For the Arrow episode, see Sara.

"If we have the power to change the world, don't you think we have the power to change our own fate?"
—Sara to Ray Palmer[src]

Sara Lance (1987[1]–2014, resurrected 2015) is a former member of the League of Assassins, a vigilante and a member of Team Arrow. She is also the daughter of Quentin and Dinah Lance, the younger sister of the late Laurel Lance, and the ex-girlfriend/close friend of Oliver Queen.

After the Queen's Gambit went down in 2007, Sara was presumed dead. Sometime in 1958, Sara trained as a part of the League of Assassins. She was released in 1960 after Ra's finds that she was from the future. Sometime in her original timeline (2008-2013 circa.), she joins the League and learns how to fight initially. She left the organization and returned to Starling City under the vigilante moniker The Canary (a translation of her League name as Ta-er al-Safar Arabic for Yellow Bird طائر الصفار), and stayed to protect her sister, Laurel, before she was forced to leave due to the League following her, trying to bring her back. She was eventually released from the League of Assassins by her former lover Nyssa. Following this she joined Team Arrow and began a relationship with Oliver. Sara soon rejoined the League as her part of a deal for their help in defeating Slade Wilson. Sara eventually returned to Starling following Malcolm Merlyn but was killed by Thea Queen's hand, manipulated and drugged by Malcolm. Over a year after her death, Sara was resurrected by the Lazarus Pit.

After Sara joins Rip Hunter's team, she becomes known as White Canary.

John and Lyla Diggle's daughter Sara Diggle is named after her.


Early life

Sara Lance was born on December 25, 1987 to Quentin and Dinah Lance and has one older sister named Laurel Lance. When Sara was 10 years old her father bought her a canary pet which she loved but drove everyone else crazy.[2] During her high school years, Sara was bullied by some of her classmates because she was making a move on one of her classmate's boyfriends. The often occurrences of her getting bullied caused behavior issues from Sara, and caused her grades to drop. This led to her father teaching her and Laurel how to defend themselves. At some point Sara met Oliver Queen and Tommy Merlyn. Sara formed a crush on Oliver and even snuck out of the house to go to a secret party that Tommy held. Laurel however out of envy called the cops and Sara was grounded and by the time she wasn't, Oliver and Laurel were dating.[3] In late 2007 when Laurel wanted to take the next step which freaked out Oliver and started cheating on her with Sara.

One weekend Sara returned home to her family for a three-day weekend from college but was secretly texting Oliver. Later Laurel talked to her and told her about moving in with him and Sara tried to talk to her about Oliver’s reputation for sleeping with everyone but Laurel took this as Sara being a bitch. Sara then agreed to Oliver’s offer and decided to go with him on the Queen’s Gambit voyage with him.[4] Before she left her mother came home early and saw her pack her “Starling Rockets” cap in a bag. Dinah tried to convince Sara not to go but after telling her that she was in love and had to do what she felt was right, Dinah let her go.[5] During their sail at sea, the ship was sabotaged (by Malcolm Merlyn) and sank and Sara was pulled under causing Oliver to believe that she had drowned.[6] However Sara managed to swim to the surface on the other side of the wreck and was marooned on a piece of the ship for days.[7]

Sara's apparent death had multiple effects on the Lance family. For Laurel found herself unable to grieve because Sara stole Oliver from her but found herself unable to be angry because she had died and quickly managed to get over it. Quentin fell into a deep state of depression which saw him become an alcoholic and would often pass out in the bar and became obsessed with his work to ignore the pain and took every case without pause. Sara was also the first and last thought of Quentin's mind everyday and took him years to get past that point. His drinking and work obsession leads Dinah to divorcing him and left for Central City.

The Amazo

A few days after the wreck accident Sara was found by a ship called the Amazo who took her on board the ship but they instead put her in a cell where other people were held. Later the crew dragged her out of the cell and were going to take her away, but they were stopped by a grey haired man who took Sara to his quarters instead. This man introduced himself as Dr. Anthony Ivo who told Sara when she asked that she was going to save the human race, and asked if she would join him. Anthony told Sara that he was looking for a serum created by the Japanese in World War II called Mirakuru (Japanese for Miracle) which could increase muscle strength, enhance senses and regenerate cells but the submarine sunk somewhere in the chain of islands nearby. For the next year Sara would be protected by Anthony from the cruelty of his men and would teach her many skills in the field of biology and technology but would assist Anthony in torturing his men and was secretly glad that she wasn’t one of them. However Sara would still feel a sense of loyalty towards him for saving her life no matter how dark it seemed he got. One year later she meets a confused Oliver, but kicks him stating that prisoners do not speak and walks away. She helped Oliver slightly whilst he was a prisoner on the Amazo. However, that was soon realized to be a ruse to see if his friends Slade Wilson and Shado were still alive on Lian Yu. However, when the ship captain tried to kill Oliver Sara instead suggested keeping him alive to find the gravesite which Anthony agreed.

Time on Lian Yu

She went with Oliver, Dr. Anthony and the crew of the Amazo onto the island to the plane, and watched as Anthony ordered his men to attack Slade Shado after Oliver screamed for them to run before Anthony left a bomb in the plane and had Oliver lead them to the grave site. When they arrived at the cave the guards started torturing Oliver for the hōzen on the bodies but Shado and Slade ambushed the crew at arrow and gun point and demanded Oliver back, when Anthony released him, Oliver punched the Captain in the face and grabbed Sara and ran away with his friends.

The hōzen Oliver found had coordinates on it which was revealed to house the location of the submarine Anthony discovered with the cure to save all of mankind, after Sara revealed this to them, Oliver asked if it could cure Slade.[8] They used the hōzen to find the sub and they did. They boarded it and they found the Mirakuru and Oliver injected Slade even when Sara told him that Slade would not survive it, Slade began to react to the serum and had no heart beat. Then Anthony and his men came inside the room and captured them.[9] Anthony took Sara and Shado hostage and held them in front of Oliver telling him to pick who would die between Shado and Sara, threatening to kill them both if Oliver didn't decide within 30 seconds. Oliver chose to save Sara and Anthony killed Shado just as Slade awakened and saved Oliver and Sara. She covered for Oliver by saying that Anthony just shot Shado for no apparent reason.[10]

They buried Shado and Sara warned Oliver not to tell Slade why Shado died, because he now has the Mirakuru inside of him so he is unpredictable and learning the truth behind Shado's death would not end well. As they where walking they asked Slade where they were going and he said that he is going back to the plane to get weapons to kill Anthony. But Sara told him he would not be able to take them on alone and he grabbed Oliver by the neck and began to choke him and Sara had to hit Slade with a stick to make him stop. Later Anthony called them on their radio and gave them ten days to deliver the Mirakuru to him and in return he would give them safe passage off the island. Sara then came and told Oliver that Slade is gone and took the Mirakuru with him.[11]

Sara and Oliver went to the plane to find Slade, but he was not there. Sara suggested they could accept Anthony's offer but Oliver turned it down immediately. As they argued Sara explained that she learned a lot and Oliver said he did too: "you can't trust anyone". Later they talked and Oliver, feeling guilty, apologized for what had happened to them. When Oliver fell asleep Sara took the communication and walked out and talked to Anthony. Anthony tried to persuade her to come back to him. Sara explained that when he took her in she felt like he was her savior and she felt part of something bigger but it was only because she didn't want to see how he was torturing the people on the boat and how she was glad she was not one of them. Then she told him that she would rather die than be part of it, she then ended the call only to see Oliver had listened to the conversation and she had now earned his trust.[3]

They used the sensor grid to find Slade and they discovered that Slade is at the caves and when they got there he was gone and they found a drawing on one of the walls and Oliver remembered that they where calculations for the missile launcher and Slade intended to open fire on the freighter with it. They ran to find Slade and they did and Slade held Oliver at gun point, but Oliver convinced him not to destroy the freighter by telling him that Shado would have wanted him to get back home. Slade commented that they are still stuck on the island and Oliver said that they will take the freighter together.[12]

Oliver, Sara and Slade continued to observe the ship looking for any means of getting on board but they heard a plane flying overhead but when they tried to get it’s attention it was shot down by Anthony's missiles. When they found it they found the pilot bleeding and dying and Sara told Ollie and Slade to get the medical supplies but the man died anyway. But before dying he gave Sara a photo of his daughter Cindy and asked her to take care of her should she get off the island, though his death was not in vain as Ollie found a parachute.[13] Planning to take the freighter Sara prepared a herb-like substance which could counter any serum exposed to him, specifically truth serum. Sara and Oliver discussed what they should do with the Mirakuru and they voted to destroy it which Slade further agreed with. As Sara and Oliver watched it burn in a fire Sara convinced Oliver that he needed to kill Anthony before Slade found him as Anthony would turn the situation around and Slade wound target Oliver and herself. Once Oliver allowed himself to get captured he mislead the guards and Sara parachuted onto the freighter with Slade and she proceeded to free the prisoners. However Hendrick started strangling her to death but Thomas knocked him out as they re-joined Anatoly and Oliver but discovered that Slade had learned the truth and she told Oliver that they needed to get off once the ship started blowing up. Though Sara, Thomas, Anatoly and Hendrick made it to shore Oliver was captured by Slade again.[14]

