History Comicbook / BirdsOfPrey

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.
24th Feb '17 8:37:25 AM merotoker
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''Birds of Prey'' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.

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''Birds of Prey'' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.



In September of 2011, Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz took over creative control of the series with the company-wide ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The New DC team is composed of Dinah Drake Lance (Black Canary, mother of previous star Dinah Laurel Lance), Tatsu Yamashiro (ComicBook/{{Katana}}), new creation Ev Crawford ("Starling"), [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy)]], and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)]]. ComicBook/{{Huntress}} (now Helena Wayne, not Helena Bertinelli) has some connection to the team, though her adventures were detailed in her stand-alone miniseries and the ''Worlds' Finest'' ongoing series, with any connections to the Birds currently remaining a mystery. A little over a year after the relaunch, it was announced that Strix, a former member of the [[Comicbook/NightOfTheOwls Court of Owls]] would be joining the team. The series floundered creatively after Swierczynski left, and wwas cancelled at issue #34.

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In September of 2011, Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz took over creative control of the series with the company-wide ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The New DC team is composed of Dinah Drake Lance (Black Canary, mother of previous star Dinah Laurel Lance), Tatsu Yamashiro (ComicBook/{{Katana}}), new creation Ev Crawford ("Starling"), [[Franchise/{{Batman}} [[ComicBook/PoisonIvy Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy)]], and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)]]. ComicBook/{{Huntress}} (now Helena Wayne, not Helena Bertinelli) has some connection to the team, though her adventures were detailed in her stand-alone miniseries and the ''Worlds' Finest'' ongoing series, with any connections to the Birds currently remaining a mystery. A little over a year after the relaunch, it was announced that Strix, a former member of the [[Comicbook/NightOfTheOwls Court of Owls]] would be joining the team. The series floundered creatively after Swierczynski left, and wwas was cancelled at issue #34.



In September 2010, Simone wrote an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' which featured the team in a leading role. Though the character interactions were similar to those featured in the comics, Oracle was omitted from the team due to her absence from the show's established canon (and, according to WordOfGod, rights issues). However, her role as the third member of the team was filled by ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, who herself occasionally worked with the Birds, primarily during Chuck Dixon's run.

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In September 2010, Simone wrote an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' which featured the team in a leading role. Though the character interactions were similar to those featured in the comics, Oracle was omitted from the team due to her absence from the show's established canon (and, according to WordOfGod, rights issues). However, her role as the third member of the team was filled by ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, who herself occasionally worked with the Birds, primarily during Chuck Dixon's run.



* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]: Comicbook/LadyShiva, who is constantly training and retraining herself to eternally improve her martial arts abilities. She also challenges any combatants whom she deems worthy, testing herself against them, testing ''them'' against ''her'', and learning from them/removing them as threats for the future.

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* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant {{Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]: G|uy}}irl: Comicbook/LadyShiva, who is constantly training and retraining herself to eternally improve her martial arts abilities. She also challenges any combatants whom she deems worthy, testing herself against them, testing ''them'' against ''her'', and learning from them/removing them as threats for the future.



* BareYourMidriff: One of Huntress's costumes is a leotard with a weird little cutout for her midriff -- this was Lampshaded in series and Simone eventually changed the costume. Huntress' explanation for the change: "Seven-hundred sit-ups a day". Its continued presence (and absence) seems to [[DependingOnTheWriter depend on the writer]] (and [[DependingOnTheArtist artist]]), and [[WordOfGod Simone]] said that there were plans to get it changed again once the relaunch moved past its first few issues. Unfortunately, the New 52 relaunch removed Huntress from the series before this promised change could take place.

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* BareYourMidriff: One of Huntress's costumes is a leotard with a weird little cutout for her midriff -- this was Lampshaded lampshaded in series and Simone eventually changed the costume. Huntress' explanation for the change: "Seven-hundred sit-ups a day". Its continued presence (and absence) seems to [[DependingOnTheWriter depend on the writer]] (and [[DependingOnTheArtist artist]]), and [[WordOfGod Simone]] said that there were plans to get it changed again once the relaunch moved past its first few issues. Unfortunately, the New 52 relaunch removed Huntress from the series before this promised change could take place.



** A recent issue had a scene where Huntress used duct tape to truss up and silence the Penguin.
** Gail Simone recently wrote a Birds of Prey episode of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold which had Black Canary tied up and gagged by mobsters.

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** A recent One issue had a scene where Huntress used duct tape to truss up and silence the Penguin.
** Gail Simone recently wrote a Birds of Prey episode of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' which had Black Canary tied up and gagged by mobsters.



* {{Brainwashed}}: Sovereign Brushaw, under the influence of Brainiac, ran a compound in Oregon populated by mind-controlled children, teenagers and superheroes.

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* {{Brainwashed}}: Sovereign Brushaw, under the influence of Brainiac, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, ran a compound in Oregon populated by mind-controlled children, teenagers and superheroes.



* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: After a fashion. Issue #11 of the relaunch features a team-up of Huntress and Catman, who had a history of flirtation and mutual attraction in their past encounters, tracking down a team of museum thieves that had taken a hostage. At the end of the issue Huntress reveals that she has deduced that Catman was a member of the thieves all along and warned him to never cross her path again. [[spoiler: However, it is then revealed that Catman planned the whole event for this specific outcome, since he wanted Huntress to think of him as truly bad person and therefore not get involved in his horrendous life]].

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* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: After a fashion. Issue #11 of the relaunch features a team-up of Huntress and Catman, who had a history of flirtation and mutual attraction in their past encounters, tracking down a team of museum thieves that had taken a hostage. At the end of the issue Huntress reveals that she has deduced that Catman was a member of the thieves all along and warned him to never cross her path again. [[spoiler: However, it is then revealed that Catman planned the whole event for this specific outcome, since he wanted Huntress to think of him as truly bad person and therefore not get involved in his horrendous life]].life.]]



* BrokenAesop: This is a bit of a mix of Broken Aesop and FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, but the moral of ''The Battle Within'', the arc from issues 76 to 85, appears to be the fairly stock aesop of "You should accept your friends for who they are and not try to change them," except that what Oracle was trying to change about ComicBook/{{Huntress}} is her tendency to kill people. In the end, Oracle apologizes to Huntress, and, in the ''Dead of Winter'' story arc (issues 104-108), actually tells Huntress to use deadly force against the ComicBook/SecretSix if she thinks it appropriate, possibly making this the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that sometimes killing people is a good idea.

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* BrokenAesop: This is a bit of a mix of Broken Aesop and FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, but the moral of ''The Battle Within'', the arc from issues 76 to 85, appears to be the fairly stock aesop of "You should accept your friends for who they are and not try to change them," except that what Oracle was trying to change about ComicBook/{{Huntress}} is her tendency to kill people. In the end, Oracle apologizes to Huntress, and, in the ''Dead of Winter'' story arc (issues 104-108), actually tells Huntress to use deadly force against the ComicBook/SecretSix if she thinks it appropriate, possibly making this the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that [[MurderIsTheBestSolution sometimes killing people is a good idea.idea]].



* 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.]]

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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.]]himself]].
* CallToAdventure: The series literally starts with Black Canary, whose car was in the middle of being repossessed and who was being hounded by other creditors, receiving a phone call from the mysterious Oracle and being invited to join her on an adventure.



* CallToAdventure: The series literally starts with Black Canary, whose car was in the middle of being repossessed and who was being hounded by other creditors, receiving a phone call from the mysterious Oracle and being invited to join her on an adventure.



** Huntress, though a trained and experienced martial artist, has nowhere near the natural skill or pure talent that Lady Shiva or Black Canary do, and so has to supplement her abilities with whatever is handy. When fighting Shiva, fully aware that she will almost certainly not survive the encounter, she throws ''her own blood'' [[AHandfulForAnEye in Shiva's eyes]] and remarks that, for all Shiva's skill, she has never had to do the street fighting or brawling that Huntress has done. During her battle with Vixen, Huntress avoids being curb stomped by the powerful heroine by aiming for her face. Since Vixen is a famous African supermodel in her day job, the blows to her face help snap her out of her brainwashed state. Later on, Huntress shoots her with a pistol.

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** Huntress, though a trained and experienced martial artist, has nowhere near the natural skill or pure talent that Lady Shiva or Black Canary do, and so has to supplement her abilities with whatever is handy. When fighting Shiva, fully aware that she will almost certainly not survive the encounter, she throws ''her own blood'' [[AHandfulForAnEye in Shiva's eyes]] and remarks that, for all Shiva's skill, she has never had to do the street fighting or brawling that Huntress has done. During her battle with Vixen, ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, Huntress avoids being curb stomped by the powerful heroine by aiming for her face. Since Vixen is a famous African supermodel in her day job, the blows to her face help snap her out of her brainwashed state. Later on, Huntress shoots her with a pistol.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The first Oracle/Black Canary team-up featured Nick Devine, a man who specialized in devloping industry in third world nations, but was really providing shoddy work and pocketing large amounts of the cash, then covering up his substandard business practices by having "terrorists" destroy his efforts.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The first Oracle/Black Canary team-up featured Nick Devine, a man who specialized in devloping developing industry in third world nations, but was really providing shoddy work and pocketing large amounts of the cash, then covering up his substandard business practices by having "terrorists" destroy his efforts.



** Issue #10 of the second volume closes with a gathering of the "Bat Family," the primary superheroes of Gotham City, each of whom have their own on-going series. Present are Franchise/{{Batman}} (Dick Grayson), Franchise/{{Batman}} (Bruce Wayne), ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2009}} (Stephanie Brown) and RedRobin (Tim Drake). Misfit (Charlotte Gage-Radcliff) is also present, her first appearance in the relaunch, but she does not have an independent series of her own.

