The Flash: 10 most disliked characters, ranked

Throughout The Flash's decade-long run there were some characters that fans did not respond well to. Which ones annoyed them the most?

The Flash -- "Legacy" -- Image Number: FLA522c_0018b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS, Grant Gustin as The Flash and Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved
The Flash -- "Legacy" -- Image Number: FLA522c_0018b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS, Grant Gustin as The Flash and Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved /
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Cicada, The Flash
The Flash -- "Time Bomb" -- Image Number: FLA517b_0148b.jpg -- Pictured: Sarah Carter as Cicada II/Grace Gibbons -- Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved /

8. Grace Gibbons (Cicada 2.0)

The Flash season 5 had far too much going on, balancing its uninteresting Cicada storyline with the mysterious subplot involving the return of the Reverse-Flash. It threw more fuel to the fire when it introduced a second Cicada. The original's niece, Grace Gibbons, she came from a future where her uncle had morphed her into a more twisted version of himself, as she sought to continue his legacy by killing all metahumans.

There was definitely more of an allure to Grace's Cicada as she was much more unhinged, screaming at everything around her when things didn't go her way. The fact that we knew more about her backstory also made her more interesting than Orlin's Cicada.

That being said, she was still a pretty thinly-written villain who was taking up screentime in a season that didn't have enough of that to go around. Fans didn't really respond to her arrival with enthusiasm because it was another method of dragging the Cicada saga out and her decision to kill her uncle for caring about her younger self wasn't exactly very nuanced either.

Cicada 2.0. was better than her predecessor, but that's really not saying much.