Harleen Frances Quinzel, primarily known as Harley Quinn, is the overall titular main protagonist of the T.V. series, Harley Quinn.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Biography
- 2.1 Background
- 2.2 Season 1
- 2.2.1 "Til Death Do Us Part"
- 2.2.2 "A High Bar"
- 2.2.3 "So You Need a Crew?"
- 2.2.4 "Finding Mr. Right"
- 2.2.5 "Being Harley Quinn"
- 2.2.6 "You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon"
- 2.2.7 "The Line"
- 2.2.8 "L.O.D.R.S.V.P."
- 2.2.9 "A Seat At The Table"
- 2.2.10 "Bensonhurst"
- 2.2.11 "Harley Quinn Highway"
- 2.2.12 "Devil's Snare"
- 2.2.13 "The Final Joke"
- 2.3 Season 2
- 2.3.1 "New Gotham"
- 2.3.2 "Riddle U"
- 2.3.3 "Trapped"
- 2.3.4 "Thawing Hearts"
- 2.3.5 "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues"
- 2.3.6 "There's No Place to Go But Down"
- 2.3.7 "Inner (Para) Demons"
- 2.3.8 "Bachelorette"
- 2.3.9 "Dye Hard"
- 2.3.10 "A Fight Worth Fighting For"
- 2.3.11 "Lovers' Quarrel"
- 2.3.12 "The Runaway Bridesmaid"
- 3 Personality
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
Harley Quinn is a petite woman with bleached white skin and blue eyes. She has long blonde hair, usually has up in a pigtails style, which is dyed at the bottom in blue and pink shades. She is often seen wearing dark red lipstick, pink and blue eye shadow, black mascara, and a psychotic grin.
Harley is often seen wearing a short black and red crop top with a black choker around her neck, black and red fingerless leather gloves, and black and red tight spandex booty shorts and black and red sneakers.
She previously wore her original classic jester outfit from the Batman Animated TV Series. When she dresses up she usually wears her hair down with a black and red dress and heels, one red and one black.
I'm not great at having people who are actually good to me in my life.— Harley Quinn
Harleen Quinzel was raised in a dysfunctional family, her mother Sharon Quinzel is alcoholic, her father Nick Quinzel is a criminal and gambling addict. Harleen herself was normal, albeit mentally unstable. Her mental instabilities first manifested as an obsession with actor Frankie Muniz, who she wanted to kidnap and have a child with via lying about being on birth control. Eventually his family placed a restraining order on her, which she ignored, so she was sent to juvie.
When she graduated from high school she was Valedictorian but used her speech to angrily denounced her entire school administration for not helping her and for ogling her. She then went off to college to become a psychiatrist, and her dream was to win the Olympic championship of gymnastics. She nearly succeeded, but her father insisted that she "take a dive" so that he would win a long-shot bet to clear his gambling debts. Harleen eventually relented, and failed on purpose, but snapped when her father joked that there would never be a woman president (her dream), so Harleen viciously assaulted her father in front of everyone. The acrobatics skills she gained as a gymnast served her later in a life of crime.
Arkham to the present
After graduating from university, she became a psychiatrist and started working at both Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary. During her tenure at Arkham, as revealed in "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues", she was brought in because the "Joker's chewed up every other shrink in Gotham" and "because you're cheap and you've got a pulse, skirt", even though she did her dissertation on the Joker's pathology and is uniquely qualified. Her first task was to get the Joker to reveal the location of a bomb, which resulted in the Joker wooing her even as he tried to kill her. She eventually convinced him to reveal the bomb location by evoking his childhood, but it was a ruse, faking lowering his guard to send the heroes in the wrong area to find the bomb while he was brought to the cafeteria. The real bomb then exploded and allowed the Joker to kidnap Harley, escaping through the blasted hole in the Asylum.
Although Harvey Dent ordered them both shot as the Joker fled with Harley over his shoulders, Poison Ivy saved them both by deflecting the bullet, grateful for Harley giving her a gift. She surrendered so that she and the Joker would be recaptured without the need for excessive force, and asked Harley to be her new therapist. Their friendship would bloom as Harley eventually became the only person to successfully get through to her and help with her issues, even as Harley's relationship with the Joker also deepened, until eventually the Joker convinced her to jump into a vat of acid and become his sidekick.
"Til Death Do Us Part"
Harley Quinn attempted to rob a group of wealthy yachters, but they were entirely unconcerned until the Joker arrived to terrify them. Together they fought off the yachters while Harley argued with the Joker to add her to the Legion of Doom and allow her to become his full partner, not his sidekick. The Joker dodges and deflects until Batman himself arrives to occupy their full attention, at which point the Joker flees into a single-man submarine and abandons Harley to distract Batman. The Joker assures her that he will break her out of the Arkham Asylum "before breakfast", then submerges into the harbor while Batman takes Harley into custody.
In custody, Harley refused to reveal anything about the "psychotic clown who treats you like garbage", as Batman referred to him. However, Harley insisted that they had real love, and that the Joker apparently proposed to her with a diamond ring not long ago. In response Commissioner Gordon sentenced her to life in prison, which Harley laughed at, believing that she would not spend even a single night in prison. Six months later she was still in prison, with Poison Ivy insisting that the Joker would not come for her. Three months after that, Harley justified that at least the Joker was exciting and a "challenge", that the vat of chemicals he pushed her in was more like a vat of "freedom sauce", and that the Joker made her who she was.
Three months after that, literally the entire prison insisted that the Joker was not coming for her, but Harley insisted that he would even until Poison Ivy hatched an escape plan and got Harley out of prison against her will. Afterward, Harley tried to return to the Joker immediately, but Ivy insisted that Harley diagnose herself - a hallucination of Doctor Quinzel asked Harley what should be done about a patient who was "fixated on a murderous psychopath and won't end their relationship no matter how terribly he treats her". Harley then immediately diagnosed the patient as a "classic abusive co-dependency" before realizing that she was diagnosing herself, and that she needed to end her relationship with the Joker.
When Harley declared their break out, the Joker justified leaving her in Arkham as an attempt to protect her from increasing police scrutiny, and that he would have broken up with her anyway, "unless our love is so powerful, even the threat of death can't keep us apart". This immediately enticed Harley back to the Joker, disgusting Poison Ivy. Later, the Joker gets fixated on the Riddler, so Harley goes to kill him, only to end up captured alongside Batman. The Riddler then have the Joker an ultimatum: choose one to live, and one to be dropped in a pool of acid to die. To Harley's shock, the Joker chose to free Batman to deny Riddler the pleasure of killing him, allowing Harley to be dropped in acid.
Harley falls in, and Doctor Quinzel helps Harley have an epiphany about the Joker - he did not really propose, but rather the "diamond ring" was a grenade ring that the Joker gave to Harley so that Batman would stop to take the grenade out of her hands and save her. He never really proposed, and only said "til death do us part" because he assumed Harley would end up dead. Harley then realizes that the Joker only loves Batman, not her, and she wakes up as Poison Ivy is pulling Harley out of the pool of "acid". Ivy reveals that the acid was actually just margarita mix and that she had the Riddler set up his scheme to "prove" to Harley that the Joker didn't actually love Harley.
In response, Harley amends to finally break things off with the Joker and even do her own crimes, such as kidnapping the mayor and threatening to kill him unless he named a highway after her. She then redid her outfit and went to the Joker's lair, defeated all his guards, and destroyed it. With the Joker trapped beneath the rubble, Harley suddenly spared him "to see the look on your face when I'm running this town".
"A High Bar"
While watching Howie Mandel's TV show, Harley witnessed the Joker take over the show and declare that it was he who dumped her, and that he would respect her wishes to "drift into the darkness of total anonymity". Harley then became enraged when the Joker activated a bomb strapped to Howie's chest, so she angrily smashed the flat-screen TV with a bat and eventually declared that she would go to the Gotham Mint to show up Joker and his Legion of Doom compatriots.
At the "party", Harley was shocked to discover that it was actually just a bar mitzvah for Joshua Cobblepot, the Penguin's nephew, but Harley insisted on staying to impress Bane, Scarecrow, and Two-Face, who were all present. She initially got on well with them with some banter, and tried to entice them to join a plan her, until the Joker himself arrived and drove her off. Angry, Harley planned to rob the Gotham Mint itself in order to impress the Legion of Doom, which was a facility so secure and confident that they willingly rented out their own atrium to the Legion of Doom for the bar mitzvah.
Ignoring Poison Ivy's advice, Harley tried to rob it anyway, successfully taking down several guards throughout the atrium where the bar mitzvah was taking place. Unfortunately, it turned out the guards were actually "Gotham Chucklehut's finest improvisers", an improv troupe who Harley just brutally beat into submission. Joshua was meant to "fight" through them to enter a vault full of "Joshua bucks" for his bar mitzvah, only to find Harley there with an open vault. The Joker laughed hysterically at the scene as the Penguin tranquilized Harley and had her tied up.
