Harley's best friend and fellow Arkham Asylum escapee is Dr. Pamela Isley (aka Poison Ivy), the deuteragonist of Harley Quinn. She usually favors plants over people, but she has a soft spot for Harley and tries to rein in some of her more manic excesses.
- 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 "Riddler U"
- 2.3.3 "Catwoman"
- 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 "A Fight Worth Fighting For"
- 2.3.10 "Lovers' Quarrel"
- 2.3.11 "Something Borrowed, Something Green"
- 2.4 The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour
- 3 Personality
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Media Appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Ivy is a slender woman with green skin, green eyes, and green lips — all of her outfits also heavily favor green. She has long red hair and styles part of her hair on the left side, almost covering her eye. She usually wears a green jacket and a white shirt underneath it, with green tights and black high heels. In her pajamas, she wears a "tree hugger" shirt with green sleeves on it and green pajama pants. In Arkham, she wore an orange prison suit just like Harley and the other inmates. In episode eight, "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.", Ivy wears a green bikini and a scuba diver's goggles. At her wedding to Kite Man, she wore a long wedding dress with lace sleeves and was wearing an extension wig underneath her real hair. Also, in the The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour she is wearing a teal shirt and black ripped jeans that she got from a store in Gotham Mall.
Pamela Isley was born to incredibly wealthy parents but was not born as a usual human. Even as a child, she was a meta-human with green skin, which made her stand out and hampered her ability to make friends. This was exacerbated by her own parents mocking her over it and emotionally and physically abusing her. She got her first plant, a ficus she named Mr. Ferris. Unfortunately, one day she accidentally stumped upon her father cheating on his wife which he punished her for by beating her. This abuse was what caused her to give up on humanity.
Later in life Pamela went on to gain her doctorate in biochemistry at Sarah Lawrence College, briefly dating a man named Dan there, and shortly after assumed the identity of Poison Ivy, a self-styled "eco-terrorist" fighting for the environment using her power to control plant life. She was frequently propositioned to join the Legion of Doom for her successes, but she rejected their invitations 148 times.
Arkham to the present
Ivy eventually ended up in the Arkham Asylum for her crimes, frequently fighting with the guards whenever live plants were accidentally presented to her (such as when the cafeteria accidentally bought live lettuce). Harleen Quinzel, the new psychologist in the asylum, saw her being burnt by the staff after attempting to escape and showed concern for her but Ivy promptly told her to "fuck off". Harleen eventually came to Ivy for help figuring out the Joker in order to get him to reveal the location of a bomb. Poison Ivy was acidic and hateful to Harleen but helped her accidentally, which Harleen appreciated, giving her a flower in return which Ivy greatly appreciated.
When the Joker made his escape with Harleen as his captive, Poison Ivy saved her when the guards began shooting at them. Harleen asked her why she had saved her and Ivy admitted that no one had ever given her a gift before and reached out her hand to help her up. Harvey Dent and the Arkham guards caught up with them and as Harvey shouted to kill them all, Ivy looked over at a scared Harleen and suddenly raised her hands and surrendered. She then nervously asked her to become her new psychologist before being sedated and taken back to Arkham.
With this bonding experience, Ivy began to open up to Harleen and used her as her new psychologist, the only doctor who ever managed to get through to Ivy and truly help her. Harleen had diagnosed Ivy as a "classic misanthrope with abandonment issues who befriends plants to avoid human intimacy", and was so successful with her that she managed to get Ivy to the point where she could be around people without vomiting — although she still loathed it. For her help, Ivy became good friends with Harleen until she left to become Harley Quinn, the Joker's sidekick and girlfriend.
"Til Death Do Us Part"
Ivy is introduced in the Arkham Asylum after Harley had been inside for six months. She tried to gently convince Harley that the Joker is not coming to rescue her over the course of three months following that, but Harley stubbornly insisted on waiting for him, even with literally all of Harley's peers agreeing with Ivy. Ivy insisted that Harley could find someone better, but Harley remained unconvinced for another three months until Ivy broke out of Arkham and kidnapped Harley in the process.
Bringing Harley back to her apartment, Ivy set about restoring her dying plants and learned that Frank the Plant ate the boy she paid to water them, along with his parents. When Harley awoke she insisted on leaving to return to the Joker as soon as possible, but Ivy restrained her with several vines and forced her to listen. She reminded Harley that she was a "genius psychiatrist" and convinced her to diagnose herself, and after talking to a hallucination of Doctor Quinzel, Harley diagnosed herself as a "classic abusive codependency". Realizing the problem, Harley finally agreed with Ivy's suggestions to break off her relationship with the Joker.
Not to be outdone, the Joker began to manipulate Harley almost immediately, angering Ivy. Ivy tried to keep Harley from falling for it, but in only a few seconds the Joker had Harley kissing him again and they were back together, stunning and disgusting Ivy. In response, Ivy called in her debt with the Riddler, having him claim to have a riddle "so funny it makes people's explode" so that the Joker would send Harley to kill him. When both Harley and Batman arrived, the Riddler captured them both and forced the Joker to choose which to live and which to fall into acid. Unsurprisingly, the Joker chose to save Batman, and Harley was dropped into a pool of "acid".
The acid was actually margarita mix that Ivy scrounged together, but it proved Ivy's point that the Joker did not care about Harley. Ivy pulled her out of the "acid" and explained that she set it all up, before taking Harley back to her apartment. Shortly afterward, a goon from the Joker arrived at the apartment and literally exploded, serving as the Joker's apology to Harley. Harley then went off to break up with the Joker, with Ivy standing by to assist if needed, but Harley ended up needing no help so Ivy simply offered to get her some Thai food.
"A High Bar"
While watching Howie Mandel with Harley and Frank the Plant, Ivy saw the Joker take over the show, insult Harley, and then activate a bomb on Howie. Harley then smashed another of Ivy's TVs with a bat, much to her consternation. Ivy tried to convince her that she should not care what Joker or anyone thought of her which Harley agreed to, though insisting on showing off her independence by crashing a Legion of Doom party. Despite Ivy's protestations, and together with Frank, she convinced Ivy to come along, just before Harley smashed her phone after seeing confirmation of Howie's death on its screen.
Seeing that the party Harley crashed was actually a bar mitzvah for The Penguin's nephew, Ivy suggested leaving, only for Harley to abandon her to get propositioned by Kite Man. Eventually, Harley came back but still insisted on staying to rob the Gotham Mint before abandoning Ivy once again. She then found herself surrounded by several kids, Kite Man having stolen Ivy's distilled pheromones and given them to the kids. Given that her distilled pheromones cause people to fall in love with her and then die, Ivy and Kite Man had to head back to her apartment to get an antidote. However, Kite Man was under the impression that they would have sex and so disrobed, forcing Ivy to bluntly tell him to get his clothes back on so they could fly back to the bar mitzvah. Kite Man apologized en route, and although reaffirming the action as creepy, Ivy admitted that when they were simply soaring through the air, it was actually rather nice.
She arrived just as the Joker threatened to kill Harley if she did not admit she was "nothing" without him, and when she refused all of the Legion of Doom members converged on them all. Ivy countered Scarecrow while Kite Man reluctantly fought Bane and Harley attacked Two-Face. Kite Man quickly went down, and Ivy defended Harley from gunfire while Harley disarmed Scarecrow. Ivy then tossed Harley Two-Face's gun, which she used to shoot Scarecrow's toxin tank and blast him away. However, The Penguin then entered the fray and disarmed Harley, with all of the Legion members surrounding Ivy and Harley.
Harley used a lull in the fight to convince the Legion members to defect from the Joker, so he drew his own gun to kill her, but Ivy stood in his way. Ivy continued to block his path as he became surrounded by hostile plants, the tension rising until the Joker suddenly got a phone call from his contractor. Angered by delays, the Joker just said to "put a pin in this" and departed, allowing Ivy and Harley to leave unhindered. Back at Ivy's apartment, she tried to convince Harley that she didn't need to prove herself to anyone, but Harley now insisted on joining the Legion of Doom herself. Frank interrupted them to remind them of the poisoned boys from earlier, so Ivy drank the antidote and kissed each briefly on the lips to cure them.