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** Issue #10 of the second volume closes with a gathering of the "Bat Family," the primary superheroes of Gotham City, each of whom have their own on-going series. Present are Franchise/{{Batman}} (Dick Grayson), Franchise/{{Batman}} (Bruce Wayne), ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2009}} (Stephanie Brown) and RedRobin [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]] (Tim Drake). Misfit (Charlotte Gage-Radcliff) is also present, her first appearance in the relaunch, but she does not have an independent series of her own.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: In the [[SoOkayItsAverage lukewarm-received]] run after Creator/GailSimone left as head writer, the Birds begin to battle the "Silicon Syndicate," a super-human mafia operating out of (and controlling) Platinum Flats, the high-tech capital of the world. However, instead of robbing banks or holding the world for ransom these criminals have simply taken control of the enormous internet companies operating out of the city and are using their legitimate revenue sources to rake in such massive amounts of money that even the Joker thinks they are too valuable to kill. By controlling the [[FictionalCounterpart DC equivalents]] of Google, [=MySpace=], eBay, eHarmony and other such conglomerates, their yearly profits can be measured not in the millions or billions, but in '''trillions''', and nobody in the world is even aware that they exist.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: In the [[SoOkayItsAverage lukewarm-received]] run after Creator/GailSimone left as head writer, the Birds begin to battle the "Silicon Syndicate," a super-human mafia operating out of (and controlling) Platinum Flats, the high-tech capital of the world. However, instead of robbing banks or holding the world for ransom these criminals have simply taken control of the enormous internet Internet companies operating out of the city and are using their legitimate revenue sources to rake in such massive amounts of money that even the Joker thinks they are too valuable to kill. By controlling the [[FictionalCounterpart DC equivalents]] of Google, [=MySpace=], eBay, eHarmony and other such conglomerates, their yearly profits can be measured not in the millions or billions, but in '''trillions''', and nobody in the world is even aware that they exist.



** Helena Bertinelli. When she is fighting Lady Shiva, one of the best martial artists in the ''world'', she keeps taking more punishment specifically so that she can ''throw her own blood in Shiva's face''. She ultimately survives the encounter for the sole reason that she kept fighting even though everybody (Including herself) knew it was a hopeless fight, and this drew it out long enough for Black Canary to find and remove the reasons for the fight in the first place.
** The anonymous {{mook}} in the introduction of issue #11. Huntress herself admits that the man definitely has courage and determination as he keeps trying to run after she has forced him to crash his bike and then shot him in the foot as he scaled a building. When she finally reaches him he actually tries to ''fight'' her, with a gaping wound in his foot, and Helena wonders what is keeping him going after she already hobbled him. He does go down, eventually, but not before drawing a gun and being tackled by Catman.

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** Helena Bertinelli. When she is fighting Lady Shiva, one of the best martial artists in the ''world'', she keeps taking more punishment specifically so that she can ''throw her own blood in Shiva's face''. She ultimately survives the encounter for the sole reason that she kept fighting even though everybody (Including (including herself) knew it was a hopeless fight, and this drew it out long enough for Black Canary to find and remove the reasons for the fight in the first place.
** The anonymous {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in the introduction of issue #11. Huntress herself admits that the man definitely has courage and determination as he keeps trying to run after she has forced him to crash his bike and then shot him in the foot as he scaled a building. When she finally reaches him he actually tries to ''fight'' her, with a gaping wound in his foot, and Helena wonders what is keeping him going after she already hobbled him. He does go down, eventually, but not before drawing a gun and being tackled by Catman.



* DoesNotLikeGuns:

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* DrivenToSuicide: Creote [[spoiler: did ''not'' kill himself, but actually staged a suicide as part of ''Savant's'' plan to kill himself. Savant's warped ability to perceive time means that he is constantly reliving the brutal torture he underwent at the hands of Hellhound and the Black Spider when Calculator was trying to find Oracle's identity, and after two years he has decided to end it.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Creote [[spoiler: did ''not'' kill himself, but actually staged a suicide as part of ''Savant's'' plan to kill himself. Savant's warped ability to perceive time means that he is constantly reliving the brutal torture he underwent at the hands of Hellhound and the Black Spider when Calculator was trying to find Oracle's identity, and after two years he has decided to end it.]]it]].



* DuelToTheDeath: Black Canary and Lady Shiva have to fight to to the death [[InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath because of manipulations by the White Canary]], who will kill Sin, Canary's adopted daughter/sister, if they do not comply. Huntress takes Canary's place in the actual fight, though.



* DuelToTheDeath: Black Canary and Lady Shiva have to fight to the death [[InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath because of manipulations by the White Canary]], who will kill Sin, Canary's adopted daughter/sister, if they do not comply. Huntress takes Canary's place in the actual fight, though.



** At the time of the relaunch Barbara has [[FakingTheDead decided to kill Oracle]] because the persona has become so well known. [[SecretIdentity Her actual identity is still a mystery]], but the mere fact of her existence is known not just by superheroes, but also supervillains and even a lot of average internet users. Almost all the villains know who she uses for her operatives, and many have made it a personal matter to combat and attempt to kill her or her friends. For a mysterious behind-the-scenes information broker she is simply too much in the spotlight.

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** At the time of the relaunch Barbara has [[FakingTheDead decided to kill Oracle]] because the persona has become so well known. [[SecretIdentity Her actual identity is still a mystery]], but the mere fact of her existence is known not just by superheroes, but also supervillains and even a lot of average internet Internet users. Almost all the villains know who she uses for her operatives, and many have made it a personal matter to combat and attempt to kill her or her friends. For a mysterious behind-the-scenes information broker she is simply too much in the spotlight.



