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Torch


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Admittedly, I stopped reading much of DC, with the exception of the Green Lantern Corps, during the New 52, since I found I couldn't stomach much of the changes, especially to the Teen Titans. Thus I'm a bit confused. I read tidbits about this new Black Wally West (not the one from the TV show, I understand him), and have seen him in pictures as the new Kid Flash.

I tried skimming through the posts for info, on this board, but couldn't find anything relevant.

So what is the deal? If the Original Wally West has returned, is he to resume the mantle of Kid Flash? Who is Black Wally West? Why are there two Wally Wests?

Thank you in advance.




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Knight


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    So what is the deal? If the Original Wally West has returned, is he to resume the mantle of Kid Flash? Who is Black Wally West? Why are there two Wally Wests?


Originally, when the New 52 started, Wally West was changed into a black character. And according to my sources, a LOT of fans were upset over this (myself included). Which is completely understandable since Wally was the primary Flash for over 25 years and he's the favorite for many (again, myself included). So, it's not very surprising Black Wally didn't make very many appearances.

To appease the fan base, they brought back the original Wally West in DC Universe: Rebirth #1.

The original Wally still calls himself The Flash and is starring alongside the original Titans in the title "Titans" and he will not become Kid Flash again.

Black Wally is a distant cousin, as I understand it, and another of Iris's nephew's (and since this Wally is black and Iris is white, not sure how that works, but whatever).

Black Wally will become the new Kid Flash, if he hasn't already. And that is why there are two Wally Wests.


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    Thank you in advance.


Your welcome. \:\)





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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Dakota


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008


One is the son of Daniel West, the other is the son of Rudy West, both named after their grandfather.

And since "old" Wally was removed from everyone's memories, it would work if "new" Wally was born in that timeframe, but I don't think that fits since "new" Wally seems teenaged.

If not, I guess it is not unheard of for cousins to have similar names,
(My mother in law has a sister Gwen and cousin Gwen, my dad has two cousins named LeRoy and LeeRoy)
but in such a small family it would be unique.


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Torch


Member Since: Sat Oct 25, 2008
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Ah hah! I'm guessing you are unfamiliar with boxing legend George Foreman and his five sons he named "George"? \(lol\)

Seriously.

Foreman has ten children, and each of his five sons is named George: George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. They are also known by the nicknames "Monk", "Red", "Joe" "Big Wheel" and "Little George". His five daughters are Michi, Georgetta, Freda George, Natalie, and Leola. He also has two adopted daughters.






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Dakota


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Yes, I'm aware of George Foreman, but that is such an exception to what a normal person would do, and is not just cousins but siblings. I was trying to relate this to the average American family.


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