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Knight


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008



I don't know if Wally exists in the current New 52, so perhaps this question should apply to the previous continuity.

After Barry came back from the dead, right up until 2011...Who was faster? Barry or Wally?






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?
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Daveym 

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That's a tricky question to answer as it hinges on a retcon coming out of Flash:Rebirth, that mini-series reaffirmed Barry as DCs premier Flash and revealed that the Speed-Force was in fact something he himself generated!If the force is a product of his own kinetic motion then logically he should be faster than Wally was - and by relation immune to Wally's speed siphoning. But ironically since Barry was new to the Speed-forces existence he did not yet have Wally's knowledge and expertise with its uses. So in terms of speed Barry should be faster than Wally thanks to that reveal.... before that though I would edge Wally.



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Knight


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008




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    That's a tricky question to answer as it hinges on a retcon coming out of Flash:Rebirth, that mini-series reaffirmed Barry as DCs premier Flash and revealed that the Speed-Force was in fact something he himself generated!If the force is a product of his own kinetic motion then logically he should be faster than Wally was - and by relation immune to Wally's speed siphoning. But ironically since Barry was new to the Speed-forces existence he did not yet have Wally's knowledge and expertise with its uses. So in terms of speed Barry should be faster than Wally thanks to that reveal.... before that though I would edge Wally.








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?
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