Sara Lance

Sara Lance
Status Alive
Actors Caity Lotz
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Emily Murden
Shows Legends of Tomorrow (regular character - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Arrow (recurring character - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
The Flash (guest character - 2016, 2017, 2019)
Supergirl (guest character - 2017, 2020)
Batwoman (guest character - 2019)
RIP 08 October 2014 • 19 May 2016 • 13 October 2016 • 13 June 2021

Schrödinger’s bisexual AKA The Black Canary, Canary, and White Canary. Sara is a former assassin, captain of a time ship, traveling through space and time to correct broken history … and sleep with women.

Trained by the League of Assassins, Sara was killed and subsequently resurrected via a Lazarus Pit on Arrow. Since she’s not supposed to be alive, Rip Hunter picked her up for his time traveling mis-adventures on Legends, where she made sure to give her girlfriend’s dad the perfect name for his second daughter and set up a date. After Rip went missing, Sara became the captain.

Sara is both alive and dead depending on when and where she happens to be at any point in time. Or what universe.

So far, Sara has died (or was thought to be dead) multiple times:

  • In the Pilot of Arrow, she was presumed dead after the Queen’s Gambit sank.
  • In a flashback, again in Arrow, she was thought to be dead by Oliver and Slade after she fell from the Amazo.
  • She was killed for real by Thea (under the control of Malcolm Merlyn) on October 8, 2014. She was later revived by the Lazarus Pit and her soul was returned to her body not long after.
  • She was killed again in an erased timeline, along with Laurel and Quentin, by Damien Darhk, but since Rip Hunter recruited her months prior to this Sara and Quentin were both saved from their fates.
  • In another erased timeline, Sara and the rest of the Legends were killed under unclear circumstances instigated by Eobard Thawne, but since Rex Tyler traveled back to warn them of this, her death has been erased.
  • While time traveling with the Legends, she was almost got killed by Rip Hunter (and was thought to be dead by him and Jefferson Jackson), but because her brain cells were still functioning, she was saved by Gideon.
  • She was thought to be killed in a rewritten reality created by the Legion of Doom using the Spear of Destiny. However, as Amaya reported Damien Darhk (who Sara and Amaya worked for in the reality) about Sara’s apparent death, Sara came to the room, and Darhk replied that she “never stays dead for very long.”
  • In “Here I Go Again”, Sara (and everyone else) died multiple times while Zari was in a time loop. This was determined to be a simulation.
  • Sara died in one of the various realities created by Constantie and Charlie mucking about in the time stream in “Legends of To-Meow-Meow.” There, she was gored by a unicorn, leaving Ava sad and morose and listening to Indigo Girls in a dark room.
  • Sara was dead in the Speed Force in the fourth episode of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. Barry shocked her back alive.
  • Sara almost died at the hands of a serial killer in “Slay Anything” but the timeline was corrected before she actually died.
  • Sara was killed by the Fates in “Zari, Not Zari,” however she somehow survived.
  • In the beginning of season 6, Sara is thought to be dead, but they realize she must be alive by the end of the first episode.
  • By the middle of season 6, “Bishop’s Gambit,” Sara finds her own dead body, and is told she is now a clone, just like Ava. Just a little bit alien.

Note: Unlike most characters, Sara Lance must remain dead for more than one episode in order for it to be considered a ‘true’ death.

Casting Notes

  • Jacqueline Wood played Sara in her first appearance on Arrow.
  • Emily Murden played Sara as a teenager for one episode of Legends of Tomorrow.
This page was last edited on June 20th, 2021.
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