Why didn't a time wraith attack Eobard-Wells?
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In the CW series, the Flash, the concept of time wraiths is a little confusing. (I know it's kinda late to ask since Season 3 just finished), but I was wondering, why didn't a time wraith attack Wells-Eobard?
If you paid any attention to the show, especially season 2. You'd understand that Eobard Thawne is a walking bootstrap-grandfather paradox combined. He was always meant to create the Flash, though he didn't realize it until it was "too late" after he killed the real Wells. Hence you got the confession where he said they were never truly enemies. He truly understood he was always meant to create the Flash. On top of that he had some season 1 spoilers from Cisco and Barry obviously.
He stayed for 15 years in the 21'st century and was manipulating the timeline. Why didn't a speed force enforcer show up?
He didn't manipulate anything. He was only fulfilling his own role in the big schemes of the universe.
Was it because Eobard-Wells was integral in making Barry the Flash, to cement the very timeline? Was the Speed-Force allowing Eobard to live because he could create the timeline?
There was no timeline to be cemented. He has always been the creator of the Flash. He just didn't realize it until later.
Season 2 Barry to season 2 Eobard: You ruined my life. You killed my mother.
Season 1 Eobard to season 1 Barry: It is your destiny to lose to me, Flash. Just like it was your mother's destiny to die that night.
Another hint: Thawne was informed by Gideon that Wells successfully launched a particle accelerator. No mention of word 'explosion'. Furthermore, a successful launch negates the possibility of Barry gaining his powers in 2020.
Gideon was feeding him bs on spot. That's why she was made by Team Flash.
I know that the concept of time-wraiths was introduced in Season 2, so no explanation was offered about this thing. But is there any other reason than it being a plot hole?
It's not a plot hole. That's why it happened. The only time Wraiths came for Eobard was when he was with the Legion of Doom.