These orange-haired obstacles to peace and security in Central and Keystone City started out as well meaning blokes, yet quickly became serious threats to the Scarlet Speedsters
Lyle Corley, the high-wire performer, and Ebenezer Jones, professional worrier... what would transform these innocuous individuals into a diabolical duo? What indeed.
Lyle's fellow members of the Flying Corleys, during an aerial act under the big top, perished during a power failure. Recovering from his injuries, Lyle donned the disguise of the Clown using gadgets to seek revenge against Earth-One's Flash and others whom he held responsible for his family's deaths. Ebenezer was simply genetically prone to a bacterial agent that made his chronic worrying contagious, causing chaos amidst those around him as the Worry Wort, until Earth-Two's Flash developed a counter-agent. Alas this caused excessive happiness, not just for Jones for for those around him, and chaos ensued once more which criminals used to their advantageous. Thankfully, the fleet-footed Flashs undid the damage of this problem plagued pair.