"So You Need a Crew?"
Harley arrived back at Ivy's house certain that she needed a crew, and Ivy attempted to dissuade her from getting one by pointing out that Doctor Psycho could take on Wonder Woman singlehandedly. When he ended up calling Wonder Woman "the c-word", Harley retorted that a crew would have let him know to use "the b-word" instead, and left Ivy's apartment to pursue a crew. Coming back, Harley told Ivy about being rejected by Underworld Talent Incorporated and passed up for Kite Man at a bar, but Ivy was only interested in whether Kite Man mentioned her name.
Ivy and Harley then went to see Maxie Zeus' inspirational speech, with Ivy complaining about and heckling him the entire time despite Harley's enthusiasm, until she eventually got fed up and left. Harley later came back to Ivy's apartment and asked Ivy herself to join her crew after Maxie Zeus insisted no "bad guy" would work for a woman. At Frank's insistence, Ivy revealed the reason she wouldn't team up due to a "glass ceiling" for female supervillains, citing Queen of Fables getting imprisoned inside the United States Tax Code by the Justice League when she became too powerful.
She sent Harley off to get the full story from Queen of Fables, and when Harley returned, Ivy claimed that she wasn't trying to dissuade Harley, only trying to ensure that Harley knew what she was "up against" because Ivy loved Harley. Harley used Ivy's advice and decided to seek out people who no one else believed in to comprise her crew, namely Doctor Psycho, who once again used "the c-word" and became "the least employable person on earth", in Ivy's words. After gathering her crew and successfully robbing Maxie Zeus, Ivy was excited for Harley and proud as well as shocked that she had managed to get a highway named after herself.
"Finding Mr. Right"
Ivy is seen cleaning up her apartment with the assistance of plants, only for Harley and her crew to arrive with a bale of cash and drop it on her Noguchi coffee table and destroy it (which she promptly paid for). Harley then watched TV and became enraged when her heist was ignored and promptly destroyed that as well - Ivy's ninth TV in two weeks. She insisted that having no notoriety was actually a good thing so that they wouldn't face pressure from the authorities or Justice League, but Harley insisted on getting a "nemesis" to increase their popularity. Harley then passed it off as Ivy's idea, much to Ivy's dismay.
Ivy soon became aggravated with Harley's crew messing up her apartment and using her hairbrush. Sy Borgman, her landlord, then barged in and threatened to evict her if she didn't stop them from messing up the apartment, but Ivy simply closed the door on his face because it seemed like he was "gonna get racist". She proceeded to berate Harley's crew until King Shark arrived at the apartment, frightening her and prompting her to draw plants around herself in defense until Clayface vouched for him. Eventually, Harley decided to try and get Batman as her nemesis, to Ivy's supreme skepticism. When Harley ended up getting stuck with Robin as a nemesis, Ivy took it in good humor up until she insisted on kidnapping Lois Lane in order to get Superman as her nemesis, again aggravating Ivy.
Harley arrived back at Ivy's apartment to see it covered in pregnancy celebration decorations, presuming Ivy to be pregnant. In actuality it was a prank/assassination attempt by the Joker, mocking Harley taking on Robin as her nemesis via a card that promptly exploded, covering the entire apartment in ash. Ivy then opposed Harley's idea to kill Robin, but luckily Harley came up with an alternative idea to get Robin to admit his lie. However, when Ivy saw Harley being fought by Batman on TV for endangering Robin, Ivy quickly came to Harley's defense to prevent her from being taken back to Arkham Asylum.
Ivy entered the studio on a throne of moving vines and proceeded to restrain Batman with them. Harley was relieved, but Ivy was annoyed, and although she refused to slander Harley on live TV, she was willing to tell the audience not to wash out their recyclables before disposing of them. This distracted her enough for Batman to escape her vines and throw a shuriken at her, which Harley blocked. Harley and Ivy then both proceeded to fight Batman together until the Joker arrived, at which point a three-way battle ensued until Batman was able to launch Ivy aside with several explosives. The Joker then used his own explosive to drop studio equipment on Batman, at which point he kidnapped Robin and fled, forcing Batman to chase after him and abandon Harley and Ivy. Everyone then returned to Ivy's apartment, where Harley's crew began cleaning it up, and Ivy herself assured Harley that she would get a nemesis eventually but shouldn't try to force it. However, Sy Borgman arrived right after with a formal eviction notice due to King Shark's presence as a "pet".
"Being Harley Quinn"
In response to the eviction, Ivy and Harley sought out new lairs for themselves, only for Harley to reject them all due to not knowing what exactly she wanted or who she really was. Ivy suggested questioning Harley to find out, but it caused Harley to panic and freeze in place, requiring Doctor Psycho's assistance to fix her brain. However, Ivy insisted on everyone going with him into Harley's mind to prevent him from "creep(ing) around Harley's head". Everyone then entered Harley's mind, and Ivy found Harley herself there. Harley eventually found her origin story memory and tried to interact with it, causing a brain lockdown that trapped them all inside, freaking Ivy out with concern for her plants.
Harley Gremlins then began arriving, prompting Ivy and everyone else to flee into an elevator where Ivy commented on the fact that it was "almost comforting" to know that Harley was always "this fucked up". They ended up at Harley's optic nerve where they witnessed Golda and Sy Borgman planning to burn their bodies, so Psycho took everyone to Harley's subconscious to escape using an alternative exit. When they ended up cornered by Harley Gremlins, a hallucination of Frankie Muniz arrived to save them, which Ivy found creepy due to Harley's desire to deceive him into impregnating her.
Doctor Psycho then told them to avoid Repressed Memory Island, but Harley and Ivy both insisted on going. Doctor Psycho claimed it was because she was Ivy's only friend, to which she retorted that it was "by design because she's the only human being I think is worth a shit". She then convinced everyone to follow Harley to the island, where Harley had a revelation about her origin story and promptly reclaimed control over her own origin story. With her sanity restored, she was able to take everyone out of her mind the normal way, just in time to stop Sy Borgman and Golda from killing them all. Ivy confronted Sy until Harley declared that the mall they were in would be a perfectly suitable lair and struck a deal with Sy to have him join their crew.
"You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon"
Ivy lounged in their new lair at the Gotham Mall until Harley's Crew arrived with King Tut's desiccated corpse, which Ivy had originally planned to see that weekend. At Harley's continued rage over not being noticed for Legion of Doom consideration, Ivy tried once again to persuade Harley that the Legion of Doom wasn't worth it, but accepted her petty reasons of wanting to throw her success back into the Joker's face. Ivy offered her assistance in stealing from WayneTech to get attention, lifting Harley and Doctor Psycho to the 26th floor of the building with large vines (which threw Doctor Psycho roughly into the building for being a "misogynist troll that should be living in a well").
After Doctor Psycho flew out of the building on WayneTech's invisible bike and crashed it, Ivy caught him as he plummeted to the ground, saving him. She held him in her arms briefly before tossing him roughly into a truck with her vines again and headed back to the Gotham Mall. Despite everyone's concerns, including Ivy's point that Harley didn't even know what she stole, Harley was ecstatic and eagerly watched The Cowled Critic's review of the heist. Ivy became enraged when The Cowled Critic took a picture of her holding Doctor Psycho to claim they were dating, saying "I knew I should have let you fall to your death".
Harley decided to break into the Gotham police station to get Clayface's arm back, but Ivy and Doctor Psycho both decided to stay behind and hunt down The Cowled Critic to get revenge. Ivy claimed she was doing it for Harley because she couldn't just let some "anonymous asshole talk shit about my best friend", but also followed up that she was also doing it to clear her own name, "for us". Ivy was able to zero in on his house through "the grapevine", where his ex-wife Giganta was living with her boyfriend Brad. Giganta referred to Ivy as "that jolly green whore" and claimed not to have made the review, at which point Doctor Psycho's sun Herman Cizko entered the room.
