- For others characters with the same first name, see Dinah.
- For other people who used the "Canary" identity, see Canary.
- "John, living in the shadows is when all the worst things happen. Oliver going to prison, Vince first undercover, and then... That's the real reason, because as much as I believed in Team Arrow, I had to move on. I had to be a different kind of hero for this city."
- —Dinah to John Diggle[src]
Captain Dinah Drake, formerly known undercover as Tina Boland, is a meta-human vigilante. She was an undercover detective for the Central City Police Department, until her partner and lover Vincent Sobel, was murdered and she sought revenge for his death after becoming a meta-human with the ability to produce sonic screams.
She was eventually recruited into the ranks of Team Arrow by Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, who was searching for a successor to the Black Canary mantle. She became a detective in the Star City Police Department and helped Team Arrow fight Prometheus. Dinah became close friends members of the team, including John Diggle, Rene Ramirez, and Curtis Holt. During the final battle with Prometheus on Lian Yu, Dinah met her rival Laurel Lance/Black Siren.
During their fight with Cayden James, Dinah found out that her partner Vincent was still alive operating as Vigilante and rekindled their relationship. After learning that Oliver, Diggle and Felicity Smoak respectively had violated her privacy and never truly trusted her, that she left the team, along with Rene Ramirez and Curtis Holt, who also had the privacy violated, to formed their own team known as New Team Arrow. After Vincent was truly killed by Laurel did Dinah return to her vengeance ways. It wasn't until Ricardo Diaz became a bigger threat then the two teams could handle alone, did she reconcile and rejoin Team Arrow, along with Rene and Curtis to help Oliver battle Diaz, letting go of her vendetta against Laurel in the process.
After Quentin Lance's death at the hands of Diaz and Oliver's sentenced to prison, Dinah became the new captain of the SCPD after the last one, Kimberly Hill, was arrested for being on Diaz's payroll. She maintained a strained relationship with Laurel and chose to leave to the vigilante life behind.
Dinah Drake was born and raised in Central City, where she later joined the CCPD sometime in 2003, becoming a detective specializing in undercover jobs. Her first undercover assignment was with the street gang called the Pilgrims, where she was trained in bo-staff fighting. Another one of her undercover missions involved working with a gang of safe crackers. Dinah also heard of the drug known as vertigo. During one of her undercover ops, Dinah learned of The Quadrant. A massive criminal organization that spans all over the United States, but no one was able to confirm their existence.
Dinah has apparently been engaged to be married multiple times, though all of these relationships dissolved.
Dinah was an undercover cop going by the name Tina Boland in order to protect her family. In 2013, she was called to Captain David Singh's office for her newest undercover job. They were joined by fellow undercover cop Vincent Sobel, who took an instant liking to Dinah as she did him. Singh assigned Dinah to help Vincent take down drug dealer Sean Sonus, who Sobel has been undercover in for a while. Vincent warned Dinah that Sonus was dangerous, but Dinah wasn't afraid of the risk. During the next three years working together in Sonus's gang, the two began getting romantically with each other.
One night during their undercover mission, "Tina" was helping Sonus stay in the dark in his funding. But when she asked for a little bit more information, she quickly backed off before Sonus got suspicious. Leaving for the night with Vincent, the two discussed what Tina saw in Sonus's books. After revealing Sonus had money hidden away, the two kissed.
After Vincent found out that news had gotten to Sonus that a cop had infiltrated his organization, he informed Tina. The two were in bed when Vincent suggested they call Singh and bust up Sonus's operations now. Tina disagreed, reminding Vincent that they don't have enough on Sonus to take him down. Vincent, however, was worried that Sonus has discovered one of them was the mole. Tina assured him that had Sonus found out, either one of them would've been dead already. Vincent decided to go along with Tina's plan.
The following night, Tina was playing cards with Sonus's right hand man, Declan, when Sonus came over and asked her to look over some numbers before the deal with Alvarez. When she opened to page 12, she horrified to find her police photo on it. A gun was then pointed at her head.
Becoming a meta-human
Tina was then tortured for two weeks by Sonus, trying to get information from her. Sonus captured Sobel, revealing he found out he was a cop too. When Tina begged Sonus not to hurt Vincent, he seemingly killed him. The S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator exploded subsequently, which gave Sonus and Dinah their powers. She screamed as the particles from the accelerator went into her system, turning her into a Meta-human; she was given sonic screaming abilities. In her grief over Vincent's death she used her sonic scream, attacking Sonus.
She handed in her badge after her partner's funeral and went rogue. Three years later, she became a vigilante all across America never settling down her roots. While doing this, she always kept track of Sonus' movement to one day kill him as justice for Vincent. In late 2016, while searching for Sonus in Hub City, Dinah was at a bar when two men started harassing a waitress. She found what they were doing to be cliche. When the two men started harassing Dinah instead, she screamed them out of the bar and smiled to herself.
Recruited into Team Arrow
Tracking Sonus' right hand, Declan, Dinah intended to attack a meeting he was in when she was halted by the vigilantes of Star City; Green Arrow, Wild Dog, and Mister Terrific. Dinah was amused and demanded to know what they wanted. When Green Arrow offered her a place on his team to call home and to better hone her abilities, Dinah declined and warned them if they got in her way she would inflect great harm upon them, then left.
After meeting the vigilantes, Dinah was able to capture Declan and bring him to her apartment room 511. There, she inflected the same torture he inflected on. During Declan's torture, Green Arrow and Wild Dog barged in. But before they could do anything, Dinah killed Declan with her sonic scream. Wild Dog managed to dampen Dinah's powers with a sonic dampener. The three were soon attacked by Sonus' men. While Green Arrow and Wild Dog were distracted fighting his men, Dinah escaped out the window. Green Arrow, however, chased after her and shot a dummy arrow at her to knock her to the ground. Helping her up, Arrow continued to try and persuade Dinah to let them help her take down Sonus without anyone dying in the process. Arrow tried this by telling her that they aren't so different, and that they've each tried to handle the trauma in their lives. Unfortunately, Dinah still wasn't interested, and knowing they were out of the sonic dampener's reach, used her powers to escape.
Finally tracking Sonus to his hideout, Dinah swiftly dispatched his men and entered his office. Sonus, however, wasn't afraid to see Dinah again. Before Dinah could do anything, Sonus revealed that he was affected by the particle accelerator explosion as well and used his sonic wave ability to disorientate her. Just before Sonus could finish her off, Green Arrow and Wild Dog showed up and saved her.
Waking up a few hours later, Dinah proceeded to continue her vendetta. But Green Arrow, in his persistence, asked Dinah again to let them help her. She denied their once again and left. As Dinah was leaving on her motorcycle, the Green Arrow appeared in front of her, revealing his identity as Oliver Queen. Oliver tried to relate with Dinah by telling her about a man in Star City who's trying to convince him that he is beyond redemption. Dinah refused to let Oliver put his issues on her, but he claimed to not want that. Attempting for the final time, Oliver asked her to let them help her and she'll never see them again afterwards. Dinah agreed.
Following Dinah's lead that Sonus was on a rooftop, bringing in a large shipment of a drug called slide, the vigilantes acted on it. With Terrific's help on comms, the three interrupted Sonus's meeting. After dampening Sonus's abilities, taking down his men and destroying the inbound helicopter, Dinah held a gun to Sonus, ready to kill him. Green Arrow tried to talk her out of it, asking her what Vincent would've wanted, but Dinah shot up saying he would've wanted that. Dinah then left the two disappointed vigilantes.
Not feeling any better then before, Dinah tracked down Oliver and found out he was the mayor of Star City. Entering his office, Oliver was surprised to see her again. Dinah expressed her disappointment in not feeling better after killing Sonus and asked Oliver how he does what he does. He told her that he still working on it himself. Dinah then revealed that she and Vincent were lovers and that she hated herself more then Sonus for not preventing Vincent's death. Oliver told her that he believes his team is about finding redemption, revealing Wild Dog and Mister Terrific's true identities as Rene Ramirez and Curtis Holt in the process. Feeling she could trust Oliver, she revealed Tina Boland was her undercover name for her undercover work and that her real name was Dinah Drake. Seeing how Oliver was affected by the name, she asked if it meant anything. He told her that a friend of his was named Dinah, and was the reason he seeked her out. Dinah then joined Team Arrow.
Fight against Prometheus
Integrating herself into the team
After joining Team Arrow, Dinah found that her first mission was in Russia helping Oliver, John Diggle/Spartan, Felicity Smoak/Overwatch, Rory Regan/Ragman, and Curtis stop a nuclear arms deal between former United States General J.G. Walker and Markovian terrorists. Arriving in Star City's sister city, Dinah talked to Diggle about the unexpected missions Team Arrow goes on, to which Diggle drops the existence of aliens to her. As the team were introduced to Oliver's Bratva friend Anatoly Knyazev, they were shocked when Oliver's so called friend punched him in the face and denied his assistance.The team then went to an A.R.G.U.S. safehouse to discuss their next move. Dinah suggested Oliver makes nice with Anatoly since they were desperate. Oliver agreed and went with Diggle.
That night Curtis was helping Dinah control her abilities, but found Dinah didn't have much control beside "on and off". When Felicity's trail to find Walker hit a dead end, Dinah suggested tracking his burner phone that he used in the states. Using the information Felicity got because this, the team tracked Walker to a Russian church. Dinah remained outside to keep watch. When the mission went sideways, Dinah saved Oliver Diggle from one of Walker's men, who they took prisoner.
Dinah later joined Oliver as backup to fulfill a favor for Anatoly in exchange for his help in finding Walker. After helping Oliver take down one of Anatoly's rival businesses, Dinah talked to Oliver about his influence on this team and how Prometheus has gotten into his head that he infects the people he loves. She assures him that he's nothing like what Prometheus wants him to believe and urged him to talk to Diggle and Felicity and how they've been acting.With Anatoly's intel, the team moved in on the Markovians. While chasing them down, Dinah used her sonic scream to tip the van over. Oliver and Dinah got out but found the terrorists guns pointed at them. Fortunately, Anatoly arrived in time to provide backup. After securing the nuke and arresting Walker, the team celebrated at a Russian club where she impressed Anatoly with her ability to hold her vodka.
One day, Dinah was practicing her bo staff routine with Diggle in the Arrowcave. When Felicity found a lead to Prometheus's identity, the two took a break. Diggle complimented Dinah's routine and questioned where she learned how to use a bo staff. Dinah told him that she learned during one of her undercover jobs. When Dinah revealed she's still living at H.I.V.E.'s old headquarters, Diggle suggested she find a better place, but she assured him it was fine.
After an attack on City Hall by an unknown individual, the team managed to grab the weapon he used; an AR-15 Assault Weapon. Unfortunately, the shooter was able to avoid surveillance cameras in City Hall, leaving the team with nothing to go on. Dinah and Diggle attempted to get information from the ESU, to no avail. When they returned, they found an argument had broken out about the use of guns. Dinah voiced her opinion and introduced herself to Quentin Lance, who seemed a bit off hearing her name. Felicity then revealed that she finally found who the shooter was. Much to the team's shock, it was a simple man named James Edlund with no criminal record. They contacted Green Arrow and informed him.
