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* UnstoppableRage: Barry in full on PapaWolf mode vs Cicada, powers or no powers. Cicada is lucky to have escaped alive.


* BewareTheNiceOnes: After Nora is injured, [[AllLovingHero Barry]] becomes more than willing to ''kill'' Cicada, and he very nearly does it before Nora arrives and talks him down.



* CallBack: Cecil remembers how Joe once asked her for help in transporting metas, back in "Rogue Air".

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* CallBack: Cecil Cecile remembers how Joe once asked her for help in transporting metas, back in "Rogue Air".Air".
* CurbStompBattle: As soon as his powers are restored, Barry's fight against Cicada in the climax is quickly and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally]] shifted in his favor.



* DirtyCoward: Peek-A-Boo teleports herself, and ''only'' herself onto the helicopter while the evacuees are under threat from Cicada.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Even if most metas become criminals, Team Flash isn't just going to sit idly by and let Cicada kill them, especially since in the eyes of the law they've already paid their debt to society after serving their prison sentence.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards:
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Even if most metas become criminals, Team Flash isn't just going to sit idly by and let Cicada kill them, especially since in the eyes of the law they've already paid their debt to society after serving their prison sentence.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Cecile compares the rage Barry feels over Nora's injury to Cicada's own genocidal rage. When they fight again in the climax, Barry goes completely berserk, beating Cicada into submission with his bare hands and coming within an inch of killing him. His voice even drops into a [[GutturalGrowler threatening growl]] much like Cicada's, as he pummels Cicada and vows that he will ''never'' hurt Nora again.



* NotSoDifferent: Cecile points out that Barry's anger at Cicada is not that different from Cicada's anger at what happened to Grace, and she tells him that he's risking it consuming him.

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* NotSoDifferent: Cecile points out that Barry's anger at Cicada is not that different from Cicada's anger at what happened to Grace, and she tells him that he's risking it consuming him. At the end, Barry has an epiphany that he and Cicada are alike in another way: they're both fathers who love their children, and he decides to try and wake up Grace in the hopes that she can convince Orlin to stop, just as Nora did for Barry.


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* ThePowerOfHate: Barry's previous attempts at fighting Cicada hand-to-hand without his powers were very much in the latter's favor. Driven by rage over Cicada crippling Nora, however, he does a much better job of holding his own, although he doesn't get an edge in the fight until his powers come back.


* CallBack: Cecil remembers how Joe once asked her for help in transporting metas, back in "Rogue Air".



* NotMeThisTime: Shawna finds the Flash on her doorstep, but she said that she wasn't up to anything this time. Shortly, Shawna shoots this back at the Flash when she thought he depowered her somehow.



* ShoutOut: Ralph mentions ''Series/SisterSister'' when talking to Caitlin.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Ralph mentions ''Series/SisterSister'' when talking to Caitlin.Caitlin.
** When Caitlin tries to talk Killer Frost about the latter's misgivings with the meta-cure, Frost pretends not to hear her by singing the "I love you" song from ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''.


* ManOfKryptonite: Not only is Killer Frost immune to the dark matter-draining effects of Cicada's dagger, it's revealed her ice powers can also neutralize it, allowing Barry to recover his SupeSpeed enough to give Cicada a beating.

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* ManOfKryptonite: Not only is Killer Frost immune to the dark matter-draining effects of Cicada's dagger, it's revealed her ice powers can also neutralize it, allowing Barry to recover his SupeSpeed SuperSpeed enough to give Cicada a beating.


* JustInTime: Ralph pulls the last meta, Norvock, up to the transport helicopter just as Cicada's dagger zooms toward Norvock, missing him by mere inches.



* ManOfKryptonite: Not only is Killer Frost immune to the dark matter-draining effects of Cicada's dagger, it's revealed her ice powers can also neutralize it, allowing Barry to recover his SupeSpeed enough to give Cicada a beating.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Once Killer Frost keeps Cicada's dagger at bay, Barry uses his powers to mercilessly pummel him and would have gone for a killing blow if not for Nora's arrival.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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Once Killer Frost keeps Cicada's dagger at bay, Barry uses his powers to mercilessly pummel him and would have gone for a killing blow if not for Nora's arrival.


* DeusExitMachina: The team would have actually captured Cicada in the first encounter for the episode had it not for Killer Frost transforming back into Caitlin to tend to Kyra May's injuries.



* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Jones has a brief appearance during Singh's briefing of the Cicada situation. Later he gets outed as TheMole for Cicada.



