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"Flashpoint": Barry Allen attempts to restore his powers in order to undo the Flashpoint timeline, he dies in the process and Eobard Thawne – the Reverse Flash – takes his place and begins to reshape the world as he desires. After he blackmails the President to grant him authority by killing Aqu

Quote1 Running through this world, I can feel it. Coming apart one life at a time. I can hear all their stories, these people, their past and future histories. It's a world on the brink of annihilation, tearing itself apart. Hope and despair. Barry's hope of a single life saved dooming billions. He couldn't have made me a finer world. Quote2
The Flash/Reverse-Flash (Eobard Thawne)

Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of February, 2021. It was published on December 8, 2020.

Synopsis for "Flashpoint"

Barry Allen attempts to restore his powers in order to undo the Flashpoint timeline, he dies in the process and Eobard Thawne – the Reverse Flash – takes his place and begins to reshape the world as he desires. After he blackmails the President to grant him authority by killing Aquaman to end the war, Thawne is nearly defeated by 'Superman', only for Superman to be killed by Batman so that Thawne may someday bring Bruce back to life. When Wonder Woman reappears with the New Gods of Apokolips as her gods, Thawne runs back in time to save the Waynes as a deal with Thomas, and then turns his attention to trying to reconstruct reality to make himself the hero.

Appearing in "Flashpoint"

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Supporting Characters:

  • President of the United States (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
  • Tempus Fuginaut (Narrator)

Antagonists:

  • The Amazon-Atlantean Alliance (Single appearance) (Erased)
    • Amazons of Themyscira (Single appearance)
      • Wonder Woman (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Also in an erased timeline)
    • Atlanteans (Single appearance)
      • Aquaman/Emperor Aquaman (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Dies in an erased timeline)
      • Ocean Master (Single appearance)
  • Batman (Thomas Wayne) (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Also in an erased timeline)
  • Cyborg (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Also in an erased timeline)
  • The Flash (Barry Allen) (Single appearance; dies) (Flashback and main story) (Also as a corpse)
  • New Gods (Single appearance) (Erased) (Cameo)
    • Big Barda (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Black Racer (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Enkar (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Granny Goodness (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Infinity-Man (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Kalibak (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Lightray (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Malhedron (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Metron (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Mister Miracle (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Orion (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Steppenwolf (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
    • Takion (Single appearance) (Unnamed)
  • Superman (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (Also in an erased timeline)

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Notes

  • The end of the issue advertises the next story to be "Wonder Woman: War of the Gods". However, the story after this was "Crisis on Infinite Earths".
  • The Dark Flashpoint diverges from the "original" Flashpoint from the moment Thawne prevents Barry from being hit by the Speed Force lightning.
    • After this timeline was ravaged by the Amazon-Atlantean-New God alliance, Thawne ran again back in time to prevent the existence of Batman. In the altered timeline, as Barry Allen also never became Flash due to Nora Allen never being murderer, Eobard Thawne became the ruler of Earth.

Trivia

  • Thawne saying that he "suggested things" to allow the election of the President is a reference to the events of The Flash #761 where it was revealed that his Post-Flashpoint counterpart "whispered" into the ears of the Flash Family and influenced many events of Earth 0.
  • After Victor lost his original body and transferred himself into a new robot body, Thomas Wayne suggests that he should call himself "Robotman" or "Robbie the..." which are nods to the first Robotman, Robert Crane.


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