10 most disliked Arrowverse storylines, ranked

The CW's Arrowverse provided plenty of entertainment over the past decade, but which of its storylines did it miss the mark on?

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2. Who's In The Grave?

Arrow's "Who's In The Grave?" arc was a clear example of what happens when you don't plan your storylines. Concocted by the creative team without its endgame in mind, it meandered throughout the season, losing momentum pretty quickly, before it was finally revealed that the person who died was Laurel Lance, a.k.a. the Black Canary. On a Green Arrow show. Yep, fans were angry.

Not only was the notion of the show's original leading lady being killed off to further the arc of the two men in her life repugnant, it left the show in a bad spot where it had to scramble to replace the Black Canary character before ultimately deciding to bring Katie Cassidy back as an evil doppelganger of Laurel. By the end of its run, we had four Canaries. Four. And that's not even counting the alternate ones that showed up in the future.

The more you break it down, the more we can see the damage that this pointless storyline did to the show, but fans had already called it out for how awful it was long before any of the fallout happened. The night Laurel was killed "No Laurel, No Arrow" trended on Twitter around the world, while comic book fans who didn't watch the show were outraged to hear that the Black Canary had been killed off on a Green Arrow series.

Cecile Horton, The Flash, Arrowverse
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1. Cecile becoming "the most powerful metahuman in Central City"

The moment that Chester and Allegra suggested that Cecile Horton might be the most powerful metahuman in all of Central City, I could feel the fans' powerful reactions. They had already grown tired of The Flash's overreliance on the character, so the idea of her becoming its most powerful superhero was ridiculous. If you're wondering why, well just a reminder that this is a show called The Flash.

In the show's last 13 episodes, Cecile officially became a superhero, getting her own suit and codename - which honestly is one of the things we can all say that fans didn't want to see. But like the last few seasons of the show, the final season ignored fans' pleas to restore The Flash to its original glory and instead, again, made Cecile Horton the most powerful metahuman in Central City.

To make matters worse, the finale gave Cecile - an empath with psychic abilities - the ability to fly. No reasons were given, and fans were left disappointed at The Flash's attempts to force Cecile to the front of the show once again.

I liked Cecile in the show's earlier seasons, but the series stopped knowing what to do with her a long time ago, so it's easy to see why fans were so frustrated by the show's illogical obsession with her.

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