Examining Friendship and Romance Between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are officially a couple, because love is love comic book series have hinted at a more-than-friends relationship. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy: The Greatest Partnership who has ever cautioned Harley against continuing her relationship with the Joker. Ivy sincerely wants to save Harley from her unhealthy abusive relationship with the Joker. Accordingly, Poison Ivy despises the.
Ivy struggles with the decision to execute Harley for her betrayal, but ultimately releases her after realizing that she is still her friend. Together, the two set off to find Catwoman and make her pay for leaving them behind. While fighting, Catwoman confesses that she saw good in the both of them and only wanted to help them. When she tells them that she only kept tabs on them because Batman wanted to keep them under control, Ivy lashes out onto the city by using giant vines to destroy buildings, cursing at Batman for manipulating her.
Batman is about to arrest them, but Catwoman helps the two of them escape. Though she is specifically hand-picked by the team's leader Black Canarythe other members of the group protest Ivy's inclusion, citing her violent past and connections to various murders. Batman intervenes to help her, mainly because the locations she attacked were the Penguin 's properties. Poison Ivy ends up captured by Penguin's men.
He proposes an alliance with her. The garden was the place where she spent most of her limited time outside. Her father constantly beat her mother until he finally murdered her and buried her in the garden. While in college, Pamela sold pheromone pills to other students to study its effects until she was caught by police. She used a powerful version of the pills to mind-control the dean so he would drop the charges and let her graduate from college with honors. While visiting her father in prison, she kissed him with a poison that was secreted from her lips that killed him.
Later she landed an internship in Wayne Enterprises in its Bio-Chemistry division developing pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. She was fired after proposing Bruce Wayne to develop chemicals that could brainwash people by triggering social or behavioral responses from them. As she was escorted out by security, she accidentally spilled the chemicals she was working with on herself, giving her powers to control plant life and immunity to all poisons and viruses.
Pamela Isley, PhD March Art by Clay Mann and Seth Mann.
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Cycle of Life and Death. Pamela Isley, PhD, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when Luisa Cruz, Ivy's friend and mentor, is murdered via poisoning.
Ivy investigates whilst working on her latest project, successfully giving life to two children who are plant-human hybrids like herself, as well as her biological daughters. Ivy names them Rose and Hazel. With the help of Selina Kyle and fellow researcher, Darshan, she finds that the Gotham Botanical Gardens were performing experiments which resulted in creating another plant-human hybrid named Thorn.
Ivy destroys the laboratory and rescues the child. Ivy raises Rose, Hazel and Thorn who grow to adult size at an exponential rate, becoming young women within 35 weeks. When the girls sneak out to see Gotham City at night for the first time, they cause an incident at a strip club that gets the police involved and Ivy has to help them escape.
Returning to the apartment, Ivy locks Rose, Hazel and Thorn away so they will not leave again. Grimley had transformed himself into a large plant-like monster to escape dying from cancer. Grimley murdered Luisa because she was suspicious of the experiments he was performing and now, with his cancer returning, intends to harvest Rose, Thorn, and Hazel for spores to help escape death again.
Darshan arrives and releases the girls, who help Ivy fight Grimley along with Swamp Thing - who seeks to punish Grimley for wanting to defy nature by escaping the cycle of life and death. Together they defeat Grimley, with Thorn hacking him up with a machete for the experiments she was put through. Darshan later helps Rose, Thorn, and Hazel leave Ivy, reasoning that they were getting so restless they'd go eventually with or without his help, and they set off away from Gotham to places unknown, claiming they planned to live out their lives regardless of how short they may be.
She builds the portal at an old shed at Clark Kent's farmhouse but doesn't realise that Diana, Clark and Bruce Wayne are actually the Trinity. It is later revealed that this is a plan orchestrated by Mongul trying to conquer Earth using Superman as a vessel. She later appears in Batgirl 6 where she teams up with Batgirl to save an airplane and its passengers from a plant that is growing uncontrollably in the cargo bay. It is hinted that she knows Batgirl's true identity, but decides to keep it a secret.
Poison Ivy is also a recurrent character in the Harley Quinn series and Harley's main love interest, though the two are not exclusive. In All Star Batman 7 Batman is asking for Poison Ivy's help as a scientist so he can stop a deadly virus that is threatening to destroy the planet. After helping him and manufacturing the cure, Batman promises to clear her name. Metalwhere she controls a jungle-like realm within a Gotham City warped by the dark energy emitted from the dark metal in the cards given by the Batman Who Laughs to various enemies of Batman including Poison Ivy herself.
