30 Day DC Challenge – Day 19: Favorite Canon DC Pairing


Black Canary & Green Arrow

Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) was a founding member of the Justice League of America, where she meet Green Arrow (Oliver “Ollie” Queen). Their friendship became romantic and when Arrow quit the League to work in Star City, she joined him. Together the engaged in heroics, defeating Sinestro and helping Speedy with his withdrawal from drug addiction. When Green Arrow accidentally killed a civilian, he abandoned his Green Arrow persona and left Star City. When Black Canary was badly injured and in dire need of a blood transfusion, Ollie was located at an isolated monastery. He was willing to return home only after being told of that Canary’s life was in danger. Later, they setup a flower shop called Sherwood Florist, while continuing to fight crime. About to turn 43, Oliver wanted to marry Black Canary and have children.

However, Dinah decided against it, citing their dangerous life. Black Canary was kidnapped by a drug dealer, tortured and rendered unable to use her “Canary Cry,” and have children. In response, Green Arrow killed the man. They would eventually break up after she caught him kissing their assistant Marianne. However, they would eventually marry. Unfortunately, it didn’t last, as their marriage ended after the end of “Fall of Green Arrow.” Black Canary and Green Arrow personalities are polar opposites. Arrow can be ill-tempered and Black Canary is more reasonable. They even share the same rare blood type. Like many comic book characters they have been subjected to the whims of various writers. Due to rectons, altering their relationship many times. Regardless, their relationship feels real, especially because their both superheroes.

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