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    Metahuman Purge (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)



    Every Meta will die!

    Cicada's Purge was a series of murders executed by Cicada I and II from 2018 to 2019 in order to kill all Metahumans in Central City.

    History[edit | hide | hide all]

    Background[edit | hide]

    Orlin Dwyer[edit | hide]

    The night of the Enlightenment

    During the Enlightenment, the Sally the Satellite fell from the sky to Central City. The Flash and XS destroyed the satellite before it hit the ground and saved thousands of people. However, Orlin Dwyer and his niece, Grace Gibbons along with hundreds of people were under the impact zone and were injured by shrapnel of the satellite. Orlin, who was impaled by a lightning bolt-shaped shrapnel was mutated in the process and gained Metahuman powers. Grace, on the other hand, was hit by a small piece in the head and fell into a coma.[1]

    Days later, Orlin was angered by Grace's coma and chose to seek revenge for her. The shrapnel placed next to him was activated, and he discovered his power of power-dampening. He then used his mask at work, utilized a hooded jacket and chose to be a murderous vigilante, later known as Cicada.[1][2]

    Grace Gibbons[edit | hide]

    The death of Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons

    At some point before 2018, Grace's father and mother passed by an ATM and were killed by an explosion unknowingly caused by Vickie Bolen's powers. She was later sent under her uncle's guardianship and grew up, taking his mantle as Cicada in an erased future. Soon, Grace traveled back in time before her own uprising to stop Orlin from taking the Metahuman Cure and tried to do the purge in her own way.[3][4]

    Secret Plan[edit | hide]

    The dagger tied to Thawne in 2049

    Unbeknownst to all, Eobard Thawne has been planting seeds to start the purge by sending Nora back to the past in order to free himself from the imprisonment by the Lightning Dagger in 2049. Despite his connection with Nora being discovered by Sherloque Wells, no one has been able to deduce that Cicada's Purge is connected to his plan. Moments before his plan succeeding, Ralph Dibny realized that it might be tied to Thawne and prevented the detriment of the dagger. However, Team Flash did not understand Ralph's motive of the action and destroyed the dagger again. After Ralph being reverted to his default form, he told them that it might be related to Thawne's imprisonment and the team went to 2049 to prevent Thawne from escaping, leading up to a battle in 2049.[5][6]

    Assassination of Gridlock[edit | hide]

    Assassination of Block[edit | hide]

    "Death of Vibe"[edit | hide]

    Battle at Central City Hospital[edit | hide]

    Escape from Cicada[edit | hide]

    Kidnapping of Team Flash (52 timelines)[edit | hide]

    Attack on S.T.A.R. Labs[edit | hide]

    Attack on Vickie Bolen[edit | hide]

    Attack on Icicle[edit | hide]

    Attack on the Central City Police Precinct[edit | hide]

    Ambush on Cicada II[edit | hide]

    Aftermath[edit | hide]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Nora Appears
    Blocked Appears
    The Death of Vibe Appears
    News Flash Appears
    All Doll'd Up Mentioned
    The Icicle Cometh Appears
    O Come, All Ye Thankful Appears
    What's Past Is Prologue Appears
    The Flash & The Furious Mentioned
    Seeing Red Appears
    Memorabilia Mentioned
    Goldfaced Appears
    Star City Slayer Mentioned
    Cause and XS Appears
    Snow Pack Appears
    Gone Rogue Appears
    The Girl with the Red Lightning Appears
    Legacy Appears
    Into the Void Mentioned

    References[edit | hide]

    Events - Earth-1 (Pre-Crisis)
    Arrow
    Sabotage of the Queen's Gambit (2007) · A.R.G.U.S. Lian Yu Operation (unknown-2008) · Search for Mirakuru (2008-2009) · A.R.G.U.S. Hong Kong Operation (2009-2010) · Shadowspire Lian Yu Operation (2010-2011) · Undertaking (2012-2013) · Rise of the Church of Blood (2013-2014) · Deathstroke Vendetta (2013-2014) · League of Assassins Conflict (2015) · Genesis (2016) · Prometheus Murders (2016-2017) · Star City Gang War (2017-2019) · Emiko Adachi's Vendetta (2018-2019) · Oliver Queen's Tasks (2018-2019) · War Against Vigilantes (2040)
    Constantine
    Rising Darkness (2014)
    The Flash
    Particle Accelerator Explosion (2013) · Reverse-Flash's War (2000-2015) · Metapocalypse (2015-2016) · Conquering of the Speed Force (2016-2017) · Enlightenment (2018) · Metahuman Purge (2018-2019) · Reverse Time Hack (2019/2049) · Blood Brothers Reign of Terror (2019)
    Vixen
    Totems of Zambesi Conflict (2015-2016)
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow
    Vandal Savage's Uprising (2015-2166) · Quest for the Spear of Destiny (2016-2017) · Liberation of Mallus (2017-2018) · Usurpation of Earth (2018-2019)
    Crossovers
    Dominator Invasion (2016) · Earth-X Invasion (2017) · Elseworlds (2018) · Crisis on Infinite Earths (2019) · Crisis (2024; erased timeline)
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