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Harley Quinn

Cover to Harley Quinn #26.
Art by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey.
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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance B:TAS: Episode #022: "Joker's Favor" (Original Airdate: 11 September 1992);
DC Universe: "Batman: Harley Quinn" (October, 1999)
Created by Paul Dini
Bruce Timm
In story information
Alter ego Harleen Quinzel
Team affiliations Secret Society of Super Villains
Secret Six
Abilities
  • Trained in the field of psychoanalysis
  • Talented gymnast
  • Superhuman agility and strength
  • Immunity to all toxins
    (these last two powers only appear after a certain storyline in the comics and were not part of her initial capabilities)
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Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel) is a fictional character, a supervillainess, in the animated series Batman: The Animated Series, later adapted into DC Comics' Batman comic books. As suggested by her name (a play on the word "harlequin"), she is clad in the manner of a traditional harlequin jester. The character is a frequent accomplice of Batman's nemesis the Joker, and is also a close ally of supervillainess Poison Ivy. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Jokers Favor is the twenty-second episode from Batman: The Animated Series. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... The Secret Six is the name of three distinct, fictional comic book teams in the DC Comics universe, plus an alternate universes fourth team. ... Today psychoanalysis comprises several interlocking theories concerning the functioning of the mind. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... For a list of biologically injurious substances, including toxins and other materials, as well as their effects, see poison. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... A supervillainess is a female supervillain. ... Animated series redirects here. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... “Arlecchino” redirects here. ... For other uses of Jester, see Jester (disambiguation). ... The Joker redirects here. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...


The character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and was voiced in the Batman: The Animated Series and its tie-ins by Arleen Sorkin, and most recently by Hynden Walch on The Batman. In the Birds of Prey series, she was portrayed by actress Mia Sara. Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ... Arleen Sorkin (b. ... Hynden Walch (bornFebruary 1, 1971) is an American actress. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... For other meanings of the term, see Bird of prey. ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ...

Contents

Fictional character biography

Origin: Batman: The Animated Series

Harley Quinn in the DC Animated Universe.

Harley Quinn first appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Joker's Favor" (episode #22, original airdate: September 11, 1992), as what was originally supposed to be the animated equivalent of a walk-on role – a number of police officers were to be taken hostage by someone jumping out of a cake, and it was decided that to have the Joker do so himself would be too bizarre. A female follower of the Joker was thus created. Arleen Sorkin, formerly starring in the soap opera Days of our Lives, appeared in a dream sequence in which she wore a jester costume - Dini used this scene as an inspiration, writing the character specifically so Sorkin could voice her. Dini, who had been friends with Sorkin for years, incorporated aspects of her personality into the character. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ... Jokers Favor is the twenty-second episode from Batman: The Animated Series. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Walk On (disambiguation). ... Arleen Sorkin (b. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For other uses of Jester, see Jester (disambiguation). ...


The 1994 graphic novel Mad Love recounts the character's origin. Told in the style and continuity of Batman: The Animated Series and written and drawn by Dini and Timm, the comic book describes Harley as an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls in love with the Joker and becomes his accomplice and on-again, off-again girlfriend. The story received wide praise [1] and won the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Single Issue Comic of the Year. The New Batman Adventures series adapted Mad Love as the episode "Mad Love" in 1999, making it the second "animated style" comic book adapted for the series (the other being Holiday Knights). Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Mad Love Mad Love was an extremely popular comic book written by Paul Dini (The writer and director of Batman The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, dubbed an icon of the 19990s) and Bruce W. Timm (executive producer on The New Batman/Superman Adventures and the co-creator of... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... An MRI scan of a human brain and head. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ... The Harvey Awards are given for achievement in comic books. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ...


