Flash Season 3: Could Zoom Become Black Flash?
In the last episode of season 2 titled “The Race of his life”, Zoom invited Flash for a race to prove once and for all who is the fastest man alive. The writers took a page from “Crisis on Infinite Earths” comic-book plot, as the real purpose was to power the magnetar and create a huge trans-dimensional shock which will destroy the entire multiverse. But before he could race him, Team Flash put him in the meta-human prison and decided to take on Zoom themselves, but he ended up taking Joe West with himself to Earth-2. Flash finally agreed to race him in exchange of Joe, produced a time remnant, saved Joe, created a countervailing force to reverse the effects of massive energy generated to activate the cosmic device and finally let time wraiths took him as he distorted the rules of the speed force. But as they carried him through the portal, his body disintegrated and his physical appearance changed dramatically. His face turned eerily black which reminded us of Black Flash from the Geoff Johns comics.
The creators of the show Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg said to MTV “Everything about Zoom feels like death. We had an idea that it should look like a demon. Reverse-Flash came from the future and Zoom came from hell.” They show-makers have chosen traditional yellow and red costume, but now they want to go in for something sinister.
Black Flash is literally the agent of death, as he carries speedsters and returns them to their source i.e speed force. In the comics, Wally west defeated him by racing to the end of time where death is meaningless. He isn’t really a villain, in fact, Barry Allen has taken up the mantle of Black Flash in the comics on several occasions. We saw how Flash went back in time and saved his mother from Reverse Flash, essentially resetting the entire timeline. He has been into the speed-force as well after Prof. Wells experiment to recreate conditions of particle accelerator explosion to restore his super-speed backfired. Will Flash have an encounter with Black Flash? Will Zoom turn into Black Flash? Quite possible. CHEERS…