|“||We're bad guys, it's what we do!||„|
|~ Harley Quinn to Rick Flag|
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, also known as Harley Quinn, is a former psychiatrist and lover of The Joker. She is also a long-time nemesis of Batman and even assisted The Joker in the murder of the latter's protegee, Robin/Jason Todd.
Formerly known as Harleen Quinzel, Harley Quinn originally worked as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. When the Joker was imprisoned there by Batman, the young psychiatrist took a particular interest in him, regularly visiting and speaking with him. Their frequent visits led to Harleen being gradually psychologically sabotaged and manipulated by the psychopath, eventually falling in love with him, and even going as far as smuggling in and giving the Joker a machine gun, per his request. Shortly thereafter, the Joker's goons infiltrated Arkham Asylum, and successfully broke their boss out. Before leaving, however, the Joker sadistically subjected Harleen to shock therapy, which had a severe impact on her mental state.
Taken to ACE Chemicals, Harleen was told by the Joker to say an oath, in which she was to swear that she would die and live for him. She responded in the affirmative, and willingly dove into the vat of chemicals below them, tainting her skin white and further degrading her mind as a result. From that point on, the Joker dubbed her "Harley Quinn" (giving her a red-and-black Harlequin costume), and the duo of psychopathic lovers proceeded to go on numerous crime sprees in Gotham City together, becoming the criminal king and queen of the city.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown physically, 9-C with baseball bat, mallet and guns
Name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, Harley Quinn, Queen of Gotham
Origin: DC Extended Universe
Age: 26 in Suicide Squad
Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics, Expert Acrobat and Gymnast, Expert Marksman and Proficient Swordsman, Exceptionally High Intellect (Though insane), Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Vehicular Mastery, Expert Tactician, Expert Deceiver
Attack Potency: Unknown physically. Street level with her baseball bat, mallet and gun (Able to quickly kill the Eyes of the Adversary, who can tank headshots from machine guns)
Striking Strength: Unknown
Lifting Strength: Likely Athletic Human (Can swing a comically large mallet around with impressive ease)
Stamina: Very High
Range: Standard melee range, dozens to hundreds of meters with guns
Standard Equipment: Baseball Bat, nicknamed "Good Night", a Customized Chiappa Rhino 60DS (6 cylinder magnum revolver), a Mallet, Customized Cellphone, Harlequin Costume, Modern Costume
Intelligence: Likely Gifted. Became a psychiatrist of Arkham Asylum at a very young age, and has been The Joker's right-hand woman in crime for over a decade, conspiring with him to devise numerous elaborate schemes (Including the murder of Robin), and proving herself to overall be an expert tactician. However, her sanity has been eroded away due to years of serving by The Joker's side, and as a result she lacks mental maturity to a great degree, often acting in an impulsive and reckless manner.
Weaknesses: Completely insane and delusional, having little to no sense of self-preservation, often making careless, irrational, and impulsive decisions as a result. Is obsessively in love with The Joker to a near crippling degree. Possesses an obliviousness to danger that makes her invulnerable to fear and intimidation, often putting her in life-threatening situations as a result.