The Flash Season Finale Cut a Scene that Introduced a New Firestorm Superpower

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 3:38PM
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Monday, 15 June 2015 - 3:38PM
The Flash Season Finale Cut a Scene that Introduced a New Firestorm Superpower
Will Firestorm get a new superpower in season two of The Flash? Robbie Amell thinks so, considering that a deleted scene from The Flash's season finale introduced Ronnie Raymond's ability to manipulate the subatomic structure of matter.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Amell described the deleted scene, which was cut due to time constraints:

"The sad thing is there was a moment in the finale that had to be cut out – just because it was such a massive episode and it didn't actually have anything to do with plot – where they introduced matter manipulation. There's a scene where Danielle [Panabaker]'s character is checking my temperature and giving me the once-over. I call Victor [Garber] in the room and we merge, and I turn her thermometer into a daffodil. It was just like a really nice, sweet way of showing… because she's asking if we're going to be OK, and I'm like, 'Actually, we're getting pretty good at this whole Firestorm thing.' And we merge without even missing a beat and turn that into a flower. It was a nice moment, but ultimately it just didn't hold any bearing on the plot."

This does sound like a sweet interchange, although it also brings up some questions. In the comics, Firestorm does have the ability to rearrange the atomic structure of inorganic matter, but can't perform the same feat on organic matter without experiencing extremely painful feedback. Technically, in this scene he wields his powers on an inorganic thermometer, but changing it into an organic flower feels a little like cheating. Amell predicts that the power will be introduced again in a future episode, and perhaps the new introduction will be more true to the comics:

"So, matter manipulation I'm sure will be reintroduced, or maybe it will be available on the DVD director's cut of the episode," said Amell. "But there's so much they can do with this character."

It seems like a no-brainer that the writers will introduce the superpower next season if they originally planned to do so in the finale. Although, Amell points out that there may be reasons to hold off on introducing that power, as it may render Ronnie Raymond so powerful that he becomes uninteresting. If Firestorm can manipulate matter, then he can potentially turn any weapon used against him into a flower.

"My biggest fear with the character was that he was too powerful," said Amell. "I think that sometimes that can be an issue. I feel like that's the only problem I ever have with the Superman comic book, is other than kryptonite, how do you stop this guy?"

The second season of The Flash airs this fall on Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW. And for those of you who are attending San Diego Comic Con 2015, The Flash cast and producers will show a "special video presentation" for Super Hero Saturday Night.
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