|Name:||Dinah Laurel Lance|
villain & metahuman (Earth-2 Laurel)
|Relationships:||Quentin Lance and Dinah Lance (parents), Sara Lance (sister), Oliver Queen (friend/ally, ex-love interest), Tommy Merlyn (friend, love interest)|
|Fandom:||Arrow, The Flash (CW), Legends of Tomorrow|
|Other:||Portrayed by Katie Cassidy.|
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In Season 4, the show's storyline had been hinting at a major character death, many theories had it on various main characters - Laurel, being one. This is confirmed in the episode "Eleven-fifty-nine" in which Damian Darhk stabs Laurel, she dies from complications after awakening from the surgery. Fans that were outraged with this decision, started a petition: "Bring back Dinah Laurel Lance ak Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) to Arrow".
Instead, fans were given an alternate universe Earth-2 Laurel Black Siren Lance (a metahuman villain-of-the-week under Zoom) on Flash series. Due to this, "Black Siren" gifsets and fanart started appearing more often, fans often praised Laurel/Katie work - some even hoping that the character will reappear due to the fact she hasn't died.
Common Tropes & Themes
- Becoming Black Canary, this was later canonized in S3 in which she followed in her sister's footsteps.
- Joining Team Arrow, again this was later canonized.
- Forming and/or joining Birds of Prey.
- Demon!Laurel, mainly inspired by Katie Cassidy's Supernatural role as Ruby.
- Black Canary Costume Update by IronAvenger1234
- Black Canary - Arrow - Colored by JGiampietro
- Laurel Lance/Black Canary by AMTModollas
- Black Canary by ADL-art
- laurel lance appreciation week: day 7: an au by wouldyousingalong Knowing she is a target under Damian Darhk, Laurel enlists Team Flash to fake her death and hide her away in a place no one would bother to look - another Earth that Barry recently visited. She’s initially hesitant, but quickly warms up to the sunny world of National City - and becomes the Black Canary again to protect her new home alongside her new roommate, Kara Danvers. (Supergirl crossover)
- Fight Song by clockworkaffection
- masterpiece by ChemicalAttraction
- No Hero by WeJustPlayOurPart
- Angel With a Shotgun by Miriam M.B
- stronger by diego garcia
- flares by WonderTwinC
- Everybody's fool by mitralawfalls
- Yellow Flicker Beat by BuffyProdz
- i'm not nobody (3x11) by Mayhem (Laurel/Felicity)
Archives & Fannish Links
- Laurel Lance, Black Siren, Siren X tag at Tumblr
- Laurel Lance Daily
- Laurel Lance Saves the World
- Fuck Yeah Laurel Lance
- Protect Laurel Lance
- Black Pretty Bird
- Black Canary-Cry
- The Black Canary Cries
- Laurel Lance (Earth-1), Laurel Lance (Earth-2), Laurel Lance (Earth X) at Arrowverse Wikia
- Laurel Lance at DC Database