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Subj: Savitar's Identity reveal was such a disappointment *Spoilers*
Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 at 02:42:01 am BST (Viewed 239 times)
I hardly bothered playing the guessing game this season. After 2 seasons, I'm tired of these mysteries.
1. The showrunners didn't stay true to the origin of the comics version of the character. It would have been way better had they done so. Now that we know it's an (alternate) future Barry, this raises a number of questions and problems. Why would he kill Iris, the woman he loves? Why would he hate his past self? Why would he inflict so much pain on those he once called friend? Nothing adds up and this reveal makes absolutely no sense. And this right here is a perfect example as to why the shorunners SHOULD have stuck with the origin story for Savitar in the comics. This would have erased all the problems future Barry presents us with.
2. Season 1 had Reverse Flash, which was basically an evil version of the Flash. Season had Zoom, which was, again, just an evil version of the Flash. And once more, the showrunners repeat the same mistake. Savitar is just an evil version of the Flash. How long can they get away with repeating the same idea over and over again?!
But hey, this article says it way better than I can: http://collider.com/the-flash-savitar-identity-explained/
Weren't we promised a NON-Speedster big bad this season? Yes, yes we were. But then notice how quickly he got sidelined so that Savitar was the only Big Bad left. And then in the article above, they promise once again that we won't have a speedster as the big bad for the next season. Riiiight. I'll believe THAT when I see it because that was supposed to happen THIS season, but then we got Savitar with Dr. Alchemy being quickly sidelined after only a small handful of episodes.
Aside from all this, it's been a pretty meh season so far. And with the Flash jumping the shark (AGAIN) with the musical episode, I cannot see this show lasting for much longer.
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong.
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