One of The Flash TV series’ mysteries is Barry Allen’s benefactor at S.T.A.R. Laboratories, Harrison Wells. He’s got secret abilities, secret knowledge, a secret agenda, and only the vaguest of backstories, and if he’s not actually a time traveler, he at least has access to future knowledge.
We ran a poll over the last week asking readers which secret identity they thought was most likely. Here are the results.
The most popular theory, so far, is that he’s the Reverse Flash. A few people wrote in to specify Hunter Zolomon or Eobard Thawne. Future Barry Allen and “exactly who he says he is” were very a close second and third. After that, it was a sharp drop.
Write-ins Abra Kadabra (a time traveler who uses a lot of future technology) and Hunter Zolomon (wheelchair-bound, obsessed with making the Flash a better hero in his own twisted way) were popular, making me wonder how many people would have chosen them if I’d remembered to include Kadabra on the list, or split the two Zooms across separate options.
Full details below. I’ve combined write-ins where appropriate.
|A future Barry Allen||92||16%|
|Exactly who he says he is (i.e. an original character)||85||15%|
|Other (see below)||61||11%|
|Cobalt Blue/Malcolm Thawne||4|
|Future Iris Allen||1|
|Future Wally West of new 52||1|
|h. g. wells||1|
557 votes total.