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* {{Hypocrite}}: Eobard Thawne of all people chastises Barry for tampering with the timeline. Justified example as [[CaptainObvious he can't exactly reveal his own time travel secrets]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Eobard Thawne of all people chastises Barry for tampering with the timeline. Justified example as [[CaptainObvious he can't exactly reveal his own time travel secrets]].secrets.


* BadassNormal: Captain Cold and Heatwave demonstrate they don't need their weapons to kick ass when they're hauled in front of the local don.

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* BadassNormal: Captain Cold and Heatwave demonstrate they don't need their weapons to kick ass when they're hauled in front of the local don.don and his room full of goons with their hands restrained, but manage to effortlessly knock out all them in a minute.



* CareerEndingInjury: Snart tells Cisco that he will use more of his Cold Gun on Dante if Cisco doesn't tell him who is The Flash.

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* CareerEndingInjury: Snart freezes Dante's hands and threatens to let them fall off so could never play the piano again, unless Cisco tells Cisco that he will use more of his Cold Gun on Dante if Cisco doesn't tell him who is The Flash.Flash's identity.



* EasilyForgiven: Barry doesn't even gets angry with Cisco when the latter confesses that he told Snart about his secret identity to prevent Snart from doing a CareerEndingInjury in Dante.

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* EasilyForgiven: Barry doesn't even gets angry with Cisco when the latter confesses that he told Snart about his secret identity to prevent Snart from doing a CareerEndingInjury in to Dante.

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* CuttingTheKnot: Instead of letting the events involving Mark Mardon repeat themselves, Barry just zooms around the city until he finds his hideout, then whisks him off to the Pipeline.

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** Cisco getting murdered in the lab after his faith in “Wells” is shattered is replaced by Cisco nearly leaving the crew after his faith in himself is shattered. Both versions come with the apparently genuine speech from “Wells” describing how he views Cisco as a son, the second version being a bit more heartwarming since “Wells” doesn’t have his hand poised to murder Cisco while saying it.


* [[spoiler: Foreshadowing: There is a Discontinuity in regards to Cisco's family event as he goes to it after Mardon's capture even though it was stated (or at least implied) that it was the night before when Mardon first arrived in the city. This hints to how [[ButterflyEffect changing the past has effects even if they seem unrelated as shown when Barry causes Flashpoint in Season 3.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: Foreshadowing: There is a Discontinuity in regards to Cisco's family event as he goes to it after Mardon's capture even though it was stated (or at least implied) that it was the night before when Mardon first arrived in the city. This hints to how [[ButterflyEffect changing the past has effects even if they seem unrelated as shown when Barry causes Flashpoint in Season 3.]]]]


* CareerEndingInjury: Snart tells Cisco that he will use more of his Cold Gun on Dante if Cisco doesn't tell him who is The Flash.



* EasilyForgiven: Barry doesn't even gets angry with Cisco when the latter confesses that he told Snart about his secret identity to prevent Snart from doing a CareerEndingInjury in Dante.



* HypocriteHasAPoint: Eobard Thawne is right in that time travel is dangerous.

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* HypocriteHasAPoint: Eobard Thawne may have no moral authority to say anything about time travel, but he is right in that time travel is dangerous.


* TheChewToy: Poor Cisco just doesn't seem to catch a break, ranging from being TheUnfavorite of his parents to being seduced into a hostage by Snart's sister.

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* TheChewToy: Poor Cisco just doesn't seem to catch a break, ranging from being TheUnfavorite of his parents to being seduced into a hostage by Snart's sister. At least he doesn't get killed by Thawne.


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* HypocriteHasAPoint: Eobard Thawne is right in that time travel is dangerous.


** Thawne tells Barry that the new timeline might have possibly worse things in store for him if he tries to change anything. However, from Barry's perspective the timeline change is ''much'' better. Sure, he lost Iris's confession, but now he knows that her feelings for him are there, if buried. Sure, his secret identity is compromised, but he'd take that instead of jeopardizing the Wests and the people of Central City. And, not only does he lock up one supervillain, he talks another one into upholding ThouShaltNotKill.

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** Thawne tells Barry that the new timeline might have possibly worse things in store for him if he tries to change anything. However, from Barry's perspective the timeline change is ''much'' better. Sure, he lost Iris's Iris' confession, but now he knows that her feelings for him are there, if buried. Sure, his secret identity is compromised, but he'd take that instead of jeopardizing the Wests and the people of Central City. And, not only does he lock up one supervillain, he talks another one into upholding ThouShaltNotKill.



** Cisco and Thawne again have a conversation in the trap room where Thawne tells Cisco he considers him almost like a son... only this time without the whole revealing his true identity and killing him end of the conversation.

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** Cisco and Thawne again have a conversation in the trap room where Thawne tells Cisco he considers him almost like a son... only this time without the whole revealing his true identity and killing him end of the conversation.


* GenreSavvy: Snart unhesitatingly calls out Barry holding a weapon to Lisa's head as a bluff. He knows there's no way [[TheCape a hero like the Flash]] would even contemplate pulling the trigger. Barry concedes the point immediately. Snart also reminds Cisco not to tamper with the newly-repaired Cold Gun, as Snart already disassembled the parts so many times that he knows exactly how the gun works.


** Cisco and Wells again have a conversation in the trap room where Thawne tells Cisco he considers him almost like a son... only this time without the whole revealing his true identity and killing him end of the conversation.

