The Speed Force seems made for hiding secrets.
It doesn't seem possible, but Eobard Thawne is back. Cisco picks up Reverse-Flash vibes, and when he and the rest of Team Flash investigate, they find out the speedster is up to no good. And that's not all. We have the inside scoop on more mysteries.
Here are the #DCTV Secrets from this week's episode:
- About that Hunter Zolomon guy…
- Nice shades, Cisco!
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What's in a Name?
Hunter Zolomon is a cool sounding name, but the moniker of Jay Garrick's Earth-1 doppelganger is connected to someone else. Comic book fans will recognize Hunter Zolomon as the secret identity of our Earth's Zoom. (Yes, THAT Zoom.) The name first appeared in THE FLASH: SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #3.
In the comics, Zolomon had a troubled relationship with his parents. That's an understatement, actually, because his father was a serial killer. Zolomon joined the FBI to help stop people like his dad, but transformed into Zoom during an explosion involving the time-traveling cosmic treadmill. The explosion made him very fast by giving him the ability to slow down time relative to himself.
Zoom took it upon himself to create tragedy for Wally West to help that Flash become a better hero. The Flash eventually stopped Zoom by forcing him into a temporal anomaly.
Does this mean Earth-1 Zolomon is just Zoom waiting to happen? Only time will tell. Click here to find out more about this speed-obsessed villain. Or to discover the similarities and differences between Zoom and the Reverse-Flash, check out our recent article on the subject.
The Future's So Bright Cisco's Gotta Wear Shades
Harrison Wells takes it upon himself to help Cisco access and control his vibing. After using literal scare tactics to trigger Cisco's abilities, Harry tweaks some goggles for Cisco. They allow him to determine how long he'll vibe for. In the comics, Cisco's alter ego Vibe wears glasses as part of his superhero costume. In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA'S VIBE #1 (co-written by The Flash’s Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns), Vibe explains to his brother Dante that when they're on, his glasses record everything he sees for data collection.
See you next week!