|Real name:||Harleen Frances Quinzel|
|Blackgate Intern, Arkham Asylum Psychiatrist, Professional Criminal|
Base of Operations:
|Blackgate, Arkham Asylum, Gotham City|
|Hair:||Blonde (Briefly Black as of HQR)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in/ 1.70 meters|
|First Appearance:|| Batman: The Animated Series
"Joker's Favor" (September 1992,TV) The Batmans Adventures #12 (Comic)
| Arleen Sorkin (Batman: Arkham Asylum)|
Tara Strong (Arkham City, Arkham Origins, Arkham Knight)
Hynden Walch (Assault on Arkham)
|Hugo Strange (former mentor)
Martin Joseph (formerly)
- "It would be a shame to get blood all over my nice new outfit"
- ―Harley Quinn[src]
Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
She worked as an intern under the psychiatrist Hugo Strange, and worked as one of the psychiatrists at Blackgate Penitentiary. At one point, she, under Strange's orders, contacted one of his patients, Alberto Falcone, the heir to the Falcone Crime Family, to notify him that he missed his past two appointments, and gave the subtle but clear threat that Strange and Quinzel will tell his father, Carmine Falcone, about Alberto carrying potentially untreated psychological issues if he doesn't continue his appointments.
By the time of Christmas Eve, Quinzel was nearly finished with her psychological residency at Blackgate. After Julian Gregory Day, also known as the serial killer Calendar Man, was arrested by the GCPD with the anonymous help of Batman, Quinzel did a psychological evaluation of the serial killer, and determined that Day was insane and thus could not be executed. However, Warden Joseph had her redo the evaluation under the pretense that he was manipulating her (although it was heavily implied that Joseph himself was being manipulated by Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb into having Day ruled sane and execute him to gain political points). She did so under the condition that she be allowed to do psychiatric analysis on all newcoming prisoners from that point onward.
Harleen interned at Blackgate Prison and was finishing up her Psychiatry residency. Harleen Quinzel appeared when Joker got captured by the Gotham City Police Department at the Royal Hotel and was sent to Blackgate, where she performs a psychiatric profiling on him. During this session, Joker describes the encounter between him and Batman and states that it has changed the way he thought but never specifies that he's talking about the Batman. Harleen therefore thinks that Joker is talking about her, so she grows an affinity towards her patient.
She is then seen again at the Blackgate riot later that night where she is held hostage by a group of escaped prisoners. Batman quickly intervenes but she shows no hint of any form of gratitude towards her savior, nor does she show signs of shock from being almost killed. When Batman asks if she is alright, she replies "What's it to ya?". Harleen walks away from the Batman as he states that "You were almost killed." She then replies back "Eh, occupational hazard." and reveals that the Joker is located inside the Panopticon, and that he is waiting for Batman's arrival.
Harleen is finally shown at the end of the main story escorting Joker, who was laughing at Batman's deception, to his cell with a group of guards. As Harleen smiles at him, Joker states his belief that his future battles with Batman will indeed be "fun".
Between Arkham Origins and Mutliplayer IncidentEdit
Harley had fallen in love with the Joker and became the girlfriend of the Joker and his sidekick, Harley Quinn and had become insane.
Batman: Arkham Origins - MultiplayerEdit
Despite not physically appearing, Harley has a presence in the Invisible Predator mode. When the player is a part of the Joker's gang, they will occasionally hear information about the fight from her, after the joker is killed, via walkie talkie. Also, in the Blackgate Prison map, there is a drawing on a wall of a woman with pigtails surrounded by hearts, labeled 'Harley.' Lastly, when customizing your Joker Elite, you can give them a 'Harley tattoo.' These are two large tattoos, one on the chest and one on the arm, of Harley in her Arkham City attire
Assault on Arkham IncidentEdit
Harley was released from Arkham Asylum into the custody of the Roosevelt halfway home for abused women after breaking off her relationship with Joker. There she got in a dispute with one of the staff members over an episode of The Looney Tunes Show that ended in the woman getting her ear bitten off by Harley when she took her phone which resulted in Harley being immediately arrested, though rather than being sent to Arkham she was released into Amanda Waller's custody.
