WARNING! Spoilers for CW’s Flash Season Finale Ahead!
On Tuesday, the Season 2 finale (titled “The Race of His Life“) of the Flash aired, and in an action that directly parallels the event that set off the Flashpoint Paradox, Barry saved his mother from the Reverse Flash. If you don’t know what the Flashpoint Paradox is, read my previous article on ‘What is the Flashpoint Paradox?’ Nearly instantly, the version of the Flash that ran back in time in last season’s finale was erased from time, fading away, which tells viewers that there are definitely repercussions in the future. But how will the CW mirror these repercussions to the comic book storyline of Flashpoint?
One of the largest differences in the Flashpoint timeline is that of the holder of the Batman mantle; in the Flashpoint timeline the masked crusader is not Bruce Wayne, but Thomas Wayne, his father. But the Arrowverse doesn’t have a Batman. Quite possibly the CW might choose to have their new timeline’s Arrow be not Oliver Queen, but his father, Robert Queen. Instead of Barry breaking into the Batcave to discover what is changed with the timeline, he might break into the Arrowcave (it’s almost as if they were setting it up for us).
Aquaman and Wonder Woman Battle
Another of the key differences in the Flashpoint storyline is Aquaman and Wonder Woman are at war over a large misunderstanding that involved the death of Aquawoman. But again, the Arrowverse doesn’t have an Aquaman or Wonder Woman. But the Arrowverse does have a plethora of other heroes to choose from; we could see a battle between Captain Cold and Heat Wave and the Hawks over the death of Lisa Snart, or Vixen and Firestorm could be tearing the world apart with their conflict.
Of course, the Flashpoint Paradox wouldn’t be complete with a Cyborg behind Batman pestering him to join his superhero group to save the world. The Cyborg of the Flashpoint timeline is in the back pocket of the President, and what other do-gooder do we know that would rally to the President in a time of conflict? None other than the Arrowverse’s Atom. With a high-tech A.T.O.M suit that can fire blasts similar to Cyborg’s, it’s almost as if they were again setting this up.
With quite a chunk of the Flashpoint storyline spent on Flash’s search for Superman, we obviously need a Kryptonian. In case you haven’t head, Supergirl is moving to the CW. We could definitely see a Supergirl who crash landed in a large city and became a government lab rat, never seeing the light of day.
Although many people have complained to the CW that pulling Flashpoint without so many of the key players is a blunder, it could quite possibly work out, because as you can see, we have many characters in the Arrowverse already who could act as key players in a Flashpoint storyline.