* ExternalRetcon: ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', a six-issue limited series, revealed that the villain Prometheus had been {{mind wipe}}d by the ComicBook/MartianManhunter and placed in an asylum after his first appearance; all his subsequent appearances had been a separate person ''impersonating'' Prometheus. This was done with the intention of explaining his later appearances where [[DiminishingVillainThreat the supposed JLA-Level villain was defeated by B-list opponents]]. However, this also {{retcon}}ned his appearance in the One Year Later arc of ''Birds of Prey'', where he showed the expected skill and experience of his original appearance, but is now revealed as having been the imposter instead. See also TakeThat below.

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* ExternalRetcon: ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', a six-issue limited series, revealed that the villain Prometheus had been {{mind wipe}}d by the ComicBook/MartianManhunter and placed in an asylum after his first appearance; all his subsequent appearances had been a separate person ''impersonating'' Prometheus. This was done with the intention of explaining his later appearances where [[DiminishingVillainThreat [[VillainDecay the supposed JLA-Level villain was defeated by B-list opponents]]. However, this also {{retcon}}ned his appearance in the One Year Later arc of ''Birds of Prey'', where he showed the expected skill and experience of his original appearance, but is now revealed as having been the imposter instead. See also TakeThat below.



** Oracle was originally an internet UrbanLegend, spoken of in chat-rooms and forums without much credibility, but over time has become a famed internet celebrity known to heroes, villains and the general population. This has lead to some problems, [[EverybodyKnewAlready as she is]] ''[[EverybodyKnewAlready supposed]]'' [[EverybodyKnewAlready to be a mysterious legend.]]

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** Oracle was originally an internet UrbanLegend, Internet {{Urban Legend|s}}, spoken of in chat-rooms and forums without much credibility, but over time has become a famed internet Internet celebrity known to heroes, villains and the general population. This has lead led to some problems, [[EverybodyKnewAlready as she is]] ''[[EverybodyKnewAlready supposed]]'' [[EverybodyKnewAlready to be a mysterious legend.]]



* FighterMageThief: The three main characters in the classic line-up each fit one of these archetypes: Oracle, who, with her hacking abilities, can gain knowledge and harm enemies from a great distance, but, being a paraplegic, is not as good (thought not completely helpless) in close combat, is the wizard; Black Canary, who, being the best martial artist of the three, and having the canary cry for dealing with more powerful enemies, is the best close combatant, is the fighter (although her ability to soak up damage is not appreciably greater than the others'); Huntress, being the best at and most reliant upon stealth, and using a crossbow as her primary weapon, is the thief.

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* FighterMageThief: The three main characters in the classic line-up each fit one of these archetypes: Oracle, who, with her hacking abilities, can gain knowledge and harm enemies from a great distance, but, being a paraplegic, is not as good (thought (though not completely helpless) in close combat, is the wizard; Black Canary, who, being the best martial artist of the three, and having the canary cry for dealing with more powerful enemies, is the best close combatant, is the fighter (although her ability to soak up damage is not appreciably greater than the others'); Huntress, being the best at and most reliant upon stealth, and using a crossbow as her primary weapon, is the thief.



* TheGunSlinger: Lady Blackhawk and Starling.

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* TheGunSlinger: TheGunslinger: Lady Blackhawk and Starling.



* HeelFaceTurn: Poison Ivy, a former eco-terrorist with a massive body count, willingly joins the heroic Birds at Black Canary's behest. The other members don't take kindly to this. She of course left the team in short order.

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
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Poison Ivy, a former eco-terrorist with a massive body count, willingly joins the heroic Birds at Black Canary's behest. The other members don't take kindly to this. She of course left the team in short order.



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim
** The original Oracle/Black Canary team-up ends with Canary ready to kill Nick Devine, the mastermind behind the EvilPlan, and Oracle explaining why she can not do it. Eventually, Canary lets him live because he is not worth compromising herself over.
** The Huntress had cult-leader Sovereign Brushaw at her mercy at the end of her crossbow as Vixen begged her not to cross the line. Huntress lowers her crossbow and allows Brushaw to be taken into custody...[[SubvertedTrope and reveals that Vixen should not thank her for anything, her crossbow jammed]].



* IncompatibleOrientation: Lady Blackhawk took quite a liking to Creote, the hulking wall of tough-as-nails man, but found herself summarily kicked out of the race when she learned that Creote was already in love... with Savant. She apparently decides to make sure this never happens again, as upon meeting Hawk in his civilian identity she asked Dove if he was "fancy".

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* IncompatibleOrientation: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim
** The original Oracle/Black Canary team-up ends with Canary ready to kill Nick Devine, the mastermind behind the EvilPlan, and Oracle explaining why she cannot do it. Eventually, Canary lets him live because he is not worth compromising herself over.
** The Huntress had cult-leader Sovereign Brushaw at her mercy at the end of her crossbow as Vixen begged her not to cross the line. Huntress lowers her crossbow and allows Brushaw to be taken into custody...[[SubvertedTrope and reveals that Vixen should not thank her for anything, her crossbow jammed]].
* IncompatibleOrientation:
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Lady Blackhawk took quite a liking to Creote, the hulking wall of tough-as-nails man, but found herself summarily kicked out of the race when she learned that Creote was already in love... with Savant. She apparently decides to make sure this never happens again, as upon meeting Hawk in his civilian identity she asked Dove if he was "fancy".



