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I still have my License to Kill.— Sy Borgman
Sy Borgman is one of the main characters of Harley Quinn. He was once a government agent whose body was enhanced with state of the art robotic limbs. That was a long time ago, however, and it's a race to see what falls apart first - Sy's antiquated hardware or Sy himself. Still, the retired superhero (who once answered to the name of Sy-Borg) befriend Harley Quinn in the comics and it seems he'll be doing the same in the show.

Biography

Background

Sy is an ex-CIA agent who moves around via wheelchair, and many parts of him, most noticeably one of his arms and legs, have been replaced with bionics. His main job back when he was a CIA agent was to be a "go-to cleaner" whenever a mess happened and they needed someone to get rid of the corpses. As a result, he did a number of unsavory things worldwide, but mostly Asia, which made him a war criminal. He once asked his sister and top CIA scientist, Mirielle, to create a "Monkeypus" hybrid creature to aid him in his missions, but the experiment went wrong and turned Mireille into a tentacle monster.

In his final mission in 1984, the CIA, taking notice of a new hit toyline, had him undergo a procedure using an experimental technology, turning him into a "transchager", with the ability to turn into a sedan, albeit painfully. He later became a landlord and rented his apartment to Poison Ivy.

Season 1

"Finding Mr. Right"

Sy Borgman evicts Ivy

Sy evicts Ivy

Sy Borgman burst into Poison Ivy's apartment, threatening to evict her unless she stopped Harley's Crew from messing up the apartment, and started listing the rules, but Ivy simply closed the door on his face, because it seemed like he was "gonna get racist". Later, he arrived with a formal eviction notice, due to King Shark having stayed in the apartment, referring to him as a "pet", which was not allowed.

"Being Harley Quinn"

Sy bodies

Sy finds what he thinks is a suicide cult

Sy was showing a couple around the apartment when he found Ivy, Harley, Doctor Psycho, Clayface and Shark King lying seemingly dead on the apartment floor which he assumed was "another suicide cult" when in reality they had just traveled into Harley's mind. He called over old colleague Golda to dispose of the bodies and the two reconnected over the old days. They carried the bodies to an abandoned mall to cremate them in a pizza oven. The gang returned to their bodies just in time before they got burned alive. Golda left, saying this was "Peru all over again". Meanwhile, Harley was looking around the mall and realized it was the perfect lair for her but Sy tried to convince her they would have to pay 100 grand a month but Harley threatened him, saying she's offering a dollar and won't kill him for almost burning them alive. He agreed on one condition, that they would let him come along on some of their heists as today had made him feel alive again.

"You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon"

Sy helped Harley and the crew steal King Tut's body from a museum but she got frustrated when she discovered KGBeast had been nominated for the Legion of Doom while they hadn't so she asks the crew for ideas. Sy suggests calling his old friend Hank Kissinger as he's sure he has a few war crimes he never pulled off, however, Harley dismisses the idea stating even though they're criminals they're not war criminals. Harley instead gets the idea to rob WayneTech.

Later, the rest of the crew return to the lair and Sy comes in with some extra gear saying he's ready for the heist before he realizes he has already missed it.

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

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"Bensonhurst"

Harley films Sy falling asleep on his wheelchair and driving around in circles and sends it to Ivy, writing "Dead or sleeping? LOL" in an attempt to reach out to her after they fell out in the previous episode when Harley ditched her for the Joker.

"Harley Quinn Highway"

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"Devil's Snare"

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"The Final Joke"

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Season 2

"New Gotham"

Like Nam after the US pulled out

"It's like 'Nam after the U.S. pulled out."

Sy enjoyed the chaos of Gotham City following the Joker's defeat, likening it to Vietnam after America pulled out. He nearly went into a flashback, but Harley snapped him out of it and discarded what he said. He later tried to bring it up again, once more edging toward a flashback, but Harley angrily told him to stop.

