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Old March 13 2014, 03:09 AM   #376
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Re: FLASH series being developed for The CW

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Our new Flash needs to bulk up a little more.
He's not a weightlifter, he's a runner. A lean build is an asset.
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Old March 13 2014, 03:24 AM   #377
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Our new Flash needs to bulk up a little more.
I don't know. He's pretty ripped/defined, he's just not thick. How bulky/Thick, could he become/remain running at those speeds and distances that often?
He doesn't have to look like a weightlifting champion, of course. I just think he looks thin in the latest photos. Maybe he'll look more impressive in the finished episodes. He must. He is playing one of DC's 5 greatest heroes.
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Old March 13 2014, 03:36 AM   #378
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Old March 13 2014, 03:59 PM   #379
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Our new Flash needs to bulk up a little more.
He's not a weightlifter, he's a runner. A lean build is an asset.
True, but look at Olympic sprinters. They are not exactly rail thin. On the other hand, long distance runners look more like Gustin. I'm not sure which category he'd fit into as the Flash obviously runs quite fast but he can also go great distances.
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Old March 13 2014, 04:08 PM   #380
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True, but look at Olympic sprinters. They are not exactly rail thin. On the other hand, long distance runners look more like Gustin. I'm not sure which category he'd fit into as the Flash obviously runs quite fast but he can also go great distances.
Middle-distance runners are also pretty lean, but still more muscular than Grant, I think. Wouldn't hurt if he'd muscled up a bit more, but I don't see this a vital issue, honestly.
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Old March 13 2014, 04:17 PM   #381
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Yes, he gets his speed from the speed force after all. It's not like he needs to be all juiced up to tap into it.
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Old March 13 2014, 08:38 PM   #382
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Our new Flash needs to bulk up a little more.
He's not a weightlifter, he's a runner. A lean build is an asset.
Have you seen how muscular sprinters are??

So I still consider tge 90s Flash as the benchmark for tv super suits, but in a real world sense, this costume may be better.
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Old March 13 2014, 09:21 PM   #383
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They're muscular, yeah, but not big and buff like Wolverine or Flash from the 90s series.

Much as I enjoyed the show, I always thought Shipp looked and moved way too much like a slow, lumbering bodybuilder in the suit. He just didn't look naturally fast at all.
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Old March 13 2014, 10:20 PM   #384
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I haven't watched Arrow S2 yet, I'm waiting for it to finish airing (Recording each episode to DVD as it airs, so I can marathon it).

But, I would think, whatever gave Flash his superpowers, wouldn't have beefed him up, so, you wouldn't expect him to be any bigger then when he got zapped or whatever, right? In the 1990s Series, he had to constantly wolf down carbs/food, so, zipping around like The Flash does, would make it tough to bulk up, no? (The need for body fuel is a consistent requirement/rule in most continuities, right?)
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Old March 13 2014, 10:26 PM   #385
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The need to consume mass quantities was introduced when Wally West took over as The Flash in the late 80's/early 90's. I don't think the Barry Allen character has ever needed to do so.
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Old March 13 2014, 10:30 PM   #386
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^^^
And it was ditched as a story element for Wally West, too, as I recall. It was certainly gone by Mark Waid's run.
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Old March 13 2014, 10:36 PM   #387
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Yeah, when Wally's powers went from "physical" to "speed force" (He also went from a top speed of about mach 1 to again being able to hit near light) he no longer required eating so much.
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Old March 14 2014, 12:52 AM   #388
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I like the suit, but I'm hoping that as the series progresses it will evolve into something a bit more familiar.
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Old March 14 2014, 01:31 AM   #389
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Acclimatization.

In 3 or 4 years we'll hardly notice how much it sucks any more.

Can someone photshop a mock up of Professor Zoom in a Reverse Flash outfit?
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Old March 14 2014, 02:45 AM   #390
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The Flash doesn't need to look muscular, but he should look like he's old enough to drive.

I'm on the fence about the suit...it manages to look practical and over-designed at the same time...could grow on me...and it doesn't look like the 90s muscle suit, which I hated.
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