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Daveym 

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That doesn't come as a great surprise. His character came from nowhere but was heavy handedly designed as a reasonably challenging antagonist for Barry Allen to struggle with. Instantly unlikable that was his function. Yet he seemed to becomes a swift victim to heavy rewriting as the producers changed directions constantly and for all the world appeared to be making the show up as they went along. As such the character was something that just appeared in Barry's crime-lab one day, made his life difficult briefly, and by even mid-season stopped making much sense.

Little surprise the man has departed for fresher fields. \(fear\)





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Yeah I really can't see this as a bad thing for the show or the actor.

He was shoe-horned in as part of the effects of Flashpoint and as others have said the writing was a bit all over the place.


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It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong.
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I'm unclear whether Tom Felton was even contracted beyond the one series, but for an actor used to working in Film and one linear storyline work on a show as wildly uneven and chaotic as The Flash was this past season was likely disappointing to say the least. To be sold a part that is promising one thing, then find yourself experiencing the worst kind of turbulence and changes that television production can bring might well sour you to the genre altogether...

Nontheless his character fulfilled its purpose, it is hard to see where he could have progressed for this second not-so-popular season and The Flash has already a rather top-heavy cast of better established and more personal characters that require servicing this season. One has to suspect his departure was by mutual consent more than Felton unilaterally making the decision himself.





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Reverend Meteor


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I will miss the character. On a show where characters act selfishly and do stupid things on a cosmic scale he was the guy who pointed out how wrong they always were.

He was needed. Team Flash does a lot of stupid sh*t.




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    Quote:

    That doesn't come as a great surprise. His character came from nowhere but was heavy handedly designed as a reasonably challenging antagonist for Barry Allen to struggle with. Instantly unlikable that was his function. Yet he seemed to becomes a swift victim to heavy rewriting as the producers changed directions constantly and for all the world appeared to be making the show up as they went along. As such the character was something that just appeared in Barry's crime-lab one day, made his life difficult briefly, and by even mid-season stopped making much sense.



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    Little surprise the man has departed for fresher fields. \(fear\)


Well put.




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