Stealing the line from someone in the other thread for this title...
Laurel and Roy are the worst written characters on the show by far. That's by probably why they weren't killed off. Many (including me) wouldn't have cared and actually would be happy they were gone. Tommy's death, on the other hand, impacts everyone watching that
Gods no. Tommy had to go. Bloody awful character. Certainly the biggest one trick pony of them all.
As for comic book logic, this is actually the opposite. Comic books have cold killers being reformed and everyone forgetting and forgiving after the reform.
This is the
opposite[reverse] - Ollie is still killing people, and everyone acclimates themselves to this. The show dances around this by claiming all the guys killed are bad, though seems like some of them are almost certainly just hired security who'd realistically be veterans.
Originally it seemed like Ollie was at least partially in the wrong, with Felicity hesitating about joining up with a murderer.
Heck Tommy was the only person who managed to continually point out the fact Ollie kills people.
Other than possibly Malcom, since at least his second run in with Huntress, Ollie has gone out of his way to avoid killing. Most henchmen who are hit with arrows are seemingly getting hit in non lethal areas, otherwise he's beating them up. As for the list, he hasn't truly gone after anyone on the list for a good chunk of the latter part of the season.
Edited by Jaxom 1974, 21 November 2013 - 11:21 AM.