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Subj: Henry Allen
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 05:40:03 pm EDT (Viewed 6 times)

First off, having John Wesley Shipp on the show has been a good thing and a nice tribute to the 90's series.

Now after a full season of worrying how to clear his father's name, the deed is done, the battle is won and Henry Allen is a free man with his name fully cleared by the law and the media.

Then he decides to leave so that he doesn't hold Barry back.

I'm sure he will be appearing again at times but the question is this:

Would keeping Henry Allen around hold Barry back from developing as a hero?

Henry should easily be able to get his medical license restored since it is now clear to the legal system that he should never have lost it in the first place. Of course he will have to learn the latest medical technology that he missed over 15 years. But once up to date and restored he could easily serve as a Doctor at Star Labs. Patching up everyone's wounds and also a chance to be with his son and study his son as well. The full potential of Barry's powers have yet to be tapped much less how to use his powers to create things like rapid healing in patients, etc. His father could be ideal for studying that.

Of course his father could also be a source of moral support and strength, but also be a weakness. He has no powers, and since Captain Cold does know who the Flash is, even though Barry made it clear to him what WILL happen if Cold attacks his family, Henry could still be a target.

Granted Cold does have some sense of fair play about some things and doesn't seem to want to attack Barry's family and friends, the threat still lingers. Also of course other villains can get to Barry through his father. Case in point, Reverse Flash.

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