The Flash Season 7 Updates: Barry Allen’s creation of a new Speed Force in The Flash seems to have released other dynamic cosmic forces upon the Arrowverse.
This would be a nod to a recent storyline from The Flash comic book & a clue as to the challenges Team Flash would be facing over the rest of The Flash seaosn7.
The first episodes of The Flash season 7 have centered around Barry Alen’s efforts to regain his powers following the death of the Speed Force after Crisis on Infinite Earths.
After briefly experimenting with an Artificial Speed Force that graced his intelligence but left him emotionally away from humanity, Barry attempted to create a new Speed Force born of the love power. Using his wife, Iris, as a lightning rod, Barry tried to view out the residual Speed Force energy through in Iris from her time as a speedster and use that light to restore what had been lost.
Barry was successful and got back his powers, but the final scene of “Mother” unleashes that the lighting bolt Barry’s practical generated broke up into four different colors in the skies over Central City.
This looks remarkably similar to the conclusion of a relatively storyline recent in The Flash comics, “Flash War”. The story saw Wally West attempting to break the Speed Force to set free his children, who have been locked far away in a divergent reality.
Instinct, Wally’s efforts brought about the release of three new Forces, The Sage Forces, Strength Force, and Still Force. These were all according to the plans of the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, who have studied these forces in the future, but lacked the ability to arrange their release himself.
The Flash Season 7: New Cosmic Forces
The fallout of “Flash War” flung several years’ worth of stories, as we heroes and villains became empowered by the New Forces, including a Reverse-Flash who draw upon the Strength Force & Sage Force.
The Strength Force was gravity and mass what the Speed Force was velocity. Beyond increment the physical strength and durability of its wielder, the Strength Force also grants control of the earth, putting forth around its wielder in the form of rocks tinged with red energy in the same way The Flash generated yellow lightning.
The Sage Force manifested as blue fires and granted those who connected with it enhanced intelligence, as well as clairvoyant and telekinetic abilities. Strangest of all was Still Force, the balance and opposite power that equals the Speed Force and governs entropy and inertia.
The Turtle, whose power to rob the speed from moving objects around him manifested with a green light, became even more muscularly as a Still Force manipulator.
It might be just a coincidence that the four colors of energy released over Central City in the Arrowverse corresponding to the colors assigned to the four Forces in The Flash comics.
Although, given that the show has been drawing more and even more material from the Flash comics written by Joshua Williamson it seems to be likely the showrunners might have taken a stab at adapting “Flash War” in a few forms or fashion.
If nothing else, the new Forces would be leading to the new foes for Team Flash to fight over the course of the present season of The Flash and give the STAR LABS troupe something new to read and explore.
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