Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in media published by DC Entertainment. Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm to serve as a new supervillainess and a romantic interest for the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series on September 11, 1992, she was later adapted into DC Comics' Batman comic book canon, beginning with the one-shot Batman: Harley Quinn #1. Harley Quinn is a frequent accomplice and lover of the Joker, who was her patient when she worked as an intern psychiatrist at Gotham City's Arkham Asylum. Her alias is a play on the name "Harlequin", a character that originated in commedia dell'arte. She has also teamed up with fellow villains Poison Ivy and Catwoman, the trio being known as the Gotham City Sirens. Since the relaunch of the DC comics line with The New 52, Harley Quinn has often been depicted as an antihero and a recurring core member of the Suicide Squad who has left her abusive relationship with the Joker behind.
|', "Joker's Favor (September 11, 1992)"
|First comic appearance
|The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993, non-canon), Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (October 1999, canon)
|Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
|Harleen Frances Quinzel
|Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, Justice League, Gotham City Sirens, Secret Six, Secret Society of Super Villains, Legion of Doom
|Joker, Poison Ivy, Bud and Lou, Catwoman, Batman
|The Cupid of Crime, The Maiden of Mischief, The Mistress of Mayhem, The Clown Princess of Crime
|Trained psychiatrist, Expert gymnast, Immunity to various toxins, Using weaponised props
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