Black Canary has been a member of the biggest teams in the DC universe. From the Birds Of Prey, to the Justice League itself, Black Canary has proved how furious she can be in battle. Armed with martial arts comparable to Batman, and a sonic cry that can shatter bones, Black Canary is a forced to be reckoned with.
Her origins have been retconned multiple times, but one thing remains certain, Black Canary does not mess around. She has beaten some of the biggest names into submission, and even gained the ability to fly through the use of her sonic scream. But suppose she somehow crossed over into the rival Marvel universe, how would she fare against some of Marvels’ biggest names? Let’s find out.
10 Defeat: Angel
In the Justice League animated series, Black Canary held her own against longtime ally Hawkgirl, while under the control of Roulette. Hawkgirl’s Nth metal mace did give her an advantage, an advantage that X-Men member Angel does not have.
Though Angel’s wings grant him a greater degree of maneuverability, it would only take one blast from a Canary cry to knock him to the ground. Once there, he would not stand a chance against her superior fighting style, not to mention the future onslaught of close range sonic screams. Of course, this would be a totally different story if Warren were in his Archangel form.
9 Be Defeated: Captain America
There is only one thing that would stop Canary from wiping the floor with the First Avenger. The same thing that has made him iconic, is also is saving grace, his shield. Cap’s Vibranium shield is practically indestructible, despite the few times it has laid broken and shattered on the ground.
This battle would be a close one, and though Canary may get the upper hand at times, Captain America would ultimately beat her due to his experience level. His shield would definitely aid in his victory, if only to deflect her sonic blasts. If he possessed the aim of fellow Avenger Hawkeye, he might even be able to aim the blasts right back at her.
8 Defeat: Medusa
The Inhuman Queen is a renowned fighter, not to mention her hair can lift up to 1.6 tons, which would make her a worthy opponent for the Birds of Prey founding member. Her hair is said to be as strong as steel, held together by psionic shields that support the incredible feats she accomplishes.
Unfortunately for the marvel hero, Canary is quite used to shredding steel with nothing but her vocal chords. Canary has proven herself able to deal with high stress situations, and there is nothing more stressful than thousands of hair strands flying at you. Her Canary cry would would allow her to get close to the Inhuman, at which point she would use various weapons and martial arts tactics to incapacitate her.
7 Be Defeated: Emma Frost
She has been the White Queen, leader of the X-men, and devilish villain since her introduction to the Marvel universe in The Uncanny X-men #129. In her diamond form, Frost is practically indestructible, which would pose a huge problem for the Bird of Prey.
Emma’s most notable skill is not her Diamond form but her telepathy, which is said to rival Xavier himself. She can control minds, create illusions, paralyze someone, and astral project, to name but a few of her more aggressive battle tactics. This combination of skills would have Canary sorely outmatched, and if history is and indicator, Emma is not one for mercy.
6 Defeat: Daredevil
When you’re a hero that relies on sound to fight, you definitely should not be going up against someone who uses it as a weapon. Though Daredevil’s acrobatic and martial arts skills are fearsome, they would be no match for a woman who has bested Batman on multiple occasions.
She is skilled with an entire armory of weapons, which would quite frankly put Daredevil’s batons to shame. Of course, he is adept with them, but what chance does he have if his opponent has access to some of the best equipment available?
5 Be Defeated: Black Bolt
Black Bolt and Canary’s powers may seem similar at a first look, but unfortunately for the latter, the Inhuman King is far more than a mere metahuman. As well as having superhuman level strength, speed, and agility, Black Bolt’s Inhuman ability allows him to produce various mentally stimulated events.
The most notable ‘event’ is his own sonic scream, which has toppled the likes of Sentry, Hulk, Gladiator, and Namor. Though Canary may surprise him, Black Bolt would ultimately succeed in beating her, though the surroundings may suffer as a consequence.
4 Defeat: Hawkeye
Black Canary is married to essentially the DC counterpart of Hawkeye. Thanks to her many years of marriage to Green Arrow, Canary will know the in’s and out’s of bow work, so much so that it shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to her. Of course, this isn’t a guaranteed win, but it sure will eliminate the imminent threat of flying arrows.
Though Hawkeye also has extensive training, Canary’s many years on the Justice League have put her at odds with some of the biggest villains in the DC universe.
3 Be Defeated: Quicksilver
Possessing the sometimes cliche ability of super-speed, Pietro has proved repeatedly that he is far more than his power. Able to reach speeds of Mach 10, all while resisting the effects of friction, it wouldn’t take much for him to gain the upper hand in any fight.
Canary’s only saving grace would be her scream, which, if dispersed around her, could knock the Avenger from his path. But, she would have to think incredibly fast for that to happen, and even quicker than a man who thinks faster than supercomputers. He would have beaten Canary in no time, and no doubt have time for some fast food before his next mission (pardon the pun).
2 Defeat: She Hulk
Though it might seem near impossible for Canary to beat a rampaging Hulk, she has proven time and time again that she should not be underestimated. In the Injustice series, Canary successfully eliminated non-other than Superman himself, if only for a moment. Her scream has done some incredible things, so if applied right, it could give her the edge she needs against a foe like She-Hulk.
One punch from the green goliath would send the singing bird to the grave, but that means She-Hulk has to land a punch first. Canary’s quick and sleek fighting style would keep her ahead of Hulks cousin, just long enough to get her within sonic range.
1 Be Defeated: Human Torch
In a hand to hand fight, there aren’t any opponents that Canary could not best, thanks to her incredible training. But, if there is one thing hard to control, it is fire incarnate. Johnny Storm has constant control over his abilities and any nearby fire source, making him a deadly partner to fight with.
Canary’s hand to hand skills would be practically useless unless unless she wants to gain a tan that would undoubtedly result in some exceptionally long-lasting health detriments.
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