As portrayed in the comic, she becomes fascinated with the Joker while interning at Arkham, and volunteers to analyze him. She falls in love nearly instantly with the Joker during their sessions. After helping him escape from the asylum more than once, she is caught by her superiors, who revoke her license and put her in her own cell. During an earthquake in Gotham City, she flees and becomes Harley Quinn, the Joker's partner-in-crime. For information about a medical intern, see the article on Medical residency. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... This article is about the fictional place. ...


Expanded role

After Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, Harley makes several other animated appearances. She appears as one of the four main female characters of the web cartoon Gotham Girls. She also made guest appearances in other cartoons of the DC Animated Universe, appearing in the Justice League episode "Wild Cards" (alongside the Joker) and the Static Shock episode "Hard as Nails" (alongside Poison Ivy). The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gotham Girls is an American animated Flash cartoon series about the females of Gotham City, created and produced jointly by Warner Brothers and Noodle Soup Productions. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ... Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...


She appeared in World's Finest: The Batman/Superman Movie as a rival and foil of sorts for Lex Luthor's assistant Mercy Graves; each has a mutual immediate dislike for the other, at one point fighting brutally with each other as Lex and the Joker have a business meeting. In the film's climax, Harley nearly kills Mercy when she duct tapes her mouth shut and tapes her to the top of a gigantic killer android, (to act as a human shield), although she is rescued and untied by Batman and Superman. At the conclusion, Harley is taken away in a padded ambulance screaming, "I want a lawyer! I want a doctor! I want a cheese sandwich!"; Mercy chuckles "Now that's funny!" as she watches Harley get locked away on TV. Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... Mercy Graves from Superman: the Animated Series. ...


In issue #16 of the Batman Adventures comic series, Harley is almost married to the Joker. Ivy crashes the wedding and tries to kill the Joker, only to be stopped by Batgirl. At the end of the comic, Harley vows to kill Ivy, thus apparently ending their partnership (although the Batman Adventures comic book series, while continuing on from Batman: The Animated Series, does not necessarily reflect canonical developments within the wider Batman/DC Comics universe), though not all was as it seemed with Ivy in that story either. Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker depicts Quinn's ultimate fate. After a dramatic physical battle between Harley and Batgirl, Batman and the others presume her dead knowing she fell into a deep crevasse during his final showdown with the Joker; however, bottomless pits are a notoriously unreliable means of death in comic books . A scene toward the end of the film reveals that Quinn survived to start a family, with her twin granddaughters Delia and Deidre Dennis eventually joining the Jokerz gang, something which, ironically, the elderly Harley does not appreciate. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman. ... Cover to Uncanny X-Men #136 (August 1980, art by John Byrne), the penultimate issue of the Dark Phoenix saga. ... Dexters Laboratory (Dexters Lab for short) is an American animated series which was created by Genndy Tartakovsky and first produced by Hanna-Barbera for Cartoon Network. ... Screenshot from Batman Beyond featuring the Jokerz. ...


DC Universe Comic history

The character proved so popular that she was eventually added to the Batman comic book canon (although she had already appeared in the Elseworlds mini-series Thrillkiller in 1997). The comic book version of Quinn, like the comic book version of The Joker, is more dangerously psychotic and less humorously kooky than the animated series version. Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Psychosis (disambiguation). ...

Cover to Batman: Harley Quinn.
Art by Alex Ross.

Quinn's DC Universe comic book origin, revealed in Batman: Harley Quinn (October 1999), is largely an adaptation of her animated origin from the Batman Adventures: Mad Love graphic novel. Download high resolution version (497x622, 32 KB)The Joker and Harley Quinn. ... Download high resolution version (497x622, 32 KB)The Joker and Harley Quinn. ... Nelson Alexander Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...


A Harley Quinn ongoing series was published monthly by DC Comics for 38 issues from 2001 to 2003. Creators who contributed to the title included Karl Kesel, Terry Dodson, A.J. Lieberman and Mike Huddleston. The series ends with Harley turning herself in to Arkham Asylum. She is next seen in the Jeph Loeb series "Hush". Then in Villains United Infinite Crisis special, where she is one of the many villains who escape from Arkham. (She is, however, knocked unconscious the moment she escapes.) DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... A writer and inker whose works have primarily been under contract for DC Comics. ... Terrence Terry Dodson is an American comic book artist and penciller. ... Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ...