Amanda made Harley a semi-willing member of the Suicide Squad, guaranteeing her compliance using a high-explosive chip and tracker surgically implanted into her neck. Harley is intended to play a vital role in a suicide mission into Arkham Asylum, using her vast knowledge of the facility and its security to guide the group, and to retrieve a memory drive belonging to Riddler that contains vital information on every potential member of the Suicide Squad.
Harley immediately makes her interest in fellow Squaddie Deadshot known, as well as her intense disinterest in Captain Boomerang whom is attracted to her, and is jealous of Deadshot. Once assembled, the Squad is dropped into Gotham City where they are to make contact with Penguin who will supply the group with the arms necessary for the group to fight their way out if necessary. Harley's presence nearly botches the mission then and there due to the Penguin's intense hatred of the Joker.
However, Deadshot is able to spare the group, and more specifically her, by pointing out that simply killing them off would ruin Penguin's standing in the criminal underground including his business. Later that night, Harley successfully seduces Deadshot resulting in a resounding sexual encounter. Harley is sent on a criminal rampage throughout Gotham in search of a doll she's been looking for when she is caught by Batman.
When Batman fails to gleam any information from Harley regarding Joker's Dirty Bomb, she's released into police custody who take her to Arkham. Along the way, Deadshot takes out and replaces a guard, allowing him and Harley to infiltrate the prison under the guise of bringing Harley to her cell and sabotage a breaker box allowing the divided team to infiltrate the prison. Along the way, Harley spots Joker, or rather, he spots her. Harley tries to ignore his taunts, but it doesn't work.
Things quickly dissolve as Harley takes Deadshot's gun and uses it to shoot at Joker, which doesn't work as the glass is bulletproof, so she continues by taunting him then shooting through one of his air-holes into his cell, much to his surprise. Although it nearly kills him, she, unknowingly, damages a panel enough that he manages to break out later on. She tells him that they're over and that she has moved on, and has even found another guy. His response to that is an immediate frown and a growl. After another taunt from Harley asking if he was jealous, the guard's come down to aid Deadshot whom they still thought was part of their staff, leaving a rather miffed Joker behind. Aside from their little encounter, Harley's portion of the plan is a success allowing three more Squaddies to break in and together the three of them let King Shark in with all their equipment.
The group sneaks into the monitoring room where they sabotage the cameras so that no one can know they are there. Afterwards the group makes their way across Arkham on foot and get into a short fight with the Island's security forces whom they easily slaughter. Once inside the island's evidence room, Harley quickly reclaims her prized mallet while Killer Frost and King Shark get into a fight with Batman.
Narrowly escaping the collapsing warehouse, the group discovers that Riddler's cane that is suppose to have the key card is empty. A later confrontation with Riddler reveals the real reason for their mission: for Killer Frost to kill Riddler to prevent the secret to dismantling the explosives in the Squaddies necks from getting out. Under Riddler's instruction, the group makes it to the medical center to make use of the electroshock equipment there.
The group loses two more of it's members after Amanda detonates their bombs, King Shark since his thick skin kept the electricity from reaching the bomb, and Black Spider since Batman switched places with him during the warehouse incident, meaning Spider was unable to deactivate his explosive. After escaping Batman, the group further dissolves when Harley reunites with an angry and jealous Joker whom wants to kill Deadshot, claiming that her earlier attempt on his life was merely a ruse to help him escape, which is implied to be a lie, as it seems she only reunited with him to save Deadshot's life. This seems to work, as Joker starts to walk away with Harley by his side, but he stops and turns back around and points his gun at Deadshot. As said by Joker himself, he doesn't like other men touching his things. But thankfully Deadshot uses quick thinking to trick the Joker into using up his bullets, and after a punch to the face, both Joker and Harley fall down into the laundry chute.
After the two escape down the laundry chute, Joker activates the Dirty bomb hidden inside the mallet of an unaware Harley. The two make their way to the island's control room where they unleash all the inmates to create enough of a diversion to escape. The two stowaway on a helicopter that Deadshot had already hijacked and together the three fight for control over Gotham while the bomb counts down.
