Why I Think 'Vibe' Is Part Of The CW's THE FLASH TV Series

Why I Think 'Vibe' Is Part Of The CW's THE FLASH TV Series

Just my opinion on why Vibe was chosen to be one of the DC Comics' characters that'll appear on The Flash TV series, and a quick theory about the show. Have a read through it and be sure to leave your feedback in the usual place.

Why Vibe? Why Bring Vibe onto the new Flash TV Show? I Believe the answer to that can be summed up below...the New 52...Vibes new powers (read below) disrupt...you guessed it...the speed force!

Now a theory....

As I have browsed this site over the past few weeks I have seen many comments about people who are saying that "If Iris is black, then Wally has to be to"...or Wally has to be this...or that...black...adopted...But what about...from the future...from another timeline???

In the new 52 Wally is just being introduced...and presumably from another timeline or the future...and in the current timeline the flash is barry and kid flash is bart...so maybe just maybe...we wont need to concern ourselves with wally's race because if they new 52 it then a) wally will be from a timeline where iris is white?... or b) he will be from the future where his family tree is so intermixed that he is white...

Those are my thoughts!!!

PS (Credit to creator) check out the dope Gustin as Flash pic I saw!

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GliderMan - 2/4/2014, 5:29 PM
Truck yeah
GliderMan - 2/4/2014, 5:29 PM
Vibe shouldn't get his powers for awhile, perhaps a spin off
StarGateCommand - 2/4/2014, 5:33 PM
We shall see whether the Vibe character proves interesting or not. As for his comic, the public has already spoken. His book had poor sales and thus DC terminated it after only a short run.

codydriscollsrightarm - 2/4/2014, 5:34 PM
If he's black... what's the big deal?
codydriscollsrightarm - 2/4/2014, 5:35 PM
Poor sales doesn't mean a book is uninteresting.
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 5:44 PM
@StarGateAcademyDirector I was simply stating his powers and their connection to the flash (in a way) are interesting and not the actual charater
Space - 2/4/2014, 5:48 PM
typicalfanboy - 2/4/2014, 5:49 PM
i know many fanboys are purists, but where is the line between purist and racist?
Ignition - 2/4/2014, 5:50 PM
Wallace West will be black. They are not going to use alternate timelines to explain the race of a character. That would be crass.
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 5:54 PM
@Ignition maybe they wont even include Wally West...and after doing some snooping online... I see that the writer of the Flash in the New 52 basically confirmed he is from a different time (probably the future) which leaves room in the show to change his lineage IF they even decide to introduce him....
Ignition - 2/4/2014, 6:06 PM
I agree with you on the point that Wally West might not even show up. Certainly not for several seasons.

As far as that Q&A, if you re-read it, Booth is really talking about the old version of Wally being created during a specific time, and that take might not be appropriate for this modern interpretation (New 52). He isn't talking about different timelines within comic books.
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 6:15 PM
@Ignition in that block he is but here.... he is not

batmanvsuperman - 2/4/2014, 6:16 PM
Cant wait now he looks like the flash good look
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 6:24 PM
@TheSnowMeister good theory...but lets wait to see the new 52 reason!
chewish - 2/4/2014, 6:28 PM
If I don't see a superhero breakdance competition between the Flash and Vibe, I will be very dissapointed
thebearjew - 2/4/2014, 6:34 PM
wally west is irish-american
hes not black (yeah yeah I know im racist blah blah)
BatmanFTW - 2/4/2014, 6:34 PM
How about Vibe gets his powers from the incident, and uses them to be a petty crook to make ends meet up. He has his run ins with the Flash and they eventually become teammates.
thebearjew - 2/4/2014, 6:36 PM
plus there's a black flash already his name was turbine
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 6:37 PM
@BatmanFTW I do believe that he will get his powers (or discover them) after Barry discovers his own...and will much like huntress on arrow (kind of) start off as a foe to barry and become an associate/partner eventually
OrionPax - 2/4/2014, 6:54 PM
Liking the Gustin costume,but WHY is it impossible for people to get the Lightning Bolt right??C'mon guys.And just to weigh in,i don't think it's "racist" to want much loved characters to appear onscreen as they are in comics,because the reality is even something small like race change in a show usually means other changes are probably in there too.The source material is why the show was made in the first place right?So why change anything?It's 2014.If people are even thinking about racism it's just living in the past pretty much
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 6:56 PM
@shangho read my other article on Wally in the editorials...it elaborates
storyteller - 2/4/2014, 6:57 PM
God forbid Wally be a Black Man.
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 6:58 PM
@storyteller read my other article on Wally in the editorials...it elaborates
Optimus83 - 2/4/2014, 7:19 PM
Cool. ...The Flash Concept Arts
SnapperCarr - 2/4/2014, 7:24 PM

@shangho You should be more understanding about the logo situation. When Flash appears in any animated stuff, he sports a logo just like the one in the fan art as opposed to the comics where he has his classic iconic logo.

DCeddie - 2/4/2014, 7:28 PM
The reason is even more simple than that...


To draw in as many Latino viewers as possible...that demographic is HUGE and growing more rapidly than any other demo in the US...

It's business, plain and simple...
BruceWayneNewton - 2/4/2014, 7:32 PM
It is certainly not racist to want the character to remain true to the comics so let's please not get into that anymore. With that being said, I don't see the big deal about this change considering the new 52 lack of Wally. I do understand the purist argument though.
novaprime - 2/4/2014, 7:36 PM
Get PuertoRican Actor Ramon Rodriguez!!!! For Vibe!!
SnapperCarr - 2/4/2014, 7:40 PM
I still can't bring myself to care about Vibe. I'm glad he's showing up, but we need superheroes who are friends with the Flash to show up.

Elongated Man

Green Lantern

The Atom


Black Canary

All of these characters are have had long friendships with the Flash and would make more sense to appear.
JasonBlue - 2/4/2014, 8:59 PM
Good article... It also makes sense that there are other new superheroes after the accident at STAR Labs.
UltimateHunt - 2/4/2014, 9:23 PM
who the (frick) is vibe?
just flash come on
ComicBookConnections - 2/4/2014, 9:26 PM
so i accidently deleted one of the photos here...anyone have any idea why i cant find this in my articles to re add it???
Tevii - 2/4/2014, 10:41 PM
@crashrendar - "i know many fanboys are purists, but where is the line between purist and racist?"

Yes there is.... there is also a line that when changing so many characters that are originally white to black becomes racist. Why is it okay to do at all? Are they saying white characters are expendable? Unnecessary? Not as important? Where does it end? When we have every single superhero in every race?

Why not simply create new characters like Diggle in Arrow? Like Batwing? Those are both amazing characters that are original.

If anything changing the races is insulting to everyone. not only does someone lose a character, but the new character is a sorry attempt at pandering. A second-rate hand-me down.
loki668 - 2/4/2014, 10:42 PM
Vibe must break-dance. All. of. the. time. In every scene. No matter what! If he's in a scene, then he's "poppin' and lockin'".
HecticHector - 2/5/2014, 4:54 AM
Man, I hope the suit is exactly like that!
DCeddie - 2/5/2014, 11:22 AM
@Tevii...very well said!...I've always felt changing a race/sex was very patronizing...
MightyZeus - 2/5/2014, 8:13 PM
Looking forward to the inclusion of Vibe on the show. Although Atom would have been a better pick over Vibe.

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