Harley Quinn FAQ

Harley Quinn, a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel, is an iconic character from DC's Batman: The Animated Series. She first appeared as the Joker's side kick--she was completely mesmerized by him and he couldn't care less about her. This relationship continued in every version that the two appeared in since the animated series in 1992.

Harley Quinn, although technically a supporting character to The Joker, became such a success that the character was developed more and her back story was finally revealed in The Batman Adventures: Mad Love, a 1994 graphic novel. The novel won awards and her story finally made its way to animation in an episode of The New Batman Adventures in 1999. Since then, Harley Quinn has developed a very solid fan base and the character has appeared in many live action Batman-related films.

FAQs About Harley Quinn

1. Who played Harley Quinn?

The character of Harley Quinn has been voiced or played by many actresses since Quinn's introduction in 1992.

Arleen Sorkin voiced Harley Quinn in The New Batman Adventures and a few other animations. The character has also been voiced by Hynden Walch and Tara Strong in other animations and video games. In The Lego Batman Movie the character was voiced by Jenny Slate.

One of the first actresses to play Harley Quinn on television was Mia Sara in a show called Birds of Prey. She played an older and seemingly more mature version of the character.

2. Who plays Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad?

Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad. Robbie is an Australian actress who is also known for major roles in movies such as I, Tonya, The Legend of Tarzan, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

3. How old is Harley Quinn?

Harley Quinn is a young, budding psychiatrist when she first meets The Joker in Arkham. She obviously has a Ph.D. so, assuming she went to college around the age of 18 like everyone else, she has to be at least 26 years old when they meet.

4. What does Joker call Harley Quinn?

What is Jokers nickname for Harley?  The Joker calls Harley Quinn all sorts of names. Some of them are endearing while others may be insulting. Harls is one of the most popular--it's a nickname that he gave to her from the beginning of their DC evolution. He has also referred to her with other endearing terms like Harley Girl, Doll Face, Pooh, Darlin' and more. On the other hand, they have an abusive relationship and he has often verbally abused her and called her names such as stupid.   And why does Harley Quinn call the Joker "Puddin'?"  The answer is easy:   much like how they say in the Southern parts of America "Bless your Heart," when Harley calls Joker "puddin'," it's her way of saying, "Easy, darling, easy."

5. What did Harley Quinn fall into?

Many people say she fell into an acid tank but, if this were so, a skeleton probably would have popped up to the surface. What is certain is that she fell into a tank full of chemicals that bleached her skin white and gave her the red and blue colors. In the original animated series, she voluntarily jumped in but this was changed in the New 52 version--the Joker pushed Quinn in as she begged him not to. Fans didn't like this version so in Suicide Squad it was changed back to Quinn voluntarily falling in.

6. What does Harley Quinn call the Joker?

Harley Quinn started gave the Joker the nickname of Mr. J when she was still a pyschiatrist at Arkham Asylum. She also often calls him Puddin. She usually only uses terms of endearment for the Joker whereas the Joker often verbally abuses her.

7. How tall is Harley Quinn?

There is no definitive answer for this question although it has been suggested that she is 5'7" tall.

8. When was Harley Quinn created?

Harley Quinn has been around since 1992 when the character appeared in Batman: The Animated Series. Since then she has been a very important part of the Batman storyline.

Summary

Harley Quinn is a character that quickly became a favorite among DC comic fans. This could be partly due to the fact that she isn't exactly a bad character, but more like a character who makes egregious mistakes in the name of love. No matter whether fans think that she is good or bad, Harley Quinn will continue to be an important and favorite character of the Batman franchise.

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