Anyone who watches The Flash or reads DC comics knows that the Flash, be it the Barry Allen version or a different one, has the ability to time travel if he runs fast enough (or using the cosmic treadmill). Now I think time travel is a neat ability but with what happened at the end of season 2 of The Flash(CW) and with Flash-point or at least the shows version of it being apart of the upcoming season 3 (airing OCT 5 in USA) I’ve been thinking just as I did at the end of season 2 about the ethics involved in one person deciding to go back in time and change a single event that causes the time period they originally can from to be radically different even if only for them personally.
I mean Barry made the conscious decision to change what was a key defining moment in his past that was the foundation of most of what came afterwards but in doing so he didn’t just change his life he changed the lives of everyone he interacted with from that moment forwards and my main question is what gives him the right to make that decision for everyone around him?
What is going to do if someone he cares for is in a bad situation because of his timeline tampering? go back and change things all over again, at what point does he become as bad as the supposed ‘Bad Guys’?
How long until it gets to the point that changing time becomes his go to way of solving a problem?
I know that Barry Allen is a good person (at least he’s written that way) but even so called good people are susceptible to the temptation of power and time travel is a very powerful ability. I hope someone brings up the issues involved in what he did maybe yells at him a bit in season 3 because there are a lot of potentially bad paths someone with the ability to time travel can end up walking.
Just my 2 cents but if anybody wants to comment and leave theiir own view of things they’re welcome to.