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Harleen Frances Quinzel, primarily known as Harley Quinn, is the titular main protagonist of the T.V. series, Harley Quinn. The character is voiced by Kaley Cuoco.

Appearance

General

Harley Quinn is a tall woman with long blonde hair set 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. She has bleached pale skin and blue eyes.

Wardrobe

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 red shoes.

She previously wore her original classic jester outfit from the Batman Animated TV Series.

Biography

Background

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.

Later, she was named Valedictorian at her high school, but 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.

After graduating from university, she became a psychiatrist and started working at both Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary. During her tenure at Arkham, she met Poison Ivy and helped her deal with her mental problems and was notably the only one who successfully got through to her. She and Ivy would eventually become friends. Harleen later met the Joker who slowly over the course of several months brainwashed and manipulated her into believing that she had fallen in love with him while she tried to treat him, eventually becoming mentally unstable herself. She willingly jumped into an Ace Chemicals pool, bleaching her skin pale white, and took on the mantle of Harley Quinn to act as Joker's sidekick and girlfriend.

Season 1

"Til Death Do Us Part"

Harlet Lolz

Robbing the yachters

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.

Harley talking to Harleen

Harley talking to Doctor Quinzel, a hallucination of her sane self

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 realization

Harley realizing the Joker never loved her

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.
Bar Mitzvah

Harley Quinn enters the bar mitzvah in the Gotham Mint

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.

Surrounded

The Penguin, Scarecrow, and Two-Face surround Harley and Ivy

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.
Justice League vs. Queen of Fables

The Justice League vs Queen of Fables

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"

Heist

Successful heist

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.

Tawny Young Show

Harley exposes Robin as a liar on the Tawny show

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 museum of memories, learning much of Harley's background.
Suicide Squad

Harley's Crew all passed out while inside Harley's mind, wearing Suicide Squad shirts which make it appear like an actual suicide

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.

Repressed Memory Island

Harley goes to Repressed Memory Island

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"

Enraged

Harley's anger over being ignored

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.

King Shark jailed

King Shark in Blackgate Penitentiary

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.

"The Line"

Planning

Harley's Crew planning to rob S.T.A.R. Labs

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.

Weather Machine

Harley with the Weather Machine

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.

"L.O.D.R.S.V.P."

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.

Joker confrontation

The Joker confronting Harley

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.

Falling

Harley Quinn falling from the 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".

"Bensonhurst"

Quinzel family

Harley's family: Grandpa Quinzel, Nick Quinzel, Sharon Quinzel, Harleen Quinzel, Barry Quinzel, and Grandma Quinzel

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.

Nick loses his last thumb

Nick sacrificed his last thumb for Harley

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".

Harley stumbles out of her house

Harley, physically and emotionally hurt

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.
Power walk

Entering the PlanetWide Pavers facility

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 catches Ivy

Harley catches Ivy

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.

"Devil's Snare"

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.
Devil's Snare

Kite Man to the rescue

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.

Harley screams

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"

I have friends that love and care about me. I'm moving on with my life with the people that matter. And that ain't you, puddin'!— Harley Quinn.

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.

Harley old outfit

Once again in her old outfit

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".

Chaos

Gotham City in chaos

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.

Season 2

"New Gotham"

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.

The Injustice League

The Injustice League mock Harley within her block of ice

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.

Penguin vs Harley

The Penguin taunts Harley

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.

Personality

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.

Abilities

  • 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 psychiatrist, Harley was able to use her gymnastics to maintain the upperhand 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.

Weaknesses

  • Mental Illness: Harley suffers from hallucinations, false memories, anger issues, and a myriad of other mental instabilities.

Equipment

  • 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.

Trivia

  • Her current outfit is a reference to the movie Suicide Squad.
  • Her favorite book is Clive Cussler's Sahara.
  • Harley Quinn is of Jewish descent.
  • The Joker claimed that she has HPV.

Gallery


Harley's Crew
Harley Quinn - Poison Ivy - Doctor Psycho - Clayface - King Shark - Frank the Plant - Sy Borgman
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