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The Flash's New Villain Kills a Major Character

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Time Bomb," the latest episode of The Flash.

Meet the new Cicada, who is much different than the old Cicada. In "Time Bomb," the latest episode of The Flash, future Cicada Grace Gibbons returned to finish the mission her uncle Orlun Dwyer had started. However, when he stood in her way, she didn't hesitate to take him out of the picture.

As Dwyer recovered in an isolated cabin in the woods, this future version of Grace continued her quest of ridding the world of the metahuman "plague." Even as she pursued the metahuman who accidentally killed her parents, she tried to convince Dwyer to get his powers back. He repeatedly explained that he chose to have his powers taken away and that he hoped the same for her, but she forged ahead with her plans anyway.

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During Grace's episode-ending confrontation with Team Flash, Dwyer attempted to interfere. He showed up just before she killed the Scarlet Speedster. "Don't do this, please," he begged. "This isn't the way to make the world a better place." He tried to talk her down, explaining that he was wrong and his hate led him to make a major mistake. "You don't have to go down the same path I did," he insisted. "You don't have to hold on to this, this anger. Let it go.... Let it go before it's too late for you, like it is for me."

"You're right, Uncle Orlun," she said, summoning her dagger back. It struck him in the back, bringing him to his knees. "It is too late," she agreed. With that, she pulled the dagger out of his body and took off, fleeing the scene.

Dwyer collapsed into Flash's arms. "Save my Grace," he groaned, and died there in the hospital parking lot.

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With Dwyer's death, Grace is now Team Flash's chief threat. Worse, she is more powerful than her uncle -- and her code is much less strict. After all, she put human lives in danger when she attacked the metahuman who killed her parents. Now, she doesn't even have her uncle to hold her back. What's more it is unclear how -- or if -- Dwyer's death will impact the timeline, since Grace has altered the past.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

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