|Real name:||Dinah Lance|
|Relatives:|| Lauren Lance (mother) |
Anita LeRoux (half-sister)
Sean Cassidy (half-brother)
Black Canary, real name Dinah Lance, is a mutant who has the ability to produce high powered, sonic scream.
Dinah Lance developed her powers when she stopped a man attempting to rape her friend. As a result, her mother enlisted her to the Xavier Institute after she was filed assault charges, much to Dinah's chagrin. At her introduction at the Institute, Exodus make a sudden attack and Dinah was evacuated along with the other new students. When the Justice League intervened, Dinah make a remark Green Arrow on his choice of costume. From hereon, Dinah developed a love-hate relationship with Green Arrow.
Although a rookie from early on, Dinah soon participated in the X-Men's field missions. While on a mission working with Excalibur, Dinah was shocked to learn that Siryn and Excalibur member Banshee are her half-siblings.
Dinah has the ability to amplify her voice into a high pitched, and high volume, sonic scream, that is powerful enough to cause structural damage to buildings and vehicles, and is capable of temporarily deafening anyone caught in the blast, even knocking them out.
Green Arrow: Dinah established a somewhat love/hate relationship with Green Arrow since their first encounter.
In DC Comics, Dinah Lance is the second Black Canary. Her mother, Dinah Drake Lance, was the original. Unlike her Last Son version that classifies her as a mutant, Black Canary is a metahuman. However, Black Canary is one of the few metahumans whose powers manifested without explanation, making her more akin to mutants.