[Editorial] Is Harrison Wells, Barry Allen?


Recently Grant Gustin said that he hasn’t see any correct speculation of Harrison Wells’ big twist, so I thought I’d add my two cents. So let’s get to it.

Remember episode 14 when team Flash are contemplating the possibility of time travel and Barry says;

“If you travel back in time to change something, then you end up being the causal factor of that event.”

Naturally your first thought, is what he seemingly confirms in the next scene, being that he was destined to fail in saving his mother. However, he would have no need to travel back in time if he didn’t cause that event in the first place. See what I’m getting at?

Also, there’s no reason the blood Cisco and West found in Barry’s childhood home belonged to Wells and the other speedster in the room was actually Wally West or another version of The Flash.


You remember episode 7 “Power outage”, right? Well in it, we see Wells loose his powers (hence the title of the episode) that seems to be directly related to the fact that The Flash doesn’t exist in the future. I don’t know about you, but I took that scene to be like Back to the Future where he’s kinda fading out of existence. Wells clearly doesn’t fade out of existence, so perhaps instead, he no longer has the ability to travel through time, and therefore is stuck in the current time line without his powers until of course all is resolved by the end of the episode.

There are several flaws in this theory I’ll admit, but I think there’s enough here to make a tangible story. What do you think, I’m curious?


And of course, they could always use this twist and then go back on it by saying he’s actually just Eobard Thawne. Which makes sense if you know Thawne’s whole deal, which I won’t get into. But I’m pretty sure the producers have revealed that Wells is from the 25th century. So, there’s that as well.

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[Editorial] Is Harrison Wells, Barry Allen?

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