Not all incarnations of BC have the canary cry. The golden age version didn't. The present version lost it for years and only recently got it back. Black Canary doesen't necessarily equal sonic powers. I think her primary powerset is martial arts anyway. (not that martial arts is a literal superpower but y'know). I actually don't think she needs the canary cry to work. As I said, she got on fine without it for years, on and off.
this was in a thread about the anime-style DC Direct heroine figures. I really should put 'anime-style' in inverted commas because as usual with anime style things not done by actual real live Japanese people they just don't work for some reason. (It's not all about the big eyes people! There is more to it than the big eyes! Yes. There's also really tiny little mouths lol111!!!!111 etc)
Anyway, the Black Canary design is a ninja with a ninja mouth covering thingy. (you can tell I'm an anime fangirl because I use the proper technical term). Someone said wouldn't this impede her canary cry? A not unreasonable point. So I pointed out that Black Canary doesn't necessarily equal sonic screams.
The canary cry is okay. But the character doesn't really need it. She even doesn't need the fishnets. Like the canary cry, they were dropped for years too. I do like the fishnets. They're cool. They went out of fashion in 1943, but that's okay. Dinah is a leader of fashion, not a follower.
So like, nerr.
The faux-anime ninja Dinah doesn't have fishnets either. I have absolutely nothing witty or interesting to say about that fact. But it is nice to see that you can do designs for characters and not use every single iconic element every time. (like Batman and Superman always have to have the same basic design, because they sell underwear to 8 year olds. That's dull.)
Not that there's anything wrong with selling underwear to 8 year olds. Someone's got to do it. And rather them than me. Not actually existing is a blessing, sometimes.
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