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* SuperCouple: Black Canary and Green Arrow have been an on-and-off couple since the 1960s and is one of DC's main {{Official Couple}}s. Green Arrow has dated both the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Black Canary's. The couple has appeared in various adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''Franchise/{{Injustice}}''. It's rare to be a fan of either character but not ship them together.

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* SuperCouple: Black Canary and Green Arrow have been an on-and-off couple since the 1960s and is one of DC's main {{Official Couple}}s. Green Arrow has dated both the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Black Canary's. The couple has appeared in various adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''Franchise/{{Injustice}}''. It's rare to be a fan of either character but not ship them together.


* Black Canary and Oracle have a hands-on friendship with a lot of touching. The most blatant example is when they meet for the first time, in person, and go on a FirstNameBasis. Their relaxed hug seems like romantic cuddling.

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* ** Black Canary and Oracle have a hands-on friendship with a lot of touching. The most blatant example is when they meet for the first time, in person, and go on a FirstNameBasis. Their relaxed hug seems like romantic cuddling.


* Black Canary and Oracle have a hands-on friendship with a lot of touching. The most blatant example is when they meet for the first time, in person, and go on a FirstNameBasis. Their relaxed hug seems like romantic cuddling.
** One ''Birds of Prey'' page has Barbara saying she feels so close to Dinah that it's almost as if they're "more than just partners". The panels cut to several photographs of her and Dinah.



** Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager, and though its more coincidental, her fondness for fishnets, leather jackets, and combat boots are staples of punk rock fashion. The CivvieSpandex shirt/short-shorts look also first appeared back in ''Birds of Prey #49'', as a result of Dinah only having part of her costume with her during an adventure.
*** Her association with singing is also something that was previously focused on in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', with her character getting a number of songs in the musical episode and elsewhere.

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** Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager, and though its more coincidental, her fondness for fishnets, leather jackets, and combat boots are staples of punk rock fashion. The CivvieSpandex shirt/short-shorts look also first appeared back in ''Birds of Prey #49'', as a result of Dinah only having part of her costume with her during an adventure.
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adventure. Her association with singing is also something that was previously focused on in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', with her character getting a number of songs in the musical episode and elsewhere.


* SuperCouple: Black Canary and Green Arrow have been an on-and-off couple since the 1960s and is one of DC's main {{Official Couple}}s. Green Arrow has dated both the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Black Canary's. The couple has appeared in various adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongstUs''. It's rare to be a fan of either character but not ship them together.

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* SuperCouple: Black Canary and Green Arrow have been an on-and-off couple since the 1960s and is one of DC's main {{Official Couple}}s. Green Arrow has dated both the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Black Canary's. The couple has appeared in various adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongstUs''.''Franchise/{{Injustice}}''. It's rare to be a fan of either character but not ship them together.


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Surprisingly ''averted'' with her ''DC You''-onward rockstar touch. Her ''Rebirth'' redesign has been a hit with fans much like the similar ''Burnside'' Batgirl redesign was, while Dinah's status as a punk-rock singer has largely been welcomed due to making a lot of sense for her character and just being so unique within the medium.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: SuperCouple: Black Canary and Green Arrow have been an on-and-off couple since the 1960s and is one of DC's main {{Official Couple}}s. Green Arrow has dated both the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis Black Canary's. The couple has appeared in various adaptations such as ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongstUs''. It's rare to be a fan of either character but not ship them together.
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Surprisingly ''averted'' with her ''DC You''-onward rockstar touch. Her ''Rebirth'' redesign has been a hit with fans much like the similar ''Burnside'' Batgirl redesign was, while Dinah's status as a punk-rock singer has largely been welcomed due to making a lot of sense for her character and just being so unique within the medium.medium.
** Every time Black Canary's costume gets massively changed, fans complain and it inevitably changes back. Examples include her 1980s costume and her brief 1990s stint where she removed both her wig and fish-nets.

