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Knight


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008



Remember when Barry used Flashtime?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xhBS9G9AW8

Neat little video that uses math to calculate how fast Barry would have to be in order to spend all that time in Flashtime.

99% of the speed of light is the short answer.

Of course, considering the fact he can enter the speed force and time travel pretty much whenever he wants to, this only confirms what I already knew all along.







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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Ancient One 

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    Neat little video that uses math to calculate how fast Barry would have to be in order to spend all that time in Flashtime.



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    99% of the speed of light is the short answer.


A dumb move on the part of the showrunners.

Because now, in every single episode, whenever a villain shows up all Barry has to do is move into 'flashtime' and the villain is done. Even Devoe is no longer a problem, because he can't think and react at light speed. Barry can EASILY avoid anything Devoe throws at him, dismantle his chair and hit him a few hundred times in a second.

It's the end of all dramatic tension in the show.

Or, a massive plot hole in every upcoming episode.


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Daveym 

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The series is notorious for its inconsistency and lack of continuity where Barry's speed is concerned, and one possible explanation lies in the fact that unlike his comicbook self he doesn't tend to have the proportionate speed awareness and perceptions you would expect in a Speedster.
A good example of what I am pointing at comes in the season 2 episode where he meets renegade Speedster Trajectory, as she speed-raids the club he and Team-Flash are at and he, bafflingly, fails to even register her. It may be down to his innate insecurities, that he is consistently hesitant in reaching for his potential and it takes either a monumental external stimulus to goad him to do so, or some equally deep soul searching and a resultant decision to break his own mental blocks that forever cause him to hesitate in accessing his full power.

For it is one of the truths to this show that if and when Barry ever found his own inner plateau and fully arrived as The Flash then there would be no need for the existing format of team-flash as his day-to-day support...



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Reverend Meteor


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    It's the end of all dramatic tension in the show.


We already had that with time travel back in season 1.







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Reverend Meteor


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    For it is one of the truths to this show that if and when Barry ever found his own inner plateau and fully arrived as The Flash then there would be no need for the existing format of team-flash as his day-to-day support...


So you're saying he's dumb because people need him to be dumb \:\)





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Daveym 

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I would say the truth is it's more the case that the shows format needs him to be dumb!

If and when Barry becomes truly confident in himself and his ability to deal with a given situation then he becomes self-sufficient, a mature adult at last, and therefore finally professional at what he has chosen to do in life.

Until then the series, and its dramatic requirement to be a team collaboration, requires a Flash who who is reliant on their daily presence and regular support whenever he steps into in the suit... \(fear\)



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JesusFan


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008


He is still stuck arounf mach 2 usually, seems to be limited like right after COIE.

In the comics thought, wasn't his city nuked, and he had to run 200, 000 poeople away in less than a second or something?


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JesusFan


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Same thing keeps getting said about Superman needing the JLA!


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