History Headscratchers / TheFlash

17th Sep '15 4:33:18 PM nombretomado
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* Why does the Flash think altering history is impossible? Multiple [[BadFuture bad futures]] have been negated, a number of Crises have [[CosmicRetcon changed things big time]](especially [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths one Barry played a big part in]]) and the general ContinuitySnarl that is the DC Universe. Heck, Linda Park was [[RetGone never born]] for some time!
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* Why does the Flash think altering history is impossible? Multiple [[BadFuture bad futures]] have been negated, a number of Crises have [[CosmicRetcon changed things big time]](especially [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths one Barry played a big part in]]) and the general ContinuitySnarl that is the DC Universe. Heck, Linda Park was [[RetGone never born]] for some time!
3rd Nov '14 6:28:21 PM sayaleviathan
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** These answers looked outdated but since the recent line-up of the DCCinematicUniverse showed that there will be a Flash movie after the Justice League movie, it might look good. Plus, the [[Flash2014 TV series]] (unrelated to DCCU but GeoffJohns teased about a potential multiverse) got a lot of good reception.
30th Sep '14 8:54:25 AM StFan
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!!The setting of [[{{Series/TheFlash}} the Flash's TV series]] When comparing the DarkerAndEdgier setting of Central City with the LighterAndSofter Gotham City from ''[[{{Series/Batman}} Batman]]'', it just seems very jarring to me...as though Batman, given who he is, would fit better in Central City as portrayed here, while Flash would be a much better fit for Gotham City in that series. [[ExecutiveMeddling Or that the ''Flash'' TV executives wanted to play him as Batman]] (consider how Flash is treated as an UrbanLegend the way Batman would be). And then looking at Flash's spotlight episode "Flash and Substance" in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', it gets even more jarring. Does anyone else find anything ''wrong'' with how Flash and his city were portrayed in the live-action series?
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!!The setting of [[{{Series/TheFlash}} [[Series/TheFlash1990 the Flash's TV series]] When comparing the DarkerAndEdgier setting of Central City with the LighterAndSofter Gotham City from ''[[{{Series/Batman}} Batman]]'', ''Series/{{Batman}}'', it just seems very jarring to me...me... as though Batman, given who he is, would fit better in Central City as portrayed here, while Flash would be a much better fit for Gotham City in that series. [[ExecutiveMeddling Or that the ''Flash'' [[ExecutiveMeddling TV executives wanted to play him as Batman]] (consider how Flash is treated as an UrbanLegend the way Batman would be). And then looking at Flash's spotlight episode "Flash and Substance" in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', it gets even more jarring. Does anyone else find anything ''wrong'' with how Flash and his city were portrayed in the live-action series?

** Hearing the Batman theme prompts FridgeBrilliance: The WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries theme song was ''based'' on this movie's theme! Just makes it even more blatant that they were playing the Flash in his 1990 live-action series as though they were playing Batman. !!Is TheFlash getting blacklisted for live-action filming in favor of other superheroes?
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** Hearing the Batman theme prompts FridgeBrilliance: The WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries '' WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' theme song was ''based'' on this movie's theme! Just makes it even more blatant that they were playing the Flash in his 1990 live-action series as though they were playing Batman. !!Is TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash getting blacklisted for live-action filming in favor of other superheroes?
14th Oct '13 1:08:02 AM MHMhasf1998
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* Why does the Flash think altering history is impossible? Multiple [[BadFuture bad futures]] have been negated, a number of Crises have [[CosmicRetcon changed things big time]](especially [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths one Barry played a big part in]]) and the general ContinuitySnarl that is the DC Universe. Heck, Linda Park was [[RetGone never born]] for some time!
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* Why does the Flash think altering history is impossible? Multiple [[BadFuture bad futures]] have been negated, a number of Crises have [[CosmicRetcon changed things big time]](especially [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths one Barry played a big part in]]) and the general ContinuitySnarl that is the DC Universe. Heck, Linda Park was [[RetGone never born]] for some time!time! ** Probably just doesn't wanna screw with the timeline any more than it already has been. Flashpoint was a mistake, a result of his attempt to save his mom. Can't blame him for that.
14th Oct '13 12:28:14 AM MHMhasf1998
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** And yet Flash is gonna be a recurring character in Green Arrow's show {{LiveActionTV/Arrow}}. This is gonna be good.
22nd Sep '13 2:48:27 PM ZeeShadow
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** I imagine it's for similar reasons to why their clothes don't burn up when they run, their "aura" extends to things the are in contact with (Which is why they generally don't leave huge craters where they step when they run, as well).
11th Aug '13 11:44:58 AM TVRulezAgain
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Consider this: Several times it was rumored that Ryan Reynolds would be in the starring role of a live-action movie for the Flash--but that has since been quashed, considering he's in the starring role in the soon-to-be-released Film/GreenLantern movie. They keep flip-flopping over whether a Flash movie will be made... and meanwhile, {{Batman}} has had his movie series re-launched with the Dark Knight trilogy (the third movie is currently in production to be released in 2012), {{Superman}} has had one re-launch movie and another re-launch on the way, Franchise/TheGreenHornet has had [[Film/TheGreenHornet a movie]], several MarvelComics characters have had movies in the last decade, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, ComicBook/VForVendetta, not to mention the various animated DCComics feature films...[[DudeWheresMyRespect WHY IS FLASH GETTING THE CRAPPY END OF THE STICK]]?
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Consider this: Several times it was rumored that Ryan Reynolds would be in the starring role of a live-action movie for the Flash--but that has since been quashed, considering he's in the starring role in the soon-to-be-released Film/GreenLantern movie. They keep flip-flopping over whether a Flash movie will be made... and meanwhile, {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} has had his movie series re-launched with the Dark Knight trilogy (the third movie is currently in production to be released in 2012), {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} has had one re-launch movie and another re-launch on the way, Franchise/TheGreenHornet has had [[Film/TheGreenHornet a movie]], several MarvelComics characters have had movies in the last decade, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, ComicBook/VForVendetta, not to mention the various animated DCComics feature films...[[DudeWheresMyRespect WHY IS FLASH GETTING THE CRAPPY END OF THE STICK]]?
17th Jul '13 3:49:39 PM ChrisDV
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** Wally was stated to be faster than Barry in the pre-''Flashpoint'' timeline, and this was acknowledged by Geoff Johns after he was called on it when Barry returned & another character commented how the crime rate increased in Barry's absence.
10th Jul '13 1:24:03 AM Johnny1993
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* Not sure if this is standard, but in at least one version Barry is explicitly faster.
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* Not sure if this is standard, but in at least one version Barry is explicitly faster.faster. !!Since when is changing time impossible? * Why does the Flash think altering history is impossible? Multiple [[BadFuture bad futures]] have been negated, a number of Crises have [[CosmicRetcon changed things big time]](especially [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths one Barry played a big part in]]) and the general ContinuitySnarl that is the DC Universe. Heck, Linda Park was [[RetGone never born]] for some time!
28th Jun '13 4:28:33 PM ChrisDV
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*** No, he actually says in the second ''Teen Titans'' issue after ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' that he's not "sidekicking" for the Flash because he didn't want to be called "Not Flash" or "Mini Flash," but he's already chosen the name Kid Flash by that point. Why didn't he just use the Impulse name, especially as he's not actually tied to the Flash in the New 52?
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