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Spoiler Alert: If you haven't yet started watching the second season of the Flash (seriously, what are you doing with your life?), watch it and then come back, because we will be entering spoiler territory.. Proceed at your own risk!

Now that we have got that out of the way, let's talk about ZOOM! If you're still here, you know who Zoom is and yet you don't know who Zoom is.. Confused? Let me explain. In Season 2 of the Flash, we learnt that somewhere in an alternate reality aka Earth 2, there's a nefarious speedster - The REAL Fastest Man Alive, who feeds on speed force of other speedsters in order become stronger and faster. That's who Zoom is. Yet we don't who's under that mask - the true identity of Zoom, leading to the question that's been bothering all Flash fans for the last 5 months, the answer to which we don't know yet:

"Who is Zoom?"

Well, let me tell you who Zoom is. It's JOE WEST. I know what you are thinking.

"You're crazy!"

"You have lost it, bro!"

Okay. Before you jump to any conclusions, just hear me out once.

The question that has bothered me the most from the very beginnig of the season is why does Zoom's mask cover his whole damn face?

Now, try to visualize Reverse Flash's mask. Okay, I'll help!

Reverse Flash's mask wasn't fully covered. But Zoom's mask is. That's because Zoom probably has some dinstinct feature on his face which we would have caught on to very easily. Now, the question is facial feature like what?

How about a goatee for instance?

Earth 1 Joe is NOT Zoom and that's quite obvious.

Earth 2 Joe is dead.. Or is he?

If you have seen The Justice League Animated Series, you'll be familiar with the concept of Flash stopping his heartbeat. If Barry can do it, so can every other speedster. Earth 1 Flash hasn't figured how to do that out yet. But maybe Zoom has (Kind of a Vibe-Reverb situation). If you are not familiar with the concept, then here it is:

In the 13th Episode of Season 2, "Welcome to Earth 2" we saw Earth 2 Joe West's heart stop beating. And Zoom showed up only after Iris left to avenge his father's death by going after Killer Frost and Deathstorm. Just a mere coincidence?

We all know how much Earth 2 Joseph West hates Earth 2 Barry. In the sixth episode of the season, Zoom unmasked The Flash looked at Barry's face and said with absolute disgust..

"Harrison Wells, you thought you could stop me with this?"

When you really kind of think about it.. It all adds up. Joe West has been Zoom all along.

Let me know know what you think.

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If Joe West really turns out to be Zoom, I just want you to remember one thing..


Could Joe be Zoom?


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