Harley Quinn Cosplay from The Batman movies at London Comic Con Spring 2022 recorded by Comic Con News. Harley Quinn is a character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Quinn was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm as a comic relief henchwoman for the supervillain Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. While originally intended to appear in one episode, Quinn became a recurring character within the DC Animated Universe as the Joker’s sidekick and love interest, and was adapted into DC Comics’ Batman comic book canon seven years later, beginning with the one-shot Batman: Harley Quinn. Quinn’s origin story features her as a former psychiatrist at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum named Dr. Harleen Quinzel who fell in love with the Joker, her patient, eventually becoming his accomplice and lover. The character’s alias is a play on the stock character Harlequin from the 16th-century theater commedia dell’arte.
Following her introduction to the DC Universe, Harley Quinn was depicted as a frequent accomplice and lover of the Joker as well as the best friend of fellow supervillain Poison Ivy. Later stories depicted Quinn as a supervillain who has left her abusive and codependent relationship with the Joker behind, beginning with the publication of her first ongoing series. After years of scarce appearances in comics, Quinn returned in a leading role in 2009 with the Gotham City Sirens series, as part of an unstable alliance with Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Suicide Squad title, which changed the character’s personality, design, and origin, replacing her original jester costume with a revealing ensemble and depicting her to be darker than her earlier counterpart. The character took a lighthearted and humorous direction with her second ongoing series which features the character moving to her hometown of Brooklyn and starting her own life in Coney Island. The character has since been depicted as an antihero independent of the Joker and a recurring core member of the Suicide Squad, with Poison Ivy becoming her primary romantic interest
Harley Quinn’s abilities include expert gymnastic skills, proficiency in weapons and hand-to-hand combat, complete unpredictability, immunity to toxins, and enhanced strength, agility, and durability. Quinn often wields clown-themed gag weapons, with an oversized mallet being her signature weapon. The character has a pair of pet hyenas, Bud and Lou, which sometimes serve as her attack dogs. As a trained psychiatrist with a genius level intellect, she is adept at deception and psychological manipulation.
Harley Quinn played in Suicide Squad, Birds Of Prey and The Batman
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