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Subj: Re: Theory on Wells/Thawne's reasoning behind supporting Barry to save his Mom [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 at 07:22:49 pm BST (Viewed 412 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Theory on Wells/Thawne's reasoning behind supporting Barry to save his Mom [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 at 09:34:38 am BST (Viewed 5 times)
Quote:Honestly I think RF understands more about time travel then he was letting on and likely understands the concept of alternate timelines. It is possible that he felt Barry would stay too long, the wormhole wipes out the time line but RF is safe back in his own time line.
That's a good suggestion!
The Reverse-Flash is always going to be something of an enigma, as he not only comes from the far future but an altered timeline. I did note with interest as Cisco acknowleges that they are in fact living in an alternate timeline themselves thanks to the meddling of Thawne/Wells, which added to the hints he himself drops about his many clashes with The Flash he had, plus *That* helmet that drops through the forming hole strongly suggests The Reverse-Flash and his original timeline is a near duplicate of the one seen in the original Flash comics, with Barry's marriage to Iris, the Crisis, and possible costume ring. I like that idea a lot.
I wonder... if original/future-Flash knew young-Flash was there behind the door watching in could this then explain why he leaves the scene completely after saving kid-Barry? Would he not know that having saved his young self instead of his mother (presumably he had to choose) that not only would time be altered because of that but Thawne would be immediately shut off from the Speedforce?
Or perhaps older-Flash knew he had to get out of there before time altered and he was caught in the paradox, possibly even powerless like Thawne?