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|FullName=Dinah Drake
 
|FullName=Dinah Drake
 
|Gender=Female
 
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|Chartype=FC
 
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|Occupation=Vigilante/Singer/Florist
 
|Occupation=Vigilante/Singer/Florist
|Citizenship=Canadian
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|Citizenship=Dominion of Canada
|Residence=Starling City
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|Residence=Mansion Alpha (Tamarind Island, Sunshine Coast and Sherwood Florist (Pennytown, Starling
 
|Education=College Education
 
|Education=College Education
|Groups=[[Justice League]], [[Team Arrow]], [[Alpha Flight]], [[SHIELD]], [[Outsiders]], [[Birds of Prey]], [[Martial Arts-OOC]], [[Gotham-OOC]], [[Space-OOC]], [[Starling-OOC]], [[Street Level-OOC]]
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|Groups=[[Gotham-OOC]], [[Martial Arts-OOC]], [[Space-OOC]], [[Starling-OOC]], [[Street Level-OOC]], [[Birds of Prey]], [[Outsiders]], [[Team Arrow]], [[Alpha Flight]], [[SHIELD]]
 
|Quote="I miss having people watching my back, and not having to figure out everything alone. Call it a family, call it a team, call it whatever you like. I just want to know what it's like to trust somebody again."
 
|Quote="I miss having people watching my back, and not having to figure out everything alone. Call it a family, call it a team, call it whatever you like. I just want to know what it's like to trust somebody again."
 
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|DOB=12 March 2001
 
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|Actor=Katheryn Winnick
 
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|Song="Soulbreaking" by The Tea Party
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|Profile=Originally a street kid from Starling, Dinah has experienced a great deal of sorrow in her young life. Raised by a sensei, she became a proficient martial artist and was formerly in Team 7, and later joined Alpha Flight. She currently tries to balance her life as an vigilante and adventurer with her civilian life as a florist and singer, spending some of her time on the streets of Gotham and Bludhaven, thanks to advances that allow almost instantaneous travel from her home in Starling, who also needs her attention. She is a well-respected member of the hero community, and known to be a natural leader with excellent tactical instincts and training, owing to her mastery of numerous martial arts styles.
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|Profile=Originally a street kid from Starling, Dinah has experienced a great deal of sorrow in her young life. Raised by a sensei, she became a proficient martial artist and was formerly in Team 7, and later joined Alpha Flight. She currently tries to balance her life as an vigilante and adventurer with her civilian life as a florist and singer, spending some of her time on the streets of Gotham and Bludhaven, thanks to advances that allow almost instantaneous travel from her home in Starling, who also needs her attention. She is a well-respected member of the hero community, and known to be a natural leader with excellent tactical instincts and training, owing to her mastery of numerous martial arts styles.<br>
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This Canary's birdsong can shake your house down!
 