The trio crashes into a skyscraper where Deadshot and Joker intensely fight one-another while Batman fights an angry Harley, and after successfully knocking her out, dismantles the bomb. Harley is sent back to Arkham without Joker who is thought dead after the fight against Deadshot. But Waller later states in the end that they never found the Joker's body. Deadshot survived his beat down by the Joker, is reunited with his daughter in the end, and it is heavily implied that he shoots Amanda Waller with his sniper rifle, most likely ending the Suicide Squad for good.
Road to Arkham IncidentEdit
Harley made her way to Bane's holding room in order to sedate him. The reason for this was to keep him quiet when the "visitors" arrive. She then went and sat in the security control room, watching the monitors and awaiting the Joker's arrival and his signal.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
While Batman and security guards escorted the Joker through a Intensive Care unit of Arkham Asylum, Harley was already in the security control room waiting for his signal. As the Joker broke free, she opened the adjacent security field allowing him to escape Batman and implement his takeover of Arkham Asylum. The Joker then proceeded to release all his followers from their cells to attack Batman. Harley then took Warden Quincy Sharp hostage, taking possession of his decorative cane as well as wearing his warden identification card, and contacted Batman on the monitor. She claimed that the Joker was now in charge of the island and she was substituting for Sharp as warden. She also told Batman that Joker was having a homecoming party with Batman as the guest of honor. Batman gave Harley one chance to surrender, which she refused before smashing her monitor with Sharp's cane, cutting off the feed. When Batman made his way to the elevator shaft, Harley appeared, stating that the Joker didn't need to see Batman just yet. She proceeded to blow up the elevator cord, causing the elevator to crash to the floor below and sending herself to the top, nearly killing a security guard named Henry Smith had Batman not saved him. Harley then regrouped with Frank Boles, who had taken Commissioner Gordon hostage. She and Boles proceeded to secure the front entrance of the Intensive Treatment Center and fight off the guards with an army of Blackgate prisoners. After Boles, who had outlived his usefulness, had been disposed of by the Joker, Harley took Gordon and carried on without him.
Quinn, with Gordon, made her way to the Batmobile first, ordering her goons to break into it. She then proceeded to the Medical Center and sat in the main entrance with Gordon tied to a bench by her, relaxing during her "me time". Batman eventually tracked Gordon to the entrance and found Harley humming to herself, but was unable to reach her due to a energy security gate blocking her. Spotting Batman as he walked in, she told him to scram. He asked where Gordon was, to which she replied "Wouldn't you like to know?." Gordon then shouted to Batman, and Harley told him to shut up and threw a glass mug at him. He called Harley a "crazy bitch", and Joker contacted Harley via monitor. He yelled at her, and she squealed in a startled tone. Joker asked why Batman was in the Medical Center, as it was "too early." Harley apologized and kissed Joker through the monitor, asking him not to be angry with her. He then said "You little minx! I could never stay mad at you!" and turned off the monitor. Harley then said that Batman needed to find another way in and bid him farewell, cartwheeling out of the room. She took Gordon to Bane's holding area, given orders by the Joker to kill Gordon if anyone spotted Batman nearby.
Batman followed a trail of tobacco left by Gordon to the Medical wing, defeating Harley by crashing through the glass ceiling above her, and rescuing Gordon. Harley, however, evaded capture after Bane attacked Batman. Harley made her way back to Warden Sharp and followed Batman to Arkham Mansion. She came across Batman stunned on the floor after the large explosion in the Warden's office killed Dr. Young, making an empty remark of pity and expressing how Joker "hates a squealer." She then took the tape off of Sharp's mouth and smacked him around with his cane, accidentally breaking off the jewel tip of it after aggressively striking him on the head. She left a few goons to take Batman to 'the party', but he defeated them and used the Warden's DNA traces from his severed cane tip to follow Quinn. She then made her way to the Penitentiary with the Warden, forcing him to read a variety of threatening statements written by Joker over Arkham's intercom system and torturing him when he hesitated and insulted her.
