- "Please don't let me be the last Canary. That way, a part of me will always be out there with you."
- —Laurel Lance's final words.[src]
Canary is a superhero identity used by a number of denizens of Star City but it also refers to other things.
- Sara Lance – the original Canary, who joined Oliver Queen, the Arrow, in his war on crime. After her resurrection she took on the mantle of the White Canary. She was only referred to as "Black Canary" in promotional materials, toy lines and concept art, until "", when Cisco refers to her as the first Black Canary, even though this is technically incorrect.
- Laurel Lance – the heroine who assisted the Green Arrow, originally intending to portray her fallen sister, Sara. She eventually took on her own identity, the Black Canary.
- Evelyn Sharp – the teenage girl who temporarily took on the mantle of Black Canary, imitating her idol, following Laurel's death.
- Dinah Drake – the meta-human vigilante who took on the mantle of the Black Canary following the death of Laurel Lance.