Tom Cavanaugh IS Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash

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  1. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Clearly Harrison Wells is much more than he says he is.

    What is his obsession with keeping Barry safe ?
    who is he really ?

    What do you folks think ?

    My theory, he's really Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash.
    (or maybe Abra Kadabra).
    He's travelled back in time to make sure that he exists in the
    future (which sounds crazy, but then Reverse Flash is a complete
    nutcase). Which would explain him building the particle acceleration
    and causing Barry's accident.

    The fact that he's willing to murder to protect Barry strongly suggests that he has something personal to lose, if something happens to Barry.
     
  2. Cain Gentlebane

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    Your theory is pretty much my theory. Specifically to quote some other posts from another thread.



     
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    It just seems a bit too obvious.(That Wells is Zoom)That's why I'm calling him a red herring for now.But I wouldn't be surprised if he turned out to be Zoom.
     
  4. Cain Gentlebane

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    Her certainly won't be Max Mercury or Jay Garrick either. I think it's safe to assume that much.
     
  5. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    A-ha ! Good to see that other people are on the same page.

    It'll be interesting to see how close they stick to the "speed force"
    explanation, but regardless I think the signs are there that Wells
    is really a time-traveller, and all the signs point to Professor Zoom
    (although Zoom, as in Hunter Zolomon, might also fit) but the fact
    that Thawne was obsessed with the Flash probably explains Well's
    fascination with Barry, and his pep talks.

    Now that reveal would be a great cliffhanger to end the season on.
     
  6. Mr.X Registered

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    I actually hope he isn't evil or a villain, but just a misguided person who came from the future to protect Flash and/or stop him from dying or disappearing.
     
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    ...T. O. Morrow?
     
  8. allthingsuper Registered

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    In the unused Flash movie script that Kriesberg and Berlante wrote, from which this show is clearly drawing a lot from, the Reverse Flash posed as the head of Star Labs and Barry's mentor, before revealing his true colors. In fact, it looks as though they've essentially taken the plot of that script and are using it for the overarching story for season 1
     
  9. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    I look forward to the reveal, I still think it would be a great way to finish the season on a cliffhanger.

    Was there a pun intended with the "true colours" comment ? Just because of course the reverse flash's colours are .....well, reversed.

    if so, nice !
     
  10. The Guard Registered

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    I'm thinking that they're doing some kind of combination of Zoom/The Reverse Flash/Black Flash.

    Wells is probably Eobard Thawne/Hunter Zolomon.

    Eddie Thawne, his ancestor, will pick up on his legacy when he bites it/is defeated.
     
  11. herolee10 No More Miracles

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    The thing that I don't get is why is wells trying so hard to make sure Barry becomes the Flash? I mean, didn't Barry manage to do so on his own from the original timeline that Wells is from?
     
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    Just because Harrison Wells is being shady right now and is clearly up to more than he says he is, it doesn't mean he's a different character posing as someone else, particularly given the comments that the producers have made regarding him (but that's a 'dead horse' I'm not going to beat any longer).
     
  13. Silliminite Symbol Of Hope

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    I'm calling this right now : Wells is Eobard Thawne/ Professor Zoom and Eddie Thawne is Cobalt Blue.
     
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    Based on the flexible timeline theory then presumably yes, or at least someone else was in Wells' place, but if the single fixed history theory is used, then perhaps Wells has always gone back to help Barry.

    Or perhaps he has gone back to help Barry become better so as to stop the crisis
     
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    I think something to remember is something being obvious to fans of the comics doesn't mean much or at least it's not safe to assume they're trying to pull a fast one on just comics fans.

    A lot of viewers, maybe most, have no idea who Reverse Flash is or pretty much any other character is.
    It wouldn't take much to blow their mind using already established canon.
     
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    I believe Harrison Wells is the Reverse Flash. I'm not going to say it's definitely the case, but I'm also not going to say "we know it won't be him".

    It's TV, anything goes with these characters, no matter what the producers/writers say. I wish people weren't so closed minded about that.
     
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    I expect them to still stick with the "Evil Barry" shtick regarding Cobalt Blue. They even have a story redoing that character going on in the comic book right now as I type this that keeps that element intact.
     
  18. aNarcHy2day Screw You Mayans!

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    This was brought up in another thread. That'd be a double bluff of sorts.

     
  19. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    That he's Pariah ? Can't see it myself. Also Pariah isn't about time travel but about universal destruction, and he's not a killer - certainly not someone who murders in cold blood.

    Who knows though. I'm still sticking with my Reverse-Flash theory.

    cheers !
     
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    Okay, while I do think there's more credence to Reverse Flash than others, I'm going to reiterate T.O. Mirror as a counter offer, because it'd be kind of easy to say that the newspaper Wells looked at could be a TV screen, and that used to be part of his powers to tell the future from such things. They haven't quite out and out said he's a time traveler, so he could just be observing the future.
     
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    I like the idea of Wells being the Reverse Flash and the notion that one cannot exist without the other. This is very similiar to my own fanfiction work, accept that my personal storyline was that Reverse Flash traveled back in time and happened to be the lightning bolt that gave Wally his powers, Reverse Flash then killed Barry and faced off with Wally!!!
     
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  23. herolee10 No More Miracles

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    [​IMG]

    In the last episode, there was something ominous about this look that Wells gave when Barry was telling Team Flash about how he felt that all of them were, in a sense, struck by the lightning.
     
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    Has anybody else noticed that Grant and Tom look somewhat similar? Similar build, facial features, etc.? One might say that Wells looks like an older Barry...
     
  25. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Agreed. And given the possibility for time travel in Flash stories, it certainly could be an older version of Barry, maybe from an alternate
    timeline, coming back to change history.

    I still think maybe the Reverse Flash, just based on the murder of
    Simon Stagg in cold blood. But an older, not-so-nice version Barry certainly isn't out of the question.
     
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