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LostTimelord

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Subj: Re: Why did the Flashpoint universe have metahumans at all? Shouldn't it have been the same as the original (i.e. pre-Eobard) timeline?
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 at 05:38:29 pm BST (Viewed 763 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why did the Flashpoint universe have metahumans at all? Shouldn't it have been the same as the original (i.e. pre-Eobard) timeline?
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 at 07:22:08 am BST (Viewed 773 times)

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Barry's death in the COIE is what causes the Speed Force to come into existence. In a way the Speed Force IS Barry. When RF killed Nora he stopped Barry from becoming the Flash and this caused the Speed Force to cease to exist.

We can assume RF kept his memories like Barry did at Flashpoint or perhaps Gideon kept him safe. Probably using Gideon RF learns that Barry isn't around in the COIE and gives Barry back his powers.

This brings the SpeedForce back into action but as RF was linked to the orginal version of the Speed Force he has difficulty reconnecting to it.

I know there are bugs in my hypothesis but that's how I see it playing out.








That would be fine enough but the question posed was the role of the Particle accelerator, which I can only assume did not exist in the original timeline or Thawne would not have had to manufacture the 'accident' as a substitute for whatever event originally gave Barry his power.
If you accept that the original timeline had Barry gain his power by some random event (hit by lightning, doused in chemicals) and that his foes were the the traditional Rogues, and others like them not created in the new timeline by the Accelerator explosion, then the original Barry Allen/Flash would be something in line with the comicbooks - self confident, self-taught, and a very capable superhero whom the Reverse-Flash fought many times and was unable to overcome. One of the points about Thawne's interference in the timeline has been that his actions damaged Barry's self-confidence and ability to move forward with his life. This is something that has been noted independently by the Harrison Wells of Earth-2. So the influence of Thawne on his old foes revised timeline has been as profound as his impact on his old foe himself. In one sense Thawne did finally score a significant victory then, by killing Nora Allen and altering The Flash's life forever...




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