In the One Year Later setting, Harley Quinn is an inmate at Arkham Asylum, glimpsed briefly in Detective Comics #823. One Year Later event logo. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ...


Harley next appeared in Batman #663, in which she helps the Joker with a plan to kill all his former henchmen, unaware that the "punchline" to the scheme is her own death. Upon realizing this, she shoots him in the shoulder.


Harley resurfaces in Detective Comics #831, written by Paul Dini. She is still a borderline psychotic, but has apparently reformed. Harley has spent the last year applying for parole, only to see her request systematically rejected by Bruce Wayne, the layman member of the medical commission of Arkham. Kidnapped, and granted a job as a henchwoman for Sugar, the new female Ventriloquist, she turns her down out of respect for the memory of Arnold Wesker, the original Ventriloquist, and helps Batman and Commissioner Gordon foil the imposter's plans. Although Sugar escapes, Bruce Wayne is impressed with Harley's effort at redemption, and agrees with granting her parole from Arkham Asylum. It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ... The Ventriloquist is a DC Comics villain, an enemy of Batman. ... James Jim Worthington Gordon is a supporting character in DC Comics Batman series. ...


In Birds of Prey #105, Harley Quinn is revealed as the sixth member of the Secret Six. In issue #108, upon hearing that Oracle has sent the Russian authorities footage of teammate Deadshot murdering the Six's employer as payback for double-crossing them, Harley asks, "Is it a bad time to say 'I quit'?", thus leaving the team. Birds of Prey is a comic book published by DC Comics that features the adventures of a group of female superheroes who are based in Gotham City (and later Metropolis). ... The Secret Six is the name of three distinct, fictional comic book teams in the DC Comics universe, plus an alternate universes fourth team. ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... Deadshot (real name Floyd Lawton), is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ...


In Countdown #43, Harleen Quinzel appears to have reformed and is shown to be residing in an Amazon-run women's shelter. Having abandoned her jester costume and clown make-up, Harley now only wears an Amazonian stola or chiton. She befriends the former Catwoman replacement Holly Robinson, and then succeeds in persuading her to join her at the shelter, where she is working as an assistant. They are both brought to Themiscyra by "Athena" (really Granny Goodness) and begin Amazon training. Holly and Harley then meet the real Athena, and encounter Mary Marvel. The group reveal Granny's deception, and Holly, Harley and Mary follow her as she retreats to Apokolips. Mary finds the Athenian gods, whom Granny had been holding prisoner, and the group frees them. Harley is granted powers by Thalia as a reward. Countdown is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... // The Amazons were a race of immortal super-women that lived on the magical Paradise Island. ... The stola was the traditional garment of Roman women, corresponding to the toga that was worn by men. ... A Danaid, wearing a low-girded chiton A chiton was a piece of clothing in the Ancient Greek world. ... This article is about the supervillainess. ... Holly Robinson is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... In Greek mythology, Themiscyra was the capital of the Amazons, on the river Thermodon. ... Granny Goodness is a follower of Darkseid in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series published by DC Comics. ... In the DC Comics fictional shared Universe, Apokolips was the planet ruled by Darkseid, established in Jack Kirbys Fourth World series. ... For other uses, see Thalia (disambiguation). ...


In Batman Confidential's version of the Joker's origin, Harley meets the Joker when he is still "Jack". She is working her way through college as a cocktail waitress, and goes by the nickname of Leeny. She convinces her future soulmate that whatever life he is running from is a gift and deserves a second chance. This sets in motion the chain of events that leads to Joker's transformation. In gratitude, Joker secretly pays off Harley's college bills. Batman Confidential is a monthly comic book series from DC Comics which debuted its first issue on December 6, 2006. ...


