reached the Personal Data Pad of Booster Gold. You have security
access. Booster Gold is the Protector of Booster Gold Industries
and the occasional hero about Metropolis. Booster at the moment
has started to pull together all his contacts in order to
create a new breed of superteam.
with: this is done from memory after many DC revisions of
Black Canary. Dinah Laurel Lance is the daughter of Dinah
Drake Lance (Black Canary I) and Larry Lance (a former GCPD
turned Private Investigator). Black Canary I's career didn't
begin until the late 1940's (she missed being an All-Star
but did join the JSA) until her heroics were cut short by
her (and her teammates') refusal to unmask during Senate
hearings in the McCarthy Era. Dinah Drake Lance became a
private investigator along with her husband Larry (the GCPD
accepted few women at the time), and had one daughter. Dinah
Laurel Lance grew up in awe of her mother and her 'Uncles'
(the former members of the JSA); it was therefore quite
natural that she would want to become a hero. During her
late elementary school years, she wold often be caught rifling
through her mother's costume--much to Dinah Drake's displeasure
(perhaps due to BC I's discontent, bitterness at her own
career cut short, and a very overprotective urge to keep
her child from harm).
was during these arguements that Dinah Jr's meta-human power
(possibly due, as Dr. Fate surmised, to exposure from radiation
from Alan Scott's Green Lantern ring): a sonic scream that
had both concussive powers and a variable frequency. Things
would become even more strained with the death of Larry Lance
in a JSA renunion battle with a powerful alien entity (Pre-Cr.
it's Aquarius the Living Star): Larry Lance sacrificed himself
to save a costumed BCI. Branding her mother a hypocrite and
blaming her for her father's death, she sought Wildcat's tutelage
at the age of 11. At the age of 17, Dinah Laurel graduated
from high school and went to Gotham University at her mother's
urging. There she met and married Craig Windrow (an older
returning student), and dropped out of school. The marriage
lasted less than one year. Directionless, Dinah Jr. took over
her mother's former flower shop .
For most of Post-Crisis, it's been this way: Dinah kept her
training up, working as a florist. She was directionless with
her dreams of being a hero crushed under a failed marriage
and a domineering mother. It was not until she read of the
tales of an urban legend named Batman in the newspaper that
she finally decided to become the Black Canary II.
Her first mission was an eventful
one: upon defeating a being of glass ,
she met up with Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), The Flash
(Barry Allen), Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. To defeat a
covert group named 'Locus', the five banded together to form
the first 'Justice League of America'. It was during this
time she would meet and ... eventually ... fall in love with
Oliver Queen, The Green Arrow. She left the Justice League
to follow him across country with Hal Jordan (Hard Traveling
Heroes) and settled down with him in Star City. She returned
to the Justice League after Darkseid's ill-fated plot to crush
Earth's heroic spirit (Legends), under the manipulations of
Maxwell Lord (Justice League: A New Beginning). She left one
year later to follow Oliver to Seattle. Dinah's years in Seattle
were by far her most challenging. In her first week there
she was taken hostage and cruelly tortured, resulting in the
loss of her sonic cry (Longbow Hunters).
managing Sherwood Florist she kept up a part-time career in
crime-fighting, assisting Green Arrow. Their relationship
declined when Dinah learned the same aforementioned injuries
rendered her barren, as well as when she was confronted with
the evidence of Oliver's infidelity with Shado in the form
of a son. Dinah left him after approximately 3 years when
she found him kissing the 18 year old girl she had taken into
her home. She resumed her crimefighting career with a vengeance.
This resulted in her home and business being burnt to the
ground, and Dinah spiralling deep into debt. It took a miracle
to get her life back on track. It took Oracle. The mysterious
benefactor lured her to Gotham and gave her a new look as
well as a full-time job as her operative. Black Canary is
now a full-time 'adventuress' contracted by Oracle to function
in the field.
* Black Canary
Black Canary's resources which include:
Skills Contacts and Technology Black Canary is contracted
on a fee basis to work for Oracle. They have developed enough
of a working relationship so that Dinah has earned certain
bonuses: chiefly, a credit card and a sports car. She also
maintains a small apartment.
Black Canary's costume was designed
and created by Oracle: the gray breast area is a thin yet
resiliant kevlar, the dark blue is regular spandex, while
the golden metal on the sides and arms are strategically placed
to prevent too much damage to the ribs and arms when in combat.
By far the most stunning feature of her costume are her earrings
(which function as transmitters), and the canary charm that
hangs from her neck (which has a microphone): this is relayed
via 'borrowed' space on a govornment satellite. It is uncertain
as to whether in the future Oracle will have visual access
as well: for now she does not. It is also uncertain as to
what features Dinah's golden belt may have: if any, they are
known only to Oracle.
SKILLS: *Piloting: Dinah can pilot
a shuttle (JLA: New Beginning) as well as a helicopter (GA).
*Vehicles: Canary is extraordinarly adept with a motorcycle,
and can perform hair-raising stunts with one. She is also
a risk-taker with automobiles, and is an excellent driver
at top speeds. *Horseback Riding: As shown in GA Annual 3
and Manhunt 4. *Florist: She has experience running a small
business and can identify many common plant types. Please
also see +combat. Contacts: Oracle, Oliver Queen, Connor Hawke,
Eddie Fyers, Hal Jordan, as well as some former members of
the Justice League.
Canary's recent run-in with the Joker was one of the most
devestating moments of her career. Many lives were lost
and Black Canary's fortitude was tested to the limits of
perhaps even her own understanding. For a while, she even
refused to wear the costume
and Canary have come to trust each other on many occasions.
Perhaps it was their time in the JLA that strengthened
It is said that the sun
may set in the West, but like a true enemy, the east is
always looming like the coming of the sun.
The where-abouts of Ishiguro
Takamura are unknown at the moment. Perhaps, the greatest
enemy the Outsiders have ever faced is still at Large, as
well as the fact that the body of Senshi Namota went missing
from the Mertropolis morgue.
Could Ishiguro Takamura
be planning something? Only time will tell. And what about
the Eye of Shinto? The Outsider's only trophy from theur
first Battle? What Secrets does it hold
is known about the very Secretive Organization known as
Takamura Industries. Currently
Ishiguro Takamura is at large.
is currently been discovered in the Province of Shanghai.
His motives are still unknown.
the Canary expert who her actress was. I think this was
a good choice. She can do the write up if she wants. I even
found a shot in black leather. Tee hee! Yeah, I know Calysto!
Go Figure. I proved why Kevin Costner was perfect. :)
Name: Dinah Laurel Windrow Lance
Name: Black Canary
A proper Llady never tells
of your Damn Business! (115
(Yeah, I take poetic licence with em)
Blond (Naturally Black)
ID: The Costume ID: Black Canary is no longer in her recognizable
fishnetted costume, and therefore would not be easily identified
unless it was a member of the martial arts community that
had taken note of her in the past.