After doing a little reading, it seems that Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein are the primary duo for Firestorm in the comics and most other media. It seems odd to me, then, that they would decide to kill off Ronnie at the beginning of The Flash season 2, just to replace him with another character to bring back Firestorm.

My question is, what was the decision that led to Ronnie being killed? Were there real world reasons, such Robbie Amell having scheduling conflicts or other reasons? Or was it a writing choice?

  • note that I haven't finished season 2 yet
    – DForck42
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:16
  • He's not 100% dead. It's comics. He was put on a bus to another parallel universe duh
    – cde
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:32

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He didn't commit to doing it full time for Legends, so they put him on a bus to Earth n, and recast ed the mantel with the other firestorm. From Bleeding Cool.

BC: In regards to the real life timeline how close together was it finding out that we were going to see the death of Firestorm on The Flash to you getting the job with the X-Files? Were they kind of overlapping? How quickly did they occur?

RA: They were completely non-related. The Flash was always a non-contract role so it was always just whenever I was available I would come in and shoot. The reason they had to kill me was because I couldn’t be a part of Legends of Tomorrow and they needed to have Firestorm be one of the lead characters so they had to kill me to introduce a new Firestorm and then Berlanti, because he’s so amazing, told me they would bring me back as Earth 2 Firestorm/Deathstorm. But I actually booked X-Files right after shooting a movie in Montreal with Kevin Spacey called Nine Lives. I wrapped on a Wednesday, went home Thursday, got the audition Friday, went in Saturday, found out I got it on Monday and found out I was heading back to Vancouver so the nice thing was I got to go and hang out with some of The Flashcast and hang out a little bit.

He also makes fun of the whole "not really dead dead" and parallel universes. So Ronnie firestorm will be back. Eventually.


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