After locating the Warden locked up in an abandoned control room, Batman saw Harley on a nearby monitor, passing Poison Ivy's cell. Despite not being on the 'party list', Poison Ivy convinced Harley to let her free since they are friends. As Ivy happily strode away and blew Harley a kiss, Harley sighed and said "She's a good kid."
Batman followed Harley and surpassed a variety of her traps until there were few goons left standing. Harley even electrified the pacification system on the asylum floor to the maximum power to stop his advance, electrocuting a security guard as a demonstration. Batman eventually got past this obstacle and fought his way through the remaining Blackgate convicts and escaped mental patients before the fifteen remaining thugs attacked Batman in the Extreme Incarceration cell block. After they were defeated, The Joker decided that Harley had failed him, removing Harley from the 'party list', much to her annoyance. Out of anger, Harley used her acrobatic skills to attack Batman but was defeated with ease. Batman took Harley's 'party list' and scanned her hand, acquiring her fingerprints.
Batman locked up Harley in an adjacent cell, with Harley accidentally revealing the Joker's location and claiming he would rescue her. Batman left Harley crying alone in her cell. After walking into a nearby room to examine a glowing green trophy placed there by Riddler, Batman became trapped inside after a set of bars slid over the doorway. Harley then taunted him: "The stupid bat has fallen into my trap!", suggesting that she had Riddler place the trophy in there to trap him. Batman used his Explosive Gel to destroy the wall above the cell and climbed out back into the cell block, prompting a shocked Quinn to give a violent start and demand, "What? How did you get out of there!?"
It can be safely assumed that Quinn was escorted back to her usual cell by the surviving Arkham staff upon the Joker's final defeat.
After Arkham Asylum Incident and before Arkham City IncidentEdit
Six Month's later, Harley has been incarcerated in a high security cell, believing the rampant rumors that the Joker is dying to be false. However, her hopes are soon shattered when she overhears a conversation between some guards not only confirming the Joker's short lifespan but also a conspiracy to have him killed. With this she kills and replaces one of the guards planning to kill Joker and rescues him right in the middle of the attempt on his life.
With this she hijacks a supply boat and uses it to sneak into the recently completed Arkham City, setting up her and Joker's base of operations in a abandoned factory. According to Hugo Strange, Joker's inevitable fate is having a hard impact on her causing her to fall into a depression and adopting a increasing militant approach. Later on she is shown helping Joker with his recruitment campaign screening a potential recruit Lester Kurtz, giving him his clown mask, and showing him to his room before he ran off. During Strange's monologue in the final issue, she is seen looking sadly at Joker and shedding a tear.
In another issue, it is shown she had a great deal of jealousy for Scarface, who was much more entertaining to the Joker. "By accident", she dropped the dummy into a furnace and apologized. Another copy of the dummy was brought out and Joker used it to point at Harley as if to say "I'm watching you" showing he's enjoying messing with her mind.
Arkham City Lockdown IncidentEdit
Harley kidnaps a reporter to use as hostage to get Joker freed, Batman fights Harley Quinn's thugs in the Industrial District before encountering Harley, who releases her remaining thugs in an attempt wear Batman down before attempting to kill the reporter herself only to be knocked down by a Batarang. After defeating Mr. Hammer, Batman captures and takes Quinn to jail.
Arkham City IncidentEditHarley first appears in the Church, with Joker's gang keeping hostages. As Batman enters, she back flips towards him. However, Batman's reply is to contemptuously throw her aside as before. The thugs tell Batman to let her go or they will kill the hostages forcing Batman to relent. Harley agrees and tells him about Joker's condition and tells her henchmen to keep him busy. Mocking Batman, she walks towards the door, looks at Batman and blows him a kiss, and drives to the Sionis Steel Mill.
When Batman enters the main hall of the Steel Mill, she tosses down Stacy Baker, a young doctor who failed to help Joker and calls in the one armed thug, Mr. Hammer as entertainment for the clowns. As Batman rushes to save the doctor, at the last second as Baker is going to get crushed, Harley tells him to stop, saying Joker wants her to suffer a bit more while demanding the thugs go capture Mr. Freeze, who apparently has a cure for the Joker. Baker is dragged out and Batman makes his way out. When in the main area, Harley angrily yells down at him angry that the Dark Knight is still alive, closing the metal doors of the foreman's office. As Batman walks away, through the walls, Harley exclaims "Oh Mr. J! You look perfect! ...Oh....its not really you, is it?" and Joker shushes her.