The Penguin gave his umbrella to his nephew Joshua to shoot Harley, but when Joshua asked for her last words, Harley easily eroded the 13-year-old boy's confidence by questioning whether he could actually hit her rather than miss and embarrass himself. She continued a running commentary about how his hand was trembling, how he probably never drunk a beer before, or even "finger blasted a girl". Overwhelmed by shame, Joshua eventually broke, dropped the umbrella, and went to his mom. The Penguin himself made to shoot Harley, but Poison Ivy arrived with Kite Man and Harley broke out of her chained chair, prepared to fight. The Joker offered to allow her to live if she admitted she was nothing without him, and when she refused, battle commenced.
Poison Ivy held off Two-Face while Harley attacked Scarecrow, and Kite Man reluctantly went up against Bane. Kite Man was quickly dispatched, and although Harley and Poison Ivy briefly held their own, they were eventually cornered by Penguin, Two-Face, and Scarecrow. When the Joker demanded that Bane "stop dicking around" with Kite Man and called Bane a "dumb, freakish monster" for not focusing on Harley, Harley took the opportunity to sow doubt among their ranks, questioning why they took the orders from a powerless villain who simply bullied them into submission. Now bereft of help, the Joker made to kill Harley herself, but Ivy quickly surrounded him in plants. He was nearly defeated until his contractor called, so he took the opportunity to simply leave. Harley then amended to join the Legion of Doom in order to prove her worth that way.
"So You Need a Crew?"
Harley later tried to steal a Russian nuke, but was thwarted by the Joker and his goons. This prompts her to seek out a crew for herself, again ignoring Ivy's advice to the contrary, and sought out underlings from Underworld Talent Inc.. However, they rejected her as she no longer had access to Legion of Doom resources through the Joker, so she sought help in a random bar. Everyone fled from her, one even jumping into a "hell portal" to avoid working for her. Doctor Psycho also rejected her, but when Kite Man arrived asking for help, the entire bar eagerly went to help on his heist.
Angry, Harley went with Ivy to see promotional speaker Maxie Zeus' seminar on recruiting goons, and he advised the crowd to simply never quit even if a recruitment agency or randoms in a seedy bar rejected them. Harley went to see Maxie afterward for more tips, but he was only interested in having sex with her, insisting that no "bad guy" would ever work for a woman, under any circumstances. Harley then sought out Ivy to join her crew, but Ivy insisted there was a "glass ceiling" for female supervillains, and referred Ivy to the Queen of Fables. The Queen of Fables was a sorceress who conjured an entire army, prompting the Justice League to crack down on her directly, who had Zatanna Zatara imprison the Queen of Fables inside a U.S. Tax Code book.
This gave Harley the inspiration to seek out villains who were downtrodden and disrespected, desperate enough to work for her. She seeks out Doctor Psycho, recently banished from the Legion of Doom for using "the C-word", and also accepts Clayface's request to join her crew. For her first heist, she dispatched Clayface to distract Maxie Zeus while she and psycho snuck into his mansion to rob his gold medals. On the way out she and Psycho discovered Maxie handily fighting Clayface, so Harley demanded that Maxie proclaim to the world that "Harley's crew ain't nothin' to fuck with". She then had Doctor Psycho beat him with several telekinetically lifted statues, before Harley herself beat him up with her bat. The next day when reporters found him beaten and robbed, he wearily said what Harley demanded he say. Harley Quinn also used Maxie's stolen medals to purchase a nuke, which she used to threaten Gotham City into renaming a highway after her.
"Finding Mr. Right"
Harley Quinn arrived at Ivy's house with bales of cash after a successful bank robbery, but becomes angry when she sees no one on TV covering the heist - angrily destroying a ninth TV in Ivy's apartment. Although Ivy advised her that a lack of notoriety was a good thing, Harley once again ignored her advice and decided to get a "nemesis" to increase her viewership. They had no luck finding one, so Clayface enlisted King Shark, a "social media maven", to help. King Shark manages to get Tommy Tomorrow, but Harley does not want someone inconsequential like Tommy, and so steals the Batmobile in order to agitate Batman into becoming her nemesis.
Unfortunately for Harley, only Robin arrived to stop the theft, but Harley refused to fight him and so abandoned the Batmobile. Not to be outdone, Robin lied to Tawny Young that Harley made him her nemesis, which Lois Lane picked up on, saying it set the "Evil Women's Movement Back Decades". Harley then had an idea to force Lois to retract the article, potentially drawing Superman to defend his girlfriend and make Harley his nemesis. However, Lois Lane was entirely unconcerned by being kidnapped by Harley, as was Superman himself, who simply brought Robin to fight Harley off. Disgusted, Harley simply retreated.
Harley later captured Robin and set King Shark to swimming below Robin in order to frighten him into retracting his claim about being Harley's nemesis. When Robin insisted that he would never, because he had the media wrapped around his finger, Harley revealed that he was on the Tawny Young Show and being recorded the entire time. Harley was then cleared of being his nemesis, but in his shame, Robin had a nose bleed which fell into the water below, enraging King Shark. As King Shark tried to attack Robin, he called out for Batman, who arrived to subdue King Shark and save Robin. He then rounded on Harley Quinn to bring her to the Arkham Asylum, leaving the Joker to rob the Gotham City Bank without opposition.
After getting thrashed by Batman, Harley nearly ended up getting captured until Poison Ivy arrived to help fight off Batman and save Harley. Together they fight Batman until the Joker himself arrived and everyone engaged in a three way brawl, until the Joker noticed Robin still tied up from earlier. He kidnaps him and flees, forcing Batman to once again chase after the Joker as his full-time nemesis. Harley also adds King Shark to her crew, because "he does computer good".
"Being Harley Quinn"
While looking for a new base of operations after Ivy's eviction notice, Harley continually rejected lair after lair. The agent demanded to know who Harley was, in order to zero in on her brand, but the questioning only caused Harley to scream that she didn't know, just before she froze in place - what Doctor Psycho called a "level-four brain freeze". Doctor Psycho telepathically draws Harley's Crew into Harley's mind in order to identify and resolve the problem, and they land her in her museum of memories, learning much of Harley's background.
After meeting Harley herself in her mind, Doctor Psycho admonished everyone not to touch anything lest Harley's mind attempt to expel them. However, when Harley saw a glitched memory of the Joker pushing her into a vat of chemicals, she attempted to interact with it to figure out why, causing a "brain lock down" and preventing Doctor Psycho from "rebooting" Harley, while simultaneously trapping everyone in Harley's mind. Harley's mind presumed them to be intruders, and then deployed Harley Gremlins to kill them all even as Sy Borgman arrived at Ivy's apartment to find everyone passed out on the ground, who he assumed be "another suicide cult".
From Harley's optic nerve, Harley saw Sy Borgman and Golda planning to cremate their bodies before Golda had Sy close "slutty Casper's eyes", so she had Doctor Psycho take them to another exit - her subconscious. There Harley discovered the place to be a carnival filled with clones of the Joker, and Ivy pointed out that she wasn't over her ex-boyfriend. Harley quickly had to flee with everyone else when more gremlins arrived, and eventually Harley and company eventually end up; however, they are saved by a hallucination of Frankie Muniz, who shows them the way out. Frankie Muniz was Harley's unhealthy obsession as a child, who she wanted to kidnap and deceive into impregnating her, which a sane portion of her brain sent to help.
Before fleeing, Harley noticed Repressed Memory Island, which she assumed might be at fault for the glitch in her origin story memory. Harley decided to go off toward it, with everyone else eventually following, but Clayface stayed behind and transformed into Frankie Muniz to distract the gremlins. Everyone else then rode on King Shark's back to the island, where Harley discovered that it was actually her choice to jump into the acid and become Harley Quinn, that the Joker did not push her after all. Emboldened, Harley assumes the guise of the memory of Harleen Quinzel, and begins reshaping her memories to make her origin story the moment when she abandoned Joker, not when he created her. This restored equilibrium to her mind, she found Clayface safe and sound, and everyone returned to their bodies in time to stop Sy Borgman from incinerating them. She then claimed the Gotham Mall as her new lair, and agreed to Sy Borgman's condition that he be added to her crew.
"You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon"
Harley entered Gotham Mall after having just stolen King Tut's desiccated corpse, but quickly became enraged when she learned that KGBeast had been nominated to join the Legion of Doom, while she herself has been ignored for two months straight. In her rage, Harley smashed King Shark's computer, and at his recommendation to steal a new one, Harley came up with an idea to burgle an invisible motorcycle from WayneTech to get attention. Clayface distracted the guards, King Shark hacked open several doors, Poison Ivy helped everyone up into WayneTech tower, and Doctor Psycho seized a security guard to bypass the final retinal scan lock.