* TheInternetIsForPorn: Barbara might regularly save the world with her on-line connections, and with her world-wide influence she might actually be more dangerous than ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but by far the greatest single moment of this series is when we learn that she and [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] "cyber did it" one time.
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: Lady Shiva and Black Canary are forced to have a DuelToTheDeath by the White Canary, who wants vengeance and to restore her family's honor, and and is forcing the issue by threatening to kill Sin, Canary's adopted daughter/sister, if they do not cooperate.
* ItsPersonal: Black Canary and Lady Shiva [[StrangeBedfellows team up]] against Cheshire when she murders their old teacher, a frail old man who was dying of cancer and would have passed soon. He was yet another father figure for Canary, and for Shiva he was "an old man who never never had an evil ''thought'' for anyone, who saw people as something ''better'' than they were..."

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* TheInternetIsForPorn: Barbara might regularly save the world with her on-line connections, and with her world-wide influence she might actually be more dangerous than ComicBook/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, but by far the greatest single moment of this series is when we learn that she and [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] "cyber did it" one time.
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: Lady Shiva and Black Canary are forced to have a DuelToTheDeath by the White Canary, who wants vengeance and to restore her family's honor, and and is forcing the issue by threatening to kill Sin, Canary's adopted daughter/sister, if they do not cooperate.
* ItsPersonal: Black Canary and Lady Shiva [[StrangeBedfellows [[EnemyMine team up]] against Cheshire when she murders their old teacher, a frail old man who was dying of cancer and would have passed soon. He was yet another father figure for Canary, and for Shiva he was "an old man who never never had an evil ''thought'' for anyone, who saw people as something ''better'' than they were..."



* LeftHanging: The final arc of the series before its cancellation in 2009, dealing with the Silicon Syndicate in Plantinum Flats, was dropped when the series ended and was not followed up in either the characters appearances in other comics or when the series returned in 2010.

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* LeftHanging: The final arc of the series before its cancellation in 2009, dealing with the Silicon Syndicate in Plantinum Platinum Flats, was dropped when the series ended and was not followed up in either the characters appearances in other comics or when the series returned in 2010.



** A new Judomaster appears for the first time in this series, later becoming a member of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica

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** A new Judomaster appears for the first time in this series, later becoming a member of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmericaComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.



* MultiStageBattle: Hawkgirl dukes it out with Scandal Savage after the former tried to capture the latter, with Hawkgirl getting a beating and the fight ending after the pair are hit by the Secret Six's van, [=KOing=] Hawkgirl. They continue their fight once the Birds and the Six start battling shortly afterward, and Hawkgirl gets the upper hand. The fight ''still'' doesn't get resolved since Scandal gets taken out by a stray bullet from Deadshot.

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* MultiStageBattle: Hawkgirl dukes it out with Scandal Savage after the former tried to capture the latter, with Hawkgirl getting a beating and the fight ending after the pair are hit by the Secret Six's van, [=KOing=] Hawkgirl. They continue their fight once the Birds and the Six start battling shortly afterward, and Hawkgirl gets the upper hand. The fight ''still'' doesn't get resolved since Scandal gets taken out by a stray bullet from Deadshot.ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}.



* TheMusical: The cover for issue #3 of the second BOP series has the Birds dressed in Cabaret outfits and performing on a nightclub stage. Additionally, Gail Simone wrote a Birds of Prey-themed episode of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold which features the girls performing an actual musical number after infiltrating a nightclub.

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* TheMusical: The cover for issue #3 of the second BOP series has the Birds dressed in Cabaret outfits and performing on a nightclub stage. Additionally, Gail Simone wrote a Birds of Prey-themed episode of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' which features the girls performing an actual musical number after infiltrating a nightclub.



* NighInvulnerable: Hawk and Dove are the physically strongest of all the Birds, and Hawk once [[spoiler:put himself in a helicopter with the express intention of it being blown up.]]
* NobleDemon: Black Canary and Lady Shiva spend so much time working together against common foes that they actually develop something of a friendship. Neither of them enjoy this, but they take it quite seriously.

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* NighInvulnerable: {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le: Hawk and Dove are the physically strongest of all the Birds, and Hawk once [[spoiler:put himself in a helicopter with the express intention of it being blown up.]]
* NobleDemon: Black Canary and Lady Shiva spend so much time working together against common foes that they actually develop something of a friendship. Neither of them enjoy this, but they take it quite seriously.
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* NobleDemon: Black Canary and Lady Shiva spend so much time working together against common foes that they actually develop something of a friendship. Neither of them enjoy this, but they take it quite seriously.