Sara and the others made it back to the plane wreck but Slade soon after called them demanding Hendrick to fix the ship’s broken engine and in turn would hand Oliver and Ivo both to her. However Sara tried to cover for Hendrick saying that he died but Slade begun to torture Oliver and threatened to kill him within the hour unless Hendrick was handed over. Upon hearing this Hendrick pointed a gun at her before Peter and Anatoly distracted him allowing Sara to knock him out with a pipe before agreeing to Slade’s terms.[15] As Peter and Anatoly argued over handing Hendrick over to Slade, Sara got the idea to use Hendrick to kill Slade. Anatoly then dug up a landmine for her and she proposed rigging it to Hendrick to take out Slade once he came for him. When Slade he caught onto the plan and threatened to let the bomb go off and kill everyone but then pointed a gun at Sara and wanted to kill her but decided that being marooned on the island would be better.[16]

Ivo told Sara and the others that there was a cure for Mirakuru in his quarters on the ship which could reverse the effects on Slade. Ivo then begged for a quick death which Sara was about to do but Oliver took the gun off her and killed Ivo himself, telling her that killing changes a person and didn’t want that for her.[17]

After failing to return within an hour, Anatoly fired a torpedo at the Amazo and Sara was separated from Oliver in a similar fashion as she did on the Queen Gambit, this time Oliver believing her to have died for sure.[18]

League of Assassins

After at least a year on Lian Yu [19] Nyssa al Ghul found her on the shores of Lian Yu and took her in. Nyssa was part of the League of Assassins and at Nanda Parbat, Sara trained with the League and became an assassin herself by swearing her allegiance to them.[7] She also knew Maseo Yamashiro who joined the same time she did and he admired her as a warrior.[19] At some point during her five years with the League she and Nyssa became lovers.[7] During her time with the League, she was told to "choose a new name". She chose "Ta-er al-Asfer" (in Arabic: الطائر الأصفر), which is Arabic for canary ("yellow bird"), reminiscent of the canary Quentin got her when she was ten. She was also trained by Ra's al Ghul as part of her league training.

Return to Starling and hunted by the League

In 2012 Sara begun to hear legends of the Starling City vigilante codename; The Hood/The Arrow who wore a green hood. Sara immediately knew that it was Oliver wearing Shado's hood. After The Undertaking Sara left Nanda Parbat to see if her family was okay.[20] However she stayed in Starling in the shadows unwilling to return to the league and became a vigilante also who targeted mainly men who attacked women.[21] She also saved Cindy, now known as Sin, from a gang of muggers and as she promised her father she took Sin under her care but didn't reveal her association with her father.[20] When Roy Harper was fighting a group of men who'd been harassing a woman, the Canary swooped in and fought off the attackers before they could beat Roy. Roy expressed shock by her sudden entrance, before she quickly left.[22]

When the Arrow was cornered by the Police led by Laurel, the Canary swooped in and used a sonic device to distract the policemen and break the windows, they used the chaos to quickly escape the scene. Sometime later, when Roy was lured in to her hideout by Sin, she knocked him out with her staff. She asked why he was looking for her, but was interrupted by a message on Roy's phone from Thea telling him that Quentin and Laurel were abducted, then took off to save them letting Roy go. Canary arrived at a foundry where she fought her family's kidnapper Barton Mathis/Dollmaker. While easily beating him Mathis managed to drop a load of pipes on her which trapped her. Before he could harm her The Arrow came in and shot Mathis. Despite the Arrow's intentions to take the killer back to jail, Canary killed him instead by hurling a batton in his chest. When she returned to the tower she was confronted by a member of the league who informed her that Ra's al Ghul wanted her to return. She declined and tried to persuade him to tell he could not find her, but killed him when he refused.[21]

Felicity noticed a pattern in the Canary's appearance, this leads to Oliver catching her to learn her identity. Oliver unmasks her and is shocked to discover that she is Sara. Oliver then reveals to John and Felicity that he thought she drowned on the Queen's Gambit, but met her a year after being shipwrecked, however he thought she had died since he last saw her. She goes back to her hideout and shares a meal with Sin, in which she reveals to her about running into Oliver and then how her dad is a cop and her sister is a lawyer. She follows Oliver to Verdant where she asks if Oliver told her dad and sister about her, but he says he didn't. They converse about her hiding when Quentin arrives asking for Oliver's help about Laurel, Sara overhears the conversation about Laurel's depression. When Sin is injured by The Mayor, she and Oliver team up and takes on The Mayor and his cronies. Both work hand in hand together, even using each other's weapons. Sara is about to kill the Mayor, but Oliver convinces her not to. She spares him and lets him go. She is then seen watching Sin as she wakes up, with has company from Roy and Thea. As she is leaving, she encounters Oliver, The two leave together.[20]

Sara begins staying with Oliver at his mansion. However, they are attacked by Al-Owal, a member of the League of Assassins. Oliver and Sara successfully fight him off, and later she reveals to Oliver and his team that she was once part of the League and now they are on the hunt to bring her back to their leader, Ra's Al Ghul. Oliver and Sara then hunt down Al-Owal, narrowly escaping with their lives. Fearing retaliation against Sara, Oliver decides to protect the whole Lance family, but Sara decides that it was time to reveal herself to her father. She then tells her father everything, bringing him up to her hideout where they are attacked by Al-Owal and his two companions. Oliver arrives and along with Quentin and Sara, defeat the assassins. Sara kills Al-Owal and leaves one to run to Ra's to tell him that her family is off limits. She then leaves Starling City, trying to draw the League away from her family, but not before making her father promise not to tell Laurel that she is alive.[7]

Much later Oliver contacts Sara after Laurel loses her job and right to practice law and is now a drug and alcohol addict and tells her that Laurel needs her. Later when Laurel passes out when she gets home, Sara appears to her though Laurel thinks she is a hallucination.[12]

Nyssa al Ghul holds a poisoned Sara Lance

Sara in Nyssa's arms poisoned by snake venom.

Sara, after working out in the Arrowcave, decides to leave Starling but Oliver tries to persuade her otherwise. Then Oliver gets a call from Quentin asking for Sara, who knows she is back, and she talks to him. Sara later meets up with her father who begs her to stay but insists that she must leave. When Sara walks down a street, Nyssa al Ghul arrives and the two kiss. Sara and Nyssa go for a walk, Sara begs Nyssa to release her not wanting to kill anymore. An angered Nyssa kidnaps Sara's mother Dinah, giving Sara only 24 hours to rejoin the League or her mother dies. Oliver, Sara and Quentin track down an assassin for information but he kills himself before he can. Sara then decides to give herself over but poisons herself as Oliver and her father arrive. Oliver however manages to counter the poison, and Nyssa tearfully releases her from the league as Quentin and Dinah arrive with Laurel. Later at Laurel's apartment the Lances all have a reunion but Laurel is less than happy and openly blames Sara for all the mistakes in her life in the past 6 years and kicks her out. Sara later returns to Oliver's headquarters, both of them feeling betrayed by their families and the two of them passionately kiss before making love.[4]

Sara is reluctant to go to her homecoming party and tells Oliver to keep their relationship a secret. She attends the party but is disappointed that Laurel didn't come. When one of William Tockman's victims has been found, Sara and Oliver leave the party early to investigate. Afterwards, at the scene of another bank robbery, the Canary is able injure William, collecting a sample of his blood. Sara later analyzes it and is able to determine that William is suffering from MacGregor's disease. The Arrow and the Canary go to the address of William's sister, only to find a device that destroys the foundry's computer system. Felicity tells Sara that she shouldn't miss her family dinner for the sake of the mission. Nervous about seeing Laurel again, Sara asks Oliver to come with her. At the dinner, Laurel realizes that Sara and Oliver are in a relationship and gets extremely angry, berating everyone at the table. When Oliver and Sara return to the Arrowcave, they find that Felicity is at Starling National Bank, hoping to catch William. The Arrow, the Canary, and Diggle meet Felicity there to help her. Felicity, saving the Canary's life, takes a bullet for her and manages to take William down by blowing up his cell phone. In the Arrowcave, Sara patches Felicity up while thanking her for what she did. Sara, after getting a job as a bartender at Verdant, is able to make amends with Laurel.[13]

