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Brian Webster

A while ago, I wrote an article speculating that the reveal of would be none other than . Since then, things have happened that reveal bits and pieces of Savitar's true identity, alluding to other villains in the 's Rogues Gallery but not discounting Wally as a suspect. This makes my job a little easier.

Now, I know what you're thinking: Savitar just trapped Wally in the Speed Force! When I said that Wally West would be Savitar, I didn't say it was the Earth-1 version. Got your attention yet? Ever hear of a Villain named Daniel West?

3. We Never Saw Earth-2 Wally West

Kid Flash. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]
Kid Flash. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]

Out of all the trips to Earth-2, we have yet to see an Earth-2 version of or Wally West. It should also be noted that, for the most part, all of the Earth-2 versions of the characters were evil doppelgängers (i.e. Killer Frost, Reverb, even Cisco's brother was a villain with powers). And yet, Wally West still remains unexplored on that Earth. Certainly, Jessie would have sought out that version of Wally, even if to ease her suffering as she missed the Earth-1 Wally West. A different Earth version of Wally could also go by a different name, such as Daniel. Wally has already been referred to as Wallace and Walter by a different version of H.R., himself a variation of Harrison Wells.

2. Whatever Happened To The Flashpoint Version Of Wally?

New 52 Wally West [Credit: DC Comics]
New 52 Wally West [Credit: DC Comics]

When last we saw Wally, he was about to die after having suffered injuries from the Rival. One of Savitar's biggest beefs is the fact that Barry trapped him somewhere. Could he be referring to Flashpoint when Barry set the timeline straight, thus trapping him in a dead alternate reality? We know that Team Flash has access to a timeline where Flashpoint still exists, but what about the one that doesn't? Wally would be fast enough to actually enter the Speed Force in lieu of dying like the rest of Flashpoint, and there's no way to get out of the Speed Force without some kind of tether. Which brings me too...

1. Savitar Needed Wally To Get Out Of The Speed Force

Daniel West a.k.a. Reverse Flash {Credit: DC Comics]
Daniel West a.k.a. Reverse Flash {Credit: DC Comics]

In the most recent episode, "The Wrath of Savitar," a possessed Julian Albert reveals that when Barry created Flashpoint, he gave Savitar the idea on how to get out — by giving Wally his speed. In doing so, Savitar gives Barry some motivation by showing him a future where he kills Iris to motivate Wally to keep getting faster. Why? So he could switch places with him. Savitar needed someone to replace him in the Speed Force without the Black Flash getting stuck on his tail. The Speed Force won't send their angel of death for someone they don't know is gone. And as far as Savitar killing Iris, it's either an illusion cast by Abra Kadabra or it's not like Wally would be killing HIS version of his sister. Savitar is an insane killer after all.

Final Thoughts

The Flash has taken storylines from the comics and twisted them to meet their own ends in the past. The fact of the matter is, Daniel West is Iris's brother in the comic, much like Wally is on the show. Daniel uses the Speed Force to conjure an insane metal suit that constantly makes him more monstrous and grotesque with the more power he absorbs, much like Savitar in the show. We shall have to wait and see in the next episode, "Into The Speed Force."

We won't have to wait long for our answers as the next episode returns Mar. 14! Here's a teaser:

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