It turns out Herman was The Cowled Critic, so Doctor Psycho mended their broken relationship with mutual hate that that Ivy thought was "so fucked up, but weirdly really moving", so she went to "go find Brad". The slander dealt with, Ivy brought Doctor Psycho to help Harley defeat the last of the police after having recovered Clayface's arm. Afterward, The Cowled Critic retracted his review and his lie about Ivy being Doctor Psycho's girlfriend and recommended Harley for the Legion of Doom, provided that she stop leaving crew members behind. This prompted them to remember about King Shark being imprisoned in the Arkham Asylum, so Ivy helped everyone to free him.
Ivy watched Queen of Fables get released from the United States Tax Code, but was unbothered when she was sentenced to Arkham, saying that the Queen of Fables was perhaps the only person who genuinely deserved to be there, only to realize that Harley had left and didn't pay attention. Harley then brought Queen of Fables back to the lair, and Ivy arrived just in time to see her savagely murder Humpty Dumpty and begin making an omelet out of him. Ivy tried to convince Harley that she wasn't nearly as extreme as Queen of Fables was, saying that "you're like broadcast bad, she's cable bad". However, Harley said she couldn't listen to her while she was "dressed like a '40s housewife who's fucking her husband's boss", and not willing to reveal why, Ivy simply left.
She ended up in a lower-class apartment building to meet Kite Man, using her attire to assure her anonymity. She appreciated the roses he gave her but insisted on going to a movie rather than going out to dinner publicly. Afterward, Ivy returned to the mall to see Harley's horrified crew, shocked by Queen of Fables' brutality. Ivy expected this and used it to goad Harley into ditching Queen of Fables, who left on bad terms. After that, Ivy finally went out to have dinner with Kite Man, but they didn't acknowledge his reservation and they ended up waiting 45 minutes. With other supervillains able to get a table immediately by simply dropping their name, Kite Man asked Poison Ivy to do the same, only for her to vehemently refuse. Kite Man then caught on to the fact that she was ensuring her anonymity and was ashamed to be seen with him. He then made a dramatic scene and revealed her name, immediately getting them their table, but he stormed out anyway.
Ivy came back to his apartment to apologize, saying that she pretends to be a "badass who doesn't care what people think", when she really does. Kite Man was surprisingly understanding, saying that having a superpower like controlling all plant-life or having a kite gives one "so much you gotta live up to". Ivy was bemused that he thought having a kite was a power, and complimented his "insane" level of confidence and not caring what anyone else thinks, but Kite Man said "I care what you think", which pleased Ivy. He also said he cared about "dat ass", and she begrudgingly admitted that she did like him "against all logic and reason", having even had sex with him before. When Kite Man's roommate then arrived, Ivy introduced herself as his girlfriend. Finally, she returned back to the Gotham Mall to see Harley accidentally destroy the Weather Machine she spent so much energy getting.
Harley and her crew performed a heist to steal Atlantean jewels deep underwater, and Ivy stayed nearby so she could come in when needed to deal with Aquaman. After entangling him in kelp, everyone was able to flee successfully. The media took this as confirmation that Ivy was in Harley's crew, which annoyed Ivy until Harley arrived with her long-sought invitation to the Legion of Doom. Ivy congratulated Harley but intended not to go with her, until Harley guilt-tripped Ivy into coming along.
While Harley and her crew were enamored with the Legion of Doom, Ivy was contemptuous of it, comparing it's vast wealth to what her college boyfriend had. Ivy took every opportunity to mock the place, presuming that "LOD" stood for "Legion of Dildos", which is actually a real sex shop with whom the Legion of Doom is in a protracted legal battle over naming rights. After Harley left for a gift shop, Ivy tracked down Lex Luthor and demanded to know why he suddenly took an interest in Harley after ignoring her for so long. Although he had to be threatened into speaking, he eventually revealed that he simply wanted Ivy to join the Legion of Doom, and was only considering Harley in order to pressure Ivy to join.
At the dinner that night, Ivy tried to persuade Harley away from joining the Legion of Doom, saying, "this isn't you". Annoyed, Harley left to mingle, and Ivy met Kite Man again, having taken a catering job at the Legion of Doom. Harley then arrived to ask why Ivy was even talking to Kite Man, at which point Ivy became defensive and claimed that he "outclasses any of these idiots", comparing the Legion of Doom to a "boys club" or "frat". Before Harley could respond, Aquaman burst into the party to reclaim the Atlantean jewels that Harley and Ivy stole.
Kite Man tried to defend Ivy, saying "I'll protect us babe", but got caught in a cross-wind and blown out of the building before he could even reach Aquaman. Ivy had to dodge the fact that he called her "babe" publicly, and shortly afterward Aquaman blasted Black Manta right into Ivy, knocking her aside. Harley then rushed to Ivy's defense and was quickly defeated, and Aquaman nearly Ivy with his trident, but Harley managed to taunt him into throwing it at her instead. She dodged, and it hit the tank behind her, flooding the area with fish and forcing Aquaman to save them rather than pursue Ivy.
Harley was exultant at saving the Legion of Doom from a member of the Justice League, but Ivy tried to talk Harley down from her excitement to prepare for rejection, to no avail. Lex Luthor then pulled Ivy aside to get her final answer, and although Ivy was conflicted and tried to convince Luthor to invite Harley anyway, Ivy ultimately decided not to join - even if it meant Harley could not get in. Guilt-ridden, Ivy tried once again to talk Harley down, even offering to make their own Legion of Doom between the two of them. However, when Harley refused to listen, Ivy revealed that they genuinely did not want her and that they only invited Harley to get through to Ivy, doing her best to prepare her for rejection.
Harley became sad, but then to everyone's shock, they ended up inviting Harley despite Ivy declining Luthor's offer. This made Ivy appear as though she simply didn't believe in Harley, and Harley felt betrayed. Afterward, they all went back to the Gotham Mall, where Harley and Ivy got into a heated argument. Harley accused Ivy of "trying to sabotage me instead of confronting the fact that, without me, you don't have a single friend in this world". Ivy stormed out but became depressed over the misunderstanding. The next day she hoped Harley would text her and bridge the gap in their friendship, but Harley decided against it.
"A Seat at the Table"
Ivy and Harley later went out to dinner to patch up their relationship, but Ivy remained distant and concerned over how easily Harley "abandoned" her. However, Harley assured her that she would never abandon Ivy, and offered to help her destroy a PlanetWide Pavers factory that had recently been set up by Lex Corp. They scheduled to go over a plan that Friday, but Ivy found herself alone with Frank while she went over schematics. Frank insisted that with no plant around the factory Ivy would be helpless, and although Ivy assured him that Harley would help her, Frank kept badgering Ivy to take him along and even insulted her outfit.
Ivy texted Harley to figure out where she was, but Harley claimed to be bogged down by Legion of Doom business. Frank then arrived with the help of Chaz, "my pot guy. Carries my pot around wherever I need to go." Ivy said he just sells marijuana and made to leave, at which point Frank discerned that Harley "stood yo ass up". Backpedaling, Ivy assured him that Harley just needed to reschedule, but Frank was certain that Harley had "changed". Although Ivy disagreed with his analogy about a pear tree that survived 9/11 and stopped calling him back, she nonetheless began to have doubts.
Later, Ivy got news about King Shark having his fin blown off in a botched assassination attempt by Bane. She rushed to the hospital with a plant to give him and quickly became alarmed at King Shark's heartbeat until he explained that it was normal for sharks. She then asked about Harley until Clayface pointed at the TV, where Harley was seen with the Joker "tonguing each other down". At that moment Harley finally arrived reiterating her lie that she was wrapped up with Legion business, but Ivy stared angrily at Harley and complained about being ditched for the Joker, saying that she thought Harley was "better than that".
