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Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel or Harley Quinn is a fictional comic book character who appears in American comics published by DC Comics. Her character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. She first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.
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Key Facts & Information
DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL
- Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel is a psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum in Gotham City.
- Her motivation to be a psychiatrist is her dysfunctional family.
- She had been portrayed as being dysfunctional herself.
- Dr. Quinzel is assigned to treat the Joker in the Arkham Asylum.
- After some time, she falls in love with the Joker and they become lovers and partners in crime.
- As Dr. Harleen Quinzel, she has blue eyes and blonde hair, and wears a white lab coat, a skirt, and eyeglasses.
- As Harley Quinn, she first appeared as a jester-style lady in the Batman: The Animated Series and in comic books until 2011.
- Harley Quinn had a black domino mask and a black and red jester outfit.
- She wears white make-up; her skin is not permanently white like Joker’s.
- In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC’s continuity.
- Beginning September 2011 when the New 52 rebooted the DC universe, Harley Quinn had a new appearance which lasted until 2016.
- The revamped Harley Quinn wore a sleeveless top, shorts, knee and elbow pads, and boots, but still kept the alternate black and red motif.
- Like her outfit, her hair was colored half-red and half-black, parted in the middle.
- Her skin turned bleached white after Joker kicked her into a vat of acid.
- A distinct physical characteristic of Harley Quinn is that she has a lot of tattoos.
RELATIONSHIP WITH JOKER
- Harley Quinn is often considered Joker’s female sidekick, but in the story, she becomes his love interest.
- She became fascinated by Joker while she was still a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum.
- She eventually fell in love with him and helped him escape the asylum.
- She transitioned from Dr. Quinn to Harley Quinn when Batman put the Joker back in the asylum.
- Like Joker, she became a criminal with clown-like antics.
- Harley Quinn endearingly calls Joker Mister J or Puddin’.
- Joker and Harley have a rather toxic relationship with the Joker often ignoring or insulting her.
- It is said that the real-life inspiration for Harley Quinn is Arleen Sorkin, an actress who starred in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
- Sorkin eventually lent her voice to Harley’s character.
- Her name Harley Quinn comes from the word harlequin which is a character in commedia dell’arte.
- She speaks with a strong Northeastern accent.
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS
- In the series “Gotham City Sirens”, Harley Quinn teams up with Poison Ivy and Catwoman.
- They work together to fight villains, particularly Boneblaster.
- Eventually, Harley betrays the group and breaks into Arkham Asylum to take revenge and kill Joker after having an abusive relationship with him for years.
- However, Harley ends up helping the Joker escape his cell and joins forces with him to violently take over the asylum and kill the guards and inmates.
- In the end, Batman and Catwoman defeat Harley and the Joker.
- Harley gets bound in a straitjacket and muzzle and taken away.
- Poison Ivy goes into Harley’s cell with the intention of killing her but ends up freeing Harley in exchange for her help in killing Catwoman for leaving them behind.
- Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn fight against Catwoman.
- Catwoman tells them they she only wanted to help them and she does: she helps the two escape just as Batman is about to arrest them.
- Harley Quinn joined the Suicide Squad in its fifth volume released in October 2016.
- After the DC Rebirth, Harley Quinn dons new outfits.
- Her first outfit is a ripped white T-shirt, blue and red shorts, net stockings, a jacket, fingerless gloves, and boots.
- She also wears a black and red suit which is composed of a full-sleeve top, shorts, opaque stockings, a garter belt, and boots.
- Harley Quinn has blonde hair with blue dip dye and pink dip dye on opposite sides.
- She has many tattoos.
- She is carefree and humorous but also has a sulky side.
- Harley Quinn does not like being referred to as a hero despite having saved lives while part of the Suicide Squad and stepping up to take command when she needs to.
- Now in Suicide Squad, her romantic relations with Joker are over.
- Harley Quinn develops a romantic relationship with Poison Ivy who was revealed as a bisexual by the creators.
- In Issue # 20 of Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn becomes the leader of the squad after Rick Flag dies.
- Captain Boomerang, the Enchantress, Killer Croc, Deadshot, and Katana were the members of her team.
Harley Quinn Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Harley Quinn across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Harley Quinn worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel or Harley Quinn who is a fictional comic book character who appears in American comics published by DC Comics. Her character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. She first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Harley Quinn Facts
- From Doctor to Jester
- Hardly Harley
- Harley or False?
- Harley’s Lover
- Costume One and Two
- Villain and Hero
- Gotham Sirens Profiles
- Who Said What?
- My Harley Quinn Comics
- Learning Reflection
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