Relationships

The Joker

Harley Quinn fantasizes about her future with the Joker in Mad Love.

Harley's relationship with the Joker is one of the most complex in the DC Universe. While he often degrades and hurts her, sometimes near the point of death, there are many instances that show a mutually affectionate side to their bizarre relationship. Certain episodes imply that the Joker wrestles with the extremely vexing idea of actually caring for someone. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 539 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (565 × 628 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Harley Quinn having a fantasy about marrying and growing old with The Joker in Mad Love, by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 539 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (565 × 628 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Harley Quinn having a fantasy about marrying and growing old with The Joker in Mad Love, by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. ... Mad Love Mad Love was an extremely popular comic book written by Paul Dini (The writer and director of Batman The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, dubbed an icon of the 19990s) and Bruce W. Timm (executive producer on The New Batman/Superman Adventures and the co-creator of... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...


In the book Batman: Animated, Mark Hamill (who provided the voice of the Joker in Batman: the Animated Series) says "Expressing emotion in any way that's real and meaningful is alien to the Joker, but he's learning those parts of himself, however unconsciously, through Harley." Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor. ...


Sorkin adds, "Everyone else sees the Joker laugh; only Harley has ever seen him cry."


One example of this occasional bend in their rollercoaster relationship comes from the Emperor Joker series (Action Comics #770) where Joker shares with Harley his deeply personal reasons for destroying the universe. Instead of destroying her with it, he gives her a last kiss and turns her into a constellation, saying "You get the best seat in the house for Armageddon. Say goodnight, Harley. I always wanted to see my dame in lights. Heh. Even in a moment of abject saccharine, I still got it." The Joker is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain widely considered to be Batmans archenemy. ... For other uses, see Universe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the star grouping. ... For other uses, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ...


A more in-depth look at the early stages of their DC Universe relationship is provided in Greg Rucka's No Man's Land novel. Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


In Batman #663, it is revealed that Harley included in her college thesis the theory that the Joker is constantly reinventing his personality; after she is corrupted, however, she refuses to accept that his love for her is not a constant. Furthermore, Joker relents after Harley defends herself against him, saying he will let her live, but that it would be better if she were disfigured. She apparently consents, but Batman attacks as Joker traces a razor against her cheek. The issue ends with Harley putting a bullet through Joker's shoulder. This article is about the thesis in academia. ...


Poison Ivy

Batman: The Animated Series

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.
Art by Bruce Timm.

In the episode "Harley and Ivy", the Joker, frustrated with Quinn, kicks her out, so she steals a Harlequin Diamond in a museum to prove her worth. At the same time, Poison Ivy robs the museum of plant toxins. The two become quick friends and Ivy takes her back to her lair in a toxic waste dump where she nurses her back to health and injects her with a serum which has given Harley an immunity to all toxins and poisons. Harley and Ivy team up for a number of successful capers, becoming Gotham City's "Queens of Crime". Image File history File links Harleyivy. ... Image File history File links Harleyivy. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ... Harley and Ivy is the fifty-sixth episode of Batman: The Animated Series and the first team-up of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... Toxic waste is waste material, often in chemical form, that can cause death or injury to living creatures. ...


Their partnership ends temporarily after the Joker welcomes Harley back. Ivy is continually frustrated by Harley's lingering feelings for the Joker. However, the friendship survives, and Ivy remains Harley's first port of call when she and The Joker go through a rough patch. She adopts the role of older sister and teller of harsh truths to Harley about her helpless infatuation with the Joker. When Ivy demands during "Harley and Ivy" that Harley stand up for herself, Harley says "I'm not a doormat — am I?" Ivy replies, "If you had a middle name, it would be 'Welcome'."


