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As a prominent character in Arrow, we have seen the Black Canary mantle change hands twice! With that being said, how much do we really know about Black Canary?

In this article, we will review 5 little known facts about Black Canary that you may not of known. Let's get started!

Black Canary ties the knot with HIM?

Green Arrow and Black Canary tied the knot, but not without complications. In the comics, she actually married a shapeshifter impersonating Arrow, who then tried to kill her on her honeymoon.

SHE was the original Black Canary!

In the comics, the original Black Canary was actually Laurel's mom. She found Detective Lance, married him and they had kids. Dinah Drake Lance being the original character (Flash Comics #86 - 1947), Dinah Laurel Lance is our current super-heroine!

In Arrow, Sarah Lance (Laurel's sister) may be the first Black Canary, followed by her sister Laurel, but was she?

Black Canary original appeared as a Flash character!

I always saw her as a Green Arrow compatriot? Not a Flash friend! First appearing in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947), she was originally from Earth-2. Known to be one of DC's earliest superheroines, she wasn't paired with Green Arrow until 1960!

Superhero Team Ups!

While the Black Canary mantle has been held by many, the character has also had many team ups. Some of these include:

  • Justice Society of America
  • Justice League
  • Team Arrow
  • Birds of Prey
  • Team 7

Where did her powers come from?

At one point, her canary cry was an ability she gained when she moved from Earth-2 to Earth-1. In the new 52, she gained her powers while she was on Team 7 - as did Deathstroke and Grifter.

The Flarrowverse went for a simpler concept. Cisco from The Flash created a necklace that provides her sonic scream (aka canary cry)!

In Conclusion...

We have been exposed to quite a few Black Canary facts through Arrow, but how many of these facts caught you by surprise?

Which one surprised you the most? Take the poll below! If you know any other cool Black Canary facts, feel free to share in the comments section below!

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Thank You to Alexander Sly Shaddix for some awesome articles!


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