In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the alternate future where the world is going to end, Zoom has the idea of a chain of event changes caused by The Flash. How is this possible?


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Professor Zoom taunting The Flash over the death of the hero's mother is responsible for the timeline change. In the end, it is revealed that The Flash is responsible for the creation of the alternate world because, after Zoom's taunting, he traveled back in time to save his mother. This created a chain of events which led the world to a destructive situation. Professor Zoom took advantage of this situation.

  • What profit did Zoom took from the situation caused..?? Jan 3, 2014 at 5:05
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    @MaheshPaul Zoom is a super-villain and in situation where your enemy (flash) loose power and other superhero fighting each other, what better you can hope for.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Jan 3, 2014 at 6:12

Many things are implied with the film and require some knowledge of the comics. Usually, films set-up the background within themselves; instead, this film makes some very minor assumptions on the part of the audience.

As a time-traveling speedster, Professor Zoom is immune to the changes in the timestream in the same way Barry Allen was (for as long as he could hold out; we witness him eventually merge with his alternate universe memory history). Professor Zoom, at any point, could have traveled back to the past to observe Barry stopping the crime which killed his mother, in order to gain knowledge of how that incident changed the timeline.

Professor Zoom's motivation is to torture Barry Allen. He lets Barry know that by altering history to save one life, Barry caused the chain of Flashpoint events that put the world on the brink of destruction. Zoom took no part in this other than to be an observer, and to taunt Barry.

  • Exactly, Zoom just stood back and watched Allen run around like a chicken with his head cut off.
    – cde
    Oct 17, 2015 at 20:55

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