Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance

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Pairing
Pairing: Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance
Alternative name(s): Batgirl/Black Canary, Dinahbabs
Gender category: F/F
Fandom: Batman (DC Comics), Birds of Prey
Canonical?: non-canon
Prevalence: rare
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Barbara/Dinah is a pairing of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle) and Dinah Lance (Black Canary) in the DCU.

Canon

Oracle summoned Black Canary to work as an agent for her, after a mission with her first agent, Power Girl, went awry. The duo formed the Birds of Prey. At first Dinah did not get along with Oracle, but eventually the two put their disagreements aside and became best friends.[1]

Fandom

While a rare pair overall in the DC Comics fandom, Barbara/Dinah is common within comic femslash communities. It gained most of its following in the early 2000s when Barbara was working as Oracle and teamed up with Dinah frequently in Birds of Prey.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Casefic: Barbara and Dinah working as the Birds of Prey.
  • PTSD: Typically in relation to Barbara's encounter with The Joker.
  • Pre-New 52: Even after New 52 had Barbara return as Batgirl, many fanworks continued to be set in the timeline when she was Oracle.

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References

  1. "Black Canary Comicvine".