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Subj: Re: Theory on Wells/Thawne's reasoning behind supporting Barry to save his Mom [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 at 03:09:54 pm EDT (Viewed 9 times)
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Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 at 01:57:40 pm EDT (Viewed 570 times)

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Wells/Thawne got visibly upset when he learned Barry hadn't saved his mother and then the two fought where Reverse Flash almost kills Barry (and would have if Eddie hadn't shot himself).

Here's my "theory" on why Wells/Thawne got mad and was all for Barry saving his Mother.

1. We know in the end of the episode, a singularity appears and begins consuming the city. This was a result of Eddie killing himself which resulted in Reverse Flash never existing, which in turn resulted in the forming of the singularity which would probably wipe out the timeline if Barry doesn't succeed in destroying it.

2. Wells/Thawne wanted Barry to go back and save his Mom, but remember Wells/Thawne HATES Barry. I think he had a double agenda here.

3. Let's say Barry DID save his mother by fighting Reverse Flash. Reverse Flash either kills Barry or either Barry manages to get away. Either way, the future Barry knew is gone forever because a singularity would appear over Central City and consume it (and probably the timeline) even as Wells/Thawne makes his get-away with his Time Sphere. Thus, Wells/Thawne gets his revenge.

4. If Barry had saved his Mom then he wouldn't have been able to return to the future because the singularity would have formed over Central City and consumed it and possibly that future. Thus, Barry would be stuck in the past just as Thawne was (or be dead).

I know my theory has holes in it and feel free to poke holes in it. *Laughs* When dealing with time travel, there's bound to be problems, no matter how well one looks at the angles.

And there you have it. That's my theory as to why Wells/Thawne wanted Barry to go save his Mom and then got furious when Barry chose not to do it to the point of nearly killing him.

One final note: Wells/Thawne states he is from 136 years in the future. That would place him being from the year 2151. Obviously the writers didn't do enough research. Eobard Thawne is from the 25th century not the 22nd century. Here's hoping Wells/Thawne was simply lying. And until I see solid proof he wasn't, I'm going to assume he was.

The writers could have changed it so that RF comes from the 22nd century not the 25th.

Did RF have a hidden agenda? Sure he did, he is a sociopathic liar and a killer that hates Barry. Granted he has slightly mellowed thanks to having had to help Barry survive, become the Flash and train him, but for reasons yet to be revealed he hates Barry.

If Barry saved his mom there would be a time storm yes, but would the storm start 15 years in the past where/when he saved her or would it start in the present? By all rights the time changes begin where the change was started so the time storm should manifest over Barry's old home and then expand from there and then proceed into the 22nd century since that is where RF states he comes from.

However given that Barry was time displaced, he would conceivably be able to still get back to the future but it should be an alternate one as shown in Back to the Future part 2. Biff gives the almanac to his past self and then returns to what is still his future, and suffers a combination of heart attack and temporal erasure as HE was being erased and changed and then the ripple effect would eventually catch up to that future time and change it all. Marty and Doc go back and end up in the alternate 1985 because the ripple changes have already reached that point in time, thus they need to go back to 1955 and stop the whole thing.

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