Having come back to life? Barry Allen quickly became terrible all over again. And, just like before, they desperately tried to find a way to make him interesting. That attempt was Flashpoint, where Barry Allen destroyed the entire multiverse, wiped Wally West (and the mentor form of Jay Garrick) from all of history, and created the New 52.
My name is Eric Burns-White, and I have almost always hated Barry Allen.
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As though to hammer the point home, the Flash TV series managed to do the exact opposite. Thawne’s last word balloon is completely accurate for the TV Flash too… but its intent and meaning are the polar opposite.

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