This Canary's birdsong can shake your house down!
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|Description= While not particularly tall, this young woman exuded confidence and an athletic grace that gives her a strong presence that draws the eye. Thick dark gold hair falls in loose strands, framing her face and brushing against the backs of her shoulders and upper back, her bangs shading pretty blue eyes set in a beautiful oval face, a pert nose and slightly wide, sensuous lisp brushed with dark red lipstick. Her figure is short, but athletic, with noticeable definition over her arms, midriff, and long toned legs.
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She wears what she likes to think as her 'rooftop work' outfit, a matte black one piece bodysuit that hugs the full curves of her chest and firm midriff, with faint lines running up either side of her front curving inwards then back out to the shoulder. It has a high collar to protect her neck, with a zipper that runs from her midriff all the way up to the o-ring dangling from her throat. Her muscular arms are bared from shoulder to wrist, with her hands protected by fingerless black fighting gloves, with burnished gold armored plates protecting the back of her hands. Her legs are equally bare from hip to ankle, save for black fishnet stockings, while she wears short boots with good treads in a military style.
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While not particularly tall, this young woman exudes confidence and an athletic grace that gives her a strong presence that draws the eye. Thick dark gold hair falls in loose waves, framing her face and brushing against the backs of her shoulders and upper back, her long layers of bangs shading wild blue eyes set in a softly-featured oval face. She has a pert nose and full, sensuous lips brushed with dark red lipstick. Her figure is short, but athletic, with noticeable definition over her arms, midriff, and long toned legs. <br>
|History=Dinah was born to Dinah Drake, but never got to meet her father, as her mother passed away when she was still young. With no one to take her in, she grew up on the streets of Starling, until one day she was caught dumpster diving by a kindly martial arts teacher named Desmond Lamar. Lamar took pity on the young girl and offered to let her stay in his dojo in return for her helping out with building maintenance. As the years passed, Dinah came to see Desmond as the father she had never had, as well as becoming his top student. When he passed away from brain cancer, Lamar left his dojo to Dinah, who took over teaching there. Despite her youth, Dinah was able to keep the dojo running and protect it from the local gangs, up to when it was unfortunately burned down.
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She wears what she likes to think as her 'rooftop work' outfit, a matte black one piece bodysuit that hugs the full curves of her chest and firm midriff, with faint lines running up either side of her front curving inwards then back out to the shoulder. It has a high collar to protect her neck, with a zipper that runs from her midriff all the way up to the o-ring dangling at her throat. Her muscular arms are bared from shoulder to wrist, with her hands protected by fingerless black leather fighting gloves and bracers, with burnished steel armored plates protecting the back of her hands and wrists. Her legs are equally bare from hip to ankle, save for black fishnet stockings. She wears black military-style boots, laced to the top and tied securely.
Luckily, Dinah was not home at the time, having run into a mysterious mortally wounded man who gave her a device and urged her to protect it, touching off a running battle with a group of ninjas attempting to retrieve the device that ended in them overwhelming the young woman. Luckily, a special government operative named John Lynch, whom the mortally wounded man had worked for, arrived with his team and saved Dinah, thanking her for keeping the device safe. When Lynch returned with Dinah to find her dojo destroyed along with everything she owned, Lynch offered her a position on his anti-metahuman squad, Team 7. Dinah agreed to join, and served on Team 7 for years, during which she met her future husband and fellow team officer, Kurt Lance, whom she secretly married while on the team. She also discovered that one purpose of the squad was to put soldiers under stress or unusual chemical or technological effects in order to trigger metahuman abilities. Dinah's metagene did trigger during such testing, manifesting a powerful sonic ability she dubbed the 'Canary Cry'. Tragically, Kurt was lost in a battle with a terrorist organization, where he used his metahuman amplification powers to supercharge Dinah's cry. The resulting sonic explosion collapsed the palace they were in and vaporized a good chunk of the island it was on. Only a few members of Team 7 survived, with the rest disbanding afterwards, including Dinah, who wanted some distance from the loss she had suffered, both of her husband and of many of her closest friends and teammates, including Lynch. She subsequently returned to her maiden name, and was in mourning.<br><br>Following her departure from Team 7, Dinah returned home to Starling and became a vigilante, taking the name Black Canary, while investing in a florist shop to give her a sense of normalcy and a civilian identity. Her activity and abilities drew her to the attention of Alpha Flight, who recruited her as one of their members. She continued operating as an independent vigilante, dealing with a variety of threats and investigations, while working with and fighting alongside other heroes. During her tenure she was captured and badly tortured, which rendered her infertile, incapable of using the Canary Cry, and required her taking some time to recover, though she eventually had the opportunity to be dunked in a Lazarus Pit, which restored her to full health, voice, and fertility.
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Dinah is a strong, confident woman, with a disciplined mind that makes her both an effective tactician and a mistress of the martial arts. She displays clear-headed thinking in a crisis, and is one of those people who like many heroes will run towards trouble to see if she can help in an emergency. She has a sense of humor and flirtatiousness that can come out even in the middle of a fight, mostly with wry commentary, jokes, or teasing comments, but these do not detract from her underlying seriousness about doing her job right. She is extremely loyal to friends and teammates, which means that when she is betrayed, it can hit her very hard and undermine her confidence that people have her back. She prefers to work as part of a team over solo when possible, as she likes having people she can depend on when dealing with dangerous situations rather than operating solo.<br>
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While she constantly trains to keep herself in top shape, she also enjoys unwinding with more relaxing pursuits, be it training others in the martial arts, singing, or floral arrangement, as she finds it grounds her in 'normal' life and reminds her what she's fighting for. However, she has a strong sense of morality and ethics unusual in a former spec ops soldier, as she lacks some of the ruthlessness and pragmatism that come from a more military mindset. This has caused her to turn down training that might have improved her martial skills further, out of a desire not to become a killer. However, she does prefer to get right to the point, and can seem blunt. She also has a temper that she can struggle to keep under control, especially when fighting opponents who are using innocents as hostages or have hurt them. She tries to avoid using her metahuman abilities unless necessary, preferring to fight hand-to-hand and to outmanuver or outhink opponents when possible, but will use it when confronted with metahumans who cannot be hurt through conventional means or when faced with a mass attack.
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|History=<span style="color:#009999">'''History'''</span>
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Dinah was born to Dinah Drake, but never got to meet her father, as her mother passed away when she was still young. With no one to take her in, she grew up on the streets of Starling, until one day she was caught dumpster diving by a kindly martial arts teacher named Desmond Lamar. Lamar took pity on the young girl and offered to let her stay in his dojo in return for her helping out with building maintenance. As the years passed, Dinah came to see Desmond as the father she had never had, as well as becoming his top student. When he passed away from brain cancer, Lamar left his dojo to Dinah, who took over teaching there. Despite her youth, Dinah was able to keep the dojo running and protect it from the local gangs, up to when it was unfortunately burned down.<br>
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Luckily, Dinah was not home at the time, having run into a mysterious mortally wounded man who gave her a device and urged her to protect it, touching off a running battle with a group of ninjas attempting to retrieve the device that ended in them overwhelming the young woman. Luckily, a special government operative named John Lynch, whom the mortally wounded man had worked for, arrived with his team and saved Dinah, thanking her for keeping the device safe. When Lynch returned with Dinah to find her dojo destroyed along with everything she owned, Lynch offered her a position on his anti-metahuman squad, Team 7. Dinah agreed to join, and served on Team 7 for years, during which she met her future husband and fellow team officer, Kurt Lance, whom she secretly married while on the team. She also discovered that one purpose of the squad was to put soldiers under stress or unusual chemical or technological effects in order to trigger metahuman abilities. Dinah's metagene did trigger during such testing, manifesting a powerful sonic ability she dubbed the 'Canary Cry'. Tragically, Kurt was lost in a battle with a terrorist organization, where he used his metahuman amplification powers to supercharge Dinah's cry. The resulting sonic explosion collapsed the palace they were in and vaporized a good chunk of the island it was on. Only a few members of Team 7 survived, with the rest disbanding afterwards, including Dinah, who wanted some distance from the loss she had suffered, both of her husband and of many of her closest friends and teammates, including Lynch. She subsequently returned to her maiden name, and was in mourning.<br>
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Following her departure from Team 7, Dinah returned home to Starling and became a vigilante, taking the name Black Canary, while investing in a florist shop to give her a sense of normalcy and a civilian identity. Her activity and abilities drew her to the attention of Alpha Flight, who recruited her as one of their members. She continued operating as an independent vigilante, dealing with a variety of threats and investigations, while working with and fighting alongside other heroes. During her tenure she was captured and badly tortured, which rendered her infertile, incapable of using the Canary Cry, and required her taking some time to recover, though she eventually had the opportunity to be dunked in a Lazarus Pit, which restored her to full health, voice, and fertility.<br>
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She turned to music as an outlet, joining as the lead singer of a rock band called Ashes on Sunday, which was later renamed to Black Canary after she saved her fellow band members from the deranged singer she had replaced. She has found her new double life as adventurer/vigilante and florist/lead to be difficult to maintain, but has been reluctant to give up either side of her life for the other.
 
She turned to music as an outlet, joining as the lead singer of a rock band called Ashes on Sunday, which was later renamed to Black Canary after she saved her fellow band members from the deranged singer she had replaced. She has found her new double life as adventurer/vigilante and florist/lead to be difficult to maintain, but has been reluctant to give up either side of her life for the other.
|Personality=Dinah is a strong, confident woman, with a disciplined mind that makes her both an effective tactician and a mistress of the martial arts. She displays clear-headed thinking in a crisis, and is one of those people who like many heroes will run towards trouble to see if she can help in an emergency. She has a sense of humor and flirtatiousness that can come out even in the middle of a fight, mostly with wry commentary, jokes, or teasing comments, but these do not detract from her underlying seriousness about doing her job right. She is extremely loyal to friends and teammates, which means that when she is betrayed, it can hit her very hard and undermine her confidence that people have her back. She prefers to work as part of a team over solo when possible, as she likes having people she can depend on when dealing with dangerous situations rather than operating solo.
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While she constantly trains to keep herself in top shape, she also enjoys unwinding with more relaxing pursuits, be it training others in the martial arts, singing, or floral arrangement, as she finds it grounds her in 'normal' life and reminds her what she's fighting for. However, she has a strong sense of morality and ethics unusual in a former spec ops soldier, as she lacks some of the ruthlessness and pragmatism that come from a more military mindset. This has caused her to turn down training that might have improved her martial skills further, out of a desire not to become a killer. However, she does prefer to get right to the point, and can seem blunt. She also has a temper that she can struggle to keep under control, especially when fighting opponents who are using innocents as hostages or have hurt them. She tries to avoid using her metahuman abilities unless necessary, preferring to fight hand-to-hand and to outmanuver or outhink opponents when possible, but will use it when confronted with metahumans who cannot be hurt through conventional means or when faced with a mass attack.
 
|Abilities=<span style="color:#00CED1">'''CANARY CRY'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah possesses a unique metahuman ability she has dubbed the Canary Cry, an ultrasonic scream whose effects can vary from disorienting or knocking down oponents, to shattering organic and inorganic objects such as metal or bones, at full power. She has an incredible degree of control over her vocal cords, allowing her to mimic sounds and voices to an incredible extent. She can even glide for great distances when directing her Cry downwards, especially with a hang glider or other similar aerodynamic gear. She can generate devastating volumes that can tear a person apart, and can even use ultra-low-frequency sonics to help extinguish fires.
 
