History ComicBook / BlackCanary

18th Feb '18 5:53:53 PM jormis29
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** Additionally, an [[AffirmativeActionLegacy African-American Black Canary]] appears as part of an alternate-future Justice League in Creator/JuddWinick's ''Justice League: Generation Lost'' series.

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** Additionally, an [[AffirmativeActionLegacy African-American Black Canary]] appears as part of an alternate-future Justice League in Creator/JuddWinick's ''Justice League: Generation Lost'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueGenerationLost'' series.
15th Oct '17 9:39:37 PM Snowy66
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* TapOnTheHead: EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of her Golden Age series. At some point in the story, Black Canary will be hit on the head and knocked unconcious.

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* TapOnTheHead: EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of her Golden Age series. At some point in the story, Black Canary will be hit on the head and knocked unconcious.unconscious.
* TokenSuper: She served as this for the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey, being the only long term metahuman member of the team. 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.
27th Sep '17 5:45:54 AM makarovak47
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* BroughtDownToBadass: Many stories have Dinah Laurel Lance lose her screaming powers for different reasons, which is far from a terrible thing since her combat prowess is her ''true'' weapon per WordOfGod.



* BroughtDownToBadass: Many stories have Dinah Laurel Lance lose her screaming powers for different reasons, which is far from a terrible thing since her combat prowess is her ''true'' weapon per WordOfGod.
27th Sep '17 5:45:03 AM makarovak47
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* The character also appears regularly in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', voiced by Vanessa Marshall, as one of three main mentors and chief combat trainer for the Team. She also turned up in the last minute or so of the Green Arrow [[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow animated short]], where she essentially [[BigDamnHeroes saved the day]]. Her prominence in both works is unsurprising given the involvement of Creator/GregWeisman, who has readily admitted that Dinah is his favorite comic book character.
* ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' has Dinah Lance, a teenage runaway from foster care who joins with Helena Wayne and Barbara Gordon in the titular team. She was reimagined as a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahuman]] with TouchTelepathy and mild telekinesis, growing in strength during the series. Her mother Carolyn Lance, played by Lori Loughlin, showed up in an episode, revealing she by the name Black Canary and was a metahuman with the Canary Cry.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' introduced her as a [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten conservative radio host]] in her SecretIdentity and a Lex Luthor minion in costume, recruited to stop the "terrorist" activities of Green Arrow. She eventually saw the light and joined the fledgling Justice League.
* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz,[[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two,]][[/note]] in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics. She was later replaced in Season Five by Dinah Drake (played by Creator/JulianaHarkavy ) - a metahuman with a sonic scream power who had worked as an undercover police officer in Central City before being hired on to the Star City Police Department.

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* The character also appears regularly in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', voiced by Vanessa Marshall, Creator/VanessaMarshall, as one of three main mentors and chief combat trainer for the Team. She also turned up in the last minute or so of the Green Arrow [[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow animated short]], where she essentially [[BigDamnHeroes saved the day]]. Her prominence in both works is unsurprising given the involvement of Creator/GregWeisman, who has readily admitted that Dinah is his favorite comic book character.
* ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' has Dinah Lance, a teenage runaway from foster care who joins with Helena Wayne and Barbara Gordon in the titular team. She Played by Creator/RachelSkarsten, she was reimagined as a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahuman]] with TouchTelepathy and mild telekinesis, growing in strength during the series. Her mother Carolyn Lance, played by Lori Loughlin, Creator/LoriLoughlin, showed up in an episode, revealing she by the name Black Canary and was a metahuman with the Canary Cry.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' introduced her as a [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten conservative radio host]] in her SecretIdentity and a Lex Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor minion in costume, recruited to stop the "terrorist" activities of Green Arrow. She eventually saw the light and joined the fledgling Justice League.
League. She's played by Creator/AlainaHuffman in this version.
* TheCW Creator/TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz,[[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two,]][[/note]] two]][[/note]] in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics. She was An AlternateSelf of Laurel from Earth-2, who instead goes by Black Siren, is later replaced introduced in Season Five by Dinah Drake (played by Creator/JulianaHarkavy ) - a metahuman with a sonic scream power who had worked as an undercover police officer in Central City the SpinOff series ''Series/TheFlash2014'' before being hired on {{transplant}}ed to ''Arrow''. Unlike her Earth-1 counterpart, Black Siren possesses the Star City Police Department.
actual Canary Cry and is a trained and experienced fighter from the get-go.



* BroughtDownToBadass: Many stories have Dinah Laurel Lance lose her screaming powers for different reasons, which is far from a terrible thing since her combat prowess is her ''true'' weapon per WordOfGod.