Harley's crew then began to turn on her, so Harley tried to appeal to Ivy directly, but Ivy rebuffed her. Despite her apologies and begging Ivy not to leave, Ivy abandoned Harley with the rest of her crew, saying, "I need people I can count on". Ivy insisted on destroying the PlanetWide Pavers factory alone, and although she managed to get inside without issue, all of her plants were rapidly killed with targeted gas streams. The alarms immediately began blaring, and Ivy was forced to flee but could not escape through the locked doors. The gas eventually overwhelmed her.
Harley continually tried to text Ivy, but she was in captivity and unable to respond to any of them. Ivy awoke strapped to a table and guarded by Gus, a "low-level goon" part-timing to pay for art supplies for his main job as a kindergarten teacher. Ivy offered to double what he was making and to buy art supplies for him herself if he simply released her, but he refused, fearful of dropping to "three stars on Goon Review" and compromising his future employment prospects. Ivy tried threatening him, but he was unconcerned because they would be "harvesting you in two days, so..." He then left to take a call from a parent, and happened to blow on a dandelion flower whose pappus managed to fly through the factory ventilation system to land on Ivy. She then animated the plant and sent it to Frank to get help.
- ❝ WE'RE NOT FRIENDS ANYMORE. FUCK OFF ❞
- — Gus texting Harley on Ivy's phone
The barrage of texts continued while she was in Bensonhurst visiting her parents, which Gus took notice of. He read some of them to her, and Ivy agreed with Harley and Gus that she's "not a kitten heel person". She also insisted that Gus let her use the phone to send a good-bye message to Harley, but Gus refused on the suspicion that Ivy would send out a distress call. Ivy tried to persuade Gus that they had "built a rapport", so Gus decided to help her by texting Harley back to break off their friendship, sending an insulting text message to Harley. He then proceeded to tell Ivy about his life story until Scarecrow showed up and sedated Ivy.
"Harley Quinn Highway"
Ivy awoke while she was being wheeled in for surgery, and when they undid her restraints, she immediately killed both of her guards with a knife and strangulation, respectively. She killed two more guards with a gun and then fled the facility, defeating three more guards en route. She managed to reach the exit and use a stolen security card to open the door, only to find herself face to face with Scarecrow, who easily recaptured her in her weakened state. He then took her for surgery, where he harvested a large number of her pheromones, synthesized them, and used the mutated pheromones in small quantities to make a large number of bombs which were then loaded onto several trucks. While this process was wrapping up, Scarecrow administered a specially designed fear toxin on Ivy, one that used her own pheromones to affect her, and she went insane with fear.
Harley, Doctor Psycho, and the rest of her crew managed to enter Ivy's mind and correct the imbalance caused by the fear toxin, and in the process, they learned that Harley was Ivy's greatest fear. Ivy awoke to a scene of absolute carnage and gore after Sy Borgman butchered a series of guards who came to attack them, but she dismissed that and Harley's questions in favor of trying to stop Scarecrow from escaping with her augmented pheromones. Ivy also learned from Doctor Psycho that the Legion of Doom itself was behind the whole thing, and although she was pleased to see them recycling, she continued on in pursuit of Scarecrow inside Sy Borgman (who had transformed into a car). When they got close, Ivy jumped off of Sy and onto one of the trucks, using a strand of plants to kill the drivers and take over the vehicle. Harley then joined Ivy atop the truck and began to badger Ivy for an answer about why Harley was Ivy's biggest fear.
Fine! You want to know what my biggest fear is? Finally allowing myself to count on someone and then having them ditch me.
But I was still plannin' on helping you.
You were my one friend, and I asked you for one favor, but instead you ditched me for the Joker, who treats ya like shit. I thought you could change, but I was wrong. You still live your entire life based on what he might think.— Ivy and Harley atop different trucks on the Harley Quinn Highway
After finally telling Harley that her fear was of being abandoned by her, Ivy ended up separated from Harley when Harley's truck slowed down on a loop. That truck fell and exploded, and one of the final two trucks pushed Ivy's off the road, forcing her to jump onto it. She then used a leaf stuck under the windshield wiper to slit the throats of the two drivers, but then a turn came up and sent her and the penultimate truck flying into space. At that moment, Sy drove off the track and intercepted Ivy mid-air, with Harley pulling Ivy to safety inside Sy.
Ivy noted that they couldn't catch the last truck in time, so they grabbed a rocket launcher and stopped the car so that Harley could fire it. However, she took a moment to admit her faults to Ivy and to promise to change her ways, at which point she shot the rocket at her own statue, knocking the head onto the track and crashing the final truck. Harley asked if they could be best friends again, but before Ivy could respond, Scarecrow drove the last truck off the track, plummeting into the Gotham Reservoir, transforming hundreds of trees into plant monsters.
Ivy tried and failed to control the plant monsters running amuck throughout Gotham City Park, due to their mutations, so she had to flee with Harley. Eventually, Ivy and Harley's crew became surrounded and were nearly killed, but were saved just in time by the arrival of the Justice League. Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and the Green Lantern made short work of the mutated trees but presumed Ivy and Harley's crew to be at fault, given that Ivy controls plants. Superman prepared to banish them to the Phantom Zone, but Ivy managed to grab onto Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth and wrap it around herself. This forced the Justice League to believe her claims of innocence, but it also forced Ivy to reveal that she watches NASCAR, takes long showers, dislikes paper straws, and was very excited for Jazz Fest.
Queen of Fables then arrived, trapped the Justice League in her storybook, and tossed a bean at Ivy and everyone else's feet. A beanstalk promptly sprung from the ground and launched everyone into the clouds, although Ivy was unable to control the beanstalk plant either, being a magical construct from a fairy tale. A giant soon arrived to kill them, and although Sy Borgman pragmatically suggested climbing down the beanstalk like Jack, Ivy rejected it over his side joke about French kissing Rapunzel. Instead, she used Sy's phone to call for help from Kite Man, although Harley it thought strange that she would have his number memorized. Luckily for Ivy, the giant arrived and forced them to dodge, but Harley once again insisted on answers in the middle of a fight, so Ivy tried to distract her by asking "how big do you think that giant's dick is".
Harley didn't buy it and insisted on an answer while she scaled the giant to attack it. Relenting, Ivy admitted to dating Kite Man, which shocked Harley enough that the giant was able to knock her away. Doctor Psycho caught Harley, who was shocked that Ivy would date Kite Man, and Ivy admitted that she did love Kite Man "a little". Harley wondered why Ivy never told her, but Ivy claimed that she simply never asked and that "if it's not about you, you're not interested". Ivy said she didn't even try to hide it and repeatedly came home, "reeking of kite, leaves in my hair. Didn't you ever think that was weird?"
At this point the giant finally managed to capture everyone in his hands, but Kite Man soon arrived and tossed a sriracha hot sauce packet into its only eye, with everyone to cheering him on and Ivy filling up with pride. The giant then fell over in pain and dropped everyone into open air, so Kite Man caught Ivy in his arms and caught everyone else either on top of his kite or with an extended ladder from the back of it. This weighed down his kite and forced him rapidly downward, so Clayface launched himself to the ground where he reformed into a ramp to catch everyone else, allowing Kite Man to land gently with Ivy. Everyone who landed on the ramp then watched in disgust as Ivy and Kite Man kissed passionately.
Harley then stole a tank and Ivy piled in with everyone else, preparing to shoot the Legion of Doom office, but it exploded of its own accord and the Joker's Tower emerged from the rubble. When the Joker insulted Harley's "cheap dye job" and Harley became offended, Ivy pointed out that she'd "seen you neck-deep in six different bottles of that bullshit you buy at the drug store". The Joker also took over the media in Gotham, and Ivy commented on them being "only the second most evil news network", but everyone ignored her due to the plant monsters guarding the Joker's tower. Ivy then noticed a hose with water infected from her pheromones and decided to drink it to become powerful enough to fight off the planet's monsters.
