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The Atom and Nora Darhk Leaving Legends of Tomorrow

It looks like we now know which two characters will be written out of CW’s Legends of Tomorrow and it’s none other than Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer aka The Atom…

… And Nora Darhk.

According to a recent interview, the departure is part of the natural order for the team which will always have a revolving door of cast. I mean who would have thought that they would find a way to add in John Constantine in the team right?

co-showrunners Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu explained what brings about Ray and Nora’s next chapter.

We’ve always imagined that time on the Waverider was meant to be finite, you know? It was always meant to be halfway home and not a permanent home and that once you’ve repaired whatever damage you had when you boarded the ship that you probably should make room for another damaged soul,” Klemmer explained. “It’s like real life, as well. You know, you have your single friends but when you get into relationships–sorry to break the news to all the people in young relationships who think that life is never gonna change, but it does. There’s no way of going through a threshold in life and carrying everything that you had before. You have to forfeit something. And that’s the pain and beauty of life.
We like to tell what are more realistic stories, which is that people come together for a time when they need each other and then when they don’t need each other anymore, they kind of grow apart,” Shimizu echoed. “And that is definitely the story we’re trying to tell with Ray and Nora. And we think it’s the way that we build up to their departure. I think it’s very loving. It comes from our love of these characters. And it comes from us wanting that story to come to the most satisfying close that we can, both for us as writers, for the actors, and for we hope the audience.

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