Day 17 - A to Z Challenge - "Q"
Abilities/Powers: Superhuman Agility, Enhanced Strength, Intelligence
Real Name/Secret Identity: Harleen Quinzel
Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a promising psychiatrist becomes fascinated with the Joker, while interning at Arkham Asylum. She volunteers to analyze him and falls hopelessly in love with him during their sessions. Harleen helps the Joker to escape from the asylum multiple times.
Following one such escape, the Joker is returned to Arkham after an encounter with Batman and the sight of her severely injured patient drives her insane. She quits her job as a psychiatrist, dons a jester costume, changes her identity to Harley Quinn and becomes Joker's sidekick.
Later, she becomes friends with Poison Ivy, who injects her with an antitoxin, which gives her increased agility and immunity to toxins. More powers, so she cause more mayhem in Gotham City...
-Harley Quinn first appeared in September of 1992, on the Batman: The Animated Series.
-Her name is a play on the name "Harlequin".
-Harley Quinn is often depicted as having a very pronounced New York accent.
A relatively new character, I hadn't really heard of her, until watching The Batman TV series...
She was an interesting character, that seems very content to follow the Joker's lead, no matter what happened. (Although, she could be jealous at times, if the Joker paid attention to another female villain.)