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—Harley Quinn, "Gotham Con"

Harleen Quinzel (also known as Harley Quinn) is a supporting character in the second generation of the DC Super Hero Girls franchise. Harleen is a student at Metropolis High School, and is also Batgirl's best friend and current sidekick. She was a recurring antagonist and a former member of the Super Villain Girls for both seasons of the series, until the movie Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse where she becomes the seventh member of the Super Hero Girls.

Development

According to Lauren Faust, each of the Super Villain Girls is based on a deadly motivation in a similar vein to the seven deadly sins, with Harley Quinn's being chaos[1].

Tara Strong did the same voice role for the character alongside Batgirl and Cheetah. She voiced Harley in various animated movies, TV series, and video games, like Batman: Arkham City (after Harley's original voice actress, Arleen Sorkin, retired), Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight. Harley Quinn is also one of the few G2 characters to have the same voice actor as the G1 counterpart.

Harleen's civilian appearance is possibly based off Margot Robbie's portrayal in Suicide Squad.

Powers

  • Agility and reflexes
  • Hammer proficiency

Relationships

Main Article: Harley Quinn (G2)/Relationships

Super Hero Girls

  • Wonder Woman (good friend)
  • Batgirl (best friend)
  • Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz) (good friend)
  • Supergirl (good friend)
  • Zatanna (good friend)
  • Bumblebee (good friend)
  • Katana (Enemy)

Super Villain Girls

  • Catwoman (former friend)
  • Star Sapphire (former friend)
  • Giganta (former friend)
  • Livewire (former friend)
  • Poison Ivy (former friend)

Other characters

  • Joker (former Love Interest)
  • She-Bat (former Ally)
  • Gentleman Ghost (former Ally)
  • Solomon Grundy (former ally)
  • Cheetah (former ally)
  • Toyman (former ally)
  • The Riddler (former lly)
  • Lex Luthor (former ally)
  • Cythonna (former ally)

Appearance

Harley Quinn has long blonde hair in two pigtails with red and blue highlights, light tan/pale skin, blue eyes and wears red lipstick, a split red/blue long-sleeve jacket, shorts, and long boots.

Personality

As Harleen, she is a funny girl who likes doing jokes. She can kind of insufferable, for example, when the other Super Hero Girls met her. As Harley Quinn, she also loves doing jokes, but she can show off her mischievous side. As both, she can be vengeful, like when Robin made fun of Babs.

Depiction in the series

Season 1

In "Sweet Justice, Part 3", Harleen makes a call to Barbara from Gotham City, for saying miss her. The call is brief since Harleen hears the sirens of several police cars and tells Babs that she has go on Gotham stuff.

In "Gotham Con", Barbara goes to visit Gotham City, and meets up again with Harleen in a Gotham bus station. They travel to the GothamCon convention by crossing Gotham on foot, frolicking and taking pictures among crime scenes and seedy parts of the city. They attend an event with a special guest which Babs expects to be Batman, but the special guest turns out to be Robin. But then Robin insults Barbara in front of the audience, causing Harleen to get upset and assume her identity as Harley Quinn to attack him. However, Batgirl stops him; and multiple times, Harley attempts to attack Robin only to be failed by Batgirl. Eventually she tries to attack Robin with a steamroller, and when Babs finds Robin flattened on the floor she breaks into tears, telling Harleen that despite her dislike of Robin she didn't wish him dead. The two are surprised to find that Robin is alive and well, and that Harley ran over a standee cutout. Harleen then remembers that she had placed a bomb strapped under his chair. Harley Quinn attempts to get rid of it along with Batgirl, and when it's defused Harley runs away while Batgirl chases her. Harleen says goodbye to Babs before she gets on a bus to Metropolis, and gives her a signed photo of Robin, with the shot cutting to Harley Quinn threatening Robin so he signs the photo. Babs tells Harleen they'll see each other next year, what Harleen saying to herself that maybe they'll see each other sooner.