* ItsPersonal: Injuring Nora is when Cicada goes from being a BigBad to take down to being another ArchEnemy in the same vein as Thawne or [=DeVoe=]. Barry in particular is angry enough to kill him.

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* ItsPersonal: Injuring Nora is when Cicada goes from being a BigBad to take down to being another ArchEnemy in the same vein as Thawne Thawne, Zoom or [=DeVoe=]. Barry in particular is angry enough to kill him.


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* PokeThePoodle: Killer Frost keeps sabotaging Cisco and Caitlin's attempts to create the meta cure by messing up the latter's equations. Caitlin's reactions make it look like a childish tantrum.


* {{Irony}}: The BigBad's Cicada's blood is what's gonna help create the cure for the metagene of all things.

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* {{Irony}}: The BigBad's BigBad Cicada's blood is what's gonna help create the cure for the metagene of all things.



* ItsPersonal: Injuring Nora is when Cicada goes from being a BigBad to take down to being another ArchEnemy in the same vein as Thawne or [=DeVoe=], Barry in particular is angry enough to kill him.

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* ItsPersonal: Injuring Nora is when Cicada goes from being a BigBad to take down to being another ArchEnemy in the same vein as Thawne or [=DeVoe=], [=DeVoe=]. Barry in particular is angry enough to kill him.


* KilledByTheAdaptation: Carl Bork, who in the comics went straight as the muscle of The Power Company, and was still alive as of the ''Flashpoint'' CosmicRetcon.



* MythologyGag: Among the deceased meta names are Kyra May and Dwayne Geist. The latter is an obscure hero that debuted in ''Detective Comics''.

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* MythologyGag: Among the deceased meta names are Kyra May and Dwayne Geist. The latter is an obscure hero that debuted in ''Detective Comics''.Comics'' during the ''Bloodlines'' crossover (although in the comics his name was "Dwayne Gyer" and his ''codename'' was "Geist").


* UnexplainedRecovery: Norvok apparently has his snake back in his head again despite Amunet cutting it out last season.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Norvok apparently has his snake back in his head again despite Amunet cutting it out last season.season, though he doesn't actually use it.


* DeclarationOfProtection: Mutual between Caitlin and Killer Frost at the end, once Caitlin assuages Frost's fears about using the killers.

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* DeclarationOfProtection: Mutual between Caitlin and Killer Frost at the end, once Caitlin assuages Frost's fears about using the killers.cure.

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* DeclarationOfProtection: Mutual between Caitlin and Killer Frost at the end, once Caitlin assuages Frost's fears about using the killers.


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* PoorCommunicationKills: Much of the "sabotaging the cure" plotline could have been avoided if Killer Frost had just been up front with Caitlin about her concerns instead of refusing to give her the time of day. Thankfully, it works out in the end.


* HiddenDepths: Norvok reveals he used to work at a Zoo before the Accelerator exploded. He also shows a more noble side in helping Ralph evacuate the metahumans.

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* HiddenDepths: Norvok reveals he used to work at a Zoo before the Accelerator exploded. The reason he has a snake in his head is because he was trying to get a dangerous viper off a kid when the dark matter wave hit. He also shows a more noble side in helping Ralph evacuate the metahumans.


* DirtyCop: Officer Jones who hates metas ever since Spin brainwashed him. He gives Dr. Ambres a police log of metahuman arrests which she then gives to Cicada, which he repurposes for his hit list. He also tells Cicada about the metas being put into witness protection.

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* DirtyCop: Officer Jones who hates metas ever since Spin brainwashed him. He gives Dr. Ambres a police log of metahuman arrests which she then gives to Cicada, which he repurposes for his hit list. He also tells Cicada about the metas being put into witness protection.federal custody.


* DirtyCop: Officer Jones who hates metas ever since Spin brainwashed him. He gives Dr. Ambres a police log of metahuman arrests which she then gives to Cicada, which he repurposes for his hit list.

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* DirtyCop: Officer Jones who hates metas ever since Spin brainwashed him. He gives Dr. Ambres a police log of metahuman arrests which she then gives to Cicada, which he repurposes for his hit list. He also tells Cicada about the metas being put into witness protection.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Officer Jones justifies his newfound hatred for Metahumans and actions in aiding Cicada based on his experience with being brainwashed by Spin, a normal human.


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** Earlier, Barry and Nora examined Carl Bork's body and noted he was repeatedly stabbed on top of being inflicted with blunt force trauma.

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