After finding and saving Stacy, Batman breaks through the doors of the facility with a crane hook, but is stopped by Mr. Hammer as Harley angrily tells Batman to leave Mr. J alone. After Batman beats Hammer and several other thugs, he hears Harley scream in anguish as he grapples up, finding her by an apparently dead Joker. Shoving her aside and scanning Joker, she asks why he's so mean, leaving him open to a knock out gas attack by Joker, who tells him he "fell for the old fake Joker gag!" As Batman reels from the gas, Harley approaches with a baseball bat, saying "Batter up!" and knocks him out.
As Batman awakens, Harley reaches for his mask hoping to know the man behind the bat, but Joker calls her back Harley and complains but Joker makes it clear that "No one's who you think they are" and she sullenly waits while he talks to Batman.While Batman and Mr. Freeze were fighting, the cure for the Titan disease was stolen by Harley and Batman chases after her. However, when he finds her in the Sionis Steel Mill, she is taped to a pole and gagged with duct tape with no cure in sight. When Batman pulls the tape off, she angrily complains, saying she won't talk, especially about Mr. Freeze's gear Joker stashed in the boiler room. She is later revealed to have been tied up by Talia al Ghul, who stole the cure back from her.
At the Monarch Theatre, Harley and his thugs were outside waiting for Joker to become immortal, but they find Batman carrying Joker's dead body and the horrified Harley Quinn falls to her knees, mourns his death, and plans to avenge her boyfriend and lover, the Joker.
In the game when you're in the Joker's hideout, Harley's old outfit from Arkham Asylum hangs on a mannequin. Below the outfit is a positive pregnancy test that can be seen. As you turn on one of the Harley Heads, you can listen Quinn crying over the death of her beloved Joker. At the end credits Harley sings "Hush little baby", implying that she may be pregnant with the Joker's child, or that she has already given birth.
Harley Quinn's RevengeEdit
After the Joker's death, Quinn became even more psychotic and fierce, managing to strike fear and respect into the Joker's old henchmen, who had previously seen her as a useless bimbo. She is shown to be constantly mourning, donning a darker outfit and frequently cries. Her bursts of anxiety lead her to kill a henchman at random and instead of becoming annoyed at the henchmen when they make a pass at her (as she had usually done prior to Joker's death) she becomes infuriated and murderous, declaring that they should not try to seduce "a widow."
Weeks after the Arkham incident, Harley breaks out of the holding facility she's in and hatches a plan to kill Batman and avenge the Joker. She reforms the Joker's old gang and despite initially meeting resistance from Mr. J's old crew, her new, more vicious and more psychotic personality convinces them to join her. As part of her plan, Quinn kidnaps several police officers and locks them away in the old Steel Mill. Batman gets sent in to save the hostages but is captured by Quinn, who locks him in a giant statue of the Joker inside the shrine she'd built for him.
Days later, Robin went into the Steel Mill to look for his mentor. After finding his discarded utility belt in the smelting chamber, he goes to the Shipyard, where Quinn is holed up. There, he finds Batman in the Joker statue and discovers that he needs Harley's access key to free him. Robin finds Quinn and defeats her henchmen before fighting her. Though Quinn proves to be a tricky adversary, Robin ultimately defeats her and takes away her access key before leaving her hanging upside down from a catwalk.
After Robin saves Batman, Quinn unveils her plan: a suicidal bombing of the Shipyard aimed at killing Batman and Robin and "reuniting her with dear Mr. J." She triggers the explosives but Batman manages to defuse them before they go off, while Robin frees the captured policemen. A furious Quinn reveals her failsafe; a hidden bomb in the Joker statue. The mad woman sets it off to kill herself and Batman but fails when the Dark Knight leaps out of a window, carrying her with him.
