Iris West

Iris West
Dex:   2   Str:   2   Body:    2
Int:   3   Will:  3   Mind:    3
Infl:  3   Aura:  2   Spirit:  3
Initiative:  8  Hero Points:  10

Artist (Writer): 4
Detective: 3

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Central City); Connections: Picture News (High), Flash (High)

Alter Ego: None
Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Occupation: Columnist
Wealth: 5

Source: Original Write Up

Ed's Notes: More than any other supporting character, I am SHOCKED that NO ONE - not Mayfair, in ANY edition, not, not any of the other sources on my sources page - has ever done an Iris West write-up. (If anyone knows of one, or wants to help me spice this one up a little? PLEASE let me know in the comments!) Has can the game have Lois Lane, Vicki Vale, Steve Trevor, Mera, Carol Ferris, Jean Lorring, Tawny Young, and so many other spouses and love-interests, and yet NO Iris West. It's a crime, I tells ya!  (Especially as she is Wally West's Aunt and Don and Dawn Allen's mother in the 30th Century.)

So here you go. This is a pretty simple write-up. Basically a slightly less-than Lois Lane profile. And this is the classic, essentially silver age version of the character - the one that Mayfair might have done, if they'd done her up at all. I know she's had all kinds of crazy embellishment to her story, but I'm not trying to capture all that. This is just the "Barry Allen's Girlfriend who keeps comparing him unflatteringly to the Flash" version. No time travel, no super powers, nothing like that. That said, again, if anyone knows of of an existing write-up somewhere or wants to help me spice this one up a little? Please let me know in the comments!

For example, at some point she has:

Drawbacks: Married


First Appearance: Showcase #4 (October 1956)


  1. According to the DC wiki, Barry & Iris were married in Flash #165, Nov 1966, after exposing an impersonation of Barry by Prof Zoom

    1. Thanks for that info. I think in a case like that, maybe it should be up to the PC's and GM how to handle that. It's a similar case to Lois Lane and Superman - I HAVE the first post-crisis issue that THEY were married in. Lol. But I would guess that in most games, PC's and GM's would want to start out with the Heroes UNmarried and then try to move in that direction via sub-plots.