In "Frenemies", Harleen moves to Metropolis, and calls Babs (while she as Batgirl was with the Super Hero Girls in the middle of a fight against Starro the Conqueror) to let her know what happened, much to Babs's excitement. When Babs introduces her friends from Metropolis to Harleen, the latter plays pranks on them much to their annoyance. Barbara's friends: Diana, Kara, Jessica, Zee and Karen, try their best to fit Harleen into their circle of friendship, but they realize that the latter is a bit annoying, and they reject her. When Barbara realizes that her new friends aren't willing to give Harleen a second chance, she gets away from them, determined to end their friendship and continue with Harleen like old times. Harleen tells Barbara that she has also met new friends and wants her to come along, only for Babs finds out that tried the newly formed group of the Super Villain Girls, made up of Selina and her friends. The two girls go their separate ways, with Harleen deciding to be with Selina and the others for now while Barbara heads home. Selina and her friends invite Harleen to destroy mailboxes, to which she agrees by destroying the post office. Impressed by her great deed, Selina invites Harleen to have some real, real fun by revealing that she and the other four are villains. Harleen joins them as Harley Quinn, and together with her new team, Harley and five other villains start having fun causing havoc throughout Metropolis. The Super Hero Girls (sans Batgirl) go to confront and stop that team, but are easily outmatched due to the inclusion of Harley Quinn. The villains bind the Super Hero Girls with Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, and before Harley Quinn delivers the final blow, she receives a call from Barbara, who tells her that they can still be friends without necessarily including her friends of Metropolis. After that, Barbara as Batgirl reunites with her friends and confronts Harley Quinn, where they both injure each other (with Harley receiving a slash from a batarang). In that several police cars arrive, and the Super Villain Girls escape taking a full body bound Harley Quinn, who swears revenge on Batgirl.

In "Beeline", Harley plans to blow up the bridge so her math teacher Mr Johnson gets stuck in traffic and can't give her a math test. But Bumblebee stops her as she pushes down the detonator plunger, who breaks and the bridge remains standing. So the team assembles with Bumblebee and they fight the Super Villain Girls.

In "Beasts in Show", Harley Quinn is seen at the Metropolis Zoo while taking her hyenas Lucy and Ethel for a walk, but they escape her, until they are stopped by Ace and Krypto, who wrap the hyenas and throw out of the dog show, where they land back at the zoo and are hugged by Harley.

In "Soul Sisters", Katana arrives in Metropolis to take down the criminals she faces. Among the unfortunate victims is Harley Quinn, whose soul was also taken from her. She, along with the rest of the Super Villain Girls, was taken to Barbara's house to hide her, until Katana frees her soul along with those of other victims, including the Super Hero Girls.

In "Emperor Penguin", Harleen is seen in the cafeteria eating a sandwich while Babs sees Hal depressed and he wants to get some new shoes to replace his stinky lucky socks. Harleen suggested that Babs should get help with one of her connections, who turns out to be The Penguin.

In "Crash Course", Harley Quinn is seen with Catwoman and Livewire in a car that she stole herself. Wonder Woman chases them during their test of conscience while Catwoman goes full speed breaking traffic laws.

In "Scrambled Eggs", Harleen and Kara have to team up to pass an egg care assignment, otherwise they'd miss the entire summer. The next day at the Metropolis mall, Kara and Harleen purchase packaging supplies to keep their egg safe, not knowing they left the egg back at the store, where it fell into a box and was shipped off. So Kara and Harleen arrived back at the supply store when they realize that they left the egg and can't find it. Fearing that without the egg they'll lose their summer vacation, Harleen comes up with an idea; to steal one of the other team's eggs so they can pass the class and not go to summer school. They first try to steal Garth and Barbara's egg at night, but it disappears due to Barbara as Batgirl taking the egg to patrol, only for it to smash in the process. Kara and Harleen then plan to steal Zee and Oliver's egg, but they pass because they overhear them arguing at each other about the egg, resulting in them to go after Hal's and Carol's egg instead. Unfortunately when they arrived, they saw Hal accidentally placed the egg in the blender as he created a protein shake. And as for Oliver and Zee's egg, it was cooked and cut; and this also ruined Kara's and Harleen's last chance to get out of summer school. Outside Sweet Justice, the teens are now bummed out that not one of them could handle an egg and accepted that they failed Home EC. Kara and Harleen are especially depressed as now they will have to spend their summer together at school. As both girls held each other crying, a delivery truck passed by them, dropping a package revealing Kara's and Harleen's missing egg. With one egg left, the teens all started to chase after it from down the street to the pier. As everybody continues to fight over it, the egg rolls over to Pam, who decides make it into a egg sandwich and eats it in school the next morning at class, with the other students looking on in disgust, horror and anger. Just then their Home EC teacher returns and discovered the assignment and is annoyed that Chapin would assign an "outdated" task and told the students that no one will be graded by this assignment, making Kara and Harleen relieved that they are not going to summer school.

