We all have our favorite character(s) on any show we watch, and yes, those characters don't always get the time we believe they deserve.
But, then there are the characters that are portrayed by talented actors and their stories suffer because the characters eventually don't fit into the mold of the show anymore, and we watch them continuously torn down to fit the character they're "supposed to be."
The actors are wasted due to stories that aren't worth their time, and the characters are thrown to the background because their path doesn't make sense just for the sake of keeping them on the show.
Here are 15 characters that are too interesting, too talented, and taken for granted on their respective shows.
Laurel Lance - Arrow
Whether it's as Laurel Lance or Black Siren, Katie Cassidy's talent is unmatched on Arrow, and her talent is wasted due to an overwhelming disinterest in her character in the writer's room. Laurel has never gotten the time her character deserves because so much more could hae been done with her. I'd love a Birds of Prey spin-off on another Earth with Laurel as the Black Canary on that team.
Rebekah Mikaelson - The Originals
Since Rebekah's introduction on The Vampire Diaries, she's been a stunning, consistent performer that steals every scene she's in, and we have to wonder why she hasn't had her own show devoted solely to her. Surely, if they can base an entire series around the villainous Klaus Mikaelson, we could see Rebekah take off on her own from the persistent curse that is immortality and her supernatural family members. She's been ignored for far too long.
Aaron Shore - Designated Survivor
Ever since Aaron's demotion from White House Chief of Staff to National Security Advisor, he's basically useless, which is a shame considering how wonderful his character could be if a little effort was put in. Aaron would make a great politician of his own, and given his heritage and his ties with his family, it'd be interesting to see that explored, especially if there was context like the current political world we live in overshadowing his character.
Jennifer Jareau - Criminal Minds
While this ensemble cast is usually pretty well-balanced, JJ almost always seems to be the one left out, and it's been that way over the series. Her role was minimal before AJ Cook's firing, and after her return she received more screen time, but not what she's needed. JJ should get her own spin-off and lead her own FBI team.
Killer Frost/Caitlin Snow - The Flash
Killer Frost is really the character that showcases Danielle Panabaker's talent and her ability to capture the icy attitude of Caitlin's evil alter-ego is wasted on The Flash. Perhaps Killer Frost should go to Legends of Tomorrow to get the focus she needs to take advantage of her talents and interesting, unique story as an anti-hero.
J'onn J'onnz - Supergirl
J'onn is capable of so much more than he's given on Supergirl. The occasional episodes focusing on his Martian heritage and background have been great, but given The CW's small budget and the writers being unable to come up with a story for J'onn outside of other surviving green martians, he's always put on the sidelines when he's just as capable as Kara in his true form.