Sara recognized Slade Wilson's voice from the phone call from Oliver to Felicity, and brings Roy and Diggle to the Queen mansion, believing Oliver and his family to be in danger. She somehow entered the house and went to the first floor, after which she descended the stairs as if she had been there all along, confronting Wilson while he shook hands with Roy.[14]

Oliver had a nightmare in which he woke up next to Sara, touched her and found blood on his hand, after which Sara suddenly changed into Shado. Upon waking, Oliver left, leaving Sara asleep. Upon his return, Sara tried to get Oliver to talk about his problems, commenting on his lack of sleep, but she had no success. Later, she talked to Laurel, who was filling in an application form at Verdant. After Oliver collected his information from the Bratva, Sara confronted him again, telling him he needed help, and that Shado's death was not his fault. Oliver, believing Sara to be in great danger, told her to keep away from him. Eventually, though, Oliver came back to Sara, confessing that he could not get Slade on his own, and the two promised each other to do so together.[23]

The Canary watched over Quentin Lance and his men trying to detain criminals, Frank Bertinelli included, and they quickly intervened. Quentin was injured which enraged Sara enough to force a criminal off the rooftop. Quentin then told Sara to show restraint next time and was fascinated that Oliver had a fling with Frank’s daughter Helena aka the Huntress. The Arrow, the Canary and Roy then intercepted her car but found it to be her decoy. Sara tries to convince Laurel to drop of her current case when Adam Donner assigned her Frank Bertinelli's prosecution, knowing that it would make her a target of the Huntress. When Helena took control of the Courthouse, Laurel got into a fight with one of Helena's henchmen, forcing Sara, as the Canary, to intervene. As she made her way outside of the building with Laurel in tow, Laurel convinced her to help rescue the hostages. This led to her facing off against Helena. In the fight she attempted not to kill Helena. However Helena was able to deprive Sara of her staff and used it against her to beat her up after which she threw Sara out of a window. Sara managed to avoid falling to death and Oliver saved her when Helena tried to shoot her. Later Oliver and Sara managed to steal Frank from the police with Quentin and arrived at a meeting place with Helena and Laurel. However a police officer opened fired on them, killing Frank and separating Oliver from Sara. The Canary then faced Helena again. Going full force she managed to win this time and wanted to kill Helena. However Laurel begged her not to and she spared her.[15]

Sara provided a heavy sedative to Team Arrow when they went after Slade Wilson, after he kidnapped Thea. She was present at the confrontation with Wilson, donning her Canary-outfit. Sara was also the one explaining Quentin Lance why they brought Slade Wilson in. After Wilson's release by the police, Sara partook in the attempt to follow him, driving a motorcycle and following Felicity's directions. Wilson, however, managed to escape. When Roy planned to go after Wilson on his own, and hurt Diggle in the process, Sara aimed her bow at him, stopping him long enough for Oliver to come back. She was also present at the police station when Thea Queen was released, and later when her father was arrested for working with the vigilante.[16]

In "The Man Under the Hood", Sara joined Oliver, Diggle and Felicity in blowing up Queen Consolidated's Applied Sciences Division. She also visited her father in prison while Laurel was trying to get him to give up the Arrow. When Slade Wilson infiltrated the Arrowcave, Sara, Oliver and Diggle attempted to fight him, but they were all easily taken out. During the subsequent visit to the hospital, Laurel saw Sara's scars, leading her to figure out that Sara is the Canary. The Arrow and the Canary tried to stop Deathstroke from breaking in at S.T.A.R. Labs, but arrived too late, after which they returned to their base. Sara and Laurel both visited their father after he was attacked in prison, and Laurel managed to bluff him out, after he convinced her not to pursue the vigilantes anymore.

Sara is convinced that killing Roy is the only solution and arms up to kill him, against Oliver's wishes. When Roy comes to Verdant during Moira's campaign rally, the Arrow and the Canary confront him. After Roy starts strangling Thea, Sara almost shoots him, but is prevented from doing so by Sin, who stands between them until Oliver can put Roy down with poison arrows. Later, Sara confesses that she actually wanted to kill Roy, because that's what the League of Assassins taught her, and doesn't believe she knows differently anymore. Sara breaks up with Oliver after telling him that he needs someone who can still see the good in things, not a killer like herself, and that she cares too much for him to be with him. As she gets on her bike, Sin arrives to ask how she is doing. Sara replies that she has had a rough day and hugs Sin goodbye. She then drives away, telling Sin that she is going to see an old friend.[24]

Sara disappeared from Starling City, leaving her friends and family to wonder what happened to her, and where she might have went.[25]

Sara arrived back in Starling City just in time to save Laurel from one of Slade Wilson's masked soldiers, after which Laurel reveals she knows about her secret identity. Laurel managed to get Sara out of her identity-crisis, by commenting on the fact that the innocence and beauty in her were not all gone yet. As the Canary, she saved a little girl from a burning building, causing citizens to comment on her as a hero.[26]

Sara watched as the League of Assassins sedated Laurel. Afterwards, Sara, Nyssa, and six other assassins met up with Team Arrow, with Sara having promised to go back to Nanda Parbat with them if they'd help fight Slade Wilson and his army. Together, they assaulted the Queen Consolidated building and taking down Slade's bodyguards. Slade managed to escape, though. Quentin Lance joined them after one of Wilson's men managed to abduct Laurel. Sara, Oliver, Roy, and the assassins made their way to the Giordano Tunnel, via where Slade's army was trying to escape the city. After they neutralized the army using the Mirakuru cure, Sara and Oliver made their way to Wilson's hideout and with Felicity's help they managed to inject him with the cure, saving Laurel and Felicity. Once the city was safe, Sara said her goodbyes to Laurel and Quentin, before boarding the ship with the other Assassins.[18]

Return of the Church of Blood

On the way to her next job, Sara stopped off in Starling City to pay her friends a visit. She came across John Diggle outside Verdant, who'd been beaten by an intoxicated Oliver. Felicity attempted to find out about Sara's next job, though she was unable to reveal. Sara offered to bring Ollie in, before finding him on a rooftop. They fought for a bit, before Sara knocked him out and took him back to the Arrowcave. Believing him to be dosed with something, Felicity took a blood sample, finding traces of mushrooms. As Ollie woke up, he wished to go back to find Brother Blood, though Sara would only allow Oliver to go once he'd had some rest, promising to accompany him if he did so. Meanwhile, she headed to the hospital to see her father. She was greeted by Laurel, and after weeks in the hospital, Quentin woke up to see both of his daughters.[27]

Hunting Malcolm Merlyn

After months away, Sara finally returned to Starling City to confirm rumors of Malcolm Merlyn's presence in Starling City. Searching for Malcolm she paid Quentin a visit and asked about a monk named Ken Zhi Jansen connected to Malcolm.[28] Before leaving she was going to visit Laurel but overheard Felicity's communications helped Oliver take down Werner Zytle's thugs, as well as Zytle himself. She later met up with Laurel, asking that she not tell their father that she was home. As Laurel was leaving, Sara confronted by [29] a hooded Thea [19] much to her confusion before being shot by three arrows from her causing her to fall off the building into an alley, where Laurel raced to find her, dead.[29] Sara was kept in a freezer, before being buried in her previously empty grave from 2007.[30]

After her death Roy began having nightmares[31] about him killing Sara.[32] After believing himself to have killed Sara under Mirakuru induced rage Oliver used a mind calming method to make Roy confront the issue. However Roy discovered that he had actually killed a police officer under Mirakuru rage but saw Sara, as he saw her at the time.[33] A few months after her death, Thea was eventually revealed as the killer having been drugged by Malcolm Merlyn, and rather than have her hunted by the League of Assassins, Oliver took the fall for her as part of Malcolm's manipulations.[19]


Over a year after her death, Sara's corpse was dug up by her sister.[34] Sara was taken to Nanda Parbat by Laurel and Thea, who requested Malcolm resurrect her. Reluctant at first, Malcolm agreed and Sara was resurrected from the Lazarus Pit. As soon as she was resurrected, Sara went after Thea, but was restrained. Sara was then chained up to prevent her from causing any harm to Thea.[35]

When Laurel brought Sara home she was forced to chain her up in the basement as she had not gotten over the effects of the pit. When her father Quentin found out he was thrilled yet skeptical. Sara seemed to be responding but attacked Laurel instead. Quentin later came to shoot Sara but couldn't bring himself to do it. Later Sara was able to break free from her chains.[36]

Sara started killing muggers in town with no recognisable pattern. Later the team encountered Sara when she attacked a night club. Oliver and Felecity realised that Sara was trying to find Thea as she was the one who killed her original. Sara attacked Thea in her home, but Thea was able to escape. Sara again found Thea in the hospital and attacked her but was fended of by Oliver and Laurel. Thea used herself as bait and lured Sara to Verdant and she was captured by Team Arrow. John Constantine later preformed a ritual on her that gave her back her soul.

