History ComicBook / BlackCanary

10th Jun '17 2:16:08 PM nombretomado
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She was still dating Green Arrow, though [[MrsRobinson their difference in ages]] was reversed, with a [[DirtyOldMan 30-something Oliver Queen]] having started dating a college-age Dinah Lance several years earlier. For most of this period, she was a supporting character in Mike Grell's Mature-Readers ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' book, where -- in an effort to limit the usual SuperHero elements of comic books and create a more grounded, realistic story -- [[WomenInRefrigerators Grell removed Dinah's Canary Cry]] in ''The Longbow Hunters'' following an extended torture session. She would later dump Green Arrow and -- for a time -- disappeared into ComicBookLimbo.

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She was still dating Green Arrow, though [[MrsRobinson their difference in ages]] was reversed, with a [[DirtyOldMan 30-something Oliver Queen]] having started dating a college-age Dinah Lance several years earlier. For most of this period, she was a supporting character in Mike Grell's Mature-Readers ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' book, where -- in an effort to limit the usual SuperHero elements of comic books and create a more grounded, realistic story -- [[WomenInRefrigerators [[Website/WomenInRefrigerators Grell removed Dinah's Canary Cry]] in ''The Longbow Hunters'' following an extended torture session. She would later dump Green Arrow and -- for a time -- disappeared into ComicBookLimbo.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In ''The Longbow Hunters'', Black Canary is captured, tortured and depowered solely for the purpose of giving Green Arrow a story-arc where he angsts over killing the men who were torturing her.



* WomenInRefrigerators: In ''The Longbow Hunters'', Black Canary is captured, tortured and depowered solely for the purpose of giving Green Arrow a story-arc where he angsts over killing the men who were torturing her.

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* WomenInRefrigerators: In ''The Longbow Hunters'', Black Canary is captured, tortured and depowered solely for the purpose of giving Green Arrow a story-arc where he angsts over killing the men who were torturing her.
23rd Feb '17 10:21:33 AM StFan
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This confusing and creepy chain of events would be {{Ret Con}}ned again not too long after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. Now, the Lance family had a relatively normal life together, with the elder Dinah still working as a florist in her SecretIdentity and Larry still a private eye. Dinah Drake was also given further motivation for having chosen the path of the vigilante, having tried and failed to follow in the footsteps of her cop father, thanks to the then [[DirtyCop rampant sexism and corruption of the Gotham City Police Department]]. But the greatest changes were reserved for the Dinah Laurel Lance who was now a founding member of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and whose sonic super powers were now the result a mutation -- a third vocal cord.

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This confusing and creepy chain of events would be {{Ret Con}}ned again not too long after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. Now, the Lance family had a relatively normal life together, with the elder Dinah still working as a florist in her SecretIdentity and Larry still a private eye. Dinah Drake was also given further motivation for having chosen the path of the vigilante, having tried and failed to follow in the footsteps of her cop father, thanks to the then [[DirtyCop rampant sexism and corruption of the Gotham City Police Department]]. But the greatest changes were reserved for the Dinah Laurel Lance who was now a founding member of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and whose sonic super powers were now the result a mutation -- a third vocal cord.



Most agree that it was in 2003 when Creator/GailSimone took over the writing duties on ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' that Black Canary really began to achieve her full potential as a character. She became the field commander of an expanding Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey team. She continued her martial arts training, becoming a warrior worthy of the respect of Comicbook/LadyShiva -- one of the greatest martial artists and certainly the deadliest assassin in Franchise/TheDCU. Dinah also acted as a trainer to a number of young heroines and briefly tried to care for Sin -- a young girl being trained by the League of Assassins to be their next great warrior. It was also during this period that she rejoined the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and become their official team leader.

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Most agree that it was in 2003 when Creator/GailSimone took over the writing duties on ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' that Black Canary really began to achieve her full potential as a character. She became the field commander of an expanding Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey team. She continued her martial arts training, becoming a warrior worthy of the respect of Comicbook/LadyShiva -- one of the greatest martial artists and certainly the deadliest assassin in Franchise/TheDCU. Dinah also acted as a trainer to a number of young heroines and briefly tried to care for Sin -- a young girl being trained by the League of Assassins to be their next great warrior. It was also during this period that she rejoined the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and become their official team leader.



** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' this is justified by her mentioning that it would be lethal to most opponents (especially at close range) and that would of course go against the League's ThouShaltNotKill rule.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' this is justified by her mentioning that it would be lethal to most opponents (especially at close range) and that would of course go against the League's ThouShaltNotKill rule.
18th Jan '17 9:26:35 AM rafi
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** She did this in the first ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' comic, a one-shot.
** She did again with her wedding dress when the wedding ceremony with ComicBook/GreenArrow is interrupted by ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} and his gang.
12th Jan '17 11:55:49 PM RallyBot2
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** Creator/GailSimone's [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/155635488880 take on the subject]] is that Dinah's ''passion'' is being a martial artist, whereas the Cry is more of a happy accident. She's not going to use it against unless she has to, both out of sportsmanship and the real risk of outright killing her opponent.

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** Creator/GailSimone's [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/155635488880 take on the subject]] is that Dinah's ''passion'' is being a martial artist, whereas the Cry is more of a happy accident. She's not going to use it against unless she has to, both out of sportsmanship and the real risk of outright killing her opponent.
10th Jan '17 10:10:11 AM nighttrainfm
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** Creator/GailSimone's [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/155635488880 take on the subject]] is that Dinah's ''passion'' is being a martial artist, whereas the Cry is more of a happy accident. She's not going to use it against an ordinary martial artist, both out of sportsmanship and the real risk of outright killing them.

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** Creator/GailSimone's [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/155635488880 take on the subject]] is that Dinah's ''passion'' is being a martial artist, whereas the Cry is more of a happy accident. She's not going to use it against an ordinary martial artist, unless she has to, both out of sportsmanship and the real risk of outright killing them.her opponent.
10th Jan '17 10:07:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* FightsLikeANormal: She very rarely actually uses her sonic ability. Occasionally the writers like to justify this with things like "it makes her throat hurt" or the fact that it has a high chance of affecting innocent bystanders due to being, well, a ''scream'' that breaks windows. Some writers, such as Mike Grell, even outright just pretend it doesn't exist and write her as a BadassNormal.
** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' this is justified by her mentioning that it would be lethal to most opponents (especially at close range) and that would of course go against the League's ThouShaltNotKill rule.

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* FightsLikeANormal: FightsLikeANormal:
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She very rarely actually uses her sonic ability. Occasionally the writers like to justify this with things like "it makes her throat hurt" or the fact that it has a high chance of affecting innocent bystanders due to being, well, a ''scream'' that breaks windows. Some writers, such as Mike Grell, even outright just pretend it doesn't exist and write her as a BadassNormal.
** Creator/GailSimone's [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/155635488880 take on the subject]] is that Dinah's ''passion'' is being a martial artist, whereas the Cry is more of a happy accident. She's not going to use it against an ordinary martial artist, both out of sportsmanship and the real risk of outright killing them.
** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' this is justified by her mentioning that it would be lethal to most opponents (especially at close range) and that would of course go against the League's ThouShaltNotKill rule.
25th Dec '16 9:02:59 PM bwburke94
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->''"[[MakeMeWannaShout That's the thing about me. When I open my mouth... it tends to drown out everyone in the vicinity.]]"''

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->''"[[MakeMeWannaShout That's ->''"That's the thing about me. When I open my mouth... it tends to drown out everyone in the vicinity.]]"''"''
7th Dec '16 11:03:59 AM smokeycut
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Her band has an [[https://blackcanary.bandcamp.com/album/ep-1 official EP]] you can listen to.
7th Dec '16 11:02:32 AM smokeycut
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Her band has an [[https://blackcanary.bandcamp.com/album/ep-1 official EP]] you can listen to.



* {{Defictionalization}}: Her band has an [[https://blackcanary.bandcamp.com/album/ep-1 official EP]] you can listen to.
7th Dec '16 11:00:51 AM smokeycut
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Her band has an [[https://blackcanary.bandcamp.com/album/ep-1 official EP]] you can listen to.
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