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Subj: Re: The Earth numbering system in the FLASH
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 at 06:58:48 am BST (Viewed 483 times)
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For the whole season we thought of ZOOM's Earth as Earth 2, and Jay at the end says to call his world Earth 3, then there is Supergirl that for now we could say is Earth Supergirl or Earth S.

However in the finale ZOOM states that Team Flash's Earth is the central Earth from which all other alternates have emerged.

Thus we should consider Team Flash's Earth to be called either Earth Zero or Earth Prime, this would make ZOOM's Earth to be Earth 1 as it is the first parallel world for them to have encountered, and thus making Jay's to be Earth 2 which makes things a bit more sensible since in the comics Jay and the JSA are all from Earth 2.

Supergirl's Earth would still be Earth S for now, pending any upcoming merges.

It is a skewed system for naming as it is based on the order these earths have appeared in the series - Zoom's earth is Earth-2 purely because we saw it first, therefore Barry's earth is Earth-1. Supergirl's earth should be Earth-3 based on this order of appearance method, and Jay Garrick's Earth-4... in terms of importance I think going forward Jays earth will be of more importance than Zoom's now finished story of Earth-2, but given the weakness of the Zoom story it is a shame that the name is now associated with his story rather than Jay and the Justice Society. It is unneccessarily confusing.

Looking back on the series it does strike me that Earth-2 is the equivalent to Earth-3 in the comics universe, a world of villains, with one lone good hearted scientist standing against them.

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