Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Romulan_spy, Aug 22, 2020.
Gee, how many time-traveling potential future children can one couple have?
I find it amusing that Barry keeps producing offspring dumb enough to go back in time and risk undoing their own existences.
But he’s their grandson. Not son. Don’t these producers read the comics?
I always thought Bart Allen’s backstory in the comics was hugely contrived. All which goes to back Iris really being born in the distant future... killed in the present by Reverse Flash retrieved by her real parents.... Barry gets Iris pregnant in that distant future before dying in Crisis...
seriously does anyone think any of that was good in the comics? Or should even be adapted? This seems vast improvement.
Well, Mia Dearden wasn't Oliver Queen's sister either, nor was she named Thea. Nor was Merlyn his best friend's father. And White Canary wasn't Black Canary's sister, and Dinah Drake was Dinah Laurel Lance's mother rather than an unrelated successor, and...
Yeah but The Arrow show lost the plot from season 3 onwards. Flash has been a little better
Thea and Merlyn were there in season 1.
Changing things from the comics is not bad; it's the prerogative of any adaptation. "Adapt" literally means "change." Comic-book storytelling is a mess, made up piecemeal over decades. Adaptations have the opportunity to streamline and distill the best parts. That's nothing to deplore.
I know but we already did the kid story with Flash. Maybe he says that he is but is later revealed to be a grandson.
I wonder what Bart's existence means for Nora? Maybe she was replaced with Bart after Crisis or whatever changes she made to the timeline when she came back?
Nora is gone. She was erased and the Tornado Twins replaced her
She will be reborn as Jennie Ognats.
That thing was a girl? I didn’t get that at all.
Huh? Jenni Ognats is XS in the comics and Bart's cousin.
That giant creature that attacked Flash
Wasn't sure if you were commenting on my post or not.
Joe West does not exist in the comics. Last I checked Barry and Iris were not raised by the same man either. So the show has been going it’s own direction from day one.
Nora and Bart are now the Tornado Siblings?
I love the convoluted silver/bronze age craziness, and the Waid written Impulse introduction that built on it...
This show has too many lookalikes. When Michelle Harrison showed up, I wasn't sure if she was supposed to be a revived Nora Allen or Earth-3's Joan Garrick. I'd forgotten all about Speed Force Nora. But Team Flash knew who she was right away.
And it's confirmed that the strong person from last week is Fuerza, and is female. I'm embarrassed that I defaulted to assuming they were male. Looking at the footage again, I could see that the face had a feminine aspect I didn't recognize the first time.
So the new guy is Psych, who represents the mind-power Sage Force in the comics, not just fear. I found it ironic that Psych's fear field was purple and Cecile's fear-countering energy was yellow. I mean, isn't yellow the color of fear in DC cosmology? Although I think it was meant to be Flash-lightning yellow, because somehow it was a combination of the Flash and Cecile in the Thinker's chair. But it was really, really unclear just what it was they did there.
As for the character sent to apprehend Frost for her crimes, I have to admit, I can't disagree with her. The Arrowverse is far too cavalier about letting its protagonists literally get away with murder (Oliver Queen, Harry Wells, Dinah Drake) as long as they promise not to do it again. I don't think "Killer" Frost ever lived up to her epithet, but still, she did some bad stuff, and superheroes and their pals should not be exempt from the legal consequences they enforce on everyone else. People who are guilty of crimes should face legal penalties for them. That's supposed to be how they make amends.
What amuses me: The pandemic delay meant they could jump over Danielle Panabaker's pregnancy leave and bring back Caitlin/Frost sooner than expected... and it seems like they made up for potentially having no Danielle Panabaker by having two of her!
I recognized Fuerza as female, but I wasn't familiar with her from the comics. I thought she might be Rampage.
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