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* NewerThanTheyThink: Dinah playing second-fiddle to Oliver any time they're together isn't quite as intrusive as some fans seem to see it as. Before the Grell run, Oliver and Dinah often traded saving each others' lives, [[FairForItsDay and it was shown repeatedly that she was the better fighter of the two, despite some troubling dialogue choices and behaviours]], and during the Hard Travelling Heroes era, she even regularly showed up both Ollie and Hal. Even the Grell run, while infamous for Dinah being tortured, sexually assaulted, and left depowered, had Dinah recover from the ordeal and later save Oliver from the same scenario. Dinah getting the short-end of the stick with Oliver is more a case from after Oliver's resurrection; since she had TookALevelInBadass before that and was so far above his weight, some writers gave her TheWorfEffect so Ollie could look good.


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*** Her association with singing is also something that was previously focused on in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', with her character getting a number of songs in the musical episode and elsewhere.


* BrokenBase: In the case of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', there's a lot of disagreement as to which version of Canary is the closest to the original comic version and which actress does the best job of portraying her.



** Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this. And with Huntress, to only a marginally lesser extent.

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** Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this.this, as well as HomoeroticSubtext. And with Huntress, to only a marginally lesser extent.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager, and though its more coincidental, her fondness for fishnets, leather jackets, and combat boots are staples of punk rock fashion. The CivvieSpandex shirt/short-shorts look also first appeared back in ''Birds of Prey #49'', as a result of Dinah only having part of her costume with her during an adventure.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
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Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager, and though its more coincidental, her fondness for fishnets, leather jackets, and combat boots are staples of punk rock fashion. The CivvieSpandex shirt/short-shorts look also first appeared back in ''Birds of Prey #49'', as a result of Dinah only having part of her costume with her during an adventure.adventure.
** Black Canary debuted in 1947 but didn't become mainstream amongst non-comic fans until the 2000s (thanks to adaptations like ''Justice League Unlimited'', ''Young Justice'', and ''Arrow'').

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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Black Canary and Green Arrow developed this problem after the latter proposes marriage, where both of their flaws get Flanderised. Until they actually [[ShipSinking broke up for good]], their mutual treatment towards each other had became so toxic that it raised serious questions ''what'' was making them think that getting married would be a good idea, and after the wedding, things didn't get any better. It took Oliver becoming a killer for Dinah to give back her wedding ring, and even that she regretted.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Why does she constantly hook and break up with the same egotistical, self-serving jerk ass archer? Because she really loves and sees the good in him, but has her limits when it comes to putting up with him? Or because she has a HORRIBLE superiority/inferiority complex.
** Superiority: She purposefully goes out with him and is aware that he's a jerk, waiting for the chance to break up with him to demonstrate what a "strong, confident" woman she is that doesn't need him. Then gets back together with him to show how forgiving and better she is than him.
** Inferiority: She can't do any better.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: The New 52's version of her wasn't particularly popular during the ''Team 7'' and ''Birds of Prey'' phase, but after she got an ongoing putting Dinah in the role of a Punk Rock singer, brought back the fishnets (as well as actually ''justifying'' the design), and re-established her mother's existence and legacy, as well as having a likeable supporting cast, greatly improved her character. It also cleared up some of the confusion as to which Dinah Lance this was supposed to be, as she was married to a Lance, but the same age as the other Justice League heroes. This book clarified that she is most similar to the version of Black Canary that came from Earth 2 (a member of the League who is later widowed, then meets and falls in love with Green Arrow) and in a [[FreezeFrameBonus single frame]] shows that her middle name is Laurel. Many fans who were upset at Dinah Laurel Lance's supposed non-existence in the New 52 were delighted by this.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Why does she Her relationship with Oliver and her motivation for continuing to go back to him after their many break-ups. Either they're a genuinely loving couple who have both made mistakes and gone through a rough patch, or they're an incredibly destructive mess with both having massive issues that they've constantly hook and break up failed to work on. In-canon, this has been shown with the same egotistical, self-serving jerk ass archer? Because she really loves and sees the good in him, but has her limits when it comes to putting up having a stable relationship with him? Or because she has a HORRIBLE superiority/inferiority complex.
** Superiority: She purposefully goes out with him and is aware that he's a jerk, waiting for the chance
Mid-Nite, only to break up with him abandon it to demonstrate what a "strong, confident" woman she is that doesn't need him. Then gets get back together with him to show how forgiving and better she is than him.
** Inferiority: She can't do any better.
Oliver despite the fight they were having all the while.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: The New 52's version of her wasn't particularly popular during the ''Team 7'' and ''Birds of Prey'' phase, but after she got an ongoing putting Dinah in the role of a Punk Rock singer, brought back the fishnets (as well as actually ''justifying'' the design), and re-established her mother's existence and legacy, as well as having a likeable supporting cast, greatly improved her character. It also cleared up some of the confusion as to which re-established that this ''wasn't'' a de-aged Dinah Lance this was supposed to be, as she was married to a Lance, Drake, but the same age as the other Justice League heroes. This book clarified that she is most similar to the version of Black Canary that came from Earth 2 (a member of the League who is later widowed, then meets and falls in love with Green Arrow) and in a [[FreezeFrameBonus single frame]] shows that still her middle name is Laurel. Many fans who were upset at daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance's supposed non-existence in Lance, just with a different origin for her last name[[note]]rather than taking the New 52 were delighted by this.Lance name from her father, it comes from her first husband, who's been renamed Kurt Lance, and she kept it to honour him after his death[[/note]]; Dinah Drake is established to have been a legandary crimefighter who worked with a group of martial artists (inferred to be the JSA) who had disappeared when Dinah jr was young, and the final issue even leads into the then-upcoming ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' and the establishment that reality had been altered.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: She many not have much in the way of solo material compared to Wonder Woman or Supergirl, but she is considered to be one of the most beloved DC female characters.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: She many may not have much in the way of solo material compared to Wonder Woman or Supergirl, but she is considered to be one of the most beloved DC female characters.



** Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this.

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** Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this. And with Huntress, to only a marginally lesser extent.



* MyRealDaddy: Dinah's depiction by Gail Simone is considered to be the only one that matters by many fans

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* MyRealDaddy: Dinah's depiction by Gail Simone is considered to be the only one that matters by many fansfans.



** The negative parts of her relationship with Green Arrow often get poked fun at.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Green Arrow and Black Canary's marriage felt very forced to many fans.

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** The negative parts of her relationship with Green Arrow often get poked fun at.
at. Some have gone as far as to accuse her of [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale being abusive towards him]] born from scenes of her hitting him or kicking him in the junk, which besides the fact they leave out the fact Green Arrow is at times emotionally abusive, but also that the times Dinah ''has'' hit Oliver were followed immediately by them making out or having sex, making it clear that [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence the violence is part of their sex life]].
* OlderThanTheyThink: Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager.
teenager, and though its more coincidental, her fondness for fishnets, leather jackets, and combat boots are staples of punk rock fashion. The CivvieSpandex shirt/short-shorts look also first appeared back in ''Birds of Prey #49'', as a result of Dinah only having part of her costume with her during an adventure.
* StrangledByTheRedString: RomanticPlotTumor: Green Arrow and Black Canary's marriage felt very forced to many fans.fans. After leaving the Birds of Prey, Dinah got a miniseries that was ''supposed'' to be about her new role as Sin's legal guardian, but in-practice was a lead-in to their then-upcoming marriage, followed by several years of her playing ineffectual sidekick to Ollie in what was ''supposed'' to be their shared title. Their relationship became a sour point for many fans because of how it effected her character growth.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Surprisingly ''averted'' with her ''DC You''-onward rockstar touch. Her ''Rebirth'' redesign has been a hit with fans much like the similar ''Burnside'' Batgirl redesign was, while Dinah's status as a punk-rock singer has largely been welcomed due to making a lot of sense for her character and just being so unique within the medium.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: During Chuck Dixon's Birds of Prey run, he had Stephanie Brown, AKA Spoiler, make occasional guest appearances, alongside having Dinah and Steph interact within other Bat-books he was writing at the time, during which Dinah became something of a CoolBigSis to Steph and even personally dealt with her abusive father for her. This friendship and budding mentorship all but disappeared without any reference to it shortly after.
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* FandomRivalry: Strangely given in-canon the two characters are long-time lovers (and naturally, this means there's a sizeable FriendlyFandoms segment for those who ship them), but Green Arrow fans and Black Canary fans often butt heads due to the fact that Canary is in-canon a ''much'' better fighter than Green Arrow but often falls victim to BadassDecay to make Green Arrow look better, and the two have had a fairly destructive romance. Canary fans resent the BadassDecay and take Dinah's side in their romantic troubles, while Arrow fans declare her a FauxActionGirl and take Ollie's side. Given both characters have had bad writing and suffered a DorkAge in their history, if one took everything a face value, they're both incredibly abusive and destructive towards each other, so there's some reasoning, but only if one ignores that most of the time, this behaviour is OutOfCharacter for both of them.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: She many not have much in the way of solo material compared to Wonder Woman or Supergirl, but she is considered to be one of the most beloved DC female characters.


