Harley Quinn Creators Reveal What Makes Her Tick

Posted: Jun 21 2015, 6:12pm CDT | by , in Also on the Geek Mind


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Harley Quinn Creators Reveal What Makes Her Tick
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  • Definitely in a relationship.
  • Definitely enjoys mayhem.
  • Definitely needs to wear red.

Recently, Jimmy Palmoitti and Amanda Connor sat down with fans on Twitter to discuss their take on the rocking Harley Quinn and her team of clones and Powergirl. And revealed a few interesting tidbits about Ms. Quinn.

Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti jumped on Twitter to answer fan questions on their hit series Harley Quinn for DC. Using the hashtag #HarleyQuinnChat, the creators offered a humorous look into the life of the jazzed up psychiatrist-turned-psycho.

One fan asked why Harley uses an enormous hammer. Knowing the loyal to a fault henchwoman/love interest/antihero, the answer was pretty simple. "She uses a hammer because it is incredibly fun."

Why hit people with a stick when a hammer does more damage? Doing so much damage definitely means "she doesn't have to remove blood stains with the color red." Even if she's sporting a little more blue right now.

And enjoying life is part of Harley's mindset since the best part of the character is "the way she absolutely adores all of her friends and her pets." Changing her outfit in every book gives the character a chance to really be fun, whimsical.

Not to mention she seems to have a great love life. Then again, it's obviously going to be "dangerous" to on a date with a fiery Roller Derby player.

One of the most talked about rumored romances in DC fandom is the relationship between pretty Poison Ivy and hot-tempered Harley. So are they in relationship? Palmoitti didn't give everything away, but he did give a clue as to how she functions in romance.

"When Harley falls in love, she falls in love hard and loyally no matter who they are." Explains the whole abusive Joker story that's thankfully gone away.

And the writer confirmed Ivy and Harley are "girlfriends without the jealousy of monogamy." The idea adds an interesting dynamic of relationships to the darker, grittier Batman universe in DC.

Of course, comic Q & As aren't quite finished without a few criticisms. One fan with a Joker icon angrily asked how the team can "justify pisspoor writing that clearly contradicts Harley as a character." With a cheeky tone, Palmiotti and Connor simply said they still love the person anyway.

And the unexpected popularity means happy fans and not just upset critics. Never a bad thing in the world of comics. Thanks to the upcoming Suicide Squad movie where Margot Robbie’s playing the blonde bombshell with a powerful swing, more people are remembering what made the character so interesting.

When another fan asked how they try and stay true to the character originated by Bruce Timms & Paul Dini in Batman: The Animated Series, Palmiotti and Connor replied that "we stay loyal in spirit."

They also revealed that more Powergirl and Team of Harleys will appear in upcoming issues. Harley Quinn is out now. Check your local comic book stores.

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