Sara later called her mother to let her know she was alive and she got emotional about it. Sara later accompanied the team to break into Kord Industries but got out of control and started beating a security guard. When the team went to rescue Ray Palmer, Sara joined them but Sara once again lost control and ended up killing one of the ghosts. Sara decided to leave again to try and fight her bloodlust.

Aiding Rip Hunter

In January 2016, Sara was in a bar in Tibet. She helped a women who was being assaulted by a drunk man in the bar and is then intercepted by Rip Hunter who claimed he has "come a long way to meet her". From here, she joined Rip Hunter's team in a plot to end Vandal Savage's rule over the world in the year 2166. After being given the White Canary suit by her sister Laurel, Sara joined the team back to 1975. After she, Leonard Snart and Mick Rory were forced to sit out on a mission, they decided to go out for drinks. When a guy bothered her, she beat him and his friends up. Snart and Rory joined the fray and they ended up beating everyone attacking them.

As they returned, they were just in time helping the team fight off Chronos, a Bounty Hunter working for the Time Masters. The team was confused as they learned they were never selected because they were legends. Rip told them they were meaningless for history and that is why he selected them. The team was shocked but after exchanging thoughts they decided to keep going. They would stop Savage and become legends or die trying.

Still in 1975, Sara and the team traveled to Norway and attempted to intercept a nuclear warhead auction ensuing between Vandal Savage, Damien Darhk and other buyers. The team managed to infiltrate the place and wanted to kidnap Savage. To avoid suspicion they began to bid as well which resulted in them accidentally buying the warhead. Damien Darhk confronted them and things escalated quickly. In a massive brawl the team managed to defeat the buyers and everyone present. Savage escaped and activated the warhead. The team managed to contain the blast and left. She then returned with Martin Stein and Jefferson Jackson to Ivy Town, where they confronted a 25-year old Martin Stein. [37]

The older Martin Stein was hugely annoyed as she started to shamelessly flirt with his younger version. The younger version invited them all at his place. As they talked about his inventions Sara shared a joint with young Martin. Older Martin told her to stop flirting with his younger version as his younger version was about to meet his wife. He mentioned he could not have a sexy assassin from the future distracting him as he was about to join his wife. Sara was amused that he just called her sexy. As they tried to steal the device from young Martin he came in and told them he doubted if they were actual scientists. As he threatened to call the cops Sara knocked him out. Older Martin was shocked that she knocked him out. The group tracked down the missing piece of Palmer and Sara defeated the guards and took the piece back. The group then left for the ship. Young Martin barged in the ship, old Martin gave him the device and wished him the best. They then learned Snart, Palmer and Rory were in trouble. The group went to the mansion and fought Savage and his troops. Having vanquished his troops and Savage knocked down, Khufu and Chay-Ara attacked him. Khufu managed to stab him but Savage told him it had to be wielded by Chay-Ara. Savage stabbed Khufu in the chest and killed him. He injured Chay-Ara and was about to kill her when the rest of the team saved her and took off. The group conversed as they expressed doubt about if they could even do anything usefull. Rip told them Savage was still in play and asked them if they would help him trying to stop him. The group agreed and promised they would take down Savage for Khufu.

The group went to Leipzig. Rip explained to the group that Kendra had fragments of the knife in her arteries which had to be removed to save her. He mentioned that they could not timejump since Kendra would not survive this. The team was sceptical but Rip told them his idea was still to stop Savage and save the future. Rip said that he had explained darker times and had seen men of steel die and Dark Knights fall and had still completed his missions. Sara spoke with Rip in private and told him that she knew he did not have a plan and that his rousing speech was only to convince himself. Sara opted that since they could not kill Savage they could perhaps slow him down. Quoting Ra's al Ghul she told him that they could cripple his finances to slow him down for decades. They found out where the money of Savage was stored but Rip told Sara he wanted to go alone as he did not want more people to die on his mission. Sara, Leonard and Rory wanted to join, however Rip told them Sara was enough.

At the bank they met Mr. Blake and handed him expensive jewelry to store. As he left they checked the computer. However Sara noted to Rip that Blake was a trained swordsman, his secretary armed and his guards mercenaries. Rip did not quite believe they would try to kill her but they soon got confronted by the group. Sara drew out a knife and she and Rip engaged the group in a fight. Sara killed all of them and Rip calmed her down just in time before she murdered Blake as well. They took Blake to the ship where Rip questioned her about her murderous rage. Sara mentioned she was suffering from bloodlust and that she was a murderous monster. Rip and Sara then started to question Blake and offered to let him leave unharmed if he helped them. Blake mentioned that Rip was known to Savage and his followers as the Khareep (the stranger). Blake told Sara Rip had tried to kill Savage 4000 years ago in Egypt. Rip was known to them as a devil or monster and that he would not protect them as Rip was only bound on killing Savage. Sara talked to Rip and he told her that he had tried to kill Savage before but failed as he hesitated. Sara and Rip continued questioning Blake who told them they could find Savage his treasure at a gathering this evening. Rip asked about the most prized treasure of Savage; the vessel. Blake told them the vessel were the remains of Prince Khufu.

Rip was bound on going to the meeting but Sara told him they should bring the entire team. However they were gone or helping Kendra they were forced to go by themselves. Sara posed as the lover of Blake as they infiltrated the gathering. They left Blake tied up in the trunk and went into the gathering. Sara and Rip danced as they checked out the meeting. Rip mentioned he did not consider her a monster but that she was just a person haunted by a past. He told her that just like him she would get better and her drive to improve herself would allow her to better herself. Sara took out two guards and they found a hidden room were Khufu was displayed. As they wanted to move the body they got cornered by Blake and his men and were quickly overpowered and tied up. Brought before Savage he told them about his past with Jack the Ripper and that by using the blood of Khufu and Kendra he can share it with his followers which expands their lifespan with hundreds of years. Savage questioned Rip and realized that he was hating him for what he was about to do to his family. He took the watch of Rip containing pictures of his wife and child. As Savage boasted the rest of the team suddenly bursted in and engaged the followers of Savage. During the massive fight Sara faced Mr. Blake while Rip fights Savage. Sara managed to overpower Blake but does not kill him. Rip injured Savage but Savage mentioned he will heal and come after his family. The team talked with each other and Rip mentioned each of them inspired him as they bury Khufu.

Traveling to the Cold War

The group traveled to Washington D.C. in 1986. Rip Hunter explained to them they would steal information from the Pentagon regarding Vandal Savage. Splitting up Palmer and Snart managed to steal a key card which allowed Sara and Kendra dressed up as soldiers acces to the secret files while Rory provided a distraction. However as the alarm went off Sara and Kendra got confronted by security. Forced to fight Kendra lost control of her Hawk side. Kendra began to injure soldiers but the team managed to retrieve her and busted their way out of the Pentagon. Back at the ship the team began to argue about what went wrong and their mistakes. Rip told them he had managed to whipe the video footage of the Pentagon. From the stolen file the team learned Savage had gone to Russia.

As the team traveled to the USSR they got followed by the bounty Hunter Chronos. Rip lured in fighter jets of the USSR and tricked them into shooting down Chronos. However in the process their ship was forced to crashland. The team learned that Savage is involved in a project of building some kind of weapon. Snart wanted to kill the female lead scientist to stop the project, however Palmer wanted to talk to her.

As Snart and Palmer went out Sara talked to Rip and told him Kendra was growing unstable. Rip told Sara to talk to her as she had experience in getting her warrior side under control. Sara was hesistant but agreed to try. She talked to Kendra and invited her for a training match. During the sparring Kendra turned into her Hawk form and knocked down Sara. Sara lost control and nearly killed Kendra before controlling herself and running off.

Sharpening her knives Sara was sad but Kendra came to her and wanted more training. As Sara told her she doubted she was still human behind her bloodlust Kendra explained that she believed Sara needed to regain control of her human side while Kendra would need to control her warrior side. The two started sparring in an attempt to find out if this is true. Sara and Kendra later learned Palmer, Stein and Rory had been captured while trying to stop project Firestorm. Rip explained that if Stein would tell his secrets to the Russians they would create a army of Firestorms and destroy the world.

The team learned that their friends had been captured in a Gullag. Snart and Rip argued but Sara told them they could contact the Bratva in order to get in the prison. Rip, Snart and Sara confronted a high ranking member of the Bratva. He distrusted them and ordered his men to attack. Sara defeated his men and they managed to convince the Bratva to help them. Using their information the team made a plan to attack the prison. Rip did not want Kendra and Jefferson engaged in the mission as they could not get captured by Savage.