Super Shorts

In "Remote Uncontrolled", Harleen goes to Pam's house, who she watches a documentary in which Harleen quickly gets bored and changes the channel to get a better look at a wrestling match. However, the preferences of both Harleen and Pam lead to a fight for control until they break it and the last thing they see is the reality show channel Make It Wayne. And since they both hate Bruce Wayne, they throw Pam's TV out the window.

In "Big Screen Bully", Harleen is seen in the cinema while laughing obnoxiously. And Bumblebee decides to sting her the same way she did Doris.

In "Lost And Found", Harley Quinn took Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth and causes mayhem throughout Metropolis by forcing people to tell the truth, including Barbi Minerva, Karen, Garth, and Giganta. Later, she robs a bank and wraps the Lasso around her waist, planing use it as a bungee cord to land safely on the ground, only to discover that the lasso has an unlimited length, making it impossible to be a bungee and instead fell into a tree. Wonder Woman and Supergirl find Harley and before they have her arrested, Supergirl decides to have her tell a few truths of her own, as payback for what she has done.

In "Booked", Harleen is seen in the library getting into mischief by throwing various books. She is seen by Kara who uses her X-Ray vision to detect her, and then uses her super breath to stun her and throw several books on top of Harleen.

In "Comic Gone", Harleen and Babs are at the Comic Shop where they are looking at one last limited edition copy of Clowns vs. Bats #187, and attempt to get it, but seeing how the other one wants it, both Babs and Harleen try to give each other the comic with both refusing to take it; the Comic Shop employee suddenly tells them it is closing time, with both girls agreeing not to take the comic. Later that night, Harleen (as Harley Quinn) breaks into the comic shop only to spot Babs (as Batgirl) already reading the comic. The two then play a game of cat and mouse with the prize being the comic. After a few wacky moments, Harley manages to knock out Batgirl and decides to end it by throwing a bomb at her. However, the bomb misses and instead lands on the comic, causing the shop to explode. Batgirl emerges from the rubble with the comic, only for it to turn to dust. Harley laughs after realizing the title of the comic, causing Batgirl to punch her.

In "Soul Taken", Harley Quinn steals Katana's sword, the Soul Taker, and has fun with it at the Metropolis Pier fair while Katana chases after her to get it back. Katana tells her to give her it back, as it is much too powerful for her. They fight again on the tracks, but they notice the Roller Coaster. They then ride on the Roller Coaster, and then start fighting in the car, but Katana takes a mallet from someone and uses it to fight Harley. She then, takes the mallet and compliments it. The Roller Coaster stops, and Katana grabs her sword back.

In "Booth Boot", Harley Quinn wreaks chaos around town while Barbara tries to get three elderly women vacate the seat leading to the Lair. Once the seat is vacated, Barbara goes to the Lair, and she as Batgirl pulls out her new grabbling-hook. But then Harley is finally apprehended by the police after being defeated by by the elderly women, who cane tripped her and stop the chaos.

Season 2

In "Sirens Conch", although Harleen did not appear, a ventriloquist doll made by Babs based on her friend does appear. And it's also mentioned by Jessica and Karen as they thought Babs was really referring to Harleen.

In "The Warrior and the Jester", Harleen accompanies Babs on Sweet Justice, and accidentally ruins Diana's ice cream. And as Diana leaves to where Harleen is out of the way, Babs reveals to Jessica and Kara that Harleen gave her a Batman ear, which was cut off by the Joker during his battle with the Caped Crusader and sold to one of Harleen's connections. As Diana sharpened her sword in anger, Jessica arrives and while almost trying to defend her, is shocked to learn that Diana has destroyed Babs' Batman ear (which she mistook for a whetstone since both look kind of the same). Diana attempts to tell Babs the truth, but Jessica (who was at first liked the idea) told her she can't as Babs loved the ear and upon realizing that if she knew the truth, she will lose her mentality, and Jessica tells Diana she needs to get a new one by tomorrow, which would involve her going to Gotham City to get the ear, which means that the only person who can help her is Harleen, to which Harleen replies that if she does it, Diana will owe her for it.