They manage to escape when Poison Ivy violently reacts to her plants being harmed during an attack by several members of the Teen Titans and Suicide Squadwho all also have been twisted, as well as a Dark Robin.Poison Ivy Would Not Refuse Beloved Girlfriend.
Earlier, Terracare had traced back a data breach to the Calculator—who sold the information to Catwoman, which she used to steal a vial of the ingredient from Terracare for Poison Ivy—so the company demanded the return of their stolen items in exchange for his family.
After they stopped those responsible at Terracare, Batgirl arranges that Poison Ivy becomes the chemist in charge of the fertilizers. She partnered with Gorilla Grodd for that intend.
They fought against Damage Ethan Avery who is trying to protect people from them. However, Poison Ivy eventually resists the control of these forces, as she thinks that people are worth saving and doesn't want to be a killer. Fueled by her guilt over the men she thought she killed in "The War of Jokes and Riddles", Poison Ivy uses her powers to take control of everyone on earth, except Batman and Catwoman.
At the end of arc, Poison Ivy enters a facility known as the Sanctuary for rehabilitation. In the aftermath of several murders at Sanctuary, Booster Gold seeks out the Flash Barry Allen in his effort to solve the situation. He explains to him that either Harley or maybe he himself killed everyone, mentioning "Ivy" and a few other names of those killed. In contrast, Harley Quinn is convinced that Booster Gold had killed those people and lets herself be found by Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to reveal this to them before escaping.
Later, while standing on a bridge, Harley Quinn regretfully reflects upon Poison Ivy as she drops a red rose into the water. Ivy has helped Harley out on several adventures between her ecological terrorism gigs back in Harley's new home on Coney Island.
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She helps Harley explain to the local assassins that Harley posted her own bounty while sleepwalking and that trying to kill her would just lead to their deaths and no pay day.
Harley rescued her from a super villain's mind control while Ivy was secretly held prisoner and used by said villain in Arkham.
She assisted in hiring the Gang of Harleys and nursing Harley back to health when Captain Strong's mutant possibly alien seaweed put her in the hospital. She and Catwoman joined Harley on a road trip when Harley's uncle died and found that while both she and Harley are immune to most toxins, that does not include some secret drink brewed up on an Indian reservation.
She and Harley were invited to spend a romantic week in Bermuda on a nudist colony by Sy Borgman. When there was a dispute over some real-estate Ivy helped turn it into protected swampland. Also when Penguin attacked new York with giant killer penguins she helped out by growing a giant daisy in what their friend Eggy called the worst Kaiju fight ever. Activism[ edit ] Ivy calls herself an "eco-terrorist of global importance" and has demonstrated philanthropic contributions to conservation efforts.
A Gotham Girls episode " Pave Paradise " has her going out of her way to get Gotham's mayor to prevent bulldozing of a park because he swore he would not do it in his election campaign.
The experiments that transformed Dr. Isley introduced a mixture of several potent toxins originating from a selection of venomous predators and poisonous plant life into her bloodstream to act as a mutagen ; making her touch deadly while also giving her a superhuman immune system. This immunity also extends to synthetic toxins such as Joker venom. Poison Ivy's body produces pheromones that make people susceptible to mind control around her, especially men, although strong-minded people like Batman are usually capable of resisting.
She specializes in hybrids and can create the most potent floral toxins in Gotham Cityranging from truth serums and love potions. Often these toxins are secreted from her lips and administered in her preferred way, a poisonous kiss, usually after professing false love or affection for her victim. They come in a number of varieties, from mind-controlling drugs to instantly fatal toxins.
She has the ability to mentally control all forms of plant life on a molecular level. This plant growth can occur in an instant, allowing her to use plants in the environment to attack or ensnare her opponents, and even to create powerful new plant hybrids for specialized purposes.
In volume three of Batman, she causes giant plant roots to become uprooted at a moment's notice, and directs the roots to entangle her enemies. Poison Ivy is identified by the Swamp Thing as a being with an elemental mystical component, whom he calls the " May Queen ".
She has shown an ability to use the Green, a force connected to plant life. Ivy is able to communicate over great distances with this talent, as she manifests in a vase of roses in Zatanna 's dressing room to talk to the magician. Their supply is, however, limited. Batman[ edit ] Although Poison Ivy has been historically portrayed as a supervillainess, Batman and Poison Ivy have worked together in achieving common goals and are frequently depicted as having a romantic relationship.
