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Revision as of 08:30, August 22, 2016

F Ior other people who used the identity of the Black Canary, see Black Canary.


"You failed this city."
—Evelyn to the Green Arrow[src]


Evelyn Crawford Sharp (born c. 1999) is a resident of Star City, and was one of H.I.V.E.'s unwilling test subjects. Following the death of Laurel Lance, she began imitating her as the Black Canary, to get revenge on H.I.V.E. for the death of her parents.

Biography

Schooling and unwilling test subject

Evelyn grew up to become an excellent student and a star gymnast at Star City High School, never so much as missing a single day at school.[1]

At some point Evelyn and her parents got involved in the following of Damien Darhk though only because Darhk drugged them into being susceptible to suggestion. Team Arrow was present at the base where they were being held. However, the following turned on Team Arrow and they were unable to set them free from the grasp of Darhk. When Malcolm Merlyn destroyed the facility, Evelyn's parents were among the dead. Evelyn managed to escape and blamed not only Darhk but also Green Arrow for abandoning them, as he believed all the candidates were they voluntarily. However Evelyn witnessed the Black Canary's attempt to rescue them and came to idolize her, believing she was the only one who even tried to rescue them. After this she flunked school and begun training herself to fight to get revenge on H.I.V.E. After somehow learning that Ruve Adams was Darhk's wife she plotted to kill her. Evelyn also came to believe that Alex Davis was also working for H.I.V.E. It's also implied that she somehow knew Laurel's identity as the Black Canary, as she would know exactly where to find the Canary Cry collar, presumably from her connections in the hospital, where the Black Canary's identity was revealed. [1]

Imitating the Black Canary to exact revenge

Evelyn meets Green Arrow

Evelyn confronted by Green Arrow.

After Laurel died in the hospital of injuries afflicted by Darhk, Evelyn sneaked into her room and stole her Canary Cry. Donning a suit identical to that of the Black Canary, she then attacked a gun ring and stole their weaponry. Later, she attacked Alex Davis in a restaurant while he was dining with Thea due to his association with Damien Darhk's wife, Ruvé. Using the Canary Cry to shatter the windows she then beat him up and prepared to execute him with a gun. However, she was disarmed by Thea who removed her mask, but she was able to break free and escape. While fleeing she was chased by the Green Arrow. As he cornered her she blamed him for the death of her parents and then subdued him long enough with the Canary Cry to escape.[1]

Evelyn tries to kill Ruve

Evelyn is talked down from killing Ruve by Green Arrow

Evelyn later prepared to kill Ruvé Adams at a gala. She shot and killed a few bodyguards but was then stopped by the Green Arrow who tried to talk her out of it. Evelyn refused to listen and wounded him with a gunshot so he couldn't psychically interfere. She continued and scattered the crowd with her Canary Cry before holding Adams at gunpoint. As she prepared to shoot her, the Green Arrow reminded her how the real Black Canary was a hero and that by taking her identity she could not simply act as an avenger. Wishing to stay true to her heroine, Evelyn dropped the gun and took off as the cops moved in.[1]

She later attended the funeral of Laurel Lance and watched as Oliver revealed that Laurel had been the Black Canary.[1]

Personality

Evelyn was a highly driven student and athlete who never missed a day of school, Felicity described her as being a "sixteen year old badass in the making". After her parents were killed she became obsessed with revenge on H.I.V.E. and killing it's members, but was also willing to hurt anyone who got in the way of her and her vengeance. Additionally she is shown to hate Green Arrow believing he left her and her parents to die, though he wasn't aware they were being controlled, and was even willing to shoot him. However Evelyn highly idolized Black Canary and after her death used her as an example and donned an identical outfit and weaponry to exact her revenge. However she was talked out of her revenge by Green Arrow, reminding her the real Black Canary would never murder in cold blood and she dropped her crusade.[1]

Abilities

  • Acrobatics: As a former gymnast, Evelyn can move gracefully over obstacles and scale fences fluidly.[1]
  • Hand-to-hand combatant: Evelyn has some skill in hand-to-hand combat as she was able to beat up a surprised Alex Davis before she was overpowered by Thea Queen.[1]
  • Skilled markswoman: Evelyn is skilled in the use of a firearm. She was able to kill two bodyguards before they were able to respond.[1]

Equipment

  • Black Canary suit: Evelyn produced a black leather suit of her own in order to imitate Laurel, appearing relatively identical. She also wears a black mask, different to Laurel's, and a blonde wig to hide her identity.[1]
  • Canary Cry: After taking her role as the Black Canary, Evelyn took Laurel's sonic device to fight crime. However, Evelyn modified it; its sonic waves have become so powerful, even Green Arrow's special earplugs couldn't protect his ears.[1]

Appearances

Arrow

Season 4

Season 5

Behind the scenes

  • The cast calling name for her was Rebecca.
  • In DC comics, Evelyn Crawford is an ally of the Black Canary in Prime Earth continuity, known under the vigilante alias of "Starling". She was a member of the reformed Birds Of Prey. However, on "Arrow" Crawford is her middle name, rather than her surname.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Canary Cry"
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