In The Flash (the 2014 TV-series), we see the Flash going back in time in "Out of Time" (S1E15) while solving the tsunami issue. But we didn't see him going back to the future. So we can assume he hasn't done so yet.

So if he never made it back to the future, does he ever meet the younger Barry Allen?

If not, why not?

  • The answer is he did of course, briefly, just after his travelling back in time.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 9:43
  • He did meet his younger self if that's what you're asking for. It is clearer in the series in the season 1 finale I think, not in the Tsunami incident. Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 10:52
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    Possible duplicate of Why aren't there two Flashes?
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 13:07
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    As the answer on the other question explains, the specific instance you're referring to wasn't time travel. He does time travel later in the series though.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 13:09

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As it explains here, Barry never travels back in time per se. At least not in that episode. He experiences "temporal reversion" where he travels so fast his consciousness is reverted back through time and he's allowed to experience the day over again.

In the season 1 finale,

Barry does travel back in time to the moment his mother is killed and encounters the child version of himself from that time as well as a future version of himself that fights the Reverse Flash.

So, to answer your question, yes. He sees the younger version of himself. But it was completely unrelated to the events of the "Out of Time" episode.

  • Exactly, accurate answer. +1 ! Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 14:28
  • If you're going to just use the answer from another question, mark the question as a dupe.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 14:30
  • @phantom42 - My answer references another answer for supporting material but is not the same. The info in the spoiler tag and the bolded bit under it are the meat and potatoes of my answer. Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 14:48
  • Oh, just saw why you got a little miffed... I didn't see your comment "He does time travel later in the series though." You feel like I ripped your comment and called it an answer. Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 14:50
  • The "meat and potatoes" of your answer have nothing to do with the question. OP is asking about the version specifically from the tsunami incident.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 14:51

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