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Subj: Here is some clarification
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 at 04:25:10 pm EST (Viewed 288 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Season 2 Reverse Flash comparison to Season 1 Reverse Flash
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 at 04:22:48 pm EST (Viewed 260 times)

    I need some help. My wife and I are discussing the RF costume and his speed. I think he needs to have the cowl over his head and his eyes glowing red to activate his super speed. Each time you see him in the costume he does not utilize his super speed until the cowl is over his head & eyes are glowing red. Isn't that correct?

No, it not correct. In season 1, Eobard captured Eddie and when Eddie ends up talking too much, Eobard clearly uses superspeed to run up to Eddie and his eyes glow red, all without his cowl.

Also, in another episode, he is Dr. Wells and he tries to use his superspeed but collapses in the hallway. Then in another episode, Eobard is in his apartment, he has no suit on, no cowl and the Pied Piper attacks. The glass ceiling Eobard had in his house shatters and Eobard uses superspeed to get out of the way, all without his costume and cowl.

Eobard Thawne does NOT need his costume and powers to activate his speed. Don't believe me? Then re-watch season 1, still available on Netflix as of this writing.

    Additionally, in the comic book didn't Thawne replicate the same chemical bath & coat his costume with it i.e. he must have the costume on to access his speed?

This is a little unclear but in the Pre-52 Continuity, Eobard managed to conduct experiments on himself, replicating the Flash's powers and giving them to himself.

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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