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Subj: Re: The Henry Allen2 idea I have had about ZOOM
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 at 01:21:25 pm GMT (Viewed 279 times)
Reply Subj: The Henry Allen2 idea I have had about ZOOM
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 at 06:26:17 am GMT (Viewed 5 times)

    When I ponder shows like this and their plot mysteries I have a tendency to consider as many possibilities as I can, no matter how screwball or unlikely they are.

    So why do I think Henry Allen is ZOOM:

    1. Earth 2 is shown to be opposite in many ways of Earth 1.

    Iris1: journalist because Joe1 wouldn't let her be a cop.
    Iris2: a detective after doing and internship in journalism

    Iris1 and Barry1: not married yet
    Iris2 and Barry2: married

    Barry1: THE FLASH and mostly a selfless person though he does get sidetracked at times.
    Barry2: Joe2 states he is a selfish jerk. also has no powers at the moment.

    Joe1: respected cop
    Joe2: respected singer, now dead.

    Ronnie1: half of Firestorm and a hero
    Ronnie2: half of Deathstorm, suppressed Stein within him, now dead

    Caitlyn1: not Killer Frost....yet
    Caitlyn2: Killer Frost and insane.

    Nora Allen1: dead
    Nora Allen2: alive

    Henry Allen1: good man and a doctor, framed for murder he didn't commit and spent 15 years in prison, now a free man and still a good man who doesn't seem too bitter about losing so much of his life to prison and missing Barry's growing years.

    Henry Allen2: ??????????? we know NOTHING. We know that Nora is married and that her husband is Barry2's father....please note that during Barry1's call with Nora2 that the name of Barry2's father WAS NOT MENTIONED! We are presuming that he is Henry2. It COULD be someone else, but likely IS HENRY2. But we know nothing ABOUT HIM.

    Now for another fun fact: both fiction and real life have some sickos in them. Sick people that harbor dark thoughts, dark secrets, murderous impulses, etc etc etc. I'm quite confident that I do not need to mention examples but I will: Manson, the Batman theater shooter.....and there are married couples where one or the other is a sick person that is secretly living a life of evil or biding time until they kill their spouse and possibly family.

    So for all we know Henry Allen2 IS such a person. Henry1 is a good man, yes. But Henry2.....? We do not know, yet. Being married does NOT automatically disqualify him from being ZOOM. Also given that ZOOM is faster then Barry, if he is Henry 2 then he could easily maintain the double life of Henry2 and ZOOM.

There's no drama to any of this though. If Barry found out his father (Henry-1) has gone evil after his wife's murder, spending 15 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit while his son was being raised by a cop...that would be a compelling story.

If Henry had been replaced at some point by his Earth-2 double that might be interesting...but we see so little of Henry they've missed the opportunity to really explore that this season.

But finding out his dad's doppelganger he's never met is evil isn't really interesting. It's like finding out the uncle you never met is evil. You're not going to stay awake worried about it.