Carolyn Lance is the infamous Black Canary as well as the mother of Dinah Lance. As a young woman Carolyn discovered she had an ability that would become known as the canary cry. With this the woman became one of the very first women superheroes to ever "put on a cape" though she did not, in fact, wear a cape.
At some point in her long past of fighting crime Carolyn, as the Black Canary, took down the infamous Hawke family. The only one she could not get was the son, Al Hawke, who was too young at the time. This fact would, many years later, lead to her aparent death.
The Black Canary, sixteen-years-ago, had a daughter she named Dinah Lance. When Dinah was six Carolyn arrived at home and checked on her daughter. She knew something was wrong and found a bomb under the girl's bed. 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 had 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. By the end of the episode she had come to realize her daughter was set in her ways. She died in an explosion caused by Al Hawke who had tried to get revenge for the fact his own father had died in the prison she hadd sent him to.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Birds of Prey and is an adaptation of Dinah Drake/Black Canary. The original character was created by Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino and first appeared in Flash Comics #86.
- Black Canary was portrayed by Lori Loughlin.
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