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Real Identity: Dinah Laurel Lance
Affiliation(s): Justice League
Appearance(s): Independence Day Part Two, Schooled, Homefront, Alpha Male, Revelation, Humanity, Failsafe, Disordered, Coldhearted, Image, Agendas, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance, Happy New Year, Salvage, Satisfaction, Cornered, War, Summit, and Endgame
Appearances (Comics): Stopover, Haunted, and The Pit...
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Powers/Skills: Sound Manipulation and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Vanessa Marshall
Dinah Lance is the daughter of Larry Lance and Dinah Drake Lance. She manifested her sonic powers when she was a child. She nearly deafened her first grade class and tried to hide her ability for some time as a result. Lance trained judiciously with many of her mother's friends and superhero peers and became a superb athlete and warrior. She was also born with a metagene that gave her the ability to project sound in the form of vocal screams which were nicknamed the Canary Cry. Ready to take on the mantle of her mother, Lance became the new Black Canary. She joined the newly formed Justice League as its 13th member and later became the Team's main combat trainer at age 24. She is currently in a romantic relationship with Green Arrow.
On August 3rd, she and Green Arrow were attacked by Amazo in Litchfield County. They radioed for assistance and were aided by Superman, Batman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Captain Atom, and Red Tornado. After four hours, the battle was over. Manhunter and an injured Black Canary teleported to the Cave, where she was scheduled to lead a training session. Black Canary attempted to teach them a lesson in channeling anger and controlling the battle, but soon had to put both Kid Flash and Superboy in their places. Superboy rejected her words but later realized the error of his ways, and asked Black Canary for help. She agreed to offer more training. On August 21st, she attended Kent Nelson's funeral. On September 22nd, Black Canary went on a date with Green Arrow but later arrived with other members of the Justice League to find the Cave invaded, the Team neutralized, and Red Tornado missing.
On October 1, 16:57 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), Black Canary fought Plant Creatures in Star City along with Green Arrow and Red Arrow. However, they were unable to save a school bus before it was tossed over the bridge. They looked over to see Guy Gardner, of the Green Lantern Corps, had saved it. On October 10th, Black Canary served as the latest supervisor of the Team on rotation. She reaffirmed to the skeptical team that finding Red Tornado and T.O. Morrow was the Justice League's highest priority and reminded them they were not authorized to join in the search. Despite Zatara's objections, Black Canary allowed the Team to take Zatanna out on the Bio Ship. When they never returned, Zatara was livid and vented his anger on Black Canary. On October 23rd, she met with each member in private about the failed training exercise. On November 11th, Black Canary worked with Superboy, Wolf, and Red Tornado to destroy a Flying Ice Fortress.
On November 22nd, 09:42 EST, Dinah Lance and Oliver Queen arrived at Mount Justice to meet with Batman, Red Tornado, and Martian Manhunter. To their shock, footage was shown of Superboy and Black Canary making out. It turned out to be Miss Martian playing a game from Mars. Lance was not pleased and had a stern talk with Miss Martian on why it wasn't right to do. On January 1st, Team Year One, Green Arrow and Black Canary departed the Watchtower with Red Arrow. On February 1st, 23:11 Eastern Standard Time (EST), Black Canary finished informing Red Arrow that Aquaman's son Artur was born. By November 1st, she was helping Red Arrow shadow Lex Luthor in an attempt to find a lead on Speedy. However, at some point in Team Year Two, the search was called off. Red Arrow continued alone.
On February 13th, Team Year Six, Black Canary took part in an intervention conducted on Red Arrow. Black Canary proved he hadn't been keeping up with his training. On April 1st, Black Canary debriefed Beast Boy, Impulse, Blue Beetle, Lagoon Boy, Tye Longshadow, Nathaniel Tryon, Virgil Hawkins and two other teenagers, all of whom were kidnapped by the Light and given to the Reach for their Metagene research. Black Canary pieced together the Metagene was a genetic anomaly that allowed certain humans to develop survival abilities when exposed to trauma. She reported her findings in a meeting with Captain Atom, Nightwing, and two S.T.A.R. scientists. On May 23rd, 21:21 EDT, Black Canary attended a briefing aboard the Watchtower in regard to long range scans of the Warworld.
On June 19th, Black Canary guarded the Crystal Key chamber with Black Lightning and Captain Marvel. At 04:20 UTC, they encountered Vandal Savage. At 05:27 EDT, they were boomed to the Watchtower in unconscious states. On June 20th, Black Canary was assigned to Theta Squad with Asami Koizumi. Black Canary provided interference while Koizumi disabled the Magnetic Field Disrupter. On July 4th, Captain Atom officially turned over chairmanship of the Justice League to Black Canary.