A tearful Harley yells at Batman that he should have left her behind but Batman ignores her as he realizes that Robin is nowhere to be seen. Suddenly elated that she managed to kill Robin, Harley mockingly tells Batman that now he knows how she feels before trying to stab him in the head with a concealed dagger. She fails, as Robin appears and knocks her out with a shuriken. Harley is subsequently arrested and taken back into custody.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
One year after the events of Arkham City, Harley and Batman's foes unite with Scarecrow to destroy Batman and she is still blaming the Dark Knight for the Joker's death. Grief-stricken and vengeful, Harley brutally reasserted control of Joker’s gang as it threatened to fragment after his demise. Freed from Joker’s domineering personality, she’s become a dangerous, unpredictable new force in the Gotham City underworld. Harley has opted to go and cause chaos in the Bludhaven police station in order to save Poisin Ivy. Her story line is a prequel that leads up to the events of Arkham Knight.
Harley Quinn's personality is similar to her idol's, The Joker. She has psychopathic tendencies, but also appears to tease, as evidenced when she tries to see Batman's face in Arkham City. During the DLC Harley Quinn's Revenge she has changed significantly, having a more aggressive outlook, as well as being less forgiving. She also appears to be more frightening, as she is able to get her henchmen to obey her, even when they said she was useless while still under Joker's reign.
Batman: Arkham Origins Edit
During Arkham Origins Harleen's outfit is much more sensible than that of the later games, as she is working in the Asylum, and hasn't started her dark life of crime. Her uniform consists of colors similar to her outfits as Harley, yet lacks a lot of the design elements. Harleen’s hair is in a bun, with hair pushed to the left side of her face, instead of the trademark twin ponytails. She wears a white coat over a red blouse, with her name tag pinned on the left side of her chest. She wears black glasses in this version, and a black skirt, with black stockings and red heels.
Batman: Assault on Arkham Edit
In Harley’s next appearance her outfit is considerably different, with a headpiece similar to that worn by her Animated counterpart. Her top is a checked tank top, exposing her midriff and navel, as well as a loose black glove on her left hand, and a black sleeve on her right. She wears black and red pants, with a red diamond pattern on the right, and a loose belt with a diamond buckle. As shoes she wears black boots ending halfway between her knee and ankle.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Edit
The Arkham Asylum rendition of her suit is similar to that of a nurse, with a red, white, black and purple color scheme. Her hair is in the twin ponytails that is most common, albeit without the black and red dye. She has a large amount of makeup, as her face is entirely white, with pink blush and red lipstick. This version includes a mask, as well as the name tag of Quincy Sharp. Her clothing consists of a white shirt, with a purple and red corset over it, as well as a black choker necklace. She now has gloves ending above the elbow, which are both red and purple, albeit in opposite order. She has a small gap between her top and skirt, showing her navel. Her belt is now a thick black leather one, with a gold square buckle. Her skirt is white and has what appears to be blood on it. There is a gap between her skirt and boots, in which her fishnet stockings are able to be seen. The boots she wears are leather in appearance, with a purple one on the left, and red on the right. On the bottom of her boots are thick platforms.
Batman: Arkham City Edit
Harley’s outfit is now much rougher looking, losing the nurse-like items, mask and name tag. The color scheme is now also solely red and black this time, but apart from these differences she remains similar. She has still got her black choker, vest and corset combo, gloves and boots. The latter however have no longer got the platforms. Her hair is in two ponytails, the ends of each dyed either red or black. The corset piece is identical to the Arkham Asylum one, and the gloves are similar, however she now has diamond patterns on the top of her hands. Her belt is largely the same, but with a more rounded, silver buckle. She now wears black and red tights, with the diamond pattern on the front of her thighs. Her boots are identical in design to her previous designs, however they now lack the platforms.
Harley Quinn's Revenge Edit
Her outfit is the same as in the base game, however it is now a different color. Her hair is now black, with the tip of her left one dyed red. Her white makeup is now gone, and her eye makeup has been smudged and is running down her cheeks. She now has a small silver medallion on her choker, and what appears to be fur lacing her gloves. Her corset is now majorly black, with thin red stripes. Her gloves are now completely black, save for her right hand, which is still red. The belt she wears is also different, with red leather, and her tights are completely black except for one group of red diamonds. Her boots are now red at the knee and foot, with her lower leg entirely black.
