Subj: My only solution. Time jail.Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 at 04:22:13 pm GMT (Viewed 351 times)
Reply Subj: Ways for Team Flash to outhink the Thinker
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 at 05:05:32 am GMT (Viewed 392 times)
Just speculation here of course but once again Team Flash has an enemy at least 3 steps ahead of them at all times and has the intellect to conceive of every contingency and probability.
Also of course Star Labs is again compromised and the enemy can spy on them.
So for starters:
1. a complete overhaul again of Star Labs security and alarms and a complete sweep for all bugs and cameras.
2. Overhaul and augment all firewall programs.
3. Does Devoe know of RF's time vault? if not it could make a good secret meeting room.
4. Team Flash could have Cisco zap them to Earth 2 and use that Star Lab to plan a course of action against Devoe without him spying on them.
5. Team Flash could use some help from allies or frenemies that Devoe may not have calculated for:
A. The Legends
B. Gorilla Grodd. He may hate Flash enough to want to kill Flash himself and thus want to stop Devoe for that reason. Also Grodd's mind powers vs Devoe's should be interesting to see.
C. Jay Garrick: Devoe may not have factored in extra dimensional help.
D. The Captain Cold of Earth X
E. Constantine: yes he may be joining the Legends, but he could pop in on his own to aid them and I doubt Devoe can compensate for magic
F. As much as I hate to say this character, this is a character that for his own sick and twisted reasons may want to help Barry despite the fact that he should no longer exist: REVERSE FLASH. RF needs to make sure Barry lives long enough to fulfill certain points of time and Barry being in jail may throw things off.
G. Alternate future Barry. By all rights the future Barry went to last seen should not exist since they stopped Savitar but on a quantum level it may still exist. Get the Barry from that future to aid them, perhaps his own future knowledge about Devoe could stop Devoe in the present.
I think the only way to beat Thinker ties back to the speed force time prison.
Speed DeVoe up enough and dump him in that. But if I were Barry I wouldn't let Team Flash in on the plan. I would have Barry travel to Earth 3 and ask Jay to meet him IN the time prison and formulate the details of the plan there. My thinking is that the Thinker can spy everywhere in the multiverse but the speed force time prison. DeVoe's mentioned before he can predict what's going on in other earths but since he is not in fact a Speedster I don't think he would be able to know about the plans of anyone in the Speed Force dimension. Barry or Jay might have to stay in the prison until the other lures the Thinker there and he gets stuck.
Let Barry (or Jay) transfer a portion of their power to DeVoe (which I think he wants anyways) and trap him in the time prison. The Speed Force has let other people go like Barry but the dimension (or whatever) wants Barry as a champion (and probably wants Jay on Earth 3). The Speed Force might be fine with keeping DeVoe locked up.