Harley then jumped through the laser beams surrounding the motorcycle itself using gymnastics, but noticed an even more secure inner area past where the motorcycle was stored. She abandoned the bike and stole a device from the inner area, and called an audible to draw away the police. In the process of escaping however, Clayface had his arm chopped off, which Harley insisted he leave behind. Harley was initially pleased with the heist, but her entire crew had concerns, and the Cowled Critic lambasted her for her ineptitude, leaving behind a "member" of her own crew - Clayface's hand - for the police to interrogate.
Determined to pull things out of the fire, Harley came up with a plan to break into the Gotham City police department to retrieve Clayface's hand and make her crew look powerful enough to be invited to the Legion of Doom. At the same time, Poison Ivy and Doctor Psycho peeled off to deal with the Cowled Critic's slander. Harley attempted to have King Shark cause a distraction while they infiltrated, but he was immediately thrown into Blackgate Penitentiary. She then deployed Clayface to be the distraction, who succeeded. She then confronted Commissioner Gordon and demanded the arm back, threatening to activate the device she stole from WayneTech if he refused, but instead he tried to shoot her. At the last moment, Harley pressed the button, but rather than explode, she was suddenly teleported.
Materializing in the Batcave, Harley tried to make Batman believe that Gordon was suicidal and needing his immediate attention, claiming that Batman abandoned Gordon. In saying so, Harley realized that she had been ignoring her own crew and focusing solely on herself. She admitted her own fault, and convinced Batman to go save his friendship with Gordon. He then flew with her back to the police station and resolved his friendship, prompting Clayface's hand to return to Clayface himself. Harley then activated the device again and tossed it to Batman, teleporting him back to the Batcave, and Doctor Psycho also arrived with ivy and helped everyone escape the police station. Finally, Harley apologized for not caring about her crew, and the Cowled Critic even gave her a glowing review, noting only that she once again left behind a crew member - King Shark. Harley and company went and rescued him from Arkham.
Queen of Fables received a court order to be released from the United States Tax Code, and she advised Harley that she has to steal something the Legion of Doom wants in order to be noticed. Harley decided to steal Kord Industries' famous Weather Machine, using S.T.A.R. Laboratories' personal force field device to deflect the lasers Kord Industries uses to protect their Weather Machine. Harley's plan was stalled by the need for someone who could enter a 4-inch crawlspace, until Queen of Fables was freed from the tax code and sentenced to Arkham. Harley then freed Queen of Fables while she was being transported to the prison.
Queen of Fables agreed to help Harley steal the force field from S.T.A.R. Labs, but soon began to unnerve Harley's Crew with her brutality. Harley insisted on continuing however, using Queen of Fable's conjured mouse for the mission while Queen of Fables herself distracted a family who had seen them. Afterward, Harley returned to a bloody massacre of the entire family reunion, and although she saw one survivor who appeared to be a little girl, she claimed not to see any survivors so that Queen of Fables would not kill another person. At Ivy's insistence, Harley attempted to gently dismiss Queen of Fables from their group, but Queen of Fables became offended at Harley's insistence on not crossing her "line" of killing innocents, and left in anger.
Harley managed to steal the Weather Machine without issue using the force field, and used it to blackmail the mayor of Gotham for $1 billion, only for Queen of Fables to arrive and try to steal it from her. Harley protested that they were friends, but Queen of Fables continued to advance until Jason Praxis arrived to destroy Queen of Fables' storybook and launch an electrical assault on everyone present. Harley agreed to turn over Queen of Fables to him in exchange for mercy, but slipped her force field on Queen of Fables' wrist so that Praxis' electrical blast rebounded and struck him instead. Harley then sent Queen of Fables off, although she stayed around just long enough to brutally murder Jason Praxis before departing. With Queen of Fables gone, Harley tried to use the Weather Machine, but it self destructed after too many failed login attempts.
Deep in the ocean, Harley and her crew have just stolen a cache of Atlantean jewels from the Atlantis Museum of Art, with Clayface pretending to be Aquaman to misdirect the guards. However, Aquaman himself apprehended them on the ocean surface, and it required Poison Ivy's arrival and tying him up in seaweed for Harley and her crew to escape. Afterward, the Legion of Doom became interested and invited Harley for consideration into the Legion of Doom, and Harley guilt-tripped Ivy into coming along to see it. Harley and her crew were instantly smitten with the place, but Ivy disdained it.
While Harley was mingling at the party, Aquaman arrived to retrieve his jewels from Ivy and Harley. He fought off several Legion of Doom members including Black Manta, who landed on Ivy and left her helpless, until Harley distracted him and goaded him into throwing his trident at her. She then dodged, and his trident shattered the large aquarium throughout the Legion of Doom office, spilling hundreds of fish onto the ground and forcing Aquaman to save them. Everyone at the Legion of Doom then praised Harley for fighting Aquaman off, but just before the nomination began, Ivy suddenly proposed making up their own league without the Legion of Doom. Although tempted, Harley insisted on joining the Legion of Doom until Ivy admitted that the Legion of Doom only invited Harley so that Ivy herself would join, as Lex Luthor said.
To Ivy's surprise, Lex Luthor invited Harley into the Legion of Doom despite Ivy's rejection, leading Harley to assume that Ivy simply did not believe in Harley. Afterward Harley got into an intense argument with Ivy, claiming that Ivy simply did not want Harley to succeed and move on because Harley was supposedly the only friend she'd ever had. After Ivy stormed out angrily, the ground beneath Harley's feat collapsed and dumped her into the basement of Gotham Mall, where Doctor Psycho and Sy Borgman were restraining a giant tentacle monster. As Doctor Psycho translated for the monster about how it felt abandoned by Sy Borgman, Harley began to realize that she lashed out at Ivy. After freeing the monster and going to the Legion of Doom, Harley debated reaching out to Ivy again, but decided against it. She then came face to face with the Joker himself.
"A Seat At The Table"
Harley and her crew were inducted into the Legion of Doom and the Joker praised her entry, saying she was "killing it". Her crew insisted she not fall for his schemes, and although she reassured them, she began to warm to the Joker when he nodded approvingly at her. She then tried to repair her friendship with Poison Ivy, offering to help her destroy Lex Corp's PlanetWide Pavers factory, before heading to her first Legion of Doom meeting. There, she shot down the Joker's idea to spend $600-$800 million on a tower, and he praised her afterward for challenging him to put the time in to flesh out his plan. The Joker also offered to have a "work drink" with Harley to help develop his plan more and to show Harley how to "game the system", but although Harley was opposed to the idea, her crew's requests to be assigned away from Bane convinced her to follow up on the Joker's offer, in order to figure out how to get them off the hook.
At the Joker's dinner, he claimed he would simply talk to Lex Luthor and resolve the situation for Harley's crew, saying that Lex considers Harley to be an "asset" that he wants to keep happy. As Harley began to enjoy the dinner, she lied to Poison Ivy about having to reschedule, and ignored her crew's calls for help when she moved to have a dinner on a commandeered yacht. After tossing the original owners onto a life-raft, the Joker even agreed with one of Harley's suggestions for his tower - to have it emerge out of the ground "like a jack-in-the-box". Batman himself then arrived to apprehend them, but the Joker sent him sprawling with a grenade and then prepared to escape in a helicopter.
Mirroring Til Death Do Us Part when the Joker abandoned Harley to be captured by Batman, the Joker instead turned the situation on its head by offering to take her with him - seemingly accepting her for the first time. Harley squealed in delight and ran into his arms as they were both lifted into the air away from Batman. Now in the helicopter, Harley mentioned that she dreamed of escaping together, and they began kissing passionately until the Batplane pulled alongside the Joker's helicopter, at which point the Joker savagely pushed Harley out of the helicopter to her death, betraying her once again. Heartbroken as the litany of her abusive relationship flashed before her eyes, Harley curled into a fetal position as she plummeted toward the water, only for Batman to break her fall.
Please don't go.— Harley to Ivy
Batman softly admonished Harley that "some things never change, Quinn" before Harley tearfully slid off the Batplane and adroitly dove into the waters below. At shore, she eventually arrived at the hospital after learning that King Shark had his fin blown off on Bane's mission. She tried to keep to her story about being held up by the Legion of Doom, but didn't realize that her crew and Ivy had all seen the footage of her kissing the Joker earlier, and so they saw through her lie. She tried to convince her crew that she was only meeting with the Joker to try and get her crew out of working for Bane, but her original lie kept them from believing her. Ivy herself abandoned Harley with the rest of her crew, and even rejectied her help in destroying the PlanetWide Pavers factory, saying "I need people I can count on".
