Real name – Harleen Francis Quinzel
Nicknames: Dr. Harleen Francis Quinzel, Harley Quinn, Harley
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Dr. Harleen Quinzel, better known as Harley Quinn is a Batman antagonist character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Her nickname is derived from the real name and is similar to the word “harlequin”. For the first time her character appears in the animated series of Batman in 1993. The comics’ debut was held the same year in The Batman Adventures # 12. Over the years, Harley Quinn appears only in small episodes. Finally, since 1999, with the release of Batman: Harley Quinn # 1, the character becomes canonical and eventually received its own series of comics: Harley Quinn.
Despite the re-release, and the change of the character’s biography, in all her incarnations Harley Quinn has tender feelings to the prince of the underworld – the Joker. He is directly related to the formation of her unstable mental state and the new personality. Joker and Harley became favorite characters around the world.
In most cases, Harley Quinn is an antagonist of Batman and fights on the side of evil characters (Joker, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Suicide Squad). Initially, Harley Quinn has no super powers. She has an excellent physical preparation and a high level of intelligence. In the process of character development she becomes an acrobat, an expert in psychology and receives protection from all kinds of toxins.
Immunity to toxins – Harley Quinn is immune to most types of toxins. So, she has a resistance to Joker’s Poison and Poison Ivy. Ivy awarded Harley with these abilities. During their joint adventures, she gave Harley a special drink, which has strengthened her immunity.
The heightened strength – The drink, which Poison Ivy gave her, influenced not only her immune system. Harley’s physical strength has significantly increased, which allowed her fight the men-enemies as equals.
Psychologist – As Dr. Harleen Quinzel, she was trained at the University of Gotham and had a lot of practice in the work of the psychiatrist. She was interested in the psychology of criminals since the early years that’s why Harley Quinn is an excellent psychologist and she often uses her sklls, despite the fact that she is also a little bit mad.
Gymnastics – Before entering the University of Gotham, Harlin was seriously engaged in gymnastics. She has made a great progress in this area and received a scholarship to study. In the course of her further adventures, she strengthened her skills and became a great acrobat.
Equipment of Harley Quinn
The mallet – One of the favorite weapons of Harley Quinn is a large wooden mallet. She occasionally uses it to fight the enemies, but almost always unsuccessfully. With the change of the character the mallet has turned into an iron hammer, but not for long time. The authors of the series returned Harley Quinn the original weapon.
Harley Quinn Costume – Harley Quinn’s Costume is the hallmark of the character. It has often been criticized by fans, because it was changing a lot. At the moment it consists of short stockings, shorts and a corset. The colors of the costume are red and blue.
Deadly equipment – In her adventures Quinn uses a mass of different types of deadly weapons. She was spotted using: knife, pistols, automatic weapons, Joker’s bombs, bazookas, whips, and various kinds of traps.