@samspurpletoothbrush asked: AU gifset of laurel’s journey to the Black Canary without Sara’s retconned death.
Laurel Lance’s mother, Dinah Lance, has been a vigilante for more than 20 years. Laurel sees the good her mother does; and, despite her wishes, sets out training to save the world. When a particle accelerator explosion leaves Laurel with a high-frequency cry, she seeks advice from her good friend Cisco who has a profound knowledge of metahumans. Cisco convinces Laurel that fighting for your city is what a hero would do, and with powers such as a super-sonic scream, how could Laurel turn down the opportunity to help those in need. Dinah Laurel Lance, always trying to save the world.
The traumatic manifestation of Black Canary’s canary cry scarred her to the point where she was almost mute, it wasn’t until her mother and Wildcat helped her gain some control over her abilities that she started to talk on a more regular basis.