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Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker

Харли Квинн (Harley Quinn) - Девушка джокера

Harley Quinn is a fictional character, the superstar of the DC Comics universe, originally appeared in the 1992 animated series Batman, and was later adapted into comic books. She is the main associate of the Joker, for the same reason hates Batman and his assistants. Also maintains a friendly relationship with Poison Ivy and Catwoman. The character's alias is formed from her real name, Harleen Quinzel, as an association from the word "harlequin".

History of creation

Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Cover image Harley Quinn Vol. 1 # 26 (January 2003). Artists: Mike Huddleston, Troy Nixie, Alex Sinclair.

Harley Quinn created Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for the animated series "Batman". In the episode "Joker's Favor" (Joker's Favor), according to the idea of ​​the authors, someone had to jump out of the cake in a room full of policemen. It was decided that it would be strange for the Joker himself to do this, and it became necessary to create an appropriate clown assistant, although in the final version of the episode's script, it was the Joker who did it. Paul Dini decided that it would be interesting to have such a character become a girl. Within 10 days that the script for the episode lasted, the character's image and role was constantly changing, first Dini had the idea of ​​a female gangster in dark glasses who would obey Joker unquestioningly, but then Dini came up with the idea of ​​making the heroine funny so she could joke and sometimes even funnier than the Joker, because of what he would have been angry with her.

When it came time to choose the character's name, the author had a lot of names in his head, like Columbine, but in the end Harley Quinn was chosen, which sounds like a harlequin sound.

The heroine was voiced by Arlene Sorkin, an actress who played in the soap opera The Days of Our Life, in one of the episodes of which she appears in the costume of a jester. This scene inspired Dini to create Harley. Since Dini was familiar with Sorkin from college, he added features of personality and appearance to the character's image. Other sources, according to Sorkin, were the assistants of James Cagney from the movies about gangsters and Adelaide from the musical "Guys and the doll".

Gradually, the character and role of Harley changed, all the changes were made in the discussions between Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Barnett.

Biography

  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Debut: The Batman animated series, The Joker Service (September 1992), The Batman Adventures # 12 (September 1993)
  • The basic sequence of the Universe DC: Batman: Harley Quinn # 1 (October 1999)
  • Authors: Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
  • Position: Evil / neutral
  • Alter-ego: Harlin Francis Quinzel
  • Type: Person
  • Height: 170 centimeters
  • Weight: 63 kg
  • Citizenship: United States
  • Occupation: Earlier, a psychiatrist, later a mercenary

Harlin Quinzel was a born gymnast and, earning a sports scholarship, entered the university. She was interested in the prestigious diploma of a psychiatrist, but she did not intend to tense up in studies - instead she seduced teachers, whose subjects were not in time. Harley planned to become a popular psychologist with her own series of books and went to work at the Arkham Psychiatric Hospital to earn her name on the most difficult cases with killer killers.

After three months of persuasion, the leadership allowed her to conduct sessions with the Joker, who fell in love with her. When the villain fled, and Batman brought him back to Arkem, she wore an Harlequin suit, rescued her lover from a psychiatric hospital and became his assistant.

History of publications

After the success of the character in the animated series, Harley Quinn appeared in comics. This version of the character was more insane and with less paradoxical humor than the image from the cartoon that brought her closer to the character of the Joker.

For the first time in comics Harley Quinn appeared in The Batman Adventures # 12 in September 1993. The origin of the character was covered in detail in the graphic novel Mad Love, released in 1994. The novel received good reviews from critics and received several awards - the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award for the best single comics issue of the year. These and subsequent appearances of Harley Quinn in comics up to Batman: Harley Quinn were non-canonical and did not belong to the main DC universe. In Batman: Harley Quinn, released in October 1999, was more detailed about the origin of the character, and Harley Quinn was "inscribed" in the canon of DC.

New 52

After restarting the entire DC comics universe, Harley Quinn also underwent a change. The most important moments of the biography are - she is still a psychiatrist at the Joker and helps him escape from Arkema. But then the Joker takes her to the factory to show where he "reborn", and throws his lover into a vat of acid so that she, like him, changes. Harley got white skin and finally lost her mind, which, however, was only pleased.

Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
New image of Harley Quinn on the cover of Suicide Squad # 1

After a quarrel with the Joker, she begins to attack the people responsible for his imprisonment, and this ends in the fact that the Black Canary captures Harley, and Amanda Waller causes Quinn to join the Suicide Squad.

When she finds out that, according to rumors, the Joker has died, the girl attacks the Gotham police department to get the clown's cut face. She succeeds in this, and she ties her former teammate Deadshoot, puts on the Joker's face and talks to him as if she were with a lover. But Deadshoot is released by guile and hurts Harley.

After the Joker returns to Gotham, he forces her to use his old Red Hood suit and lure Batman to the chemical plant where they first met. Batman demands that Harley tell him where the Joker is. But she only in tears replies that he is no longer "her Joker".

In this version, Harley was not Joker's first girlfriend, an insane clown created similar helpers before, and then killed them and put the corpses in the basement.

Instead of the classic Harlequin costume, this version of the heroine wears very frank clothes - a corset, short shorts and stockings, and now not in red and black, but in red and blue. In the same range, her hair is dyed. Instead of a huge revolver and a giant wooden hammer, her weapon was a set of knives and a metal sledgehammer. Later, Quinn began to use the red-black costume theme and a huge hammer.

In November 2013, Harley received her own series of Harley Quinn. The series became popular and consistently ranked among the top ten best-selling comics ongoings in the US.

September 5, 2013 DC Comics announced a competition for fans and artists, "Break into comics with Harley Quinn!". In particular, the publishing house invited the contestants to show Harley in four different suicide scenarios. This contest attracted controversy not only because it was held a few days before the national suicide prevention week in the US, but also because some artists do not like the sexual image of Harley in the fourth scenario where Harley tries to commit suicide in the bathroom after being naked.

Alternative versions

In the Thrillkiller comic, the character is a schoolgirl named Hayley Fitzpatrick, who helps the female Joker variant - Bianke Steeplechase. Girls have sexual relations, and in general are closer than their counterparts in the basic continuity of the DC universe. After Batgirl kills Bianca, it is shown that Haley is killing his family.

In another version, Lex Luthor is shown as a music producer. One of his groups is singer Harley and Ivy (Poison Ivy).

On the new Earth-3 Harlin Quinzel is Jokster's business manager (Jokester, the heroic version of the Joker). She was killed by Oulman (with the English - "Man-Owl") - villainous version of Batman.

In the graphic novel "The Joker" Harley Quinn is the assistant and mistress of the Joker. This hypostasis villain is serious, silent (does not say a single remark) and rarely wears a harlequin mask. During the first appearance is shown stripper, whether it was her occupation during the arrest of the Joker or just a ruse - is unknown.

Margot Robbie - the main decoration of the "Order of Suicides"

"I had to learn how to do a somersault back, and still handle pistols, sabers and fireballs. But most importantly - I now know what to do with the bat! "
Харли Квинн (Harley Quinn) - Девушка джокера

The beauty of Australian actress Margot Robbie in life is amazing as well as on the screen. The story of her success is like a fairy tale about Cinderella. A simple girl from an Australian village came to Hollywood and became a star of universal proportions. In the new Warner Bros movie "The suicide squad," the actress played Harley Quinn, the superstar of the DC Comics universe, originally appeared in the cartoon series about Batman in 1992, and later adapted to the comic books. In the story, Harley is in love with the Joker and is his main associate, who, like her lover, hates Batman and his team.

Харли Квинн (Harley Quinn) - Девушка джокера

Margot now knows not only this: recently she felt the taste of fame. "I realized that I was famous when, in the interval between shootings of the" Suicide squad, "I decided, as usual, to go for ice cream. I was attacked by several dozen people with cameras and notepads. The feeling was terrible. The guards had to get me out of there.

Харли Квинн (Harley Quinn) - Девушка джокера

The next week I went to the makeup shop, with two tails and short shorts. So everyone thought that I'm just a fan of comics, who paces the streets in a suit and waits for the actors. Almost no one could recognize me. " Margot suddenly falls silent. "But do not get me wrong. I'm not complaining! ".

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Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
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Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker
Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn) - Girl Joker

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