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Subj: You know why I hate death in a TV show and in the comics?
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 at 03:54:34 pm GMT (Viewed 393 times)
Reply Subj: A way to bring RF back into the show
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 04:32:16 am BST (Viewed 536 times)
Most of the time, it's never permanent. Even more annoying is when a villain dies (in this case, the Reverse Flash) and he's such a great villain, that his death resonates with the heroes of the story. Then to bring him back only cheapens his death and the impact it had (*Looks at the Reverse Flash*). And to make matters worse, when a villain like the Reverse Flash is brought back, it doesn't make a lick of sense. And wasn't it Bertlanti that said he doesn't care if the things they do on the Flash don't make sense? No wonder the TV show is such a mess. With that kind of 'don't care' attitude, it's only a matter of time before the problems of the show blow up in their faces. Then they will have no one to blame but themselves.
The Reverse Flash has already died twice and in a similar manner both times. Bringing him back was already unbelievable enough. Bringing RF back again will erase any, and all, believability. By this point, it'll become beyond ridiculous. And a dead villain constantly being brought back no longer is a great villain but has turned into an annoyance that must be dealt with, with gritting teeth and clenched fists from those viewers who find that kind of thing beyond annoying because those, like me, must watch our favorite TV shows with a villain who should be dead (I'm looking at you Malcolm Merlyn).
As much as I would LOVE to find out exactly why Eobard Thawne hates Barry (which was never explained), I'd rather he stay dead this time. He was a great villain in season 1, but became very annoying in season 2 and Legends because the show runners keep using the same villains instead of using NEW ones. And frankly, I'd rather see some new villains take the lime light instead of the same old villains recycled time after time.
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. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?