“Black Siren deserves a redemption arc.”
“Black Siren wants to be redeemed.”
“Villains need redemption arcs!!!!!”
My biggest pet peeve when it comes to writing is the villain redemption arc. I have never seen it done well and it drives me crazy. You want to take this perfectly good villain and throw away everything they are for what? I can’t think of a single good reason for Black Siren to become a “hero” Let villains be fucking villains.
She is literally an unapologetic murderer. BS enjoys being a villain. She wanted to kill Felicity and Oliver and everyone in that damn room. She would have happily screamed Cisco’s face off when he locked her away. This is not a character that wants to be good. Let her be bad. Let her play sides and do as she pleases. Let her do what she wants and stop trying to act like she’s some redeemable angel. You’re taking away everything that character is.