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Since the speaker didn't expound at all on what he meant by aerodynamics, an explanation has to come from two places: What happened on-screen just before he says this How a cape would affect flying in a world where birds and airplanes and hanggliders work. Just before that line is uttered, Kara is in a car chase, and completely misses a hard left turn. She ...


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Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate episodes of The Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 3. There is only one time when the shows seem to be significantly out of sync, and it won't make a whole ton of ...


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Not only does it not say anything intelligible in braille, but it would appear that Reverse-Flash decorated his super-secret "vault" with $3 room tiles from allmodern and spray painted them silver to make them look futuristic. What a poser. h/t to reddit user Elayne7


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You only have to have a viewing order when there is a multi-part episode that spans a show. There are multi-part crossovers that span multiple shows that won't make complete sense if you watch one but not the other: Flash vs. Arrow/The Brave and the Bold Part 1: The Flash Episode 1x08 "Flash vs. Arrow" Part 2: Arrow Episode 3x08 "The Brave and the Bold" ...


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Update: According to the show's producer Ali Adler (via twitter), Kara got her ears pierced on Krypton. This clearly fails to explain why she doesn't appear to have pierced ears in the escape pod (!!!) but I guess that's as good an explanation as any. #supergirl #eastcoastfeed @supergirlcbs for all of you wondering, Kara got her ears pierced on Krypton&...


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It's not a coincidence, but it's not an in-universe reference. It's an "inside joke" of sorts. Stephen Amell has gone on record multiple times as saying that he tries to get the writers to work as many DC references into his show as possible. There are limits to how much they can get away with, because the Batman properties are licensed elsewhere, but they ...


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Barry Allen, in The Flash, doesn't have a healing factor in the sense that the term is typically used in comics. He is not able to heal wounds or injuries that normal humans could not. What he has is accelerated healing -- because everything about his biology is accelerated, he heals the same way that a non-metahuman would but it happens more quickly. For ...


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tl;dr: We don't know where it's located, and apparently, neither do the writers. We have gotten a ton of contradictory information, but based on the information we've seen and heard on screen, it's either near Chicago; or else, its near Seattle, or near San Francisco, or somewhere halfway between the two. Unfortunately, there has never been a definitive ...


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In the comics, Barry Allen has been shown to run faster than light, as per @Keen's answer to this related question. Exactly how fast has never really been measured -- as far as I know, they've never tried to apply the Star Trek "warp" scale to Barry. In the DC universe, there are five "speed barriers" (really, critical velocities): the sound barrier, the ...


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why could Supergirl not be able to breathe in space? Because no-one can...there's no air. She can't breathe in space unless she stores solar energy and holds her breath. In the modern version of Superman (in the comics at least until the next version), Superman's sight, stamina and breath powers have been substantially reduced, and the character was also ...


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Yes, it appears the former Man of Steel, Brandon Routh will be taking up the costume of the Atom, working at least for a time, with Oliver Queen and Team Arrow. From TVLine: Brandon Routh is set to play another DC Comics super man — this time on Arrow. The erstwhile Man of Steel is joining the CW hit’s third season in the recurring role of Ray ...


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In the comics, yellow is a pure form, and red is the negative form of the Speed Force, and blue is from doping. This seems to basically translate over into the show: Yellow/Gold lightning is from the "natural" Speed Force. You see this color on: Barry Allen Jesse Quick Wally West Jay Garrick (the real one) Red lightning is a corrupted form of the ...


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What's important to remember is that Ra's al Ghul in the Nolanverse and Ra's al Ghul in the Arrowverse are not the same characters; although superficially similar, they have different aspirations and motivations. Ra's in the Dark Knight trilogy has very unclear goals, but in general he seems to be (or see himself as) a kind of moral guardian for the world. ...


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Absolutely none, the cape would be ridiculously detrimental to any aerodynamics. There is a reason why professional cyclists and other speed athletes wear skintight suits with no pockets or extra material whatsoever (except back pocket for cyclists). Any flapping material will act like a little parachute.


