While listening to Chris Eckert describe Mirror Master's revamped Geoff Johns origin on the Fanboy Babylon podcast, it caused me to want to reread some of my collected Johns Flash issues to soak up some of the ridiculousness, and I'm reading the Zoom arc right now.
This has got to be up there with THE most ridiculous motivations for a villain I have ever seen - even crazy Silver Age theme/gimmick gangs' motivations have a bizzarre dream-logic going on in them. But Hunter Zolomon Zoom as a supertherapist is just about the goofiest thing I have ever seen. I mean "I'm trying to make you a better hero?" What? That's your motivation? That isn't badass, that's just annoying.
It's like that killer Monitor from the early issues of Countdown blathering about "removing anomalies from the timestream" or whatever. Do writers just not know how silly that looks in print? Removing confusing characters from continuity or whatever is a legitimate concern of a DC editor. But to have characters repeating that and referencing that in a completely straightforward way "YES. I AM FROM EARTH 4! I SHOULDN'T EVEN EXIST! CRAZY HUH?" is silly as hell and just bad storytelling.