A breach, also called a portal or wormhole, is a hole or rift in the dimensional barrier, bridging any location to another.
Barry is set on stopping Zoom, so the team choreograph a fight between him and Doctor Light to lure Zoom into an ambush, but he doesn't fall for it and comes through it later and captures Linda to get Barry's attention.
Before going to Earth Two to save Harry's daughter, Jesse, Barry closes fifty-one breaches, leaving only open, through which Barry, Cisco and Harry use to cross over to Earth Two. The breach behind them destabilizes, but Jay and Caitlin fix it, and Barry, Cisco, Harry and Jesse eventually come back through, and seal it, but Zoom manages to grab and kill Jay, who is actually his time remnant.
With encouragement from Barry, Cisco taps into the energies that binds the multiverse together, as is his power, and reopens a breach to Earth Two so that Barry and Zoom can face-off. But, Zoom gets away after a mini fight with the Flash, and takes Wally hostage as a bargaining chip. Barry gives Zoom his speed for Wally's life, further enhancing Zoom's speed, far beyond what it was before and curing him.
As a way to subdue the Earth Two metas, the team sends out a high-pitch frequency specific to that of the frequency that Earth Two vibrates at, affecting people from Earth Two, even Zoom, so Zoom creates a breach with his own power and hops through it.
Cisco later created an interdimensional extrapolator that could automatically open a breach between Earth Thirty-Eight and Earth One, and also added the ability to communicate between the two Earths. Kara Danvers utilized this to return to her Earth.
A temporal gateway is a larger version of a breach that is more stable and works on the same physics as a breach. At it's full potential it can open a large enough breach to allow a Waverider sized object to get through. Rebels on Earth-X built a machine to open one and help bring hope back to that darkened world. After a battle with Jimmy Olsen, Oliver Queen seized the device and used it to travel to Earth-1 to conquer it and save Kara Zor-El from her solar radiation poisoning. After being taken to Earth-X, Barry Allen, Sara Lance, Alex Danvers, Martin Stein, Jefferson Jackson, Oliver Queen, Leo Snart, and Ray Terrill used the gateway to get back to Earth-1. It is presumed that Winn Schott had it blown up despite Barry and Ray stopping Red Tornado doing that before they escaped.
Hunter Zolomon said to look at a breach as like a "door," with a "hallway" in between that's always shifting and twisting, and if you stabilize the door, you stabilize the hallway.
Experienced speedsters can travel through breaches if they're fast enough. The "God of Speed" Savitar is even able to utilize them so well that he can hop in and out of a location. Reverb could open a breach to any Earth he so pleased, and Vibe can uses breaches to travel around the city, but under great strain.
- Abra Kadabra
- Julian Albert
- Barry Allen
- Kara Danvers
- Jay Garrick
- J'onn J'onzz
- Music Meister
- Jesse Wells
- Cisco Ramon
- Francisco Ramon
- Caitlin Snow
- Hunter Zolomon
- It seems to take more concentration and skill to open breaches on the same Earth, as evidenced by Cisco when he had troubles opening a breach from S.T.A.R. Labs to the water front, whereas he can easily open up breaches to other Earths, and Zoom never once transported around Earth One by using breaches. Savitar, however, utilized breaches with such preciseness and swiftness that he was able to shift about and appear anywhere in the city instantly, although this was only while he was manifesting himself in the real world from his Speed Force prison, which made him able to rapidly switch terrain and distance without even having to move himself.