While she frequently refers to the Joker as "Puddin'" and "Mr. J", she refers to Poison Ivy as "Red" (a reference to her red hair). Woman with red hair Man with red hair Red hair (also referred to as auburn, ginger, ranga or titian) varies from a deep orange-red through burnt orange to bright copper. ...


Harley and Ivy made several appearances working together in other episodes and in the flash animated series Gotham Girls. Simple animation in Flash MX; a square moving across the screen in a motion tween, one of the basic functions of Flash. ... Gotham Girls is an American animated Flash cartoon series about the females of Gotham City, created and produced jointly by Warner Brothers and Noodle Soup Productions. ...


In the Batman: Harley & Ivy mini-series published in 2004, written and drawn by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the pair are shown sharing a bed in issue #3. Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ...


Their relationship is similar to Laurel and Hardy, meaning that Ivy is more serious and adult while Harley is more wild and child-like, but in spite of this Ivy and Harley have a big sister/little sister relationship towards each other. Many questions have arisen as to whether Ivy harbours romantic feelings to Harley. Harley has been asked in the comics by Batgirl after she made a comment about playing together, whether their relationship was romantic in nature, Harley did not answer but chose to ask the question between Batgirl and Supergirl. Laurel and Hardy, in a promotional still from their 1937 feature film Way Out West. ...


After seeing the episode Harley and Ivy fans thought that Paul Dini and Bruce Timm had designed their relationship after the two charecters in the movie Thelma and Louise. Niether animater had in fact secene the movie up till then but Timm viewed the movie after to see what fans were talking about. Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ... Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women...


DC Universe Comic

Their relationship was integrated into the comics in Batman: Harley Quinn. In that comic, Joker finds himself beginning to care for her. Naturally, this can't be countenanced, so he decides to kill her. After he takes an apparently drugged Harley into his bed for what may or may not be the consummation of their relationship, he lures her into a rocket ship, telling her, in part: "I've noticed some changes coming over me since you came into my life. I've been reminded what it was like to be part of a couple. To care for someone who cares for me. It's the first time in recent memory I've had those feelings... And I hate having those feelings!" He launches the rocket, soberly telling an enraged Harley that he will truly mourn her, before erupting into a fit of his trademark diabolical laughter.


The rocket lands in Robinson Park, where Harley first meets Poison Ivy. Ivy saves her, but after taking her in, recognizes Harley as Dr. Quinzel from the Arkham staff. When Harley regains consciousness, Ivy initially plans to kill her. The prospect of her own death totally fails to move Harley, and Ivy is curious as to why. She convinces Harley to tell her story, and comes to feel a kinship with Harley. Considering her another castoff, Ivy offers to help Harley take her revenge on both Batman and the Joker.


Ivy gives Quinn a treatment that immunizes her to various assorted toxins and Ivy's own poisonous touch. It also dramatically enhances Harley's strength and speed. Ivy intends this to give her new friend an edge on Batman and the Joker. Hot-blooded Harley, however, is angrier at the Joker than at Batman, and even initially works with the Dark Knight to help bring down the Clown Prince of Crime. While Batman eliminates the villain's muscle, Quinn chases the Joker up a damaged building, intending to send him falling to his death. Before she can do so, however, the Joker apologizes. Falling in love with him again, she forgives him on the spot, and serves as his lieutenant throughout the rest of No Man's Land, as well as the Emperor Joker storyline. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Holly Robinson

When the Amazons attacked America and offered women access to Themyscira and their teachings, Harley volunteered, and there she befriended former Catwoman Holly Robinson. Themyscirian Amazons Art by Phil Jimenez Themyscira is a fictional island nation in the DC Comics universe. ... For the actress, see Holly Robinson Peete. ...


Guy Kopski

Harley Quinn #8, reveals that, in college, Harleen dated fellow student Guy Kopski, who is writing his thesis on Chaos Theory. This article is about the thesis in academia. ... For other uses, see Chaos Theory (disambiguation). ...


