History ComicBook / BlackCanary

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.
5th Jul '17 9:05:42 PM Arrowhead
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After the cancellation of ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'', Dinah was a guest character in ''[[{{ComicBook/Batgirl2011}} Batgirl]]'' until she was spun off into her own self-title series in June 2015. Now the lead singer of a touring band, Dinah joins them solving mysteries and beating up guys on the road. The new series is cast in the same fashion-forward, modernized mold as the "Batgirl of Burnside," and shares a writer in Brenden Fletcher.

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After the cancellation of ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'', Dinah was a guest character in ''[[{{ComicBook/Batgirl2011}} Batgirl]]'' until she was spun off into her own self-title self-titled series in June 2015. Now the lead singer of a touring band, band called Black Canary, Dinah joins them solving mysteries and beating up guys on the road. The new This series is was cast in the same fashion-forward, modernized mold as the "Batgirl of Burnside," and shares shared a writer in Brenden Fletcher.
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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.
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.
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