History ComicBook / BirdsOfPrey

9th Jun '18 10:42:42 PM nombretomado
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Zinda Blake was originally a fighter pilot and hero from the 1950's who was brought to the early 21st century via TimeTravel. Due to her liberal and highly controversial beliefs regarding women's rights, responsibilities and abilities she is more at home now than she was in her original era, but she is struggling to deal with all of her [[Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}} friends and teammates]] dying of old age. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Also, she can hardly get anybody to honor her senior citizens discount]].

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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Zinda Blake was originally a fighter pilot and hero from the 1950's who was brought to the early 21st century via TimeTravel. Due to her liberal and highly controversial beliefs regarding women's rights, responsibilities and abilities she is more at home now than she was in her original era, but she is struggling to deal with all of her [[Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}} friends and teammates]] dying of old age. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Also, she can hardly get anybody to honor her senior citizens discount]].



* MoreExpendableThanYou: Huntress challenges Lady Shiva to a duel in order to prevent Black Canary from doing the same thing, since in Canary's current condition she has almost no chance of surviving the encounter. Huntress feels that, if somebody has to die, let it be herself, since Canary has a family and loved ones and a ''life'' to lose. [[SubvertedTrope Huntress ultimately survives the encounter]], and Canary explains to her [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that she has a just as much of a family and loved ones as Canary does]].

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* MoreExpendableThanYou: Huntress challenges Lady Shiva to a duel in order to prevent Black Canary from doing the same thing, since in Canary's current condition she has almost no chance of surviving the encounter. Huntress feels that, if somebody has to die, let it be herself, since Canary has a family and loved ones and a ''life'' to lose. [[SubvertedTrope Huntress ultimately survives the encounter]], and Canary explains to her [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments that she has a just as much of a family and loved ones as Canary does]].



* RaisedCatholic: Huntress, whose faith is a large part of her character despite her vigilante lifestyle, from the [[CreepyCoolCrosses crosses on her costume]] to the fact that she prays before fighting Lady Shiva, and thanks God [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for allowing her to live]].

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* RaisedCatholic: Huntress, whose faith is a large part of her character despite her vigilante lifestyle, from the [[CreepyCoolCrosses crosses on her costume]] to the fact that she prays before fighting Lady Shiva, and thanks God [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments for allowing her to live]].



* SpitTake: Helena cannot hold on to her beer when Zinda [[CrowningMomentOfFunny complains about how nobody will honor her senior citizens discount]].

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* SpitTake: Helena cannot hold on to her beer when Zinda [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments complains about how nobody will honor her senior citizens discount]].



* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Oracle, especially to those who do not know her true identity and thus ''only'' confer with her over radio. Babs confers with a "council" of fellow hackers at one point, each of whom is represented only by a voice, an icon on the screen and addressed with the name of a color (Oracle is green). We never learn who any of them are, although it is implied that "Blue" is [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]]....with whom Babs once "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome cyber did it]]."

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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Oracle, especially to those who do not know her true identity and thus ''only'' confer with her over radio. Babs confers with a "council" of fellow hackers at one point, each of whom is represented only by a voice, an icon on the screen and addressed with the name of a color (Oracle is green). We never learn who any of them are, although it is implied that "Blue" is [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]]....with whom Babs once "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome cyber did it]]."
24th May '18 4:33:18 PM lakingsif
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* BuryYourGays: Creote's suicide after Savant's murder [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope is actually a complete sham]], as the entire event was staged for Oracle's benefit. Once this is revealed it is Savant, who at the time thought he was straight, who attempts to really kill himself]].
15th Oct '17 9:38:04 PM Snowy66
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* TokenSuper: For a long time, Black Canary was the only member of the team with a Metahuman ability (her "[[MakeMeWannaShout Canary Cry]]"). Other members with superhuman powers have since come and gone on short stints (such as Power Girl, Little Barda, Hawk and Dove and Misfit), but Canary is pretty much the most steady member with this advantage.
1st Jul '17 6:48:15 PM freyalorelei
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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later [[ComicBook/Blackhawk Lady Blackhawk]] to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.

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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later [[ComicBook/Blackhawk [[ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}} Lady Blackhawk]] to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.
1st Jul '17 6:47:13 PM freyalorelei
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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later [[ComicBook/Blackhawk LadyBlackhawk]] to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.

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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later [[ComicBook/Blackhawk LadyBlackhawk]] Lady Blackhawk]] to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.
1st Jul '17 6:46:41 PM freyalorelei
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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.

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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk [[ComicBook/Blackhawk LadyBlackhawk]] to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.
3rd Apr '17 4:41:32 AM Doug86
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and ComicBook/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with {{gr|eyAndGrayMorality}}ay, but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you cannot just hover in the middle forever.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and ComicBook/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with {{gr|eyAndGrayMorality}}ay, but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you cannot just hover in the middle forever.
30th Mar '17 3:29:31 AM Amon_Ra
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** Black Canary is a [[ZigZaggingTrope complicated]] example; early issues had her explain that she no longer bothered with a secret identity because she no longer had a personal life to protect, and she used her real name and code name interchangeably. However, later issues had her maintain a life as florist Dinah Lance and made references to keeping her civilian and superhero lives separate, but while "on duty" she continued to introduce herself with her real name and was publicly recognized as Black Canary while "off duty." She even has a ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica credit card that she can use to purchase airline tickets without raising any attention. How this all reconciles with other events (Such as her very public marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow/[=Oliver Queen=] without anybody then knowing that Arrow and Queen are the same person) has yet to be explained.

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** Black Canary is a [[ZigZaggingTrope complicated]] example; early issues had her explain that she no longer bothered with a secret identity because she no longer had a personal life to protect, and she used her real name and code name interchangeably. However, later issues had her maintain a life as florist Dinah Lance and made references to keeping her civilian and superhero lives separate, but while "on duty" she continued to introduce herself with her real name and was publicly recognized as Black Canary while "off duty." duty". She even has a ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica credit card that she can use to purchase airline tickets without raising any attention. How this all reconciles with other events (Such (such as her very public marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow/[=Oliver Queen=] without anybody then knowing that Arrow and Queen are the same person) has yet to be explained.
28th Feb '17 12:23:37 PM rafi
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* EroticDream: Issue 3 (Volume 2) has The Penguin, while knocked, dream about getting some of Huntress, Black Canary, Dove and Lady Blackhawk. Naturally the girls are disgusted.
26th Feb '17 12:19:06 AM jormis29
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In 2016, the title was relaunched as ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'' as part of ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'', with Shawna and Julie Benson as writers and Claire Roe as the artist. Like many of the ''Rebirth'' titles, the new series was launched with the goal of hearkening back to the pre-New 52 version of the team, with the group now consisting of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary and Huntress.

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In 2016, the title was relaunched as ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'' ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'' as part of ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'', with Shawna and Julie Benson as writers and Claire Roe as the artist. Like many of the ''Rebirth'' titles, the new series was launched with the goal of hearkening back to the pre-New 52 version of the team, with the group now consisting of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary and Huntress.
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