Batman: Arkham Knight Edit
The outfit for Harley now appears to draw elements from both Arkham Asylum and City. Her neck choker now has a metal hoop, to which more leather straps from her arms go to, as well as more looping around each shoulder. Her sleeves and collar are white, and seem to be the same style as Arkham City had. The corset has been changed, and is now quilted leather. She has two more leather straps around her stomach, these ones having metal studs in them. She is wearing a skirt now, and it is mostly black, with white lace on the top and bottom. She no longer has gloves, and instead has armbands, with lace around her wrists. The tights she wears are black and red again, and still have diamond patterns on her thigh, but she now has a diamond made of metal studs on each knee. Her boots are similar to those featured in Assault on Arkham, but are of two different colors as opposed to one. In her Arkham Knight attire she looks more like a biker model.
Real Name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D.
Batman's Database ProfileEdit
Quinzel is finishing up her psychiatry residency at Blackgate Prison. It seems odd that a student would try to work at a facility that has little desire to rehabilitate its inmates, but perhaps her interest in the criminal mind will bear fruit.
- Keen interest in the criminal mind
- Intern at Blackgate Prison
- Most senior medical staff member working on December 24th
Dr. Penelope YoungEdit
Dr. Penelope Young Notes
Transference is a professional danger that every psychiatrist must be ready for, but Dr. Harleen Quinzel experienced what might be classified as delusional transference when she convinced herself that she and the Joker were in love. Displaying symptoms of bipolar disorder, with the Joker's mood swings as the causative agent for her manic and depressive episodes, Quinzel also shows a high level of dependence on the Joker. His maltreatment of her gives this dependence a dimension of sadomasochism.
- Additional Notes: She shows signs of extreme regression in the Joker's presence. The excessive and invasive psychological screening I had to undergo here at Arkham was largely due to her earlier fall from grace. At times I'm resentful of this; the mere idea that I would become inappropriately involved with the Joker or any other inmate is preposterous.
- Escape Risk?
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
Dr. Hugo Strange Notes Harleen Quinzel A.K.A Harley Quinn
The Joker's plaything and sometimes girlfriend, Harley Quinn was happy to leave Arkham Asylum so long as she could be with her 'puddin.' Her devotion to the Joker is admirable, but it is clear that his illness has laid a heavy burden on her as well. Her behavior has become evermore erratic and vicious, as she appears to be in a state of emotional metamorphosis, manifested by her change in wardrobe to a more militant, harsh appearance.
- Additional Notes: Ms. Quinn’s behavior has become evermore erratic and vicious.
- she may be one of the greatest acrobats and gymnast in the world
- Surprising strength and stamina
- Master acrobat and gymnast
- High disregard for human life
- Like the Joker, she is a homicidal psychotic who escapes easy classification
- Basic Combat skills
- Trained in the fields of psychology
- often deploys clown like gadgets
Harley Quinn's Revenge
- Main article: Harley Quinn/Gallery
- Main article: Harley Quinn/Quotes
- In Arkham Asylum, Harley is voiced by Arleen Sorkin, who previously voiced her in Batman: The Animated Series and other DCAU related shows and video games. In Arkham City/Origins/Knight, she is voiced by Tara Strong. In Assault on Arkham, she is voiced by Hynden Walch, who previously voiced the character in the animated television series, The Batman.
- Harley's first several interview tapes almost directly quotes her lines in the New Batman Adventures episode "Mad Love", while she is taking a tour of the Asylum.
- Harley's sealed off office can be found, adorned with posters and newspaper articles of the Joker, as well as her original costume's head piece.
- During the Amadeus Arkham tapes, it is confirmed that Warden Sharp caught Dr Harleen Quinzel kissing the glass of Joker's cell. Disgusted by the lust that she expresses for her patient, he states that he wants to lobotomize her.
- In one of the Arkham City preorder commercials for GameStop, Harley is the narrator.