Kite Man accompanied her hand in hand, but before she could drink the water, he dropped down to one knee and proposed to her (although he did not even have a ring). Put on the spot, she simply said to "circle back on this" after the apocalypse was dealt with and drank the water. Immediately she began to grow to the size of a giantess and then proceeded to reluctantly do battle with the plant monsters, promising to replant many of them. After killing nearly all of them, she returned to Harley and her crew, only for one last monster to kidnap Harley and run off.
Ivy went after and killed it, catching Harley in her hand as she fell. Harley expressed her gratitude for Ivy killing trees for them and said that she simply wasn't used to having people "who are actually good to me in my life", which Ivy sympathized with, saying "most people are trash". While Ivy and Harley laughed together, suddenly, a flagpole shot from the Joker's tower speared through Ivy's chest, mortally wounding her. She put Harley on the ground and then collapsed, shrinking back down to normal human size and dying. A bed of flowers sprouted beneath her corpse.
"The Final Joke"
Harley, Frank, Kite Man, and Harley's crew held a funeral for Ivy. When Harley got too emotional to say anything, Clayface spoke a eulogy for her from Star Trek. Then the crew said their goodbyes; Kite Man claimed Ivy was his fiancée, Frank made sure her PhD status was marked on her tombstone, Sy Borgman dug the grave, and Doctor Psycho placed her inside it and filled it in. Later, when most of Harley's crew was captured, she returned to Ivy's grave to mourn her and to place dyed black roses there. However, she was shocked to discover that Kite Man and Frank were living behind the grave, and learned from them that the Joker would be executing her crew that night. She then asked for privacy and cried over Ivy's grave before leaving, but just as she departed, one of the roses bloomed.
Being part plant and having been healed by the "renewing power of nature", Ivy rose from her grave and went after Harley. She positioned herself at the vat of chemicals where the Joker intended to throw Harley to wipe her memory and enshrouded the vat in her vines. Seeing this, Harley jumped in deliberately and was caught by Ivy's plants, at which point both of them rose above the catwalk to confront the Joker. She then killed both of the Joker's bodyguards and caught him in her vines so that Harley could gloat to him, and then dropped him into his own vat.
Harley was ecstatic and thought that her tears brought Ivy back to life, but Ivy said "we don't live in a Disney movie", and that it was primarily the power of nature that brought her back. Although after seeing Harley's face she retracted and said that the tears may have helped too, making Harley smile. At that moment however, the Joker activated a self-destruct button which began to destroy his tower - and most of Gotham City along with it.
A falling pipe nearly killed Ivy and Harley both, but Batman arrived to push them out of the way, getting crushed in their stead. Ivy then drew some plants about themselves and used them to escape the collapsing tower, running to a relatively safe skyscraper as the rest of the city collapsed into ruin around them. Looking out over the chaos, Ivy congratulated Harley, since both the Justice League and the Legion of Doom are largely destroyed, incapacitated, or scattered, the Joker himself is "dead", and Gotham is in chaos - all of her goals realized.
Poison Ivy watched as the President of the United States announced Gotham City was no longer part of the United States. After three weeks of partying after the destruction of Gotham, Ivy began to urge Harley to assume command of the city. When goons from The Penguin arrived to take over the mall, Ivy used it to prove her point that others would take over the city if she did not, and Harley was forced to admit the truth of it when goons from Two-Face arrived shortly after that.
- ❝ Harls, this was your chance to control the city, but now instead of like five big assholes trying to run Gotham, we've got a thousand little assholes to deal with. ❞
- — Ivy
Following Harley's liberation of the goons, Ivy once again complained because it simply restored disorder to the city, and worse, produced even more villains for them to deal with when they could have taken over. When Harley received an invitation from the newly formed Injustice League, Ivy mocked Harley and said "I told you so". Later, Harley is kidnapped by the Injustice League and Poison Ivy is forced to work together with the rest of Harley's crew to save her, failing repeatedly over the course of two months.
Eventually, they allow Clayface to come up with the plan, so Ivy infiltrates one of The Penguin's parties at Iceberg Lounge & Casino dressed in her anonymous outfit, blending until Sy Borgman could distract everyone with smoke, at which point she helps everyone leave with Harley's block of ice. They end up fleeing with alacrity when The Penguin notices their escape, and although Ivy urges caution with Harley's block of ice, they nonetheless end up smashing a goon with it, breaking Harley's face free. Ivy talks briefly with Harley before they have to flee again.
Ivy used her vines to fight through goons and keep them moving, but when Doctor Psycho launched Harley's block of ice at several goons blocking their way, The Penguin seals the door and separates her from Harley. Eventually, they managed to break through the door, only to find Harley covered in blood as she finished off The Penguin, whereupon Harley asked Ivy if they could get coffee. At Noonan's Bar, Ivy tried to gently explain the situation to Harley, only for Clayface to blurt out that she'd been in ice for two solid months. Ivy then shows Harley the now-carved-up city of New New Gotham, and comments in agreement to Harley's new plan to finally take over the city.
Ivy lounged in the pitch darkness of the Gotham Mall until Harley decided to steal electricity from Riddler University. Clayface wanted to come along, which Ivy rejected out of hand. She caked herself in makeup to make her appear caucasian and then had Kite Man fly her and Harley to Riddler University, going under the alias "Izziadora Staplebuntkin". Stephanie helped them blend in until Harley ran off after someone she thought was the Riddler, only to be identified by Barbara Gordon. Ivy helped Harley break into Barbara's dorm, who turned on her music and uses the privacy to insist that she's actually on their side. Ivy was skeptical, but went along.
After stealing Barbara's wristbands for admittance to a suspicious fraternity, Ivy and Harley went there (with Ivy forcing Harley to stop partying/pay attention) and snuck into the back rooms. Ivy discovered that the Riddler is using people as human hamsters to power his university and laughed at the Riddler himself, only for him to blast them with a bolt of electricity and capture them. Eventually, Barbara Gordon arrived and released them, allowing them to overpower and capture the Riddler, forcing him to run on his own hamster wheel to power the Gotham Mall.
- Poison Ivy
No, no see, you don't get it. Selina's like, she's so confident and cool. And somehow, she just like, draws you in by being aloof. You know, you just see her, and you're like, "Ah, I want to be like that". And then, you see her wearing overalls, and you're like, "Oh, maybe I want overalls". And then suddenly, you have a closet full of overalls that don't look good on you.
- Harley Quinn
What the fuck are you talking about?— Poison Ivy, nervous to see Catwoman again
Harley and Ivy flew with Kite Man to the Gotham Natural History Museum to get Firefly's flamethrower from Doctor Trap in order to break into Mister Freeze's fortress. On the way, Harley hedged that Ivy deserved better than Kite Man, but she took this badly and fired back regarding Harley's relationship with the Joker. Well there, Ivy convinced Harley to rethink the assault given his dangerous traps, after which they went to Chéz Féline to get some help. When Ivy realized that the "help" was Catwoman, she became upset as Catwoman screwed her over on their last mission together, until Catwoman herself arrives, at which point Ivy gushes with adoration for her. Harley becomes bewildered as Ivy continues to fawn all over Catwoman, rambling about potentially getting matching tattoos together and being completely fine with Catwoman stealing her favorite jacket, simply stating it "looks so much better on her".
Ivy goes into the museum with Catwoman, where Catwoman repeatedly saves Ivy from traps while carrying on a conversation about Ivy's relationship and abandonment of misanthropy. Catwoman comments that she used to have "such a clear brand" and hasn't done anything for the environment in a while, making Ivy self-doubt. Catwoman suggests she "reevaluate", and although Ivy refuses, she continues to doubt until they close in on the flamethrower, meeting up with Harley and Kite Man. As they get trapped with the flamethrower, Kite Man tries to propose again, which Ivy wants to back out of once more. She gets stressed as Kite Man clumsily yet emphatically tries to express his devotion to her, more focused on the trap about to crush them all.