When Oliver returned, the team learned that Edlund's family was gunned down 16 months ago and attacked City Hall in retribution. Dinah and Diggle went out to chase down leads on Edlund's whereabouts. After a dead end, Diggle brought up Dinah living in H.I.V.E.'s headquarters again. After some persuasion, Dinah revealed the reason she hasn't applied for an apartment was because she doesn't feel normal enough to do it. To help her, Diggle told her he felt the same way after he got back from deployment and that Dinah to give herself permission to be normal again. After Edlund was eventually arrested, Dinah took Diggle's advice and got a lease on a studio apartment. She also became the newest recruit at the SCPD. While she was packing her things, Diggle came to check on her and she thanked him for pushing her to do it.
Becoming Black Canary
While Oliver and Diggle were out talking to Prometheus's mother, Amanda Westfield, old foes broke out of a prisoner transport to Iron Heights Prison; Liza Warner, China White, and Carrie Cutter/Cupid. When Oliver and Diggle returned and gave Felicity information on Prometheus, Dinah caught them up on the breakout. After giving orders to find them, Oliver told Dinah they had to leave for Dinah's swearing in ceremony at the SCPD. Diggle took the time to congratulate her, which she appreciated. Oliver proceeded over the ceremony and welcomed "Officer Drake" to the SCPD.
After learning the three escapees were after the late Tobias Church's money spot, Felicity was able to track them to Oak Hill Memorial. Before Dinah could go out with Wild Dog and Mister Terrific, Felicity stopped her, suggesting she wear a mask. When Felicity gave her Laurel's Black Canary mask, Dinah was overwhelmed, feeling she wasn't ready to fill her predecessor's shoes. Felicity assured her it was just the mask.
Wearing her vigilante costume, Dinah used scream to stop Warner, White, and Cupid from escaping with Church's money. When the escapees hired men showed up, Dinah took White on by herself. After some trouble, Dinah screamed White off her and into Green Arrow's grasp. The rest of the SCPD soon showed up led by Captain Frank Pike and took the criminals away and let the vigilantes go. After taking the criminals into the precinct, Dinah spotted Lance coming out of Warner's interrogation room. When Lance talked about Dinah taking up Laurel's mantle, Dinah told him she wasn't ready to replace her. However, Lance assured her that Laurel didn't want a replacement. Just someone to carry on her legacy.
When evidence was leaked that Oliver covered up the death of Officer Billy Malone, Dinah served on Mayor Queen's detail while he faced impeachment. Entering his office with his sister Thea Queen and Lance, Dinah agreed with Oliver that Prometheus was behind this and asked him what their next move was. Oliver didn't have one. Dinah then realized that as Oliver's detail, she was to remain outside his office and did so to blend in.
After Oliver's hearing, Dinah accompanied him in his limo's passenger seat. The extremist, Vigilante, then showed up to kill Oliver and caused the limo to crash. Dinah got out and screamed at Vigilante, causing a piece of his visor to break. Instead of attacking Dinah, Vigilante proceeded to threw a bola to incapacitate her. Vigilante was forced to retreat when the SCPD showed up. Dinah worked the scene of the attack and found the piece of Vigilante's mask she shot off. When contacting the team about it, Curtis believed he could track Vigilante with the piece using his T-Spheres, and recommended Dinah bring it back to base. Unfortunately, District attorney Adrian Chase showed up and insisted she log Vigilante's mask in for her. The next day at the precinct, while Pike was busy with Chase, Dinah swiped the piece and gave it to the team.
While Spartan, Wild Dog, and Mister Terrific went after Vigilante. Dinah stayed by Oliver's side. Just before Oliver went in front of the press condoning the Green Arrow for his actions, Dinah got a call from Felicity that Vigilante was on the sixth floor of a building across from them in sniper position ready to take Oliver out. She warned Oliver, but he was confident that the team can handle Vigilante. Dinah stood next to Oliver in dismay as he announced that Green Arrow and his team are to be hunted down and arrested. Dinah was later in the bunker with the others as Oliver arrived and revealed that he wasn't going to be impeached. Oliver then thanked Dinah and everyone else for having his back through all of this.
After finding out Prometheus was Adrian Chase all along and that he had Susan Williams as his captive, Oliver told the others, minus Felicity, much to their horror. Dinah recommended going to Pike and telling him that Chase is Prometheus, but was reminded by Lance that they didn't have any evidence to support it. Diggle then sent sent Dinah and Curtis to Opal City to get Chase's mother as leverage.
Arriving at Amanda Westfield's house, the two discovered that it was cleared out. They deduced that Chase planned ahead and had his mother leave town. When they heard screaming coming from upstairs, they investigated and found video footage of Prometheus torturing Susan, much to their disgust. They took the footage back to the bunker and told Oliver that it was 30 seconds long, but no indication where they are. When Felicity showed up, Oliver asked Dinah, Diggle, and Curtis to give them the room to talk, to which they obliged.
Getting information from the hacker group Helix, Felicity was able to find where Chase is holding Susan. Dinah, Green Arrow, Wild Dog, and Mister Terrific arrived at an abandoned building while Spartan retrieved someone that would make Chase vulnerable. Hearing that there are many heat signatures in the building, the team split up to canvas more ground. Dinah went with Wild Dog, while Terrific went with Green Arrow. Checking a room, they discovered that the heat signatures were explosives and Dinah and Wild Dog became trapped. Terrific managed to get them out and escape in time to see Spartan coming out with a dying Doris. While Spartan tended to Doris, Dinah, Wild Dog, and Terrific went back in to find Oliver to find his bow. Returning to the bunker, the team got word that Susan made it to the SCPD and that Doris died on her way to Starling General. With no leads, Dinah and the other watched as Felicity went to Helix for help again.
Oliver was eventually let go after 6 days of torture, but disbanded the team for unknown reasons. Diggle, Felicity, and Curtis informed Dinah and Rene about this and they were shocked. Dinah wondered what Chase did to him, but the others opted not to know. The team decided, regardless of what Oliver said, to keep fighting for the city while Felicity works on Chase. Using equipment loaned by A.R.G.U.S., the team set up shop in Felicity's loft. After Dinah made fun of their communication devices, one the computers went off with an alert that there was a break in at Batoon Medical Research Laboratories.
Arriving at the laboratories, Dinah did a sweep and reported two men at the back entrance. Spartan ordered Dinah to not spill any blood to which complied and swiftly took out the two men. She then reported the back entrance was cleared of hostiles. They all converged on the remaining men, only to discover that it was Anatoly and his Bratva men. Anatoly then revealed that Oliver invited him to Star City to steal these drugs in exchange for taking Chase out.
The team regrouped at Felicity's loft the next day to discuss this latest development. Dinah questioned why Rene wasn't in City Hall with Oliver and Lance, but Diggle revealed that Lance banned him from City Hall until Chase was taken down. That night Curtis was discussing the role reversals and how Diggle was the new Oliver and he was the new Felicity, but then asked who the new Diggle was. Dinah and Rene answered at the same time. When Dinah didn't argue further about it, Curtis and Rene agreed that Dinah was the new Diggle. When a discussion broke out on why they're not letting the Bratva kill Chase, Dinah remained quite as Diggle explained that they aren't saving Chase, but Oliver. The computer in front of Dinah then started beeping, revealing Chase's trip to his safehouse. The team left to stop the Bratva.
Arriving in time to see the Bratva had already started their attack, Dinah used her sonic scream on three men and made way for Diggle and Rene to knock out the rest. A fight then broke out where Dinah took cover behind a car and fired on the Bratva men. Chase managed to escape, but not before Curtis retrieved a device to reveal him as Prometheus. Dinah rendezvous and picked Curtis up.
After being convinced by Diggle, Oliver asked the team, minus Felicity and Curtis, to help him stop the Bratva from continuing their thefts. He also revealed that he was afraid that he would've corrupted them if the team stayed. Dinah and Rene were more then willing to help stop Anatoly and prove that Chase was wrong about Oliver and donged their vigilante costumes.
Arriving at ZARN Corporations, the team split up in search of Anatoly and his men. After a while of searching, Dinah found some of Anatoly's men holding employees hostage. Dinah, at first, had difficulties. But with the assistance of Wild Dog and Spartan, Dinah was able to defeat the Bratva men and rescue the hostages.
Back at the bunker, Felicity and Curtis returned with evidence that confirms Chase is in fact Prometheus. Dinah volunteered to bring the evidence to the SCPD. But, before she does, Oliver shows her, and the rest of the team their costumes on the manikins where his old team's costumes used to be. After bringing the evidence to the SCPD, Dinah and Lance urged Officer Lopez to call the U.S. marshals to arrest Chase. Unfortunately, Chase escaped custody.
Working with A.R.G.U.S. to find Chase, the team tracked him to an arcade. Dinah went with Wild Dog and Mister Terrific, but became annoyed when they started arguing about a vintage arcade game. An A.R.G.U.S. agent then set off a bobby trap, turning the whole arcade on and setting off explosives and automatic weapons. Dinah, Wild Dog, and Terrific were able to defuse the situation, but not without A.R.G.U.S. agents being killed in the process.
After an A.R.G.U.S. agent named Jordan Pierce with ties to Chase was killed in an elevator, Dinah went with Oliver and A.R.G.U.S. director and Diggle's wife Lyla Michaels to investigate. Dinah noticed Lyla taking something from Pierce's dead body and was somewhat unnerved that Lyla claimed it was A.R.G.U.S. evidence. The three at first thought this was Chase tying up loose ends, but after seeing video surveillance, they believed Pierce's death was caused by a third party.
When the life another A.R.G.U.S. agent named Ditkoff was at risk of loosing her security key just like Pierce, Dinah rendezvous with the team to intercept the attackers. Coming in with Oliver on motorcycles, Dinah screamed and knocked two of the attackers out, while Oliver handled the third. Just when they were about to stop the last attacker from escaping with the security key, Spartan advised them to let them escape, as Felicity believed it would lead them to capture Prometheus.
When it was deduced that Felicity and her group Helix had gone too far with wanting to rescue known cyber criminal Cayden James, Dinah and the team, minus Rene, opted to stop them. When they attacked A.R.G.U.S.'s black ops facility to rescue James, Dinah was able to hold off the armed men. But unfortunately, Felicity and Helix were able to free Cayden James and escape. Returning to the bunker, Dinah knew they should give Oliver space and left with Diggle and Curtis.
When there appeared to be no power to the bunker and an explosion was heard, Dinah, Rene, and Curtis went to Diggle's apartment for his assistance. Arriving there, the three found some marital issues going on between Diggle and Lyla. Determining that Oliver and Felicity were trapped in the bunker, the five planned to get them out. While Dinah, Rene, Curtis, and Diggle went to the bunker, Lyla would get the supplies they needed.