Upon arriving at Gotham City, Harleen takes Diana on a quick detour on their way to Sprang Station. During her tour of the city, Harleen wants to share her some of the Gotham culture, like the Ace Chemical Plant where the Joker was born, and Crime Alley. When the two girls arrive at Spang Station, Harleen reveals that the plan is to spray graffiti on a wall. Then as Batman arrives, Harleen's connection will cut the ear off for her. Diana refuses to do it and would rather tell Babs the truth about the ear. However Harleen starts implanting the graffiti and Diana tries to clean it up, only for Batman to arrive to see what Diana's doing. As Diana tries to explain what happened, Harley Quinn arrives and tries to cut Batman's ears with a giant pair of scissors, only for Batman to stop her with a Batarang. As Diana tells Batman that she hoped that the day she met him wasn't in a situation like this, both she and Batman notice that Harley has escaped.

After that, Diana returns to Sweet Justice, where she confesses the truth to a saddened Babs, only for Harleen to arrive and tell Babs that she was the one who took the ear, but only because she got her something even better: a used-in-combat Batarang from Batman, which Babs gets super giddy about and she shows it to the other customers in the restaurant. As Diana is thankful for Harleen's help saving Babs' feelings, she's also wondering how exactly Harleen managed to get a Batarang on such short notice. Hearing that the Batarang had stucco on it, (which Harley said was on the wall from earlier) Diana realizes that Harleen Quinzel is Harley Quinn, and before she can reveal that, Harleen tells Diana not to tell anyone, especially Babs for the sake of her mentality.

In "Nightmare in Gotham", Barbara and Harleen go trick-or-treating to Gotham dressed as Wonder Woman. Diana, knowing the identity of the latter and that her friendship is at stake, persuades the other girls to go as well so she can secretly keep watch on Harleen.

During the outing, Barbara gets a call from Batman alerting her to the Joker's plans to make this Halloween the scariest one ever; at the same time, Harleen receives a call from the Joker asking for her help. The girls suit up and split into pairs to investigate three targets mentioned in Batman's call; Wonder Woman tries in vain to persuade Batgirl to break off her friendship with Harleen, without revealing the secret only for Harley Quinn and the Joker to show up and set the Clown's plan in motion.

As the Joker and Harley lure She-Bat, Gentleman Ghost and Solomon Grundy to them, Wonder Woman tells Batgirl that Harleen is Harley. Batgirl refuses to believe her at first, but later accepts the truth after seeing one of her cellphone photos taken on the day Harleen gave her the battle-worn batarang. Shortly after reconciling with Wonder Woman, Batgirl goes and confronts Harley Quinn. The Joker and Harley capture Batgirl and Wonder Woman, and the Joker reveals his plan to destroy Gotham with a bomb that Harley is to detonate, much to Harley's hidden horror.

Batgirl persuades Harley not to help complete Joker's plan. She, somewhat skeptical, asks him how she knows; and Batgirl replies that she knows more than she thinks, and she unmasks herself as Barbara in front of Harley. The two confess to loving each other as friends, only for Harley pushes the detonator anyway and flees with the Joker. Batgirl then throws a batarang in an attempt to defuse the bomb and the bomb doesn't explode.

After saving Gotham, the rest of the Super Hero Girls wonder about Harleen, to which Wonder Woman tells them that she's gone home. And as they leave, Wonder Woman gives her condolences to Batgirl, who grieves for her friend; until she realizes she missed the shot at her, and she also discovers that Harley had secretly disarmed the detonator. This makes Batgirl happy and gives her hope that Harleen can redeem herself and turn from evil.

Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multivervse

During a fight between the Super Hero Girls and the Super Villain Girls, Harley is confronted by Batgirl who was defending her heroine friends. Suddenly, the team was teleported and rescued by Lex Luthor for join to the Legion of Doom alongside him and other villains. It's then that Lex tells his team that he has the power to get rid of the superheroes by using the Amulet of Cythonna to lock them in the Phantom Zone. Harley Quinn, along with Catwoman, confront Blue Beetle who locks him in the Phantom Zone.

