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Iron Man Unit 007

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It is a TV series that references canon but doesn't have to adhere to it.

For all we know if they want to bring in Wally, they make him the son of Barry, rather then the nephew.


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    For all we know if they want to bring in Wally, they make him the son of Barry, rather then the nephew.


I agree. Honestly, I don't expect to see Wally West any time soon. Barry doesn't need a sidekick. He has STAR Labs.

Also, Barry is his own Wally. The TV Barry has elements of both characters.







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Knight


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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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      It is a TV series that references canon but doesn't have to adhere to it.

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        For all we know if they want to bring in Wally, they make him the son of Barry, rather then the nephew.



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    I agree. Honestly, I don't expect to see Wally West any time soon. Barry doesn't need a sidekick. He has STAR Labs.



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    Also, Barry is his own Wally. The TV Barry has elements of both characters.


Wally seems like a great idea for season 2. But it's too early to see him.

I'm just hoping Iris's brother has adopted a ginger. Wally should be a ginger.


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    Wally seems like a great idea for season 2. But it's too early to see him.


I really don't think TV Barry is mature enough to have a youthful sidekick. But Wells is. Kid Flash's costume has always looked similar to the Reverse Flash's. Go all the way and make Wally the Reverse Flash's sidekick! This would be temporary, of course. Wally would eventually turn away from the dark side - and spin off into his own series!







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Though I enjoy this series and it has good ratings, I don't think it should bring in Wally West until Season 3

Season 1 should be about establishing the Rogues and the Reverse Flash and Barry learning that he cannot save his mother. Season 1 should also have his father being exonerated.

Season 2 could have his father as a small subplot about reintegrating into society and dealing with lingering stigma about his wrongful conviction, and of course helping Barry at times. Season 2 would also have more fights with the Rogues and hopefully an epic fight with Reverse Flash.

Also, Barry needs to open his eyes and start reevaluating Dr Wells, he needs to learn the truth about him and soon.


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Barry looks like a fusion of comic Barry and comic Wally, so him dating Linda makes perfect sense. Barry is a composite character and has a composite love-life.





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I agree. I am old enough to remember the 1990s Flash television series, and that too was a merging of Barry Allen and Wally West's Flash. Ideally I would prefer they didn't lean on Wally's legend so heavily, but if the producers of a mass audience Television show want to make the character the best he can be then so be it. The comicbook shouldn't need to pick over Wally's reign to that degree however. ..
 
While it is understandable to feel aggrieved over the use of Linda like this I would take the view that all of this heavyhanded borrowing is actually Wally West's greatest tribute - his contribution to the Flash legend is so great they are actually making Uncle Barry into Wally West mkII. Deeply ironic allround considering Wally began life as the Flash tributing his Uncle and ended life as The Flash by being his Uncle's superior in the role...



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Knight


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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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