Dinah possesses a unique metahuman ability she has dubbed the Canary Cry, an ultrasonic scream whose effects can vary from disorienting or knocking down oponents, to shattering organic and inorganic objects such as metal or bones, at full power. She has an incredible degree of control over her vocal cords, allowing her to mimic sounds and voices to an incredible extent. She can even glide for great distances when directing her Cry downwards, especially with a hang glider or other similar aerodynamic gear. She can generate devastating volumes that can tear a person apart, and can even use ultra-low-frequency sonics to help extinguish fires.
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Part of her metahuman changes is a thick membrane inside her ear canals. They allow her to withstand extremely loud noises, such as her own Canary Cry.
 
Part of her metahuman changes is a thick membrane inside her ear canals. They allow her to withstand extremely loud noises, such as her own Canary Cry.
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Along with martial arts, Dinah has trained herself in acrobatics and gymnastics, specifically for use during combat and infiltration as well as for evasion and mobility. This extends to knowing how to fall and roll with hits to lessen an impact and to take less damage from a strike, and has above average flexibility. She is an experienced expert in parkour, alowing her to quickly move over obstacles or to climb in an urban setting.
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Along with martial arts, Dinah has trained herself in acrobatics and gymnastics, specifically for use during combat and infiltration as well as for evasion and mobility. This extends to knowing how to fall and roll with hits to lessen an impact and to take less damage from a strike, and has above average flexibility. She is an experienced expert in parkour, alowing her to quickly move over obstacles or to climb in an urban setting.<br>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''DRIVING'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah is an expert driver, capable of driving a variety of civilian and military vehicles. She is particularly incredible at driving motorcycles, her favorite vehicle of choice, especially her custom Harley. In addition to military grade driving courses in evasive and aggressive driving, she can perform a variety of vehicle stunts that would be impossible for your average driver.
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''Driving'''</span>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''FLORAL ARRANGING'''</span>
 
 
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As one of the ways for her to unwind, Dinah has learned to care for and prepare a variety of floral arrangements, from the classic bouquets to more advanced centerpieces for special occasions. She's turned this hobby into a business with her florist shop, and often keeps her hand in by putting together arrangments personally.
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Dinah is an expert driver, capable of driving a variety of civilian and military vehicles. She is particularly incredible at driving motorcycles, her favorite vehicle of choice, especially her custom Harley. In addition to military grade driving courses in evasive and aggressive driving, she can perform a variety of vehicle stunts that would be impossible for your average driver.<br>
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As one of the ways for her to unwind, Dinah has learned to care for and prepare a variety of floral arrangements, from the classic bouquets to more advanced centerpieces for special occasions. She's turned this hobby into a business with her florist shop, and often keeps her hand in by putting together arrangments personally.<br>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''Infiltration'''</span>
 
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Dinah served as the infiltration expert of Team 7 as Operative 'Canary', and has retained her training. This includes casing a site for the best way to get inside without being detected, as well as skills like lockpicking and using high tech intrusion equipment - with reluctance - to bypass locks and alarms.
 
Dinah served as the infiltration expert of Team 7 as Operative 'Canary', and has retained her training. This includes casing a site for the best way to get inside without being detected, as well as skills like lockpicking and using high tech intrusion equipment - with reluctance - to bypass locks and alarms.
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''INVESTIGATION'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah is an experienced investigator, able to piece together clues and data to analyze what has happened at a crime scene or other locations and come to a deductive conclusion. While not specifically trained, her experience with Team 7 combined with what she's picked up from more trained teammates and friends allows her to explore strange situations and generally come to a mostly correct conclusion about what has happened or is going on.
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Dinah is an experienced investigator, able to piece together clues and data to analyze what has happened at a crime scene or other locations and come to a deductive conclusion. While not specifically trained, her experience with Team 7 combined with what she's picked up from more trained teammates and friends allows her to explore strange situations and generally come to a mostly correct conclusion about what has happened or is going on.<br>
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Dinah is one of the top martial artists in the world, having actively pushed her abilities and trained from the best in the world to learn from every style she encounters. This includes akido, boxing, capoeira, Dragon style kung fu, hapkido, judo, jujitsu, krav maga, muay thai, savate, tae kwon do, and wing chun, though she has picked up a smattering of other styles, even a bit of exotic styles like Themiscyrian martial arts. She is particularly skilled in judo and boxing. She is constantly interested in improving her abilities and adding new moves to her repertoire, and joining dojos to learn new styles is one of her favorite hobbies.
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Dinah is one of the top martial artists in the world, having actively pushed her abilities and trained from the best in the world to learn from every style she encounters. This includes akido, boxing, capoeira, Dragon style kung fu, hapkido, judo, jujitsu, krav maga, muay thai, savate, tae kwon do, and wing chun, though she has picked up a smattering of other styles, even a bit of exotic styles like Themiscyrian martial arts. She is particularly skilled in judo and boxing. She is constantly interested in improving her abilities and adding new moves to her repertoire, and joining dojos to learn new styles is one of her favorite hobbies.<br>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''MULTILINGUAL'''</span>
 
 
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In addition to English, Dinah is fluent in Japanese and Korean (mostly due to martial arts training needs), and has a smattering of bits of other languages she's picked up in her travels around the world. She can only read and write fluently in English and Japanese, however.
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''MUSIC'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah's superhuman control over her vocal cords gives her perfect pitch and a vocal range any professional singer would kill to possess. As part of playing with her band, she's become a accomplished rock and metal singer, as well as mastering the guitar to accompany her voice. In addition, she's an expert harmonica player, which she uses as a way to train herself in vocal modulation and breathing control to better use her Canary Cry.
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In addition to English, Dinah is fluent in Japanese and Korean (mostly due to martial arts training needs), and has a smattering of bits of other languages she's picked up in her travels around the world. She can only read and write fluently in English and Japanese, however.<br>
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Dinah's superhuman control over her vocal cords gives her perfect pitch and a vocal range any professional singer would kill to possess. As part of playing with her band, she's become a accomplished rock and metal singer, as well as mastering the guitar to accompany her voice. In addition, she's an expert harmonica player, which she uses as a way to train herself in vocal modulation and breathing control to better use her Canary Cry.<br>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''Peak of Fitness'''</span>
 
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Dinah has the strength level of a woman her size and weight who engages in intensive physical training and exercise. She can bench her twice own body weight, and is at the peak of unaugmented human fitness. She conducts regular exercises and drills to maintain her body as the well-honed instrument that it is.
 
