Zoom's Identity Foreshadowed In Episode 7 of The Flash and It's......

The Flash

Since the beginning of Season 2 one question has been on the minds of all Flash fans: who is inside the Zoom costume? While Tony Todd has been voicing the character, most of us believe the actor under the mask will be someone who is well known and loved by Barry Allen.

With the opening of the portal to Earth 2, we have seen the arrival of a few meta-humans who have doppelgangers on Barry's Earth. It even brought Dr Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) of Earth 2 to Star Labs, and although he looks exactly like the man who stabbed Barry's (Grant Gustin) mother, Team Flash has learned to trust him.

A similar level of impact can be made only if the man behind the Zoom mask is someone from Barry's life, and more importantly someone Barry will have difficulty fighting. The two popular guesses among fans are Barry's father Henry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) and Joe's (Jesse L Martin) former partner and Iris' fiance Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), with most fans believing Zoom to be Henry Allen of Earth 2. But if you do a little digging you will see that Cosnett is currently working on another show. That leaves us with Shipp who I believe is Zoom and I think the latest episode has cemented my belief in reality. 

First, though, over 2,500 fans participated in a poll we recently conducted, and a large majority among them seemed to believe it would be Barry Allen's father. Now that doesn't show any factual proof that he is Zoom, it just shows I'm not alone in my thinking. However, in the latest episode where they fought Gorilla Grodd I noticed a few things that can not just be coincidence.

Henry is currently enjoying his freedom by living as one with nature. Henry shows up to give Barry a pep talk to get him back in the game he uses some very choice words. Henry told Barry he was going fishing, just like Zoom told his nemesis that he was fishing (parallels), but that wasn't the stinger.
the real kicker this episode was when Wells met Barry's dad and shook his hand. It had a sense that he knew a version of him. Another tease, but not in this episode, was the radio announcing that Oliver Queen's dad was the Green Arrow in Earth 2, because Oliver died on the island.

In the comic books Hunter Zolomon becomes Zoom to make his best friend Wally West, Kid Flash, a better superhero by challenging him. So to mirror that the Zoom of  The Flash could also be a version of that character, who is Barry's father from Earth 2, and is challenging him to make him better.

But....... Here is how I think it will play out. POSSIBLE SPOILER. Zoom is Professor Allen from Earth 2. He was working with Wells when the particle accelerator exploded giving him the speed force power, but in the wake of the explosion he lost his son and wife. It drove him mad and now his only focus is being the most powerful speedster in existence. I see Flash and Zoom both getting unmasked and realizing who each one is. Then Zoom has an emotional epiphany, tells Barry he's sorry, he loves him and destroys himself because he is unable to look at Barry and kill him because, for all intents and purposes, he is his son. Okay that part is kind of a stretch, but it will be a factor in the final battle, also I see Jay getting his powers back and contributing to the final fight in some capacity.

Let me know what you think, am I on the mark or way off? Who do you think Zoom is?

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