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Subj: You know why I hate death in a TV show and in the comics?
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 at 03:54:34 pm GMT (Viewed 628 times)
Reply Subj: A way to bring RF back into the show
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 04:32:16 am BST (Viewed 919 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.

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.

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.

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.

2. Someone else takes up the name of the Reverse Flash.

Most of the time, it's never permanent. Even more annoying is when a villain dies (in this case, the Reverse Flash) and he's such a great villain, that his death resonates with the heroes of the story. Then to bring him back only cheapens his death and the impact it had (*Looks at the Reverse Flash*). And to make matters worse, when a villain like the Reverse Flash is brought back, it doesn't make a lick of sense. And wasn't it Bertlanti that said he doesn't care if the things they do on the Flash don't make sense? No wonder the TV show is such a mess. With that kind of 'don't care' attitude, it's only a matter of time before the problems of the show blow up in their faces. Then they will have no one to blame but themselves.

The Reverse Flash has already died twice and in a similar manner both times. Bringing him back was already unbelievable enough. Bringing RF back again will erase any, and all, believability. By this point, it'll become beyond ridiculous. And a dead villain constantly being brought back no longer is a great villain but has turned into an annoyance that must be dealt with, with gritting teeth and clenched fists from those viewers who find that kind of thing beyond annoying because those, like me, must watch our favorite TV shows with a villain who should be dead (I'm looking at you Malcolm Merlyn).

As much as I would LOVE to find out exactly why Eobard Thawne hates Barry (which was never explained), I'd rather he stay dead this time. He was a great villain in season 1, but became very annoying in season 2 and Legends because the show runners keep using the same villains instead of using NEW ones. And frankly, I'd rather see some new villains take the lime light instead of the same old villains recycled time after time.

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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