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Really, why Flash doesn't kill OR knock out OR tie up Bad Guys in seconds?

  • He can do it.
  • He has A LOT of time.
  • He can literally do anything with those poor bad guys.

This question not about supernatural abilities of Flash and Bad Guys. Yes, some of them are protected of being knocked out in a second. But others are not protected and cant react so quickly. They can do some damage only if Flash gives them time, and he gives it.

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Why so long and complicated?.

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Note: Here, The Flash = a superhero. This question is based only on TV show, but I think there is the same issue in comics.

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  • If the flash went around killing his enemies, he wouldn't be much of a hero. More of an armed vigilante. The only person in scifi that I can think of that does that sort of thing is Rorschach – Valorum Feb 7 '15 at 22:12
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    It's a cheesy TV show based on a rather cheesy super hero. Don't overthink it and just enjoy the badly written show :D – System Down Feb 7 '15 at 22:17
  • In the episode Rogue Time Flash laid a super speedy smackdown on Mark Mardon (not to death, but enough so he could be brought to and contained within the pipeline) so I would argue that as an example where he did knock out or tie up a baddie in seconds. – Nu'Daq Sep 3 '15 at 22:46