Rip later talked to Sara and showed her that Star City as well as the rest of the world would get destroyed by Project firestorm if Savage would succeed. Rip told her that if they could not get Stein back she would have to kill him. Sara talked to Snart who knew Rip wanted her to kill Stein if necessary. Snart told her that Rip considered them as pawns who are expendable, however Sara told him she would kill Stein if necessary to save the future.

Snart and Sara infiltrated the prison, however Snart told her he would save Mick and she could get Stein. Sara was left by herself to save Stein. She managed to take down multiple guards but Stein got moved into the lab out of her reach. Sara took out a sniper and prepared to use his rifle to kill Stein, however Jefferson managed to get close and took out the power of the prison. Creating a massive prison riot Sara could take the shot at Stein but Snart convinced her not to do it. Jefferson managed to save Stein and the entire team made it out alive. The team shared a bottle of stolen vodka and they celebrated their first victory as a team. Sara mentioned to Rip that when serving the League of Assassins it was unthinkable to not take out a target. Rip complimented her and said that it was her humanity getting on top again. The ship was then attacked by Chronos and during the attack they got knocked out of the time stream.

Star City 2046

The team found themself in Star City and noticed the city was heavily damaged. As they wondered why there was Smoak standing on the Palmer building they learned that they were stranded in 2046. The Green Arrow appeared but he did not seemed to recognize Sara or Ray and he attacked them. During the firefight Sara was skeptical that the Green Arrow was actually Oliver Queen. The team was forced to retreat. Sara questioned Rip about Star City being wrecked. Rip explained to the team that this future is not bound to happen, if they would defeat Savage and return back to their own timeline they can avoid any of this.

The team deduced that they can use some of the Palmer technology to get the ship flying again. Sara insisted that she would come with the rest of the team to get the tech. Rip was against it as she is to connected to this city. Sara threatened to fight him if he tried to stop her.

Rip, Rory, Snart and Sara made their way through the ravaged town and Sara noted that this would never have happened unless her father and Team Arrow would all have been killed. As the team made their way to the former building of Palmer tech a massive firefight between two gangs broke out. The team hid away in the bus and they saw the Green Arrow engage the gangs. As the Green Arrow got shot Sara ran out to help him. Finding the Green Arrow she learned that he was in fact Connor Hawke, Oliver Queen had been killed and he had assumed the mantle of the vigilante. The two got confronted by Deathstroke, Sara asked who he was but learned the man was the son of Slade Wilson and had destroyed the city with an army and turned it into chaos. Rip, Connor and Sara were forced to retreat as his gang closed in on them.

Connor explained to them that Oliver had tried to raise an army against Wilson but the city had started to evacuate. Rip tried to tell Sara to not get involved in this as this future could be prevented if they would take down Savage. Connor brought them to the Arrow Cave where the technology of Felicity Smoak was stored. The team got greeted by Oliver Queen who was in his sixties and missing his left arm. Oliver argued with Connor and told him he was named John Diggle Junior, a name Connor did not want to use anymore as he had failed to save John Diggle. Oliver told them that 30 years ago Ray and Sara had left and that the city could have been saved if they had been present.

At Smoak technologies Rip tried to convince Sara that this future will be avoided after they take down Savage and Ray and Sara will be back to avoid the city from getting ruined. They found the technology but got attacked by the forces of Grant Wilson. As they were outnumbered Snart and Rory showed up and helped them, however Connor got defeated and got taken away.

Sara wanted to save Connor but Rip told her that this future will not happen. Sara however told Rip that she would save Connor as it was not sure she would survive her fight against Savage and that she might never return. Rip told her that she could go and help Connor but the ship would leave in one hour. Sara went to Oliver but he did not want to help her as he was handicapped and lacked spirit. Sara encouraged Oliver and the two prepared to save Conor.

As Grant Wilson was about to publicly execute Connor Sara and Oliver attacked him and his gang. During the fight the rest of the team showed up and helped Sara and Oliver. Oliver and Connor managed to defeat Grant and his gang fled.

Sara said goodbye to Oliver and Connor as they would try to save the city while she would work on stopping Savage. Sara thanked Rip for having helped her and Oliver. Rip mentioned that he had learned from her that each future is worth fighting for.


As the ship needed a software update they got stuck in space. Sara and Snart played cards while she noted that Rory seemed angry at the situation and at Snart. The team received a distress signal from a ship and decided to provide aid. Jefferson, Rip and Rory checked out the ship but ended up captured by time pirates. Palmer, Snart, Kendra and Sara got contacted by the pirates who demaned they handed over the Waverider. Rip activated the waverider to fight against the pirates.

Sara and Snart tried to fix a hole in the ship but got locked up by the ship as it tried to lock out the breach. Unable to open the security doors Snart and Sara started to suffer from hypo thermia. They talked about how Sara experienced her death when she got killed by Thea. Snart told her how Rory saved his life in prison. Sara told Snart that Rory was stuck in a dark place and Snart realized that without him Rory could be highly dangerous to anyone around him. As they were about to freeze to death Ray saved them by sealing the breach.

They learned that Rory had escaped capture and was on his way to the Waverider. However Rory had betrayed them and had brought a band of pirates to take the ship. As Rory demanded them to surrender the team fought back and engaged the pirates. Sara confronted Rory as he wanted to activate the timedrive. Rory told her he liked Sara but then tried to kill her with his Heat Gun. Sara was able to disarm him and engaged him in a fight. Rory managed to disarm Sara and threw her to the floor. As he was about to shoot her Snart showed up and incapicated Rory.

The team managed to defeat the pirates and get the software needed for the Waverider. As they talked about how to deal with Rory now he had betrayed him Snart told them he would handle Rory.

The Hawks at Harmony Falls

The team traveled to 1958 to investigate the appearance of Savage at this place. They discovered several people have been murdered by someone who appears an expert at knives. The team decided to split up and Ray and Kendra went to live in the house of a victim while posing as a couple. Sara and Stein posed as a nurse and doctor in the hospital. Rip and Snart posed as FBI agents.

Sara, Jefferson and Stein talked about this timeline and they noted that the town was not friendly towards black or bi-sexual people. Sara was hesistant about the use of posing as medical personel but Stein liked it and ordered her around since he posed as her superior. Sara helped a nurse Lindsay Carlisle that was getting bothered by a doctor, the nurse showed her around the hospital and Sara learned that there were some special treatment rooms for certain patients and realized Savage was working as a doctor in the hospital.

As Sara searched offices Carlisle approached her again and asked her to join her for a drink. The two talked and Sara told her she should not stay in this town as there is a whole world out there. Sara mentioned that she knew the nurse was not into guys and that she knew she liked women. As the nurse was a bit uncertain Sara tried to comfort her about her sexuality.

Stein interrupted Sara and told her she should not be seducing young nurses as in this time homosexuality is not accepted and it would only harm her to seduce her. Sara considered it to more like liberating the nurse. Sara talked to the nurse again and the two ended up kissing. Sara got struck by emotion and left.

The team learned that a meteorite had landed here similar to the one that gave Savage his powers. As Ray had stolen the dagger the team prepared to kill Savage. Sara noted that a all out attack would not work against Savage and they decided Kendra would try to seduce Savage and then kill him with the dagger.Sara spoke with Stein and told him that she freaked out when kissing the nurse. Her kise felt like she had been kissed by the first time and it made her realize how much she can hurt her feelings. As the plan to kill Savage failed, Sara was just in time to save the nurse from the patients injected with Hawk powers. The team managed to save the situation by working together.Sara met with the nurse, they kissed and the nurse thanked her for helping her. They said goodbye and Sara told her she might meet her again sometime.

As Sara, Kendra and Ray went to the waverider the ship suddenly took off and vanished, leaving the three of them stranded at 1958.

Return to the League of Assassins

Realizing that Chronos had taken the Waverider the three decided to leave. Sara told them to move out of Harmony Falls or Savage could track them down. The three stayed in a apartment but after ten days Sara told them they were not coming back for them as they all had been killed. Sara told them to accept the situation that they were stuck in this time. She wished them good luck as she had to find someplace where she belonged.

Sara made her way to Nanda Parbat and became a member of the League of Assassins. Ra's al Ghul was impressed by her progress and Sara learned how to control her bloodlust. Ra's told his daughter Talia to take example from the progress Sara had made.

In 1960 Rip entered her bedroom and told her he had come back for her. Sara quickly overpowered him and alarmed the guards who captured the rest of the team. Bringing them to Ra's al Ghul she mentioned she had found peace here and as trespassers they have to be executed.

The team got brought before Ra's al Ghul who mentioned Sara had chosen for them.As Rip demanded a trial by combat Ra's chose Sara to represent him.Rip chose Kendra to fight Sara.

Sara and Kendra dueled each other using swords. During the fight Kendra tried to remind Sara of who she was and knocked her down with a move taught by Sara. Sara was knocked against the wall as Kendra took her up into the air, but managed to stab her wings and defeated her. As Sara wanted to kill Kendra she was reminded of who she was.

