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Flash is a student at Midtown School of Science and Technology, alongside Peter Parker. Flash has a habit of harassing Parker (whom he nicknames "Penis Parker") due to the latter's IQ and tendency to make Flash look bad. He is quite cocky, prioritizing speed over accuracy on his answers.

During Liz Allan's party, Flash served as the DJ and led the crowd in mocking Parker, ultimately forcing Parker to flee the scene.

Flash later participated in the Academic Decathlon finals, hogging the trophy despite getting all his questions wrong. When the team visited the National Monument, he was trapped in the elevator after a Chitauri core in Ned Leeds's backpack exploded. He told the security to save the trophy, then himself before getting out of the elevator. When the elevator fell, Flash watched as Spider-Man saved the rest of the team, asking the masked hero if he really knew Parker as Leeds had earlier claimed.

Later, Flash was driving his date to the homecoming dance when Spider-Man jumped on the hood of his car and demanded it and his phone. Although Flash insisted that the car was his father's, he soon relented, but watched in horror as Spider-Man recklessly crashed it.[1]

In 2018, when Thanos snapped his fingers and killed half of the universe's population, Flash was among the half that disintegrated to dust. Five years later, Flash, along with the slain, was resurrected by the Hulk, and had to restart the school year anew. During this time, he started an Instagram livestream feed called Flash Mob just to be liked.

Towards the end of the school year, Flash attended a school trip to Europe, taking the opportunity to post his adventures to his Flash Mob account, but things quickly went awry when the Elementals attacked, orchestrated by Mysterio. Though he bore witness to Mysterio fighting off the Water Elemental, Flash claimed Mysterio was not a hero like Spider-Man. The attacks culminated in the students heading to London, but Mysterio unleashed a fusion of the Elementals to attack them. Flash, Ned, MJ, and Betty were rescued by Happy Hogan, who worked with Spider-Man, and fled to the Tower of London's museum to hide from Mysterio's drones. Fearing for his life, Flash confessed that he only posts to Flash Mod to be liked, but Happy explained that he only saved them because Spider-Man follows Flash Mob. After Spider-Man defeated Mysterio, Flash returned to New York.[2]

After Spider-Man's identity as Peter Parker was revealed to the public by Mysterio, Flash pretended he had always been Peter's best friend. He even wrote a book called Flashpoint: A Memoir - My Life as Peter Parker's Best Friend about his "friendship" with Spider-Man and advertised it to people who wanted to know the story of Spider-Man.[3] Betty Brant interviewed Flash Thompson about his new book in a Burning Questions segment of the Daily Bugle, in which he claimed to be the creator of the "Spider-Man" alias, claiming that "Arachno-Kid" and "The Bitten" were previously considered.[4] When Peter, Ned and MJ were rejected from admission to MIT due to the allegations against Peter, Peter called up Flash (who had gotten into MIT) to ask if he knew anyone he could appeal to for the reconsideration of Ned and MJ's application. Flash gave him the location of MIT's vice-chancellor on condition that Peter would tell everyone he was Flash's best friend, and swing Flash to school for two months. Along with everyone else on Earth, Flash would eventually forget knowing Peter Parker due to a spell cast by Doctor Strange.[3]



  • Disc Jockey: Flash is a skilled DJ, serving as the DJ at Liz's party.
  • Driving: Flash is capable of driving his father's car.
  • Intelligence: While not as smart as Peter Parker, Flash is a member of the decathlon team.



  • Audi: Flash often drove around in his father's 2018 Audi A8. However, on the night of the homecoming dance, he was forced to lend it to Spider-Man, who crashed and damaged it.



  • Flash's social media account is SpideyNo1Fan.[2]

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