While not at the same level as his relationship with CatwomanBatman's attraction to Ivy is present in some way. In her first appearance, Poison Ivy is established as having an attraction to Batman, and tries to convince Batman to join her side and creates love potions that ensnare him.
Shadow of the Bata mutual attraction between Poison Ivy and the Batman is obvious right from the start. Batman, who was wearing body armor, knocks him out. Ivy considers his saving her from death as proof he loves her, though he responds that that she doesn't know the meaning of the word.
HothouseBatman gains an obsession with Isley. Later, she kisses him. Now completely deranged, Ivy thinks herself "Titania, Queen of the May", and Batman her Oberon - as Batman struggles with the hallucinations induced by the kiss, she pins him down and prepares to unmask him.
With his last burst of strength, Batman kicks the greenhouse's sprinklers on, washing away Ivy's pheromones. The sobered Batman chases an increasingly desperate Ivy onto the greenhouse's catwalks, where he barely manages to save Ivy from falling to her death.
Subsequently, Ivy is returned to Arkham Asylum, her twisted love for Batman stronger than ever. Cast ShadowsBatman and Ivy work together to find a killer carrying out a series of Ivy-like murders at Arkham.
Batman gets poisoned by the flowers, and he has to kiss Poison Ivy for the cure. Ivy insists for him to trust her, despite Batman's doubts.
Batman at first decides to punch her, hesitates, then willingly shares a kiss with her instead, curing him, but when — assuming Batman dead — Poison Ivy tries to kill herself, once more insinuating that it is more than just lust she feels for him.
Later, Ivy returns to Arkham to finish her rehabilitation, but some "anonymous benefactor" makes sure her time there isn't as daunting as it might have been.
Ivy discovers that Batman filled her cell with flowers as a gift. First she punches him for not believing her claims, and then she kisses him for coming to her rescue, poisoning him with her mind control toxin. Resisting it, he warns that they would be best off helping each other for now. Thanks to her own resistance and the kiss he received, both Batman and Ivy become immune to Scarecrow's gas effect. Ivy sincerely wants to save Harley from her unhealthy abusive relationship with the Joker.
Accordingly, Poison Ivy despises the Joker, and the two exchange vicious banter at every opportunity.
In the final storyline of the Gotham City Sirens series, Harley suggests that Ivy may be in love with her, an accusation that stuns her. Harley was disappointed and very sad, but accepted it and the two parted with promises to meet again.
The partnership between Harley and Ivy has also at times included Catwoman, such as in episodes and issues of the Gotham Girls webtoon and comic book series.
Katana and Starling reject the idea and even attack Ivy, but after a brief scuffle, the women begin working together as a team. She remained with the team for a time, but eventually betrayed them, shortly before the team split-up. When the Birds were reformed under the leadership of Batgirl, Poison Ivy was not invited back.
Poison Ivy joins Two-Face 's gang for a short period of time during Batman: In a way, the knowledge of her own self alluring is her most dangerous weapon as Ivy is not only capable of physically controlling men and women through her kiss but now she can accomplish it visually without the need for direct contact.
Credit to ArcosArt at deviantart. She is able, in essence, to be a super villain reliant upon her intelligence and knowledge of the chemical properties she is working with much like the genius required by Mad Hatter to get his mind control to work through his hats.
While Harley relies upon literal weapons that she can wield physically, Ivy is able to mold and wield weapons that she can control through chemistry further increasing their capabilities or tweaking them so that they deliver different effects when so desired. This is subdued compared to The Joker, whom Harley has just received the boot from; literally in this case. The sexual subtext of the relationship has subsequently become text over the years, with even Paul Dini and Bruce Timm confirming the two as having a romantic relationship.
Albeit abusive at times, the relationship works very well as a give and take for both Harley and Ivy. Harley is able to offer up a form of close companionship for Ivy while supporting Ivy with what I would call field smarts during their stealing methods. Ivy, for her part, deeply cares for Harley in a manner that Joker rarely offers up and Ivy tries to build up Harley from the inside out. For every instance that Harley builds up her confidence and her own ability to stand on her own two feet thanks to Ivy, the progress gets hampered when Joker gets involved.
In their three part mini-series, Harley openly beats up a prison guard with a plunger after she dared to injure Ivy. On some level, Ivy recognizes the need for what Harley offers her within the relationship and between her genuine fondness and desire for compatibility with another person, Ivy is able to open herself somewhat around Harley and reciprocate her own inner strengths.
As a duo, they complement one another while offering just enough contrast to be their own individual around the other. Harley, usually, gets that opportunity more with Ivy than she does with Joker.