With the new photos released for the upcoming second half of The Flash, it appears that the beloved comic book couple will finally be cannon on the show. However, this is an adaptation and anything can happen–Iris West could break up with Barry or the two could not be endgame depending on what the writers and fans want. So, which ship/otp should win the shipper wars? We will let fans decide.
There is no doubt that the chemistry between Iris West and Barry Allen is beyond perfect. These two actors did their homework and understood quickly the hidden attraction of their characters. Barry Allen’s childhood crush, Iris, is the only person he would truly do anything to protect. Even though Barry has loved Iris for most of his life he never told her in fear that he would lose her.
Pros: These two have an amazing dynamic and a long time friendship. Because both Iris and Barry have known each other for so long they trust each other, which creates a healthy and beautiful relationship.
Cons: Iris is going out with Eddie and Barry is keeping his secondary job as The Flash a secret, which might end up harming his chances with Iris.
Dr. Caitlin Snow is not only Barry’s personal doctor, but she is also one of his trusting friends who keeps Barry Allen’s identity as the Flash a secret. Caitlin and Barry have noticeable chemistry which sinks deep into their relationship. Caitlin often moms Barry and keeps him line by providing advice and comfort. She has been one of the pillars of Barry’s transformation into the Flash.
Pros: Caitlin was there from the beginning and helped Barry through his journey. Barry and Caitlin have similar interests which allows for their friendship to be layered and strong. Both actors bounce off each other and help make a rhythm between Barry and Caitlin’s scenes.
Cons: Because Caitlin went through a traumatic experience with her fiance she might not be in the best place for dating. Barry is also in love with Iris at the moment, although never say never.
Barry Allen’s first appearance in Arrow not only made fans eager for The Flash, but it also created the Barricity ship. Both Barry Allen and Felicity Smoak are adorable nerds. Even Iris noted that these two would be perfect for each other. Barry and Felicity have a complex friendship, but understand each other to the point of empathy. Both actors capture a true affection and caring for the other.
Pros: Felicity and Barry are on the same level of smarts. They could probably talk for hours about any subject. These two have gone through a lot over the past year which allows for them to understand each other deeply.
Cons: Felicity Smoak and Barry Allen have an understanding, that even though destiny seems to bring them together they still desire the one person they can’t have.
Iris and Eddie
Finally, Iris West and her detective Eddie. Iris West fell for the handsome blonde cop working alongside her father. Eddie and Iris have a tender and loving relationship. Both actors work well together and create a sweet and beautiful feel to these two character’s love story.
Pros: Eddie and Iris complement each other and understand each other. Eddie tries to he Iris’ hero and will do anything to protect her. He also understands that she can defend herself and is her own master.
Cons: Eddie has been obsessed with hunting down the Flash for sometime. However, both characters are keeping secrets from each other–Iris’ secret meetings with the Flash and Eddie’s new knowledge of super humans.
Fans where excited to see the unveiling of the beloved comic book character Firestorm in the Flash. Caitlin Snow now has a new motivation, to save the man she loves. Ronnie Raymond and Caitlin Snow were engaged but with the explosion Caitlin assumed that Ronnie had died. These two clearly loved each other and in the few scenes on The Flash the actors demonstrate the chemistry and the long established romance between these two.
Pros: These two love birds have great on screen chemistry. The actors capture a relationship based on friendship and trust. Firestorm might have superpowers now and might be confused about what has happened to him, but he clearly wants to protect Caitlin from himself.
Cons: Ronnie is in shock and clearly wants to keep her safe, but him pushing Caitlin away might not be for the best. Also this couple hardly gets that much screen time–which come on they deserve.
So which ship should win the Shipper Wars?