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Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Series/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.

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Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Series/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.Series/{{Arrowverse}}.



* Series/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as [[StarMakingRole Felicity Smoak]]:
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2012 -- present)

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* Series/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) 2019) as [[StarMakingRole Felicity Smoak]]:
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2012 -- present)2019)



* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theater, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season One behind the scenes video, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.

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* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theater, but so far she has not sang never sung or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season One behind the scenes video, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.



* CreatorBacklash: She's aware in some respect of her character now being considered to be TheScrappy for the entire Arrowverse after the SeasonalRot of ''Arrow'' Seasons 3, 4, and 6 along with the infamous ending to the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' CrisisCrossover. However, Rickard's comments in interviews has alluded to that she's just as frustrated as the audience is about her character's mishandling. Notably, she was angry about Felicity's [[spoiler:disability storyline]] being quickly brushed aside (as she had even done [[ShownTheirWork tons of research]] about [[spoiler:disabilities]] and was excited to represent the individuals in question). Furthermore, she was disappointed about the DarkerAndEdgier material she was asked to shoulder during ''Arrow'' Seasons 3 and 4 (since she felt that the more angsty storylines she was given didn't play to her strengths).

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* CreatorBacklash: She's aware in some respect of her character now being considered to be TheScrappy for the entire Arrowverse after the SeasonalRot of ''Arrow'' Seasons 3, 4, and 6 along with the infamous ending to the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' CrisisCrossover. However, Rickard's Rickards' comments in interviews has alluded to that she's just as frustrated as the audience is about her character's mishandling. Notably, she was angry about Felicity's [[spoiler:disability storyline]] disability storyline being quickly brushed aside (as she had even done [[ShownTheirWork tons of research]] about [[spoiler:disabilities]] disabilities and was excited to represent the individuals in question). Furthermore, she was disappointed about the DarkerAndEdgier material she was asked to shoulder during ''Arrow'' Seasons 3 and 4 (since she felt that the more angsty storylines she was given didn't play to her strengths).



** Her character's father in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is a ChekhovMIA.

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** Her character's father in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is was a ChekhovMIA.



* NiceGirl: The many detractors of Felicity Smoak seem to consider Rickard herself an UnacceptableTarget, with even the harshest perspectives given regarding Rickard herself being that she's "[[SoOkayItsAverage a lackluster actress]], but still a wonderful human being." This reputation isn't that undeserved either, with her having started a [=T-shirt=] campaign to help earn money for auto-immune diseases-related charities in 2016 and coming up with a new $250,000 scholarship program for Vancouver Film School in 2019, both being funded largely out of her own pocket.

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* NiceGirl: The many detractors of Felicity Smoak seem to consider Rickard Rickards herself an UnacceptableTarget, with even the harshest perspectives given regarding Rickard herself being that she's "[[SoOkayItsAverage a lackluster actress]], but still a wonderful human being." This reputation isn't that undeserved either, with her having started a [=T-shirt=] campaign to help earn money for auto-immune diseases-related charities in 2016 and coming up with a new $250,000 scholarship program for Vancouver Film School in 2019, both being funded largely out of her own pocket.



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* ''Funny Story'' (2018) as Kim



* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season One behind the scenes video, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: She was trained in musical theater, but she mainly played bit roles before playing [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]] ([[AscendedExtra And even that was supposed to be one too]]).
* DisappearedDad:

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* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, theater, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, shows ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season One behind the scenes video, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: She was trained in musical theater, but she mainly played bit roles before playing [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]] ([[AscendedExtra And and even that was supposed to be one too]]).
* CreatorBacklash: She's aware in some respect of her character now being considered to be TheScrappy for the entire Arrowverse after the SeasonalRot of ''Arrow'' Seasons 3, 4, and 6 along with the infamous ending to the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' CrisisCrossover. However, Rickard's comments in interviews has alluded to that she's just as frustrated as the audience is about her character's mishandling. Notably, she was angry about Felicity's [[spoiler:disability storyline]] being quickly brushed aside (as she had even done [[ShownTheirWork tons of research]] about [[spoiler:disabilities]] and was excited to represent the individuals in question). Furthermore, she was disappointed about the DarkerAndEdgier material she was asked to shoulder during ''Arrow'' Seasons 3 and 4 (since she felt that the more angsty storylines she was given didn't play to her strengths).
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DisappearedDad: Strangely common across her roles.




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* [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]]:
** She was TheNarrator for the audiobook version of "The Wicked Ones," a short story set in the universe of ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
** She's also continued her theater work outside of her television roles, gaining significant critical praise when she starred in the lead role of Zayd Dorn's ''Reborning'' at the Annex Theater in Vancouver during early 2018.
* NiceGirl: The many detractors of Felicity Smoak seem to consider Rickard herself an UnacceptableTarget, with even the harshest perspectives given regarding Rickard herself being that she's "[[SoOkayItsAverage a lackluster actress]], but still a wonderful human being." This reputation isn't that undeserved either, with her having started a [=T-shirt=] campaign to help earn money for auto-immune diseases-related charities in 2016 and coming up with a new $250,000 scholarship program for Vancouver Film School in 2019, both being funded largely out of her own pocket.


* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season Three gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.

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* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season Three gag-reel, One behind the scenes video, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.


* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season Three gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.

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* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season Three gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.


Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.

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Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, Series/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.


* Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as [[StarMakingRole Felicity Smoak]]:

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* Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} Series/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as [[StarMakingRole Felicity Smoak]]:


* AscendedExtra: Her role on ''Arrow'' wasn't meant to be very large or developed -- in the comics, Felicity is barely more than a footnote of a character -- but the producers (and later the viewers) reacted to her ''so'' positively that she was brought back with greater importance, becoming the third person to join Team Arrow, not to mention the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow lead character]]'s love interest ... effectively pushing aside [[ComicBook/BlackCanary his longtime romantic partner from the comics]] in the process.
* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season 2 gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: She was trained in musical theatre, but she mainly played bit roles before playing [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]] ([[AscendedExtra And even that was supposed to be one too]]).

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* AscendedExtra: Her role on ''Arrow'' wasn't meant to be very large or developed -- in the comics, Felicity is barely more than a footnote of a character -- but the producers (and later the viewers) reacted to her and her chemistry with Creator/StephenAmell ''so'' positively that she was brought back with greater importance, becoming the third person to join Team Arrow, not to mention the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow lead character]]'s Oliver Queen]]'s love interest ... interest...effectively pushing aside [[ComicBook/BlackCanary his longtime romantic partner from the comics]] in the process.
* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season 2 Three gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: She was trained in musical theatre, theater, but she mainly played bit roles before playing [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]] ([[AscendedExtra And even that was supposed to be one too]]).


* AscendedExtra: Her role on ''Arrow'' wasn't meant to be very large or developed --in the comics, Felicity is barely more than a footnote of a character-- but viewers reacted to her ''so'' positively that she was brought back with greater importance, becoming the third person to join Team Arrow, not to mention the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow lead character]]'s love interest ... effectively pushing aside [[ComicBook/BlackCanary his longtime romantic partner from the comics]] in the process.

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* AscendedExtra: Her role on ''Arrow'' wasn't meant to be very large or developed --in -- in the comics, Felicity is barely more than a footnote of a character-- character -- but viewers the producers (and later the viewers) reacted to her ''so'' positively that she was brought back with greater importance, becoming the third person to join Team Arrow, not to mention the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow lead character]]'s love interest ... effectively pushing aside [[ComicBook/BlackCanary his longtime romantic partner from the comics]] in the process.


'''Emily Bett Rickards''' (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.

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'''Emily Emily Bett Rickards''' Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.


* CreatorBreakdown: She wasn't happy on how {{Wangst}}y her character was written/portrayed during ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 3.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: Her StarMakingRole is a character who is originally [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-haired]] constantly [[DyeHard dyeing her hair blonde]]. When she's playing the character in flashback scenes, the naturally blonde Emily Bett dyes her hair jet-black.
* StarMakingRole: [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]].

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Her StarMakingRole is a character who is originally [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-haired]] constantly [[DyeHard dyeing her hair blonde]]. When she's playing the character in flashback scenes, the naturally blonde Emily Bett dyes her hair jet-black.
* StarMakingRole: [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]].

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* TheCastShowOff: ZigZagged. She was trained in musical theatre, but so far she has not sang or/and danced in the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows, ''on-screen''. She and her ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' co-stars sang "[[Film/{{Grease}} Summer Nights]]" on the show's Season 2 gag-reel, with her and Creator/JohnBarrowman's voices standing out.

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: She was trained in musical theatre, but she mainly played bit roles before playing [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak]] ([[AscendedExtra And even that was supposed to be one too]]).
* CreatorBreakdown: She wasn't happy on how {{Wangst}}y her character was written/portrayed during ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 3.


'''Emily Bett Rickards''' (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.

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'''Emily Bett Rickards''' (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.



* StarMakingRole: Felicity Smoak.

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* DisappearedDad:
** Her character's father in the music video for Music/{{Nickelback}}'s "Never Gonna Be Alone" is revealed to be DeadAllAlong.
** Her character's father in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is a ChekhovMIA.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Her StarMakingRole is a character who is originally [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-haired]] constantly [[DyeHard dyeing her hair blonde]]. When she's playing the character in flashback scenes, the naturally blonde Emily Bett dyes her hair jet-black.
* StarMakingRole: [[Series/{{Arrow}} Felicity Smoak.
Smoak]].


* Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as Felicity Smoak:

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* Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as [[StarMakingRole Felicity Smoak:Smoak]]:




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* StarMakingRole: Felicity Smoak.

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'''Emily Bett Rickards''' (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, perhaps best known for her role as Felicity Smoak across Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, currently a regular on ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.

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!! Selected filmography:
* ''Film/{{Flicka}}: Country Pride'' (2012) as Mary Malone
* Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} (2012 -- present) as Felicity Smoak:
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2012 -- present)
** ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' (2014, 2015)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' (voice only; 2015)
* ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' (2015) as Patty

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!! She provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: A large part of her (and Felicity's) appeal.
* AscendedExtra: Her role on ''Arrow'' wasn't meant to be very large or developed --in the comics, Felicity is barely more than a footnote of a character-- but viewers reacted to her ''so'' positively that she was brought back with greater importance, becoming the third person to join Team Arrow, not to mention the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow lead character]]'s love interest ... effectively pushing aside [[ComicBook/BlackCanary his longtime romantic partner from the comics]] in the process.

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