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Subj: An interesting theory on Zoom's identity
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 at 11:01:22 pm GMT (Viewed 605 times)

It's quite long, about 16 minutes. I'd start at the 6:25 mark to get to this guy's long explanation on who he thinks Zoom is.

It's rather compelling and he makes excellent points. That causes me to revise my list and add in a name. So, my list on who Zoom is as follows.

1. Zoom has no identity. This one is my own personal theory. He's the Grim Reaper of Speedsters, wanting to steal their speed. He has been been referred to as the "Speed Demon" and his look is black, which takes after the Black Flash. He wants to be the only one with Superspeed, which only feeds into my theory. Zoom also has a monsterous looking face, much like Black Flash does in the comics. I also posted a primitive CGI fight a while back with Jay chasing after Zoom and Zoom had a very skeletal face. This also feeds into my theory that Zoom has no identity and is based off of the Black Flash. He is more of a force of nature than an actual person. Thus, he is Zoom and no one else.

2. The guy's theory above is compelling and he makes some very good points. It's for this reason that I will now put Earth-2 Wally West as someone who could be Zoom. After all, Earth Prime Wells created the Flash and Earth-2 Wells created Zoom. What if Zoom was created in a similar way as the Flash was? So, because of that, Earth-2 Wally West sits at #2 as someone who could be Zoom.

3. Eddie Thawne. Yes, he killed himself, but his body was sucked into the portal. Plus, that singularity is essentially a black hole. Who's to say Eddie's body didn't end up being thrown back in time and altered to the point he got powers before being revived? I still think that he could have been revived and gained the power to alter time relative to himself so it only looks like he's a speedster but he's not. So, what if he wants to steal the speed of every speedster so he can use that energy to go back in time and prevent himself from turning into Zoom? I say it's entirely possible. Plus, Eddie Thawne shares a lot in common with another character who called himself Zoom and that is Hunter Zolomon. It's because of this that Eddie Thawne sits at #3.

4. Zoom is Earth-2 Barry Allen. I don't necessarily agree with this one but he sits at #4 simply because it's actually a possibility.

What are your thoughts about Earth-2 Wally West possibly being Zoom?

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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