Barry Allen or the Flash has been the lone savior. After Harrison Well’s experiment goes wrong, waves of radiation are emitted throughout Central City. Those who come in contact with the emissions awaken a hidden power within themselves. These victims are what we call the Meta Humans.
Flash who is also a victim becomes the savior of the city protecting it from the meta humans who have turned rogue. Flash works with a team and throughout the series we have discovered how each one of them is capable of. Most of the crew members also possess these super human abilities with the exception of one. Iris West who has been a life long crush for Barry works as a journalist and plays some part in helping the team. But the show creators decided to make West’s role a more prominent one.
Don’t know what we are talking about? Well we might take a look at the first TV version of a female Flash. Yes that’s correct, according to the latest update one of the villains in the upcoming episodes will transfer Barry’s powers into Iris giving rise to a female speedster.
As reported by Screen Rant here’s a look at the synopsis of that episode “IRIS SUITS UP — Team Flash confronts a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), with the ability to swap people’s DNA. During a battle with Team Flash, Matthew transfers Barry’s (Grant Gustin) super speed to Iris (Candice Patton). Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe.
Female super heroes have gained quite a popularity lately. Wonder Women’s success at the box office has acted as a catalyst to see more female super heroes on the big screen. With so many different male speedsters in the mix it makes sense to try Iris as a speedster, however it seems not everyone is onboard with the idea. Even though it might be only for an episode or two.
Iris just doesn’t seem like the speedster type, and it seems that it is something that the writers are trying to stuff down the viewers throat. There has been a lot of negative reaction to Iris getting super powers and I can see why that might be a bad idea.
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