- Confirmed by Rebirth #4! And people are already throwing hissy fits!
- Effectively confirmed. Barry created and is the source of the Speed Force.
- Who says they've never met? Maybe McCulloch was terrified into silence by the experience, or maybe he thought it was a cocaine-induced hallucination.
- Who says that he was silent about it? Maybe he does tell people, we just never see it on panel.
- Actually, this fits pretty well. Both men started using the mirrors after experiencing great despair: Scudder had recently began a 10 year prison sentence for robbery and McCulloch found out he had shot his biological father and driven his mother to suicide.
- Corollary: All motion in all universes comes from the Speed Force. All motion is relative; To a snail, a turtle has super-speed. Basically, the Speed Force is just the multiversal clearinghouse for kinetic energy.
- I'm new to the Flash, but in Rebirth it implies the Savitars got their speed by sacrificing people? If they had any connection to the Speed Force other than Savitar being imprisoned within it it forcible then this could be evidence for this WMG.
- I seem to recall reading somewhere that Superman's speed is simply part of his genetic makeup from the powers he derives from yellow solar energy, and thus is not connected to the Speed Force in any way. Plus, Jay Garrick is a speedster, but didn't lose his speed when the Speed Force temporarily disappeared due to his powers coming from his meta-gene.
- Jay Garrick is the prime example of not all "speed" feats being from the Speed Force. In Rebirth he states he was never able to run faster than sound on his own. He met Barry and then he could run "faster". The implication being was that he was now hooking into the Speed Force.
- This theory is jossed by JLA/Avengers. In that series Wally travels to the Marvel Universe and looses his superspeed, because the Speed Force doesn't exist in that universe. Quicksilver also appears in the series, and it's explicitly stated the source of his speed is something else than the Speed Force.
- Barry instinctively believes that his father is innocent of the crime of killing his mother.
- Geoff Johns is the man who came up with the "Superboy-Prime punch" explanation for hiccups in continuity.
- Geoff Johns didn't come up with the "Superboy-Prime Punch" that was Judd Winick.
- Geoff Johns is also the man who created Hunter Zolomon, a.k.a. Zoom, whose father was a serial killer and killed his mother.
- Johns loves the hell out of Zoom; even though he depowered him in Rogues' Revenge, he's not about to give up his favorite Flash villain so easily.
Ergo, there's been some weird reality shifting that has caused Zolomon's history to be ascribed to Barry, and Barry's going to need to figure out how to fix it.
- It's a different kind of continuity hiccup. Barry died just before the final reset in the first Crisis. Since then, there as a Crisis In Time which altered backstories, Infinite Crisis, which resurrected the Multiverse and, again, altered parts of history (kind of like 52). Look how much Batman and Superman have changed since COIE; the only reason we didn't notice any changes in Barry before was that his personal timeline had ended mid-Crisis before.
- Not mutually exclusive...
- Turns out it was the original Professor Zoom retconning Barry's past.
- JOSSED. He's still a hero.
- It's been implied that Flash can fly by propelling his molecules in a fashion similar to flight. He doesn't because: A) There are all ready several fliers, and several speedster fliers; and B) He's got the whole running thing down to a science, why both with flying?
- The meta reason is it gets boring if everyone can fly. The in-universe reason seems to be that it would practice to do it and failure will lead to... eh.
- Why does it matter? Parallax is the personification of fear, the cause of it, and presumably is fear. That probably qualifies it for being everywhere, to some extent, where there is fear. If you can be in so many places at once, why would superspeed matter?
- If that is the case, then fear is now capable of striking anywhere, at any time, in the blink of an eye, when it could only come in leaps and bounds before.
Superheroes now wear armoured looking suits, because Barry wanted to ensure they would all be safer.
Barbara Gordon can walk again because Barry hasn't met either of the successive Batgirls, and as such didn't add them in.
The age of heroes is only five years because, thanks to being gone for so long, Barry only knew about fie years worth of info about the world. He tried to put in what he knew and what he was told, but thanks to his gap time, he could only fit in so much.
Iris is gone because Barry was thinking that, without him, she would have a safer life away from super heroes. He didn't realize that this would also remove the reason for him knowing Wally, resulting in Wally never becoming Kid Flash. His time as Flash is gone as well because Barry wasn't present for that.
A number of characters, specifically female ones such as Sarfire, Harley, and Amanda Weller, who were sporting more sexualized designs is because Barry is a Covert Pervert.
