The Flash was compelled to use his Hands
The Mirror Master is fresh out of prison and developing new mirror-based weapons to commit crimes. He enrolls in a course on greatness, where Barry Allen is also attending. It’s within the classroom Mirror Master puts everyone in a trance and unveils his latest sinister plan – he’s created a brand new mirror that would switch the legs of what it’s reflecting. First, he tries it on two separate chairs. Then, he uses it on Barry Allen to steal his legs and speed. Using the switching mirror, the Flash and Mirror Master switch legs. The new legs allow the villain to run circles round the Flash, leaving him helpless to look at as he can’t outrun him.
Was that Mirror Master’s Reward or Big Mistake?
Barry is often one to think quick on his feet, as he stands on his hands and realizes he still has his super speed. It’d look silly, but by using his hands, the Flash manages to run circles around Mirror Master – much to the confusion of the rogue. Eventually, the Mirror Master manages to land a punch on the hand-standing Flash, and while his opponent is down, he switches the legs back because of worries that the speedster will be able to track his vibrations. This proved to be a massive mistake for Mirror Master, as Barry Allen later discovers that his classmate is the villain in disguise, and he had been put under a trance. Using lightning velocity to dodge the mirror rays of his enemy, the Flash lands his walloping punch against Mirror Master and turns him over to police.
Is Flash Still the Same Without His Legs?
The Golden Age of the Flash features some incredibly silly stories, so it’s probably best you do not think too hard about the Mirror Master possessing the ability to steal Flash’s body parts and also the implications of doing so. Ultimately, the Flash used his speed (on his hands) to counter-attack Mirror Master. Within the end, the superhero’s powers are more than just his legs. To stop the Flash, you have to take full control of him – otherwise, he’ll find new ways, like running on his hands, to beat you.
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