Batman: Harley and Ivy by Paul Dini
"Hey" Ivy said softly, moving a strand of hair from Harley's face. Harley looked up at Ivy who had a warm smile plastered on her face. for people who don't know DC that well Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel) Is in a relationship with The Joker. How the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy has evolved from Batman: The Animated Series to Gotham City Sirens. Mera talks about being Wonder Woman's first kiss, Barda and Dr. Light are in a relationship, and most notably, Ivy and Harley are a couple.
Harley then insinuates that Batgirl and Supergirl are said to have the same sort of relationship. Getting slightly insulted, Batgirl drops it and things carry forward. She was saved by Poison Ivy, who almost immediately forced a liquid concoction down Harley's throat.
Little did Harley know, this elixir would actually change her life. What Ivy force-fed Harley was actually a type of immunizer. It allowed her to be around Poison Ivy, as well as to get physically close to her, without any of the nasty side-effects. This natural compound also allowed her to become impervious to Joker's laughing gas and practically any other toxin around. Additionally, it heightened her strength and agility. In short, Ivy not only saved Harley's life but made her stronger than ever before.
Nygma, AKA The Riddler, was using this space as his official hideout, but little did he know that these two villains would take it for themselves. Poison Ivy ends up saving Catwoman's life and bringing her back to the hideout.
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Soon after, the three become a team in order to protect one another. At first, the only thing that gets in the way of these three is Ivy and Harley's desire for Catwoman to reveal the true identity of Batman.
After they get over this minor roadblock, the trio set off on a series of adventures together while using Riddler's hideout as a home base. Unlike her abusive lover, she doesn't have quite the hate for the masked vigilante. Poison Ivy, on the other hand, has a larger contempt for Batman. In most instances, she seems to have no qualms about ending his life. It's unclear whether or not she did this more for Batman or more to save Ivy from the repercussions.
This police officer harms Ivy in many ways, including leaving her in a hole without food. With the help of Gordon, Harley and Catwoman track Ivy down. When they find her, she's on the cusp of life.
The only way they are able to revive her is by submerging her in water. Poison Ivy mentions that there was an Elvis impersonator at their elopement in Vegas.
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The Animated Series in the s. Through the years, they have been seen as a couple in a loving relationship by fans.
This is a major step in their depiction. Now it's completely possible to explore their connection more deeply in other mediums.
This may seem like an unfair match given that Supergirl is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe. However, in the comics, Harley did manage to strike her pretty hard with a giant mallet. Unfortunately for Harley, Supergirl managed to ensnare Harley in her own weapon.
Poison Ivy didn't fare much better against the Kryptonian.Harley Quinn vs Poison Ivy - Batman and Harley Quinn
A similar situation happens in the TV show, when Harley and Ivy even had the help of Livewire, but were still no match for Batgirl and her powerful flying friend. Even from the start of their relationship there was a clear power struggle and a dominance upheld by The Joker.
From The DC Database: Realizing his intention, she had struggled, but he shoved her into one of the chemical vats and watched her sink to the bottom. Afterwards, he drained it and found her inside, alive, but changed. She had lost touch with reality, which meant that she could do whatever she liked.
He dubbed her Harley Quinn, and the two of them were together — until he tired of her. From the time they met in Arkham Asylum until she broke him out, he had emotionally manipulated her and had ignored her personal wishes. Although the relationship is difficult, it has its good moments- up until The Joker leaves her. In the meantime, Harley heard a rumor that The Joker was dead and escaped prison to find out if it was true.
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Upon confirming his death, the Squad attends his funeral and The Joker rises, alive and well. He threatens to cut off her face, chokes her into unconsciousness with a chain, sics her own Hyenas on her, forcing her to slit her own wrists and kill the hyenas to survive, and burns down her apartment.
Instead the cycle of abuse and affection she experiences in the relationship is something known as Traumatic Bonding. Since The Joker never kidnapped her or held her as a hostage, Harley never experienced a true Stockholm episode. Additionally, the intensity of this bond is what makes it so hard for the victim Harley to leave the relationship, no matter how clear the signs of abuse may be to them.
Abuse and Relationships Organization describes it as such: It is like a state of being burnt out.
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