Wally West in the new DC universe theory

#1 Posted by greencrapweasel (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Now as we know in the new DC 52, Wally so far has not been made acknowledged of. So in light of that fact, I believe the plausibility of his grand return are 50/50 (I do wish it was 100% for certain). See on the one hand we currently have Bart Allen as the Kid Flash, so the need of a Kid Flash is not actually here for the moment, but however in spite of the idea that he may not exist or even be alive, Wally West must exist because of the fact that he was the nephew of Barry, and so Barry is not needed in order for him to exist. Also Iris herself is seeming to be very significant to The Flash series, and since Wally was a big fan of the Flash it will all come together and make a slightly shifted circle.

The fact remains that Wally West is most likely still existent in the DC universe, so that leaves the wonderful possibiltity of Wally returning to our sight.

Now the final question is if Wally West's return was imminent.....then what do we do with Bart Allen? or is it possible that in the new DC universe that there can be two kid flashes, as in one that's apart of the Teen Titans and then the other as the true mostly all of the time sidekick to the Flash?

#2 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry is important in Wally's becoming the Flash unless they change his story on how he got his powers. He was a big fan of the Flash and i believe even got his powers in the same lab in the same way that Barry got his.

If they bring him back i would think they would either call him the flash also or take up the name impulse or one of the flashes names from another universe

#3 Posted by greencrapweasel (137 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: true you make a good point i'm just thinking with iris being so involved in the new 52 there could easily be a chance of his return.

As far as names go I agree

#4 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a quote somewhere (don't feel like tracking down, sorry) from Didio that Wally West and Donna Troy were cut from the DCU because they were too similar to Barry/Diana respectively. There's even a quote at a panel where someone asked about Wally and the Teen Titans editor facetiously responds "Who?"

It's utter crap, but there you go. Until they eventually soften on this issue (nothing is forever in comics) we don't get Wally and we don't get Donna. I don't know why they'd cut Wally. Wally West is the Flash. Barry Allen is just a part of his backstory.

#5 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

wally west has always been my favorite flash. i don't really care for barry allen.

#6 Posted by sgcomicguy (89 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01: Same here! I hope they bring him back.

#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

There's a quote somewhere (don't feel like tracking down, sorry) from Didio that Wally West and Donna Troy were cut from the DCU because they were too similar to Barry/Diana respectively. There's even a quote at a panel where someone asked about Wally and the Teen Titans editor facetiously responds "Who?"

It's utter crap, but there you go. Until they eventually soften on this issue (nothing is forever in comics) we don't get Wally and we don't get Donna. I don't know why they'd cut Wally. Wally West is the Flash. Barry Allen is just a part of his backstory.

Dammit. I hate it when the right answer sucks.

#8 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (461 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01 said:

wally west has always been my favorite flash. i don't really care for barry allen.
#9 Posted by The_Tree (7446 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't want to see Wally demoted to Kid Flash, that would suck.

I'm sure he'll eventually be back, he has plenty of fans, it'll just take some time.

Currently, I'm fine with having Barry in the spotlight. But it would be nice to see a mention of Wally.

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#10 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone think they might bring Wally back as Earth-2 Flash or just leave that to the JSA and maybe show him as an alternate Universe Flash (not from DCnU or Earth-2)

#11 Posted by Mercy_ (92695 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF I'm hoping that's what they do for both him and Donna Troy.
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#12 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: yea, as happy as i would be with them at least bringing them back in some form i still wouldnt be happy because i love both those characters and would have liked to see them in the main DCU. I think Donna could have easily been redone in the DCnU as the daughter of one of the other big 3 gods. She could then be and adversary to Diana (personally i with Diana now having Zeus as her father, i would have liked to see Diana be fathered by Poseidon and Artemis fathered by Hades. Or even have them all fathered by gods from different cultural gods. Diana by Greek, Donna by Roman, Artemis by Egyptian)

#13 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally is gone. I'm over it

#14 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7827 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm loving the Barry spotlight, but Wally will def. return. They just won't get rid of a famous character like that.

#15 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11563 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

Does anyone think they might bring Wally back as Earth-2 Flash or just leave that to the JSA and maybe show him as an alternate Universe Flash (not from DCnU or Earth-2)

Won't happen. It would be awesome but that's what Jay is for. He's the Earth-2 Flash and always will be. And I don't like the idea of Wally being an alternate universe flash because then his backstory and history will be lost. Albeit, it already will be. I JUST WANT WALLY BACK.

#16 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: Just bc he would be an alternate universe version doesnt mean he would lose his backstory. I agree though that it most likely wont happen and I WANT WALLY BACK TOO.

I wonder if Earth-2 will have a JLA in place or have ever existed or if the whole Earth-2 Universe is decades behind the current universe. Will Stormwatch know about the multiverse?

#17 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

Does anyone think they might bring Wally back as Earth-2 Flash or just leave that to the JSA and maybe show him as an alternate Universe Flash (not from DCnU or Earth-2)

I was thinking about this too. But then I remembered Jay Garrick. But what if they changed it so that Jay was Wally's mentor?

#18 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: While i still dont see it happening, that would be interesting. How would Wally of gotten his powers though?

#19 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Idk. How did Jay get his?

#20 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: Jay Garrick attended Midwestern University in Keystone City. Jay double majored in both physics and chemistry. Jay was also a really big football star. He was conducting an experiment in his junior year, the experiment he was conducting was an attempt to purify hard water without any residual radiation in a cyclotron. Jay worked late into the night, as it got very late he began to get tired. So he sat back and enjoyed a relaxing cigarette but as he leant back on his chair, he knocked over the whole apparatus, releasing dangerous, intoxicating fumes. These fumes knocked Jay out. Jay lays in bed for weeks in a state between life and death. Shortly after he awakes he sees the young woman whom he had been pining after for a while, Joan Williams, outside his window. In his anxiousness to meet her, he speeds down the stairs past the other patients in the hospital like a hurricane, learning then that what the doctor had said, that he would be the fastest thing that ever walked on Earth, was indeed true.

I guess similar to how Barry and Wally got their powers except their seemed to be almost instantaneous rather than fighting life and death like Jay

#21 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

Does anyone think they might bring Wally back as Earth-2 Flash or just leave that to the JSA and maybe show him as an alternate Universe Flash (not from DCnU or Earth-2)

Pretty sure that the Earth-2 Flash would remain Jay Garrick.

#22 Posted by WalllyWest (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally West is the Flash not barry Wally has been for the last 24 years so screw barry Wally is the best

#23 Posted by luckydomino1 (491 posts) - - Show Bio

screw barry i want wally as the flash

#24 Posted by _Quickster_ (1531 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping maybe he'll show up sometime in the future and do his thing. I just don't want him gone. I grew up with him, and I like him the best. His personality is distinguishable, and he can still get the job done. I just want him back.

#25 Posted by Billy Batson (58021 posts) - - Show Bio

He might came back after a while.
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#26 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (461 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01 said:

wally west has always been my favorite flash. i don't really care for barry allen.

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#27 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@WalllyWest said:

Wally West is the Flash not barry Wally has been for the last 24 years so screw barry Wally is the best

LOL, this is the only thing you posted?

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