At the entrance to the bunker, Dinah and Diggle monitored Curtis and Rene's progress as they tried cutting through the elevator. Dinah was amused listening to Curtis and Rene bicker and joked that they would make a great couple. Dinah then noticed how off Diggle was and asked if everything was alright between him and Lyla. To help ease Diggle's worries, she told him how she and her partner Vincent kept things from each other because it was their job. Lyla arrived with the supplies Curtis needed.
Rene and Curtis came back up after an explosion in the elevator halted their efforts. Using knowledge from one of her undercover ops, Dinah recommended using hydrochloric acid to melt through the titanium hatch. Rene and Curtis returned after trying Dinah's suggestion and revealed that it would take more acid then they have to melt the hatch. Lyla returned with a modified version of Curtis's T-Sphere they could use.
Curtis was able to use the improved T-Sphere to break a wall in the bunker. Using the T-Sphere's surveillance, Dinah and the team were able to see that Oliver and Felicity were ok. Dinah and the team were able to rescue Oliver and Felicity before the bunker could explode and kill them, but Oliver was severely injured. Getting him to A.R.G.U.S.'s headquarters, Dinah and the others were releaved to know Oliver was going recover.
When a dead body by the name of Henry Goodwin was sent to Oliver's office by Chase, Dinah was on the scene investigating. She informed Oliver and Lance that Goodwin has no connection to Chase and chocked him sending the body because he's crazy. Oliver asked Dinah to pull any forensics that are on the body and find a connection to either Chase or his father, Justin Claybourne. Pulling forensics, Dinah was saddened to find Oliver's father's, Robert Queen, DNA on the body. When Lance showed up at the SCPD, Dinah gave him the forensics report, much to his shock. The two went to City Hall and told Oliver, and the returning Thea, the news. Dinah then brought some pieces of evidence to Felicity and Curtis to look at.
Dinah and Mister Terrific were later staking out one of the convicted criminals that were released because Chase prosecuted them, Derek Sampson. They found that Sampson was running guns, but didn't have enough evidence to move on him. When Sampson was moving out, Dinah and Curtis were about to follow when Overwatch contacted them, saying Oliver and Spartan were in trouble at Oliver Enterprises. The two arrived just in time to save Oliver and Spartan from sinking in cement. Back at the bunker the team learned that while Dinah and Terrific were saving Oliver and Spartan, Sampson made off with two of the three chemicals Chase's father used to weaponize tuberculosis. They deduced that Sampson must be working with Chase. Lance and Rene then entered saying they may have found someone who can help with the Goodwin mystery; a lawyer named Darren Coffman who represented both Goodwin and Claybourne.
Dinah and Terrific were able to track Sampson to Fairbanks Chemical. A laboratory that had the third chemical Sampson needed called cyclotrizane. Oliver met up with them. The three were able to take down many of Sampson's men, but were unable to stop him from escaping with the cyclotrizane. While Dinah and Terrific tested the samples, Oliver was called back by Thea. With the sample they got, Curtis was able to deduce that what Chase was planning would be worse then what his father planned with no cure. Wanting all hands on deck, Oliver asked Dinah where Rene was and she told him he was with Lance handling something personal.
Tracking Sampson and the chemicals to Robert Queen Applied Sciences Center, Dinah and Wild Dog were in position on the roof waiting for Oliver's, who had taken on the Green Arrow name again, gave the order. Green Arrow, however, was busy fighting Prometheus, so Dinah and Wild Dog joined Spartan and Terrific in fighting Sampson. When he was on the verge of killing Wild Dog, Dinah saved him by using her scream against Sampson. Terrific was then able to stop the spread of the virus and Green Arrow was able to capture Prometheus. With Prometheus in A.R.G.U.S. custody and the city safe, the team went out to drink to celebrate.
Their victory was short lived however, as Chase being captured was part of his plan and had his allies Talia al Ghul, Evelyn Sharp, and Laurel Lance of Earth Two kidnap Dinah and Rene and bring them to Lian Yu's monastery. They were chained to the floor with a sonic dampener above them so Dinah couldn't scream. They tried to get free to no avail and were soon joined by Diggle and Lance escorted by Black Siren and members of Talia's cult. To their horror, Oliver was soon brought in by Black Siren and Slade Wilson. After they left, Oliver asked where his son, William Clayton, was. Dinah told him that they didn't know anyone else was on the island. Oliver then pulled out a device that Curtis made and gave it to Dinah. It would control her powers and allow her to bypass the sonic dampener. Dinah yelled that she loved Curtis and warned them that it might hurt. When Rene called her Canary, Lance corrected him by addressing her as Black Canary. Dinah used her scream to free them from their chains.
Rendezvousing with Nyssa al Ghul and Wilson, it was revealed that Slade betraying him was part of the plan to deliver Curtis's device to Dinah. The team then moved out to find Chase and William. They were soon cornered by Chase, Black Siren, and Talia's cult members. A fight then broke out with Dinah battling Black Siren. After an equally matched fight, both Dinah and Laurel used their cries on each other, pinning Dinah underneath rubble. As Siren moved to finish her, mocking her on how she actually thought she could replace her Earth One counterpart, Lance came up from behind and knocked her out. Dinah assured Lance that he didn't have to do that, but Lance disagreed and helped her up. Dinah and Lance returned to the group in time to see Oliver defeat Chase and renounce his guilt over his father's suicide. Dinah and the rest were then horrified to hear that Chase had killed Oliver's son. Oliver, however, didn't believe him and Chase escaped. Oliver ordered everyone to get to Chase's plane and get off the island as he had rigged it to explode. He then went after Chase to find his son.
Meeting up with Felicity, Thea, Curtis, and William's mother Samantha Clayton, they found that the plane's engines weren't starting. Dinah question Diggle's piloting skills, but Nyssa came over and revealed the plane's on-wing hydraulic system. Felicity contacted Oliver and was told to head to the A.R.G.U.S. supply ship that Slade will lead them to. Slade, however, abandoned the team and headed for the ship himself. Diggle and Dinah then suggested using the plane as shelter. Everyone, except Thea and Samantha got in the plane. Dinah and the others were able to survive the explosion and she and Lance opted to check the monastery for survivors.
Arriving at the monastery, they found all of Talia's cult members dead. Dinah suggested searching by herself in case they find Black Siren, but Lance assured her he was fine. Dinah suggested Lance have a sword in case Talia was alive, but he preferred a gun. While searching, Dinah was ambushed by Siren and had a knife to her neck. Before Laurel could kill her, Lance acted on impulse and shot Laurel in the stomach. Believing she was dead, Dinah and Lance decided to tell the others she died in the explosion. Not wanting them to know Lance killed her. They returned to the group and got off the island with Chase and William's mother dead and Thea in a coma.
After Lian Yu
Five months later
Five months later Dinah had been promoted to a lieutenant and got a new suit. After Team Arrow apprehended Alex Faust, a known terrorist, and brought him to the precinct, Dinah was assigned to interrogate him. Dinah questioned where Faust got the hired gun and grabbed his injured arm to get him to talk. Faust refused to give her anything and requested a drink. Getting nowhere, Dinah left the interrogation room. The officer on duty then told Dinah that Lance had missed his appointment to oversee the police officer graduation. At that moment, Dinah received a message from Lance to meet him. Before leaving, Dinah told the officer to get Faust a drink.
Dinah met Lance at a bar, who had three shots lined up for him. Dinah sat next to him and thanked him for calling her instead of drinking. Lance then started pouring out his guilt for what he did to Black Siren on Lian Yu five months ago and that all he can do is drink to make it go away. Dinah assured Lance that he was stronger then that and that Laurel wouldn't want that from him. Lance rebutted by asking which Laurel. The two then sat in silence.
After Faust was able to escape while destroying most of the SCPD, Dinah was able to get video footage and discovered that Black Siren was alive and that she and her Black Siren's group|group]] broke Faust out. She showed Oliver, Lance, and Rene the footage and assured Oliver that no one else saw it. They took the footage back to the bunker where the team questioned Dinah and Lance about Black Siren's survival. Knowing Lance didn't want to reveal the truth yet, Dinah stood with her claim that Laurel was dead when they found her. The team then decided to wait on A.R.G.U.S. for a lead on Laurel.
Having a lead on Black Siren, Black Canary suited up and went with the team. She stood in front of the van Laurel was in and stopped it with her scream. Canary and Siren got into a fight while the others dealt with her muscle. Siren was able to overpower Canary and use her bo staff to knock her and Lance on the ground. Recovering, Canary saw Spartan miss a shot on a mercenary and watched helplessly as Wild Dog was shot off the the bridge with Green Arrow saving him. While Lance and Curtis took Rene to Doctor Elisa Schwartz for treatment, Dinah, Oliver, and Diggle regrouped back at the bunker. After Oliver gave Felicity something to track Laurel, he questioned if Dinah knew any reason why Lance would think Laurel was after him. Lying, Dinah said she no idea. Felicity was able to track where Laurel was last and Dinah and Diggle went to investigate.
Canary and Spartan arrived at the warehouse only to find it empty. Believing they left something behind, the two vigilantes looked around. While searching, Canary questioned if Spartan was feeling all right as she never saw him miss like he did that mercenary on the bridge. Changing the subject, Spartan brought up how Canary was acting after Oliver asked her about Black Siren targeting Lance and that he didn't find her convincing. Their discussion was interrupted when they discovered plans for City Hall. Realizing they were after City Hall for the graduation ceremony, Canary and Spartan went to warn the others.
Bringing the plans back to the bunker, Lance decided to tell what really happened on Lian Yu. While Dinah opted against it to spar Lance the guilt, he assured her it was fine. After Lance told the team he shot Laurel to save Dinah, Dinah defended Lance's actions and said she was the one who told him not to tell the others. Lance opted to use himself as bait at the graduation ceremony, much to the others reluctance. The team then headed for the ceremony while Diggle stayed back to run comms.
At the ceremony, Dinah kept watch with Felicity and Curtis while Oliver gave his speech. They grew suspicious when Laurel and her group didn't show up. Much to their horror it turns out that Black Siren targeted their bunker and the blueprints were planted as a diversion. Black Canary and the others quickly arrived where she and Siren got into another fight. Siren overpowered Canary but retreated when the odds were turning against her and set off explosives to cover her escape.
After the battle, the team deduced that Siren was using the bombing on the SCPD and the bunker as a cover to steal something. The team decided to do an inventory to see what was missing. During the inventory, Dinah found that Diggle never fired his gun during the fight. She went to confront him about it and wasn't pleased by him lying to her. Curtis arrived and revealed that Laurel had took one of his prototype T-Spheres. Worried, Dinah questioned if that meant the sphere wasn't weaponized, to which Curtis confirmed. That eased Dinah, as that meant they couldn't use it against them but left them wondering what could they do.
