Nerys Myk wrote:
So you're saying Barry was never 23 and pretty?
He gets his powers by breaking into a police lab and trying to cook up something for a frat party instead of being an actual trained investigator?
Sure, at one point Barry was 23, but traditionally Barry is an experienced lab technician before he gets his powers. Wally was the Flash who started in his early twenties.
But this Barry doesn't have his powers yet. I assume at 23 this Barry had been a lab tech for a couple of years. While not a jaded, grizzled vet he has some experience.
While Wally took the name Flash in his twenties, he's one of the more experienced heroes, having been one since he was about ten years old.