Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Batwoman’s “Take Your Choice, ” The Flash’s “Death of the Speed Force” and Supergirl’s “The Bottle Episode.”
The episodes following immediately after the Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths happen indicate a horrify demise episode took place altogether off-camera; worse yet, most of the heroes seem alone unaware that thousands, perhaps millions, of parties died in the wake of Earth-Prime’s creation.
The final chapter of Crisis on Infinite Earths established a new multiverse made up of every DC Comics superhero show currently in production. The event also reset all of the superhero depicts produced for The CW onto a single world, Earth-Prime. While a new multiverse had been brought into existence, the superstars of Earth-Prime were convinced that their Earth was the only one that exists, due to the previous methods used for detecting other actualities no longer running. Ironically it was Batwoman, typically “the worlds largest” sanded of the Arrowverse series, that was the first show to address the question of whether or not anyone from the pre-Crisis Earths managed to escape to Earth-Prime on their own.
For reasons that were never showed, an alternate version of Beth Kane, who had not undergone the years of torment which transformed her into the criminal mastermind Alice, somehow came to Earth-Prime. Kate Kane was overjoyed to have a ordinary edition of her lost sister, until both Beth and Alice began knowledge severe physical tendernes, coughing up blood and bleeding from the nose and ears. This was, as medical student Mary Hamilton ascertained, because both females were undergoing rapid disintegration on a cellular level, and it was formulated this was due to the world literally not being big enough for both of them. Cisco Ramon would confirm this various weeks later in The Flash episode “Death of the Speed Force, “ declaring that any doppelgangers who wound up on Earth-Prime “would all be dead by now due to neurological deterioration, “when Nash Wells asked about the possibility of pre-Crisis doppelgangers existing abroad on Earth-Prime.
This declaration stand in stark distinguish to a droll place in “The Bottle Episode; ” the first escapade of Supergirl to air after Crisis on Infinite Earths. The bout been told that a nexus between world-wides had manifested in Al’s Dive Bar and the alien-friendly tavern had become a refugee camp for displaced aliens from other pre-Crisis Clays, including a second version of Al himself. This included an evil alternate version of Winn Schott and multiple versions of Brainiac-5. Yet , nothing was said on Supergirl about “whats happened to” all of the other doppelgangers after “The Bottle Episode.”
It tramps mind that out of all the Arrowverse, exclusively Kate Kane would have an experience like this, or that Al’s Dive Bar was the only nexus to unexpectedly spring up on Earth-Prime. Indeed, Cisco Ramon took a leave of absence from STAR Labs to travel the globe and chart all the anomalies between the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Earths, because there were so many that needed accounting. Additionally, Gideon, the AI Barry Allen appointed( in the future ), calculated that there were 3.725 trillion varies, when tasked with calculating how many things had changed in the bout “Grodd Friended Me.”
Logically, this means that there should be thousands, perhaps millions, of doppelgangers who came to Earth-Prime from other worlds in the pre-Crisis Arrowverse. However many there were, the committee is also logically means that all of them died slow, agonizing demises shortly after their advent, together with their Earth-Prime equivalents. This may explain why Cisco was so quick to snap at Nash Wells when he was questioned about being certain that there was no way any doppelgangers lived; Cisco was likely a first-hand witness to the greatest pandemic in human history, and was utterly powerless to stop it.
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