Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel) is a supervillain showing up in media released by DC Comic books. The character was developed by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and also first appeared in Batman: The Animated Collection in September 1992. She later on appeared in DC Comics’ Batman comics, with the personality’s first comic book appearance in The Batman Adventures # 12 (September 1993).
Harley Quinn is a frequent accomplice as well as fan of the Joker, whom she met while working as a trainee psychologist at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum, where the Joker was a patient. Her name is a play on the name “Harlequin,” a character which originated in commedia dell’ arte. The personality has actually teamed up with fellow villains the Catwoman as well as Poison Ivy a number of times, the trio being known as the Gotham City Sirens. Poison Ivy is a buddy and also persisting ally of Harley, also being depicted as her partner in recent comics. Since The New 52, she is currently depicted as an antihero that left her violent relationship with the Joker and her past as a supervillain behind. However, she is still portrayed as a supervillain in other media. Harley Quinn has actually additionally been portrayed as a recurring core participant of the Self-destruction Squad.
Harley Quinn first appeared in the DC Animated Universe’s Batman: The Animated Collection episode “Joker’s Support,” in what was originally expected to be the animated equivalent of a walk-on duty; a number of police officers were to be hijacked by someone jumping out of a cake, and it was made a decision that to have the Joker do so himself would be too strange, although he ended up doing it anyway. Thus they created a women partner for the Joker; she would become his love rate of interest. Arleen Sorkin, a previous celebrity of the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, showed up in a desire series on that particular series in which she put on a jester outfit; They used this scene as an ideas for Quinn. Having actually been close friends with Sorkin considering that college, Paul Dini integrated aspects of her character into the personality and also got Sorkin herself to voice the character. Quinn was additionally motivated by a common female pal’s “rainy but nonviolent partnership,” according to Timm.
Harley Quinn as she shows up in the DC Animated Universe
The 1994 graphic novel The Batman Adventures: Mad Love recounts the personality’s origin tale. Created and drawn by Dini as well as Timm, the comics is informed in the design and also connection of Batman: The Animated Collection. It defines Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, Ph.D. as an Arkham Asylum psychologist that falls in love with the Joker as well as becomes his accomplice and also on-again, off-again partner. The story obtained wide appreciation. and won the Eisner and Harvey Honors for Best Single Issue Comic of the Year. The New Batman Adventures collection adapted Mad Love as an episode of the very same name in 1999. It was the 2nd “computer animated design” comic book adapted for the series, with the other being “Holiday Knights.”
Harleen Quinzel becomes captivated with the Joker while operating at Arkham Asylum as well as volunteers to help treat him. She drops hopelessly crazy with the Joker during their sessions, and also she assists him leave from the asylum more than when. When Batman returns a significantly hurt Joker to Arkham, she puts on a jester outfit to become Harley Quinn, the Joker’s sidekick. The Joker often disrespects, overlooks, injures, as well as even tries to kill Harley, but she constantly returns to him, persuaded that he truly likes her.