Later, when Harley is kidnapped by the Injustice League, Sy Borgman tried in vain to rescue her with the rest of Harley's crew, failing for two months straight until they finally decided to follow Clayface's plan. Sy's job was to provide a distraction, which he did by creating smoke and by loudly singing "happy birthday" to The Penguin at his party (even though it wasn't his birthday). This allows the rest of the crew to steal Harley's block away, and although they get bogged down in pursuit, Sy arrives to push Harley along with his motorized wheelchair. This goes well until two goons smash Sy aside, forcing the other crew members to hold them off.

After doing so, Sy resumes pushing Harley, using a blow-torch to free Harley's swinging arm so that she can join the fight. He continues pushing her until her momentum allows her to outpace him, smashing through several goons in the process and even getting thrown by Doctor Psycho into more goons. However, this allows The Penguin to seal off a door and separate Sy from Harley. Eventually, they managed to break through the door, only to find Harley covered in blood as she finished off The Penguin.

"Dye Hard"

Sy Borgman noticed when Harley came back depressed after the events of "Bachelorette", and although he tried to give her heartfelt advice about "feeding your soul", she ignored it and went off to have sex with a stranger. Later, he notices Doctor Psycho in the Gotham Mall, and berates him for leaving the crew, but Doctor Psycho just gives him instructions for feeding the Riddler before leaving. After that, he went with Clayface and King Shark to Wayne Tower after receiving a text that he thought was from Harley.

Sy Borgman sacrifices himself

"I regret lots of things!"

He fought on Harley's side and was unaffected by Doctor Psycho's attempts to control his mind, due to metal plates in his head. Although he was overwhelmed, a missile shot from the Batplane temporarily overwhelmed Doctor Psycho - but they couldn't break free of the dome. Realizing this, Sy stood up and prepared to sacrifice himself to blast a hole through it, telling Harley that this was "feeding my soul". He left Harley his mechanical eye, and then turned to Doctor Psycho. He mocked him, and then launched into the sky, colliding with the shield in a titanic explosion that completely disabled it.

"Lovers' Quarrel"

Sy Borgman survived the death of his body by transferring his consciousness into the eye that he gave to Harley. When she plugged it into a TV, he came on screen, alive and well within the technology. At Harley's questioning, he explained that he was able to resist Doctor Psycho's mind control because the CIA created an anti-mind-control device that they jammed into his skull. Without the necessary components it'd take some time to reproduce them, so Sy set Kite Man to work and walked him through the process.

After finishing the device, Sy had Kite Man run it, which allowed Sy to get out into the internet to assume control of his household appliances. Using them, he created two anti-mind-control devices for Kite Man.

"The Runaway Bridesmaid"

Sy attended Poison Ivy and Kite Man's wedding on a television screen.

Appearance

Sy is an elderly man with a severely retreating hairline, making him nearly entirely bald on top. His white hair covers the sides of his head and the lower top of his scalp. He has bushy eyebrows and a reddish aquiline nose. Sy's clothes consist of a mustard yellow button-shirt, light brown slacks, a wristwatch and a pair of rectangular red glasses. He is wheelchair-bound. His most noticeable features are his right grey metal arm and left metal leg.

Personality

Sy cannot tell the difference between a pet and human with animal features, having decided to evict Ivy and Harley's gang after King Shark started living with them. He is known to be cold and bitter to Ivy. But however, when he joins Harley’s crew, he becomes friendlier and nicer to her after being part of the team. He also seems to be quite muddled at times, forgetting or suddenly recalling important things, likely due to his age.

Powers and Abilites

Powers

  • Cybernetic Enhancements: Sy has numerous cybernetic enhancements granting him several powers.
    • Transformation: Sy is able to transform into a car.

Abilities

  • Expert Spy: He was a CIA spy during his youth.

Trivia

  • In the comics Sy Borgman shared an apartment with Harley. Here he owns the apartment building where she lives instead.
  • He and Mireille both were CIA agents who went through experiments. Sy became a Transchanger who can transform into a car, and Mireille accidentally turned into a tentacle monster.
  • It is possible that he still alive as he gave Harley his cybernetic eye, which might contain his consciousness. This is proven to be true, and can be accessed by plugging a phone jack into a TV. He uses this to upgrade to a stand mixer so he can help Kite Man finish the mind control blocker to fight against Dr. Psycho.

Gallery


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