Birds of Prey
|Name:||Birds of Prey|
|Creator:||Chuck Dixon, Jordan B. Gorfinkel, Gary Frank|
|Date(s):||1996, 1999 – Present|
|Medium:||comics, television show, cartoons|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Wikipedia page|
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Birds of Prey had several different versions, with various adaptations. Justice League Unlimited episode "Double Date" was supposed to be a version of Birds of Prey, however due to character rights, they were unable to use Barbara, thus only Huntress and Black Canary was used. Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" has its own version of the team with Black Canary and Huntress teaming with Catwoman since Barbara didn't exist in that universe. Arrow episode "Birds of Prey" teams up Laurel Lance and Sara Lance (Canary) against Huntress.
- Oracle/Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon
- Black Canary aka Dinah Lance
- Huntress aka Helena Bertinelli
- Lady Blackhawk aka Zinda Blake
FandomFemslash pairings Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance and Helena Bertinelli/Barbara Gordon are quite popular. The het pairing of Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson also appears in the fandom.
Since about the time of Helena Bertinelli's first appearance on the show confirmed at least two characters of comicsverse Birds of Prey was on the series, there have been interest in having an Arrow version of the team. Fans hoped that the episode "Birds of Prey" would indeed have the team, however it only included Sara Lance (at the time the only Canary) and Laurel Lance teaming up against the Huntress. This is usually fixed in fanworks where the characters team up together. They are often joined by Felicity Smoak, who takes place as the role of Oracle. Fans sometimes also fancast Barbara for the series. As the series continued and more characters join the universe as superheroes or vigilantes, more characters are often part of "Birds of Prey" fanworks, such as Thea Queen (Speedy), Iris West, Caitlin Snow (Killer Frost), Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl), Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana), Nyssa al Ghul, Mari McCabe (Vixen), etc.
Arrow related works:
- Birds of Prey, a fancast of Bridget Regan as Barbara/Oracle with Helena Bertinelli and Sara Lance.
- The Birds of Prey by Lordmesa (Sara and Helena)
- JLU Style: Laurel and Helena by AMTModollas (Laurel and Helena styled like JLU)
- "No one does it better than the Birds of Prey!", a picspams of Laurel, Felicity, Thea, Sara, Nyssa, Tatsu and Helena as "Birds of Prey" done for Day 5 of "Laurel Lance Appreciation Week".
- Birds of Prey Poster by grantkatie
- BIRDS OF PREY by wouldyousingalong & challenge-the-unknown, My name is Dinah Laurel Lance. After losing nearly everything, I fought back and took control of my life by becoming the Black Canary. But my old ally, the Green Arrow, has disappeared, leaving Star City in need of saving. So I formed a new team. We might be overlooked and underestimated, but we will stop at nothing to bring justice to those who have none. And one day we will defeat the one man who took everything from me - Malcolm Merlyn. (Laurel, Felicity, Thea, Sara, Kendra, and Mari as the Birds of Prey)
Arrow related works:
- This Is Our Fight Song (Laurel Lance, Thea Queen, Sara Lance, Holland Roden fancasted as Barbara Gordon and Nyssa Al Ghul as the Birds of Prey)
- Birds of Prey (Laurel Lance, Thea Queen, and Sara Lance)
- FANCAST: The Birds of Prey by tweeeeenkies3