Dinah Laurel Lance, simply known as Laurel Lance, was a citizen of Star City. She was the oldest daughter of Quentin and Dinah Lance, the older sister of Sara Lance, and a good friend of Oliver Queen. Laurel was the ex-girlfriend of Tommy Merlyn prior to his death during The Undertaking in May 2013. Following the death of Sara, Laurel decided to carry on her legacy by taking up vigilantism, thus becoming the Black Canary and joining Team Arrow.
During Damien Darhk's prison escape, he fatally stabbed Laurel with an arrow. As a result, she passed away. Following her death, Laurel's actions as the Black Canary were made public by Oliver Queen in order to maintain her heroic importance.