In order to enter Gotham State University's graduate program, Harleen performs an experiment in which she tests her boyfriend's love by claiming to have committed a crime to see how he'd react. She does not get the results that she hoped for; Kopski picks up a loaded gun and goes after the 'perpetrator' that tried to kill his girlfriend. She goes after Kopski to stop him from killing someone, but arrives too late; he has accidentally killed a homeless man. Upon learning the truth, Kopski becomes hysterical and turns the gun on himself. A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ...


Harleen trashes her dorm room in her despair and decides right then and there that she wants to meet with the Joker in person by interning at Arkham Asylum. She then blackmails her Department Head into passing her so that she can go to grad school and get her internship at Arkham. For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ...


Years later, Harley finds out that her Department Head was actually using them both to test out his own theories and that her experiment was really his. Harley avenges her boyfriend's death by tormenting her former Department Head, leaving him to his fate when he accidentally gets Joker venom on himself. The Joker with a victim of Joker venom, in the OverPower card game Joker venom is a fictional toxin, a favourite murder weapon utilised by The Joker in the Batman franchise of movies, comics, and cartoons. ...


Other versions

  • Harley Quinn's first major appearance outside the Batman animated world was in the Elseworlds mini-series Thrillkiller. As with the other characters, her background is very different from the established version (Bruce Wayne, for instance, is a full-time detective in the Gotham City Police Department who becomes Batman after being framed for murder). Here she is a schoolgirl named Hayley Fitzpatrick who dresses up in order to help a female version of the Joker called Bianca Steeplechase. The relationship between this lesbian or bisexual Joker and Harley Quinn is noticeably more egalitarian than its heterosexual counterpart in mainstream DC continuity. After Batgirl kills Bianca, Harley is shown killing her own family, intent on revenge in the final frames of the story.
  • In the Elseworlds 80-Page Giant, one of the stories was about Lex Luthor as a music producer. One of his groups were, as the press put it, "'alternative lifestyle' folkies Ivy and Harley".
  • On the new Earth-3, Harleen Quinzel was the Jokester's manager. She was killed by Owlman.

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In other media

Film

Prior to the release of Batman & Robin, Mark Protosevich was commissioned by Warner Brothers to write a script for a fifth Batman film titled Batman Triumphant to be directed by Joel Schumacher. Harley Quinn was allegedly included as one of the film's three villains, opposite Scarecrow and Man-Bat. In July 2000, Protosevich confirmed Scarecrow and Quinn as the only two villains. Madonna was rumored for the role, which he had rewritten as the Joker's daughter seeking revenge, not his lover as portrayed in the animated series and Batman comics. Due to Batman & Robin's poor box office run, bad Internet buzz, and several negative reviews from critics, Triumphant was never made, and the film franchise went on hiatus for eight years. There were rumors that Harley would appear in The Dark Knight. Director Christopher Nolan has laughed at the question of her inclusion in the film when interviewed, saying "we'll see." IMDB.com had Sarah Jayne Dunn allegedly attached to the role. According to Dunn's resume, she is signed on in the role. [2] For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Warner Bros. ... Batman Triumphant was to be the third film of the Joel Schumacher Batman movie series, to be launched between the time window of 1998-2000. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... This article deals with the Scarecrow of DC Comics. ... Man-Bat (real name Dr. Kirk Langström) is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who first appeared in Detective Comics #400, illustrated by Neal Adams. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... Sarah Jayne Dunn (born 1981) is an English actress best known for playing Mandy Hutchinson (nee Richardson) in Hollyoaks. ...


Justice League: The New Frontier

Harley Quinn has a cameo appearance in the animated film Justice League: The New Frontier. She is seen during the famous speech by John F. Kennedy. John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


Television

Harleen Quinzel as seen on Birds of Prey, played by Mia Sara.