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Most likely, yes, Big Bang Theory, as a fictional television show, exists in the Arrowverse. On the show, Cisco often makes pop culture references to television shows, movies, etc. that really exist. He particularly likes to name-drop "geek" shows, and Big Bang Theory likes to pretend that it's a show that geeks like. His fellow Earth-1 geeks typically ...


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As of the beginning of Arrow's 4th season, most of the money that Oliver's team spends appears to come from Felicity. She is now the CEO of Palmer Technologies (somewhat ironically putting her in charge of Oliver's company), and she seems to have no problem "borrowing" equipment from the company as well. The source of funds during Season 3 is a bit more ...


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Out-of-universe, it was a way to prevent viewers who hadn't seen Arrow from being confused, while also getting in a nice plug for why they should go check it out. In-universe, the man making the introductions was in a coma at the time. It's like introducing your girlfriend to your coworkers, when you didn't realize she used to work there too. Unless I'm ...


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Out-of-universe, it's likely just a technique used to prevent viewers from dwelling on the humongous 'elephant in the room' (e.g. where's Superman and why aren't we watching him instead?). They do actually reference him by all of his comic-book names; Superman, The Man of Steel and Kal-el so it's not like he was totally excluded, just not name-dropped ...


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Thea does indeed learn the secret of both her mother and her brother at the end of season 2, in fact she does so in episode 18 of season 2, called Deathstroke. Oliver looks definetely panicky when she says it - especially after she mentions that she has been lied to for years - but Thea then reveals that Slade only told her about Malcolm Merlyn being her ...


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Why isn't everyone who was exposed to the energy wave metahuman? Because in this televised version of the DC Universe, it wasn't necessary for them to all become metahuman, just some of them. The event allows for random metahuman development to occur as needed by writers, keeping the story centered around this new version of Star Labs and its scientific crew....


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Yeah, probably... Legally, it seems pretty cut-and-dry. He could argue that the damages were unavoidable in the pursuit of saving lives, but then if I floored it to a crime scene in my car and smashed a bunch of cars along the way, it probably wouldn't hold up. The only exception to this is during his actions as a member of the Justice League. I don't ...


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Strictly from the TV show up to the point of Legends of Today, Caitlin Snow mentions his top speed quite accurately: What's the fastest Barry's run? Little over Mach two, when he ran back in time. Taking Googles conversion that's just over 2469.6km/h or 1534.54mp/h Mach 2 = 2469.6km/h and Mach 2.5 = 3087km/h. I'd say this is our top speed range, I'd ...


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Probably not There are a few reasons that Rory and Rip are unlikely to be the same person. Rory Williams is from Doctor Who, whereas Rip Hunter is from the Arrowverse. Just because two characters are played by the same actor, doesn't mean that they are the same character. For example: Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and the witch ...


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Is it an in-arrowverse reference? No IGN Article 2014 ...Arrow and Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg stressed that anything you see referencing Batman on the show is “a tease.” Explained Kreisberg, “Obviously, they have the Batman movies and there’s [the series] Gotham. DC are amazing partners and Geoff Johns, who’s the chief creative ...


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Batman has been referenced in three of the universes Earth-1 (main universe) Bruce Wayne exists in this universe, is will known, and lives in Gotham. There is no confirmation of him engaging in vigilante activities. Oliver Queen: Photos can be doctored. They could have put Bruce Wayne's head on that body. Has Bruce Wayne left Gotham to hang out in Star ...


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No. It is not an absolute requirement. The two shows are definitely entwined, and there are a number of crossovers between the shows, but you will not have any real problems feeling lost or confused without having watched Arrow. Much like Angel and Buffy before them, the shows are written well enough that any pertinent crossover information is presented, ...


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National City, in the TV show, is located somewhere on the west coast of the United States. Most likely, it's located in southern California, just south of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As you mentioned, there are only a couple of things we know for sure about National City. Three of those things can help us locate it: It is on the coast: it has a harbor ...


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In the comics, at least, Green Arrow differentiated his arrows by a series of bumps on the shaft near the fletching. This was used against him once when a villain knocked him out and changed his arrowheads - they swapped his standard arrowheads (the ones with actual points) for some of his nonlethal arrows, leading him to accidentally kill a minor villain ...


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