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Sara Lance is White Canary, the leader of the Legends. She is the younger sister of Laurel Lance and in the past also operated as The Canary and Black Canary.

Sara Lance is the daughter of Dinah Lance and Starling City police captain Quentin Lance. She is the younger sister of Laurel Lance.

Sara and Oliver on Queen's Gambit.

Sara and Oliver on Queen's Gambit.

At one point, Sara began secretly seeing Laurel's playboy boyfriend, Oliver Queen, with only her mother aware of the affair. Oliver invited Sara to join him on his sailing trip with his father, Robert Queen, on their yacht Queen's Gambit. Against her mother's wishes, she agreed. That night, while they contemplated the consequences of their relationship, the sabotaged ship began to sink. While Sara seemed to have been the first casualty, with Oliver unable to do anything as he watched her sink and apparently drown, Oliver, Robert, and a third crewman were able to escape in a life raft.

As it turned out, Sara survived in the wreckage, and, after a stay on Lian Yu with Anthony Ivo that led her to ally with Oliver and his allies. Eventually, she was found by Nyssa al Ghul some time later, and trained by the League of Assassins in Nanda Parbat under the new name "Ta-er al-Sahfer" (yellow bird). During this time, Sara and Nyssa became lovers.

Sara Lance as The Canary.

Sara Lance as The Canary.

Six years after the incident, Sara returned to Starling City, wanting to make sure that her family was safe after the earthquake that hit the Glades, and also wanting to leave her life as an assassin for the League behind while she still could consider herself a good person. Teaming up with the Arrow (who she knew to be Oliver), she killed Dollmaker, Al-Owal, and various other members of the League of Assassins before leaving to protect her family.

When her sister Laurel was poisoned with snake venom by the League of Assassins, Sara returned to Starling City, where she met with Nyssa once again, who was under orders from her father Ra's al Ghul to kill her former lover. However, Nyssa's true goal was to bring her ex-girlfriend back to Nanda Parbat and the League. Kidnapping Sara's mother while her sister was recovering in the hospital, Nyssa gave Sara 24 hours to come back to the League or she would kill Dinah. Nyssa released Dinah when Sara arrived with her father. She was happy to see Sara back, only to be shocked to see Sara had taken the same venom given to Laurel, which was also a poison on the League of Assassins members with Nyssa in case of capture. In the ensuing battle, the Arrow overpowered and nearly killed Nyssa, but the dying Sara pleaded for her release. In return for her would-be final act and the apparently continued love she had for her savior, Nyssa released Sara from her vow to be with the League, and left Starling City. Not long after, Sara was nursed to health with herbs from Lian Yu, afterwards meeting with her family (including Laurel, who rejected her), and apparently beginning a relationship once more with Oliver.

After aiding in the fight against Slade Wilson's Mirakuru army, Sara returned to Nanda Parbat and the League of Assassins, giving Laurel her jacket as a remembrance. A little later, Sara returned to Starling City, only to be killed by Thea who was under the influence of a drug by Malcolm Merlyn. Sara's death caused Laurel to use her anger and rage to become a new vigilante, the Black Canary.

Sara among Legends.

Sara among Legends.

After discovering the existence of the Lazarus Pit, Laurel brought Sara back to life. Initially coming back as a soulless creature, John Constantine returned Sara's soul to her body. Sara begins a life of solitude in Tibet before being invited by Rip Hunter to his crew aboard the time traveling ship, the Waverider.

Sara Lance as White Canary.

Sara Lance as White Canary.

When Rip became missing in action after the Legends were scattered throughout time, Sara became the new team leader and Captain of the Waverider.

She mercilessly hunted her sister's killer Damien Darhk, throughout history, before accepting she could not bring Laurel back. In the Invasion! crossover event, Sara returned to 2016 to support Oliver and the Flash in repelling the Dominators' alien invasion, and met the Kryptonian hero Supergirl from the parallel universe of Earth-38.

Some time later Sara was forced to use the godlike Spear of Destiny to save reality from the Legion of Doom. While tempted to rewrite her own tragic history, the Spear briefly reunited Sara with Laurel in the afterlife, who encouraged her to do what's right and makes peace with her death; she chose to render the Spear itself inert, foiling the evil plans of Eobard Thawne and allowing him to be killed by the Black Flash, who had been hunting him since he escaped Flashpoint.

Malice controls White Canary.

Malice controls White Canary.

After several months staying in 2017 Sara resumed leading the Waverider crew as they tracked down and repaired anachronisms throughout time, working in a loose partnership with Rip Hunter's bureaucratic new organization, the Time Agency. Soon after resuming control of the Waverider, she attended Barry Allen and Iris West, where she had a one-night stand with Supergirl's foster sister Alex Danvers. Working together with assembled heroes, the team repealed an invading army from the Nazi world of Earth-X. Later, while confronting the demonic entity Mallus alongside her old friend John Constantine, Sara and Constantine hooked up, despite her ongoing romantic tension with Time Bureau agent Ava Sharpe. Constantine warned the Legends that Mallus would at some point take possession of Sara.

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  • Blindness[9]: (Formerly) When Sara gained her powers, she lost her sight in the process.


  • Sonic Device: (Formerly) A handheld non-lethal Sonic weapon used to disable large groups of people. It overwhelms the hearing of everyone in the immediate vicinity, and is also capable of shattering glass.



  • Expandable Baton: As White Canary, she uses a pair of expandable batons to fight. They are able to combine into a bo-staff.

  • Sara was born on December 25, 1987.[17][18]



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