|Harley Quinn (harlequinnade) wrote,|
@ 2010-04-01 23:36:00
|Dr. Harleen Quinzel ~ Harley Quinn|
Name: Harleen Quinzel
Codename: Harley Quinn
Birthday: April 5th, 1985
Occupation: None; Former doctor at Arkham Asylum
Base of Operations:Gotham
Team Affiliation: The Secret Six
Description: A short blonde with sparkling blue eyes, Harley comes off as an innocent child rather than a murderous sidekick. Her facial expressions are incredibly animate, making it easy to spot what the bubbly blonde is feeling.
When costumed, Harley's face is painted white with a black mask covering her eyes. Her suit is form fitting, patterned in black and red with interchanging diamonds on her arms and legs.
Played By: Kristen Bell
Harley is skilled in acrobatics with over fifteen years of gymnastics training. She knows a few things about flips and somersaults, and uses this to her advantage when it comes to dodging the knives and bullets of love.
During a brief stint with Poison Ivy, Harley was given a special concoction brewed by the biologist. The shot left Harely with an immunity to all toxins (proving useful against the Joker's various gases) as well as granting her superhuman strength and agility.
While Harley may have slept through many of her classes in order to receive her psychiatry degree, she is quite observant when it comes to issues of the mind. Unfortunately, she often doubts her findings and latches onto the ideas of others.
Her equipment is varied, ranging from simple knives and guns, to oversized mallets, boxing-glove guns, and rubber chickens. Whatever brings a smile to her face will, at some point, be implemented into her makeshift weaponry.
Other than her acrobatic skill and ability to handle a slew of weaponry, Harley is human, and therefore susceptible to pain, disease and the elements. Her allegiance to the Joker often leaves her throwing herself into harms way in order to protect the man she loves. Her willingness to serve him knows no bounds, and she thoughtlessly acts out to satisfy him.
Harleen Quinzel's life was not as glamorous as she could have hoped for. The eldest of two, Harley desperately did all she could to help her mother while her father rotted away in prison for another scam. Every time he was freed, his promises to mend the family back together gave her hope, and she worked harder than ever to aid him and time after time, his promises fell short and he was locked away once more.
Wanting nothing more than to understand her father's actions, Harley found a sport she excelled at and worked hard to achieve a full-ride to the University of Gotham through gymnastics. No matter how hard she tried to succeed, her work was sub-par. She began to manipulate her professors and tutors in order to succeed in her classes, and soon she found herself on the way to Arkham Asylum as a young, up-and-coming psychiatrist.
Doctor Harleen Quinzel was calm, professional, and determined to crack the hardest of patients. Her obsession with the criminal mystique led her from patient to patient, fudging paperwork and charming her fellow doctors until she was allowed to see the only man of interest within the hollowed halls of Arkham; the Joker. Harley was determined to get the dirt on Gotham's most destructive criminal in order to achieve fame and forture, but the more she learned about the clown, the more she became entranced. Her poor, misunderstood patient wanted nothing more than to see the world smile and she knew she was the only one who would help him.
Harleen Quinzel transformed herself into Harley Quinn and became the Joker's self-proclaimed sidekick. Determined to do whatever she could to make him smile, she has now found herself involved in numerous heists and police cars. Gaga for the Joker, no amount of time in Arkham has broken her of her obsession, and despite the abusive nature of the relationship, she always finds her way back into Mistah J's good graces despite the protest of her fellow villainess friends.
|Harley has an incredibly expressive personality. She is quick to trust, quick to love, and quick to anger, and does not shy from showing whatever she feels to those around her. She is an unpredictable force of vivacious insanity.
Her extreme optimism and loyalty leaves Harley open for manipulation. The only fault she finds in others is a lack of humor, which she tries to remedy with inappropriate humor and innocent charm. When left to her own devices, Harley is flirty, fearless, and over-the-top, determined to let love win out above all else.
The extremes in her personality can be seen most when she is with or without the Joker. Around him, she wishes nothing but his happiness and does whatever she can to provide him with laughter. No matter the moral strain some of the Joker's requests may take, she completes them all in the name of love. Unfortunately, her actions often lead to incredible mistakes and abuse from the Joker, that she embraces as a sign of affection.
She rarely lashes out against the Joker, but when she finds a flight of independence within fellow villains, she is quick to follow it and often claims to be over her obsession. Despite such strong words, Harley's infatuation leaves her longing for the Joker. Every action and gag leaves her pining for the clown and while she still laughs, she is never truly happy without him. It only takes a simple coo from the Joker to bring her back to his side, ready to serve him once more.