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Of the Arrowverse shows now, Legends has no main character to speak of and I haven't seen Arrow in a while but the way I remember it too falls under this, Supergirl and Flash seem particularly obsessed with making the main character comedically useless in favour of the side cast.

I don't remember the last time Barry saved the day or did anything successfully on his own, and Kara's a little better but not by much. Marvel fans nowadays use the CW shows as a joke to show what a bad format is, and they're not entirely wrong. The CW has taken the "Team XXX" (as in Team Arrow/Flash etc) format to the cringy extreme it seems.

The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow are all capable and independent heroes in their original setting, I would think Supergirl especially because she's the only other kryptonian around.

Right now it seems on a good day nothing can be accomplished without help, and on a bad day the heroes' friends are the ones who truly carry. What's with that?
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the absolute BEST parts of S1 were Kara struggling to do the right thing and then Alex says or does something encouraging and then Kara succeeds and earns praise from Alex (or J'onn or Elisa or Cat etc). Obviously they can't maintain this for 7 seasons (it would grow old) but the formula was working with Kara as the main hero / main protagonist "this is MY story" with some necessary help from her support team.

After S1 they seemed to forget this and everything just got diffused.
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They may as well re-title the Flash this season to XS.


Pretty much, I do enjoy Barry and Nora but she's definitely taken over the season.

It's surreal to think back to Season 1 of The Flash where Barry was the only Superhero (apart from 3 or 4 Firestorm appearances in the season) around and we got to see a nice balance between his work, personal and Superhero life. Fast Forward to Season 5 and there's now 5 superheroes (The Flash, XS, Vibe, Killer Frost and Elongated Man) plus the quarterback Iris and I'm struggling to recall any episode this season where Barry's been the focus. Would be nice if in Season 6 they just returned to Barry being the only Superhero on the show.

The main reason Season 1 of Supergirl and The Flash are my clear favourite seasons of the respective shows is because their main focus was on Kara (Supergirl) and Barry (The Flash).
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It frustrates me as well. I think they want to bring other characters in to keep things fresh.

They may as well re-title the Flash this season to XS. At least SG hasn't gone that far with the Dreamer character!
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