Dinah has the strength level of a woman her size and weight who engages in intensive physical training and exercise. She can bench her twice own body weight, and is at the peak of unaugmented human fitness. She conducts regular exercises and drills to maintain her body as the well-honed instrument that it is.
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Dinah is an experienced pilot of both military and civilian aircraft, from older prop planes, to modern helicopters, to advanced vehicles like the Justice League Javelins. Given time, she can figure out how to fly most aircraft skillfully. She has her own civilian pilot's license.
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''SENSEI'''</span>
 
 
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In addition to mastering many martial arts, Dinah has the rarer ability to be a good teacher in training others to use those same skills. Much of this is a hold over from when she was running Lamar's judo dojo in Gotham, where she often taught students before it burned down. Dinah takes a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure in passing on her skills to those who are interested in learning from her.
 
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''TACTICAL ANALYSIS'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah is a trained military operative, with an excellent understanding of small unit tactics and a honed tactical mind for keeping track of changing variables in a fight. These combine with her personal charisma and leadership abilities to make her a very effective leader, who knows the strengths and weaknesses of her team and how best to coordinate everyone to complete a goal.
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Dinah is an experienced pilot of both military and civilian aircraft, from older prop planes, to modern helicopters, to advanced vehicles like the Alpha Flight Arrows. Given time, she can figure out how to fly most aircraft skillfully. She has her own civilian pilot's license.<br>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''TEAM 7 TRAINING'''</span>
 
 
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Dinah served with the anti-metahuman unit Team 7 for years as an officer, and got a good deal of her training while being part of the team. She has expert training in anti-metahuman tactics, small unit tactics, covert operations, and general military tactics and procedure, though she doesn't make use of a lot of it these days.
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When she left Team 7, Dinah was allowed to retain her custom-fitted armor, a black and gold bulletproof bodysuit with armor reinforcing the shoulders, elbows, and gloves. She wears an advanced kevlar carbon-fiber polyer armor mesh over her legs that allows her to take full advantage of her acrobatic and martial arts manuverability. The armor contains self-repairing nanobots that will repair most damage given time. Often she only wears the fighting gloves, as they're easier to conceal than the full set, but will pull out the full armor when she knows she'll be going into a serious situation where it will come in handy. Her normal black one-piece costume is also bullet resistant over her torso and neck, but doesn't protect her arms or legs as well as her full armor.
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In addition to mastering many martial arts, Dinah has the rarer ability to be a good teacher in training others to use those same skills. Much of this is a hold over from when she was running Lamar's judo dojo in Starling, where she often taught students before it burned down. Dinah takes a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure in passing on her skills to those who are interested in learning from her.
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Dinah is the lead singer of the band Ashes on Winter, which she performs gigs with regularly when she can. While it can be difficult to manage gigs with her vigilante life, she finds it a useful means of blowing off steam through her music, as well as a modest paycheck. She's recently been offered a contract with A&B Records for a full album, and has taken the name D.D. when singing and playing guitar with her band. After having to act in her vigilante role during a tour, she's begun teaching her band mates Lord Byron (drummer), Paloma Terrific (keyboards), and mute guitarist Ditto how to defend themselves - just in case.
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''Tactical Analysis'''</span>
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<span style="color:#00CED1">'''EQUIPMENT'''</span>
 
 
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While Dinah doesn't lean heavily on equipment, she's collected some useful items over the years. The ones she uses most is the necklace and earring communicators she used as part of the Birds of Prey, and her JLA communicator, which are almost always on her person. Most of the rest of her collection consists of a wide variety of martial arts weapons, which she uses primarily for training, and her infiltration equipment: climbing gear, lock picks, burglar tools, etc.. However she also possesses some more esoteric equipment, such equipment she used during the period she was unable to use her Canary Cry, such as high frequency sonic disruptors, gas pellets, sonic screamer grenades, and swing lines. While she doesn't lug most of this equipment around, it's there for her to bring with her if a mission calls for it.
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Dinah is a trained military operative, with an excellent understanding of small unit tactics and a honed tactical mind for keeping track of changing variables in a fight. These combine with her personal charisma and leadership abilities to make her a very effective leader, who knows the strengths and weaknesses of her team and how best to coordinate everyone to complete a goal.<br>
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Dinah served with the anti-metahuman unit Team 7 for years as an officer, and got a good deal of her training while being part of the team. She has expert training in anti-metahuman tactics, small unit tactics, covert operations, and general military tactics and procedure, though she doesn't make use of a lot of it these days.<br>
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When she left Team 7, Dinah was allowed to retain her custom-fitted armor, a black and gold bulletproof bodysuit with armor reinforcing the shoulders, elbows, and gloves. She wears an advanced kevlar carbon-fiber polyer armor mesh over her legs that allows her to take full advantage of her acrobatic and martial arts manuverability. The armor contains self-repairing nanobots that will repair most damage given time. Often she only wears the fighting gloves, as they're easier to conceal than the full set, but will pull out the full armor when she knows she'll be going into a serious situation where it will come in handy. Her normal black one-piece costume is also bullet resistant over her torso and neck, but doesn't protect her arms or legs as well as her full armor.<br>
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Dinah is the lead singer of the band Ashes on Sunday, which she performs gigs with regularly when she can. While it can be difficult to manage gigs with her vigilante life, she finds it a useful means of blowing off steam through her music, as well as a modest paycheck. She's recently been offered a contract with A&B Records for a full album, and has taken the name D.D. when singing and playing guitar with her band. After having to act in her vigilante role during a tour, she's begun teaching her band mates Lord Byron (drummer), Paloma Terrific (keyboards), and mute guitarist Ditto how to defend themselves - just in case.
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While Dinah doesn't lean heavily on equipment, she's collected some useful items over the years. The ones she uses most is the necklace and earring communicators she used as part of Alpha Flight, which are almost always on her person. Most of the rest of her collection consists of a wide variety of martial arts weapons, which she uses primarily for training, and her infiltration equipment: climbing gear, lock picks, burglar tools, etc.. However she also possesses some more esoteric equipment, such equipment she used during the period she was unable to use her Canary Cry, such as high frequency sonic disruptors, gas pellets, sonic screamer grenades, and swing lines. While she doesn't lug most of this equipment around, it's there for her to bring with her if a mission calls for it.<br>
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Dinah has a highly-modified custom Harley motorcycle, built from a vintage frame but enhanced with more advanced and durable materials and armored over vulnerable areas. It's her baby, even if it's only barely street legal, and her preferred vehicle of choice. Having driven it for years, and constantly tinkering with it, she can perform stunts on this bike that seem impossible, for she knows its every move.
 
