Black Canary
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Real Name

Dinah Laurel Lance


Dinah Redmond, Black Canary


Carolyn Lance (mother)

Base of Operations

New Gotham




Secret Identity


United States



Portrayed by

Rachel Skarsten


Birds of Prey (TV series)


Dinah Lance was born to Carolyn Lance who was also known as the Black Canary. No mentions were ever made of who her father happened to be. When she was six a man strapped a bomb underneither her bed without her knowledge. Her mother came home that night and found it set to go off an hour later. That was the same night her mother dropped her off at a foster family and never came back. The Redmond Family were the family that took her in. They lived in the small town of Opal Missouri. At that time Dinah hadn't shown any signs of Metahuman potential but that quickly changed after her mom left. Dinah witnessed Barbara being shot by Joker and Selina being murdered in front of Helena by Clayface in disguise. The Redmonds kept telling Dinah what she saw was just her imagination. They then began locking her in a closet until she promised to stop seeing things. At some point over the next ten years she'd end up running away multiple times, had been truant from school, and had a shoplifting charge on her record which is stated in the second episode. Then at the age of sixteen Dinah made a break from her old life, heading out for New Gotham where she was determined to make a different life than the one she'd had. That first night she is attacked by a guy she'd thought she could trust. She was saved by none other than the Huntress who she identified as the girl from her dream. She read Helena's mind before she left and found out about the clock tower. She broke in, using the information she learned through Helena, only to get knocked out. Later she helped them solve that case they had been working and this allowed her to join the Birds in the fight against crime. Through out the series Dinah has a few tough patches. Most of this is caused by her discovery that her mother was the Black Canary then the death or presumed death of her mom as the body was never shown. All that was shown was the building she was in exploding in front of Dinah leaving her angry for a few episodes. When she comes across her mother's killer she has the chance to take revenge but instead protects him from an assassin so he can go back to prison where he belongs.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


  • Precognition: Dinah can see images of events that have not yet taken place. Usually these images come to her in dreams.
  • Retrocognition: Through physical contact, Dinah can see flashes of a person's past or present. Upon meeting Helena Kyle for the first time, Dinah touched her on the arm and learned about the location of the Birds of Prey Headquarters at the Gotham Clock Tower. She also learned the access codes required for her to gain entrance.
  • Telekinesis: Dinah can send out pulses of power that can knock men over, this seems to be emitted from her hands.



  • Audio Transceivers: Communication devices used by the Birds of Prey.
  • Infrared Goggles


  • Batarangs (formerly)

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