Kite Man once again gets her attention, at which point she snaps and tells him that she doesn't know if she'll ever want to get married, crushing him emotionally as his proposal is rejected a second time. Harley saves them from the trap, and afterward, Ivy leaves to kill a group of executives who dumped toxins in the harbor and is met by Harley on the pier. Ivy is frustrated about losing her past self but is reassured and made confident by Harley. Self-assured, she went to Kite Man, apologized, and had him propose a third and final time.
Poison Ivy and Kite Man prepared to get a wedding venue, and although Ivy insisted that it could be done anywhere, Kite Man wanted a specific venue, the Old Gotham Corn Factory, so she supported him. When they faced opposition from the Condiment King, Ivy again assured him that they could have their wedding wherever, but he refused to yield. However, when it seems that the Condiment King will get the venue, he did prepare to yield, so Ivy perked him up and supported him. They went in together to win over the manager, but Ivy soon had to leave to assist Harley at Mister Freeze's mansion, leaving Kite Man to flounder.
She arrived at Mister Freeze's mansion irritated that she had to be pulled away, but dutifully examined Nora's blood and came up with an idea to transmute Mister Freeze's blood into Nora's incredibly rare blood type, allowing a blood transfusion - this, however, would kill him in the process as his body rejects an unusual blood type. She had Kite Man retrieve an ingredient for the process and then explained the solution to Mister Freeze, with him readily agreeing to the procedure. He saved his wife, and Ivy left with Kite Man back to the Gotham Mall, who accepted her apology about leaving and agreed that they could get married anywhere. However, when Condiment King called Kite Man to gloat using bad condiment puns, Ivy declared that he was her nemesis as well.
"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 immediately wanted to kill the Joker in vengeance, but Harley forestalls her, saying that if he truly had changed then he wouldn't deserve death, prompting a long argument about whether anyone truly can change or not. Ivy insisted that such a thing could not happen, so Harley launches into her backstory to support her argument that people can change.
After Harley's long retelling of their backstories, Harley insisted that she managed to change Ivy, but Ivy continued to disagree and assert that although Harley had helped her she didn't change her. She had not always hated humanity but rather revealed that she gave up on humanity the first time her father hit her, until she met Harley. At a stalemate, Harley decided to bring in Doctor Psycho to break the tie and decide whether the Joker truly had changed or not. Doctor Psycho showed them inside his mind, confirming that he had changed, so Ivy left the bar with Harley - only to be immediately captured by Two-Face.
"There's No Place to Go But Down"
Harley and Ivy are taken before judge Bane for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot, and have an unintelligible bat as their litigator. The case quickly went against them, so Harley begged Ivy to deny her own involvement to save herself and remain free to marry Kite Man, which she seemed to consider, although when put on the stand she admits to everything causing them to be sentenced to life in prison. Harley questions why she did that but Ivy makes it clear she wouldn't let her rot in prison without her and assures her they'll break out in no time. However, when she finds herself in The Pit rather than Arkham, she realizes that she cannot escape that easily.
Luckily, they learn that George Lopez is coming to The Pit in a chopper, which they can potentially steal to use as an escape route. They plan to use the prison talent-show to start a riot with a bad stand-up routine, however, the plan is derailed when Bane detains Harley for refusing to make her bed, leaving Ivy to start the riot herself. Her jokes come across deadpan and boring, more insulting and pathetic than inciting, so the crowd is totally unmoved to emotion until the chopper is successfully out of The Pit and away.
Despondent, Ivy spoke earnestly to the crowd about her botched plan and how she was living in an "emotional pit" for so long, cut off from her feelings. She eventually got out of her emotional pit, making friends and getting engaged, only to end up in a literal pit. She compared life itself to one giant, inescapable pit, which disturbed the inmates and moved them to crave freedom again, so they began a riot and attempted to escape. While the riot was too late to get Lopez's helicopter, the wanton destruction created a massive ramp leading to the mouth of The Pit far above.
They made it to the top of the ramp, high enough for Ivy to call down a vine to draw themselves out, but Bane managed to grab ahold of Harley's ankle, creating tension as Ivy held herself, Harley, and Bane's massive form. Harley then realizes that she must let go, and although Ivy urges her repeatedly not to do so, Harley lets go anyway and falls back into The Pit, the recoil of the lost weight launching Ivy up and out. However, Ivy won't let her friend die, so she jumps back into The Pit with stronger vines and arrests Harley's fall at the last instant, launching them both out of The Pit. Stunned and ecstatic to be alive, they both kiss passionately.
"Inner (Para) Demons"
Harley wanted to express her feelings in the aftermath, but Ivy wanted to write her own feelings off as nonexistent. She asserted that the kiss was an "impetuous, spur of the moment thing" that had no real meaning and quickly moved on from it with her intention to marry Kite Man - who she nevertheless did not intend to tell about the kiss. At his apartment, Ivy had apparently forgotten to make a reservation for her first meeting with his parents, and although Kite Man is concerned, he quickly picks up that Ivy is uneasy and is supportive of her, so she assures him that she'll wow his parents.
At Senor Mexico's [sic] Ivy quickly spots Mr. and Mrs. Brown and goes over. They are irate that Charles Brown did not place a reservation, and that their favorite spot was taken, so Ivy simply tosses the current occupants aside with vines, impressing them both. Ivy continues to impress them as she recounts her feats against superheroes such as Aquaman, but when Kite Man leaves it quickly becomes apparent that they only like her because she's likely to give birth to children with superpowers, something they wanted for their grandchildren. This makes Ivy uneasy.
- ❝ You know what? Fuck you guys. Yeah, I said, fuck you. Because first of all, I'm the one who messed up the goddamn reservation, okay. Chuck asked me several times not to forget, because for some reason he cares about you two. And then, he took the heat for it because he cares about me, and for some reason, what you two think about me. So, yeah! He's a kind, loving, supportive partner. And the only miracle here is that you two ghouls somehow raised him. And another thing, he's not lucky to have me, I'm lucky to have him! So, fuck off! ❞
- — Poison Ivy's tirade to Kite Man's parents
After the dinner, Ivy dragged Kite Man out of the restaurant and demanded to know why he allowed his parents to mistreat him, but he meekly said that he had no choice; they are his parents. They then emerged, offering to have dinner with Ivy again and to handle the reservations themselves so that Kite Man need not cloud his mind with "simple tasks". This enrages Ivy and prompts her to launch into an angry tirade against his parents and in favor of Kite Man, making out with him passionately as they walk away in a cold rage.
Mid-makeout, Ivy notices a giant Boom Tube in the sky, which Kite Man immediately identified as being over the Gotham Mall. Alarmed and fearful for Harley, Ivy had Kite Man fly them both into what quickly became a bloody battlefield. Ivy made her way through the chaos to find Harley herself, resplendent in demonic armor and preparing to finish off Gordon once and for all. She asked if this much destruction and death is what Harley really wanted, while Harley looked at her lustfully which made her realize that it actually isn't what she wants, so Harley destroyed her scepter and released the Parademons, quitting the field.
Harley told Ivy she this had all been a distraction and she desperately needed to tell Ivy something, and although Ivy welcomed it, Kite Man arrived just before Harley can talk, wrapping Ivy in his arms and singing her praises. Bashful, Ivy affirmed that she couldn't stand by while his parents abused him, at which point she kissed him in front of Harley's ashen face. After Kite Man left, Ivy tried to resume the conversation, but Harley was devastated and could only lie about wanting to plan Ivy's bachelorette party.
Ivy was bemused by Harley's tidiness with managing the bachelorette party, although she was uncomfortable when Harley hugged her for too long and even creepily sniffed her hair. On Themyscira proper, Ivy appreciated her efforts but asked Harley if everything was alright since she seemed unlike herself but Harley assured her she just wanted to give her the best time. Ivy noted that the women present (Harley excepted) were not actually her friends, so much as random women she glommed onto throughout her life. However, later on she noticed that they were acting in fine spirits, so she thanked Harley for making her "awful" friends enjoy themselves. After dinner, Eris suggested they visit Hedonikka, an island with men and the typical bachelorette environment with male strippers.
