Harley Quinn

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Name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D.
Occupation: supervillian, previously psychiatrist
Relationships: Joker (boss/love interest), Poison Ivy (friend/love interest), Power Girl (frenemy), Selina Kyle (ally), Lucy (daughter), unnamed sister, Deidre and Delia Dennis (grandchildren), Barry Quinzel (brother), Sharon and Nick Quinzel (parents), Jenny Quinzel (niece), Nicky Quinzel (nephew)
Fandom: Batman: The Animated Series, Batman (DC Comics), Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Arrow, Harley Quinn
Other: Harley is mainly voiced by Arleen Sorkin; Hynden Walch, Meghan Strange, Janyse Jaud, and Laura Bailey sometimes does it.
Harley was portrayed by actress Mia Sara in Birds of Prey; will be portrayed by Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad
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Harley Quinn is a Batman character.


Harley Quinn was originally created for the Batman: The Animated Series by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, first appearing in the Season 1 episode Joker's Favor (September 11, 1992). Due to her popularity with fans, she later was introduced into the actual Batman comic book series, in Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (October 1999).

Harley has continued to appear in DC comics and DC animated movies, as well as her own self titled animated series- Harley Quinn. She also has a role in the Arkham video game series. A character believed to be Harley also had a very brief cameo in the CW series Arrow.

In her first live action appearance, she was portrayed by Margot Robbie in the DCEU film Suicide Squad. Robbie went on to reprise her role in the Birds of Prey movie .



Common Tropes and Storylines

  • Dr Quinzel becoming Harley Quinn is a storyline that is often expanded upon in fanfiction. It is a common in Batman source materials featuring Harley Quinn, but it also appears in fandoms where this character hasn't appeared, such as Gotham and the Nolanverse.
  • Pregnancy fics are common given Harley canon grandchildren in the BTAS, and her canon pregnancy in the comics. Both of these events were mentioned in the source material, without been greatly expanded upon allowing creators to fill in the blanks.


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