptions so that falling objects can appear to be standing still and can be caught and moved back to their normal position. He can do this so quickly as to have it happen invisibly to the normal human eye. He can strike a single opponent hundreds of times in a second or multiple opponents two or three times in a second. He can disarm or jam any number of opponents weapons before they are even aware of his movement and can hurl small projectiles at hypersonic velocities.

Supercharged Brain Activity: Speed Demon's mental abilities are also increased in speed, simple computations can be done at lightning speeds, and his ability to perform normal feats at increased speeds has allowed him to perform incredible feats. Blaze can also read at super-speed. Blaze is able to avoid telepathic thought manipulation when he accelerates his brain activity.

Vortex Creations: By running in a circle at a certain speed, Barry Allen is able to create a vortex with a variety of affects. One effect is pulling the air away from the center in order to suffocate an enemy. Another effect is levitating whoever and whatever was in the center. Also, able to send anyone or anything into another dimension when running around them. Some other effects are acting as barriers to movement or funnels for toxic gases. Barry Allen can also spin his arms to create directed funnels of hurricane-speed winds that can knock down barriers or reduce the speed of a falling object. When putting out forest fires, what Flash does is create a pocket tornado by running around the perimeter of the area. The updraft lowers the temperature inside the funnel and raises the fire off the ground which takes away its fuel source.

Speed Demon is the supernatural combination between human host and experienced motorcyclist Blaze Allen and the demonic Etrigan. As the Speed Demon, Blaze Allen possesses a variety of supernatural powers.

Demonic Transformation: Blaze Allen possesses the supernatural ability to transform into the Speed Demon at will. Originally, he would automatically transform at night or in the presence of evil. Recently, however, he has gained control over his transformations and can transform through an act of will or when innocent blood is spilled. At his recently been been stated that Blaze Allen and the Spirit that was supposedly the Ghost Rider, is in fact an agent of heaven. The power of the Speed Demon depends on who is on control over the Speed Demon (Effectively Blaze's body. Blaze and the spirit inhabit the same body, and while transformed Johny is in control for the majority of the time, but if he losses focus or control the power of the Speed Demon and the Spirit regaining control is likely to occur. While the Speed Demon is in control, Blaze Allen only influences it's decisions to an extent as he takes the "back seat" to the spirit as describe). As said by Dr. Strange, Blaze Allen is simply a mortal and acts as a built in safety, that severely limits the power of the Ghost Rider. Dr. Strange also stated, that when Zarathos takes possession of the Ghost Rider, the Ghost Rider's powers are, for most intents and purposes, boundless and "God Like" [1]. Johny Blaze is one of the strongest and most powerful being on planet, while the Ghost Rider, is for all intent's and purposes described as boundless in power to the extent where the Ghost Rider was able to defeat Dr. Strange in battle [2]; the Speed Demon is one of the most powerful beings in the Universe.

Superhuman Strength: The Speed Demon possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift up to 25 tons.

Superhuman Stamina: The mystical energy that empowers Speed Demon prevents his muscles from producing fatigue toxins during physical activities, granting him limitless superhuman stamina.

Superhuman Durability: Blaze Allen is highly resistant to the point of being basically immune to all types of earthly physical damage as he has taken blows from beings such as an enraged World War Hulk with no sign of pain or discomfort, had his entire skull destroyed and regenerated instantly without any discomfort[3], and while the Ghost Rider is in control only divine weapons forged in heaven can cause discomfort or harm to the Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider is capable of withstanding great impact forces, temperature and pressure extremes, powerful energy blasts, and falls from great heights without sustaining injury. As his bodily tissues have been transformed, leaving only a skeleton, most projectiles such as bullets simply pass through him or bounce off his bones. Speed Demon's body is for all intents immune to physical injury, as he is evidently not able to feel pain and is able to survive with no apparent discomfort no matter how severe the injury (Unless a weapon forged from Heaven itself is used against him)[4].

Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his invulnerability to conventional forms of injury, objects such as weapons forged in heaven by the arch angel Zadkiel, can actually harm the Speed Demon to a certain extent. However, if his being is damaged, the magical energies imbuing him allows the Ghost Rider or Blaze Allen to instantly regenerate any and all damage done, even to the point of fully regenerating lost limbs in moments, and regenerating his skull after it was destroyed in seconds without any discomfort or any evident pain.

Hellfire Manipulation: Speed Demon possesses the ability to generate, control, and project mystical fire, or "hellfire" at will. Hellfire is an emphyreal and supernatural flame that burns the soul of a person and can be used to burn their physical body. He can utilize this fire in various ways, including projecting it from his eyes, hands, mouth, or even channel it from his body into his weapons like his shotgun, form walls of hellfire, and even create a motorcycle completely out of hellfire. He can also unleash the hellfire in omni-directional attacks that are incredibly powerful.

Mystical Chain Projection: Speed Demon wields a mystical chain that is capable of growing in length, cutting through almost anything, and transforming into other weapons. He can also spew and project chains from his mouth or chest at will.

Penance Stare: Speed Demon possesses the supernatural ability to cause any individual who stares into his eyes to see and feel every bit of pain they have ever inflicted on anyone in their entire lifetime.

Even among demons, Speed Demon is considered to be extremely powerful.

Superhuman Strength: He has above superhuman strength (mystically enhanced)

Superhuman Durability: He has a high degree of resistance to injury

Immortality: being an immortal creature, he cannot die.

Superhuman Stamina:

Hellfire Projection: can project hellfire from his body; usually from his mouth.

Sorcery: He has a very high command of magic: other powers include:

Mystically Enhanced Fangs and Claws

Mystically Enhanced Senses

Mystically Enhanced Super Speed

Mystically Enhanced Agility


Limited Precognition

Regenerative Healing Factor: His healing factor can handle an incredible amount of damage, up to recovering from wounds that have removed large sections of his body.


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