On The Flash there has been a lot of twists and turns around who or what is Doctor Wells. The one thing that we know for sure is that there is more to him than he is letting anyone else know. As the story currently stands the show has made us believe that Doctor Wells is the Reverse Flash. We have seen that Doctor Wells is in possession of the Reverse Flash’s yellow suit, but at the same time I still have some doubts. There is the whole time travel aspect and the fact that we have recently found out that Doctor Wells does have super speed, but it is inconsistent. Then there is the fact that we know that there were two speedsters there the night that Barry’s mom was killed. This leads to the question who actually survived that night and which one is most likely Doctor Wells.
Doctor Wells is Reverse Flash
So the most obvious thing is that Doctor Wells is Reverse Flash. The likely story is that he went back in time to kill Barry’s mom to change her history or maybe even trying to kill Barry himself. Something happened during this fight because Barry ends up rushed out of the house and his mom ends up killed. At the same time no more casualties occur. Now maybe future Barry made it back in time, but Reverse Flash was able to kill him after killing the mom. Who knows maybe he even absorbed some of future Barry’s powers somehow, but that absorption only lasts so long. This would explain why the Reverse Flash is not just killing the young Barry outright and why he seemed to go out of his way to make sure that Barry Allen became the Flash in the first place. He wants Barry to get faster and faster so that he can eventually steal his speed and repair himself. This would explain why he is so protective of Barry and explain the very shady nature that Doctor Wells often exudes.
Doctor Wells is Future Flash
Now another theory that I think could make sense is that Doctor Wells is the future Flash. He travelled back in time and saved his younger self, but lost his mom. The reason he has the suit is because he defeated the Reverse Flash who had come back in time to destroy him before he was created. Part of the reason he keeps checking the timeline is because them coming back in time has changed the timeline. If Doctor Wells is the future Flash he knows what is at stake if Barry does not reach his full potential. This would explain why he pushes Barry so much and is constantly checking on his speed. He knows that he will need to be faster. Now my hypothesis is that something might have either gone wrong with the time travel or when he faced Reverse Flash that caused him to start losing his speed. He created the device that allows him to maintain his speed because until some turning point he needs to maintain himself until a certain point to get the timeline back on track.
Doctor Wells is Something Else
The third theory is that Doctor Wells is something else entirely. I still feel like he has to be someone from the future, but what if he is neither Reverse Flash or future Flash, than it is something else entirely. Now here is where my speculations kind of run out because I do not know enough about the universe that Flash lives in to know who else might be coming in to play. It could be interesting to bring in a character who we have not actually seen who knows both the Flash and Reverse Flash, who has a plan in and of himself.
I think the big thing is that the show definitely brings in doubts about who Doctor Wells is and we still do not know what he really wants. I think the big thing is that the audience needs to question the obvious and not make assumptions about Doctor Wells or it could be the obvious answer and all the mystery is to just make us question.