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Dinah Laurel Lance is the daughter of Dinah Lance and Starling City police captain, Quentin Lance. She is the older sister of Sara and the frequent flame of Oliver Queen. She operated under the alias Black Canary.

In 2007, Oliver and Laurel were dating. Unbeknownst to her, Oliver was cheating on her with her sister, Sara, and even took her on the Queen's Gambit with him. When tragedy struck, her boyfriend and sister's betrayal was revealed, along with the news that they may be dead. Her parents separated, and Quentin began to have a drinking problem, forcing Laurel to become her own woman early.

Five years later, Oliver Queen has been rescued from the island Lian Yu and was brought back to Starling City. Complications get in the way of a happy reunion, particularly the fact that not only was Oliver cheating on her with her sister, but he practically led Sara to her death, ruining their lives. Eventually, they reconcile.

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Other Characteristics


  • Sonic Bombs: Handheld non-lethal sonic weapons used to disable large groups of people. It overwhelms the hearing of everyone in the immediate vicinity, and is also capable of shattering glass.
  • Canary Cry Choker: Cisco Ramon would upgrade Black Canary's iconic weapon in the form of a bionic choker that would emanate the sonic noise attack whenever she screamed.



  • Extendable Staff: As the Black Canary, she used a pair of expandable batons to fight. They were able to combine into a bo-staff. She later abandoned this weapon.
  • Nightstick: As the Black Canary, she uses a police style baton to fight. She later adopted a second baton.

  • Laurel was born in 1985, making her 2 years older than her sister Sara.



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