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The Flash vs Cyclops

Updated on March 28, 2014

The Flash is known as the fastest man alive and many idolize him because of his cool attitude. On the other hand, Cyclops is known as the serious team leader of X-men. He has excellent combat skills and can emit strong lasers from his eyes to eliminate even the most formidable enemies. Both heroes are known to fight for justice and help maintain order here on Earth. What if a situation will arise where these two might heroes end up facing each other in a duel? Is flash fast enough to avoid Cyclop’s powerful laser beams? How will Cyclops deal with Flash’s extreme speed? Who will emerge victorious as the Justice League speedster clashes with X-men’s living laser gun?

The Flash

Real Name: Wallace Rudolph West

Place of Birth: Keystone City

Gender: Male

Height: 6'

Weight: 175 lbs.

Powers and Abilities: super speed, increased reaction time, incredible stamina,think at a superhuman rate, wounds heal at a superhuman rate, vibrate incredibly fast allowing him to accomplish such feats as melting through ice

Brief History: Wally West idolized The Flash, then Barry Allen. During a visit to his cousins Barry’s crime lab where Barry got his speed force powers, lightning struck again, exploding the chemicals and dousing Wally in the same electrified way that Barry had. Wally became Kid Flash, and was Barry’s sidekick through many adventures.

During The Crisis of Infinite Earths, a comic series used to clean up DC comics confusing history, Barry sacrificed his life saving the Earth from villain Anti-Monitor. Later, Wally West took up the mantle of his mentor, and The Flash was reborn.

Strengths and Weaknesses: Flash is a speed machine. His lightning speed allows him to even walk in water and create huge tornadoes. However, Flash lacks strength. Against enemies with horrific defense, Flash is almost useless. In fact, Flash’s main role in the Justice League is not to attack but rescue people behind enemy lines or as a diversion and he is exceptionally good in doing these tasks. Nevertheless, Flash can be very destructive if he uses his power to the extent. He can throw things at lightning speed and turn them into bullets. His dodging skills is almost unmatched as well as his ability to confuse enemies. Yet Flash is loved by many not because of his awesome powers but mainly due to his cool attitude.


Real Name: Scott Summers

Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska

Gender: Male

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 195 lbs.

Powers and abilities: Optic Force Blasts, Master Tactician and Strategist, Master Combatant, Telepathic Resistance, Expert Pilot

Brief History: Scott Summers was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the oldest son of Katherine Anne Summers and United States Air Force pilot Major Christopher Summers. One day, when Christopher took the family for a flight in his private plane, they were attacked by a Shi'ar space ship. Katherine strapped Scott and his younger brother Alex to the only available parachute and pushed them out of the plane in the hopes that they would survive. The plane exploded, causing their parachute to catch fire. Scott's mutant power manifested for the first time, and he used the blasts to slow their descent, while shielding Alex from the landing with his own body. The two survived, but Scott suffered a head injury upon landing. This injury caused Scott a slight amount of brain damage, affecting the portion of his brain which controlled his latent optic blasts. For a time, Scott also suffered amnesia about his childhood.

Strengths and Weaknesses: Cyclops’s power is one of the worst in X-men. He only relies on his laser-emitting eyes for combat. He doesn’t have superhuman speed, strength, or reflexes so an agile enemy who can dodge all his laser beams and is a bit physically stronger than him could defeat Cyclops with ease. Nevertheless, this weakness is well compensated by Cyclops’s great planning ability. He is regarded as the X-men’s leader for a reason and that is because he can react to even the hardest situations in an instant. Cyclops often uses the terrain and other things within the battleground to gain advantage. Cyclops is also highly effective with his team around as he formulates a plan and makes use of all his teammate’s abilities to easily defeat even the strongest foes.

The Battle:

Cyclops is driving his motorbike to the X-men base when he noticed a weird red light approaching at high speed. They were recently threatened by Magneto so he fired a laser beam towards the unknown body thinking that it was one of their enemy’s henchmen. The red light easily dodged his laser beam and passed by him. Cyclops stopped, parked his motorcycle, and prepared for the worst. He waited for minutes so he thought the strange light was not coming back. Just as he was about to start his motorbike’s engine, he got hit in the face by something out of nowhere. He stumbled and barely got up. Cyclops threw laser beams at random targets as the red light circles him. He can’t land even a single hit. He targeted the ground but the red light seems to know what he is up to and evaded the busted ground in an instant. Cyclops was totally defenseless against such speed in an open ground. He was taking light but countless blows and was beaten up badly. Nevertheless, he still managed to come up with a plan. His only chance was to grab the red light when he attacks and fire a laser beam at close range. It can only be done once as the red light is very good at studying his opponent’s moves so Cyclops was very cautious. Cyclops is really exhausted and the red light was getting ready to finish him off. The red light approaches at high speed. Cyclops took the hit but successfully grabbed the attacker’s hand. He then unleashed all the power left on him which created a huge explosion. It was a direct hit. Cyclops was almost out of breath when a man with a red cape got him. He then passed out as he was slowly lifted together with the red light who was in fact a man. Cyclops found himself on the hospital and was surprised to see Professor X together with the man he saw before he fainted. He was superman and he explained that the red light Cyclops fought was Flash mind-controlled by an enemy. Superman thanked Cyclops for stopping Flash from creating havoc and left after leaving a promise that the Justice League is always ready to help the X-men especially at times of great need.


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      Shit 5 years ago

      Flash can produce electricity trough his body and can make things explode because of vibration ! Flash will win this fight :D

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      Alma Cabase 5 years ago from Philippines

      Oh! You're right about Flash's power. Thank you for pointing that out. I'm really glad you liked my hub. Have a great day!

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      Steven Escareno 5 years ago

      You forgot to mention that one of flash's other powers is that he can pass through solid matter by vibrating the molecules in his body. other than that, you got everything else right. i think cyclops could beat the wally west version of the flash, as i'd go with strategy and intellect anytime. however, i think if it were against the barry allen version, then that would be a totally different story, as i think that flash would clean cyclop's clock. anyway, good hub

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      MundaneMondays 5 years ago

      I do love reading them as you can see, i can't stop commenting on them, I love this type of stuff..crossovers, you're very knowledgeable. I like Scott Summers to, i like his son as well Cable ? he would trash Flash

      By the way these photos are amazing wish i could do these

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      Alma Cabase 5 years ago from Philippines


      You're right...but I'm a great fan of Scott coz he's cute..Hahahaha I'm really biased here. . Thank you for reading my hubs. I think we have the same interests and it's very nice to meet someone who shares the same passion as me.

      God bless and stay safe..

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      MundaneMondays 5 years ago

      This is another good one, but i don't see Cyclops surviving the oh so famous "Speed Force" he would be trapped there. Not even Superman Prime could survive that

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      Alma Cabase 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the comments. Sorry for all the Flash fans out there but

      i love Cyclops..Hahaha..sorry for the bias.. peace ..V..(",) ..V..

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Cyclops is one of my least favorite X-Men. Mainly because I like Wolverine so much, and I know that him and Wolverine have always had a rivalry. I personally liked Flash to win this battle due to his super speed. This was still a nice hub to read. Great job!

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      AaronHubb89 5 years ago

      I don't really picture Cyclops beating Flash since Flash can run faster than Cyclops can move his head. But this was fun overall. Thumbs up.