Nanda Parbat was then invaded by Chronos who fought his way past the assassins. Sara told Ra's al Ghul to free the team to fight Chronos, she then tried to fight Chronos but got knocked down. Ras agreed and freed the team. Working together the team managed to overpower Chronos. As they were about to kill him Snart ran in and revealed Chronos was Mick Rory.

Ras deduced Sara was from the future as she clearly had already undergone the training of the League. Sara explained she believed the League was the only place where she could truly belong. Ra's al Ghul said her soul was divided between killing and showing mercy and the league is not for her. Ras then released her from the League and gave her back her past life. Sara thanked him and told him to send his daughter to Lian Yu in 2008. Ras wondered why he would send his daughter Talia towards that island. Sara told him she meant his daughter Nyssa who was still to be born. [38]

The Kasnia Conglomerate

The team set off to 2147 to the Kasnian Conglomerate. As of 2080 Governments would turn more into corporations and outside the Conglomerate there is a lot of poverty. Rip informed them that Vandal his rise to power would start here. In 20 years time he would take over the world and their mission is to investigate how so they can try to stop him.

The team looked around and Rip informed them over five years a ruthless dictator known as Per Degaton will rise and take control. The team saw robots flying around similar to the Atom suits killed a mugger as he tried to run off. Palmer wondered what had happened to his technology. Snart mentioned that executing criminals on the spot did not seem like a lot of progress. The team split up with Sara, Rip and Snart infiltrating a meeting where Savage would attend while Palmer and the others would investigate the origins of the robots.

Rip attended the meeting but Sara and Snart could not as they posed as his accountant and bodyguard. After the meeting Rip informed the rest of the team that Per Degaton will unleash a the Armagedon virus which will decimate the planets population. After preparing the world for conquest Savage will then kill Degaton and take control. Rip and Snart mentioned that if they kill Per Degaton who is just a boy now they will stop the rise of Savage.

The team has a heated argument if they should kill or spare this child since he will become a menace to the world. The team agreed to just abduct Degaton. Snart, Sara and Rip ambushed Degaton and his bodyguards as he was on his way to gymnastics. They put him in sleep at the waverider. Sara wonders about what he dreams and Gideon revealed she can see what they dream and knows Sara had a fantasy of a nurse last night. The team discussed what to do with the kid as Savage might still rise to power. Sara mentioned that Degaton might still be able to change. Sara spoke to the captured Rory about the situation and if they should kill the kid. She told Rory that Snart had spared him and reminded him of how they used to be friends.

Rip then departed with the jumpship while taking Degaton with him. Unable to find Rip the team waited and Sara talked to Snart and mentioned how he should perhaps talk to Rory about their situation. She reminded him about how they used to be partners and told him to talk with Rory.

The waveship then got attacked by armed forces led by Tor Degaton and Vandal Savage. The team engaged the troops and Ray managed to take out the robots. During the fight Sara got overpowered and captured by Savage who demanded they gave Rip Hunter or he would kill her. Rip showed up with Per Degaton and offered to trade Per for Sara. Per Degaton and Savage wanted to kill Sara and the team. Tor declined and forced Savage to let go of Sara and trade her for Per. The team retreated with the waverider and Snart managed to make Rory remember who he was and he rejoined their team. Rory warned them that since he had failed to take them out the timemasters would now send highly ruthless mercenaries after the team to have them killed.[39]

Laying low in the Wild West

To avoid the hunters coming for them the team went to Salvation in the year of 1871. Rip explained that the timeline is constantly changing and this why Savage is hard to hunt down. By hiding in the Wild West they are in a temporary blind spot for the timemasters until the time has hardened. Rory expressed his fear for the hunters but Ray and Sara were quite excited to look around in the Wild West. As Rory mentioned he would look out for the group Rip agreed in that the group could spend some time sightseeing the old west.

The Waverider created clothing for the group to blend in this timeline. They also got provided with sixshooter guns as they would be unable to use their own tech to avoid changes in the timeline. Rip mentioned he would stay on the ship and put his time to good use to avoid the hunters. The group assured him they would not get in trouble but Rip had a hard time believing that.

The group went to the town and visited the saloon. Stein remembered the group that they should avoid trouble. Sara and Rory talked at the bar where Rory mentioned how he had not drank any alcohol while staying at the direction point while with the Time Masters. Sara asked about his time as Chronos as she believed it had made quite an impression on him and had changed him.Sara mentioned she had outdrunk any guy that had tried to get her wasted during her college years and Rory challenged her for a drinking game. Stein got into an agreement during the cardgame against another player who attempted to shoot him. Snart beat the man to the draw and killed him before he could shoot Stein. The killed man was part of a large gang and the gang quickly turned against the team. Stein and Snart tried to calm the situation down but the gang attacked the team.

In a massive brawl the team took down the opposition and the fight then got broken up by Hex. Hex revealed that he knew they were out of the future and demanded to speak with Rip. The team learned that Rip had been in this time before and he and Hex were old friends. Hex told them that the team had killed a member of the steelwater gang and that the gang will take revenge on the town. Rip told the team that they had placed the timeline at risk but Palmer told them that they should save the town from the Steelwater gang as they were put together to act like heroes.

Sara talked to Kendra who told her she wanted to talk to a woman she had met in town and had given her flashes of her past lives. Sara told her she would accompany her. Traveling by horseback Sara and Kendra talked and Sara mentioned she enjoyed the nature in this time as it was so pure and simple. Kendra told her she had more and more memory flashes recently. They found a home and were greeted at gunpoint by the woman. Kendra and Sara tried to calm her down and they realized the woman was a former incarnation of Kendra. The woman told how she had met Carter his former incarnation before he got killed by Savage. Kendra asked about a bracelet that had been present during their first lives. The woman told Kendra that she should stop fighting destiny as they could not avoid getting born, meeting Carter and end up murdered by Savage. The woman explained that after Carter had been killed she had tried a relationship with another man but it failed because Carter was her soul mate.

Back at the ship Sara comforted Kendra and told her that things might have gone wrong for her former incarnation but Kendra is someone else and she should live for herself and decide for herself if she would want a future with Palmer.

They joined the group as Rip was about to duel the leader of the Steelwater gang to finish the quarrel and set Jefferson free. Rip beat the leader on the draw and killed him with a single shot to the chest. After the death of the leader the gang fled. However the hunting party of the time masters showed up and attacked them with their modern weaponry. As the hunters used modern tech the team used their own weaponry as well. A massive fight erupted which resulted in the team killing all the hunters. The team was a bit concerned about changing the timeline but Rip assured them that no one would believe what had happened. Back at the ship the team talked about their new destination. However Rip and Rory told them that the time masters had activated an order which resulted in a certain agent called the Pilgrim would kill them. Snart mentioned they could take her out, however Rory told him that the Pilgrim would not come after them but would try to kill their younger selves in order to erase them from the timeline.[40]

Stopping The Pilgrim

Gideon predicted The Pilgrim would target Mick Rory in 1990 and the exact moment. The team showed up at the house of Rory which had just been set on fire and killed his parents. Rory was watching from a distance at the burning house and got saved just in time by Palmer as The Pilgrim was about to kill him. The team brough the young Rory on the ship and made up a story that they worked for the secret agency A.R.G.U.S. Sparring with Kendra noted how she had made improvement on her combat skills. Kendra told Sara she had not told Palmer yet that her previous incarnation had told her their relationship was bound to fail. Sara mentioned that perhaps she should be honest against Palmer.

The team learned from Gideon The Pilgrim had now traveled to Starling City in 2007 to kill Sara. Sara and Rory went to the police station where The Pilgrim took out Quentin Lance and the cops and was about to kill the younger version of Sara. Sara intervened and engaged The Pilgrim in a brutal fight at close range. During the fight Sara managed to disarm The Pilgrim from her gun, however The Pilgrim deprived Sara of her batons and began to overpower her. Sara was able to throw the Pilgrim to the floor despite the latter's powers, with the Pilgrim recovering her lost firearm. However, Mick was able to blast the Pilgrim before she could shoot Sara. Older Sara put younger Sara in the cargo with younger Rory. As the team discussed how to deal with The Pilgrim, Rip mentioned only Kendra and he were safe and The Pilgrim had now concealed her ship, which made all of them vulnerable as they did not know when and where The Pilgrim would try to kill them. Sara noticed younger Sara and Rory fighting and broke it up. She told younger Sara that she should trust her as she tried to keep her safe.