...But the ones were are less sexualized are because he's not an outright pervert and wanted to give them more respect.
...nd he changes to Blue Beetle are because, as great a guy as Barry is, he's uninentionally a litle racist against Hispanics.
- The reason why Green Lantern is the least altered of the bunch is because Barry and Hal are the best of friends, and due to recent events he probably knows the most about the Green Lantern mythos than any other hero.
And Lastly, he included Cyborg in the JL's founders because he wanted to make sure the guy was on the team since he likes him.
It will start with Tim Drake, Red Robin, realizing that he feels like there's some people missing; he vaguely remembers Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown, Batgirls 2 and 3/Black Bat and Spoiler, but can't name or picture them. Until, when talking to some other heroes, he remembers them more clearly, and begins trying to investigate this. He discovers some other details he vaguely remembers, coming to him in dreams, and ends up tracing them back to events that had Barry Allen involved. He confronts him wih this, and together hey find out what Barry did and, teaming up with Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dick Grayson/Nightwing, and Kid Flash/Bart Allen, they try to find out where the mising heroes are.
Meanwhile, on another world created by this event, Cass, Steph, and Wally are kept prisoner by some evil force, along with the other missing heroes. Together, the three manage to free the others and try to find a way home. Only problem is, they all have no memory of their previous lives. Eventually, both Barry and Wally are able to remember each other when they boh connect with the Speedforce, and communicate. Wally is at first shocked to discover his uncle forgot about his existence, but quickly forgives him when Barry realizes his mistake and feels deeply guilty. Together, they go on to fix some of the damages together, resulting in reuniting Steph, Cass, and the Bat Fam, as well as returning Wally and every other hero to the universe.
- That sounds highly plausible, and it could easily work. He'd be a "villain," but he could still go out of his way to save people.
- In his debut at the end of Flash #17, the new Reverse-Flash certainly seems to imply that he knows Barry. A point towards this theory?
- This might go to explain the Reverse Flash's apperance, which looks borderline Humanoid Abomination: Wally was never born, and is being sustained in this timeline solely through the negative Speed Force. As for how he survived-when Thawne!Reverse Flash became unstuck in time, he found Wally and used his new abilties to ensure he wouldn't be erased, so that even if he's dead and Barry tries to undo what happened, he can hurt Barry by reminding him of his mistakes.
- Nope. Jossed.
- That being said, Daniel West could have similar goals, trying to fix what Barry messed up.
- Jossed again. His motives stem from his Daddy Issues, and have nothing to do with Barry.
- Nope. Jossed.
You guys should really give up on things magically coming back from the previous continuity, being aware of it, let alone trying to restore it. DC is clearly acting like a previous continuity never existed, so that's how it is.
- Until a generation of writers who grew up with the pre-Flashpoint comics take the helm someday.
- Well then, since everything about Wally has been butchered, leaving the only thing that makes him seem like the original Wally is who he shares DNA with, this is Jossed, with no sign of N52-Wally getting any real acceptance from fans anytime soon.
- If Wally is still Caucasian he could very easily just be pale skinned. That shade of white isn't impossible after all.
- Being upset about a fundamental change to a fundamental character doesn't make people racist. Perhaps DC should have a greater degree of diversity, but should that be accomplished by race-lifting established, iconic characters? The anger isn't about race, but about the seemingly endless contempt that comic book writers hold for established characters and continuity. An adaptation which would experiment with characters' traits and backgrounds would probably go over a lot better than a continuity rewrite. Which will probably be undone eventually anyway, after the writers get tired of the shakeup.
- Jossed. New 52 version of the character was a total disappointment disliked by everyone and they had to reveal he wasn't the "real" Wally West to calm down fans. Bonus points for Geoff Johns reintroducing the white version of character again.
- Finally, here is Godspeed: http: //static7.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/0/40/5242420-3+flsreb_1_3 .jpg
- And here is White Energy Zoom: http: //static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/2/24019/1353367-white_lantern_eobard_thawne_of_earth .jpg
- Jossed. Godspeed's real identity is August Heart, a completely original character. New Earth Eobard Thawne returned in Button crossover though.
Given he's endured multiple reboots and was last seen merged with the Source Wall, he's likely permanently mutated into something worse. Having spent so long in that condition would also allow them to re-tool his character into being less whiny and more of a Knight of Cerebus, along with altering his power set.