Flash Thompson
TASM Flash
Name: Eugene Thompson
Portrayed by: Chris Zylka
First appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man
Last appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (deleted scene)

Eugene "Flash" Thompson is a supporting character in Marvel Comics’s Spider-Man series. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962. He was portrayed by actor Chris Zylka in Marc Webb's film adaptation of Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man. His incarnation as Venom with the powers of the symbiote has not been depicted thus far.


The Amazing Spider-Man

Flash Thompson is a bully who is particularly prone to pick on Peter Parker. On one occasion, he bullied a classmate of his and requested Peter Parker to record him forcing the student to eat a vile food product. Peter refused and ordered him to leave the kid alone, something Flash was not content with. Instead, Flash argued back and almost got into a fight with Peter, until the two were interrupted by Gwen Stacy.

Soon afterwards he experienced his first public rejection as Peter Parker stood up for himself, after Flash told him he couldn't make a shot in a Basketball game. Infuriated at being proven wrong when Peter made the shot, he tried to steal the ball out of his hand following several taunts Peter made to him. However, he failed to do so and broke his hand during his vain attempts.

After the death of Peter's uncle, Ben Parker at the hands of a burglar, Flash genuinely felt empathy for Peter and for his loss. He attempted to talk to him, but Peter interpreted it as a attempt to bully him. Instead, Flash admitted he knew it had been hard for Peter to cope with his loss. After the emergence of Spider-Man, Flash started to wear shirts with him on it. After The Lizard was stopped he attended George Stacy's funeral. During one short conversation with Peter, he admitted his positive thoughts towards the masked hero.

See Also

Webb Film Series
Films: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Mary Jane Watson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Flash Thompson | Norman Osborn | Ashley Kafka | Rajit Ratha | Donald Menken | Felica Hardy | Alistair Smythe | Richard Parker | Mary Parker | Kari
Enemies: The Lizard | Electro | The Green Goblin | Rhino | The Black Cat | Ultimate Goblin | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Industries | Oscorp Tower | Midtown Science High School | Beloit Psychiatric Hospital | Ravencroft Institute
Video Games: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2