Black Canary
Carolyn Lance Birds of Prey 001-1-

Real Name

Carolyn Lance


None/formerly Black Canary


Dinah Laurel Lance (daughter)

Base of Operations





Secret Identity


United States



Portrayed by

Lori Loughlin


Birds of Prey (TV series)


Carolyn Lance discovered early on in her life, that she had an ability that would become known as the canary cry. She decided to become a Superhero and, using the alias Black Canary, became one of the very first female superheroes. In 1985, she had a daughter and named her Dinah Lance. At some point in her long past of fighting crime, Black Canary took down the infamous Hawke family. The only one she couldn't get was the son, Al Hawke, who was a minor at the time. In 1991, Carolyn arrived at home and checked on her daughter. She knew something was wrong and found a bomb under the girl's bed, but managed to defuse it. The very next day she dropped her daughter off with the Redmond family, having seen no signs of her daughter being Metahuman. Ten-years-later Carolyn retired and went to collect her sixteen-year-old daughter only to find she'd runaway. She also learned of her metahuman abilities and the abuse it had brought to her daughter. She found Dinah in the care of Barbara Gordon. She tried to take her daughter who was resistant to the idea. She eventually came to realize that her daughter was set in her ways. She died in an explosion caused by Al Hawke as revenge for the fact his father had died in the prison she'd sent him to.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Sonic Scream (Canary Cry)