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Subj: Re: According to reports, the Flash's ratings have dropped
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 at 07:21:59 pm BST (Viewed 294 times)
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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 at 06:56:02 pm BST (Viewed 297 times)
When he first discovered time travel that was when he saved the city from the tidal wave. Earlier he saw an after image of himself and was puzzled, then the city is about to be destroyed and Barry's fear at what was coming, his eagerness to stop it and hsi adrenaline all combined to help him overcome the subconscious limiting of his powers and he cracked the time barrier for the first time.
However after that he wasn't really able to on his own until the second time when Vandal Savage basically blows up the world and everyone is dying. Once again, massive catastrophe is occurring, Barry's fear and adrenaline again combine to override any subconscious limiters on his power and he breaks the time barrier again.
When Barry goes back at the end of Season 1 to try to save his mom, that wouldn't have happened without RF making the particle accelerator into a form of the cosmic treadmill, and coaching Barry and calculating how fast he has to go, etc. The portal is left open for Barry to return and RF to go home.
By the end of season 2, Barry's mind was more open to his powers and he was able to match and exceed Zoom so yes NOW he can time warp on his own and thus goes back and created Flashpoint. However because of the time changes he needed RF to go back and set things back and bring Barry back to the present.
Barry decides to go to the future to learn how to stop Savitar, as I recall KF had to give Barry a speed boost, and didn't Barry need a small assist to get back?
Barry getting Captain Cold to help was after his future trip and he now seems able to time warp without external help.
Portal to another dimension: he did that with the tachyon device and went to Supergirl's Earth. However the device wasn't working there and he needed her to give him the extra boost to reopen the portal. Plus we got a Flash/Supergirl race.
perhaps stealing speed from other objects would be a good power. Instead of dodging bullets, he won't have to as he can drain their speed and stop them.