After Oliver was exposed as the Green Arrow to the public by a photo sent to Channel 52, Dinah was with Felicity and Curtis. She asked them if they handle this situation. They considered using Christopher Chance, also known as the Human Target, of whom Dinah just learned about, but Diggle reported that Chance was out of the country, leaving them with little time and options before Oliver being outed led the FBI's investigation to them as well.
Things soon went from bad to worse, as Anatoly and his Bratva arrived in Star City and kidnapped Markovian diplomats with Oliver unable to do anything without being exposed. Hearing of the incident, Dinah and Diggle waited in Oliver's office for him. While waiting, Dinah asked, again, if Diggle was all right, to which assured he was and that he didn't appreciate her in his business. Before the two could continue, Oliver and Lance arrived. The group then suspected that it was Anatoly who leaked the photo of Oliver. The team then left, while Oliver stayed behind, to find out where Anatoly was hiding.
Learning Anatoly was at a Bratva run restaurant, Canary, Spartan, and Mister Terrific waited for Green Arrow to arrive. After the archer arrived, the team went in. Canary and Spartan were given the instructions to handle the guards while Terrific watched the perimeter and Green Arrow extracted the Markovians. After Canary took out the Bratva on her end, she saw Spartan unable to shoot and instead took down a guard with his hands. After which, Canary was left frustrated by Spartan's continued lies. Green Arrow was able to rescue three out of the four diplomats, as Anatoly took their CEO Alec Tarkov.
Back in Oliver's office, Dinah and the others watched as Felicity pulled up surveillance of Anatoly fleeing the scene with Tarkov. Before leaving to meet up with Lance and Rene, Oliver told Dinah and Diggle to be ready when Felicity had a location on Anatoly, to which they agreed. Oliver soon got footage from Anatoly of the now infected Tarkov and that if he did not pay 20 million dollars, he will die. Oliver sent the footage to the team, where they learned it was Tetrodotoxin. Dinah and Diggle went to Starling General, where Dr. Schwartz gave them to antidote. After Dr. Schwartz gave Dinah the antidote, she overheard the doctor talking to Diggle about pain medication. After Schwartz left Demanding to know what was wrong with him, Diggle finally told her that he got hit by shrapnel during the explosion on Lian Yu and that it caused degenerative nerve damage. When Diggle assured Dinah that he was fine, she didn't believe him and said they should leave to save Tarkov.
The team soon arrived at an abandoned warehouse and started searching for Anatoly and Tarkov. Canary had Spartan's back, but was soon put in a chock hold by a Bratva member. Canary was able to get out of the hold and take down the thug, but glared at Spartan in disappointment. After the mission ended with Anatoly executing Tarkov, Dinah was practicing her bo staff routine in the bunker when Diggle came up to apologize for not being straight with her and that it almost cost her life. Dinah was able to convince Diggle to talk to Oliver about his situation and go from there.
Unfortunately, Diggle didn't have the chance to tell Oliver as the latter asked him to done the Green Arrow mantle for him. One night, the team, with the newly suited Green Arrow, were tracking Faust and Canary got eyes on him before one of his goons shot at her. When Green Arrow jumped off a building, Canary used her scream to propel him to the building that Faust was in. The team were soon able to apprehend Faust and turn him over to the authorities. Back at the bunker, after Felicity went home for the night, Dinah continued to push Diggle to tell Oliver the truth. But, Diggle assured Dinah that his tremor was gone and he was back to full strength. Dinah decided to let it go, while still being unconvinced.
After a break in at Kord Industries left multiple casualties, Dinah was on the scene. She spoke to Officer Lopez, who told her that whoever broke in stole something from the computers that the company is unaware of yet. After the officer left, Dinah contacted Felicity and Curtis, who guided her to a port to download Kord Industries database. Curtis learned that the assailant downloaded a schedule for Kord Industries next shipment of nerve gas.
The team rendezvoused with the shipment and planned to ambush the assailant. While Green Arrow was in the front, Canary, Wild Dog, and Mister Terrific remained in the back with the gas. When the assailant arrived and took out the Green Arrow, Canary and the others ambushed her in the back. They were, unfortunately, blindsided by her lightning grenades and her backup. The team were unable to stop her as she used the gas to destroy a building full of people. Arriving back at the bunker, Dinah defended Diggle when Rene jumped down his throat for not giving orders when they needed them. The team then went to the control room, where Felicity told the team that the woman they encountered was named Onyx Adams, who was leader of a Black Ops in the CIA. Felicity told them that her team vanished with over 100 million dollars. The team then went about to find out why she and her team would risk their fortune by stealing nerve gas.
During one of Dinah's bo staff routines, Diggle came up to talk with her. He thanked Dinah for having his back, but she made it clear that she didn't do it for him, but the team; they needed a chain of command or else they would fall apart. Their conversation then went into Diggle's injury, and Dinah told Diggle that she's become worried about his mind set. They were interrupted by Felicity, who had a lead. She revealed that not all of her Black Ops members defected with her, and that two of the three were killed in terrorist attacks in the past year. The team deduced that Onyx was after the last defector, Rob Reynolds, to tie up loose ends. Felicity then showed them footage of what the gas could do to a populated area.
Curtis was able to track Reynolds to a hotel. Before leaving, Dinah took Rene to the side and questioned is attitude. Rene stood by his position and left Dinah wondering the same. Canary rode in with Green Arrow and was assigned to help Terrific to find the gas. They were temporarily blindsided by Onyx's grenades, but managed to withstand it thanks to Terrific's latest invention. Canary and the team were able to take down Onyx's men, but were too late to stop her from releasing the gas. Canary was able to protect everyone by using her scream to push the gas way. Canary and Terrific then used one of Onyx's grenades to ignite the gas while they got the people to safety. Green Arrow and Wild Dog were also able to apprehend Onyx and Reynolds.
After the mission, the team celebrated with drinks and Dinah stood to the side while Rene apologized for doubting Diggle's leadership. Dinah was then impressed when Felicity and Curtis showed Diggle the Green Monster, a crossbow that Diggle could use to shoot arrows, instead of a bow. She then watched in amazement as Diggle used the crossbow for the first time on tennis balls and didn't miss once. When they were alone, Dinah told Diggle she was finally convinced that Diggle's injury was taken care of gave him confidence about him making the tough decisions.
Dinah and Black Siren would end up in a feud with Black Siren always defeating Dinah every time they fought even when Dinah was armed with a weapon and Laurel was not.
Dinah eventually discovered the identity of Vigilante to be her old partner Vincent Sobel, she allowed him to go and he started sending her texts and leaving her gifts.
Crisis on Earth-X
When Nazis from Earth-X invaded Earth One to conquer it, Black Canary, Wild Dog, and Mister Terrific assisted in fending them off. The three were present at S.T.A.R. Labs when Oliver's Earth-X doppleganer attacked and defeated Killer Frost and Heatwave. After brief fight, the archer quickly defeated the three and locked them up in the Pipeline along with Cisco Ramon, Harry Wells, Killer Frost, and Heatwave. She tried breaking out using her sonic scream, to no avail. When Cisco and Harry started arguing, Canary asked Killer Frost if the two would be arguing the entire time they were imprisoned, to which she cheekfully said, yes.
Canary and the others were eventually freed by the Legends. Regrouping in the Speed lab, the heroes went up against Metallo and Canary compared him to the Terminator, much to Cisco's delight. With their combined efforts, they were able to destroy the android. Canary then joined the other heroes on the Waverider, planning their next move. She was present when Earth-X Oliver contacted them, demanding them to hand over Supergirl in exchange for leaving Earth One peacefully. Green Arrow denied and the heroes prepared for the final battle. Learning the Earth-Xers were in Central City, Canary joined her team, Team Flash, the Legends, Supergirl, Alex Danvers, and the heroes of Earth-X: The Ray and Leo Snart in the battle. The conflict ended with the Earth-Xers defeat and their Earth saved.
Establishing a new team
Dinah eventually confronted him and told him to leave town, unfortunately for her, Oliver discovered that a member of Team Arrow had betrayed him and setting him up to be arrested and sent to prison, and he discovered the meeting between Dinah and Vincent. Oliver confronted Dinah and accused her of being the traitor, but Rene stepped forward and admitted to being the traitor. Dinah still remained in the team but when Oliver kicked out Rene after he went off on his own, he gave everyone a speech about trust in which Dinah agreed and told him that she didn't trust Oliver anymore and left the team. She later met up with Vincent and told him that she needed a friend she could trust.Five weeks after leaving Team Arrow and reconnecting with Vince, Dinah along with Curtis and Rene created a new team one that would protect Star City and be rival to their former team. Dinah found out Vince was part of Cayden James' criminal cabal heartbroken and outraged she confronted him. However, Vince easily overtook her when he saw that she wouldn't easily be calmed down and listen to him. She eventually found out later that he was in fact undercover and his feelings for her were still real. However, upon witnessing his death for real, she swore vengeance and said Black Siren was at the top of her kill list.
Team Arrow vs the Outsiders
After Cayden James's mysterious murder, Dinah accompanied the Star City accountant Jay Reimsdyk to inform Mayor Queen that the money he stole from the city and transferred to Corto Maltese went missing. When arriving at City Hall, she exchanged bitter words with both Lance and Oliver.Oliver asked Reimsdyk if they knew who and Dinah hinted towards Laurel, Anatoly, and Ricardo Diaz. Oliver shook his head at her to not say anything in front of Reimsdyk and then she left.
That night, The Outsiders started searching for Laurel, Anatoly, and Diaz, with no luck. When Curtis started to feel guilty that they weren't sharing information with Team Arrow, Dinah reminded Curtis that they couldn't trust that they would tell them the whole story. A conversation then broke out between Dinah and Curtis about her vendetta against Black Siren. Dinah then got a text from Reimsdyk to meet her at City Hall. The two entered Oliver's office and Reimsdyk showed both of them footage of Laurel leaving with the money. Sending Reimsdyk out, Dinah and Oliver got into a a heated argument about killing Laurel, ending with both threatening each other.
The Outsiders went back to the scene where Dinah shot Laurel to see if there were any leads to follow. Wild Dog was less then optimistic, but Mister Terrific was certain he could use his T-Spheres to pull information out of it. They were able to deduce that Laurel was dragged away and that she was severely injured from Dinah's bullet. Black Canary hinted at torturing Laurel when they find her to get her to give up the money, much to Terrific's horror. Wild Dog found tire tracks, and the three investigated, with Black Canary leaving behind a footprint.
While the three were investigating their lead at their headquarters, they were confronted by Green Arrow, Spartan, and Felicity who believe they had kidnapped Laurel. With all six together, an argument occurred on how Team Arrow unjustly spied on them. When Arrow reminded them that Rene broke their trust, Dinah brought up Oliver's blindness when it comes to Laurel. The argument turned physical when Green Arrow held Rene at arrowpoint and Spartan and Felicity searched the lair for Laurel, who was nowhere to be found. They left with Dinah yelling at them that if they see them again, it wouldn't be on good terms.
