The 9 Saddest Arrowverse Parent Deaths (PHOTOS)

Meredith Jacobs

[Warning: The below and gallery above contain MAJOR spoilers for Season 5, Episode 19 of The Flash, "Snow Pack."]

In Tuesday's episode of The Flash, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) joined the list of superheroes who have lost a parent in a tragic way.

The central heroes of Arrow and The Flash have both seen the death of their parents, but the Queens and Allens aren't the only families who have suffered losses.

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Over the course of seven seasons of Arrow, five seasons of The Flash, and four seasons of Legends of Tomorrow, parents haven't fared well. Those deaths, whether through sacrifice or not, have often led to some of the saddest scenes on these shows.

Click through the gallery for the Arrowverse parent deaths TV Insider remembers tearfully.