The team was barely able to save Palmer as The Pilgrim tried to kill him in 2014. They then discussed that their best option was to keep themself safe was to abduct themselves as babies. Rip mentioned that the risk was that if they did not brought their younger selves back in time their timeline would get damaged beyond repair. Sara talked to Kendra who told her she and Palmer were now engaged. Sara and Kendra then worked together and abducted Baby Snart in 1972, while they both were amazed at how cute baby Snart was. Rip brought the team and their younger selves to his adopted mother who had raised him. The team was doubtfull but Rip explained this place was a refuge and in a unknown part of history, the time masters would not be able to find them here. Rip explained that the time masters fill their ranks with orphans and that his mother would be able to take care of the children.

The team got contacted by The Pilgrim who demanded that they surrendered themselves to her or she would kill their loved ones and everyone they ever cared about. Rip countered her offer by offering his younger self, so that if she killed him the team would never be found. The team went to a outpost to make the trade. The adopted mom brought the younger self of Rip to him. The Pilgrim showed up and told her she would kill as much people as needed to complete her mission. During the trade the team attacked her. However The Pilgrim was able to stop all of their energy attacks with her hands and freeze them all in time. However the younger Rip stabbed her which distracted her and she got reduced to dust by the combined energy attacks of the team. Sara talked to Quentin on the ship. He mentioned that he would always knew that she would end up caring for people and protecting them. He then swallowed a pill that made him loss memory of the events that had happened.

Rip explained that the time of their younger selves is now getting reset and that since they are out of time they have to attack Vandal Savage fast. The only place they know where to find Savage is at 2166 when Savage is at the height of his powers. [41]

2166 Reign of the Monster.

The team traveled to London in 2166 three days before Savage would murder the family of Rip Hunter. After they avoided the artilery shooting at the waverider they landed down and Rip selected Sara, Rory and Snart to assist him as Savage would be giving a speech in front of his army that evening. The team listened to his rousing speech and then followed him. The female associate of Savage spotted Snart but the team was still able to ambush Savage his team of bodyguards. Snart and Rory exposed Rip to distract the bodyguards and then engaged them. During the fight Sara fought the female and Kendra told her to get the bracelet the female was wearing. As more bodyguards showed up the team was forced to retreat.

At the ship Rip was angry as Rory and Snart nearly got him killed. Rory responded that he never mentioned it worked perfectly. Sara and Kendra told the team about he bracelet and that since it was worn during the first death of Kendra it could be used as a weapon against Savage. Gideon informed the team that what was left of the resistance against Savage was nearby. Rip and the team would visit them while he ordered Sara and Kendra how to find out how to kill Savage with a bracelet.

Snart and Rory created a plane to steal the bracelet by walking in the citadel and taking it from the female. Sara and Kendra decided to check the research on Savage. Kendra was touched as they saw Carter's weaponry, but she mentioned that this time she is with Palmer. Sara mentioned that perhaps such a long time relationship might be hard to forget. Kendra remembered of how in a past life his mace and told Sara that she might know how to kill Savage.

Snart and Rory brought the female and the bracelet and revealed she was the daughter of Savage, Cassandra Savage. Sara mentioned that Cassandra could be a risk as she could give Savage vital information about them and their ship. Rory suggested they could cut of bodyparts of her and send it to Savage to force him to surrender. Stein mentioned he did not want this as he prefered to keep his honor during this war, after which Rory remarked he wanted to keep his life. Sara mentioned she could also have vital information over Savage his empire and Snart told them he would talk to her.

Melting the bracelet the team was able to weaponize Carter's mace so it could harm Savage when wielded by Kendra. However they soon realized the Leviathan (an enormous robot) was comming for them and the refugees. The team took in as much refugees as they could but they then got attacked by the robot who hurled them through the air and forced them to crash. As the waverider needed time to recover Rip suggested they should escape with the jumpship before the robot would kill them. However Stein refused to leave the refugees and then went in a schock. Palmer managed to make himself and the suit bigger and engaged the Leviathan and killed him after a long fight. Meanwhile Snart managed to convince Cassandra that Savage was a monster and had caused the deaths of thousands.

Cassandra led Rip, Sara, Kendra, Rory and Snart in the bunker of Savage and talked to her father. However he quickly saw through her lies and realized she had turned on him. Cassandra told her father that he was a monster but a squad of his bodyguards came in. Kendra attacked Savage while the team engaged the bodyguards. The team learned Carter was one of the soldiers of Savage and was loyal to him. Kendra was unable to kill Savage and the team took Savage prisoner and locked him up in the waverider. Cassandra joined the resistance to aid them against Savage's forces.


In a possible future Sara, wearing her White Canary uniform and a shorter white jacket, is seen fighting alongside The Flash, The Atom and Captain Cold against a large metallic adversary. Barry caught a glimpse of this when travelling through the Speed Force.


Much like Oliver, Sara was a person who "just couldn't stay out of trouble". As the younger of two siblings, Sara was something of a "black sheep" to Laurel Lance's "golden child". She made unwise, often selfish decisions, such as pursuing a boy with a girlfriend while in high school, provoking physical attacks from said girlfriend and her friends in retaliation. As a teenager, Sara apparently got into some trouble, including one incident of shoplifting that her father made go away. She also had an affair with her sister's boyfriend Oliver, going on Queen's Gambit with Oliver, possibly due to the fact that she had a crush on Oliver before he started dating Laurel, which Laurel knew about and possibly sabotaged to get back at Laurel for what she did to her.

However, after her near-death experience and her time spent with Dr. Anthony Ivo after being rescued by him, Sara became more apathetic and cold, more savvy with technology and science. She even confessed to helping Ivo torture his test subjects, though secretly she was terrified of being the next subject so she kept to herself. Despite Oliver being one of the reasons for her shipwreck, Sara still cared for him, so that when he is captured on the boat she does everything to stop the crew from killing him, though she was still loyal to Ivo. She used Oliver to obtain Shado and Slade Wilson's location on the island though her loyalty was shattered when Ivo called her an "ungrateful bitch" on the radio. After spending time with Oliver and Slade she also regained her sense of loyalty. Soon after she was recruited into the League of Assassins and became a cold-hearted killer, assassin, and proficient warrior becoming more capable, headstrong and confident. Nevertheless, Sara never forgot about her family and still cared deeply for them, but became afraid to reveal the fact that she was alive, fearing that they'll reject what she had become.

Sara has a quiet reserved demeanour, being rather haunted, burdened by her traumatic experiences and warrior lifestyle. Becoming the vigilante "the Canary", like Oliver, Sara has displayed a sense of honor as well as guilt and remorse for her actions. She labels herself a murderer for one particular assassination where she slit a beloved father's throat which was one of the reasons she came to leaving the League. Despite this, Sara lacks a moral compass, as she can be particularly vengeful, perfectly willing to kill people who have harmed those she holds dear such as Barton Mathis, Xavier Reed and Helena Bertinelli, the latter two she only didn't execute because two people close to her convinced her not to.

Sara also still deeply loves Oliver, even 6 years after the Gambit's sinking and the events of the island, and was even in a relationship with him again, even though their affair was what destroyed Oliver's relationship with Laurel in the first place. She also loves Nyssa despite the violent cause she serves, to the point where she refused to kill Nyssa and begged Oliver not to kill her when he had the chance. She cares for wayward orphan Sin like a little sister, partially because of a promise she made to Sin's father before his death on the island. Becoming a member of Oliver Queen's team, Sara got along well with John Diggle and like Felicity uses his nickname "Dig". She also got along well with Felicity Smoak and was actually amused by her socially-awkward demeanour and bubbliness, telling her she thinks it's cute. After Roy Harper lost it and injured Sin and endangered Thea, mainly due to his Mirakuru inducted rage, she became willing to kill him. However, Sara came to regret these actions of hers, as her reasons for wanting to kill Roy were not justified. Caring for Oliver, she comes to the conclusion a killer is what she is because that's what the League made her be, so ends her relationship with him because she cares about him too much to be with him. Sara describes herself on this matter as being lost in the shadows and did not believe she can come back from it.

In "Streets of Fire", when Laurel told Sara she knew who she was, Sara told her sister she was the farthest thing from a hero. Laurel humored her sister as well as comforted her in that while she wouldn't pretend she'd experienced anything she had, she couldn't be called the Canary if she was so irredeemable. Sara was finally inspired she could be something better, found comfort in that she was praised as a hero for saving a child from a burning building. She starts adjusting to and accepting this new mindset joining Oliver in taking down Werner Zytle and preventing his bombing strike without killing or attempting to kill any enemies involved.

Upon being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit, Sara was separated from her soul: she displayed signs of aggression and bloodlust of a rabid animal to almost anyone she looks at, immediately lashing out at Thea, trying to kill her upon her revival because it was by her unwitting hand that she died. She has also been shown to be aggressive towards Laurel despite their relationship, looking at her with strong hatred. All of these traits were because of the Lazarus Pit affecting her.

