'Birds of Prey': Level-headed Black Canary is the best friend Harley Quinn could ask for, here's why

It's not just her powers and skills that make Black Canary so iconic, it's also her compassion, sensibility and sheer humanity.


                            'Birds of Prey': Level-headed Black Canary is the best friend Harley Quinn could ask for, here's why
Vanessa Marshall ('Young Justice'), Jurnee Smollett-Bell ('Birds of Prey') and Katie Cassidy (Arrow) (IMDb)

The DC Comics universe is practically littered with strong women, which makes it a bit difficult for certain female characters to really stand out. However, this has never been much of an issue for the Black Canary. 

There have been no less than four different Canaries on The CW's 'Arrow' and she's also been a prominent character on DC Universe's hit animated series 'Young Justice'. Now, Canary will be making her big-screen debut with 'Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' and based on the latest trailer released for the movie on January 9, it looks like Jurnee Smollett-Bell's portrayal of the character is going to be as badass as she's ever been in the comics.

That's quite satisfying for fans of the character because this badassery is exactly what makes the Black Canary such an iconic figure across all media. No matter which version of the character we look at, there's never been a Black Canary who's disappointed fans on that account.



 

She's a martial artist of world-class ability, capable of taking on opponents much bigger and stronger than herself. As if that wasn't enough, her Canary Cry is a powerful sonic attack that can incapacitate and even kill her opponents. 

But it's not just her powers and skills that make Black Canary so iconic, it's also her compassion, sensibility and sheer humanity. She's one of the most level-headed members of pretty much every super-team she's been a part of, which is a long list going back all the way to the Justice Society of America. 

Unlike someone like Wonder Woman, there's nothing godly or otherworldly about her and that makes her a lot more relatable to the fans. As shown in 'Young Justice', she's an excellent teacher and as we've seen multiple times in the comics, she's one of the best friends you could have. All of these qualities make her exactly the hero fans need and the kind of friend Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn deserves.

'Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' will arrive in theaters on February 7.

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