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Subj: A main weakness of the show ...
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 at 03:52:16 pm BST (Viewed 11 times)
Reply Subj: Is Barry a creep?
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 01:48:22 pm BST (Viewed 22 times)
We were never allowed to see the true original timeline when Barry Allen was the Silver Age hero that we know.
The first season starts with the Reverse Flash having already killed Barry's mother ... something that should never have happened in the past in the first place.
This idea came from Geoff Johns just after he wrote the return of Barry Allen from limbo and fought against Professor Zoom. Geoff Johns transformed Barry Allen, a "when duty calls" Silver Age hero, into another orphan whose life was changed by the death of one of his parents and whose traumatic past helped to shape the man he is today.
... and that's the version of Barry that we're stuck with in the series.
And, thus, starts the hypocrisy of the writers of the show : they spend their time telling us, the watchers, that it is wrong to change the past (and they give examples) while at the same time, we know from the start that the reality of season 1 is not the "true" reality but a reality that was retconned by the Reverse Flash to begin with.
So, if we follow the logic of the writers of the show, the reality of season 1 should be as "false" as the reality of season 2, Flashpoint or the reality of season 3.
And, in the "true reality", what really happened ?
who was alive and who didn't exist ? Was Caitlyn Snow a villain ? Did Sara Diggle exist or not ?
Does Barry Allen ruin lives or do the writers of the show have repeated the same pattern for three seasons because it is their one & only way to build pathos ?
To answer your question, is Barry a creep ?
I don't think he was one in the original reality but, after each alteration of the timeline, he has become more & more one.
The way I see it, he is currently 100% responsible for the death of his mother ... and it is not something that can be erased or that he can escape from.