The Story of Harley Quinn
As most of you know, the Suicide Squad movie is premiering in August. Looks to me from the trailers and promos that Harley Quinn and her love interest The Joker are possibly stealing the spotlight. As of yesterday, there’s a huge rumor, with some decent backing, that miss Quinn will be having her own movie! Well, not exactly her own but featuring female DC characters such as Batgirl. Harley has such a sad and detailed story. She was created in 1992 for Batman: the Animated series. Her voice actress was on a soap opera and believe it or not, her character is based in her character in the show. An abused woman with battered wife syndrome. Harley was the girlfriend of The Joker. The most maniacal DC villian. They met on Arkham Asylum. Harleen Qinnzelle,Harley Quinn’s alter ego, was his psychiatrist. He manipulated her with stories of horrible childhood and batman torturing him. They were of course made up. She basically ended up his patient. Her and his origin appears in the episode of the animated series called “Mad Love” featured in volume four. He escapes, returns beat up after a failed crime that batman of course beat him, injured and defeated. She became insane and distraught. She ran to a costume shop, and stole her infamous jester outfit and some random gags. She came back to Arkham and set joker free. She even changed her accent to sound like a squeaky new yorker instead of her proper doctor voice. That was the beginning of her madness and her obsession with the joker. He beats her,several times, was actually featured in a cartoon. Harley gets saved by batman, Robin, Batgirl, Ivy and countless others several times but still returns to him. In the new #52 she becomes a bit of a tougher character in the Suicide Squad. She does leave him, sadly a few times because she goes back in her own series “Harley Quinn”. She even has a second love interest. He’s a character also featured in the upcoming movie “Deadshot”, he’ll be played by will Smith. Wondering if we’ll See that in the movie. She even beats the joker almost to death but pitied him and called him pathetic. Looks to me we’ll see a bit of this history in the movie. And hopefully in her movie about DC women! Suicude Squad is in theaters in August.