- When you enter the Joker's Funhouse and head up to his office, Harley's old outfit from Arkham Asylum will be displayed. On the ground to your left, there is a "Fruitful Endeavor" pregnancy test that reads "positive." Also, if you find the pregnancy test before the game is complete, Harley will sing her own customized version of "Hush Little Baby" during the credits.
- In Harley Quinn's Revenge, there are several negative pregnancy test and a crib with Scarface painted like Joker. Also, inside the crib there a box stating "WARNING: Test may result in false positive". This heavily hints that Harley is not actually pregnant, and Scarface is probably the "baby" she is singing to in the credits of the original game.
- The tattoo Harley has just above her left hip was probably attained somewhere between Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as she does not have it in her Arkham Asylum sprite. As it was impossible for her to get a tattoo on Arkham Island, she most likely got it somewhere inside the mega prison.
- Harley releasing Ivy from her cell in "Arkham Asylum" could be a direct reference to their odd friendship from the comics and animated series.
- If the player is in Joker's gang during the multiplayer in Arkham Origins, she will occasionally say information about the battle.
- Solving the Detective Case "Doctor's Orders" in Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate reveals further than she developed an obsession with Joker, from smuggling a spray can to him, to addressing him as "Mister J" in some patient reports.
- Contrary to popular beliefs, the meeting between Joker and Harley at the Asylum (as depicted in the audio tape from Arkham Asylum) is NOT their first actual meeting.
- Harleen Quinzel is holding a clipboard with a sheet of paper on it, on her character trophy in Batman: Arkham Origins. On this sheet of paper, "Suicide Squad" can be read. In the comics, Harley Quinn is currently a part of the Suicide Squad.
- She eventually joined the Squad, as seen in Batman: Assault on Arkham.
- In the audio evidence files from Batman: Arkham Origins, it is revealed that Harleen's internship at Blackgate was under Hugo Strange as she was calling Alberto Falcone asking him why he is missing appointments with Strange. When confronted by Falcone about Strange's experiments she brushed it off, implying that she is fully aware of his experiments and doesn't seemed bothered by it.
- In the first extortion file on Blackgate Warden Joseph a conversation between Harleen and Joseph takes place. Throughout the audio Harleen seems surprised that Blackgate does not rehabilitate the insane and only keeps criminals locked up. She sounds disappointed at this and seems to want to be close to the criminally insane. This further explains her switching from Blackgate Prison to Arkham Asylum after its reopening.
- In Calendar Man's cell in Arkham Origins, there is a note on the wall saying "Happy Holidays, Julian! - HQ" It is unknown whether this is Harleen, but due to her fascination with his case, it is a major possibility it is from her.
- Pre-Ordering Batman: Arkham Knight will enable the player to play as Harley Quinn.
- From the screenshots of Harley in Arkham Knight, it looks like she's wearing a cross between her Arkham Asylum and Arkham City outfits.
- Given her radical costume change from Harley Quinn's Revenge and Arkham Knight, it's likely that Harley has finally gotten over her mourning period for the death of the Joker. The removal of her Joker tattoo on the right arm between these games may also indicate this. Despite this, it is likely that she still wishes to avenge the Joker's death and is still intent on killing Batman, blaming him for this.
- She is one of the only villains to appear in all 4 games, just like the Riddler and Bane.
- In fact, she is the only one from the Gotham Sirens to appear in all four games.
- It is revealed on Batman: Assault on Arkham that Harley has a tattoo of the Joker's symbol on her butt.
- A pregnancy test during the main game of Arkham city revealed that Harley Might be pregnant with Joker's baby. However in Harley's Revenge, there were several tests littered all over the floor and are all negative next to a crib with the Scarface puppet all dolled up to look like a Joker Jr.
- Harley's look in Batman: Assault on Arkham could be considered her definitive costume in the Arkham Universe.
- In a touch of irony, several thugs believed that she would be overthrown instantly following Joker's death, but the thugs follow her commands, a U turn from several of their comments where they plan to overthrow her and in some cases plan to rape her
- Through out all her costume changes, Fans have dubbed her Arkham Knight attire the most fashionable out of all her changes