Never pick a fight with the pony who's the swing vote, and with all that off of her chest, Sunflower sends Artemis packing.
Now I'm not going to get into the issues people had with her owner, but I do feel that it did create a scenario so that Artemis was never able to be viewed as a character alone. And while I do know there were some issues with her later on, I'm still unsure how much of that was compounded with the drama. I feel that had there been no comments, Artemis would have been semi favorably viewed.
Onto Artemis herself. I honestly liked her. She did everything that I needed her to do. She was a perfect Co-Leader with Flay, and I did in all honesty write the first half of the season with Artemis as the winner to give more backup to Eli's claims. She was a contender for most people, and I also wanted to have a story option with her of once Flay left she would emerge and take over. Which I saw echo'd for ALOT of people in the comments. She was always the one who would last longer. However we saw it in the edits, so do you really think it would pass the character in the season that could see the edit? She was very strategic, and very dominating, and I needed those qualities in her whether they were appreciated or not.
Chimchar if you feel this was personal against you, or done in ANY way to spite you. This comic was done before the shit hit the fan in the comments, you did not hurt Artemis's chances. This is where she was always meant to place.