Harley stalked her ex-crew on Instagram, briefly speaking with Bane before heading to the Gotham Mall alone. She tried contacting Ivy, but when she received no response, a hallucination of Doctor Quinzel appeared before Harley and suggested she go to her parents for acceptance and love. At her mother Sharon Quinzel's home in Bensonhurst, Harley was taken in with open arms, and Harley apologized for not keeping in touch with her mother. However, Harley did still shrug off Sharon's suggestion that she become a psychiatrist again, and became bothered that Sharon kept her second-place trophy from when she was a gymnast. Apparently Harley nearly won a tournament, but Nick Quinzel asked her to "take a dive" so that he could win a bet to get out of debt, and although Harley acquiesced, she became enraged and assaulted Nick.
Surfacing from the memory, Harley expressed how glad she was that Nick was in prison, only to find that he had been released and got back together with Sharon. At dinner Harley constantly complained about Nick, rebuffing Sharon's suggestion that she marry a Jewish doctor, until Nick called for civility for Grandma Quinzel's sake. Grandma Quinzel managed to explain that she had brain cancer just before her head exploded in a shower of gore - an assassin was shooting at them. Harley closed the blinds, painted everyone in blood, and had them lay still while the assassin was forced to physically enter the house. As he inspected Harley's "corpse", she redirected his own knife into his chest and pulled him into a chair, demanding to know who he worked for as she pushed the knife deeper. Before he could give anything away however, Nick shot him in the head, claiming that it was revenge for killing Grandma Quinzel.
In the aftermath, Nick claimed that the assassin was from the mob and trying to kill him over a loan he took from them. He and Harley then went to fight them off, with Nick giving her pointers on which gymnastic moves to do in order to defeat the mobsters, eventually defeating them all. Nick then earnestly apologized for having her lose on purpose and complimented her skills, until he was interrupted by the arrival of one last mobster with a mini gun. Nick pushed Harley out of the way and lost his last thumb to the gunfire in the process, until Harley killed him. Afterward, Harley and Nick finally appeared to make amends, believing her father to have changed.
Grandpa Quinzel then arrived to celebrate, claiming to have high blood pressure and wanting to drink with the time he had left, only for his chest to explode in another shatter of gore from a shotgun blast. Harley then killed yet another assassin and angrily declared that she would keep her family safe, only for another, much smaller explosion of gore to erupt from her own stomach - she was shot by her own father. He revealed that he had tipped off an assassin to kill Harley so that he could collect a finder's fee from the $1 million bounty on her head, and simply had her wipe out the mob while he waited, but when both assassins failed he intended to kill her and collect the bounty himself. As Harley reached for a knife, her own mother took it away to prevent it from grabbing it. Sharon said that she only wanted "what every Jewish mother wants, for you to marry a doctor".
Sharon said how she tries so hard to change Harley’s life in the most passive aggressive way she could and angry the only thanks she get is “yelling and fighting. At Harley's insistence that she was her daughter and deserved her love, Sharon said that her being their daughter made them into pariahs wherever they went due to her being a criminal. Harley then cauterized her own wound while continuing to argue, dodging bullets from Nick. Nick insisted that he was just like her, betraying her as she betrayed her crew, and although Harley said they left her and not the other way around, Sharon said it was because she was "sucking face with that goyische clown" and had bad taste in men. Harley fired back that she learned it from her, only for Nick to throw her through a closet door and attempt to strangle her, at which point Harley pulled a knife on him. Backpedaling, Nick and Sharon then begged for mercy and said that "family doesn't kill each other", but Harley disavowed them saying they aren’t worth killing and stumbled out of the house covered in cuts, bruises, and a gut wound. She then passed out as a car rolled up, and awoke inside it with Frank the Plant at the wheel, who claimed that Ivy needed Harley's help.
"Harley Quinn Highway"
Outside the PlanetWide Pavers factory, Frank convinced Harley that it was too dangerous to infiltrate without her crew. She reached out to Clayface, Doctor Psycho, and King Shark with a heartfelt speech about how she regretted her mistreatment of them, but they unanimously reject her offer to rejoin her crew until Frank tells them that Ivy had been kidnapped. Berating Harley to "put your thesis statement at the motherfuckin' top", he convinced everyone to reform the crew - with the caveat that most members wanted nothing to do with Harley after Ivy is safe again. Sy Borgman also offered his assistance, and drove everyone to the factory in a Pretzel Wrapped Wieners truck and gained admittance under the guise of making a delivery.
Once inside, everyone donned disguises and went further into the factory, eventually hearing Ivy's screams and zeroing in on them. Doctor Psycho says they must enter her mind to combat the fear toxin destroying her brain, so Harley knocks Ivy out, not realizing that Ivy could have been left awake for the procedure. Everyone then enters Ivy's mind to discover it shrouded in darkness, filled with a myriad of Ivy's greatest fears, such as a wood chipper grinding up young trees and spewing blood everywhere. After defeating the wood chipper, a hallucination of Frank materialized in front of Ivy and told her that she needed to destroy Ivy's biggest fear in order to correct the damage done to Ivy's mind.
Frank directed everyone to a mansion, where Harley discovered a memory of Ivy's cruel father mocking her lack of friends. She immediately presumed him to be Ivy's greatest fear, and tried to attack him, only for him to transform into a massive mouth that consumed Ivy and nearly ate Harley too. However, King Shark bit a chunk out of his tongue, causing him to spew them both out of the mansion in a flood of blood and pain. Harley sought to go back to find him, but Frank said he wasn't actually Ivy's biggest fear. At that moment, Kite Man emerged out of the darkness and fearfully tried to escape into the air, only to be caught by a fireball and disintegrated. Death himself then emerged out of the darkness and launched a fiery assault against Harley and her crew. Harley then had Clayface morph into a bat, which she used to club Death to death. However, when she pulled back Death's hood, she discovered it was actually Harley herself who Ivy feared most. With Ivy's biggest fear defeated, her mind abruptly corrected itself and ejected everyone.
Harley awoke surrounded by a bloody massacre, Sy Borgman having killed a slew of guards who arrived after he accidentally activated the alarm. Although Harley demanded answers about why she was Ivy's biggest fear, Ivy insisted on going after Scarecrow and the rest of the Legion of Doom. Sy then transformed into a car and everyone drove off after Scarecrow onto the Harley Quinn Highway, a Mario Kart-esque track that Harley designed herself, and Ivy quickly when ahead to take over one of Scarecrow's trucks. Harley again asked Ivy about her fear again, and Ivy eventually revealed that she feared placing her trust in someone who would abandon her, as Harley did for the Joker. Before they could reconcile however, Harley's truck slowed while on a loop and succumbed to gravity, forcing Harley to maneuver through the air to land inside of Clayface without harm. When Ivy flew off her own truck, Harley had Sy jump off the track to intercept her fall, with Harley herself pulling Ivy to safety.
After landing successfully, Harley invited Sy to join the crew even if it was just him and her, and they then raced off to catch the last truck - with Scarecrow in it. As Scarecrow took the Gotham Park exit, spiraling around a giant statue of Harley herself, Harley took aim at the statue with a rocket launcher and proclaimed that it was the "old me. Time to blow her up." Harley then fired, destroying the statue, whose head fell onto the track and blocked Scarecrow's truck. Seemingly successful, Harley asked Ivy if they could make amends, only for Scarecrow to come to and drive his truck off the side of the track, landing in the Gotham Reservoir and infecting the entire water supply with Ivy's pheromones. Harley and her crew watched in horror as trees throughout Gotham transformed into ravenous monsters.
Harley and Ivy tried to fight off the plant monsters to no avail, eventually getting surrounded, and only survived due to the intervention of the Justice League. Although they made short work of the nearby monsters, they presumed Harley to be at fault, and nearly banished her and her crew to the Phantom Zone. Poison Ivy managed to save them only by wrapping Wonder Woman's lasso around her neck to force her to tell the truth, proving to the Justice League that they were not at fault. Queen of Fables then arrived and trapped the entire Justice League inside her storybook, just as Zatanna Zatara did to Queen of Fables 30 years ago. She then tossed a beanstalk at their feet, launching them up into the sky where a giant soon tried to eat them.
Ivy sent out a distress call to Kite Man, and Harley wondered how Ivy had his number memorized. She continually questioned Ivy while battling the giant, until eventually Ivy said she was dating him. Doctor Psycho and everyone else in the crew knew about it, even Sy, but Ivy claimed that Harley never knew because she was self-centered. The giant finally captured them all then, but was stopped when Kite Man arrived and threw hot sauce in his one eye, causing him to fall over and toss them out of the clouds. As they plummeted, Kite Man caught Ivy in his arms, Harley, Doctor Psycho, and Clayface on the back of his kite, and extended a rope ladder for King Shark and Sy Borgman to grab onto. With all of the extra weight accelerating their descent, Clayface launched himself onto the ground and reformed into a ramp, breaking Doctor Psycho, Harley, Sy Borgman, and King Shark's fall while Kite Man brought himself and Ivy gently to the ground. Their passionate kissing afterward disgusted Harley and her crew.