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** Cisco and Wells Thawne again have a conversation in the trap room where Thawne tells Cisco he considers him almost like a son... only this time without the whole revealing his true identity and killing him end of the conversation.


'''Leonard:''' Well you wanted us to spend more time together.

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'''Leonard:''' Well Well, you wanted us to spend more time together.


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* WeirderThanUsual: Barry at the crime scene, as Joe puts it.


* AntiClimax: In regards to the ''original'' sequence of events: due to Barry ultimately deciding to neglect Wells's advice to ''not'' alter time, he manages to end the Mark Mardon threat about 5 to 6 minutes into the episode. Unfortunately, this only gives way to the ''Rogues'' threat...

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* AntiClimax: In regards to the ''original'' sequence of events: due to Barry ultimately deciding to neglect Wells's Thawne's advice to ''not'' alter time, he manages to end the Mark Mardon threat about 5 to 6 minutes into the episode. Unfortunately, this only gives way to the ''Rogues'' threat...


* BrokenAesop: Wells warns Barry of the dangers of tampering with the past. While there are certainly some consequences (the Rogues gaining new guns and Captain Cold learning of Barry's secret identity), the new timeline is still a noticeable improvement over the previous one (where Cisco died, Captain Singh was crippled, Joe was in mortal danger, and a tsunami was about to hit Central City). Possibly justified though as this is Thawne giving the warning and likely has [[PoisonousFriend ulterior motives]] for not wanting Barry to use time travel.

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* BrokenAesop: Wells Thawne warns Barry of the dangers of tampering with the past. While there are certainly some consequences (the Rogues gaining new guns and Captain Cold learning of Barry's secret identity), the new timeline is still a noticeable improvement over the previous one (where Cisco died, Captain Singh was crippled, Joe was in mortal danger, and a tsunami was about to hit Central City). Possibly justified though as this is Thawne giving the warning and likely has [[PoisonousFriend ulterior motives]] for not wanting Barry to use time travel.



* CelebrityParadox: If Wells did in fact did a ''Series/DoctorWho'' ShoutOut (see below), then there are probably lookalikes of [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Malcolm Merlyn]] and [[Creator/AlexKingston Dinah Drake Lance]] in that show.

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* CelebrityParadox: If Wells Thawne did in fact did a ''Series/DoctorWho'' ShoutOut (see below), then there are probably lookalikes of [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Malcolm Merlyn]] and [[Creator/AlexKingston Dinah Drake Lance]] in that show.


* AntiClimax: In regards to the ''original'' sequence of events: due to Barry ultimately deciding to neglect Thawne's advice to ''not'' alter time, he manages to end the Mark Mardon threat about 5 to 6 minutes into the episode. Unfortunately, this only gives way to the ''Rogues'' threat...
* AntagonistTitle[=/=]TeamTitle: The title refers to the PowerTrio of Captain Cold, Heat Wave and Golden Glider.

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* AntiClimax: In regards to the ''original'' sequence of events: due to Barry ultimately deciding to neglect Thawne's Wells's advice to ''not'' alter time, he manages to end the Mark Mardon threat about 5 to 6 minutes into the episode. Unfortunately, this only gives way to the ''Rogues'' threat...
* AntagonistTitle[=/=]TeamTitle: AntagonistTitle: The title refers to the PowerTrio of Captain Cold, Heat Wave and Golden Glider.



* BrokenAesop: Thawne warns Barry of the dangers of tampering with the past. While there are certainly some consequences (the Rogues gaining new guns and Captain Cold learning of Barry's secret identity), the new timeline is still a noticeable improvement over the previous one (where Cisco died, Captain Singh was crippled, Joe was in mortal danger, and a tsunami was about to hit Central City). Possibly justified though as this is Thawne giving the warning and likely has [[PoisonousFriend ulterior motives]] for not wanting Barry to use time travel.

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* BrokenAesop: Thawne Wells warns Barry of the dangers of tampering with the past. While there are certainly some consequences (the Rogues gaining new guns and Captain Cold learning of Barry's secret identity), the new timeline is still a noticeable improvement over the previous one (where Cisco died, Captain Singh was crippled, Joe was in mortal danger, and a tsunami was about to hit Central City). Possibly justified though as this is Thawne giving the warning and likely has [[PoisonousFriend ulterior motives]] for not wanting Barry to use time travel.



-->'''Lisa''': This is sick!\\
'''Leonard''': Well you wanted us to spend more time together.
* CelebrityParadox: If Thawne did in fact did a ''Series/DoctorWho'' ShoutOut (see below), then there are probably lookalikes of [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Malcolm Merlyn]] and [[Creator/AlexKingston Dinah Drake Lance]] in that show.

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-->'''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' This is sick!\\
'''Leonard''': '''Leonard:''' Well you wanted us to spend more time together.
* CelebrityParadox: If Thawne Wells did in fact did a ''Series/DoctorWho'' ShoutOut (see below), then there are probably lookalikes of [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Malcolm Merlyn]] and [[Creator/AlexKingston Dinah Drake Lance]] in that show.



* ColdBloodedTorture : A literal example. See {{Fingore}} below.

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* ColdBloodedTorture : ColdBloodedTorture: A literal example. See {{Fingore}} below.



** Thawne's murdering of Cisco gets replaced by Thawnes murdering of Mason Bridge. Both done [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice in the same manner]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch and circumstances]] to hammer the point.

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** Thawne's murdering of Cisco gets replaced by Thawnes Thawne's murdering of Mason Bridge. Both done [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice in the same manner]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch and circumstances]] to hammer the point.

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