After the other team left, Rene revealed he planted a bug on Green Arrow so they could listen in i they got a lead on Laurel. They learned that Lance had her the entire time and to their horror, Oliver was willing to get her out of the city in exchange for the money. Using the bug as a tracker, they followed Team Arrow, only for them to ditch the bug, leaving them with nothing. Terrific suggested using the chip in Spartan's arm to find them, but it will physically hurt him. Black Canary and Wild Dog agreed to do it. On the way to their position, Canary reminded them that they can't pull punches, even though the people they're fighting were once their friends.
The Outsiders arrived at the cabin and Spartan tried to talk them down, to no avail. Canary used her scream on Team Arrow and the fight began. Canary went toe to toe with Spartan and knocked him down. She then went after Lance and Laurel. Catching up to the two, Canary knocked Lance to the ground and calmly walked towards the defenseless Laurel. Canary grabbed Laurel's head and intended to kill her in the same manner that she killed Vincent. Terrific then showed up and was able to talk her out of murdering Laurel. Laurel, however, managed to escape using her scream on Canary and Terrific. Before they could pursue, Team Arrow arrived and Green Arrow planted a power dampening collar on Canary. Just when the fighting was to continue, Wild Dog arrived with severe injuries. Canary and Terrific left to get Wild Dog to the hospital.
While waiting on Rene's condition, Curtis assured Dinah that they would get justice for Vincent the right way, which she appreciated. Dr. Schwartz soon informed them of Rene's condition and that they would have to transfer him to a hospital outside of Star City to get the proper care that he requires. When Diggle and Felicity showed up with the intent to see if Rene was alright, Dinah and Curtis rejected them. They told the two that they're done working with or for Team Arrow and severed ties with them. They watched as Diggle and Felicity sadly left.
Fight against Ricardo Diaz
Corruption in the SCPD
After the two team's fallout, Dinah was upset to learn that Black Siren was posing as Earth One Laurel Lance, who's death was faked by H.I.V.E. making her unable to bring her in. She went to Captain Kimberly Hill to request the case, to which she agreed and told her she was at the hospital; recovering from the wounds Dinah inflected. Outside Laurel's room, she watched her interaction with Lance before questioning Doctor Elisa Schwartz about the night Laurel was killed. Lance walked up to her and asked her to give him a chance to reform her. Noticing that Laurel was taking to long changing, Dinah and Lance went into her room, only to find her gone. The nurse present informed them that a police officer took her to a safehouse. Dinah accused Lance of setting this up, but he assured her that he had nothing to do with this.
The next day at the precinct, Dinah was on the phone trying to find Laurel to no avail. She hung up and glared at Lance, who once again, assured her it wasn't him who was behind this. Oliver walked up and asked both of them to follow him to the interrogation room. Once in, Oliver asked Dinah to turn the cameras off. After they were turned off Oliver revealed that Cayden James was murdered in this interrogation room by Diaz and members of the SCPD covered it up. With the larger threat of Diaz's corruption, Oliver asked Dinah to put her vendetta on hold until they figured out who in the SCPD they can trust, and urged her and Lance to work together to find out, because of their belief in the badge. Lance suggested working out of his place and Dinah deduced that the officer that took Laurel was on Diaz's payroll.
At Lance's apartment, the two made stride in routing out the cops on Diaz's payroll when Laurel showed up with the location where Diaz is holding Roy Harper. Lance contacted Oliver and Laurel told him, Dinah, Thea, and Lance Diaz's plan to take over the city and where Diaz was holding Roy. Dinah doubted Laurel's claims, but Thea knew they didn't have any choice. Dinah offered her assistance, but was shot down because she and Oliver didn't trust each other. This left Dinah somewhat disappointed.
In the following days, Dinah and Curtis continued their investigation on who was in Diaz's pocket. At Rene's apartment, the two found Officer J. Hester to be one of the corrupt cops. With that, it makes 10 dirty cops. This made Dinah believe that with all the corrupt cops, Captain Hill might be one of them. They then investigated Officer Nick Anastas, who Curtis took an interest in. Rene's daughter, Zoe Ramirez, then showed up from school and greeted Dinah. When she went to her room to do school work, Dinah told Curtis that Rene would appreciate him watching over his daughter while he was in the hospital. Dinah then got a text from Anastas on a homicide and left to investigate.
Arriving at the crime scene, Dinah investigated a drug deal gone bad. Captain Hill then showed up and took the case from Dinah. Reluctantly agreeing, Dinah tried to make off with sample of the drugs the victim had on him, but Hill caught and Dinah was forced to hand it over to her. Dinah texted Curtis to investigate Captain Hill. Later that night the two broke into the SCPD evidence locker to steal that piece of drug evidence. While Curtis distracted Anastas, Dinah found the evidence she was looking for.
Back at the Outsiders's headquarters, Dinah added Hill's picture to the murder board filled with all of the cops on Diaz's payroll. After Curtis was finishing running the drug to see if it matched the ones Diaz pushes, it was revealed to be vertigo. This made Dinah believe that Hill wasn't on Diaz's take, despite her confidence that she was. The next day, however, Dinah learned that all vertigo related cases were kicked because of Hill. This led Dinah and Curtis to know that Hill is on Diaz's take and that he is pushing vertigo.
Dinah and Curtis were able to find the only seven cops who weren't on Diaz's take. Including Officers Anastas, Martin Hurst, and Brock. She informed them of the department's corruption, including Hill's involvement and agreed to assist her in taking down Diaz. They planned to grab Diaz's right hand, Anatoly, at the Orchid Bay Night Market. While some doubted they could capture Anatoly and the two men with him, Dinah assured them they had backup. With the assistance of Green Arrow and Spartan, Dinah and her police officers were able to arrest Anatoly and his men without any civilian casualties.
Arriving at the precinct, Dinah ordered Anatoly's men to be processed while he went to the interrogation room. Hill approached her and demanded to know why she wasn't informed. Oliver and Lance arrived in time to assure Hill that they authorized it given the stakes. They also informed her that they called in District attorney Sam Armand to expedite the charges. Hill agreed and walked off. Now alone, Oliver thanked Dinah for letting he and Diggle out. Dinah told Oliver it was only because Curtis was watching Zoe and Rene was in the hospital. The latter in which Oliver caused. A brief disagreement broke out between Dinah and Oliver before Lance broke it up. Dinah told Oliver Anatoly was in the interrogation room and would buy him a few minutes. Unfortunately, when Armand arrived, he refused to prosecute Anatoly because of technicalities. Dinah, Oliver, and Lance then figured that Diaz also had Armand on his payroll.
After Hurst's murder because he was part of Anatoly's arresters, Dinah had the other officers hidden at a secure hideout, while feeling guilty for roping them in her fight against Diaz. Curtis assured her it wasn't her fault and that fighting Diaz may cause casualties. Dinah told Curtis that she'll make sure there won't be anymore casualties. Curtis volunteered to assist, to which Dinah agreed to, while making cracks about his relationship with Anastas. While at the hideout, Curtis tells Dinah that Anastas hates vigilantes. Dinah gave Curtis advice on how to handle it, before the proximity alarm went off. It was revealed that Brock had turned on them and shot Curtis. Dinah killed Brock in defense. Dinah told Anastas to watch Curtis while she defend the hideout from Diaz's men. Knowing they were outnumbered, Dinah created an entrance on the east side and got everyone out.
The following day, Dinah helped Curtis clean up Rene's apartment. After giving Curtis more love advice with Anastas someone knocked on the door. Dinah answered it and was happy to see it was Anastas. Unfortunately, Anastas came with the news that she, he, and all the cops that weren't on Diaz's payroll were fired by Hill before she cleared out her desk. With this latest development, Dinah decided to leave Curtis and Anastas alone to talk.
After Oliver was drugged via vertigo by Kullens, a councilman on Diaz's payroll, a few hours before his meeting with the Council regarding his probable impeachment due to the accusation of Armand and Hill, he briefly hallucinated Dinah, Curtis, and Rene, as Black Canary, Mr. Terrific and Wild Dog, in a hospital, questioning why he didn't come to see Rene in the hospital if his conscience was clean. Oliver claimed that it was because all of them didn't want anything to do with him, which the hallucinations didn't agree with. Having enough, Oliver left the hospital hallucination.
Making amends with Team Arrow
When Rene was returning home after over a month in the hospital, Dinah, Curtis, and Zoe threw him a welcome home party. As Zoe went to get her father a slice of red velvet cake, the three talked about how they were going to take down Diaz. Unfortunately, with Diaz controlling the SCPD and other city officials, he's been able to avoid their usual tracking methods. Dinah, however, remained confident that with their team back to full strength, they'll be able to stop Diaz.
Taking Rene back to their lair, Dinah and Curtis caught him up on past events; that Oliver has gone solo after Diggle left to join A.R.G.U.S. and fired Felicity. Getting back on topic of stopping Diaz, the three put their heads together on how to accomplish that. When Curtis thought about going after his money, Dinah suggested that with Diaz no longer able to push vertigo thanks to Oliver and Diggle, he'll go to his old group, the Scorpions as his new suppliers.
At the Scorpions base the three learned when their next meeting. The Outsiders snuck in and found that the Scorpions weren't shipping drugs, but M4s. They were soon joined by a third party who were taking out the Scorpions. Realizing they were outnumbered, the three opted to retreat. Heading for the backdoor, Black Canary saved Wild Dog from being shot by a Scorpion member. Unfortunately, they were soon cornered with no exit. They were soon saved by the timely arrival of Diggle and got them out of there.
Regrouping back at the Outsiders base, Diggle informed the team that the Quadrant were the ones attacking the Scorpions. Dinah recalled hearing about them when she was still an undercover cop at the CCPD. After Diggle and the Outsiders made amends for everything that went down between the two teams, they got to work. Dinah brought up that it wasn't a coincidence that the Quadrant showed up just as Diaz took control of Star City and they agreed that Diaz is in league with the criminal organization. The newly appointed Mayor Lance walked in and told everyone that Diaz visited him and wanted him to sign over a piece of property to him. Being informed of the Quadrant, Lance told the group that Diaz was wearing the Quadrant ring, which made them all realize that Diaz wasn't working with the Quadrant, but had in fact joined the Quadrant. With this new information, the team figured Diaz was to use the city property to harbor the foreign weaponry the Quadrant was bringing in.
After Diggle and Rene returned from surveillance, the team learned that Diaz and the Quadrant were actually using that building as way to transport the weaponry. Aiming to stop them, Dinah and Curtis were surprised to hear that Rene was sitting out of this mission. Agreeing to his reasons, Dinah and Curtis left with Diggle and A.R.G.U.S. to stop the shipments. The plan was to have Mister Terrific tag each shipment so the A.R.G.U.S. drone could take them out. As Terrific was tagging a truck, Canary saved him from a Quadrant member by screaming him away. Thanks to their combined efforts, the Outsiders and A.R.G.U.S. were able to destroy the weapons shipment.