* ColorCharacter

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* ColorCharacterColorCharacter: '''Black''' Canary.
11th Sep '17 11:28:30 AM Omnicron13
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* BloodKnight: Dinah definitely loves a good brawl and is all to willing to use violence when it suits her needs or even if she annoyed enough. She'll invoke her affection for combat when she starts [[ArrogantKungFuGuy boasting about how well she can cripple someone.]]
9th Sep '17 5:46:04 PM Omnicron13
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* HurtingHero: Becomes this whenever she pairs with ComicBook/GreenArrow. Their first pairing? Kidnapped by drug lords in a botched sting operation and physically tortured so badly she loses her fertility and her powers (which would eventually be restored). Rejoins Ollie after he gets resurrected? Her adopted daughter is kidnapped and Ollie himself makes her believe she's dead. Despite that, she still marries him - and proceeds to be reduced to a DamselInDistress whose Canary Cry accidentally causes an innocent bystander's hearing loss. And then Ollie leaving to form a second Justice League team somehow devastates her so much that she breaks up the primary team that she the leader of. Suffice it to say, there are likely a lot of ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey fans who really really don't like seeing Dinah and Ollie together.

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* HurtingHero: Becomes this whenever she pairs with ComicBook/GreenArrow.ComicBook/GreenArrow due to their relationship being an infamous case of MasochismTango where they continually bring out the worst in each other. Their first pairing? Kidnapped by drug lords in a botched sting operation and physically tortured so badly she loses her fertility and her powers (which would eventually be restored). Rejoins Ollie after he gets resurrected? Her adopted daughter is kidnapped and Ollie himself makes her believe she's dead. Despite that, she still marries him - and proceeds to be reduced to a DamselInDistress whose Canary Cry accidentally causes an innocent bystander's hearing loss. And then Ollie leaving to form a second Justice League team somehow devastates her so much that she breaks up the primary team that she the leader of. Suffice it to say, there are likely a lot of ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey fans who really really don't like seeing Dinah and Ollie together.
14th Jul '17 5:14:50 PM NightShade96
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** Post-Crisis, pre-New52 comics will use the domino mask as a quick way to distinguish between Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance. In the ''Birds of Prey'' issue where Dinah Laurel closes one of Dinah Drake's unsolved cases, she wears her mother's costume to bring the crook in, and it includes the mask. (As well as a regular leotard and stiletto-heeled boots, as opposed to her usual leather and flat-soled boots.)

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** Post-Crisis, pre-New52 pre-ComicBook/New52 comics will use the domino mask as a quick way to distinguish between Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance. In the ''Birds of Prey'' issue where Dinah Laurel closes one of Dinah Drake's unsolved cases, she wears her mother's costume to bring the crook in, and it includes the mask. (As well as a regular leotard and stiletto-heeled boots, as opposed to her usual leather and flat-soled boots.)
5th Jul '17 10:07:33 PM Arrowhead
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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz,[[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two,]][[/note]] in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.

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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz,[[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two,]][[/note]] in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.
comics. She was later replaced in Season Five by Dinah Drake (played by Creator/JulianaHarkavy ) - a metahuman with a sonic scream power who had worked as an undercover police officer in Central City before being hired on to the Star City Police Department.
5th Jul '17 10:02:24 PM Arrowhead
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Dinah's fortunes truly changed, however, with the start of ''ComicBook/DC Rebirth'' in June 2016. As of June 2017, Dinah is a main character in three different titles - ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth'' and ''ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth'', where she teamed up with The Emerald Archer to investigate a human trafficking ring and the two fell in love, restoring the classic relationship between the two.

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Dinah's fortunes truly changed, however, with the start of ''ComicBook/DC Rebirth'' ''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' in June 2016. As of June 2017, Dinah is a main character in three different titles - ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth'' and ''ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth'', where she teamed up with The Emerald Archer to investigate a human trafficking ring and the two fell in love, restoring the classic relationship between the two.
5th Jul '17 10:01:51 PM Arrowhead
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Dinah's fortunes truly changed, however, with the start of ''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' in June 2016. As of June 2017, Dinah is a main character in three different titles - ''ComicBook/{{BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey}}'', ''ComicBook/{{JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{GreenArrowRebirth}}'', where she teamed up with The Emerald Archer to investigate a human trafficking ring and the two fell in love, restoring the classic relationship between the two.

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Dinah's fortunes truly changed, however, with the start of ''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' ''ComicBook/DC Rebirth'' in June 2016. As of June 2017, Dinah is a main character in three different titles - ''ComicBook/{{BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey}}'', ''ComicBook/{{JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth}}'' ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth'' and ''ComicBook/{{GreenArrowRebirth}}'', ''ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth'', where she teamed up with The Emerald Archer to investigate a human trafficking ring and the two fell in love, restoring the classic relationship between the two.
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