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Subj: Re: This is how fast Barry was when he saved the city from a nuke
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 at 12:57:19 am GMT (Viewed 1300 times)
Reply Subj: Re: This is how fast Barry was when he saved the city from a nuke
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 at 08:29:19 pm GMT (Viewed 1281 times)

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    Neat little video that uses math to calculate how fast Barry would have to be in order to spend all that time in Flashtime.

    99% of the speed of light is the short answer.

A dumb move on the part of the showrunners.

Because now, in every single episode, whenever a villain shows up all Barry has to do is move into 'flashtime' and the villain is done. Even Devoe is no longer a problem, because he can't think and react at light speed. Barry can EASILY avoid anything Devoe throws at him, dismantle his chair and hit him a few hundred times in a second.

It's the end of all dramatic tension in the show.

Or, a massive plot hole in every upcoming episode.

The series is notorious for its inconsistency and lack of continuity where Barry's speed is concerned, and one possible explanation lies in the fact that unlike his comicbook self he doesn't tend to have the proportionate speed awareness and perceptions you would expect in a Speedster.
A good example of what I am pointing at comes in the season 2 episode where he meets renegade Speedster Trajectory, as she speed-raids the club he and Team-Flash are at and he, bafflingly, fails to even register her. It may be down to his innate insecurities, that he is consistently hesitant in reaching for his potential and it takes either a monumental external stimulus to goad him to do so, or some equally deep soul searching and a resultant decision to break his own mental blocks that forever cause him to hesitate in accessing his full power.

For it is one of the truths to this show that if and when Barry ever found his own inner plateau and fully arrived as The Flash then there would be no need for the existing format of team-flash as his day-to-day support...

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