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* MyRealDaddy: Dinah's depiction by Gail Simone is considered to be the only one that matters by many fans


* BrokenBase: In the case of {{Series/Arrow}}, there's a lot of disagreement as to which version of Canary is the closest to the original comic version and which actress does the best job of portraying her.

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* BrokenBase: In the case of {{Series/Arrow}}, ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', there's a lot of disagreement as to which version of Canary is the closest to the original comic version and which actress does the best job of portraying her.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The New 52's version of her wasn't particularly popular during the ''Team 7'' and ''Birds of Prey'' phase, but after she got an ongoing putting Dinah in the role of a Punk Rock singer, brought back the fishnets (as well as actually ''justifying'' the design), and re-established her mother's existence and legacy, as well as having a likeable supporting cast, greatly improved her character.
** It also cleared up some of the confusion as to which Dinah Lance this was supposed to be, as she was married to a Lance, but the same age as the other Justice League heroes. This book clarified that she is most similar to the version of Black Canary that came from Earth 2 (a member of the League who is later widowed, then meets and falls in love with Green Arrow) and in a [[FreezeFrameBonus single frame]] shows that her middle name is Laurel. Many fans who were upset at Dinah Laurel Lance's supposed non-existence in the New 52 were delighted by this.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The New 52's version of her wasn't particularly popular during the ''Team 7'' and ''Birds of Prey'' phase, but after she got an ongoing putting Dinah in the role of a Punk Rock singer, brought back the fishnets (as well as actually ''justifying'' the design), and re-established her mother's existence and legacy, as well as having a likeable supporting cast, greatly improved her character. \n** It also cleared up some of the confusion as to which Dinah Lance this was supposed to be, as she was married to a Lance, but the same age as the other Justice League heroes. This book clarified that she is most similar to the version of Black Canary that came from Earth 2 (a member of the League who is later widowed, then meets and falls in love with Green Arrow) and in a [[FreezeFrameBonus single frame]] shows that her middle name is Laurel. Many fans who were upset at Dinah Laurel Lance's supposed non-existence in the New 52 were delighted by this.



* NeverLiveItDown: TheEighties [[http://dyn2.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/16306020.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg costume.]]

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** The negative parts of her relationship with Green Arrow often get poked fun at.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Her affiliation with rock predates the New 52. A 2000s comic had a flashback that showed Black Canary was a grunge fan in the 1990s as a teenager.


* LesYay: Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this.

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* LesYay: LesYay:
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Black Canary and Oracle get a LOT of this.this.
** She also has a significant amount (bordering on FoeYay) with Lady Shiva.


* BrokenBase: In the case of {{Series/Arrow}}, there's a lot of disagreement as to which version of Canary is the closest to the original comic versiom and which actress does the best job of portraying her.

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* BrokenBase: In the case of {{Series/Arrow}}, there's a lot of disagreement as to which version of Canary is the closest to the original comic versiom version and which actress does the best job of portraying her.

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