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Wally West Joins Long Line of Adults Called "Kid" in Flash Season 3

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 12 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Wally West Joins Long Line of Adults Called

Also, you can see a picture of his new costume.

Source: CBR

Following in a long tradition of full-ass grown adults going by the nickname "Kid," Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) will take up the mantle of Kid Flash on the upcoming third season of CW's The Flash, according to a report from Comic Book Resources. Though West is a college-aged adult in the show who was seen working on an advanced physics project last season, he will still apparently use the superhero name "Kid Flash" when the show returns with its Flashpoint storyline this fall.

However, while it seems strange for a grown adult to willingly use "Kid" as their name, West isn't the first person to use the convention. Famous gunslinger "Billy the Kid" was 32 when he died, the same age as rapper "Kid Cudi" is today. When Prince played "The Kid" in 1984's Purple Rain, he was 28 years old, and when he reprised the role in 1990's Graffiti Bridge, he was 34. Formerly sexy WWE superstar Shawn Michaels still refers to himself as "The Heartbreak Kid" despite being 50 years old with a receding hairline. Redneck rap rocker "Kid Rock" is 45, and still (regrettably) putting out albums under the name. Former President Bill Clinton was 46 years old when he was dubbed "The Comeback Kid" in 1992, though that is admittedly young for presidential politics. We're sure there are more, but we've filled the word quota required to turn this photo into an article.

Putting aside the clear misnomer, you can check out West's new speedster costume in the image below, and try to keep in mind that Young Adult Flash simply doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as Kid Flash does.



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