20 Harlequinesque Facts About Harley Quinn

20 Harlequinesque Facts About Harley Quinn

On September 11th (yikes), 1992 (okay, whew), Harley Quinn made her debut on Batman: The Animated Series just as a walk-on foil for the Joker to break up the sausage fest in his gang. Creator Paul Dini never imagined that the character would not only show up in other episodes, but be fully immersed in the DC Universe due to popular demand. Over the past 20 years, Harley Quinn went from being the abused member of Joker’s gang to having her sense of agency to having multiple comic book series, her own movie, and her own cartoon show.

Whether you like her or don’t, Harley Quinn’s popularity isn’t going anywhere. There isn’t a comic book convention out there that doesn’t have hundreds of fans cosplaying the mallet-wielding, high-pitch giggling heroine. Yet there are some behind the scenes facts about Harley that even the geekiest superhero fans may not be aware of.

That’s where we come in. Here are some informational morsels about Harley Quinn that may surprise you.

Margot Robbie's Transformation

HARLEY QUINN ... IT TAKES OVER TWO HOURS TO TURN MARGOT ROBBIE INTO HARLEY QUINN. The process requires full body paint, fake tattoos, a wig, and then adding blood or bruises based on what scenes are being shot that day. CRACKED.COM

Source: Cinemablend


HARLEY QUINN HARLEY QUINN HAS SUPERPOWERS SOMETIMES. Harley was retconned to get enhanced strength, speed, healing, and immunity to poisons during DC Comics' New 52 reboot. She is still a (somewhat) regular humanin most other versions, though. Y ONNER CRACKED.COM MOUNTS

Roller Derby

HARLEY QUINN I, TONYA HELPED MARGOT ROBBIE PREPARE FOR BIRDS OF PREY. Robbie did most of the skating in the movie, thanks to the training that she had to do for her role as pro skater Tonya Harding. JEh CRACKED.COM

Source: Cinemablend

Suicide Squad

CRACKED.COM SUICIDE SUICIDE SQUAD SQUAD HARLEY QUINN THE CARTOON DIGS INTO HARLEY'S SUICIDE SQUAD PAST. Early in Season One of Harley Quinn, Harley's gang gets a box of Suicide Squad swag, which she refers to, a group that keeps trying to get me to join.

Source: Ranker

Green Lantern

HARLEY QUINN HARLEY QUINN IS A GREEN LANTERN (SORT OF). In Harley's Little Black Book #2, Harley takes a Green Lantern ring off of Hal Jordan and uses it to defeat some aliens with a giant mallet made of green energy. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

'Birds of Prey' and 'The Suicide Squad'

HARLEY QUINN JAMES GUNN DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BIRDS OF PREY WHILE WRITING THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Still, both movies work well together to give Harley a natural progression from breaking up with Joker to trying to make healthier choices about her relationships (in the very peculiar sense that the word healthy can take around Harley Quinn). CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

A Fantabulous Subtitle

HARLEY QUINN BIRDS OF PREY'S SUBTITLE WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE USED. Screenwriter Christina Hodson just wrote the title Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) as a cheeky, absurd placeholder, but the bosses fell in love with it. CRACKED.COM

Source: Cinemablend

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

HARLEY QUINN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH POISON IVY DEVELOPED VERY SLOWLY. First teaming up in a 1993 episode of Batman: The Animated Series, it wasn't until 2009 that comics introduced romantic feelings in their relationship, and they were made an official couple in 2015. CRACKED.COM

Source: MovieWeb


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