Later at Hedonikka, Ivy became drunk and revealed that she knew Harley was coercing her friends to behave, but now they genuinely were having a good time thanks to her, so Ivy glowed with an appreciation for Harley's efforts and affirmed that they were best friends. It wasn't long afterward that they succumbed to their lowered inhibitions and had sex, waking up out of a drunken stupor the next morning in the same bed. Ivy promptly panicked, calling it a mistake, and fled the room, trying to get off the island, but there was no transportation out until the weekend was over, so she simply barricaded herself in her room to wait it out.
Harley, attempting to salvage the weekend, eventually managed to convince Ivy to come out to at least enjoy the rest of her bachelorette party. All together, Harley revealed that Eris, the hotel manager, was actually conspiring against the Amazons and told them her plan all along, kill Eris to save Themyscira thus saving the island and its natural resources, the perfect bachelorette activity for Ivy. Ivy was pleased and could not wait to help defend the environment. She barged in on Eris and proudly revealed her new Cobb Squad tattoo, although she soon realized that no one else got the matching tattoo. Annoyed, she waded into the fight and defeated Eris, freeing Queen Hippolyta, who promptly threw a massive party for them all.
At the party, Ivy thanked Harley, saying this had been her dream vacation, admitting that Harley knew her better than anyone and that she was glad she came out of her room. However, with her inhibitions lowered again, she again ended up sleeping with Harley, sputtering incoherently when she woke up about the mistake they made for the second time. Harley, however, instead questioned why they couldn't be together, asserted that they could be closer together than ever before and have fun adventures like this all the time. She asked Ivy to think about it before departing.
- ❝ Okay, I've thought about what you said and this weekend was so special, amazing really. And you're right, that we have had these high highs together. But, Harley, you run from one thing to the next and... at some point that's gonna be me. And, the truth is, I trust you with my life... but I don't trust you with my heart. ❞
- — Ivy turns Harley down
Ivy thought on Harley's proposal until their plane landed back in New New Gotham, whereupon she told Harley her decision: that while she can trust Harley with her life, she cannot trust Harley with her heart and would still be marrying Kite Man, who himself arrives at that very moment to fly away with her to chill on the couch for a while together. He takes her up in his arms as she stares back at Harley's pleading face, but is resolved to go with Kite Man, so he flies away with her in his arms, leaving Harley down on the ground alone.
"A Fight Worth Fighting For"
As Kite Man and Poison Ivy were looking at wedding venues through the Parademon infested city, Kite Man questioned if she wanted to postpone the wedding, which she made abundantly clear she didn't, exclaiming she needed to move forward so she could "leave some things behind" lest they "catch up" to her, and also that she wanted to marry Kite Man. Despite her clear insincerity in the latter statement, Kite Man was touched by her words. Later, they go to the dress-fitting, but Kite Man is concerned that Harley should be the one to pick out the dress with her, that he shouldn't see it until the wedding day as per tradition, and questions if anything happened between them at the bachelorette party. Ivy brushes off his concerns about her and Harley by saying he's better at it than Harley anyway.
After two Parademons arrived and ruined her $13,000 dress, Ivy became enraged, killed the Parademons, and came to Doctor Psycho with vengeance in mind, saying she was fine sitting this one out until this started messing with her wedding. Doctor Psycho was supremely unimpressed by her threats, taking over her mind to send her after Harley Quinn. She traveled to Bethany's house where Harley was happy to see her until she coldly announced her intention to kill her.
Under Doctor Psycho's control, Ivy mindlessly attacked Harley until Kite Man swooped down and saved her. Doctor Psycho then redeployed her to face off against the Justice League along with Clayface and King Shark. Poison Ivy briefly held off Wonder Woman until Clayface consumed her, allowing Ivy to knock Batman aside. As soon as Wonder Woman freed herself from Clayface, Ivy threw a car at her, knocking her aside so that she could throw yet another car at Batman. She then contended with Superman until Harley distracted him long enough for her to try and reach Ivy. Unhearing, Ivy simply swatted her aside with a vine, but this allowed Superman to toss her through the air, away from her plants.
Landing in a bed of plants, she had the plant she landed on get up and run away, a living palanquin, as Superman pursued. She brought him to Riddler University, where she had many plants to work with, forming a colossal column that crashed down onto Superman. Harley Quinn then arrived, again trying to reach her, so Ivy wrapped herself in agile plants and then kidnapped Harley, fleeing for Wayne Tower. Once there, Batman stole Harley away from her, Superman destroyed her plants, and Wonder Woman captured her, ending the battle. As the Justice League got ready to send her to the Phantom Zone they were interrupted by Doctor Psycho who started speaking through Ivy and releasing her pheromones on the Justice League, making them all fall in love with each other.
With the Justice League distracted, Ivy once again captured Harley, this time bringing her to the Gotham Mall. There, Kite Man came before her and kissed her in an attempt to break Doctor Psycho's spell with "true love", but it had no effect, so Ivy simply punched him unconscious. She then fought Harley at Doctor Psycho's command, getting Harley in a strangle hold as she tried to crush her windpipe. Before she could, Harley kissed her, which did successfully break Doctor Psycho's hold on her just long enough for Harley to put the anti-mind-control device in Ivy's ear. She then captured Doctor Psycho with vines while Harley smashed his helmet into uselessness.
Harley then comes before Ivy, taking her hand and once again lamenting her feelings towards her. She implores her to take a leap of faith and be with her. Ivy seems to consider her words, but before she can respond, Kite Man himself rises from unconsciousness. He comes forward wondering what happened, at which point Doctor Psycho enacts vicious revenge, revealing Ivy's infidelity to Kite Man and all of Gotham by projecting her memory of her and Harley at the bachelorette party onto the sky. Poison Ivy can only watch in horror as her betrayal is revealed, and Kite Man is torn apart inside.
"Something Borrowed, Something Green"
Poison Ivy managed to convince Kite Man to at least hear her out and emphatically apologized to him for her infidelity, calling "that Harley stuff" a "stupid fling and a mistake". However, Kite Man could see the lay of the land and bluntly told her not to marry him if her heart wasn't in it, but she insisted that she did want to marry him (although she couldn't name a metal album that he'd like). What she was able to do was get him the reservation at the Old Gotham Corn Factory that he wanted so badly, having Frank the Plant kill Condiment King and his fiancée, Becca, for the spot. He was overwhelmed by this, so she gave him time to consider, saying that it's "waiting for you" if he wanted it.
Kite Man eventually agreed, so the wedding began, and Ivy even invited Harley to attend as a bridesmaid. However, when she found Harley, she was standing over an unconscious photographer and venue rep - one of whom she personally punched out. Enraged, Ivy dragged Harley into a private room and harangued her for punching out her wedding staffers, ruining her wedding, and for believing someone as duplicitous as Two-Face. She ranted about not being able to take time to reflect on her own feelings as she was constantly managing everyone else's and with Harley "cold-cocking all my god damn vendors". Defeated, she eventually told Harley to leave.
At the wedding ceremony, she was alarmed when Kite Man spoke of having four children, and said out loud that she had not considered that vision for the future, before failing to remember her own vows and being forced to read them from a notecard. However, a commotion between Harley and Jennifer caught everyone's attention even as Harley assaulted one of the caterers, who turned out to be a police officer undercover. Alarmed, the priest rushed to the I Do's, with Kite Man and Poison Ivy hurriedly agreeing. To her shock, the priest turned out to be Commissioner Gordon, who declared them "under arrest" as guards and media flooded the room. Ivy tried to get them out using the flower life, but could not control them as they were plastic. The plastic bouquet she held then exploded in her face, gassing her into unconsciousness.