** The team itself, for that matter--the only ostensible reason for calling them the ''Birds'' of Prey is that they all happen to be women (and even that doesn't always fit, given Hawk's membership following ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''). {{Lampshaded}} in a ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' comic:

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** The team itself, for that matter--the only ostensible reason for calling them the ''Birds'' of Prey is that they all happen to be women (and even that doesn't always fit, given Hawk's membership following ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''). {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' comic:



* NotMeThisTime: When Black Canary's old mentor was murdered while she visited him in Hong Kong, even though he was terminally ill and would have died soon anyway, Canary and Lady Shiva quickly assumed that the supervillainess Cheshire committed the crime. They have a history of animosity and the means of the crime, poison, happened to be Cheshire's specialty. However, after Black Canary tracked Cheshire down, attacked and captured her, she found out that Cheshire did not do it; rather, it was the deed of a corrupt US senator who arranged the murder specifically so it would point to Cheshire. The two of ''them'' were enemies and he hoped Canary would deal with Cheshire for him. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope However, they eventually discover that it really was Cheshire after all]]. She made it look like she was being framed so that Canary would help her get back to the US as part of her own EvilPlan]].

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* NotMeThisTime: When Black Canary's old mentor was murdered while she visited him in Hong Kong, even though he was terminally ill and would have died soon anyway, Canary and Lady Shiva quickly assumed that the supervillainess Cheshire committed the crime. They have a history of animosity and the means of the crime, poison, happened to be Cheshire's specialty. However, after Black Canary tracked Cheshire down, attacked and captured her, she found out that Cheshire did not do it; rather, it was the deed of a corrupt US senator who arranged the murder specifically so it would point to Cheshire. The two of ''them'' were enemies and he hoped Canary would deal with Cheshire for him. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope However, they eventually discover that it really was Cheshire after all]]. She made it look like she was being framed so that Canary would help her get back to the US as part of her own EvilPlan]].EvilPlan.]]



** In issue #8, Current, [[{{Mook}} a hired gun working for the Calculator]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tries to break away]] when he realizes he is fighting Black Canary ''and'' Batman.

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** In issue #8, Current, [[{{Mook}} [[{{Mook|s}} a hired gun working for the Calculator]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tries to break away]] when he realizes he is fighting Black Canary ''and'' Batman.



* OlympusMons: Black Alice has the ability to steal the magical powers of anybody in the DC Universe. This includes the claws and fur of Cheetah, the sorcerous powers of Felix Faust, and even the wondrous strength of WonderWoman. However, when she says she can take the powers of anybody, she does mean ''anybody'', and she once took the powers of ComicBook/TheSpectre. An emotionally traumatized, angry teenage girl now has ''the literal power of God's wrath.''

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* OlympusMons: Black Alice has the ability to steal the magical powers of anybody in the DC Universe. Franchise/TheDCU. This includes the claws and fur of Cheetah, the sorcerous powers of Felix Faust, and even the wondrous strength of WonderWoman.Franchise/WonderWoman. However, when she says she can take the powers of anybody, she does mean ''anybody'', and she once took the powers of ComicBook/TheSpectre. An emotionally traumatized, angry teenage girl now has ''the literal power of God's wrath.''



* PhotographicMemory: It is not mentioned that often, but Oracle has one. Her eidetic memory actually backfires on her: she constantly relives getting shot and paralyzed by ComicBook/TheJoker.

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* PhotographicMemory: It is not mentioned that often, but Oracle has one. [[BlessedWithSuck Her eidetic memory actually backfires on her: her]]: she constantly relives getting shot and paralyzed by ComicBook/TheJoker.



* PoisonousFriend: Huntress was this to Black Canary pre-reboot. She was extremely loyal to the Canary personally, to the point of be willing to fight a duel to the death against Shiva (a form of suicide), but there was no question that she remained one, if not the, darkest antihero in the DC universe. There were many occasions where one of the other members of the team had to stop Huntress from killing someone. On another occasion, Canary had to stop Huntress from brutalizing an already beaten {{Mook}}. Interestingly, however, Huntress did moderate her behavior so that Canary would be comfortable working with her; Canary did not ''really'' see Huntress' dark side until Huntress was about to throw Yasemin off a building, and Canary had to talk her out of it. Canary made her final decision to leave the group directly after this incident, which seems not to have been a coincidence.

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* PoisonousFriend: Huntress was this to Black Canary pre-reboot. She was extremely loyal to the Canary personally, to the point of be willing to fight a duel to the death against Shiva (a form of suicide), but there was no question that she remained one, if not the, darkest antihero in the DC universe. There were many occasions where one of the other members of the team had to stop Huntress from killing someone. On another occasion, Canary had to stop Huntress from brutalizing an already beaten {{Mook}}.{{Mook|s}}. Interestingly, however, Huntress did moderate her behavior so that Canary would be comfortable working with her; Canary did not ''really'' see Huntress' dark side until Huntress was about to throw Yasemin off a building, and Canary had to talk her out of it. Canary made her final decision to leave the group directly after this incident, which seems not to have been a coincidence.



* PsychoRangers: The ComicBook/SecretSix guest-starred in an arc towards the end of Gail Simone's run, serving as a collective EvilCounterpart for the whole team and bringing lots of FoeYay with them.