Even after Sara's soul was restored to her body by John Constantine, the side effects of the Lazarus Pit still remain. Sara has become extremely aggressive and bloodthirsty to the point of being unstable and unpredictable. She was horrified when she nearly beat a Kord Industries' security guard to death, and immediately display guilt and remorse for killing one of Damien Darhk's men, despite the fact that she was perfectly willing to kill people who have harmed those she holds dear; nonetheless she has become far more humane, optimistic and moral, seemingly having become against killing her enemies in general. This leads to her leaving Star City and Team Arrow to start a new life.

As a member of team she acted supportive for the other characters but suffered heavily from her bloodlust. Training with the League helped her to control her bloodlust. She became temporarily caught up in the timeline but regained control of herself as she fought Kendra. After this she became more optimistic and helped the rest of the team with guidance as they faced their individual problems.


  • Peak physical condition: As a highly skilled fighter, vigilante and former assassin, Sara is in top physical condition. In "League of Assassins", she was shown to be strong enough to break Al-Owal's neck in a matter of seconds.
  • League of Assassins training: It can be assumed that Sara has gone through the training all League members do. She possesses skills with a variety of other melee weapons such as knives and swords.
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: In "City of Heroes", Sara is shown to be an expert hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist when she took down three armed thugs simultaneously. She was also able to kill Barton Mathis by hurling a baton into his chest.[21] While she loses the first time she and Helena fight, she revealed to be "holding back", proving in their second fight able to easily defeat Helena.[15] She stated that one martial art she was trained in was Wing-Chun.[13] When infiltrating a bank with Rip Hunter, Sara is able to dispatch several mercenaries including Mr. Blake, who is a trained swordsman. It is noteworthy that she did all of this while in high heeled boots.
  • Master stick fighter: Sara carries a pair of expandable batons that combine to form a bo. This allows her to quickly use both long range and close combat techniques. She is highly skilled in different forms of stick/staff fighting. Using her staff she was able to quickly take out multiple armed soldiers in mere seconds. Sara was able to hold her own in a practice fight against a teamed-up Oliver and John.[13] Using her staff she was able to hold her own against the sword wielding, mirakuru enhanced Isabel Rochev. When retrieving Ray Palmer's lost suit piece, Sara takes out two Security guards easily with her batons while high on Cannabis.
  • Skilled archer: Sara is shown to be a skilled archer, she was able to use Oliver's customized Oneida Kestrel Compound bow, combined with one of his customized hunting arrows, shooting it with great accuracy, into the shoulder of one of The Mayor's goons.[20]
  • Stealth/Acrobatics: Sara has shown to be highly skilled in entering and leaving without being seen. She was able to break into heavily secured buildings, capable of scaling buildings and running from rooftop to rooftop easily. Using a scarf she was able to quickly descend from a ceiling. She displayed impressive acrobatics while entering and leaving buildings.
  • Master tactician: Sara carefully plans on how to take down her opponents when possible.[20] She was able to devise tactics to slow down Vandal Savage. Sara is highly aware of her surroundings and can recognize set ups and ambushes.
  • Master knife-fighter/knife-thrower: Sara is skilled in using knives at close combat. She can throw knives with great precision, being able to kill someone holding a gun at her before they could even fire. Using a knife, she was able to easily defeat Mr Blake, a trained swordsman.
  • Indomitable will/Tolerance for pain: Sara has shown an increased tolerance to pain. An example of this was when Oliver was stitching a wound, Sara shows no sign of pain, not even a flinch.[7] Similarly, she has shown a very high tolerance for alcohol, having regularly out-drunk men who attempted to intoxicate her enough to have their way with her.
  • Skilled forensic technician: Sara is shown to be skilled in forensics and chemistry due to her time on Anthony's freighter. She was able to analyse blood from her baton to discover the Clock King's genetic disease.[13]
  • Expert driver: Sara has the ability to drive multiple vehicles, and is skilled at it. She is able to pursue enemies in various ways using different vehicles, known to be a motorcycle.
  • Skilled markswoman: Sara is skilled in the use of firearms, ranging from handguns to sniper rifles.


  • White Canary suit: Sara wears a white leather protective suit as heroine alter-ego, White Canary. Unlike her Canary suit, it does not have a mask, it was later modified with a white jacket.
  • Expandable Batons: As the Canary, and later as White Canary, she uses a pair of expandable batons to fight. They are able to combine into a bo-staff.
  • Sonic device: Sara uses a handheld non-lethal sonic weapon used to disable large groups of people. It overwhelmed the hearing of everyone in the immediate vicinity, and was also capable of shattering glass. In "Crucible", it can also be use as an improvised explosion device, when the light on the device changes, from light blue to light red, the device immediately explodes for the purpose of distraction or escape. After her death (for 1 year), her sister Laurel later used a version of it that was modified by Cisco Ramon called the Canary Cry.
  • Voice Filter: Sara used her voice filter when talking to those that didn't know her true identity, so she could successfully hide it.
  • Scarf: Like her ex-lover Nyssa, Sara uses a scarf to descend from ceilings in an acrobatic manner.
  • Sara Lance's motorcycle: Sara uses a motorcycle to get around Star City, when she is out on patrol as the Canary. It is unknown if this is her civilian motorbike.
  • Gun: After her resurrection, Sara utilized a handgun in the rescue of Ray Palmer from the Latin Building.[42]
  • Dagger: Sara has used a variety of different knives, such as using one kill Suarez in Guyana in his bed. One of her more recent uses include using at least three knives when she and Rip target Vandal Savage's finances to kill the mercenaries hired by him.

Former Equipment

  • The Canary suit: Sara wore a black leather suit, the pants being reminiscent of fishnet stockings, when she fought crime as her former heroine alter-ego, the Canary. Along with this, she wore a mask to hide her identity from enemies (and also from friends and family, at first). She wears this a couple times after having her soul returned to her, but is then given a new suit by Laurel.



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  • In an erased timeline Sara, presumably, along with everyone in Central City, may have been killed by Vandal Savage using the Staff of Horus in his efforts to kill Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders. However, due to Barry Allen changing the time continuum this disaster never occurs, and it's unknown if Sara was still in Central City at that point.
  • Sara has had two love interests, Oliver Queen and Nyssa al Ghul. Both her ex-lovers got married together forcibly while she was dead.
  • In "League of Assassins", during her fight with Al-Owal, she tells him "You should be mindful of your surroundings". This is a reference to the film Batman Begins, where Ra's al Ghul trains a young Bruce Wayne.
  • Sara Lance is the ninth person to discover Oliver Queen's secret identity; The Arrow. Though this was only directly revealed to her in "Crucible", she had long suspected that Oliver was the green-hooded Starling City vigilante that she had been hearing about in the past year.
  • Sara is the first known person in the Arrowverse to be revealed as bisexual.
  • During the first season, Sara was portrayed by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. However, Sara was recast as Caity Lotz for the second season, who re-filmed scenes originally filmed with Wood in the first season's "Pilot".
    • When Caity Lotz auditioned, she was under the impression that she was auditioning for a character named Lisa.[43]
  • Sara is the second person to be released from the League of Assassins, following Malcolm Merlyn. However, Sara would rejoin the League in "Unthinkable".
  • Despite being credited as a guest star rather than a regular, Caity Lotz appeared in every episode as Sara of the second season in either flashbacks or present day with the sole exception being Identity.
  • In "Pilot", Sara's name is spelt as "Sarah", though throughout the rest of the series it's "Sara".


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  1. "Vendetta"
  2. "Dead to Rights"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Blind Spot"
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Heir to the Demon"
  5. "Salvation"
  6. "Pilot"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "League of Assassins"
  8. "State v. Queen"
  9. "The Scientist"
  10. "Three Ghosts"
  11. "Blast Radius"
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Tremors"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 "Time of Death"
  14. 14.0 14.1 "The Promise"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Birds of Prey"
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Deathstroke"
  17. "The Man Under the Hood"
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Unthinkable"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 "The Climb"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 "Crucible"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 "Broken Dolls"
  22. "City of Heroes"
  23. "Suicide Squad"
  24. "Seeing Red"
  25. "City of Blood"
  26. "Streets of Fire"
  27. "Awakenings"
  28. "The Magician"
  29. 29.0 29.1 "The Calm"
  30. "Sara"
  31. "Corto Maltese"
  32. "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"
  33. "Guilty"
  34. "The Candidate"
  35. "Restoration"
  36. "Beyond Redemption"
  37. "Pilot, Part 1"
  38. "Left Behind (DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
  39. "Progeny"
  40. "The Magnificent Eight"
  41. "Last Refuge"
  42. "Lost Souls"
  43. DC All Access - Ep 8 - Arrow's Black Canary, Harley Quinn Giveaway and a Real-Life Batcave (1:20) - YouTube
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