Dinah, Curtis and Diggle celebrated back at the lair, reminiscing on the good old days when the team was unified. The two then asked Diggle if he wanted to join their team, but Diggle generously declined and reminded them that they'd be still down a teammate before heading back to A.R.G.U.S. After Rene returned to the team, the three watched the news in despair, as Oliver's trial was moved to the following week and his bail revoked.
On the day of Oliver's trial, Dinah and Rene were subpoenaed to testify. Rene tried to do a mock trial with Dinah in preparation for the trial, but Dinah refused. Dinah told Rene that she would be pleading the fifth amendment, but Rene disagreed and said they had to be convincing. Seeing Rene's determination to keep Oliver out of prison, Dinah questioned why Rene was like this after everything. Rene still believed Oliver was jerk, but didn't forget that he was in this position because he chose to testify against him. Dinah admitted that Rene was right and agreed with him and Curtis that despite their fallout with Oliver, they didn't want him to end up in prison.
Dinah, Curtis, and Rene arrived at the courthouse and noticed Diggle didn't show up. They were then approached by Felicity who thanked them for being here. The three took their seats as the trial began. The prosecution, Alexa Van Owen, called Diggle to the stand and Dinah and the others were disappointed that Diggle still hadn't shown up. After Van Owen was finished with Dr. Schwartz, Diggle finally showed up and after he was finished, Van Owen called Dinah to the stand. Owen questioned if Dinah would admit knowing Oliver was Green Arrow, and she assured she would've. Van Owen then brought up Sean Sonus and after further questioning, Dinah pleaded the fifth, much to the other's dismay.
When the jury took a recess, Dinah apologized for pleading the fifth. But Rene assured her that he'll fix this and told them that he wouldn't be screwing Oliver again. Diggle then called them back in. As Van Owen began questioning Rene, they were all horrified when Diaz walked in with Zoe. They watched in despair as Rene was forced to admit that Oliver was the Green Arrow and that he was part of his team. Afterwards, Dinah and Diggle ambushed Diaz outside the courthouse and didn't care if the people knew the truth about them if it meant taking Diaz down. Unfortunately, Diaz's crooked cops arrived and Dinah and Diggle were forced to let Diaz go with Diaz calling Dinah "baby".
Returning to the courtroom, after both Felicity and Oliver were called up, Dinah and the others were in shock as Tommy Merlyn busted into the courtroom as the Green Arrow. Merlyn was taken into custody and the jury took a brief intermission. It was revealed to have been a plan orchestrated by Oliver and Diggle to have Christopher Chance disguise himself as the Green Arrow to fool the jury. Unfortunately, Diaz sent Laurel in to confirm that Oliver was the Green Arrow, not Tommy Merlyn. However, much to everyone's shock, Laurel betrayed Diaz and told Van Owen that Tommy was indeed the Green Arrow. As the jury reached their verdict, Dinah and Curtis wondered if Diaz had gotten to them as well. The jury found Oliver guilty, but Judge C. McGarvey pronounced Oliver innocent as there was too much reasonable doubt. It turns out that Diggle and Rene had knocked the real judge out and Chance took his place.
After Oliver was cleared of all charges Black Canary went out to blow off steam. She encountered a thug who worked for Diaz and beat him for answers. Once she was done beating the man, she realized he was just the bait as more of Diaz's men cornered her. It turns out that with Diaz's original plan in shambles, he moved on to Plan B to kill Oliver and everyone he cared about. As they prepared to execute Canary, she used her sonic scream on the wall in front of her to bounce the sound waves back onto the thugs. She then grabbed her bo staff and head back to the Outsiders lair.
Allowing Team Arrow to hideout at their lair since the bunker was not secure, Dinah questioned why Diaz waited to move on all of them. Oliver postulated that since his original plan failed, he moved onto his backup plan. Felicity pulled up surveillance of the bunker to see Diaz's goons destroying it. Seeing this, Dinah cursed Diaz. As Diggle and Lyla arrived, the team watched helplessly as Diaz's men torched the bunker. Rene suggested they grab a couple of the thugs, but Dinah recommended they be patient. Oliver agreed, to which Dinah appreciated. They were informed by Lyla that A.R.G.U.S. wouldn't be any help taking down Diaz. Curtis then arrived and told everyone that Nick was stable after being shot be one of Diaz's men. As Dinah and the others discussed how to fight back, Oliver reminded them they have to think things through and suggested that Anatoly could help them after reaching an understanding with him. Oliver then asked them all to trust him and stand down until he gets Anatoly's information. They agreed.
Anatoly's intel paid off as he informed Oliver Diaz would be heading to the SCPD within an hour. Black Canary and the others ambushed Diaz while he was on root. While Canary was fighting Diaz's men, Mister Terrific went after the crime lor on foot. Canary called out to him not to pursue, but he didn't listen. This resulted in Terrific getting stabbed by Diaz and the vigilantes forced to escape as reinforcements had arrived. Regrouping back at the lair, Dinah informed everyone that Curtis is fine and resting with Nick. Oliver informed everyone that Diaz went for a hard drive after stabbing Curtis, and the team speculated that whatever was on it must be important to Diaz.They agreed to have Lyla walk into the SCPD to scan the drive.
They were able to scan the drive and it revealed it had a list of everyone on Diaz's payroll. Felicity was confident that they could decrypt it and free the city. While the team waited, Curtis came back to try and help. Dinah was able to get him to rest with Nick after reminding him what her vendetta against Laurel did to her. Diaz and his army then attacked the lair and started filling it with tricelic gas. While everyone evacuated, Oliver and Felicity stayed to ensure the encryption was complete. Dinah covered their escape using her cry. The team managed to escape, but Oliver and Felicity were nowhere to be found. The building then exploded as the married couple made it out. The team made it back to A.R.G.U.S. headquarters, where Dinah gave her condolences to Lyla for the loss of her men. They stood in despair as Lyla confirmed Diaz wasn't in the rubble of their lair.
Team Arrow vs the Dragon
Making a deal with the FBI, Team Arrow stormed both the SCPD and Diaz's base. Black Canary used her sonic scream on Officer P. Parks and fought alongside Green Arrow, Mister Terrific, and the FBI agents in taking back the police station. When questioning those there, they were unable to get an location on Diaz. Diggle, Wild Dog, and Samanda Watson secured Diaz's base but found he wasn't there. The groups regrouped at the police station to figure out their next move. There, Oliver told the team that they all immunity. Dinah then told Watson about Diaz's list of corrupt officials.
Later, Anatoly came in with address for Diaz. He also informed them that Diaz had recruited the Longbow Hunters; three assassins that even the League of Assassins were afraid of. Undeterred the group headed to Diaz's location. Arriving at the warehouse, Canary went with Green Arrow, Diggle, and Terrific while Wild Dog went with Watson. To their horror, it was revealed to be trap and Wild Dog was stuck in a room filled with explosives. When Felicity urged the others to leave the area, Canary at first refused to leave Wild Dog, but ultimately agreed. Wild Dog and Watson managed to escape before the warehouse blew and Canary asked him if he was alright.
Back at the SCPD, the team was informed by Lance that Diaz had Black Siren and was blackmailing him to get the FBI out of Star City in exchange for her life. Watson then had the idea to use this to locate Diaz. Canary stood with the other vigilantes and the FBI, listening to Lance and Diaz's conversation and were disappointed that Lance blew the opp and went with Diaz to save Laurel. Arriving back at the SCPD, Dinah questioned Lance's judgement, but was left amazed when she and the others realized Lance intended to have Felicity track him through his pacemaker. Getting Diaz's location, Oliver took the time to talk to Dinah about rescuing Laurel. He apologized for not taking her feelings towards loosing Vincent more seriously. Dinah also apologized for giving him a hard time and admitted that she respected him greatly for what's he's put together. The two shook hands and made peace.
Storming Diaz's base, Black Canary found Laurel cradling a bleeding out Lance and destroyed her power dampening collar. While Laurel was surprised, Canary insisted they need to get Lance to the hospital. Working together, the two meta-humans combined their sonic screams to take out Diaz's men. Black Canary and Laurel and handed him off to two FBI agents. However, despite getting Diaz's list and taking down his men, Dragon managed to avoid capture and escape.
Getting Lance to the hospital, the team waited to hear about his condition. When Watson arrived wit other federal agents, Dinah and the others were horrified to find out Oliver's deal to give them all immunity didn't apply to him. Dinah tried to fight it by reminding her that the judge dismissed his case, only for her to rebut and inform her that it was federal. As Lance's younger daughter, Sara Lance, showed up with Laurel, Dr. Schwartz came in and informed everyone that Lance didn't make it. Dinah and the others were left heartbroken and watched as Watson walked off with Oliver. Dinah and Curtis went with Rene to his apartment and watched the news of Oliver outing himself as the Green Arrow and asking his allies to carry on his mission. The three looked on with what Oliver was asking of them.
Being a different kind of hero
Captain of the Star City Police Department
Sometime after Ricardo Diaz's downfall and Oliver conviction, Dinah was reinstated and became the captain of the SCPD. She insured that Officer Nick Anastas was reinstated as well. Five months after she was appointed as captain, Jason Stent, a notorious arms dealer who payed people off to keep his record clean, wound up on the SCPD's doorstep.After Anastas got him settled in interrogation, Dinah entered and started questioning him. Stent told the captain that the reason he was outside the SCPD was because an unidentified individual operating as the new Green Arrow put him there. Dinah then had Anastas (slowly) take Stent's statement.
After Rene was saved by the Green Arrow from a weapons dealer, Dinah had him give his statement. In her office, she was watching Laurel, who had since become the new district attorney, tell the press that the new Green Arrow wasn't Oliver and that anyone who commits vigilantism will be prosecuted. Rene came into her office as she turned off her computer and found Laurel was full of crap. Rene tried to convince Dinah to help the new Green Arrow, but she refused since the FBI was still keeping their eyes on them. Rene reminded Dinah that Oliver wanted the team to carry on his mission and that the new Green Arrow was doing it for them. Dinah still believed that the vigilante wasn't helping, but making it worse. Deciding to move on, Rene asked Dinah how her investigation was going. Dinah was having a hard time trying to find a connection between Stent and the arm's dealer, so Rene suggested going to Curtis, who had since become the head of Research & Development for A.R.G.U.S., for assistance.
At A.R.G.U.S. headquarters, while Curtis was finding information, Dinah thanked Diggle since he was on a leach burning resources to go after Diaz. Diggle told Dinah and Rene of Oliver status in prison before Curtis called them over. Curtis revealed that the connection between the Green Arrow's victims was that Stent had an online weapons market and that the vigilante was trying to shutdown his network. Curtis told Dinah that Stent was selling his weaponry in an hour and will inform her where it's happening. Curtis then pulled up a sketch of the vigilante and asked everyone who they thought it was. Dinah was confident his identity won't be a secret for much longer.
