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4. No damsel in distress disguised as a heroine
Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) is not your average woeful doe-eyed girl caught in the middle of a love triangle. This show is about adults, and she leaves the teen drama behind by being a hero in her own right.
Nov. 27, 2012
As a lawyer, Laurel is smart and driven -- and she's got a few surprising moves that help her defend herself when she ends up in harm's way. It's already clear that her destiny does not involve being anybody's damsel in distress, even if becoming the comic books' Black Canary is a ways away.