Harley then commandeered Commissioner Gordon's tank to take on the Legion of Doom, only for it to blow up before she could even fire a missile at it. The Joker's tower then emerged from the ground where it previously stood, and broadcasted the Joker live. He derided the Legion for allowing in "any second-rate clown with a cheap dye job", so Harley angrily proclaimed that she went to a high-end salon weekly, only for Ivy to point out that she really does just buy bottles of dye from the drug store. Harley sought to use their tank to attack the Joker's tower, only for another tank to literally fall from the sky and crush their own tank, thrown by a plant monster. Ivy then went off to distract the plant monsters surrounding the tower, allowing Harley to approach it and come face to face with Queen of Fables.
Queen of Fables sicced the Big Bad Wolf on Harley, only for King Shark to kill and eat his innards. Harley then got inside his pelt and walked to Queen of Fables like normal, only to rip out of her disguise and bat Queen of Fables' head literally off of her shoulders, killing her. Poison Ivy then arrived, now a giantess, but so too did another plant monster, who kidnapped Harley. Ivy followed after and killed the monster, and caught Harley as she fell. With Harley in Ivy's hand, they finally reconciled. While laughing together, a flagpole shot from the Joker's tower bolted through Ivy's chest, at which point she shrunk down to human size again and died in Harley's arms, surrounded by a bed of flowers. The Joker's laughter rolled over the landscape, saying "oops", and in response Harley screamed in rage and loss.
"The Final Joke"
Harley tearfully attended Ivy's funeral, and after becoming overwhelmed with rage she tried to run straight to the Joker to kill him. Doctor Psycho stopped her however, insisting she come up with a plan first. She decides to team up with Batman, sending Clayface to Joker while using Batman's appearance, so that the real Batman can sneak up on the Joker and defeat him. Although the Joker initially buys the ruse, he insists on Harley singing "happy birthday", which Clayface cannot resist singing along to. This reveals the deception, forcing Harley to shoot a rocket at the Joker's tower. After the smoke clears, the Joker and the real Batman are right across from each other, so the Joker runs to the center of the tower and encapsulates himself in a protective dome while the room fills with gas. Batman is then knocked out and captured, and the Joker's traps capture all of Harley's crew except for her.
After being on the run, Harley got some roses and left them on Ivy's grave. Kite Man and Frank the Plant then showed up, having been living in a camp behind the grave, and informed Ivy about her crew's pending execution. Harley shed tears on Ivy's grave and then left, even as the flowers she left began to move of their own accord. Knowing the Joker wanted her alive, Harley strapped a bomb to herself and threatened to suicide if the Joker did not release her crew. He acquiesced, agreeing to free her crew if she put on her old outfit. She did, so the Joker released her crew and then went on a small speech about how Harley was the "missing piece" to his happiness. Just as they got close together for a kiss, they both stabbed each other in the gut at the same time, and then began fighting each other. Although Harley stabbed the Joker multiple times, he easily held the upper hand. After defeating her he claimed that he was being truthful, that he did need her - because she is his only weakness, and must be removed. Harley dared him to kill her, but the Joker had other ideas.
Claiming that killing her would allow her to "live on forever, an emotional martyr in my soul", the Joker instead intended to erase her memories completely and totally, rendering her as a normal person again. The Joker held her over a vat of acid and prepared to push her in, but Harley saw vines growing around the edge of the vat, so she asked that the Joker let her jump in of her own accord. Bemused, the Joker agreed, so Harley jumped off the catwalk above the vat and fell into Ivy's waiting vines. Ivy then rose into the air and dispatched the Joker's goons, and at Harley's direction, grabbed and dropped the Joker himself into the vat of acid. Harley was overjoyed, and thought her tears brought Ivy back to life, although Ivy claimed it was simply the "renewing power of nature".
With the Joker's last act, he activated a self destruct, destroying his tower an the majority of Gotham city, sinking the rest into the waters surrounding it. This freed Batman in the process, who was able to save Harley and Ivy from a falling pipe, ending up crushed instead. Harley, Ivy, and the rest of her crew then looked out over the burning, utterly destroyed Gotham City and mused on the fact that both the Justice League and the Legion of Doom are either incapacitated or dead, including the Joker. Overwhelmed, Harley commented that it was "so beautiful" before hugging Ivy.
In the wake of Gotham City's utter destruction, the President of the United States declared it "civitas non grata", no longer part of the country, which delighted Harley Quinn. She proceeded to go on a rampage throughout the anarchic city with her hyenas Bud and Lou, kidnapping a famous sushi chef named Takashi to cook for her crew. Ivy pulled her aside and urged her to take command of the city, but Harley refused, delighting in the lack of hierarchy in New Gotham. After Harley discarded Sy Borgman's comment about it being like post-war Vietnam, she was interrupted by the arrival of The Penguin's goons.
Dibs? There's no dibs. The city's in ruins, idiot. It's a post-dibs world. Nobody owns nothing.— Harley Quinn angry about the re-establishment of hierarchy and property
The two goons claimed that Gotham Mall was The Penguin's "turf", but King Shark ate one of them and frightened the other way. Ivy used this to impress upon Harley that more and more goons would begin taking over if she didn't do so herself. Harley tried to deny it until yet another band of goons arrived, this time from Two-Face, so Harley left to deal with the situation by inciting a good uprising, encouraging them to strike out as independents and undermine their former masters.
Anarchy restored, Harley went out to steal the last ginger in Gotham for Takashi to use in their sushi preparation, but was fought by five new upstart villains on the way and delayed. Ivy then pulled her aside to complain about the numerous small-time villains around, but Harley brushed it off, taking a letter from Lou with her invitation to the Injustice League in it. This disturbed Harley as she wanted no structures or hierarchies at all, prompting Ivy to mock her.
Harley arrived at the Injustice League, where The Penguin and Two-Face insisted that there must be a hierarchy. Disturbed, she protested that they had the opportunity to do something new instead of falling into their old ways, prompting Mr. Freeze to show the league's new proposed map of Gotham City to Harley, sections of the city divided up into territories. In response Harley simply smashed through the map and the table beneath it, and rejected their idea of territorial division, so Mr. Freeze froze her in a block of ice.
Harley wakes up in the middle of an escape attempt, only her face free of the ice, so she screams for release. Eventually Sy Borgman uses a blow torch to let her free her swinging arm, and she begins fighting The Penguin's goons while half encased in ice, laughing maniacally as her ice block smashes goons repeatedly. However, when Doctor Psycho throws Harley's block into a trio of goons, she gets a bit too far ahead of her crew and The Penguin seals the door behind her, leaving her alone with him and entrapped in ice.
The Penguin taunted Harley, easily disarming her while encased in ice, and prepared to kill her. However, he got a bit too close and enabled Harley to bite his nose clean off, forcing him to flinch away. The recoil also knocked Harley's block of ice down, shattering it and finally freeing her, but she accidentally shattered her bat when she attempted to finish The Penguin. Laughing, The Penguin taunted her as nothing more than a "defrosted gymnast" without her bat, and began launching grenades at her from his umbrella, knocking Harley aside with the blasts.
Not to be outdone however, Harley hid in the smoke that the grenades created, throwing her voice around the room to disorient The Penguin. Then, she snuck up on him and shoved the shattered end of her bat into his throat before ripping it out, killing him. She then turned to her crew and asked to get coffee, so they went to Noonan's Bar where Harley demanded to know why the goons went back to their bosses so quickly. Ivy tries to let Harley down gently, but Clayface immediately tells her that she was in ice for two months, shocking Harley.
Ivy then takes Harley to see what she's missed, and is horrified to discover that the Injustice League has carved up the city. Lamentably, Harley finally admits that Ivy was right, and vows to take over the city for herself.
Harley has no power or lighting to see her next move, so she sets her sights on Riddler University, the only place in New New Gotham with power. She plans to sneak in as coeds in order to kill the Riddler, flying with Kite Man to university while caked in makeup to hide her pale skin, using the alias "Heather Witherbee". Stephanie helps them blend in until Harley Quinn notices someone who appears to be the Riddler, who she promptly attacks. After shoving the man into a fountain, beating him, and nearly drowning him, she realizes that he's "Jiminey Riddles", the Riddle U mascot.
In the process Harley gets wet and her cake makeup begins to slough off, revealing her identity to Barbara Gordon. She gives chase, but Barbara is able to agilely escape. Ivy helps her break into Barbara's dorm, and although Barbara quickly overpowers Harley, Ivy captures her. Barbara claims to be on their side and gives them wrist bands to get access to a suspicious frat house, which they then take and leave. At the party, Harley gets distracted by an ice luge but is refocused by Ivy, knocking out the guard to the VIP area and breaking in.
