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15 Facts about Harley Quinn That Would Take You by Awe

By Meera Kaushal, 19 June 2018

Giving the perfect mix of emotions and maintaining a screen presence is what Harley Quinn by Margot Robbie is all about. She has pulled off her character in style and makes the viewers focus on her, every time she enters the scene in Suicide squad. Success, for an actor is based on how he/she connects with the audience. On watching how she carries herself throughout the movie, it is quite obvious that people wished to be as free-spirited and strong as Harley Quinn. Few facts that you would forgot to remember about Harley Quinn is right here.

1Animated series was where the character started from:

The character first appeared as a court jester in the Batman: Animated Series besides Joker. The creators of the series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm got her inspired from a soap opera and created the character as the pair for “Mister J”, a casual walk-on role in the series. But, being a huge hit on how the character looked perfect in the harlequin outfit, she was included as a comic character.

Animated series was where the character started from:

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2She is a psychiatric doctor:

Forgetting the background, how the character performs on-screen stays in mind is something that works perfect for Harley Quinn. Most of us would have forgotten the fact that she is actually a doctor and became the psychiatrist for Joker after a lot of convincing and begging done with the superiors in the Arkham Asylum. Being interested in the patient, she devoted herself and went about him.Psychiatric doctor

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3Never knew that Harley had superpowers:

She is the character in the comics who doesn’t have a superpower and solely depends on her instinct, ability to fight and sharp mind. At least, that is how most people see her. This isn’t true and she does have a superpower. She got the power when Poison Ivy gave her a serum that gave her immunity against acids and toxins & also great agility making her unique as a character.

She is a psychiatric doctor:

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4Remember where joker was created from – the vat of chemicals:

One interesting fact about the mad love Harley has, for Joker is that she was created from the same Vat of chemicals where joker was created from. Suicide squad has this moment as one of the most memorable scenes. This is the point where the character desists from her psychiatric form to a super-villain. It is quite surprising that the chemicals had the same effects on Harley, as it had on Joker.

Vat of chemicals

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5Does Harley has something to do with the taking out of Robin:

There is one confusing yet important scene where batman finds a suit with the line “HaHa!! Joke’s on you batman!!” written in yellow. Guess what? That is the suit of Robin, Batman’s sidekick. This scene quite intimidates that Joker and Harley have taken out Robin. It is also regarded that Harley has a major part in this, making it a reason for the hatred Batman develops over Harley.

Taking out of Robin

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6Daughter named after the character:

Do you remember Kevin Smith, the maker who rose to fame with Clerks? Yes, the same man who created View Askewniverse. He is such a huge fan of DC, that he named his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. That is how much people love to see the character on-screen. However, it would be rude if Kevin Smith's daughter went out in the court jester costume to rob banks with her psychopath lover.

Daughter named after the character

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7Harley live in action:

Margot Robbie gave a huge definition for the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. People were finally relieved that, suicide squad would be a major breakthrough for Harley Quinn. One unknown fact about the character is that Birds of Prey saw her as a supervillain who avenges Mister J for being locked up by the group. However, the costume and look doesn’t match up to the level of Margot Robbie.

Never knew that Harley had superpowers:

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8Tattooing is one thing Margot loves:

It is said that on the sets of Suicide squad, the team had a lot of fun and bonded well. One interesting incident on the sets was when Margot Robbie dressed as the powerful female villain of all time, Harley Quinn went on to have fun along the cast and crew members with “SKWAD” being tattooed on them. The members took it as an opportunity to memorialize the bonding between them.

Remember where joker was created from – the vat of chemicals:

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9Did Batman and Harley kiss?

There are some notable scenes that depict Batman’s character intensity in suicide squad. In one scene, a strong fight ensues between batman on one side and Harley – Joker on the other side. Being pushed into the water, joker manages to escape while Harley gets stuck. Batman saves her and brings her back to life by giving mouth to mouth, in order to invigorate her. On coming back to life, she immediately starts kissing him.

Does Harley has something to do with the taking out of Robin:

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10Beware! Explosives are implanted on your body!!

Another interesting fact about Suicide squad is that every single character has been implanted with explosives in their body by the commanders of suicide squad. Harley Quinn is no exception to this. Being implanted with explosives changes the behavior and perceptions in a way that benefits the commanders of the squad. This is mainly done just so that the squad does not question back and follows the orders given.

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11Choose between being devoted or being insane:

Many people consider her to be either devoted or insane. Her craziness and made love for Joker never ended in spite of being ridiculed and thrown out many times. Whatsoever, her portrayal has definitely some impact on the audience. Being insanely addicted to joker is what the character is all about. She could do anything to get approval from Puddin (joker’s other name used by Harley).

Being devoted or being insane

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12Tadaa!! She is also a game character!!

She has been in very few games of the DC base and appeared in one of the famous games called “Batman: Arkham”. It was widely popular and reported that people loved playing Harley in the game. Making a comeback in the year 2013 with the game Injustice: Gods among us, Harley managed to hit the top list of most favorite gaming characters loved by the players.

She is also a game character

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13Harley as a gymnast:

Having highly potential gymnastic skills is something that every super villain is common with. Managing it out of rough situations and escaping requires great twists, jumps and flips to be alive. Harley has exceptional unique gymnastic skills and she could flee from a place even when she is being confronted unarmed. Perfectly projected, you could see Harley taking out 5 police guards simultaneously without any constraints, using her skills.

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14Weaponry she uses for defense:

Trusting her powers, intelligence and skills is what Harley is inspired for. But, she also uses two important weapons in Suicide squad. The first one is the baseball bat with fancy words written on it. The second one, being an interesting one, is the Chiappa Rhino 60DS gun. It is regarded from the makers of the gun that it is incredibly accurate and used for competition shooting.

Harley live in action:

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15Appreciated for being independent and humorous:

Running behind joker all the while, it is also true that the character of Harley is portrayed in a much independent and self sustained manner. She doesn’t stay dependent all the time and is highly capable of fighting solo. One other important aspect of Harley’s character is that, she is highly humorous with her scenes and could make any dark serious scene much lighter with her sense of humor.

Being independent and humorous

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