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* EvilGrin: When Hunter first got his powers, he gave off a look of pure dark delight when he saw his hand vibrating for the first time.



* SinisterSmirk: When Hunter first got his powers, he gave off a look of pure dark delight when he saw his hand vibrating for the first time.


* SinsterSmirk: Following the dark matter exposure that gave him his powers and seeing his hand vibrating for the first time, Hunter gave off a look of dark delight.

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* SinsterSmirk: Following the SinisterSmirk: When Hunter first got his powers, he gave off a look of pure dark matter exposure that gave him his powers and seeing delight when he saw his hand vibrating for the first time, Hunter gave off a look of dark delight.time.

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* SinsterSmirk: Following the dark matter exposure that gave him his powers and seeing his hand vibrating for the first time, Hunter gave off a look of dark delight.


* HonorBeforeReason: After Wally is safe, Barry ''still'' fulfills his part of the deal and gives Zoom speed, knowing perfectly well what kind of monster Zoom is and that he'll have trouble stopping him afterwards. In fairness, he had trouble anyway despite the tachyon device to help him.

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* HonorBeforeReason: After Wally is safe, Barry ''still'' fulfills his part of the deal and gives Zoom speed, knowing perfectly well what kind of monster Zoom is and that he'll have trouble stopping him afterwards. In fairness, he had trouble anyway despite the tachyon device to help him. Zoom could have left and re-kidnapped Wally, or harmed one of Barry’s other friends, before Barry could stop him, so cooperation was to some extent the only viable option.


* ForegoneConclusion: Barry missed the funeral in the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' flashforward because of problems with Zoom, apparently the ones in this episode. After the funeral, though, he still has his speed, making it clear that he'll recover it.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Barry missed the funeral in the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' flashforward because of problems with Zoom, apparently the ones in this episode.Zoom. After the funeral, though, he still has his speed, making it clear that he'll recover it.

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* RewatchBonus: Why did "Jay" stand near the portal in "Escape from Earth-2"? Because the "Jay" seen in that episode was a time remnant created by Zoom so he could be in Earth-1 and Earth-2 at the same time, avoid suspicion and kill "Jay" to inspire Barry to become better and then steal the latter's speed.


* BeardnessProtectionProgram: InvertedTrope. Zoom apparently managed to hide the fact that he was notorious {{serial killer}} Hunter Zolomon by fixing up his hair and shaving his beard.

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* BeardnessProtectionProgram: InvertedTrope. Zoom apparently managed to hide the fact that he was notorious {{serial killer}} Hunter Zolomon by fixing up his hair and shaving not regrowing his beard.


* GenreSavvy: Both the heroes and Zoom demonstrate this. The heroes know that Zoom [[ILied has never kept his word]] on his "bargains" and ends up just killing the person when he gets what he wants, so they tell him to release Wally first. Zoom [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow is likely aware that the heroes are on to this]], so he indeed complies, while still holding the rest of the heroes hostage until Barry gives up his speed.


* BookEnds: The episode begins with Barry in his most fastest, and ends with him powerless.

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* BookEnds: The episode begins with Barry in at his most fastest, and ends with him powerless.



* DarkestHour: Zoom has successfully gained all of Barry's speed, seemingly restoring himself to full health and making him stronger then ever, Barry has been BroughtDownToNormal (for now at least), and Zoom kidnaps Caitlin at the end of the episode.

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* DarkestHour: Zoom has successfully gained all of Barry's speed, seemingly restoring himself to full health and making him stronger then than ever, Barry has been BroughtDownToNormal (for now at least), and Zoom kidnaps Caitlin at the end of the episode.



* DownerEnding: The episode ends with {{The Bad Guys Win}}ning, with Barry literally powerless and Caitlin captured.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Once Zoom absorbs the Speed Force, he gets ''very'' drunk on it's power.

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* DownerEnding: The episode ends with {{The [[TheBadGuyWins The Bad Guys Win}}ning, Guy Winning]], with Barry literally powerless and Caitlin captured.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Once Zoom absorbs the Speed Force, he gets ''very'' drunk on it's its power.



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Literally. The DownerBeginning begins with Hunter waking up from his father beating up his mother, and ends with his father [[ForcedToWatch forcing him to watch]] as he murders his mother.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Literally. The DownerBeginning begins with Hunter waking woken up from by his father beating up his mother, and ends with his father [[ForcedToWatch forcing him to watch]] as he murders his mother.



* ForegoneConclusion: Barry missed the funeral in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' flashforward because of problems with Zoom, apparently the ones in this episode. After the funeral, though, he still has his speed, making it clear that he'll recover it.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Barry missed the funeral in the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' flashforward because of problems with Zoom, apparently the ones in this episode. After the funeral, though, he still has his speed, making it clear that he'll recover it.



