|Behind the scenes|
Eugene "Flash" Thompson is a student, along with Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, at Midtown Science High School. He is the stereotypical jock and frequently bullies Peter, among other students at the school. Ironically, while Flash bullies Peter constantly during school, he adores the masked vigilante, Spider-Man.
Flash Thompson became a bully after entering into his high school, particularly bullying Peter Parker. However, he occasionally would shift his interest to other children as well. 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 intervened by Gwen Stacy.
Later on, he witnessed his first public rejection as Peter Parker stood up for himself, after Flash told him he couldn't make a shot playing Basketball. Angered at his ease in shooting the ball, he tried to snatch the basketball out of his hand following several taunts Peter made towards him. Instead, he failed and had his hand broken by Peter during his vain attempts. Following the death of Peter's uncle at the hands of a burglar, Flash started to genuinely feel sorry for what he had done to him and for his loss. His attempt to talk to him proved dangerous, as 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 and tried to be on his side for once.
After the emergence of Spider-Man, Flash started to wear shirts with him on it. During one short conversation with Peter, he admitted his positive thoughts towards the masked hero. After the Lizard was stopped, He was later in attendance at George Stacy's funeral.
Flash bullied Peter more than most of the kids at Midtown. However, After Peter's uncle was killed, Flash wanted to apologize to him for his uncle's death. Before he could, Peter mistook his actions as another act of bullying, causing Peter to violently shove Flash up against nearby lockers. Flash told him that he just wanted to say sorry, and Peter let him go. This was the one time Flash had been remotely nice to Peter, as all the other times he has been bullied. From that point on, he seemed to be a bit more friendly toward Peter, albeit still referring to him by his last name.
- In most comics and cartoons, Flash has short, blond hair. However, in the new movie, he has a shaved head.