Inside they discover the Riddler's power generator, using human hamster wheels as a power source, and they also find the Riddler himself. Harley laughs at his "riddle stick", until he blasts her unconscious with a bolt of electricity from it. She's put on a hamster wheel, and although she tries to get Clayface to transform and escape to help them, he thinks she's calling him fat and becomes distraught, forcing Harley to admit that it's quite good character work. Babara then arrives and frees them, allowing them to overpower and capture the Riddler, forcing him to run on his own hamster wheel in the Gotham Mall, powering it.
Harley Quinn is unable to make any progress getting to Mr. Freeze's lair without firefly's flamethrower, so she leaves to get it from Doctor Trap. She hedges that Ivy should probably get a better partner than Kite Man, but Ivy brushes it off as hypocrisy given her relationship with the Joker. Ivy complains vociferously about Harley's plan to have Catwoman help them with the museum, until the moment Catwoman actually arrives, at which point she turns on a dime and brushes off Harley's suggestion that Catwoman leave. Confused, Harley just goes ahead with the original plan.
Harley prepares to enter the museum with Ivy and Catwoman, but is stopped by Kite Man, who wants her help to get a real ring for him to propose with. She goes in reluctantly, but eventually Kite Man impresses Harley with how much he loves Ivy, so she decides to help him get the ring in earnest. She does succeed in getting him the ring, although he ends up swarmed by hornets in the process, but Catwoman steals his ring from him just as he proposes, with Harley responding "what a cold B".
Angry at Catwoman, Harley insults her and eventually uses her new flamethrower to burn her way out of the trap, smashing Doctor Trap's face with a bat in revenge. She returns to the Gotham Mall to find Doctor Psycho on the hamster wheel and the Riddler escaped. She's angry until she sees the Riddler reveal himself and willingly go back to the wheel, preferring it for the guaranteed food, cardio, safety, and entertainment, vowing to escape when he's "good and ready".
Harley Quinn burned a vagina-shaped hole in the ice to Mr. Freeze's lair. On the way, she found out that Kite Man and Ivy were engaged and was ecstatic until Doctor Psycho suggested that she must bring a date to the wedding. She argued while simultaneously combating Mr. Freeze's goons until Mr. Freeze himself arrived, blasting them all with his freeze ray. She awakened in a cell as Mr. Freeze explained his plan to use Harley in human trials to find a cure for his wife Nora, taking her to his operating table. Before he began, Harley convinced him to release her in exchange for Poison Ivy's help to find a cure, which he readily agreed to, making her and her crew guests in his home.
In truth, Harley had no intention of honoring her word or acting as a good guest, and instead planned to stall for time in order to kidnap Nora as a hostage in exchange for his freeze ray, which she would use to freeze him in revenge. However, Mr. Freeze took precautions when he brought his guests out for dinner, leaving them encased from the waist down in ice so that their mobility is limited. Doctor Psycho mocked her plan until Mr. Freeze entered with his wife, encased in ice for her protection, but Harley immediately presumed that Mr. Freeze was a misogynist who froze his wife after she tried to leave him. She declared that she is a champion of "ice-blocked women around the world" and intended to "rescue" his wife, killing him after.
At the banquet Mr. Freeze prepared, Harley argued with Mr. Freeze about apparently abusing his wife and the meaning of love itself, until he left to get them spinach puffs. When he did leave, she ordered Clayface to get the freeze ray, which was used to free them all. When Mr. Freeze returns, Harley angrily declares that he probably froze her to prevent her from leaving him, unable to see men in any other way than she saw the Joker. She ignores his pleas and unfreezes Nora, to Mr. Freeze's absolute horror. His wife quickly succumbed to her blood disease, shocking Harley, at which point Mr. Freeze threatened to kill them all in an explosion if Poison Ivy did not cure Nora. With no other options, Harley was forced to keep her word and call Ivy.
Ivy arrived irritated, although Harley assured her that she did her best to avoid dragging her into the situation. She defended herself by saying that Mr. Freeze was insane and orchestrated the Injustice League hit on her, until Mr. Freeze revealed that, in fact, they wanted to kill her until he singlehandedly convinced them to encase her in ice instead - and Harley repaid him by endangering his wife. Harley is further surprised by Mr. Freeze when he is willing to sacrifice himself to save his wife, a selfless act of love that redefines how she thinks of love as a concept. King Shark comforts her, and she tries to console Nora, but Nora demands they all leave.
"All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues"
Harley and Ivy were both at Noonan's Bar when they noticed the Joker, now normal, still alive and working as a bartender. Ivy wanted to kill him immediately, although Harley wanted to spare him if he truly had changed, sparking a debate about whether anyone truly could change. To support her argument that people could, Harley recounted their backstories as proof that Ivy changed, but when Ivy was still unconvinced, Harley decided to bring in Doctor Psycho as a "tie-breaker" to discern if he truly had changed or not. Doctor Psycho confirmed that he had, vindicating Harley, so they left the bar - only to be immediately captured by Two-Face.
"There's No Place to Go But Down"
Ivy is taken to a kangaroo court with Harley to face charges for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot. Harley begs Ivy to put all the blame on her so that Ivy can go free, but Ivy admits to everything and they both end up in The Pit. It seems inescapable until Harley comes up with a plan to steal George Lopez's chopper when he comes down to do a set. However, it becomes ruined when Harley's idea to start a riot as a distraction is derailed when she is detained by Bane for refusing to make her bed. Desperate, she pressured Ivy to take over that part of the plan.
In detention, Harley was guarded by Cheryl until Harley fought through her (albeit with difficulty). However, just as she broke free the chopper ascended out of The Pit, beyond reach. Ivy did eventually manage to create a riot, which Harley capitalized on because said riot created a ramp leading to the surface - although it wouldn't get them the chopper, it might allow escape in that way. They quickly climbed it, telling Bane to "fuck off" in the process, which enraged him. Although Ivy managed to get high enough to call down a plant to escape with, Bane launched himself upward and grabbed ahold of Harley's ankle.
- You cannot run from your problems, Harley. Hate weighs you down. Only love sets us free.
- It's ok.
- Don't, don't do this.
- Have a good life, get married, make babies. Name them Harley. The girls and boys.
- — Harley sacrifices herself for IvySee? It totally works…You know I love you. Bye, Ive.
Harley has an epiphany and realizes that she has to release Ivy, and after a few last words, does so, sacrificing herself to allow Ivy to escape. The recoil from the vanished weight sends Ivy flying up and out of The Pit even as Bane grabs Harley's face and they fall to their death. In the grapple, Harley manages to pull Bane's tubes out, reverting him to normal size and sending him blabbering down ahead of her as they both plummet toward the fires below.
Seeing that Ivy escaped, Harley serenely falls toward the fiery Hell below, only for Ivy to launch back down into The Pit and grab her ankle. The recoil from jumping into The Pit then launches them both back out of it, to safety. Stunned to be alive, Harley is held joyously in Ivy's arms as they both pant in relief at being free. In that moment, they both kissed each other briefly, if passionately, until they both withdraw in shock.
"Inner (Para) Demons"
Harley was jittery after this and wanted to express her feelings for Ivy, but Ivy wrote the kiss off as an "impetuous, spur of the moment thing", visibly disappointing Harley, although she claimed to agree with Ivy. To prove her random impetuousness, Harley walks around and kisses the first person she sees (who happens to be Doctor Psycho, who is disgusted). Harley bumbles around pretending to be busy and unaffected by the kiss, before nonchalantly asking Ivy if she planned on telling Kite Man.
After Ivy left, Harley began to plan her next evil scheme. Although King Shark and Clayface are hesitant, Doctor Psycho encourages her eagerly. However, they are all interrupted by the arrival of Batgirl, warning that Commissioner Gordon is coming to eliminate her. This emboldens Harley further and convinces her that she needs an army to defend herself, so she puts Batgirl out. She comes back asking for ideas on how to raise an army, and although King Shark and Clayface say that she seems unlike herself, Doctor Psycho knows exactly where to get an army.
- I sense a great pain in you.
- Nope, no pain. I'm good.
- An anger, born from a want. A want that was not met.
- If we could just move on to the--
- Are you trying to fill an empty hole in your life, Harley Quinn?
- What is this guy, my therapist?
- There are some holes that not even an army of Parademons can fill.
- Definitely not. All my holes are filled up to the brim.
- — The joke flies over Darkseid's headNothing? Really?
