Who is Zoom? Our Top 5 Theories
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 8 years ago
By Pauline Perenack
Anyone familiar with The Flash comic books knows the origins of the comic book character Zoom.
Hunter Zolomon, a profiler with the police, worked closely with the then-Flash, Wally West, ultimately becoming good friends with him. However after being injured in an attack, Zolomon was left paralyzed from the waist down. He asked for West’s help in reversing his fortunes by time-traveling into the past and preventing the attack. West, afraid of damaging the timeline, refused, and Zolomon tried to time-travel on his own, which not only gave him his legs back, but also displaced him from the present timeline. This allowed him to control his speed, basically giving him superspeed, and becoming Zoom – a bitter enemy of West.
However, in our televised version, Zoom is a mysterious character, and theories are running wild as to who is actually behind the mask, because as we know, TV world doesn’t always line up with comic book world. Here are some theories as to who Zoom’s alter-ego might turn out to be.
Jay Garrick – The Bait and Switch Theory
Ok, so what if the man in the mask wasn’t telling us that he was Jay, but in fact, that Jay is Zoom? This could explain why Jay was whisked back to E2, because why else would he be taken there if his speed was already taken away, and it appears as though he was killed? Also, cast members have made mention of episode 17 being really sad, but never mentioned anything about episode 14 or 15. Does that mean Jay is still alive following the horrible hand through the heart moment from last week’s episode?
One question remains though. If the Jay we know really is Zoom, how did he manage to pull off being in two places at the same time this week? Super speed?
Yes, the “I’m gonna go take a loooong nap” is certainly suspicious, but wasn’t Jay fixing the reactor at the same time Zoom was chasing Barry and co. through the breach?
Or was he?