Lex and the Legion of Doom seek to take over the world using Cythonna's power, something that doesn't like for all to Harley, who realizes that the Legion was going too far. And seeing with her own eyes how they were getting rid of the Justice League, she then secretly decides to help Wonder Woman escape the Hall of Doom, and furthermore resigned from the team and reunited with Batgirl. Harleen and Batgirl reunite with the rest of the girls after receiving a Bumblebee's emergency call. Supergirl and Zatanna are initially wary of Harleen, believing she is with the Legion, but she and Batgirl nonetheless assure them that she's not with anybody. Green Lantern asks the girls not to fight and to find Bumblebee, when suddenly Bumblebee then admits she was fine and that she faked the emergency to get them together, and gives them a motivate speech, encouraging them to team up again to save the world and defeat the Legion of Doom. For her part, Harleen retires and leaves the girls behind, claiming that she isn't interested in saving the world.

However, Bumblebee's speech made Harley Quinn change her mind, so she went back to help the girls and the other superheroes; surprising Lex Luthor whom she knocks out with her mallet, defeating him. When Supergirl defeated Cythonna by enclosing her in another Kryptonian crystal and along with Zatanna banished her to another dimension of the Multiverse, the Super Hero Girls share a victory hug together, including the now-reformed Harley, whom they accept on their team.

Appearances Throughout the Franchise

Season 1

Season 2

Crossovers

Super Shorts

Graphic Novels

Books

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Trivia

  • According to Lauren Faust, each of the Super Villain Girls is based on a deadly motivation in a similar vein to the seven deadly sins, with Harley Quinn's being chaos.
  • Harleen's civilian appearance is possibly based off Margot Robbie's portrayal in Suicide Squad.
  • This version of Harley Quinn has two hyenas named Ethel & Lucy instead of Bud & Lou.
  • Unlike some of her incarnations, this version of Harley is not romantically involved with Poison Ivy. And regarding the Joker, Harley idolizes him and even the episode "The Warrior and the Jester", it is revealed that she also has a crush on him.
  • In "Gotham Con" in the scene where Harleen attempt to get rid of a Bomb and throws it in a safe (only to see it was the same safe Joker had) she breaks the fourth wall watching to the camera and saying "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb," which is a reference to the 1966 Batman movie where Batman (played by Adam West) tries to get rid of a bomb on a pier, only to see people in the way.
  • Like her G1 counterpart, this version of Harley Quinn is not a psychiatrist, even due her young age.
  • She's the second member of the Super Villains Girls to redeem herself, the first is Star Sapphire.
    • However, the difference is that Star Sapphire hasn't totally reformed, while with Harley Quinn, Batgirl had hope that she would reform, something that happened in the crossover movie.
  • This is the first version of Harley that show her as the best friend of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl instead of Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy.
    • Curiously, it seems that Babs is the only one to be not subjected to Harley's pranks.
    • Ironically enough, they used to be archenemies just like their idols Batman and Joker despite they're besties.
  • Harleen and Barbara's relationship is similar to Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Harry Osborn/Green Goblin's from Marvel Comics.
  • The meeting of her and Diana in "Frenemies" mirrors how their G1 Counterparts meet each other in "Welcome to Super Hero High".
  • She also serves as the evil/reverse counterpart for her G1 incarnation because while Harley Quinn (G1) grew up as a fan of superheroes, Harley Quinn (G2) developed a fondness for villains (this is likely cause because there's not a Joker incarnation in the first generation of DC Super Hero Girls).
  • She is the only member of the Super Villain Girls to become friends with the Super Hero Girls, completely contrasting with the rest of the villain girls on her formerly team.
  • In "Nightmare in Gotham", it's revealed that she was Barbara's only real friend before she met her friends from Metropolis.
  • She is the first and only female character in the series to first appear as a citizen in one episode, and appear in her alter ego in another.
    • She is also the third character to do so, as the first was Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and the second was The Flash. The following have been too Aqualad, Green Arrow, Toyman and Blue Beetle.
  • In "Frenemies", the Super Villain Girls formed before Harleen moved out to Metropolis. Regarding the chronological order, she was the last character of the team to appear as a villain; the first was Giganta, the second Star Sapphire, the third Livewire, the fourth Poison Ivy, and the fifth Catwoman.

References

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