Doctor Psycho directed Harley to steal a Mother Box to create an inter-dimensional portal ("Boom Tube") to Darkseid's realm of Apokolips, which she did easily, sending them on their way. On Apokolips, Darkseid immediately saw Harley's true motivations, and although he warned her that his armies would not satisfy her, he was willing to grant them to her - provided that she could defeat Granny Goodness in battle. Granny Goodness contemptuously defeated Harley, so Doctor Psycho used his telekinesis to move Harley like a marionette, making her drop a massive boulder onto Granny Goodness' head, cracking her skull and defeating her. She then claimed Granny Goodness' scepter, assumed command of the Parademon army, and boom tubed back to new New Gotham.
After an exchange with Gordon, Harley sicced her army on his assembled forces, resulting in absolute pandemonium as the tanks and policemen and militia of Gotham did battle with a demonic army of Parademons. The landscape was left bloody and destroyed, Hellish, but Harley only had eyes for Gordon and his downfall. She came forward to defeat him, only for Poison Ivy to arrive and stop her. She questioned Harley, asking if this much death and destruction is what she really wanted, at which point Harley realized that Darkseid was right: this was not what she wanted, and the army utterly failed to fill the void within her.
Gazing at Ivy, Harley broke Granny Goodness' scepter over her knee, destroying her mantle of power and releasing the Parademons from her control to run wild. She turned over the city to Gordon and quit the field, coming before Ivy, desperate to express her feelings to her. Just before she could, however, Kite Man popped up behind Ivy and sang her praises. Ivy returns the favor and gushed about how she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, and then kissed him right in front of Harley, wrenching her heartstrings. After this, Harley could only lie that she wanted to help Ivy plan her bachelorette party.
Harley has turned into a busybody, planning Ivy's bachelorette party with exacting detail, although she struggles to get Nora Fries, Jennifer, and Catwoman to show any form of enthusiasm about the event. She awkwardly complimented her on her impending marriage and then hugged Ivy, hugging too long and even sniffing her hair, disconcerting Ivy. After sending Ivy off to her room, Catwoman immediately deduced that Harley and Ivy "hooked up" at some point. Harley wanted to unload on Catwoman, but Catwoman didn't care to support her emotionally, and quickly left Harley with her insecurities.
Later, the bridesmaids began their complaining in earnest, at which point Harley snapped and threatened them all into at least pretending to enjoy themselves, for Ivy's sake. That night they complied with her coercion, pretending to enjoy themselves until Eris arrived. At Jennifer's questioning, Eris mentioned Hedonikka, a nearby island where men were present, which Harley immediately decided to take everyone to. There, the bridesmaids began to enjoy themselves in earnest, and Ivy herself was in fine spirits after consuming too many spirits. She told Harley that they were best friends, and the next thing they knew they were both waking up out of a drunken stupor in the same bed together, the next morning.
You're here, you're queer, get used to it.— Harley Quinn to Poison Ivy
Ivy panicked and fled the room, calling it a mistake, completely ignoring Harley's attempts to brush it over and fix the situation. Harley ran after Ivy and tried to patch things up, but Ivy was horribly conflicted and, when she couldn't get off the island, barricaded herself in her room. Harley sought counsel from Catwoman, but she was once again of no help, so Harley herself convinced Ivy to come out for the sole purpose of salvaging the weekend. She then laid out her plan to kill Eris and free Themyscira, which Ivy was pleased to execute. Harley helped fight through the Amazons to get to Eris, only for Jennifer to kill her, freeing Queen Hippolyta and the island from Lex Luthor.
Hippolyta threw a massive party in their honor as thanks, where Harley and Ivy once again got drunk and ended up having sex. Ivy sputtered incoherently once again and tried to avoid doing that ever again, but Harley became bold and asked Ivy to think of what their life together could be like as partners, traveling the world and saving all-female armies. After doing her best to persuade Ivy and telling her she loves her, Harley asked her to think about it and left. Later, when they landed back in New New Gotham, Ivy had made her decision, admitting that Harley's impulsive nature left her fearing she would one day turn her back on her, concluding that she didn't trust her with her heart and would still be marrying Kite Man. Harley watches, stricken, as Ivy flies away with Kite Man into the sky, leaving her alone and sobbing in a fetal position on the ground.
Depressed after the bachelorette party, Harley tried to go drinking with King Shark and Clayface, but they both had plans. Sy Borgman tried to comfort her, but she ignored his advice and decided to have sex with a stranger. She finds herself at a bar in Wayne Tower, the only safe one left, but is disgusted by the boring clientele there, and worse, finds out that the Joker is her bartender. She tries to leave, but he bogs her down in conversation until a heist crew randomly arrives to kidnap everyone. She once again tries to escape, but ends up captured and handcuffed to the Joker. He's fixated with her, as he had a dream after meeting her in "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues", a dream that they were both on a yacht with bankers. This alarmed Harley, so she assured him that it was just a dream as she tries yet again to escape.
After using him as a human flail to knock aside a guard (who she then kicked to death), the Joker asked her to talk about it in the vents as they fled, and although she initially refused, she eventually revealed that she was emotionally distraught after Ivy rejected her. They eventually stumbled upon the Riddler, who was there to steal a helmet from Wayne Tower - although, Harley was just interested in how he ended up becoming so buff. He nearly recognized the Joker, so Harley frantically closed his mouth and denied it, fleeing the area. Shortly after, they're confronted by two goons, so Harley destroyed their handcuffs and then blasted a goon with a cancer ray by accident. That goon ran away, so the other goon hit her with a stun grenade while she emphatically apologized.
Seeing the Joker begin to resurface after killing the last goon, Harley slapped him momentarily back to sanity, suffered through his monologue in the elevator, and then arrived on the rooftop - where Jim Gordon promptly tackled the Joker and arrested him. She denied his accusations that they were back together until her crew suddenly arrived, claiming to have received a text from her - that she never sent. Doctor Psycho then arrived and revealed his betrayal, assuming command of her old Parademon army to use against her. The Joker asked her to call Ivy for help, but Harley refused.
After initially fighting off the Parademons fairly effectively with her crew, Doctor Psycho upped the ante by surrounding the tower in a mental shield and assuming control of Harley's crew, leaving her surrounded with only Gordon and Sy Borgman to help. She was quickly defeated, but saved by a blast from the Batplane. While Doctor Psycho was temporarily incapacitated, Sy Borgman realized he needed to sacrifice himself to allow Harley and company to escape, which brought Harley to tears. He left her his eye, and she fled for the Batplane and escaped.
As she lamented that she would need the entire Justice League to stop Doctor Psycho, the Joker chimed in that he remembered having a book with the entire Justice League trapped inside - although he couldn't remember where. She brought them to the Ace Chemicals factory to jog his memory, and although she tried to get him to remember, he could not, so she tossed him into the vat of acid to restore him to his former self.
"A Fight Worth Fighting For"
Harley planted a bomb in the Joker's head to ensure his cooperation, and when he emerged from the acid, began slapping him repeatedly and demanding to know where the Book of Fables was. She used the bomb to force him to bring her to the book at Bethany's, where she had to threaten him not to kill her. Bethany did bring out the book after his harsh rebuke (which Harley commented on), but she threw it over their heads to a Parademon, forcing them to go after it.
In the Parademon nest, Harley needles the Joker as he ponders his relationship with Bethany, saying he didn't know what a "piece of shit" he was at the time, and wondering where the sudden sentimentality was in their old relationship. In response, he says it's because Bethany loved him even when he was a nobody and not famous, and that perhaps he doesn't want to screw things up like she did with Poison Ivy. This angers her, and she angrily claims to be over it, which the Joker doesn't believe.
When they finally find the book, the Joker ruminates on the true love he had with Bethany, prompting Harley to remember her own times with Ivy, how their relationship fit all of the Joker's descriptions of "true love". In response, Harley admonishes him to not give up, to try and make his love for Bethany work. They then left, but were seen by Parademons before they could completely escape. They were forced to fight them off together, and although the old duo together again was able to defeat dozens of the Parademons, they tired out and would have lost, but Batman arrived and captured them.
Harley explained to Batman that she intended to free the Justice League, convincing him to summon Zatanna Zatara and to drop them off at Bethany's house to retrieve the real book (they went after the wrong one). After the Joker made up with Bethany, they all went inside to have Zatanna free the Justice League. After they left, Harley asked if the Joker will stay as a suburban dad. He said he wouldn't, and would go back to crime as well as taking care of Bethany. He then urged her to find her own love with Ivy, but Harley insists that Ivy said no. Ivy then arrives, much to Harley's delight, but Ivy intended to kill her.
Harley was unnerved by Ivy's mindless assault and was forced to flee and dodge. She repeatedly tried to convince Ivy to stop, but was nearly killed if not for Kite Man intervention, saving her from Ivy. In the air, Harley had him watch his hands as he explained that Doctor Psycho had taken control of Ivy's mind. Harley then assured him that the wedding would still happen and that they'd defeat Doctor Psycho. At his apartment, Harley wanted to somehow destroy Doctor Psycho's helmet, but Kite Man cautioned her that getting close would allow him to control them as well.
