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Subj: Re: Here's a SPOILER FILLED question about the season 3 situation
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 at 04:25:33 pm BST (Viewed 632 times)
Reply Subj: Here's a SPOILER FILLED question about the season 3 situation
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 at 06:27:01 am BST (Viewed 800 times)

    Have the writers ROYALLY messed up?

Yep. Completely. Nothing makes any sense.

You can't go back and change your own timeline. It's impossible.

Best you can do is create a divergent timeline (As Barry explains he's done in Flashpoint). But you couldn't stay in that divergent reality. You'd have to return to your own, where things are unchanged.

For example, Barry goes back in time, saves his mother and creates a divergent reality. And then what? There's a young Barry already in existence there who has to grow up. So older Barry goes forward 20 years. But where's the Barry from the divergent timeline? What's happened to him? There should be two Barrys of the same age running around.

Time travel on that level is pointless. You can't change your own timeline, and can't stay in a divergent reality, unless it's one where no version of you exists.

But the Barry we've been following for the last three years is a divergent self already. It would be impossible for Reverse Flash to go back and kill Nora Allen in his own timeline. That would cause a paradox. The second Thawne turned up in the past an alternate timeline was created. And that's the one we've been following.

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