It's kind of Jekyll and Hyde-y in a way the whole Savitar thing. Not so much the classic tale but the distinct beings. How Savitar *is* Barry but with certain things exaggerated with an absence of love and friendship and all those things that keep Barry light. And how Barry could have gone that path if he didn't have those people in his life that he does, that love and support even though he also has that darkness inside him.
Yeah that is a good way to put it. And it could’ve been explored in dopplegangers or with an evil twin (Malcolm Thawne, anyone?) but I love that they used a time remnant because that means he really *is* Barry, our Barry, just a little older, and a lot darker. He has all the same memories and pain and love, the same core, but it’s so broken and distorted now?
And our Barry could truly become that? There’s not a question of that possibility because we literally see it - he is our Barry, taken to a dark extremity.
And that makes me love him, too? Because he truly does have the same core of love and vulnerability despite it all, just with the hate and anger ramped up to 1000 and he’s given up trying to control those things and hold himself in check.
So Barry, our Barry, without love, without hope, and with all that pain rushing back all the time, he becomes… Savitar.
I was driving home today as I passed by all the places we used to go together. It was in the midst of our bittersweet memories when I realized I took you to all my favorite places.
All my favorite places that I can never return to again.
It’s times like this when you realise that money or being financially free provides life with a level of freedom but it isn’t something to dedicate you’re entire existence towards.
It’s times like this when you realise that what makes life worth living is love; falling in love and creating families, making memories with your loved ones, waking up to the person you love everyday, loving your occupation, loving yourself.
It’s times like this when you realise how empty life was before, when you finally connect your souls missing piece with another soul, and formulate a bond stronger than anything you’ve experienced before. A reciprocated love that solely promotions growth and positive changes.