Warning: ksort() expects parameter 1 to be array, object given in /home4/jhull/public_html/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/core/template-functions.php on line 316
The Flash: New Clues About The Man In The Iron Mask - ComiConverse

The Flash: New Clues About The Man In The Iron Mask

March 23rd, 2016 | by William Owens
The Flash: New Clues About The Man In The Iron Mask
Headlines
3

The Flash is back and our very own William Owens is here to give his thoughts as the identity of the man in the iron mask.

New clues point to the true identity of the man in the iron mask or at the least shed a light on the possible candidate. The Flash is returning on March 22nd after a short (irritating) break with Trajectory as the minor villain but everyone wants to know who the man in the iron mask really is. Honestly, I feel that anything or anyone else on the show, is just a filler until the mystery is finally solved. I have scoured the internet, searching for clues to the identity  of this mysterious individual and I have compiled my findings here.

I realize that many of you have your own theories and I’d love to hear them!

MORE NEWS FROM THE WEB

So let’s get started shall we?

The Flash: Inspiration For The Iron Mask

Leo in The Man in the Iron Mask

If you are not familiar with the 1998 movie The Man in the Iron Mask then spoiler alert! Leonardo DiCaprio plays twins who are separated by a diabolical plan to rule the world. Okay, maybe not the WORLD but France was pretty powerful and King Louis XIV was a cruel and unjust ruler who cared more about power than the plight of the average villager. He imprisoned his twin brother, the true heir to the thrown, and continues to rule with an iron fist. So with that being said, let`s look at the similarities between this story line and The Flash`s Man in the Iron Mask as well as the possible solution to the conundrum. First, we look at the twins themselves.

We know that The Flash left us hanging with that cliffhanger reveal of Jay Garrick (or Hunter Zolomon) as Zoom but this question remains: Are we dealing with two Jay Garricks or four?

Jay shows Caitlin who we presume is Hunter Zolomon and gives us a short backstory about this man in the park. Is this Zoom?

Were they working together the whole time?

Story continues below

Maybe Jay Garrick is a twin like the Cobalt Blue story line in the Flash comics. Barry has a twin that he never knew about, who later becomes a speedforce villain. What if they have combined Jay Garrick and Hunter Zolomon into this story line and Zoom and the man in the iron mask are actually the Earth 2 twins?

Hunter Zolomon could just be an innocent bystander in this whole crazy story or he could be the missing puzzle piece. The man in the iron mask spells out Jay to Barry while he was imprisoned on Earth 2 and he looked very shook up by Barry`s response. So my theory is that this man is Earth 2 Hunter Zolomon and Jay has imprisoned him after using the Velocity formula to gain immeasurable power. This is very close to the story line of The Man in the Iron Mask movie. One twin wanted all the power and locked his brother up so that he could go unmatched. Zoom says that he complicated matters after “killing” the other Jay but what is he really talking about. Obviously there is an endgame and I think it has to do with this twins from two Earths theory.

Only time will tell who is behind the iron mask but until then I am completely standing behind this theory. There are plenty of pictures that put side by side comparisons together and I feel that they closely point to Jay(or at least a version of him). I have seen pictures that show distinctive markings on both actors, hand comparisons as well as neck and hair comparisons. There was a reference to the P.O.W. code that was used between Barry and the man in the iron mask that connect Jay as well. Also in the comics, Jay has his own Reverse Flash known as Dr. Edward Clariss. There is a lot of unanswered questions here but we have been promised an explanation by the producers.

2331501-2313433_screen_shot_2012_04_25_at_3.18.15_pm

Dominick Torrez is a character from Prime Earth created by Geoff Johns, known as Prisoner of War and if you get a chance to look into him, take it! Very interesting and when I initially started looking into my theories, I came across this gem. There was a very short period of time that I thought maybe this could be the man in the iron mask.

The Flash -- "The Man Who Saved Central City" -- Image FLA201a_0168b -- Pictured: Adam Copeland as Atom-Smasher -- Photo: Cate Cameron /The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Last but not least I give this picture of Atom Smasher, the first villain to test Barry this season. Is it me or does his helmet resemble the man in the iron mask’s?

This could just be a coincidence or Zoom crafted both helmets for different purposes.

 

Let me know what you guys and gals think! Hit me up @TheNerdstir!

Story continues below

(Visited 7,253 times, 1 visits today)

  • Lee Evans

    The man in the mask IMO is Jay Garrick from Earth 1.
    Zoom (Hunter Zoloman) from Earth 2 kidnaps him from Earth 1 and puts mask on his head,

    The clue was that mask man taps on window and spells out Jay Garrick for us all to think that he was referring to Zoom being Jay Garrick when actually he was saying he was Jay Garrick.

    That would also explain why Jay Garrick (Earth 2 – now dead) couldn’t find his doppelgänger, but only a guy called Hunter Zoloman, who is Zooms doubleganger.

    I really do think I have solved it. Thought this after the code breaker bit, then confirmed thoughts after seeing King shark final scene

  • The_Nerdstir

    I like where you are headed! I think you may be correct!

  • Kaan

    @disqus_NeI9x0XCML:disqus
    You got a very good idea about who can be “The Iron Mask” but…you missed something that you shoundt

    That dude ist black just look at his hands how can he be white then….aslong as he is not Micheal Jackson

    PEACEPALM

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This