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Subj: I have to agree with Knight.
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 at 11:55:47 am BST (Viewed 808 times)
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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 at 07:29:53 pm BST (Viewed 1006 times)
Barry was never interesting.
Wally had personality. Barry before Crisis, and after Final Crisis never did.
Strangely, even though he was brought back because he was the "greatest hero," he just keeps looking worse.
He has two kids in the future, The Tornado Tins, and he never went to the future (as I remember) to meet them.
Flashpoint snapped countless people out of existence, after all, theoretically regular people would be affected along WITH the missing superheroes.
All of this could lead to interesting character growth, but it didn't.
Barry is and always has been boring. Wally became the Flash, because through his Ten Titans appearances, he became more popular than his mentor.
Does that mean he should die? Yes and no.
He served a better purpose dead. He was Wally's great inspiration of what a hero was.
When he came back, I made a prediction. He would either have to have his legacy marred, or he would be uninteresting.
They have had close to a decade to make Barry an interesting character. For my money they never found something.
BArry's original run as flash lasted for 30 years. Impressive. Wally's lasted for 23 years... minus a brief disappearance after Infinite Crisis.
Much like the Spider-Marriage at Marvel, a change that most people liked was retconned for what the powers at be felt the mainstay should be.
When Barry came back, the more liked Flash was pushed aside.