Dinah had her officers get ready for as soon as Curtis supplies the location. While getting ready, Rene entered her office and and once again pleaded to Dinah not to arrest the new vigilante. Rene tried to defend the vigilante by saying he didn't let him die, but Dinah pointed out that he just probably wasn't his target. Curtis then texted Dinah the location and before leaving with the strike team, Rene told her that arresting the vigilante would be a mistake. But Dinah believed it was her doing her job.
Arriving at the location of the buy, Dinah ordered her men to wait, as she believed the Green Arrow would show up. Dinah proved to be correct, as the vigilante arrived and took down the deal. As the Green Arrow prepared to murder Stent, Dinah and her men busted in and surrounded the archer. Dinah demanded that vigilante lower his bow. However, Dinah and the officers were blinded when mini explosives went off, allowing the Green Arrow to escape. Dinah ordered the officers to establish a perimeter and to her frustration, saw Wild Dog in the distance.
The next day, Dinah visited Rene's gym asked if he knew anything about business's in the Glades getting the number of money that went missing during weapons deal; he denied. Dinah was upset with Rene as she was trying to restore the faith of the police department after Diaz corrupted it. She then warned him not to do what he did again. or else she will arrest him. Before leaving, Dinah told Rene to think of Zoe and what it would mean if he got locked up.
The team later met up at Diggle's apartment to celebrate Felicity's return after she escaped Diaz's attack on her and William when she was in the witness protection program. But now knowing Diaz's vendetta is personal, Dinah had Laurel placed on protection detail since Diaz would want her dead fore her betrayal. Felicity then revealed that she created an algorithm that thinks only about Diaz and keeps track on all of his associates to figure out his next move. Dinah assured Felicity that she didn't have to do this alone and got annoyed when Rene suggested calling the new Green Arrow for assistance in taking down Diaz. The team then toasted to bringing Diaz down for good. Diggle later informed Dinah that the Longbow Hunters were active and working with Diaz.
After Laurel ditched her protection detail by secretly sabotaging them with her sonic scream to cause nausea and dizziness in order to distract them and escape Dinah confronted her the next morning in her office. She informed her that the Longbow Hunters were in town and she needs protection as Diaz has already killed Lance who everybody thought was her actual father. After Dinah referred to that as a joke, Laurel told her that, regardless of what she believed, she actually loved Quentin, however she doesn't want the Department's protection. Dinah then decided to watch over Laurel by herself sitting in her office and starting to read a magazine. So an annoyed Laurel asked her to make herself useful and bring her coffee, which Dinah denies. She eventually brings her coffee spite of her frustration, only to find Laurel gone as she returned to the office.
In the evening, Dinah tracked Laurel down to an abandoned facility bought by Diaz after he joined the Quadrant in order to turn it into his "castle". The DA revealed that she thought that Diaz was hiding inside it but, as Dinah tells her she intended to call her men, Laurel stopped her claiming that that was her fight and she intended to kill Diaz to get revenge for Quentin's death. Dinah told Laurel she hasn't changed a bit and is still the same lying murderer that killed Vincent, prompting Laurel to sadly responded she's not that person anymore. Despite Dinah's better judgement, she followed Laurel into the facility. The two split up and after a while, Dinah found Laurel facing a member of the Longbow Hunters armed with a device that neutralized the sounds. They managed to defeat (although not capture) the Longbow Hunter only by working together and combining their sonic screams. After the hunter escaped, the two were left wondering how she was able to silence the room.
The next day, while Dinah was talking to one of her officers, Laurel came into her office to thank her and announce that she will not sabotage or complain (mostly) anymore about the police guards placed on her protection, which Dinah appreciated. Laurel then opened up to Dinah, telling her that she had forgotten how it was having someone who cared about her and that losing Quentin was the worse thing to happen to her in a long time, so she understood how Dinah had felt about losing Vincent and that, despite that she doesn't expect her forgiveness she's really deeply sorry for killing him and hoped that one day Dinah could believe she's actually changed before leaving. After Laurel left, Dinah began to tear up.
After learning that Diaz and the Longbow Hunters would be attacking the CDC, Rene and Felicity went to Dinah for assistance. She was against it if it was anything illegal and was surprised to see Agent Watson arrive at the precinct. Rene and Felicity told them their plan to trap Diaz at the CDC while he is stealing chemical compounds. Dinah, however, opted to send in a task force to surround the building and capture Diaz when he showed up, but Rene reminded her that if Diaz realizes the police are involve he'll flee. Dinah reluctantly agreed to their plan with Watson's aid.
Disguised as an FBI agent, Dinah and the others entered the CDC building. Being buzzed in by the security guard, Dinah and Rene went to cover the exits while Watson and Felicity set up their operations. Diaz and the Longbow Hunters, minus the Silencer, entered the containment room without a problem. Felicity informed Dinah that the Silencer was aiding them in the mechanical room in the Northeast corridor. She ran off to intercept.
Arriving at the mechanical room, Dinah caught on that the Silencer had activated her device and that everything had been muted. Dinah and the Silencer then got into a brawl with neither side backing down. But just when the Silencer overpowered Dinah and was about to finish her off, Rene arrived and saved her. Rene checked on Dinah, who assured him she was fine and that he needs to go after the hunter. Dinah was able to recover, but Diaz and the Longbow Hunters slipped through the grasps. The FBI arrived and Dinah and Felicity discussed how much trouble Watson was in for disobeying direct orders. Dinah then questioned Rene's eagerness to flee the scene and didn't seem to buy Felicity's reasoning. The two were then joined by Watson and Dinah watched as Felicity thanked Watson for trying to capture Diaz.
The next day, Dinah and Rene held a town hall meeting to discuss the police lack of time to respond to emergencies in the Glades. Despite Dinah and Rene's efforts to insure that the police force were trying their best to help the people in the Glades, the residents had more faith in the new Green Arrow then the cops. A fire then started and Dinah evacuated the building while Rene went to get Zoe who was still in the building. Dinah and Rene made it outside to find Zoe was saved by the Green Arrow. They looked to the top of the building to see the Green Arrow disappear into the night.
After a press conference, the new Mayor Emily Pollard ordered Dinah to insure that the Green Arrow was apprehended. Dinah met up with Rene, Diggle, and Curtis at the hospital just as they thinking Diaz was responsible for the fire. Dinah told them Diaz was clean as there were other fires used by the same device, and one of them occurred the night Diaz broke into the CDC. As Diggle and Curtis left for A.R.G.U.S., Dinah and Rene got into another disagreement concerning the Green Arrow with Dinah suggesting he might have had something to do with the fire. Dinah then begged Rene to trust her to find the person responsible for the fire, to which he reluctantly agreed to.
That night, when another fire was set at the Lofts, Dinah investigated it and found Rene with the Green Arrow. Dinah ordered Rene to step aside so she could apprehend the archer, but he refused and allowed the vigilante to escape. Having warned Rene what would happen if he assisted the Green Arrow again, Dinah arrested Rene for tampering with her investigation much to his shock. Dinah then urged Rene to not say anything as she took him away.
Dinah soon found Diggle visiting her office telling her that Rene called him. When Diggle questioned why Dinah arrested him, she told him that she couldn't keep making excuses for him. Diggle realized Dinah was under a lot of pressure but asked if there was any other reason she was doing things by the book. She told Diggle that everything bad happened when they lived in "the shadows". From Vincent's death to Oliver's sentence. And that she needed to be a different hero despite believing in Team Arrow. Understanding, Diggle reminded Dinah that Lance, while doing things by the book, worked with vigilantes because the city needed them. Dinah was still unwilling to risk everything for a unknown vigilante, so Diggle gave her information on the man the archer was after; Jon Cortez, who is an arsonist with his own crew. Diggle then left Dinah to do whatever she wanted with the information.
Deciding to give working with Rene a shot, she bailed him out. But before doing so, she told him that they'll be doing things her way, to which he agreed too. Dinah briefed Rene on Diggle's info; that Cortes has been burning down the buildings so a shell company and buy the properties at a reduce rate. The two then went to Rene's apartment to figure out who was ordering the hits. Working together, they tracked the money Cortez was getting to a real estate investor named Marcus Fish. They realized that Cortes next target was the Starling Palladium, a movie house, and set out to stop it.
Scouring the Palladium, Dinah tracked one of the merchs to the back and screamed him to the ground. Cortes then showed up and threw an explosive that caused Dinah to fall unconscious. Before Cortes could finish her off, Dinah came too and pinned him to the ground. She was, however, too late to stop the other merch from starting the fuse and triggering the fire. Rene and Green Arrow soon arrived and Dinah watched in awe as the Green Arrow injured himself to get the sprinkler system working. She and Rene got the injured vigilante to his feet and she told the two to get out before her officers arrived. Just as they left, the cops showed up and Dinah showed them her badge before they shot her.
Later that night, Dinah stopped by Rene's apartment to thank him and the Green Arrow for helping her take down Cortes and his crew. Just then, Zoe came in, referring to Dinah as "Aunt Dinah" and asked what she was doing at her home. Apologizing for waking her up, Dinah told her she was there to give her a present and revealed a canary pin. She then proceeded to put it on her shirt.
Sometime before 2038 , Dinah led Roy underground to escape from the SCPD. It is unknown whether this caused her to lose her captain position. However years later, she became one of the few vigilantes protecting Star City alongside her successor: Rene's daughter Zoe.
In 2038, Dinah saved William Clayton and Roy from some SCPD officers at Smoak Technologies, and revealed that the people in the Glades had revolted and isolated themselves from Star City, while the SCPD abandoned the city and became a defense force for the people in the Glades.
As they were joined by Zoe, William reveals he and Roy were following a trail that led him to Smoak Technologies, where he found a Rubik's Cube that projects a hologram of the Glades. When he claimed Felicity must have set this up, Dinah revealed that Felicity was believed to be dead.
In a potential future that Eobard Thawne hails from, Black Canary is one of the several heroes remembered in the "Age of Heroes", whether this refers to Dinah or her predecessor Laurel is unknown.
Before being subjected to inhumane torture and witnessing Vincent Sobel's death, Dinah was presumably a happy and carefree individual who cared deeply for the ones she loved. She even went far to legally change her name to keep her family safe as she went undercover in Sean Sonus' gang. Dinah never revealed to anyone she was a meta-human following the particle accelerator's explosion and cut all ties with her former life the day following Vince's funeral.
Unable to understand herself and the powers she gained, Dinah started to travel all over the USA, protecting those who needed help. Still wired like a detective, she kept track of Sean's movement, which paid off in killing him. However, she admitted to Oliver that killing him didn't give her closure, despite making sure that one less killer was on the street.