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* PsychoRangers: ThePsychoRangers: The ComicBook/SecretSix guest-starred in an arc towards the end of Gail Simone's run, serving as a collective EvilCounterpart for the whole team and bringing lots of FoeYay with them.



* ReallyGetsAround: When Black Canary and Huntress get angry at each other they tend to forget that they are highly trained and lethal combatants and instead fall back on the old standbys of calling each other names, including pointing out that Huntress "was a brazen hussy on a twenty-four man patrol." Despite her reputation, however, [[InformedAttribute Helena never quites seems to earn the title]] (See also TakeThat below).

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* ReallyGetsAround: When Black Canary and Huntress get angry at each other they tend to forget that they are highly trained and lethal combatants and instead fall back on the old standbys of calling each other names, including pointing out that Huntress "was a brazen hussy on a twenty-four man patrol." Despite her reputation, however, [[InformedAttribute Helena never quites quite seems to earn the title]] (See also TakeThat below).



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Oracle is fascinated by Misfit's ability to "[[TeleportersAndTransporters bounce]]" because she seems to avoid all of the problems that other characters have with the power. She never [[TeleFrag bounces into the same place as an object]], she never needs to worry about different environmental factors between her origin and destination, and her range seems to be effectively worldwide, as she bounces from Gotham to Russia in one jump, and across the continental USA in another. She even heals while bouncing, once instantly repairing a bullet-wound to her stomach. This all combines to make Oracle view her as possibly the most powerful teleporter in the DCU. However, though Misfit can bring inanimate objects with her when she bounces she cannot bring any living being with her when she teleports as they [[TeleporterAccident explode immediately]] after transport.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Oracle is fascinated by Misfit's ability to "[[TeleportersAndTransporters "[[{{Teleportation}} bounce]]" because she seems to avoid all of the problems that other characters have with the power. She never [[TeleFrag bounces into the same place as an object]], she never needs to worry about different environmental factors between her origin and destination, and her range seems to be effectively worldwide, as she bounces from Gotham to Russia in one jump, and across the continental USA in another. She even heals while bouncing, once instantly repairing a bullet-wound to her stomach. This all combines to make Oracle view her as possibly the most powerful teleporter in the DCU. However, though Misfit can bring inanimate objects with her when she bounces she cannot bring any living being with her when she teleports as they [[TeleporterAccident explode immediately]] after transport.



** An Asian woman, dressed [[WomanInWhite all in white]], shows up at the end of the first issue of the relaunch. Based off her ancestry and her martial prowess, Black Canary believes it to potentially be either Lady Shiva or Cassandra Cain, either of whom stand a very good chance of killing not only Canary, but the Huntress as well]. In issue #4 the reveal comes that it is actually...[[spoiler: the sister of the Twelve Brothers in Silk?]]
** Issue #12 closes with the revelation that [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/SecretSix Junior]] is alive and ''right behind Dove and Black Canary!'']]

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** An Asian woman, dressed [[WomanInWhite all in white]], shows up at the end of the first issue of the relaunch. Based off her ancestry and her martial prowess, Black Canary believes it to potentially be either Lady Shiva or Cassandra Cain, either of whom stand a very good chance of killing not only Canary, but the Huntress as well].well. In issue #4 the reveal comes that it is actually...[[spoiler: the sister of the Twelve Brothers in Silk?]]
** Issue #12 closes with the revelation that [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/SecretSix Junior]] is alive and ''right behind Dove and Black Canary!'']]Canary'']]!



** Black Canary is a [[ZigZaggedTrope 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 [[ZigZaggedTrope [[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.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: 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 [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not just hover in the middle forever.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: 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 [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], {{gr|eyAndGrayMorality}}ay, but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not cannot just hover in the middle forever.



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

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



* TeleporterAccident: Misfit's teleportation powers are extremely advanced (see RequiredSecondaryPowers above), but she can not bring any living being with her when she "bounces". If she tries, the other being [[LudicrousGibs explodes]] after transport.

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* TeleporterAccident: Misfit's teleportation powers are extremely advanced (see RequiredSecondaryPowers above), but she can not cannot bring any living being with her when she "bounces". If she tries, the other being [[LudicrousGibs explodes]] after transport.



** Oracle follows this rule and enforces it on her operatives. When Black Canary and Huntress meet for the first time, [[WorkingTheSameCase tracking down the same criminal]], Oracle is emphatic that Canary not get involved because of Huntress's tendencies to to cross the line. Black Canary ignores Oracle's warning; Huntress does [[spoiler:kill him]]. This leads to obvious friction when Huntress and, later, Manhunter eventually join the team. Oracle's line on this issue softens somewhat by the end of Simone's first run on the title: she tells Huntress to do whatever is necessary to bring the team home safely, even if it means she has "to spill some juice on the carpet." See UnusualEuphemism, ''infra''.

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** Oracle follows this rule and enforces it on her operatives. When Black Canary and Huntress meet for the first time, [[WorkingTheSameCase tracking down the same criminal]], Oracle is emphatic that Canary not get involved because of Huntress's tendencies to to cross the line. Black Canary ignores Oracle's warning; Huntress does [[spoiler:kill him]]. This leads to obvious friction when Huntress and, later, Manhunter eventually join the team. Oracle's line on this issue softens somewhat by the end of Simone's first run on the title: she tells Huntress to do whatever is necessary to bring the team home safely, even if it means she has "to spill some juice on the carpet." See UnusualEuphemism, ''infra''.