In 2002, a live-action television series called Birds of Prey, loosely based on the comic of the same name, included Harley Quinn as a psychotic psychiatrist and main villain. The character was portrayed by actress Mia Sara, who replaced Sherilyn Fenn (originator of the role in an unaired pilot episode). The show aired only 13 episodes. In this show, Harley is portrayed as a far more calculating and sinister character than her bubbly comic and cartoon personas. She also does not wear a costume, although she does wear an outfit that is reminiscent of her cartoon costume in the series finale, "Devil's Eyes". In that episode, she used experimental technology to transfer metahuman mind control powers to herself. Image File history File links Quinzel. ... Image File history File links Quinzel. ... Birds of Prey was a live action US television series produced in 2002. ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... For other meanings of the term, see Bird of prey. ... If you are looking for other meanings of the term, refer to Bird of prey (disambiguation). ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn[1] on February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Emmy and Golden Globe award nominated American actress and filmmaker, best known for playing Audrey Horne on the cult TV series Twin Peaks, for her roles in Ruby, Of Mice and Men, Boxing Helena... Unaired Pilot is the original version of the first episode of The WB television series Birds of Prey. ... Devils eyes is the thirteenth and final episode of The WB television series Birds of Prey. ... Metahuman is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ...

Harley Quinn, as seen in Season Four of The Batman.

Harley Quinn appears in season 4 of The Batman, in which she is voiced by Hynden Walch. While her design is relatively unchanged (though somewhat more exaggerated), her past is somewhat altered. Instead of being a psychiatrist at Arkham, she is a TV pop psychologist who is researching the Joker when he corrupts her. Unlike other versions, the Joker creates Harley's name and costume instead of Harley making them herself. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Hynden Walch (bornFebruary 1, 1971) is an American actress. ... Popular psychology refers to concepts and theories about human mental life and behaviour that come from outside the technical study of psychology, but purport to go beyond everyday knowledge. ...


Video games

Harley Quinn also appears in several video games based upon the animated series. She appears in a cameo role in The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Super NES, and as a boss in The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega Genesis. She also appears in The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega CD and Batman: Chaos in Gotham. Harley Quinn was not a boss in the video game Batman Vengeance (except in the Game Boy Advance version) but she played a major role in the game's storyline. First she poses as a woman named Mary Flynn in a trap for Batman set by the Joker. Then throughout the game Harley does the Joker's dirty work after he fakes his death. In Sega CD's The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman Vengeance, she was voiced by her regular voice actress, Arleen Sorkin. She is also slated to appear in Lego Batman: The Video Game[3], even though there has never been a figure of herself in the real-life Lego Batman series. Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... Adventures of Batman and Robin is based on popular DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The Sega Mega-CD (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. ... Batman Vengeance is a video game in the Batman universe developed and published by Ubisoft. ... LEGO Batman is a theme of LEGO building sets based on the comics, films, and cartoons featuring the DC Comics superhero, Batman. ...


See also

The Joker redirects here. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the supervillainess. ... Gotham Girls is an American animated Flash cartoon series about the females of Gotham City, created and produced jointly by Warner Brothers and Noodle Soup Productions. ... Dependent personality disorder (DPD), formerly known as asthenic personality disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. ... “Arlecchino” redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.harley-quinn.com/madlove.html
  2. ^ RDF Management - Sarah Jayne Dunn
  3. ^ MTV Multiplayer » Exclusive: See A New ‘LEGO Batman’ Villain

External links

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Harley Quinn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2384 words)
Harley Quinn first appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Joker's Favor" (episode #22, original airdate: September 11, 1992), where she served as a humorous female sidekick and on-again, off-again girlfriend to the Joker.
Quinn's DC Universe comic book origin, revealed in Batman: Harley Quinn (October 1999), is largely an adaptation of her animated origin from the Batman Adventures: Mad Love graphic novel.
Harley's relationship with the Joker is one of the most complex and controversial in the DC Universe.
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