Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi

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Subj: Re: A way to bring RF back into the show
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 03:02:29 pm BST (Viewed 790 times)
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 02:27:39 pm BST (Viewed 828 times)

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    Tossing in spoiler tag as a precaution.

    So at the end of Season 1, RF's direct linear ancestor kills himself thus erasing RF. However the result was a time storm/singularity event. I still say this was caused by the erasure of RF and not a trap he left behind for them to deal with as he went home to the future as that would risk his future and his life.

    Also reference the Season 2 finale of Beast Wars for a similar time storm/singularity event.

    Then we had a time remnant of RF from before his erasure running around in Season 2 and for a Season in Legends before Black Flash finally caught up with him.

    However Rip Hunter has formed a new time organization to deal with aberrations in the time stream. One would think that the erasing of RF and the time storm/singularity would amount to a rather HUGE aberration.

Oh god these 2 shows make my head hurt. This is why I like Arrow best. There's not much time travel.

Wouldn't RF be a time aberration? He came from the future and altered the timeline to where Barry got his powers earlier.

    An aberration that can only be fixed by preventing Eddie from killing himself and for Rip Hunter to send RF back to his own timeline.

(head still hurts) maybe Rip's team or the Legends team should fix time by preventing Eobard from ever leaving his century in the first place. The whole Arrow timeline is incorrect. Barry shouldn't have gotten his powers until 7 or so years after he got them in the Arrowverse.

That's what we really need to see. What Earth 1 would be like if Eobard had never messed with it (and what the real Harrison is like). Legends talks about fixing the timeline...well they've done nothing to do that. Eobard coming back in time to kill Nora started this false history. Flashpoint was close I think (not that they explored it worth a dang) but Eobard was still there. Some time goon needs to go the future and just stop Eobard from ever going to the past.

    Thus RF lives and we get 2 seasons at least of revisions to the Flash tv series and a season revision of Legends from the time changes. Thus the poor version of Flashpoint is undone, Caitlyn may not become KF among other things.

I'd rather wait to see RF return. He was used heavily in Flash season 1 and Legends season 2. Let him rest for a while. Maybe we could see Earth 2 Eobard pop in for an episode and him turn out to be helpful.

    Or the simpler methods would be:

    1. An RF from an alternate Earth arrives to menace Barry. a simple solution which I think is happening in this season's crossover event.

hm, stopping RF from time warping to kill Nora in the first place may not be a bad idea, or it could risk negating the existence of the Flash and RF.

RF exists because of the Flash and the Flash exists because of RF, the two are linked.

Also Rip may now state that rather silly trope that time has "cemented" into place from the changes caused by Nora's death and that altering things will only make a bad problem worse.

Still I can't help but think that Eddie's demise and thus the erasing of RF is a major time aberration.

In fact, help me out with this as my memory is pretty dusty on this question: back in the PRE-original Crisis Flash comics didn't they state there was some kind of temporal problem caused by Eobard Thawne dying in the past when he was born in the future?

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