There is no Green Arrow without Black Canary. One of comic books most iconic couples, the duo have been fighting crime side-by-side for years, so when The CW announced plans to make a TV show centered on the Emerald Archer, it was only a matter of time until his super-powered soulmate joined him on-screen.
To say that Arrow has had an interesting history with the Black Canary would be an understatement. Originally introducing a prototype version in The Canary to further the arc of the real Black Canary, it would get so much right and so much wrong along the way, as the writers bafflingly decided to focus on uninteresting original characters to the detriment of the show.
One thing led to another and, somehow, they thought it would be a great idea to - kid you not - introduce multiple versions of Black Canary on a show that only ever needed the one introduced in the pilot. And now, here we stand with the end of Arrow in sight, and six Black Canaries to look back on. With that in mind, why not throw caution to the wind and rank them all from worst to best?