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Subj: Re: Why did the Flashpoint universe have metahumans at all? Shouldn't it have been the same as the original (i.e. pre-Eobard) timeline?
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 at 10:01:14 pm BST (Viewed 617 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why did the Flashpoint universe have metahumans at all? Shouldn't it have been the same as the original (i.e. pre-Eobard) timeline?
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 at 08:55:20 am BST (Viewed 793 times)
I'll admit time acts strange in the Arrowverse. I don't think its time thinking in the conventional way we do. Imagine that time is a form of surface which events get mapped onto it. The more major the event, the bigger imprint it leaves on time.
When you change events the minor ones are easy to erase. The bigger events are harder to erase and time will try to restore those events. Hence why even though minor events change when Flash changes history he still encounters the people he did before and history takes on the same basic form it did with the major players still in play even while their stories change slightly.
Why this universe? I tend to view this Barry as the actual Prime universe Barry. He is the original and all other Barrys are just reflections of him. This is the universe where the Speed Force comes into existence and then stretches through time and space so it paradoxically then has been around since the beginning and will be there at the end of the universe.
The Speed Force or perhaps some cosmic entity within it doesn't seem to think in terms of good and evil like we do. The Time Wraiths are said to be the enforcers of the Speed Force. If you misuse the Speed Force too much then one or More Wraiths come to kill/drag you into the Force itself.
I know the Wraiths aren't used like they should be if they are really enforcers but that is supposed to be their intent.
Time Whimey...I like that term. You don't and that's ok. If we all thought alike it would be a very boring world.
I walk in Eternity