|Danny West is the son of William West, Younger Brother of Sister Iris West and Brother Rudy West. He's also the Uncle of Wally West. When Daniel West's mother died giving birth to him, his father, William, never forgave him, becoming an abusive alcoholic. His sister Iris protected and supported him until the day that his father went too far, and an angry Daniel pushed him down the stairs, crippling him for life. When he realised that Iris' opinion of him would change forever as a result of those actions, Daniel ran away from home, blaming his father for what happened, instead of himself.
By the time he was eighteen, he had fallen in with a fast crowd, and became a small-time thug, all while trying to mend his relationship with Iris, who resented him for leaving her with their paraplegic father. His first big score was thwarted by The Flash, and wound up in prison for 5 years.|
|When he got out of prison, Daniel found that Iris still wasn't ready to make amends with him, and while he struggled to make it on his own, he was captured by Gorillas when they attacked the Gem Cities. While he was rescued by the Rogues, he learned that they still intended to rob those they'd saved and he attempted to escape, ending up crashing into Dr. Elias' stolen monorail car, which was powered by a Speed Force battery. The accident imbued him with the ability to turn back time, but that power was dependent on the Speed Force charge in the battery.|