10 Black Canary

Black Canary

Dinah Lance is the daughter of the late private investigator Larry Lance and the original Black Canary, a sultry judo expert and member of the Justice Society of America. Prior to her mother’s death, Dinah took up the role of Black Canary and carried on in her stead, Dinah’s crime-fighting career aided by her natural super powered “canary cry.” The second Black Canary was a founding member of the Justice League of America, a team that later included her longtime love Green Arrow. After leaving the JLA, Black Canary joined forces with Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Oracle) to troubleshoot global crises as a so- called “Bird of Prey.” Not long ago, she joined a new JSA featuring members who once fought alongside Dinah’s mother, in addition to a new generation of young heroes. Dinah lost the use of her “canary cry” for a time following brutal injuries. The power was later restored when Oracle dunked Dinah in a life-rejuvenating Lazarus Pit to heal Dinah’s mortal wounds following a battle with the villain Bane.


Expert hand-to-hand combatant, particular in Judo and boxing; able to emit hypersonic “canary cry” capable of shattering metal.