Hello. I really liked what you wrote about Barry 1 and Barry 2 and I sincerely apologise for how dumb this sounds (all the time travel has warped my brain) but given this is a Barry living in a timeline constructed by Eobard. Why does Barry still go missing? Wasn't that crisis because he went back in time? Or is that a red herring that the show will now change because Barry 1's timeline no longer exists? So Barry could have disappeared for so many other reasons. Whats your take on it? :)
Oh, now you started it. Divergent Universe theory crash course time! (And shush, it is far from a dumb question.)
Luckily for you, I have pictures! (It was a cold day at the beach, what can I say?)
So, three things:
The seashell represents Barry. In this case, it’s the first Barry in our travels. We could call it “The First Barry,” but I’m more fond of using the dash-# format. End result: this is Barry-1.
The line represents his original universe. Say hi, Universe 1!
The line is unbroken. That’s one word for it. I like uninterrupted, because what comes next is more like an interruption than a break.