Damon Griffin wrote:Barry indirectly saved Cisco. That made him available for kidnapping by the previously disarmed supervillains.Shadowborn wrote:New timeline: They stop one villain, but three others are on the loose. The reporter, the one who probably had the most damning collection of evidence against Wells, is now dead and his information lost. "Turned out for the better?" That's pretty subjective.
I don't know what brought Cold/Glider/Heat Wave into the new timeline, but there isn't anything to suggest it was a consequence of Barry's actions. If for some reason they were waiting for the Mardon situation to be resolved before they struck, then they arrived earlier in the new timeline, but would have come in any case.
The reporter? Yeah, that's on Barry.
If the writers follow the logic of "The Flashpoint Paradox", changing the past sends ripples up and down the timestream, affecting even events that occurred before the altered event (Batman's origin, for instance). So you could blame *anything* on the change.