* StuffedInTheFridge: Hunter reveals he convinced his Time-Remnant, aka. "Jay", to actually be murdered in a gruesome fashion just to traumatize Team Flash into working towards increasing Barry's speed.

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* StuffedInTheFridge: Hunter reveals he convinced his Time-Remnant, aka. aka "Jay", to actually be murdered in a gruesome fashion just to traumatize Team Flash into working towards increasing Barry's speed.



* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Zoom's backstory and true identity, SerialKiller Hunter Zolomon, is revealed, Wally learns about Earth-2, Hunter reveals how both he and "Jay" were able to exist at the same time, Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.

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* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Earth-2; Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Caitlin; Zoom's backstory and true identity, SerialKiller Hunter Zolomon, Zolomon; is revealed, revealed; Wally learns about Earth-2, Earth-2; Hunter reveals how both he and "Jay" were able to exist at the same time, time; Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and Zoom; and, to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Flash, Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.30 seconds.


* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Zoom apparently managed to hide the fact that he was notorious {{serial killer}} Hunter Zolomon by fixing up his hair and shaving his beard.

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* BeardlessProtectionProgram: BeardnessProtectionProgram: InvertedTrope. Zoom apparently managed to hide the fact that he was notorious {{serial killer}} Hunter Zolomon by fixing up his hair and shaving his beard.



* ClarkKenting: Hunter Zolomon was a notorious {{serial killer}} and his face was plastered all over media outlets, so how come nobody makes a connection between him and Jay Garrick? Simple, [[BeardlessProtectionProgram Hunter had long messy hair and a beard, while Jay is clean-shaven]]. In fairness, Harry does say that Hunter vanished from the public eye after his trial.

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* ClarkKenting: Hunter Zolomon was a notorious {{serial killer}} and his face was plastered all over media outlets, so how come nobody makes a connection between him and Jay Garrick? Simple, [[BeardlessProtectionProgram [[BeardnessProtectionProgram Hunter had long messy hair and a beard, while Jay is clean-shaven]]. In fairness, Harry does say that Hunter vanished from the public eye after his trial.


* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Zoom apparently managed to hide the fact that he was notorious {{serial killer}} Hunter Zolomon by fixing up his hair and shaving his beard.



* ClarkKenting: Hunter Zolomon was a notorious serial killer and his face was plastered all over media outlets, so how come nobody makes a connection between him and Jay Garrick? Simple, Hunter had long messy hair and a beard, while Jay is clean-shaven. In fairness, Harry does say that Hunter vanished from the public eye after his trial.

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* ClarkKenting: Hunter Zolomon was a notorious serial killer {{serial killer}} and his face was plastered all over media outlets, so how come nobody makes a connection between him and Jay Garrick? Simple, [[BeardlessProtectionProgram Hunter had long messy hair and a beard, while Jay is clean-shaven.clean-shaven]]. In fairness, Harry does say that Hunter vanished from the public eye after his trial.



* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Zoom's backstory and true identity, Serial Killer Hunter Zolomon, is revealed, Wally learns about Earth-2, Hunter reveals how both he and "Jay" were able to exist at the same time, Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.

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* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Zoom's backstory and true identity, Serial Killer SerialKiller Hunter Zolomon, is revealed, Wally learns about Earth-2, Hunter reveals how both he and "Jay" were able to exist at the same time, Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.


* AdultFear: Joe, Barry and Iris return home to find it in shambles, Wally missing and a message from Zoom concerning the youngest West.



* StuffedInTheFridge: Hunter reveals he convinced his Time-Remnant, aka. "Jay", to actually be murdered in a gruesome fashion just to traumatize Team Flash into working towards increasing Barry's speed.



* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Zoom's backstory and true identity, Serial Killer Hunter Zolomon, is revealed, Wally learns about Earth-2, Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.

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* WhamEpisode: Cisco awakens the ability to reopen the breaches to Earth-2, Iris confides her feelings for Barry with Caitlin, Zoom's backstory and true identity, Serial Killer Hunter Zolomon, is revealed, Wally learns about Earth-2, Hunter reveals how both he and "Jay" were able to exist at the same time, Barry sacrifices his speed to Zoom and to wrap up the suck factor for Team Flash Caitlin is abducted by Zoom/Jay/Zolomon within the last 30-seconds.


* ShoutOut: The mask that Hunter is forced to wear while getting electroconvulsive therapy is highly reminiscent of Franchise/HannibalLecter.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The mask that Hunter is forced to wear while getting electroconvulsive therapy is highly reminiscent of Franchise/HannibalLecter.Franchise/HannibalLecter.
** Along with that, Cisco commented that Hunter's murder spree (23) was in a 'Hannibal Lecter'-league.

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