Dinah has a highly-modified custom Harley motorcycle, built from a vintage frame but enhanced with more advanced and durable materials and armored over vulnerable areas. It's her baby, even if it's only barely street legal, and her preferred vehicle of choice. Having driven it for years, and constantly tinkering with it, she can perform stunts on this bike that seem impossible, for she knows its every move.
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Dinah is the owner and proprieter of Sherwood Florist, a modest Gotham floral shop that is both a source of income and a means for her to unwind when she's not off adventuring. It includes an apartment upstairs over the shop that serves as her home, as she owns the whole building currently.
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Canary can emit her Canary Cry for a while, somewhat due to an excellent lung capacity and drawing on her metahuman energies. But there are limits. It's taxing to emit a long Cry. If she has to 'broadcast' a Canary Cry for an extended period, she can run out of breath and energy and can end up dazed and disoriented for a moment. This can make her vulnerable in the kind of dangerous situation that'd provoke her to use the Cry in the first place.
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Dinah is the owner and proprietor of Sherwood Florist, a modest Starling floral shop that is both a source of income and a means for her to unwind when she's not off adventuring. It includes an apartment upstairs over the shop that serves as her home, as she owns the whole building currently.<br>
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Canary can emit her Canary Cry for a while, somewhat due to an excellent lung capacity and drawing on her metahuman energies. But there are limits. It's taxing to emit a long Cry. If she has to 'broadcast' a Canary Cry for an extended period, she can run out of breath and energy and can end up dazed and disoriented for a moment. This can make her vulnerable in the kind of dangerous situtation that'd provoke her to use the Cry in the first place.
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Dinah's Canary Cry requires that she be able to make use of her vocal cords to make sounds. Anything that would prevent sonics in the area, disables or damages her vocal cords, or gags or muffles her mouth (thoroughly) will prevent her from using her powers. For example, she could not use her ability in vaccum, as there would be no air to carry the sound waves (though that would probably be the least of her worries).
 
Dinah's Canary Cry requires that she be able to make use of her vocal cords to make sounds. Anything that would prevent sonics in the area, disables or damages her vocal cords, or gags or muffles her mouth (thoroughly) will prevent her from using her powers. For example, she could not use her ability in vaccum, as there would be no air to carry the sound waves (though that would probably be the least of her worries).
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Dinah has a wide stubborn streak, when she's not in a mood to compromise, and will dig in her heels if she disagrees with a course of action. Pushing her at that point can move her from irritation to anger and only make her more resistant to the idea; it's better to try and find a way to change the plan than force her into following it.
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Dinah has a wide stubborn streak, when she's not in a mood to compromise, and will dig in her heels if she disagrees with a course of action. Pushing her at that point can move her from irritation to anger and only make her more resistant to the idea; it's better to try and find a way to change the plan than force her into following it.<br>
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While Dinah isn't a complete technophobe, she grew up without the benefits many kids enjoy in terms of experience with modern technology. Thus, she gets easily frustrated at times with things like cellphones or computers when they don't work as they're supposed to, since she doesn't know what's going wrong and is too stubborn to ask for help easily. Luckily, her mission com gear and Alpha Flight communicator are pretty idiot-proof. Give her a tool she doesn't have to finesse and she's fine; give her one she has to program, and she'll get twitchy trying to use it.<br>
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While Dinah isn't a complete technophobe, she grew up without the benefits many kids enjoy in terms of experience with modern technology. Thus, she gets easily frustrated at times with things like cellphones or computers when they don't work as they're supposed to, since she doesn't know what's going wrong and is too stubborn to ask for help easily. Luckily, her mission com gear and JLA communicator are pretty idiot-proof. Give her a tool she doesn't have to finesse and she's fine; give her one she has to program, and she'll get twitchy trying to use it.
 
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While Dinah is usually clearheaded and disciplined, she does have a terrible temper when it's roused. This is usually on a slow burn, as it takes either a sustained aggravation or something very personal to really touch her off. Once she does lose her temper, she tends to blow up and stay angry for a while afterwards, neither accepting apologies or offering her own. This can often lead to the normally disciplined tactician acting irrationally or holding a grudge afterwards.
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While Dinah is usually clearheaded and disciplined, she does have a terrible temper when it's roused. This is usually on a slow burn, as it takes either a sustained aggravation or something very personal to really touch her off. Once she does lose her temper, she tends to blow up and stay angry for a while afterwards, neither accepting apologies or offering her own. This can often lead to the normally disciplined tactician acting irrationally or holding a grudge afterwards.<br>
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Latest revision as of 20:45, 12 July 2019

Dinah Drake (Scenesys ID: 276)
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"I miss having people watching my back, and not having to figure out everything alone. Call it a family, call it a team, call it whatever you like. I just want to know what it's like to trust somebody again."
Profile
Full Name: Dinah Drake
Gender: Female
Species: Metahuman
Theme: DC (FC)
Occupation: Vigilante/Singer/Florist
Citizenship: Dominion of Canada
Residence: Mansion Alpha (Tamarind Island, Sunshine Coast and Sherwood Florist (Pennytown, Starling
Education: College Education
Status: Approved
Groups: Gotham-OOC, Martial Arts-OOC, Space-OOC, Starling-OOC, Street Level-OOC, Birds of Prey, Outsiders, Team Arrow, Alpha Flight, SHIELD
Other Information
Apparent Age: 26 Actual Age: 26
Date of Birth 12 March 2001 Actor: Katheryn Winnick
Height: 5'7" Weight: 56kg (123lbs)
Hair Color: Blond Eye Color: Blue
Theme Song: The Tea Party - "Soulbreaking"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKibSCQhvB8&index=32&list=RDk2XtNJARXCg

Profile

Originally a street kid from Starling, Dinah has experienced a great deal of sorrow in her young life. Raised by a sensei, she became a proficient martial artist and was formerly in Team 7, and later joined Alpha Flight. She currently tries to balance her life as an vigilante and adventurer with her civilian life as a florist and singer, spending some of her time on the streets of Gotham and Bludhaven, thanks to advances that allow almost instantaneous travel from her home in Starling, who also needs her attention. She is a well-respected member of the hero community, and known to be a natural leader with excellent tactical instincts and training, owing to her mastery of numerous martial arts styles.

This Canary's birdsong can shake your house down!

Current Player Approved: July 12, 2019

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Description

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Description
While not particularly tall, this young woman exudes confidence and an athletic grace that gives her a strong presence that draws the eye. Thick dark gold hair falls in loose waves, framing her face and brushing against the backs of her shoulders and upper back, her long layers of bangs shading wild blue eyes set in a softly-featured oval face. She has a pert nose and full, sensuous lips brushed with dark red lipstick. Her figure is short, but athletic, with noticeable definition over her arms, midriff, and long toned legs.

She wears what she likes to think as her 'rooftop work' outfit, a matte black one piece bodysuit that hugs the full curves of her chest and firm midriff, with faint lines running up either side of her front curving inwards then back out to the shoulder. It has a high collar to protect her neck, with a zipper that runs from her midriff all the way up to the o-ring dangling at her throat. Her muscular arms are bared from shoulder to wrist, with her hands protected by fingerless black leather fighting gloves and bracers, with burnished steel armored plates protecting the back of her hands and wrists. Her legs are equally bare from hip to ankle, save for black fishnet stockings. She wears black military-style boots, laced to the top and tied securely.

History

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History
Dinah was born to Dinah Drake, but never got to meet her father, as her mother passed away when she was still young. With no one to take her in, she grew up on the streets of Starling, until one day she was caught dumpster diving by a kindly martial arts teacher named Desmond Lamar. Lamar took pity on the young girl and offered to let her stay in his dojo in return for her helping out with building maintenance. As the years passed, Dinah came to see Desmond as the father she had never had, as well as becoming his top student. When he passed away from brain cancer, Lamar left his dojo to Dinah, who took over teaching there. Despite her youth, Dinah was able to keep the dojo running and protect it from the local gangs, up to when it was unfortunately burned down.

