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Subj: Re: It likely will happen, however there is one important thing to remember
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 at 05:42:14 pm BST (Viewed 550 times)
Reply Subj: It likely will happen, however there is one important thing to remember
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 at 06:53:15 am BST (Viewed 9 times)
Yeah, good points. But you also have to remember the Showrunners are well known for playing fast and loose with what is considered canon in the comics and a lot of times to an unrecognizable degree. To name some examples:
1. Linda Park of Earth-2 is Dr. Light when that title belongs to Kimiyo Hoshi (or Arthur Light to those who are tempted to cough and point this out to me).
2. Wally is white not black and he is not Iris's brother, he is her nephew.
3. Jay Garrick exists in the same universe as Barry, but in this show he's from Earth-3.
4. Caitlin Snow is Killer Frost not a genius scientist.
5. Vibe is a lame third-rate Super-Hero who doesn't even work with the Flash not a genius scientist who actually does.
6. Dr. Wells? Completely new creation.
7. Zoom. Nothing at all like his comic counterpart. Plus, he's a Wally's villain not a Barry's villain.
I can list more examples, but that would go into minor details like hair color and such. Now, I might get flak from some people for this post but let me make myself clear on something. I am NOT complaining for the thousandth time about any of these! I am simply naming them as changes that the Showrunners have made, proving they play fast and loose with what is canon.
So. What is the ultimate point I am trying to make? It's this. Don't expect "Flashpoint" to be anything at all like it was in the comics. For one thing, no Wonder Woman war with Aquaman. For another, no Superman or Batman. There will be a lot of changes, but some form of this storyline will happen now that Barry has done one of most idiotic things in the history of his career.
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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