Ivy was then handcuffed together with Kite Man, but Harley managed to get them both out of the venue to (relative) cover just outside. There, Harley uncuffed them and offered to marry them on the spot. Ivy readily agreed, but Kite Man refused; he declared in no uncertain terms that he knew Ivy's heart wasn't in it and he wasn't the right person for her, and so left her alone on the earth, crying, with chaos all around her as he flew up into the air. Ivy and Harley then fled the area, with Ivy despondently saying she'd been denying parts of herself. She praised Harley for changing and doing what she could to save her wedding. Harley once more said she loved her and this time, Ivy smiled and finally admitted she loved her too. They crashed through the corn factory then, kissed as they sailed through the air, and then drove off into the sunset.
"Journey to Love"
As Ivy and Harley are chased by the GCPD on Harley Quinn Highway, Harley has Ivy take over the wheel while she recaps what led them to this point while stealing a police car. When Harley returns, Ivy makes a ramp out of trees for them to take then dissolves it just as Gordon's car reaches it, making him and fall through the air until Ivy reluctantly saves him by tying his car up in vines before yelling "DON'T SAY I NEVER DID ANYTHING FOR YOU ASSHOLE!" They make their way towards Gotham Mall with Ivy being quieter than usual, making Harley question what is wrong although Ivy dismisses her, insisting she's fine.
They get to the mall and Harley shows off her room which is a mattress store. There they watch the news and find out that the wedding was broadcast thus millions of people saw Kite Man dump Ivy. Overwhelmed and upset, Ivy angrily destroys the TV and stalks out, requesting time to herself when Harley tries to go after her. Ivy goes to the woman's bathroom and feels remorse for hurting "so many people" and asking herself why she couldn't have just kept on pretending to love Kite Man and regretting the fact she fell for Harley before breaking down in tears. Harley finds her crying and asks if she's ok to which again she lies and says she got frustrated because her zipper was stuck. Harley helps her out of her dress and the two return to Harley's room where they have sex while saying they love each other.
Afterward, Harley again asks if Ivy's okay, still sensing something is wrong. This time Ivy assures her that she's fine and she just has a lot to process from the day, again saying she loves Harley. However, Ivy then gets a text alert saying that Gordon has sworn to hunt them down and she realizes they need to flee as this is the first place he will look. Harley suggests going to the lairs of Nightfall, Killer Frost and Livewire, all of whom were arrested during the wedding to "hide from the police and spread chaos". Ivy is reluctant at first but then agrees, though stating she'll probably regret it.
Ivy finds clothes from a "Millennial Store" and she and Harley pack up and get ready to leave. While Harley goes to retrieve something, Ivy is left alone by the car with the "JUST MARRIED" sign on it and angrily rips it off, lamenting the fact that she failed. She then waits for Harley who soon jumps in the car, along with her Hyenas Bud and Lou before exclaiming their next stop to be at Selina's.
"Journey to Love Part 2"
- ❝ I can be around people now. You know, I mean I hate it, but I can do it without vomiting. ❞
- — Poison Ivy
Ivy has a sarcastic, bitter, misanthropic personality, although she is quite affectionate and understanding when it comes to the very few people she considers her friends. Her primary love is for nature, and focuses her criminal goals around obstructing any efforts to harm the environment or plant life. Due to her abandonment issues, Ivy has severe difficulty forming relationships. Her hatred for humanity stems from her childhood, stating she gave up on humans the first day her father hit her. Having given up on humanity since the day her father hit her as a child, only changing when she met and eventually befriended Harley Quinn (then Doctor Harleen Quinzel). Her friendship with Harley has since allowed her to form more meaningful relationships with other people.
Frank the Plant is a venus flytrap she brought to life to be her friend, but he turned out to be a sarcastic needler who often gets on Ivy's nerves. Although she does continue to keep him around and they seem to have an understanding between them. She would go on to develop a relationship with Kite Man, although she was initially held him in contempt, flying together on his kite over Gotham City slowly began to warm her to him. Slowly they began a relationship, and although she initially tried to hide it out of shame, she eventually admitted to being his girlfriend. However, she later realized her heart wasn't really in it and she had just been going along with it all out of fear.
Ivy's relationship with Harley began when Harley was working as a doctor at Arkham Asylum where Ivy was incarcerated. As her doctor, Harley helped her deal with her misanthropy, and later when she saw Harley being abused by the Joker, Ivy took it upon herself to help Harley out of a bad situation. She slowly managed to get Harley to realize how toxic her relationship with the Joker was, and protected her at any cost, but Harley relapsed several times which deeply hurt Ivy, and eventually caused a rift in their friendship. This resulted in Harley becoming Ivy's greatest fear, the fear of allowing herself to trust someone only to be abandoned. However, Harley reformed herself and eventually won back Ivy's friendship and eventual love later on.
Powers and Abilities
Ivy is a supervillain with plant-based abilities. When she uses her powers, recurring theme music is heard.
- Toxin Immunity: Poisons and toxins have no effect on Ivy.
- Chlorokinesis: Ivy is able to manipulate and animate plants.
- Pheromones: Ivy's pheromones lets her render people unconscious or fall in love with her before transforming into trees and dying. Ivy can extract these pheromones into potions that she can dispense.
- Regeneration: As a human-plant hybrid, Poison Ivy is able to completely heal herself from even the most fatal of wounds and injuries, provided that she's been buried in fresh soil. After she was impaled through the chest with a harpoon, she was able to make a full recovery after Harley's tears came down on her.
- Size Altercation: (formerly; briefly) After ingesting some of Scarecrow's toxin, Ivy was able to grow to a size bigger than that of Giganta.
- Superhuman Strength: (formerly; briefly) With her increased size, Ivy gained enhanced strength making her able to lift and break trees in half with great ease.
- Gifted Intelligence: Ivy is exceptionally gifted academically, allowing her to have multiple Ph.D.'s for botany, chemistry, and toxicology.
- Expert Combatant: Ivy is an accomplished fighter, having learned several techniques from Harley during their time together. As such, Ivy was able to easily take down several goons while escaping from Riddler.
- Firearms: When without access to any plants and thus unable to use her powers, Ivy showed herself capable to use a gun, shooting two of Scarecrow's goons point-blank.
- Misanthropy: Ivy is an extreme misanthrope who originally could not stand to be around humans without vomiting, but managed to learn to avoid doing so with Doctor Quinzel's help.
- Lack of Plants: Ivy's most prominent weakness is a lack of nearby plants to control. Ivy's chlorokinesis has a range of fifty feet, as stated by a guard at Arkham Asylum.
- Fire: One of Ivy's biggest weaknesses is fire, which was exploited by the guards at Arkham Asylum, who used flamethrowers to burn her plants in order to recapture her.
- "Special" Poisons and Toxins: Normally, poisons and toxins have no effect on her. However, poison and toxins involving her DNA will leave several effects on her, such as how Scarecrow created a "vegan blend" fear toxin that leads her to experiencing her biggest fears, which can lead to brain damage.
- Power Limitation: Ivy's powers to control plants has a few limitations, she was unable to control the plants mutated by Scarecrow, and can by her own admission not control fairytale plants.
Season 1 & 2
Poison Ivy appears in a speaking role in every episode of the series except for:
Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour
- Poison Ivy's favorite band is the Indigo Girls.
- Unlike many of her other interpretations, this version of Ivy had green skin even as a child, implying she's had her powers since birth rather than gaining them as the result of an accident as an adult.
- Co-showrunner Justin Halpern confirmed on Reddit that Ivy did, indeed, have a crush on Catwoman.
- She shares a resemblance with her voice actress, Lake Bell.
- It is assumed that Ivy is in her late twenties or early thirties.
- "Finding Mr. Right" DC Universe (December 20, 2019).
- "Harley Quinn Highway" DC Universe (February 7, 2020).
- "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" DC Universe (May 8, 2020).
- "Til Death Do Us Part" DC Universe (November 29, 2019).
- "L.O.D.R.S.V.P." DC Universe (January 17, 2020).
- "Something Borrowed, Something Green" DC Universe (June 26, 2020).
- "Riddler U" DC Universe (April 10, 2020).
- This was much discussed. What we decided on was that both Harley and Ivy had had relationships with women before this... Justin Halpern, Reddit (July 13, 2020).
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