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Subj: Re: Flash S2 ep 3: Family of Rogues
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 at 07:21:09 pm BST (Viewed 381 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Flash S2 ep 3: Family of Rogues
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 at 07:22:49 am BST (Viewed 402 times)
Quote:Remember: I have postulated the fact that the Wells of Earth 1 was a good man until Reverse Flash killed him and replaced him. This does NOT mean that the Wells of Earth 2 is a good person. He could be an evil genius whereas the Wells of Earth 1 was good before he was killed.
It struck me how similar the formula for this season is to last season with the use of Wells/Zoom but with it being this well written you hardly care...
It does appear that Harrison Wells-2 is Zoom, and I like that twist, Earth-2 is such an intriguing mirror you can do a lot of clever twists and play with expectations. Zoom's apparent visual similarity to Barry/Reverse-Flash might have been avoided I think as it is a little confusing unless you bear in mind this is an alternate earth and everything is slightly distorted, but given Wells-2 is obviously a genius his goals may be entirely aimed at honing his own Superspeed and ensuring his own dominance - I thought I read that that is what he is after, to be the ultimate speedster...?
Yes, Zoom wants all Speedsters dead so he can be the only one. And there is simply no way Earth-2 Dr. Wells is Zoom. Dr. Wells/Reverse Flash was the big bad of season 1, to recycle the same big bad, even an alternate version of him, would be very, VERY bad storytelling.
I think it's pretty safe to assume Earth-2 Dr. Wells has no powers at all and that he is not Zoom. I'll be sorely disappointed if I turn out to be wrong and I will all faith in the writing staff of the Flash.
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?