Luckily, Dinah was not home at the time, having run into a mysterious mortally wounded man who gave her a device and urged her to protect it, touching off a running battle with a group of ninjas attempting to retrieve the device that ended in them overwhelming the young woman. Luckily, a special government operative named John Lynch, whom the mortally wounded man had worked for, arrived with his team and saved Dinah, thanking her for keeping the device safe. When Lynch returned with Dinah to find her dojo destroyed along with everything she owned, Lynch offered her a position on his anti-metahuman squad, Team 7. Dinah agreed to join, and served on Team 7 for years, during which she met her future husband and fellow team officer, Kurt Lance, whom she secretly married while on the team. She also discovered that one purpose of the squad was to put soldiers under stress or unusual chemical or technological effects in order to trigger metahuman abilities. Dinah's metagene did trigger during such testing, manifesting a powerful sonic ability she dubbed the 'Canary Cry'. Tragically, Kurt was lost in a battle with a terrorist organization, where he used his metahuman amplification powers to supercharge Dinah's cry. The resulting sonic explosion collapsed the palace they were in and vaporized a good chunk of the island it was on. Only a few members of Team 7 survived, with the rest disbanding afterwards, including Dinah, who wanted some distance from the loss she had suffered, both of her husband and of many of her closest friends and teammates, including Lynch. She subsequently returned to her maiden name, and was in mourning.

Following her departure from Team 7, Dinah returned home to Starling and became a vigilante, taking the name Black Canary, while investing in a florist shop to give her a sense of normalcy and a civilian identity. Her activity and abilities drew her to the attention of Alpha Flight, who recruited her as one of their members. She continued operating as an independent vigilante, dealing with a variety of threats and investigations, while working with and fighting alongside other heroes. During her tenure she was captured and badly tortured, which rendered her infertile, incapable of using the Canary Cry, and required her taking some time to recover, though she eventually had the opportunity to be dunked in a Lazarus Pit, which restored her to full health, voice, and fertility.



She turned to music as an outlet, joining as the lead singer of a rock band called Ashes on Sunday, which was later renamed to Black Canary after she saved her fellow band members from the deranged singer she had replaced. She has found her new double life as adventurer/vigilante and florist/lead to be difficult to maintain, but has been reluctant to give up either side of her life for the other.

Personality

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Personality
Dinah is a strong, confident woman, with a disciplined mind that makes her both an effective tactician and a mistress of the martial arts. She displays clear-headed thinking in a crisis, and is one of those people who like many heroes will run towards trouble to see if she can help in an emergency. She has a sense of humor and flirtatiousness that can come out even in the middle of a fight, mostly with wry commentary, jokes, or teasing comments, but these do not detract from her underlying seriousness about doing her job right. She is extremely loyal to friends and teammates, which means that when she is betrayed, it can hit her very hard and undermine her confidence that people have her back. She prefers to work as part of a team over solo when possible, as she likes having people she can depend on when dealing with dangerous situations rather than operating solo.

While she constantly trains to keep herself in top shape, she also enjoys unwinding with more relaxing pursuits, be it training others in the martial arts, singing, or floral arrangement, as she finds it grounds her in 'normal' life and reminds her what she's fighting for. However, she has a strong sense of morality and ethics unusual in a former spec ops soldier, as she lacks some of the ruthlessness and pragmatism that come from a more military mindset. This has caused her to turn down training that might have improved her martial skills further, out of a desire not to become a killer. However, she does prefer to get right to the point, and can seem blunt. She also has a temper that she can struggle to keep under control, especially when fighting opponents who are using innocents as hostages or have hurt them. She tries to avoid using her metahuman abilities unless necessary, preferring to fight hand-to-hand and to outmanuver or outhink opponents when possible, but will use it when confronted with metahumans who cannot be hurt through conventional means or when faced with a mass attack.

Abilities

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Canary Cry
Dinah possesses a unique metahuman ability she has dubbed the Canary Cry, an ultrasonic scream whose effects can vary from disorienting or knocking down oponents, to shattering organic and inorganic objects such as metal or bones, at full power. She has an incredible degree of control over her vocal cords, allowing her to mimic sounds and voices to an incredible extent. She can even glide for great distances when directing her Cry downwards, especially with a hang glider or other similar aerodynamic gear. She can generate devastating volumes that can tear a person apart, and can even use ultra-low-frequency sonics to help extinguish fires.
Sonic Immunity

Part of her metahuman changes is a thick membrane inside her ear canals. They allow her to withstand extremely loud noises, such as her own Canary Cry.

Skills

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Acrobatics

Along with martial arts, Dinah has trained herself in acrobatics and gymnastics, specifically for use during combat and infiltration as well as for evasion and mobility. This extends to knowing how to fall and roll with hits to lessen an impact and to take less damage from a strike, and has above average flexibility. She is an experienced expert in parkour, alowing her to quickly move over obstacles or to climb in an urban setting.


Driving

Dinah is an expert driver, capable of driving a variety of civilian and military vehicles. She is particularly incredible at driving motorcycles, her favorite vehicle of choice, especially her custom Harley. In addition to military grade driving courses in evasive and aggressive driving, she can perform a variety of vehicle stunts that would be impossible for your average driver.


Floral Arranging

As one of the ways for her to unwind, Dinah has learned to care for and prepare a variety of floral arrangements, from the classic bouquets to more advanced centerpieces for special occasions. She's turned this hobby into a business with her florist shop, and often keeps her hand in by putting together arrangments personally.


Infiltration
Dinah served as the infiltration expert of Team 7 as Operative 'Canary', and has retained her training. This includes casing a site for the best way to get inside without being detected, as well as skills like lockpicking and using high tech intrusion equipment - with reluctance - to bypass locks and alarms.
Investigation

Dinah is an experienced investigator, able to piece together clues and data to analyze what has happened at a crime scene or other locations and come to a deductive conclusion. While not specifically trained, her experience with Team 7 combined with what she's picked up from more trained teammates and friends allows her to explore strange situations and generally come to a mostly correct conclusion about what has happened or is going on.


Martial Arts
Dinah is one of the top martial artists in the world, having actively pushed her abilities and trained from the best in the world to learn from every style she encounters. This includes akido, boxing, capoeira, Dragon style kung fu, hapkido, judo, jujitsu, krav maga, muay thai, savate, tae kwon do, and wing chun, though she has picked up a smattering of other styles, even a bit of exotic styles like Themiscyrian martial arts. She is particularly skilled in judo and boxing. She is constantly interested in improving her abilities and adding new moves to her repertoire, and joining dojos to learn new styles is one of her favorite hobbies.


Multilingual

In addition to English, Dinah is fluent in Japanese and Korean (mostly due to martial arts training needs), and has a smattering of bits of other languages she's picked up in her travels around the world. She can only read and write fluently in English and Japanese, however.


