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"You can be whatever you want to be. You're brilliant, man. Absolute best of the best. I can't sit here and watch you run in place in Central City for some old dude who is not going anywhere."
―Henry Allen to Barry Allen[src]

Henry Allen is the husband of Nora Allen and the father of Barry Allen. Following his wife's murder in 2001, Henry was falsely convicted of killing her and sentenced to Iron Heights Penitentiary.


Early life

Henry Allen graduated from university with a doctorate, and later met Nora, whom he would later marry. On September 30, 1992, Henry and Nora Allen had their son Barry Allen.[1]

Death of Nora Allen

In 2001, Nora Allen was murdered in their home, and Henry Allen was falsely convicted for her death and sentenced to Iron Heights Penitentiary.[2] His son Barry would often visit Henry there.[1]

Barry Allen's visit

"Because you're holding yourself back. You're going in circles. You're working three dead-end jobs, going on four. Where do you even have the time?"
"I make the time.
―Henry Allen and Barry Allen[src]

At Iron Heights Penitentiary, Henry was visited by his son, Barry Allen, who was obsessed with proving his father's innocence and said he would keep visiting him. Henry, however, had lost faith that he would ever be proven innocent and that he would likely spend the rest of his life in prison, and so he asked Barry to move on and not visit him again before being taken away by a guard. Barry would later return to show Henry that he got a job at the Central City Police Department Crime Laboratory, to which, Henry looked proud at Barry for doing so.[1]


Henry Allen is an innocent man, being falsely convicted for the murder of his wife. Despite this, he wants the best for his son's future and asked him to never visit him again, though Barry still visited him.




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