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Who is Zoom? Our Top 5 Theories

BY The Screen Spy Team

Published 7 years ago

Who is Zoom? Our Top 5 Theories

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.

Henry Allen of Earth 2 – The ‘This Picture is so Damn Compelling’ Theory

We haven’t seen much of Henry all season, but, what if we actually have? The reveal that E-2 Henry might be Zoom could potentially have the biggest impact on our Barry, and by association, the audience as well.

Then there’s this image that’s been floating around the web recently.

john-wesley-shipp-as-zoom

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