Music

Dinah's superhuman control over her vocal cords gives her perfect pitch and a vocal range any professional singer would kill to possess. As part of playing with her band, she's become a accomplished rock and metal singer, as well as mastering the guitar to accompany her voice. In addition, she's an expert harmonica player, which she uses as a way to train herself in vocal modulation and breathing control to better use her Canary Cry.


Peak of Fitness
Dinah has the strength level of a woman her size and weight who engages in intensive physical training and exercise. She can bench her twice own body weight, and is at the peak of unaugmented human fitness. She conducts regular exercises and drills to maintain her body as the well-honed instrument that it is.
Pilot

Dinah is an experienced pilot of both military and civilian aircraft, from older prop planes, to modern helicopters, to advanced vehicles like the Alpha Flight Arrows. Given time, she can figure out how to fly most aircraft skillfully. She has her own civilian pilot's license.


Sensei
In addition to mastering many martial arts, Dinah has the rarer ability to be a good teacher in training others to use those same skills. Much of this is a hold over from when she was running Lamar's judo dojo in Starling, where she often taught students before it burned down. Dinah takes a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure in passing on her skills to those who are interested in learning from her.
Tactical Analysis

Dinah is a trained military operative, with an excellent understanding of small unit tactics and a honed tactical mind for keeping track of changing variables in a fight. These combine with her personal charisma and leadership abilities to make her a very effective leader, who knows the strengths and weaknesses of her team and how best to coordinate everyone to complete a goal.


Team 7 Training

Dinah served with the anti-metahuman unit Team 7 for years as an officer, and got a good deal of her training while being part of the team. She has expert training in anti-metahuman tactics, small unit tactics, covert operations, and general military tactics and procedure, though she doesn't make use of a lot of it these days.

Resources

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Armor

When she left Team 7, Dinah was allowed to retain her custom-fitted armor, a black and gold bulletproof bodysuit with armor reinforcing the shoulders, elbows, and gloves. She wears an advanced kevlar carbon-fiber polyer armor mesh over her legs that allows her to take full advantage of her acrobatic and martial arts manuverability. The armor contains self-repairing nanobots that will repair most damage given time. Often she only wears the fighting gloves, as they're easier to conceal than the full set, but will pull out the full armor when she knows she'll be going into a serious situation where it will come in handy. Her normal black one-piece costume is also bullet resistant over her torso and neck, but doesn't protect her arms or legs as well as her full armor.


Ashes On Sunday
Dinah is the lead singer of the band Ashes on Sunday, which she performs gigs with regularly when she can. While it can be difficult to manage gigs with her vigilante life, she finds it a useful means of blowing off steam through her music, as well as a modest paycheck. She's recently been offered a contract with A&B Records for a full album, and has taken the name D.D. when singing and playing guitar with her band. After having to act in her vigilante role during a tour, she's begun teaching her band mates Lord Byron (drummer), Paloma Terrific (keyboards), and mute guitarist Ditto how to defend themselves - just in case.
Equipment

While Dinah doesn't lean heavily on equipment, she's collected some useful items over the years. The ones she uses most is the necklace and earring communicators she used as part of Alpha Flight, which are almost always on her person. Most of the rest of her collection consists of a wide variety of martial arts weapons, which she uses primarily for training, and her infiltration equipment: climbing gear, lock picks, burglar tools, etc.. However she also possesses some more esoteric equipment, such equipment she used during the period she was unable to use her Canary Cry, such as high frequency sonic disruptors, gas pellets, sonic screamer grenades, and swing lines. While she doesn't lug most of this equipment around, it's there for her to bring with her if a mission calls for it.


Motorcycle
Dinah has a highly-modified custom Harley motorcycle, built from a vintage frame but enhanced with more advanced and durable materials and armored over vulnerable areas. It's her baby, even if it's only barely street legal, and her preferred vehicle of choice. Having driven it for years, and constantly tinkering with it, she can perform stunts on this bike that seem impossible, for she knows its every move.
Sherwood Florist

Dinah is the owner and proprietor of Sherwood Florist, a modest Starling floral shop that is both a source of income and a means for her to unwind when she's not off adventuring. It includes an apartment upstairs over the shop that serves as her home, as she owns the whole building currently.

Weaknesses

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Cry No More
Canary can emit her Canary Cry for a while, somewhat due to an excellent lung capacity and drawing on her metahuman energies. But there are limits. It's taxing to emit a long Cry. If she has to 'broadcast' a Canary Cry for an extended period, she can run out of breath and energy and can end up dazed and disoriented for a moment. This can make her vulnerable in the kind of dangerous situtation that'd provoke her to use the Cry in the first place.
Go For the Throat
Dinah's Canary Cry requires that she be able to make use of her vocal cords to make sounds. Anything that would prevent sonics in the area, disables or damages her vocal cords, or gags or muffles her mouth (thoroughly) will prevent her from using her powers. For example, she could not use her ability in vaccum, as there would be no air to carry the sound waves (though that would probably be the least of her worries).
Stubborn

Dinah has a wide stubborn streak, when she's not in a mood to compromise, and will dig in her heels if she disagrees with a course of action. Pushing her at that point can move her from irritation to anger and only make her more resistant to the idea; it's better to try and find a way to change the plan than force her into following it.


Technology

While Dinah isn't a complete technophobe, she grew up without the benefits many kids enjoy in terms of experience with modern technology. Thus, she gets easily frustrated at times with things like cellphones or computers when they don't work as they're supposed to, since she doesn't know what's going wrong and is too stubborn to ask for help easily. Luckily, her mission com gear and Alpha Flight communicator are pretty idiot-proof. Give her a tool she doesn't have to finesse and she's fine; give her one she has to program, and she'll get twitchy trying to use it.


Temper

While Dinah is usually clearheaded and disciplined, she does have a terrible temper when it's roused. This is usually on a slow burn, as it takes either a sustained aggravation or something very personal to really touch her off. Once she does lose her temper, she tends to blow up and stay angry for a while afterwards, neither accepting apologies or offering her own. This can often lead to the normally disciplined tactician acting irrationally or holding a grudge afterwards.

