XS (Character)

XS-Jenni Ognats
XS-Jenni Ognats

Real Name: Jenni Ognats

Alias: Black Flash, Jeni

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Tom McCraw and Jeff Moy.

1st appearance: Legionnaires #0, 2007

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Legion of Superheroes

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’6                        Weight: 126 lbs

Eyes: Amber                       Hair: Brown

Relatives: Barry Allen/Flash (Grandfather), Iris Allen (Grandmother), Dawn Allen/Tornado Twin (Mother), Jeven Ognats (Father), Don Allen/Tornado Twin (Uncle), Wally West/Flash (Cousin), Iris West (Cousin), Jai West (Cousin), Bart Allen/Impulse (Cousin)

Skills and abilities: Training in unarmed combat thanks to the legion of Superheroes.

Powers: As a descendant of Barry Allen/Flash she has the superhuman speed and link to the speed force as the rest of her family. This allows her to think and move at superhuman speeds; feats she’s accomplished with her speed are running on water, vibrating her molecules so fast she can phase through solid matter and even break through the time stream without the aid of the vaunted “Cosmic Treadmill”.

She also has a Legion flight ring which grants flight, communication etc.


Jenni was born into the heroic Allen bloodline home to many super heroic speedsters dating back to the golden age. Her mother was Dawn Allen one half of the tornado twins duo, children of Barry Allen/Flash. Along with her cousin Impulse/Bart Allen she grew up with her parents in the future after her family fled from the present after being pursued by “Professor Zoom”. Soon after   her mom and uncle were killed in battle, this prompted her grandmother to take Impulse back to the past leaving Jenni alone in the future with her biological dad. Unlike the other members of her family her speed powers did not manifest during childhood or pubescence instead they emerged after she was captured by the “Dominators”; an alien race bent on taking control of Earth’s superhuman population.

With her newly emerged powers she joined the Legion of Superheroes and became an asset to the team, saving them multiple times. Thanks to her powers she traversed the time stream aiding her many relatives in numerous battles.

After infinite crisis she was stranded in the time stream when her future was wiped from existence. Upon finding her way to “New Earth” she learned her true origins and remained there until Flashpoint remade time.


Caribbean born college lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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