Harley examined Sy Borgman's eye, wondering how he was immune from Doctor Psycho's telepathy, until it suddenly blinked. Harley nearly destroyed it, but Kite Man stopped her, realizing it was Morse Code. He translates the code as "plug me in", at which point several RCA connectors sprout from the eye. After connecting them, Sy Borgman came onscreen and explained that he resisted Doctor Psycho's mind-control with an anti-mind-control device the CIA planted in his skull. While it can be recreated, the components aren't at hand, so Harley noticed the Justice League flying by to kill Ivy. When Kite Man wondered who would ever release the Justice League from their book-prison, Harley smiled woodenly.
Becoming impatient with Kite Man, Harley demanded that he hurry or else "the person I love is gonna die". Kite Man became suspicious of this, so Harley brushed it off and took one of his kites to help Ivy earlier. Kite Man warned that she'd need training to do so, but it didn't matter - she was able to fly perfectly on the first try. She then arrived at the battle between her old crew and the Justice League, imploring Wonder Woman to be lenient because she saved Themyscira. When Wonder Woman wouldn't listen, Harley launched herself forward and landed on her sword, driving it into her own face to cut her.
Are you shittin' me, Clayface? You could change into this at any time and chose ditzy co-eds and divorcees?— Harley Quinn
Batman then called to Harley for help, as he was trapped in Clayface's grip. Harley was disgusted with Clayface, but did oblige Batman by distracting Clayface long enough for Batman to escape. She then distracted Superman so that she could try to reason with Ivy, but Ivy simply slapped her away with a vine. She recovered and gave chase, but had to go up a fire escape first in order to get enough altitude to use the kite.
Harley eventually caught up to Ivy and again tried to reason with her, but Ivy only kidnapped her and fled toward Wayne Tower. Once there, the Justice League finally caught up to Ivy, whereupon Harley began imploring them to avoid violence. Agreeing, Batman surgically removed Harley from Ivy's grasp while Superman destroyed her plants and Wonder Woman captured her in her Lasso of Truth. Harley implored that they not kill Ivy, or at the very least send her with Ivy into the Phantom Zone, but this bickering gave Ivy the chance to poison the entire Justice League with her pheromones, beating them.
Harley watched in disgust as the Justice League all fell upon each other in lust, and was further unnerved when Superman propositioned her. She backed away as things began to devolve, but Ivy once again captured her, this time heading toward the Gotham Mall. Kite Man flew overhead and whistled to Harley, signaling he was there to support her. On arrival, he put one device in her ear and gave her the other for Ivy, in case his plan to use true love to free Ivy failed. It did fail, with Kite Man being punched unconscious, at which point Doctor Psycho revealed that he knew of Harley and Ivy's affair.
Although she protested that it wasn't true, Harley was faced with no choice but to fight Ivy. She nearly managed to get the device in Ivy's ear, but Ivy managed to get Harley in a choke hold, crying to crush her windpipe. Unable to get the device, Harley had no other option other than to kiss Ivy, which successfully broke Doctor Psycho's hold long enough for Harley to put the device in Ivy's ear. Ivy then captured Doctor Psycho and Harley smashed his helmet, so Darkseid offered to give her the planet; however, Harley didn't want it, so Darkseid left and vowed to raze the planet later.
Afterward, Harley begged Ivy to consider being with her, to "take a leap of faith", but Kite Man woke up and asked what was going on. Doctor Psycho then took the opportunity to exact his revenge, revealing Ivy's infidelity with Harley not only to Kite Man, but to all of Gotham.
"The Runaway Bridesmaid"
Harley Quinn checked herself in to the Arkham Asylum to go through a "personal crisis", intending to break out when she's done. The last remnants of her crew (plus Frank the Plant) came by to invite her to Ivy and Kite Man's wedding, but she refused it. Two-Face then came to her, claiming to have bad news about Ivy that he'd reveal to her in exchange for freedom from Arkham. She initially rejected this too, but he guilt tripped her into accepting. While escaping together, he revealed that Commissioner Gordon planned to raid Ivy's wedding; this time, he actually spoke the truth, and fulfilled his end of the bargain honorably, but his history of lies left a seed of doubt.
She came to the wedding in search of Gordon, but was swept up into a photo shoot with the rest of the bridesmaids. She begged their forgiveness and acceptance, taking Catwoman's unused dress to wear, but quickly left to continue hunting for Gordon until she accidentally ran into Kite Man, which agitated him greatly until the photographer rounded her up and escorted her away. Outside, she once again thought she saw Gordon, and hit him in a sprinting punch that knocked him out cold; however, she hit the wrong person, missing the real Gordon right beside the person she did hit.
Enraged, Ivy dragged Harley away and harangued her. Although Harley eventually managed to explain that Two-Face told her of Gordon's plan to ruin the wedding, Ivy pointed out that Two-Face is a liar, and made Harley believe that she was deluding herself so that she could ruin the wedding, at which point Ivy made Harley leave. As she left she spoke briefly with Clayface before grabbing a flower and exiting. Just outside, however, she smelled the flower and realized that it was plastic - that something was wrong.
I fucking love science.— Harley Quinn
Harley tried to return to the wedding but was blocked by Jennifer, who punched her to the floor, giving her a view of a caterer - a caterer not supposed to be present at the wedding. She attacked him and discovered a police uniform, confirming her suspicions. When police and gas began flooding the room, Harley held her breath long enough to steal a gas mask, knocked Gordon aside with a flying kick, and used his rocket launcher to blast a hole in the roof to allow the gas to flood out of the venue, restoring everyone to consciousness.
Harley dragged Ivy and Kite Man out of the venue, uncuffed them, and even offered to marry them right there in the middle of a warzone. Kite Man, however, rejected the idea and flew away, leaving Ivy distraught on the ground. They couldn't wait long however, as the GCDP closed in on their location and forced them to flee. While Harley drove away, Ivy admitted that she was lying to herself, and praised Harley. In response, Harley once again professed her love for Ivy, a love that Ivy finally returned. Overjoyed, Harley nearly crashed, and instead rammed through the venue, through Clayface, and out the other side. As they soared through the air, Harley and Ivy kissed once more, before driving off into the sunset.
You're a bad guy, but you're a good person.— Poison Ivy to Harley Quinn
Harley's psychotic personality was ingrained from her childhood and deepened when she met the Joker, forming an unhealthy attachment to him. However, she gradually realizes his abusive behavior towards her, and with coaching and time, begins to understand that she has to be independent to be healthy, manifesting as a desire to join the Legion of Doom to become the Joker's "equal". This eventually causes her to distance herself from her allies until they all abandon her, prompting her to finally sever all emotional ties with the Joker and to rekindle her friendships. All throughout this progression, however, she remains psychotic, only limiting herself from killing random innocents.
During "Being Harley Quinn" it's revealed that Joker's influence over Harley is so powerful that he is rooted in her subconscious. Because of this, her attempts to prove herself independent are subconsciously motivated by a desire to prove herself to him and she relapses after joining the Legion of Doom. Her obsession with Joker is finally broken for good after he murders Ivy right in front of her. Despite this, Harley instantly recognizes Joker when they meet up again in Season 2, although after she pushes him in acid to restore his memory, they act more like squabbling siblings as Harley is no longer interested in him romantically, having fallen in love with Ivy instead.
- Master Acrobat: As an Olympic-level gymnast, Harley is an extraordinarily skilled acrobat, often utilizing her gymnastics and acrobatics into her fighting to maintain the upper hand against her opponents. Even while still working as a psychiatrist, Harley was able to use her gymnastics to maintain the upper hand against Joker.
- Expert Combatant: Harley is an exceptional fighter, being able to fight evenly against opponents such as Aquaman.
- Bat Mastery: Harley often utilizes her signature baseball bat in her fights, using it as a blunt force weapon to severely injure her opponents.
- Expert Psychiatrist: As a former Arkham doctor, Harley is an expert at understanding the human mind. However, she tends to be slow with self-diagnosis.
- Mental Illness: Harley suffers from hallucinations, false memories, anger issues, and a myriad of other mental instabilities.
- Mallet: Harley's initial weapon of choice, she used it to attack and kill several people on the yacht in Til Death Do Us Part. It was destroyed in her fight with the Joker's gang after she decided to break up with him.
- Baseball Bat: Harley's replacement weapon after she lost her mallet.
- Her favorite book is Clive Cussler's Sahara.
- Harley Quinn is of Jewish descent.
- The Joker claimed that she has HPV.
|Harley Quinn - Poison Ivy - Doctor Psycho - Clayface - King Shark - Frank the Plant - Sy Borgman|