Logs

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Villainous Violence April 30th, 2019 Summary needed
Someone's in the Hq with Dinah April 7th, 2019 Summary needed
Two Bit Circus March 25th, 2019 Micah takes Dinah on a tour of the Triskelion and runs into Sam practicing in the heavy ordinance range. It is a screaming good time.
How To Lure A Thor March 5th, 2019 Summary needed
Dealing with Arms Dealers: Financial Troubles February 26th, 2019 A Bank Robbery aided by Domino is dealt with by Green Arrow and Black Canary... until the Joker comes along and takes advantage of the chaos.
Canaries and stool pigeons February 23rd, 2019 Summary needed
Three Ladies at a Bar Fight February 19th, 2019 Summary needed
The Bat in the Birds February 16th, 2019 Summary needed
Cats and Birds Fighting Together January 30th, 2019 Catwoman and Black Canary unintentionally team up to stop a kidnapping.
Failure to Communicate January 2nd, 2019 After a protracted fight between Green Arrow and Remy, both ultimately came to a draw with Green Arrow managing to recover some of the vials and Remy recovering two. Most of the mercinaries were prosecuted but were able to get on technicalities from the well funded law firms that had already hired them and the thugs, who had no such lawyers, were all books and sent to Stone Gate.
Boxing Day in BC December 26th, 2018 Dinah interrupts Frank's stakeout.
A New Arsenal December 5th, 2018 Arsenal returns to the Bunker and reunites with Oliver and Dinah. Catchup is had, and an archery competition.
A Drake Reunion December 1st, 2018 A pair of Drakes meet.
Canary Songs November 22nd, 2018 Queen Consolidated hosts a charity event at the Blue Lady in Manhatten, several personalities mingle.
Two Birds On a Roof November 10th, 2018 Red Robin asks Black Canary to help with a Project of his.
White Court, Black Canary October 25th, 2018 Summary needed
The Bat who Caught the Canary October 13th, 2018 Summary needed
The Hunt for Red... September. September 25th, 2018 Summary needed
Dealing with Arms Dealers: A second Cut Off September 16th, 2018 Summary needed
Work Out September 7th, 2018 Summary needed
The SHIELD Liaison September 4th, 2018 Summary needed
Fightin' Crime without Pennies or Dimes August 17th, 2018 Summary needed
Evening Checkin August 15th, 2018 Green Arrow, Black Canary, Yin, and Carrie, who still needs a costume and a name, meet up at Yin's kwoon to check in.
Ominous Tea Party August 14th, 2018 Dinah and Brooke get together for a chat. The gossip is on the fearsome side.
Fire Flower Power! July 26th, 2018 Summary needed
Space, the Final Frontier... July 7th, 2018 Summary needed
A Test June 6th, 2018 Green Arrow gives Yin a trial, and is given provisional status on Team Arrow.
Dealing with Arms Dealers: The NY connection May 29th, 2018 Summary needed
Sparring in the Quiver May 22nd, 2018 Oliver and Dinah spar, and discuss possibilities.
Dealing with arms dealers May 14th, 2018 Green Arrow and company foil and arms deal, leaving it for police to handle after.
Return to the Quiver May 9th, 2018 Oliver and Dinah return to HQ after months of Oliver being overseas, powering up the Quiver once again.
Welcome back, Dinah Drake May 3rd, 2018 The return of Black Canary, and she has some pointers for Darkhawk
Follow the sound April 29th, 2018 Dinah stops by a small martial arts studio to refresh her commitment to Justice.
Extatic Revelations Continue January 18th, 2018 Summary needed
Extatic Revelations December 19th, 2017 Summary needed
Gone Fishin' December 16th, 2017 Summary needed
Old Friends and Remembrances November 20th, 2017 Nightwing and Black Canary meet up. She learns about his future Duel with Lady Shiva
Living Dead Girl October 9th, 2017 Summary needed
Trying Her Best October 5th, 2017 Summary needed
A Plumed Proposal October 1st, 2017 Summary needed
The Green, The Gold, The Grey, The Marvel, The Canary, The Crusader and the Scorpian September 25th, 2017 Goldar and his group of fools draw out the wrong heroes at the Gotham Docks. The Green Ranger emerges.
Dancing with the Stars( September 22nd, 2017 A night on the town at Club Zed is in order. And the stars are out. Well, depending on who you ask.
Apokolips Now: Intergang Long Island September 9th, 2017 Intergang is getting desperate. As are a couple villains for their technology. A series of hits results in some probably expected results.
Breakfast at Elliot's September 6th, 2017 Summary needed
Rooftop Rendevous September 6th, 2017 Summary needed
Scenes From A Small Diner In Gotham September 3rd, 2017 Summary needed
Apokolips Now: Intergang Gotham September 2nd, 2017 Intergang hits the Gotham First National Bank. All hell breaks loose. So do many heroes, and the GCPD.
Log September 1st, 2017 Summary needed
Apokolips Now: Prelude to Intergang September 1st, 2017 Something is happening in the city of Gotham ... the small gangs have all disappeared. The GCPD and several heroes investigate.
Rooftop Mentoring August 26th, 2017 Summary needed
Monster Pizza August 21st, 2017 Summary needed
Nature Puts Down The Folly Of Man (Part 2) August 20th, 2017 As the 'babies' from the gigantic monster come forth into Metropolis, one group of impromptu heroes works on ensuring the cities, and civilians safety.
Log 2024 August 16th, 2017 Summary needed
Starro Light, Starro Bright August 10th, 2017 Starro alien race plans an invasion of Earth, Alpha Flight and other Heroes are out to stop them.
The Three Amigas August 6th, 2017 Cassandra shows off her new Spoiler to Dinah, and later, Barbara.
The New Girl July 30th, 2017 Batgirl follows Black Canary back to her loft after their encounter to fully meet.
Involuntary Adoption July 29th, 2017 Miss Moreau tries to rob a zoo. The Punisher, the Yellow Ranger, and a pair of Bats don't like this plan.
Once Upon a time in Mexico July 27th, 2017 Summary needed
Of Monsters July 26th, 2017 Summary needed
Log July 25th, 2017 Summary needed
The Rinaldis pt 2. July 21st, 2017 Zinda & Grace are on a brawlaholic spree, and run into Nightwing and some gangsters.
Ready,AIM,Fire July 19th, 2017 AIM decides to save money and just abduct test subjects!
The Worst Question July 14th, 2017 Summary needed
Betrayal July 12th, 2017 Summary needed
What's The Plan July 11th, 2017 Summary needed
Downtime July 10th, 2017 Summary needed
Log July 7th, 2017 Summary needed
Another Day in Paradise July 6th, 2017 Dinah and Grace bond on Blackhawk Island after their adventure.
Life, Love, and other mysteries July 4th, 2017 Summary needed
The Maroon Berets. July 4th, 2017 The Blackhawks go to find about their new job, and get into more than what they bargained for. Grace debuts as a potential recruit into the team.
A Newly Freed Man July 3rd, 2017 Summary needed
Log June 27th, 2017 Summary needed
Log June 27th, 2017 Summary needed
Graveyard Shifts and Songbirds June 25th, 2017 Summary needed
Three Birds and a God go Into a Bar June 25th, 2017 Summary needed
Reformed Clay June 18th, 2017 Summary needed
The 'Hopeless' in 'Hopeless Romantic' June 7th, 2017 Summary needed
The Canary and the Bat June 2nd, 2017 Batman paid Dinah a visit at her home, where the two discussed Autumn's mob situation and other matters.
An Oncoming Storm June 1st, 2017 Summary needed
The 11:25 Train to MAYHEM May 31st, 2017 A train robbery (stolen train!) is thwarted by the Justice League! (Guest starring Snapper Carr)
A Canary in Love May 29th, 2017 Summary needed
Started from the Bottom May 28th, 2017 Summary needed
The Tour May 26th, 2017 Summary needed
Assault on Gotham Central May 21st, 2017 Summary needed
Green Arrow and Canary May 10th, 2017 Summary needed

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