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Soooo another confusingly common headcanon: Wally West’s abusive dad. Is there canon to back this up, and if so, why did Artemis cry on the front porch with *both* Wally’s parents in Endgame? I’m thoroughly befuddled.
In the comics, in Earth One/New Earth, Wally’s parents are pretty crappy, they don’t really care about him and his dad is abusive and tried to kill him and his mum once or twice (if memory serves me right). Wally is/was very close to his aunt Iris in the comics.
Young Justice is Earth-16 and Wally is lucky to have excellent parents in that canon. :)
Just as a little extra context to this very correct answer:
Originally in the comics Wally had very normal, loving parents, just like in Young Justice. In fact, one of the most famous issues of New Teen Titans involves the Disruptor, a young villain who committed his crimes under pressure from his father but never received an ounce of love or validation from him, and his father disowned him completely once the Titans captured him. The issue is narrated by Wally, who is telling the story to his parents via a letter and comes to realize over the course of the letter/adventure how great his parents are and how much he loves them.
After Crisis on Infinite Earth happened and Wally became the Flash, things changed. I believe Baron’s run established Wally’s mother as a bit of a shrew and his father was eventually revealed to be some sort of double agent for an evil alien race (it was during a crossover where every DC book on the stand had to reveal that one of their cast was working for the Dominators no matter how far-fetched the choice), but even besides the double-agent bit, he was still a huge dick. Both were used extensively during Baron and Messner-Loebs runs, but once Mark Waid took over he basically retired the characters (as well as pretty much Wally’s entire supporting cast except Linda and Piper). Waid and Johns both make references to his parents from time to time, mostly to the fact that they were very strict and discouraging and made Wally feel like he had no future because they dismissed all his dreams, even if they were doing so to try to “keep his feet on the ground.” I believe Waid portrays Wally’s father hitting him once in the Zero Issue, but other than that, they were mostly borderline verbally-abusive, at least during Wally’s childhood (as mentioned, his dad kind of goes off the rails during Wally’s adulthood).
I haven’t had the fortune of finding the issues with Wally’s wedding yet, but I know there was absolutely no mention of Wally’s parents once his twins were born or even when they announced Linda’s pregnancy, meaning Wally basically pushed them out of his life after a while. Post-Crisis, he basically considers Barry and Iris his parents.
Again, this isn’t the case at all in Young Justice — his parents in Young Justice stick with the original interpretation of “normal”, loving parents — but that’s why people have that interpretation in fics and stuff.