Dinah stated to John that since Vincent's death she never had a normal life, so he convinced her to move on and take up a job at the SCPD, which she eventually agreed to. After joining the team she was shown to have a jovial personality among the members and she was shown getting along with them very well, especially with Curtis and Rene and even being concerned about them, willing to risk her life to ensure their safety, she can also be quite probing into people's personal problems, shown when she tries to make sure Quentin doesn't go back to drinking and showing concern for John when he was distracted and unable to shoot properly in the field due to his nerve damage, she eventually even pressed him to tell Oliver, though he did not. Dinah is very similar to Helena Bertinelli and Laurel Lance. The difference between Helena and Dinah, both of them had the same vendetta, but Dinah has a lot of remorse. She can be forgiven and took responsibility for everything.
When Dinah discovers that Vigilante is in fact her ex-boyfriend, Vincent Sobel, she was not only shocked to discover that he was alive, but horrified at what Vincent had become. Despite claiming to John that she would take down her ex-boyfriend the next time she encountered him, she ultimately chose to let him escape, indicating that she is still had unresolved affection for Vincent, despite the ruthless vigilante he had become.
Dinah has a sense of justice, honor and good morals; when she learns that Oliver had her on surveillance (as he believed she was the witness that will testified against him in court - regarding his identity as Green Arrow) she became completely disgusted by his actions and more so when she discovers that even John Diggle and Felicity Smoak did not trust her simply because she was meeting with her ex-boyfriend, even after she had genuinely proven herself trustworthy and after Oliver (unfairly) kicked out Rene of the team - Dinah finally left the team, having lost complete trust and respect for Oliver.
Later, when Oliver finally apologizes for his unfair/unjust treatment towards her, along with Rene and Curtis, and despite the sincerity of his apology, Dinah could not return to the team, having lost complete trust and respect for the original members of Team Arrow - firstly for the violation of her privacy and trust, but foremost because they never trusted her in the first place and did not treat her as an equal, as she felt strongly that she could not be part of a team where there was no trust.
After Vincent's death, this time for real, Dinah returned to her ruthless and destructive ways, she wanted to kill Earth Two Laurel Lance due to her being the one who had killed her boyfriend, claiming that she was obtaining justice for Vincent's death, when this was an act of pure vengeance that regularly clouded her judgement (this was similar to how Helena Bertinelli had justified her actions; regarding her fiancé, Michael Staton's death) and was determined to kill Laurel the same way she killed Vincent, however, when she was given the opportunity to actually do this, Curtis was able to talk her down, after this, Dinah resolved to imprison Laurel instead of kill her.
However, Dinah would never be able to bring Laurel justice; after the latter reveals herself to the public (pretending to be her late Earth One counterpart) making it impossible to imprison Laurel, as she can't even reveal to the public that the latter is the doppelgänger of Earth One Laurel from a parallel universe.
After a few months of bitterness over her inability to bring Laurel to justice, Dinah comes to regret how harsh she was with her former teammates, causing her to agree to join Team Arrow once again and sincerely apologizing for what she did. She even has come to forgive Laurel, to the point that when she had her in a position where she could have killed Laurel, as Laurel was not able to use her powers, she instead frees her and helps her fend off Diaz's men.
Powers and abilities
- Meta-human physiology: After Dinah was struck by the energy of the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion, her DNA and cells were altered to augment her vocal cords.
- Superhuman sonic scream: Dinah is able to emit a high frequency scream that comes from her voice, with the highest known frequency her scream can reach being 183 decibels. Dinah's scream can produce enough force to launch a full-grown human and other heavy objects back several feet, kill a human being by causing internal hemorrhaging or snapping their neck at close-range, and easily turn over a moving armored truck. She can even emit a scream powerful enough to stop a moving train. Dinah can also use the sonic waves of her scream for levitation, as shown when she directed a falling John Diggle towards a building Alex Faust was fleeing to. Dinah is immune to her own powers and her scream is stated to be more refined than Laurel Lance's.
- Peak of human physical condition: As a trained policewoman and vigilante, Dinah is in top physical condition. Her strength allows her to take on and swiftly incapacitate much larger adversaries. During a fight with Laurel Lance, Dinah was able to flip Laurel over her shoulder. Her reflexes are fast enough for her to easily dodge Laurel's sonic screams and push Emily Pollard out of the way of a sniper's bullets. Dinah's durability and resilience are remarkable since she was able to recover with no visible injuries after being knocked down by an explosion from a sonic scream battle and pinned underneath heavy rubble. Her conditioning allows her to recover from most injuries very quickly, though not superhumanly.
- Acrobatics: Dinah is very nimble, having developed free-running and parkour skills. She can drop from a height of several feet without injuring herself.
- Honed senses: Dinah has sharp hearing and sight, as well as keen skills of perception. She is able to pick up an incoming danger and react extremely quickly. For example, she instantly deduced a sniper's presence and was able to save the target.
- Keen intellect/Expert tactician: Dinah is a very sharp-witted individual and a capable tactician. As an undercover cop, she has excellent skill in subterfuge, having successfully worked underground in and dismantled multiple criminal gangs/organizations. As a police detective, she is an experienced tracker, having formulated a network to figure out where Sean was hiding. She was even able to track down Laurel on her own in her pursuit of revenge Dinah gained multiple skills from her undercover work, which she utilizes as a vigilante. Dinah has considerable knowledge in safe-cracking, having once worked undercover in a safe-cracking gang. Using these skills, she came up with the idea to use hydrochloric acid to weaken the titanium hatch of an EMP-impacted Arrowcave to rescue Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, which would also ensure that the high levels of leaking methane gas wouldn't be ignited.
- Expert deceiver: Dinah spent three years undercover in Sean Sonus's gang without being caught.
- Expert combatant/Martial artist: As a former field police detective and vigilante, Dinah is a highly competent unarmed fighter as seen in several sightings of her. In one of her sightings she was able to subdue three men much larger than herself with relative ease. After taking on the mantle of Black Canary, Dinah is now able to defeat several criminals at once with and without weapons, fight almost at par for a while with China White and effectively hit Vincent Sobel. However, Dinah's combat abilities are inferior to those of Black Siren, with the latter managing to defeat her twice. After a few more months of training and the death of Vincent Sobel, Dinah's skills have greatly improved, as was seen when he easily hit John Diggle while his right arm was injured, disarmed and knocked Quentin Lance down when he had her gun and could have killed Laurel in her first fight if Quentin had not intervened. In her last encounter with Black Siren, Dinah hit her repeatedly and finally subdued her by throwing her on the ground. Dinah has the ability to stand firm against Silencer, who is a member of the Longbow Hunters, but was finally defeated.
- Expert markswoman: Having been a high-ranking police officer in two different cities, Dinah is trained in the usage of at least standard firearms. During a shootout with Sean Sonus' men, she was able to effectively fire even while dodging incoming shots. Dinah was also able to shoot Laurel in the stomach despite being pushed back by her scream.
- Expert stick-fighter: Dinah learned bo-staff fighting during an undercover mission with The Pilgrims. She uses a bo-staff while sparring with John, who praised her skills. Since joining Team Arrow, bo-staff fighting has become Dinah's signature tactic in battle against her adversaries.
- Indomitable will/High pain tolerance: Despite her personal demons, Dinah is a very resilient and driven women, having spent three years alone hunting down her boyfriend's killer. When Vincent was murdered by Laurel, Dinah was relentlessly determined to get revenge and this empowered her to the point that whereas she was previously trounced by Laurel, Dinah was able to nearly overpower her later on. Dinah also has a very high tolerance for pain; despite two weeks of brutal torture from Sonus' men, she remained defiant throughout and refused to tell them anything. After crashing into a rail with pottery due to a shockwave from a sonic scream battle with Laurel, Dinah, despite being barely able to move for a few seconds, was able to get back up on her feet and continue fighting alongside her team. Similarly, Dinah was able to quickly stand up after being thrown against some cars by Laurel's scream and pinned underneath large debris by Cayden James' bomb.
- Stealth: Dinah has skills in stealth. She was able to ambush Vigilante as he tried to kill Emily Pollard and Laurel as she tried to flee Star City.
- Power-dampening tech: Like most meta-humans, Dinah's powers can be neutralized by using power-dampening tech.
- Vocal cords: Presumably like Laurel, if someone is able to grip Dinah's throat tight enough, she is unable to use the scream to defend herself.
- Guns/Firearms: Because of her training as a police detective, Dinah is well trained in using different assortments of guns.
- Bulletproof vest: Dinah wears bulletproof vests whenever she is out on the field with the Star City Police Department and while she was assisting Felicity Smoak, Rene Ramirez, and Samanda Watson in tracking down Ricardo Diaz.
- Black Canary suit: Dinah wears a protective black leather suit as Black Canary, to hide her identity from her enemies, when she goes out fighting crime. She was presented by Felicity with a mask to wear in the field to better protect her identity. After the death of Adrian Chase, Dinah received a new mask and suit. After Oliver reveals he's the Green Arrow to the world, Team Arrow broke up and Dinah stopped using her suit as a result of the vigilantism law.
- Bo-staff: Dinah carries a bo-staff as her signature weapon.
- Expandable batons: After a while of being the Black Canary, Dinah starts using a pair of Black expandable batons to fight which are capable of combine into a bo-staff.
- Sonic amplifier: A device created by Curtis Holt that allows Dinah to more easily focus her Canary Cry and bypass the effects of a sonic dampener.
- Leather jacket: Before joining Team Arrow, on missions, Dinah wore a leather jacket for her gear.
- Gloves: Before being recruited by Oliver, Dinah wore gloves suitable for her in fist-fighting.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Crisis on Earth-X
- She is the only known character who has worked for both the CCPD and SCPD.
- Vincent Sobel stated that he and Dinah were cops for nearly 10 years before the particle accelerator exploded. Assuming that they both joined the CCPD between at the age of 18-21 and including the three years between the accelerator explosion and Dinah becoming Black Canary, this puts Vincent and Dinah around the ages of 31-34.
- Unlike Laurel Lance, Dinah initially didn't have much control over her powers beyond "on and off." This may be due the fact that while Laurel most likely received training with her powers in Zoom's army, Dinah had to learn how to use her powers largely through self-teaching before being recruited into Team Arrow.
- She is the first (and so far only) full-time member of Team Arrow to be a meta-human.
- In the Seventh Season, she acts as Oliver's connection to the SCPD, a similar role the late Quentin Lance had in earlier seasons.
Behind the Scenes
- In the DC comics, Dinah Drake (later known as Dinah Drake-Lance) is the first person to take on the legacy mantle of Black Canary and is also the mother of her successor, Dinah Laurel Lance. In the New 52 reboot, Dinah Lance (née Drake) is the only Black Canary ever existed on Prime Earth, with the two previous versions being combined into one.
- On the show, the character is split into two altogether separate individuals; Dinah Drake, the meta-human Black Canary-in-training and Dinah Lance, the civilian mother of Sara and Laurel Lance, the Canary/White Canary and Black Canary, respectively.
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