Many of you who are a fan of this shows knows that, Dr. Wells is no longer a ‘bad’ guy, there are more than one Flash, and there are also more than one Earth.
This “other” Earth or the so called Earth-2 bring many alternatives to most characters from Earth 1. So far we know that there are another Flash named Jay Garrick. His power was taken away by Zoom, an evil villain from Earth-2, and he has come to Earth-1 to take away kill Barry Allen.
This week episode, ‘Enter Zoom’ is our first encounter with this new meta-villain. Not only that, we also know that in this other universe, Oliver Queen did not survive the boat accident, but instead his father, Robert Queen survive and suit up as the Green Arrow. The plot gave us a little hint to why Earth-2 Harrison Wells is obsessed with capturing Zoom, and it is because Zoom has kidnapped his daughter.
Barry Allen manage to lure Zoom to Earth-2 and they had an epic battle. To which we know for now that, Zoom might have paralysed Barry’s legs during this epic fight. At this stage Barry might not have any chance of winning against Zoom.
But who is this Zoom character?
For those comic book lovers, he is known as Hunter Zolomon or also known as the third Reverse-Flashes. In the comic book, he wear the iconic yellow suit that is associated with Reverse-Flash.
But this will definitely get you thinking.
It could not possible be Harrison Wells, cause we already see Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells.
As many of you should know by now that there are a lot of doppelgänger in this Earth-2 arc story. We saw Linda Park, the ordinary sports journalist attacked by another Linda Park, who is from Earth-2 and is a meta-human.
But who could Zoom be?
So far we only see a man in a mask. We know that Earth-2 Harrison Wells did some testing on him and make him who he is right now. He took Jay Garret power and desire to take kill Barry Allen. He also claimed to be the fastest man alive. Behind this mask,Tony Todd provide voice for Zoom, creating a more mystery to who is behind this mask. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, in season one “with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different [for Zoom].
Well, I have a theory that the man behind this mask could be Eddie Thawne a.k.a, Iris ‘dead’ fiancee.
We know that he killed himself in season 1 to erased the fake Harrison Wells, who is Eobard Thawne from existence show he could not killed Barry’s mom. And because we know that many Earth-1 characters have their another version of themselves on Earth-2, I think we can open up to the possibility that Eddie is actually still alive and is the Zoom.
But for now, this is only a theory and hopefully we will see more of the Zoom in next week episode.