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Old 02-12-2018, 10:44 PM   #34
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Default Re: The Iris West/Candice Patton Thread - Part 1

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Originally Posted by Avenging Angel View Post
What episode did she earn her psychology degree? Her schooling discussions lasted from 1x01-03 even though we weren't really shown anything. Then she made a tumblr blog that got popular and they gave her a writing position at Picture News based off her writing about "The Streak." She has no degree, she was only a barista.
She's a post grad student, which means that she would already have some sort of B.A. She might also have a degree in journalism, since it stands to reason that a newspaper like Central City Picture News would require at least a bachelor's degree to qualify for an interview. The show may or may not iron out the details of this since focusing on these finer points can quickly become boring. This is probably why there has been no mention of Cisco's education between high school and his employment at S.T.A.R. Labs, but logic dictates that he would have had at least a college education. Still, we can surmise from those character points that both Cisco and Iris have a high level of intelligence.

For confirmation, look no further than the Arrowverse Wiki:

"Iris is very intelligent and an excellent investigator, as she follows every lead and rumor to discover the truth behind any story; as she eventually discovered that the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion was what gave the Flash his powers in the first place. Iris's background as a psychology student has sharpened her natural wits and intuition which she presumably inherited from her police officer father and grandfather, and gave her a methodical approach to studying and investigating the various meta-human cases around the city, starting off with the Flash. Iris's skills made her a prime candidate for the police academy, which she only backed out of due to Joe's disapproval and passive-aggressive form of emotional blackmail. Iris is also capable tactician and leader; "

http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Iris_West


While the character might not be a favorite of yours, it's undeniable that she was slowly built from season 1 to be particularly important to Team Flash. Her leadership arc isn't out of nowhere.

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