** After the relaunch, Dinah takes a much freer stance on the issue and is fine with Katana killing mooks in a fight. Her internal monologue explains that Katana was everything she thought she would be, including "lethal," and only reminds her to leave at least one alive for questioning. However, as the series progressed, [[ZigZaggedTrope she began to object to Ivy and Katana's lethal actions]].

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** After the relaunch, Dinah takes a much freer stance on the issue and is fine with Katana killing mooks in a fight. Her internal monologue explains that Katana was everything she thought she would be, including "lethal," and only reminds her to leave at least one alive for questioning. However, as the series progressed, [[ZigZaggedTrope [[ZigZaggingTrope she began to object to Ivy and Katana's lethal actions]].



* TrainingFromHell: Black Canary trades lives with Lady Shiva during the One Year Later event [[MoralityPet in order to help humanize the vicious killer]]. While Shiva was working with the Birds, Canary lived in an Asian jungle (never identified ''where'') and underwent the brutal training that Shiva herself underwent while being trained to ''become'' Lady Shiva. She is beaten, starved, beaten some more, and sent singlehandedly against ''an entire army'' (with [[TankGoodness tanks]]) to protect the village where this is happening. She undoubtedly becomes a better fighter, but she recognizes all the problems inherent with this sort of training and leaves, taking little Sin with her, because she recognizes how badly this will damage a human psyche.

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* TrainingFromHell: Black Canary trades lives with Lady Shiva during the One Year Later event [[MoralityPet in order to help humanize the vicious killer]]. While Shiva was working with the Birds, Canary lived in an Asian jungle (never identified ''where'') and underwent the brutal training that Shiva herself underwent while being trained to ''become'' Lady Shiva. She is beaten, starved, beaten some more, and sent singlehandedly against ''an entire army'' (with [[TankGoodness tanks]]) {{tank|Goodness}}s) to protect the village where this is happening. She undoubtedly becomes a better fighter, but she recognizes all the problems inherent with this sort of training and leaves, taking little Sin with her, because she recognizes how badly this will damage a human psyche.



* VillainTeamUp: Catwoman, aware that Black Canary is still wanted by the police, asks if she is interested in a "super-villain team-up."



* VillainousValour: The {{mook}} in issue #11 of the relaunch, who despite being beaten up, hobbled by a crossbow bolt in the foot and pursued relentlessly ''does not go down'' until Catman shows up and tackles him. Huntress even admits to herself that she's impressed by how tough the guy is.

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* VillainousValour: The {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in issue #11 of the relaunch, who despite being beaten up, hobbled by a crossbow bolt in the foot and pursued relentlessly ''does not go down'' until Catman shows up and tackles him. Huntress even admits to herself that she's impressed by how tough the guy is.



* VillainTeamUp: Catwoman, aware that Black Canary is still wanted by the police, asks if she is interested in a "super-villain team-up."



* WomanInWhite: An Asian woman calling herself the "White Canary" shows up at the end of issue 1 of the relaunch. Her costume makes sense once her identity is revealed : [[spoiler:In Asian fashion she is wearing white in mourning for her brothers, the Twelve Brothers in Silk, who she killed after their defeat at Black Canary's hands to uphold her father's honor.]]

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* WomanInWhite: An Asian woman calling herself the "White Canary" shows up at the end of issue 1 of the relaunch. Her costume makes sense once her identity is revealed : [[spoiler:In Asian fashion she is wearing white in mourning for her brothers, the Twelve Brothers in Silk, who she killed after their defeat at Black Canary's hands to uphold her father's honor.]]honor]].



* YaoiGuys: [[spoiler:Savant and Creote, who are ''finally'' a couple.]]

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* YaoiGuys: [[spoiler:Savant and Creote, who are ''finally'' a couple.]]couple]].
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* OneManArmy: Black Canary. When she swapped lives with Lady Shiva her [[TrainingFromHell training]] culminated in her singlehandedly stopping an army, with ''[[TankGoodness tanks]]'', from destroying the village where her training took place. A lot of writers often forget that Canary is a member and former ''leader'' of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, composed of some of the most powerful individuals on the planet, and she is regarded as one of the top twenty martial artists alive; she is not a street fighter, she is one of the Big Guns.

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* OneManArmy: Black Canary. When she swapped lives with Lady Shiva her [[TrainingFromHell training]] culminated in her singlehandedly stopping an army, with ''[[TankGoodness tanks]]'', from destroying the village where her training took place. A lot of writers often forget that Canary is a member and former ''leader'' of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, composed of some of the most powerful individuals on the planet, and she is regarded as one of the top twenty martial artists alive; she is not a street fighter, she is one of the Big Guns.
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Because you should never need to choose between beauty, [[BadassBookworm brains]] or [[{{Badass}} brawn]]...brawn... or a good [[BoisterousBruiser HAWWWKAAAAAA!]]-] ]]
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